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Students to learn ways to study abroad Students who have recently studied overseas will share their experiences, and financial and student aid advisers will be on hand to answer questions at Texas A&M University’s Overseas Day Study Abroad Fair. The fair will be in Rudder Exhibit Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Professors leading the programs will also be available to explain the coursework and what students can learn. The fair is intended to show students how they can benefit from time spent abroad, whether personally, scholastically or professionally.

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Students complain about cricket invasion Joaquin Villegas The Battalion A large number of crickets have made College Station home, a move that many students are finding bothersome. During the game against Utah State, many students in the upper decks complained that crickets were disturbing their experience at the event. “There were so many of them,” said Adrianna Saenz, freshman general studies major. “Some of them were jumping

onto the other students, and one of them even landed on my shirt.” The recent increase in the Gryllus assimilis, or black field, cricket population around the city is a common phenomenon that occurs every year during the fall. “Crickets are around most of the year,” said Christopher Sansone, extension entomologist professor. “In the fall, they start to move around due to temperature changes, and they start looking for mates.” The cricket problem is not consid-

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■ Crickets have ear-like sound receptors located on their legs. ■ Males sing at night making a sound by rubbing his wings together. ■ When a cricket enters the house in some countries, it’s considered a sign of good luck, and the cricket is treated with respect. SOURCE:

TAMU chapter to recreate perceptions of social justice Austin Vela The Battalion

Two men rob student off campus

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■ Black field crickets lay between 150-400 eggs.

Global Justice Organization revamps mission

Landon Hagan, staff writer

A 22-year-old male was assaulted and robbed at 10:22 p.m. Monday on the 500 block of Cherry Street, according to a College Station Police Department news release. Prince Varghese, a senior electrical engineering major, reported that two black males jumped out of a vehicle and pushed him to the ground. The men then took Varghese’s phone and attempted to take his backpack but were unsuccessful. “He had some minor abrasions, but he didn’t require any treatment,” said Sgt. Todd Ban Dressar of the CSPD “He said he was just walking in the area when it happened.” There are no further descriptions of the vehicle or of the two males. The Texas A&M University Police Department sent out an e-mail to faculty, staff and students Tuesday.

ered a serious situation, but rather an inconvenience that cannot be completely averted, especially in areas like College Station. “They are a real problem in areas where agricultural regions are next to urban areas,” Sansone said. “They move from the fields and move towards the city areas.” Kyle Field provides the perfect ground for the crickets to reside.

■ Crickets eat decaying plant material and insect remains.

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Global Justice at Texas A&M University has separated its formal ties from the national chapters of Global Justice because the group says it needed better leadership. In name, logo and mission Global Justice TAMU is its own local entity. The mission of the national Global Justice organization remains as an inspiration for the TAMU chapter. Global Justice TAMU is a student-run organization that includes a faculty adviser Jan Fernandez and graduate student adviser Peggy Wantwadi.

“Global Justice provides opportunities for students to become leaders and advocates for the well-being of the global population trapped in social justice issues: child soldiers, global poverty, human trafficking, etcetera…through service opportunities,” Wantwadi said. In the past, Global Justice TAMU operated as a service organization that facilitated benefits, concerts, fundraisers and advocacy campaigns. After facilitating these events, the money raised was donated to national organizations. In 2008, Global Justice TAMU raised money that went toward supporting an orphanage in the Republic of Malawi.

Although facilitating these fundraisers is still important to gaining real-world experience, the problem with operating mainly as a service organization, said Global Justice chairwoman and junior psychology major Kayla Salazar, is there was a noticeable lack of leadership and fragmentation. Salazar said the social justice movement must better define what the movement stands for and wants to accomplish. The fragmentation in the social justice movement is a direct result of the vague definition of social justice. See Global justice on page 6

MSC Forsyth galleries relocates to Wimberly Building in Bryan Jane Lee The Battalion The Memorial Student Center Forsyth Center Galleries has relocated to a temporary location until the reopening of the Memorial Student Center in 2012. The galleries, which closed May 17, will be displaying exhibitions at the Wimberly Building located in downtown Bryan. “We chose this location because of the unique situations when dealing with art,” states Nan Curtis, the director of the MSC Forsyth Center Galleries. The Wimberly Building provided the right safety and environmental specifications such as regulation of temperature, humidity and light intake.

“Our first concern was to find a location on campus for the Forsyth Center Galleries, but we did not find a building that could accommodate to our specific needs,” Curtis said. The Wimberly Building provides free parking and is located at street level access. “We feel that the temporary building is actually a lot easier to access than if we had to located to a building on the Texas A&M campus,” Curtis said. Many students have been affected positively by the relocation of the galleries. “With the closing of the MSC, we are looking into partnering with Forsyth for some of our exhibitions over the next few years,” said Mary Tipton, a junior history major and chairwoman of the MSC Visual Arts

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Committee. “This partnership will be really exciting because of the opportunity it allows our programs to not only reach the student body, but the local community as well.” The MSC Forsyth Center

Galleries began as the Forsyth Center, an alumni center for the Association of Former Students. In 1989, Bill Runyon, Class of 1935, and his wife Irma donated an extensive art collection with an endowment

to A&M. “Bill Runyon found out throughout his life that art enhances one’s view of the world, and he wanted future Aggies to See MSC gallery on page 6

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Quirky character carries film Logan West

‘The Informant!’ another success for ‘Ocean’s 13’ team



Matt Damon plays Mark Whitacre, a corporate whistleblower whose habitual lying creates confusion and frustration for the FBI in“The Informant!”

Scott Bakula and Joel McHale costar as FBI special agents in “The Informant!” released Friday.

att Damon, Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney have teamed up before to bring us movies like “Ocean’s 13,” which all can agree is entertaining. This time, they bring us “The Informant!” and it looks like other films such as “Burn After Reading.” These films tend to be odd comedies compared to mass favorites like “The Hangover” or anything Will Ferrell has put his hand on. However, that does not mean they are not enjoyable. I am not going to attempt to delve into the depths of understanding and the understatement that makers of movies like “The Informant!” and “Burn After Reading” put into films. Instead I am going to write about what the viewer gets at face value, mainly because that is as far as my understanding can go. Movies like “The Informant!” focus attention on the character rather than the situation, and to be honest, Damon plays a hilarious, possibly bipolar and habitual liar named Mark Whitacre who is sure to please all. The small asides and glimpses the audience gets into Whitacre’s mind are very amusing. He also has a side one feels sorry for, but the viewer questions those feelings as the story progresses. Whitacre’s character is based on an actual person who acted as a corporate whistleblower, exposing his company’s price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI. Whitacre’s story is a self-made tragedy that comically crashes and

burns all over the screen as he digs deeper and deeper into the pit of lies he creates and all of the actions he takes to misguide and misdirect the FBI, the corporation he works for and everyone else he deals with. This is all presented in a roundabout manner, making the viewer question who is on what side and what the motives of Whitacre are every step of the way. At times it is difficult to tell whether Whitacre himself knows what he is doing, or if each event that unfolds falls in his lap, and he is just constantly scrambling to come up with a new way to get out of it. Along the way, parts of the film feel like a James Bond movie, other parts like the end of “American Gangster” or “Blow,” and sometimes it resembles “Catch Me if You Can.” All of this on the subject of corn. Who knew corn could be so exciting? Like I said, it is hard to tell who is controlling what at different times, something that “The Informant!” and “Burn After Reading” have in common. These movies present the story and one must, as Old Greg put it, “make an assessment.” My assessment is there is a mix between events Whitacre creates and flak he catches after making them, but in the end he has the final ace up his sleeve that makes everything work out for him. Pay the $4 to see this humorous tragedy and learn more about corn and other wacky facts in the mind of Whitacre. It will be an enjoyable, yet long one hour and 40 minutes that feels like what the real versions of some Bond films would be like.

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Beatles top sales Nearly 40 years after breaking up, The Beatles are still breaking records for album sales. EMI Group PLC says consumers in North America, Japan and the U.K. bought more than 2.25 million copies of the Fab Four’s re-mastered albums in the first five days after their Sept. 9 release. Most of the records were broken for most simultaneous titles in the top-selling charts by a single artist. Associated Press

Religious man stalks singer Jewel FORT WORTH, Texas — A man accused of stalking singer-songwriter Jewel at her rural Texas ranch said he was on a mission from God, authorities said Tuesday. Michael Lawrence Kozelka of Townsend, Wis., was arrested last week after he went two consecutive days to the 2,000-acre Stephenville ranch owned by Jewel’s husband, rodeo champion Ty Murray, said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. After Kozelka was found on the ranch Sept. 14, the landowner warned him not to return, Bryant said. But on Sept. 15 Kozelka was found at the main house with a pocket knife in his clothing and a dog with him, although he did not resist arrest after deputies were called, Bryant said. “He was not aggressive and was not mad,” Bryant told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “He just said he was on a mission from God, that God told him to come to Stephenville and led him to this ranch.” Bryant declined to say what Kozelka may have said about Jewel or her husband, and it’s unclear if either was home at the time. Kozelka, 50, was charged with stalking, a felony that carries a maximum 10-year jail sentence, according to jail records.

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He has been jailed in Stephenville, about 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth, on $30,000 bond since his arrest. His attorney, Michael Nicholls Pugh, declined to comment Tuesday, saying he was appointed to the case that afternoon and had not yet talked to Kozelka. Attempts to reach Murray, a nine-time world champion rodeo cowboy and past president of Professional Bull Riders, were unsuccessful Tuesday. A publicist for Jewel did not immediately offer a statement. Vickie Pintsch, co-owner of Pintsch’s Hardware in Townsend, Wis., said Kozelka lived in the area for years, working on construction and helping with repairs and odd jobs. Pintsch said she had not seen him for several months, although he visited her store occasionally. She said Kozelka attended St. John Lutheran Church in the town of about 1,000 people, about 80 miles northwest of Green Bay. “He was pleasant to talk to when he came into the store,” Pintsch said. “He has never hurt anyone that I am aware.” According to Oconto County Circuit Court online records in Wisconsin, Citizens Bank foreclosed on some property Kozelka owned in November and a sheriff’s sale was conducted in August.

William Foshag, an attorney for the bank, did not immediately return a telephone message Tuesday. Bryant said Murray and Jewel were concerned about publicity over the Jewel incident. According to the incident and arrest reports obtained by The AP under the Texas Public Information Act, a pseudonym is used for Jewel, and few details are provided about what happened that day. The couple have lived quietly for years on the ranch near the dairy community of Stephenville. Jewel, who was born Jewel Kilcher, is working on a second country album — the first, “Perfectly Clear,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s charts last year — as well as a second book of poetry. In the spring the couple joined the cast of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” but injuries during training forced Jewel to drop out before the competition began. Associated Press

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Problems are present David Harris

Despite a 2-0 record, Aggies must address some unresolved issues


ith an unblemished record, an offense leading the country in total yardage, and a young, exciting team to boast, many fans of the Texas A&M football team are beginning to conjure up some awfully optimistic expectations. And, if you want to steer away from disappointment, then I advise you to temper those expectations. Don’t pre-order any Big 12 Championship shirts. Don’t purchase plane tickets to the Rose Bowl, the site of the national championship come January. Don’t even chalk up a win for Saturday’s contest against University of Alabama at Birmingham. Why? Because this squad has some flaws that are bound to derail this potentially successful season. To put it mildly, New Mexico and Utah State aren’t the stiffest of competition. Plain and simple, they’re both horrid teams. They are teams that will be finishing near the bottom of their respective conferences, the Mountain West and the WAC. And, they are teams that a program like Texas A&M should be beating. Thoroughly. The good news: aside from a couple late touchdowns given up on Saturday, the Aggies have kept up their end of the bargain. However, the bad things seem to stand out in my mind. They are little things, mind you, but they are things that must be fixed before A&M travels to Dallas to face off with Arkansas in a couple weeks. Penalties Thirty have occurred in two games for nearly 300 yards. Yes, don’t squint your eyes, 30. I know it’s kind of difficult to pick on an offense that has put up an average of 590 yards per game. But, again, to further emphasize, that was against New Mexico and Utah State. Both teams are giving up nearly 500 yards a game. The yardage should continue to pile up this week against a UAB defense that is giving up 460 yards a game. However, don’t let the gaudy statistics hide the fact that this newfound habit will come back to bite this team later. Championship teams don’t give away yardage and points with stupid holding penalties and illegal chop blocks. To put it in perspec-

tive, the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country last season, Florida and Utah, both averaged around 60 yards of penalties per game. The stats don’t lie. Penalties get you beat, and if A&M doesn’t repair this fixable issue, they will lose some winnable games. Pass defense When you give up 334 yards passing to a Utah State team that is predominately run-oriented, there is cause for concern. With a secondary that starts three underclassmen, A&M hasn’t exactly instilled fear into opposing quarterbacks. Looking at the schedule should make all Aggie fans quiver. Four of the Aggies’ remaining games come against teams ranked in the Top 25 in passing yards per game, starting with Arkansas that boasts the No. 2 passing offense in the nation. I can promise you that quarterbacks like Ryan Mallett, Taylor Potts and Colt McCoy are salivating when they look at the vast holes that have been present in the secondary. It’s a problem that has been hidden by a huge improvement from a pass rush that has racked up 10 sacks, almost a third of their total from last season, in just two games. But, it’s a problem that will show itself, and when it does, watch out, because opposing teams will light up the scoreboard. Dependence on youth The youth uprising at Kyle Field has been well chronicled. There were 13 freshmen that played in the 41-6 win against New Mexico. There are eight underclassmen seeing significant time on the defensive side of the ball. All in all, it’s fun. It’s exciting. It creates promise for the future of Aggie football. But, it is not a good thing if you want to win now. And, with injuries beginning to surface at key positions, even more young, inexperienced players are being called upon. These players bring with them the fear of the unknown. How will they do when they have to play away from Kyle Field? How will they rebound after a tough loss? How will they react when a call goes against them? During a 12-game season, adversity is going to strike. It’s not if, rather it’s when. Experienced teams tend to find a way around it. Inexperienced ones tend to falter. As the calendar turns to October, your Aggies will most likely sit unscathed. However, once they delve deeper into the meat of the schedule, their true identity will begin to show. Whether or not it’s that of a contender will depend on how the team addresses their unsolved issues. David Harris is a junior economics major.

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Sophomore Chelsea Ringel and freshman Tori Mellinger lead the Aggie volleyball team into their match on Wednesday against the No. 6 Nebraska Huskers at Reed Arena.

Aggies welcome No. 6 Nebraska for first conference match at Reed Michael Teague The Battalion A national television audience will see the Texas A&M women’s volleyball team play No. 6 Nebraska Wednesday in the first ever conference game at Reed Arena. A&M’s new home for volleyball will debut Big 12 play in style. The match will host the annual “Fish Camp” night and will be broadcast on ESPNU. “It’s going to be awesome,” said A&M head coach Laurie Corbelli. “It gets really loud in here, and we just love all of the new lights and scoreboard and video ribbon. I know it’s not fun to be a visitor here, so I’m hoping the Twelfth Man will come out and support their hard-working and proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie volleyball team.” The Aggies (8-1, 1-0) have been on a roll, winning in the last 5 matches. A&M comes into Wednesday night having won 15 consecutive sets. “I think we’ve really worked to identify the areas of our game that have to come around stronger in a more consistent and effective way,” Corbelli said. “We’ve really done our best to evaluate our practices and

matches and working with players. Everything we know how to do as coaches, we’ve been implementing.” Nebraska (9-2, 2-0) has pounded the Aggies in recent years. A&M has dropped 19 consecutive matches to the Cornhuskers, having been swept in nine of the last 10 meetings. “They have one of the finest programs in the nation from the ground up,” Corbelli said. “They are very sound and have disciplined coaching and teaching. There’s great support and mentors from the girls who have had success there in the past. It’s always going to be great program.” A&M almost shocked the third-ranked Cornhuskers last season at G. Rollie White Coliseum, forcing a fifth set, which the Aggies lost 15-13. After the defeat, A&M went on to win its last six matches of the 2008 season. “It opened our eyes,” Corbelli said. “It showed us that when we put our mind to it and play consistently, we’re capable of doing some great things. That just gave us some confidence and boosted momentum.” Despite the morale boost that the match

from 2008 provided, many returning A&M players wanted the victory and have used the loss as motivation for this season. “Last year was bittersweet,” said senior Jennifer Banse. “Obviously, to be able to come that close to beating a top-5 team is a pretty big accomplishment. But, at the same time, just being that close and letting it slip away is frustrating. It’s not something that you forget easily. Freshman Tori Mellinger will face Nebraska for the first time in her collegiate career. Mellinger’s high level of play has surprised everyone this season, including Mellinger herself. “It’s something I never really expected,” Mellinger said. “I came in and was hoping I was getting playing time. Now that I’m starting its been overwhelming with the crowd and having everyone cheering. It’s just an experience you can’t explain.” Led by seniors Mary Batis and Sarah Ammerman, A&M leads the Big 12 in kills and assists per game. And, if the Aggies are to have a chance against the Huskers, they will need to continue what has been an efficient offensive attack.

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The failure to properly define the social justice movement results in widespread misconceptions and negative stereotypes. People assume that the social justice movement is made up of “tree huggers and hippies and liberals,” Salazar said. At Texas A&M, “we want to become a more professional organization.” To begin better defining the social justice movement, Global Justice TAMU created a mission statement that reads, “Through leadership, education and service, Global Justice seeks to build a community at Texas A&M University of progressive individuals that will advance the social justice movement.” This year, Global Justice TAMU began strategically planning to build leaders in the

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social justice movement. Salazar said the Global Justice movement has a lot of passionate supporters, but the most challenging part is cultivating leaders to unite followers in the fight against AIDS with supporters of fair trade. To develop future leaders, Global Justice TAMU plans to have speakers in the social justice movement and regular discussion groups with members and others interested in social justice. This fall, Global Justice TAMU plans to invite speakers from the social justice movement to speak at the University. Also, in November, Global Justice TAMU will hold a Toms benefit concert. Toms is a shoe company that donates one shoe to a child in need for every shoe sold. In 2008, 126 pairs of shoes were sold. On Oct. 13, Global Justice TAMU will hold a screening of “Invisible Children.”

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know the importance of art,” Curtis said. Runyon chose to display his large art collection, which includes a collection of English Cameo Glass, at the Memorial Student Center, because he felt that was the hub of student life. The Forsyth Center Galleries will open its doors the first Fridays of every month. On Oct. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the gallery will be teaching visitors to create Chinese paper lanterns. The activity is free and is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. “I didn’t know that the galleries had such fun activities that I could partake in and now I’m excited for the opening of the galleries at Bryan,” said Caroline Taylor, a sophomore biomedical sciences major from Houston, Texas. “I am constantly bombarded with math and sciences, and I think the galleries could give me a great escape.” Curtis said the galleries will open for soft exhibition the first week of November, with selections from the permanent collection and a special exhibition curated by Texas A&M’s Visual Arts Committee. The exhibition will display contemporary Greek art from the Dexian collection in Houston. The grand opening for the MSC Forsyth Galleries at the

We are here to serve the Aggie community and to educate about the appreciators of art.” — Nan Curtis director of the MSC Forsyth Center Galleries

Wimberly Building will be Jan. 15, and will feature the temporary exhibition The American West, Then and Now, which will showcase paintings of the 19th century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Joseph Sharpe, with photographs of the American West by renowned photographer, Scott Edwards. The MSC Forsyth Center Galleries provide the BryanCollege Station community with great programs and opportunities to learn and appreciate art. “We are here to serve the Aggie community and to educate about the appreciations of art,” Curtis said. The galleries are open to collaborate with the community and welcomes ideas and information. The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting Nov. 2. The Wimberly Building is located at 110 N. Main St. in Bryan.


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“The large concrete areas attract the crickets who are looking for warmer areas,” Sansone said. “I’m sure the big concrete buildings like the mall are having the same problem with crickets. But the biggest factor is the lights. Crickets are really attracted to the lighting system in Kyle Field, especially since it was a night game.” Crickets are not a serious threat, but they can cause damage to clothing and drapes by their feeding activities. The cricket problem in Texas A&M is currently under control by the Physical Plant Department, whose job

is to make sure the problem does not escalate into a full blown infestation. “We have no reports of a cricket infestation,” said Richard Williams, assistant vice president for the Physical Plant. “We have a pest control department that monitors the campus in order to avoid this type of situations.” There are remedies that students can take to reduce the cricket nuisance in their own homes. Reducing outdoor lighting is the most important step in controlling the cricket infestation. Also, any potential points of entry for crickets such as open windows and garage doors should be closed to prevent any unwanted infiltrations.

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RED DRY SCALY PATCHES OF SKIN ATOPIC DERMATITIS STUDY (ECZEMA) Volunteers ages 18 - 64 needed to participate up to a 12 week long clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for atopic dermatitis (RED, DRY, SCALY PATCHES OF SKIN). Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study related medication • Physical Examination • Dermatological Assessments • Compensation up to $675.00 for time and travel For more information please contact:

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Obama nominates Customs commissioner WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he intends to nominate his Southwest border czar to be commissioner of Customs and Border Protection. As commissioner, Alan Bersin would lead a Homeland Security Department security agency that helps keep terrorists and their weapons out of the country while securing and facilitating travel and trade as it enforces hundreds of regulations, including export and import controls, immigration and drug laws. Since April, Bersin has been serving in a position created by the Obama administration to handle illegal immigration and border issues. During this time, Bersin has worked closely with the Mexican government to combat drug cartels. Under Bersin’s watch, the U.S. government rolled out Operation Gatekeeper, a massive increase in border enforcement in the San Diego area that pushed illegal migrants to cross from Mexico in remote mountains and deserts of Arizona. Last summer, Bersin donated $28,500 to the Democratic White House Victory Fund. Bersin contributed the maximum amount an individual could give to Obama’s presidential campaign.

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Notice of University Student Rule Revisions


Additions, deletions and changes to the University Student Rules may occur over the course of the academic year. Significant revisions will be communicated through The Battalion, Aggie Hotline, appropriate university offices and the TAMU Student Rules website.

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The following sections of the student rules have been revised : Student Rule 41 Student Organizations Student Rule 14.9 Calculating GPA for Major Student Rule 14.16.6 Calculating GPA for Minor Student Rule 10.20 Calculating GPA for Degree Audit Student Rule 12.6.3 Communication Probation Student Rule 13 Classification Student Rule App.VII TAMU Drug Rules

Student Rule revisions are available online at: Fore more information, please contact the Offices of the Dean of Student Life at (979) 845-3111 or email

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Storms flood southeast AUSTELL, Ga.— Neighborhoods, schools and even roller coasters at Six Flags over Georgia were awash in several feet of murky, brown water Tuesday, and officials found a ninth storm victim who had been swept away from her car a day earlier. Georgia officials warned worried residents to wait for the floodwaters to recede before checking out their damaged homes, and in Tennessee, a retirement center was evacuated. Gov. Sonny Perdue asked President Barack Obama to declare a state of emergency in Georgia and urged residents to stay away from flooded areas. Hundreds of roads and bridges were under water or washed out, including 17 bridges on state and interstate highways.

Gov. Perry defends recession comment AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that a videotape seeming to show him questioning whether Texas is in a recession is only a “snippet” of what he told a business group and shouldn’t be taken out of context. Perry told reporters he takes the Texas economy and job creation seriously. He said anyone who listens to him regularly or heard the Houston speech Thursday would know that.“I think anyone who was listening to my remarks who is not just a rank political hack knows that in almost every one of my remarks I have talked about the seriousness of the, this recession, how it’s impacting people. I have said that until every Texan who wants a job has a job we’re going to continue to create ways to improve our economy,” Perry said.The videotape, shot by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s gubernatorial campaign and posted on YouTube, shows Perry discussing Texas and the recession.“We’re in one?” the video shows him saying. Associated Press

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