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Feeding peace

July 02
Television, newspapers, magazines and the web are filled with images of starving children — skeleton-like figures crouched like dogs on their haunches while their mothers wail in anguish.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: A beautiful weekend for fun

July 02
Sundown Salute kicked off last night, and will continue for the next three days. The annual Fourth of July celebration, the largest free festival of its kind in Kansas, is fun for the entire family.... Click here to read more»
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Firework responsibility

June 30
To the Editor: We are privileged to have the opportunity to shoot fireworks in this county in celebration of our independence and the Fourth of July holiday.... Click here to read more»
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Candidate appeal in Kansas

June 30
If there was a radio version of the "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" TV show in which contestants compete for your favor, it would probably be a lot like the next few months when candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives ask for your vote.... Click here to read more»
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The old red barn

June 25
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna’s weathered red barn.... Click here to read more»
Prostitute gave client heroin overdose: California police
(Reuters) - Police in California have arrested a woman they described as a high-priced prostitute who is suspected of murdering a man by injecting him with a fatal dose of heroin on board his yacht in a Santa Cruz harbor, authorities said...
Ukraine threatens to retake territory from defiant rebels
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces on Wednesday warned separatists in the eastern town of Donetsk that a plan was now in place to take back the territory they occupy, but defiant rebels reported a steady flow of new recruits who were ready to fight...
Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for corruption during the critical years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005...
Argentina, Netherlands set for battle, Brazil wonders what happened
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Argentina and the Netherlands were getting ready to play on Wednesday for the right to join Germany in the World Cup final as the inquisition into Brazil's humiliating exit gathered pace...
Scoping the new subprime as watchdogs cry 'bubble'
LONDON (Reuters) - As global watchdogs warn that euphoric financial markets are divorced from economic reality and acting out some reprise of the credit bubble and bust of the past decade, fears of another subprime timebomb are inevitable...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Paris of the North' ('Paris Nordursins'): Karlovy Vary Review
The second feature of Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, whose "Either Way" was remade as "Prince Avalanche" by David Gordon Green, stars Bjorn Thors ("The Deep")...
'Extant': TV Review
"Extant" is a summer blockbuster from CBS that seems to take its sweet time getting interesting -- like it has a second season in mind, not some wild "event" that ends this summer...
'Welcome to Sweden': TV Review
NBC's charming new comedy series is based on the real-life experiences of creator Greg Poehler's leap of love across the Atlantic...
'Married at First Sight': TV Review
A&E's rebranded lifestyle network FYI has a new slate of extreme reality programming, including a show that marries complete strangers...

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June wetter, warmer than usual

July 09
June saw a drastic divergence from the weather patterns of earlier months. While it was warmer than normal, as was May, it was significantly above normal rainfall, unlike May.... Click here to read more»
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Stormwater plan involves more than infrastructure

July 09
The long-term vision for Junction City’s stormwater management plan doesn’t just focus on the condition of the current stormwater system. The city’s needs, conditions and requirements all were evaluated as City Commissioners discussed a Stormwater Management Master Plan during a work ... Click here to read more»
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Chapman's new administrator strives for transparency

July 09
CHAPMAN — There were several smiling faces in the City Council chambers last night. Austin St. John earned the job he hoped for, and members of the City Council nabbed their top candidate for the position of city administrator.... Click here to read more»
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JCPD looking for fugitive

July 09
Junction City police are seeking the public's assistance in locating wanted fugitive Marco Eugene Foreman. Foreman is described as being a black male, 5'8" and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.... Click here to read more»
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Sundown Salute brings in big numbers

July 09
This year’s Sundown Salute brought in outstanding numbers, which will be carried over to next year’s celebration. The Sundown Salute is a time-honored tradition in Junction City that dates back to the early 1970s.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Commissioners receive outside advice on land banks

July 08
The land bank situation won't go away, just like the property for sale in the tax sales. Junction City Commissioners held a work session to discuss land banks and managing land use.... Click here to read more»
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Corn crop kickin'

July 08
There is an old saying "Knee High by the Fourth of July" which is supposed to mean if the corn crop is knee-high by the Fourth of July, it is going to be a good harvesting season, but several experts have said that saying is old.... Click here to read more»
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FedEx truck drives off highway

July 08
A Federal Express delivery truck traveled off U.S. 70 eastbound in Junction City around 10:30 a.m. this morning. According to police, the driver was fatigued and drove into the trees on the side of the highway.... Click here to read more»

Area Sports

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Junction City tops Baldwin City in storm-shortened game 6-1

July 08
The lightning couldn’t clear the Junction City Brigade from the field. With a 6-1 lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Junction City players quickly placed out the tarp to protect the mound and batting circle after the umpire spotted lightning clouds fast approaching.
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Foster set for LeBron James Skills Academy

July 08
MANHATTAN — The invites keep rolling in for Kansas State’s sensational sophomore guard Marcus Foster. The latest comes from the camp that features the name of the current King of basketball, prized NBA free agent LeBron James.
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Shields, Royals stop Rays 6-0

July 08
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Back on the mound at Tropicana Field, Kansas City’s James Shield looked and felt right at home. The right-hander sparkled in his return to the stadium where he earned a living for the first seven seasons of his career, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 9, 2014

July 09
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 68 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 8, 2014

July 08
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made six arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 3, 2014

July 03
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made 10 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

Riders call tallest waterslide scary, but worth it

July 09
KANSAS CITY — Six weeks after the world’s tallest waterslide was initially scheduled to open to the public, media members and local dignitaries took the first rides Wednesday on the Kansas
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Kansas City suburb to allow Little Free Library

July 08
LEAWOOD — After a plea from a 9-year-old boy, a Kansas City suburb will temporarily allow residents to have small, free lending libraries in their yards.
The Leawood City Council on Monday night

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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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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...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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Apr 25, 2014

USD 475 mourning loss of Washington Elementary principal

Update: A special time of remembrance for Lorraine Walker has been planned from 5 to 7 p.m. today in ...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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