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Perfect Score

Updated: 07/15/2009 - It's safe to say Sam Ho is superior at standardized tests.

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Carson And Barnes Circus Is In Town

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The second day of the Carson and Barnes Circus got underway this afternoon under the tent at Westridge Mall.

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Westar Wants To Equalize Customers' Rates

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Westar Energy charges different rates in its northern and southern divisions. The company wants to place the same charges for some items, such as transmission costs, on all customers' bills.

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Work To Widen Gage Will Bring Lane Closures

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Gage Boulevard from 10th to 12th streets will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning July 17 as crews begin expanding the road to five lanes.

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Boeing To Make Defense Cuts

Posted: 07/15/2009 - In an internal memo Monday, Boeing's Jim Albaugh says the company must cut about 1000 jobs in its Integrated Defense Systems to stay competitive. He cites budget cuts at the Pentagon as the reason.

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Topeka Leaders Upset With State Of Historic School

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Zaire and Mary Beth Thomas of Topeka have been asked to explain next week in an administrative hearing why they haven't repaired broken windows and a retaining wall at the historic Sumner School. They bought it at auction earlier this year.

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New Deadline Set For SE Kansas Casino Applicants

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Kansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to set Oct. 19 as the new deadline for applications for a southeast Kansas casino if none are received by Monday. The casino is to be built in Crawford or Cherokee county.

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Former Kansas Officer Wins Delay In Fraud Case

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Calvin Schaffer had been scheduled for trial July 28 on a charge of defrauding the Goddard Police Department. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown postponed the trial to Sept. 8.

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Man Accused Of Setting Stepdaughter On Fire

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Twenty-eight-year-old Chris L. Newberry is charged with attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated arson after a March 14 fire at the family's home. Police say he sprayed his 10-year daughter with lighter flued and set her on fire while she slept.

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Kansas Lottery Reports Lower Revenue

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The Kansas Lottery said Wednesday that fiscal year 2009 sales were $230 million, down from $236 million in fiscal 2008.

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Kansas Senate Hopeful Stockpiles $3.1M For Campaign

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Quarterly finance reports filed Wednesday show Jerry Moran maintaining a wide lead in campaign cash on hand over Rep. Todd Tiahrt. Both are seeking next year's GOP nomination for the seat now held by Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who's running for governor.

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Goodyear Commits To Retain 1,400 Topeka Jobs

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Goodyear thanked state and local officials Wednesday for helping obtain financial incentives to help fund plant modernization. Up to 1,400 Topeka jobs will be retained for at least 10 years under the deal.

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US Airways To Cut 600 Airport Positions

Posted: 07/14/2009 - U.S. Airways says it will close its Las Vegas US Airways Club and reduce the staff at its club in Phoenix. It will also shift to outside contractors for ramp service work at nine airports, including Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.

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Topeka Potter Fans Pack Theaters

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Topeka's Hollywood Theaters reports four midnight showings of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince are sold out.

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Jalapeno Eating Contest At Fiesta

Updated: 07/14/2009 - The jalapeno eating contest at Fiesta Mexicana filled the street with spectators to watch the action.

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1st Infantry HQ Gets Iraq Orders

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Pentagon says the 1st Infantry Divisoin's headquarters unit of some 800 soldiers will be part of the next round of deployments to Iraq that start this fall and continue into early 2010. A specific date wasn't announced.

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Goodyear, Steelworkers Extend Contract 4 Weeks

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Goodyear and the United Steelworkers agreed to extend their national contract four weeks. The deal covers more than 10,000 workers at seven Goodyear plants in the U.S., including Topeka.

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Emporia Teen Takes Next Step In Recovery

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Mariah Serrano's Caring Bridge site says she has left Stormont-Vail and is now in an intensive rehab program at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Nebraska.

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Cottonwood Falls Teen Sentenced In Fatal Accident

Posted: 07/14/2009 - David Leynherr was 17-years old at the time of the wreck that took the life of Brittney Hajny and injured four others. Leynherr was sentenced to 28 days in jail, which is the maximum for a juvenile on a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide.

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