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$6 billion storm? Ike delivers economic punch - MSNBC

September 20th, 2008, 3:10

By @ September 20th, 2008, 3:10 in General

A shrimp boat lies stranded on the side in Hackberry, La., on Wednesday. The boat moved hundreds of feet from across the highway by Hurricane Ike's storm surge. GALVESTON, Texas - Shrimpers and oystermen are dredging their boats from the muck. Tourist areas on the coast that should be bustling at more info

A Las Vegas judge has dismissed a firearms charge against entertainer Jerry Lewis. Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Karen Bennett-Haron dismissed the case Friday after attorneys agreed to let the 82-year-old comedian off without fines. Lewis was cited in July for attempting to carry an unloaded more info

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In an unprecedented step, a space shuttle was moved to the launch pad Friday for a trip NASA hopes it will never make -- a rescue mission. The shuttle Endeavour is on standby in case the seven astronauts who go up on Atlantis next month need a safer ride home. Atlantis and more info

LOUISVILLE, Ky. : Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood were benched for Saturday's Ryder Cup matches by European captain Nick Faldo, suggesting it's never too early to reach for the panic button. The surprise move marked the first time both stars, the longest-serving members on the European team, will more info

Oprah Winfrey on Friday chose David Wroblewski's "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" as her latest book club pick, calling the debut novel "the best novel I've read in a long, long, long time." Winfrey compared it to the work of John Steinbeck and even, she said, Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a more info

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