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Lawmaker Says Parkinson Well-Received by GOP

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A state lawmaker from Topeka says she thinks fellow Democrat Mark Parkinson has been been well-received by Republicans in his early days as governor.

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Kansas State Scraps Being Turned into Compost

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Kansas State University in Manhattan has been involved in a pilot project that takes food waste from two dining halls, turns it into compost and uses it on a garden, with some of the vegetables that are grown turning up on students' plates.

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Magnitude-4.7 Quake Rattles Nerves Near LA

Posted: 05/18/2009 - An earthquake that rolled through the Los Angeles area left behind shattered glass and rattled nerves, but no apparent major injuries or damage.

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Student Forced to Change Out of Kilt

Posted: 05/17/2009 - WEST HAVEN, Utah (AP) -- The principal of a Utah middle school has been asked to apologize for forcing a kilt-wearing student to change his clothes.

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Bloody urban battles could lie ahead in Pakistan

Posted: 05/17/2009 - ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani security forces fought Taliban militants on the outskirts of the main city in the northwest's Swat Valley and entered two other Taliban-held towns there, the army said Sunday, foreshadowing what could become bloody urban battles.

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These cars have got to go: Dealer cuts mean deals

Posted: 05/17/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- At 789 Chrysler lots across America sit 44,000 potential bargains, cars and trucks that are stuck between shellshocked dealers and a troubled company that no longer wants their services.

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Iowa town seeks status as video gamers' mecca

Posted: 05/17/2009 - OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) -- For a brief shining moment in the 1980s, Ottumwa was the unlikely hot spot of the fledgling video game industry as gamers around the globe flocked to this sleepy Iowa city and its video game arcade for a series of landmark tournaments.

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Bird, Spielberg honored at Boston U commencement

Posted: 05/17/2009 - BOSTON (AP) -- Former Boston Celtics basketball star Larry Bird and film director Steven Spielberg were feted Sunday at Boston University with honorary degrees.

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'Billy Elliot' tops list of Drama Desk winners

Posted: 05/17/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- "Billy Elliot," the joyous story of a coal miner's son who dreams to dance, was the big winner at the Drama Desk Awards, picking up 10 prizes including best musical.

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Mailbox Improvement Week

Posted: 05/17/2009 - The US Postal Service is asking all Topeka homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes this week.

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks off

Posted: 05/17/2009 - The Topeka Police Department will be aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other laws during the week.

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Man Crashes Car Into Home

Posted: 05/17/2009 - A man is arrested overnight after leading police on a chase and eventually crashing into a house.

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Asst. Principal Is First NYC H1N1 Death

Posted: 05/17/2009 - A school assistant principal who was sick for several days with swine flu on Sunday became the city's first death linked to the virus.

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Kansas State Scraps Being Turned Into Compost

Posted: 05/17/2009 - Kansas State University in Manhattan has been involved in a pilot project that takes food waste from two dining halls, turns it into compost and uses it on a garden, with some of the vegetables that are grown turning up on students' plates.

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