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Kansan Wins 60th Pancake Race

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Twenty-two-year-old Tasha Gallegos of Liberal won the 60th Pancake Day Race with a time of 57.5 seconds. Jane Hughes won the Olney race in 1 minute, 2 seconds. A Kansas woman living in England also took part in the trans-Atlantic race.

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Homeland Chief Orders Gulf Coast Recovery Review

Posted: 02/24/2009 - In one of her first moves as Homeland Security secretary, Janet Napolitano has ordered a fresh review of hurricane recovery efforts in the gulf coast 3 1/2 years after two killer hurricanes swept ashore.

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Consumer Confidence Plummets to New Low in Feb.

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Americans' already battered confidence in the economy went into free fall in February, sinking to new lows as consumers grow more fearful over massive job cuts and shrinking retirement accounts.

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How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat

Posted: 02/24/2009 - How the heart handles anger seems to predict who's at risk for a life-threatening irregular heartbeat. Negative emotions like hostility and depression have long been considered risks for developing heart disease, and deaths from cardiac arrest rise after disasters such as earthquakes.

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Bernanke: Economy Suffering 'Severe Contraction'

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday the economy is suffering through a "severe contraction" and pledged to use all available tools to lift the country out of the recession that already has cost millions of Americans their jobs.

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Economy Doesn't Dampen Mardi Gras Party

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Thousands of revelers are expected to line the streets Tuesday morning for one more day of parades. Jim Belushi and his Sacred Hearts band ushered in the final day, playing hits including "Soul Man" and "Hard to Handle" into the morning.

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Obama to Address Congress, Nation on Economy

Posted: 02/24/2009 - In a prime-time speech from the House of Representatives, Obama will make his case Tuesday that much more has to be done to turn around the economy - a message he knows he must explain.

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Living Canvas: An Inside Look At The Art of Tattoing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Staring at a blank canvas can be intimidating to any artist, but what if that canvas is someone's arm or ankle or shoulder? Meet the artists and family of Fine Line Tattoo and Piercing.

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Artist Shares Private Journey In Her "Artist Book"

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The latest exhibit at the Sabatini gallery in the Topeka-Shawnee County Library breaks the boundaries of books. Meet one of the artists behind one of those books called "Migration".

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Octomom Fell Fast From Miracle Mom To Punch Line

Posted: 02/24/2009 - It seems so long ago now, but for just a day or two last month Nadya Suleman was known as Miracle Mom, the amazing woman who did what had never been done before: gave birth to the longest-surviving set of octuplets.

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Beauty And The Brain, Women Use More Than Men

Posted: 02/24/2009 - 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.

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New Report Expected To Show More Gloom On Economy

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Americans' moods, already the gloomiest in decades, are expected to darken more this month according to forecasts for the Conference Board report on consumer sentiment in February.

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Local Exhibit Doesn't Judge Books By Their Covers

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Yes, the library is the place to find books. But one exhibit stretches the definition of books in a whole new way. The new exhibit at the Sabatini gallery, "Books Beyond Binding", doesn't bind a book to the typical definition.

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Economy Doesn't Dampen Mardi Gras Festivities

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Partiers in New Orleans are taking one last chance to eat, drink and be merry before Lent. Thousands of revelers are expected to line the streets Tuesday morning for one more day of parades and glitzy celebrations.

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Local Artist Brings Dinosaurs To Life

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Remember your favorite toys as a kid? Meet a local man combining his life's work and his boyhood fascination into art. Jim Boydston turns his car-upholstery business into a dino-making art shop!!

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Artists Grow Through Networking At Paint America

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The paintings lining the walls of Westboro Fine Arts Gallery come from sea to shining sea and everywhere in between. The "Paint the Parks 100 National Exhibit" opened for a friday night Art Walk and some local artists earned a spot in the show.

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North Korea Says It Is Preparing Satellite Launch

Posted: 02/24/2009 - North Korea said Tuesday it is preparing to shoot a satellite into orbit, its clearest reference yet to an impending launch that neighbors and the U.S. suspect will be a provocative test of a long-range missile.

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Obama Pitching A Broad Economic Case To Nation

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Barreling ahead on a mammoth agenda, Barack Obama is ready to offer a detailed sketch of the first year of his presidency, casting the nation's bleeding economy as a tangle of tough, neglected problems.

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Major Stock Market Indexes Fall to 1997 Levels

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Wall Street has turned the clock back to 1997. Investors unable to extinguish their worries about a recession that has no end in sight dumped stocks again Monday.

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House Democrats Propose $410B Spending Bill

Posted: 02/23/2009 - House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill on Monday to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, setting up the second political struggle over federal funds in less than a month with Republicans.

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