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Help Is Available For Kansas Families Saving For Higher Education

Posted: 08/21/2009 - As our kids head back to school we think about the future and what it holds for our children. With the price for education after high school continuing to increase it is more important than ever for Kansas families to start saving and start saving early for their children’s future. Whether your child will attend a four-year university, community college, or seek a technical education, saving for these critical years in a child’s life is a necessity in this day and age. As your State Treasurer and administrator of the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan, I want you to know that help is available.

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‘Surprise Patrol’ Hands Out First Kemper Fellowship Of 2009

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A University of Kansas professor got a special kickoff to the new school year today when a “surprise patrol” led by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little presented her with a $5,000 W.T. Kemper Fellowship in recognition of her teaching and advising excellence.

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KU Lung Cancer Researcher Wins $300K Recovery Act Grant

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Emily Scott has always worried about smokers’ health. As a young girl, the assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas would hide her grandfather’s cigarettes from him — fearful that his smoking could cut his life short. Today, Scott uses advanced research to continue her fight against disease caused by smoking — and her innovative approach has been rewarded with a $303,150 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This new award builds on nearly $1.4 million she had earned previously from the National Institutes of Health for the same line of investigation.

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Contributions To K-State Top $81 Million

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Alumni and friends of Kansas State University contributed $81.5 million to K-State through the KSU Foundation during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009. This is the fifth-largest total in the 65-year history of the foundation.

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KHP Participates In 'Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.' Campaign

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and many other law enforcement agencies will participate in the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) from August 20 through Labor Day, September 7. Troopers will be enforcing Kansas’ impaired driving and other traffic laws.

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8 Kansas Nursing Homes Receive PEAK Awards

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Martin Kennedy, Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging, announced the 2009 PEAK award-winning nursing homes at the Kansas Adult Care Executives annual convention in Wichita today.

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Former K-State Star Pleads No Contest To Shaking Son

Updated: 08/21/2009 - Former Kansas State University football player Leon Patton's trial was set to begin on August 31, but he pleaded no contest to one charge of aggravated battery and one charge of battery in the shaking of Leon Patton Jr.

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Capturing Voice Of Youth Integral Part Of Summit Planning

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Kansas DropINs, a statewide collaboration committed to dropout prevention and spearheaded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), announced today the selection of 16 Kansas youth to serve on the state’s Dropout Prevention Summit’s Youth Council.

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1st Infantry Division's 'Victory 5' Now Complete

Posted: 08/21/2009 - For the first time since the 1st Infantry Division returned to Kansas from Germany, all members of the command group are now at Fort Riley - a key step as the division headquarters prepares to deploy to Iraq early next year.

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Eldercare Weather Emergencies – Keeping Your Family Safe

Posted: 08/21/2009 - “Summer has its own serious issues for seniors living at home, but a little bit of planning by family caregivers can go a long way should a weather emergency occur. Summer emergencies include not only major disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, but also heat emergencies and storms that knock out electricity and access to services,” says Dr. Dan Tobin, CEO of Care Support of America, a national family caregiving service.

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FHSU Unveils New Brand

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Process to develop the new brand platform was nearly 2 years in development

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Children Have To Learn To Be Dog's Best Friend

Posted: 08/21/2009 - "People seem much more concerned about the potential for wildlife attacks than for dog bites. Folks from Kansas to California, for example, really worry about mountain lions - pumas. But, U.S. and Canadian mountain lion attacks together average about five per year, with perhaps one fatality," state wildlife specialist, Charlie Lee said.

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Governor To Address H1N1 Pandemic

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Governor’s H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Summit scheduled for 1 p.m. on August 24 in locations across Kansas

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Major Road Work To Start Next Week

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Lane closures will start Monday on 29th and Fairlawn as the first phase of a major road project gets underway.

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Making ER Visits Easier

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Remembering a few things can make it a little easier next time you have to take your child to the emergency room.

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Shawnee Co. Tax Hike Possibly Lower Than Expected

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Shawnee County taxpayers could be looking at less of a tax hike than first suggested. Commissioners started working on the 2010 budget Thursday morning with a three-mil increase on the table.

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Pedestrian Killed Walking Along I-35

Updated: 08/22/2009 - Rhonda Runde was walking south along the side of interstate 35 shortly after 10:00 p.m. in Overland Park, near the Quivira exit, when she was struck by a Dodge Stratus.

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Stimulus Money Buying New Buses For Topeka

Posted: 08/20/2009 - When making the announcement, LaHood said rebuilding the nation's infrastructure is a key part of building a stronger future by providing jobs now.. and a better, more sustainable economy moving forward.

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E.P.A. Visits Treece, Discussing Moving Town

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The former mining town has been petitioning the federal government for assistance relocating the city, like it did for nearby Pitcher, Oklahoma.

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