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Army Field Support Battalion to Change Command

Posted: 07/15/2008 - After commanding the support battalion for 26 months, Lt. Col. Shannon G. Pool will pass the unit colors to Lt. Col. Thomas “Andy” Parker in a ceremony July 24th on Fort Riley.

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"Black Lions" to Unveil Memorial

Posted: 07/15/2008 - The “Black Lions” of 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will unveil a newly erected memorial during a dedication ceremony at the battalion headquarters, Bldg. 8037 on Custer Hill at 2 p.m., July 17.

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National Guard Soldiers to Return Home

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Soldiers of the 35th Infantry Division of the Kansas National Guard returning home July 17th. A welcome home ceremony will be held at Warren Middle School in Leavenworth, Kan.

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Report Says More Men Die In Job-Related Accidents

Posted: 07/15/2008 - New report says that 93% of fatal work-place accidents in 2006 were men. Total number of fatalities up from 2005. Over half of the accidents were due to transportation incidents.

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Judge Dismisses Two Lawsuits in Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Finney County judge dismissed two lawsuits Sunflower Electric and a partner filed over denial of permits to build two coal-fired power plants in Southwest Kansas. Four other legal challenges continue.

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Judge: Westar Must Pay Wittig $1.67 million

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Westar must pay its former CEO David Wittig $1.67 million for legal fees generated during his criminal case. The amount is less than what Wittig wanted. Westar says it's reviewing the order.

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The Spar is Up at Topeka High

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Spar that was on the USS Constitution for 25 years is now standing tall on the east side of Topeka High School.

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St. Francis Gets New EVP and COO

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Saint Francis Health Center in Topeka has a new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Jennifer Eslinger most recently was the chief operating officer at Tenet South Fulton Medical Center in East Point, Georgia.

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Fiesta Fun Begins Today!

Updated: 07/15/2008 - The 75th Fiesta Mexicana is here! Get ready for the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.

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Wanamaker Wreck Injures Pregnant Woman

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Topeka Police say a nine-months pregnant woman's water broke following an accident at SW 15th and Wanamaker Monday afternoon. Police say a vehicle turned in front of the woman's SUV, hitting her and tipping the SUV on its side.

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Military Families to Thank Kansas for Education Support

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Military family members from Fort Riley will present Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson with a "giant" thank you card for passing legislation helpful to military children's unique educational needs.

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US 24 to Get New Lights at Kansas Avenue

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Crews began a project today to install a new traffic signal system at US 24 and Kansas Avenue. KDOT says to expect temporary lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the intersection.

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City of Manhattan to Replace Community Pool

Posted: 07/14/2008 - The Manhattan Mercury reports that city commissioners have decided to move forward with the multi-million dollar replacement even if it means relying on property taxes to pay for it in the future.

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Capper Kids Continue Birthday Tradition

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Children at Topeka's Easter Seals Capper Foundation celebrated the birthday of the organization's founder, Sen. Arthur Capper, with ice cream. For many years, Capper threw a birthday party for himself, inviting the community for free ice cream.

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Politicians Courting Hispanic Voters; Topekans React

Posted: 07/14/2008 - There are no incumbents in this year's November presidential election. That means candidates are building a new base of supporters, and both Republicans and Democrats would love to have the support of the always-growing Hispanic community.

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Court Hearing Set in Dispute Over Kan. Coal Plants

Posted: 07/14/2008 - Sunflower Electric Power Corp. hopes a court hearing will get it a little closer to building two coal-fired power plants in Finney County. A judge will decide Tuesday whether the two cases should be dismissed.

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Both Sides Claim Victory in KU Trademark Case

Updated: 07/14/2008 - A federal jury awarded KU $127,000 in a trademark infringement case against Lawrence store Joecollege.com and its owner, Larry Sink. However, both sides put a positive spin on Monday's verdict.

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