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General News Archive - June 16, 2008

SAN DIEGO, Calif. _ Oh, to be inside that man's head. Here was Tiger Woods, standing over the pressure putt of his lifetime, trying to survive another round hobbling around Torrey Pines Golf Course using his driver as a cane, hoping to do it all over again the next day. If he made this putt on No.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ While Iowans battle flooding in small towns and larger cities, residents along the Mississippi River are trying to tame the power of North America's largest river as it swells with water from the Iowa and Cedar Rivers, as well as heavy flows from Illinois waterways. Iowa Gov.

Talks in Washington between South Korea and the United States regarding Korean resumption of U.S. beef imports have made no major headway, officials said. The weekend negotiations between the trade heads of the two countries became necessary after massive protests in South Korea against the deal.

By Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News Jun. 16--There was nary a surprise in sight at the 2008 Tony Awards -- which was great news for the six favored nominees with Dallas connections, all of whom won handily. It was an enchanted evening for the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific.

LOS ANGELES _ The hard-working types who lift things a lot heavier than a 22-ounce basketball were conspicuously scurrying through the Staples Center corridors Sunday night, readying the huge set pieces meant for the NBA's on-court championship trophy presentation to the Boston Celtics.

By Todd Milles, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 16--SAN DIEGO -- The wisecracking, oft-injured Rocco Mediate was on the verge of a career-defining moment, and he had a half-hour to wait it out. Holes were running out on Tiger Woods, Mediate's biggest pursuer at the 108th U.S. Open.

By Alan Gomez, Marisol Bello and Judy Keen CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Marie Welton figures her daughter will have to bulldoze her flooded home here. She worries about the survival of her own business, a children's hair salon, as people recover from epic flooding that put 1,000 blocks underwater.

By Jeffrey Stinson LONDON -- President Bush wraps up his farewell European tour today after a week of royal treatment from leaders of Europe's major powers.

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Can the world do anything -- fast -- to stop the surge in oil prices? A newly announced boost in oil production by Saudi Arabia is a start. A newly announced boost in oil production by Saudi Arabia is a start.

World News IN BRIEF *KABUL President Hamid Karzai has threatened to send Afghan troops after Taliban leaders inside Pakistan, an angry warning to his neighbour that he will no longer tolerate cross-border attacks.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.