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Topeka Fire Chief Named State's Best

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Under fire from his own ranks, Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles earned a standing ovation at Tuesday's City Council meeting. He was presented the award for the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs "Fire Chief of the Year."

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New Signs Warn of Bad Weather on I-70

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The Kansas Department of Transportation says signs and cameras are being installed along westbound I-70 to help monitor traffic when weather gets bad.

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WRMS Staff Members Commit to Getting Fit

Posted: 10/21/2008 - From October 20 through December 15 more than 50 staff members at WRMS will work in teams of four to get fit and live a healthy lifestyle.

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YWCA Uses Music to Spread Anti-Violence Message

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The YWCA continues its efforts to unite the community in support of survivors of domestic violence. Tuesday's Week Without Violence Event was a Voices Against Violence concert.

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KSU Men Become First Males to Major in Women's Studies

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Four men have become the first to pursue a degree in women's studies at Kansas State University. Program director Angela Hubler says the men are breaking ground in a way similar to equal-rights activists Frederick Douglas and John Stuart Mill.

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Bill Ayers Speech Cancelled in Nebraska

Posted: 10/21/2008 - A 1960's radical often linked by Republicans to Barack Obama, won't be speaking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next month. Bill Ayers, now a college professor in Chicago, was scheduled to speak November 15 at an education conference.

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Man Arrested for OKC Murder of Topeka Brothers

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Oklahoma City Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of two brothers originally from Topeka. Doyle Wayne Briggs was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. He was booked on two counts of murder in the first degree.

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Reno County Mail-In Ballot Mistake

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The Reno County clerk's office says a few voters have unnecessarily enclosed a dollar bill in return envelopes containing their completed ballot. Officials say confusion arose because that's the postage cost to mail the envelope.

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Kansas Businesses Add Jobs

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Even with the slumping economy, there is some good news in the state of Kansas. Employment stats out Tuesday show Kansas businesses gained 2,100 jobs in the last year, a 0.2% increase. Government added 4,400 jobs in the last year, a 1.7% increase.

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Atchison Man Killed Near Emporia in Car Accident

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Our radio partner KVOE reports 22-year-old Jace Garrett Kinzie of Atchison was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-335 and collided with another vehicle.

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49ers fire Nolan, name Mike Singletary head coach

San Francisco 49ers

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Mike Singletary replaced his coaching mentor Tuesday with a vow to build on what Mike Nolan started with the San Francisco 49ers. Singletary acknowledged mixed feelings when the 49ers asked him to be the interim successor to Nolan, the dapper coach whose teams never played as well as he dressed. Nolan was fired Monday night after seven games in his fourth consecutive dismal season.

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Yeah, that's right. Beyonce's meeting me at bridge

Posted: 10/21/2008 - A Detroit-area man faces a variety of charges after nearly hitting a patrol car and telling police that singer Beyonce was waiting to meet him in New York, authorities said. The man, 33, of Macomb Township, Mich., was detained early Sunday after driving in a "reckless manner" in a parking lot and nearly striking a parked patrol car, said police spokesman Vaughan Dumas.

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Britney Spears' driver's license case dismissed

Posted: 10/21/2008 - The criminal driving-without-a-license case against Britney Spears in Los Angeles has been dismissed. A mistrial was declared Tuesday morning when jurors said they couldn't come up with a unanimous decision following two full days of deliberations. Jurors were deadlocked 10-2 in favor of acquitting the pop singer of any wrongdoing.

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Police seek motive in Ark. anchorwoman's beating

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Anne Pressly's personality made her a hit with television viewers. Now, police want to know whether her celebrity made her a target. The popular KATV anchorwoman, who had a small part in the new Bush biopic "W," was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after a severe beating in her home.

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Spreading the wealth? US already does it

Posted: 10/21/2008 - John McCain is pouncing on Barack Obama's call for shifting more wealth from richer Americans to poorer ones, likening it to socialism. His remarks win applause at campaign events. But they ignore the nation's long tradition of redistributing huge amounts of wealth through tax-and-spending policies.

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