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Atlanta Jews remember 'bomb that healed'

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The bombing of a prominent Atlanta synagogue in 1958 claimed no lives, but the community outrage that it prompted helped galvanize the city's nervous Jewish community to embrace the civil rights movement.

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Study: Peers, not profs, influence student views

Posted: 10/13/2008 - On issues such as abortion, gay marriage and religion, college students shift noticeably to the left from the time they arrive on campus through their junior year, new research shows.

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Shawnee Co. Elementary Students Get Flu Shots

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Shawnee County Health Agency and USD 345 conducted a flu clinic today at East Indianola Elementary. This clinic is part of a two month, county-wide campaign with the Shawnee County Health Agency and Shawnee County Public Schools.

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Bush critic Paul Krugman wins economics Nobel

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Paul Krugman, whose relentless criticism of the Bush administration includes opposition to the $700 billion financial bailout, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his work on international trade patterns.

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New law meant to improve stability for foster care

Posted: 10/13/2008 - For many thousands of America's foster children, prospects for a permanent home and stronger support will be brighter under a new law that bridged Washington's partisan divide and is touted as the most significant child-welfare reform in decades.

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Gay couples rush to wed ahead of Calif. election

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Gay couples from around California and the nation are feverishly tying the knot ahead of Election Day to avoid missing out if voters approve a ballot initiative aimed at banning same-sex marriage.

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Wildfires burn homes, kill 1 in Los Angeles area

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Two wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds threatened neighborhoods near Los Angeles on Monday, killing a man, destroying several dozen mobile homes and forcing evacuations.

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Big Brown's racing career over after injury

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Big Brown's racing career ended Monday when the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner injured his right front foot during a workout at Aqueduct Race Course in New York. Michael Iavarone of IEAH Stables, co-owners of Big Brown, said the 3-year-old colt tore a three-inch piece of flesh off the foot after it collided with his right rear foot while working over Aqueduct's turf course with stablemate Kip Deville.

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Prosthetic eye gives horse a shot at show career

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A miniature horse has been given a second chance for a career as a show horse - thanks to a prosthetic eye. The 65-pound horse, named KBuck, was born June 1 at Lil Chums Miniature Horse Farm in Lawton and lost its eye a few days after birth. Owner Kelsey Chumbley, 12, said she suspects the young horse was the victim of a swift kick from its mother.

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McCormick tells all about 'Brady' drug addiction

Posted: 10/13/2008 - As Marcia Brady on "The Brady Bunch," Maureen McCormick projected an image of the wholesome girl next door. But off camera, she spiraled downward into drug addiction and depression.

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Ballesteros Determined to Fight Brain Tumor

Updated: 10/14/2008 - After a career full of miraculous shots - including one from a parking lot during his first British Open win - Seve Ballesteros was preparing for the "hardest challenge" of his life Sunday after announcing he has a brain tumor.

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2nd out-of-state teen dropped at Omaha hospital

Updated: 10/13/2008 - A Michigan mother drove roughly 12 hours to Omaha so she could abandon her 13-year-old son at a hospital under the state's unique safe-haven law, Nebraska officials said Monday.

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Johnston speaks about Bristol Palin, Obama, baby

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Levi Johnston, who's having a baby with Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, can't believe all the things he's hearing. No, he wasn't held against his will on the campaign trail. No, he's not being forced into a shotgun wedding with 17-year-old Bristol Palin.

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Wildfires burn homes, kill 1 in Los Angeles area

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Two wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds threatened neighborhoods near Los Angeles on Monday, killing a man, destroying several dozen mobile homes and forcing evacuations.

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McCain vows to fight for new direction for nation

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Republican John McCain pledged to fight for a new direction for the country in an energetic new campaign stump speech Monday that sought to distance him from the economic policies of President Bush. "We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change," McCain said while campaigning with running mate Sarah Palin in this once reliably Republican state that has become a battleground this year.

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Obama offers new proposals to help economy

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama proposed more immediate steps Monday to heal the nation's ailing economy, including a 90-day moratorium on home foreclosures at some banks and a two-year tax break for businesses that create new jobs.

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Dow jumps 936 as governments pledge bank aid

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the global banking system reassured distraught investors. All the major indexes rose more than 11 percent.

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Payless to Sell "Green'' Shoe Line

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Payless ShoeSource is going green as it plans to sell a line of ecologically friendly shoes and handbags.

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Gasoline Prices Plummet in Kansas

Posted: 10/13/2008 - In the shadow of the nation's economic meltdown, there is at least one bit of good news for Kansans: Gasoline prices are dropping to levels that haven't been seen in about a year and are well below the national average.

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Dow Jumps Over 900 as Gov'ts Pledge Bank Aid

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses after major governments announced further steps to support the global banking system.

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Boil Order Issued in Pottawatomie County

Updated: 10/13/2008 - A boil order was issued Monday for Pottawatomie County Rural Water District Number Four. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory which pertains primarily to residents north of the city of Belvue.

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Sen. Clinton Praises Obama's Stance on Economy

Updated: 10/13/2008 - Clinton acknowledged in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Monday that she still has some disappointment over losing the fight for the party's nomination. But she also said that she's working hard to get Obama and Sen. Joe Biden elected.

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Paul Krugman Wins Nobel Economics Prize

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity.

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Car Rear-Ends Stopped Semi in Olathe, 2 Killed

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Police said 21-year-old Castin Ellis and her 20-year-old passenger Nikolas Musto were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 12:45 a.m. Monday. Both victims were Olathe residents.

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