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Jenkins Bashes Obama Budget Bill

Updated: 04/02/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says the President's proposed $3.5 trillion budget "spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much."

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Kansas Cell Phone Tracking Bill Approved

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A bill requiring cell phone companies to release caller location information promptly to police when asked is on its way to the Governor. It was inspired by the 2007 kidnapping and killing of Kelsey Smith.

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Saline Co. Sheriff's Canine Passes Away

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Saline County Canine Deputy Jim Hughes lost his partner, the canine officer lost a three week battle with pneumonia. Rony passed away at K-State's veterinary clinic in Manhattan.

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Organ Donors Give Precious Gift

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The need for organ donors continues to grow with heart, kidney and liver failure on the rise. WIlling donors must let their families know of their decision.

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Madoff's Home Loses Value

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Even Bernie Madoff isn't exempt from the real estate slump. The Florida mansion that prosecutors seized from the Wall Street swindler appears to have lost a big chunk of its value since Palm Beach County officials assessed its worth last year at $9.3 million.

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Meth Makers Wrote Recipe in Bible

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Police investigators say they found the recipe for making methamphetamine in an odd place: in a Bible on the last page of the Book of Revelation.

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Recession May Be Near Bottom

Updated: 04/02/2009 - New signs that the recession could be nearing a bottom emerged Thursday, as factory orders were far better than expected and the Dow industrials surged over 8,000 for the first time in two months.

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House Approves FDA Tobacco Regulation

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Anti-smoking forces won a long-awaited victory Thursday as the House passed legislation that would give the federal government key controls over the tobacco industry for the first time.

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Obama Chooses Census Director

Updated: 04/02/2009 - President Barack Obama has chosen Robert M. Groves to be the next census director, turning to a professor who has clashed with Republicans over the use of statistical sampling to lead the high-stakes head count.

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Obama Scorecard on Economic Summit

Updated: 04/02/2009 - At his summit debut, President Barack Obama failed to persuade foreign counterparts to commit to fresh and lavish spending to boost economic revival. And the success he did achieve in finding common ground was as much the result of modified goals as swaying other countries to bend to U.S. priorities.

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U.S. Prepares For Drug Battle

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The U.S. and Mexico are creating a cross-border group to develop strategies for stopping the illegal flow of guns and drugs between the two countries, officials said Thursday.

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Obama Issues Warning as North Korea Readies Rocket

Updated: 04/02/2009 - As North Korea fueled a multistage rocket Thursday for its threatened satellite launch, President Barack Obama promised a "stern" response and Japan vowed to press for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council. Senior U.S. defense officials said that trailers and vehicles carrying rocket propellant were in place at North Korea's coastal launch site and that fueling had begun.

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Squeeze Play: Baseball Feeling Brunt of Recession

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Before his first practice on the virgin grass of the new Yankee Stadium, Andy Pettitte stood at his locker Thursday and got a lesson on how to work the ThinkPad computer mounted in his wood-paneled cubicle. Each player has one of the gadgets to watch replays or order tickets for family.

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Just Published Photos Show MLK Killing Aftermath

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Almost 41 years to the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, newly published photographs of the aftermath of his shooting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., are on a magazine's Web site.

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Girl Culture Exhibit Spurs Discussion

Updated: 04/02/2009 - An exhibit at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library courts controversy, and inspires conversation. It's called "Girl Culture," and it shows many different photographs of women of all shapes and sizes.

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After School Cool

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Garfield Community Center After School Program gets Renovation

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Senate Vote on Kansas Gov. Sebelius' HHS Nomination to Wait

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Senators will wait until after their upcoming two-week recess to decide the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for her Thursday.

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Admiral says War Veterans will Suffer for Years

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Homelessness, family strains and psychological problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will persist in the U.S. for generations to come, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.

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No Federal Help for a Pilot Deal at US Airways

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Pilots at US Airways Group Inc. said on Thursday that the company has rejected their request to bring in help from the National Mediation Board to help them reach a joint contract.

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Washburn Students Fed Up with Food Service Deal

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Students protested the university's extension of a food services contract with Chartwell Thursday. They say they didn't have a choice in the decision and think 10 years is too long for the deal. Chartwell would pay for renovation of the food services area as part of the agreement.

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Postal Service to Cut 1,490 Jobs in 3 States

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The U.S. Postal Service is closing three mail processing centers. They're in West Virginia, Indiana and Arizona. The move eliminates 1,490 jobs and saves $4.9 million.

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Compromise for Asphalt Plant

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The County Commission granted a permit for Bettis Asphalt and Construction incorporated to build the plant on a 20 acre plot of land north of 45th street and near the county line.

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AAA Offers Help with Driving Lessons

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A AAA report says that while teen drivers make up just six percent of licensed drivers in the state, they're involved in a fifth of the wrecks.

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