Sunday Morning News Line-Up

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Obsessed? Addicted? It’s politics

When you close your eyes at night, do the colors of CNN’s “magic” electoral map dance in your head like red and blue sugarplums? When you get in your car and hear the same talk-radio personalities saying the same things they said the last time you got in the car, do you wonder what day it is?

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Metrolink officials say trains crashed after their engineer drove through red light

Federal transportation officials say it’s too early to determine what caused the crash that has killed at least 25 people and left 135 more injured, 40 of them critically.

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Weakened Ike moves on after battering Gulf coast

Rescuers made their way through piles of debris and water-filled streets in Texas seaside towns on Sunday after Hurricane Ike flooded hundreds of miles of U.S. coastline, cut power to millions and pummeled the oil hub of Houston.

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 Ohio Secretary of State Prevents Vote Caging

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner won plaudits from voting rights activists by issuing a directive that they say will protect the ability of millions of registered voters to cast ballots on Election Day.

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Gasoline May be Scarce for a Few Days

Local residents who heeded warnings to fill up gas tanks before Hurricane Ike will likely be glad they did. Many gas stations in the area could be closed for several days because of power outages and storm damage, while refinery and fuel terminal closures in the region could slow replenishing of fuel supplies.

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$20 crime imprisoned him for life; now justice, common sense prevail

The Apopka man had tried to steal $20 — a crime that normally wouldn’t merit much attention. But because he was a habitual offender, he received a surprisingly harsh sentence: life.

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Teacher OK after crashing into bear on a bicycle

Jim Litz said he was traveling about 25 mph Monday morning when he came upon a rise and spotted a black bear about 10 feet in front of him. He didn’t have time to stop and T-boned the bruin.

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Woman fends off Burglars with Musical Instrument

SEYMOUR, Tenn. – A woman who lives near the Smoky Mountains used a musical instrument to scare away two men who broke into her home. The Knoxville News Sentinel quoted a Sevier County Sheriff’s Office report that stated the victim awoke to find two men in her home in Seymour on Saturday morning. Her child was asleep in the home.

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2 thoughts on “Sunday Morning News Line-Up

  1. Woman fends off Burglars with Musical Instrument

    The article didn’t say, but I’m betting it was the bell section of a trombone, because they store in the case in two pieces, and it would be light enough for a woman to swing with force, yet heavy enough to inflict damage.

    Ohio Secretary of State Prevents Vote Caging

    Hopefully this will happen, but from the article it appears the ‘publicans will take her ruling to court to get it invalidated.

  2. Good to see you House of Roberts :)

    I agree with your assessment of which instrument it was, I thought the same thing…

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