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General News Archive - June 24, 2008

WINFIELD, Mo. _ Sandbagging at the squishy Pin Oak levee was the latest stand Monday in the struggle to keep the flooding Mississippi River at bay. A muskrat burrow led to a levee leak the size of a fire hydrant's flow and, through a bit of luck, the remedy, authorities said.

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP)- Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of Zimbabwe's violence-wracked presidential runoff Sunday, declaring that the election was no longer credible and the loss of life among his supporters was simply too high.

A senior adviser to presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain apologized Monday for saying a terrorist attack would help his candidate get elected. The adviser, Charlie Black, said in an interview with Fortune magazine that if there were a terror attack it would be a big advantage to McCain.

By Angus Shaw HARARE, Zimbabwe - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of Zimbabwe's violence-wracked presidential runoff Sunday, declaring that the election was no longer credible and the loss of life among his supporters was simply too high.

By JOE SINCLAIR OPPOSITION leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of Zimbabwe's violence-wracked presidential run-off yesterday, declaring the election was no longer credible and the loss of life among his supporters was simply too high.

By Chicago Tribune Jun. 23--SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Hospital on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain.

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Raging Midwest floodwaters that swallowed crops and sent corn and soybean prices soaring are about to give consumers more grief at the grocery store.

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 24 June [Report by Wayne Mafaro: "Theres No Threat to Tsvangirais Life: Zim Police Chief"] HARARE - Zimbabwe police chief Augustine Chihuri on Monday accused the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Morgan Tsvangirai of lying about threats to his life and seeking refuge at the Dutch embassy in Harare as a stunt meant to besmirch the country's image abroad.

By THE CANADIAN PRESS Felix Hernandez burned fellow Venezuelan ace Johan Santana for four runs, and to rub salt in the wound he wasn't even looking when he swung for the fences.

DALLAS _ Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones took exception to a racial comment made about him by radio personality Don Imus on Monday.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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