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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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More housing aid sought as prices sink further

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – With nationwide sales of existing homes falling more than expected last month and the median sales price plunging to $183,000, the U.S. housing market keeps getting worse. Bracing for more bad news likely on the way, industry groups pressed President-elect Barack Obama to help stem the damage.

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Men guilty of selling prosthetic for drug tests

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PITTSBURGH – Two men whose company sold a device known as the Whizzinator that helped men cheat on drug tests have pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh. George Wills and Robert Catalano each pleaded guilty Monday to two conspiracy counts. They owned the California-based Internet company Puck Technology.

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Dow Ends Up Nearly 400 After Bailout of Citigroup

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The government's plan to bail out Citigroup sent Wall Street soaring Monday for the second straight session as investors hoped that the worst of the financial industry's problems might finally be over. The Dow Jones industrials surged nearly 400 points, and all the major indexes jumped more than 4.5 percent.

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