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Current Events Guthrie Shelby Kennard 1. Hard times spark interest in New Deal sites Historic preservationists, officials are hoping for increased tourism updated 5:11 p.m. CT, Mon., Dec. 8, 2008 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28114419/ President Elect Obama American infrastructure renewel plan is stirring up comparisons to FDRs New Deal. Obama’s plan long with the 75th anniversary of FDR's New Deal is sparking renewed interest in how Americans survived the Great Depression. Historic preservationists and tourism officials are hoping for increased tourism in places associated with the New Deal, like the town of Arthurdale, W.Va., which was built in the 1930s as a planned community for the rural poor. 2 . Obama aims to build America out of recession Plan includes biggest infrastructure program since the 1950s Dec 07, 2008 04:30 AM ANN SANNER ASSOCIATED PRESS http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/549791 Out of the playbook of FDR’s New Deal President elect Barack wants to revive the economy by building new highways and improving America’s infrastructure. Obama’s plan does not have any numbers as far cost and how many new jobs it is estimated to create. The plan would be the biggest since the building program of the interstate highway system in the 1950s. 3. Chávez seeks Shangri-La with 'socialist cities' Will Caribia be a retreat from Venezuela's wealth gap and capitalism, or an unrealistic dream? By Sara Miller Llana from the April 1, 2008 edition http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0401/p04s01-woam.html Chavez is building his dream socialist city outside Caracas, to be called Caribia. Caribia is the first of about twelve planned cities. The residents of these cities will have an equal voice in all community affairs and will grow crops on patches of ground surrounding their homes. 4. Alan Ehrenhalt: The great downtown migration 12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, August 17, 2008 Dallas Morning News. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/DN- ehrenhalt_17edi.ART.State.Edition1.4d7a4de.html Ehrenhalt predicts that more affluent and younger residents of major metropolitan areas across the nation will continue their migration to the central cities. At the same time, the cost of housing and the associated forces accompanying the movement of the upper classes back downtown will force low-income people, including a growing number of immigrants, to move out of the inner city to the suburbs.
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5. African refugees reshape Dallas' foreign population 07:16 AM CDT on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 By JESSICA MEYERS / The Dallas Morning News http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/062408dnmetafricans.32ac93af.h tml Last year, Texas accepted more Burundians than any other state according to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. The total number of Burundian refugees accepted to the U.S. in 2007 was 4,525. And they estimate an additional 4,000 for the coming 2008. Refugee workers say those numbers will continue to increase in Dallas because of the large number of charitable organizations in the area. Dallas already
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