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Kansas Governor to Name Supreme Court Justice

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has called an 11 am Wednesday news conference to name her pick for a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court. The new justice will replace retiring Chief Justice Kay McFarland.

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Celeste Industries Corporation Recalls Make Up Remover

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Celeste Industries Corporation has voluntarily recalled all lots of simplySmart™ "Remove" Make Up Remover in the US and Canada This product is packaged as a single towelette with hiexpress.com shown on the packet.

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Speaker Named for Fort Riley MLK, Jr. Observance

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Stedman Graham, the chairman and chief executive officer of Stedman Graham and Associates, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. observance at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 14 at Riley’s Conference Center.

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China face economic pain, sensitive anniversaries

Updated: 01/06/2009 - BEIJING (AP) -- The year ahead will challenge Chinese security officials increasingly nervous about social stability, the nation's top police officer said Tuesday, amid concerns about gang violence, separatism and dissident plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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Natural gas shortages slam many European nations

Updated: 01/06/2009 - VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The Russia-Ukraine natural gas dispute hit Europe with the force of a winter storm Tuesday, cutting or limiting supplies to at least a dozen nations. Tens of thousands of people were left without heat and governments scrambled to find alternate energy sources.

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Blood Drive at the Library

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Community Blood center is asking people to head down to the library Wednesday for a blood drive. It is especially urging donors with blood type O-negative and A-Negative to stop by

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Member of Iraq president party killed in drive-by

Updated: 01/06/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen have killed a member of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's political party in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police officials said Tuesday.

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US, Iraqi troops get the picture (not their man)

Updated: 01/06/2009 - TARMIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Army Capt. Christopher Loftis took in the scene: Iraqi soldiers raiding the home of a suspected insurgent wanted for participating in deadly attacks against U.S. and Iraqi troops.

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Last Minute Drive for United Way of Flint Hills

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The United Way of flint Hills is nearing its goal for this campaign drive, but is still a little short of the amount it needs to raise to prevent serious cuts for its agencies and programs.

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Farm Show Celebrates 20 Years

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Topeka Farm Show's continued Tuesday. The three day event lets vendors display the latest hardware and technologies before the upcoming season.

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Hackney Arraigned for Attempted murder

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka-resident Tray Hackney was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted First Degree Murder for the shooting of Teri Buskirk in December of last year.

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LA water cops hunt wasteful faucets, sprinklers

Updated: 01/06/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The green thumbs who keep lawns lush and flora flourishing in the city have found a new foe among the aphids, white flies and other yard pests - the water police.

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Former Okla. sheriff on trial in jail sex case

Updated: 01/06/2009 - FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) -- A prosecutor said Tuesday six former jail inmates and drug defendants will testify an Oklahoma sheriff used his influence to demand sex from them, while a defense attorney told jurors at the sheriff's trial that those women were lying or consented.

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2009 Topeka Farm Show Opens

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Farmers and ranchers from around the Topeka area gathered at the Kansas Expocentre for the 20th annual Topeka Farm Show.

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Coleman sues over Minnesota Senate recount result

Updated: 01/06/2009 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republican Norm Coleman filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Democrat Al Franken's apparent recount victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, delaying a resolution of the contest for weeks or months.

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Prosecutor: Ex-Calif. sheriff cheated to get job

Updated: 01/06/2009 - SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A former Orange County sheriff gave power and influence to those who helped him win his first election through bribes and kickbacks laundered as campaign contributions, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday in closing arguments.

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Police arrest parishioners at New Orleans church

Updated: 01/06/2009 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Police on Tuesday cleared out two New Orleans Catholic churches occupied by former parishioners opposed to the archdiocese's decision to close them, breaking down a door at one.

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Hutchinson Men Plead Guilty to Racial Attacks

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A case involving racially motivated attacks on two black patrons at an Iowa bar is nearing a close as more defendants entered guilty pleas yesterday to federal charges.

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State unemployment claim systems overwhelmed

Updated: 01/06/2009 - ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Electronic unemployment filing systems have crashed in at least three states in recent days amid an unprecedented crush of thousands of newly jobless Americans seeking benefits, and other states were adjusting their systems to avoid being next.

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Death of Travolta's son raises medical questions

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Millions of children and adults have seizures in the United States, but dying from one is rare. That only adds to the confusion and mystery surrounding the life and death of Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

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Jenkins Takes Oath in Washington

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Kansas state treasurer Lynn Jenkins was sworn in as one of Congress' freshman members when the new Congress convened Tuesday.

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Blagojevich race card lands softly in Senate fight

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The first race card of the Obama era is now in play. In an apparent bid to save his political life - or perhaps just irritate and confound his enemies - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is trying to wedge a black man into the all-white Senate. On Tuesday, Blagojevich's choice, Roland Burris, was turned away on Capitol Hill when he tried to take his seat.

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Feinstein says Senate should seat Burris

Updated: 01/06/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Rules Committee has parted with many of her Democratic colleagues and says that the Senate should seat former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris.

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