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Safe Kids Kansas Offers Families Important Outdoor Safety Tips

Posted: 08/12/2009 - While the preparations for a family camping or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to potential hazards specific to camping, hiking, outdoor recreation, water, and falls.

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Pipe-Wielding Inmates Wrecked Prison, Footage Shows

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Hundreds of inmates, using pipes and shanks as weapons, trashed a California prison -- burning a courtyard, ripping beds to shreds and tearing bathroom sinks from walls -- a new video of the weekend riot's aftermath shows.

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Thousands In Need Of Emergency Shelter

Posted: 08/12/2009 - ShelterBox, international disaster relief organization and global Rotary club project, is responding to Typhoon Morakot after tens of thousands of people have been left stranded in the storm’s wake.

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Truck Driver Survives Being Plowed By Train

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A collision between a southbound SKO train and an eastbound one ton truck and trailer hauling hay injured the truck driver, and blocked the tracks near 700 and Gove Roads approximately 4 miles southwest of Fredonia at about 8:30 Tuesday morning.

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Yet Again, Group Urges USDA To Withdraw NAIS Plans

Posted: 08/12/2009 - In formal comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Aug. 3, 2009, R-CALF USA pointed out the errors of the agency’s ways if it continues to force upon independent U.S. cattle producers its National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

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Stocks Poised For Flat Open

Updated: 08/12/2009 - U.S. stocks were poised for a flat open Wednesday, as investors looked to the Federal Reserve's policy statement later in the day for an indication of the economy's status.

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Fears Fuel Emotional Health Care Protests

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Beyond the noise of raucous crowds and angry protesters who have turned town hall meetings into shouting matches is genuine concern from ordinary citizens who are afraid that President Obama's health care proposals would only make things harder for them.

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Dillon's Employee Assaulted

Updated: 08/12/2009 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office reponded to the assault of a Dillon's employee overnight in Southwest Topeka. Two subjects were arrested in connection with the crime.

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Multiple Cars, Apartments Hit By Gunfire

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Topeka Police say it appears a suspect was shooting at someone with a rifle when the surrounding cars and apartments were hit by stray bullets between Southeast Arter and Southeast Winfield.

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President Works To Ease Fears Over Health Care Reform

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Opponents and supporters of the President's plan to overhaul health care drew the battle lines outside his town hall meeting in New Hampshire Tuesday. Inside, President Obama tried to regain control of the debate.

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"Guiding Light" Nears End of 72-Year Run

Posted: 08/11/2009 - "Guiding Light" will wrap up its 72-year run next month. It will go off the air with 15,762 episodes under its belt. It taped the final episode Tuesday.

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Costa Rican Leader has Swine Flu

Posted: 08/11/2009 - At home with a fever and sore throat, the illness of Oscar Arias shows no one is immune from H1N1.

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Sen. Specter Town Hall Features Shouting Match

Posted: 08/11/2009 - A near-skirmish developed between two men at a session on health care held by Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter Tuesday. Specter, a native of Russell, Kansas, native helped calm the situation by letting the man speak his mind.

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Stamp Honors Cherryvale, Kansas Native Vivian Vance

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Vivian Vance was born in Cherryvale, Kansas. Her relatives gathered there Tuesday to attend the unveiling of a postage stamp picturing her in her role as Ethel on "I Love Lucy."

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MTAA Approves Budget With No Tax Hike

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority approved its budget Tuesday. It keeps its mil levy at its current level.

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Jackson County Schedules Kids Clothing Giveaway

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The Jackson County Kids Closet is taking donations of gently-used clothing and shoes, sized preemie to large junior through Thursday. They'll give it away to families in need Saturday and Sunday at Holton's Latino Community Center.

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