Daily Flog: Powell confined to Barack's; oil prices, Red Sox, confidence in economy all fall

With the price of oil falling, we don't need to step up that unnatural development of wind and solar power.

Go get that fossil fuel. Burn, baby, burn! Burn that Mother Earth down!

For a second there, we thought that the rate of global warming might ease because gas prices were soaring.

Now we can all get our SUVs off the blocks, just in time for winter.

Meanwhile . . .

NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

Dawn: '22 civilians die in air strike on Swat village'

Washington Post: 'Parents press states for autism insurance laws'

Register (U.K.): 'Daily Mirror trapped in Wikicirclejerk: Journo seduced by cult of nonsense'

IRIN: ' "I was trained to carry out a suicide attack, but I failed" '

Wall Street Journal: 'Halliburton Swings to Loss'

Newsday: '50,000 hit Jones Beach for breast cancer walk'

Washington Post: 'As Fuel Prices Fall, Will Push For Alternatives Lose Steam?'

IRIN: ' "Sexually-transmitted grades" kills quality education'

N.Y. Times: 'Many Holes in Disclosure of Nominees' Health'

Wall Street Journal: 'Banks Keep Up Lobbying Efforts: Facing Flood of Regulation, Institutions Continued to Spend Heavily in the Quarter'

L.A. Times: 'Majoring in video games'

N.Y. Post: 'GOTHAM-TO-OHIO VOTE SCAM EYED: NYERS' HOME AWAY FROM HOME PROBED AS A FRAUD OUTPOST'

Guardian (U.K.): 'Confidence at record low as slump looms'

L.A. Times: 'The missing ingredient for an Iraq recovery: trust'

N.Y. Post: 'Unhurried, at ease -- what drives Barack Obama?'

N.Y. Daily News: 'How Colombo crime family boss Bill Cutolo's son paid back his killers'

N.Y. Post: 'CARNEGIE "HAUL": GRANNY WANTS $10M TO VACATE APT.'

IRIN: 'ZIMBABWE: School's really out'

CNET: 'The Internet is no 21st-century boob tube'

N.Y. Post: 'DROWN NIGHTMARE'

Bloomberg: 'Packer's Betrayed Brings Abandoned Iraqis to TV'

Xinhua (China): 'Former Beijing vice mayor given suspended death penalty for bribery'

Wall Street Journal: 'Europeans Step Up Bank Bailout'

Washington Post: 'Shiite Bloc's Demands Stall U.S.-Iraq Pact'

N.Y. Daily News: 'Mr. Blackwell, king of fashion zinger, dies at 86'

N.Y. Times: 'Criticism of Bloomberg Over Nonprofits' Support'

New Yorker: 'Around City Hall: Some kind of show'

Washington Post: 'Obama Endorsed By Colin Powell'

BBC: 'Game delayed over Koran phrases'

N.Y. Times: 'Powell's Endorsement Puts Spotlight on His Legacy'

Wall Street Journal: 'Circuit City Weighs Broad Cuts'

Wall Street Journal: 'Yahoo Plans Major Cost Cuts, Including Layoffs'

Washington Post: 'Democrats See Opportunity In Outer Suburbs' Troubles'

Register (U.K.): 'Google ends gambling ad self-denial: Greed trumps sanctimony'

Wall Street Journal: 'GM Lacks Investors to Fund Deal With Chrysler'

Boston Globe: 'Terror case to test informants' credibility'

Wall Street Journal: 'Signs of a Pullback Emerge in Hollywood'

N.Y. Post: 'Dead Sox: Rays Slay Boston Beasts'

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