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Texas A&M Mascot From Topeka

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A Topekan is about to be a prominent figure in Texas A&M sports -- it's not a football or basketball recruit, it is a dog! Kelly the collie from Topeka is about to become the eighth Reveille.

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TPD Officer in Off-Duty Shooting Can Talk to Witnesses

Updated: 08/11/2008 - A judge ruled Monday to modify bond conditions for Jason Judd that barred him from having contact with witnesses, many of whom are Shawnee County deputies and fellow TPD officers.

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PETA Protests at KFC

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Protesters from the animal rights orgnization PETA, gathered in front of the KFC on north Topeka Boulevard Monday.

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Coin Toss Highlights Shawnee County Vote Canvass

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Shawnee Co. Commissioners met as the Board of Canvassers Monday to certify results of Tuesday's primary elections. They considered 484 provisional ballots and decided a tied precinct committeeperson race by coin toss.

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WU Celebrates Namesake's Birthday

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A short history lesson by Washburn University President Jerry Farley was followed with treats to celebrate Ichabod Washburn's 210th birthday.

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Farley Elementary School to Open in 2009

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A new elementary school will bear a familiar name. The USD Auburn Washburn school district named the a new school "Farley Elementary School", which is under construction at 33rd and Urish Rd. Expected to open July 1st 2009.

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Wakarusa Festival May Leave Lawrence

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival has called Lawrence home for five years but this year may be its last.

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Boeing Shares Fall Nearly 2 Percent

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Shares of Boeing fall nearly 2 percent on reports that the company may not bid in the next round for the Pentagon's refueling tanker contract.

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Boeing Shares Fall on Tanker Report

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Aviation Week reports Boeing is "strongly considering" not submitting a bid in the Pentagon's new round of bidding for a tanker contract. Boeing lost the first round of bidding to Northrup Grumman. Boeing shares were down nearly 2 percent Monday.

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Wakarusa Festival May Leave Lawrence

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The promotor for the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival says the KS Dept. of Wildlife and Parks is biased toward the event and its largely "hippie" crowd. Brett Mosiman says he'll move the event out of state unless it's given terms equal to the Country Stampede.

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Sebelius Plans to Attend Kansas Soldier's Funeral

Posted: 08/11/2008 - As she has with previous Kansas National Guard members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will attend the funeral for Spc. Ronald Schmidt. Services are set for Wednesday in Newton, Kansas.

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House Fire in Emporia, Kansas Kills One Man

Posted: 08/11/2008 - 49-year old Bruce Neill was found dead inside his Emporia home Sunday afternoon. Crews responding to a fire there found him. Investigators say it appears a pan on the stove started the fire, but their investigation continues.

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Civil Trial Begins Tuesday in English-only Case

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A federal trial begins Tuesday in a civil suit filed by three Hispanic families against the Wichita Catholic Diocese over a policy that students speak only English while at school.

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Eisenhower Library Sponsoring Forums on Issues

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The Eisenhower Presidential Library is partnering with K-State's Institute on Civic Discourse and Democracy to sponsor forums on national security, energy and health care. They'll be held in September and October.

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Kansas Updates Program for Promoting Ag Products

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The Kansas Department of Commerce has launched "Simply Kansas" to promote Kansas agricultural products. It includes a web site with a directory of products. The effort is an update of the program known as "From the Land of Kansas."

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KS Senate A Treasure of Architecture and History

Updated: 08/11/2008 - Years of wear and tear can make any room look tired...but getting a lawmaking chamber back to its glory is an art in itself. Take a personal tour with us of the beautiful and functional Kansas Senate!

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Chief of Kaweah Indian Tribe Expected to Testify

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Malcolm Webber is expected to take the stand in Wichita after being charged with selling memberships to the Kaweah Indian Nation to legal and illegal immigrants saying the membership would make them U.S. citizens.

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US Disregarded Experts Over Biolab

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The Department of Homeland Security disregarded evaluations of government experts and named Mississippi as a top location for a new laboratory.

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