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2 KU Journalism Students Earn Top Honor

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Two Kansas University journalism students are earning high marks in their field. Two of the school's students placed first and second in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program in the in-depth writing category.

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Heartland Visioning One Step Closer to Goal

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Heartland Visioning members are one step closer to making Topeka a better place. They met Thursday at the Ramada Hotel to announce foundation teams and benchmark team chairs.

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New Emergency Facility Nearing Completion

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Stormont-Vail expects to complete its new emergency department in June. It will nearly triple the current ER space and increase emergency staff by 20-percent.

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Former ESU Registrar Charged with Felony Theft

Updated: 01/29/2009 - A former Emporia State University registrar is charged with felony theft. Jill Megredy is accused of stealing $4,100 between March 20 and May 20 of 2008 from the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, by writing herself checks from its local account.

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Seaman District Gives Gift of Life

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Community Blood Center reports collecting 66 units of blood during a drive at Seaman High School Thursday.

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Topeka Students Mark 100th Day of School

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Topeka's USD 501 had its 100th day of school Thursday. Students at McEachron Elementary were among those celebrating with various activities based on the number.

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Man Stabbed in Neck, Dropped Off at Hospital

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Topeka Police say a 29 year old man was dropped off at a local hospital with life-threatening stab wounds Wednesday night. The person who dropped him off fled the scene. Police continue investigating.

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Tips Needed in Unsolved Topeka Murder

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Topeka Police are putting out a request for the public's helping solving a nearly year-old homicide. Michael Holley died after being shot several times outside of Deep Pockets Billiards, 4310 SW 21st St., overnight February 23, 2008.

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KS Big and Little "Brothers" Learn From Each Other

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Bob and Daniel met eight years ago as a pair matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Now Daniel is 16 and learning to drive while Bob talks about how they've both helped steer each other through life.

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KSU Provost Finalist for Idaho Job

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Kansas State University Provost Duane Nellis is among five finalists for the University of Idaho president's job. He and Montana State University Provost David Dooley are scheduled to travel to the main campus in northern Idaho, as well as branch locations, next month.

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Cessna Announces Additional 2,000 Layoffs

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Cessna Aircraft says it will lay off another 2,000 workers due to the slumping worldwide economy. Most of the affected workers are in Wichita.

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KSU President Search Down to Two

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Dr. Steve Ballard of East Carolina University says he'll stay at ECU and withdraw his name from consideration for the KSU President's position.

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Emporia's Smoking Ban Goes to a Vote April 7

Updated: 01/29/2009 - People in Emporia will vote April 7th on whether to overturn a no-smoking ordinance. The ordinance is to take effect March 7th. Commissioners will consider delaying that date until after the vote.

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Suspect in Riley Co. Slaying Unfit for Trial

Updated: 01/29/2009 - A 50-year-old man charged with killing a Clay Center pest control worker is being returned to the same psychiatric hospital he was discharged from in 2003.

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Kan. Deficit Plan Has Bipartisan House Support

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Kansas Senate voted 25-15 in support of a rewritten budget-balancing bill to make smaller cuts in social services and public school funding than Republican leaders had proposed.

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Hundreds Register to Donate Bone Marrow for Topeka Girl

Updated: 01/28/2009 - More than 450 people attended the Bone Marrow Registry Drive in honor of Jessica Seidel, 12, a Washburn Rural Middle School Student who is undergoing chemotherapy and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.

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Boeing Posts Loss, Announces 10,000 Job Cuts

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The world's second-largest airplane maker Wednesday announced job cuts totaling 10,000 and forecast 2009 earnings that missed Wall Street expectations. Boeing says it was hurt by a labor strike.

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CFC Honors Charitable Efforts

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Federal Organizations that participated in the Combined Federal Campaign were treated to breakfast at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for their outstanding fundraising efforts for charity during 2008.

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Commissioner Ensley Receives Parks Honor

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley was named the 2008 Distinguished Elected Official by the Kansas Recreation and Park Association.

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Mana de Topeka Meets, Plans Improvements

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Members of the Mana de Topeka group had their first meeting of 2009 Wednesday. The meeting was held at the Capitol Plaza where members discussed improvements for the new year.

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Community Blood Center Blood Drive Thursday and Friday

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Community Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday at its facility at 800 Lane. All donors will receive football-related gifts.

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