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Man Sentenced to Life for Kansas Girl's 1974 Slaying

Posted: 08/27/2008 - 61-year old John Henry Horton was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the 1974 murder of 13-year old Lizabeth Wilson. Lizabeth disappeared while walking home from the Prairie Village swimming pool.

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Kansas Senator to Focus on "Whole Life" Message

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Senator Sam Brownback will be speaking at the GOP national convention next week. His speech will be focused on the message the the Republican party cherishes all life. Brownback is considered an important role in helping John McCain appeal to religious right.

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Topeka Man Arrested For Sunday Morning Assault

Posted: 08/27/2008 - 24-year-old William Phelps arrested and charged in connection with an assault that happened early Sunday morning. Police are still looking for a second suspect, described as a black male with braided hair. The assault happened outside 1424 SW Lane.

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K-State Scooping up Ice Cream

Posted: 08/27/2008 - The Kansas State Marching Band, Classic Cats, and ice cream was on campus for a celebration.

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Car Break-in nets SS Numbers of 86 KSU Students

Updated: 08/27/2008 - 86 K-State students had their names and Social Security numbers stolen from a parked vehicle last week. An instructor had them in a backpack in his car that was broken into. The university has alerted the students.

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Names of Toddlers Released and Memorial Fund Set

Posted: 08/27/2008 - Raylynn M. Gardner and Kyler A. Gardner passed away of heat stroke after being found in a disabled family car Sunday afternoon. Their parents Brentt and Jolene Gardner along with their family have set up a memorial fund for the children to help with funeral expenses.

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Family Receives Bus Service to McEachron Elementary

Updated: 08/27/2008 - On August 18th we told you about a mother who had to walk her 4 children to school and back each day through the 470 on and off ramps. Now USD 501 has allowed her and other families to have bus service.

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United Way of Greater Topeka Sets New Goal

Updated: 08/27/2008 - At its 2008 Campaign Kick-Off Wednesday, the United Way announces its ambitious goal for the campaign and recognizes some of its volunteers.

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Slattery Apologizes to Roberts for E-mail Gaffe

Updated: 08/27/2008 - Democrat Jim Slattery's campaign is apologizing for an e-mail sent to thousands of people that contained a crude word to describe Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

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Fort Riley Hosts Observance Honoring Women

Updated: 08/26/2008 - The 1st Infantry Division and the Fort Riley Equal Opportunity Office hosted an observance honoring the history of women's voting rights Tuesday.

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Boeing Raises Offer to Machinists Union

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Boeing makes an offer to its Machinists uion that includes a 9 percent wage increase over three years. It also withdraws some proposals, including negotiating a separate contract for workers in Wichita.

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Kan. Legislators Grill Veterans Agency

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Legislators have asked the head of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs to improve relationships with veterans groups.

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Council Picketed; Gets Down To Business

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Despite facing picketing by more than 50 city employees, the City Council faced several issues Tuesday evening, many issues caused by the 2009 budget.

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EPA Completes Water Testing Preparedness Exercise

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska labs wrapped up a week-long exercise aimed at ensuring the safety of drinking water. The EPA testing looked at how the labs could help each other in the event of a disaster, terror attack or other emergency.

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USD 501, Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Posted: 08/26/2008 - The Topeka Public School District announced a tentative contract agreement with its teachers Tuesday. A key point is a 4% pay increase. Teachers and the USD 501 school board must still ratify the deal.

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Kansas Governor Touts Obama, Slams McCain at DNC

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, saying John McCain would bring more of the same while Barack Obama promised change.

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Program Offers "Street Smarts" to Topeka Women

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Two sessions of the Street Smart for Women Safety Program were held in Topeka Tuesday to offer a reminder that crime prevention and personal safety awareness are critical issues in every community, and to offer tips on bettering our own communities in northeast Kansas.

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Program Aims to Help Kids with Weight Problems

Posted: 08/26/2008 - New community partnership program aims to increase physical activity and promote healthy eating to help kids and families with weight problems. The program begins September 9th and lasts 10 weeks.

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Kansas Legislators Grill Veterans Agency

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Legislators want the head of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs to improve relationships with veterans groups. A recent audit of the commissions activities noted that relations between the agency and other veterans organizations were strained.

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Greensburg Leaders Break Ground on New Community Building

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Greensburg leaders have broken ground on a new Kiowa County Community Building. It will replace the one destroyed in the May 2007 tornado. The new building will be built to keep with green rebuilding efforts.

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