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Kansas Mall Caught Up in Ripples from Fraud Case

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Miami man is accused of defrauding investors of $132 million. Edward Okun owns Investment Properties of America, which bought Salina's Central Mall in 2006.

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Kansas State Wants to Help Revive Aggieville

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Kansas State University plans to help spark the revival of Aggieville, the popular shopping and entertainment district bordering the campus in Manhattan.

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Autism Summit Hosted in Topeka

Posted: 09/19/2008 - With growing concern over autism, Easter Seals Capper Foundation in Topeka convened a summit on the issue Friday. The goal is to share resources and make recommendations for any changes the community may need to consider.

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Prosecutor to Stay in Kansas 'Pill Mill' Case

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A federal judge refuses to disqualify a prosecutor accused by defense attorneys of prosecutorial misconduct in the case against a Kansas doctor and his wife linked to 58 accidental overdose deaths.

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Creditor Seeks Action Against Pratt Ethanol Plant

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Minnesota-based investment bank that holds more than $63 million of debt on Pratt's Gateway Ethanol wants the troubled plant placed in emergency receivership.

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David Wroblewski's Novel Gets Nod From Winfrey

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Sure to make one of the summer's hottest reads even hotter, Oprah Winfrey has chosen David Wroblewski's "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" as her latest book club pick.

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Tom Cruise Praises Katie Holmes' Broadway Performance

Posted: 09/19/2008 - When asked for his verdict on Holmes' performance, Cruise stopped for a moment while moving through the crowd at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Thursday night, telling The Associated Press: "Did you see it? ... It was extraordinary."

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Speedway Owners Win Wyandotte Casino

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Kansas State Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board awards the contract to build and manage the casino in Wyandotte Co. to Kansas Entertainment, a combo of the speedway and the Cordish Company of Baltimore; Ford Co. decision delayed.

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China's Tainted Formula Shows Risk Of Dairy Boom

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A generation ago, when today's new Chinese parents were infants, milk powder was so scarce that it was one of the top items requested from travelers visiting from overseas.

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FTC Warns Consumers About Bogus Cancer Cures

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Federal Trade Commission charged five companies with making false and misleading claims for cancer cures and said Thursday that it has reached settlements with six others

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For Dinner: Genetically Altered Super Chicken??

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Super Chicken strutted a step closer to the dinner table Thursday. The government said it will start considering proposals to sell genetically engineered animals as food, a move that could lead to faster-growing fish, cattle that can resist mad cow disease or perhaps heart-healthier eggs laid by a new breed of chickens.

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Stocks Soar As Officials Confirm Gov't Rescue Plan

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Wall Street extended a huge rally Friday as investors stormed back into the market, relieved that the government plans to rescue banks from billions of dollars in bad debt. The Dow Jones industrials rose more than 375 points, giving them a massive gain of more than 785 points over two days, and Treasurys fell as money flowed into equities.

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New Details Released on Arrest of KSU Running Back for Child Abuse

Updated: 09/19/2008 - Suspended Kansas State University running back Leon Patton is charged in Riley County with one count of child abuse. An arrest warrant alleges Patton shook a two-month old child in July. KSU says he is dismissed from the football team.

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China Tainted Milk Scandal Widens

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Watchdog group found industrial chemical melamine in liquid milk produced by three of China's leading dairy companies. So far, four infants have died and 6,200 have been sickened since the scandal broke last week.

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Bush Says Gov't Role Essential to Ease Crisis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - President said his administration would safeguard assets in money market mutual funds and temporarily banned short-selling of financial company stocks, a trading technique that bets on stocks declining in value.

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Detroit's New Mayor Sworn In, Says 'Time for Hope'

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Ken Cockrel takes the reigns in Detroit after a sex scandel forces former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office. Cockrel is a former newspaper reporter and has brought on a former federal prosecutor to serve as deputy mayor.

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