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Note to Main Street: Congress LOVES You

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Pundits are poking some fun at the surge of political rhetoric these days. Metaphors are rising to the surface as lawmakers make clear they feel voter pain. Debate over an economic rescue plan has been peppered with the image of Main Street.

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Annual United Way Fund-raising Drive Kicks Off

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Shawnee County and the Third Judicial District kicked off their fund-raising drive for the United Way in an interesting way Friday. The signature event was the goat milking contest that started at 12:00 p.m.

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Georgia Town Keeps Laurel and Hardy's Legacy Alive

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A sleepy hamlet in east Georgia will be the scene of another nice mess this weekend. Harlem, Georgia, is the location of the country's only museum dedicated to the classic comedy duo of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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Officials: 2nd Teen Arrested in Athlete's Death

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Authorities say they've arrested the teen who fatally shot Pahokee football player Norman Griffith Jr. An 18-year-old linebacker and tight end, Griffith was shot in the head as he drove away from a post-game dance in Belle Glade early Saturday.

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Governor Asking Nebraskans to Lower Flags Sunday

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is encouraging Nebraskans to fly U.S. and Nebraska flags at half-staff Sunday in observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

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GOP Lawmakers File Appeal to Halt Troopergate Case

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Five Republican lawmakers have filed an emergency appeal to Alaska's Supreme Court in an attempt to halt an investigation into abuse of power allegations by Gov. Sarah Palin before the findings are released next week.

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Bush Pivots Quickly From Bailout to Fundraising

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Just hours after signing the financial bailout package, President Bush was back on the fund-raising circuit. The president stopped first in St. Louis to raise money for Rep. Kenny Hulshof, who is running for Missouri governor.

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Bailout Not a Panacea for Housing Market

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The massive financial bailout passed by Congress and signed by President Bush could help homebuilders and mortgage lenders. But it's unlikely to bring fast relief to anybody trying to buy or sell a house.

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Fort Riley Says Civilians Can't Bring Pit Bulls to Fort

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Fort Riley has changed its policy regarding pit bull dogs or any cross of the breed. The fort says civilians are no longer allowed to bring the dogs to Rex's Bark Park or any event on post.

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9 From Roswell, NM, Claim $200M Powerball Jackpot

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Roswell is usually more associated with little green men than with greenbacks. But nine residents brought different attention to the town Friday when they claimed a Powerball jackpot worth more than $200 million.

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Topeka High and Washburn Rural Celebrate Homecoming

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Topeka High School and Washburn Rural celebrate homecoming tonight. Topeka High hosted a parade to help get the students excited for their game, they will be hosting Topeka West.

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K-State Buckles Down on Underage Drinking

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Kansas State University is enforcing new rules when it comes to underage drinking. The university says they will begin notifying parents when their students under the legal drinking age have multiple alcohol or other controlled substance abuse offenses taking place on campus.

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17th Annual Race Against Breast Cancer Saturday

Posted: 10/03/2008 - With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month officially here there is no better time to to help support the fight against the disease. The 17th Annual Race Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk/Run is Saturday, rain or shine. 13's Raechelle Davis will be there.

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US Soldier From Kansas Pleads Guilty in Iraq Killings

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A Kansas soldier has pleaded guilty to charges of being an accessory to murder in the deaths of four Iraqis. Specialist Steven Ribordy of Salina was sentenced to eight months in prison and will also receive a bad conduct discharge from the Army as part of a plea deal. He also agreed to testify against other members of his unit.

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Topeka City Council Meetings May be Taken Off TV to Save

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Deputy mayor and council member Jeff Preisner has introduced a resolution to do away with the broadcasts that have been carried on cable TV for many years. Topeka City Council members will discuss the proposal next week.

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Festival of Speed in Topeka

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Heartland Park Topeka's first Festival of Speed activities began Friday afternoon with the parade of champions.

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Shawnee Co. DA Candidates Debate

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The two Shawnee County District Attorney candidates held a debate Friday morning. The Democratic candidate Chad Taylor and the Republican candidate Eric Rucker met at Brewster Place Retirement home to discuss issues that are important to them.

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Kansas Prep Zone: Friday Night Football

Updated: 10/04/2008 - It's week 5 and 13 Sports has all your favorite team highlights. The largest sports team in Northeast Kansas, JB Bauersfeld, Matt Blanchette, Adam Runyan, and Tanner Knowland have plays you won't want to miss.

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Investigators: Did weather cause Fossett's crash?

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Safety officials investigating the death of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett are trying to determine if weather played a role the day his plane crashed into a mountain in eastern California more than a year ago.

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Aussie boy breaks into zoo, feeds animals to croc

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A 7-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said Friday.

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Congress OKs historic bailout bill; Bush signs it

Posted: 10/03/2008 - With the economy on the brink and elections looming, Congress approved an unprecedented $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday and sent it to President Bush who quickly signed it.

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Biden Sends Son, Delaware Troops Off For Iraq

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden told his son and other Delaware National Guard troops on Friday that his heart was "full of love and pride" as they prepared to leave for an assignment in Iraq.

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