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Greensburg Mayor to Attend President's Sddress

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson will watch the president's speech from first Lady Michelle Obama's box Tuesday night. He leads a community that was devastated by a tornado in May 2008 and has been rebuilding as an energy-efficient ``green town.''

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Blue Rapids Teen Hits Jackpot

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 18-year old Dakota Tormondson of Blue Rapids won $20,000 on a Double Crossword lottery scratch ticket.

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Kansas Rep. Turns to Twitter

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Mike Burgess, R-Topeka, announced he will be using Twitter to keep his constituents informed during the legislative session. The microblogging site allows users to send 140 character messages, or "tweets", letting people know what they're doing.

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USD 501 Finalizes Land Purchase

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The USD 501 School Board voted Tuesday to finalize the settlement with the state for land on the old Topeka State Hospital grounds.

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Woman Rescued from Overpass

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas Highway Patrol reports they were called to I-470 and 21st Street in Topeka at 1:32 Tuesday afternoon because a woman was threatening to jump off the overpass.

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Help With Tax Prep

Updated: 02/25/2009 - When you make the decision to hire someone to prepare your taxes for you, it is important to do a little research before you choose your tax preparer.

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Zimbabwe court Grants Bail, Lawmaker Still Jailed

Updated: 02/25/2009 - -- A Zimbabwean judge on Tuesday granted bail to Roy Bennett, a prominent official in the new prime minister's party, but ordered him held at least another week while prosecutors decide whether to appeal.

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Groups that helped after hurricane wait for pay

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Hundreds of businesses that provided transportation, portable toilets and other assistance after Hurricane Ike are still waiting to be paid six months after the storm, the result of a $134 million dispute between Texas and the federal government.

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Beauty and the brain, women use more than men

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Beauty is in the brain of the beholder. Go to any museum and there will be men and women admiring paintings and sculpture. But it turns out they are thinking about the sight differently. Men process beauty on the right side of their brains, while women use their whole brain to do the job, researchers report in Tuesday's electronic edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

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More Evidence Links Alcohol, Cancer in Women

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

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Dubai gets Government Cash Injection

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The sheiks of Dubai have dreamed for years of creating a financial capital that would rival global titans like New York and London. With unbridled ambition and plenty of borrowing, they succeeded in putting their home on the map.

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Man, 75, Manages To Chase Down Much Younger Thief

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A suspected robber in his physical prime thought he saw an easy target outside a Stuart Best Buy. But police said that the 75-year-old victim chased down 29-year-old man, who had just snatched the victim's brand new laptop computer and printer on Sunday.

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Stocks Up On Bernanke Reassurance

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has given Wall Street a double dose of reassurance. Now it's President Barack Obama's turn.

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Syria Puts Missile Center On Reactor Site

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Syria has revealed that it has built a missile facility over the ruins of what the U.S. says was a nuclear reactor destroyed by Israel warplanes, diplomats said Tuesday.

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D.C. Closer To Getting Voice In Congress

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The District of Columbia's two-century-long wait for a voice in Congress was a step closer to ending Tuesday with a crucial Senate vote to take up legislation giving the capital city's 600,000 residents a full seat in the House.

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Obama Aims For Sober Honesty, Optimism in Address

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Standing before a nation on an economic precipice, President Barack Obama aimed to balance candor with can-do Tuesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress. Millions more anxious Americans were tuning in on TV.

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