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LIFESTYLE
While Millions Lose Their Homes, Cheney Buys Another
Luxurious $2.9 million mansion in posh St. Michaels, Maryland, set amidst nine lush bayfront acres, with extensive gardens, ornamental pools and spectacular views, was purchased with war profits, tax savings.
 
CONSUMER NEWS
Honda Offers Air Bags on Motorcycles
Part of option package that includes air conditioning, sun roof, power windows.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
Ontario Chemical Plant Causes 86-46 Girls-to-Boys Ratio in Births
Bad news for boys entering kindergarten, great news for boys entering high school.
 
SPORTS
NFL Season Begins
Public's interest in hurricane relief, Supreme Court, Iraq ends.
Maria Sharapova Not in U.S. Open Final
Exciting match features two other players.
FEATURE
Bush moved quickly last week to help victims of the hurricane by suspending the Davis-Bacon Act in the devastated areas. What is the Davis-Bacon Act?
A )Bunch of red tape which could slow recovery efforts.
B )Competitive bidding regulations which could delay reconstruction.
C )Law requiring federal contractors to pay construction workers prevailing wages, which could cut into Halliburton profits.
(Hint: Dick Cheney is on the scene.)

Former President Bush personally thanked Wal-Mart's Walton family as “marvelous philanthropists” for their donation to Katrina relief efforts. If the average American family gave the same percentage of their net worth as the Waltons gave, it would be:
A )Oh gosh, more money than you could shake a stick at.
B )Tons and tons of generosity.
C )$7.74.

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