Mitt Romney
4:14 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Can Romney Stay The Course As The CEO Candidate?

Mitt Romney's national front-runner status in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination took a hit this week, with national polls showing that he has been eclipsed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

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Science
3:37 am
Sat August 27, 2011

At New Madrid Fault, Shaky Guesses On Next Quake

The New Madrid earthquakes broke up rock like this section of rock face, which was later filled with sand. This photo, from Mississippi County, Mo., was taken in 1904.
M.L. Fuller (Image 336) USGS

Originally published on Sat August 27, 2011 8:53 am

The magnitude-5.8 earthquake that rattled the eastern U.S. on Tuesday took everyone — even geologists — by surprise. But even when there are reasons to think an earthquake could be around the corner, scientists still can't make good predictions.

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Around the Nation
3:15 am
Sat August 27, 2011

Joplin Debris 'Reborn' In Kansas City Art Project

A crowd previews a selection of art from the Reclamation Project, which has reused debris from the tornado in Joplin, Miss.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.

Pieces of twisted metal and scrap wood left behind by a massive tornado that tore through Joplin, Miss., are now sitting in a gallery in Kansas City. The sculptures and paintings from the wreckage are to be sold at auction Saturday.

Ann Leach is a grief counselor who has lived in Joplin for 14 years. She's one of the survivors of the May tornado, which left 159 people dead. When the tornado struck, Leach was protected by a slab of sheet rock that fell on top of her, forming a protective barrier.

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News
5:43 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Loan will improve Wyoming broadband

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a loan of almost $11.4 million of will go to Dubois Telephone Exchange to improve broadband service in the state.

Dubois Telephone Exchanges General Manager, Michael Kenney, says the improvements will primarily serve customers in the Upper Wind River Valley and the Little Snake River Valley, but will also help make Dubois Telephone compatible with Silverstar Communications network.

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News
5:21 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Albany County to start a community bus service

Albany County officials will be providing bus service up and down Grand Avenue.  The free transportation will go from First Street to WalMart.  County Commissioner Tim Chestnut says it will feature eleven stops and will run until ten each night.  The service will be overseen by the University of Wyoming.  Chestnut says if the bus service is popular…they will try to expand it.“I think that is the hope so we could at least do a 3rd street route.  I was talking to Mark Collins, who is the head of UW Transportation, he would like us to do something from WalMart out to the airport.

News
5:19 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Albany and Carbon County declared flood disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Albany and Carbon counties as natural disaster areas because of flooding. The designation from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday provides emergency loans and compensation for farm income lost because of a natural disaster.
 Farmers and ranchers in the surrounding counties of Converse,
Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Platte and Sweetwater also qualify for
USDA assistance because they are next to Albany and Carbon counties. Big Horn County also is seeking a disaster designation from USDA.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Albany and Carbon counties as natural disaster areas because of flooding.
The designation from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday
provides emergency loans and compensation for farm income lost
because of a natural disaster.

The Two-Way
4:15 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

2,400 Flights Cancelled Ahead Of Hurricane Irene

Originally published on Fri August 26, 2011 4:17 pm

Irene is already causing travel headaches: Airlines have cancelled 2,400 flights so far. As it works up its way through the East Coast of the United States, Bloomberg reports, it is forecast to move through busiest airspace in the country.

That means: Delta has cancelled 1,300 flights; Jet Blue will drop 75 percent of its weekend trips; American Airlines is planning to scrap 265 flights.

Bloomberg adds:

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The Two-Way
3:40 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

FAA Says Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Is Ready For Passengers

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport as fire engines spray it with water during a test flight.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Three years behind schedule and several billion dollars over budget, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is finally set for its first commercial flight. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the plane its OK and Boeing will make its first delivery in September.

Bloomberg reports:

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U.S.
2:58 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Cuts Short Jersey Shore Summer

Rain from Hurricane Irene has started falling off the coast of the Carolinas. All the way up to Maine, residents are preparing for the storm, which is expected to pound much of the East Coast this weekend.

On the Jersey Shore, Cape May County officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation.

The small community of Stone Harbor sits on a barrier island and early Friday morning, the sounds of tourists were replaced by drills as business owners covered windows with plywood.

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