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The Odds of Having a Premature Baby are 12.2% in Kansas

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The odds of having a premature baby are 12.2 percent in Kansas. A March of Dimes report released today mapped the stark state-by-state disparities in what it called a ``report card'' on prematurity, to track progress toward meeting a federal goal of lowering preterm births.

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Topeka Restaurant Employee Robbed

Updated: 11/18/2008 - An employee of a Topeka restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning. Topeka police say a white man in his late twenties held the employee at gunpoint at about 8:45 a.m.

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Food Recall for Tofu Scramble in a Pocket Sandwich

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Amy's Kitchen Inc. is recalling its Tofu Scramble in a Pocket Sandwich because there might be milk in it, even though it's labeled non-dairy. The product is sold in grocery stores nationwide. It comes in a package labeled as Amy's Tofu Scramble in a Pocket Sandwich.

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Storms Appear to Influence Kansas Insurance Rates

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas appears to be seeing the effects of tornadoes in June in its insurance rates. The Kansas Insurance Department says that since July 1, premiums for homeowners insurance have risen about 5.8 percent.

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Kansas to Delay $209M Worth of Highway Projects

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas' top transportation official announces that the state is delaying $209 million worth of highway construction projects. Transportation Secretary Deb Miller said financial uncertainties for both the federal and state governments are the reason.

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Wolf Creek Conducts Emergency Planning Drill

Updated: 11/18/2008 - How did emergency crews in Burlington put their disaster drill to the test? Drill activities involved support facilities at the nuclear plant, in and around Burlington and Topeka.

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Sen. Roberts Comments on Veterans Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Senator Pat Roberts, a former Marine who served during the Korean War era, commented on the importance of Veterans Day by saying they deserve our "unqualified gratitude."

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Honor Flight Gives Back To WWII Vets

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Several World War Two veterans are heading to the nation's capital -- and it won't cost them a dime. Honor Flight raises money for the trip to the WWII Memorial -- then takes vets on a day trip.

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McCrite Vets Look Back

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two vets combining to be 180 years old talk about what this holiday means to them.

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Payless Chain to Give Away Shoes Through Charities

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to give out 65,000 reduced-price or free pairs of shoes to children over the next two months through a partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

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Cumulus Hires New Morning Show Host

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Cumulus Broadcasting has a new morning show host for KQTP FM US103. Michael Newman will first go on-air next Monday the 17th. His first day with the company will be this Wednesday.

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South-Central Kansas Explosion Claims One Life

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a house in south-central Kansas exploded in flames. Crews found the man's body in the rubble. The injured woman was rushed to a Winfield hospital with severe burns.

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WU Hosts Veterans Memorial

Updated: 11/18/2008 - For the 22nd year in a row, Washburn University honored veterans with a ceremony. This year, the events were held indoors.

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All Veterans Memorial Holds Ceremony

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka's Great Overland Station hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday. Lt. Col. Roger Aeschliman of the Kansas Army National Guard spoke to those attending.

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Little Apple Shows Gratitude to Veterans

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition/ Manhattan hosted its Veterans Day Celebration without the parade this year due to inclement weather. The festivities did carry on with a breakfast, commemorative program and recognition banquet.

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'Extreme Makeover' to Build Home in Chapman

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' begin work in tornado-battered Chapman on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Drill Planned at Kansas Nuclear Power Plant

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A drill involving a hostile-action scenario will take place Wednesday at Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Coffey County. National guard members, federal and local law enforcement officials and Wolf Creek personnel will take part.

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