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Achenblog: September 14, 2008 - September 20, 2008

Atom Smasher Throws a Rod

You build a 17-mile long atom smasher for $10 billion, you can't get too bent out of shape just because the thing goes on the fritz immediately. But it does seem that almost every day the Large Hadron Collider...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 20, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (198)
 
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Rich Man, Poor Man

[Galveston, after Ike.] After the hurricane the ATMs, like everything else, wouldn't work in Galveston. What I didn't realize is that they weren't working because the American banking system had collapsed. I know about as much about what's happening...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 18, 2008; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (355)
 
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Life After Ike

John H. Savoy, 53, a mechanic, retrieves a power jack from his car on Saturday. He said of the storm, "It's the best one I've run across so far, I'll put it like that." What a lady: Elizabeth Madson,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 16, 2008; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (372)
 
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The Night of the Hurricane

[Amazingly, the feeble aircard continued to work throughout the hurricane, and I filed a story at 4:45 a.m. CDT even as the very worst of Ike's winds, the crazy, shrieking 105-mph stuff on the rear eye wall, were blasting...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 16, 2008; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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What's Left of Galveston

[I have limited Internet connectivity -- duh -- and so I'm just going to experiment with posting a couple of photos really quickly. Later on I'll try to get a bunch more shots posted to the blog and explain...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 15, 2008; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
 
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Not Quite Joel

Joel doesn't have internet access at the moment, but called from Texas to ask us to post his most recent Post pieces about Ike to the Kit: Along Texas Coast, 'Monumental' Damage What's Left: A Ravaged Island Covered With Rubbish...

By Michael Corones  |  September 15, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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