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Front Page: Gustav Spares New Orleans, Thailand Declares Emergency, McCain Raises $47 Million

  • Gustav Spares New Orleans:
    Hurricane Gustav, thought Sunday to exceed the strength of Katrina, largely spared New Orleans. The city's improved levee system and mandatory evacuation order and curfew helped keep damages low. The storm was responsible for eight deaths in the US and 94 people in the Caribbean. Residents are expected to be able to return in the next few days.
  • Thailand Declares Emergency:
    Thailand's Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency today to try to restore order after overnight clashes between protesters and government supporters left one dead and 43 injured. Though the prime minister wants to end the violence "softly," the military has power to suspend civil liberties, ban public gathering, and bar the media from reporting news that "causes panic."
  • McCain Raises $47 Million:
    John McCain raised $47 million in the month of August, more than double his previous best month. $10 million in donations have come in since he announced Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. The amount comes close to Barack Obama's take for July at $51 million. At the end of the convention, the Republican campaign will get $84 million in public financing.


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dreamsugar dreamsugar 8 years
Great job McCain (finally something for the American people) -- still not voting for you :P - but great job anyhow.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that everyone in the NO area is breathing a big sigh of relief and they should. this just goes to show that sometimes you have to prepare in order to be careful and survive and they did a fantastic job. the levees held - although you can see the pictures to see that the water was starting to come over the top. it's scary to hear about all the civil unrest around the world. it seems like it's getting worse and worse every day - first georgia and now thailand. wow! congrats to mccain - i guess once you're this far into the campaign, you are able to really get more and more people behind you and support your cause so you can raise more money. i do wonder how much relief money they will raise from the RNC
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
Were it not for McCain, standing on the levee screaming at the mighty God Neptune to sweep this storm from the shores of his nation, New Orleans would have been destroyed by the mighty Kraken.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
Thank goodness for N.O. and thank goodness for McCain :)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I second that GS!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Whew! Thank goodness!
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