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Bat-Killing Syndrome Spreads In Northeast

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A mysterious and deadly bat disorder discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.

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Firm Tied To Salmonella Ran Unlicensed Texas Plant

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A peanut processing plant in Texas run by the same company blamed for a national salmonella outbreak operated for years uninspected and unlicensed by government health officials, The Associated Press has learned.

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Survey: College Increasingly Important But Pricey

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The number of Americans who think a college degree is essential for success has risen dramatically in recent years, a new survey shows, but two-thirds of them also believe that higher education is priced out of reach for some qualified students.

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Blagojevich Tells Letterman He's Misunderstood

Updated: 02/04/2009 - David Letterman's first guest appeared to the strains of "My Way." Then, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was posed a question a lot of people wanted to ask.

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Japan's Panasonic To Cut 15,000 Jobs, Shut Plants

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it will slash 15,000 jobs and shut down 27 plants worldwide, joining a slew of major Japanese companies announcing deep cuts as the global slowdown batters the world's second-largest economy.

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Obama Economic Plan Now Tops $900 Billion

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The cost of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is now above $900 billion after the Senate added money for medical research and tax breaks for car purchases.

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Kansas Chamber Dinner

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Kansas Chamber held its annual dinner for 2009.

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"Spectacular" Dancing Good Kids

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Hoop teams with hoop dreams aren't the only squads on the hardwood floors. Dozens of dance teams competed in Olathe for a chance to bring home trophies and medals from the "Kansas Spectacular" Dance Team Competition last weekend.

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Kansas Job Fair

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Fort Riley was the location for a Job Fair highlighting the state of Kansas.

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill on Ed Board Races

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a bill 40-0 Tuesday, doubling the limit on campaign contributions for State Board of Education candidates to $1,000.

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Ribbon-Cutting Planned at Fort Riley

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Fort Riley officials will cut the ribbon and open the doors on Feb. 13 on a new post exchange for soldiers and families.

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Emergency Response Training Session Planned

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Representatives from several state agencies will be participating in training next week to better coordinate their responses during a disaster.

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MGP Ingredients to End Ethanol Production

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Atchison-based MGP Ingredients Inc. says it plans to leave the ethanol business and will temporarily shut down distillery operations in Illinois, requiring the temporary layoffs of 79 workers.

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Kansas City, Kansas Officer Shoots, Kills Man

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A KCK officer fatally shot a man Tuesday afternoon in the hallway of an apartment building. Police said the officer shot the man after getting into an altercation with him. The officer suffered minor injuries.

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Jurors Visit Sites Connected to Sandersholm Killing

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Jurors have visited sites connected with the abduction and killing of a Cowley College student after hearing from witnesses who testified the defendant had stalked them.

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Herbal Tea Ingredient Helps Beetle-plagued Trees

Updated: 02/03/2009 - But instead of brewing up a cup, U.S. Forest Service scientists found that sprinkling tiny flakes containing the pheromone verbenone over lodgepole pine forests cut the number of trees attacked by bark beetles by two-thirds.

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Jonas Brothers Visiting CW With Concert Film Peek

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The CW network says the singers will host a night of programming Feb. 10 that includes the dramas "90210" and "Privileged." They'll provide a sneak peek of their new 3-D concert film based on their "Burning Up" tour.

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Elton John to Close Las Vegas Show

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Elton John is playing his final notes on the red piano in Las Vegas. Promoters say the pop singer will close his Las Vegas Stripshow, "The Red Piano," on April 22.

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Stocks Jump Following Rebound in Home Sales

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Major stock indexes jumped more than 1 percent Tuesday, and the Dow Jones industrials rose more than 140 points to snap a three-day slide as some of the day's data turned out to be more upbeat than expected. Still, analysts cautioned that the economy will keep showing fresh bruises in the coming months and that stock trading will remain volatile.

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'Idol' Axes 43 Hopefuls in 1st Round in Hollywood

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Hollywood was just a layover for the 43 hopefuls cut Tuesday during the first round of Hollywood Week on "American Idol." The 147 contestants plucked from nationwide auditions performed an a cappella song of their choosing on the Kodak Theatre stage with 104 singers advancing to the next step in the Fox singing competition.

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Bat-killing Syndrome Spreads in Northeast

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A mysterious and deadly bat disorder discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.

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Pentagon Study: US Should Pare Afghanistan Goals

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A classified Pentagon report urges President Barack Obama to shift U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, de-emphasizing democracy-building and concentrating more on targeting Taliban and al-Qaida sanctuaries inside Pakistan with the aid of Pakistani military forces.

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