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Organizations Lean On One Another During Tough Times

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Hard economic times mean more people across the nation are looking for a helping hand. Some of the organizations those people turn to are finding themselves looking for a little help also. The Topeka Rescue Mission is happy to say it's "in good shape right now."

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Twilighter Club Allowed to Remain Open

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Twilighter Country Club at 816 1/2 N. Kansas Ave. in Topeka had until 5 pm to correct code problems. Employees, volunteers, hired help and former tenants pitched in to make it happen. Apartments above the bar still had to be vacated.

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Man Convicted in Jeweler's Death

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A Douglas County jury convicted 37-year-old Allen Dale Smith Monday of first degree murder and aggravated burglary for the 2005 shooting death of Clarence Boose. Boose and his wife founded David's Jewelers in downtown Topeka in 1968.

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KSU Lauds Rhodes, Carnegie Winners

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas State University announces agribusiness grad Vincent Hofer was named a Rhodes Scholar. Also, cultural anthrolopology professor Michael Wesch won the Carnegie Foundation's national professor of the year award.

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Home Sales Slide 8 pct in Midwest in October

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Existing home sales in the Midwest fell 9 percent in October compared with a year ago as consumers got increasingly nervous about the sinking economy and the woes of Detroit's automakers.

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Murder Charges Dropped in SW Kansas Case

Updated: 11/24/2008 - First-degree murder and conspiracy charges have been dismissed against a southwest Kansas couple accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend, whose body has never been found.

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Stolen Kansas ATM Gets Best of Crook

Updated: 11/24/2008 - There's probably an art to stealing and cracking open ATMs. But a Leavenworth man apparently hasn't figured out what it is.

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Traveling Flag Teaches About Disabilities

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Citizens of Topeka got the chance to learn about Americans with disabilities today. The Disability Media Initiative came to Topeka to display the "It's Our Story Flag" outside of the Washburn University Memorial Union.

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Middle School Students Learn To Volunteer

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Students from Washburn Rural Middle School traded in their pencils and books for some physical labor Monday. It is part of a program to teach kids about volunteering.

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State Suspends License of Salina Child Care Center

Updated: 11/24/2008 - KDHE issued an Emergency Order of Suspension Monday against Sharing and Caring, Inc. in Salina. In its order, KDHE says children were being threatened and force fed. The center may appeal.

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Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Mobilization

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Law enforcement will be involved in a Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign to put more officers on streets and highways to aggressively enforce state traffic laws.

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Fort Riley Holiday Meal, Worship Service Set for Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Families can leave the cooking to the Army food service this Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy the traditional holiday meal for a reasonable price at post dining facilities. They're also invited to a service Thanksgiving Day.

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Free Christmas Trees Available for Military Families

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Free fresh Christmas Trees will be available for military Families Dec. 10-12. Priority will be given to spouses of deployed Soldiers and Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

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Kansas AG Aims to Stop Holiday Spike in Scammers

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six and his Consumer Protection Division launched a public education campaign Monday to increase consumer awareness as the holiday shopping season begins.

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RoadRunners Players Skate into School Reading Time

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Hockey players from the Topeka RoadRunners read to fourth graders at Silver Lake Elementary Monday. Goalie Lyle Rocker and defensemen Randy Swank and Jeff Burke say it's fun to hang out with the kids, many of whom are their fans.

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Washburn Receives Scholarhips Gift

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Goppert Foundation in Kansas City gave $100,000 to Washburn University. The gift creates an endowment to support scholarships for full time undergraduates with financial needs who do not meet qualifications for other merit based scholarship.

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Junction City Housing Program Receives Boost

Updated: 11/24/2008 - USDA Rural Development presented a $162,000 check to Junction City's Self-Help Housing Program Monday. The money is from USDA's Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance grant program.

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West Lawrence Turnpike Exit Opens Early

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the West Lawrence exit opened at 3 pm Monday, ahead of schedule. It had been closed for about five months.

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Fort Riley Kicking Off Holiday Season

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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