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Alamo to display 'Victory or Death' letter
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Visitors to the Alamo late this winter will get a rare glimpse of the "Victory or Death" letter penned by the head of the outnumbered Texas forces while under bombardment by Mexican government troops.
The State Library and Archives Commission voted Wednesday to allow the fragile, fading letter to be displayed at the Alamo for the anniversary of the two-week battle that ended on March 6, 1836.
The commission previously rejected the San Antonio museum's request to display the letter, citing concerns over its safety. Time and light have made the paper delicate and hard to read, and it is kept in a dark vault in Austin.
Col. William Barret Travis wrote in his letter that he answered the Mexican general's demand to surrender with cannon shot.
Posted: Wednesday, October 24 2012, 07:14 PM CDT
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Chesapeake to donate $1 million to tornado relief
May 21, 2013 11:19 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the rescue and recovery efforts in Moore.
The oil and gas company says it's also organizing hundreds of employee volunteers to help in the relief effort.
Chesapeake board chairman Archie Dunham says the company is providing "all possible assistance" using Chesapeake's equipment, machinery and resources. The company is also using its "Operation Blue" employee program that allows workers to volunteer four hours on company time.
Chesapeake says it will expand the Operation Blue campaign to help out in Moore.
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Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.