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Help Is Available For Kansas Families Saving For Higher Education

Posted: 08/21/2009 - As our kids head back to school we think about the future and what it holds for our children. With the price for education after high school continuing to increase it is more important than ever for Kansas families to start saving and start saving early for their children’s future. Whether your child will attend a four-year university, community college, or seek a technical education, saving for these critical years in a child’s life is a necessity in this day and age. As your State Treasurer and administrator of the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan, I want you to know that help is available.

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Sound Advice: Pediatricians Answer Vaccine Questions

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Parents who are doing their homework on their child’s vaccines can go directly to the experts for answers – without leaving home. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a series of audio interviews with pediatricians, researchers, advocates and other parents at http://www.cispimmunize.org/fam/soundadvice.html

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‘Surprise Patrol’ Hands Out First Kemper Fellowship Of 2009

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A University of Kansas professor got a special kickoff to the new school year today when a “surprise patrol” led by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little presented her with a $5,000 W.T. Kemper Fellowship in recognition of her teaching and advising excellence.

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Stocks Rally On Recovery Hopes

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Stocks jumped Friday morning, with the S&P 500 hitting a 10-month high, after Fed chief Ben Bernanke said the economy is near a recovery and a report showed the biggest jump in existing home sales in two years.

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KU Lung Cancer Researcher Wins $300K Recovery Act Grant

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Emily Scott has always worried about smokers’ health. As a young girl, the assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas would hide her grandfather’s cigarettes from him — fearful that his smoking could cut his life short. Today, Scott uses advanced research to continue her fight against disease caused by smoking — and her innovative approach has been rewarded with a $303,150 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This new award builds on nearly $1.4 million she had earned previously from the National Institutes of Health for the same line of investigation.

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Contributions To K-State Top $81 Million

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Alumni and friends of Kansas State University contributed $81.5 million to K-State through the KSU Foundation during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009. This is the fifth-largest total in the 65-year history of the foundation.

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KHP Participates In 'Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.' Campaign

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and many other law enforcement agencies will participate in the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) from August 20 through Labor Day, September 7. Troopers will be enforcing Kansas’ impaired driving and other traffic laws.

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8 Kansas Nursing Homes Receive PEAK Awards

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Martin Kennedy, Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging, announced the 2009 PEAK award-winning nursing homes at the Kansas Adult Care Executives annual convention in Wichita today.

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Former K-State Star Pleads No Contest To Shaking Son

Updated: 08/21/2009 - Former Kansas State University football player Leon Patton's trial was set to begin on August 31, but he pleaded no contest to one charge of aggravated battery and one charge of battery in the shaking of Leon Patton Jr.

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Capturing Voice Of Youth Integral Part Of Summit Planning

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Kansas DropINs, a statewide collaboration committed to dropout prevention and spearheaded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), announced today the selection of 16 Kansas youth to serve on the state’s Dropout Prevention Summit’s Youth Council.

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Buzztime Awards Trip To Its Top 18 Contestants

Posted: 08/21/2009 - After an hour-long training camp, a three-week long qualifying round and a three-day final round, NTN Buzztime, Inc. has revealed its 18 grand prize winners from its 25 Years of Sports Trivia Championship.

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Italian Banks Accept Cheese As Collateral

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The program is an elegant way for Parmesan producers to pump cash into their business while their product is otherwise sitting on a shelf for the long aging process - their loan matures along with the cheese.

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1st Infantry Division's 'Victory 5' Now Complete

Posted: 08/21/2009 - For the first time since the 1st Infantry Division returned to Kansas from Germany, all members of the command group are now at Fort Riley - a key step as the division headquarters prepares to deploy to Iraq early next year.

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Eldercare Weather Emergencies – Keeping Your Family Safe

Posted: 08/21/2009 - “Summer has its own serious issues for seniors living at home, but a little bit of planning by family caregivers can go a long way should a weather emergency occur. Summer emergencies include not only major disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, but also heat emergencies and storms that knock out electricity and access to services,” says Dr. Dan Tobin, CEO of Care Support of America, a national family caregiving service.

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Top Candidates In Afghanistan Claim Victory

Posted: 08/21/2009 - President Hamid Karzai and top challenger Abdullah Abdullah each positioned themselves on Friday as the winner of Afghanistan's presidential election, one day after millions of Afghans braved dozens of militant attacks to cast ballots.

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Man Goes From Heroic Husband To Hammer-Wielding Wife Killer

Posted: 08/21/2009 - On Tuesday, a Nassau County Court jury in Yulee, Florida, said he should spend the rest of his life in prison for the crime. Judge Circuit Judge Robert Foster sentenced the 25-year-old to life without possibility of parole.

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Conservative Group Targets Obama's Vacation

Posted: 08/21/2009 - If President Obama wants to catch the White Sox-Red Sox games next week while he vacations in Martha's Vineyard, he'll probably see the latest ad to attack his health care reform proposals.

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Source: CIA Hired Blackwater To Help Hunt Al Qaeda Leaders

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The Central Intelligence Agency hired the private security firm Blackwater USA in 2004 to work on a covert program aimed at targeting and potentially killing top al Qaeda leaders, according to a source familiar with the program.

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FHSU Unveils New Brand

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Process to develop the new brand platform was nearly 2 years in development

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