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Middle School Student Gives Up Christmas Gift to Help Friend

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Drake Herrman, 13, a student at Washburn Rural Middle School, asked his mom to return an expensive Christmas gift and give the money to one of his classmates, Jessica Seidel, who is suffering from a rare blood cell disorder.

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Wisconsin Brothers Bowl Perfect 300 Games Together

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Brothers Ed and Tom Shircel have combined for 10 perfect games in their bowling careers, and now they've reached another milestone: rolling perfect games while bowling together. Each rolled a 300 while bowling Monday night at Lakeshore Lanes for the same team and in the same game.

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Cake Request For 3-year-old Hitler Namesake Denied

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance. Heath Campbell and his wife, Deborah, are upset not only with the decision made by the Greenwich ShopRite, but with an outpouring of angry Internet postings in response to a local newspaper article over the weekend on their flare-up over frosting.

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Fall Out Boy Turn Focus Outward on New CD

Updated: 12/16/2008 - If you're wondering how Pete Wentz feels about becoming a dad or looking for insight into his recent marriage to Ashlee Simpson, don't expect to find any details by listening to Fall Out Boy's new CD, "Folie A Deux."

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Marilyn Monroe Pics Sold for $150,000

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A collection of photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue magazine the year she died has been auctioned in New York for nearly $150,000.

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White House Pressed From Right, Left on Car Rescue

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Conservative Republicans admonished the White House Tuesday not to use bank-bailout billions to rescue distressed U.S. automakers, and a key Democrat demanded the government get veto power over the companies' business decisions as a condition of any aid.

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Apple CEO Jobs Absent From Macworld Lineup

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Apple Inc. said Tuesday that Chief Executive Steve Jobs won't be delivering the highly anticipated presentation that usually marks the highlight of the annual Macworld computer trade show in January.

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Florida Police Close Books on '81 Walsh Killing

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A serial killer who died more than a decade ago is the person who decapitated the 6-year-old son of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh in 1981, police in Florida said Tuesday.

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Community Blood Center Holding Blood Drive Wednesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The Community Blood Center is holding a drive from 10 to 4 Wednesday at the Kansas Children's Service League office. All donor's will receive a free t-shirt and a $10 Dillon's gift card and they'll be dishing up Cici's Pizza all day.

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13 News Helps Raise Money for Salvation Army

Updated: 12/16/2008 - We invite you to help us help others this holiday season. Amy Schmidt and Melissa Brunner were ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at the Wal-mart on Wanamaker over the noon hour Tuesday.

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Trailer Destroyed in Perry Fire Tuesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A trailer is completely destroyed after a fire broke in Perry Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say it happened at 6958 Ferguson Rd. around around 1:15 p.m.

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Forbes Field Put on Lockdown Tuesday Afternoon

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A suspicious letter scare locked down Forbes Field Tuesday. An Air National Guard spokesman said security forces put Forbes on lock down at about 8:00 a.m. because mail room employees received what they call an odd looking piece of mail.

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Ethanol Explosion in Garnett Tuesday

Updated: 12/16/2008 - People in Garnett, KS may have felt a huge boom Tuesday morning. The East Kansas Agri Energy Plant, which makes ethanol, had an explosion about 9:00 a.m. Monday morning.

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Preliminary Hearing Set for Woman Involved in Police Chase

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A preliminary hearing is set for the woman involved in a police chase that injured a Lawrence officer. 27-year old Barbara Jo Schnegelsiepen appeared for a short time while her attorney asked for a Douglass County judge to reduce her bond.

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Jefferson County Police Chase Suspects Behind Bars

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Two people are jailed in Jackson County after leading police on an eight mile chase in Jefferson County Monday. Officers tried to pull John Bradshaw and Nicole Miller over on US-75 highway Monday afternoon.

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Man Plays Same Lottery Number 11 times, Wins $1.1M

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A Hampton man has won the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 top prize of $100,000, and won it, and won it. Lottery officials said the man won $1.1 million after playing the same numbers on 11 tickets for the same drawing. Each winning ticket gives the man $100,000.

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HBO, Winfrey's Production Company Reaches Deal

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Oprah Winfrey is ending a long-term relationship with ABC by taking her production company to HBO for a three-year deal to make movies, documentaries and TV series.

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Wacky Things That Get Dropped on New Year's Eve

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Everyone knows about the ball that gets dropped on New Year's Eve in Times Square. Maybe you've even heard about the 800-pound peach that gets dropped in Atlanta at midnight on Dec. 31.

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Australia OKs Facebook for serving lien notice

Updated: 12/16/2008 - You've been "superpoked" — and served. A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.

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Best Buy 3Q profit sinks, offers staff buyouts

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Television monitors on display at Best Buy in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Best Buy … MINNEAPOLIS – Best Buy Co. Inc. , the nation's biggest consumer electronics retailer, said Tuesday that its third-quarter profit sank 77 percent as it faced dramatic changes in consumer spending.

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Greek youths take over TV, radio stations

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Greek protesters pushed their way into television and radio studios Tuesday, forcing broadcasters to put out anti-government messages in a change of tactics after days of violent street protests.

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Nation's first face transplant done in Cleveland

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A woman so horribly disfigured she was willing to risk her life to do something about it has undergone the nation's first near-total face transplant, the Cleveland Clinic announced Tuesday.

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Florida Police Close Books on '81 Walsh Killing

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A serial killer who died more than a decade ago is the person who decapitated the 6-year-old son of "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh in 1981, police in Florida said Tuesday. The announcement brought to a close a case that has vexed the Walsh family for more than two decades, launched the television show about the nation's most notorious criminals and inspired changes in how authorities search for missing children.

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