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Robbery Suspect Target Of Crimestoppers

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Topeka Police say a male suspect held up a person Wednesday, July 1, near 8th and Kansas in downtown Topeka. Pictures of him were caught on video surveillance at a nearby store just before it happened.

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Topeka Clinic Studying New Approach To Easing Pain

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Cotton-O'Neil is participating in clinical trials on medications that target nerve growth factor, a substance found to be more prevalent in people with chronic pain. The new meds suppress NGF, thereby easing the pain.

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Country Stampede is Staying Put

Posted: 07/23/2009 - President Wayne Rouse is happy with the announcement, and glad to end the speculation on whether the country music bash is moving.

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K-18 Wreck Kills Motorcycle Driver

Updated: 07/23/2009 - An accident between an SUV and a motorcycle at K-18 and Scenic Drive near Manhattan Thursday afternoon claimed the life of a motorcycle driver.

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US: 160M Doses Of Swine Flu Vaccine Due In October

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The U.S. may have as many as 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine available sometime in October, even though manufacturers worldwide are having serious trouble brewing shots, federal health officials said Thursday.

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NZ Researchers To Implant Pig Cells In Diabetics

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A New Zealand biotech company began a trial Thursday of an experimental treatment for diabetes in which cells from newborn pigs will be implanted into eight human volunteers.

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Japan Train Workers Check Grins With Smile Meter

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Her uniform looks good, with striped scarf and blue cap in perfect order, but railway employee Mitsue Endo has one thing to do before she faces the masses — pass the smile test.

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VW Plans Merger With Porsche

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The best thing Volkswagen AG can do when it carries through its proposed merger with Porsche is this: Leave Porsche alone and reap the revenue from a glossy brand with loyal, rich customers, analysts say.

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Data Shows Housing Market Recovering

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The U.S. housing market has started to recover from the most far-reaching crisis since the Great Depression, data released Thursday show.

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Rising Casualties Raise Doubts Abroad On War

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Rising casualties in Afghanistan are raising doubts among U.S. allies about the conduct of the war, forcing some governments to defend publicly their commitments and foreshadowing possible long-term trouble for the U.S. effort to bring in more resources to defeat the Taliban.

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Principal Fired For Jumping On Student Dog-Pile

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A high school principal who admitted jumping atop a pile of students during a cafeteria food fight has been fired. The Upshur County Board of Education voted Tuesday to oust Brenda Wells from Buckhannon-Upshur High School. She'd been suspended since late May.

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Documents: US Al-Qaida Recruit Trained As Bomber

Posted: 07/23/2009 - An American-born terrorist-in-training learned how to shoot rockets and assault rifles and construct a suicide bomber's vest at al-Qaida camps in Pakistan, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

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AP IMPACT: Cash-Strapped States Raid 911 Funds

Posted: 07/23/2009 - More than $200 million collected from cell phone users for upgrades to the 911 system has been diverted in the last two years to plug state budget holes, keep campaign promises and, in at least one case, buy police uniforms, an Associated Press analysis has found.

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With Maple Hill Bridge Closed, Willard Concerns Continue

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Maple Hill Bridge is currently under construction, meaning truckers and other drivers are being routed elsewhere. This situation is driving concerns that some oversized trucks are using the Willard Bridge, which is being slowly worn down.

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Roberts: Cap and Trade Will Hurt Kansas

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Kansas Senator says rural towns will be penalized under "cap and trade" as he faults the USDA's analysis of the carbon emission changes.

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Hundreds of Mourners Honor Walter Cronkite

Updated: 07/23/2009 - "60 Minutes" Andy Rooney was so overcome with emotion he was not able to speak. But many other friends spoke about their fond memories of the CBS anchorman who died a week ago.

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Health Care Vote Delay "Okay" with Obama

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Earlier in the day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate would not be able to vote on a health care bill before its August recess, as the president had earlier requested.

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Circus Performer's Flight Preview Steals NASA Show

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A former stiltwalker and fire-eater stole NASA's show Thursday, saying he'll be "like a kid in a candy store" experimenting with zero-gravity tricks on his upcoming tourist trip to the international space station.

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The Ann Arbor News Hits The Streets For Last Time

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Ann Arbor News hit the streets Thursday for the last time in 174 years, a victim of the struggling newspaper industry, and will be replaced by an online news operation built from scratch by the same owner.

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Roundabout Struggles

Updated: 07/23/2009 - The Roundabout Cafe suffered a loss of nearly $200 Tuesday when someone stole money from the donation and tip jars.

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Combating Consumer Fraud

Updated: 07/23/2009 - More Than 100 People From Law Enforcement, Financial Institutions, And Retailers Gathered For Summit On Preventing Consumer Fraud.

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