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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»
For Brazil fans, a debacle even worse than 1950
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For many Brazilians, Tuesday's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany accomplished the unthinkable - a disaster even worse than the last time the country hosted the World Cup, in 1950...
U.S. warns Afghans not to form 'parallel government'
KABUL (Reuters) - The United States warned on Tuesday that it would withdraw financial and security support from Afghanistan if anyone tried to take power illegally, as supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah rallied in Kabul for a parallel government...
Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel...
Wall St. drops on earnings caution; Dow below 17,000
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, dropping for a second straight session and driving the Dow below 17,000 as investors turned cautious before the start of earnings season...
Smallpox vials from 1950s found in U.S. lab storage room
CHICAGO/ATLANTA (Reuters) - Stray vials of the deadly smallpox virus from the 1950s have been discovered at a federal lab near Washington, U...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey': LAFF Review
Hal Holbrook's long history with Mark Twain is the focus of this doc, featuring interviews with Sean Penn and Martin Sheen...
'Sorry If I Call You Love' ('Perdona si te llamo amor'): Film Review
The third Spanish adaptation of Italian Federico Moccia's wildly successful series of teen-focused novels...
'Heatstroke': Film Review
A woman and teenage girl struggle to survive in the African desert while being pursued by murderous poachers in Evelyn Purcell's action-adventure film...
'Sun Belt Express': Film Review
Evan Buxbaum directs this cross-border comedy-drama with Tate Donovan, India Ennenga and Rachael Harris...

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JCPD looking for fugitive

July 09
Junction City police are seeking the public's assistance in locating wanted fugitive Marco Eugene Foreman. Foreman is described as being a black male, 5'8" and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.... Click here to read more»
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Sundown Salute brings in big numbers

July 09
This year’s Sundown Salute brought in outstanding numbers, which will be carried over to next year’s celebration. The Sundown Salute is a time-honored tradition in Junction City that dates back to the early 1970s.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Commissioners receive outside advice on land banks

July 08
The land bank situation won't go away, just like the property for sale in the tax sales. Junction City Commissioners held a work session to discuss land banks and managing land use.... Click here to read more»
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New insect-borne virus making way into Kansas

July 07
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has identified the first two Kansas cases of travel-associated chikungunya virus — a mosquito transmitted virus.... Click here to read more»
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Identifying pros, cons of 2014 Sundown Salute

July 07
Just like any major event, there always is room for improvement. And despite the successes of the 2014 Sundown Salute, that’s the tune Geary County Commissioners were singing Monday.... Click here to read more»
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USD 475 decides to continue construction on Fort Riley Elementary School

July 07
An expensive bill could be headed toward Unified School District 475—$4 million, to be exact. Facing the threat of possibly over-extending their estimated finish date by six months, Board of Education members had a decision to make—to spend $4 million or not to spend $4 million.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City man receives more than five years in prison on child porn charge

July 07
TOPEKA — A Junction City man was sentenced Monday to 63 months in prison on a federal child pornography charge. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday that Scott Deppish, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of accessing child pornography with the intent to view.... Click here to read more»
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Sundown Salute finishes with a bang

July 05
Junction City's annual Sundown Salute finished up Saturday with performances by 80's rock legends Firehouse and Warrant. Make sure to check yourDU.net throughout the weekend for photo galleries and videos from all of Sundown Salute's activities.... Click here to read more»

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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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Foster set for LeBron James Skills Academy

July 08
MANHATTAN — The invites keep rolling in for Kansas State’s sensational sophomore guard Marcus Foster. The latest comes from the camp that features the name of the current King of basketball, prized NBA free agent LeBron James.
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Shields, Royals stop Rays 6-0

July 08
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Back on the mound at Tropicana Field, Kansas City’s James Shield looked and felt right at home. The right-hander sparkled in his return to the stadium where he earned a living for the first seven seasons of his career, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and
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JC Police Blotter

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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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Daily record for July 3, 2014

July 03
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made 10 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

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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Kansas City suburb to allow Little Free Library

July 08
LEAWOOD — After a plea from a 9-year-old boy, a Kansas City suburb will temporarily allow residents to have small, free lending libraries in their yards.
The Leawood City Council on Monday night

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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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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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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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Apr 25, 2014

USD 475 mourning loss of Washington Elementary principal

Update: A special time of remembrance for Lorraine Walker has been planned from 5 to 7 p.m. today in ...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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