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More Evidence Links Alcohol, Cancer in Women

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

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NASA Rocket Failure Blow to Earth Watching Network

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A new satellite to track the chief culprit in global warming crashed into the ocean near Antarctica after launch Tuesday, dealing a major setback to NASA's already weak network for monitoring Earth and its environment from above.

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Kansas Equal Rights Amendment Considered

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Senate committee head testimony Tuesday on a proposed equal rights amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Supporters say prohibitions on gender discrimination are only in statutes which can be easily changed.

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More Economic Gloom, but Wall Street Gets a Boost

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Shoppers stroll near the entrance to the Macy's department store at the Mall at Millennia in Orlando, … NEW YORK – Just when things were looking even worse in the economy — consumer confidence in free fall and home prices dropping faster — came some good news: Wall Street bolted higher on a regulator's prediction that the recession may end this year.

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Penny Stocks? Small Change for Big-name Companies

Updated: 02/25/2009 - What costs more — a spark plug or a share of General Motors? A Sunday New York Times or a share of the newspaper company? A General Electric toaster or a share of GE?

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Topeka Transit Changes Cause Riders Consternation

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Beginning April 1, Topeka Transit riders will no longer have routes to ride weekdays after 6:30 or on Sundays. They are concerned about being stuck at home...or worse yet, not being able to get to work.

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Obama: The "Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived"

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Proclaiming to a joint session of Congress and an recession-scarred American people that the “day of reckoning has arrived,” President Obama said Tuesday night that the country must now act “boldly and wisely” to take charge of its future.

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Kan. Governor Still Hasn't Talked to Obama on HHS

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she still hasn't talked to President Barack Obama about a potential appointment to his Cabinet. In Washington, Sebelius is considered a leading contender for health and human services secretary.

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Obama: The "Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived"

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The President tells Americans Tuesday night the country must "act boldly," as he pushed a broad agenda before a joint session of Congress.

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WIBW-TV to Air Mayoral Debate Wednesday Night

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Incumbent Bill Bunten, Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner, Jon-Wesley O'Hara, Jason Dabney, and Randal Trackwell discussed issues ranging from the sales tax question and form of government, to Heartland Visioning.

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Important Tax Dates

Updated: 02/25/2009 - We're here to tell you about some important tax dates.

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Lawrence Man Pleaded Guilty to Violating Clean Water Act

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 57-year-old Raymond Sawyer and his company, Mangna-Gro International, which formulates chemical fertilizers, pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging waste from its fertilizer manufacturing operation into the City of Lawrence's sewer system.

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Topeka Police Investigate Pair of Carjackings

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Suspects in carjacking around 7:30pm Tuesday at the Fairfield Inn off Wanamaker left behind a vehicle carjacked less than 45 minutes earlier from the Century Plaza Apartments.

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Greensburg Mayor to Attend President's Sddress

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson will watch the president's speech from first Lady Michelle Obama's box Tuesday night. He leads a community that was devastated by a tornado in May 2008 and has been rebuilding as an energy-efficient ``green town.''

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Blue Rapids Teen Hits Jackpot

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 18-year old Dakota Tormondson of Blue Rapids won $20,000 on a Double Crossword lottery scratch ticket.

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Kansas Rep. Turns to Twitter

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Mike Burgess, R-Topeka, announced he will be using Twitter to keep his constituents informed during the legislative session. The microblogging site allows users to send 140 character messages, or "tweets", letting people know what they're doing.

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USD 501 Finalizes Land Purchase

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The USD 501 School Board voted Tuesday to finalize the settlement with the state for land on the old Topeka State Hospital grounds.

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