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Fiesta Ride Belonged To Michael Jackson

Updated: 07/16/2009 - A carnival ride that is thrilling riders at this year's Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka was once part of Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley Ranch.

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Sumner Owners Say They Need More Time

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The new owner of the Sumner Elementary School in Topeka says he needs more time to repair some damage at the historic school.

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Rain Helps Corn Crops

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Heavy rain that drenched southeast Kansas earlier this week did some good for the region's corn crop.

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House Democrats Set to Vote On Health Care Bill

Posted: 07/16/2009 - House Democrats on Thursday pushed ahead with legislation that would deliver on President Barack Obama's promise to remake the health care system and cover some 50 million uninsured, despite concerns from their own party's moderate and conservative lawmakers that the $1.5 trillion plan costs too much.

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Man Shoots Robber

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A man shot another man who was trying to rob him early Thursday morning. Police are investigating the situtation.

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Police Shoot And Kill Man Near Capitol

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Police say a routine stop near the U.S. Capitol turned deadly Wednesday after a driver produced a weapon. Eyewitnesses say they heard multiple gunshots.

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Mike Huckabee to Visit Kansas Next Week

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator will visit Kansas next Wednesday, boosting the hopes of Tim Huelskamp.

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McCartney Rocks Ed Sullivan Theater

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Thousands packed the street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater to see Paul McCartney on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Jail To Host 'Bed And Breakfast' Event

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Want to spend a night in jail? And how about paying for the privilege? The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in eastern Missouri has come up with a novel way to pay for mattresses at a new jail addition.

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Trash Turned Energy

Updated: 07/15/2009 - A new project in north Shawnee County turns trash into energy.

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Oldest Woman To Give Birth Dies, Leaving Twins

Posted: 07/15/2009 - She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother's longevity as a reason to expect she'd be around to care for her kids.

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Perfect Score

Updated: 07/15/2009 - It's safe to say Sam Ho is superior at standardized tests.

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Carson And Barnes Circus Is In Town

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The second day of the Carson and Barnes Circus got underway this afternoon under the tent at Westridge Mall.

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Westar Wants To Equalize Customers' Rates

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Westar Energy charges different rates in its northern and southern divisions. The company wants to place the same charges for some items, such as transmission costs, on all customers' bills.

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Work To Widen Gage Will Bring Lane Closures

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Gage Boulevard from 10th to 12th streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning July 17 as crews begin expanding the road to five lanes.

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Boeing To Make Defense Cuts

Posted: 07/15/2009 - In an internal memo Monday, Boeing's Jim Albaugh says the company must cut about 1000 jobs in its Integrated Defense Systems to stay competitive. He cites budget cuts at the Pentagon as the reason.

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Topeka Leaders Upset With State Of Historic School

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Zaire and Mary Beth Thomas of Topeka have been asked to explain next week in an administrative hearing why they haven't repaired broken windows and a retaining wall at the historic Sumner School. They bought it at auction earlier this year.

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