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Judge: 6 Jurors OK in Abortion Provider's Trial

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A Sedgwick County judge Tuesday denied a motion by Dr. George Tiller's defense to have a 12-person jury hear his misdemeanor trial. Tiller faces 19 counts of failing to get an independent second opinion before performing late-term abortions.

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Woodlands Continues Negotiating for Slots

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Despite announcing that it will close its doors, the Woodlands in Kansas City, KS continues negotiating with the state over slot machines. The track's manager is hopeful of reaching a deal for up to 800 slots.

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New Judge Named in Wyandotte County

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has appointed a Washburn University graduate as the newest district court judge in Wyandotte County. Wes Griffin, 53, is an administrative judge for the Kansas City, Kan. Municipal Court.

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Brownback says China is Spying on Internet Use in Hotels

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says hotels in China are being ordered to install software that can spy on internet use by hotel guests during the Olympics. Brownback calls it disappointing.

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Texan Brings Wind, Natural Gas Campaign to Topeka

Updated: 07/30/2008 - T. Boone Pickens hosts a town hall meeting at the Kansas Expocentre to promote his program to push his program top wean the country off of oil and to wind and natural gas.

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Homeland Security to Hold Hearing on Manhattan NBAF Site

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Department of Homeland Security officials will be in Manhattan Thursday to hold hearings on the potential environmental impact of a new bio and agro defense facility. The hearings are at 2:30 pm and 6pm in Forum Hall at the KSU Union.

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Lower Speed Limit Proposed to Help Environment

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A committee of the Kansas Energy Council proposes lowering the state's speed limit to 65 miles per hour. They say it would lower carbon dioxide emissions.

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Let's Help Offers More Fans

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Let's Help in Topeka received 50 more fans from Lowe's to give away to those without air conditioning. People in the community have been donating fans also. The new giveaway does not have the age restriction the city fans did.

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Local Baseball Team Germany Bound

Updated: 07/29/2008 - Local baseball team headed to Germany to play baseball and see the sights and culture of the country.

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Students Get In Step With Marching Camp

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Seaman High School band members kicked off their marching camp Tuesday morning. A veteran group of kids made preparations for new members to arrive Wednesday.

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United Way Volunteers Sneak a Peek

Updated: 07/29/2008 - The United Way of Greater Topeka premiered the 2008 United Way campaign videos to volunteers at Topeka Civic Theatre.

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Bush Signs Off On Soldier's Death Sentence

Posted: 07/29/2008 - President Bush approved the execution of the Army private being held at Ft. Leavenworth, the first time in over a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

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Kansas One of Three States Without Three-Stage Licensing

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Kansas is one of only three states that has not adopted a graduated licensing system for teen drivers. Jim Hanni of AAA Kansas says Kansas needs to get on board with such a plan to help reduce motor vehicle crashes involving young drivers.

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Extended Hours to Vote Early

Posted: 07/28/2008 - All week, Shawnee County Election Office hours are extended for advance voting. The office will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday. Many other county election offices are also extending office hours.

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High Gas Prices Taking Toll on Roadwork Projects

Posted: 07/28/2008 - High gas prices have road work contractors asking Shawnee County Commissioners to protect their pocketbooks by adding a cost adjustment clause to future contracts that would adjust their payments based on economic changes.

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High School All-Stars Take Game Overseas

Updated: 07/28/2008 - A group of high school baseball players heads out this week on a trip to Germany. They'll play six games against German teams and have time to experience the culture.

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Kansas Volunteering Efforts Among Nation's Best

Posted: 07/28/2008 - A new study shows Kansas among the top ten states when it comes to volunteer efforts. Topeka ranks #6 out of 75 similar-sized cities. Video of two very special Topeka volunteers included.

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70,000 Eligible for Extended Jobless Benefits

Posted: 07/28/2008 - The Kansas Dept. of Labor says some 70,000 unemployed Kansans are eligible for an additional 13 weeks of benefits under a federal law signed by President Bush earlier this year. The department is sending forms to them.

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Northeast Kansas Lottery Ticket Worth Big Bucks

Posted: 07/28/2008 - A Super Kansas Cash ticket sold for Saturday's drawing matches all six numbers for the $321,200 jackpot. The numbers were 3 - 10 - 13 - 14 - 18 and the Cashball 14.

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