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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»
Apple iPhone a danger to China national security: state media
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations...
Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday...
Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO
GENEVA/LONDON - Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in the global AIDS battle, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday...
Taliban sympathizer posts pictures of smiling Bowe Bergdahl
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban...
China sentences 32 in Xinjiang for 'terror' videos
BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced 32 people in its western Xinjiang region to prison terms for downloading or sending "violent terror" videos, state media said, as authorities crackdown on people they say are Islamists and separatists behind recent attacks...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Internal Combustion': Film Review
Paris-based, native-born Detroiter Steve Faigenbaum explores the Motor City's gradual social and economic demise in this French-produced documentary...
'Five Star': Film Review
Keith Miller pairs actors with amateurs in the tale of youth entering gang life. read more
'Rocks in My Pockets': Karlovy Vary Review
New York-based Latvian director Signe Baumane ("Teat Beat of Sex") gets personal in her depression-themed feature that combines paper-mache sets and hand-drawn animation...
'Les vacances du Petit Nicolas': Film Review
French director Laurent Tirard and local comedy stars Valerie Lemercier and Kad Merad reunite for this second film in the "Petit Nicolas" franchise...

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City development plan introduced to public

July 10
Ideas for development have been growing in Junction City and Geary County. The public was invited to hear about them during tonight's comprehensive plan project open house.... Click here to read more»
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Milford Lake upgraded to algae warning

July 10
MILFORD — Milford Lake once again has been placed under a public health warning after large amounts of toxic blue-green algae were detected. The northern half of Milford Lake has been under an algae warning for the past two weeks.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Arts Council helps bring art to community

July 10
Green Park Apartments have partnered with the Junction City Arts Council to bring art to children. "The Junction City Arts Council decided to help the children express themselves, and they’re showing that it’s not always a picture, sometimes it’s a design," said Karen Stroggins, Resident ... Click here to read more»
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Chapman Municipal Pool work likely to be in 2015 budget

July 10
CHAPMAN — As record numbers of children frolic in the cool, clean waters of the Chapman municipal pool in the steamy summer sun, facility manager Dylan McKenzie knows the real scoop behind that scene.... Click here to read more»
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RV park proposal looking better

July 10
CHAPMAN — About one month after discussing the process Liberal’s Dave Riley would have to follow to obtain city water and sewer services for his proposed RV park and storage facility at 2701 N.... Click here to read more»
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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»

Area Sports

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Royals’ Gordon to miss All-Star game with injury

July 10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon will have to be content with watching All-Star teammates Salvador Perez and Greg Holland when the Royals triumvirate heads to Target Field in Minneapolis next week.
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Perez hits 3-run HR in 9th, Royals beat Rays 5-4

July 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Salvador Perez gave the Royals a late lift Wednesday night heading into a key midseason series. Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 5-4 to take two of three from the Rays.
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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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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 10, 2014

July 10
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 70 incidents and made four arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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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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Around Kansas

Two cases of measles confirmed in Wichita area

July 10
WICHITA — State health officials say two cases of measles in the Wichita area are linked to a recent outbreak in the bistate Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Sedgwick County cases reported Thursday

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KU gets $12.5 million grant to help western Kansas

July 10
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Hospital will lead a team working to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes in western Kansas.
The hospital announced Wednesday that it had received a $12.5

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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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Jan 21, 2014

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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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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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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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Apr 25, 2014

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