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Sam Brownback links [(New York Times) Christian Groups Press Bush About North Korea:][1] Senator Sam Brownback, the Kansas Republican, who has worked closely with the alliance and stayed at Ms. Fikes's house, said he believed that the group had helped form Mr. Bush's view of North Korea. "They are in George Bush's hometown, and he knows those folks and they know him," Mr. Brownback said, "and they have used that connection to press him on Sudan and North Korea." Some in Midland prefer to say Mr. Bush naturally shares their view of the world.Jim Ryun links [(Lawrence Journal-World) Ryun encourages early morning athletes:][2] If you have high expectations, you can go far -- even set national and world athletic records. That's the message U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun brought to the high school athletes who were among some 250 people gathered this morning at the Red Dog's Dog Days workout program. "There is always someone who says you can't do it. But look for those who believe that you can," the 2nd District Republican congressman said.Jerry Moran links [(Bloomberg) Cargill, Time Warner Win Trucker-Rule Exemption in Highway Bill:][3] Cargill Inc. and Time Warner Inc. are among a broad range of U.S. companies that win exemptions in a new highway bill from limits on the hours truckers can drive daily. The companies say the measure will reduce costs, while safety groups say it may lead to increased traffic deaths. ... The agricultural exemption, sponsored by Representative Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, allows dairy and livestock farmers and suppliers of fertilizer and other agricultural materials to ignore the driving limits within a 100-mile area during planting and harvest. ``It's a real narrow exemption,'' said Jennie Guttery, Moran's legislative director.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/09/politics/09policy.html?hp [2]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/aug/08/ryun_encourages_early_morning_athletes/?sports [3]: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=alwGydQ3f_F8&refer=news_index [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


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