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Eisenhower memorial faces further delays

Memorial faces further delays

Questions over the durability of stainless steel "tapestries" and other elements in the design of a planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall delayed the project anew Tuesday, continuing more than 18 months of setbacks. The federal Eisenhower Memorial Commission announced Tuesday it will not appear before the National Capital Planning Commission as planned Thursday to seek preliminary approval for its building plans. The memorial group cited concerns raised by the planning commission's staff over some of architect Frank Gehry's design elements. Gehry has proposed a memorial park with statues and images of Eisenhower as president, World War II hero and as a young boy from Kansas.

Almanac predicts brutal winter

The Dublin, N.H.-based Old Farmer's Almanac which, at 222, is believed to be the oldest continuously published periodical in North America, is predicting that a drop in solar activity and a change in ocean patterns point to colder-than-average temperatures and higher-than-average snowfall totals. The 2014 edition came out Tuesday. Last month, the Maine-based Farmer's Almanac, said much the same.

Painkillers to get strong warnings

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring stronger warning labels on prescription painkillers like OxyContin, in the government's latest attempt to reduce overdose deaths caused by the long-acting medications. The changes announced Tuesday are designed to remind doctors and patients about the fatal risks of misusing and abusing long-acting opioid pain relievers, which include forms of oxycodone, morphine and other narcotic medications.

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Eisenhower memorial faces further delays 09/10/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:06pm]
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