1. HISTORIC FREEZE
Record breaking: How cold was it? It’s so cold, even polar bears and penguins were being kept indoors yesterday. Zoos in Pittsburgh and Chicago said they were keeping those animals indoors to dodge the arctic blast. Humans were doing the same. Who could blame us. Yesterday brought a historic chill. It’s part of an Arctic blast that plunged deep into the central United States on Monday, leaving Nashville, Tennessee, 40 degrees colder than Albany, New York; Memphis 20 degrees colder than Anchorage, Alaska; and Atlanta colder than Moscow – Russia or Idaho, take your pick. And it’s not over. In fact it is growing.
2. BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Late rally: Now Auburn may know how it feels. Auburn. Auburn spent this season rallying from behind and winning in the most exciting ways to somehow make it to the BCS title game. But last night it was Florida State that played the role of heartbreaker. No. 1 Florida State re-emerged in the second half and rallied to defeat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 in the big game. The Seminoles (13-0) outscored the Tigers (12-2) 24-10 after halftime to win their third national title. It was FSU’s second BCS crown and third national title.
3. UNEMPLOYMENT VOTE
Delayed: This was not supposed to be another weather blog entry. But in some ways it is. A key procedural vote on an extension of unemployment insurance benefits was delayed yesterday. Why? Because more than a dozen lawmakers could not make the vote because of travel delays caused by bad weather. The vote has been rescheduled for today and some 1.3 million Americans are affected by the issue. This has been a contentious issue in the past.
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