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In the News, July 30 2008

5.4 earthquake Hits Southern California

AutoZone manager Daniel Sanchez cleans up after the earthquake in Diamond Bar, California, on Tuesday.

"This earthquake reminds us to be prepared," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said. "We were very fortunate that there were no serious injuries or property damage."

California has a 99 percent chance of experiencing a major earthquake within the next 30 years, according to a report by state and federal agencies. This quake caused no serious damage or injuries, but experts say it's a reminder that the "Big One" could happen at any time.


Two Holes in One in the Same Round!

Bob Hickey pulls the ball out of the cup after his second hole-in-one during the same round at Marsh Ridge Golf Course in Michigan. He has
been playing golf 50 years and never had a hole-in-one. The 66-year-old man used a 7-iron to card his first-ever ace on the 167-yard 10th hole at Marsh Ridge in Gaylord. Then he used an 8-iron to ace the 147-yard 17th hole.
According to a 2000 Golf Digest article cited by the Traverse City Record-Eagle, the odds of one player making two holes-in-one during the same round are 67 million to 1.
The letter finally got there- 60 years later.

A letter detailing the mood after Truman defeated Dewey that was lost in the postal system for nearly 60 years recently turned up in the mailbox of a Kansas woman.
The letter, postmarked Nov. 11, 1948, was stamped with "Return to sender" and "Found in supposedly empty mailbox."

The letter states, "All Lawrence is in mourning since the election," during which Harry S. Truman beat Thomas E. Dewey for the presidency of the United States. The election would have taken place just days before the letter was postmarked.

Banning New Fast Food Restaurants in LA

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city. The City Council voted unanimously to place the moratorium on new fast food restaurants in parts of the city with a proliferation of such eateries and above average rates of obesity.

The yearlong moratorium is intended to give the city time to attract restaurants that serve healthier food. The action, which the mayor must still sign into law, is believed to be the first of its kind by a major city to protect public health.

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