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Republican Convention Derailed by Hurricane, Targeted by Protesters

Republican Convention Derailed by Hurricane, Targeted by Protesters

SAINT PAUL, Minnesota, September 2, 2008 (ENS) – The 2008 Republican National Convention opened Monday at Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center without speeches from President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent speakers who had been scheduled to appear but were busy with activities related to Hurricane Gustav. Weaker than forecast, the…

Hurricane Gustav Spares New Orleans

Hurricane Gustav Spares New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 1, 2008 (ENS) – Weaker than feared, the center of Hurricane Gustav made landfall as a Category 2 storm near the small town of Cocodrie in Terrebonne parish on the Louisiana coast 72 miles southwest of New Orleans. The storm hit about 10 this morning local time. Forecasters had warned that…