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Recession Alters College Admission Process

Updated: 04/05/2009 - For guidance counselor Nancy Siegel and the seniors at New Jersey's Millburn High, it's been a great year. "We've had eight students accepted to Princeton, six to Harvard, five at Yale," Siegel said. But for colleges, deciding which students to offer places to has been trickier than ever.

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North Korean Rocket Fails ... Now What?

Updated: 04/05/2009 - North Korea has made good on a promise to launch a long-range rocket, but there are doubts the rocket successfully carried a satellite into orbit as Pyongyang claims.

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Board Members' Conflict Brings Race into Race

Updated: 04/05/2009 - With election day coming up on Tuesday, one school board race has seen the focus shift off of the race -- and onto the *issue of race. USD 5-01 board member Betty Horton is running for re-election against Hal Gardner, but is now involved in a conflict with fellow board member Patrick Woods.

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Fight Over Urinating Dog Got Police to Pa. Ambush

Updated: 04/05/2009 - An ambush that resulted in the shooting deaths of three Pittsburgh policemen was precipitated by a 911 call from the gunman's mother over a dog urinating in the house.

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Murder of 5 children shocks Wash. trailer park

Updated: 04/05/2009 - A quiet mobile home park nestled among towering evergreens reeled Sunday in the aftermath of an unthinkable crime: five children slain in their own home, apparently by their father, who took his own life with a gunshot miles away.

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Recession Not Hurting Kan. Scholarships

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The recession has scholarship officials worried at Kansas' three main universities, but they said they don't expect it to affect awards to students this fall.

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EPA testing Wichita school's air

Updated: 04/05/2009 - EPA officials say they're testing the air quality at a southeast Wichita school after a rise in chromium levels at industrial plants near the school.

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NKorea launches rocket, defying world pressure

Updated: 04/05/2009 - North Korea defied international warnings and sent a rocket hurtling over the Pacific on Sunday, a launch President Barack Obama called an illicit test of the regime's long-range missile technology that threatened the security of nations "near and far."

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Negotiations To Continue for AT&T and CWA

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The Communications Workers of America and AT&T are avoiding a strike but negotiations continue. The contract between AT&T and the CWA expired at midnight on April 4, 2009. Negotiations are taking place in Austin Texas. They will affect 110,000 AT&T employees who work for the land lines portion of the company. 300 of those employees are based in Topeka. Many are union members of CWA Local 6401.

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Caddy Stacks

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The Mabee Library at Washburn University transformed into an 18-hole putt putt course Saturday. Participants tee'd off during the University's "Caddy Stacks".

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Shawnee County Voter Information

Updated: 04/05/2009 - The General Election is Tuesday April 7th. Find out important details about the election plus where your polling place is.

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South Florida Beats Kansas 75-71 for WNIT Title

Updated: 04/04/2009 - Jazmine Sepulveda scored 18 points and Shantia Grace had 16, leading South Florida to a 75-71 victory over Kansas on Saturday in the WNIT finals, giving the school its first postseason championship of any kind.

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Pakistan police: Abducted American UN worker freed

Updated: 04/04/2009 - An American U.N. worker kidnapped near the Afghan border more than two months ago was abandoned by his captors Saturday, a police official said, but the militant violence plaguing Pakistan continued its relentless pace, as a suicide bomber attacked a paramilitary base in the capital, killing eight.

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Calif Woman Gets 6 Years For Fatal Texting Crash

Updated: 04/04/2009 - A woman who crashed into a line of stopped vehicles while text-messaging on her cell phone has been sentenced to six years in a California prison for killing a woman in one of the vehicles.

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Kansas Man Charged With Threatening Bush

Updated: 04/04/2009 - A 38-year-old south-central Kansas man has been charged in connection with making a threat against former President George W. Bush.

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Inbreeding taking toll on Michigan wolves

Updated: 04/04/2009 - The two dozen or so gray wolves that wander an island chain in northwestern Lake Superior are suffering from backbone malformations caused by genetic inbreeding, posing yet another challenge to their prospects for long-term survival, according to wildlife biologists.

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