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General News Archive - October 22, 2008

(Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Rays will try to continue one of the most impressive turnarounds in sports history this evening when they open the 104th edition of the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies at Tropicana Field.

U.S. singer Toni Braxton and her partner Alec Mazo were eliminated from the competition series "Dancing with the Stars" during Tuesday night's results episode. "I wanted to do better, to breathe better and I was definitely breathing better.

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Officials are blaming a staffing shortage for allowing an Oregon jail inmate to run an identity theft operation from behind bars.

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama leads his Republican opponent 50 percent to 42 percent and appears to be gaining strength, a poll indicates. An Ipsos-McClatchy poll, the first one taken since the third and final debate between Obama, a U.S.

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The fight over removing seals from a beach in La Jolla, Calif. was moved to federal court Wednesday by an animal rights group seeking a restraining order.

The French and Japanese Renault-Nissan alliance has proposed purchasing around 20 percent of Chrysler LLC, sources said. Cerberus Capital Management, which owns Chrysler, is currently discussing a merger deal with General Motors Corp.

Southpaws Cole Hamels and Scott Kazmir face each other Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2008 World Series at Tropicana Field at St. Petersburg, Fla. The 104th Fall Classic features the winners the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays hosting the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.