KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Two Chinese scientists have been charged with trying to steal seed samples from a research facility in Kansas. They're each charged with one count of conspiracy to steal trade secrets and face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The company they're accused of trying to steal the seed samples from isn't identified in court records.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - State officials are putting the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's purchases of two large parcels of land on hold. The state finance council delayed its decision after several legislators on the council said some of their colleagues questioned the purchases. One piece of land is near Tuttle Creek Reservoir in Pottawatomie County and is adjacent to land already owned by the state. The other one is in Cherokee County near the Oklahoma border. It's also near land already owned by the state.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Governor Sam Brownback says Sporting Kansas City's MLS championship last weekend put the region firmly in the center of the U.S. soccer map. The governor says there could be more soccer on the way with Sporting KC's owners working with U.S. Soccer to bring a national training and coaching development center to the area.
(Information in the following story is from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - One of two flamingoes that flew away from the Sedgwick County Zoo eight years ago has been sighted again, this time off the Texas Gulf Coast. The bird known for the number on its leg band -- 492 -- has been spotted many times since it escaped in 2005 after workers failed to clip its wings.
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