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Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Mobilization

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Law enforcement will be involved in a Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign to put more officers on streets and highways to aggressively enforce state traffic laws.

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Facebook wins $873M judgment against spammer

Updated: 01/14/2010 - SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has a won $873 million judgment against a Canadian man who bombarded the popular online hangout with sexually explicit "spam" messages.

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US home prices at 2004 levels, sales off 3.1 pct

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Nationwide sales of existing homes fell more than expected last month, as economic fears made buyers leery even though prices plunged to the lowest level in more than four years. And the decline is expected to get worse because October's results reflect sales contracts signed before Wall Street's nosedive.

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GM ends 9-year endorsement deal with Tiger Woods

Updated: 01/14/2010 - DETROIT – General Motors Corp. said Monday it is ending its nine-year endorsement deal with golf superstar Tiger Woods as the automaker continues to cut expenses and hoard cash while trying to survive the worst sales downturn in a quarter-century.

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Fort Riley Holiday Meal, Worship Service Set for Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Families can leave the cooking to the Army food service this Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy the traditional holiday meal for a reasonable price at post dining facilities. They're also invited to a service Thanksgiving Day.

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Astronauts step out for final spacewalk of mission

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Astronauts carried out one last spacewalk Monday to finish an unprecedented clean and lube job that they began a week ago at the international space station. Spacewalker Stephen Bowen wrapped up work on a jammed solar-wing rotary joint as his partner, Shane Kimbrough, squirted some extra grease as a precaution on another joint that is working fine.

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Longtime Biden aide picked to fill his Senate seat

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WILMINGTON, Del. – Edward "Ted" Kaufman, a former aide to Sen. Joe Biden, was named Monday by Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to fill the Senate seat Biden is leaving for the vice presidency. Kaufman is president of a political and management consulting firm based in Wilmington. Kaufman served on Biden's Senate staff from 1973 to 1994, including 19 years as chief of staff. He is an advisory board member to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team.

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Free Christmas Trees Available for Military Families

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Free fresh Christmas Trees will be available for military Families Dec. 10-12. Priority will be given to spouses of deployed Soldiers and Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

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Bush says Citigroup deal needed to protect system

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President Bush argued Monday that the government's dramatic rescue of Citigroup was necessary to "safeguard the financial system" and help the economy recover, and he said there could be more such moves if other institutions need help.

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Dow ends up nearly 400 after bailout of Citigroup

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK – Wall Street barreled higher Monday for the second straight session, this time in a relief rally over the government's plan to bail out Citigroup Inc. — a move it hopes will help quiet some of the uncertainty hounding the financial sector and the overall economy. The Dow Jones industrials soared nearly 400 points and the major indexes all jumped more than 4.5 percent.

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Obama wants economic rescue approved 'right away'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CHICAGO – With the economy in crisis, President-elect Barack Obama urged the new Congress to pass a quick economic stimulus bill, pledged help for the troubled auto industry and blessed the Bush administration's bailout of the financial industry.

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Kansas AG Aims to Stop Holiday Spike in Scammers

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six and his Consumer Protection Division launched a public education campaign Monday to increase consumer awareness as the holiday shopping season begins.

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RoadRunners Players Skate into School Reading Time

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Hockey players from the Topeka RoadRunners read to fourth graders at Silver Lake Elementary Monday. Goalie Lyle Rocker and defensemen Randy Swank and Jeff Burke say it's fun to hang out with the kids, many of whom are their fans.

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Washburn Receives Scholarhips Gift

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Goppert Foundation in Kansas City gave $100,000 to Washburn University. The gift creates an endowment to support scholarships for full time undergraduates with financial needs who do not meet qualifications for other merit based scholarship.

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Junction City Housing Program Receives Boost

Updated: 11/24/2008 - USDA Rural Development presented a $162,000 check to Junction City's Self-Help Housing Program Monday. The money is from USDA's Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance grant program.

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Random House to digitize thousands of books

Updated: 11/24/2008 - With e-book sales exploding in an otherwise sleepy market, Random House Inc. announced Monday that it was making thousands of additional books available in digital form, including novels by John Updike and Harlan Coben, as well as several volumes of the "Magic Treehouse" children's series.

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West Lawrence Turnpike Exit Opens Early

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the West Lawrence exit opened at 3 pm Monday, ahead of schedule. It had been closed for about five months.

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Facebook wins $873M judgment against spammer

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Facebook has a won $873 million judgment against a Canadian man who bombarded the popular online hangout with sexually explicit "spam" messages.

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Campbell Soup 1Q earnings down 3.7 percent

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Campbell Soup Co.'s higher soup sales were watered down by commodity hedging losses in its first fiscal quarter, as the soupmaker said Monday that profits fell 3.7 percent even as more cash-strapped consumers reached for its brands.

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Fort Riley Kicking Off Holiday Season

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Kansas Pharmacist Numbers Ailing

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Experts say a tight pharmacist pool in Kansas could shrink even more if plans to expand the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are scrapped.

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Kansas Highway Patrol Urges Safety

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will begin placing red ribbons on their vehicles this week to encourage motorists to be careful during the holiday season.

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