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Sterling College Trustees Pick President

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Dr. Paul Maurer will become the new president of Sterling College. He currently is senior vice president of institutional advancement at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.

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Kansas Officials Worry Budget Worse Than in '03

Updated: 11/18/2008 - With the 2009 session approaching, legislators also face a shortfall that could approach $1 billion by the end of June 2010. They worry it will be worse than the 2003 budget crisis and one-time accounting gimmicks won't be an option to fix it.

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Three Nominees for Lawrence County Judgeship Named

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Kansas Office of Judicial Administration says two Lawrence attorneys and a federal prosecutor are the three nominees for an open spot on the bench in Douglas County District Court.

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Gaming Company Wants Suit over Casino Deal Dismissed

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Penn National Gaming says it validly withdrew from a contract with a company that wanted to sell it about 200 acres of land for a state-owned casino in Cherokee County. Penn withdrew from the deal in September.

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Convictions Upheld in Kansas Adult Abuse Case

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Arlan and Linda Kaufman that the trial court violated their constitutional rights. They were convicted in 2006 of holding mentally ill residents of their group home in involuntary servitude.

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Shawnee Co. Commission Discusses Delinguent Tax Payers

Updated: 11/18/2008 - At the Shawnee County Commission Thursday morning, commissioners passed a resolution regarding the owners of 49 parcels of property who are delinquent on paying taxes. Most noteworthy on this list was the Sportzone property, located near I-470 and Burlingame Road.

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Teen Pleads Guilty in Deadly Lawrence Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A teenager has pleaded guilty to felony second-degree murder in the June 7 shooting that left two men dead during a botched home robbery in Lawrence. Sentencing is set for Dec. 19.

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Group Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Calling them the "unsung heroes of our community," the Association of Fundraising Professionals held a luncheon to honor outstanding volunteers. The event coincided with National Philanthropy Day.

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Teen Pleads Guilty in Deadly Lawrence Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A teenager has pleaded guilty to felony second-degree murder in the June 7 shooting that left two men dead during a botched home robbery in Lawrence.

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Sprint Offers Buyouts to 12,000 KC Workers

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sprint says it's offering voluntary buyout packages to an unspecified number of its 57,000 workers, including 12,000 of them based in the Kansas City area.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Gives Gift

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Let's Help received a boost as the holiday season approaches. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation gave the organization $20,000.

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Repeat Drunk Driver to Stand Trial in Deaths

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A 54-year-old Wichita man with a history of driving drunk has been ordered to stand trial in the deaths of a woman and her young daughter as they walked to school.

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Morgan Gets 26 Years for Highway Workers Deaths

Updated: 11/18/2008 - In Wednesday's sentencing of Ramona Morgan, Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin said Morgan's actions "give new meaning to the word reckless.''

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Kan. Lottery Awards Slots Contract to GTECH

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Kansas Lottery Commission has awarded GTECH Corp. the contract to run the central computer system that will control slot machines at state-owned casinos.

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Memorial Scheduled for Obama's Grandmother

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A memorial service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, will be held Friday at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.

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Kan. Chief Gaming Officer Retiring

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Robert Krehbiel is stepping down as the state's chief gaming officer before the end of the year. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office said Wednesday that her chief counsel, Sally Howard, will assume the duties until the governor can appoint a replacement. His final day hasn't been determined.

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Kansas Mulls Rules on 'No Hormone' Label for Milk

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas regulators are considering tighter rules for labeling dairy products that come from cows not injected with artificial growth hormones. Recombinant bovine growth hormone typically raises cows' milk production by 5 to 15 percent.

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Clay Center Parents Concerned over Crossing

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A mother in Clay Center became concerned over her children's close calls when crossing Highway 24 walking to school, so she's volunteered as a crossing guard to see kids across safely. Several parents have joined her effort.

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USD 501 Para-professional Arrested on Sex Charges

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka Police have arrested a 38-year-old female following an investigation by detectives. Jennifer D. Liskey, of Topeka, was arrested and booked on charges of unlawful sexual relations, criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Topeka Credit Unions Donate to Breakthrough House

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Topeka Credit Union Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to Breakthrough House Inc. to buy a 12-passenger van. The organization operates as a transitional house for veterans with mental illness.

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Loud "Boom" in Coffey County Likey a Sonic Boom

Updated: 11/18/2008 - 13 News has determined a loud "boom" sound sound south of Burlington in Coffey County Wednesday afternoon was not related to the Wolf Creek Exercise. The Woodson County Sheriffs Department tells us it appears to have been a sonic boom.

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Child's Death Inspires Faith Community

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A playground is being named in Zachary Typer's honor at St. David's Episcopal Church. Those who are interested are welcome to make a donation for the construction.

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TPD Searching for Owner of Attack Dogs

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the owner of two dogs who attacked three women. It happened Tuesday morning in the 100 blocks of Courtland and Broadmoor.

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