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Commentary: Obama's Moment Of Truth

Posted: 09/09/2009 - On Wednesday, President Obama will make the most important speech of his presidency. We hear this phrase so much that it has become a cliché. But, in this case, the cliché is accurate.

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Weiner: Obama Speech May End 'Sybil' Health-Care Message

Posted: 09/09/2009 - A Democratic congressman — likening the Obama administration's health-care message to a movie character with a multiple personality disorder — said he expects the president's speech Wednesday night to bring focus.

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Obama's Speech A Health Care 'Game Changer'?

Posted: 09/09/2009 - After months of criticism that he has failed to outline a specific health care reform plan, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night in a speech aides say will be to the point.

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Steve Jobs Appears At Apple Event

Posted: 09/09/2009 - Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs delivered the keynote address at the company's invitation-only event in San Francisco on Wednesday, making his first appearance at an Apple event in nearly a year.

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Commandos Free Abducted Reporter In Afghanistan

Posted: 09/09/2009 - A New York Times reporter who was kidnapped last week was freed Wednesday in a pre-dawn military raid in Afghanistan that left a British commando and several others dead.

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Governor Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For July Storms

Posted: 09/09/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration for six Kansas counties affected by severe storms that produced high winds, large hail, lightning, and torrential rains July 8-14.

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Death Toll Climbs To 37 in China Mine Explosion

Updated: 09/09/2009 - Rescue operations unfolded at a mine in eastern China on Wednesday, following a gas explosion a day earlier that killed at least 37 people and left dozens missing, state-run media reported.

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Jump In Stray Dogs As Financial Crisis Bites

Updated: 09/09/2009 - The number of stray and abandoned dogs in the United Kingdom jumped by 11 percent in the past year — the biggest surge in a decade — possibly because of the financial crisis, a British dog charity said Wednesday.

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9 Ways To Celebrate When Nines Align

Posted: 09/09/2009 - And though the date lacks the pizzaz of the lucky sevens (07/07/07), that isn’t stopping marketers, mathematicians and the marriage-minded from dressing it to the nines.

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Police Investigate Emporia Shooting

Updated: 09/09/2009 - Police are investigating the motive behind a shooting that happened Tuesday night in Emporia. A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times at the Rodeway Inn & Suites.

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Meet the Beatles, Again

Posted: 09/08/2009 - 09/09/09 could start a Beatles "perfect storm." Beatlemania strikes again today with the releases of 14 re-mastered CDs and the Rock Band video game, too!

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New Fire Chief Sworn In

Posted: 09/08/2009 - The new chief of the Topeka Fire Department was sworn in at the beginning of Tuesday's City Council meeting. Chief Allen Bradshaw said he is happy to have the support of the Local 83 union and he's already working hard.

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KU Mourns Loss Of Engineering Professor

Posted: 09/08/2009 - 65-year old Jim Roberts died Saturday. He was a long-time engineering professor at KU and previously served as vice chancellor for research and vice provost.

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ESU Confirms Case Of H1N1

Posted: 09/08/2009 - Another Kansas university has confirmed that one of it students has the H1N1 virus.

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Trial Ordered In Fatal Stabbing

Posted: 09/08/2009 - A judge bound over 38-year old Tonya Sullivan for trial on a charge of second degree murder for a stabbing at the Whiplash Bar which claimed the life of Wendy Goles.

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