Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Above the Fold Tuesday

What's News Across the Country

Just a little exercise to remind those of us in DC that very few people outside the beltway wait with baited breath for every new iota of information or development on the intrigues here in Capitol City. So, as a new feature perhaps..a look at the leading headlines in papers from real America....

Des Moines Register:Closed-door deals: Here's what public agencies
tried to hide from you

New Orleans: Preparing for the Worst
With the six-month hurricane season opening Wednesday, local emergency planners are fine-tuning evacuation plans, including changes to last year's rage-inducing scheme to use both sides of the interstate and a new effort to bus thousands of people without personal transportation out of New Orleans.

Denver: Survey gives snapshot of street kids
Alex Montgomery once spent his mornings on Denver streets figuring how he would steal money for his next cocaine fix.

Seattle: Canadian cars can take wrong turn.
Washington owners not always told vehicles were made there. Even the fondness Robert Chittock had for his luxury minivan couldn't surmount the problems this vehicle had. Chittock's 2004 Toyota Sienna was taken from his driveway a year ago, repossessed by a B.C. resident who claimed to be the van's rightful own

San Diego: Rejection of EU constitution throws France, bloc's future into disarray
PARIS – President Jacques Chirac moved swiftly forward Monday with a widely expected government shakeup to save face at home as European Union officials worked to control damage after French voters rejected the EU's first constitution, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the charter.

Detroit: Michigan fails to nurture small firms
With a struggling economy, state's small business growth is among nation's worst

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