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Space Collision Debris to Orbit Earth for Millenia

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The chief of Russia's Mission Control says clouds of debris from the collision between U.S. and Russian communications satellites will circle Earth for thousands of years and threaten numerous satellites.

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9/11 Widow Killed In Plane Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - One of the victims of Continental Flight 3407, Beverly Eckert, was a Sept. 11 widow who put her never-ending grief to good use to make the country safer.

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New Post Exchange Celebrates Grand Opening

Updated: 02/13/2009 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley celebrated the grand opening of the Army Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange with a ribbon cutting ceremony February 13th at the facility's new location on Trooper Drive in Camp Forsyth.

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Wind leads police to marijuana-growing operation

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Mother Nature helped police uncover a home marijuana-growing operation. Police said a gust of wind set off a security alarm at a home in western St. Joseph County on Tuesday, prompting Indiana State Police Trooper Mick Dockery to investigate.

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Kansas Bill Protects Journalists' Sources

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says he expects his panel will vote on a bill to protect journalists from revealing information about sources.

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Siblings allegedly forge document to skip school

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A brother and sister who allegedly forged a court document to get out of school now have a court date for real. Woonsocket police officials told The Providence Journal the siblings sneaked a genuine Family Court document with a date to appear in court from a relative, scanned the letter and forged the name of a clinical case manager.

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Ore. man loses earlobe in fight over parking spot

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Police said two roommates began fighting over a parking space on Thursday night, and the dispute ended when one man bit off the other's earlobe. Officer Kevin Krebs said it appeared that the victim came home and parked in a spot preferred by his roommate, starting the fight.

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Wife: Affair began money manager's downward spiral

Posted: 02/13/2009 - An Indiana money manager charged with trying to fake his death in a plane crash began to change over the past year - ultimately revealing a double life - after he started an affair, his estranged wife said Friday.

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A year later, no final report on NIU shooting

Posted: 02/13/2009 - If the police chief of Northern Illinois University had his way, the name of the man who gunned down five students in a lecture hall one year ago Saturday would fade into oblivion.

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APNewsBreak: Blackwater dumps tarnished brand name

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Blackwater Worldwide is abandoning its tarnished brand name as it tries to shake a reputation battered by oft-criticized work in Iraq, renaming its family of two dozen businesses under the name Xe.

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Wife: Affair began money manager's downward spiral

Posted: 02/13/2009 - An Indiana money manager charged with trying to fake his death in a plane crash began to change over the past year - ultimately revealing a double life - after he started an affair, his estranged wife said Friday.

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San Francisco weighs ban on new head shops

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Counterculture tourists hoping to catch a whiff of Flower Power still make their way to the corner of Haight and Ashbury streets, where the spirits of Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead rock on in stores offering T-shirts, posters and pot-smoking paraphernalia.

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YMCA Character Award Winners

Updated: 04/28/2009 - We take time to honor some local residents who take the time to give back to their community.

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Stimulus Package Will Affect City Transportation Projects

Updated: 02/13/2009 - The Kansas Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting with officials from cities and metro areas in Kansas to discuss how the federal economic stimulus package might affect local transportation projects.

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Bald eagles Find Home in Western Kan.

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A nesting pair of bald eagles has been spotted at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in western Kansas for the first time.

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Kansas Senator Defends Private Plane Purchases

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The Kansas Republican says it's time to cool the "overheated'' rhetoric on use of private business planes. He wants to remind the public that the makers of those private planes and jets are also getting hit in the economic downturn.

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Kan. Man Gets 15 Yrs. for Burying Body in Basement

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Chilo Hernandez of Wichita was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Jennie Heltsley. Hernandez was living in the back half of the house when Heltsley went missing in December 2007.

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Kan. GOP Director Stepping Down

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Kansas Republican Party executive director Christian Morgan said Thursday he will leave March 31 to pursue other job opportunities. He said he's weighing offers in the political and private sectors, adding that he wasn't fired or asked to leave.

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