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Archive for October, 2011

Meeting seeks feedback on plan to improve traffic in Port City

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Transportation planners are looking for feedback on a plan to make getting around Wilmington better.

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is holding a public workshop on the Draft Wilmington Collector Street Plan. Collector streets link local streets to major streets and help better distribute vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic.


The public workshop is from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Wilmington City Hall.

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Police release images of Family Dollar robbery

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Midwest, West highest in contemplating suicide

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

AP Medical Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say more adults in the Midwest and West have suicidal thoughts than people in the rest of the country, but Rhode Island leads in suicide attempts.

Researchers on Thursday released the first government study to offer a state-by-state look at suicidal thoughts and attempts. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is based on confidential surveys of more than 90,000 people.

The study doesn’t answer why people in some places think about suicide more than others.

Serious thoughts of suicide range from about 1 in 50 adults in Georgia to 1 in 15 in Utah. For suicide attempts, the range goes from 1 in 1,000 adults in Georgia and Delaware to 1 in 67 in Rhode Island.

Online: CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Winter forecast cold north, dry south, heavy snow

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government forecasters say this winter looks to be cold and wet across the northern tier of states, and the drought will worsen in the South, where conditions are expected to be warmer and drier than usual.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that like last winter, the Pacific Ocean cooling known as La Nina is affecting the weather.

Mike Halpert, who’s deputy director of the agency’s Climate Prediction Center, says snowfall is likely to top the usual amounts from the Northwest to the Great Lakes and the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys.

He says dry conditions could extend from Southern California east across drought-stricken Texas and Oklahoma and along the Gulf Coast into Florida and possibly north to Virginia.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Obama to speak about Gadhafi’s killing

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon about the killing of Moammar Gadhafi.

Obama’s remarks are scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT. US officials have yet to say anything publicly about Gadhafi’s death, though one US official said Libya’s government informed the United States earlier in the day.

Gadhafi was killed in his hometown of Sirte.

His death comes seven months after the US and NATO launched a bombing campaign in Libya to protect civilians from attacks by forces loyal to the longtime leader. While the US initially took the lead in the campaign, it eventually played a secondary role to other NATO allies.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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