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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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Regents Could Gain Control of Admission Standards

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Under the bill introduced by Republican House member Deena Horst of Salina, regents would set admission standards that could be different for each university in accordance with each institution

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Kan. High School Teacher, Student Had Sex

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Lucas-Luray High School English teacher Nina Urban is free on $10,000 bond after Thursday's hearing on a charge of unlawful sexual relations. Her lawyer said a preliminary hearing will be set at a later date.

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Fiery Plane Crash in Upstate NY Kills 50

Updated: 02/13/2009 - Federal investigators are searching through the rubble of a deadly plane crash near Buffalo for the "black boxes." The smoldering scene is still too hot to collect debris. But investigators are going after the fight data and cockpit voice recorders in the plane's largely intact tail.

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World Markets Rise after Wall Street Bounceback

Posted: 02/13/2009 - World stock markets rose Friday, boosted by a late turnaround on Wall Street and renewed hopes about government economic stimulus plans as Group of Seven finance ministers gathered in Rome.

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PepsiCo 4th-quarter Profit Falls on Some Charges

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Posted: 02/13/2009 - PepsiCo, the world's second-biggest beverage maker, says its fourth-quarter profit fell partly on restructuring and impairment charges, but adjusted results met analysts' expectations.

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