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Democratic Aides: Pelosi Supports Automakers Help

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Democratic aides say Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to seek legislation to provide relief to the battered auto industry, and wants it done in a post-election session of Congress likely to convene in the next few days.

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Payless Chain to Give Away Shoes Through Charities

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to give out 65,000 reduced-price or free pairs of shoes to children over the next two months through a partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

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U.S. unveils mortgage plan

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Effort focuses on Fannie, Freddie - sets standards for private sector. No direct financial help from U.S.

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Veterans Day at Hope Street Academy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Students at Hope Street Academy observed Veterans Day by listening to first-hand accounts from soldiers who served in Iraq.

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Central Kansas Volunteers Get 1919 Train Working

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Central Kansas volunteers working to restore a 1919 Baldwin locomotive got the train's engine running for the first time in 50 years. The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association reported minor leaks that needed to be repaired before the train could continue to run.

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'Extreme Makeover' Show to Build New Home for Chapman

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A tornado-battered Kansas town gets a boost from a network TV show that builds homes for deserving families. Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' are expected in Chapman to begin work on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Vice President Dick Cheney Honors Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney paid tribute to the nation's Veterans Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery where Veterans Day ceremonies took place outside of Washington, D.C.

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Medicare open enrollment is quickly approaching. Between November 15th and December 31st, you can make changes to your Medicare health plan or prescription drug coverage.

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Tenn. Man Dies in Kansas Hunting Accident

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A 63-year-old Tennessee man is dead after being accidentally shot while bird hunting in northcentral Kansas. The Rooks County Sheriff's Office said William Dudley Carter of Adams, Tennessee, died Saturday as a result of wounds to his head and upper chest.

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Governor Sebelius Honors Veterans Day

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Today is a day to stop and remember those that have served our country. In observance of Veterans Day, Governor Kathleen Sebelius if offering her own words of thanks.

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Challenger Wins Commission Race in Johnson County

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner videotaped removing his opponents campaign signs has lost his seat. After provisional ballots were counted, Calvin Hayden beat John Toplikar by 42 votes.

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Kansas Governor's Chicago Trip Leads to Cabinet Talk

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office says a weekend trip to Chicago was to celebrate husband, Gary's, 59th birthday. Chicago is also home to Barack Obama's transition team, but a spokesperson says Sebelius did not meet with them.

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Kansas Man's Holiday Proposal Leads to Internet Buzz

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Topeka activist Sonny Scroggins scheduled a meeting to lobby for a national holiday honoring Barack Obama. A newspaper's notice of the meeting on its web site was posted on the Drudge Report, creating a flurry of hits.

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Sanderholm's Alleged Killer Breaks Sprinkler Head

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Jail officials say the man accused of killing 19-year old Cowley College student Jodi Sanderholm broke a fire protection sprinkler head in his jail cell. Water covered the cell floor and seeped into the booking area, but didn't cause major problems.

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Michelle Williams' Father Extradited To US

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Michelle Williams' father, a prominent stock market trader, agreed Tuesday to return to the United States to face tax evasion charges. Larry Williams has been fighting extradition since he was arrested by Australian police in 2006 after flying to Sydney for a speaking tour in Australia and New Zealand. He has been free on bail.

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Bruce Springsteen Appears In Food Bank Ad

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Bruce Springsteen wants to make sure one bank remains solvent: the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. The singer will appear in a newspaper ad for the state's largest food bank that says: "We Can't Let This Bank Fail."

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Pakistan Hijackers Seize Convoy For US-led Forces

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Dozens of masked gunmen blocked a mountain pass and hijacked a convoy of trucks carrying military vehicles and other supplies bound for U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday.

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2,000 Year Old Gold Earring Found In Jerusalem

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old gold earring beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's old city, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Monday.

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4,300-Year-Old Pyramid DIscovered In Egypt

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Egypt's chief archaeologist has announced the discovery of a 4,300-year-old pyramid in Saqqara, the sprawling necropolis and burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis.

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Aides: Obama Suggested More Aid For Auto Companies

Posted: 11/11/2008 - President-elect Obama suggested to President Bush that the administration immediately provide extra help to struggling U.S. automakers, aides to the Democrat say, in their first face-to-face meeting since Election Day.

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