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Casino Questions Remain in Kansas

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The state board picking the companies to manage state-owned casinos in Kansas focused much of the questioning today on how applicants will pay for their plans.

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Judge: Segway Allowed In West Ridge Mall

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A federal judge says West Ridge Mall is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by telling a man his Segway is not allowed in the mall unless he signs a waiver.

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Topeka Making Strides in New Report

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Topeka is making great strides when it comes to performance in smaller cities around the country. Topeka was up 52 spots from last year in the Best Performing Cities Report from the Milken Institute and Greenstreet Real Estate Partners.

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Lower Gas Prices Around Topeka Thursday

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A couple Topeka gas stations Thursday had some lower than average gas prices. The two stations have regular unleaded gas going for less than $3.50 a gallon.

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Tips to Prevent Viral Meningitis

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Auburn Washburn School District has had two staff members deal with viral meningitis in the past couple months. Now, a Wilson County School District reports several students sick with viral meningitis.

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Federal Judge Rules in Kansas Segway Lawsuit

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A federal judge rules that a Topeka's West Ridge Mall can't force a man to sign a waiver before allowing him to ride a Segway inside. John McElroy has a heart condition. He works for the state and uses his two-wheel transporter around the Statehouse and in office buildings.

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Wittig Loses Legal Round

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The former chief of Westar Energy gets a "no" answer from a panel of federal judges, reviewing his 2003 bank fraud conviction. Wittig and a Topeka banker devised a plan to pump money into an Arizona land deal.

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CoreFirst Comes to Manhattan

Updated: 09/18/2008 - CoreFirst Bank & Trust opens a new branch in the Dillons Supermarket on Westloop, its first in Manhattan after establishing outlets in Kansas City, Topeka, Emporia, and South Denver.

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Kansas Lawmakers Halt Audit of Illegal Immigration

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Division of Post Audit told a Kansas legislative committee there aren't enough good statistics for a valid study of the costs to the state associated with illegal immigration. So instead, the committee directed auditors to summarize existing research on the issue.

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Appeals Court Rejects Review of Wittig Sentence

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a two-year sentence for former Westar CEO David Wittig in a bank fraud case. Wittig served more than a year before being released on appeal. He could take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Dog Group Expects HQ to Stay in Abilene

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Despite the greyhound racing industry declining in Kansas, the National Greyhound Association says it expects to keep its headquarters in Abilene. The group's director says it would cost too much to move.

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KCK Firm Enlisted for Lehman Bankrupcy

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Kansas City, Kansas-based Epiq Systems will handle the claims administration for Lehamn Bros. following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest in American history.

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Segway Owner Wins Right to Enter West Ridge Mall

Updated: 09/18/2008 - Judge calls mall owners position that a man who uses a Segway because of a heart condition must sign a waiver before riding in the mall "unconscionable," rules it a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Final Phase Begins for Kansas Casino Bids

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Kansas Gaming Facility Review Board hears from the final three applicants for the casino in Wyandotte Co. and the final pair of bidders for the one in Ford Co.

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Dodge City Infant's Death Ruled Accidental

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Dodge City Police investigators determine the fall which killed a three month-old baby in Dodge City was an accident. No charges will be filed.

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