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For The Body Conscious, 'Cankles' Offer Another Focus For Obsession

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Barbara Simone of Glen Burnie, Maryland, considers herself terribly flawed. She refuses to show her ankles and she'd never allow them to be photographed. She barely wants to talk about them; in fact, when asked about her legs, she mumbles under her breath that she hates them.

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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Career

Posted: 08/24/2009 - As social media becomes the latest branding strategy, networking technique, job seeking tool and recruitment vehicle, it's also becoming the latest way for people to get job offers rescinded, reprimanded at work and even fired.

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Two Brothers, No Fears And $1 Billion Empire

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Michael and Steven Roberts didn't have two quarters to rub together a couple of decades ago. Now, the two African-American business leaders estimate their holdings -- from hotels to TV stations -- are worth $1 billion. One St. Louis hotel they own once barred black people.

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Scottish Minister Defends Lockerbie Bomber Release

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The government official who allowed the Lockerbie bomber to go back to Libya defended his decision before an emergency session of Scotland's parliament called Monday amid growing international outrage over the move.

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Girl Dies After Bill Washes Her Out To Sea

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Hurricane Bill weakened into a tropical storm early Monday as it left the Canadian Maritimes, after killing a girl along the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported.

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KU Reports Several Cases Of H1N1, Campus Still Open

Updated: 08/24/2009 - The University of Kansas is reporting several cases of H1N1 cases on campus and warns that a strong recurrence of the flu virus is expected this fall and winter. Video Included

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Report: High Levels Of Herbicide Found In Kansas Drinking Water

Posted: 08/24/2009 - A Huffington Post Investigative Report found that yearly average levels of atrazine in drinking water violated the federal standard at least ten times in communities in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. Video Included

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Dropout Prevention Summit’s Youth Council Announced

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Posted: 08/24/2009 - Kansas DropINs, a statewide collaboration committed to dropout prevention and spearheaded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), announced Friday the selection of 16 Kansas youth to serve on the state’s Dropout Prevention Summit’s Youth Council.

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Lions, Tigers And Cudas, Oh My

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Visit the 4 wheeled "animals" in the parking lot and enjoy a day at the Zoo on September 12th from 11a.m. to 3p.m. You may spot Cougars, Bobcats, Wildcats, Barracudas, Impalas, Falcons, Pintos, Road Runners, Jaguars, Vipers, Marlins, Cobras and Mustangs on display at the Topeka Zoo car show.

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VA Hospitals In Leavenworth, Topeka Agree To Pay Civil Penalty

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System has agreed to pay a $51,501 civil penalty and spend nearly a half-million dollars on a plan to manage pharmaceutical and chemical wastes, all in an agreement to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste laws at its hospitals in Leavenworth and Topeka, Kansas.

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Lawrence Police Investigating Double Shooting

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Lawrence Police are investigating a shooting that happened late Sunday night. Two individuals were taken by Life Flight to Kansas City areas hospitals. Their current conditions have not been released.

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Man Sentenced For 1997 Rape Of KU Student

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Friday that Robert E. Grey, 36, was sentenced in District Court for the 1997 rape of a then University of Kansas student.

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Bill Weakens To A Tropical Storm

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Hurricane Bill weakened into a tropical storm early Monday as it left the Canadian Maritimes, after killing a girl along the Eastern Seaboard on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center reported.

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Miss Venezuela Wins Miss Universe Title -- Again

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Venezuelan Stefania Fernandez was named Miss Universe 2009, beating out more than 80 other contestants during a pageant held Sunday night in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Suspect In Model's Murder Found Dead In Canada

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant suspected in his wife's slaying in California, was found dead in a hotel room in British Columbia, Canadian and U.S. authorities said Sunday.

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Three Steps To College Success

Posted: 08/24/2009 - “College can initially be very overwhelming for any student, and many will struggle, particularly those who are accustomed to having parents manage some or all of their lives,” says Malcolm Gauld, co-author of the parenting book, The Biggest Job We’ll Ever Have, and president of Hyde Schools, known widely for its unique approach to helping students develop character.

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Flint Hills Adds Board Of Trustee Member

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Flint Hills Center for Public Policy announced Friday that Phyllis E. Nolan has joined the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy Board of Trustees. Nolan has served extensively in the education arena including the Kansas Board of Regents, member of the Teacher Development Coalition and Chair of the Kansas Commission on Teaching and America's Future.

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Author Uses Job Experience In Writing

Updated: 08/23/2009 - Mark Bouton spent 30 years working for the F.B.I. and now uses those experiences in his continued writing career.

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Suspect In Model's Murder Found Dead In Canada

Posted: 08/23/2009 - Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a reality TV contestant who is suspected in his wife's slaying in California, was found dead in a hotel in British Columbia, Canadian authorities announced Sunday.

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