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Roberts Joins Anti-ACORN Battle

Posted: 09/17/2009 - And the Kansas Republican wants to permanently turn off the tap of federal dollars to the organization.

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Overlooking County Checks

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Shawnee County commissioner Vic Miller put county treasurer Larry Wilson on the hot seat Thursday morning.

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Behind The Scenes At Two Remote Border Crossings

Posted: 09/17/2009 - The Department of Homeland Security had announced it was spending $31 million to enhance and upgrade two remote border crossings -- just 12 miles apart -- on the border between Montana and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The spending was lauded by Montana's two senators, even though only an average of 22 cars a day traveled through these border posts.

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Coach Found Not Guilty In Death Of Player

Posted: 09/17/2009 - A jury Thursday acquitted a former Louisville, Kentucky, high school football coach of all charges connected to the heat-related death of a player last year.

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Dept. Of Ed. Offers Lesson In Finances

Posted: 09/17/2009 - When it comes to financial education, the key speakers at the state's Department of Education Thursday's event say you need to focus on proven strategies.

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Firefighters Don Lighter Shade Of Red

Updated: 09/17/2009 - Firefighters are driving across America on what their calling their Pink Ribbon tour, and for many of the firefighters the tour is about letting women battling cancer know their not alone.

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Volunteers Thanked At Ensley Gardens

Posted: 09/17/2009 - A new statue dedicated to garden volunteers and a new fountain were unveiled Thursday at the Ensley Gardens at Lake Shawnee.

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Parents Sacrifice Retirement For Kids’ Tuition

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Employment figures are poor all around, but if there’s any class of workers that’s held up relatively well, it’s the college educated. Unemployment stands at only 4.7% for those with college degrees, versus 9.7% for those holding just a high school diploma, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department.

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Pre Boosts Palm Smartphone Sales 134%

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Palm Inc.'s smartphone sales rose 134% to 823,000 units during the latest quarter on the back of the new Pre, but the company still reported its eighth consecutive quarterly loss and sales fell 81%.

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Stocks Take A Tiny Step Back

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Stocks ended modestly lower Thursday as investors struggled to balance hopes for an economic recovery with fears that equities have surged too far, too fast.

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Obama As Witch Doctor: Racist Or satirical?

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Posters portraying President Obama as a witch doctor may be racist, organizers of Tea Party protests say, but they reflect anger about where he is leading the country.

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Medal Of Honor Recipient Remembered As A selfless Friend

Posted: 09/17/2009 - It's a crisp New England day and Paul Monti is sitting in the backyard garden he built to honor the memory of his son, sipping coffee from his favorite Boston Red Sox mug, and nursing what he calls a "morning cigar."

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Aaron Crow Signs With Royals

Updated: 09/17/2009 - Washburn Rural graduate and Kansas City Royals first-round draft pick Aaron Crow has confirmed to 13 Sports he has agreed to a contract pending a physical with the Kansas City Royals.

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Oil Prices Hold Near $72

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Oil prices held firm around $72 Thursday, after gaining more than 5% this week as stocks stepped higher.

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Stocks Step Higher

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Stocks rose Thursday morning, with the major gauges pushing toward new one-year highs, as investors welcomed reports on housing, jobs and manufacturing.

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Four Men Charged In Alleged Rape Of College Student

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Four men have been charged with rape, after an 18-year-old student at Hofstra University reported she was lured from a club, forced into a men’s bathroom at a university dormitory, bound and assaulted, Nassau County, New York, police said.

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Despite Critics, Argentina’s Media Law Likely To Pass

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Argentina’s Congress debated a broadcast reform bill Wednesday, a proposal analysts say is the latest blow in a fight between President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and media conglomerate Grupo Clarin.

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Folk Singer Mary Travers Dead At 72

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Mary Travers of 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died, according to her publicist. She was 72.

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