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Japan overhauls its public pension fund
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan overhauled the world's biggest public pension fund on Tuesday, appointing new committee members, in a push toward Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of a more aggressive investment strategy...
Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay scout leader
(Reuters) - The Boy Scouts of America has severed ties with a Seattle church that has insisted on allowing a gay man to remain as a troop leader, the youth organization said on Monday...
U.S. airlines rank lowest in satisfaction among travel sectors -poll
April 22 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines lag hotels and online travel agencies in customer satisfaction as travelers face increasingly cramped airplanes and poor in-flight service, a poll published on Tuesday showed...
'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...
Movie/TV Reviews
Iceman 3D: Film Review
Law Wing-cheong and star Donnie Yen team up for a big budget, 3D actioner. read more
Black Box: TV Review
In this ridiculous and woeful new drama, we learn that it's fun to go off your medication. read more
David Crosby Experiences 'Déjà Vu' All Over Again: Concert Review
Veteran singer-songwriter celebrates his return to this storied venue by spotlighting new and old music, leading a band that includes his keyboardist son...
Every Secret Thing: Tribeca Review
Two troubled teenage girls are suspected in the disappearance of a toddler in the "West of Memphis" documentary filmmaker's fiction film debut...
Cool tech
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...
Patent owner Intellectual Ventures cleared for trial vs. investor
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ruled that patent owner Intellectual Ventures can go to trial next month against one of its investors even though IV will not be allowed to present key damages evidence to a jury, according to a court filing...
U.S. judge dismisses case against Twitter alleging pre-IPO fraud
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has won the dismissal of an unusual lawsuit accusing the social media company of fraudulently arranging a private stock sale it never intended to complete, with a goal of stoking interest in its November 2013 initial public offering...

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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 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.
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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.

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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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Celebrity News
The Voice Double Elimination: Find Out Which Two Singers Were Booted Out of the Top 12!
And then, there were ten. Tonight's live elimination episode of The Voice kicked not one, but two singing hopefuls out of the Emmy award-winning competition...
Melissa Rycroft Debuts Newborn Baby Boy in Sweet Snapshot With Big Sister Ava--Take a Look!
How precious is this picture?! Melissa Rycroft introduced her newborn baby boy Beckett Thomas to the world in a sweet snapshot of the tiny bundle of joy wrapped up in a baby blanket while...
Cameron Diaz Hasn't Used Antiperspirant...in 20 Years!
Cameron Diaz says the world would smell better if people stopped using antiperspirant. "I don't believe in antiperspirant," the actress told me at last night's premiere of...
Giuliana & Bill Take Major Risks: Bill Rancic Flies a Stunt Plane and Giuliana Plunges Into Business--See the Full Recap!
On this week's episode of Giuliana and Bill, Giuliana Rancic is under pressure as she heads to New York Fashion Week, commits to a business opportunity and tries to plan an anniversary...
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...

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