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Sebelius Names New Leadership to Commission on Veterans' Affairs

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Ed Wiegers as Chairperson of the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs effective November 3rd. Current chairperson, Jack Fowler, has been selected by the commission to serve as its executive director.

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Team to Assess Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures

Posted: 10/31/2008 - As part of an on-site assessment at the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, November 3.

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Valley Center Violated Open Meetings Act

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A consent judgment filed in Sedgwick County District Court says the city of Valley Center violated the Kansas Open Meetings Law by not properly notifying certain individuals of a July 24 special meeting.

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Voters Mull Dome for Small Kan. School District

Bond Issue

Posted: 10/31/2008 - USD 225 would be allowed to construct a domed building under a nearly $2 million bond issue on Tuesday's ballot. It's said the dome would be more cost and energy efficient.

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Hunters Will Face High Water

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Hunters may have to adjust strategies at Kansas' Glen Elder Reservoir this weekend in the face of heavy rains that have caused the lake to rise 7 feet above normal.

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Teen Sentenced for Raping 8-Year-Old

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Christopher Hoffman, 17, of Brookville, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an eight year old girl in 2007.

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Man Surrenders From Crawl Space After Stand Off

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Deputies say a 26 year old man barricaded himself inside a home in the Montara neighborhood of Topeka with a handgun. He ended up hiding in a crawl space under the house, but authorities were eventually able to talk him out before taking him into custody.

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McCain: Bush not doing enough to help homeowners

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Sen. John McCain on Friday blasted both the Bush administration and the Obama campaign for not doing enough to help homeowners stay in their homes as he began a two-day bus tour across the must-win state of Ohio.

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No Cause Found in Report On Police Helicopter Crash

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash landing of a Topeka Police Department helicopter in April, has found residue/corrosion on an engine component, but did not determine whether that caused engine trouble.

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Delta begins long integration with Northwest

Posted: 10/31/2008 - MINNEAPOLIS – One day after his airline swallowed Northwest Airlines, Delta executive Ed Bastian was in town with a polar bear tie and a smile in a bid to reassure travelers that little would change.

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McCain Set for 'Saturday Night Live' Cameo

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Aides to the Republican presidential candidate said Friday that McCain will make a detour from battleground states to appear on "Saturday Night Live," the late-night show that has been a must-watch for many during the political season.

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Bones, ID found near Fossett crash site

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Two bones and and a driver's license with Steve Fossett's name have been found near the site where Fossett's plane crashed in eastern California, authorities said Thursday.

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Fundraiser linked to Edwards mistress scandal dies

Posted: 10/31/2008 - DALLAS (AP) -- Frederick Baron, a wealthy Texas trial lawyer and prominent Democratic fundraiser linked to the John Edwards mistress scandal, died Thursday. He was 61.

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Sen. Stevens: I'm innocent and not convicted

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Despite his felony conviction this week for filing false U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska insisted he was innocent and vowed not to step down.

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Ex-chief diplomat says Palin not ready for top job

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON – A former secretary of state and supporter of Republican presidential nominee John McCain says that McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, isn't up to the task of taking over the presidency in a crisis but could become "adequate" if not "a genius in the job."

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Police official: Hudson nephew likely died in SUV

Posted: 10/31/2008 - CHICAGO – Detectives believe the 7-year-old nephew of Jennifer Hudson was probably shot in the sport-utility vehicle where his body was later found, a police official said Thursday.

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Stocks waver following week's big gains

Posted: 10/31/2008 - NEW YORK – Wall Street wavered Friday, as investors tried to decide whether to extend or lock in the week's big gains after a report that showed worried consumers are cutting back on their spending.

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McCain: Obama's economic policies swing far left

Posted: 10/31/2008 - YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday called the economic policies of rival Barack Obama from the far left of American politics. In its hunt for votes for next week's election, the Obama campaign continued to tie McCain to the unpopular President Bush and expanded its ad presence into new states, including McCain's home state of Arizona.

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Employment costs post modest gain in 3rd quarter

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON – Wages and benefits paid to U.S. workers rose by a moderate amount in the third quarter, the government said Friday, matching analysts' estimates.

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Poll: One in seven voters still persuadable

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Campbell worries Barack Obama will raise his taxes but thinks John McCain will send people off to war. He says that leaves him leaning toward Obama ... maybe.

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Pakistan Official: Quake Deaths Likely To Top 300

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Doctors said Friday they were running out of drugs and artificial limbs for victims of the earthquake in southwestern Pakistan amid fears that the death toll would climb beyond 300.

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Russia Insists Its Nuclear Arsenal Is Secure

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Russia insisted Friday its nuclear arsenal is secure, angrily rejecting U.S. allegations that tens of thousands of aging Soviet weapons may not be fully accounted for.

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Australia Opens National Tsunami Warning Center

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Australia became an integral link in a network of tsunami warning hubs across the Indian and Pacific oceans with the official opening of a national monitoring center Friday.

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