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  • Geology Pictures of the Week, November 13-19, 2005: Lawns in America, and Lake Pinatubo

    11/16/2005 8:44:17 AM PST · by cogitator · 13 replies · 812+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory/Bertrand Website ^ | NASA/Yann-Arthus Bertrand
    NASA Earth Observatory has this neat graph of the lawn area in the United States. It's a very close match to the "night light" image made a couple of years ago. I linked the little picture below to the bigger one (which is only 380 K). Click on the link for the accompanying article. Yann-Arthus Bertrand took this impressive photograph of the "crater lake" inside the caldera from the Pinatubo eruption of 1991:
  • Paris-Area Riots Gain Dangerous Momentum (Eighth Night)

    11/03/2005 8:14:07 PM PST · by blam · 123 replies · 2,981+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 11-4-2005 | Jamey Keaten
    Paris-Area Riots Gain Dangerous Momentum Friday November 4, 2005 3:46 AM By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer AULNAY-SOUS-BOIS, France (AP) - A week of riots in poor neighborhoods outside Paris gained dangerous new momentum Thursday, with youths shooting at police and firefighters and attacking trains and symbols of the French state. Facing mounting criticism, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed to restore order as the violence that erupted Oct. 27 spread to at least 20 towns, highlighting the frustration simmering in housing projects that are home to many North African immigrants. Unrest flared for an eighth straight night Thursday, though...
  • Joint U.S.-Afghan Patrol Combs Zormat Area

    10/06/2005 5:15:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 6, 2005 | Army Sgt. Chuck D. Meseke
    U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph P. Hebert, a paratrooper with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, searches a house in Zormat, Afghanistan, during Operation Nijmegan , Sept. 12, 2005. Operation Nijmegan was a joint operation conducted by Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. Army paratroopers from 2nd Battalion. U.S. Army photo Joint U.S.-Afghan Patrol Combs Zormat Area Operation Nijmegan kicked off with a search of a village suspected to be housing an enemy organizer and ended with distribution of humanitarian assistance items. By U.S. Army Sgt. Chuck D. Meseke Combined Task Force Devil ZORMAT, Afghanistan, Oct. 6, 2005...
  • U.S. Assails Syria As Area Troublemaker

    09/16/2005 8:18:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 458+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/16/05 | William C. Mann - ap
    WASHINGTON - In a spirited attack, the State Department's spokesman on Friday accused Syria of making trouble not only for Iraq, by allowing foreign fighters to infiltrate the country, but also for Lebanon and the Palestinians. "Syria, more and more, is being recognized as a destabilizing element in the region," Adam Ereli said Friday. "It's not just about Iraq; it's about Iraq, it's about Lebanon, it's about the Palestinian Authority. Because there's a connection between Syria and terrorism and murder and mayhem in each of these three different areas." Syrian President Bashar Assad's government insists it is doing what it...
  • Area firefighters going to Louisiana (from Tucson)

    09/03/2005 12:38:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 243+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | Alexis Huicochea
    The Tucson Fire Department and Golder Ranch Fire District will be deploying firefighters to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, officials said. Four Golder Ranch firefighters were the first to be sent out this morning at 6, said Battalion Chief John Sullivan. Tucson Fire will follow with six firefighters next week, according to spokesman Capt. Paul McDonough. Both agencies are responding to a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is asking city fire departments to send a total of 1,000 two-person teams. Golder Ranch will be providing medical attention as well as canvassing areas to assist people who have...
  • Tucson-area firefighters to answer FEMA's call

    09/03/2005 12:29:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 224+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | Alexis Huicochea
    The Tucson Fire Department and Golder Ranch Fire District will be deploying firefighters to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina, officials said. Four Golder Ranch firefighters were the first to be sent out this morning at 6, said Battalion Chief John Sullivan. Tucson Fire will follow with six firefighters next week, according to spokesman Capt. Paul McDonough. Both agencies are responding to a request from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is asking city fire departments to send a total of 1,000 two-person teams. Golder Ranch will be providing medical attention as well as canvassing areas to assist people who have...
  • Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Tombstone area hurricane relief efforts.

    09/03/2005 12:21:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 226+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 3, 2005 | unattributed
    Mall at Sierra Vista The Mall at Sierra Vista is teaming up with the American Red Cross to help raise fund for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Starting Monday, the mall will display free-standing donation sites with remittance envelopes for shoppers wanting to donate to the Red Cross. Shoppers can then mail their contributions to the Red Cross. "Our hearts go out to all of the people affected by this disaster," said Diana Coleman, the mall property manager. "As a business and community partner in the areas being impacted, we want to offer our support in any way we can." The...
  • Where is bin Laden?

    08/06/2005 2:23:46 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 71 replies · 2,226+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 6, 2005 | By Paul L. Williams
    Where in the world is Osama bin Laden? Let's face it. He shouldn't be hard to find, especially from a Predator, an aerial reconnaissance vehicle that can read the minute hand of a wristwatch from an altitude of 26,000 feet. Bin Laden is very tall – slightly over 6'6" – and incredibly thin, less than 150 pounds. He wears shalwart kameez – the loose-fitting tunics and baggy pants of al-Qaida and Taliban soldiers – and, when the weather is cold, he dons a camouflage jacket. Although he was born in 1957 and far from retirement age, the al-Qaida chieftain appears...
  • CA: Law enforcement operation targets immigrant smuggling in LA area

    06/30/2005 10:26:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 366+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/30/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents arrested suspects in an operation targeting an immigrant smuggling ring Thursday night, officials said. The operation was carried out in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Anaheim and other cities by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and local law enforcement, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. More than three dozen search warrants were served. It was unclear how many arrests were made in the operation, which began Thursday evening, Mrozek said. A second law enforcement operation was under way in San Francisco in a...
  • Illegal Alien Gang Members Nailed by Feds, Local Cops - (is the gov't finally listening to us?)

    06/09/2005 9:26:15 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 964+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 10, 2005 | JIM KOURI, CPP
    Feds and local cops in New York nabbed almost a hundred illegal aliens who are suspected of participating in gang activities that include violent offenses, drug trafficking, prostitution and sex crimes. A joint criminal investigation in the New York City metropolitan area has resulted in the arrest of 95 criminal alien gang members, all of whom now face removal from the United States. The arrests are the culmination of a joint four-month investigation conducted by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, the New York City Department of Probation, Yonkers, NY Police Department officers and other local law enforcement agencies that...
  • Vet is shepherding war-dog honor (Vietnam vet wants to create monument to dogs used in combat)

    04/15/2005 5:16:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 114 replies · 1,433+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 3/31/05 | Mike McPhee
    Vet is shepherding war-dog honor By Mike McPhee Denver Post Staff Writer Thursday, March 31, 2005 A Vietnam War veteran and Denver-area native is on a mission to create a national monument in Washington, D.C., to the dogs that soldiers used in combat. John Burnam, who served two tours of duty as a war-dog handler in Vietnam during the 1960s, presented his case Wednesday to the Colorado legislature, which passed a resolution supporting his efforts. More than 4,000 dogs, mostly shepherds, were used in Vietnam for scouting, finding hidden explosives and tracking. Most died in Vietnam, with only about 250...
  • Exploiting the Koran to Terrorize

    12/14/2004 8:13:38 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies · 1,070+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | December 14, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Counterterrorism efforts got a major boost last week when an American district court found three Muslim organizations and one individual, mostly based in the Chicago area, guilty of funding Hamas and fined them an astonishing US$156 million.The four were found liable for their roles in the murder of an American teenager, David Boim, on May 13, 1996, when he was shot by Hamas operatives as he waited for a bus near Jerusalem. This case is important in itself, providing some measure of justice and relief for the Boim family. Beyond that, it helps fight terrorism in four ways.First, it validates...
  • (President) Bush Signs Bill for Nev. Wilderness Area

    12/01/2004 8:26:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 404+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/1/04 | Scott Sonner - AP
    RENO, Nev. - President Bush (news - web sites) has signed into law a measure creating what conservationists say will be the largest piece of federally protected wilderness in Nevada — an area about half the size of the state of Delaware. The measure is seen as a compromise between environmentalists and developers who want to tap more water for the Las Vegas area. It creates 14 wilderness areas measuring a total of about 1,200 square miles, but also establishes a utility corridor that would allow authorities to build a pipeline to tap into groundwater in the region. Officials want...
  • Democratic Convention Media Area Not Ready (fails inspection, changes will cost $300k)

    07/10/2004 7:45:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies · 717+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/09/04 | JENNIFER PETER
    Democratic Convention Media Area Not Ready Fri Jul 9,11:12 PM ET By JENNIFER PETER, Associated Press Writer BOSTON - A pavilion for working news organizations at the Democratic National Convention is not up to city codes and requires about $300,000 worth of work just two weeks before the event begins. "The building is not ready to be occupied," Lt. Richard Powers, a member of the fire department's public information office, said Friday. "They have certain standards which they haven't met." The pavilion is next to the FleetCenter sports arena, site of the convention. Several news organizations, including The Associated Press,...
  • USA's Built-Up Surfaces Equal Ohio In Area

    06/16/2004 3:36:08 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 291+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-15-2004 | AGU
    Source: American Geophysical Union Date: 2004-06-15 USA's Built-up Surfaces Equal Ohio In Area WASHINGTON - If all the highways, streets, buildings, parking lots and other solid structures in the 48 contiguous United States were pieced together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, they would almost cover the state of Ohio. That is the result of a study by Christopher Elvidge of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, who along with colleagues from several universities and agencies produced the first national map and inventory of impervious surface areas (ISA) in the United States. As calculated...
  • Marseille Declared Disaster Area

    12/03/2003 5:13:17 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 128+ views
    Marseille declared disaster area Local roads are described as "death traps" Five people have died as torrential rain and high winds brought serious flooding to south-eastern France. Forecasters warned of further downpours, as the floods blocked roads, disrupted rail services and forced more than 9,000 people to flee their homes. France's second-biggest city Marseille was declared a disaster area. After visiting the worst-affected area, French President Jacques Chirac said the victims could count on the solidarity of the rest of the nation. The French Government announced it was giving 12 million euros ($14m) in initial emergency fund for the region....
  • Israel's Move Will Explode Entire Area, Says New PM

    09/11/2003 4:57:57 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 197+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 9-12-2003 | Donald Mcinyre
    Israel's move will explode entire area, says new PM By Donald Macinyre in Jerusalem 12 September 2003 Palestinian leaders reacted with anger last night to the Israeli security cabinet's decision, in principle, to expel Yasser Arafat from his headquarters in Ramallah. As the Palestinian Authority President told a crowd of supporters outside his Maqata site that they were the people who could stop the Israelis fulfilling the threat, Ahmed Qureia, the incoming Palestinian prime minister, said the decision was "crazy". Despite doubts ­ even among some Israeli government officials ­ over whether the decision would be enforced, the threat introduces...
  • Some area schools have specific policies on hazing

    08/16/2003 12:59:57 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 360+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 8.15.03 | SUE LOWE
    When Nan Tulchinsky was a freshman in high school, she was the victim of harassment by upperclassmen at her Jackson, Mich., high school. She doesn't remember what she was told to do, but she remembers that she said "no" and walked away. "It happened in 1956 and I still remember it," Tulchinsky said. So as director of athletics for the South Bend Community School Corp., she's pretty sensitive to any harassment or hazing by upperclassmen. "We don't tolerate that at all," she said. "Respect for each other is the most important thing we teach." Tulchinsky frets about "what it can...
  • Marriage: a gray area for gay couples

    08/15/2003 7:04:42 AM PDT · by bedolido · 22 replies · 302+ views
    King5 News ^ | 08/15/03 | ELLEN LIANG
    SEATTLE - Now that Barbara and Heather Rhoads-Weaver of Seattle have taken advantage of Canada's new gay marriage law by tying the knot in Victoria, B.C., they have some legal questions to ponder. For instance, should they fill out their tax forms as single or married? When Barbara begins clerking for a Wash. State Supreme Court justice, how will she check her marital status on the human resources forms? "How do we truthfully fill out forms so we don't get penalized as trying to defraud the government?" she asks. The couple have no doubt in their own minds that they...
  • Area Sites Used To Dispute Clovis/Extinction Link

    03/29/2003 5:00:52 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 491+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 3-29-2003 | Mike Stark
    Area sites used to dispute Clovis/extinction link By MIKE STARK Gazette Wyoming Bureau It's time to stop pointing an accusatory finger at some of the earliest people in North America, researchers say. For decades, the Clovis people have been blamed for exterminating as many as 35 types of animals more than 11,000 years ago, including mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed cats, camels and other mammals that roamed the continent during the Pleistocene era. A study published this month in the Journal of World Prehistory says there's no evidence that the Clovis people hunted big-game animals into extinction. "There's just absolutely no support...