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Kansas Federal Prosecutor to Work on Election Day

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton will be available to the public election day while the polls are open. The federal prosecutor's office wants to respond to complaints of fraud and voting rights violations.

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Bill Self Signs Copies of New Book

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Kansas Basketball fans got to meet the man who led their team to a National Championship last April: Coach Bill Self greeted fans at the 29th & Urish Dillons in Topeka.

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Spirit Aerosystems Not Planning Immediate Ramp Up

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Spirit Aerosystems is among companies watching the Boeing strike vote closely. Boeing is Spirit's biggest customer, and the strike forced it to cut production. Even if the strike ends, Spirit says it will wait to resume a full schedule.

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Former Professional Baseball Player Talks With School Kids

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka school kids got a treat today when they were surprised with a guest speaker: former professional baseball player Gill Carter. He stopped by French Middle School to talk to kids in several classes throughout the day about his time playing in the big leagues.

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Target, Topeka, Shawnee County May Settle Lawsuit

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Court records show a Dec. 11th status conference is set in Target's lawsuit against Topeka, Shawnee County and Go! Topeka. The court indicates attorneys may finalize a tentative settlement agreement at that time.

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Topeka Group Hears About Improvements by FEMA

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Richard Hainje, the Regional Administrator for FEMA Region VII, talked to the Topeka Chapter of the Association of the United States Army on Monday. He discussed what improvements to disaster response have been made by FEMA since Hurricane Katrina.

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Firefighter Jabs At Giles

Updated: 10/29/2008 - A firefighter used his recognition for rescuing a child to gab at Fire Chief Howard Giles, who has had a contentious relationship with the Fire Union.

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Council Puts of Decision on South Topeka Development Area

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Council members put off creating a move some say would spur development in South Topeka Tuesday night. The city is considering creating a tax increment financing district for an area around 37th and South Topeka Boulevard.

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Chicago Hits the Stage at TPAC

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The touring production of the musical "Chicago" drew a crowd. Billed as a tale of fame, fortune, and "all that jazz", the musical has toured the world on-stage and was made into an academy-award winning movie a few years ago.

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Heartland Visioning Holds Final Meeting on Draft Plan

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Heartland Visioning held its final public meeting Tuesday night to get input on its draft strategic plan. Meetings and presentations have reached more than 2000 people over the past two months. Their feedback will be used to make improvements to the plan.

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Taco Bell Gives Away Free Tacos for a Stolen Base

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Everyone in America was eligible to a free prize Tuesday thanks to Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett. He stole a base during game one of the World Series, so taco Bell agreed to give away a free taco to everyone.

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Westar Talks to Elementary Students About Energy Conservation

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Westar Energy visited fourth graders at Lowman Hill Elementary School Tuesday to teach the students how they can be energy efficient in their own homes. The 4th graders watched a video, then talked about which home appliances are big energy drainers.

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Advance Voting Record Set in Shawnee County

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Elections officials tell us they've already issued more than 17,500 ballots. That includes advance ballots mailed and those cast in person at the elections office.

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Striking Boeing Workers Set Vote

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Striking Machinists Union members will vote Saturday on a tentative agreement with Boeing. It could end the strike that's idled 27,000 workers since September 6th.

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Shawnee Heights Students Get Party for Registering to Vote

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Seniors at Shawnee Heights celebrated their right to vote with a pizza party. The winner of a competition between Washburn Rural and Shawnee Heights was determined by which school registered the most students to vote.

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Topeka Women Network Over Chocolate

Updated: 11/10/2008 - One group of Topeka women spent the evening networking over chocolate during the Association for Women in Communications social at chocolate shop, Hazel Hill.

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"Cardiologist for a Day" Program in Topeka Tuesday

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka community leaders got a firsthand look at what a day in the life of a cardiologist is like. The "Cardiologist for a Day" program was held at the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center.

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Kansas Low on Salt for Winter Season

Posted: 10/28/2008 - As we reported earlier, salt supply for Kansas may be low during the upcoming winter months. The Kansas Department of Transportation says it is becoming more difficult to get salt supplies for roads because they are competing more and more with other city and county maintenance departments across the Midwest.

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Kansas Regulators Going Ahead with Westar Hearing

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The commission regulating Kansas utilities is going ahead with a hearing Wednesday on Westar Energy's electric rate increase request. That's despite a proposed settlement among Westar and other parties.

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