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In the News October 30, 2008

The Philadelphia Phillies have won the World Series

It finally happened. It has been a 28 year wait but, last night the Phillies captured the decisive fifth game 4-3 over Tampa Bay. In a game that took two days to play, it all came down to
Pedro Feliz who drove in the winning run for the Phils in the bottom of the seventh inning. Phillies relievers J.C. Romero and closer Brad Lidge pitched scoreless ball from there. Lidge struck out Eric Hinske in the ninth to end it. It was their second World Series title in team history, and first since 1980.

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In Politics

  • A new ethics complaint has been filed against Sarah Palin, accusing the Alaska governor of abusing her power by charging the state when her children traveled with her.
  • Barack Obama has pulled ahead in enough states to win the 270 electoral votes he needs to gain the White House — and with states to spare — according to an Associated Press.
  • With less than a week till Election Day, in the Real Clear Politics national poll average, Barack Obama's 8-point lead from Saturday has decreased to 5.9, due mostly to a gain in John McCain's average


Snow Storm in the East

Despite the fact that much of the U.S. is just getting their first frost of the season, there are more than 40,000 customers without power in upstate New York thanks to the snow storm that has dumped as much as 15 inches of snow on some locations.
In northern West Virginia's mountainous Tucker County, schools are closed. The National Weather Service reports that storm totals of about 14 inches at northern New Jersey's High Point State Park, as much as 15 inches along the northwestern edge of New York's Catskill Mountains, and a foot in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Lake effect snow warnings are in effect for northwestern Pennsylvania, with accumulations of up to 12 inches possible at higher elevations, as wind picked up moisture from Lake Erie.

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