Holiday cards mailed. Homes decorated. Gifts bought. St. Louis service firms see rebound in holiday business.
The long-suspected Mark McGwire steroids confession came Monday in an attempt to clear the air before he becomes the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach next season. The confession seemed cathartic for the introverted former slugger, but questions remain.
The uproar suggests that new dynamics – both politically and demographically – are at play in Atlanta and beyond.
Economic hard times, plus shifting neighborhood and urban values, are key factors.
A survey by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the UN, and the Burmese government finds that most of the hardest-hit villages have received some emergency aid. But many people are living hand-to-mouth and have limited access to clean water.
Aid groups are trying to curb child labor and reconnect families – without the help of surnames.