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Topeka Symphony Serenades Students

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The Topeka Symphony invited students from all over Northeast Kansas to the Topeka Performing Arts Center for a free concert Thursday.

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Sebelius Recognizes MLK Day

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a proclamation declaring Jan. 19, 2009, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Kansas during a Statehouse ceremony Thursday.

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Fort Riley to Open New Child Development Center

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Fort Riley’s Child Youth and School Services will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Whitside Child Development Center, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 located near Irwin Army Community Hospital.

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“Getting Fit for Pregnancy” Important for Healthy Babies

Updated: 01/15/2009 - KDHE and Greater Kansas Chapter March of Dimes are joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to share the message that a mother’s health, including her weight before, during and after pregnancy, is an important foundation for having a healthy baby.

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Topeka Police Catch Burglary Suspects in the Act

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Steven Gene Heuson and Maurice Burnett were booked into jail for felony burglary, felony criminal damage to property and felony attempted theft. An officer witnessed them trying to break into a Topeka furniture store.

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State University Buildings Continue to Deteriorate

Updated: 01/15/2009 - An updated report by the Kansas Board of Regents details maintenance needed on the six state university campuses, totalling $825 million, a 24% increase since 2006.

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Jenkins Chosen for GOP Whip Team

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will serve as an Assistant Whip for the House GOP. The Whip team works to craft policy solutions.

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Helicopters to Arrive at Fort Riley This Weekend

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Approximately 14 helicopters - two UH-60 Black Hawks and 12 AH-64 Apaches - will arrive in two flights that afternoon. The aircraft are the first to arrive back at Marshall Army Air Field following the "Demon" Brigade's 15-month deployment.

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Yemen: Fisherman Killed during Pirate Chase

Updated: 01/15/2009 - A Russian helicopter attack on Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden earlier this week killed a Yemeni fisherman and three others, security officials said Thursday.

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Jack Johnson, Sheryl Crow Headline Inaugural Balls

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Singers Marc Anthony, Sheryl Crow and Jack Johnson will entertain inaugural ball-goers. Faith Hill, Carole King and Patti LaBelle will croon at special dinners honoring Joe Biden, Colin Powell and John McCain.

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Opposition leader detained in Sudan

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Authorities detained an opposition leader who urged Sudan's president to surrender to the International Criminal Court to face charges of genocide in Darfur, his son said Thursday.

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DVD teaches autistic kids what a smile means

Updated: 01/15/2009 - It wasn't until Jude met Jenny that the 3-year-old autistic boy understood what happy people look like. Jenny, a green trolley car with a human face, had a furrowed brow when her wheel buckled and she got stuck on a track. But after being rescued by friends, she smiled broadly - and that's when something clicked for little Jude Baines.

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Venezuela seeks investments from Big Oil

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Squeezed by slumping crude prices, Venezuela is reaching out to the multinational oil companies it once demonized as imperialist profiteers.

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BofA, Wells workers on downed US Airways flight

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. said Thursday a number of employees of the banks that dominate the city's business community were on board a US Airways plane that crashed into New York's Hudson River.

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High End Document Company Moves to Topeka

Updated: 01/15/2009 - A Dutch company has moved into Topeka boasting what it calls the world's fastest copier. Oce works mainly with high-end, high-volume equipment.

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States try to strip crooked pols of their pensions

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Frank Corrente was caught on camera taking bribes from an FBI informant as part of a corruption probe that brought him down along with his boss, then-Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci.

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Bitter cold hits hard because of economic meltdown

Updated: 01/15/2009 - William Davis has lived on the streets since the recession cost him his job as a commercial painter. Over the last eight months, he's made it through heat waves, wind storms, rain, snow and ice.

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How much clout would a Sen. Caroline Kennedy have?

Updated: 01/15/2009 - As the governor considers a replacement for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Caroline Kennedy has spoken repeatedly of her "relationships" in Washington and her desire to use them on New York's behalf.

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ACLU challenges secrecy of US whistleblower law

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a law that requires whistleblowers with allegations of war profiteering or other contract fraud to file their lawsuits in secret.

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Grand jury indicts man in slaying of Ohio mom

Updated: 01/15/2009 - A man looking to rob a young mother's home tied her up in the basement, had sexual contact with her 4-year-old son and fatally shot the woman after she broke free and stabbed him, a prosecutor said Thursday as he announced he was seeking the death penalty against the suspect.

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Boost Mobile Offering $50 Unlimited Plan

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The subsidiary of Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel Corp. announced today a $50 unlimited voice and data plan. It doesn't require an annual contract and isn't tied to a home calling area.

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