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Marian Clinic Ready for "Ultimate Concert"

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Topeka's Marian Clinic will hold its annual fundraiser, the "Ultimate Cancer," at 3pm Sunday, Sept. 7, at Washburn's White Concert Hall. The featured performance is the Fountain City Brass Band.

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Community First Turns in Sumner Funding Info

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Community First handed over its fundraising information for the former Sumner School building to the city of Topeka Friday. The group needs to show it has the finances to renovate the building and sustain its programs. The city will review the info next week.

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Cash Delays Could Stop Some Road Work Projects

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Department of Transportation may not be able to continue some projects because of federal money shortcomings. KDOT Secretary Deb Miller said she has plans in place to deal with the situation. But the trust fund may be billions of dollars short by the end of September.

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Sebelius Calling: Gov. Chats with Soldiers in Iraq

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Governor Sebelius called a group of soldiers from Fort Riley who are deployed to Iraq earlier this week. She visited by teleconference with about 45 soldiers stationed at Camp Taji, Iraq. It was the first such arrangement for Sebelius.

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Sebelius Seeks Agricultural Disaster Designation for Ellsworth County

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter Friday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer asking that he declare Ellsworth County an agricultural disaster area for production losses due to severe weather events that occurred between March and June.

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KDHE Unveils New Mobile Website

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) unveiled a new mobile website Friday to help Kansans stay connected to health and environment information from around the state anytime and anywhere wireless service is available.

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Top Army Official to Stop in Leavenworth

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Army Chief of Staff will be in Leavenworth will be at Fort Leavenworth on Monday to sign a community covenant between Army and local community leaders. Last month, army officials signed a similar covenant at Fort Riley.

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Collection of President Eisenhower's Papers Comes to Abilene

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A collection of some 41,600 papers from President Eisenhower have recently been made public by the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. The papers were from the last full year of Eisenhower's life and offer a glimpse into his thoughts about issues of the day.

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KU Whistle to Blow Again

Posted: 09/05/2008 - The steam whistle at KU that has traditionally signaled the end of classes will be turned back on. Earlier in the week, school officials turned off the whistle to save approximately $3,000/year. Chancellor Robert Hemenway said that while finding ways to save money is important, so are traditions like the whistle.

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Kansas State Fair Opens in Hutchinson Today

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Kansas State Fair opens in Hutchinson with some changes this year. Auto racing is gone, a text messaging competition and helicopter ride are in. Also new this year is an open-air pavilion. Styx and Kansas have concerts Friday night, Poison will play Sunday.

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KSU Gets New Wind Turbine

Updated: 09/05/2008 - A new wind turbine has been erected as part of the Kansas State University's wind applications center in Manhattan. The turbine will save the city hundreds of dollars every year in energy costs. The turbine also serves as a memorial to a student of the program that recently passed away.

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U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka Deadine Nears

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Application deadline for U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy in Topeka is the end of Monday, September 8th. Classes meet Tuesday afternoons from Oct. 7th - Nov. 11th at the Washburn University School of Law. There is no cost to participate.

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Convicted Rapist Sentenced for Crime

Posted: 09/05/2008 - George Brooks III, 39, of Topeka, was sentenced Friday to more than 15 years rape, blackmail and breach of privacy.

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Testimony Continues in Hit-and-Run Deaths

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A KHP trooper, coroner and KBI investigator testified Friday in the trial for Ramona Morgan. She's charged in Douglas County for the hit-and-run deaths of two highway workers south of Lawrence last year.

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New Deputy Fire Chief Named

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles has named Jeff Davis, Fort Scott, as the new Deputy Chief of Operations. Davis was chosen from six final candidates, two internal and four external.

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Fourth-grade Girl Scouts Get Tour of WIBW-TV

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A special group got a behind-the-scenes tour of the WIBW-TV studios this afternoon. The Fourth-grade girl scouts from Jay Shideler Elementary are working on their weather badges. And Jeremy Goodwin volunteered to help them earn it by showing them the basics of his job.

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Man Convicted of Raping 7-year old Girl

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Jurors found 21-year old Raymone Levy guilty of raping a 7-year old girl. Prosecutors say they will seek a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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Vote Set on Manhattan School District Bond

Posted: 09/05/2008 - A $97.5 million bond issue for USD 383 is set to be on the Nov. 4th ballot. The money would add space for an expected 30% enrollment increase over the next decade.

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Eisenhower Papers go Public

Posted: 09/05/2008 - More than 40,000 pages of documents released Friday also share Ike's comments on the presidential hopefuls of 40 years ago.

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Roberts, Slattery to Square Off Saturday

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Veteran Senator Pat Roberts and longtime former Topeka Congressman Jim Slattery talk up the issues tomorrow on the second day of the State Fair.

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