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Jury Convicts Man of Killing Retired Jeweler

Updated: 11/25/2008 - A Douglas County District Court jury found Allen Dale Smith guilty Monday of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the April 2005 slaying of a retired jeweler at the elderly man's home in Lecompton.

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Afghan President Tells UN That Bombings Must End

Updated: 11/25/2008 - President Hamid Karzai has told a U.N. Security Council delegation that aerial bombings by international military forces and searches on Afghan homes must stop.

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Report: NKorea's Kim Jong Il Tours Soap Factory

Updated: 11/25/2008 - North Korea's Kim Jong Il paid visits to machinery and soap-making factories, state media reported Tuesday, the latest in a series of dispatches in recent weeks about public appearances by a leader believed to be recovering from a stroke.

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Venezuela's Chavez Welcomes Russian Warships

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Russian warships arrived off Venezuela's coast Tuesday in a show of strength aimed at the United States as Moscow seeks to expand its influence in Latin America

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Jurors Set To Deliberate Over MySpace Hoax

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The fate of a Missouri mother accused of conspiring in a MySpace hoax that allegedly led to a 13-year-old girl's suicide is now in the hands of a jury.

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Economy's Tumble even Worse than Expected in 3Q

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The economy took a tumble in the summer that was worse than first thought as American consumers throttled back their spending by the most in 28 years, further proof the country is almost certainly in the throes of a painful recession.

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Rents Up in New Orleans while $846m sits Unclaimed

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The 4-unit shotgun house that Sandra Marshall bought after decades of double shifts has sat untouched since the flooding of Hurricane Katrina, while nearly $850 million in federal aid for her and thousands of other mom-and-pop landlords sits on a bureaucratic shelf.

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Government Plans New Program to Aid Credit Issuers

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The government is working on a new loan program to help companies that issue credit cards, make student loans and finance car purchases, people familiar with the plan said Tuesday.

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European Markets Hold onto Gains

Updated: 11/25/2008 - European stock markets were little changed Tuesday after the previous day's massive gains in the wake of the U.S. government's bailout of Citigroup Inc.

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Stocks Head for Moderately Lower Open after Rally

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Wall Street was poised to take a break Tuesday after a huge two-day rally as stock index futures fell moderately while investors awaited a reading on the economy's output.

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Obama Promotes Fiscal Restraint, Big Spending

Updated: 11/25/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama wants to project fiscal restraint even as his economic team assembles a massive recovery package that could cost several hundred billion dollars.

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Wendy's Announces Charity Event During December

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Wendy's announced Monday that all five of their Topeka locations will start donating a portion of the earnings from every sale generated during the first two weeks of December to the northeast Kansas Chapter of American Red Cross.

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Washburn Orchestra Play with Two Legendary Guests

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Washburn orchestra students got the chance to share the stage with two legendary performers. Juilliard school resident conductor George Stelluto and Washburn artist in residence Larisa Elisha joined the university orchestra for a concert Monday night.

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Organizations Lean On One Another During Tough Times

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Hard economic times mean more people across the nation are looking for a helping hand. Some of the organizations those people turn to are finding themselves looking for a little help also. The Topeka Rescue Mission is happy to say it's "in good shape right now."

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Twilighter Club Allowed to Remain Open

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Twilighter Country Club at 816 1/2 N. Kansas Ave. in Topeka had until 5 pm to correct code problems. Employees, volunteers, hired help and former tenants pitched in to make it happen. Apartments above the bar still had to be vacated.

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Man Convicted in Jeweler's Death

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A Douglas County jury convicted 37-year-old Allen Dale Smith Monday of first degree murder and aggravated burglary for the 2005 shooting death of Clarence Boose. Boose and his wife founded David's Jewelers in downtown Topeka in 1968.

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'Twilight' Era Dawns With $69.6 Million Opener

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The low-budget vampire romance based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel opened with a $69,637,740 weekend, the fourth-highest opening of 2008 and another strong signal that movies aimed at young women can pack a wallop at the box office.

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KSU Lauds Rhodes, Carnegie Winners

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas State University announces agribusiness grad Vincent Hofer was named a Rhodes Scholar. Also, cultural anthrolopology professor Michael Wesch won the Carnegie Foundation's national professor of the year award.

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