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  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea"(1954)

    12/02/2012 12:37:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1954 | Walt Disney
    This week's feature is Disney's epic version of Jules Verne's classic underwater adventure novel "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." One of the best films from the Disney Studio of this era.
  • Students Donate $20,000 to Help Build Pentagon Memorial

    04/27/2007 5:33:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 199+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 – About 120 fourth- and fifth-grade students and their chaperones representing J.W. Alvey Elementary School in Haymarket, Va., presented a check for $20,000 to the Pentagon Memorial Fund today during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Jim Laychak (right), the president and chairman of the Pentagon Memorial Fund’s board of directors, helps hold an over-sized donation check presented to him by Candace Rotruck (seated), the principal at J.W. Alvey Elementary School, April 27, at the Pentagon. As this year’s service project, the school’s students held a walk-a-thon that raised $20,000 for the Pentagon Memorial Fund. Photo...
  • Physicist needs $20,000 for time-travel experiment

    04/09/2007 12:40:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 87 replies · 2,357+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/8/07 | Tom Paulson
    Without funding, lab space will be lostThe Seattle scientist who wants to test a controversial prediction from quantum theory that says light particles can go backward in time is, himself, running out of time. It's not a wormhole or warp in the space-time continuum. The problem is more mundane -- a black hole in the time-and-money continuum spawned by today's increasingly risk-averse, "performance-based" approach to funding research. "I guess you could say we're now living on borrowed time," wryly joked John Cramer, a physicist at the University of Washington. "All we need to keep going is maybe $20,000, but nobody...
  • Revealed: The Runners Of 20,000BC

    12/21/2005 10:49:12 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 928+ views
    SMH ^ | 12-22-2005 | Deborah Smith
    Revealed: the runners of 20,000BC Email Print Normal font Large font By Deborah Smith Science Editor December 22, 2005 Steps back in time … the prints in Mungo National Park. Photo: Michael Amendolia, with traditional landowners' permission HUNDREDS of human footprints dating back to about 20,000BC - the oldest in Australia and the largest collection of its kind in the world - have been discovered in Mungo National Park in western NSW. They were left by children, adolescents and adults at the height of the last ice age as they ran and walked across a moist clay area near the...
  • New Substation Improves Service for 20,000 in Babil

    10/21/2005 5:18:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 21,2005 | unattributed
    The construction work also benefitted the local economy, with 80 to 140 Iraqis working at the site each week. By U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2005 — A new $4.9 million electrical substation will provide approximately 20,000 Iraqis in the southwestern portion of Babil an increase in power reliability. The substation, completed in early October, replaces an existing facility. Local Iraqis performed the labor that included design and construction of a 33/11 kilovolt switch-gear building, a guard house and installation of two transformers and new switch gear equipment. The local Iraqi economy benefited...
  • 2003 heatwave killed 20,000 in Italy

    06/27/2005 6:21:59 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 10 replies · 444+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jun 27 8:45 AM | AFP
    The heatwave that hit much of Europe in 2003 killed almost 20,000 people throughout Italy, more than double the previous official estimate of the toll and taking it above that recorded in neighbouring France. The report by the Istat institute found that 20,000 more people died in the country between July and September 2003 than in the same period of the previous year. The 2003 heatwave killed an estimated 15,000 mostly elderly people in France, causing a political shockwave in a country that prides itself on its public health system. The previous official estimate of the number of deaths in...
  • Australia To Let In Extra 20,000 Immigrants

    04/14/2005 5:43:36 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 553+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-15-2005 | Nick Squires
    Australia to let in extra 20,000 immigrants By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 15/04/2005) Australia will accept an extra 20,000 skilled immigrants next year, it announced yesterday, which is good news for Britons planning to make a new life there. Changes to the highly popular working holiday visa scheme will also make it easier for backpackers to double their stay to two years. The moves are part of a campaign to tackle a chronic shortage of skilled workers such as plumbers, lorry drivers, doctors and hairdressers. Mechanics, boilermakers, pharmacists, accountants and pastry chefs are also needed. John Howard, the prime...
  • CALIPARI: JOINT USA-ITALY INQUEST ANNOUNCED

    03/08/2005 12:02:17 PM PST · by familyop · 15 replies · 780+ views
    AGI ^ | 08MAR05 | AGI
    (AGI) - Baghdad, Iraq, March 8 - The commander of the USA troops in Iraq, General George Casey, announced that a joint Italian-American inquest commission would be created to investigate the shooting during which Nicola Calipari was killed. The investigation will last 3-4 weeks and will be coordinated by General Peter Vangjel, the commander of the 18th air transport corp which has been in Iraq for some time working in anti-terrorism operations. This inquest is in addition to the initial investigation and will be conducted by the multi-national corp in Baghdad. A USA press release said: "The command is working...
  • Swazi king defies IMF and picks beauty, 16, as 13th wife

    09/06/2004 6:08:44 PM PDT · by aculeus · 44 replies · 2,486+ views
    The Daily Telegraph [UK] ^ | September 7, 2004 | Christopher Munnion in Johannesburg
    King Mswati of Swaziland has chosen a 16-year-old beauty queen to be his 13th wife after the annual reed dance ritual in which 20,000 bare-breasted maidens perform in his honour, hoping to catch his eye. The maiden, a finalist in the Miss Teenage Swaziland competition, was whisked off for the much more modern routine of an Aids test - 40 per cent of the country's population are HIV positive - before being taken to the heavily protected seclusion of a royal guest house. The news was greeted without enthusiasm by most of the mountain kingdom's people, who are becoming increasingly...
  • Russia Accused Of Killing 20,000 Chechen Civilians

    11/15/2002 2:46:46 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies · 370+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11-15-2002
    Russia accused of killing 20,000 chechen civilians European human rights groups claim Russian forces have killed up to 20,000 Chechen civilians over the past three years. The non-governmental organisations believe Russia deliberately targets civilians in its campaign against separatist rebels. Russian president Vladimir Putin says the rebels are terrorists and likens Russia's campaign against them to President George Bush's "war on terror." Though Russia agreed to a ceasefire with the rebels in the mid 1990s, they resumed fighting in Chechnya in 1999, after rebels were blamed for several bombings and attacks in the region. Present at a conference over the...