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Lessons Learned From Katrina

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Kansas and Louisiana officials say lessons they learned from Katrina helped in preparing for Gustav and looking ahead to Ike.

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Grandmother, Grandchildren Escape Topeka House Fire

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Updated: 09/07/2008 - A grandmother and two of her grandchildren escaped from a house fire Sunday morning. The fire burned parts of the upstairs of the building, but luckily the family were able to make it out downstairs.

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Power & Light Seeks Increase

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Kansas City Power & Light Utility seeks up to 17.5 percent increase in rates, which will cost customer between $150 and $168 per year.

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Kansas Guard Helps New Orleans

Posted: 09/07/2008 - Kansas National Guard units handed out ice and food to people in new Orleans affected by Hurricane Gustav. Some are concerned about the incoming threat of Hurricane Ike.

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Keys Evacuated as Ike Strengthens

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Visitors to the Florida Keys were told to pack up and leave Saturday because of the threat from Hurricane Ike, swirling in the Caribbean.

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Manhattan Troops Ready For Iraq

Posted: 09/06/2008 - The Army Reserve has called the 538th Transportation Company to action. The Manhattan-based unit will be heading to Iraq.

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Embattled Judge Retires

Posted: 09/06/2008 - Leavenworth County District Judge Frederick Stewart is retiring, but state officials plan to continue a disciplinary case against him.

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"Outlaw" Premieres at Topeka Civic Theatre

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Topeka theatre fans were taken back to the windblown days of 1871 in Baxter Springs, KS with the scene of Topeka Civic's Theatre's newest production.

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Marian Clinic Ready for "Ultimate Concert"

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Topeka's Marian Clinic will hold its annual fundraiser, the "Ultimate Cancer," at 3pm Sunday, Sept. 7, at Washburn's White Concert Hall. The featured performance is the Fountain City Brass Band.

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Community First Turns in Sumner Funding Info

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Community First handed over its fundraising information for the former Sumner School building to the city of Topeka Friday. The group needs to show it has the finances to renovate the building and sustain its programs. The city will review the info next week.

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Cash Delays Could Stop Some Road Work Projects

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Department of Transportation may not be able to continue some projects because of federal money shortcomings. KDOT Secretary Deb Miller said she has plans in place to deal with the situation. But the trust fund may be billions of dollars short by the end of September.

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Sebelius Calling: Gov. Chats with Soldiers in Iraq

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Governor Sebelius called a group of soldiers from Fort Riley who are deployed to Iraq earlier this week. She visited by teleconference with about 45 soldiers stationed at Camp Taji, Iraq. It was the first such arrangement for Sebelius.

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Sebelius Seeks Agricultural Disaster Designation for Ellsworth County

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter Friday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer asking that he declare Ellsworth County an agricultural disaster area for production losses due to severe weather events that occurred between March and June.

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KDHE Unveils New Mobile Website

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) unveiled a new mobile website Friday to help Kansans stay connected to health and environment information from around the state anytime and anywhere wireless service is available.

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Top Army Official to Stop in Leavenworth

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Army Chief of Staff will be in Leavenworth will be at Fort Leavenworth on Monday to sign a community covenant between Army and local community leaders. Last month, army officials signed a similar covenant at Fort Riley.

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Collection of President Eisenhower's Papers Comes to Abilene

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A collection of some 41,600 papers from President Eisenhower have recently been made public by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. The papers were from the last full year of Eisenhower's life and offer a glimpse into his thoughts about issues of the day.

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KU Whistle to Blow Again

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The steam whistle at KU that has traditionally signaled the end of classes will be turned back on. Earlier in the week, school officials turned off the whistle to save approximately $3,000/year. Chancellor Robert Hemenway said that while finding ways to save money is important, so are traditions like the whistle.

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Kansas State Fair Opens in Hutchinson Today

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Kansas State Fair opens in Hutchinson with some changes this year. Auto racing is gone, a text messaging competition and helicopter ride are in. Also new this year is an open-air pavilion. Styx and Kansas have concerts Friday night, Poison will play Sunday.

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