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Kansas Resolves Pfizer Investigation

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Wednesday Kansas Attorney General Steve Six joined 32 other states in a settlement with Pfizer Inc. Wednesday's judgement resolves a five-year investigation into the company's promotion of the drugs Celebrex and Bextra.

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Bush Receiving Award at KU

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Former President George Bush, the first President George Bush is coming to KU 12 days after the election. The 41st President is this year's recipient of the Bob Dole leadership prize from KU's Dole Institute of Politics.

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Beetle Invasion Threatens New England Trees

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A wood-devouring beetle has gained a foothold in New England, and authorities plan to cut down large numbers of infested trees and grind them up to stop the pest from spreading to the region's celebrated forests and ravaging the timber, tourism and maple-syrup industries.

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Miss Teen Louisiana Loses Her Crown After Arrest

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Miss Teen Louisiana lost her crown 11 days early after being arrested on charges of leaving a restaurant without paying and carrying marijuana. RPM Productions Inc., the sponsor, took back the title on Tuesday after learning that Lindsey Evans, 18, of Blanchard, had been arrested, president Paula M. Miles said Wednesday.

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Tape Measure: X-rays Detected From Scotch Tape

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Just two weeks after a Nobel Prize highlighted theoretical work on subatomic particles, physicists are announcing a startling discovery about a much more familiar form of matter: Scotch tape. It turns out that if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays.

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Dow Sinks 514 on Louder Warnings of a Recession

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Now what? After three days of relative calm, turbulence returned to Wall Street on Wednesday. Louder warnings of a deep recession and weak corporate earnings took the Dow Jones industrial average down 514 points amid fears that government intervention won't be enough to prevent global economies from faltering.

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Lockdown on Western Kentucky University Campus Over

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A lockdown on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green is over. The campus was locked down for about three hours Wednesday afternoon after reports of gunfire.

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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Minnesota's Attorney General Lori Swanson won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a Topeka-based insurance giant. Swanson filed the lawsuit last February against Amer-us Life Insurance Company and American Investors Life Insurance Company now part of Aviva Corporation.

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New Plan Unveiled for Topeka's Levee System

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A multi-million dollar face-lift is in the works for Topeka's levee system. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District personnel met Wednesday to unveil the plan.

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Boeing's 3Q Profit Dives 38 Percent

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Airplane maker Boeing Co. says its third-quarter profit tumbled about 38 percent as a Machinists' strike, and supplier production problems hurt results. The Chicago-based aerospace company says it earned $695 million dollars in the quarter, down from $1.11 billion a year earlier.

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Follower: Evangelist Alamo had 9-year-old bride

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A federal magistrate called Tony Alamo a flight risk Wednesday as he ordered the evangelist held without bail until his trial on charges that he took a minor across state lines for sex.

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Topeka Man's Sentencing Delayed in Murder Case

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Sentencing is delayed for a man accused in a Topeka murder because he wants to back out of a plea. Rashawn Anderson pleaded no contest to first degree murder in the July 2005 shooting death of Christopher Caraway.

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5 students taken into custody on Western Kentucky campus

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Five Western Kentucky University students were taken into custody Wednesday for questioning, a few hours after the campus went under lockdown amid reports of altercations and possible shootings.

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Enemies won't test me, McCain says

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama's foreign policy positions could encourage America's enemies to test it during the early days of an Obama administration, Sen. John McCain said Wednesday.

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Newest 'Guitar Hero' lets you create music

Posted: 10/22/2008 - It has fed the dreams of millions of air guitarists, headbangers and rocker wannabes. It has exposed a new generation of fans to classic rock and metal while helping the slumping record industry boost sales.

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Stocks battered again

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Dow records 7th worst point loss, Nasdaq at 5-year low as weak earnings, slumping oil prices heighten recession fears.

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Spangles Opens New Location

Updated: 10/22/2008 - A well-known restaurant opens a fourth location in Topeka. It is the 24th location for Spangles in Kansas.

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Topeka Goodyear Plant Due for More Shutdowns

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Goodyear announced two more temporary shutdowns of commercial truck tire production at its Topeka plant. They'll happen the weeks of November 3rd and December 1st. About 500 workers are affected.

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