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Va. Tech panel: Increase security, establish a team to monitor students posing threats

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's internal review of the campus massacre recommended Wednesday more monitoring of troubled students, classroom locks and other security measures.

September 06, 2007 | By SUE LINDSEY and DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/23

Cicero, who died in 43 B.C., said, "When you wish to instruct, be brief; then men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind."

September 06, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 23

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

September 06, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hurricane Dean hits mainland Mexico for a second time, batters oil installations

TECOLUTLA, Mexico - Hurricane Dean struck the Mexican mainland Wednesday for a second time after battering oil platforms in the Gulf and forcing thousands to flee.

September 06, 2007 | By RICHARD JACOBSEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Utah mine boss defends search for miners; 5th bore hole breaks through into mine

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Coal mine boss Bob Murray said Wednesday he is hurt by critics who say he ran an unsafe mine and wasn't doing enough to find six missing miners trapped deep underground. He also said he emotionally ''came apart'' after a second cave-in killed three rescuers.

September 06, 2007 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Helicopter crashes in northern Iraq, killing 14 U.S. soldiers, military says

BAGHDAD - A Black Hawk helicopter went down Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January 2005.

September 06, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush endorses Iraqi prime minister, seeking to show he has not abandoned him

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush, scrambling to show he has not abandoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, offered a fresh endorsement on Wednesday.

September 06, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/23

DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-something-year-old woman, single for four years, moving on with my life after the dissolution of a 24-year marriage. I am told I'm pretty. I'm in good shape, exercise regularly and take care of myself. Young men often hit on me.

September 06, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to you because I need help. I'm so upset I can hardly write.

September 06, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Cincinnati sneaks past Braves

CINCINNATI - Blame it on the ballpark. Or, maybe the humidity was the problem. Perhaps it was the strike zone.

September 05, 2007 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


AP/MTV poll: Young people don’t rely on money for happiness — but it helps

WASHINGTON - Today's young people have a complicated relationship with money, dismissing it as a paramount source of happiness yet conceding its power over them.

September 05, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers | Nation


Damaged space shuttle Endeavour lands safely in Florida after drama-filled mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth safely Tuesday, ending a nearly two-week orbital drama that centered on a deep gouge in the shuttle's belly and an early homecoming prompted by a hurricane.

September 05, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Hurricane Dean heads toward Gulf of Mexico oil installations after slamming Yucatan

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico - Hurricane Dean swept across the Yucatan peninsula Tuesday, toppling trees, power lines and houses as it bore down on the heart of Mexico's oil industry. Glitzy resorts on the Mayan Riviera were spared, but vulnerable Mayan villages were exposed to the full fury of one of history's most intense storms.

September 05, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Does physical therapy do any good for spinal stenosis? Is it harmful?

September 05, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/22

In the year ahead, you could widen your circle of friends considerably and establish several close relationships. You'll have much in common with these individuals, and you'll appreciate their warmth and sensitivity.

September 05, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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