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KCUR Morning News 9-1-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Top Republican Senate leaders underlined their concerns about Congress's current health care proposals at a forum in Kansas City yesterday.

A soda fountain is being blamed for making more than 20 people ill and sending a dozen to the hospital after eating at a Lenexa restaurant.

The pitch form Kansas officials for federal railroad grants faces fierce competition as the Obama administration presses for more high speed rail transit.

The Kansas City Royals jumped out to an early four-run lead last night but couldn't hold on, losing to the Oakland A's 8-5.

The Royals have decided to keep general manager Dayton Moore on through 2014 despite an unsuccessful season.

The Kansas City Chiefs are only in the pre-season but already shaking up leadership, firing offensive coordinator Chan Gailey. For now, head coach Todd Haley is taking on those duties.

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