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Facts and Forecasts Fill Old Farmer’s Almanac

How do you change your pants in the woods? Why are foul-ups on your IBM called “computer bugs?” Oh, and what’s the weather going to be?<br /><br />Mixed between astronomical charts and farmer’s calendars are the answers, or possible answers, in the 209th edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac. It hits newsstands this week.

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Record Summer Gives Amtrak Hope for Self-Sufficiency

Amtrak registered the most successful summer in its 29-year history, carrying more than 6.1 million riders from June through August.<br /><br />The railway reported this week that it broke a 21-year-old monthly record in August with 2,097,471 riders and set an all-time monthly mark in ticket revenue with $108.4 million.

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WORLD TRADE: Thousands of Chinese Web Surfers Browse Dying Man’s Cancer Diary

<TAB>After painful surgery and doses of radiation failed to stop the tumor growing in his neck, Lu Youqing decided he had suffered enough.<@SM><@SM><TAB>The 37-year-old real-estate developer halted his treatment and prepared to die. But instead of retreating into privacy to await death, Lu made his story public by creating a diary on a Shanghai Web site chronicling his final weeks.

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CALENDAR – Sept. 15

The Daily Record publishes Calendar, a daily listing of special events and ongoing programs in Baltimore and the surrounding communities. For inclusion, send items to The Daily Record Calendar, 11 E. Saratoga St., Baltimore, Md. 21202. Friday, September 15PicnicMedical Mercy ...

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