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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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Topeka Police Investigate Home Invasion

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Topeka Police are investigating an incident where four people broke into a man's house looking for a former resident. They assaulted him and took some of his possessions. They fled in a mid-90's white over red or maroon older model full size car.

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Davydenko Cleared By ATP In Tennis Betting Probe

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko was cleared by the ATP on Friday after a yearlong investigation into suspicious betting patterns on a match he lost to a low-ranked opponent.

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Emmys Double Up On Conrad; Presenter, Designer

Posted: 09/12/2008 - The Emmy Awards just can't get enough of Lauren Conrad. Conrad, made famous by the reality series "The Hills," has been tapped to present an award, the TV academy said. She'd already been called on to design a gown for one of the "trophy girls" who bring awards on-stage.

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China Blames Dairy Farms For Tainted Baby Formula

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Investigators believe dairy farmers added a dangerous chemical to milk that has been linked to kidney stones in dozens of babies and one death in China's latest product safety scandal.

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US Accuses Venezuelans Of Aiding Drug Traffickers

Posted: 09/12/2008 - The United States on Friday accused three members of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's inner circle of aiding Colombian rebels by supplying arms and helping drug traffickers. Washington also expelled Chavez's ambassador as a diplomatic clash intensified.

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McCain Fumbles Palin's Record On Earmark Requests

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday defended two debunked television ads attacking Democrat Barack Obama and claimed erroneously that running mate Sarah Palin never sought money for lawmakers' pet projects as Alaska governor.

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Biden Releases Tax Records To Pressure Palin

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife on Friday released a decade of their personal financial records, showing a veteran U.S. senator who earned less than many of his congressional colleagues.

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Car Bomb In Iraq Kills At Least 32, Wounds 43

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A car bomb ripped through a crowded commercial district in a mainly Shiite town on Friday, killing at least 32 people, Iraqi officials said — the latest attack north of Baghdad where violence has been slower to decline than elsewhere in the country.

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McCain Takes Slim Lead Over Obama In AP-GfK Poll

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Republican John McCain has taken a modest lead over Barack Obama entering the final seven weeks of their presidential contest, buoyed by decisive advantages among suburban and working-class whites and a huge edge in how people rate each candidate's experience, a poll showed Friday.

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Ike Threatens To Devastate Texas Coastal Towns

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A massive Hurricane Ike sent white waves crashing over a seawall and tossed a disabled 584-foot freighter in rough water as it steamed toward Texas Friday, threatening to devastate coastal towns and batter America's fourth-largest city.

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Software Glitch Fails 5 Kansas School Districts

Posted: 09/12/2008 - The Kansas Board of Education admits it made a mistake when it reported this week that five small school districts failed to show adequate yearly progress.

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Snoop Dogg granted Australian visa

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Rapper Snoop Dogg has been granted a visa to enter Australia for a concert tour, the immigration department announced Friday after finishing a full character assessment of the entertainer.

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Kanye West arrested in airport dustup with paps

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Kanye West's notoriously fickle temper boiled over Thursday, resulting in his arrest for apparently helping smash a paparazzo's camera on the floor at Los Angeles International Airport.

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