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Zimmer to buy Biomet for $13.35 billion in latest consolidation
(Reuters) - Zimmer Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy rival orthopedic products maker Biomet Inc for more than $13 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidations in the healthcare industry...
GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped expectations on strong pricing for its redesigned pickup trucks in North America and improvement overseas...
Apple's China success sets stage for iPhone 6, new products
(Reuters) - Strong sales of iPhones in China and emerging markets sets the stage for Apple Inc to reap even higher profits after it launches the next iPhone and other new products, analysts said...
Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new "red line" and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands...
U.S. official says Hamas-PLO government would prompt aid reassessment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U...
Movie/TV Reviews
Five Mile Lake: Theater Review
An examination of country versus city mores is staged in Orange County. read more
Casa Valentina: Theater Review
Harvey Fierstein's new Broadway play is set in the Catskill Mountains in 1962, inspired by a real-life resort where ostensibly heterosexual men went to release their inner woman...
Inevitable: Film Review
Jorge Algora's follow-up to the unfairly neglected "The Mud Boy." read more
Found & Lost (Cong Cong): Beijing Review
Decades-spanning drama explores a young woman's reunion with her estranged father and her recollections about life in politically tumultuous China from 1959 to 1989...
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Cool tech
Facebook acquires fitness tracking mobile app Moves
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has acquired the maker of a mobile app that can track the distance consumers walk or run and measure the calories burned, giving the social networking company an entree into the nascent market for fitness and health monitoring technology...
Amazon to pay more than $300 million for HBO shows: report
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will pay more than $300 million over three years to offer older shows from premium-cable channel HBO over the next three years, tech blog Re/code reported on Thursday, citing multiple people familiar with the deal...
Verizon profit misses expectations, shares fall
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc's reluctance to offer mass discounts in a near-saturated mobile market is costing it new subscribers, analysts said on Thursday as the largest U...

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MAC breakfast features presentation on Society of the First Infantry Division

April 24
FORT RILEY — When Ret. Command Sgt. Maj. Buddy Wallace was in the Army, he remembers he often said "no" more than he said "yes." Ever since joining the Society of the First Infantry Division, though, everything has changed.... Click here to read more»
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Brown Bag concerts set to bring Heritage Park to life

April 23
Maintaining a long-standing tradition, the Junction City Arts Council will host Brown Bag concerts in May at Heritage Park. These concerts provide an opportunity for the young musicians at local schools to showcase their talents in free concerts for the community and their peers.... Click here to read more»
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Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to making false statements to Social Security Administration

April 23
KANSAS CITY — A Fort Riley man has pleaded guilty to making false material statements to the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday.... Click here to read more»

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

April 23
Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter of resignation as Junction City Manager. ... Click here to read more»
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Rates on the rise?

April 22
Water and wastewater customers in Junction City could see increases in their bills as early as July.... Click here to read more»
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Fort Riley Spouse of the Year up for national award

April 22
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.... Click here to read more»
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Improvements at GCH Women's Center continuing

April 22
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.... Click here to read more»
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City Engineering Assistant retiring after 30 years

April 22
After 30 years of drawing maps, maintaining street signs, updating databases and assisting residents with permits, Engineering Assistant Clarence Mahieu is calling it quits.... Click here to read more»

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Royals dominated by Kluber in 5-1 loss to Indians

April 24
CLEVELAND — One by one, the Royals went to the plate and came back empty. Corey Kluber had them flailing and failing. They missed the right-hander's pitches, popped them up or hit weak groundouts against Cleveland's starter.
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Indians trip Royals, 5-3

April 23
CLEVELAND — With seven games still left this month, Jason Kipnis has already surpassed his statistics from last April. That wasn't hard to do. "I set the bar so low," he said.
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Softbal splits with Manhattan

April 22
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 loss, the Blue Jays came out in the nightcap determined to remedy the problem.
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Daily record for March 31

April 01
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 14 arrests and responded to 199 incidents in the 72-hour period ending 6 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily Record for March 27

March 27
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 12 arrests and responded to 94 calls in the 48-hour period ending 6 a.... Click here to read more»
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Daily Record for March 25

March 25
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 16 arrests and responded to 157 calls in the 72-hour period ending 6 a.... Click here to read more»

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When government looks more like foe than friend

April 24
By Ben Carson Special to The Daily Union The Cliven Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.... Click here to read more»
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Use this world wisely

April 24
This is a special week for those who are involved with the production of food and fiber. It marks the 44th observance of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: What types of business do we want?

April 24
A site consultant came to town this week to advise the city’s economic developers what types of businesses Junction City and Geary County should pursue.... Click here to read more»

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Douglas County OKs program for farmers’ market

April 24
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Douglas County Commission and the city of Lawrence are supporting a pilot project to allow food stamp recipients to double their funds while shopping at farmers’
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Barton County Commissioner dies in plane crash

April 23
GARFIELD, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a county commissioner from western Kansas died when his plane crashed while he was crop dusting.
The patrol says 67-year-old Don Cates, a Barton

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State workers’ pay an issue for Kansas lawmakers

April 22
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee touched

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No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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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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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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Sherlock One-Off Special in the Works? Martin Freeman Is Such a Tease!
You know how we're going to have to wait positively forever for a fourth season of Sherlock? Well, maybe the powers that be are going to do something to take the edge...
American Idol Elimination: Find Out Who Made It Into the Final 5!
The end is near! Week after week, we've watched as the competition for the next American Idol keeps getting smaller and smaller, now we could not be more thrilled to finally be left...
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Kourtney Kardashian's 35th-birthday celebration rages on. The E! star was spotted out to lunch with two friends today in Calabasas, Calif...
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Justin Bieber has been let loose. After being detained nearly four hours by U.S. Customs after he flew into Los Angeles International Airport, the Canadian pop star was just finally...
Jennifer Lawrence and Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult Step Out for a Dinner Date With Tom Ford
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