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posted by August 18 at 8:45 AMon
In Fay’s Way:Tropical Storm Fay wreaks havoc in the Caribbean, is expected to be upgraded to hurricane before hitting Florida.
The Dam Bursts: Evacuations continue as heavy rains collapse a dam near the Grand Canyon.
Commuted Sentence: I-405 remains open next week as the Willburton tunnel demolition proceeds ahead of schedule.
Pakistan: Musharraf resigns rather than face impeachment.
Pineapple Express: Hawaiian sovereignty leader’s plot to seize power fails.
High Times: And that was the Seattle Hempfest that was.
Meet Your New Veep: Obama likely to name Vice-Presidential nominee this week as Dem convention approaches.
Ellen Luvs Portia: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi get hitched, Hollywood swoons.
Going Our Own Way: We may dominate Olympic swimming, but who will challenge China’s hold on badminton?
Also, our country may someday be ruled by enthusiastic fans of The Olive Garden:
The traveling band of U.S senators that is the McCain campaign must have just wanted unlimited breadsticks for their straight talk.
Along with his wife and some top aides, John McCain and his campaign road pals, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, ate dinner at the Olive Garden here last night, a day before McCain was to speak to at the conference of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mel Martinez, the home state senator who had appeared at an event with the trio earlier in the day, also stopped by.
The pool of reporters that follows the candidate around everywhere was not allowed to join the McCain team, instead heading to the Bahama Breeze across the street where our waitress wondered why McCain would pick the Olive Garden of all the places in Orlando to eat.
According to McCain’s aides, it’s not the Arizona senator, but Graham who is a devoted Olive Garden fan.