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Regional Headlines for Saturday, October 27, 2012


Kickapoos Seek Governor's Help with Reservoir 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The chairman of the Kickapoo Indian tribe in northeast Kansas wants Governor Sam Brownback to intervene in its fight for a reservoir. Steve Cadue was in Topeka yesterday to receive a proclamation honoring Kansas tribes. While there, Cadue handed out a letter addressed to Brownback asking for help in the tribe's long-running battle with the Nemaha Brown Watershed Board for a dam and reservoir.


Gene Experts Meet in KC This Weekend

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Experts in a new field that explores how genes adapt in response to environmental changes are meeting this weekend in Kansas City. Kansas State University's Loretta Johnson and Michael Herman teamed up a decade ago to start research in the field of ecological genomics. Now, the university's Ecological Genomics Institute is putting on a 10th anniversary symposium through tomorrow at the Marriott on the Country Club Plaza.


Sculpture Ruled Not Obscene

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A bare-breasted sculpture at a northeast Kansas arboretum isn't criminal. A Johnson County grand jury chose yesterday not to issue on indictment over the life-size bronze sculpture at the Overland Park Arboretum. Known as "Accept or Reject," the sculpture depicts a woman wearing an opened blouse with her breasts exposed.

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