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Scientists: $200M Loss From Great Lakes Invasives

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Foreign species that slipped into the Great Lakes in ballast tanks of oceangoing cargo ships cost the regional economy at least $200 million a year, according to a University of Notre Dame study released Wednesday.

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Tropical Storm Fausto Forms Off Mexico

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Tropical Storm Fausto formed off the Mexican resort city of Acapulco on Wednesday, while Elida strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane far away from Baja California's coast.

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Bush Set To Survey Northern California Wildfires

Posted: 07/17/2008 - The White House said President Bush will visit Northern California on Thursday to get a first-hand look at the wildfires that have ravaged hundreds of square miles and strained the state's firefighting resources.

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Midwest's Flood-Prone Communities Consider Buyouts

Posted: 07/17/2008 - After the Great Flood of 1993, thousands of properties in flood plains around the Midwest were bought out by the government. Now, weeks after the latest massive flood, buyouts are again being considered in at least five states.

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Gore Sets 'Moon Shot' Goal On Climate Change

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Just as John F. Kennedy set his sights on the moon, Al Gore is challenging the nation to produce every kilowatt of electricity through wind, sun and other Earth-friendly energy sources within 10 years, an audacious goal he hopes the next president will embrace.

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College Tuition Plan Proposed

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The higher cost of sending your child to college is enough to give many parents "sticker shock". But with the help of the state legislature, board members hope to level off tuition.

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String of Break-Ins Investigated

Updated: 07/16/2008 - In the last month or so nearly a dozen families in eastern Newton County have fallen victim to a home burglary.

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Resident Concerned About Crime

Updated: 07/16/2008 - A Meridian woman went to the city council for help in what she described as taking her neighborhood back from criminals.

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Threefoot Project Moves to Next Step

Updated: 07/16/2008 - A Tuesday public hearing about the Threefoot Building project renovation produced no vocal opposition, which might be viewed as a green light.

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Wicker, Musgrove Have Strong Fundraising Quarter

Updated: 07/16/2008 - U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, both raised hefty sums over the last three months. But each accuses the other of violating campaign finance laws.

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Summer Getaways Can Be Affordable

Updated: 07/16/2008 - It's easy to forget that some summer plans can include locations nearby that are cost-friendly.

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Meridian Airport's Future

Updated: 07/16/2008 - Despite the effect of gas prices on business and industry, officials at Meridian Regional Airport say things are looking good for local airline service.

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UWA Professor Dies in Accident

Updated: 07/16/2008 - A University of West Alabama professor has died in a one-vehicle accident outside Eutaw.

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Runoff Results

Updated: 07/16/2008 - Results for Tuesday's runoff elections in Choctaw County, Ala.

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Fire Crews Make Progress On California Wildfires

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Fire crews started a controlled burn in the Los Padres National Forest in hopes of halting the massive blaze's spread through the ravaged hills of the central California coast.

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16 Stingrays Found Dead At Illinois Zoo

Posted: 07/16/2008 - An apparent malfunction in the heating and cooling system of a pool killed 16 stingrays at a suburban Chicago zoo, officials said.

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Chesapeake Watermen Fear Blue Crab Not Coming Back

Posted: 07/16/2008 - It's an anxious summer for watermen harvesting the Chesapeake's best-loved seafood, the blue crab. The way some see it, the crabbing business here isn't just dying. It's already dead.

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ACORN Wants to Spread Word of Available Assistance

Posted: 07/15/2008 - The rising cost of food, gas, and power is hitting Mississippians where it hurts, tight in the pocketbook. But could you make a choice among gas to get to work, food for your family, or paying the electric bill?

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Training Reassessed After Plutonium Spill

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Use of radioactive materials has been suspended and worker training is being reassessed following a plutonium spill at the Boulder, Colo., laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the agency's deputy director told a congressional subcommittee Tuesday.

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Astronauts Take Another Spacewalk For Tamer Job

Posted: 07/15/2008 - The space station's two Russian astronauts stepped outside for the second time in less than a week Tuesday, taking a spacewalk that promised to be tame compared to last week's work with explosives.

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Bertha Becomes Longest Lived July Storm

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Tropical Storm Bertha headed back out over open ocean and away from the U.S. mainland Tuesday after it battered Bermuda, knocking out electricity to thousands on the Atlantic tourist island.

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