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KCUR Morning News 11-3-09

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – YRC worldwide shares plunged yesterday after the struggling trucking company asked shareholders to give up 95 percent ownership in the company to lenders.

Manhattan Kansas is getting another federal animal research program. This time focusing on bugs.

Online auction house eBay says it has begun taking down several items of anti-abortion memorabilia posted to raise funds for the man accused of killing a Kansas abortion doctor.

Governor Jay Nixon says the state is teaming with Microsoft on a program that will give thousands of residents free access to electronic learning and certification programs.

A Democratic state lawmaker from St. Joseph has resigned to accept an appointment to a Buchanan County office.

The president of Missouri State University in Springfield plans to resign but says he's willing to work through next year to give the school plenty of time to find his successor

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