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KS Big and Little "Brothers" Learn From Each Other

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Bob and Daniel met eight years ago as a pair matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Now Daniel is 16 and learning to drive while Bob talks about how they've both helped steer each other through life.

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Colorado man accused of threatening Obama

Updated: 01/29/2009 - A Colorado man has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Barack Obama and blow up the Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis.

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KSU Provost Finalist for Idaho Job

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Kansas State University Provost Duane Nellis is among five finalists for the University of Idaho president's job. He and Montana State University Provost David Dooley are scheduled to travel to the main campus in northern Idaho, as well as branch locations, next month.

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Turkey Urges Obama to Redefine Mideast Terrorism

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Turkey's prime minister had a message Thursday for U.S. President Barack Obama: redefine terror and terrorism in the Middle East and use it as the basis for a new American policy.

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Peanut plant problem forces fresh recall

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Worried about salmonella, the Army said Thursday it's removing some peanut butter items from warehouses in Europe, the latest in an ever-growing list of recalled peanut products linked to a national salmonella outbreak.

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Ill. Senate begins deliberating Blagojevich's fate

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Illinois Senate has started debating whether to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office. Democratic Sen. William Haine of Alton began deliberations by pointing out that Blagojevich presented no evidence to defend himself on the abuse-of-power charges.

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Cessna Announces Additional 2,000 Layoffs

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Cessna Aircraft says it will lay off another 2,000 workers due to the slumping worldwide economy. Most of the affected workers are in Wichita.

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KSU President Search Down to Two

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Dr. Steve Ballard of East Carolina University says he'll stay at ECU and withdraw his name from consideration for the KSU President's position.

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Emporia's Smoking Ban Goes to a Vote April 7

Updated: 01/29/2009 - People in Emporia will vote April 7th on whether to overturn a no-smoking ordinance. The ordinance is to take effect March 7th. Commissioners will consider delaying that date until after the vote.

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Suspect in Riley Co. Slaying Unfit for Trial

Updated: 01/29/2009 - A 50-year-old man charged with killing a Clay Center pest control worker is being returned to the same psychiatric hospital he was discharged from in 2003.

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Kan. Deficit Plan Has Bipartisan House Support

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Kansas Senate voted 25-15 in support of a rewritten budget-balancing bill to make smaller cuts in social services and public school funding than Republican leaders had proposed.

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Google Sets Up Online Broadband Testing Lab

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Google Inc. and two nonprofit partners Wednesday launched a Web site that lets consumers test their Internet connections to reveal possible interference and traffic management by service providers.

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Illinois Governor To Speak At Impeachment Trial

Updated: 01/29/2009 - After days of studiously avoiding the impeachment trial that could remove him from office, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has reversed course, saying he wants to offer a closing argument Thursday.

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Gov't to Report On Jobless Claims As Layoffs Rise

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The government will provide a snapshot of the battered labor market Thursday when it reports how many people filed first-time claims for jobless benefits last week.

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Ford Loses $5.9B in 4Q, says Still Won't Seek Aid

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it lost $5.9 billion in the fourth quarter as auto sales slumped, but it has no plans to seek federal aid unless economic conditions worsen.

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Nintendo's 9-month Profit Falls on Strong Yen

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Nintendo Co. said net profit for the April-December period fell 18 percent as a strong yen cut into robust demand for its gaming products, forcing the company to slash its full year forecast.

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Study: Kidney Donors do Fine, No Long-term Issues

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Donating a kidney doesn't appear to have any long-term health consequences for the donor, a reassuring study shows. Researchers at the University of Minnesota found those who gave up one of their two kidneys lived a normal life span and were as healthy as people in the general population.

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Hundreds Register to Donate Bone Marrow for Topeka Girl

Updated: 01/28/2009 - More than 450 people attended the Bone Marrow Registry Drive in honor of Jessica Seidel, 12, a Washburn Rural Middle School Student who is undergoing chemotherapy and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.

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