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Virginia Governor Inks Smoking Ban

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The home state of Marlboro and the world's largest cigarette factory is banning most smoking in restaurants and bars.

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Tornadoes Tear Through Midwest

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Strong storms including at least three tornadoes damaged or destroyed homes in parts of the Midwest, and rainfall brought fears of more misery to areas hard-hit by flooding last year.

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Citi Spends $3.5M For Smith Barney Perks

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Embattled banking giant Citigroup Inc. spent about $3.5 million to provide rewards for top-performing advisers at its Smith Barney brokerage unit.

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Blago Attorneys To Stay On Corruption Case

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A federal judge has turned down a request from impeached former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to have Chicago's top federal prosecutor and his staff thrown off the corruption case against him.

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Union Approves Givebacks To Ford

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Unionized workers at Ford Motor Co. have approved contract changes that include freezing wages and cutting benefits in a move to aimed at helping the automaker remain competitive.

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Wall St. Falters Amid Investor Uncertainty

Updated: 03/09/2009 - With little good economic news or direction from Washington, the pessimism on Wall Street intensified Monday, sending stocks lower.

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Pastor Slay Suspect Planned "Death Day"

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The man charged with gunning down a pastor mid-sermon and then stabbing two churchgoers at an Illinois church had marked the day as "death day" in a planner found in his home, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Tornadoes Tear Through Midwest

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Sunday's storms destroyed homes in Indiana, Ohio and heavy flooding is reported northeast of us in Iowa.

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Mississippi Signee charged with Felony Assault

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A Mississippi football signee with a history of legal trouble faces an uncertain future after he was arrested on charges he assaulted a man at a McDonald's drive-through with brass knuckles.

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UAW Approves Givebacks To Ford

Updated: 03/09/2009 - United Auto Workers are conceding cost-of-living raises and bonuses from their 2007 contract; the agreement lays the groundwork for GM and Chrysler.

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KC Star to See Layoffs

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Kansas City Star expects to lay off 150 employees as its parent company, the McClatchy Co., looks to shed about 1,600 full-time jobs.

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Hays Man Sentenced For Making Pipe Bomb

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A 57-year-old Hays man is sentenced to 10 years in prison for building a pipe bomb that he attached to a truck owned by a man dating his ex-girlfriend.

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Sweepstakes Scam Turns Up in NE Kansas

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A 13 News viewer says she received what looked like a check for nearly $2,999 with a note saying she won $68,000, but she needed to cash the check and send the money to claim her prize.

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Garmin Laying Off Employees

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Garmin Ltd. announced Monday that it will lay off 141 people as the economy stalls its record growth.

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Kansas Board Boosts Vaccine Requirements

Updated: 03/09/2009 - More students will need immunizations for Hepatitis B and chickenpox under decisions made by the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment.

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Kansas Senator Opposes Stem Cell Change

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says the Obama administration's backing of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research is equal to government support of destroying life for research purposes.

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Kansas Senator Questions Budget Plan

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says a budget proposal topping $3.6 trillion is questionable at a time when families are struggling.

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House Bill Prioritizes State Payroll

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Kansas House Republicans are taking a swipe at Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over a recent budget dispute.

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Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Lt. Lutz Retires

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Lt. Martha Lutz was recognized by the sheriff and commissioners Monday for her 31 years of service to the agency. Lutz was the first female in the department to reach the rank of lieutenant.

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