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School Wins Summer Reading Award

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Topeka Shawnee County Library presented Mater Dei Catholic School with the award for being the 2008 summer reading program champion.

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KEMA Holds Awards Ceremony

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Kansas Emergency Management Association held an awards banquet as part of its annual meeting Thursday night.

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Mater Dei Student Receive Award

Updated: 09/18/2008 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library honored Mater Dei as the top school in its 2008 summer reading program.

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New Mozart Work Discovered

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart, a researcher said Thursday. The 18th-century melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as an important find.

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Casino Questions Remain in Kansas

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The state board picking the companies to manage state-owned casinos in Kansas focused much of the questioning today on how applicants will pay for their plans.

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Obama Inches Ahead of McCain

Posted: 09/18/2008 - CNN's poll of polls shows Palin effect wearing off, while economic situation is aiding the democratic senator's campaign.

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Judge: Segway Allowed In West Ridge Mall

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A federal judge says West Ridge Mall is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by telling a man his Segway is not allowed in the mall unless he signs a waiver.

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Mother to ask Congress to award son Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The mother of a Marine who witnesses say covered a grenade with his body to save comrades in Iraq plans to appeal to Congress to award her son the nation's highest military honor after learning it was denied by Defense Secretary Robert Gates because of questions about his final act.

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Vegas police talked of 'getting' O.J. on recording

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Jurors who have been told to refrain from judging O.J. Simpson on his past heard about a recording Thursday of a police employee exulting: "This is great. ... California can't get him. ... Now we'll be able to."

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised fresh ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure, saying "this is not a time for fear, it's not a time for panic."

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Palin's Husband Refuses to Testify in Probe

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband has refused to testify in the investigation of his wife's alleged abuse of power, and key lawmakers said Thursday that uncooperative witnesses are effectively sidetracking the probe until after Election Day.

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McCain Says He'd Fire SEC Chief

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The GOP nominee says on the campaign trail Thursday that Christopher Cox has "betrayed the public's trust." Barack Obama mocked his rival's statement.

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Stocks Post Huge Late-Day Surge

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Dow closed up more than 400 points Thursday, after the government reported it may set up a repository to cover the bad debts of sagging banks.

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Vegas Police Talked of 'Getting' O.J. on Recording

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Jurors who have been told to refrain from judging O.J. Simpson on his past heard a recording Thursday of a police employee exulting: "This is great. ... California can't get him. ... Now we'll be able to."

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World's Oldest Man Has 113th Birthday in Japan

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years. Tomoji Tanabe, who was born Sept. 18, 1895, received birthday gifts, flowers and $1,000 cash from the mayor of his hometown of Miyakonojo, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu.

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