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Scientists Intrigued by Dead Whale Washed Up on Beach in Eastern Australia
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The body of a whale resembling a giant dolphin that washed up on an eastern Australian beach has intrigued local scientists, who agreed Wednesday that it is rare but are not sure just how rare.

Iraq Tops Bush's Agenda, but Economy Also Will Need His Focus
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

President Bush heads into his second term with the stabilization of Iraq under a democratic government as his top policy goal. But he also has unfinished domestic business, including making his sweeping tax cuts permanent, reforming Social Security, and promoting energy production.

California Group Sues Wind Companies Over Bird Deaths
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

A California environmental group has sued to force the operators of one of North America's largest windmill farms to take steps to reduce the number of birds killed in the turbines' propellers, court papers showed this week.

France Suspends Hunting to Save Orphaned Bear Cub
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Reuters

France suspended hunting in the western Pyrenees on Wednesday to save a bear cub orphaned when his mother, the last female bear native to the region, was killed by hunters earlier this week.

Bush Is Likely to Renew Push for Alaska Oil Drilling
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Tom Doggett, Reuters

n his second term, U.S. President George W. Bush is likely to stick to his plan to fill the nation's emergency crude oil stockpile and may find more Congressional allies to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling, energy experts said.

In Kenya, U.S. Senator's Win Stirs Hopes of Aid
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - C. Bryson Hull, Reuters

Barely had Barack Obama declared a landslide victory in the U.S. Senate race in Illinois when his most ardent supporters began organizing his To Do list.

New Hybrid Cars Drive American Motorists Wild
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrick Danner, The Miami Herald

Hollywood lawyer John Kelner has owned a BMW, Lexus and even a Maserati, but his current car of choice is a gas-and electric-powered Toyota Prius that cost $27,000.

Montana Voters Reject Colorado-Based Mining Firm's Effort to Drop Cyanide Ban
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Writer Golden-based gold mining firm Canyon Resources Corp. said Wednesday it will explore new ways to process gold after Montana voters defeated an amendment that would have allowed cyanide in mine operations.

Pullman, Wash., University May Partner with Weyerhaeuser, Turn Trees into Cash
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Eijiro Kawada, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.

Thursday, November 4th, 2004 12:01 AM (PST) The Weyerhaeuser Co. might log Washington State University's 63-year-old experimental forest in Bonney Lake, and they would share millions of dollars in proceeds, the timber company and the school announced Wednesday.

Xcel Energy to Begin Reviewing Wind-Power Project Solicitations
November 4, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Xcel Energy said Wednesday it is reviewing bids for 17 new wind-power projects to get a head start on the renewable-energy mandate passed by Colorado voters.

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