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Oil Rises On Fears Gustav Will Hit Gulf

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Oil prices extended their rise Friday on renewed expectations tropical storm Gustav will soon enter the Gulf of Mexico area, home to a quarter of U.S. crude supplies and 40 percent of its refining capacity.

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Gustav Could Be Perfect Political Spin Storm

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Katrina was a natural disaster that turned into a political one for the Bush administration. Gustav, now on course for the Gulf Coast almost three years to the day since that hurricane struck, could offer the chance for redemption or point-scoring in the presidential campaign.

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On Katrina's 3rd Anniversary, Another Storm Brews

Posted: 08/29/2008 - The solemn ceremonies for the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Friday for the most part were blown away by Tropical Storm Gustav, which threatens to become a hurricane and poses the biggest threat to New Orleans since the killer 2005 storm.

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Gustav Threatens Caymans After Swamping Jamaica

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Deadly Tropical Storm Gustav drenched Jamaica and menaced the Cayman Islands on Friday, setting off alarm from Cuba to New Orleans - and at gas pumps across the United States.

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State of Emergency Declared

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Gov. Haley Barbour declared a state of emergency Thursday in Mississippi, due to the impending threat from Tropical Storm Gustav.

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Katrina: Three Years Later, Part 2

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Hurricane Katrina wiped out most of the businesses around downtown Bay St. Louis, Miss. But three years later, the historic area is starting to look like it did before the storm.

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Musgrove Makes East Mississippi Stops

Updated: 08/28/2008 - U.S. Senate candidate, Ronnie Musgrove, campaigned Thursday in east Mississippi, spending time in Meridian, Forest and Decatur.

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Sinkhole Discovered at Church

Updated: 08/28/2008 - A structural collapse team is working on a large sinkhole that could threaten the foundation at First Christian Church.

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York Voters Seek Change in Election

Updated: 08/28/2008 - The town of York, Ala., elected a new mayor earlier this week, and almost replaced the entire town council.

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New Topic Chosen for Oxford Debate

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The first presidential debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama will deviate from the original planned topic.

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Government Warning About Bassinets

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says parents shouldn't use baby bassinets made by Simplicity Incorporated of Reading, Pennsylvania.

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State Dept. Issues Warning On Caribbean Travel

Posted: 08/28/2008 - The State Department urged Americans on Wednesday to be aware of the risks caused by Tropical Storm Gustav to people traveling to Haiti, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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Gustav Nears Jamaica As New Orleans Keeps Watch

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Tropical Storm Gustav was heading toward Jamaica early Thursday while many miles away, residents in the New Orleans area watched it with a nervous eye.

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Alabama Officials Meet On Hurricane Preps

Posted: 08/28/2008 - Gov. Bob Riley says state agencies are keeping a close watch on Tropical Storm Gustav as its spins its way toward the Gulf of Mexico.

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Judge Holds Off on Medicaid Decision

Posted: 08/27/2008 - A judge says he is holding off on a request by hospitals to stop Gov. Haley Barbour's latest Medicaid funding plan.

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Laurel Raid Raises Questions

Posted: 08/27/2008 - The recent raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a Laurel business has raised concerns about illegal immigration in the U.S. And some may wonder who's keeping track of the numbers.

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Clark: "Teach Kids to Love Learning"

Updated: 08/27/2008 - Motivational speaker Ron Clark brought his lively message of creating success in the classroom to educators in Meridian and Lauderdale County.

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MCC Instructor Gets New Assignment

Updated: 08/27/2008 - A nursing instructor at Meridian Community College is preparing for a another care-giving assignment.

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Katrina: Three Years Later, Part 1

Updated: 08/27/2008 - This week marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast has made great strides toward recovery, there are still people with no idea how to move ahead.

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