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USD 501 Public Task Force Presents Budget Cutting Ideas

Updated: 01/09/2009 - USD 501's Budget Stakeholders Committee presented a lengthy report to board members Thursday on where to cut the district's budget. The district faces cutting $8- to $12 million.

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Drug Bust Lands Two Behind Bars

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Two people are behind bars in Geary County after a drug bust netted more than 50,000 dollars worth of narcotics.

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501 Finds Charter School Proposal Insufficient

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The Topeka 501 School Board found Community First's Charter School proposal insufficient to move forward at this time, meaning it can not be brought before the board until December.

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32 Kansas Teachers Receive Horizon Award

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Teachers across Kansas are being honored for their dedication. Thirty-two first year educators from around the state were named 2009 Kansas Horizon Award recipients. Six of those teachers were local ones.

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Smoking Ban Petitioners Nearing Goal

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Opponents of a smoking ban in Emporia are nearing their goal for a petition to present to commissioners next month.

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Boeing Plane Deliveries Fall 15 Pct. in 2008

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Boeing delivered about 15 percent fewer airplanes in 2008 compared with the previous year as a strike forced the temporary closure of its commercial aircraft operations.

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Hawker Beechcraft Warns Workers of More Layoffs

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Hawker Beechcraft warns its employees to expect more layoffs as economic conditions continue to deteriorate. Chief Executive Officer Jim Schuster says in a letter sent to workers Thursday that the general aviation market has slowed.

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Contagious Equine Disease Hits Kansas

Updated: 01/08/2009 - At least six mares in south-central Kansas are part of a growing number of horses in 28 states exposed to a contagious equine disease. The Kansas Livestock Commission said it contacted owners of the mares this week.

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More species invasions feared for Great Lakes

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Dozens of foreign species could spread across the Great Lakes in coming years despite policies designed to keep them out, causing significant environmental and economic damage, a federal report says.

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How big Jurassic flying reptiles got off ground

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The Jurassic version of jumbo jets - huge flying creatures weighing hundreds of pounds - is a mystery of dinosaur-era flight: How did something so big get off the ground? A Johns Hopkins University biologist thinks he has figured out the answer.

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Mosquitoes match wing beats before mating

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes - the ones that spread diseases like yellow and dengue fever - alter their wing vibrations in a mating signal.

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FSA Fines Aon over Weak Anti-Bribery Controls

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Britain's Financial Services Authority fined insurance broker Aon Ltd. 5.25 million pounds ($8 million) on Thursday for weak anti-bribery controls - the largest penalty of its kind.

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Trump Rounds Up Celebs for New `Apprentice' Season

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Early last October, NBC unveiled the 16-member cast of "Celebrity Apprentice" to reporters. Everyone on hand at the locked-down news conference swore to keep the participants' identities a secret until NBC said "go."

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Salina to Consider Tougher Smoking Ban

Updated: 01/08/2009 - City commissioners in Salina will begin discussing changes Monday to its smoking ban ordinance. One community leader wants to make it tougher.

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Norway Gas Field Shut Down for Lifeboat Problems

Updated: 01/08/2009 - -- Norwegian state-controlled oil company StatoilHydro ASA on Thursday temporarily shut down its Kristin natural gas field after tests revealed problems with a new type of lifeboat installed to help crew escape in emergencies.

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The Influence Game: Builders construct a tax break

Updated: 01/08/2009 - A tax break for big homebuilders, derailed last year amid public outrage at their role in the housing meltdown, is now back on track - thanks to well-connected lobbyists and a growing chorus of suddenly strapped other businesses that would benefit.

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Schlumberger to cut up to 1,000 jobs

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Schlumberger Ltd., the world's largest oilfield services company, says it's eliminating up to 1,000 jobs in North America, or about 5 percent of its work force, and is looking at cuts elsewhere globally.

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Stores' dismal December means prices should fall

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Dismal sales figures for the holiday shopping season are probably a sign of worse to come for merchants in 2009 - not only more sharp discounts and cheaper groceries but probably fewer stores.

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