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Michael Zapletal Remembered: Two Years Later

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Two years ago on August 15, Michael Zapletal drowned in the Kansas River. Now, nearing that anniversary, his father looks back and remembers the son he watched down on that fateful day.

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Woodstock Remains Legendary

Posted: 08/15/2009 - The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival was arguably more influential and, like Woodstock, spawned a terrific film, D.A. Pennebaker's "Monterey Pop." The 1969 Isle of Wight Festival in England, two weeks after Woodstock, included the elusive Bob Dylan.

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Ransom Demanded For Missing Ship

Posted: 08/15/2009 - A ransom has been demanded for a missing Russian cargo ship which vanished two weeks ago after being involved in a suspected hijacking off the coast of Sweden last month, Finnish police told CNN Saturday.

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Capital City Cluster: A Dog-Gone Good Time!

Posted: 08/15/2009 - The Capital City Cluster brings dogs from across the nation right here to Topeka for a great dog show. The puppies are cute, smart and talented! Check out this story for great video of the dogs.

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Marines Continue Afghan Battle

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Fierce battles rage on in a key town where the power of the Taliban is concentrated.

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Prince Charles to Hit the Commercial Circuit?

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Sales are way down from his own line of organic food products, forcing the royal family to think about turning the future king into a sales pitch artist.

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Jersey Cop Asks for Bob Dylan's ID

Posted: 08/14/2009 - It's probably been a while since the rock icon has been treated as a perfect stranger, but he was.. by one New Jersey police officer.

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Mexican State Postpones School Start Because Of Flu Fears

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Officials in Mexico's Chiapas state postponed classes Friday for more than 1 million students in an effort to avoid a resurgence of H1N1 flu, which has sickened thousands throughout Mexico this year.

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Just 2 of 5 Controllers On Duty At Time Of Hudson Crash

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Only two of the five air traffic controllers assigned to New Jersey's Teterboro Airport were on duty when two aircraft collided Saturday over the Hudson River, according to federal investigators.

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Weather Stories Shared At Topeka School

Posted: 08/14/2009 - 13 Meteorologist Amy Schimidt stopped by McEachron Elementary School to read books about weather to dozens of first and second graders.

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Jesse Jackson Expresses Optimism For Ivory Coast Election

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended a trip to the Ivory Coast on Friday, after he spoke to leaders from the nation's political parties and was honored as a prince by a tribe in the West African nation.

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Taiwan Typhoon Toll Could Triple As Entire Village Lies Buried

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Local authorities estimate scores of people were buried when a massive mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot covered the village. As many as 200 people from Shiao Lin could be trapped under five stories of mud, said Wang Yuchi, a spokesman for President Ma Ying Jeou.

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Skateboarder's Death Underscores Insect Allergy Risks

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Known for building skate parks and shaping the skateboarding scene in New York, Andy Kessler, 48, died this week after an allergic reaction to an insect sting, friends and family told news media.

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Kansas Pleased With New Bond Rating

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The Governor's office said Friday that Standard and Poor's has awarded Kansas a AA+ rating, while Moody's has awarded Kansas an AA1.

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Tiahrt Talks To Topeka Chamber

Updated: 08/14/2009 - Rep. Todd Tiahrt was in Topeka Friday to speak at the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's "Federal Forum" luncheon.

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Lawmakers Set Early Work On State Budget

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The House appropriations committee will reconvene Aug. 24-25, five months before the legislative session begins. Lawmakers will grapple with an estimated $536 million shortfall in next year's budget.

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Guardsmen Deploy

Posted: 08/14/2009 - A ceremony at the South Topeka Armory marked a peacekeeping deployment for some Kansas National Guardsmen.

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Elvis Anniversary: Landmark to Parking Lot

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The Old American Sound studio is just a beauty shop and a crumbling parking lot now, 40 years after it was at the top of its game for artists like Neil Diamond and Dusty Springfield.

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Board Delays Decision On Reitz Medical License

Updated: 08/14/2009 - The Kansas Board of Healing Arts voted Friday to delay a vote on whether or not Dr. Russell Reitz will get to continue practicing medicine. His next hearing is set for Oct. 16.

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