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Rents Up in New Orleans while $846m sits Unclaimed

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The 4-unit shotgun house that Sandra Marshall bought after decades of double shifts has sat untouched since the flooding of Hurricane Katrina, while nearly $850 million in federal aid for her and thousands of other mom-and-pop landlords sits on a bureaucratic shelf.

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Government Plans New Program to Aid Credit Issuers

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The government is working on a new loan program to help companies that issue credit cards, make student loans and finance car purchases, people familiar with the plan said Tuesday.

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European Markets Hold onto Gains

Updated: 11/25/2008 - European stock markets were little changed Tuesday after the previous day's massive gains in the wake of the U.S. government's bailout of Citigroup Inc.

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Stocks Head for Moderately Lower Open after Rally

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Wall Street was poised to take a break Tuesday after a huge two-day rally as stock index futures fell moderately while investors awaited a reading on the economy's output.

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Obama Promotes Fiscal Restraint, Big Spending

Updated: 11/25/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama wants to project fiscal restraint even as his economic team assembles a massive recovery package that could cost several hundred billion dollars.

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Wendy's Announces Charity Event During December

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Wendy's announced Monday that all five of their Topeka locations will start donating a portion of the earnings from every sale generated during the first two weeks of December to the northeast Kansas Chapter of American Red Cross.

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Washburn Orchestra Play with Two Legendary Guests

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Washburn orchestra students got the chance to share the stage with two legendary performers. Juilliard school resident conductor George Stelluto and Washburn artist in residence Larisa Elisha joined the university orchestra for a concert Monday night.

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Organizations Lean On One Another During Tough Times

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Hard economic times mean more people across the nation are looking for a helping hand. Some of the organizations those people turn to are finding themselves looking for a little help also. The Topeka Rescue Mission is happy to say it's "in good shape right now."

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Twilighter Club Allowed to Remain Open

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Twilighter Country Club at 816 1/2 N. Kansas Ave. in Topeka had until 5 pm to correct code problems. Employees, volunteers, hired help and former tenants pitched in to make it happen. Apartments above the bar still had to be vacated.

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Man Convicted in Jeweler's Death

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A Douglas County jury convicted 37-year-old Allen Dale Smith Monday of first degree murder and aggravated burglary for the 2005 shooting death of Clarence Boose. Boose and his wife founded David's Jewelers in downtown Topeka in 1968.

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'Twilight' Era Dawns With $69.6 Million Opener

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The low-budget vampire romance based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel opened with a $69,637,740 weekend, the fourth-highest opening of 2008 and another strong signal that movies aimed at young women can pack a wallop at the box office.

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KSU Lauds Rhodes, Carnegie Winners

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas State University announces agribusiness grad Vincent Hofer was named a Rhodes Scholar. Also, cultural anthrolopology professor Michael Wesch won the Carnegie Foundation's national professor of the year award.

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Home Sales Slide 8 pct in Midwest in October

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Existing home sales in the Midwest fell 9 percent in October compared with a year ago as consumers got increasingly nervous about the sinking economy and the woes of Detroit's automakers.

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Citibank's "Sweet Deal" From Government

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The struggling bank lands a $20 billion lifeline, along with $306 billion in loan guarantees. President Bush hints more bailouts are possible.

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President Bush Pardons 14 Individuals

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The departing President has also commuted the sentences of two more inmates.. he's still granted less than half the pardons of Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.

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NC carjacking suspect clubbed with frozen turkey

Updated: 01/14/2010 - RALEIGH, N.C. – Stopped. Cold turkey. North Carolina authorities say a shopper clubbed an alleged carjacker with a frozen turkey as he tried to steal a woman's car in a grocery store parking lot Sunday.

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