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Tight security as Mumbai hotels prepare to reopen

Updated: 12/20/2008 - Doormen in white suits and black turbans greeted visitors to the Oberoi with a bow on the eve of the hotel's reopening three weeks after it was targeted in a militant rampage. Security was noticeably tighter Saturday as guards scanned bags and sniffer dogs patrolled the grounds outside.

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Basement O' Christmas

Updated: 12/20/2008 - One man is proud to be "the village idiot" of Topeka. It has nothing to do with his brains -- it's all about his basement.

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Automakers grab loans, look to Obama White House

Updated: 12/20/2008 - President George W. Bush gave the U.S. automakers $17.4 billion in emergency rescue loans, but the fate of the industry is in the hands of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Toys for Tots at Best Buy Friday

Updated: 12/19/2008 - There were piles of toys being delivered at Best Buy on Wanamaker Friday. The Toys for Tots organization was there until eleven Friday night getting all the toys loaded up on trucks to give to children in need this holiday season.

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Shawnee Heights Elementary Students Hold Food Drive

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Shawnee Heights Elementary students kicked off the day with some Christmas spirit. For the past three weeks the students have put together a canned and boxed food drive.

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Local Agencies Honored for Helping Homeless in Topeka

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A ceremony was held Friday for representatives of Breakthrough House, Community Action, Door step, and the Topeka Rescue Mission in appreciation for the help they give homeless in Topeka and Shawnee County.

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Ribbon Cutting for NewRoundabout Cafe Friday

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The new Roundabout Cafe at 21st and Urish is officially welcomed into the community. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday to celebrate the name change.

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Regents Approve Cost Increases

Updated: 12/19/2008 - It's going to get a little more expensive to go to college in Kansas. The Kansas Board of Regents yesterday approved an increase in room and board costs at the state's six public universities.

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Police Chase Suspects In Court Next Week

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The man and woman involved in the shooting and chase that ended in Jefferson County Monday will appear in court together next week. 37- year-old John Bradshaw and his passenger, Nicole Miller face charges in the chase and shooting.

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Anthony Hall's Sentence Doubled Friday

Updated: 12/19/2008 - One of three brothers involved in a hammer attack of a Topeka couple last Christmas is facing a double sentence. 28-year-old Anthony Hall, along with brothers Christopher Hall and Michael Timothy Lamar Hall, were involved in the attack that seriously injured the couple.

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Red Kettle Campaign Continues in Topeka

Updated: 12/19/2008 - All the Salvation Army wants for Christmas is for you to help out its Red Kettle Campaign. All week 13 News personalities have manned one kettle in Topeka for an hour each. Today Dave Johnson and Tanner Knowland rang the bells to bring in donations.

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Party with a Purpose in Topeka Friday

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Volunteers were busy Friday wrapping presents to put under the tree next week. The "Party with a Purpose" was held at Christ the King Church in Topeka.

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Teenager Sentenced Friday in Lawrence Homicide

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A 17-year-old accused in a homicide in Lawrence back in June will spend more than fourteen years behind bars. Kellam Jones was sentenced Friday in district court for the second degree murder of 20-year-old Roland Klundt.

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Judge Denies Bond for Topeka Man Charged with Murder

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A judge denies bond for a Topeka man charged with second degree murder. 24-year-old James Qualls was in court Friday. He is charged in the fatal shooting of Joseph Beier Junior.

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Nursing Homes Rated Under Five-Star System

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released quality ratings Friday for each of the nation's 15,800 nursing homes that participate. About 62% of Kansas faciliites received a four or five star rating - both above average.

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Broken Pipe Floods Kan. Cosmosphere, Artifacts OK

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A broken pipe caused flooding early Friday at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Some exhibits have been closed but no artifacts are reportedly damaged.

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Superior Industries Closes in Pittsburg

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The largest privately owned employer in Pittsburg closes its doors Friday, leaving 600 employees looking for work a week before Christmas. Superior Industries has shut down the wheel manufacturing plant.

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Fulton Named USD 383 Master Teacher

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A Manhattan-Ogden kindergarten teacher will represent the district as a candidate for Kansas Master Teacher award. Bev Fulton has been named the 2009 USD 383 Master Teacher.

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Franken opens first lead in Minn. Senate race

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Democrat Al Franken edged ahead of Republican incumbent Norm Coleman on Friday for the first time in Minnesota's long-running U.S. Senate recount. Franken opened up a slight lead by the end of the fourth day of a state Canvassing Board meeting to decide the fate of hundreds of disputed ballots.

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Powerful winter storm cuts power, disrupts travel

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A winter storm packing snow, freezing rain and biting wind cut power to tens of thousands of customers Friday, disrupted travel and gave schoolchildren from Iowa to New England an early start on their holiday break.

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