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Obama Rejects 2nd Stimulus: Give Recovery Time

Posted: 07/11/2009 - President Barack Obama on Saturday dismissed the idea the nation might need a second stimulus to jolt the economy out of recession and urged Americans to be patient with his economic recovery plan.

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Jackson's Hometown Honors Pop Icon

Posted: 07/11/2009 - This gritty steel-making city where Michael Jackson got his start playing on street corners with his brothers and competing in talent shows said goodbye to the King of Pop with a show that featured experienced homegrown talent, as well as youngsters who hope to follow in his footsteps.

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Paris Hilton Insists She Plugged Sorority Movie

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Paris Hilton testified in federal court in Miami Friday in an $8-million lawsuit over a box-office bomb she starred in. She's accused of not doing her part to promote the 2006 flick "Pledge This."

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Kickapoo, Iowa Tribes Get Stimulus For Water

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the Kickapoo Tribe will get $111,360 for drinking and wastewater improvements. The Iowa Tribe in Kansas and Nebraska will get $161,500 for drinking water improvements.

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Brownback Announces NBAF Funding

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The U.S. Senate okays a Homeland Security funding bill with $36.3 million for the new Kansas facility.

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Senate Spending Bill Includes NBAF Money

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says Homeland Security's request of $36.3 million toward the $451 million dollar facility is included in the Senate's appropriation bill.

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DOJ Eyes Kansas Complaint Against Federal Prosecutor

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Siobhan Reynolds says her complaint against Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Treadway was referred to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility. She's alleging prosecutorial misconduct.

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Charges Announced In Quadruple Raytown Homicide

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that 24-year-old Gevante D. Anderson faces four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Andre Jones Sr.; his girlfriend, Precious Triplett; and her two nephews.

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Government Ups Winter Wheat Production Forecast

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The National Agricultural Statistic Service's July crop production report pegged the anticipated U.S. winter wheat crop at 1.52 billion bushels. Even with the more generous outlook, the wheat harvest is expected to be down 18 percent from last year.

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Kansas Agency Adds Dropout Web Site

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has launched www.kansasdropins.org. The site is aimed at reducing the state's dropout rate.

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Kansas Audit Raises Computer Security Questions

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A new report from the Legislative Division of Post Audit says it cracked 39 percent of one unnamed agency's passwords within five minutes using software.

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Parole Denied For 88-Year-Old Kansas Inmate

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Parole Board denied parole for 88-year old Joseph Johnson. He's serving time for a botched 1992 murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of 48-year-old Chang Nam Kim.

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DNA Tests Prompt Rape Charges Against 2 Inmates

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A Kansas City man already serving a 12-year sentence for a 2007 rape has been sentenced to 25 more years for a 2001 rape after being connected to the case through DNA. DNA also linked a man serving time for burlgaries to a 15-year old rape case.

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Wyandotte County Faces $15 Million Shortfall

Posted: 07/10/2009 - County administrators announced at a public hearing Thursday that Wyandotte County is facing a $15 million revenue shortfall. They say across-the-board cuts will be included when they unveil their budget plan Monday.

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Oldest Worker - A Kansan - Dies At 106

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Hays Daily News reports that Waldo McBurney died Wednesday at the Gove County Medical Center in Quinter. He was 106 years old. McBurney was designated American's Oldest Worker.

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Topeka Mayor Vetoes Hiring Consultant For Bikeway Plan

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten Friday vetoed spending $75,000 to hire a consultant to help develop a Topeka Bikeway Master Plan. Of the amount, $15,000 would come from the city's general fund.

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Former Senator Bob Dole Undergoes Leg Surgery

Posted: 07/10/2009 - 85-year-old Bob Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an elevated heart rate in the middle of the night. The former Senator had surgery for open sores on his left leg. A skin graft is planned for Monday.

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