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Archive for Sunday, March 18, 2001

State briefs

March 18, 2001

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Overland Park

Online travel agency lays off most employees

An online travel agency beset by market woes has laid off more than 80 percent of its employees, while keeping a skeleton crew and looking for new funding or a new buyer.

The agency, iTravel, has missed payroll twice and says it needs $2 million to $4 million. Executives told their 93 employees Friday that a plan to raise additional capital failed, said chief executive Steve Harmon.

Topeka

Wagle announces cancer is in remission

State Sen. Susan Wagle announced Friday that her cancer is in remission.

Wagle, R-Wichita, attended the first Friday session in the Senate chamber in two months. She has been absent because of weekly treatments in Wichita.

"I got the all-clear last Friday," she said.

Wagle has low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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