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Federal Employee Honored for 45 Years of Service

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A federal employee is being honored for all her hard work over the years. 83-year-old Janice Gutzwiller has worked for the federal government for 45 years.

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Manhattan Plant to Lay Off 46

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Parker Hannifin Corp. will be laying off 46 workers at its Manhattan, Kan., industrial rubber hose plant. Jim Cartwright, a spokesman for the Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin, says work force reductions at the plant will start Jan. 5.

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Ex-Kan. AG May Still Face Other Problems

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A decision by two special prosecutors not to file criminal charges against former Attorney General Paul Morrison may not end his legal problems.

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Wichita Woman Named President of Visit Topeka!

Updated: 12/17/2008 - VP for the Greater Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, Olivia Simmons, is bringing her marketing strengths to Topeka as president of Visit Topeka!

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Chrysler to Halt Production, Close 30 Plants Friday

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Chrysler says it's going to close all 30 of its manufacturing plants for a month starting Friday. Tight credit is keeping would-be buyers away from showrooms, and Chrysler needs to match production to slowing demand and conserve cash.

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Generous Classmate Inspires Community

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Thirteen year old Drake Herrman's story of giving has inspired other classmates and folks in the community to give part of their Christmas to help an ailing classmate, Jessica Seidel. Jessica suffers from a blood disease and is undergoing chemotherapy.

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Kan. Governor Press Secretary Leaving

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Governor Sebelius' spokesperson is leaving the governor's office to work for KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins. An announcement made Wednesday by the university said Nicole Corcoran will start work with Perkins as his chief of staff on February 2.

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Middle School Student Gives Up Christmas Gift to Help Friend

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Drake Herrman, 13, a student at Washburn Rural Middle School, asked his mom to return an expensive Christmas gift and give the money to one of his classmates, Jessica Seidel, who is suffering from a rare blood cell disorder.

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Wisconsin Brothers Bowl Perfect 300 Games Together

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Brothers Ed and Tom Shircel have combined for 10 perfect games in their bowling careers, and now they've reached another milestone: rolling perfect games while bowling together. Each rolled a 300 while bowling Monday night at Lakeshore Lanes for the same team and in the same game.

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Community Blood Center Holding Blood Drive Wednesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Community Blood Center is holding a drive from 10 to 4 Wednesday at the Kansas Children's Service League office. All donor's will receive a free t-shirt and a $10 Dillon's gift card and they'll be dishing up Cici's Pizza all day.

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13 News Helps Raise Money for Salvation Army

Updated: 12/16/2008 - We invite you to help us help others this holiday season. Amy Schmidt and Melissa Brunner were ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at the Wal-mart on Wanamaker over the noon hour Tuesday.

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Trailer Destroyed in Perry Fire Tuesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A trailer is completely destroyed after a fire broke in Perry Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say it happened at 6958 Ferguson Rd. around around 1:15 p.m.

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Forbes Field Put on Lockdown Tuesday Afternoon

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A suspicious letter scare locked down Forbes Field Tuesday. An Air National Guard spokesman said security forces put Forbes on lock down at about 8:00 a.m. because mail room employees received what they call an odd looking piece of mail.

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Ethanol Explosion in Garnett Tuesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - People in Garnett, KS may have felt a huge boom Tuesday morning. The East Kansas Agri Energy Plant, which makes ethanol, had an explosion about 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.

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Preliminary Hearing Set for Woman Involved in Police Chase

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A preliminary hearing is set for the woman involved in a police chase that injured a Lawrence officer. 27-year old Barbara Jo Schnegelsiepen appeared for a short time while her attorney asked for a Douglass County judge to reduce her bond.

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Jefferson County Police Chase Suspects Behind Bars

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Two people are jailed in Jackson County after leading police on an eight mile chase in Jefferson County Monday. Officers tried to pull John Bradshaw and Nicole Miller over on US-75 highway Monday afternoon.

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