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Ex-utility CEO to Head Search for New KU Leader

Updated: 12/30/2008 - A utility's former chief executive officer will lead the search for a new chancellor at the University of Kansas. The state Board of Regents said Tuesday that it appointed Drue Jennings, of Prairie Village, as chairman of a search committee.

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Stretch of Kansas Avenue Back Open in Topeka

Updated: 12/30/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a road construction update. Kansas avenue between 29th and 37th is now open to traffic. Also, all eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic on 37th are open.

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Governor Spells Out Plans For 2009

Updated: 12/30/2008 - As 2008 winds down, there's no time to waste planning for 2009. That's just what Governor Kathleen Sebelius has been doing. She discussed her plans. Plus she'll answer rumors she's headed to Washington.

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Two Arrested for Stealing TVs, Computer

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Two Topekans were arrested Monday afternoon after they tried stealing two flat screen televisions and a desktop computer from a Holton Wal-Mart, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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China's 3G rollout sets off sales scramble

Updated: 12/30/2008 - China is starting a long-delayed introduction of third-generation mobile phone service, setting off a politically charged scramble by foreign and Chinese equipment makers for up to $41 billion in orders.

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Madoff liquidation trustee receives $28M for costs

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The financial whirlpool created by Bernard Madoff continued to churn Tuesday as the price tag of liquidating his old firm rose, and duped investors including the actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick struggled to accurately estimate how much they lost.

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Judge awards $65 million to USS Pueblo victims

Updated: 12/30/2008 - A federal judge has awarded more than $65 million to several men of the USS Pueblo, who were captured and tortured by North Korea back in the 1960s.

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KHRC Awards $71M for Affordable Housing

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is helping 19 housing developments provide affordable housing throughout Kansas.development projects will be spread through 13 cities in Kansas.

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Pet Spa & Resort Celebrates Opening

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Homestead Pet Spa & Resort has officially opened its doors. The business, located near Holton, gives pets a home away from home.

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Warren's inauguration prayer could draw more ire

Updated: 12/30/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to deliver the inaugural invocation drew one kind of protest. Whether the evangelical pastor offers the prayer in the name of Jesus may draw another.

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Topeka Police Respond To Shots Fired Call

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Topeka Police responded to a report of a man firing shots at a vehicle near 45th and Grand Oaks Tuesday afternoon. An officer-in-distress call also went out, but was called off. No one was hurt in the incident.

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Clemens’ name removed from Houston sports clinic

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Roger Clemens’ name is being removed from a sports medicine institute at a Houston hospital in another dent to the legacy of the major league baseball pitcher since he was linked to steroid use.

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William Balfour Appears In Court

Updated: 12/30/2008 - A murder indictment has been issued against the man accused of killing the mother, brother and nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson.

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Race enters fight over filling Obama's Senate seat

Updated: 12/30/2008 - A House Democrat on Tuesday dared Senate leaders to block the appointment of a black man to succeed President-elect Barack Obama, saying lawmakers should not "hang and lynch" the designee for the alleged misdeeds of his patron, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Anonymous Donor Pays Vermont Man's $1,000 Rent

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Yes, Nathan, there is such a thing as Christmas angels. Nathan Dubray had his monthly rent paid by an anonymous benefactor who sent $1,000 in cash to his landlord on Christmas Eve. The same day, Dubray got a note telling him the rent had been paid and wishing him a merry Christmas and happy holidays.

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Obama: Blagojevich Appointee Shouldn't be Seated

Updated: 12/30/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says he supports the decision by Senate Democrats to deny his vacated Senate seat to an appointee of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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NASA reports graphic details of Columbia deaths

Updated: 12/30/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seat restraints, pressure suits and helmets of the doomed crew of the space shuttle Columbia didn't work well, leading to "lethal trauma" as the out-of-control ship lost pressure and broke apart, killing all seven astronauts, a new NASA report says. At least one crew member was alive and pushing buttons for half a minute after a first loud alarm sounded, as he futilely tried to right Columbia during that disastrous day Feb. 1, 2003.

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Arab outrage over Gaza carnage targets Egypt

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The Israeli bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip has unleashed outrage across the Middle East — but the anger is being vented as much against Egypt as it is at Israel.

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