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Washburn Law Hosts Global War on Terrorism Symposium

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Rule of Law and the Global War on Terrorism Symposium is examining legal implications of governmental actions taken in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The invited speakers and participants will reevaluate and reasses these complex issues.

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Karma Wilson Reads to Topeka Preschool Kids

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A children's author takes time out to read to local children Thursday morning. Karma Wilson wrote the book "Bear Feels Sick." She read it to the kids at Easter Seals Capper Foundation's Kidlink Preschool Thursday. It was all part of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers About Health Week.

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National Young Reader's Week

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Tecumseh South Elementary School welcomed some special guests Thursday morning to celebrate National Young Readers Week. 13's own Dave Johnson stopped by the all school assembly and read "About Dinosaurs."

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KU Needs Thanksgiving Host Families

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The University of Kansas needs your help this Thanksgiving. They're looking for area families to host international students interested in learning about the American holiday.

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Topeka Community Volunteers and Organizations Honored

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A group of locals are being honored for their services. Prevention and Recovery Services held a ceremony Thursday at the Kansas State Historical Society's Potawatomi Mission Building for five outstanding community volunteers and partner organizations.

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Three Nominees for Douglas County Judgeship

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two Lawrence attorneys and a federal prosecutor are in the running to be a Douglas County District Court judge in Lawrence. The names will be submitted to the governor Friday and she will have 30 days to make an appointment.

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KS Higher Education Budget Cuts for 2009 and 2010

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Changes in the state's fiscal situation are forcing higher education institutions to make budget cuts. Board of Regents Chairperson Donna Shank says that after careful planning, the state's higher education system is well-prepared in the event 2009 budget cuts become necessary.

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Cancer Center Announces Application Date

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The University of Kansas Cancer Center announced Sept. 25, 2011, as the date that it will be applying for National Cancer Institute designation. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has been among those pushing for the prestigious designation, was on hand for the announcement Thursday along with Cancer Center director Roy Jensen.

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Topeka Police Seek Help in Convenience Store Robbery

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topeka police need your help identifying a robbery suspect caught on surveillance video. The incident happened at a convenience store at 2525 S.W. 29th around 8:15 p.m. November 5th.

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Hit and Run Sends Woman to Hospital

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Police continue to investigate an assault that happened at at 44th and Grand Oaks in Topeka late Wednesday night. Police say the victim and driver knew each other and had been arguing earlier. The man left and when he returned he hit her with his car.

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Sterling College Trustees Pick President

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Dr. Paul Maurer will become the new president of Sterling College. He currently is senior vice president of institutional advancement at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.

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Kansas Officials Worry Budget Worse Than in '03

Updated: 11/18/2008 - With the 2009 session approaching, legislators also face a shortfall that could approach $1 billion by the end of June 2010. They worry it will be worse than the 2003 budget crisis and one-time accounting gimmicks won't be an option to fix it.

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Three Nominees for Lawrence County Judgeship Named

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Kansas Office of Judicial Administration says two Lawrence attorneys and a federal prosecutor are the three nominees for an open spot on the bench in Douglas County District Court.

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Gaming Company Wants Suit over Casino Deal Dismissed

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Penn National Gaming says it validly withdrew from a contract with a company that wanted to sell it about 200 acres of land for a state-owned casino in Cherokee County. Penn withdrew from the deal in September.

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Convictions Upheld in Kansas Adult Abuse Case

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by Arlan and Linda Kaufman that the trial court violated their constitutional rights. They were convicted in 2006 of holding mentally ill residents of their group home in involuntary servitude.

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Shawnee Co. Commission Discusses Delinguent Tax Payers

Updated: 11/18/2008 - At the Shawnee County Commission Thursday morning, commissioners passed a resolution regarding the owners of 49 parcels of property who are delinquent on paying taxes. Most noteworthy on this list was the Sportzone property, located near I-470 and Burlingame Road.

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Teen Pleads Guilty in Deadly Lawrence Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A teenager has pleaded guilty to felony second-degree murder in the June 7 shooting that left two men dead during a botched home robbery in Lawrence. Sentencing is set for Dec. 19.

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Group Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Calling them the "unsung heroes of our community," the Association of Fundraising Professionals held a luncheon to honor outstanding volunteers. The event coincided with National Philanthropy Day.

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Teen Pleads Guilty in Deadly Lawrence Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A teenager has pleaded guilty to felony second-degree murder in the June 7 shooting that left two men dead during a botched home robbery in Lawrence.

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Sprint Offers Buyouts to 12,000 KC Workers

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sprint says it's offering voluntary buyout packages to an unspecified number of its 57,000 workers, including 12,000 of them based in the Kansas City area.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Gives Gift

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Let's Help received a boost as the holiday season approaches. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation gave the organization $20,000.

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