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Emporia Graffiti Report Hot-Line Established

Posted: 10/01/2008 - You can now help the Emporia Police Department prevent graffiti and other vandalism. The EPD has set up a hot-line for residents to report graffiti. That number is 620-341-4356. If you want to report names of people that committed the vandalism or any other property crimes - call Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 620-342-CARE.

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Pakistani Taliban Leader Dead Or Dying?

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Baitullah Mehsud is very ill. Experts report the group is scrambling to find new leaders, while the Taliban say Mehsud's health is improving.

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Emporia Group Offers to Change Smoking Ban Proposal

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Clean Air Emporia is offering to drop a requirement that businesses violating a proposed smoking ban ordinance three or more times would have their city licenses revoked. The group is pushing a smoking ban is opposed by many bar and tavern owners.

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Topeka Man Arrest For Attempted Car Theft

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 35-year-old Chad Stang of Topeka is being held for breaking into a garage in the 4200 block of NW Union Ct. around 7:30 this morning Wednesday morning. Authorities say he tried to steal a car there before the owner confronted him. He was found at a North Topeka apartment at about 9:00 a.m.

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Palin Faces Defining Moment Tonight

Posted: 10/01/2008 - CBSNews.com reports her debate performance against Senator Joe Biden may dictate whether the vice-presidential candidate will be defined by her stumbles with the media.

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Record Kan. Voter Turnout Possible

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says there may be a record voter turnout in the Nov. 4 general election in Kansas. He said the high turnout is expected because of the highly contested presidential election, coupled with strong campaigns in the 2nd and 3rd congressional districts plus various local issues on the ballot.

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Woman and Daughter Hit by SUV

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A speeding SUV hit and killed a Wichita woman and her 4-year-old daughter outside a school Wednesday.

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Essay Contest for Kansas Kids

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas is set to honor two more outstanding Kansans. And winning essays from our outstanding teen writers will be featured in January, too. Here's where to send your essay entry.

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Mailmen might deliver meds in next anthrax attack

Posted: 10/01/2008 - If there ever is another anthrax attack, the letter carrier may deliver your antibiotics. Federal health officials are beginning a project in Minneapolis-St. Paul to let letter carriers stockpile a personal supply of emergency antibiotics so they are protected and ready to deliver aid to the rest of the city at a moment's notice.

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Court Orders Mental Evaluation for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 25-year old Justin Thurber will undergo a mental evaluation at Larned State Hospital to see if he's competent to stand trial. He's accused of killing 19-year old Jodi Sanderholm in January 2007.

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Bid of $1.75 on eBay gets abandoned Saginaw home

Posted: 10/01/2008 - With a winning bid of just $1.75, a Chicago woman has won an auction for an abandoned home in Saginaw. Joanne Smith, 30, recently was the top bidder for the home during an auction on eBay, The Saginaw News reported. Her bid was one of eight for the home.

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Economic Bailout Bill Passes Senate; President Praises Action

Updated: 10/01/2008 - The Senate voted 74 to 25 in favor of a $700 economic bailout plan. Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback voted against it. President Bush praised the Senate's action and urged the House to follow suit.

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Roberts, Brownback Oppose Bailout Bill

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Kansas' two Senators voted against an economic bailout bill Wednesday night. Pat Roberts' challenger, Democrat Jim Slattery, says proper regulation is needed to keep the situation from happening again.

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Kids in the public eye: Where does the line lie?

Posted: 10/01/2008 - When the offspring of politicians interact with the public, things can get dicey. And understandably so: There's no human issue more personal, more natural than the parental instinct of "Leave my children alone."

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Bailout with 'sweeteners' heads toward Senate win

Posted: 10/01/2008 - After one spectacular failure, the $700 billion financial industry bailout found a second life Wednesday, speeding toward passage in the Senate and gaining ground in the House, where conservative opposition seemed to soften.

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McCain says Americans most willing to sacrifice

Posted: 10/01/2008 - You look at the man today - immaculately tailored suit, ramrod-straight posture, confidently articulating complex beliefs in a swanky Midwestern hotel - and it's almost impossible to fathom who he was between 1967 and 1973.

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Hollywood studios agree to digital rollout

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Five Hollywood studios have agreed to help pay for a $1 billion-plus rollout of digital technology on about 20,000 movie screens in North America, a precursor to showing movies in 3-D.

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Defense rests in OJ's armed robbery trial in Vegas

Posted: 10/01/2008 - O.J. Simpson's defense rested its case Wednesday without calling the former football star to the stand. Instead, his lawyers wrapped up with a voice mail from a key prosecution witness offering to tailor his testimony if he was paid enough.

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Faster Genetic Test for Flu Virus Approved

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The government approved a new genetic test for the flu virus Tuesday that will allow labs across the country to identify flu strains within four hours instead of four days.

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Buffett's Company to Buy $3B of GE Preferred Stock

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is investing $3 billion in General Electric Co., a huge vote of confidence for an iconic American company battered by the credit crisis.

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Mailmen Might Deliver Meds in Next Anthrax Attack

Posted: 10/01/2008 - If there ever is another anthrax attack, the letter carrier may deliver your antibiotics. Federal health officials are beginning a project in Minneapolis-St. Paul to let letter carriers stockpile a personal supply of emergency antibiotics so they are protected and ready to deliver aid to the rest of the city at a moment's notice.

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World's Heaviest Man to Wed. Oct. 26 in Mexico

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The world's most obese man is getting hitched. Manuel Uribe says he will wed longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis on Oct. 26 in Monterrey, Mexico. The two will be married in a civil ceremony at a location still to be decided.

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Stock Losses Take Heavy Toll on Retirement Savings

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The financial crisis that toppled major Wall Street banks and snarled credit markets around the world has also taken a toll on nest eggs, forcing people to rethink when — and even if — their savings will allow them to retire.

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