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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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  • Gustav-Hit Houma, La., Sees Little Flooding
    Houma is one of the coastal Louisiana town that sustained damage during Hurricane Gustav. There, power lines and utility poles are down everywhere and trees are blocking most roads — but the good news is, there is little flooding.
  • Evacuee Offers Insight On Gustav
    Wayne Ross, a New Orleans resident, has been living at a shelter at an old Sam's Club warehouse in Shreveport, La., since he was evacuated from New Orleans on Saturday. Ross says conditions are poor and wonders if he would have been better off staying home.
  • Brownback: Social Conservatives 'Pumped' By Palin
    Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) says the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate is a hit with the GOP's religious wing. He describes the mood of social conservatives as "pumped," saying Republicans have had no excitement in four years.
  • As Mayor, Palin Used Funding Ploy She Now Decries
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential pick, has had ties to the Alaskan Independence Party. But that didn't stop her from launching into the hunt for federal earmarks when she was mayor of Wasilla.
  • In Kansas City, Mo., A Woman Helps Her Neighbors
    In Kansas City, Mo., two women who have survived trying circumstances have found help from a woman they call a second mom. The woman has her own compelling story. At one stage, she found herself homeless in Atlanta and battling drug addiction.
  • Social Conservatives' Support For Palin Unwavering
    News that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's teenage daughter is pregnant is not worrying the social activists among the GOP. Instead, there is enthusiasm for John McCain's pick of a running mate. Millions of dollars have poured in from campaign donors since he made the announcement on Friday.
  • Indiana's Gov. Backs Midwest To Support McCain
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he was pleasantly surprised by John McCain's choice of a running mate. He says the race at the top of the ticket is close, but McCain will win. Daniels says the Midwest can prove to be both unpredictable and competitive.
  • Marriage Woes? Husband's Genes May Be At Fault
    A new study suggests that a single gene may help determine how well men form bonds with their romantic partners. Researchers found that some men with a certain variant of the gene seemed more likely to have trouble in their relationships.
  • With Chrome's Launch, Google Enters Browser Wars
    Google has launched a beta version of a new Web browser, Google Chrome. It is promising to deliver software that is more suited to the video-intensive Web than the text-based Web that was dominant when Microsoft's Internet Explorer was first released.
  • Meridian Arts Ensemble: Brass With A Twist
    With an innovative repertoire and creative musical arrangements, the five brass players of the Meridian Arts Ensemble — and the group's new percussionist — have redefined the boundaries of the traditionally stodgy brass quintet in music that ranges from J.S. Bach to Frank Zappa.

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