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  • Fresh effort to clone extinct animal

    11/24/2013 7:44:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 November 2013 Last updated at 06:49 ET
    The bucardo became extinct in 2000, but cells from the last animal were frozen in liquid nitrogen. In 2003, a cloned calf was brought to term but died a few minutes after birth. Now, the scientists will test the viability of the female bucardo's 14-year-old preserved cells. The bucardo, or Pyrenean ibex, calf born through cloning was an historic event: the first "de-extinction", in which a lost species or sub-species was resurrected.
  • Obama defending Gulf effort in Oval Office address

    06/15/2010 2:32:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 604+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/15/10 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON – National anger rising, President Barack Obama is defending his efforts against the country's worst environmental disaster and hoping his first Oval Office address Tuesday night will stoke confidence that he can see the job through until the gushing oil is gone and Gulf Coast lives are back to normal. "We're going to fight back with everything that we've got," Obama said in Pensacola, Fla., capping a two-day inspection tour of the stricken region before flying back to Washington for his evening address to the nation. Eight weeks to the day after an offshore oil rig leased by BP...
  • Turnout a Bust at Pro-Illegal Immigration Marches; L.A. Protesters One-Tenth of 2006 Effort

    05/01/2010 5:49:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies · 3,714+ views
    Saturday, May 1, 2010 | Kristinn
    Despite a coordinated hype campaign between left-wing pro-illegal immigration activists and the mainstream media, turnout was a bust at May Day marches in two bellwether American cities where crowds were much lower than expected. In Los Angeles, the turnout was a mere tenth of the half-million that marched there four years ago.In a preview article published yestereday, Reuters said of the pending Los Angeles march:Marches across the state on Saturday will show whether Latinos are energized. The standard will be the rallies in March 2006, when some 500,000 people took over downtown Los Angeles to oppose a tough federal bill...
  • Emanuel says he will join effort to stop use of 'retarded'

    02/03/2010 8:30:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 864+ views
    WaPo ^ | 2/4/10 | Michael D. Shear
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel apologized again Wednesday for using the word "retarded" during a private meeting last summer, telling advocates for the disabled that he will join their campaign to help end the use of the word. The controversy over Emanuel's remark continued to dog the sometimes foul-mouthed senior Obama adviser despite his having privately apologized to Special Olympics Chief Executive Tim Shriver shortly after the comment was made public last week. In a statement after an afternoon meeting at the White House, Shriver and five other disability rights advocates said Emanuel had "sincerely apologized" for the...
  • Poll: Do you give 100% effort in everything you do?

    07/23/2009 9:26:04 PM PDT · by tenger · 24 replies · 554+ views
    A Daily Poll ^ | July 24, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Poll: Do you give 100% effort in everything you do? A Daily Poll
  • International Effort Benefits Afghanistan’s Alasay Valley

    04/17/2009 3:51:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 194+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | French Army Maj. Patrick Simo
    ALASAY VALLEY, Afghanistan, April 17, 2009 – The Afghan, French and American militaries conducted a medical operation here April 5 and 6, providing care to more than 600 Afghans from local villages. An Afghan soldier distributes information to local children in a village of Afghanistan’s Alasay Valley. A joint effort by the Afghan, French and U.S. militaries conducted a medical operation in the valley April 5 and 6, 2009, providing care to more than 600 Afghans from local villages. French Army photo by Maj. Patrick Simo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. A joint civilian-military cooperation and provincial reconstruction...
  • Drugs Offer Promise of Fitness Without Effort

    07/31/2008 3:34:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 138+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/08 | Nicholas Wade
    Can you enjoy the benefits of exercise without the pain of exertion? The answer may one day be yes — just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously. Researchers at the Salk Institute report they have found two drugs that do wonders for the athletic endurance of couch potato mice. One drug, known as Aicar, increased the mice’s endurance on a treadmill by 44 percent after just four weeks of treatment.
  • Green effort by U.S. companies making slow progress

    01/30/2008 11:39:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 89+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/30/08 | Matt Nauman
    U.S. companies talk a lot about going green, but so far there hasn't been much of an impact on improving the environment, according to a report released today. In its first State of Green Business report, Oakland's Greenbiz.com acknowledges slow and inconsistent progress. "Companies, in aggregate, aren't changing quickly or significantly enough to move the needle on climate change and other challenges," said Joel Makower, executive editor of the news-and-research Web site and the 64-page report's primary author. The GreenBiz Index considered 20 indicators of environmental progress, ranging from carbon emissions to paper use to what kind of vehicles are...
  • Attorneys still bankroll Edwards effort

    08/01/2007 2:59:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 293+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/07 | Mike Baker - ap
    RALEIGH, N.C. - In his time off between presidential bids, Democrat John Edwards courted Wall Street financial gurus and Main Street labor leaders. But when it comes to the money backing his second campaign, the wallets of wealthy attorneys who propelled the former trial lawyer's first run for the White House still open more than most. More than half of the Edwards donors who listed their occupations said they are attorneys, and they have given seven times more than any other profession, according to an Associated Press analysis of campaign finance data. By comparison, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton...
  • Iraqi troops lead joint medical effort in Hor Al Bosh

    07/18/2007 6:54:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 204+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    BAGHDAD —Troops from 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized), led a combined operation with Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment to bring medical care to the people living in Hor Al Bosh, Iraq, July 15. During the event, more than 400 local citizens were treated at a local school for, primarily, minor ailments. Iraqi Army medics, an Iraqi Army doctor from the 4th Brigade, 9th IA Div., several medics and physician’s assistants from both 2nd Bn., 8th Cav. Regt. and Charlie Medical Company, 115th Brigade Support Battalion treated everything from minor burns to colds, ear infections, headaches...
  • Pace Says War on Terror Will Require Decades of Effort

    07/18/2007 6:23:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 282+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, July 18, 2007 – The war on terrorism is going to last at least another 20 to 30 years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told American servicemembers based here today. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace addresses about 400 personnel attached to Combined Security Transition Command at Afghanistan Camp Eggers, Afghanistan, July 18, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Marine Gen. Peter Pace is visiting the U.S. Central Command area, and during his stop here he...
  • Changing Attitudes Bolster Renewed Multidimensional Effort in Iraq

    03/22/2007 5:30:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 ? A renewed effort to integrate security progress with economic and political initiatives in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq has created ?the potential for a turnaround? in the country, a U.S. State Department official said yesterday. Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, told online journalists that changing attitudes among key Iraqi national and provincial leaders are enhancing the effects of a coordinated push by U.S. troops and diplomats to stabilize the country and promote national reconciliation. It is ?too early to draw strong conclusions, but there are...
  • Ex-Senate leaders join bipartisan effort (Sens. Baker, Mitchell, Dole, Daschle)

    03/05/2007 6:34:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 919+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/07 | Jim Abrams - ap
    WASHINGTON - Four former Senate majority leaders are heading a new group aimed at putting aside partisan politics and offering solutions to the nation's biggest issues. The Bipartisan Policy Center, to be announced at a news conference Tuesday, will be directed by former Sens. Howard Baker, R-Tenn.; George Mitchell, D-Maine; Bob Dole, R-Kan.; and Tom Daschle, D-S.D. "We've all been leaders and you know how difficult it is," said Dole, who served as both majority and minority leader between 1985 and 1996. "We're all partisan in a way," Dole said in an interview Monday, adding they also hope to show...
  • How Not to Talk to Your Kids (The Inverse Power of Praise)

    02/14/2007 10:56:17 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies · 1,524+ views
    New York (mag) ^ | 02/19/07(publish date?) | Po Bronson
    How Not to Talk to Your Kids The Inverse Power of Praise. By Po Bronson (Photo: Phillip Toledano; styling by Marie Blomquist for I Group; prop styling by Anne Koch; hair by Kristan Serafino for L'Oreal Professionnel; makeup by Viktorija Bowers for City Artists; clothing by Petit Bateau [shirt and pants]) What do we make of a boy like Thomas? Thomas (his middle name) is a fifth-grader at the highly competitive P.S. 334, the Anderson School on West 84th. Slim as they get, Thomas recently had his long sandy-blond hair cut short to look like the new James Bond (he...
  • Holt to Support Jennings Challenge on House Floor

    12/29/2006 10:37:13 AM PST · by MurryMom · 40 replies · 1,290+ views
    VoteTrustUSA ^ | December 28, 2006 | Rep. Rush Holt
    Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today announced that he intends to take steps to put the U.S. House of Representatives on record as recognizing the justification of the electoral challenge filed by Congressional candidate Christine Jennings regarding the disputed election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, and making clear that any House proceedings on January 4, 2007, will not prejudice legal proceedings or legislative inquiry regarding the election's validity. "It is a matter of fundamental fairness, of good government, and of accountability that we get to the bottom of this election," said Rep. Rush Holt. "It is imperative that every election reflect...
  • Joint effort aims to quell violence

    10/02/2006 5:33:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 218+ views
    BAGHDAD — Iraqi Army Soldiers conducted a successful operation aimed at reducing violence in the capital this week. The operation came just one day after Coalition Forces and Iraqi counterparts thwarted multi-vehicle suicide attack in the International Zone. During the early-morning raid Oct. 1 in Northeast Sadr City, specially-trained Iraqi Army forces, with Coalition advisers, established a security cordon and quickly gained entry to multiple locations. They were looking for a suspect allegedly involved in the kidnapping, torture and murder of innocent Iraqis. Iraqi forces quickly detained four persons of interest without incident or injury to them or the 14...
  • Schwarzenegger Gives Up - His effort to reform Sacramento? Terminated.

    09/03/2006 11:28:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 592+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 8/29/06 | Shikha Dalmia
    Arnold Schwarzenegger is following the wrong script. After taking over as governor in 2003, he was expected to vanquish business-as-usual politicians in Sacramento--and pull California from the brink of fiscal ruin. Instead, he has decided to put his own political future ahead of the economic survival of his beloved Golden State. How else to interpret his recent move to join ranks with his opponents in Sacramento to put a pork-heavy $37 billion bond infrastructure proposal on the November ballot? --snip--
  • Military Coordinates Effort to Help Wounded Troops Return to Work

    08/31/2006 6:53:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 217+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 31, 2006 – Officials from the Defense Department and military services got together here yesterday for the first “From Deployment to Employment” conference to discuss ways to better serve America’s severely injured servicemembers. The daylong conference was essentially a forum to exchange ideas about how to improve the quality of military health care and help coordinate various programs and services aimed at helping severely wounded troops return to the work force. “This forum will focus on services available to facilitate and encourage reemployment of our returning wounded servicemembers,” Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health...
  • General Describes Effort to Stop Sectarian Violence in Baghdad

    08/12/2006 2:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 324+ views
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 12, 2006 – The coalition commander responsible for operations in the Iraqi capital is optimistic about what he has seen since operations to quell sectarian violence here started. Army Maj. Gen. James Thurman, commander of Multinational Division Baghdad, said forces have been concentrating on four major hot spots. He spoke to reporters traveling with Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is visiting troops in Iraq. Essentially, the concept calls on coalition and Iraqi forces to cordon off an area and search each street, house by house, Thurman said. Doura – a mixed...
  • California National Guard trumpets effort on Mexican border

    07/19/2006 8:23:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 379+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/19/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    The California National Guard on Wednesday trumpeted efforts to help curb illegal immigration on the Mexican border as its troops neared the end of training. Dozens of reporters and photographers watched bulldozers smooth a patch of dirt in a rugged area to make room for trucks, concrete and other materials to be used for building fences and improving roads and drainage controls. At a perch known as "Arnie's Point," troops demonstrated a Border Patrol infrared camera that Guardsmen will use to spot illegal border crossers up to five miles away. About 900 volunteer Guard troops have reported for duty along...
  • U.S. Sailor Helps Coordinate Rescue Effort for Ship Off Somalia

    06/27/2006 5:13:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Abraham Essenmacher
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (NAVCENT) command center answered a distress call from the owner of the Indian-flagged merchant vessel Kayana, after the ship sank off the coast of Somalia, June 22. Lt. j.g. Brad Fancher, NAVCENT’s watch commander at the time, received the call. He then set in motion the chain of events that led to the safe rescue of Kayana’s 18 crew members. “I called the Rescue Coordination Center [RCC] in Falmouth, England, because they coordinate most rescue operations around the world,” said Fancher, a native of Lumberton, Texas. After the vessel sank,...
  • Illegal border crossers step up effort to enter U.S. after Bush's speech

    05/16/2006 8:43:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 76 replies · 1,533+ views
    Thousands of illegal immigrants cross the U.S-Mexico border into Arizona every day. “To better yourself, for your family, and for a better life,” says Alfonso Miramontez, who’s from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, a town that's about an 8-hour bus ride from Nogales. Miramontez says, once he heard the U.S. might be sending National Guard troops to the border, he immediately headed north, and was planning to illegally cross into Arizona Monday night. “It’ll now be much harder to cross through the desert," says Miramontez, ”but the Army (National Guard) on the border won’t stop me.” Like Miramontez, Eduardo Reyes, an immigrant...
  • Joint Effort Works to Improve Saab al Bour

    05/03/2006 4:38:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 104+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt
    The Al Jwahiri High School in Saab al Bour, Iraq, held its grand opening, as part of a continuing effort to improve the community. The high school and the Taha Hussen Primary School, also in Saab al Bour, have undergone $790,000 worth of refurbishing. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Dave Olson Joint Effort Works to Improve Saab al Bour Saab al Bour is getting an extreme makeover from the Iraqi army, locals and Multinational Division–Baghdad soldiers. By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt 1st Brigade Combat Team 4th Infantry Division CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 2, 2006 — Iraqi...
  • Joint Effort Provides Medical Care to Village

    05/02/2006 6:01:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 224+ views
    Dr. Ahmed Sha, village doctor in Khas Uruzgan, checks the blood pressure of a fellow villager, April 17, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Cain S. Claxton More Photos Joint Effort Provides Medical Care to Village Afghan soldiers, coalition forces and a medical doctor treated more than500 Afghan villagers and their animals during a two-day medical visit. By Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan KHAS URUZGAN, Afghanistan, May 2, 2006 — More than 500 people and 1,500 animals received medical care here April 17-18 during an operation combining the efforts of Afghan soldiers, coalition forces and a medical doctor. “What we wanted...
  • Iraqi School Gets New Playground Through Team Effort

    04/24/2006 5:54:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 288+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 24, 2006 – Community members welcomed a new playground for the children of the Al Shrooq primary and secondary school in Taji, Iraq, April 19. Iraqi children from the Al Shrooq primary and secondary school, in Taji, Iraq, help disperse gravel April 19 at the new playground donated by Iraqi and U.S. companies. Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, along with children at the school, pitched in to help make the school a better place. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Hunt, USA   The playground was a result of hard work and determination by a combined...
  • Effort To Impeach Bush Backfires On Newfane (Pop 1,680)

    04/08/2006 7:05:50 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 2,639+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-9-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Effort to impeach Bush backfires on Newfane (pop 1,680) By Philip Sherwell in Vermont (Filed: 09/04/2006) After approving funds for pavement repairs and discussing new property tax assessments, the burghers of the New England community of Newfane (population 1,680) turned their attention to weightier political matters. Among the usual community affairs on the agenda at the annual town meeting was a motion of impeachment. And the target was not locally elected officials, but George W Bush, the President of the United States. Impeacher: Dan DeWalt with his tally of war dead As befits the traditionally liberal state of Vermont, the...
  • America Supports You: Famous Marine, JROTC Unit Push VFW Effort

    03/09/2006 4:26:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 333+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, famous for his role as a drill instructor in the movie "Full Metal Jacket," has joined forces with a Midwest Junior ROTC unit to help support troops and their families. Retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey signs autographs for students from Wentworth Military Academy at the "Unmet Needs" benefit concert in Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 25, 2005. The concert, featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, kicked off Unmet Needs, a VFW program offering financial aid to military families in need. Photo by Phil...
  • CA: GOP conservatives reconsider effort to withdraw support for governor

    02/11/2006 4:17:10 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 111 replies · 680+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/11/06 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Members of a key GOP conservative group said Saturday they are reconsidering their call for the California Republican Party to withdraw its endorsement of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in this year's election. Despite ongoing differences with the governor over issues such as the minimum wage and his reliance on Democratic staff members, the Republican Assembly is reevaluating its position based on assurances from party leaders that its concerns will get a full airing at the upcoming party convention. "We want to make sure our views on specific policy issues are openly discussed," said Mike Spence, president of the...
  • Fighting Terror Must Be International Effort, Bush Says

    02/09/2006 8:21:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 230+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 9, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2006 – After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, some people doubted that the world's nations would unite to prosecute a forward-leaning global war against terrorism, but, in fact, that's just what has occurred, President Bush said here today. "Some said that an aggressive strategy of bringing the war to the terrorists would cost us international support; it would drive nations from our coalition," Bush told an audience during a speech at the National Guard Association of the United States. "The opposite's happened. Today, more governments are cooperating in the fight against terror than...
  • CA: Mayor launches 6-month effort to fix 'broken' government (San Diego)

    01/03/2006 4:20:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 328+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/3/06 | Karen Kucher
    SAN DIEGO – Mayor Jerry Sanders said Tuesday he was launching a six-month effort to streamline and reorganize a city government he said was "broken and badly in need of repair." Sanders, the city's first "strong" mayor under a new form of government that took effect Sunday, outlined a plan to review the city's contracts, personnel, information technology and administration to look for ways to cut costs and fix problems. "I've been on the job now for 28 days and one thing has become clear to me: San Diego's government systems are broken and they are badly in need of...
  • Latest Free Bumper Sticker Images

    12/17/2005 7:44:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 22 replies · 1,405+ views
    ConservativeImage.com ^ | 12/17/5 | RedFox
    No more Patriot Act means Operation Able Danger and 9/11 all over again. Don't let the sun set on the Patriot Act. Call your state senator at 202-225-3121. Freed Iraq. No thanks to Democrat oposition. Cowards cut and run. Marines never do. Stay the course. Peace with God. I believe in a time when Americans had guts. Maximum Effort. Abandon Iraq? NO! Thank you, FreeRepublic, for allowing me to post my work!
  • Reconstruction Effort Changing Face of Iraq

    12/12/2005 3:47:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 285+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 12, 2005 – Despite attacks, security concerns and an infrastructure that was degraded beyond expectation, the Iraq reconstruction effort has made tremendous progress, officials here said. More than 90 percent of the $18 billion that Congress appropriated to rebuild Iraq has been committed to projects around the nation. This is in addition to money the Iraqi government has appropriated. U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad has deferred $800 million worth of projects until the new government can have input. The effort is showing tangible results, said Ambassador Dan Speckhard, chief of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office here. Almost...
  • Simar quits homefront, joins Iraq war effort (Mil Retiree to Teacher back to Active Duty)

    12/01/2005 3:24:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 775+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 30, 2005 | Times Herald-Record reporter Justin Rodriguez
    MIDDLETOWN, NY -- John Simar woke up in Kuwait this morning – a 55-year-old soldier – one order away from risking his life on the bloody streets of Baghdad. His journey from civilian to soldier began with a phone call to the Pentagon's personnel office in August. Simar asked if he could do anything to help with the war effort in Iraq. He figured he might not even hear back. Four days later, his phone rang. The voice on the other end said: "We have a job for you." Just like that, Simar retired from the military more than a...
  • Plan would split teeming court in two - This time, effort over 9th Circuit gaining momentum

    11/14/2005 8:29:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,020+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/14/05 | Dana Wilkie - CNS
    WASHINGTON – Back in the 1940s, it was the train schedules that caused folks to gripe about the big headache of assembling the judges of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals from their far-flung states. Sixty-five years ago, as today, there was talk of splitting the vast 9th Circuit into two courts, which might make judges' travel easier and their caseloads lighter. A judicial giant But for the first time in a long while, the idea has gained momentum as House Republicans attempt to push through a plan that would split California and the other Western states...
  • Iraq Reconstruction Effort Moves Forward

    10/27/2005 11:57:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 256+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2005 – While Iraq's political process moves forward and its security forces become more capable, a less dramatic but equally critical effort is under way and proceeding steadily, a defense official said today. Iraq is awhirl with activity as the country works with the help of the Iraq Project Contracting Office to repair and ultimately take over the management of its infrastructure systems, Sheryl Lewis, the office's capacity development program manager, said during an interview with the Pentagon Channel. The Iraq Project and Contracting Office contracts for and delivers services, supplies and infrastructure identified within the $18.4...
  • Florida Governor Bush Admits Wilma Relief Effort Weak

    10/26/2005 9:37:56 PM PDT · by blam · 55 replies · 903+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 10-26-2005
    Florida governor Bush admits Wilma relief effort weak Wed Oct 26, 7:20 PM ET MIAMI (AFP) - Victims of Hurricane Wilma's wrath in Florida pressured officials for relief as they suffered a third day without electricity and scant basic supplies, while Governor Jeb Bush admitted the emergency relief effort "didn't work as it should."AFP/Getty Images Photo: A mother and daughter leave with relief supplies at the Orange Bowl Stadium after Hurricane... The White House, meanwhile, announced that President George W. Bush, the governor's brother, would visit the hurricane-damaged region Thursday. In Mexico, officials estimated damage from the ferocious storm was...
  • Sacramento Marines lend hand in nationwide effort to assist ‘Katrina’ victims

    10/18/2005 9:07:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 452+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 18, 2005 | Sgt. Krystal N. Leach
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2005) -- As East Coast Marines wade through the aftermath of Louisiana’s deadly flood zones, left by Hurricane Katrina’s path of destruction, survivors slowly begin are bringing their lives back to some kind of normalcy. The West Coast Marines of Recruiting Station Sacramento found it in their hearts to lend a helping hand in what seemed to be a nationwide effort in assisting Katrina victims to regain some of the simple comforts of home, despite their losses. All 14 stations throughout RS Sacramento’s area of operation decided to take a break from their usual mission of...
  • Blanco gives cold shoulder to Nagin's hotel casino proposal (Jesse Jackson organizes job effort)

    10/11/2005 4:16:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 797+ views
    KATC ^ | 10/11/05
    Blanco gives cold shoulder to Nagin's hotel casino proposal Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco listens during hearings conducted by the US Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Blanco called on the US government to help pay local cops and other 'critical public safety' workers dealing with widespread hurricane-wrought ruin.(AFP/Luke Frazza) BATON ROUGE, La. Governor Kathleen Blanco delivered a decisive blow today to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's proposal to revitalize his devastated city by placing casinos in large hotels, saying gambling shouldn't be the basis for economic development in New Orleans. Nagin said he hoped the governor would...
  • Californian launches Schwarzenegger recall effort (Berkeley Doctor)

    10/07/2005 10:17:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 883+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/05 | Reuters
    SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A California physician launched an effort to gather a million signatures to force a recall vote on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who came to office two years ago following an unprecedented recall. Kenneth Matsumura announced the campaign prior to submitting a petition to California's Secretary of State, who oversees elections. "People are desperate, they're suffering, and I think the governor's going to have to listen," he told reporters, saying Schwarzenegger has hurt the poor and students. "The task at first seemed daunting but in the last week the number of hits to our Web site at 'Recall2006.com'...
  • Army to help with nation’s largest reconstruction effort

    09/19/2005 4:34:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 389+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 19, 2005 | Gary Sheftick
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2005) -- President Bush promised "one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen" in his speech to the nation Sept. 15 and just a few hours earlier, the Army Corps of Engineers awarded contracts totaling up to $4 billion for debris removal in areas hit by Hurricane Katrina. One contract was to clean up the state of Mississippi and another three were for Louisiana. Each of the four contracts had a value of up to $500 million, officials said, with the option to add an additional $500 million each. The Corps...
  • Multistate Guard Teams Help in Katrina Search Effort

    09/14/2005 5:55:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 265+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 14, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    GULFPORT, Miss., Sept. 14, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina has emphasized the word "national" in National Guard. A case in point is the firefighters at the Mississippi Air Guard's Combat Arms Training Center here. The flight line fire station is manned by members of the Guard from Mississippi, of course, but also from Michigan, New York, Florida, Georgia and North Dakota. "It was important for us to be here," said Air Force Staff Sgt. Gary DePoyster, a firefighter with Mississippi's 172nd Airlift Wing. "We all wanted to help our neighbors. But we couldn't have done all we have without our brothers...
  • D-M pitches in on Katrina rescue effort (More AF HelpP

    09/06/2005 6:54:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Stephanie Innes
    JACKSON, Miss. - About 100 men and women from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base are part of a search-and-rescue team here that continues to find stranded survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Their efforts are focused mostly in the New Orleans area, where people remain stranded in filthy and deteriorating conditions, living around and walking through water that is brown from garbage, oil, raw sewage and debris. Already some of the para-rescue jumpers - called PJs - are getting rashes from the filthy water. Since Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, the 440 air military personnel operating out of the Allen...
  • SSVEC starts aid effort (Az Electric Company)

    09/01/2005 4:58:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 289+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Sep 1, 2005 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    SIERRA VISTA - Dana Jackson, an apprentice with the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, worked out of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico for two years. He's now returning to the Gulf Coast, this time with some of his SSVEC co-workers to help repair the power infrastructure after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi Delta area earlier this week. Jackson, originally from Meridian, Miss., has an idea of what awaits him and the rest of the crew. "I worked offshore on oil rigs, so we were out there for a couple of hurricanes," said Jackson, whose family and friends are safe...
  • Air Force provides support to hurricane relief effort

    09/01/2005 3:59:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 356+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Sep 1, 2005 | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    The Air Force is part of the national support network that is providing aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina in disaster stricken regions of Mississippi and Louisiana. The 1st Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., is the lead for planning, orchestrating and overseeing Air Force support to Joint Task Force Katrina. Units from Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Special Operations Command are aiding 1st Air Force and supporting disaster relief efforts. Assets from AMC include aeromedical evacuation teams that flew between Keesler AFB, Miss., and Lackland AFB, Texas. The command, responsible for orchestrating airlift...
  • Military providing full-scale response to hurricane relief effort

    08/31/2005 6:38:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 658+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Joint Task Force Katrina is setting up Aug. 31 at Camp Shelby, Miss., as the Defense Department's focal point to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's relief efforts along the Gulf Coast, said Maj. Eric Butterbaugh, a U.S. Northern Command spokesman. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, 1st U.S. Army commander, will head the task force to coordinate DOD active-duty support for disaster relief efforts in the hurricane's aftermath, much of it already under way or in the works. Meanwhile, the number of National Guardsmen on duty in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida rose to almost 8,300 on...
  • U.S. General Details Afghan Election Effort

    08/19/2005 6:22:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 134+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2005 – The Afghan and coalition effort to hold elections Sept. 18 is ongoing, and the process will extend until the National Assembly is seated in December or January, the head of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan said today. Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry spoke with reporters traveling with Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Myers is in the midst of a 10-day trip that has taken him and a USO troupe to Germany, Kosovo, Kuwait and Iraq before stopping here and at the main air base in Afghanistan in...
  • Court rejects effort to block EPA rules on mercury pollution

    08/05/2005 7:02:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 322+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/5/05 | John Heilprin - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - An effort by environmental groups to block the Bush administration from implementing regulations on mercury pollution power plants was rejected by a federal appeals court. Without comment, Judges David Sentelle and Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a motion to halt immediately the regulations adopted in March by the Environmental Protection Agency. The rules set a nationwide cap on mercury emissions from about 600 coal-burning power plants and puts a ceiling on allowable pollution for each state beginning in 2010. Individual plants, however, can avoid cleanups by buying...
  • So now Hillel is upset with the PSM – and wants money, too!

    08/05/2005 6:26:56 PM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 479+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | August 5, 2005 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Back in 2003, netwmd.com spearheaded an effort to oppose the Palestinian Solidarity Movement's (PSM) "conference" at Ohio State University (OSU). Despite the fact that the PSM is basically a group of pro-Palestinian terrorist supporters and enablers, Ohio’s “mainstream” Jewish community, including the Ohio State Hillel, did nothing to oppose the 2003 hate fest at OSU – this is even after repeated requests on my part for their assistance. [1] Yesterday, I received a form letter from Hillel decrying the PSM, and asking for money to “help Jewish students respond to the one-sided, anti-Israeli propaganda of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement on...
  • The everyday people who make this country great - (greatness in America's spiritual foundations!)

    07/04/2005 10:26:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 330+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 4, 2005 | ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
    July 4th is more than a time to celebrate America’s birthday by grilling hot dogs and buying on credit. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the deeds of our founding fathers and to consider the means by which we might continue to guard those essential freedoms that we associate with happiness. Over two centuries ago, these men sacrificed their lives, their families, their homes to create conditions by which every American has a chance to better himself, to determine his own fate, to pursue happiness on his own terms, and most importantly, or simply to be left alone. In...
  • Dean takes fundraising effort to Texas (Houston/Corpus Christi)

    06/17/2005 7:44:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 446+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/17/05 | Wendy Benjaminson - AP
    HOUSTON - Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean is taking his party's fundraising efforts to President Bush's backyard - Texas. Dean is scheduled to appear at events in Houston, Austin and Corpus Christi this weekend, taking his message to a Republican stronghold that had been written off by Democrats until Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ethics problems began. "Unlike previous years, we're actually going to be spending money in Texas this year," Dean said. "We're in a 50-state battle, not an 18-state battle." The House ethics committee is investigating whether DeLay violated congressional rules by taking foreign trips paid for...