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President Barack Obama Named Time Magazine’s 2012 ‘Person of the Year’

Hail to the chief -- and Time magazine's 2012 Person of the Year -- President Barack Obama.

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Santa Gives Up Pipe Tobacco
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Santa Quits Smoking in New Version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

As a role model for kindness and generosity, you can't do much better than Santa. But let's face it -- he's not exactly the picture of health. If the jolly old elf can't bring himself to drop a few pounds, at least he's recently given up smoking.

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The Biblio-Mat
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Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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Portrait of Lynn Phillips To Be Displayed in Skyline Elementary Library

Skyline Elementary Honors Lynn Phillips at Scholastic Book Fair

Skyline Elementary held their first Scholastic Book Fair of the year Thursday night (Nov. 1).  This book fair also had special meaning since it was the first one at Skyline Elementary since the passing of Lynn Phillips, a Skyline Librarian and cancer victim who passed away in May.

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Newsweek
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Newsweek to End Print Edition and Go Strictly Digital

After 80 years of delivering weekly world news by way of print publication, Newsweek has decided that it will eliminate its paper magazine at the end of the year and move forward with a strictly digital format.

The new subscription only online publication will be called Newsweek Global.

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Houston Astros TV Announcer Bill Brown Returns to Sedalia for Book Signing

The Division Playoffs are happening in the Major Leagues, and KSIS had an opportunity to not only bring St. Louis Cardinals Baseball on the radio, but even get some insight from Houston Astros TV Announcer Bill Brown on Thursday (October 11).

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Bill Brown
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Houston Astros Announcer Bill Brown to Visit KSIS Studios

It is a rare treat that I have a fellow broadcaster be the one in studio with me.  Tomorrow (October 11), I will have Houston Astros announcer Bill Brown in studio with us.  I recently learned that Brown is originally from Sedalia and has been the TV voice of the Houston Astros for over 25 years.

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JK Rowling
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JK Rowling to Write More ‘Potter’ Books

If you're missing 'Harry Potter' and are desperately in need of a good Potter fix, then J.K. Rowling has some good news for you. In a recent interview with BBC News, she admitted that she'd written many of the 'Potter' novels on the run and is sorely tempted to expand upon the universe by writing a "director's cut." While that's not a direct "yes, I am writing a new Potter book," it's still a good sign for the legions of her devoted fans who miss Harry and his adventures at Hogwarts.

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Economist Magazine’s ‘Pocket World in Figures 2013′ Has Stats Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

The world is a bizarre place full of interesting and diverse cultures, as well as mind-blowing statistics.

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Oxford Online Adds Ridic New Words to Dictionary

Thank the merciful heavens! Now we can say “micropig” as much as we want without having to endure the crushing shame of using a word that isn’t a legitimate word. Micropig is just one of dozens of terms that became official as part of ODO’s most recent quarterly update of new words and definitions, which includes “soul patch,” “hosepipe ban” and “vajazzle.” Finally! Our Thursday night dinner conversation is legit!

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