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Get Ready: State Fair to Host Preparedness Day

Posted: 09/04/2008 - September is National Preparedness Month. KDEM and FEMA are teaming up to distribute information at the State Fair in Hutchinson next week. Equipment and information will be on display Monday to show various agencies' role in protecting against disasters.

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Partial Smoking Ban in Wichita Takes Effect

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Wichita Partial smoking ban went into effect Thursday. Businesses have 30 days to post No Smoking Signs at entrances. 160 businesses have applied for permit to allow smoking if no one under 18 is allowed in.

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Brownback Readies for RNC Spotlight, Reacts to Palin Speech

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback speaks at the Republican National Convention Thursday night. He says he'll point out differences between John McCain and Barack Obama on the issues and share personal insights on McCain.

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Fort Riley to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Fort Riley and leaders of the 1st Infantry Division leaders will hold an observance to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Soldiers, sailors, and airmen deployed from Fort Riley and killed in combat in War on Terror will be remembered at event.

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Wichita Man Awarded $4M After Misdiagnosis

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Twenty-three year-old man has lost his hearing, ability to speak, both legs, fingers, and suffered a brain injury after doctor's failed to diagnose his spotted fever when he was 11.

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Caregiver Accused of Million-Dollar Theft

Updated: 09/04/2008 - The Attorney General's office accused a 74 year-old woman of bilking over a million dollars from a 97 year-old Alma resident by making payments to herself and others from her dependents account.

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KU Stops Tootin' Own Horn

Posted: 09/04/2008 - University of Kansas shuts down its "tooter," the whistle that has blown campus for more than a century and signaled the end of classes since 1912. The original horn had been replaced in 2003.

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Boeing Pact Extended Despite Strike Vote

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A last-minute move with Boeing workers to avert a potentially bruising strike that could cost more than 27,000 workers weeks of pay would usually be met with unalloyed relief.

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Second City of Topeka Academy Taking Applications

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The City is now taking applications for the Fall session of “Topeka 101: A Citizens’ Academy.” The first of eight weekly sessions is Wednesday, September 17 and the last is November 5. It will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.

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Casino Review Board Continues Hearings

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Kansas Speedway officials are offering to seek a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race and build a road course, but it all hinges on landing a contract for a state-owned casino.

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Convicted Murderers Appeal Life Sentences

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Carl Baker and Kimberly Sharp, both convicted in the murder of homeless advocate David Owen in 2006, are appealing their sentences.

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U.S. Attorne for KS Among Bush Judicial Nominees

Posted: 09/03/2008 - U.S. Attorney for Kansas Eric Melgren is among nominees to the federal bench. President Bush has 34 pending nominations for 42 vacancies. Melgren was nominated in late July. Sen. Same Brownback is requesting a hearing on the nomination next week.

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13 On Your Side: MacVicar Road Closure

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Crews will be pouring concrete on MacVicar Road in Topeka between I-70 and 6th Street on Friday, September 5th. That portion of the roadway will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Downtown Topeka in Search of Holiday Tree

Posted: 09/03/2008 - It's barely time to think about Halloween costumes and candy, but already Downtown Topeka is in search of this year's holiday tree.

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Vote for 8 Wonders of Kansas Art

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The list for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art has been narrowed to 24 finalists. Voting continues until October 15.

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Boeing Strike Would Affect Kansas Suppliers

Posted: 09/03/2008 - With Boeing workers voting on a potential strike, there is concern of a ripple effect on Kansas suppliers, like Spirit AeroSystems. A spokesperson for that company says it could go on a shortened work week, like it did during a 2005 strike.

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Washburn Holds Health Fair

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Washburn University held a wellness fair Wednesday. Students, faculty, staff and the public could check out displays and attend seminars aimes at improving all dimensions of their health.

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Health Heroes Honored

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Don Gardner, Dr. Jack Wortman and Kristey Williams were named "Hometown Health Heroes" by the Governor's Council on Fitness. Each was chosen for the impact they have on their communities.

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Former Kansas GOP Executive Director Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A judge ruled in favor of former GOP executive director Ron Freeman in his breach of contract lawsuit against current party chairman Kris Kobach. Freeman was removed in February 2007 and said he was owed salary and fundraising commissions.

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24-Hour Crisis Service Hotline Announced

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A local group has started to help a campaign to provide the public with 24-hour contact information for various crisis hotlines and emergency reources. The "Hot Pockets" campaign has two-sided wallet cards with the info printed on them to be distributed through Safe Streets.

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Two Receive Awards For Bettering Community

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Safe Streets and the Topeka City of Character Program honored Ash Davis and Travis Carlile Wednesday. Davis helped put out a car fire while the driver got her children out. Carlile helped catch a burglar who was breaking into vehicles in a store parking lot.

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