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Topeka Fire Departments Views "Cold Fire" Products

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Cold Fire Law Enforcement demonstrated its fire suppression products at the Topeka Fire headquarters Friday. Company reps say the foam substance attaches itself to the actual source of the fuel causing the fire, and extinguishes it.

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Kansas Governor Gets Christmas Tree

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius accepted a 9-foot Scotch pine Friday from Bowen's Christmas Tree Farm in Pittsburg. The tree was delivered to Cedar Crest on a horse-drawn wagon.

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Tiahrt Could Run for Senate

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Congressional Delegation could see a major makeover in 2010. Congressman Todd Tiahrt of Wichita says he plans an announcement soon about running for Senator Sam Brownback's seat.

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KU Band Funding

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The University of Kansas' marching band is getting a financial boost. Alan Riedel of Garden City is committing $200,000 to the marching Jayhawks.

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KSU Band Funding

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Funding fears may be easing for K-State's marching band. Earlier this week, the Student Government Association decided to phase out funding for the band from a privilege fee student's pay. But KMAN Radio reports a meeting yesterday could change that.

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Medicaid Warning

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Many Kansas seniors can expect an increase in their Medicare Part D premiums for 2009. Several Kansas counties report a high percentage of beneficiaries who have plans that will see large increases, some as much as 84%.

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Kansas Children's Cabinet Awards $11 million

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet announced the first 14 recipients of its Early Childhood Block Grants Friday. The total awarded was $11 million. The money comes from the state's share of the tobacco settlement.

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Unemployment Stats.

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Growth in government kept employment in Kansas from shrinking. A labor department report out today shows the number of Kansas holding non-farm jobs grew about eighty-six hundred from October 2007 to October 2008.

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Boy Calls 911 to Save Mom

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Ten year old Trey Woltje called 911 after his mom had a bad asthma attack and went unconscious. Trey was able to give the dispatcher his address and help with directions to his house.

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Seaman High School Goes Pink

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Some staff members at Seaman High School wore pink t-shirts to help promote an anti-bullying campaign that got its start in Canada.

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Pentagon bans computer flash drives

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The Pentagon has banned, at least temporarily, the use of external computer flash drives because of a virus threat officials detected on Defense Department networks.

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Wal-Mart names Duke to succeed Scott as CEO

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, unexpectedly announced Friday that its chief executive will retire in February and be replaced by the head of its international division.

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Renovated American history museum reopens

Updated: 11/21/2008 - George and Martha Washington, Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" and other costumed characters greeted thousands of visitors Friday as the National Museum of American History reopened after a two-year, $85 million renovation.

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Lawsuit says Ind. teen with HIV bullied at school

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A school district in the state where HIV-positive Ryan White fought for the right to attend classes two decades ago is being sued by the family of a 14-year-old girl who says she was bullied so badly over her positive status that she left school.

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Prosecutor who had Cheney indicted yells at judge

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A county prosecutor who brought indictments this week against Vice President Dick Cheney and others pounded his fist and shouted at the judge Friday during a routine hearing. Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra asked Presiding Judge Manuel Banales to recuse himself from the case, which alleges abuse at federally run prisons.

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Boeing warns of possible layoffs in 2009

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Boeing Co. may lay off some workers next year as part of an effort to cut costs in response to difficult market conditions and a slowing global economy, a company executive said.

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Bug-sized spies: US develops tiny flying robots

Updated: 11/21/2008 - If only we could be a fly on the wall when our enemies are plotting to attack us. Better yet, what if that fly could record voices, transmit video and even fire tiny weapons?

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Bob Jones Univ. apologizes for racist policies

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Bob Jones University has apologized for racist policies including a one-time ban on interracial dating that wasn't lifted until nine years ago and its unwillingness to admit black students until 1971.

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New mad-cow rule poses health dangers of its own

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A federal regulation aimed at preventing mad cow disease from getting into the food supply could create health risks of its own: many thousands of cattle carcasses rotting on farms, spreading germs, attracting vermin and polluting the water.

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Stocks jump on report of Geithner nomination

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Wall Street got a boost of confidence late Friday following a report that President-elect Barack Obama plans to name New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner as Treasury secretary.

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Neb. governor signs safe-haven age limit bill

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that adds a 30-day age limit to a safe-haven law led to the abandonment of nearly three dozen children, including some teenagers as old as 17. The law goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

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