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Labrador Deemed Most Popular Pooch, Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - If there was any doubt, the Labrador retriever is the people's choice among purebred pooches for the 18th straight year. That's the word today from the American Kennel Club, which keeps its nose to the ground on such matters.

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Bunten Announces Re-Election Bid

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten tells the audience at his "State of the City" address that he plans to run for mayor again this spring.

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Anti-Porn Online Law Dies Quietly in Supreme Court

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A federal law intended to restrict children's access to Internet pornography died quietly Wednesday at the Supreme Court, more than 10 years after Congress overwhelmingly approved it.

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Raul Castro says Obama 'Seems Like a Good Man'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Raul Castro said Wednesday that Barack Obama "seems like a good man" and wished him luck, striking a conciliatory tone at odds with protests tossed at the new U.S. president by Cuba's socialist ally Venezuela.

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Rescue Charity Saves Neglected Horses

Updated: 01/21/2009 - What started with saving one horse has turned into a full-time mission for Kristin Chambers. The equine manager has saved almost one hundred horses from abuse, neglect and death since she opened Winding Road Equine Rescue & Retirement four years ago.

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Teens Face Charges in Nursing Home Abuse

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Two young women have appeared in a Minnesota court to face charges of assault and other counts alleging they abused 15 nursing home residents.

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Hy-Vee Simplifies Nutrition in Its Stores

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Hy-Vee introduced a new way for consumers to determine a food's nutritional value. The Nu-Val scoring system ranks foods on a scale of 1 to100.

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Topeka West Sophomore Sees Inauguration

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Stephanie Schmidt is back in class after witnessing history.. the Barack Obama Inauguration. She shares some of her experiences with Ralph in this interview from Washington.

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Topeka Mayor: State of the City 'Real Good'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten highlighted the positives in Topeka, including ending the year on a good financial note, then outlined three main things he'd like to see changed. Bunten announced he'll run for another term as Mayor because he'd like to be a part of those changes.

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3 Oil Firms Compete for Iraq Oil Field

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The Iraqi Oil Ministry is studying offers submitted by three international oil companies to develop a prized oil field in southern Iraq, an official said Wednesday.

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North Korea Could Give Up Nukes for US Ties

Updated: 01/21/2009 - North Korea is willing to give up its nuclear weapons if President Barack Obama agrees to conditions imposed by the communist regime, including establishing formal diplomatic relations, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper said.

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Japanese teen accepts Palmer's Bay Hill invitation

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Ryo Ishikawa might have been more nervous reading a personal invitation from Arnold Palmer than when he won on the Japan Golf Tour at age 15 to become the youngest champion on any recognized tour.

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Ericsson rRports Profit Drop, to Cut 5,000 Jobs

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson on Wednesday reported profits dropped 31 percent in the fourth quarter, citing restructuring charges and weaker handset sales, and said it would slash 5,000 jobs.

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Police Departments Look for More Fuel-Cutting Cars

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Police Chief Richard Watson admits his department's newest patrol car is a curious departure from its big-horsepower Ford Crown Victorias. But the four-cylinder Pontiac Vibe GT has plenty of pep for policing, he said, and gets twice the gas mileage.

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Enthusiastic Crowds Welcome Bush Back to Texas

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After an enthusiastic welcome from thousands of cheering Texans in two cities, George W. Bush spent his first night out of office at his Crawford ranch.

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Nashville may make English government language

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Nashville could become the largest U.S. city to make English the mandatory language for all government business under a measure up being put before voters Thursday, but critics say it might invite lawsuits and even cost the city millions in federal funding.

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Kansas House Panel Delays Work on Deficit Bill

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, said the House Appropriations committee won't work on a budget deficit bill until next week because it is still taking testimony about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposals.

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Hays Doctor Gives 1,700 Acres to Wildlife Group

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Dr. Wallace Weber transferred 1700 acres in Russell County to Pheasants Forever, as long as the group leaves it intact and doesn't sell it. Pheasants Forever says it's the most land it has ever received in a single gift.

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South Topeka Restaurant Cuts Ribbon

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former manager of the Bennigans on South Topeka Blvd. cut the ribbon on a new restaurant, Boulevard Grill, where his old employer once operated.

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Trial Set for Tennis Coach in Minor's Sex Case

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Forty-four-year-old Barry Fields pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He's accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl who attended his family's tennis facility.

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