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Monday, August 28, 2017 Citizens across Texas were still dealing with the effects of hurricane Harvey, days after the storm made landfall on Friday. A meteorologist for CNN called the storm a “one-in-1,000-years-type of event.” Media sources today stated the storm will still continue to wind its way across the state for the next four to five days. Houston’s mayor told sources, “This is a storm that is testing the city of Houston.” University of Texas officials cancelled all classes at their Houston Engineering Center for this week. Public health officials north of the hurricane’s path began planning to deploy social workers and other staff to the storm’s area if needed. The storm was classified as a Category 3 hurricane as it approached the state’s coast. Late Friday evening, as the storm pressed close to Texas, it was upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. Many locals decided to shelter in…

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Monday, June 24, 2013 Caloundra, Queensland — Wikinews attended a roller derby event at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium on Australia’s Sunshine Coast on Saturday. The event, entitled Winter Whackdown, featured the hosting association — the Coastal Assassins Roller Derby (CARD) — fielding two teams, the Toowoomba Range Renegades and the Brisbane City Rollers Punk Blockers. Upon arrival, the spectators were still filing into the stadium. Ace Invaders 90 Toowoomba Range Renegades 263 The opening bout between the CARD Ace Invaders and the Toowoomba Range Renegades started around 5:15pm local time (0715 UTC). The Range Renegades won 263 points to 90. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Play media The Ace Invaders trailed for most of the matchVideo: Patrick Gillett. Play media Video: Patrick Gillett. Image: Patrick Gillett. The track had to be retaped on some occasions.Image: Patrick Gillett. A reasonable crowd showed up to the eventImage: Patrick Gillett.…

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See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list and for an alphabetically arranged listing of schools. Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area. Contents 1 Overview 2 Ohio 3 Oklahoma 4 Oregon 5 Pennsylvania 6 Rhode Island 7 South Carolina 8 South Dakota 9 Tennessee 10 Texas 11 Utah 12 Vermont 13 Virginia 14 Washington 15 West…

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Monday, June 20, 2011 File:R. Lee Wrights LPNC 2012 State Convention.jpg R. Lee Wrights, a candidate for the U.S. Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, took some time to speak with Accredited Wikinews Reporter William Saturn about his presidential campaign and positions on political issues. Wrights, a native of North Carolina, is an activist and lifetime member of the Libertarian Party who currently serves as the editor of several Libertarian publications. He previously worked as a medical technician in the United States Air Force and earned degrees in History and Journalism at Willmar College. He is currently being challenged for the nomination by National Guard officer R.J. Harris, radio host Jim Duensing, former Nevada Libertarian Party chair Jim Burns, marketing executive Roger Gary and attorney Carl Person. 2008 Vice presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root is also expected to make a run. Contents 1 Interview 1.1 Personal 1.2 Policy 2 Related news 3…

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Saturday, January 17, 2009 The US Secret Service has released the first photos Wednesday of the new presidential limousine that will transport Barack Obama down Pennsylvania Avenue next Tuesday as part of the 56th Presidential inaugural parade after he is sworn in at the Capitol. The First Limo – the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine – will replace President Bush’s Cadillac DTS Presidential Limousine that rolled out in 2004. Nicknamed “The Beast”, the hulking machine is a new model year 2009, modified limousine. According to General Motors, the new “2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine” is the first not to carry a specific model name. The Obama Mobile was introduced on January 14 with noticeably different styling borrowed from the Cadillac Escalade and STS, while the suspension is most likely related to the Chevrolet Kodiak medium-duty truck. HAVE YOUR SAY Do you like the car? What would you like to see Obama driven…

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By Joseph Feross Credit repair is difficult enough when the credit bureaus follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act guidelines to a tee. When they shortcut the rules, it can become even more frustrating. It is enlightening to take a look at how credit bureau investigations really play out most of the time. The first thing that happens is that the credit bureaus will receive your disputes. You may send a written letter, make a telephone call, or contact their dispute division by going online. No matter how you choose to begin this phase of credit repair, the credit reporting agency will put your dispute in queue to be processed. The waiting game begins. Next the dispute you have sent for your credit repair will go to one of an army of low-paid employees with little, if any, training in credit investigations. These people will look at your dispute and make…

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Thursday, January 3, 2008 At 12:50 pm on January 3, a ski chairlift ride cost a German skier’s life and another German woman was left with serious injuries after the lift cable derailed from the mast sheaves in a windstorm. The derailed chairlift is the two-seater Fallboden lift at Kleine Scheidegg, next to the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. Two more Australian tourists were lightly injured. About 20 further people had to be evacuated from the stopped chairlift. Wind velocity peaking at 90km/h prevented a helicopter from rescuing the trapped passengers, complicating the rescue. According to 20min.ch, the lift was manufactured by Garaventa AG, a major Swiss ski lift company, now a part of an international group Doppelmayr/Garaventa. When contacted no one was available for comment. Shortly before the accident, a wind alarm was activated few times by a 60km/h wind. The operator decided to close the lift and waited for…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 File:Turing1.jpg More than 50 programmers, scientists, students, hobbyists and fans of the A.L.I.C.E. chat robot gathered in Guildford, U.K. on Friday to celebrate the tenth birthday of the award winning A.I. On hand was the founder the Loebner Prize, an annual Turing Test, designed to pick out the world’s most human computer according to an experiment laid out by the famous British mathematician Alan Turing more then 50 years ago. Along with A.L.I.C.E.’s chief programmer Dr. Richard S. Wallace, two other Loebner prize winners, Robby Garner and this year’s winner, Rollo Carpenter, also gave presentations, as did other finalists. The University of Surrey venue was chosen, according to Dr. Wallace, not only because it was outside the U.S. (A.L.I.C.E.’s birthday fell on the Thanksgiving Day weekend holiday there, so he expected few people would attend a conference in America), but also because of its recently erected…

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Monday, April 4, 2005 Rescuers were today sending a pod of 13 pilot whales back into the ocean at Geographe Bay, near to Busselton, south of Perth, in Western Australia. Six additional members of the pod had died during the stranding, including at least one calf. More than 300 people were watching as the whales set out to sea following a 30 hour rescue effort. The whales had become stranded early yesterday. Several power boats and a spotter plane were escorting the surviving whales towards Cape Naturalist, in an operation expected to take several hours. Western Australian State Government Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) officers feared that the whales could become stranded again. One CALM officer, Neil Taylor, told ABC News dozens of his colleagues and community volunteers had helped the whales survive throughout the night. “The vet has checked them all and given them some antibiotics yesterday,…

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