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Woman Peeved Over Purse Theft

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Purse was swiped from church during Mass. Woman says there is a "special place in hell" for thief.

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Kansas Legislature Wages Write-In Campaign

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A western Kansas legislator who lost her Republican primary race by 17 votes is running a write-in campaign to keep her seat. She says she knows many Republicans who did not vote.

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Kansas City Laptops Still Not Returned

Posted: 09/09/2008 - School district loaned $1,000 laptops to students a year ago, and now wants them back. Some are still not returned.

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Will Casino Hurt Existing Business?

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A state board deciding who will operate a casino in Wyandotte County wonders whether it will hurt existing businesses.

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Kansas Farm Costs Rising

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A new government report shows Kansas farm production costs went up nearly 21 percent in 2007. compared to a 9.3 percent over the rest of the country.

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Morgan Found Guilty of Killing Workers

Updated: 09/10/2008 - Jurors in Douglas County have convicted Ramona Morgan of reckless second-degree murder in the work zone tragedy a year ago Thursday.

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Hubble shuttle flight faces higher space junk risk

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Next month's shuttle flight to the Hubble Space Telescope faces an increased risk of a destructive hit by space junk because it will be in a higher, more littered orbit than usual, NASA said Monday. Managers at NASA's highest levels will need to sign off on the mission because of the increased risk.

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Dad accused of leaving son while fleeing police

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A Memphis man is accused of leaving his 3-year-old son behind while running from police on foot after a traffic accident. A 46-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment after a minor traffic accident Sunday night.

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Pilfered primate outstanding in Vt. cornfield

Posted: 09/09/2008 - An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla that was swiped in broad daylight from its longtime location outside a store has turned up several hundred miles away - with an apologetic ransom demand.

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Reynolds American to cut 570 jobs, realign brands

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Reynolds American Inc. and its tobacco unit, R.J. Reynolds, said Tuesday they would cut about 570 jobs, or 10 percent of their American work force, as cigarette sellers prepare to compete more aggressively for sales of smokeless tobacco products.

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Feds warns Ford owners about recalled vehicles

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The government is urging owners of 5 million recalled Ford vehicles to bring them to dealerships to repair a cruise control switch system that has been tied to engine fires.

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New York AG says 8 student lenders adopt reforms

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Eight student loan companies have agreed to adopt broad reforms following an investigation by the state of New York into deceptive marketing practices, the attorney general said Tuesday. Seven of the lenders agreed

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Oil down as Ike shifts course, OPEC mulls output

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Oil prices slipped below $104 a barrel Tuesday for the first time since early April as traders bet that Hurricane Ike would miss critical Gulf Coast oil installations and in Vienna, OPEC's president signaled the cartel wouldn't cut production.

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Pending home sales fall 3.2 percent

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Pending U.S. home sales fell more than expected in July as the housing market's struggles continued, an industry group said Tuesday.

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Wall Street retreats as financials weaken

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Stocks fell Tuesday after fresh worries about the stability of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. touched off renewed jitters about the overall financial sector. The Dow Jones industrials fell about 150 points. Bond prices jumped as investors sought

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Riverfront Master Plan Now Available Online

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The proposed River Front Master Plan for Topeka is now available on the Topeka Chamber of Commerce website. The plan will take about 15 years to fully implement and will cost more than $50 million, not including a realignment of I-70 through downtown Topeka.

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Riley County Police Receive Report of Cop Impersonator

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Manhattan Mercury reports Riley County Police Department has received complaints of a man driving around Ogden in an old police car wearing a uniform. They report he approached at least one person and asked for personal information after telling them they were wanted on a warrant.

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Mother convicted in kids' drownings free on parole

Posted: 09/09/2008 - DWIGHT, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois prison officials say a woman convicted in the drowning deaths of her three children has been released on parole after serving part of a 10-year sentence.

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Jury selection continues in O.J. Simpson trial

Posted: 09/09/2008 - LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Defense lawyers in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery trial are fighting to seat a racially diverse panel that hasn't prejudged whether the former pro football star and his golfing buddy should go to prison.

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Western Officials Suggest NKorean Leader is Ill

Posted: 09/09/2008 - There was no sign of Kim Jong Il at a closely watched parade Tuesday marking the 60th anniversary of North Korea's founding, and Western officials said the dictator - who has not appeared publicly for a month - may be gravely ill.

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