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Longtime Washburn, Community Volunteer Earns Award

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Bill Sneed was named Community Volunteer of the Year by the Junior League of Topeka. Sneed volunteers time for organizations including Washburn University athletics, the Boy Scouts and TPAC.

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Norton Bonaparte Interviews For Wichita City Manager Job

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr. today interviewed for the position of Wichita City Manager. Bonaparte is one of five finalists for the position. The Wichita City Council and Citizens Committee are in the process of interviewing each of them.

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Jury Convicts 3 in Kansas Gang Racketeering Case

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Three Wichita-area gang members were convicted Wednesday of counts dealing with racketeering and drug trafficking in the first federal racketeering case ever filed in Kansas.

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Author Michael Crichton Dies

Posted: 11/05/2008 - The best-selling writer of "The Andromeda Strain," "Jurassic Park" and a guiding force behind 'ER" has died after a very quiet, private battle against cancer.

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Governor Orders Deeper Cuts; GOP Leader Questions Need for More

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius increased the amount state agencies should cut their current budges, from 2 percent to 3 percent. But Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says more may be needed with the state facing a $137 million shortfall by June.

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Obama Unveils His Transition Team

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Congratulations pour in to Barack Obama, as the President-Elect builds his transition and cabinet to help him deal with the enormous challenges he will face.

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No Word on Replacement for Jenkins

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Lynn Jenkins victory over Nancy Boyda in the state's 2nd Congressional District race means Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name Jenkins' replacement as State Treasurer.

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Local Principal Honored for Her Health Program

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A local principal is honored for taking a bite out of obesity. Janine Kempker was presented Wednesday with the Hometown Health Hero Award at the Clarke Education Center in Topeka.

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Community Blood Drive for Two Topekans

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Community Blood Center is asking for your support in helping two Topekans who were critically injured in a motorcycle accident last month.

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Cessna to Cut Jobs Amid Financial Crisis

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Cessna chairman and CEO Jack Pelton warns employees by e-mail that the planemaker plans to reduce its work force levels amid the global financial crisis.

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Boeing 787 Jetliner Delayed

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Boeing says an eight week strike will delay the first flight of its 787 jetliner until next year. The jetmaker had scheduled the inaugural flight of the next-generation passenger jet for the end of this year.

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Topeka Police Investigate Car Jacking

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Wednesday morning car jacking. Authorities say it happened in the 400 block of Locust just after midnight.

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Records Set, Process Smooth for General Election

Updated: 11/05/2008 - After a major problem following the primary election in Shawnee County, changes made for the general election seemed to be largely successful. But, they did cause a bit of a slow down in reporting results.

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Google's growth makes privacy advocates wary

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Perhaps the biggest threat to Google Inc.'s increasing dominance of Internet search and advertising is the rising fear, justified or not, that Google's broadening reach is giving it unchecked power.

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Location, location, location _ and broadband

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Adam and Anita Paulk had a nice home outside Temple, Texas, with a big yard and a 10-minute commute to his job. But in Internet terms, the house was on Slow Lane. There was no high-speed Internet connection available.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Posted: 11/05/2008 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee who alienated his party with his high-profile support of Republican John McCain, pledged on Wednesday to put partisan considerations aside and work with President-elect Barack Obama.

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Voter turnout best in generations

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Voters cast their ballots in numbers not seen in at least 40 years, as millions of Americans picked their president early and waited in lines that stretched the lengths of blocks and buildings.

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Stocks fall as investors ponder Obama presidency

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A case of post-election nerves sent stocks plunging Wednesday as investors, again anxious about a recession, began questioning what impact a Barack Obama presidency will have on business and the overall economy. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than 400 points and the major indexes all fell more than 4 percent.

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