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Sumner School Auctioned Finalized

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The historic Sumner School building is now officially owned by Zaire Thomas. His financial backer, Bishop W.R. Portee dropped by Topeka on Thursday to sign paperwork, and spoke about the future of the building.

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Indian company buys Gandhi possessions for $1.8M

Updated: 03/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Mohandas Gandhi's eyeglasses and other items have been sold at auction for $1.8 million to an Indian freight company that says it wants to donate the possessions to the Indian government.

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Memphis car blast injures woman when fumes ignite

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A cleaning woman who was trying to light a cigarette inside her car instead ignited fumes from cleaning products and caused an explosion that blew out the vehicle's windows and sun roof, police said.

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Police dress as firefighters to arrest NH man

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Police in Newport, N.H., say they dressed as firefighters to trick a man and arrest him after he pointed a shotgun at an officer. Police set off a fire alarm to evacuate an apartment building Tuesday night and arrested 34-year-old Matthew Miller when he opened his door.

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Brothers say Chimp Attack Victim is Tough

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Connecticut woman savagely attacked by a chimpanzee is fighting for her life, but her family isn't about to give up on a woman so tough she competed on the rodeo circuit and once drove herself to the hospital to give birth.

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Bus driver charged with egging on snowball attack

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A school bus driver has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after she allegedly offered students cash to throw snowballs at a 13-year-old boy. The woman was arrested Wednesday.

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Motorcycle Shops say Lead Law Weighs them Down

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The federal law, which took effect Feb. 10, bans lead above a minuscule level in children's toys. The trade group wants federal regulators to exempt motorcycles from the law because they don't pose a threat to kids.

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Man at border asks for manners, gets pepper spray

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Canadian says he got a face full of pepper spray after repeatedly asking a U.S. border inspector in Blaine, Wash., to say please. Desiderio Fortunato says he thought the inspector who told him to turn off his engine Monday was rude and asked him to say please.

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Eagle Survives Crash through Truck Windshield

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The eagle has landed - with a thud - after crashing through the windshield of a tractor-trailer on a Nevada highway. State wildlife officials said Wednesday that a 15-pound golden eagle with a 7-foot wing span has a swollen head but otherwise appears unhurt after crashing into a Florida truck driver's big rig on Monday.

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Victory Bittersweet for Drug Liability Case Victim

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Vermont musician who lost her arm after a botched drug injection says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold a $6.7 million verdict against the pharmaceutical company that made the drug is a victory for consumers.

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Obama Extends Zimbabwe Sanctions for 1 Year

Updated: 03/05/2009 - President Barack Obama has extended for another year U.S. sanctions that target Zimbabwe's president and others linked to him, saying some people are continuing to undermine the country's democratic processes.

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Mayoral Control of NYC Schools up for Renewal

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg has touted his stewardship of the city's public school system as a key achievement of his administration - and a reason to re-elect him to a third term.

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Missing Manhattan Teen Found

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The Riley County Police Department says 17-year-old Daniel Freeby was found in Junction City. He was in good health. He was reported missing Monday evening, when he left for work and didn't make it there.

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Dallas Chamber Official to Join Kansas GOP

Updated: 03/05/2009 - CiCi Rojas will replace Christian Morgan as executive director of the Kansas Republican Party. Rojas is currently chief executive officer of the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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McConnell Air Force Base Vice Commander Dies

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Col. Michael V. Krueger died Tuesday of unknown causes. He was found in his home at McConnell Air Force Base, where he was vice commander. The 47-year-old officer came to McConnell in May 2008.

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Job Expo Targets People with Disabilities

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A resource and job fair in Topeka helped some people with disabilities get in touch with employers and agencies offering assistance.

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The Eagle Has (Crash) Landed

Updated: 03/05/2009 - 15-Pound Golden Eagle Slams Through Florida Trucker's Windshield On Nevada Highway.

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Families Fighting Insurance Get House Bill Reintroduced

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Kansas House Bill 2344 will be reintroduced during a House committee meeting Thursday. It would provide reimbursement from insurance for some families needing certain dietary formulas.

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