The Chronicle Covers The Conventions

Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

GOP Scales Back Convention’s First Day Due To Hurricane

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–Hurricane Gustav, now a Category 3 storm, caused the Republicans to scale back the first day of its national convention here so as not to appear celebrating while the Gulf Coast faces the largest natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans and southern Mississippi in 2005.

President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, both scheduled to appear Monday, now will not attend the convention.

“All program activities beyond the official business that must be conducted in accordance with party rules will be canceled,” said the announcement.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Written by chroniclenews

August 31, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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