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Second City of Topeka Academy Taking Applications

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The City is now taking applications for the Fall session of “Topeka 101: A Citizens’ Academy.” The first of eight weekly sessions is Wednesday, September 17 and the last is November 5. It will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.

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Casino Review Board Continues Hearings

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Kansas Speedway officials are offering to seek a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race and build a road course, but it all hinges on landing a contract for a state-owned casino.

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Convicted Murderers Appeal Life Sentences

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Carl Baker and Kimberly Sharp, both convicted in the murder of homeless advocate David Owen in 2006, are appealing their sentences.

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U.S. Attorne for KS Among Bush Judicial Nominees

Posted: 09/03/2008 - U.S. Attorney for Kansas Eric Melgren is among nominees to the federal bench. President Bush has 34 pending nominations for 42 vacancies. Melgren was nominated in late July. Sen. Same Brownback is requesting a hearing on the nomination next week.

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VP Choice Palin Charges up the Crowd

Updated: 09/03/2008 - Alaska's self-described "hockey mom" came on slashing on the floor of the Republican Convention Wednesday night.

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13 On Your Side: MacVicar Road Closure

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Crews will be pouring concrete on MacVicar Road in Topeka between I-70 and 6th Street on Friday, September 5th. That portion of the roadway will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Downtown Topeka in Search of Holiday Tree

Posted: 09/03/2008 - It's barely time to think about Halloween costumes and candy, but already Downtown Topeka is in search of this year's holiday tree.

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Vote for 8 Wonders of Kansas Art

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The list for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art has been narrowed to 24 finalists. Voting continues until October 15.

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Spears to open MTV Video Music Awards

Posted: 09/03/2008 - It's Britney, baby, one more time. Despite her train-wreck performance at the MTV Video Music Awards last year, the network confirms Spears will kick off the show once again.

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19-square-mile ice sheet breaks loose in Canada

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A chunk of ice shelf nearly the size of Manhattan has broken away from Ellesmere Island in Canada's northern Arctic, another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures are changing the polar frontier, scientists said Wednesday.

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First use of instant replay backs onfield call

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Baseball's first use of instant replay backed an onfield call of a home run for Alex Rodriguez during the ninth inning of the New York Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.

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Fort Leavenworth to Host Stability Symposium

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Fort Leavenworth will host a symposium later this month on U.S. military stability operations. The event is hosted by the fort's Combat Studies Institute.

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Bush announces $1 billion in aid for Georgia

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Pushing back against an increasingly aggressive Moscow, President Bush said Wednesday the U.S. will send an extra $1 billion to Georgia to help the pro-Western former Soviet republic in the wake of Russia's invasion.

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Palin: Iraq war 'a task that is from God'

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

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$350 million high school finally opens in LA

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A decade behind schedule, a $350 million downtown high school finally opened on Wednesday after years of environmental, seismic and legal troubles.

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Boeing Strike Would Affect Kansas Suppliers

Posted: 09/03/2008 - With Boeing workers voting on a potential strike, there is concern of a ripple effect on Kansas suppliers, like Spirit AeroSystems. A spokesperson for that company says it could go on a shortened work week, like it did during a 2005 strike.

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Washburn Holds Health Fair

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Washburn University held a wellness fair Wednesday. Students, faculty, staff and the public could check out displays and attend seminars aimes at improving all dimensions of their health.

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Health Heroes Honored

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Don Gardner, Dr. Jack Wortman and Kristey Williams were named "Hometown Health Heroes" by the Governor's Council on Fitness. Each was chosen for the impact they have on their communities.

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Former Kansas GOP Executive Director Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A judge ruled in favor of former GOP executive director Ron Freeman in his breach of contract lawsuit against current party chairman Kris Kobach. Freeman was removed in February 2007 and said he was owed salary and fundraising commissions.

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Testimony Continues in Highway Hit-and-Run Trial

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Testimony continued in Douglas County District Court Wednesday in the trial for Ramona Morgan. She faces two counts of reckless second degree murder for the hit and run deaths of two highway workers.

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24-Hour Crisis Service Hotline Announced

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A local group has started to help a campaign to provide the public with 24-hour contact information for various crisis hotlines and emergency reources. The "Hot Pockets" campaign has two-sided wallet cards with the info printed on them to be distributed through Safe Streets.

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