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Welcome to Education in Abu Dhabi!

cjonline.com — Welcome to my first blog for CJOnline. My name is Diane DeBacker, a lifelong Kansan until June of this year when I moved to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to serve as an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Education Council. Up until this time, the farthest I'd lived from my hometown of St.
Oct 30, 2014

Former KS ed commissioner @dianedebacker has launched a blog on our website about education & Abu Dhabi: cjon.co/1xGfwAb #ksed #ksleg

Oct 30, 2014

Also, as an @emporiastate alum, happy to see DeBacker drop a "Stingers Up!" reference cjon.co/1xGfwAb

Oct 30, 2014

I'm excited to introduce Diane DeBacker as our newest community blogger. Read her introductory post here cjon.co/1xGfwAb

Kobach predicts 50 percent turnout in election

cjonline.com — About 50 percent of registered voters will ultimately cast a ballot in the November election, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicted Thursday. Kobach also once again dismissed criticism from Democrats over the thousands of individuals whose registrations are suspended.Kobach predicted approximately 872,000 people will vote out of about 1.74 million voters registered, based in part on the pace of advance voting and the high interest in the gubernatorial and senate races.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @thejaoana: KS Secy of State Kobach predicts 50% turnout in election; 1000's of voter registrations suspended cjonline.com/news/state/201… @eopiniontv

Oct 30, 2014

Kansas Secretary of State blames lag in advance voting on "Royals Effect," predicts roughly 50 percent voter turnout: cjonline.com/news/state/201…

Plane reported engine trouble after takeoff, crashed in return to runway in Wichita

cjonline.com — WICHITA - A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air reported losing engine power just after takeoff Thursday morning.Molinaro says the plane crashed into a building on airport property while attempting to return to the runway.Fire trucks were positioned near the crash and were pouring water on the wreckage.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Plane reported engine trouble after takeoff, crashed in return to runway in Wichita: cjon.co/1E5QSwP

Oct 30, 2014

FAA: Plane reported engine trouble just after takeoff, crashed while returning to runway cjon.co/1yJG58D

Wolf taps Facebook to aid GOP primary rival Roberts

cjonline.com — The Kansas tea party candidate who posted bizarre X-rays to Facebook and nearly knocked off U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in the August primary delivered a tepid endorsement Thursday of the three-term Republican engaged in a fierce struggle against independent Senate candidate Greg Orman.Orman maintained a small lead over Roberts in recent polling, but Roberts has worked diligently to repair relations with disenchanted tea party regulars who sided with GOP candidate Milton Wolf in the primary.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @TimVCarpenter: Wolf endorsement offers lecture to Roberts, praise for Cruz/Lee/Paul and warning Wolf won't be seduced by "bribes." cjonline.com/news/state/201…

City probes whistleblowers after cash-for-work query

cjonline.com — More than 50 firefighters with the Topeka Fire Department pay their peers cash to work multiple shifts for them - allowing department employees to work a second job and accrue pension, pay and time as if they were on the clock.Data obtained by The Topeka Capital-Journal shows that between Jan.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @DeShazerphotog: Journalism students: if you read only one story today make it @alyvandyke 's investigative piece cjon.co/10BZ4Xs

Oct 30, 2014

Very interesting read by @alyvandyke RT @cjonline: Latest News: Topeka firefighters pay co-workers to cover shifts: cjon.co/1wJBmnT

Oct 30, 2014

City tracks subs, but hasn't checked if they were paid back in required 12-month period cjon.co/1wJBmnT

Oct 30, 2014

RT @TCJShermanSmith: If you're a fan of investigative reporting, check out @alyvandyke's story on shift trading at fire department cjon.co/1wJBmnT

Oct 30, 2014

If you're a fan of investigative reporting, check out @alyvandyke's story on shift trading at fire department cjon.co/1wJBmnT

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K-State experts: Let kids enjoy candy, but be careful with pets

cjonline.com — Kansas State University released tips for parents to keep their kids from overindulging on Halloween - and their pets from being severely sickened by sugar-free treats.Sandy Procter, assistant professor of human nutrition at K-State, said parents don't have to feel guilty about letting their kids collect candy on Halloween.
Oct 30, 2014

Didn't know sugar-free candy was so bad for pets. K-State experts: Let kids enjoy candy, but be careful with pets cjon.co/1rX80xj

Kevin Haskin: Snyder lobs final pitch in Roberts' campaign

cjonline.com — Finally, Pat Roberts turned to a breakaway threat.With his Senatorial campaign down to the two-minute warning and, assuming polling is accurate, Roberts needing to break a deadlock with challenger Greg Orman, a legend was wheeled in.Not from the political arena, but the gridiron.Fellow Kansans, please hear out ....

Topeka Fire Department looking to identify people with special assistance needs

cjonline.com — The Topeka Fire Department on Saturday will launch a program designed to identify people who require special assistance during an emergency.The fire department on Thursday sent out a news release about its new Special Assistance in Fire Emergencies program, which will provide information to responders that someone inside might be delayed or have problems evacuating themselves during an emergency.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Topeka Fire Department looking to identify people with special assistance needs: cjon.co/1wgVqOs

Terry's bartender nabs woman who snatched purse, fled

cjonline.com — Employees of a downtown-area bar and grill on Thursday morning apprehended a woman suspected of stealing an employee's purse, then running out of the business with it.The employees held the suspected purse thief for police officers, who arrested her at the scene.The incident occurred around 10:55 a.m.
Oct 30, 2014

RE: purse thief: “I hurt myself playing basketball last week. I wasn't 100 percent. But she wasn't going to get away” cjon.co/1yK18Id

Oct 30, 2014

Terry's bartender nabs woman who snatches employee's purse, two blocks from yesterday's purse theft cjon.co/106x0dL

Bartender catches suspected purse thief

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Bartender catches suspected purse thief: cjon.co/1sLvXqt

Small plane crashes into building at Wichita airport; at least two dead

Oct 30, 2014

Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four. Story will update soon cjon.co/10C0NvX

Small plane crashes at Wichita airport

cjonline.com — WICHITA - A small plane has crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory says a small Beechcraft model plane crashed just before 10 a.m. Thursday.
Oct 30, 2014

Update: Small Beechcraft model plane crashed just before 10 a.m. at Wichita airport cjon.co/1yJG58D

Emergency crews called to Wichita airport with large plumes of smoke visible

cjonline.com — WICHITA - Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky.Wichita-area broadcasters posted photos and video of the billowing smoke at the airport shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday. Officials with the airport, city and the Federal Aviation Administration didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.
Oct 30, 2014

Here's the early draft of emergency at Wichita airport. Will develop as info confirmed cjon.co/1yJFBPJ pic.twitter.com/2lLho9ExJj

Shawnee County maintains costs for health benefits

cjonline.com — Shawnee County and its employees will pay the same amount toward health insurance next year.The Shawnee County Commission on Thursday approved the 2015 benefits packages. The benefits maintain the county's contribution at $575 a month and the employee's contribution to $20 a month."Shawnee County provides a very good array of benefits for our employees," said Commissioner Bob Archer.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Shawnee County maintains costs for health benefits: cjon.co/1wIWdH2

Road work map: Oct. 30 update for Topeka and Shawnee County

cjonline.com — A look at city, county and state projects and other road closings or restrictions. Click here to find projects near a specific location. Something missing? Email webmaster@cjonline.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @meganhartMC: RT @cjonline: Latest News: Road work map: Oct. 30 update for Topeka and Shawnee County: cjon.co/103KNCa

Oct 30, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Road work map: Oct. 30 update for Topeka and Shawnee County: cjon.co/103KNCa

Post on Kansas House candidate's Facebook joked about black fathers

cjonline.com — A Kansas House candidate's Facebook post featuring the Star Wars character Darth Vader in a joke about black fathers is drawing condemnation from his opponent, a current lawmaker.Cordell Fischer, a Republican, is running against Rep. Harold Lane, a Democrat, in House district 58, which covers eastern Topeka.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @KMUWKate: KS House candidate needs to learn to apoligize, and how to use FB privacy settings: bit.ly/1zilWtx #racejokesnotcool

Oct 29, 2014

Candidate blames Facebook post on wife, apologizes for "whatever it looked like to the public" cjon.co/10z6Hy1 pic.twitter.com/tbpAuNZyOo

Oct 29, 2014

RT @jshormanCJ: NEW: Post on Kansas House candidate's Facebook joked about black fathers cjon.co/10z6Ils #ksleg

Oct 29, 2014

#ksleg RT @jshormanCJ: NEW: Post on Kansas House candidate's Facebook joked about black fathers cjon.co/10z6Ils #ksleg

Oct 29, 2014

RT @jshormanCJ: NEW: Post on Kansas House candidate's Facebook joked about black fathers cjon.co/1wLQP8L #ksleg

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KCC to EPA: Drop carbon regulation plan

cjonline.com — The Kansas Corporation Commission had a message for the Environmental Protection Agency: drop your plan to regulate carbon emissions.The three commissioners instructed KCC staff to submit comments to the EPA about its proposed plan to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act, according to a news release.

Newell Post wins national Eppy award for best sports blog

cjonline.com — Topeka Capital-Journal sports reporter Jesse Newell's blog has been chosen best in class in the premier nationwide competition for online media.The beat writer for University of Kansas sports has won an Eppy, awarded by Editor and Publisher magazine, for his work on The Newell Post.Newell was among three finalists in the sports blog category for websites with fewer than one million unique monthly visitors.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @CJOnline: Latest News: Newell Post wins national Eppy award for best sports blog: Topeka Capital-Journal sports reporter... tinyurl.com/krfcy2d

Kansas cold weather rule goes into effect Saturday

cjonline.com — The cold weather rule officially goes into effect Saturday, but it likely won't stop any utility cut-offs for the next week.The Kansas Corporation Commission's cold weather rule forbids cutting off electric or natural gas service under certain circumstances between Nov. 1 and March 31.