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Candidates spar over which is the agent of change
HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) -- As they head into the final weekend of a hard-fought presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both describing themselves to voters as the true agent of change. And each says his rival can talk a good game, but doesn't have the right policies to deliver.
Romney, in a speech in Wisconsin that was billed as his closing argument, said that Obama "promised change, but he couldn't deliver it." Romney said, "I promise change, but I have a record of achieving it."
He told the crowd, "We are four days away from a fresh start."
Obama, speaking in Ohio, retorted that Romney is a "very talented salesman," but that he's trying to re-package the old-school Republican policies that Obama says left so many Americans in financial trouble.
Obama told an Ohio crowd, "We know what change looks like" -- and he says it's not what Romney is offering.
For the first time, Obama took on Romney directly over the Republican's ads airing in Ohio on the auto industry bailout. The ads accuse Obama of selling Chrysler to an Italian company that is building jeeps in China. Obama says everyone knows the ads aren't true, but that Romney is trying to scare people in order to win the election.
The Romney campaign is standing by the ads.
Posted: Friday, November 2 2012, 03:17 PM CDT
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Alcohol, speed in boat crash fatal to students
May 23, 2013 11:47 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A preliminary report on a northeast Oklahoma boat crash that killed two University of Arkansas students says excessive speed, driver inattention and alcohol use contributed to the accident.
Grand River Dam Authority police said in a report Wednesday that the driver of a 21-foot boat, John Deselms of Tulsa, was cited at a Vinita hospital on a charge of operating a vessel under the influence. He wasn't taken into custody because of his medical condition.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://is.gd/yvywDo ) that Deselms told investigators he drank 10 beers and a shot of tequila before his craft rammed a 96-foot houseboat on Grand Lake. The report says Deselms also took antidepressant medication.
Rachel Nichole Swetnam of Grove and William Lewis Varner III of Texarkana, Ark., died in the May 14 crash.
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