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Gustav revives question: Is New Orleans worth it?

WASHINGTON - Those who love New Orleans say Hurricane Gustav is proof that the billions of dollars spent to protect the city and bring it back to life after the devastating 2005 storm season was worth it.

September 17, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pakistan politics testy ahead of presidential vote

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan prosecutors confirmed Tuesday they were pressing ahead with corruption cases against opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, a move his supporters said was aimed at further sidelining Sharif's party ahead of presidential elections.

September 17, 2008 | By ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indian military mounts mammoth flood rescue effort

SAHARSA DISTRICT, India - Hungry villagers rioted, desperate families swam for their lives and chaos spread across a wide swath of flooded plains in northern India Tuesday as authorities mounted one of the country's largest relief efforts.

September 17, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil prices plunge as Gustav dissipates

NEW YORK - Oil prices plunged to the lowest level in five months Tuesday, falling to within sight of $100 a barrel on signs that Hurricane Gustav only grazed U.S. energy infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 17, 2008 | By STEVENSON JACOBS Associated Press Writer | National


Putin vows ’an answer’ to NATO ships near Georgia

MOSCOW - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the short war with Georgia, but promised that ''there will be an answer.''

September 17, 2008 | By MIKE ECKEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 9/3

Bill Cosby said, "Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."

September 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 9/3

Your new and more ambitious, no-nonsense approach to life will enable you to accomplish far more than you ever thought possible. Once you set your mind to something, there will be no holding you back.

September 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 87-year-old female. June 2007, I had a very bad stroke and am now in a rehab facility because my left side is paralyzed. I have Restless Legs Syndrome. Requip no longer works, I get little sleep, and it is driving me nuts. A friend told me you had a soap remedy that might help me. I am counting on you!

September 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/3

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, who is being married in three months, mentioned to me that her fiance's friends have a tradition of covering the newlyweds' car with condoms. Whatever happened to tin cans and a "Just Married" sign?

September 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Brothers admit plundering corpses in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Two brothers who ran a funeral home and crematorium admitted Tuesday that they sold corpses to a company that trafficked stolen body parts, a macabre scheme that left families aghast and unclear about the fate of their loved ones.

September 17, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Southern US coast nervously watches Hanna

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Nervous residents rushed to buy plywood and generators while emergency officials in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas weighed possible evacuations Tuesday as Tropical Storm Hanna shifted toward a tough-to-predict landfall along the southern Atlantic coast by the end of the week.

September 17, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Hanna could change prep schedule

Due to the threat of inclement weather which may be caused by Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hanna, at least one area high school is moving its football game to Thursday night.

September 17, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Gators upset Brentwood

Bulloch Academy softball coach Chandler Dennard was a bit nervous Tuesday prior to his Lady Gators facing the Brentwood Lady Eagles.

September 17, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Firefighting plane crashes near Reno, killing 3

RENO, Nev. - An air tanker that had been used to drop retardant on one wildfire in the Sierra Nevada crashed after taking off for a flight to a second blaze, killing all three crew members.

September 17, 2008 | By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Report: Gonzales mishandled top secret data

WASHINGTON - While serving as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales mishandled top secret documents, risking the release of classified information about two of the Bush administration's most sensitive counterterrorism efforts - a surveillance program and detainee interrogations.

September 17, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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