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K-State to Conduct Research on Swine Flu

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A professor at Kansas State's veterinary college, Juergen Richt, plans to obtain a sample of the new swine flu virus and do research on it by injecting it into pigs.

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Kansas Abortion Bill Backers Unsure of time for vote

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas lawmakers aren't sure when they might try to override former Gov. Sebelius' veto of a bill that would increase reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions.

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New Kansas Gov. not Moving to Find New Lt. Gov.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino said Wednesday that new governor Mark Parkinson is focused on dealing with the state's budget problems and the Legislature's wrap-up session rather than appointing a second-in-command.

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THS Students Meet BYU Dancers

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The BYU Ballroom Dance Company held a workshop and demonstration for students. The internationally-acclaimed company was in town to give a benefit performance for Doorstep and the Topeka Rescue Mission.

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Diversion Entered in Theft, Forgery Case

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Shawnee County District Court Judge Cheryl Kingfisher placed Jacob Rosen on a diversion program that would see his theft and forgery case dismissed if he has no violations of law.

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Trial Date Set in Wrong-Way Fatality

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A July 15 trial date is set for 38-year old Evelyn Brooks on one count of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol. She's charged for a March 29th accident that killed Cara Jackson.

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Big Rig Wreck in Rain Shuts down Highway Ramp

Updated: 04/29/2009 - KHP says a tractor trailer rig hydroplaned on the I-470 ramp to eastbound I-70 just before 12:30 pm Wednesday. It jackknifed and struck a guardrail.

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State Considers Furlough, Pay Cut for State Employees

Posted: 05/01/2009 - In an effort to eliminate part of the state's $328 million deficit in the FY2010 budget, a House committee is considering a furlough proposal and one percent paycut for state employees.

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Usher Unveils Childhood Snapshot on Billboard

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Grammy-winning artist Usher credits the Boys & Girls Club of America for making a difference in his life, so the least he could do was lend the group a slightly embarrassing photo of himself as a 7-year-old.

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Montana fires a warning shot over states' rights

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Montana is trying to trigger a battle over gun control - and perhaps make a larger point about what many folks in this ruggedly independent state regard as a meddlesome federal government.

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Rain Doesn't Stop Group From Walking

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Some Topekans put on their walking shoes to get some exercise over their lunch hour. It was all part of a program to make Kansans healthier.

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El Paso Car Wreck Kills 3, Injures 1

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Authorities in Texas say a car carrying four people has crashed into a utility pole after police stopped chasing it, killing three people in the vehicle and injuring one.

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WHO Raises Pandemic Alert for Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to the second highest level, meaning that it believes a global outbreak of the disease is imminent.

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Printing Shop Opens Doors

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A ribbon cutting marked the formal opening of a new printing business in Topeka. The owner says he isn't worried about the slow economy because of his customer oriented style of business.

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Body of Polish Man Beheaded in Pakistan Returned

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The remains of a Polish geologist beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan were returned Wednesday to Poland in a casket draped in the two countries' flags and covered in flowers.

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27 suspected in death of French Jew go on trial

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The presumed leader of a group of 27 young people charged with participating in the torture and killing of a young French Jew took his seat in juvenile court Wednesday with the defiant declaration, "Allah will be victorious."

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Cessna Announces 2,300 Layoffs as Orders Fall

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft Co. is laying off 2,300 workers and closing its Oregon plant as it tries to restructure amid declining plane orders.

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KDHE Briefs Legislative Committe on Swine Flu in KS

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips is the State Health Officer and Director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environement's Division of Health. He briefed the legislative members of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee at noon Wednesday.

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New KS Gov. Confronts Budget Problems

Updated: 04/29/2009 - On his first full day in office, Gov. Mark Parkinson is confronting the state's budget crisis and promising a mix of modest spending cuts and steps to boost revenues to eliminate a projected deficit.

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Blown-away Chihuahua Reunited With Owners

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Tinker Bell has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked up the six-pound Chihuahua and tossed her out of sight. Dorothy and Lavern Utley credit a pet psychic for guiding them on Monday to a wooded area nearly a mile from where 8-month-old Tinker Bell had been last seen. The brown long-haired dog was dirty and hungry but otherwise OK.

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