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Digital Deadline

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The nationwide digital television conversion deadline is tonight.

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Local 83: Giles Tried To Separate Union Members

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The Local 83 Fire Union is accusing Fire Chief Howard Giles of ordering transfers to separate its high-level members. They say testimony proves management intended to put a stop to union activity.

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Little Apple Toyota: One Year Later

Updated: 06/11/2009 - One year to the day a tornado touched down in Manhattan, KS, one business is looking back and celebrating, not mourning. Little Apple Toyota held a grand re-opening Thursday, looking back...and ahead.

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Siren Removed In North Topeka

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Improvements at a school in North Topeka have forced the removal of an emergency siren.

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County Contract Approved

Updated: 06/11/2009 - A group of county employees have agreed to pass on a cost of living increase for 2010. It is a move that county commissioners are thanking them for.

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Ohio Panty Burglar Gets 9 Years In Prison

Updated: 06/11/2009 - ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing underwear from more than 20 women in a series of home break-ins going back to 2006. Thomas Williams, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to 11 felonies, including nine burglary counts. He also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor voyeurism.

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Thief Has Taste For Finer Things

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WASHBURN, Wis. (AP) -- A thief who broke into a northern Wisconsin restaurant apparently has refined culinary tastes. The co-owner of DaLou's Bistro said someone broke into her Washburn restaurant Tuesday and stole several bottles of wine, a large Italian ricotta cheesecake and a bag of arugula. Lois Stensvad said she found the thefts "bizarre." She said her waitress joked that the thief was probably stocking up for a nice dinner party.

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Property Owners Forgive Actress' Stunt

Posted: 06/11/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The owners of property allegedly plastered with great white shark posters by actress Jessica Alba say they have little interest in pursuing criminal charges.

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Woodstock Site Shows Images From Lennon's Bed-in

Updated: 06/11/2009 - BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) -- John and Yoko hung out in their pajamas for eight days during their "bed-in" at a Montreal hotel in 1969. Reclining on a king-size bed, the famous Beatle and his new wife read Lao Tzu, snuggled and recorded the anthem "Give Peace a Chance."

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Marines Out Of Iraq In Spring 2010

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Marine Corps commandant says that all but a few dozen of the 16,000 Marines now in Iraq will be out by next spring, putting a solid end date on a long-anticipated exit for the corps.

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No Smoking: Historic Vote Could Bring New Limits

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people.

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Holocaust Denier Charged In DC Museum Shooting

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- An 88-year-old white supremacist was charged with murder Thursday, a day after officials said he left a signed anti-Semitic screed in his car outside the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, then gunned down a security guard who opened the door to let him in.

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Fort Riley Throws A Birthday Party

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Today marked the 234th birthday of the Army and Fort Riley threw a birthday party complete with cake.

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AP Exclusive: No Carradine Suicide, Expert Says

Updated: 06/11/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The forensics expert hired by David Carradine's family has concluded that the "Kung Fu" actor did not commit suicide, but said that more information was needed from Thai investigators before the cause of death could be determined.

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WHO: Swine Flu Pandemic Has Begun

Updated: 06/11/2009 - GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization declared a swine flu pandemic Thursday - the first global flu epidemic in 41 years - as infections in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere climbed to nearly 30,000 cases.

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Fashion Show Highlights Meeting

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The Topeka Women's Connection group got together for a brunch meeting and a fashion show was part of the fun. A representative from Stonecroft Ministries also was on hand to discuess the group's work with young women.

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Murder Charges For Alleged Museum Shooter

Updated: 06/11/2009 - An 88-year-old white supremacist has been charged with murder for killing the security guard who had opened the door to let him into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum, officials said Thursday.

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Letterman Apologizes For Palin Wisecrack - Sort Of

Updated: 06/11/2009 - David Letterman deftly played it both ways on Wednesday's "Late Show" as he apologized for wisecracks aimed earlier in the week at Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and one of her teenage daughters, even as he milked the situation for more laughs.

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Americans Net Worth Drops $1.33T In 1Q

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The Federal Reserve reported Thursday that household net worth fell to $50.38 trillion in the January-March quarter, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2004.

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Kansas Joins 3 States For Disaster Drill

Updated: 06/11/2009 - This week, the states are simulating an introduction of foreign animal disease in Iowa, with Kansas activating its emergency operations center when the disease moves to the state.

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2nd Hearing For Those Left Out Of Mega-Power Line Debate

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The KCC will conduct a July 1 hearing for 17 landowners it overlooked when it sent out notices for the May 14 hearing on plans to build a 345-kilovolt line between Spearville near Dodge City and Hays.

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Fmr. Ft. Riley Commander Pens Lessons For Army

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Lt. Col. Jim Crider deployed to Iraq with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Riley in 2007. His unit was part of the surge of troops sent there to quell violence.

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