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Shawnee County Commission Candidates Debate

Updated: 10/16/2008 - A current Shawnee County Commissioner is battling a former colleague to keep his seat. Incumbent Democrat Ted Ensley and Republican Challenger Mike Meier debated the issues Thursday at Avondale East Elementary.

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AG Six Weighs in on Tiller Charges

Posted: 10/16/2008 - He doesn't like how it was handled, but that doesn't mean the case should be thrown out. Those comments in a written statement from Attorney General Steven Six, arguing against dismissal of charges against Doctor George Tiller.

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Lawrence Cat Death Investigations Continue

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The cat's remains were found last friday near Eighth and Monterey way. It was the third reported cat death in Lawrence over the last four weeks sparking concerns someone might be abusing the animals.

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Hearing Set for Stabbing Death Suspect

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Thursday a Shawnee County judge set an October 23rd motions hearing in the case of Darwin David Law. Law is charged with voluntary manslaughter for the September stabbing death of 45-year old Jon Chiselom.

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Shooting near Detroit high school kills 1 student

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A gunman stepped out of a car and shot four teenagers on a primary-school lawn near their Detroit high school shortly after class let out Thursday, killing one of them, police said.

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Renters in foreclosed homes get help

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Tita Mendoza and her husband moved into their Miami Beach condo in June and have been dutifully paying the $1,800 rent on time every month. And yet, they could be evicted any day now.

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International flotilla to fight Somali pirates

Posted: 10/16/2008 - U.S. warships watched a hijacked vessel laden with tanks while other gunboats patrolled the dangerous waters off Somalia, but pirates still seized another freighter this week - and now hold about a dozen despite the international effort to protect a major shipping lane.

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Review: Google's first phone smart, but needs work

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Given Google Inc.'s reputation as a trend setter on the Web, I expected great things from its first mobile phone - especially since it is emerging more than a year after Apple Inc. launched the enormously popular iPhone.

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Treasury office faults IRS computer security

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Two new IRS computer systems that will eventually cost taxpayers almost $2 billion are being put into service despite known security and privacy vulnerabilities, a Treasury watchdog said in a report coming out Thursday.

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Missile strike, suicide attack kill 5 in Pakistan

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A suspected U.S. missile strike killed a purported foreign militant Thursday in a Pakistani tribal area considered a haven for the Taliban and al-Qaida, while a suicide bombing left four security personnel dead, officials said.

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Titanic survivor sells mementos to pay for care

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Millvina Dean was only 2 months old when she was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat from the doomed Titanic. Now 96, the last survivor of the tragic sinking is selling mementos of the disaster to help pay her nursing home fees.

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Paulson Regrets Errors That Created Crisis

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The nation's Treasury Secretary says he laments the inept regulation, but Henry Paulson insists the government's rescue plan will work.

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'Aping' around lands man in jail

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A man who went to buy cigarettes in a gorilla suit to win a bet with his girlfriend is now being accused of receiving stolen property. Altoona police said they noticed a 20-year-old man walking down the city's Sixth Avenue just after midnight on Wednesday dressed as an ape.

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Is 'Joe the Plumber' a plumber? That's debatable

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber. And court documents show he owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes.

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Dow ends up 401 in another stunning U-turn

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A stock market as difficult to fathom as it is volatile pulled off another stunning U-turn on Thursday, transforming a 380-point loss for the Dow Jones industrials into a 401-point gain. Was it the government's bailout beginning to have an effect? The credit markets finally beginning to loosen up? Investors looking for a bottom in stocks?

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Obama extends his campaign into Republican states

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama extended his front-running campaign into West Virginia, a bastion of white, middle-class voters who rejected his primary season appeals, and confidently broached the subject of victory in a presidential contest playing out on Republican turf.

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Local School Celebrates 115 Years

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The Kansas Fever Committee celebrated Thursday it's 115th anniversary of Sheldon Kindergarten at the Capitol Building. Sheldon Elementary was the first black kindergarten west of the Mississippi.

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Washburn University Business School Earns High Marks

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Washburn University Business School is earning high marks. The school was named an outstanding business school by the Princeton Review in its 2009 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools." David Sollars, Dean of the School of Business, says they are pleased to have received such a high rating.

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Manhattan Man to be Sentenced November 21 for Slaying

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A 20-year-old Manhattan man will be sentenced November 21 for the gruesome killing of his former roommate last year. A Riley County jury Wednesday found Kevin Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying and dismemberment of Adam Hooks in June 2007.

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Sharefest and Topeka Churches Donate Coats for Children

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Local children were warmed with love Thursday along with big fluffy coats. As part of the Sharefest celebration, workers were at Quincy Elementary School donating coats for the children.

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