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Topeka Transit Takes Funding Case to Council

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Topeka Transit Director Janlyn Nesbett-Tucker outlined the agency's funding concerns for Topeka City Council members Tuesday night. She says service cuts would impact the local economy.

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Senator: Expect "Painful" Pentagon Cuts

Updated: 03/31/2009 - A Senate defense committee chairman says Pentagon budget will include large, painful cuts. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday that major program cuts will not be pushed off until the 2011 budget, but will be included when Defense Secretary Robert Gates sends his spending plan to the president later this month.

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Wall Street Reflects On Tough First Quarter

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The first quarter on Wall Street was so extreme it included a bear market and a bull market all its own — moves that sometimes take years or more. Now investors head for spring still unsure which side is in control.

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New GM Chief Says Bankruptcy More Probable

Updated: 03/31/2009 - General Motors Corp.'s new chief executive said Tuesday that more of the automaker's plants could close and bankruptcy is "more probable" as GM works to meet new, tougher requirements for government aid.

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Man Arrested For DUI...on a Stool

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.

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Burger Could Gain "Unhealthy" Label

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The staff dietitian at a doctors group is asking the West Michigan Whitecaps to put a warning label on the enormous new hamburger that it's selling this season.

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Pistachio Warning Could Signal Health Shift

Updated: 03/31/2009 - It could take weeks before health officials know exactly which pistachio products may be tainted with salmonella, but they've already issued a sweeping warning to avoid eating the nuts or foods containing them.

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Taliban Threatens White House Attack

Updated: 03/31/2009 - FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said the bureau was not aware of any imminent or specific threat to the U.S., despite what the Pakistani Taliban leader said.

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Desperate World Leaders Meet on Economic Woes

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Desperate but divided on ways to lift their nations from economic misery, world leaders converged for an emergency summit Tuesday holding scant hopes of finding a magic-bullet solution for the crisis that brought them hurrying to London.

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First Test on the World Stage for Obama

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The President's popularity will help, but European Union leaders say they have other ideas on solving the global economic crisis.

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Kennedy Departs Council with Farewell

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Embattled District 1 Council member Lana Kennedy says goodbye, announces she and her husband are moving away from Topeka in April.

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KU Debate Team Wins National Title

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Two seniors -- Brett Bricker of Wichita and Nate Johnson of Manhattan -- beat defending champion Wake Forest early Tuesday in the National Debate Tournament in Austin, Texas.

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Topeka Transit Funding Options Explored

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Topeka Independent Living Resource Center held a meeting Monday to update its clients on possible cuts in Topeka Transit routes.

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Kansas Governor Sebelius Corrects Tax Returns for 3 Years

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Kansas Gov. and Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Kathleen Sebelius says she has corrected three years worth of tax returns because of "unintentional errors." She and her husband paid approximately $7900 in back taxes and interest.

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Couple Dead of Gunshot Wounds

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The Wabaunsee County Sheriff's Office handed over an investigation into the deaths of James and Tina Stephenson to the KBI. Both were found Monday night with gunshot wounds. Both were dead.

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Man Found Dead in Hoyt Home

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Jackson County officials say a Hoyt man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound around 9:30 Tuesday morning.

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Officials Test Voting Machines

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Optical scanning and touch-screen voting equipment were put to the test at the Shawnee County Election Office Tuesday.

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Facebook CFO Gideon Yu Leaving Company

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Facebook's finance chief, Gideon Yu, is leaving the fast-growing social-networking site as the company looks for a replacement with "public company experience."

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