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Top of the Morning News: Monday, December 5, 2012

Dec 5, 2011

Obama in Osawatomie; Riding with Teddy Roosevelt

The president is coming to Osawatomie, Ks. because of a speech given there more than 100 years ago. Teddy Roosevelt delivered a speech in 1910 that called for a "New Nationalism", and defended the government's role in regulating the economy, defending human welfare and property rights. Whitehouse deputy press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama will channel Roosevelt.  Frank Morris has more of the story.

Time’s Almost Up to Change Medicare Coverage

Health agencies are reminding seniors and those with disabilities that now's the time to sign up or review their Medicare coverage. That's because Medicare's open enrollment period ends a lot earlier this year.  Find out more here

Brownback Opposes Rule Keeping Teens from Farm Work

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback opposes a proposed labor rule that would limit the work young people can do on farms. The rule would bar 14- and 15-year-olds from operating most machinery, like tractors and mowers. The U-S Department of Labor says the change would help prevent farm injuries. Brownback says the move could limit learning experiences for young people on family farms.  Harvest Public Media  has more on the proposal here

K-State Heads to the Cotton Bowl

Kansas State will meet Arkansas in the Cotton   The Wildcats, ranked Number 8 in the BCS, enjoyed a resurgence of sorts this season under coach Bill Snyder, finishing 10-2. The win total is the school's highest since 2003.  The Cotton Bowl is scheduled to be played on January 6th in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. 

Missouri will face North Carolina in the Independence Bowl.

Sports Scores

The Kansas City Chiefs ended their four-game losing skid yesterday by defeating the Chicago Bears 10-3.  The win gives the Chiefs a 5-7 record, two games out of first place in the AFC West division. 

The Kansas State men's basketball team improved to 5 and oh with a 69-61 win over Virginia Tech.