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Washburn Business School Gets Large Gift

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Washburn University's School of Business endowment received a $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor. The money will support a distinguished professorship for business.

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More I-70 Work to Begin Friday

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The right lane on westbound 70 over the Polk-Quincy viaduct bridge will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for drain cleaning work Friday. If you will be driving through this area - expect minor delays and allow yourself extra time.

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WU Olympian Talks About Olympic Dream

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A gold medalist visited his alma mater in Topeka Thursday. Albert Guardo Jr. returned to Washburn University to talk about his Olympic dream.

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Kansas Universities Report More Students

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Kansas Board of Regents reports enrollment is up two-percent at its six universities. It's the largest increase in the past five years. KU Med saw the largest jump.

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Topeka & Sh. Co. Public Library Opens Health Information Neighborhood.

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library opens its new Health Information Neighborhood. The new resource and service area contains more than five thousand books on health and wellness arranged for easy access. The Health Neighborhood is part of a partnership between the library, St. Francis Health Center and Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

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Bailout Deal Breaks Down; Talks to Resume Friday

Updated: 09/26/2008 - A tentative agreement on an economic bailout plan broke down Thursday afternoon, with conservatives concerned it was too costly for taxpayers. Talks resumed Thursday night, but Congressional leaders went home without a deal and were due back Friday morning.

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City Council to Discuss Sumner School Site Next Week

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The Sumner School site will again be present on the Topeka City Council agenda next week. They will be discussing what to do with the building that has been declared surplus real property by all city departments.

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ESU Building Evacuated Due to Fire

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A fire on a trailer near the health, physical education and recreation building caught fire and caused Emporia State personnel to evacuate the building. Emporia fire crews quickly put the blaze out and the building reopened about 20 minutes later.

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New Program Gives Heart2Heart

Updated: 09/26/2008 - The American Heart Association's new Heart2Heart program connects people going through a cardiovascular situation with someone who's also gone through it.

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Deal or No Deal?

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Major cracks are developing in any Capitol Hill agreement over the $700 billion financial market bailout plan. Here's the latest update tonight.

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JPMorgan to Buy WaMu Assets, Branches

Posted: 09/25/2008 - It's the second billion dollar deal to take over a troubled lender, after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought a big stake in Goldman Sachs.

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FEMA to Pump Millions into Kansas

Posted: 09/25/2008 - More than $30 million is headed Kansas' way for federal disaster relief after the storms of May and June.

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Washburn Business School Honors Graduate

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Washburn Business School honored a graduate Thursday. Mayo Schmidt is a native Kansan and now heads Viterra, a successful agribusiness based in Canada.

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Government Probes Chelation-heart Disease Study

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The largest alternative medicine study the government has ever launched has stopped enrolling people while officials investigate whether participants were fully informed of the risks and are being adequately protected, The Associated Press has learned.

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Pakistani Troops Fire on US Helicopters at Border

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S. ground troops along the volatile border Thursday, sparking a five-minute ground battle between the countries which have been allies in the war on terrorism, officials said.

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Egypt Unearths Granite Head of Ramses II

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Egypt's antiquities council says that archaeologists have unearthed a 3,000-year-old red granite head believed to portray the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II.

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NYC Photog Sues for Return of Marilyn Monroe Pics

Posted: 09/25/2008 - A New York photographer is suing two others over Marilyn Monroe images. Bert Stern says the photos were from a series of "unique and irreplaceable images" of the movie star that he took in July 1962 at the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Mama's Milk Ice Cream Cone, Anyone?

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Mooove over, Holsteins. PETA wants world-famous Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream to tap nursing moms, rather than cows, for the milk used in its ice cream.

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Full Financial Bailout Agreement Eludes Lawmakers

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Key members of Congress claimed agreement Thursday on an outline and crucial details of an urgent multibillion-dollar plan to stave off national economic disaster, but a historic White House meeting with President Bush, the two men fighting to replace him and other congressional leaders broke up with conflicts in plain view.

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Topeka Police Looking for Burglary Suspect

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in identifying a man involved in a burglary earlier this month. Surveillance video shows the man prying open the front doors of the Family Dollar Store on southeast 6th St. around 11:00 p.m. September 10.

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Big Changes for Wanamaker in the Works

Posted: 09/25/2008 - An almost $90,000 project puts Topeka tax payers back where they started. The city of Topeka began work a couple weeks ago to put in a center median along a stretch of Wanamaker in front of Best Buy, Plaza West Shopping Center and Walmart.

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