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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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Extreme Makeover Show Unveils New Home in Chapman

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The `Extreme Makeover Home Edition' crew unveiled a brand new home to a Chapman family Tuesday. The bus moved Tuesday afternoon for the Tutwiler family to see the new home the ABC show built for them.

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Topeka Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Area business leaders met up after hours Tuesday night to mix and mingle. It was the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's business after hours event , where members gathered at Shawnee County Club in Topeka.

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Blue Skies Squadron Presents Check to KCSL

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A local organization is pitching in to help less fortunate children for the holidays. They raised money by selling concessions and a drawing for a P-51 mustang.

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Council Briefed on Topeka Riverfront Progress

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The river front authority told council members the plan has four phases. Some would be accomplished soon, others will take generations. One low cost, less timely plan includes a trail system that would go from downtown Topeka along the river to the Kaw River State Park.

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Washburn Holds Post Election Forum

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A post election town forum was held tonight at the Washburn campus, where political communication students got the chance to talk to local political leaders.

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Arguments Continue in Hecht's Lawsuit against City of Topeka

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Attorneys for the City of Topeka and Shawnee County D.A. Robert Hecht were back in court Tuesday. They were arguing a motion for summary judgment in Hecht's lawsuit over the City Council's approval of software and police helicopter purchases.

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501 Superintendent Talks Budget, Future

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Dr. Kevin Singer spoke with WIBW-TV on a variety of issues, including budget cuts, the state hospital grounds and the relationship between 501 and the city government.

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Report on Economic Impact of Illegal Immigrants Released

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit find illegal immigrants increase costs for education and health care, but many illegal immigrants also pay taxes. It also found illegal immigrants negatively impact wages and opportunities for low-skilled workers.

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Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley Hightling '09 Stampede Lineup

Updated: 11/19/2008 - 94.5 FM announced the lineup for the 2009 Country Stampede, June 25th to 28th at Tuttle Creek State Park. .38 Special headlines opening night, while Dierks Bentley appears Friday and Tim McGraw takes the stage Saturday.

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Poverty Seminar Aims to Enlighten Educators

Updated: 11/19/2008 - More than 1200 representatives of area school districts heard a presentation Tuesday on how poverty impacts learning, and what they can do to maximize the learning of all their students.

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Kansas Regents to Consider Housing and Food Hikes

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Board of Regents will hear a first reading this week of proposed housing and food service fee increases for next school year at Kansas universities.

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State to Close Corrections Boot Camp for Women

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Department of Corrections is terminating its contract with Labette County for operation of the Labette Women's Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego. The facility provides a sentencing alternative between probation and prison.

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