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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
By United Press International
RNC opens, goes into recess

RNC opens, goes into recess

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The 2012 Republican National Convention was gaveled in Monday by national GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, then immediately recessed until Tuesday.
NHC: Isaac pointed at RNC for opening day

NHC: Isaac pointed at RNC for opening day

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Tropical storm Isaac may hit Tampa, Fla., on the Republican National Convention's opening day, a National Hurricane Center map indicates.

New Orleans official wants in-city shelter

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- New Orleans needs a shelter where the elderly and poor can be protected from another major hurricane without leaving the city, officials say.

La. National Guard to lead evacuations

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Louisiana National Guard will coordinate moving evacuees during the state's next mandatory hurricane evacuation, officials said.

Republican ousts Jefferson in La.

BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Rep. William Jefferson, a Democrat under indictment on corruption charges, trailed a Republican newcomer Saturday in Louisiana's election.

Storm made sunken carrier a riskier dive

PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The scuba-diving industry in Florida says the wreck of the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany was pushed into deeper water by Hurricane Gustav.

La. officials fault Entergy for outages

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Officials in Louisiana say so many people there were left without electricity when Hurricane Gustav hit because of a weak power grid.

Death toll from Haiti storms reaches 800

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The death toll from four major storms hitting Haiti in August and September has reached 800 people, International Red Cross officials say.

Louisiana official quits in Gustav's wake

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Hurricane Gustav produced some delayed fallout Monday with the resignation of Louisiana's Social Services secretary over handling of the weather crisis.
Pelosi pledges aid for Ike victims

Pelosi pledges aid for Ike victims

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress will begin work on a measure to provide federal aid to victims Hurricane Ike, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday.

Ike shuts down Gulf oil production

HOUSTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The arrival of Hurricane Ike has shut down nearly 98 percent of the United States' Gulf of Mexico oil production, Interior Department officials said.

Ike poses threat to U.S. refineries

HOUSTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Hurricane Ike's trek toward the Houston area Friday poses the second hurricane threat in two weeks to the U.S. oil industry, analysts said.

Crude oil stores down 5.9 million barrels

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil inventories dropped by 5.9 million barrels in the week ending Sept. 5, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday.
Crude prices fall before OPEC decision

Crude prices fall before OPEC decision

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices dropped on the New York Mercantile Exchange as reports indicated Hurricane Ike would steer away from most Gulf of Mexico oil facilities.

Retail sales down slightly in week

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Retail sales in the United States declined slightly in the week ending Sept. 6, the International Council of Shopping Centers-USB reported Tuesday.

Crude oil prices hold steady Monday

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices settled to near Friday's close on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday, as the cleanup went on after Hurricane Gustav.

Multiple hurricanes strain volunteer pool

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. relief workers say they're worried about being able to line up enough medical and construction volunteers to cope with multiple hurricanes.

Emergency oil OK'd for Marathon

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy said it is honoring a request from the Marathon Petroleum Co. for 250,000 barrels of oil from the nation's petroleum reserve.

Aid to reach stranded Haitians

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.N. officials say they are racing emergency supplies to Haitians battered by three storms in recent weeks with two more storms fast approaching.
Power outages remain in Louisiana

Power outages remain in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Utility officials say power has been restored to 41 percent of those in the hurricane-affected New Orleans area but add reaching everyone will take time.
Crude oil prices notch down Thursday

Crude oil prices notch down Thursday

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices fell Thursday, pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar and weak global economies.
Gustav refugees return to New Orleans

Gustav refugees return to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- New Orleans residents returning to their homes say they have found a mix of destruction and blessings as the city struggles to get back on its feet.
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