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CenturyTel to Acquire Embarq in $5.8B Deal

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Telecommunications company CenturyTel Inc. will acquire Kansas-based rival Embarq Corp. in a deal valued at $5.8 billion. The companies said today that Embarq shareholders will receive 1.37 shares of CenturyTel for each share of Embarq. Based on CenturyTel's Friday close of $29.50, that's equivalent to $40.42 of CenturyTel stock for each Embarq share owned.

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Reports say child's body found in Hudson case

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The medical examiner's office is investigating reports of a child's body found Monday morning in an SUV matching the description given in the Amber Alert for Julian King. King is Actress Jennifer Hudson's nephew.

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Toyota's Global Sales Down in July-September

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday its global sales in the July-September quarter fell for the first time in seven years due to faltering demand in the U.S.

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Verizon 3Q earnings up 31%

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday earnings rose 31 percent in the third quarter as wireless did better than expected, while its traditional phone business continued to decline.

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Depressed Astronauts Might Get Computerized Solace

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Your work is dangerous and your co-workers rely on you to stay alive. But you can never get far from those colleagues. You can't see your family for months, even years. The food isn't great. And forget stepping out for some fresh air.

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Search Continues For Jennifer Hudson's Nephew

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Investigators and community members pressed their search for Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew on Monday, hoping a $100,000 reward offered by the Oscar-winning actress for the 7-year-old's safe return might turn up clues to his whereabouts.

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Stocks Head for Sharply Lower Open as Yen Surges

Posted: 10/27/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for yet another sharply lower open Monday as stock markets tumbled further around the world on worries about the health of the global economy. Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 227, or 2.75%, to 8,034.

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AIDS Treatment Should start sooner, study finds

Posted: 10/27/2008 - People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

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Shooting At Ark. University Kills 2, Wounds 1

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A shooting in the heart of the University of Central Arkansas' campus killed two students and wounded a third person, authorities said early Monday.

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Hamilton County to Vote on Hail Program

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Voters in Hamilton County will decide Nov. 4 if they want to continue participating in a program aimed at reducing hail and enhancing rainfall in western Kansas.

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Green Construction Begins in Greensburg

Posted: 10/26/2008 - The recovery of Greensburg continues this week. Kiowa County Memorial Hospital and the Greensburg School District both break ground on new projects.

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Kansas Man Publishes Book of Scary Stories

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Leavenworth resident Joe Wilson wrote ``Enter the Penumbra,'' which was recently released by Publish America. He said the book is a collection of nine short stories.

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Minivan Crashes Into Side of Natatorium

Updated: 10/26/2008 - It happened Sunday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park. A gray minivan went several yards off the roadway crashing into the storage unit of the Natatorium.

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Amber's Family Fights For Daughter

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Amber Fund suffers from a rare disease, Velocardiofacial Syndrome. Her time is limited, and her family is trying to help her in every way they can. But it is costly, and medical bills are piling up.

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