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Play It Smart Forum Help Athletes Interested in Collegiate Play

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A forum was held Monday evening at Topeka High to discuss High School Athletes interested in playing at the collegiate level. Coaches, parents and students with first-hand knowledge all shared their experiences at the forum.

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Washburn Sports New Logo

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Washburn University has unveiled its new "W" logo as part of a settlement reached with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW filed a copyright suit against Washburn because it believed Washburn's "W" logo had too close a resemblance to its own "W" logo.

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Clay Center Needs New Christmas Decorations

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Chamber Director Andy Contreras says there was nothing left of the old decorations. He said the chamber is negotiating with two vendors and a final decision won't be made until the end of the month.

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Kansas Farmers Planting 2009 Winter Wheat Crop

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Kansas Agriculture Statistics Service says 12 percent of the 2009 winter wheat crop is planted. Progress is slower than normal for this late in the season.

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State Employees Honored for Their Dedication

Posted: 09/22/2008 - State employees were recognized Monday for their hard work over the years. An award ceremony was held Monday at the Kansas Museum of History for the employees that have given 40 and 50 years of their service to the state of Kansas.

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Hot Wheels

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in finding this week's set of Hot Wheels. Police are looking for a 2000 dark blue Cadillac Deville. They say it was stolen from the 2300 block of SW Madeline Lane on September 22.

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The Best Emporia Has to Offer

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Emporia wants to find out what exactly you love about the city. That's the purpose behind a new online survey asking the public what their favorite things about Emporia are, from the school systems, to the parks, shops and restaurants.

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Finance Soldiers Return from Iraq

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Soldiers from the 15th Financial Management Company are welcomed by their families in a ceremony Monday night after returning from a 14-month deployment to Iraq.

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Kansas All-day Kindergarten Enrollment Booms

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Enrollment in all-day kindergarten programs is booming in Kansas. The state Department of Education says it's more than tripled over the past decade. In the last school year, more than 27,000 students were enrolled in such programs, compared with about 8,000 during the 1998-99 school year.

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Sale of Topeka Life Insurance Company Postponed

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Overland Park-based Brooke Capital Corporation's pending sale of a Topeka based life insurance company has been put on hold. First American Life, which is a Brooke Corporation subsidiary, was set to be sold to First Trinity Financial Corporation, based out of Tulsa.

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Soldier Retirees to be Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Each month Fort Riley honors Soldiers and civilians who are retiring from service. This month’s ceremony will be conducted 9 a.m. Sept. 24.

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Washburn Unveils New Logo

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The logo change comes after the University of Wisconsin-Madison filed a lawsuit against Washburn for copyright infringement.

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Transition Team Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Capt. Bruce E. Hays, 42, died of wounds suffered Sept. 17 in Gerdia Seria, Afghanistan, when the vehicle he was traveling in struck an improvised explosive device.

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Jury Trial Begins in Inn Murder

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Sterling Ray Hall, III was in court Monday for the first day of his jury trial in the shooting murder of Pam McMaster. McMaster was shot outside her room at the Topeka Regency Inn in May.

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Robinson Trial Expected to Last More Than 1 Month

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The capital murder case credited for prompting the passing of "Alexa's Law" began with jury selection Monday. Elgin Robinson, Jr. could face the death penalty for masterminding the death of 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks.

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Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Children

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Oscar Garza, 41, of Topeka, was sentenced Friday to 13 years, nine months in prison for three counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties Against a Child.

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Highway Bridge to Close Tuesday For Repairs

Posted: 09/22/2008 - If the weather cooperates the ramp from westbound I-470 to westbound I-70 will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for bridge deck repairs.

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Petraeus Talks to Officers at Fort Leavenworth

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Fresh from relinquishing command in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus had some words of wisdom to offer to officers during a closed-door session at Fort Leavenworth.

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Kansas Governor Signs T. Boone Pickens Energy Pledge

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The governor announced Monday that she has signed T. Boone Pickens' energy independence pledge and supports the Texas oil billionaire's call on the next president and Congress to deliver a comprehensive energy plan in the first 100 days of the next administration.

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Topeka Daycare Urges Drivers to Slow Down for Children

Updated: 09/22/2008 - Construction began a month ago on Kansas Avenue between Croix and 37th. Since then motorists have started to cut through a parking lot near the Kiddie Campus daycare. The director says it's dangerous for the children.

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State Workers Honored For Years of Service

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A gathering Monday morning honored state workers for their service to Kansas. A handful of employees received awards for 40 years of service. Dr. L.T. Fan of KSU, was recognized for the 50 years he has given to the state.

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