News for Sunday, February 22, 2009

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Average price of gas climbs 3 cents across US

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices says the average national price of gasoline increased 2.6 cents in the past two weeks.

Stamp collecting history

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Berdia Felder collects stamps the way a lot of kids collect baseball cards. She stashes them by the thousands in boxes under her bed and in her attic. She has no organized albums or fancy display cases for them.

Ga. Power lobbyists push hard on nuke charges

ATLANTA (AP) - The hallway outside the chamber of the Georgia Senate was thick with lobbyists as lawmakers voted recently on legislation allowing Georgia Power to charge ratepayers early for interest charges in a multi-billion-dollar nuclear expansion.

Army charity hoards millions

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant to help put returning fighters back on their feet, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Cardinals capture elusie region title

By Brian Paglia