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EPA Announces New Steps To Protect Americans From Lead Poisoning

Posted: 08/28/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of steps to increase protections against and raise awareness of lead-based products in our environment and communities, particularly to prevent lead poisoning in children.

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VA Continues Gulf War Research, Cancels Contract With Medical Center

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Citing persistent noncompliance and numerous performance deficiencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not exercise the third year of a five-year, $75 million contract with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) to perform research into Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (GWVI).

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Center For Great Plains Studies Publishes 1862 Diaries

Posted: 08/28/2009 - A recently published book, “A Window on Flint Hills Folklife: The Mardin Ranch Diaries 1862-1863,” gives readers a glimpse into early life in Chase and Lyon counties. Diaries of a married couple from the early 1860s were used to compose the book.

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Finding Homes For Horses

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The U.S. government will be auctioning off some wild horses here in the capitol city Friday.

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Reid Wants Special Appointment for Kennedy Seat

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Under Massachusetts law, a special election can't be held until January to fill the seat of the late senator. Top Democrats say they can't wait that long.

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New Equipment Helps Rehab

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Biodex machine can help patients recover from joint injury or surgery.

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Radionthon Nets Record For CMN

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Country Legends 106.9 and its three-day radiothon raised more than $105,000 for Childrens Miracle Network.

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Man Sentenced in "Renaissance" Case

Posted: 08/27/2009 - 68-year old Jesse Cota of California was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for defrauding the government of $1.3 million.

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Man Accused In Fight Pleads No Contest

Posted: 08/27/2009 - 34-year old Brian Wilson pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated battery with intentional, great bodily harm.

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Topeka Rescue Mission Opens New Store

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Topeka Rescue Mission Thrift Store has opened in a temporary location on North Kansas Avenue. Structural problems with a neighboring building forced them to leave their old location.

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Bizarre Details Emerge In Kidnapping Case

Updated: 08/27/2009 - A woman believed to be Jaycee Lee Dugard, who disappeared in 1991 at age 11, showed up in California. Authorities say her alleged abductor fathered two children with her and kept them in isolation in a secret backyard shed.

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California Police Say 1991 Kidnap Victim, Captor Had 2 Kids

Posted: 08/27/2009 - A 29-year-old woman who was kidnapped as an 11-year-old child in 1991 turned up at a California police station after 18 mysterious years. But there's even more to the story than her re-appearance after all that time.

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Bennett Endorses Tiahrt in Senate Race

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The conservative icon and former Reagan Administration officials calls Tiahrt a "leader in the conservative movement."

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Jenkins Apologizes, I Was Unaware Of Connotations

Updated: 08/27/2009 - At a town hall meeting in Hiawatha on the Aug. 19, the Republican representative told the crowd that the GOP was looking for "a great white hope" to stop president Obama's political agenda.

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Westar Announces Dividends

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Topeka-based utility will pay thirty cents a share on common stock as well as regular quarterly dividends for the company's 4.25%, 4.5%, 5% series preferred stocks.

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