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Banking on history: Protesters demonstrate against bank’s demolition plans 

Williamsport Sun Gazette - Oct 06 9:06 PM
Five vacant and derelict East Third and Mulberry Street properties are under a death watch as a local bank awaits a city demolition permit to take them down.

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Corrections chief has faced uphill battle 
The News-Press - Oct 08 10:32 PM
TIMELINE Here are key events in the recent history of the Florida Department of Corrections: • January 2003: Gov. Jeb Bush appoints James Crosby, a veteran corrections officer, prison warden and political supporter, as secretary of the Department of Corrections. Crosby's salary: $124,000 a year.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch - Oct 05 3:31 AM
The Department of Motor Vehicles says it expects to keep on issuing driver's licenses and registering vehicles next fiscal year. But the $165 million-a-year agency is still making plans to deal with a no-budget crisis, just in case.

Harden preps in the desert 
The Sacramento Bee - Oct 09 12:29 AM
OAKLAND-The A's take the field today for a workout in anticipation of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. Oakland's likely Game Four starter, meanwhile, will be some 700 miles away in the desert, pitching against a collection of wide-eyed prospects and ne'r-do-wells.

Correction: Highland City Council metal detector grant 
Deseret Morning News - Oct 06 11:35 PM
Members of Highland's City Council have voted to accept a grant for $3,100 to add a metal detector to the City Council chambers, which also doubles as the city's courtroom for its justice court. A story published Thursday said the council had not yet voted to accept the grant.

Crores in its coffer, RVP is a political party and a detective agency too 
Express India - Oct 07 4:45 PM
The search for the national headquarters of the Rashtriya Vikas Party will take you to the office of SPIS Limited, a detective agency in Faridabad...

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Woman sues over dog lost in Katrina 
AP via Yahoo! News - Oct 07 5:26 PM
A New Orleans woman who lost her dog during Hurricane Katrina is suing the suburban Philadelphia family that adopted it and two kennels that processed the animal.

Suzanne Nossel: Iraq in Three Parts 
HuffingtonPost - Oct 08 7:32 PM
When even Armed Services Committee chair John Warner (R-Va) confesses that the Iraq war effort is "drifting sideways," its time to revisit even previously unpalatable policy alternatives that begin to look better alongside the abyss. One such proposal is Les Gelb's idea of trying to refashion Iraq into a confederation of 3 essentially separate states: Kurd, Sunni and Shiite. The Baker-Hamilton

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Art Galleries 
Palo Alto Weekly - Oct 09 12:01 AM
"Hanami" Two Bay Area artists are featured in this exhibition honoring Hanami, the Japanese tradition of viewing flowers in season.

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All dressed up and nothing to dry clean 
Belleville News-Democrat - Oct 08 1:14 AM
Let's hope Mom isn't reading this. I recently wore my suit while eating a juicy, ketchup-dripping hamburger. I smeared chocolate on the lapel. I -- yes, that's right -- wiped my nose on my sleeve. One night, I even slept in the thing. And I never took it to the dry cleaner.

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Banking on history: Protesters demonstrate against bank’s demolition plans 

Williamsport Sun Gazette - Oct 06 9:06 PM
Five vacant and derelict East Third and Mulberry Street properties are under a death watch as a local bank awaits a city demolition permit to take them down.

Motion to End 1/2-Cent School Sales Tax Dies For Lack of a Second; Revenue Will Finish Paying for Wheatley Demolition,  
Du Quoin Evening Call - Oct 06 10:17 PM
Du Quoin commissioner Rex Duncan's motion to end a half-cent home rule sales tax that is currently funding the recent demolition of the R.A. Wheatley School died for lack of a second Monday night.

District 300 Itemizes Checks Written So Far on R.A. Wheatley Demolition 
Du Quoin Evening Call - Oct 06 10:15 PM
The Du Quoin Board of Education has approved payments to date in the amount of $184,193.39 in connection with the demolition of the R.A. Wheatley School.

Date set for Higgins plant demolition 
St. Petersburg Times - Oct 07 10:26 PM
The old power plant, located on Booth Point, was officially retired in 1996. Soon it will no longer obstruct the view of north Tampa Bay.