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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Bill White
What a difference a few 80-degree days can make. Dale Knupp, who lives in La Plata, Md., and who fishes the upper tidal Potomac River as often as possible, launched his boat at the Smallwood State Park boat ramps in Mattawoman Creek this week and, thanks to his electronic depth sounder, discovered that the surface water temperature had reached almost 60 degrees.
He insists he's not running himself, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about weighing in on the looming 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes.
With a well-funded, centrist Houston mayor running for governor at the top of the ballot, Texas Democrats were hopeful that the party would defy expectations in the 2010 midterm elections and knock off the nation's second-longest-serving governor in one of the nation's reddest states.
Deep in the land of George W. Bush, President Obama swept through Texas on Monday to gather Democratic cash and votes, pounding home education as not just an economic imperative but also a political wedge.
Bill White's got the monogrammed cowboy boots, the worn jeans and the ability to appear at ease connecting with Texans he doesn't know but dearly needs in his race to be governor.
NEW YORK (AP) — Once it was Japanese torpedoes and kamikaze suicide planes. Then, the threat of the wrecking ball. Now, it's money — or the lack of it — that could imperil the future of the USS Intrepid.
"It's a very important site to the tribe, and it's a story we want to tell," he said.
"This is the first site the tribe has been able to secure," said Bill White, archaeologist for the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe.