Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wednesday afternoon news wrap

Posted By on Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 6:52 PM

It's absolutely pouring here in Mid-City -- if the rain keeps up at this pace, streets will be a real mess. Still, we have it better than these people...

MIDWEST FLOODING: Absolute misery:

Rising rivers wiped out an Iowa railroad bridge Tuesday, flooded Illinois farmland and forced residents along the Mississippi River to prepare for what could be the worst flooding in 15 years...

Levee breaks Tuesday in southeastern Illinois flooded 50 to 75 square miles of farmland along the Embarras River, forcing the evacuations homes northeast of Lawrenceville, said Lawrence County Sheriff Russell Adams. He said water was up to the roofs of some rural homes....

We feel your pain...

THE ADORABLE REPORT: Molly the adorable three-legged pony cheers up sick kids at Children's Hospital, adorably....

CHURCH, STATE, AND TANGIPAHOA: Last week the Tangipahoa School Board decided that distributing Bibles in a public middle school was a violation of the Constitution. Today U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. has indicated he'll be siding with the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit regarding a prayer at a public high school graduation ceremony....

FOREIGN OWNERS: Looks like Manhattan's magnificent Chrysler Building may be bought by a company out of Abu Dhabi. Price tag: $800 million....

NAKED GUY: Flashing motorists on Hwy 190.

THE HAPPENING, NOT HAPPENING: Seems that director M. Night Shmayalan may have another stinker on his hands...

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