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KU to Take H1N1 Precautions at Commencement

Updated: 05/13/2009 - KU officials will have hand sanitizer and portable handwashing stations available at weekend commencement activities in light of the H1N1 outbreak.

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Ethics Fine Reversed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission rescinded a $7500 fine against Kristian Van Meteren.

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Shooting Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Shawnee County jury was unable to reach a verdict against 25-year old James Epps. He faced attempted murder and drug charges for the March 2008 shooting of 34-year old Charles Lowe at Oscars Bar.

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Bond Set for Topeka Arson Suspect

Updated: 05/13/2009 - 49-year old Russell King made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of arson and burglary. His bond was set at $7500.

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US Judge Refuses Again to Delay Genocide Trial

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The prosecution of an immigrant accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears has been dealt a setback by a federal judge in Kansas.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police say a man was killed when a crane used to trim trees Wednesday morning in Salina rolled on top of him.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings Down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's down from 6.75 percent in March, but still higher than April of 2008.

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Kan. Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Maj. Steven Hutchison, 60, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died May 10, in Basrah of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Almost Here

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will be aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as the department participates in the 2009 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign May 18th through May 31st.

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Keep Topeka Beautiful

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Project Takeover/Makeover, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, rain or shine.

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Governor to Honor Fallen Kansas Law Enforcement Officers

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In recognition of National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on May 15 and the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on June 5, Governor Mark Parkinson has ordered flags on state buildings be flown at half-staff on each of those days.

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Penwell Gabel Recognizes Vets

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Penwell-gabel Cemetary and Mausoleum is offering a chance to honor a loved one who served or is serving our country.

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Cannes to Show Film by Fiance of Roxana Saberi

Updated: 05/13/2009 - CANNES, France (AP) -- When Cannes Film Festival organizers chose an Iranian film for their lineup, they couldn't have guessed how timely it would become.

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3 Plead Not Guilty in Anna Nicole Smith Drug Case

Updated: 05/13/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-turned-boyfriend and two doctors pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges they conspired to provide thousands of prescription pills to the former model before her overdose death two years ago.

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Edwards to Interviewers: Don't ID Mistress

Updated: 05/13/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Elizabeth Edwards set an unusual condition before agreeing to interviews about her new book: She would only talk if the media outlet agreed not to mention the name of her husband John's former mistress.

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Obama, Dems Press Unified Message on Health Care

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The White House scrambled Wednesday to get Democrats behind a unified message of affordability and choice on health legislation amid concerns that Republicans could scare the public with images of a health care system run by bureaucrats. President Barack Obama used his bully pulpit for the third straight day to reinforce his commitment to reshaping the nation's health care system to bring down costs and extend coverage to 50 million uninsured people.

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Killers of 4 on Fla. Turnpike Get Death Sentences

Updated: 05/13/2009 - WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Two men were sentencted to death Wednesday for the drug-debt slaying of a family of four on the side of a Florida highway, including two young boys who died in their mother's arms.

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Film Shows Fawcett as a Fighter, Friends Say

Updated: 05/13/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Farrah Fawcett expected that a video diary chronicling her fight against cancer would have a happy ending, friends Ryan O'Neal and Alana Stewart said Wednesday. But even as her disease has progressed, they said, the former "Charlie's Angels" star is keeping hold of hope.

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