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Three Wichita Men Waive Extradition in Homicide Case

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Reno County authorities are still unsure when three Wichita men suspected of killing a Hutchinson man will be brought back to Kansas. The men waived an extradition hearing in Oklahoma. They face weapons charges there. They were arrested after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper pulled them over in Stillwater.

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Court Hears Case of Judicial Questionnaires

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court is asked to decide if a judge or candidate for judge violates ethics code by answering questionnaires. Attorneys argue the issue pits free speech rights against the due process of rights of those that appear in the courtroom.

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NYC Firefighters Help Out in Greensburg

Posted: 09/05/2008 - More than 30 firefighters from NYC will be helping Greensburg build a new 4-H county fairground pavilion and to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The New York group is thanking the community for the support they received following the attacks.

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Judge: Kidnap Suspect OK for Trial

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A judge in Sedgwick County rules that the man accused of kidnapping a Wichita-area convenience store clerk in June can stand trial. His preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 11. The woman was held at a Wichita house for three days.

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Boyda, Jenkins Agree to Five Debates

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The two candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 2nd District, Lynn Jenkins and Nancy Boyda have agreed to a series of five debates. The first will be Sept. 27th at Pittsburg State University. The next four will be in Topeka, Lawrence, and Leavenworth.

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Wanamaker Improvements Scheduled for Next Week

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Resurfacing and other improvement projects along SW Wanamaker will begin next Monday according to the city spokesman. Along with the resurfacing, a median will be extended. A news conference to discuss project will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cyrus K. Holliday Building.

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UN agency hikes food aid in southern Philippines

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A U.N. official said Friday his agency has increased food supplies to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting between government troops and Muslim separatist rebels in the southern Philippines.

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Rescuers can't get aid to starving Haitian city

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The convoy rumbled out of the U.N. base toward a flooded, starving and seething city Thursday, carrying some of the first food aid since Tropical Storm Hanna killed 137 Haitians and drowned Gonaives in muddy water three days ago.

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US East Coast braces for Tropical Storm Hanna

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Beach vacationers in the Carolinas prepared to pack up and head inland Friday as Tropical Storm Hanna cruised steadily toward the coast, while others decided to ride out the fast-moving storm that had only a slight chance to become a small hurricane before crashing ashore overnight.

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Greek rural postmen top odd book title list

Posted: 09/05/2008 - It may not be a best-seller, but "Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers" has won a literary accolade: oddest book title of the past 30 years.

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Boy doles out hundreds of fake $20 bills at school

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Authorities say an 8-year-old boy was handing out hundreds of dollars in fake $20 bills at an Ocala elementary school. School officials reported the boy to police on Tuesday.

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Man accused of making license plate 'disappear'

Posted: 09/05/2008 - New York authorities didn't see this one coming. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the driver of a tractor-trailer rigged the front license plate of his vehicle so that it would "disappear" as he drove through a toll plaza, allowing him to avoid paying the $40 fee.

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Mass. police arrest pair wearing stolen clothing

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Police say two Springfield residents who cleared a downtown clothing store of its entire inventory were easy to nab - they were arrested wearing some of the stolen clothing with price tags still attached

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Cheney To Ukraine: US Supports Your Security

Posted: 09/05/2008 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has pledged U.S. support for Ukraine following last month's war between neighboring Russia and Georgia.Cheney says in remarks Friday that Ukrainians should be able to live "without the threat of tyranny, economic blackmail and military invasion or intimidation."

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