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Hurricane Watch Issued For Parts of Cuba

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A hurricane watch has been issued for parts of Cuba as Paloma continues barreling toward the Cayman Islands. Watches have been issued for the provinces of Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Granma.

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Ancient Cave Yields Clues To Chinese History

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A stalagmite rising from the floor of a cave in China is providing clues to the end of several dynasties in Chinese history. Slowly built from the minerals in dripping water over 1,810 years, chemicals in the stone tell a tale of strong and weak cycles of the monsoon, the life-giving rains that water crops to feed millions of people.

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Study Links Lead In Blood To Wild Game Consumption

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Terry Steinwand, director of North Dakota Game and Fish Department, left, and Stephen Pickard, M.D. with … BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets.

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Bush Study Favors Bigger Afghan Army

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Bush administration, in the midst of a wide review of its war strategy in Afghanistan, is likely to recommend soon to the incoming Obama administration that the U.S. push for further expansion of the Afghan army as the surest path to an eventual U.S. withdrawal, The Associated Press has learned.

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Gov't Seizes More Contaminated Heparin

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Federal agents Thursday seized quantities of a contaminated blood thinner made in China from a small manufacturer in Cincinnati, officials said.

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Historians: Bush Presidency 'Battered', 'Incompetent', and 'Unlucky'

Posted: 11/07/2008 - "He [Bush] has been a quite unlucky president. Certain things happened on his watch that most people don't have to deal with -- a 9/11, a [Hurricane] Katrina, the financial crisis, being three obvious examples," said Harvard University political history scholar Barbara Kellerman.

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Rising Country Star Performs at Washburn Univ.

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Washburn students and country music fans were welcomed to a free concert featuring Megan Conner Thursday evening. The rising young star and her band rocked the house in the Washburn Room of the union.

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Veterans Honored at Topeka/Shawnee Co. Library

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Veterans were honored five days early at the Topeka Shawnee County Library with an impressive display of military might. A retired Air Force Colonel, who's also a Kansan, delivered tonight's keynote speech.

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Upset Pushes Senate Majority to 57

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon is the latest casualty in Tuesday's late election returns. His loss pushes the Dems total up by one more lawmaker.

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Brownback: Hold TV Networks Accountable

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A new government-sponsored study links teenage pregnancies to their exposure to sexual content on TV. In response-- Senator Sam Brownback today called on television networks to be "held accountable for violating the public trust in flouting the broadcast decency law."

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Agreement to Fight Erotic Ads on Craigslist Announced

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced an agreement today to crack down on erotic services ads on Craigslist. The site will require posters of erotic services ads to give a working phone number and pay with a valid credit card.

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Meadows Elementary Running Club Gets Big Surprise

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A Meadows Elementary running club was stunned to learn the Junior League of Topeka is giving them $14,000 to build a track so the kids don't have to run on the sidewalks around the school.

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Topeka Developer Hires New Attorney

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Robert R. Laing, Jr. appeared in court Thursday as the new attorney representing developer Gene Jani in a lawsuit against the city of Topeka. Jani is suing over the city council voting down a zoning change for a proposed development at SW 34th and Fairlawn.

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MGP Consolidating Protein, Starch Operations

Posted: 11/06/2008 - MGP Ingredients is shutting down its starch and protein manufacturing operations at its Illinois plant and consolidating them at its facility in Atchison. The company says it is cutting from 70 to 80 jobs companywide, including 40 at the plant in Pekin, Illinois

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KDOT Discusses Hwy 24 With Public

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Kansas Department of Transportation today discussed the Highway 24 corridor with the public. A traffic study discussed at an open house tonight is the first part of a combination of two corridor studies currently being conducted.

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Rise in P.A.D. Spurs Creation of Topeka Clinic

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Peripheral arterial disease is a narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the leg. A classic symptom is leg pain. With more people diagnosed with PAD, Stormont-Vail established a specific clinic for it within the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center.

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21st & Urish Reopens With New Roundabout

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The intersection at 21st and Urish in southwest Topeka was reopened Thursday with a new round-a-bout. It has been closed since early May. While traffic is flowing, city officials say Urish will undergo more work which will shut it off through the end of the year.

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Harrah's May Have to Drop Out of Sumner Co. Casino

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Harrah's is having trouble getting loans and financial backing for the proposed $500 million complex along the Kansas Turnpike near Mulvane in Sumner County. It is to be one of four approved state owned casinos.

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Craigslist to crack down on prostitution ads

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Under the watchful eye of law enforcement in 40 states, Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution on its Web sites.

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