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Fed to buy massive amounts of short-term debt

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday a radical plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt in a dramatic effort to break through a credit clog that is imperiling the economy.

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Police Make Sweep of Property Violations in Topeka Neighborhood

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Community Police Officers and Code Enforcement Officers from the Topeka Police Department spent two days in the Hi-Crest neighborhood to identify property code violations and work out a deal with residents to get them corrected. It's part of the new Operation Boomerang.

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Civil War Day Coming to Forbes Field

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Civil War reenactors bring history to life during Civil War Days at Forbes Field on Saturday, Oct. 11. The day kicks off with a Pancake Feed followed by demonstrations and a reenactment.

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6 Die in Family Murder-suicide in Los Angeles

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The only hints of trouble in the big beige house on Como Lane were the newspapers in the driveway and the lack of any activity behind the front door.

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Wall Street Struggles to Rebound after Global Rout

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Wall Street fluctuated sharply in early trading Tuesday, with investors getting some encouragement that the Federal Reserve's plan to buy massive amounts of corporate debt will help unclog the credit markets.

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Oil Rebounds after Falling to 8-month Low

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Oil prices rebounded above $91 a barrel Tuesday, a day after plunging to an 8-month low on concerns a significant slowdown in global economic growth will undermine demand for crude.

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'Idol' Singer Paris Bennett Gives Birth to Girl

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Former "American Idol" contestant Paris Bennett has given birth to a daughter named Egypt. Bennett was in labor for five hours before her 5-pound, 15-ounce baby was born Monday.

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Fan Use Linked To Lower Risk Of Sudden Infant Death

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Using a fan to circulate air seemed to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in a study of nearly 500 babies, researchers reported Monday. Placing babies on their backs to sleep is the best advice for preventing SIDS, a still mysterious cause of death.

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Wall Street Set for Shaky Start after Global Rout

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Wall Street headed to a shaky start Tuesday after a huge sell-off the previous session, with investors waiting to see if central banks would try to alleviate the ongoing turmoil in the credit markets by cutting interest rates.

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European Markets Recover on Rate Cut Hopes

Posted: 10/07/2008 - European stocks posted modest gains Tuesday ahead of Wall Street's opening on hopes the world's leading central banks will cut interest rates soon, possibly in a coordinated manner to deal with the world financial crisis.

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Fed to Buy Massive Amounts of Short-term Debts

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Federal Reserve announced Tuesday a radical plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debts in a dramatic effort to break through a credit clog that is imperiling the economy.

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Wall Street Looks to Recover after Global Rout

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Wall Street looked to recover Tuesday from a huge sell-off the previous session, with investors hopeful that central banks around the world will cut interest rates to help alleviate turmoil in the credit markets.

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Asian Markets Mixed after Australia's Big Rate Cut

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as a big interest rate cut in Australia helped spur recoveries in several regional markets, sparking hopes that other central banks will lower rates to help loosen the global credit crunch.

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Oil Rebounds to $89 after Falling to 8-month Low

Posted: 10/07/2008 - Oil prices rebounded to around $90 Tuesday in Asia after plunging to an 8-month low Monday on concerns a significant slowdown in global economic growth will undermine demand for crude.

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Mistrial in Case of Firefighters Forced to Join Gay Pride Parade

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Firefighters cite humiliating taunts, sexual gestures from parade watchers. Jury deliberates four days; unable to decide whether San Diego is liable. Fire department has changed policy to make any parade participation voluntary.

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Rays, Red Sox Advance to ALCS

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Tampa Bay's amazing Rays are in their first ever American League Championship Series, while the Red Sox are back for another shot. Here's how they got there Monday.

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Mars, Wrigley Create Candy Giant

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Wrigley's headquarters to stay in Chicago, will take over Mars' sugar candy brands. Combined companies will bump Britain's Cadbury from the top candy-making slot. Buffett's Berkshire receives a $2.1 billion minority equity interest in Wrigley subsidiary. Sale ends more than a century of family control at Wrigley's.

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Topeka West Kicks Off Homecoming Week

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Topeka West Chargers are celebrating homecoming this week. They kicked things off Monday night with the annual Topeka West High Follies. The program consists of an assortment of student produced skits poking good-natured fun at people and places in Charger-land.

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Single Agency Takes Control of Kansas Food Inspections

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture has taken full control of all food safety and lodging inspections in Kansas. Many employees transferring from KDHE will be allowed to work from home. They were also given tablet computers to eliminate the need for paper records.

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Washburn University Celebrates Homecoming

Posted: 10/06/2008 - Washburn University is celebrating homecoming by giving their regards to "bod"-way. The homecoming candidates were announced at the homecoming ball. On-line voting for the royalty is available at my.washburn.edu.

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