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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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Search to Resume in 1999 Disappearance of Kansas Boy

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says the search for Adam Herrman will pick up on Saturday, focusing on a part of the Whitewater River banks different from an area searched two weeks ago. Herrman disappeared in 1999.

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Tech School Instructor on Leave over Obama Remarks

Updated: 01/21/2009 - An instructor at Wichita Technical Institute is on administrative leave after a student complained about remarks he made while watching Barack Obama's inauguration on television.

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Kansas Official: Obama Stimulus Could Help Higher Ed

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Board of Regents Chief Executive Officer Reggie Robinson says Pres. Obama's economic stimulus package will increase financial aid to students so they can afford higher education and help with maintenance backlogs.

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Kansas Local Officials Worry about Budget Proposals

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Proposals from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius could cut state aid to local governments by a total of $151 million during the current fiscal year and fiscal 2010, which begins July 1.

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Hawker Beechcraft Warns Cuts Will Touch All Areas

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In a letter sent Wednesday, Hawker Beechcraft vice president Rich Jiwandlal warned employees to prepare for job cuts that could touch all areas and levels of the company.

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Sen. Brownback Seeks Study on Detainee Transfer

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback introduced a bill Wednesday. It would require the president to provide a study regarding the feasibility of closing Guantanamo or transferring the detainees to any other location.

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Paternity and DNA... Do They Relate?

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A Wakefield Kansas woman testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of her husband who is serving in Iraq. State law has required Master Sgt. Christopher Sprowson to pay child support for a child that he did not father.

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Tech Stocks, Financials Give Wall Street a Lift

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A partial rebound in financial shares and gains by technology stocks pulled the market higher Wednesday, a day after fears about the banking system pummeled Wall Street.

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Myers' `Love Guru' Proves Endearing at Razzies

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Mike Myers' comedy flop "The Love Guru" led the field Wednesday for the Razzies with seven nominations, among them worst picture and worst-acting slots for Myers, Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley.

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US Bancorp 4Q Profit Falls on Higher Credit Costs

Updated: 01/21/2009 - U.S. Bancorp on Wednesday reported a 72 percent drop in earnings in the final three months of last year — its eighth-straight quarterly profit decline — as credit costs and securities losses climbed.

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GM Falls Behind Toyota in Annual Global Sales

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. sold more cars and trucks last year than General Motors Corp., stripping the Detroit automaker of the No. 1 global sales crown for the first time in 78 years.

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Wall Street Moves Higher Led by Tech Stocks

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Wall Street rebounded in morning trading Wednesday after investors found some reassurance from IBM's better-than-expected forecast for 2009.

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Iraq Willing To See US Troops Leave Early

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Iraq is willing to have the U.S. withdraw all its troops and assume security for the country before the end of 2011, the departure date agreed to by former President George W. Bush, the spokesman of the Iraqi prime minister said.

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