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Netflix price hikes seen boosting global expansion
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's planned price hikes will allow the video streaming company to increase spending on original content that will help attract more customers globally, analysts said, as many of them raised their price targets on the stock...
Valeant, Ackman offer to buy Botox maker Allergan for $47 billion
(Reuters) - Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Tuesday it and activist investor Bill Ackman made an unsolicited $47 billion bid to buy Botox maker Allergan Inc as it seeks to become one of the world's five biggest drug companies...
McDonald's profit falls, U.S. diners not 'lovin' it'
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp posted a lower quarterly profit on Tuesday as high beef costs bit into margins and fewer customer visits resulted in a bigger-than-expected decline in sales at the fast-food chain's established U...
Shares gain on corporate results, M&A talk; euro flat
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Tuesday, powered by solid U.S. corporate earnings and deal-making activity among European drugmakers, while the euro hovered near break-even on uncertainty whether the European Central Bank will further ease monetary policy...
U.S. backs Ukraine, warns Russia with Biden visit
KIEV (Reuters) - In a show of U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled government, Vice President Joe Biden delivered an aid package on Tuesday and demanded Russia back off but also warned Kiev it must tackle the "cancer of corruption"...
Movie/TV Reviews
Glass Chin: Tribeca Review
Corey Stoll plays a washed-up boxer who gets in over his head with criminal elements in Noah Buschel's stylistically audacious drama...
Barbecue: Beijing Review
French actor Lambert Wilson ("Of Gods and Men") stars in this half-baked comedy-drama about a group of bourgeois friends who have to confront the pitfalls of middle age...
Our RoboCop Remake: Copenhagen Review
More than 50 directors contribute to a 'crowdsourced' patchwork retread of Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi classic...
X/Y: Tribeca Review
Ryan Piers Williams' film portrays the dysfunctional love lives of a quartet of relationship-challenged New Yorkers...
Cool tech
Orange cuts broadband tariffs in Spain
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish division of French telecoms group Orange said it would cut the price of a package that includes broadband and fixed calls by 23 percent to 38...
AT&T partners with Chernin Group in online video venture
NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said Tuesday it would partner with The Chernin Group media holding company to invest $500 million in a joint venture for web-based video services, making it the latest company aiming to tap the growing consumer demand for online video...
Saudi watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows: newspaper
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to regulate local companies that screen shows on YouTube, a senior official was quoted as saying in local media on Tuesday - a move that could stifle its nascent creative industries...

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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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Walla Walla Road now open for traffic; portion of Liberty Hall still closed

Geary County Emergency Management officials have announced Walla Walla Road is now open to traffic, after a bridge construction project has been completed....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 oss, the Blue Jays came out in the nightcap determined to remedy the problem.
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The 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.

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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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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Kate Upton's Bikini Scene in The Other Woman: I Could Have Looked Better
The Other Woman doesn't hit theaters until Friday but Kate Upton's boobalicious white bikini scene on the beach is already on its way to reaching iconic status...
Bar Refaeli Shows Off Cleavage and Flat Stomach in Sexy Bikini Selfie: See the Pic!
Looking good, Bar Refaeli. The 28-year-old supermodel took to Instagram earlier today to share a super-sexy bikini selfie...
Gwyneth Paltrow Secures Restraining Order for Whole Family Against Alleged Stalker Accused of Lying His Way Into Their London Home
Gwyneth Paltrow has taken action on behalf of her whole family. The Oscar winner has secured a temporary restraining order against a man whom, as alleged in court documents obtained by E!...
David Letterman to Stephen Colbert: I'm Thrilled They Didn't Hire "Another Boob Like Me"--Watch!
David Letterman and Stephen Colbert have come together on The Late Show stage. The soon-to-be Late Show host and soon-to-be retired Late Show host united forces tonight to talk about the...
This Dad Makes Lunch Boxes Inspired by His Daughter's Favorite Things and They're Impossibly Cute
Back when we were in grade school, we had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch every day. And our peanut butter and jelly sandwich looked like a peanut butter and jelly...

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