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  • Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Continues Fight Against Closure

    10/22/2013 3:34:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    SF Appeal ^ | Julie Cheever
    As promised, the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. appealed to an expanded panel of a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow it to keep operating at Point Reyes National Seashore. The oyster farm and owner Kevin Lunny asked an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision in which a smaller panel of the court ruled against the company by a 2 to 1 vote in September. In that ruling, the smaller panel upheld a federal trial judge’s denial of a preliminary injunction that would have allowed the oyster harvesting to continue...
  • Bounce continues in new swing-state polling

    10/11/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Plenty of new swing-state polling this morning, and almost all of it looks bad for Barack Obama. Business Insider looks at NBC/Marist and CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac polling and concludes, “President Barack Obama has lost his advantage across the electoral map.” Let’s start with the NBC take on their swing-state polling: Romney saw his largest gain in Virginia, where he now edges the president 48 percent to 47 percent, a 3-point reversal from last week’s poll, released the day of the first presidential debate. The spread is within the poll’s margin of error. In Florida, before the debate, it was a 1-point race...
  • July 2012 Ratings: CNN Continues to Struggle (Down another 20% in past year)

    08/01/2012 8:35:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    TV Newser ^ | July 31, 2012 | Merrill Knox
    CNN was down double digits across the board in July. Compared to July 2011, the network is -20% in Total Viewers and -23% in A25-54 in Total Day. In primetime, CNN is down -23% in Total Viewers and -26% in the demographic. [Snip] Compared to the July 2011, Erin Burnett‘s 7pm hour — home last year to “John King USA” — is down -21% in both Total Viewers and younger viewers. “Piers Morgan Tonight” is down -18% in Total Viewers and -24% in A25-54 viewers. The 10pm edition of “Anderson Cooper 360″ is down -34% in Total Viewers and...
  • Economic Storm Continues: Bernanke Says ‘Recovery Even Weaker Than We Had Thought’

    08/30/2011 9:01:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/30/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyo., yesterday at an economic symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the economic recovery in the United States had proved to be “even weaker” than the Federal Open Market Committee had originally thought it was. Bernanke also reiterated that the committee had recently lowered its expectations for economic growth in the coming quarters. “[I]t is clear that the recovery from the crisis has been much less robust than we had hoped,” Bernanke said. “From the latest comprehensive revisions to the national accounts as...
  • Dangerous U.S. Heat Wave Continues (33 states, Whoosh'n'ton DC currently under heat advisories)

    07/21/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    Wunderground.com ^ | 7/21/11 | Jeff Masters
    The dangerous U.S. heat wave of July 2011 will continue to bring another day of exceptionally humid heat to over 100 million Americans today, with 33 states plus the District of Columbia currently under heat advisories. The heat index--how hot the air feels when factoring in both the temperature and the humidity--exceeded 100° in twenty states in the Central and Eastern U.S. on Wednesday, peaking at 123° in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At least 22 deaths are being blamed on the heat in the Midwest. The extreme humidity that has accompanied this heat has made it a very dangerous one, since...
  • Clash for America’s soul continues apace

    03/25/2011 4:47:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/25/11 | Robert Knight
    Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans’ dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging. The left is lobbing nukes into the institution of marriage and the military. Obamacare is going forward, complete with funding for abortion and massive increases in the size of the already enormous Department of Health and Human Services. Defunding this increasingly unpopular power grab should be in every budget bill - but it’s not. Using a combination of judicial activism, executive malfeasance and
  • Federal Workforce Continues to Grow Under Obama Budget

    02/22/2011 11:17:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 2/22/11
    Since the beginning of the last recession (December 2007) the private sector workforce has shrunk by 6.6% while shedding more than 7.5 million jobs. Over that same time period, the federal government workforce (excluding Census and Postal workers) has grown by 11.7% while adding 230,000 jobs. This trend has continued throughout the Obama Administration. Since President Barack Obama was sworn into office, the private sector workforce has shrunk by 2.6% while shedding 2.9 million jobs while the federal workforce (excluding Census and Postal workers) has grown by 7% while adding more than 144,000 jobs.
  • Chicago Population Sinks to 1920 Level

    02/16/2011 7:49:14 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    wsj ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2011 | KEVIN HELLIKER
    A larger-than-expected exodus over the past 10 years reduced the population of Chicago to a level not seen in nearly a century. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that during the decade ended in 2010, Chicago's population fell 6.9% to 2,695,598 people, fewer than the 2.7 million reported back in 1920. Blacks remain the most-populous race in Chicago, Mr. Frey said, while the number of whites fell during the decade by about 52,000 to just under 855,000 and Hispanics' ranks rose by about 25,000 to just below 780,000. The population of Cook County, which is dominated by the city of...
  • Chicago Population Sinks to 1920 Level to 2,695,598 a 6.9% decline from 2000 to 2010

    02/16/2011 9:02:41 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 16, 2011 | KEVIN HELLIKER
    CHICAGO—A larger-than-expected exodus over the past 10 years reduced the population of Chicago to a level not seen in nearly a century. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that during the decade ended in 2010, Chicago's population fell 6.9% to 2,695,598 people, fewer than the 2.7 million reported back in 1920. Chicago's Exodus View Interactive ..After peaking at 3.62 million people in 1950, Chicago underwent a half century of decline that ended only when the 1990s boom years produced a small gain in the 2000 count. At that time, the city loudly celebrated its comeback. But the recent recession accelerated...
  • ABC News Continues Lobby Effort for ObamaCare

    01/01/2011 7:43:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    big journalism ^ | 1/1/2011 | Larry O'Connor
    ABC News continues to behave like they are working hand-in-hand with the Obama Administrations’ health care take-over message machine. The latest effort came from ABC News Political Director Amy Walter as she offered a harsh warning to Republicans: Don’t mess with ObamaCare (video below). In 2009, ABC News reporter Linda Douglass was named the Director of Communications for the White House Office of Health Reform. Her infamous warning against mis-information from the right about ObamaCare with her plea for Americans to report their fellow citizens who spread the conservative message on the health care legislation to “Flag@WhiteHouse.gov” got most of...
  • Face of Defense: Wounded Warrior Continues to Lead

    10/26/2009 5:05:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    BAUMHOLDER, Germany, Oct. 26, 2009 – The noncommissioned officer corps often is considered the backbone of the Army, but defining what it means to be a part of that brotherhood is not as easy as it sounds. A wounded warrior now serving in the plans, training, mobilization and security directorate at the U.S. Army garrison here believes that attaining NCO status does not automatically make a soldier a leader. Army Sgt. 1st Class Chris Edwards, a wounded warrior, chose to remain on active duty and continues to lead soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Ignacio...
  • Darfur genocide continues: ICC prosecutor

    12/03/2008 8:28:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 514+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/08 | AFP
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Sudan's government is still supporting genocide in Darfur, including through rape and holding up humanitarian aid, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said Wednesday. "Genocide continues," Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the UN Security Council, accusing Sudan of refusing to cooperate with the court. "Rapes in and around the (refugee) camps continue. Humanitarian assistance is still hindered. More than 5,000 displaced persons die each month," he said. Moreno-Ocampo urged the 15 Security Council member nations to be prepared for the possibility of an ICC-issued warrant for the arrest of Sudan's President Omar al-Beshir. In July Moreno-Ocampo asked the ICC...
  • Fallujah Security Continues to Improve

    06/28/2008 4:56:55 AM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies · 114+ views
    Combined News Archive MNF-Iraq ^ | Sunday, 22 June 2008 | By Cpl. Chris T. Mann
    FALLUJAH — Marines geared for war walk in tactical columns through the once mean streets of Fallujah, ready for what may lay around the next corner. “Mister, mister shokalata! Shokalata!”shout exuberant children from a crowded neighborhood as Marines and Iraqi police pass out candy. Marines with Company B, Police Transition Team 8, Regimental Combat Team 1, have been working diligently over the past few months to help train Iraqi police to take over their respective areas and become self-supportive in day-to-day operations in the city. Recent increases in the number of Iraqi police have drastically subdued the violence in the...
  • Progress Continues on Many Fronts in Iraq’s Anbar Province

    08/03/2007 6:20:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 257+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2007 – Stabilizing Iraqi communities is the way forward in combating the insurgency in Iraq, the commander of coalition efforts in Ramadi said today. (Video) Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, Army Col. John Charlton, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, said counterinsurgencies are fought and won “neighborhood by neighborhood, with the focus on protecting the population and improving conditions in the community.” Charlton commands a true joint and combined force in central Anbar province. His brigade combat team consists of about 6,000 Army, Marine,...
  • Military, economic progress continues, officials say

    08/02/2007 5:18:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 288+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Matthew McLaughlin
    BAGHDAD — Military officials discussed current efforts in Iraq at the Combined Press Information Center Wednesday. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman; Paul Brinkley, deputy undersecretary of defense for business transformation, and Philip Reeker, counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, discussed economic and political efforts underway to assist the government of Iraq. Bergner opened the conference by talking about the building “tactical momentum” in the sixth week of the surge. Operations from Iraqi and Coalition forces made progress in a number of fronts, he said. “We continue to target the networks and...
  • Parish Divide Continues

    07/19/2007 2:57:57 PM PDT · by ABN 505 · 20 replies · 480+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 19 2007 | Don Stacom
    BRISTOL - Trinity Episcopal Church could be called a house divided: Its defrocked pastor led a heavily attended prayer and song service at the church Wednesday night, while Episcopal Bishop Andrew Smith tried to muster parishioners to meet with a new pastor at a church in Plainville. Smith promoted his meeting in a letter to parishioners last week as a way to discuss the dispute between Trinity and the Episcopal Diocese and "begin to identify new leadership for the parish so that we can move forward in our life in Christ within the doctrine, discipline and worship of The Episcopal...
  • Operation Phantom Thunder Proceeds in Iraq; Afghan Progress Continues

    07/03/2007 6:24:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 234+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 3, 2007 – Operation Phantom Thunder enters its third week with coalition forces operating in and around Baghdad, Diyala province and Anbar province, in Iraq, a Joint Staff spokesman said here today. Army Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins also said that the Taliban has not been able to launch a serious challenge to NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Wiggins said U.S. servicemembers are experiencing a tough fight against a fanatical enemy, but they are making progress against the terrorists. The fighting against al Qaeda and Shiia militias in Iraq is in areas where such groups long have...
  • Steady Progress Continues Despite Challenges in Iraq, General Says

    05/03/2007 9:59:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 173+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, May 3, 2007 – Though they face daily challenges that will continue, U.S. forces remain dedicated to the fight in Iraq and are making steady progress, the deputy director for operations on the Joint Staff said here today. Three of the five additional combat brigades slated for the Baghdad security plan have arrived and are operating with Iraqi security forces, Army Brig. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins told Pentagon reporters in a news conference. “We are seeing early indications of steady progress. It’s not often flashy, but it’s the sort of progress that can make a difference over time,”...
  • Progress Continues Despite ‘Spectacular’ Attacks, General Says

    04/27/2007 5:17:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 198+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 27, 2007 – Progress continues in Iraq despite headline-grabbing enemy attacks, a top U.S. general in Iraq said yesterday. “There’s some areas that we need to work a little bit harder at,” Army Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott said of the Baghdad surge strategy. He pointed to vehicle-bombs as a primary area of concern. Scott, deputy chief of staff for strategic effects for Multinational Force Iraq, told online journalists in a conference call that while there has been a slight increase in the number of “spectacular” car-bomb attacks around Baghdad, there has also been positive movement as a...
  • Progress Continues in Iraq Despite Sensational Attacks, Petraeus Says

    04/26/2007 5:41:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 176+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, April 26, 2007 – Sensational car bomb attacks staged by al Qaeda in Iraq may grab headlines, but coalition and Iraqi forces are making real progress on the ground and steadily achieving significant successes, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq told reporters here today. “The situation is, in short, exceedingly challenging, though … there has been progress in several areas in recent months despite the sensational attacks by al Qaeda, which have, of course, been significant blows to our effort and which cause psychological damage that is typically even greater than their physical damage,” Army Gen. David...
  • Joint Effort Continues at Jalalabad

    04/16/2007 6:08:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Daniel M. Rangel
    JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 16, 2007 — A new provincial reconstruction team comprised of active-duty airmen, Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers assumed its role in Nangarhar during a transfer of authority ceremony April 12 at the PRT compound in Jalalabad. Air Force Lt. Col. Gordon Phillips assumed command from Air Force Lt. Col. Dave Naisbitt during a ceremony attended by a mass formation of incoming and outgoing soldiers and airmen. Naisbitt praised the efforts of his own organization and expressed confidence in the incoming team. “The people standing here are better trained then we were, better equipped than we...
  • Search for Missing U.S. Soldier Continues in Baghdad

    10/24/2006 5:23:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 255+ views
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 24, 2006 – Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers are searching for U.S. soldier missing since yesterday evening. Officials have not released the soldier’s name. Soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, along with the Iraqi National Police, mounted an intensive effort to locate the soldier by using all means available, including attack aviation elements and unmanned aerial vehicles. “We will leverage all available coalition resources to find this soldier,” Army Maj. Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of Multinational Division Baghdad, said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his...
  • Search for Missing Air Force Officer Continues in Kyrgyzstan

    09/06/2006 6:31:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 1,114+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- U.S. Air Force special investigators and Kyrgyz authorities are continuing search efforts to locate an Air Force officer missing since Sept 5, officials said. Maj. Jill Metzger, personnel chief at the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, was last seen by a group of her coworkers at the Zum shopping center in the capital city of Bishkek. “We will not rest until we find Major Metzger,” said Col. Joel “Scott” Reese, the wing’s commander. “She is an extremely valuable member of our warfighting team, and we are doing everything in our power to locate and return her...
  • Afghan Reconstruction Cooperation Continues

    08/15/2006 6:18:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 152+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 – Coalition forces and the U.S. Agency for International Development continue to work together to bring reconstruction and economic development to the people of Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said. “Together with Afghan national security forces and the coalition, USAID is working with the government of Afghanistan to build a safe, free and prosperous future, at peace with its neighbors and a friend to freedom around the world,” Army Col. Thomas Collins, a coalition spokesman, said. Since the spring, coalition forces and USAID have combined to contribute more than $40 million in reconstruction aid to the...
  • Club for Growth Continues to Undermine GOP Majority (.. a Loss For Reagan Republicans Everywhere)

    08/09/2006 9:41:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 1,612+ views
    (Washington, DC) – “Nancy Pelosi should make sure that Pat Toomey is on her Christmas card list. Once again, Toomey and the folks at the Club for Growth are doing Pelosi’s work for her by undermining the GOP majority,” said Sarah Chamberlain Resnick, head of the RMSP PAC. “The Club for Growth’s vicious and deceptive campaign against Congressman Joe Schwarz shows just how far the Club will go to destroy our party. Congressman Schwarz’s loss tonight is a loss for Reagan Republicans everywhere.” “During the campaign, Tim Walberg and his backers at the Club for Growth worked hard to hide...
  • Old Testament Dispute Continues

    08/05/2006 12:35:23 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,346+ views
    Decaur Daily ^ | Richard N Ostling
    Old Testament dispute continuesWas King David Judaism's King Arthur? By Richard N. Ostling AP Religion WriterAP Photo/Biblical Archaeology Review by Thomas E. Levy American archaeologist/educator Nelson Glueck's suggestions that a gate lay buried at the entrance to the Iron Age fortress of Khirbat en-Nahas were recently realized when archaeologists discovered a four-chamber gate (only two have been excavated). Radiocarbon dating fixed the date of its construction to the 10th century. Some scholars are busily debunking the Bible's account of the great King David, asking: Was he really all that great? Was he largely legendary, Judaism's version of Britain's legendary King...
  • DoD Continues Lebanon Evacuation, Delivers Humanitarian Aid

    07/25/2006 4:29:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 190+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 25, 2006 – The Defense Department evacuated 957 U.S. citizens from Lebanon to Cyprus yesterday aboard the contracted cruise ship Orient Queen, bringing the total to 12,870 since the crisis in Lebanon began July 16, DoD officials said today. Also, DoD airlifted the first humanitarian supplies promised to those in the war-torn country, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Three helicopters delivered three kits of medical supplies to Red Cross personnel. Each of the three medical kits has enough medicine and supplies to meet the needs of 10,000 people for three months. Seven other kits have arrived in Cyprus...
  • Afghan Development Continues Amid Violent Attacks

    07/23/2006 6:19:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Coalition forces rebuild mosque, provide medical care to villagers. WASHINGTON, July 23, 2006 — Coalition forces continue to aid and develop Afghanistan, even as they fight back terrorist extremists who are determined to stop progress, U.S. military officials reported today. Aid and reconstruction efforts include a rebuilt mosque in the Paktya province and medical and humanitarian aid to hundreds of Afghan villagers in the Kandahar province, said Combined Forces Command spokesman Army Col. Thomas Collins. " Coalition forces are not now and will not ever be dissuaded from their mission of building a free, secure, and independent Afghanistan. " Maj....
  • Rocket Hits Kandahar Airfield; Enemy Continues to Target Civilians

    07/02/2006 12:54:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 343+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 2, 2006 – An investigation continues today into a June 30 rocket attack on Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan that injured 10 people, military officials reported, while extremists continue to target Afghan civilians. Three people were treated for their injuries and were released, officials said. Six people were reported to be in stable condition, and one person was in serious condition at the base hospital, officials said. "Taliban extremists employ rockets in a manner that makes them highly erratic and inaccurate," said Army Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, Combined Joint Task Force 76 spokesman. "Unfortunately, this time a rocket...
  • Military Continues Investigation to Find Killers of U.S. Soldiers

    06/27/2006 4:32:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 388+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2006 – The U.S. military is conducting an aggressive investigation to find those responsible for the deaths this month of three U.S. soldiers - one of whom died in an initial attack on the checkpoint the soldiers were manning, and two of whom were found dead four days later not far from the checkpoint, a top general in Iraq said today. The attack occurred June 16 at a traffic control checkpoint about 30 kilometers southwest of Baghdad. Army Spc. David J. Babineau, 25, was killed in the attack, and Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca and Army Pfc. Thomas...
  • Bus Bombing Kills Afghans; Operation Mountain Thrust Continues

    06/15/2006 4:33:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 15, 2006 – A bus bombing in Afghanistan killed several passengers this morning, and Operation Mountain Thrust continues in the southern portion of the country, military officials said. A bus exploded near the intersection of highways 1 and 4 in Kandahar City at about 8 a.m. today. The explosion, caused by a bomb on the bus, killed seven and injured 17. It was believed to be a deliberate attack against Afghan civilians. Afghan national security forces and coalition forces have responded by assisting with the evacuation of casualties to the Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar City. "This is a...
  • Work Continues to Restore Iraqi Marshlands (Saddam Drained to Control the People there)

    06/07/2006 4:46:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. James Sherrill
    A Marsh Arab woman carries goods back to her house in North Basra, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. James Sherrill Work Continues to Restore Iraqi Marshlands As the marshes begin to fill with water again, the displaced people are beginning to move back to their ancient homeland and way of life. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Sherrill124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BASRA, Iraq, June 7, 2006 -- The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources inherited what it calls one of the world's greatest environmental catastrophes from the former regime - the parched Mesopotamian marshes in southern Iraq....
  • NATO Continues to Shed Cold War Mentality, General Says

    05/26/2006 7:38:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, May 26, 2006 – NATO is in the process of transforming itself to meet asymmetric threats that did not exist during the Cold War, the alliance's supreme allied commander in Europe said here yesterday. "With the demise of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world changed a little bit, and for a few years we looked around at each other and people were saying, 'Well, what do we do now?'" U.S. Marine Gen. James L. Jones said at the National Press Club. "And what we decided to do ... is to transform this alliance and...
  • Soldier Continues Legacy of Raising Money for Breast Cancer

    05/12/2006 3:12:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 250+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 11, 2006 | Sgt. Michael J. Taylor
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 11, 2006 – Losing a loved one to cancer is a hardship for anyone who goes through it, but one soldier deployed to Afghanistan learned how to turn his pain into motivation. Army 1st Lt. Michael G. Clark, Task Force Muleskinner air movement officer, does routine stretches here prior to his three-mile training run for the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. Clark and his family have been volunteering time to raise money for the race since 2001. Photo by Sgt. Michael J. Taylor, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Komen Pittsburgh...
  • V Corps continues success in Iraq

    05/09/2006 6:58:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 241+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. James P. Hunter
    V Corps continues success in Iraq By Spc. James P. Hunter Polish Army Warrant Officer 4th Class Jardseaw Krysinski (right) of the Military Training Team, Multi-National Division - Central South at Camp Echo, Diwaniyah, Iraq, uses lines of dirt and bricks as a map to explain an exercise while training 8th Iraqi Army Division Soldiers on proper cordon and search procedures last month.Senior Airman Jason T. Bailey CAMP VICTORY, Iraq (Army News Service, May 8, 2006) – Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom more than three years ago, coalition forces have thwarted the regime of Saddam Hussein, battled a...
  • Successes Continue in Afghanistan Operations

    04/30/2006 11:14:22 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 196+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2006 – Coalition and Afghan forces have found many weapons caches, taken suspected insurgents into custody, and provided medical care to civilians in recent operations in Afghanistan. Successes continue in the Afghan government's "Peace through Strength" program, designed to encourage reconciliation with legitimate authorities. The program allows Afghans to reconcile with provincial and national authorities at any time by turning in illicit arms and pledging allegiance to the legitimate Afghan government. In return, the Afghans become eligible for allied employment and assistance programs. Sixteen local nationals turned in a variety of weapons April 22. The Afghans,...
  • 'Operation Cowpens' Continues on Iraq's Jabouri Peninsula

    03/31/2006 5:25:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 294+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2006 – A coalition military operation on Iraq's Jabouri Peninsula has yielded numerous mortar and artillery rounds, weapons and ammunition, bomb-making materials, and suspected insurgents, military officials reported today. Officials said "Operation Cowpens" was planned and conducted to engage insurgents, deny them resources, and degrade their ability to make and deploy roadside bombs and otherwise engage coalition forces on the peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the Tigris River. Elements of the Fort Carson, Colo.-based 1-8 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Band of Brothers, along with 3rd Battalion, 1st...
  • Food for thought: Dining facility continues to break records

    03/29/2006 4:31:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 462+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Maj. Ann P. Knabe
    3/29/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Thirty-five tons of apples, oranges, bananas and plums, 1,600 gallons of milk, 16 tons of grilled chicken breasts and 39,040 candy bars. The list of food consumed here in one month goes on and on. “It’s an amazing operation,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Schields, 379th Expeditionary Services Squadron commander, referring to the largest food service operation in the region. “No matter how you slice and dice it, the 379th feeds more people than any other base in the theater.” On any given day, the food service flight serves 14,000 meals at the Manhattan, Independence...
  • Law firm records sought by feds (Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, investigation continues)

    03/24/2006 3:48:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 581+ views
    NOLA ^ | 3/23/06 | Bruce Alpert
    Law firm records sought by fedsJefferson's daughter once worked there Thursday, March 23, 2006 By Bruce Alpert Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- In an indication that the federal investigation of Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, is continuing, a Virginia grand jury has subpoenaed records from a law firm where one of the congressman's daughters once worked, according to sources familiar with the case. In addition, Judge T.S. Ellis III has agreed to delay sentencing for Brett Pfeffer, 37, a former Jefferson congressional aide who pleaded guilty in January to two felony charges, including aiding and abetting the solicitation of bribes. The...
  • Bird Flu: "This Thing Just Continues To March"

    03/23/2006 2:59:12 PM PST · by blam · 69 replies · 1,483+ views
    City Pages ^ | 3-22-2006 | Steve Perry
    The CP interview: Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy talks about the flu bug that could bring the world to its knees. BY STEVE PERRY3-22-2006 Scare headlines about the possibility of a deadly flu pandemic have been with us for a few years now, ever since the H5N1 bird-flu virus that first appeared in Hong Kong in 1997 resurfaced in the region in 2003. But in the past month the drumbeat of such stories has grown faster and louder: Avian Flu Arrives in Poland. Turkey. Azerbajian. Germany. Denmark. And, just last...
  • Katrina recovery continues on Gulf Coast

    03/21/2006 4:18:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 388+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Mar 20, 2006 | Dona Fair
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Army News Service, March 20, 2006) –- With some help from the Army, hundreds of thousands of residents along a stretch of the Mississippi Gulf Coast have begun a painful climb toward getting life back to the way it was before the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina. The Army Corps of Engineers has been removing debris from the Gulf Coast since the hurricane in August ripped tens of thousands of trees from their roots and everything from cars to shrimp boats rested where homes once stood. Across a four-state region, hurricanes Katrina and Rita left more than 87,000...
  • Predator Crashes in Iraq; Operation Swarmer Continues

    03/21/2006 3:29:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 744+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 21, 2006 – An unmanned aerial vehicle crashed this morning in Iraq, and combined operations continued in Salah ah Din province as part of Operation Swarmer. A pilot at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., was piloting an Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, based with the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron at Balad Air Base, Iraq, when the aircraft crashed. Army and Air Force personnel recovered the wreckage and returned it to Balad Air Base. The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAV system. Its primary mission is interdiction and armed reconnaissance. Each Predator costs about $5 million....
  • Progress Continues As Iraqi Freedom Nears Three-Year Mark

    03/16/2006 5:03:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 225+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 – Three years after a multinational force liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein's regime, steady progress continues to be made in the nation, U.S. military and embassy officials said. Coalition forces and their governments have worked to establish democracy in Iraq since forces entered Iraq on March 20, 2003. Twenty-six nations are currently supporting operations in Iraq. In all, 35 countries have contributed to the effort there, U.S. Embassy officials in Iraq said. The multinational coalition also has helped Iraq rebuild its military and police forces. In three years Iraqi security forces have gone from zero to...
  • Nine-Month Trend in Recruiting, Retention Success Continues

    03/11/2006 11:14:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 313+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Mar 10, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, March 10, 2006 – Recruiting and retention statistics released today reflect continued across-the-board success and continuation of a nine-month trend, officials said. A top Pentagon official called that a testament to hard work by recruiters and broad public respect for the military in light of the economic boom under way. "February, in recruiting, was another really solid month," said Bill Carr, deputy undersecretary of defense for military personnel policy, during an interview with the Pentagon Channel. In active-duty recruiting, the Army achieved 102 percent of its February goal, bringing more than 6,100 soldiers into the force. The Navy and...
  • Marine Continues To March Forward Despite Loss of Left Leg (MEGA TISSUE ALERT!!!)

    03/06/2006 3:59:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 636+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2006 – Cpl. Jordan S. Pierson, 22, is an unquestionably loyal and determined Marine. Despite the loss of his left leg due to combat injuries sustained in Iraq Dec. 7, Pierson is set upon returning to active duty. As first lady Laura Bush looks on, President Bush hugs Candace Pierson of Auburndale, Fla., after her son, Marine Cpl. Jordan S. Pierson, was presented the Purple Heart for injuries suffered while serving in Iraq. The ceremony took place Dec. 21, 2005, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Also in the room are Cpl. Pierson's...
  • Solid Momentum Continues in Military Recruiting, Retention

    02/10/2006 5:07:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 235+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2006 – All the military services exceeded their recruiting goals for January - a trend that's continued for eight consecutive months, Defense Department officials announced today. The January figures reflect continued recruiting successes since last June, Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, a Pentagon spokesperson, told American Forces Press Service. "These successes are helping the services build the momentum they need as they approach the springtime months, which are traditionally slower times for recruiting," she said. Recruiting typically rebounds again during the summer months, following high school graduations, Krenke noted. During January, the Army recruited 8,337 new...
  • Military Reorganization Continues After Hurricane Katrina

    02/02/2006 4:35:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 222+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2006 – Organizational changes in the military continue in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina response, the Army general who was second in command of the military's Katrina task force told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee here yesterday. "Under our new organization, you will have defense coordinating officers and their staffs located within the 10 (Federal Emergency Management Agency) regions," said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy commanding general of the 5th U.S. Army. He said having these officers permanently in place in each of FEMA's regions would allow for better preparation for future...
  • Bush: Progress Continues in Terror War, But Threat Remains

    01/24/2006 3:24:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 174+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2006 – President Bush said today he will listen to military ground commanders, not polls or focus groups, when making decisions about force levels in Iraq. The president spoke at Bramlage Coliseum, Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., to some 9,000 students, faculty, guests and soldiers from nearby Fort Riley. He then answered questions from the crowd for nearly two hours, covering a full range of issues involving the war on terror. Topics ranged from the rationale for military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq to successes already achieved and challenges still ahead. Combat operations were used as...
  • Civil affairs continues making positive difference

    01/19/2006 9:47:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Cpl. Heidi E. Loredo
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Jan. 18, 2006) -- Marines assigned to the 6th Civil Affairs Group, 2nd Marine Division, prove there is another side of the story to tell as they continue to carry out their missions to provide guidance within Al Anbar province, the largest province in Iraq. “The stories that we don’t hear enough about – the good news stories about making lives better and a nation stronger – that’s what the civil affairs Marines do every day in Iraq,” said Col. Paul Brier, commanding officer, 6th CAG. The group arrived in September to help rebuild the infrastructure and...
  • Army Continues Changing, Improving Body Armor

    01/10/2006 6:35:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 758+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2006 – The Army will continue to improve body armor issued to soldiers, and will begin manufacturing side-panel inserts to the Interceptor ballistic armor, officials said here today. The side panels, which weigh 3 pounds, will be made of the same material as the small-arms protective inserts. Army Col. Thomas Spoehr is in charge of fielding body armor. He said the Interceptor body armor now issued to servicemembers protects against most of the threats they face in Iraq and Afghanistan today. "It's the best body armor in the world," Spoehr said. And the proof is in the...