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Collective Brands Verdict Reduced

Updated: 09/13/2008 - A federal judge in Oregon has reduced a 305-million-dollar verdict against Collective Brands in a trademark infringement case.

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Massive Hurricane Ike Ravages Southeast Texas

Updated: 09/13/2008 - A massive Hurricane Ike ravaged southeast Texas early Saturday, battering the coast with driving rain and ferocious wind gusts as residents who decided too late they should have heeded calls to evacuate made futile calls for rescue.

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5th Annual MANA de Topeka Awards

Updated: 09/12/2008 - The fifth annual MANA de Topeka honored Latinas who are becoming community leaders at a ceremony Friday night. Our own Stephanie Ramos emceed the event and received a special gift.

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Trial Date Set For Man Charged with Shooting at Whiplash Bar

Posted: 09/12/2008 - James Qualls, the man charged with the murder of Joseph Beier Jr. at the Whiplash Bar in Topeka July 16th has his trial set for November 10th. Qualls turned himself in to authorities July 31st. He is charged with 2nd degree murder.

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Commuter, Freight Trains Collide In L.A.

Updated: 09/12/2008 - A commuter train believed to carry up to 350 people collided with a freight train in Los Angeles Friday evening. 10 are reported dead. The freight train's engine was also turned onto its side, with the rest of the train splayed out like an accordion behind it.

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Judge Lowers Award in Payless-Adidas Lawsuit

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A judgment against Collective Brands has been reduced by a judge in Oregon according the company. Adidas sued Payless ShoeSource in 2001 claiming copyright infringement for shoes that violated Adidas' trademarked three-stripe logo.

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All-White Jury Sworn In For O.J. Trial

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Defense lawyers in O. J.'s trial have lost their battle to include two African-American women on the jury in the kidnapping and robbery case.

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Massive Hurricane Ike Batters Texas

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Ike, as big as Texas, is nearing Category 3 strength, and nearing the coastal cities it may obliterate tonight.

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Hurricane Ike Causes Jump in Gas Prices

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Hurricane Ike is pushing the cost of gasoline higher. Our sister station in Alabama reports some gas stations with prices as high as $5.29/gallon. They say one convenience store chain is asking customers in 11 states, including Alabama, to limit purchases to 10 gallons.

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Governor Proclaims Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Week

Posted: 09/12/2008 - To honor businesses that support employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve components, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will sign a proclamation on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. in her ceremonial office, naming the week of Sept. 14-20, 2008, as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.

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Health Clinics that Help Under Served Get Help

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A Capital Grant Program will help out ten primary care safety net clinics in Kansas. The clinics will receive funds from the state to improve their facilities, technology and equipment. $700,000 is being appropriated by the 2008 Kansas Legislature to help under-served Kansans get better care.

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Fort Riley Water Sample Tests Positive for E. Coli

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Fort Riley's dining facility is closed after a water sample tested positive for E. Coli bacteria. The sample was taken from the Main Post Dining Facility during routine testing of the Fort Riley water distribution system.

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Westar Energy Helps Kick-off United Way Campaign

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Westar Energy, who donated more than $5,000 last year to United Way, helped kick-off the their annual fund-raising campaign Friday. They hope to surpass last year's total by at least 5% this year.

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Worker Dies in 120-foot Fall from Grain Silo

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A man from the Wichita area fell 120 feet off of scaffolding and died. He was working on building grain silos at a co-op in southwest Kansas. He died en route to a hospital in Wichita. He suffered massive head trauma and internal injuries.

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Kan. AG Touts Consumer Protection Efforts

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six wants stronger consumer protection efforts from his office. He has already added a consumer training position to his office staff, he said, to work on consumer outreach full time. The agency has also developed a "quick response team" to address complaints of financial abuse of the elderly.

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Dozens Naturalized as U.S. Citizens

Posted: 09/12/2008 - About 70 people took their oaths to become citizens of the United States today. The Honorable U.S. District Senior Judge Sam Crow presided over the ceremony. Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office naturalizes 65 to 80 new citizens.

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Topeka Man Heading Back to Prison On Gun Charges

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A 31-year-old Topeka man will serve six years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. That conviction came in 1994 after he accidentally caused the death of his friend, then 17-year-old Donelle Frye.

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