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Legislators Told Of Higher Ed Cuts

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Members of the Legislative Educational Planning Committee were told Tuesday that universities are concerned that even more reductions may be needed because of a drop in state aid to the schools.

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Man Found Guilty Of Garden City Death

Posted: 07/29/2009 - It took less than an hour of deliberations Tuesday for a Finney County jury to find Lucas K. Chavez guilty in the death of 30-year-old Philip M. Brown. Chavez was also found guilty of two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

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Parkinson, Treasury Deputy Tout Kansas Project

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Parkinson and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will travel on Thursday to Osawatomie for the opening of Woodland Hills Estate. Developers used a new tax credit program that was part of the federal stimulus package to complete construction.

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Manhattan Airport Launches New Web Site

Posted: 07/29/2009 - The site features a user-friendly design with information on arrivals and departures. A calculator lets passengers compare the cost of flights from Manhattan against those from Kansas City International Airport.

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Stock Fall In Early Trading

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Stocks are falling in the opening moments of trading as investors grow increasingly wary about the economic recovery.

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Durable Goods Orders Drop 2.5% In June

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket durable goods plunged in June by the largest amount in five months, reflecting the continuing troubles in the auto industry and a steep drop in demand for commercial aircraft.

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Study: Tanning Beds As Deadly As Arsenic

Posted: 07/29/2009 - International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.

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Feds Search Property Of Jackson's Personal Doctor

Posted: 07/29/2009 - For the second time in less than a week, authorities have targeted the property of Michael Jackson's personal doctor in their ongoing investigation into whether he committed manslaughter by administering a powerful anesthetic to help the pop singer sleep.

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Obama Takes Health Care Pitch To People Again

Posted: 07/29/2009 - His health care vision and political clout on the line, President Barack Obama is using virtually every tool available in a publicity campaign to pressure Congress for swift legislative approval and to rally a public wary of the ongoing Washington tussle over his top domestic priority.

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NYC Offers Free Airfare To Homeless To Leave City

Posted: 07/28/2009 - A Bloomberg administration program to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family, involves buying one-way plane tickets for families to leave the city.

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Percy Powell Turns 65

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The crew from Cold Stone Creamery lured their cake decorator, Percy Powell back to work for a surprise birthday party. Percy turned 65 years old today.

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Mexico To Issue Citizens National Identity Card

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Mexico will issue identity cards with the bearer's photograph. It will also include information on fingerprints and biometric data, including facial and iris scans, on a magnetic strip.

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Dad Accused Of Bringing Girl To Robbery On Trial

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Charges against 42-year-old Robert Daniel Webb of Everett, Washington include first-degree robbery. Video surveillance of him holding up a convenience store with his 9-year old daughter at his side was shown in court Tuesday.

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Topeka City Council Reacts To Bonaparte's Possible New Job

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte is interviewing for the same position in Grand Rapids, MI. Topeka City Council members have mixed reactions to this news, as John Alcala still wants Bonaparte gone, while Jeff Preisner says he is doing a good job.

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Kansas Gets Fraction Of Requested Federal COPS Funds

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Kansas is getting $5.2 million in Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, funding. It's just over the minimum 5 percent each state was guaranteed. Kansas agencies had requested $34.6 million.

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Trial Set For Accused Killer Of George Tiller

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Scott Roeder is bound over to face trial, which is set for September 21 after pleading not guilty to shooting Dr. George Tiller his church on May 31

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