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UPDATE 4-Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry
MOKPO/SEOUL, April 23 (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing...
Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub...
China factory activity shrinks for fourth month
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown...
Teen who stowed away on Hawaii flight resting in hospital
(Reuters) - A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet was resting in hospital on Tuesday, two days after his death-defying jaunt over the Pacific, a Hawaii official said...
Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact
TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media said, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of the world's biggest trade pacts...
Movie/TV Reviews
The Girl and Death: Film Review
Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling offers a very Russian tale of doomed love. read more
The Journey: Filmart Review
Director Chiu Keng Guan steers this low-key comedy into a Malaysian box office history. read more
Night Flight: HKIFF Review
South Korea's preeminent LGBT filmmaker broadens his horizons for his latest effort. read more
Juicy Vapor
Cool tech
IBM unveils new server model to tackle big data, analytics
NEW YORK (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp, in its latest attempt at reviving demand for its hardware products, is launching high-end system servers that it says are 50 times faster than its closest competitor at analyzing data...
Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday...
China's Huawei to spend $300 million on global marketing in 2014
(Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer, plans to spend $300 million on global marketing in 2014, a senior executive said on Wednesday...

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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»

Area Sports

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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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Big inning dooms Blue Jay baseball against Manhattan

April 22
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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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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Athletes should be the real stars of the Winter Olympics

February 08
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 Putin, athletes’ odd-looking uniforms, computer hacking, potential terrorist attacks, ... Click here to read more»
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The end of the line?

February 08
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.... Click here to read more»
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Putting the middle class in an even deeper hole

February 08
The great Obama contradiction on the economy is this: he takes credit for the improved economy, but openly admits that in this recovery almost all of the gains have gone to the very rich.... 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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