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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Alabama
Members of the renowned country music group Alabama took it personally when dozens of twisters roared across their home state in April, leaving hundreds of deaths and miles of destruction. Before long they were on the phone, talking about ways to help.
Opening with chilling video of a killer tornado and a prayer, country superstars Alabama headlined a sold-old concert Tuesday night to raise money for storm relief and remind people that thousands across their home state are still hurting from the physical and emotional damage left by the nation's worst tornado outbreak in decades.
President Obama, still scrambling to take political control of the Gulf oil crisis, will demand this week that BP begin setting aside cash in escrow accounts to handle damages and turn over the handling of claims to an independent panel, White House officials said Sunday.