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Regional Headlines for Sunday, November 25, 2012


Ranchers Seek Alternative Cattle Feed After Drought

 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cattle ranchers are looking for alternative ways to feed their animals this winter after one of the worst droughts in the nation's history cut hay production. At Debbie and Duane Blythes ranch in Kansas' parched Flint Hills, cattle are grazing on the leafy tops of turnips the couple planted for them after cutting their winter wheat. Their hay production is down, so they are also chopping up failed crops of corn and milo for silage.


Leavenworth Quilt Features Politicians

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will always have a special place in the heart of Leavenworth, Kansas resident Martha Jones, and on the one-of-a-kind quilt she spent the last two years creating. She says that Clinton was the first of the dozens of current and former politicians from whom she solicited signatures to send back an autographed quilt block. The one-of-a-kind work also reunites Clinton with his 1996 Republican challenger, former Kansas Republican Senator Bob Dole.


Topeka Girl Undergoes Double-Lung Transplant

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old Topeka girl has undergone a double-lung transplant in St. Louis. Madison Taliaferro, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 2, underwent the double-lung transplant on November 5th at St. Louis Children's Hospital.


Wichita State Professor Focuses on Cancer Research

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita State researcher is focusing on how cancer cells spread and kill. The work of assistant chemistry professor Moriah Beck involves the analysis of something called palladin. The critical protein is produced in large amounts in highly mobile cells. Beck says the goal is to eliminate harmful cells before they have the chance to migrate throughout the body.

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