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2008-08-06 12:00:51

By Eric Mink, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 6--There's no cheap energy anymore, but there's an absolute glut of energy policy proposals from the two guys running for president, who seem to be stalking each other from one end of the country to the other. On Monday, Democrat Barack Obama was in Lansing, Mich., talking up and tweaking the comprehensive energy plan he announced in Las Vegas on June 24. Republican John McCain showed up in Michigan on Tuesday, touring the Fermi 2 nuclear...

2008-08-06 09:00:20

By Jim Provance, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Aug. 6--BEREA, Ohio -- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama yesterday vowed to break America's "addiction" to foreign oil over 10 years, but in the meantime he wants a $1,000-per-family rebate at the expense of oil companies to help consumers feed their habit. As his Republican opponent, John McCain, toured the Fermi 2 nuclear plant near Monroe, Mich., to call attention to his plan to construct as many as 45 new power plants by...

2008-08-06 03:00:50

By Colette Jenkins, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Aug. 6--AUSTINTOWN TWP. -- U.S. Sen. Barack Obama continued on Tuesday to present his proposal for the nation's energy crisis, saying in Northeast Ohio that the plan can translate into new manufacturing jobs. The Democratic presidential hopeful told a supportive audience of more than 2,500 people at the Austintown Fitch High School gymnasium that "we need a people plan" that will create jobs and free America from its dependence on...

2008-08-05 21:00:20

AUSTINTOWN TWP., Ohio _ Sen. Barack Obama continued on Tuesday to present his proposal for the nation's energy crisis, saying in Northeast Ohio that the plan can translate into new manufacturing jobs. The Democratic presidential hopeful told a supportive audience of more than 2,500 people at the Austintown Fitch High School gymnasium that "we need a people plan" that will create jobs and free America from its dependence on foreign oil. "Our addiction to foreign oil is one of the most...

2008-08-05 09:01:21

By Chris Christoff, Detroit Free Press Aug. 5--LANSING -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama put the energy debate into high gear Monday with a forceful pitch to wean the United States from foreign oil and help auto companies produce fuel-efficient vehicles, while he labeled Republican opponent John McCain a cozy friend of oil company profits. With Michigan emerging as a true battleground state -- and McCain gaining support with his call for more offshore drilling -- Obama...

2008-08-05 09:00:03

By Tom Raum Associated Press LANSING, Mich. -- Barack Obama put forward a broad energy plan Monday designed to end U.S. reliance on imported oil within 10 years and shore up his standing amid a tightening White House race and high anxiety over gas prices. Obama's proposal, though, includes two significant reversals of past positions: He had steadfastly fought the idea of limited new offshore drilling and had been against tapping the nation's emergency oil stockpile to relieve pump prices...

2008-08-05 06:00:03

By Brian Knowlton The campaign of Senator Barack Obama on Monday sought to link Senator John McCain in voters' minds to high gasoline prices and to the hugely profitable oil industry, prompting McCain's allies to accuse Obama of "hypocrisy" and "dishonesty." Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, made an energy speech in Lansing, Michigan, that linked two of his earlier proposals - a windfall tax on oil producers and a $1,000-a-family "energy rebate" - by saying that the...

2008-08-05 03:00:02

By Beth Reinhard and Lesley Clark, The Miami Herald Aug. 5--Forget terrorism or Social Security. The 2008 election is increasingly turning on $4-per-gallon gas. John McCain read the tea leaves first, calling for an end to the ban on offshore oil drilling and attacking Barack Obama as "Dr. No" on the energy crisis. After weeks of the negative ads and polls showing voters more open to coastal exploration, Obama offered tentative support for a plan in the U.S. Senate allowing drilling as...

2008-08-04 21:00:22

By Ben Boychuk; Joel Mathis With foreign policy and the faltering economy dominating the news this election season, education hasn't received as much discussion as it deserves. Chief among the reasons: Congress this year is arguing over whether to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the sweeping 2001 law that linked federal funding of schools to annual standardized tests. Both candidates favor overhauling the law. Fact is, every presidential candidate since George H.W. Bush has promised to...

2008-08-04 21:00:03

By Chris Christoff, Detroit Free Press Aug. 4--LANSING -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gave a forceful pitch for his U.S. energy strategy today, in which he called for $4 billion in aid to auto companies to produce more fuel efficient vehicles, especially electric cars. He called for an eventual $7,000 tax credit for consumers who buy plug-in electric vehicles, and said his administration would work to help the struggling U.S. auto industry create more jobs by producing...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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