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Program Gives Nurses Critical Career Preview

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Stormont-Vail launched the Student Nurse Tech program in its Critical Care unit this summer. It gives student nurses full-time, one-on-one contact with a registered nurse in the ICU, so they can see if the environment is one in which they can foresee a career.

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Shawnee County Puts Pricetags on Naming Rec Facilities

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Shawnee County Parks and Rec presented a plan to commissioners Thursday for selling naming opportunities for various facilities. Parks and Rec Director John Knight says money would go into a fund for improvements, to take pressure off taxpayers.

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More Eyes on the Roads Starting This Week

Posted: 08/14/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and more than 100 other Kansas law enforcement agencies are on the roads in extra numbers. Their special "STEP" effort began Thursday and runs through Labor Day weekend.

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More Students Fill Halls in Manhattan-Ogden District

Posted: 08/14/2008 - USD 383 reports enrollment went up more than expected this school year. Associate superintendent Bob Seymore says enrollment is up 290 students. They'd expected an increase of about 200.

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Softball Players Win Gold in Holland

Posted: 08/14/2008 - 17 softball players representing the USAAI won gold medal in a tournament in Holland. The girls on the team are from various high schools across Northeast Kansas. The team went 6-0 to win the championship.

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9th Graders: Welcome to the New Freshmen Center

Updated: 04/28/2009 - It was back to school for high schoolers Thursday morning. The 9th graders were very excited about finally being in high school and also get to start off their high school years in a 14.3 million dollar facility.

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Mug Shots of Leavenworth Inmates on Display

Posted: 08/14/2008 - "Mugged: A Rogue's Gallerly of Leavenworth Penitentiary Mug Shots" opens Saturday at First City Museum in Leavenworth. The exhibit features mug shots of former inmates at the city's infamous federal facility.

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Kansas Governor Announces Transportation Group

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Transportation Secretary Deb Miller has formed a 30-member task force at Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' direction. It will develop what the governor calls "a new strategic transportation approach."

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Oil Producers Slowed by Bankrupt Marketer

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Kansas oil producers are considering lowering production in the wake of Tulsa-based SemGroup LP filing for bankruptcy. One Kansas industry leaders says the move jeopardizes millions in payments for recent crude oil purchases in Kansas.

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Financial Company Cuts Ribbon in Downtown Topeka

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Clayton Financial Services offered tours of their new office. The downtown building was completely renovated. Owners say it was important for them to stay in the downtown area.

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Neufeld: Budget May Force Rethinking on School Aid

Posted: 08/14/2008 - House Speaker Melvin Neufeld says state revenues could fall short of expectations. He says the GOP-controlled legislature doesn't plan to touch a small increase in school spending promised for the 2009-2010 school year, but it could be tough.

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Woman in Topeka Beaten and Possibly Held Captive

Updated: 08/14/2008 - Topeka police are questioning a man this morning after a woman says she was held captive for almost 24 hours. Authorities say police responded to a home in the 500 block of Grattan Wednesday night at about 11:15 p.m. after a woman showed up to the house claiming she'd been beaten up.

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Jury Finds Self-Proclaimed Indian Chief Guilty

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A guilty verdict was given Wednesday for the man who promised members of the tribe he led that they would also become American citizens. Malcolm Webber was found guilty on six charges connected to selling memberships to the unrecognized tribe.

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Specialist Schmidt Honored in Newton Services

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Flags flew at half-staff across Kansas Wednesday. It was in honor of National Guard Specialist Ronald Schmidt, eulogized at services in Newton with hundreds of mourners in attendance.

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Court Date Set in Murder Case

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Mario King, accused of killing Timothy Lister July 5th, will be back in court Aug. 21st. The date was set Wednesday during a docket hearing.

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Man Sentence to 23 Years for Topeka Home Invasion

Posted: 08/13/2008 - 44-year old Ernest Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Prosecutors say he cut a screen to get into a woman's home while she was there, threatened to shoot her, and stole several coins.

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Trial Date Set for Two Accused in Topeka Murder

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Corkey Williams and Drake Kettler will stand trial Sept. 8th for the murder of James Dyer, Jr. last year. Both were bound over following a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

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Tree Planted to Honor Fallen Topeka Firefighter

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Family and friends of Capt. Tony Cox marked the one-year anniversary of his death in the line of duty by planting a tree outside Topeak fire station #8. It was the last place Cox was stationed.

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Fuel Costs Raising Electric Bills for Westar Customers

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Westar Energy says its cost for generating power has more than doubled in the past year. The increase is passed along to customers. It comes as Westar asks the KCC for a rate increase.

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Kansas Man Sues Time Warner Over Cable Boxes

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A Kansas City man is suing Time Warner Cable over the monthly fee the company charges to rent a cable box, saying he and other customers should not have to rent Time Warner's box in order to get premium channels.

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