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Hollywood More Open To Homosexuality

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Hollywood is far more open to homosexual stars than it used to be. In fact, many stars have recently come out of the closet.

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Alternative Plans For Westar

Posted: 09/30/2008 - There are two new alternatives to Westar Energy's proposal to increase its electric rates by $178 million a year. There are now two new proposals about what to do.

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Kansas Orchards Enjoying Bumper Crops

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Kansas orchards are enjoying bumper crops this fall in the wake of last year's late spring freeze that nipped flower buds and gave trees a rest.

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Jefferson County Cut Funding In Budget

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Jefferson County commissioners on approved their 2009 budget that cuts funding from the county attorney's office and other departments.

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Bunting Is New National Guard Association Chairman

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the adjutant general of Kansas, is the new chairman of the National Guard Association of the United States.

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Clay County Undersheriff Hired

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn has hired Fred Probst as undersheriff. He is experienced for the position -- he held it three decades ago.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Return to Iraq

Updated: 09/30/2008 - A fort Riley Brigade that returned in April from 15 months in Iraq has been notified that it is scheduled to go back in 2009.

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Oakland Raiders Fire Coach Lane Kiffin

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The Raiders will claim they've fired Kiffin for cause, letting them off the hook for payment of the rest of his contract.

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State Candidates Go Back to School

Updated: 09/30/2008 - An initiative by the Kansas Coalition for School Readiness will introduce State Senate and Representative candidates to 32 separate events in 24 towns across Kansas to highlight early learning.

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'Dagger' Brigade Gets Set to Ship Out

Updated: 10/10/2008 - The 3,700 soldiers who comprise the "Dagger" Brigade, recently returned to Kansas after training in California, prepare to head to southwest Asia

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Campaign Comedy: Monday's Late-Night TV Wrap-Up

Posted: 09/30/2008 - How many laughs will TV wisecrackers log at the expense of the presidential candidates between now and then? That's not so easy to project. But Monday, as usual, the late-night wags were upping the total. Along the way, they also had a woebegone baseball team and a market meltdown in their sights

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US Stock Futures Point to Partial Rebound

Posted: 09/30/2008 - U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

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Sprint Begins Mobile WiMax Network In Baltimore

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Sprint Nextel Corp. opened its new wireless network to customers in Baltimore on Monday, offering Internet service for laptops for $45 per month. It's the first commercial network in the U.S. to use so-called WiMax technology for mobile customers.

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Congress Poised To Pass Internet Radio Legislation

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Congress is close to passing legislation that would buy extra time to finalize an agreement intended to save the emerging Internet radio market from a crippling hike in copyright royalty rates.

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NPR Boosts Online Offerings Seeks Larger Audience

Posted: 09/30/2008 - National Public Radio, already strong online with free downloads from many of its shows, is boosting its digital ambitions with Monday's introduction of social-networking features akin to Facebook.

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Mexican Police Find 12 Bodies Next To School

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The bodies of 11 men and one woman, some with their tongues cut out, were found dumped in an empty lot next to a Tijuana elementary school Monday morning, an hour before children were scheduled to arrive.

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Pakistan's Main Intel Agency Gets New Chief

Posted: 09/30/2008 - The new chief of Pakistan's main intelligence service will surely be scrutinized by American officials who have questioned the powerful spy agency's loyalties in the war on terror.

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Lipton-Brand Milk Tea Powder Recalled In Hong Kong

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Anglo-Dutch company Unilever says it is recalling some of its Lipton-brand milk tea powder in Hong Kong and Macau after they were found to contain traces of an industrial chemical.

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Karzai Asks Saudi Arabia For Help In Peace Talks

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday he has asked the king of Saudi Arabia to help facilitate peace talks with the Taliban in order to bring an end to the Afghan conflict.

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168 Killed In Stampede at Hindu Temple In India

Posted: 09/30/2008 - At least 168 people were killed and 100 injured when thousands of pilgrims stampeded Tuesday at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India. Severe overcrowding apparently caused the crush as more than 12,000 people gathered at the temple to celebrate a Hindu festival.

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