NOT BACKIN' DOWN Richie
&bull Southern comfort: South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel keeps American politics classy today as he's indicted by a grand jury on cocaine distribution charges.
• Don't stuff your bra: A flushed bra and underwear trigger a sewage blockage and ultimately a flood and road collapse in England today. No word on the culprit.
&bull Who's the decider now?: Polls report that Republican politicians and presidential candidates, fearing Bush's spiraling ratings, are distancing themselves from the president. Also distancing himself from Bush, the now-former White House budget director.
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