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Tribe Asks Judge to Stop Harrah's Kansas Casino

Posted: 08/29/2008 - The Prairie Band Potawatomie Nation wants a judge to stop Harrah's Entertainment Inc. from going forward with plans to build and manage a Kansas casino.

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Coen to Head Kansas Health Foundation

Posted: 08/29/2008 - The Kansas Health Foundation names Steve Coen to lead the organizations' work improving public health across the state.

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Kansas Labor Secretary Gives Annual Outlook

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Labor Secretary Jim Garner today gives a snapshot of how the Kansas economy is doing. Garner's message in a late-morning meeting at the Statehouse is this year's installment of the annual report made public the week before Labor Day, which is Monday.

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Power Bills Going Up in Western Kansas

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Thousands of electricity customers in Kansas will soon pay more for power. State regulators have approved a rate increase for Midwest Energy, the Hays-based utility that serves 80,000 customers across central and western Kansas.

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Boeing Delivers New Offer to Machinists

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Boeing has delivered its ``best and final'' contract offer to the Machinists union. The offer includes an 11 percent pay raise over three years. It comes as part of round-the-clock talks ahead of the current contract's expiration on September 3rd.

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Striking Machinists Approve Hawker Beechcraft Offer

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Striking machinists at Hawker Beechcraft have voted in favor of a new contract that will get them back to work next week. Union members have been on strike since August 2nd at plants in Wichita and Salina.

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Architectural Firm Splits Into 2 Companies

Posted: 08/29/2008 - One of the nation's biggest architectural firms is splitting into two companies. The board of St. Louis-based HOK Group and its shareholders agreed yesterday to transfer ownership of HOK Sport Venue Event to leaders of that practice. Terms were not disclosed.

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Texas Woman Accused of Offering Children for Sex to Missouri Man

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Authorities say a Texas woman is accused of offering to let a Missouri man have sex with three young children. The 33-year-old woman, who lives in the Houston suburb of Katy, is charged with one count possession of child pornography and one count of performance of a child.

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St. Louis Shooting Leaves 4 Injured, Including 2-year-old

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Four people, including a 2-year-old girl, are injured after being shot while sitting on their porch in St. Louis. All four are expected to recover. Besides the girl, two women and a man were injured in the incident around 1:15 p.m. yesterday.

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Conservationists Hope to Build Support for Wilderness

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Wilderness advocates will gather next week in Salem to plan the next steps of an effort to win federal protection for 50,000 acres of public lands in Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest.

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Missouri Man Suspected in 20 Bank Holdups Arrested

Posted: 08/29/2008 - A southwestern Missouri man suspected in at least 20 bank robberies was being held yesterday at the Greene County Jail in Springfield. Authorities had been searching for Joseph Paul Young, who evaded capture last week when he fled into a wooded area.

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West Nile Case in St. Louis County, Missouri

Posted: 08/29/2008 - St. Louis County reports its first human case of West Nile virus in 2008. The county health department says a 52-year-old Normandy man was treated at a hospital last week. Spokesman John Shelton says the man fully recovered.

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Overnight Shooting in Topeka Injures One

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Friday morning shooting. It happened around 1:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of Pennsylvania. Authorities responded to the area after they received a call from a neighboring house that someone had been shot.

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Kansas Test Scores Top National Average

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Recently released results show Kansas students taking the SAT score above average on critical reading, math and writing scores.

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Police Ask for Help Locating Man in Connection with Assault

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Topeka Police are asking for your help locating a man they want to speak with about an assault. He's Marlando Johnson, 27, described as a five-foot-eight inch tall black man weighing about 150 pounds.

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Child Run Over After Knocking Vehicle into Neutral

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Topeka Police responded to the 3500 block SE 7th reference a 5 year old female who had been accidentally run over by a driverless vehicle, that she had shifted from park to neutral.

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Hearing Date Set for Homicide Suspect

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The man accused of killing 15-year old Nacole Winter will be in court for a pretrial hearing Sept. 16th. Christopher Hall is charged with murder and sexual assault in the teen's death.

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Brownback to Nominate Republican Veep Choice

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Kansas Senator Sam Brownback will formally nominate John McCain's choice for vice president at the GOP National Convention next week. It will happen on the convention's final night, when Brownback is also scheduled to speak.

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Boost Your Brain through Your Diet

Updated: 08/28/2008 - While a well-balanced diet is the most important thing to keep an mind, certain foods contain vitamins and minerals that can boost your brain.

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Lawrence Schools Superintendent to Retire

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Lawrence Schools Superintendent Randy Weseman will retire after the current school year. This is his ninth year as Lawrence Superintendent, and 33rd year with the district. The school board will discuss launching a nation-wide search to find his replacement in September.

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Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office Ask For Help Identifying Suspect

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriff's Office asking for help identifying a man involved in an altercation outside a Topeka nightclub in the early morning hours of August 2nd. He is described as a tall, thin black male with dread locks that fled the scene in a black two-door Acura.

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Shawnee Co. Will Submit Proposal to Take Over Cypress Ridge

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Shawnee County will submit a proposal to the City of Topeka to take over management and operations of Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Director of Parks and Recreation John Knight will sumbit proposal Sept. 4th.

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