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American football factory

By JOHN M. CRISP

There was a big football game here in Texas last week. The defending national champion University of Texas Longhorns hosted the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. UT was defeated so decisively that it’s unlikely that the absence of starting cornerback Tarell Brown made any difference whatsoever.

Dems enter final election stretch with less cash

By JIM KUHNHENN

The national Democratic Party has spent millions on raising money, consultants and building state parties, entering the weeks before Election Day with only about one-fifth as much as the Republicans for races that could decide control of Congress.

Underwear commandos

Bloggers often publish their thoughts, tantrums and inaccuracies from the safety of their homes while still in their pajamas, underwear or less.  It’s a safe, secure world where they pass judgment on those who risk their lives to uncover the truth.  And that’s the problem.

Popeye, phone home

By DALE McFEATTERS

September is National Food Safety Education Month ("Don’t compromise — Clean and sanitize"), but the food people probably would have been happier to have the issue publicized by something other than an E. coli outbreak linked to tainted spinach.

Why you should visit the World Trade Center site

By FREDRIC BELL

Among the many reasons to visit the World Trade Center site now, consider these five:

Memory. You could visit the World Trade Center site and just read the list of names of those who died. Little has been done on the memorial construction, but the site today is very much a memorial itself. Looking through the Viewing Wall construction fence, where the names are listed, you will see 70 feet down to bedrock, where orange cones outline the Tower footprints. Then there are the emotionally moving slurry wall holding back the Hudson River, and the ramp used for the removal of bodies and debris. Take a close look because the site will not remain in this condition for long.