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Kids Learn to Test Water Quality

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Some kids got a chance to learn a little bit about the environment today. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment supports the program and provides kits to those interested in testing water quality.

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New City Hall Set for Greensburg

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Leveled by tornadoes May 5th of last year, Greensburg still needs a brand new City Hall after the storms tore through their town.

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Randolph Elem. Students Honored

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Randolph Elementary surprised the two honorees for their character at an assembly. Their families came in to help recognize their achievements. The students get to take home a traveling plaque. They get to keep it for a quarter before it is awarded to two new students in December.

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New Shawnee Co. District Judge Sworn In

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Shawnee County got its first Hispanic district court judge today. Judge Cheryl Rios-Kingfisher was sworn in this afternoon at 3:30. Her duty as a district court judge will be to oversee both criminal and civil assignments.

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Food Union Workers Accept MGP Contract

Posted: 10/10/2008 - 148 union employees at MGP in Atchison have gone two weeks without being paid. Now the workers will return, and the talks will continue.

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Motorcycle Accident Injures Man, Kills Wife

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A motorcycle accident in Marshall County leaves a man injured and his wife dead. 63-year-old David Ayres of Saint George was injured and 64-year-old Carol was killed. Two people in the other vehicle were not injured.

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Real Estate Agent Pleads Guilty to Scam

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A real estate agent pleads guilty to a multi-million dollar home loan scam Friday. David Kostelec admitted that he and his conspirators defrauded lenders from July 20th, 2002 through October 14th, 2005. He will be sentenced in February.

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Kansas' Republican Registration Edge Smaller

Posted: 10/10/2008 - State figures show that Kansas remains a Republican state, but less so than in 2004, the last presidential election year. Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said 80 percent of voting-age Kansans were registered to vote as of Thursday, a slight rise over 2004.

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Slattery's New Ad Attacks Roberts

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery's newest ad focuses on the financial crisis and attacks his opponent, Republican Senator Pat Roberts. Just released today, the ad plays on a popular game show by showing Slattery with a briefcase holding $1 million.

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Kan. Senator Says He's Raised $5.2 Million

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts has raised more than $5.2 million for his re-election campaign. The Republican is seeking his third term in the Senate against Democrat Jim Slattery, a former congressman for the 2nd District of eastern Kansas.

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FEMA to Charge Rent for Greensburg Trailers

Posted: 10/10/2008 - FEMA plans to start charging rent for its trailers being used by Greensburg residents displaced by last year's tornado. FEMA sent a letter saying that residents still living in agency trailers would pay $667 per month in rent.

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Colin Powell Calls Sen. Stevens' Word 'Sterling'

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday praised Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' sense of honor at his trial on corruption charges, calling his reputation for honesty and integrity "sterling" in the quarter-century they've known each other.

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Palin Says Supporters Want Tougher Attacks on Obama

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said more than one person has whispered in her ear in Ohio that John McCain needs "to take the gloves off" in his campaign against Democrat Barack Obama. Before a friendly crowd of Republican fundraisers Friday, the Alaska governor did that herself.

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McCain, Obama Offer Dueling Ideas to Save Economy

Posted: 10/10/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama outlined steps to counter the faltering economy and plummeting stock market on Friday, fresh evidence of the dominant role of pocketbook issues in their race for the White House.

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US to Take Stake in Banks, First Since Depression

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The government will buy an ownership stake in a broad array of American banks for the first time since the Great Depression, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said late Friday, announcing the historic step after stock markets jolted still lower around the world despite all efforts to slow the selling stampede.

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Man Dies After Balloon Crashes in Flames in N.M.

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A hot air balloon crashed into power lines and burst into flames Friday during Albuquerque's annual balloon fiesta, throwing both men on board to the ground and killing one of them. Witnesses said that winds had picked up a bit and that many of the balloons were flying low right before the Wings of Wind balloon crashed in Bernalillo, just north of Albuquerque.

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Lawmakers Meeting Secretly on Palin Ethics Report

Posted: 10/10/2008 - As Alaska lawmakers met for hours behind closed doors Friday, the hallways and street outside were crowded with reporters, photographers, lawyers and residents awaiting the findings of a politically charged ethics report into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of her state public safety commissioner.

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Oil Plunges to 13-month Low on Global Slowdown

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The stunning collapse in oil markets accelerated Friday, sending a barrel of crude plunging below $78 as investors grow more pessimistic about resolving a mushrooming global economic crisis. Oil hasn't been this cheap in 13 months — a rare silver lining for consumers amid a rapidly imploding financial landscape.

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Topeka Business Supports United Way Campaign

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A local business is pitching in to support the United Way Campaign. Gregg Tire put up a sign in front of their shop to show their support for all of the good that the campaign does in Topeka.

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Festival of Speed Continues in Topeka

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The Festival of Speed continued Friday in Topeka. The SCCA National Championship runoffs began Friday at Heartland Park. Fans watched on from the stands as drivers zoomed around the track. This is the third year for the run-offs at Heartland Park.

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Kansas State Fair Attendance Poorest in 16 Years

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Kansas State Fair officials say rainy weather and a sluggish economy brought attendance to a 16-year low, excluding 2001 after the September 11th attacks. About 3 inches of rain fell on the last Friday of the fair.

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Jolie says Pitt changed her mind about pregnancy

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Angelina Jolie, an advocate of adoption, credits partner Brad Pitt with her decision to have biological children. In an interview with W magazine, Jolie says: "One of the life-changing things that he did, one of many, is that I was absolutely never going to get pregnant. I never felt that it was the right thing to do."

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Man dies after balloon crashes in flames in N.M.

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A hot air balloon crashed into power lines and burst into flames Friday during Albuquerque's annual balloon fiesta, throwing both men on board to the ground and killing one of them.

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Atchison Union Members Vote for Contract Extension

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Union members at an Atchison manufacturing plant will found out Friday whether their contract has been extended. United Food and Commercial workers voted Friday on a proposal from MGP ingredients for the extension.

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Palin says supporters want tougher attacks on Obama

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said more than one person has whispered in her ear in Ohio that John McCain needs "to take the gloves off" in his campaign against Democrat Barack Obama.

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