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Topeka West Sophomore Sees Inauguration

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Stephanie Schmidt is back in class after witnessing history.. the Barack Obama Inauguration. She shares some of her experiences with Ralph in this interview from Washington.

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Topeka Mayor: State of the City 'Real Good'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten highlighted the positives in Topeka, including ending the year on a good financial note, then outlined three main things he'd like to see changed. Bunten announced he'll run for another term as Mayor because he'd like to be a part of those changes.

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3 Oil Firms Compete for Iraq Oil Field

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The Iraqi Oil Ministry is studying offers submitted by three international oil companies to develop a prized oil field in southern Iraq, an official said Wednesday.

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North Korea Could Give Up Nukes for US Ties

Updated: 01/21/2009 - North Korea is willing to give up its nuclear weapons if President Barack Obama agrees to conditions imposed by the communist regime, including establishing formal diplomatic relations, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper said.

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Japanese teen accepts Palmer's Bay Hill invitation

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Ryo Ishikawa might have been more nervous reading a personal invitation from Arnold Palmer than when he won on the Japan Golf Tour at age 15 to become the youngest champion on any recognized tour.

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Ericsson rRports Profit Drop, to Cut 5,000 Jobs

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Wireless equipment maker LM Ericsson on Wednesday reported profits dropped 31 percent in the fourth quarter, citing restructuring charges and weaker handset sales, and said it would slash 5,000 jobs.

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Police Departments Look for More Fuel-Cutting Cars

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Police Chief Richard Watson admits his department's newest patrol car is a curious departure from its big-horsepower Ford Crown Victorias. But the four-cylinder Pontiac Vibe GT has plenty of pep for policing, he said, and gets twice the gas mileage.

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Enthusiastic Crowds Welcome Bush Back to Texas

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After an enthusiastic welcome from thousands of cheering Texans in two cities, George W. Bush spent his first night out of office at his Crawford ranch.

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Nashville may make English government language

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Nashville could become the largest U.S. city to make English the mandatory language for all government business under a measure up being put before voters Thursday, but critics say it might invite lawsuits and even cost the city millions in federal funding.

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Kansas House Panel Delays Work on Deficit Bill

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Rep. Kevin Yoder, an Overland Park Republican, said the House Appropriations committee won't work on a budget deficit bill until next week because it is still taking testimony about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposals.

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Hays Doctor Gives 1,700 Acres to Wildlife Group

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Dr. Wallace Weber transferred 1700 acres in Russell County to Pheasants Forever, as long as the group leaves it intact and doesn't sell it. Pheasants Forever says it's the most land it has ever received in a single gift.

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South Topeka Restaurant Cuts Ribbon

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former manager of the Bennigans on South Topeka Blvd. cut the ribbon on a new restaurant, Boulevard Grill, where his old employer once operated.

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Trial Set for Tennis Coach in Minor's Sex Case

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Forty-four-year-old Barry Fields pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He's accused of having sex with a 15-year old girl who attended his family's tennis facility.

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Search to Resume in 1999 Disappearance of Kansas Boy

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says the search for Adam Herrman will pick up on Saturday, focusing on a part of the Whitewater River banks different from an area searched two weeks ago. Herrman disappeared in 1999.

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Tech School Instructor on Leave over Obama Remarks

Updated: 01/21/2009 - An instructor at Wichita Technical Institute is on administrative leave after a student complained about remarks he made while watching Barack Obama's inauguration on television.

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Kansas Official: Obama Stimulus Could Help Higher Ed

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Board of Regents Chief Executive Officer Reggie Robinson says Pres. Obama's economic stimulus package will increase financial aid to students so they can afford higher education and help with maintenance backlogs.

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Kansas Local Officials Worry about Budget Proposals

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Proposals from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius could cut state aid to local governments by a total of $151 million during the current fiscal year and fiscal 2010, which begins July 1.

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Hawker Beechcraft Warns Cuts Will Touch All Areas

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In a letter sent Wednesday, Hawker Beechcraft vice president Rich Jiwandlal warned employees to prepare for job cuts that could touch all areas and levels of the company.

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Sen. Brownback Seeks Study on Detainee Transfer

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback introduced a bill Wednesday. It would require the president to provide a study regarding the feasibility of closing Guantanamo or transferring the detainees to any other location.

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Paternity and DNA... Do They Relate?

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A Wakefield Kansas woman testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of her husband who is serving in Iraq. State law has required Master Sgt. Christopher Sprowson to pay child support for a child that he did not father.

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Tech Stocks, Financials Give Wall Street a Lift

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A partial rebound in financial shares and gains by technology stocks pulled the market higher Wednesday, a day after fears about the banking system pummeled Wall Street.

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