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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...
White House 'horrified' by massacre of hundreds in South Sudan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an abomination and called for an end to the cycle of violence there...
Movie/TV Reviews
Boulevard: Tribeca Review
Robin Williams plays a man finally acknowledging to himself that he is gay. read more
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
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Cool tech
Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting on Wednesday and retreating to an advisory role as Chief Executive Officer Don Mattrick pushes through a restructuring plan...
Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs seven-for-one stock split
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors...
Weak chip sales to aero, defense clients hurt Xilinx
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Xilinx Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely below analysts' average estimate, saying it expects sales from its aerospace, defense and wired telecom customers to be flat...

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Brown Bag concerts set to bring Heritage Park to life

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....Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to making false statements to Social Security Administration

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....Full Story»

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 of resignation as Junction City Manager. ...Full Story»
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Rates on the rise?

Water and wastewater customers in Junction City could see increases in their bills as early as July....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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Indians trip Royals, 5-3

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

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

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.

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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Barton County Commissioner dies in plane crash

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

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.
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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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This Ice Cream Sundae Costs $1,000 and Comes With Jewelry (Because When You're Rich, Why Not?)
Enjoy eating your dollar menu ice cream cone like a poor person.  Meanwhile, New York's Bagetelle has added the Malboussin Mega Sundae to its menu, which is a $1,000 ice cream...
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