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Emporia Celebrates Veterans Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - It's the birthplace of Veterans Day and after 51 years Emporia still rolls out the red carpet for all Veterans.

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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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Veterans Day at Hope Street Academy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Students at Hope Street Academy observed Veterans Day by listening to first-hand accounts from soldiers who served in Iraq.

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Central Kansas Volunteers Get 1919 Train Working

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Central Kansas volunteers working to restore a 1919 Baldwin locomotive got the train's engine running for the first time in 50 years. The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association reported minor leaks that needed to be repaired before the train could continue to run.

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'Extreme Makeover' Show to Build New Home for Chapman

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A tornado-battered Kansas town gets a boost from a network TV show that builds homes for deserving families. Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' are expected in Chapman to begin work on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Medicare open enrollment is quickly approaching. Between November 15th and December 31st, you can make changes to your Medicare health plan or prescription drug coverage.

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Tenn. Man Dies in Kansas Hunting Accident

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A 63-year-old Tennessee man is dead after being accidentally shot while bird hunting in northcentral Kansas. The Rooks County Sheriff's Office said William Dudley Carter of Adams, Tennessee, died Saturday as a result of wounds to his head and upper chest.

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Governor Sebelius Honors Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Today is a day to stop and remember those that have served our country. In observance of Veterans Day, Governor Kathleen Sebelius if offering her own words of thanks.

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Challenger Wins Commission Race in Johnson County

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner videotaped removing his opponents campaign signs has lost his seat. After provisional ballots were counted, Calvin Hayden beat John Toplikar by 42 votes.

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Kansas Governor's Chicago Trip Leads to Cabinet Talk

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office says a weekend trip to Chicago was to celebrate husband, Gary's, 59th birthday. Chicago is also home to Barack Obama's transition team, but a spokesperson says Sebelius did not meet with them.

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Kansas Man's Holiday Proposal Leads to Internet Buzz

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins scheduled a meeting to lobby for a national holiday honoring Barack Obama. A newspaper's notice of the meeting on its web site was posted on the Drudge Report, creating a flurry of hits.

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Sanderholm's Alleged Killer Breaks Sprinkler Head

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Jail officials say the man accused of killing 19-year old Cowley College student Jodi Sanderholm broke a fire protection sprinkler head in his jail cell. Water covered the cell floor and seeped into the booking area, but didn't cause major problems.

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Kansas Man Killed in Harper County Collision

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A 19-year-old man from Liberal, Kan., has died in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 283 in Harper County in far northwestern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Marcos Siprian Delacruz was southbound when his vehicle struck a pickup driven by 48-year-old Tracy Broadbent of Gage.

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Central Kansas Volunteers Get 1919 Train Working

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association is working to restore a 1919 Baldwin locomotive. They got the train's engine running for the first time in 50 years.

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Highland Park Starts New Lecture Series

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Highland Park High School kicked off the new Farrell Lecture Series Monday evening with author Angela Cervantes. The series is named after retired teacher Ron Farrell. He was recognized at a reception preceding Ms. Cervantes' speech.

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Missing Marine Finally Comes Home

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Marine Lance Corporal Kurt LaPlant was in a helicopter shot down by enemy fire in Vietnam 40 years ago. The military finally positively identified his remains.

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Riley County Celebrates Soaring Scores

Updated: 11/11/2008 - The USD 378 Riley County School Board has approved an extra day off for everyone in the district in the wake of improvements in state test scores. The district's gone from 42-percent making the standard of excellence in '04-05 to 87-percent in '07-'08.

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Kansas Interactive Distance Learning Week

Updated: 11/10/2008 - Some local students are getting the chance to celebrate Veterans Day the virtual way. Today marks the beginning of Kansas Interactive Distance Learning Week.

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DNC Chairman Howard Dean Will Not Seek Second Term

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean plans to step down from his post when his term expires in January, wrapping up a tenure in which the party heavily invested in all 50 states for a payoff that helped elect Barack Obama president.

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Get KC Chief's Tickets Now!

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Get ready to win some football tickets as the Chiefs take on the Saints. Go to wibw.com and click on sports to sign up. If you don't win you can still buy tickets for upcoming Chiefs games!

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