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Free music download service signs last major label

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Qtrax, an Internet company that promises the first free music download service paid for by advertisements, said Wednesday it had signed up the last of the four major recording companies and plans to relaunch next month.

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Dish Network CEO tries to one-up Sirius XM

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A battle is brewing for control of Sirius XM Radio Inc., with uncertain consequences for the nearly 20 million people who use the satellite radio service to listen to music, sports and personalities from Howard Stern to Martha Stewart.

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Facebook appraisal pegs company's value at $3.7B

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Facebook Inc. quickly concluded it wasn't worth anywhere near the $15 billion market value implied in a 2007 investment made by Microsoft Corp., according to confidential information obtained Wednesday from court documents.

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Big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of its kind in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station. NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the crash, which occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday.

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Woman to be Charged with Dumping Baby in Lake

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A 20-year-old woman accused of dropping her newborn baby girl into a lake told police she felt the infant's heart beating as she let the child slip from her hands into the brackish water.

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OYS: Lane of Gage to Close Thursday

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Thursday the Southbound right lane of Southwest Gage and 17th will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a church reconstruction project.

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Correctional Facility to Close, Save Money

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Winfield correctional facility will close a housing unit March 7th to help cut spending in the current department of corrections budget.

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Jury Continues Murder Trial Deliberations

Posted: 02/11/2009 - 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler, 19-year-old Corky Williams, and 19-year old Antonio Armstrong face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.

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Brownback Hosting Adoption Event

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback is helping raise awareness to promote adoption. He and his wife are hosting an event at Washburn University Saturday where they will discuss the different aspects of the adoption process.

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Patton Urging New Measures Against Underage Drinking

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State Representative Joe Patton is taking new measures to reduce underage drinking. Patton Wednesday asked the Kansas House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to recommend a house bill for passage.

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Health Expert Visits Kansas

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a health status report. It outlines strategies for reducing infant mortality rates, obesity rates, tobacco use, nutrition, and access to medical care for racial and ethnic communities in Kansas.

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GOP Leaders Reach Deal on Kansas Budget Deficit

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senate President Steve Morris and House Speaker Mike O'Neal resolved differences between their chambers' budget negotiators Wednesday. The final disagreement involved funding for social services.

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2 big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station.

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Students Volunteer their Valentines for Classmate

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Local students turned Valentine's Day into a volunteer day to raise money for a classmate in need. A handful of students at Washburn Rural Middle School passed out valentine carnations to raise money for Jessica Seidel. The 12-year-old Topekan is undergoing chemotherapy and needs a bone marrow transplant.

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Homeland Security Secretary Visits Greensburg

Updated: 02/11/2009 - With new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on hand Wednesday, residents cut the ribbon for the grand reopening of a grocery store.

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