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Volunteers Cook Up New Recipe for Fund Raising

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Chili doesn't just fill stomachs, it might also fill cavities. Volunteers raised more than $700 for the Douglas County Dental Clinic with a chili fest and dessert bar.

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Application Window Open for Energy Aid

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for households needing a little help fighting off winter this year.

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Tanks Explode in 3-Alarm Warehouse Fire in KC

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Fire broke out early Monday in a two-story brick and stone structure where wooden pallets and propane tanks were stored in Kansas City, Missouri. Several tanks with propane and other items exploded, posing added risk for fire crews.

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GOP Insists Schools Can Take Budget Cuts

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Debate is brewing in the Legislature about whether public schools can withstand a budget cut without hurting classroom instruction.

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Pickup Rollover Kills Kansas Teen, Injures Two Others

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Saturday afternoon crash killed Trenton Hoft of Phillipsburg. Joshua Crain of Phillipsburg and Jillie Lynn Ganoung of Plainville, both 16, were hospitalized.

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Kansas Man Sues Dairy group over prices

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Phil Ochs is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit alleging the "Dairy Farmers of America" co-op bought large quantities of cheese from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in an attempt to manipulate the market.

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GOP Insists Schools Can Take Budget Cuts

Updated: 01/19/2009 - House Speaker Mike O'Neal and other Republicans argue that schools can make budget cuts on the noninstructional side. But Kansas Association of School Boards lobbyist Mark Tallman said what constitutes noninstructional funding often is up for debate.

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Hutchinson Man Shoots Film about Polio Survivors

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Nathan Guy of Hutchinson is working on a film about survivors of polio. He's raising $30,000 to finish it in time for the Post-Polio Health Conference in Georgia in April.

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Kansas City St. Pat's Day Parade Route Changed

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas City St. Patrick's Day parade will travel a 1.3-mile route beginning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a landmark church built with stones cut by Irish masons, and continue to the Westport entertainment district.

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Economic Crisis Hurts Kansas' Affordable Housing

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Topeka-based Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition says on any given night, there are 18,000 homeless people in Kansas. The national homeless count fell 11 percent last year, but advocates say the mortgage crisis is causing a turnaround.

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Hospital Expansion Opens to the Public

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Hundreds of people crammed their way into the Geary Community Hospital today for an open house. The hospital showed off its new expansion, which will open officially in two weeks. In 2006 residents of Geary County voted for the $34 million bond referendum that funded the project.

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Positive Protestors Spread Message of Unity

Updated: 01/18/2009 - A group of anti-Phelps protestors spread a message of hope and unity in Topeka. They have American flags and play patriotic music on street corners where the Westboro Church protests.

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NAACP Says Racial Slur Issue Resolved

Updated: 01/18/2009 - An NAACP leader says the group has resolved its issues over a receipt that a shoe store customer was given containing a racial slur.

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Former Senator Pearson Dies

Updated: 01/18/2009 - A representative with the Greely Funeral Home in Massachusetts confirmed yesterday that Pearson died Tuesday at his home in Gloucester, Mass. He was 88.

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