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Australia Opens National Tsunami Warning Center

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Australia became an integral link in a network of tsunami warning hubs across the Indian and Pacific oceans with the official opening of a national monitoring center Friday.

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Therapy Plus Zoloft Helps Kids With Anxiety

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A popular antidepressant plus three months of psychotherapy dramatically helped children with anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric illnesses in kids, the biggest study of its kind found.

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Obesity Blamed For Doubling Rate of Diabetes Cases

Posted: 10/31/2008 - The nation's obesity epidemic is exacting a heavy toll: The rate of new diabetes cases nearly doubled in the United States in the past 10 years, the government said Thursday.

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Refugees Try To Reach Home In Eastern Congo

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Thousands of war-weary refugees returned to the the road Friday, taking advantage of a rebel-called cease-fire to try to reach home beyond the front lines of this week's battles in eastern Congo.

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Oil Falls Below $65 on US Contraction

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Oil prices slipped below $65 a barrel in Asia Friday, extending declines after data showed the U.S. economy contracted in the latest quarter, reinforcing expectations of a prolonged slump in demand.

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House Fire in SE Topeka

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Fire crews responded to a call of a fire in Southeast Topeka at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday night. It was at 2016 SE 6th Ave.

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"Signature Chefs" Raise Money For March of Dimes

Updated: 10/30/2008 - People came together Thursday night for good food and healthy babies. The March of Dimes "Signature Chefs" event took place at the Ramada Hotel in Downtown Topeka.

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Hayden High School Students Help Out Chapman

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Hayden High School students reached across the field to their opponents tonight. At halftime of tonight's football game against Chapman, they presented the school with $500 that the students raised, plus another $1,800 more from the parents.

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Celebrity Servers Help United Way

Posted: 10/30/2008 - 13's Brian Dorman and Drew Switzer are serving up some help for the United Way. Both of them, along with other "loaned employees," served cocktails tonight at the United Way's Celebrity Serve at The Vinewood.

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Vaccination Can Prevent Pain of Shingles

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Medical Arts Pharmacy and Healthwise 55 are sponsoring a shingles vaccination clinic. Targeted toward people over age 60, Zostavax is the first vaccine that can prevent shingles and reduce the frequency and severity of painful outbreaks in those who have it.

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Manhattan Looks at Smoking Ban

Posted: 10/30/2008 - People in Manhattan, KS are buzzing over a possible smoking ban, which would take effect if it passes on next Tuesday's ballot.

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Topeka Developer Threatened in Graffiti

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Topeka Police Detectives are investigating graffiti left on Developer Gene Jani's garage door as criminal damage to property and making a criminal threat. Jani's wife and 8-year-old daughter were the first to see the graffiti spray-painted on one of their garage doors.

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Mission Valley Hosts Blood Drive

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Mission Valley High School and Community Blood Center team up to help save lives today. The high school hosted a KU vs. K-State blood drive today. Donors got a free shirt, beads, and can vote for their favorite team.

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Target Lawsuit Closer to Settlement

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A lawsuit filed by the Target Corporation against Shawnee County, the City of Topeka and Go Topeka is one step closer to an out of court settlement. All three Shawnee County Commissioners voted to approve the settlement.

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Holton Man Dies in Accident

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A Holton man died in an early morning accident on Highway 50 in Chase County. 22-year-old Brandon Jenkins was westbound about seven miles east of Florence.

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Archeologist Finds 3,000-year Old Hebrew Text

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Shard -- or ostracon -- found during excavations of a 10th century BC fortress. Elah Fortress in Khirbet Qeiyafa is about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem. Researchers say the text was clearly written by a trained scribe. Carbon dating and pottery analysis dates inscription to time of King David.

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Exxon Mobil Posts Biggest U.S. Quarterly Profit Ever

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Another quarter and more record U.S. profits for Exxon Mobil. Yet even as earnings surged for major producers, there were signs that Big Oil's run may be coming to an end.

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Economy Jolts into Decline; Bad Recession Seen

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Scared and out of money, Americans stopped buying everything from cars to corn flakes in the July-September quarter, ratcheting back spending by the largest amount in 28 years and jolting the national economy into what could be the most painful recession in decades.

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American Express to Cut 7,000 Jobs

Posted: 10/30/2008 - In a stark acknowledgment of the tough times ahead in the credit card industry, American Express Co. said Thursday that it plans to cut 7,000 jobs, or about 10 percent of its worldwide work force, in an effort to slash costs by $1.8 billion in 2009.

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Stocks Up on GDP Report in Relatively Calm Session

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Wall Street showed some welcome signs of stability Thursday, taking a downbeat gross domestic product report in stride and driving the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 190 points in relatively calm trading.

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