Final debate set for tonight as Presidential race tightens

The Sunshine State has earned a permanent prominence in America’s presidential elections and this year is no different. Both presidential candidates see their path to victory either enhanced or hindered by the outcome there.  A CNN poll released Friday showed a statistical tie in Florida, with Romney at 49 percent and Obama at 48 percent. Florida’s dead heat between Romney […]

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Giants force Game 7

The San Francisco Giants and the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals are headed to a deciding Game 7 in the National League Championship Series after the Giants beat the Cardinals 6-1 Sunday night in San Francisco to even up the series at 3-3. It was the second straight game that the Giants had won to stave off elimination, […]

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George McGovern dies

A family spokesman says former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in 1972 in a historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. The spokesman, Steve Hildebrand, told The Associated Press by telephone that McGovern died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends. McGovern was […]

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Presidential contest tied nationally, says NBC News poll

Heading into Monday’s final debate and with just over two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are now tied nationally, according the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Obama and Romney both get 47 percent among likely voters in the latest edition of the poll, conducted entirely in the aftermath of the second presidential […]

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Meteor Shower Saturday and Sunday Nights

Folks in our area have great visibility for Saturday night’s Orionid meteor shower. Don’t be surprised if you see some glowing fireballs, falling stars, or meteors falling through the sky overnight.  It is called the “Orionid” meteor shower because many of the meteors look like they are originating from the Orion constellation.  This is occurring because the earth is passing […]

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NHL rejects three counterproposals from players

The prospects of having a full NHL regular season dimmed on Thursday when the league rejected three counterproposals from the players. The players association offered several options in response to the NHL’s offer that called for an 82-game season and a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues between owners and players. But NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said, “None of the three […]

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