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Printing Shop Opens Doors

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A ribbon cutting marked the formal opening of a new printing business in Topeka. The owner says he isn't worried about the slow economy because of his customer oriented style of business.

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Body of Polish Man Beheaded in Pakistan Returned

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The remains of a Polish geologist beheaded by Islamic militants in Pakistan were returned Wednesday to Poland in a casket draped in the two countries' flags and covered in flowers.

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27 suspected in death of French Jew go on trial

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The presumed leader of a group of 27 young people charged with participating in the torture and killing of a young French Jew took his seat in juvenile court Wednesday with the defiant declaration, "Allah will be victorious."

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Cessna Announces 2,300 Layoffs as Orders Fall

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft Co. is laying off 2,300 workers and closing its Oregon plant as it tries to restructure amid declining plane orders.

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KDHE Briefs Legislative Committe on Swine Flu in KS

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips is the State Health Officer and Director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environement's Division of Health. He briefed the legislative members of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee and the House Health and Human Services Committee at noon Wednesday.

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New KS Gov. Confronts Budget Problems

Updated: 04/29/2009 - On his first full day in office, Gov. Mark Parkinson is confronting the state's budget crisis and promising a mix of modest spending cuts and steps to boost revenues to eliminate a projected deficit.

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Blown-away Chihuahua Reunited With Owners

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Tinker Bell has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked up the six-pound Chihuahua and tossed her out of sight. Dorothy and Lavern Utley credit a pet psychic for guiding them on Monday to a wooded area nearly a mile from where 8-month-old Tinker Bell had been last seen. The brown long-haired dog was dirty and hungry but otherwise OK.

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Police Arrest Woman with Barrel of Bear Candies

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Police arrested a 28-year-old woman after finding a barrel of cinnamon bear candies in her hotel room that police believe had been stolen from a local restaurant. Officers responded to a 911 call at a hotel room where the woman was staying on Saturday evening. Officers determined that the call had been placed by accident.

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BofA Shareholders Gather for Annual Meeting

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Bank of America Corp. Chairman and CEO Ken Lewis faced angry shareholders at the bank's annual meeting Wednesday, and defended his company's acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co. - a deal that has many investors calling for Lewis' dismissal.

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Jackie Chan Announces 100th Movie

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Jackie Chan has celebrated a milestone with the announcement of his 100th movie project - a collaboration with "Rumble in the Bronx" director Stanley Tong.

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2 Bahamians Plead Not Guilty in Travolta Case

Updated: 04/29/2009 - An ambulance driver and a former senator have pleaded not guilty to charges that they tried to extort $25 million from actor John Travolta following the death of his teenage son in the Bahamas.

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Mexican Tenor Villazon Needs Larynx Surgery

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Rolando Villazon's concert organizer in Germany says the Mexican tenor needs surgery to remove a cyst on his larynx and has canceled two performances in the country.

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Lane Garrison is Released from Calif. Prison

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Lane Garrison has been paroled. A California prisons spokesman says the former "Prison Break" actor was paroled and picked up from a facility in Tehachapi (tuh-HATCH-uh-pee), Calif., early Wednesday morning.

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Obama, Biden Welcome Specter to Democratic Party

Posted: 04/29/2009 - President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed Arlen Specter's conversion to the Democratic Party, while Specter vowed that he'll be an asset as Obama tries to get his ambitious agenda through Congress.

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ESA Satellite Images Show Ice Shelf Breaking Away

Updated: 04/29/2009 - New satellite images from the European Space Agency show massive amounts of ice are breaking away from an ice shelf on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, researchers said Wednesday.

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Pope Sorry for Abuse at Native Canadian Schools

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday he was sorry for the abuse and "deplorable conduct" of some church members at Canadian schools that aboriginals were forced to attend.

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Fed Takes Fresh Stock of Economy

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Taking fresh stock of economic and financial conditions, Federal Reserve policymakers are considering whether they need to take additional measures to ease the recession.

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Taliban Kidnap Dozens of Pakistani Security Forces

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Pakistani airstrikes killed dozens of Taliban fighters in a fierce struggle to drive them from a district near the capital, while the militants took over police stations and kidnapped more than 50 security forces, the army said.

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Now 95, Big Brother Treasures Late-life Friendship

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Chester Ross, 65, a textiles and fashion entrepreneur, had long since raised his two daughters and had three grandchildren of his own. David Loughran, a timid 7-year-old longing for someone to play ball with, was an only child being raised by his divorced mother.

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Economy Shrinks at 6.1 Percent Pace in 1Q

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years overwhelmed a rebound in consumer spending.

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First US Swine Flu Death

Updated: 04/29/2009 - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that wider school closings in the U.S. may be necessary in an escalating global health emergency that claimed the first death in the United States and swept Germany onto the roster of afflicted nations. Obama said local schools across America should consider temporarily shutting down if conditions worsen.

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