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Fiesta Ride Belonged To Michael Jackson

Updated: 07/16/2009 - A carnival ride that is thrilling riders at this year's Fiesta Mexicana in Topeka was once part of Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley Ranch.

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Sumner Owners Say They Need More Time

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The new owner of the Sumner Elementary School in Topeka says he needs more time to repair some damage at the historic school.

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Rain Helps Corn Crops

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Heavy rain that drenched southeast Kansas earlier this week did some good for the region's corn crop.

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Man Shoots Robber

Updated: 07/16/2009 - A man shot another man who was trying to rob him early Thursday morning. Police are investigating the situtation.

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Nebraska Furniture Mart In Tax Fight

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County are arguing over the company's refusal to pay $6 million in property taxes.

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Trash Turned Energy

Updated: 07/15/2009 - A new project in north Shawnee County turns trash into energy.

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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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