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Morris Communications To Cut Employee Wages

Updated: 03/19/2009 - The Augusta Chronicle reports that Morris Communications, owner of the Topeka Capital-Journal and WIBW AM and FM radio will cut employee wages by 5-10%.

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Sebelius Signs Bill Protecting Kansans’ Health

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has signed a senate bill allowing the state access to resources that will keep kids safe from lead poisoning, and a house bill that requires vehicles be moved out of the roadway after an accident that is non-injury and non-fatal.

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Texas prostitution ring catered to the rich, police say

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A Houston, Texas, couple is facing felony charges in connection with what authorities allege was an upscale prostitution ring that screened clients before charging them hundreds of dollars a session.

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Good Kids are Recycling

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Seeing all those plastic bottles going into landfills sparked these Indian Hills Elementary 5th graders into action. Here's what they did.

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Hard-pressed for money, parting with prized possessions

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Jim Vincent loved everything about his 1972 Plymouth 'Cuda. The purr of its V8 engine. The way the sun danced off it after a spit-shine wax. Whenever he revved the engine, he also thought about his father, who first brought home one of the muscle cars more than 30 years ago.

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Suspect in Slaying of Family Kills Himself

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Answers to what led to the slayings of a mother and her three children in a western North Carolina home might have died along with the suspect, who killed himself as police closed in on him along a stretch of Utah highway, investigators said Wednesday.

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Stormont Achieves Recognition

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Stormont Vail hosted a news conference Wednesday to announce its nursing services has achieved "magnet" recognition, the highest level of recognition a health care organization can get.

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Incest Father Pleads guilty to Charges, Faces Life

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Josef Fritzl abruptly pleaded guilty to all of the charges against him Wednesday - a surprising twist amid disclosures that the daughter he imprisoned for 24 years in a dungeon where she bore him seven children secretly sat in on the trial.

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Man may get death penalty in firefighters' deaths

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A California jury Wednesday recommended the death penalty after convicting a man on murder and arson charges in the deaths of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who died in a 2006 blaze outside Los Angeles.

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Chinese-made drywall ruining homes, owners say

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Officials are looking into claims that Chinese-made drywall installed in some Florida homes is emitting smelly, corrosive gases and ruining household systems such as air conditioners, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

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Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Natasha Richardson, a film star, Tony-winning stage actress and member of the famed Redgrave acting family, died Wednesday after suffering injuries in a ski accident, according to a family statement. She was 45.

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Oil Museum Looks for Former Pennzoil Models

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Organizers planning a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the nation's oil industry, which began with Col. Edwin Drake's successful oil well on Aug. 27, 1859, in northwestern Pennsylvania are hoping for a little luck in finding the women who served as Pennzoil's "Penny Pennzoil" spokesmodels about 50 years ago.

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AIG's CEO Asks Employees to Give Back Bonuses

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Edward Liddy admits the millions paid out in bonuses are "distasteful"; says some workers, including a few receiving death threats, have given the money back already.

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Home Depot Bringing Distribution Center to Topeka

Updated: 03/18/2009 - The move is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to the capital city over the next few years. Construction on the Home Depot distribution center has already begun in the Central Crossing Commerce Park.

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Woman Killed in Late Night Crash on I-470

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A woman is dead after her car rolls in an interstate median where i-470 meets 21st Street. Topeka police say they got the call after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. They believe the woman's car went into the median, she tried to get back on the roadway, fishtailed, and rolled her car.

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