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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado Saturday november 8, 2008 nation Byrd will leave powerful Post sen. Robert Byrd the 90-Yearold Democrat from West Virginia is stepping Down As chairman of the appropriations committee under pressure from colleagues a6 Colorado voters strike out on own Colorado voters became the first in the . To reject a proposal to ban state affirmative action programs defeating a measure California businessman Ward Connerly has helped pass in four other states a6 Deadwood under the gun in storm a huge blizzard smothered the upper Plains with Snow. At least 45 inches fell on the gambling town of Deadwood in South Dakota s Black Hills. A6 world 47 killed when school collapses a Hillside school where roughly 500 students crowded into several floors collapsed during classes in Haiti killing at least 47 people and injuring Many More rescuers used their hands to pull students from Quot the debris. A6 a 12 killed in missile strike in Pakistan Quot at least 12 people were killed when a missile hit a Village in Pakistan in a suspected . Airstrike a pakistani official said. Ais metro county starts new round of layoffs Elpaso county Laid off 14 workers the first of what could be 85 Job cuts after the defeat of a proposed to increase metro i wife links suspect to .38-caliber gun a defendant s wife testifies he often carried a gun prosecutors say was used in the 2007 slaying of a fort Carson Soldier metro 1 business Colorado crossing is full Speed ahead construction has resumed on a Cine Mark movie theater Complex and 1,059-space garage after Colorado crossing Developer Jannie Richardson found a new general contractor. Metro 4 sports a Homecoming Success Story Chauncey Billups scored 15 Points in his first game Back with his Hometown team As the Denver nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 108-105. Sports i life mural now stands tall downtown a muralist did t let his fear of Heights Stop him from completing a mural that a 65 feet Long and 26 feet tall Way up on the Side of a Colorado Springs building. Life i o vol. 137 no. 230 a or Tom to too Jyh my information in local weather High to a Low 30 Breezy winds warmer than average Ruu report metro a "�4 480 in sports it North Dakota scored two goals in a 14-second Span in the second period As the no. I tigers fell at Home 3-1. Quot at some Point you be got to score More than two goals a game Quot coach Scott Owens said. A he Gazette 50 cents i informing the pikes Peak Region since 1872 i unemployment to million without jobs 6.5% jobless rate in october a 14-year High by Jeannine Aversa the associated press Washington a a Quarter of a million Pink slips just before the holidays. Assembly line workers construction Crews sales clerks hotel employees mortgage brokers and Temps. All hard hit last month the government said Friday. A main Street knew Well before the Beltway people that there Are problems out there a said Brian Bethune economist Ai is global insight. The nations ranks of unemployed zoomed past to million the most in a Quarter Century and new Job losses totalled 240,000. And politicians and economists agreed on a painful Bottom line its going to get worse. The jobless rate soared to a 14-year High of 6.5 percent the government said Friday up from 6.1 percent a month earlier. And there was More grim news from . Automakers Ford motor co. And general motors corp., american giants struggling to survive each reported big losses and figured to be announcing even More Job cuts before Long. Barack Obama in his first news conference As president elect said the nation was facing the the associated press new York Stock Exchange traders on Friday watched president elect Barack Obama As he held Nis first news conference since his election tuesday. Stabilizing the markets is a key goal of policymaker i science economic Challenge of a lifetime but expressed Confidence he could Deal with it. Wall Street revived somewhat after two Days of big losses. The Dow Jones industrials Rose 218 Points. Still the labor departments unemployment report provided Stark evidence that the Economy a health was deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid Pace. The jobless rate was 4.8 percent one year ago. About 10.1 million people were unemployed in october the most since the fall of 1983. More people have jobs 25 years later since the population has grown but its still a staggering jobless figure. With employers slashing jobs every month this year about 1.2 million positions have disappeared. Be jobless page2 Economy no Quick solutions Obama says president elect Hopes to extend jobless benefits provide food Aid by Nedra Pickler and Terence Hunt the associated press Chicago a inheriting an Economy in peril president elect Barack Obama said Friday that the nation faces the Challenge of a lifetime and pledged he would act urgently to help americans devastated by lost jobs disappearing savings and Homes seized Iii foreclosure. But the Man who promised change cautioned against Hopes of Quick solutions. A it is not going to be easy for us to dig ourselves out of the Hole that we Are Bama said at his first news conference since winning the presidency in so a see Obama Page 2 Cost falling for genome sequencing studies average person will be Able to see a personal genetic blueprint by Suzanne Bohan Contra Costa times Berkeley Calif. A the relatively iou Cost of sequencing the genome of a chinese Man and an african Man brings closer the Prospect that average people can see their full genetic blueprint according to separate studies published this week in the journal nature. A you will have your genome sequenced and i will have my genome sequenced a predicted Rasmus Nielsen an associate professor of biology at the University of California at Berkeley a co author of the chinese genome study. The plummeting Cost of genome sequencing Means an individuals genetic data Likely will be used far sooner than expected to assess disease susceptibility or to tailor More effective drug regimes. Nielsen and us Berkeley colleagues Ines Hellmann and John Pool Are the Only .-based authors of the article. The other collaborators were scientists from the Beijing genomics Institute and other chinese institutions As Well As British researchers. See genome a Page 7 Christian Murdock the Gazette of the 265,828 people who cast ballots in Elpaso county on tuesday 26,385 did not vote on the county s proposed 1 percent sales tax. More votes were cast for statewide measures than for the county s Issue. Elpaso county turnout tuesday s voter turnout was the highest since at least 1992, according to records readily available at the clerk and recorder s office with 71 percent of registered voters casting ballots. The previous record was 68.6 percent set in 2004. For results go to Election 2008 county tax cursed by under voting turnout was huge but so was ballot by Pam Zubeck the Gazette its called a under voting and with an endless ballot this year it made the county a tax measure even More of an underdog. Under voting occurs when voters skip a race or candidate and its not surprising Given the length if the nov. 4 ballot and the historic presidential race in which the first Black was elected observers say. Statewide voter numbers Aren t available yet but in Elpaso county a record setting turnout 95.5 percent of voters voted for one of the candidates running for president. Only 1,421 of the 265,828 people who cast ballots did no to choose someone for the White House. But voters eyes seemed to Glaze Over and they went into shutdown Mode As they went Down the ballot. By the time they got to the county a measure. 26,385 voters had dropped out. More votes were cast for statewide measures than for the county a proposed i percent sales tax a so called pocket Book Issue that hit closer to Home yet was ignored by about to percent who see turnout a Page 7 Calendar it a3 business it in metro nation amp world it a6 opinion it a12,13 obituaries it a15 movies it life s comics it life 6 to a life 8 new 2008 Sequoia i Home of the a apples to Appl Ksn offer moving Sale ail current inventory priced logo new location at Powers Auto Park opening soon new 2008 Mumm. 4runntn a Liberty Toyota scion superstore 5595 nor it Academy a 598-2222 a

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