SUMMER'S END

As a practical matter, summer is considered over on Labor Day in many regions of the country, but summer's end actually came this past weekend. Regardless of which way you like to measure seasons, now isn't a bad time to take a moment to look at how summer went.As measured by the number of hurricanes prowling the oceans, the season was the fiercest one in memory. (By the way, for news on storm damage,

As a practical matter, summer is considered over on Labor Day in many regions of the country, but summer's end actually came this past weekend. Regardless of which way you like to measure seasons, now isn't a bad time to take a moment to look at how summer went.

As measured by the number of hurricanes prowling the oceans, the season was the fiercest one in memory. (By the way, for news on storm damage, see Page 61.)

But since we can't do much about the frequency or magnitude o

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