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Controversial Emails Draws Democratic Protests

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Republican County official's e-mail linking Barack Obama to Muslim extremism is drawing Democratic protests. Geary County Treasurer Kathy Tremont forwarded the e-mail to her staff last week.

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New Glory Days Pizza Opens

Updated: 10/17/2008 - There's a new pizza joint in town. The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at the newest Glory Days Pizza location near Lake Shawnee.

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Baby Boomer Deaths Could Fuel Funeral Industry

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Beyond the convention center filled with glistening hearses, beyond the rows of perfectly arranged caskets and bottles of embalming fluid, funeral directors await perhaps their greatest windfall ever: The death of the baby boom generation.

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Woman Sentenced For Embezzling Money

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Kansas woman has been sentenced to three years probation for embezzling more than $13,000 from a Lincoln hotel.

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Manhattan Man Convicted

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Jury convicts Manhattan man in dismemberment killing of ex-roommate.

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Spirit Warns of Strike Fallout

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Spirit AeroSystems tells its 10,500 employees that the ongoing machinists strike at Boeing may force it to look at a shutdown and temporary layoffs.

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Kansas Focuses on GM Flex-Fuel Push

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Kansas and Missouri are among 10 states in an alliance with General Motors to boost the accessibility of E-85.

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Fort Riley Troops Set To Return

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The first members of the 1st Infantry Division's combat aviation brigade are set to return to Kansas in the coming days.

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Kansan Freed In Immigration Case

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Guatemalan janitor is free after his sentencing in a case against an unrecognized American Indian tribe that prosecutors say defrauded thousands of immigrants, by falsely claiming membership would make them U.S. citizens.

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Jenkins Makes KPERS Meeting

Posted: 10/16/2008 - After criticism that she has missed several KPERS meetings, Congressional Candidate Lynn Jenkins made a meeting today.

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Six Talks Kline, Tiller

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six does not approve of how former Attorney General Phill Kline handled the investigation into George Tiller, but says that should not result in a dismissal of charges.

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Murder Suspect Also Charged with Rape, Kidnapping

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Deon Ross, 24, made a first court appearance Thursday in Pottawatomie County on charges of Felony Murder, Rape and Kidnapping. He is accused of committing the crimes against Alheli Alcantara.

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Funeral Arrangements Made for Murder Victim

Updated: 10/17/2008 - The Alcantara family has scheduled visitations for Alheli Alcantara in Manhattan on Thursday and Friday, October 16-17. She will be buried Saturday afternoon in Topeka. A memorial fund is set up in Alheli's name.

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Shawnee County Commission Meetings in Council Chambers Not an Option

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission meetings will be televised on City Channel 4, but not be moved to the city council chambers. Commissioners met Monday and discussed Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner's proposal to use the city crew that televises council meetings to also televise commission meetings free of charge.

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High School Students Strike Up the Band

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Local high school band students marched away Wednesday at the Capital City Marching Festival at Yager Stadium. Eight different high schools participated. They all showcased their best half-time performances for evaluation.

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Few New Details in Manhattan Hazmat Incident

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Riley County Police are giving 13 News few details on the Tuesday night incident except to say there was no hazard to the public, and the incident is not part of a criminal investigation.

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Signing a Bus to Stop Cancer

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The "Fight Back Express Nationwide Bus Tour" was outside the capitol building, sending the message that Americans have the power to fight cancer with their voices and their pens.

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