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Topeka School Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Students at Holy Family School in Topeka's Oakland neighborhood showed off traditional Mexican dancing skills in their Cinco de Mayo celebration Tuesday.

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Board of Healing Arts Likely to Decide Convicted Doctor's Fate

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Manhattan radiation oncologist Russell Reitz would lose his license under state law because of a felony conviction of aggravated battery. However, a two-thirds vote of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts could allow him to keep his license.

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Injured Motorcyclist Moved to Nebraska Rehab Hospital

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Christopher Sunneberg's sister says Christopher has been moved to Madonna Rehab Hospital in Lincoln to continue recovery from a severe brain injury. He was injured April 7 when a car crossed the center line and crashed into his motorcycle.

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DOD Changes Soldier's Status to Killed in Action

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified remains Tuesday as those of Staff Sgt. William Vile of Philadelphia. The Ft. Riley transition team member had previously been listed as "whereabouts unknown."

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US Bank Moving

Updated: 05/05/2009 - If you noticed some construction going on at 719 Kansas Ave, it will soon be replaced by a bank.

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Kansas Senate Passes Revised Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate has passed a plan for eliminating most of the projected deficit in the state budget for the next fiscal year.

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Texas Confirms First Flu Death of U.S. Resident

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Texas health officials say a woman who lived along the Mexican border died of the H1N1 virus. They say she had other chronic health problems. Meantime, U.S. health officials are no longer advising schools to shut down if they have a suspected case of the illness.

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Kansas Senate Passes Revised Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a revised budget Tuesday that cuts a projected budget deficit to $70 million. It cuts spending $138 million, two-thirds of that from public schools and higher education.

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3 Agencies Receive Women's Fund Grants

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The division of the Topeka Community Fundation gives more than $33,00 to El Shaddai, Let's Help, and Women Money and Collection.

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Emporia Energy Center

Updated: 05/05/2009 - An open house was held Tuesday to debut the new Westar Emporia Energy Center.

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Kansas Lawmakers Working on Bill to Enact Coal Deal

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Lawmakers were trying Tuesday to slog through the details of legislation to enact the agreement between Gov. Mark Parkinson and the top executive at Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

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Girl Attacked by Dog Receives Stitches

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Osage County officials say a Scranton girl was bitten by a dog late Monday and had to receive stitches. The dog is in confinement for 10 days.

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EU takes aim at Canada, bans seal products

Updated: 05/05/2009 - After three years of intense lobbying and debate, the European Parliament voted Tuesday to ban imports of seal products, including fur coats and even some omega-3 pills, in an effort to force Canada to end its annual seal hunt.

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Zimbabwe judge sends 18 activists back to prison

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A judge revoked the bail of a prominent Zimbabwean rights activist and 17 other suspects Tuesday after prosecutors formally charged them in a terrorism case that has been widely denounced as a sham.

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Elderly Man Mistakes Card For Noisy Neighbors

Updated: 05/05/2009 - German police said an elderly man was so annoyed at hearing the same serenade over and over that he called authorities to report his neighbors — only to discover the culprit was a musical greeting card on his own windowsill. Police said Tuesday the 82-year-old from Goslar in central Germany told officers he was sick of the music, which would come at irregular intervals and at all hours.

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Rihanna Back on the Red Carpet

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Rihanna is back — on the red carpet, at least. The pop singer arrived Monday at the annual Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum gala in New York. It was her first such appearance since then-boyfriend Chris Brown allegedly beat her in February.

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Republicans Attack Obama on Terror Policy

Updated: 05/05/2009 - After weeks of concentrating their attacks against President Barack Obama on the economy, Republicans are branching out. They're taking aim at his anti-terrorism policy.

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PM: Iraqis Need Help with Intelligence Gathering

Updated: 05/05/2009 - BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday that Iraqi forces are ready to take over their own security as the U.S. begins to withdraw but that the government still needs help gathering intelligence to target insurgents and prevent attacks.

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Pakistan Expects 500,000 to Flee Taliban Fighting

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Black-turbaned militants roamed city streets and seized buildings in a northwestern Pakistan valley Tuesday as thousands of people fled fighting between the Taliban and troops that the government said could lead to an exodus of half a million people.

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KU Changes Alcohol Policies

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The University of Kansas will start telling parents about alcohol and drug violations by students under the age of 21.

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