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Drug Companies: No Cold Medicines For Kids Under 4

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Don't give over-the-counter cold remedies to kids under 4, drug companies said Tuesday. What sniffling little ones need, doctors said, are plenty of fluids and lots of tender, loving care.

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Travis Barker Thankful To Be Alive After Jet Crash

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, who always has been afraid of flying, says he's glad to be alive after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash last month.

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BlackBerry Storm has Touch Screen You Can Feel

Posted: 10/08/2008 - RIM is known for its e-mail-oriented phones with large keypads. With the new model being announced Wednesday, the Storm, RIM is for the first time giving up the physical keypad in favor of a large screen, just like the one on Apple's iPhone.

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McCain, Obama Trade Barbs in Town Hall Debate

Posted: 10/08/2008 - John McCain dismissively called rival Barack Obama "that one," Obama mocked McCain's "Straight Talk Express," and both left the debate stage to return to the campaign trail Wednesday.

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Fed, Central Banks Cut Rates to Aid World Economy

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Federal Reserve and six other major central banks from around the world slashed interest rates Wednesday in an attempt to prevent a mushrooming financial crisis from becoming a global economic meltdown.

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Asian Stocks Plunge On Unabated Credit Market Woes

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Asian stock markets tumbled Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei index sinking nearly 10 percent, as recent steps by the world's major economies to fortify credit markets failed to stem fears that the spreading financial crisis could spawn a global recession.

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McCain, Obama Spar on Leadership and the Economy

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain drew sharp differences over the origin of domestic and international problems. Obama tied McCain to President Bush on Iraq and economic deregulation, while McCain painted Obama as overly reliant on government.

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Asian Stocks Plunge on Unabated Credit Market Woes

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Asian stock markets are being pulled under by escalating fears that the spreading financial crisis could spawn a global recession. Japan's benchmark Nikkei (nee-kay) 225 stock average plunged more than 5 percent. The market is now at its lowest level in five years.

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House Democrats Unveil Draft Climate Change Bill

Posted: 10/07/2008 - House Democratic leaders have unveiled a proposal to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from power plants, transportation and factories by 80 percent come 2050. Environmentalists say the bill is a step in the right direction, but criticize the pace of the cuts and some of the details.

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Schwarzenegger to Candidates: Get Back to Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the presidential candidates are wasting time making accusations that have nothing to do with the topics Americans want to hear about.

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Free Mental Health Screenings Offered

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Behavioral Health Services Department at Stormont Vail West is providing free mental screenings Friday, October 10th from noon until 5 p.m. at the Valeo Behavioral Health Care Center at 300 SW Oakley.

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Topeka Welcomes SCCA Drivers with Parade

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Topeka celebrated the Festival of Speed by welcoming Sports Car Club of America drivers to town with a parade through downtown Topeka. The Festival of Speed precedes the SCCA runoffs this weekend at Heartland Park. The runoffs begin Friday at 8 a.m. They end Sunday at about 4:30 p.m.

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U.S. Attorney's Citizen's Academy in Topeka Meets

Posted: 10/07/2008 - About twenty people are getting the chance to learn how federal investigators and prosecutors really do their job. The members of the U.S. Attorney's Citizens Academy in Topeka got to hear from field agents and prosecutors about how the federal justice system operates.

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Washburn Rural Streakers Punishment Not Yet Set

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Two juniors who ran onto the field naked at the Washburn Rural - Highland Park football game are entitled to full hearings according to USD 437 administrators. Their punishments would be determined after that hearing. No date has been set on that so far.

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Council Tackles TV, Sumner Issues

Posted: 10/07/2008 - City 4 Television survives, as Jeff Preisner cancelled his proposal to do away with the coverage. Also, the fate of the Sumner School was decided.

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Topeka Gas Prices Hit a Low

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Quick Stops at 6th and Lane and 6th and Clay have been selling gas at $2.69 a gallon today.

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AYP Problem Fixed For Three Topeka Schools

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The data excluded the performance of a number of students according to Topeka Public Schools and the Kansas State Department of Education.

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