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Americans are too afraid to visit bloody Juarez

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Mexican officials are trying to persuade Americans to visit Ciudad Juarez, touting the city in a new billboard campaign as a "land of encounters." But on this side of the border, that sounds like a cruel joke.

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'Casino' movie inspiration Rosenthal dead at 79

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal - sports handicapper extraordinaire, Las Vegas gaming executive and the inspiration for the blockbuster movie "Casino" - died Monday. He was 79.

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Co-Worker of Murder Victim, Suspect: 'We All Got Along'

Updated: 10/15/2008 - In a 13 News exclusive: A Burger King co-worker of slain teen Alheli Alcantara and the suspect in her murder, Deon Ross, said they all joked around with one another and got along well. Ross was transferred Wednesday to Pottawatomie County to be prosecuted.

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Govt wants kids to buckle up on small school buses

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Smaller school buses will have to be equipped with lap-and-shoulder seat belts for the first time under a government rule drafted following the deaths of four Alabama students on a school bus that nose-dived off an overpass.

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Survey: Blacks Save Much Less in Retirement Plans

Posted: 10/15/2008 - In the midst of historic volatility on Wall Street there is a continuing trend of blacks saving and investing less than whites, according to a survey released Wednesday. The difference is attributed to various social and cultural reasons such as getting less exposure to personal finance concepts and advice.

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Neal Hefti, Composer of 'Batman' Theme, Dies

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Neal Hefti, a Big Band trumpeter, arranger and composer of themes for the movie "The Odd Couple" and the "Batman" television series, has died. He was 85.

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Missouri grandmother's curiosity squashes scam

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Delpha Speak has 13 grandchildren and she didn't think it was completely implausible that one of her grandsons-in-law would call her to say he was in trouble. The 72-year-old retiree could tell something was wrong, and she wanted to do whatever she could to help.

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Cops: Man tries to pay for fast food meal with pot

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A McDonald's cashier called 911 after a Vero Beach drive-thru customer allegedly offered to pay for his meal with marijuana. The Indian River County Sheriff's Office said the cashier called Monday with a description of the vehicle the suspect had been riding in.

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Prosthetic eye gives horse a shot at show career

Posted: 10/15/2008 - "We thought he was going to end up being a backyard pet" instead of a show horse, Kelsey said. "When we found out he had a second chance I was really excited for him."

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Grain prices slide back, but uncertainties loom

Posted: 10/15/2008 - World grain prices have been tumbling back down the steep slope they climbed early this year, but from Manila's food stalls to London's supermarkets, everyday consumers aren't seeing it yet. The experts worry, meanwhile, that the wild swings may turn uphill again.

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King's top lieutenant convicted of incest in Va.

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A top lieutenant to Martin Luther King Jr. has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for incest. The Rev. James L. Bevel was a key architect of the 1963 Children's Crusade in Birmingham, Ala., and other pivotal moments of the civil rights movement.

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Brain signals revive paralyzed muscles in monkeys

Posted: 10/15/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Monkeys taught to play a computer game were able to overcome wrist paralysis with an experimental device that might lead to new treatments for patients with stroke and spinal cord injury.

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Suit against God thrown out over lack of address

Posted: 10/15/2008 - A judge has thrown out a Nebraska legislator's lawsuit against God, saying the Almighty wasn't properly served due to his unlisted home address. State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God.

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Palin sees similarities between NH and Alaska

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Wednesday she feels a kinship with the moose-hunting, tax-hating voters of New Hampshire who gave John McCain his first primary victory.

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Stocks Fall as Retail Sales Show Steep Drop

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Volatility battered Wall Street again Wednesday after a disappointing retail sales report reminded investors that the country is either in a recession or moving toward one.

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Healthcare Workers In Demand

Posted: 10/15/2008 - The 2008 Kansas Job Vacancy Survey looks at job openings across Kansas; top of list - healthcare-related jobs

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