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Meriden Mystery Causes Bomb Sweep

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Authorities in Jefferson County ordered a bomb sniffing dog Monday morning at Jefferson West Middle School. A mysterious person seen leaving the school before 6am raised concerns.

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May is National Bike Helmet Month

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Finally May is National Bike Month and Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind you to make sure you wear yours!

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KSU Presents New Athletics Director

Updated: 05/18/2009 - In a press conference Monday morning, incoming Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz announced John Currie as the school's 15th Athletics Director.

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Lowe's 1Q Profit Falls, but Tops Wall Street View

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Lowe's Cos., the nation's second biggest home improvement chain, said Monday that its fiscal first-quarter profit fell 22 percent but beat Wall Street's expectations. It also raised its full-year earnings guidance, above analysts' current estimates.

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Oil rises to around $58 amid weak crude demand

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Oil prices rose nearly $2 to around $58 a barrel Monday as traders considered whether last week's push to above $60 was justified amid signs of weak crude demand but rising stock markets. Attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria helped support prices.

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Memorial for NYC's 1st Swine Flu Death

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A makeshift memorial has been erected outside a New York City school for the assistant principal who was the city's first swine flu death.

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Lawmaker Says Parkinson Well-Received by GOP

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A state lawmaker from Topeka says she thinks fellow Democrat Mark Parkinson has been been well-received by Republicans in his early days as governor.

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Kansas State Scraps Being Turned into Compost

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Kansas State University in Manhattan has been involved in a pilot project that takes food waste from two dining halls, turns it into compost and uses it on a garden, with some of the vegetables that are grown turning up on students' plates.

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Magnitude-4.7 Quake Rattles Nerves Near LA

Posted: 05/18/2009 - An earthquake that rolled through the Los Angeles area left behind shattered glass and rattled nerves, but no apparent major injuries or damage.

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Student Forced to Change Out of Kilt

Posted: 05/17/2009 - WEST HAVEN, Utah (AP) -- The principal of a Utah middle school has been asked to apologize for forcing a kilt-wearing student to change his clothes.

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Bloody urban battles could lie ahead in Pakistan

Posted: 05/17/2009 - ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani security forces fought Taliban militants on the outskirts of the main city in the northwest's Swat Valley and entered two other Taliban-held towns there, the army said Sunday, foreshadowing what could become bloody urban battles.

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These cars have got to go: Dealer cuts mean deals

Posted: 05/17/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- At 789 Chrysler lots across America sit 44,000 potential bargains, cars and trucks that are stuck between shellshocked dealers and a troubled company that no longer wants their services.

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Iowa town seeks status as video gamers' mecca

Posted: 05/17/2009 - OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) -- For a brief shining moment in the 1980s, Ottumwa was the unlikely hot spot of the fledgling video game industry as gamers around the globe flocked to this sleepy Iowa city and its video game arcade for a series of landmark tournaments.

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Bird, Spielberg honored at Boston U commencement

Posted: 05/17/2009 - BOSTON (AP) -- Former Boston Celtics basketball star Larry Bird and film director Steven Spielberg were feted Sunday at Boston University with honorary degrees.

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'Billy Elliot' tops list of Drama Desk winners

Posted: 05/17/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- "Billy Elliot," the joyous story of a coal miner's son who dreams to dance, was the big winner at the Drama Desk Awards, picking up 10 prizes including best musical.

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