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Controversial Emails Draws Democratic Protests

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Republican County official's e-mail linking Barack Obama to Muslim extremism is drawing Democratic protests. Geary County Treasurer Kathy Tremont forwarded the e-mail to her staff last week.

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New Glory Days Pizza Opens

Updated: 10/17/2008 - There's a new pizza joint in town. The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at the newest Glory Days Pizza location near Lake Shawnee.

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Baby Boomer Deaths Could Fuel Funeral Industry

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Beyond the convention center filled with glistening hearses, beyond the rows of perfectly arranged caskets and bottles of embalming fluid, funeral directors await perhaps their greatest windfall ever: The death of the baby boom generation.

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Man practicing a quick draw shoots himself in leg

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Police say a man was recovering from a gunshot wound after he shot himself in the leg with a handgun while practicing a quick draw. Police said a bullet from a revolver entered the 61-year-old man's leg just below the left knee and lodged in his foot.

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Man shows his political preference with dog feces

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A man was ticketed for unlawful dumping after admitting to putting dog feces in his neighbor's truck for political reasons. Police Sgt. Jerry Edblad said a 19-year-old St. Cloud man told police he has found small baggies of dog feces in the back of his pickup truck for the past few weeks.

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Officials: FBI investigates ACORN for voter fraud

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the nation before the presidential election. A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Down ends up 401 to extend streak of volatility

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Wall Street turned in another stunning finish Thursday and extended its unprecedented streak of volatility - this time, to the upside. The Dow Jones industrials ended up 400 points, after falling 380 in the opening minutes of the session.

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Woman Sentenced For Embezzling Money

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Kansas woman has been sentenced to three years probation for embezzling more than $13,000 from a Lincoln hotel.

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Manhattan Man Convicted

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Jury convicts Manhattan man in dismemberment killing of ex-roommate.

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Spirit Warns of Strike Fallout

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Spirit AeroSystems tells its 10,500 employees that the ongoing machinists strike at Boeing may force it to look at a shutdown and temporary layoffs.

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Kansas Focuses on GM Flex-Fuel Push

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Kansas and Missouri are among 10 states in an alliance with General Motors to boost the accessibility of E-85.

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Fort Riley Troops Set To Return

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The first members of the 1st Infantry Division's combat aviation brigade are set to return to Kansas in the coming days.

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Kansan Freed In Immigration Case

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Guatemalan janitor is free after his sentencing in a case against an unrecognized American Indian tribe that prosecutors say defrauded thousands of immigrants, by falsely claiming membership would make them U.S. citizens.

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Jenkins Makes KPERS Meeting

Posted: 10/16/2008 - After criticism that she has missed several KPERS meetings, Congressional Candidate Lynn Jenkins made a meeting today.

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Six Talks Kline, Tiller

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six does not approve of how former Attorney General Phill Kline handled the investigation into George Tiller, but says that should not result in a dismissal of charges.

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Murder Suspect Also Charged with Rape, Kidnapping

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Deon Ross, 24, made a first court appearance Thursday in Pottawatomie County on charges of Felony Murder, Rape and Kidnapping. He is accused of committing the crimes against Alheli Alcantara.

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Funeral Arrangements Made for Murder Victim

Updated: 10/17/2008 - The Alcantara family has scheduled visitations for Alheli Alcantara in Manhattan on Thursday and Friday, October 16-17. She will be buried Saturday afternoon in Topeka. A memorial fund is set up in Alheli's name.

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NASA's Party Over

Posted: 10/16/2008 - CBS News report prompts ban on NASA's lavish ceremonies.

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