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'It's difficult for the passengers to move,' said crew of South Korean ferry
SEOUL (Reuters) - Here is the dramatic, confused exchange between a sinking South Korean ferry and maritime traffic control on the southern honeymoon island of Jeju after the vessel started to list at 8...
Jurors hear cleric's praise for September 11 attacks
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a video of radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri shown to jurors at his trial on Monday, he did not hesitate when a television interviewer asked him about the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people...
Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive as crisis deal falters
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president Oleksander Turchinov called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture...
U.S. justices show little support for Aereo TV in copyright fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical on Tuesday about online TV service Aereo Inc's position in a copyright dispute with major broadcasters, but several raised concerns about how a ruling against the startup could affect cloud computing services...
Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma industry reshapes
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to trade more than $20 billion worth of assets on Tuesday to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones as the drug industry contends with healthcare spending cuts and generic competition...
Movie/TV Reviews
X/Y: Tribeca Review
Ryan Piers Williams' film portrays the dysfunctional love lives of a quartet of relationship-challenged New Yorkers...
Castanha: Copenhagen Review
Cabaret-performer JoĆ£o Carlos Castanha plays himself in Brazilian director Davi Pretto's feature-length, genre-blending debut...
Flow (Aekte vare): Copenhagen Review.
Danish rapper Kian Rosenberg Larsson - a.k.a. Gilli - stars in the debut feature from director Fenar Ahmad, opening film of Copenhagen's CPHPIX festival...
Half the Road: Film Review
Kathryn Bertine's documentary details the unfair treatment afforded to women's professional cycling...
Cool tech
Netflix plans to raise prices as U.S. streaming subscribers grow
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video streaming service Netflix Inc said it intends to raise the monthly subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 a month to help the company buy more movies and TV shows and improve service for its 48 million global subscribers...
Paul Allen's top money manager to leave post
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The lead money manager for Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is leaving his post this week, marking the latest in a round of high-level departures at the Seattle billionaire's Vulcan Inc organization, which handles his $16 billion fortune...
Netflix blasts AT&T fiber network; opposes Comcast, TWC merger
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T's high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix...

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Smith resigns as Junction City Manager

Junction City Manager Gerald Smith has resigned from his position, The Daily Union has learned. ...Full Story»
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Rates on the rise?

While nothing is set in stone, Junction City Commissioners heard the first projections for possible water and wastewater rate increases over the next 10 years Tuesday....Full Story»
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Fort Riley Spouse of the Year up for national award

Reda Hicks has got your six, Army spouses. As the Fort Riley Spouse of the Year, she knows all about getting things squared away, being Army strong and how Army families keep the Army rolling along....Full Story»
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Improvements at GCH Women's Center continuing

Improvements at the Geary Community Hospital's Martha K. Hoover Women's Center are continuing, according to CEO Joe Stratton. "We're at a little bit of a lull right now," he said at Tuesday's Geary Community Hospital Board of Trustees meeting....Full Story»
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City Engineering Assistant retiring after 30 years

After 30 years of drawing maps, maintaining street signs, updating databases and assisting residents with permits, Engineering Assistant Clarence Mahieu is calling it quits....Full Story»
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Annual Mud Bogg coming to Junction City May 3

Get ready to see mud fly for a good cause. The 13th annual Mud Bogg on May 3 at 1 p.m. will raise money for the 2014 Sundown Salute. According to the Geary County Visitor Bureau’s website, the competition involves a variety of all-terrain vehicles and trucks racing through pits of mud....Full Story»
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County continues efforts to attract businesses

Junction City’s economic developers are continuing efforts to attract businesses and industries to the area. At the Geary County Commissioners meeting Monday, Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Specialist Susan Jagerson said she was going to focus on creating the product ...Full Story»
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Custer Hill Elementary to close following 2014-15 school year

Citing it was one of the hardest decisions they might have to make as a board, the Unified School District 475 Board of Education voted 4-1 Monday to close Fort Riley's Custer Hill Elementary School following the 2014-15 school year....Full Story»

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Softbal splits with Manhattan

MANHATTAN — The Junction City softball team learned from its mistakes. After committing costly errors in the bottom of the sixth of the first game, which conceded a three-run lead on their way to a 6-5 oss, the Blue Jays came out in the nightcap determined to remedy the problem.
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The big inning dooms Blue Jay baseball against Manhattan

Junction City senior Will Ervin was mowing through the Manhattan lineup in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. The top of the fifth looked to continue the trend.
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For most of the first half, Hayden was able to do nearly anything it wanted in the offense zone Monday. The one aspect of the game the Wildcats couldn’t do was score.

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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State workers’ pay an issue for Kansas lawmakers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses.
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New KU recruitment program being questioned

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some teachers at the University of Kansas are questioning whether a new program designed to attract hundreds of new international students to the school will be beneficial.

Kansas schools resume state testing after glitches

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita schools and those in surrounding districts have resumed state testing after many of the kinks in the new assessments appear to have been worked out.
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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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Sarah Hyland Dresses Up Like a Life-Size Doll for Flaunt--Sexy or Scary?
Sarah Hyland is all dolled up! The Modern Family star does her best impression of a life-size toy in the latest issue of Flaunt magazine, which features a photo of the wide-eyed...
Kim Kardashian Buys Almost Every One of Her Vogue Issues at This Newsstand
Perhaps Kim Kardashian's Vogue cover will be favors for her wedding? The E! star was spotted snagging a number of the magazine's April 2014 issue, which (as we all know by now)...
Elizabeth Banks Does the Walk of Shame, Gets Called a "Whore"--Watch the Video Now!
If only all our mornings after a one-night stand were as funny as the one Elizabeth Banks has in her new comedy, Walk of Shame...
Bitch Stole My Look! Lindsay Lohan vs. Laura Carmichael in Piano Key Couture
Apparently Laura Carmichael is still learning the rules of the American fashion road. #101 is definitely never dress like Lindsay Lohan, unless you're looking for extra...
Kate Upton's Bikini Scene in The Other Woman: I Could Have Looked Better
The Other Woman doesn't hit theaters until Friday but Kate Upton's boobalicious white bikini scene on the beach is already on its way to reaching iconic status...

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