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Wakarusa Music Festival Moving to Arkansas

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival is moving from its home in Lawrence. Tuesday organizers announced its new home will be in Northwest Arkansas. It will take place at Mulberry Mountain just outside Ozark, Arkansas from June 4-7.

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Hays Man Pleads Guilty to Making Pipe Bomb

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A 57-year-old Hays man pleads guilty to building a pipe bomb that was attached to a truck owned by a man dating his ex-girlfriend. Acting U.S. Attorney Marietta Parker says Donald E. Parsons pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of making a destructive device.

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Automaker Bailout Passes House

Updated: 12/10/2008 - But Senate Republicans vow to block the measure. Their vote could come later today.

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KSU Student Survey Says Cyberbullying a Problem

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A survey of more than 200 Kansas State University students finds 54 percent of them believe that cyberbullying is a ``minor problem'' or a ``common problem'' among students.

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Charges in Riley County Dismissed Against Alabama Man

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Charges filed against an Alabama man arrested in connection with the abduction of a Manhattan teen have been dismissed. Prince Knight, 37, was arrested in Alabama in February after 15-year-old Shirley Stockton went missing.

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Topeka West ROTC Wrap for a Cause

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Topeka West ROTC students are making children's wishes come true this holiday season. The students wrapped 115 gifts Wednesday to give foster children around the community.

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Judge Denies Topeka Man's Request to Withdraw Guilty Plea

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A judge has denied the request of a man accused in a Topeka murder to withdraw his guilty plea. Rashawn Anderson pleaded no contest to first degree murder in the July 2005 shooting death of Christopher Caraway.

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Chapman Residents to Vote Next Spring on Bond Issue

Updated: 12/10/2008 - People in Chapman will vote next spring on a bond issue to rebuild schools damaged in the June 11th tornado. The Abilene Reflector Chronicle reported Wednesday that USD 473 patrons are expected to hit the polls in the April general election.

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Topeka's Capper Foundation Honors Supporters

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Easter Seals Capper Foundation held its Donor Appreciation Program Wednesday night at Shawnee Country Club in Topeka. The annual event honors those who've given their time and talents to support the organization.

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Electric Coops Negotiate More Aid with FEMA

Updated: 12/10/2008 - It's the one year anniversary of an ice storm that hit the state, causing hundreds of thousands of power outages, at least one death, car accidents and flooding. Many rural cooperatives are still dealing with problems the ice caused to power lines, including federal financial assistance.

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Office Depot cutting 112 stores, 2,200 jobs

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Office Depot Inc. will close about 9 percent of its North American stores and cut 2,200 jobs over the next three months while planning to open fewer locations next year in an effort to cut costs.

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Oil prices jump on rumor of Saudi cuts

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Oil prices rose in volatile trading Wednesday after rumors spread that Saudi Arabia told major customers of significant production cuts.

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Wholesale inventories, sales plunge in October

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wholesalers cut back on their inventories in October by the largest amount since the period following the 2001 terrorist attacks while they watched their sales plunge by a record amount.

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Federal deficit on pace to reach record $1T

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The federal government ran a record budget deficit in November, putting Uncle Sam on track to post an all-time high annual shortfall of $1 trillion or more.

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Office Depot cutting 112 stores, 2,200 jobs

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Office Depot Inc. will close about 9 percent of its North American stores and cut 2,200 jobs over the next three months while planning to open fewer locations next year in an effort to cut costs.

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GMAC extends deadline for tender offers

Updated: 12/10/2008 - GMAC Financial Services, the financing arm of General Motors, said Wednesday that its bid to become a bank holding company and qualify for aid under the government's $700 billion bank rescue plan may be in danger because it hasn't raised the capital needed to meet federal requirements.

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Stocks resume climb after one-day sell-off

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wall Street climbed back on an upward track Wednesday, rising in late trading as a surge in gold and other commodities prices gave investors a reason to snap up energy and materials stocks.

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Before handouts, big firms bankrolled conventions

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Financial giants now being bailed out by the government spent millions underwriting the Democratic and Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to Washington begging for multibillion-dollar handouts.

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WWII's Tuskegee Airmen invited to inauguration

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Tuskegee Airmen, who made history during World War II as the country's first black military pilots only to return home to discrimination and exclusion from victory parades, have been invited to Barack Obama's inauguration.

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Bush frustrated with UN peace efforts in Darfur

Updated: 12/10/2008 - President George W. Bush bemoaned the pace of U.N. efforts to end a wave of killings in Darfur, delivering strong words after meeting with a victim of the violence who was hidden by a red, black and white sheath for her safety.

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