August 29, 2008

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They've had a good run
BEIJING -- As defending men's basketball champions, the Argentines had hoped to repeat. That's only natural. But they seemed very happy to be leaving here...
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Analysis: Obama gets specific, and tough
By Peter S. Canellos, Globe Staff DENVER -- In a setting that was both portentous and a little pretentious, Senator Barack Obama tonight offered...
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It's not a tax. It's a fee -- for school sports and a whole lot more
Schools throughout greater Boston are raising fees for sports and other activities. While it's not a property tax increase, the school fees are yet another...


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Spelling out the change

Senator Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination last night at an elaborate and exuberant stadium ceremony, using his historic moment to specify what his lofty promises of change would mean for ordinary Americans. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)

Sharp, aggressive jabs
supplant soaring rhetoric

In a setting that was both portentous and a little pretentious, Senator Barack Obama offered an acceptance speech last night that was grounded and targeted. (By Peter S. Canellos, Globe Staff)

Added slots fail to halt slide in N.E. gambling

Soaring gas prices, job losses, and other components of New England's struggling economy have taken a bite out of slot machine revenues, resulting in the first significant, sustained dip in the region's gambling market since Connecticut opened its tribal casinos in the 1990s. (By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff)

Scavenging students face stiff competition

Emerson College student David Koenig was walking to work in Cambridge recently when he spotted a computer desk that someone had discarded on a street near Harvard Square. It was in good condition and, even better, had slots for CDs. "Just what I was looking for," he said. (By Linda Matchan, Globe Staff)

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