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Vice-principal of South Korea school in ferry disaster commits suicide
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 274 missing alive...
Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane
PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage...
Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim...
Reaction to the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday...
Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U...
Movie/TV Reviews
Make Your Move: Film Review
Star-crossed lovers connect on the dance floor in this latest effort from the screenwriter of "Save the Last Dance" and "Step Up...
Authors Anonymous: Film Review
Ellie Kanner's comedy concerns a writer's workshop wracked with jealousy when their newest member lands a lucrative publishing deal...
Time is Illmatic: Tribeca Review
Nas remembers the birth of his extraordinary hip-hop career. read more
Gene Kelly: A Legacy: Theater Review
The widow of the legendary dancing star recounts his life on a Pasadena stage. read more
Cool tech
Twitter broadens advertising reach through app-install ads
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc took a significant step Thursday towards broaden its advertising business by offering mobile ads urging people to install apps on its social network as well as through MoPub, the mobile-advertising network it acquired last year...
Nokia suspends European tablet sales due to charger fault
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries while it fixes a fault with charger units which it said on Thursday could pose a risk of causing an electric shock...
Google misses revenue target, ad prices slide
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices...

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Smith issues statement regarding State of the City address

Editor's note: Junction City Manager Gerald Smith has released the following statement to the Daily Union concerning his State of the City address presented last week....Full Story»
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Riley County Police seeking armed robbery suspect

MANHATTAN — The Riley County Police Department is seeking a man who robbed the Dollar General store on Tuttle Creek Boulevard Wednesday night. Riley County Police are looking for a black male just under 6 feet tall, who was wearing a red sweatshirt and a ballcap with the American flag spread ...Full Story»
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Jazz concert to combine professional players with local students

The C.L. Hoover Opera House is presenting an evening of jazz Tuesday evening. Kansas City’s Rich Wheeler Quintet is headlining a concert with feature performances by jazz bands from Junction City and Fort Riley middle schools and Junction City High School....Full Story»
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Chamber releases additional comments concerning State of the City

The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce released a statement Thursday regarding Junction City Manager Gerald Smith's comments concerning his State of the City address made Tuesday at the Junction City Commission meeting....Full Story»
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Fort Riley, USD 475 host groundbreaking for FRES

FORT RILEY — For Principal Rebecca Lay, spring was the right time to celebrate a new beginning....Full Story»
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Eisenhower students adopt mobile food pantry program

Eisenhower Elementary School adopted Wheels of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) as a fundraiser and donated a "Tower of Tissue" for families in need....Full Story»
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Junction City commissioners elect new mayor

Junction City Commissioners voted unanimously to elect Commissioner Mike Ryan as Mayor of Junction City. They also voted Commissioner Mick McCallister as Vice-Mayor....Full Story»
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Janke selected as Assistant Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director of Geary County

Curt Janke has been named as the Geary County Assistant Fire Chief and the Assistant Emergency Management Director. He will begin his duties Wednesday....Full Story»

Area Sports

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New additions have Wildcats excited about upcoming season

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State basketball team gathered one final time Tuesday night to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-14 season at the annual team banquet.
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Soccer suffers first loss of season, 5-2 to Hays

Junction City couldn’t have asked for a better start against Hays on Monday. After struggling out of the gates in their previous matches, the Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead and seemed in line to chase their opponents off the field for the second consecutive game.
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Jays roll past Highland Park 10-0

Junction City senior Abby Cullen met sophomore Dezarae Smith’s corner kick right around the penalty spot. With one touch, Cullen elevated the ball above the Highland Park goalkeeper into the top of the netting for the Blue Jays 10th goal of the evening just seconds after intermission.

JC Police Blotter

Daily record for March 31

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 14 arrests and responded to ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 27

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 12 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 25

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 16 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

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Athletes should be the real stars of the Winter Olympics

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Feb. 6 If you’re weary of all the buildup to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — the bare-chested president Vladimir ...more»

The end of the line?

John Schlageck
In some areas of western Kansas the winter wheat crop continues to show signs of stress. Constant windy conditions and a lack of snowfall or other moisture is turning the crop bluish brown in color....more»

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Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.
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Change of venue sought in girl’s shocking death

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A company that is being sued in the electric shock that led to the death of a 12-year-old Salina girl wants the trial in a lawsuit filed by her parents moved to another county.
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Note leads to police increase at 2 Salina schools

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Security has been beefed up at two Salina high schools after a staff member at one of the schools found a note indicating there would be violence there.
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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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Feb 25, 2014

No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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Jun 19, 2013

Snakes in a hotel

Warning — those with a fear of snakes need not read further. At about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, employees ...Full Story»
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Jun 11, 2013

Lt. Gen. Seitz: Remembering an icon

The messages and stories came quickly and easily. Words about Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz were strong ...Full Story»
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