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KCC Approves Rate Hike for Westar Energy

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a rate increase for Westar Energy. North customers will see monthly bills increase an average $2.95. The average monthly increase is $0.88 for the south region.

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Principal Files Complaint over Missed High-five

Updated: 05/29/2009 - EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- What do you call a high-five that misses? Many would just call it awkward, but an El Paso school principal calls it assault. The misfire came last week when schools superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was giving principals high-fives while celebrating state test scores. When Garcia came to Barron Elementary School principal Mary Helen Lechuga and she didn't raise her hand, he tapped her on the head instead.

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Leno Gets Set to Leave the `Most Wonderful Job'

Updated: 05/29/2009 - BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- It took a radio disc jockey to remind Jay Leno where he'll stand in "Tonight Show" history when he walks off the stage for the last time Friday.

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Boyle Web Sensation: A Massive Missed Opportunity?

Updated: 05/29/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The final act of the year's biggest pop culture sensation will not be seen on TVs, beamed out to multiplexes or heard much on the airwaves. Well, at least not in America.

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N. Korea Test-fires Missile

Updated: 05/29/2009 - YEONPYEONG, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea warned Friday it would act in "self-defense" if provoked by the U.N. Security Council, which is considering tough sanctions over the communist country's nuclear test, and followed the threat with the test launch of another short-range missile.

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Obama Calling for Better Security for Computers

Updated: 05/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling digital security a top priority, whether it's guarding the computer systems that keep the lights on in the city and direct airliners to the right runway or those protecting customers who pay their bills online.

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Economy Sinks at a 5.7 Percent Pace in 1Q

Updated: 05/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy sank at a 5.7 percent pace in the first quarter as the brute force of the recession carried over into this year. However, many analysts believe activity isn't shrinking nearly as much now as the downturn flashes signs of letting up.

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Venus Out at French Open

Updated: 05/29/2009 - PARIS (AP) -- Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open on Friday, losing in the third round of the clay-court major for the third straight year.

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Borrowers with Good Credit Fuel Foreclosures in 1Q

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The mortgage crisis is spreading and hitting new heights: Borrowers with good credit now make up the largest share of foreclosures as job losses and pay cuts exact their toll.

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Woman in Disney Abduction Hoax to Return to Pa.

Updated: 05/29/2009 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman accused in an abduction hoax that began near Philadelphia and ended at Walt Disney World waived her extradition rights and will be sent back to Pennsylvania to face charges of filing a false report and identity theft.

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Ex-Kmart CEO Back on Witness Stand in Civil Trial

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission tried to raise doubts Thursday about the credibility of a former Kmart Corp. chief executive as the government's civil fraud trial moved toward a conclusion.

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Kan. to Delay School Aid Payment in Budget Crunch

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Kansas' budget director says the state will delay payments to public schools to avoid a budget deficit. State officials expect tax collections in May to fall about $100 million short of expectations.

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Farm Group Questions Highway Route

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A group of farmers is asking transportation officials to change the proposed route of a widened highway in central Kansas.

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Kansas Tax Refunds on Hold

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Here's another reason for filing your income taxes early: Kansas has stopped issuing tax refund checks because the state's low on money.

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Economy Sinks at a 5.7% Pace in 1Q

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The economy sank at a 5.7% pace in the first quarter as the brute force of the recession carried over into this year. However, many analysts believe activity isn't shrinking nearly as much now as the downturn flashes signs of letting up.

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MDA Party in the Park

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Seneca hosts the 4th annual Party in the Park for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Sunday, May 31

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Stocks Mixed After GDP Drop Gets Trimmed

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Stocks are mixed after the government said the economy shrank in the first quarter at a slower pace than initially estimated.

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Aspiring Neurosurgeon From Kansas is Top Speller

Updated: 05/29/2009 - It's safe to say the best is yet to come for the new national spelling champion. She's only just become a teenager. She'll probably keep her competitive juices flowing by entering the International Brain Bee, the perfect contest for an aspiring neurosurgeon.

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7.1 Earthquake Topples Homes, Kills 6 in Honduras

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A powerful earthquake toppled dozens of homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.

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Crash Diet: GM Getting in Shape for Chapter 11

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The speed at which General Motors Corp. exits bankruptcy protection would depend a lot on the shape the company is in when it enters. GM has three more days to tidy up.

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