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How An Ex-Con Landed A Job

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Gregory Headley got himself a job. That's quite a feat in today's economy, even for the most qualified job hunters. But for an ex-convict, it feels like a miracle.

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Baby Gorillas In Congo Getting A New Playpen: Paradise

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday.

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Right-Wing Activists Attack India TV Station

Posted: 11/20/2009 - A band of right-wing activists ransacked an Indian television station in the country's financial hub of Mumbai in an assault their party said was an act of retaliation against the channel's "bias" against their veteran leader.

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Abraham Lincoln's Note To Schoolboy Sells For $60,000

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Less than a month before the start of the Civil War, a newly inaugurated President Abraham Lincoln took time from his frantic schedule to write to a child in Illinois whose classmates didn't believe he'd met the president.

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Library Journal Awards TSCPL 4-Stars

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has been recognized as a high-performing library in a time of need. Libraries across the nation are playing a key role in their communities in this current economic crisis, and your library is no exception.

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Governor Proclaims "Thank A Farmer" Day

Posted: 11/20/2009 - As a prelude to the holiday season, Governor Mark Parkinson (D-Kansas) signed a proclamation declaring November 20 "Thank a Farmer" day in Kansas.

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Oprah Confirms End of Show


Posted: 11/20/2009 - Oprah Winfrey told viewers Friday that she plans to end her long-running show in 2011.

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Topeka Man Dies From H1N1 Infection

Posted: 11/20/2009 - A 75 year-old man from the Topeka metropolitan area has died from infection with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced Friday.

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Students Arrested After 32% Tuition Hike Sparks Protests

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Authorities arrested dozens of angry students at the University of California, Davis, campus late Thursday after they refused to vacate the school's administration building in protest of a 32-percent tuition hike.

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Stocks Extend 2-day Slide

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Stocks opened lower on Friday, extending a two-day retreat, as investors expressed wariness following Dell's disappointing earnings.

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World Is Small For Mileage Millionaires

Posted: 11/20/2009 - For those lucky or busy enough to receive airline statements with lots of zeros on their reward balance, it's a world of first-class upgrades, airport lounge attendants who know their names and access to luxury unimaginable for most air travelers.

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Oprah Ending Talk Show In 2011

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Oprah Winfrey will announce on Friday's "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that she will end her talk show, said a spokesman for Winfrey's Harpo Productions.

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Georgia Mascot Uga VII Dies At Age 4

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Uga VII, the University of Georgia mascot whose deeply furrowed face was a fixture at the school for more than a year, died early Thursday, the university said. He was 4 years old.

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False Alarms Prompt Space Station Scare

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Atlantis woke up to a worrying sound -- alarms that indicated a fire and dangerous loss of pressure, NASA said Friday.

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Gingerbread Homes For The Holidays

Posted: 11/19/2009 - Topeka Performing Arts Center has gingerbread homes on display. Friday morning at 9:00 you can view the beautiful gingerbread creations on display on the lower level at TPAC.

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