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Borrowers Rushing To Refinance Loans As Rates Drop

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Homeowners around the country are scrambling to refinance their mortgages at the lowest rates since the early 1960s as the economy staggers through what's likely to be the worst recession in decades.

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US Proposes Protecting 7 Penguin Species

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Seven penguin species have reason to have happy feet: The Bush administration is moving to protect them. But three other types of penguin — including the stars of recent movies — got the cold shoulder.

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FDA Raises the Bar for New Diabetes Drugs

Updated: 12/17/2008 - New drugs to treat an epidemic of diabetes will have to be screened more closely for heart risks, federal health officials said Wednesday.

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Woman Gets Near-total Face Transplant in Cleveland

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Her injuries were ghastly: no nose, no palate, no way to eat or breathe normally, a face so hideous that children who saw her screamed and ran away. From the moment they met earlier this year, Dr. Maria Siemionow knew the severely disfigured woman would be the one — the first person in the U.S. to receive a face transplant.

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Flu Shots Being Provided Thursday

Updated: 12/17/2008 - KDHE is urging all Kansans to get flu vaccinations this year. The first flu case in Kansas for the 2008 season was reported Tuesday.

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Volunteer for "Everybody Counts" Program This Holiday Season

Updated: 12/17/2008 - There is a way you can help out this holiday season. Shawnee County is one of 40 in Kansas taking part in the "Everybody Counts" program. Its a state-wide point-in-time homeless count initiative that's conducted every two years during the last week of January.

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Busiest Mail Delivery Day of the Year

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Loaded on trucks and planes, Wednesday's the busiest day for all those holiday gifts to be mailed. People are hurriedly mailing their gift packages to make it under the tree by the Christmas.

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Federal Employee Honored for 45 Years of Service

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A federal employee is being honored for all her hard work over the years. 83-year-old Janice Gutzwiller has worked for the federal government for 45 years.

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Ohio Workers Hit a Lottery Jackpot

Updated: 12/17/2008 - The ecstatic group members will split more than $200 million after winning the 12-state lottery prize.

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Manhattan Plant to Lay Off 46

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Parker Hannifin Corp. will be laying off 46 workers at its Manhattan, Kan., industrial rubber hose plant. Jim Cartwright, a spokesman for the Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin, says work force reductions at the plant will start Jan. 5.

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Obama Taps Vilsack, Will Name Republican to Cabinet

Updated: 12/17/2008 - More moves set to be announced on the labor and stock market front Thursday, after Barack Obama named Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as his agriculture secretary yesterday.

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Ex-Kan. AG May Still Face Other Problems

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A decision by two special prosecutors not to file criminal charges against former Attorney General Paul Morrison may not end his legal problems.

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Andy Ludwig Named K-State Offensive Coordinator

Updated: 12/17/2008 - One of the nation’s top offensive innovators has joined the Kansas State football staff as Utah offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has been named the Wildcats’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach

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No verdict in 1st day of Fort Dix deliberations

Updated: 12/17/2008 - A jury considering the case of five New Jersey men accused of plotting an attack on the Army's Fort Dix has finished its first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

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Wichita Woman Named President of Visit Topeka!

Updated: 12/17/2008 - VP for the Greater Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, Olivia Simmons, is bringing her marketing strengths to Topeka as president of Visit Topeka!

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Generous Classmate Inspires Community

Updated: 12/17/2008 - Thirteen year old Drake Herrman's story of giving has inspired other classmates and folks in the community to give part of their Christmas to help an ailing classmate, Jessica Seidel. Jessica suffers from a blood disease and is undergoing chemotherapy.

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