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Great American Smokeout Day

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Spangles is offering a free turkey on pita Thursday to anyone who "Quits cold turkey," and brings in a pack of cigarettes three fourths full or more.

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Fort Riley Soldier Return to Families

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Approximately 350 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade returned home from Iraq Wednesday.

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Kansas Share of Gambling Revenue Less Than Expected

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Kansas economic forecasters say the state's share of casino revenues for the next budget year will be around $24 million. Initial estimates had put it at $200 million a year for the state.

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Former Secretary Suing Sheriff, County

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Jeanne Drake, a former secretary in the Harvey County Sheriff's Department, says she was fired for not supporting the Sheriff's re-election bid. She filed a federal job discrimination lawsuit.

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Hawker Beechcraft Lands Air Force Contract

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Wichita-based Hawker Beechcraft landed a $171 million contract for 23 extended-range King Air 350ER turboprops. The company said the planes would be delivered in 2009.

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Tiller PAC Fined $2,500 by Kansas Ethics Commission

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission fined the political action committee ProKanDo $2500 Wednesday. It could have been up to $15,000. The commission said the PAC failed to disclose some donors' occupations and employers as required by law.

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Ex-Agent says Kline Led by Anti-Abortion Views

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A hearing for Wichita abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, continued in Wichita Wednesday. His attorneys are trying to paint former Attorney General Phill Kline as an overzealous prosecutor to get the charges dismissed. A former investigator took the stand Wednesday.

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FBI Seeks Information in Kansas Bank Robbery

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The FBI is looking for information in the Nov. 14 robbery of the Jamestown State Bank in Cloud County. The suspect is a white man in his 20s or 30s, 5'8"-5'10", last seen driving a silver sedan on Hw. 28.

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Kansas AG Urges Parents to Check Game Ratings

Updated: 11/19/2008 - More than half of computer and video games are sold during the holiday season. Kansas Attorney General Steve Six says those buying the games should check the ratings to be sure it's age- and content- appropriate for the recipient.

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Shawnee County Health Agency Offer Quit Kits to Smokers

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Shawnee County Health Agency is marking the Great American Smokeout by offering free "Quit Kits" to smokers. They contain tips on quitting, smoking substitutes to fight cravings and information on Kan-Stop, the state's toll-free quitline.

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Seaman High School's Principal Earns Top Honors

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals named Ron Vinduska of Seaman High School as its MetLife High School Principal of the Year. He's in his seventh year as Seaman's principal.

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Heartland Visioning Plan Awaits Action

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Heartland Visioning Strategic Plan was released Wednesday. A committee will meet Thursday to determine what actions will be taken first.

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Boeing to Slash 800 Jobs at Kansas Facility

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Boeing says it will cut 800 positions at its Wichita facility next year. Layoff notices will go to about 76 workers Friday. The rest will continue throughout the year ahead.

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Ex-AG's Affair Issue in Kan. Abortion Case

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Former Attorney General Paul Morrison's affair has given Wichita abortion doctor, George Tiller, an avenue to allege unfairness in the criminal case against him.

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350 Soldiers Expected Home from War

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade are expected home November 19th after a 15-month tour in Iraq

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Sebelius 'Disappointed' in Latest Gambling Setback

Updated: 11/19/2008 - During a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she was disappointed that Harrah's Entertainment decided to withdraw its application to manage a state-owned casino in Sumner County.

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Wichita Plant Expands Annual Shutdown

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Case New Holland says it's shutting down its Wichita plant for all of December and part of January. The move affects about 400 of its 450 hourly workers. Company officials blame ``softness in the construction industry'.'

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