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First Clinton, Now Palin Out of NYC Rally

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Organizers of an anti-Iran rally next week have dropped Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin from the event, days after Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton pulled out.

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Topeka Making Strides in New Report

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Topeka is making great strides when it comes to performance in smaller cities around the country. Topeka was up 52 spots from last year in the Best Performing Cities Report from the Milken Institute and Greenstreet Real Estate Partners.

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Lower Gas Prices Around Topeka Thursday

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A couple Topeka gas stations Thursday had some lower than average gas prices. The two stations have regular unleaded gas going for less than $3.50 a gallon.

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Tips to Prevent Viral Meningitis

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The Auburn Washburn School District has had two staff members deal with viral meningitis in the past couple months. Now, a Wilson County School District reports several students sick with viral meningitis.

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Federal Judge Rules in Kansas Segway Lawsuit

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A federal judge rules that a Topeka's West Ridge Mall can't force a man to sign a waiver before allowing him to ride a Segway inside. John McElroy has a heart condition. He works for the state and uses his two-wheel transporter around the Statehouse and in office buildings.

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NBA fines Heat's Beasley $50,000

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Miami Heat rookie Michael Beasley was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his involvement in an incident at the Rookie Transition Program this month.

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Wittig Loses Legal Round

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The former chief of Westar Energy gets a "no" answer from a panel of federal judges, reviewing his 2003 bank fraud conviction. Wittig and a Topeka banker devised a plan to pump money into an Arizona land deal.

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Hacker impersonated Palin, stole e-mail password

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Details emerged Thursday behind the break-in of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account, including a first-hand account suggesting it was vulnerable because a hacker was able to impersonate her online to obtain her password.

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Obama mocks McCain's call to fire SEC chairman

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promised new ideas Thursday to calm America's financial meltdown and help struggling families avoid mortgage foreclosure, saying "this is not a time for fear and it's not a time for panic."

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Stocks surge on report of entity for bad debt

Posted: 09/18/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street rallied in a stunning late-session turnaround Thursday, shooting higher and hurtling the Dow Jones industrials up 400 points following a report that the federal government might create an entity to absorb banks' bad debt. The report also cooled investors' fervor for the safest types of investments like government

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Stuck 'agent' tells cops of secret bomb mission

Posted: 09/18/2008 - It wasn't the preferred way to enter the Knoxville Museum of Art, but Richard Anthony Smith told police he was on a mission. The 25-year-old Knoxville man called 911 from his cell phone before dawn Wednesday saying he was trapped in an air conditioning duct leading from the museum roof, Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said.

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Teen 'detective' leads police to stolen bike

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Police in suburban Westchester County said a 13-year-old's detective work led them to a 17-year-old accused of stealing a $2,275 mountain bike. Scarsdale police said the bike was stolen while its 13-year-old owner was inside a village deli.

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Date for shuttle flight to Hubble in jeopard

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The October launch date of NASA's shuttle flight to the Hubble Space Telescope is in jeopardy because of a problem with insulation on the replacement batteries for the telescope.

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Transformer breaks on world's largest atom smasher

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A 30-ton transformer that cools the world's largest particle collider malfunctioned, forcing physicists to stop using the atom smasher just a day after launching it to great fanfare, the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Thursday.

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Commissioner Selig Joins Denny in the Booth

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig took in the Royals-Mariners game this afternoon, and talked about the state of America's pastime with KC's Hall of Fame announcer.

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New Mozart piece of music found in French library

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A French museum has found a previously unknown piece of music handwritten by Mozart, a researcher said Thursday. The 18th century melody sketch is missing the harmony and instrumentation but was described as an important find.

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