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National Guard Brig. General Honors Veterans

Updated: 05/25/2009 - Patriot Guard riders lined the path to Penwell-Gabel's Veterans Memorial where Brig. Gen. John Davoren stood to accept a wreath laid in honor of those who served during the cemetery's Memorial Day service.

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Mt. Hope Service Draws Dignitaries

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins were among speakers at Mt. Hope's Memorial Day Ceremony.

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KDOT Closing Lane of US24 for Week

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Starting Tuesday, May 26, KDOT will close one lane of U.S. 24 eastbound from Kansas Ave. to K-4 for repaving from 8:30 until 3 o'clock.

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Train Hits Stalled Van

Posted: 05/25/2009 - A freight train smashed into a minivan stalled on the tracks Monday as a police officer scrambled to help a man pull his wife and two children to safety. An infant still inside when the train hit escaped harm, but the two men suffered injuries.

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Wichita Police Want Young Boy's Name, Whereabouts

Updated: 05/25/2009 - A young boy, about four or five years old, walked alone into a convenience store about 9-15-pm Saturday night. Employees asked him if he was lost and he would only say “Mom.”

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Post 400 Marks Memorial Day at Rochester

Posted: 05/25/2009 - A ceremony at Rochester Cemetery is a Memorial Day tradition for American Legion Post 400. More than 100 people gathered Monday at the North Topeka location to take part.

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Explosion Rocks New York Starbucks

Updated: 05/25/2009 - NYPD Lt. Mike Wyosokowski says police are trying to determine what caused the blast early Monday morning at the intersection of 92nd Street and Third Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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Pelosi Dodges Human Rights in China

Posted: 05/25/2009 - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China's financial capital on Monday but stayed clear of human rights issues, though her presence emboldened protesters.

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Obama Heads to Arlington for Mem. Day

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Obama, the nation's first black president, planned to continue tradition and have aides leave a wreath at the Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, the 600-acre site that once was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's estate.

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North Korea Declares Claims Successful Nuclear Test

Updated: 05/25/2009 - The regime "successfully conducted one more underground nuclear test on May 25 as part of measures to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defense," the country's official Korean Central News Agency said.

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WWII Soldier Remains Returning to Kansas

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Army Pvt. Henry "Rickey'' E. Marquez of Kansas City, Kan., was killed in November 1944 while fighting with the 112th Infantry of the 28th Division in the Heurtgen Forest.

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Threat of Lightning Often Not Realized

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Chance Hayes, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wichita, says it's difficult for people to perceive the threat of lightning because they don't see how it can be a harm to them.

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State Bans Alcohol at Some Lakes

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The ban was put in place because litterbugs and partiers are leaving trash behind and starting large bonfires. And the state says it wants the lakes to be used for their original purpose, which is fishing.

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Midnight Mugging Has Police Seeking Suspects

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The incident occurred just before midnight when two teens allegedly approached the men in front of the home, 3321 Pennsylvania, and demanded money.

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Horror Story Printed on Toilet Paper in Japan

Updated: 05/25/2009 - In a country where ghosts are traditionally believed to hide in the loo, a Japanese company is advertising a new literary experience - a horror story printed on toilet paper.

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Kan. Man Accused of Beating Bird Appeals $275 Fine

Posted: 05/24/2009 - LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A Kansas man accused of beating a gull that tried to eat his wife's ice cream is appealing a $275 fine stemming from the incident in California.

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Blessing of the Fleet

Posted: 05/24/2009 - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary performed the "Blessing of the Fleet," which takes place every year on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

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Unlikely UK Sensation Boyle Sings Rousing 'Memory'

Posted: 05/24/2009 - LONDON (AP) -- Surprise singing sensation Susan Boyle made a new television appearance, showcasing once again her soaring voice - but refusing to compromise on the frumpy look that made her an Internet sensation.

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Liberals Frustrated on Gun, Guantanamo Issues

Posted: 05/24/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Frustrated liberals are asking why a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House can't manage to close the Guantanamo prison or keep new gun-rights laws from passing.

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Atlantis, Crew land in California

Posted: 05/24/2009 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday, detouring from stormy Florida to sunsplashed California to end a 13-day mission that repaired and enhanced the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Police: Victim in Sikh Temple Shooting Dies

Posted: 05/24/2009 - VIENNA (AP) -- Sikhs wielding knives and a handgun attacked two preachers at a rival temple in Vienna in a brawl that left one of the victims dead Monday and at least 15 others wounded, police said. A related clash later broke out in northern India.

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