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Iran's FM confirms he sent Rosh Hashana tweet

Friday, 06 September 2013 03:13 Published in National News

   TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news website reports that the country's foreign minister says he sent a message on Twitter saying "Happy Rosh Hashana."

   Mohammad Javad Zarif told tasnimnews.com that he sent the message because Iran has a small Jewish community. But the message comes as Israel and Iran view each other with suspicion and contempt over Iran's nuclear program and former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denials that the Holocaust took place.

   Zarif also wrote on Twitter that Iran did not deny the Holocaust.

   The "Happy Rosh Hashana" message, celebrating the Jewish New Year, likely won't change international relations. But Zarif's tweet comes after officials in Iran's presidency denied that President Hasan Rouhani had a Twitter account following a tweet that appeared to be the leader offering his own Rosh Hashana message.

Hull coming back to the Blues

Friday, 06 September 2013 01:40 Published in Local News

   Brett Hull is returning to the St. Louis Blues.  

   The deal is not yet completed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is citing unnamed sources as saying that it's expected to be wrapped up soon.  And an announcement is expected early next week.

   According to multiple sources the 49 year old will be named to a vice president position with the Blues and focus primarily on the business side of the organization.  

   Hull left the Blues as a free agent in 1998 to sign with Dallas, where he's also served as an executive in the front office.  

   The Blues retired Hull's No. 16 in December 2006.  He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009. 

Pulaski county still cleaning up from August floods

Friday, 06 September 2013 01:17 Published in Local News

   WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The water has gone down but the need for volunteers to clean up damaged homes remains high in a south-central Missouri county swamped by last month's floods.

   The Pulaski County town of Waynesville was among the hardest hit amid several days of heavy rain in early August.

   Isabel Lambert is the volunteer coordinator for the county's Community Organizations Active in Disaster, or COAD. COADs are public-private partnerships that respond to disasters.

   Lambert said Thursday that more than 230 homes in the Waynesville still have mold, ruined drywall and other problems. She's seeking volunteers to gather at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday and again Wednesday through Saturday for the next two weeks at Waynesville City Park to help with cleanup.

   For more information, send email to the Pulaski County COAD: pulaskicoad@gmail.com or call 573-337-2286.

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