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Holton Celebrates on Main Street

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The Jackson County town held a community barbecue and street dance to celebrate Holton's recent designation as a Kansas Main Street City.

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New Manhattan City Pool Delayed

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The Manhattan Mercury reports that commissioners now discovered Manhattan must put this type of project out for bid and select the lowest among those submitted.

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Stormont-Vail Among First in Country to Use Newly-Approved Stent

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The new Xience drug-eluting stent earned FDA approval in early July. Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare was among the first in the country to use it. It's coated with a new drug that reduces the risk the stent will abruptly close and renarrow the artery.

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A Brother and Sister in Arms

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Naerly 88 national guardsmen of the 35th Infantry Division were welcomed home Thursday from a deployment in Kosovo. Two of those soldiers made history while deployed overseas.

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Durbin Gives Up Fort Riley Command

Posted: 07/17/2008 - After the opening ceremony parachute crash, Major General Robert Durbin relinquished command of the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Durbin has been nominated to the post of special assistant to the Army chief of staff for enterprise management in Washington.

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Shadid Gets Nearly 20 Years for 2007 Killing

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Timothy Shadid was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the heat of passion for the shooting of Joshua Kalina in April, 2007.

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Melissa Reads to Kids at Library

Posted: 07/17/2008 - 13's Melissa Brunner was the latest WIBW-TV personality helping kids catch the "Summer Reading Bug." A different 13 News personality is reading at the Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library each Thursday this summer. Story time is 9:30 am.

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Iraq's Al-Qaida Fighters Now `Furtive Terrorists'

Posted: 07/17/2008 - It's quiet around here in farm country, south of Baghdad where al-Qaida once held sway. Just months ago U.S. foot patrols through the wheat fields nearby would regularly draw fire — if the soldiers managed first to elude al-Qaida-planted roadside bombs.

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1989 Murder Trial Delayed Again

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The trial for Theodore Netherland has been delayed two months while his new attorney gets more prepared for the case. Netherland is charged in the murder of Karen Estes.

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Boardwalk Apartments Takes Step Forward in Rebuilding

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Lawrence City Commissioners gave preliminary aproval to vacate a street near the Boardwalk Apartments. The move would make way for redevelopment of the property that was heavily damaged by fire in 2005.

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St. Ann's Church Members Planning to Rebuild

Posted: 07/16/2008 - St. Ann's parrish members met Wednesday night to talk about the rebuilding process. The church was destroyed by fire in April. The investigation into the fire continues.

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Thousands Cheer 5 Released Lebanese Militants

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Five Lebanese militants got a hero's welcome from tens of thousands of cheering Hezbollah supporters and kisses from the U.S.-backed prime minister Wednesday after being set free by Israel in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers.

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Gas Prices Leading To More Motorcycle Riders

Posted: 07/16/2008 - High gas prices are leading many to forego four wheels, and hit the road on a motorcycle. But with more riders on the road, cycle safety is as important as ever.

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Kansas Bank Ranks "Troubled" Nationally

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The FDIC's official list of troubled banks remains to be seen, but a new list prepared by financial analysts cites ten banks most likely to fail. Coming in at number ten is the State Bank of Lebo, Kansas.

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Kan. Legislators to Study Rising Gasoline Prices

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Kansas lawmakers will address the problem of high gas prices when the Special Committee on Energy and Environmental Policy meets later this year to make sure the state isn't doing anything that would make the matter worse.

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