The nation in brief

Posted: December 4, 2012 at 4:46 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We got outside the evacuation area when they said there was a million pounds. Now it’s 6 million. Maybe we ought to be up in Arkansas somewhere.” Frank Peetz, 71, a resident of Doyline, La., which was evacuated as roughly 6 million pounds of explosives that were haphazardly stored at an industrial site were moved.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 12/04/2012