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Clean-Up Planned For Sumner School

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Community First Inc. is asking for volunteers to come out this Saturday morning to help clean up the grounds at Sumner School.

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Ft. Hays St. Prof Moons Students

Updated: 08/13/2008 - A Fort Hays State professor is under investigation after an incident during a debate last March, and posted on YouTube, in which he is seen ranting jumping up and down, and dropping his pants in front of the crowd, KCTV reports

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Children's Board Skirts Recalled

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The board skirts are being recalled by Chelsea & Scott Ltd. due to a violation of lead paint standard.

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Students Get Sneak-Peak Night Before First Day

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Topeka's McEachron Elementary School was among those opening their doors for a special Tuesday night preview for students and parents. USD 501 classes resume Wednesday.

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Kansas Rep Says Congress Should be Working on Energy

Posted: 08/12/2008 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, says Congress should not have recessed, but should have continued working on an energy policy. He wants the President or Speaker to call Congress back into session.

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Council Votes Down E-Verify

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The Topeka City Council voted down a proposal that would have brought the E-Verify system to the city, requiring every company contracting with the city to register their employees, ensuring they are not illegal aliens.

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Emergency Communications, Salaries Get Council Votes

Updated: 08/13/2008 - Topeka City Council members agreed to shifting control of the consolidated emergency communications center to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, among items on the agenda at a busy Tuesday meeting.

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MTAA Looks to Future

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority's board met Tuesday to discuss the agency's 2009 budget. They also heard from a member of the MTAA Police and Fire Dept. who recently returned from Kosovo.

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Topeka Man Gets More Than 2 Years in Teen Hunting Death

Posted: 08/12/2008 - 57-year old Theron Thomas Kent was sentenced Tuesday to two years, eight months in prison for the December shooting death of 18-year old Beau Arndt. Arndt was hunting with friends when he was killed by a rifle shot from the road.

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Trial Begins in Lawsuit over English-only Policy

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Three 12-year old students at a Wichita Catholic school are suing over a policy that students speak English-only while at school. The trial began Wednesday.

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Wreck Closes Sardou Bridge

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Topeka Police say an eastbound vehicle crossed the center line on the Sardou Bridge, then hit the side of the bridge, a utility pole and an oncoming vehicle. The pole came down and sparked a small grass fire.

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WU Donates Equipment to Topeka Fire Department

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Washburn University's Police Dept. donated 6 personal protection equipment kits it received from a Homeland Security program to the Topeka Fire Dept. HazMat team. WU felt TFD could better utilize them.

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Man Convicted of Shooting Lyon Co. Teen Sentenced

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Theron Thomas Kent sentenced to 32 months in prison for the December shooting death of 18-year-old Lyon County hunter Beau Arndt. Kent was convicted in June of charges stemming from the incident. He will have no probation.

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Boeing, Northrop Meeting DOD on $35B Tanker Deal

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Boeing officials are meeting with Pentagon officials in Ohio Tuesday to discuss the new draft request for proposals issued last week for a $35 tanker contract. Some analysts say the new guidelines favor the larger plane of Northrop Grumman.

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Casino Hearings This Week in Wyandotte

Posted: 08/12/2008 - The Lottery Gaming Facility Review Board will hear from four state-owned casino applicants Wednesday and Thursday at Kansas City, KS Community College. The public will get a chance to weigh in Friday.

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2008 Corn Forecast for Kansas Shows Record Amount

Posted: 08/12/2008 - A USDA report shows Kansas may have its highest planted acreage of corn since 1936 at just over 4 million acres. Corn production is forecast to reach a record high, and the wheat crop should be 29-percent higher than 2007.

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Jurors Get Immigration Fraud Case

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Jurors are considering whether 70-year old Malcom Webber scammed immigrants by saying membership in a non-recognized Native American tribe conferred U.S. citizenship.

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Recounts Planned in Two Kansas House Races

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Incumbent Rep. Virginia Beamer of Oakley wants a recount of her 19-vote primary loss to challenger Don Hineman of Dighton. Democrat Andy Sandler also wants a recount in his three-vote loss to Mike Slattery in Johnson County.

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