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Obama visits with locals at Louisiana bait shop

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GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - President Barack Obama has visited a bait shop on the Gulf coast to talk with fishing industry workers about how the disastrous oil spill is affecting their business.

Aiming to connect with everyday people who are hurting in the catastrophe, Obama rode south from New Orleans to the small barrier island town of Grand Isle, La., and stepped into Camardelles Live Bait.

The shop owner was there to meet him along with a shrimper, an oysterman, a marina owner and others.

The motorcade passed a sign pleading: "Save our shrimp!"

Obama is on his third trek to the Gulf on day 45 of the disaster. His first stop was a briefing with Coast Guard and other officials.

He said there'd been some progress in the response in Louisiana.

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