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KCUR Morning Newscast 8-21-08

By Maria Carter, KCUR Newsroom


Kansas City, MO – The Catholic bishop of the Kansas City- St. Joseph Diocese is settling claims of sexual abuse against a dozen priests for 10 million dollars.

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser says he'll probably ignore any City Council ordinance that would bar his wife from continuing to volunteer in his office.

The Woodlands dog and horse track is closing this weekend. But an owner of the Kansas City, Kansas, track says he remains hopeful that a deal will be reached with the Kansas Lottery to allow the track to operate 800 slot machines.

A top Missouri Democrat thinks his party stands a good chance at recapturing the State House this fall.

Kansas motorists are doing a better job of keeping children buckled up in their vehicles. But state officials and child advocacy groups say there's still room for improvement.

Kansas State University officials say they expect a full house this fall -- and then some.

The Kansas City Royals gave up five runs in the eighth inning last night and fell to the Cleveland Indians 8-5, their fourth straight loss.

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