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Hallmark Slashing U.S. Work Force

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Kansas City-based Hallmark told employees Tuesday that it will cut 6 percent to 8 percent of its workers over the next six months. That translates to between 550 and 750 jobs. Workers in Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence and Leavenworth are among those impacted.

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Both Doles Booked for Dole Lecture

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Former Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole will appear together for the 2009 Dole Lecture sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics. It's 2:30 pm May 3 at the Lied Center. Tickets are available starting April 20.

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Students Get Glimpse of Farm

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Area students got an up close and personal look at the impact agriculture has on their lives Tuesday Morning.

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Recount Reveals Emporia Smoking Ban Still Passes

Updated: 04/14/2009 - A recount of the ballots in the Emporia smoking ban was requested by Michael Helbert. The County Clerk began conducting the recount at 1:00 with the Canvassers expected certified the results at 4:00 p.m.

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Sebelius Creates Kansas Nature Coalition

Updated: 04/13/2009 - By executive order announced Monday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius created the Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature. The group will promote outdoor learning experiences and environmental learning for young Kansans.

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Topeka Police, Shawnee Co. Sheriff Get Stimulus Money

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriffs Office say they have received preliminary notification on a grant application that will provide the city and county $551,000 in federal stimulus money.

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Greinke Extends Scoreless Inning Streak

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Zack Greinke extended his scoreless inning streak to 25 innings and the Kansas City Royals held on to defeat the Indians 4-2 Monday night.

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Piece of Moon "Lands" at KU

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A touchable piece of moon rock is on display at Eaton Hall on the KU campus. The engineering department at KU is hosting "Driven to Explore," a traveling NASA exhibit that focuses on the programs future in human space exploration.

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Archer Wins District 7 by 1 Vote

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Robert Archer will be sworn into the District 7 seat on City Council Tuesday night at 6:00.

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Aldrich and Collins to Stay

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Both Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich have announced they will return to the University of Kansas for the 2009-10 season.

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Change Comes Fast to Kansas Medical Board

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A year after outcry over a Kansas doctor linked to overdose deaths, the Board of Healing Arts took 98 actions on complaints against medical providers. That compares to 47 in 2007.

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Kansas Museum Buys Big Meteorite from Texas Farmer

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Weighing in at roughly 1,700 grams, the newest addition to the Kansas Meteorite Museum and Nature Center in Haviland is said to the largest piece of the meteor that broke apart near the Texas town of West.

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Recount Request Filed for Emporia Smoking Ban

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Emporia attorney Michael Helbert filed the request Monday morning at the office of the Lyon County Clerk for a recount in the Emporia smoking ban. It will take place beginning at 1pm Tuesday. The ban was approved by just 6 votes.

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Sebelius Lowballed Donations from Abortion Doctor

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee she received $12,450 from Dr. George Tiller between 1994 and 2001. An Associated Press review shows Tiller gave at least $23,000 more from 2000-2002 through a political action committee Sebelius established.

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Miller to Unveil Parks & Rec Consolidation Plan

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Shawnee County Commissioner Vic Miller hopes to unveil a plan for county and city consolidation of parks and rec departments at Thursday's Commission Meeting.

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Topeka Man's Sentencing Rescheduled for May

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Sentencing for a Topeka man convicted of sex crimes against children has been delayed. Keith Massey was to be sentenced Monday and now it's been rescheduled for May 1.

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Sebelius Vetoes Kansas Coal Plant Bill

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has followed through on her promise to veto a bill that would allow construction of two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.

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Change Comes Fast to Kansas Medical Board

Updated: 04/13/2009 - It's been a year since a public outcry over a Kansas doctor linked to 59 overdose deaths focused attention on the state medical board's handling of cases.

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Sunday Night Fire Ruled Arson

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Officials say arson is to blame for a fire in the 600 block of Polk Sunday night in topeka.

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