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Boyda, Jenkins Deliver Messages to Voters

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Incumbent Democrat Nancy Boyda and Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins are getting their messages out to voters in the final week of their campaign for the 2nd District Congressional seat.

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Tickets for George H.W. Bush at KU Available Monday

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Tickets to see former President George H.W. Bush in Lawrence next month will be available Monday. Bush will be at KU to accept the 2008 Dole Leadership prize from the Dole Institute of Politics.

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Kansas Vet, 74, Trampled by Bull Dies

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A southeast Kansas veterinarian has died, eight days after a bull he was vaccinating trampled him. Dr. Ed Fisher of Winfield was working with the bull in pens behind his veterinary hospital on Oct. 21 when he was injured. The 74-year-old died Tuesday in Wichita.

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Court Date Set for Developer and Bike Shop

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Developers near Washburn University and Bike Shop owner Jerry Morgan go to court next month. The new trial date is now November 19th at 9:30 a.m. The date was set Wednesday.

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Man Found Dead in Lawrence

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A homeless man was found dead under the Kansas River bridge in Lawrence Thursday. Police were called just after 3:30 p.m. to the scene where the 55 year old man's body was found.

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Officer Cleared of Accusations

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Investigations by a third party into actions by Carbondale Police Department's Cpl. Gregg Wallace at a street dance, reported that the officer conducted himself according to policy when he broke up the fight by subduing a 12 year old girl.

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OYS: Road Work Near Goodyear Plant

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The left lane of Eastbound US-24 over the bridge near the Goodyear Plant entrance will be closed for concrete pavement work Thursday.

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Black Hawk Visits Topeka Schools

Posted: 10/29/2008 - As a part of the Kansas Family Partnership's Red Ribbon Week, a Black Hawk Helicopter visited students from Capital City Schools and Whitson Elementary.

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Liquor Store Clerk Holds Shoplifter at Gunpoint

Updated: 10/29/2008 - When two men tried to run from Gartner's Liquor Store with a bottle of Kentucky Deluxe, the clerk decided both weren't going to get away. She had another customer lock the door while she held one at gunpoint and called the police.

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Local Third Grader Rides to School in Fire Truck

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A local third grader got a very special ride to school Wednesday. A Shawnee Heights firefighter picked up Caleb Addington in a big red fire truck for Wednesday morning's trip to Tecumseh North Elementary.

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Kansas State University President Receives Honor

Posted: 10/29/2008 - The retiring president of Kansas State University is honored for his leadership abilities. Jon Wefald was inducted into the university's business leader hall of fame at a dinner ceremony Friday, according to the Wichita Business Journal.

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Washburn University Opens Bob Dole Exhibit

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Washburn University has opened a new exhibit to the public. It's called "You'll Never Walk Alone: The Public and Private Life of Bob Dole."

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Kansas Breaks Records This Election Year

Posted: 10/29/2008 - As election day approaches, Kansans are breaking all kinds of records. In Shawnee County alone, the elections office is reporting 110,680 registered voters, up almost 2,000 from the record in 2004.

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Topeka Woman Remains in ICU After Fiery Crash

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Topeka woman remains in ICU after an accident in Crawford County on October 18th. Tami Desch, 49, and Kevin Hayek, 50, were traveling on U69 Highway and 640 Avenue near Arma when an SUV pulled out onto 69 in front of their motorcycle.

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Cessna Begins Construction on Wichita Facility

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Cessna began construction Wednesday on its new Citation Columbus business jet facility in Wichita. The expansion is expected to bring more than 1000 direct jobs with a payroll of $74 million.

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E-mail Release Doesn't Quiet Flap in Kansas 2nd District

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Republican State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins released a dozen e-mails, showing communication with the Board of Trustees of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. Jenkins is trying to unseat Democrat Nancy Boyda in the 2nd Congressional District.

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Kansas Federal Prosecutor to Work on Election Day

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton will be available to the public election day while the polls are open. The federal prosecutor's office wants to respond to complaints of fraud and voting rights violations.

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Bill Self Signs Copies of New Book

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Kansas Basketball fans got to meet the man who led their team to a National Championship last April: Coach Bill Self greeted fans at the 29th & Urish Dillons in Topeka.

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Spirit Aerosystems Not Planning Immediate Ramp Up

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Spirit Aerosystems is among companies watching the Boeing strike vote closely. Boeing is Spirit's biggest customer, and the strike forced it to cut production. Even if the strike ends, Spirit says it will wait to resume a full schedule.

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Former Professional Baseball Player Talks With School Kids

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka school kids got a treat today when they were surprised with a guest speaker: former professional baseball player Gill Carter. He stopped by French Middle School to talk to kids in several classes throughout the day about his time playing in the big leagues.

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Target, Topeka, Shawnee County May Settle Lawsuit

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Court records show a Dec. 11th status conference is set in Target's lawsuit against Topeka, Shawnee County and Go! Topeka. The court indicates attorneys may finalize a tentative settlement agreement at that time.

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Topeka Group Hears About Improvements by FEMA

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Richard Hainje, the Regional Administrator for FEMA Region VII, talked to the Topeka Chapter of the Association of the United States Army on Monday. He discussed what improvements to disaster response have been made by FEMA since Hurricane Katrina.

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Firefighter Jabs At Giles

Updated: 10/29/2008 - A firefighter used his recognition for rescuing a child to gab at Fire Chief Howard Giles, who has had a contentious relationship with the Fire Union.

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