Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

   "Most newspaper article events happen anywhere from days, to months, to years before they reach publication. Consequently, most newspaper articles (on this timeline) are preceded by the date of the newspaper in which they appear." [E.M.]    *Color Code

April 2011

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - April 1st, 2011: "Sun [11 Aries], Moon [15 Pisces], Mercury [24 Aries R.], Venus [5 Pisces], Mars [29 Pisces], Jupiter [15 Aries], Saturn [14  Libra R.], Uranus [1 Aries], Neptune [29 Aquarius], Pluto [7 Capricorn], Chiron [3 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201104.html]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 1st, 2011: "Stocks were mixed after the price of oil rose to a 30-month high. Reports on unemployment claims and factory orders also weighed on stocks Thursday [03/31/11]. The Dow fell 30.88 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12,319.73. The S&P 500 index fell 2.43, or 0.2 percent, to 1,325.83." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/01/11]

2011 - Ivory Coast sweep near - April 1st, 2011: "Ivory Coast sweep near / Pro-Quattara forces take key cities, are ready to oust Gbagbo." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/01/11]

2011 - Tear in Southwest plane - April 1st, 2011: "Tear in Southwest plane [Flight 812 - 04/01/11] takes Boeing by surprise / Engineer says such metal fatigue was not expected until much later in airliner's life." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/06/11]

2011 - Radiation Spike / Japan - April 1st, 2011: "Radiation spike [Japan] slows work [03/31/11] / Levels of iodine shoot to an amount 10,000 times the permissible limits." [Based on: Title for New Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/01/11]

2011 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - April 1st, 2011: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Apr 2011 at 02:48:16 PM GMT is: $14,217,055,696,345.10. The estimated population of the United States is 310,307,284 so each citizen's share of this debt is $45,816.06. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.07 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 04/01/11]

2011 - Hard-liner is again targeted in Pakistan - April 1st, 2011: "Hard-liner [Maulana Fazlur Rehman] is again targeted [03/31/11] in Pakistan [Charsadda] / Attack kills 12 ['21 others injured'], but Islamist critic of U.S. escapes injury." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 2nd, 2011: "A drop in the unemployment rate to a two-year low sent stocks higher Friday. The Labor Department said unemployment fell to 8.8 percent, its lowest level since March 2009. The Dow rose 0.5 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 0.5 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/02/11]

2011 - Toyota wins acceleration lawsuit - April 2nd, 2011: "Toyota wins [04/01/11] acceleration lawsuit [brought by Amir Sitafalwala after a crash in 2005]" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/02/11]

2011 - Afghan mob kills 12 over burning of Quran in U.S. - April 2nd, 2011: "Afghan mob kills 12 [04/01/11] over burning of Quran in U.S. ['last month at a church in Florida'] / Muslims enraged by Florida pastor's act attack U.N. compound ['The dead included at least seven U.N. workers ... five Afgahans were also killed.']." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/02/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - April 3rd, 2011: "A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and stirring up auroras around the Arctic Circle. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/03/11]

*Trivia: "Northern Lights have descended from the Arctic to Wisconsin. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/03/11]

2011 - Sit-in / Oman - April 3rd, 2011: "Sit-in in Oman [04/02/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/03/11]

2011 - Massacre in Ivory Coast - April 3rd, 2011: "Massacre in Ivory Coast ['last week'] claims hundreds of lives" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/03/11]

2011 - Radioactive Water / Japan - April 3rd, 2011: "Highly radioactive water is leaking into ocean [Japan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/03/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Fiji Region - April 3rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 14:07:09 (UTC) on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 17.649°S, 178.578°W; Depth 551.9 km (343.0 miles) set by location program] was located @ FIJI REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002i39.php]-[T.D. - 04/04/11]

2011 - Second day of riots / Afghanistan - April 3rd, 2011: "Second day of riots ['to protest the burning of a Quran in Florida'] leaves 9 dead in Afghanistan [04/02/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/03/11]

2011 - NATO strike kills 13 Libyan rebels - April 3rd, 2011: "NATO strike kills 13 Libyan rebels [04/01/11], opposition's spokesman says / He calls deaths a 'regrettable incident' and calls for continued Western support." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/03/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of Java, Indonesia - April 3rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 20:06:42 (UTC) on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 9.786°S, 107.749°E; Depth 24 km (14.9 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002i9q.php]-[T.D. - 04/04/11]

2011 - Strike kills Gaza fighters, spurring Hamas warning - April 3rd, 2011: "Thousands of Palestinians attended the funerals Saturday of three senior Hamas militants killed by Israel in an overnight airstrike [04/02/11], and Hamas leaders warned that Israel would bear the consequences. But the area remained calm Saturday. [....]" [Based on: Article (Strike kills Gaza fighters, spurring Hamas warning), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/03/11]

2011 - Pre-Clovis Settlement? / Texas - April 4th, 2011: "SUMMIT COUNTY — New archaeological research in Texas suggests that humans lived in North America thousands of years earlier than previously believed. [NP] For about 100 years, archaeologists have dated the earliest human artifacts to the Clovis people, about 13,000 years ago. The new finds push this date back by about 2,500 years, into the pre-Clovis era, according to a press release from Baylor University. Their analysis proved that the site was undisturbed and that the artifacts were in place since they were discarded 15,500 years ago. [....]" [Based on: Summit Voice article (Archaeologists find evidence of pre-Clovis settlement / New research may change long-held views on early North American inhabitants) by Bob Berwyn, 04/04/11]

2011 - Bombs at Pakistani shrine kill dozens - April 4th, 2011: "Two Taliban suicide bombers struck one of Pakistan's major Sufi Muslim shrines on Sunday [04/03/11], killing 42 people and wounding 100 who were celebrating the anniversary of it's founder's death ... . [....]" [Based on: Article (Bombs at Pakistani shrine kill dozens), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/04/11]

2011 - Neptune in Pisces - April 5th, 2011: "Reported date when Neptune entered the constellation Pisces." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201104.html]

2011 - Congo plane crash - April 5th, 2011: "Congo plane crash [04/04/11] kills 32 ['one person survived']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 5th, 2011: "A light trading day on Wall Street [04/04/11] ended with slight gains and losses for major stock indexes. Oil reached a 30-month high of $108 a barrel The Dow rose 0.2 percent. The broader S&P 500 index rose less than a point. The Nasdaq composite fell less than a point." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Crime wave grips Egypt - April 5th, 2011: "[....] A police state barely three months ago, Egypt has seen crime soar 200 percent since Hosni Mubarak's ouster from the presidency. Murder, violent theft and kidnapping are leading the surge, security officials said." [Based on: Article (Crime wave grips Egypt), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Security Breach / Epsilon - April 5th, 2011: "Security breach ['at a Dallas-based company called Epsilon'] spurs warnings to customers / Big companies say fraudulent emails may fish for information." [Based on: Title for A. P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Oil town beset by fighting / Libya - April 5th, 2011: "Oil town [Brega] beset by fighting [04/04/11] / Refinery, Mediterranean port could provide revenue for Libyan rebels." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Troops fire on Yemeni protestors - April 5th, 2011: "Troops fire on Yemeni protestors ['killing at least 15 people in Taiz']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - 9/11 defendants to be tried by military - April 5th, 2011: "Five 9/11 defendants to be tried by military / Attorney general drops plan to send them to civilian court." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Re-election campaign / Barack Obama - April 5th, 2011: "President Barack Obama officially launched his re-election campaign Monday [04/04/11] with a mass e-mail." [Based on: Picture Caption for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - U.N., French forces aid Ivory Coast fighters - April 5th, 2011: "U.N., French forces aid Ivory Coast fighters [04/04/11] / Attack helicopters fire on arsenal of strongman who lost election but refuses to give up power." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - U.S. military trainers killed / Afghanistan - April 5th, 2011: "U.S. military trainers [two] killed [Faryab province, Afghanistan - 04/04/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Japan dumps radioactive water back into sea - April 5th, 2011: "Workers began pumping more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water from Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean on Monday [04/04/11], freeing storage space for even more highly radioactive water that has hampered efforts to stabilize the reactors. [....] Radioactivity is quickly diluted in the ocean, and government officials said the dump should not affect the safety of seafood in the area." [Based on: Article (Japan dumps radioactive water back into sea), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Supreme Court boosts 'school choice' movement - April 5th, 2011: "[....] The 5-4 decision is a major win for those who support the 'school choice' movement [U.S.A.] and aid to parochial schools, and a potentially far-reaching loss for defenders of the separation of church and state. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (Supreme Court boosts 'school choice' movement), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/05/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia - April 5th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 11:14:15 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 3.061°N, 126.973°E; Depth 17.6 km (10.9 miles)] was located @ KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002j8z.php]-[T.D. - 04/07/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2011: "A quiet day on Wall Street left stock indexes little changed after minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve's policy committee showed few signs that the central bank plans changes to its stimulus program. The Dow fell 6.13 points to 12,393.90." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/06/11]

2011 - China raises interest rates - April 6th, 2011: "China raises interest rates [04/05/11 - 'for the fourth time since October']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/06/11]

2011 - Laurent Gbagbo / Ivory Coast - April 6th, 2011: "Ivory Coast president [Laurent Gbagbo] calls for cease-fire, negotiates surrender [04/05/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/06/11]

2011 - Obama picks Florida congresswoman to lead DNC - April 6th, 2011: "Obama picks Florida congresswoman [Debbie Wasserman Schultz] to lead DNC [04/05/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/06/11]

2011 - Storm kills nine in South / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2011: "Storm [tornadoes, hail & lightning] kills nine in South [04/05/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/06/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 7th, 2011: "Technology tocks rose Wednesday after the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. promised to narrow the company's focus. Cisco rose 5 percent, the most of any stock in the S&P 500 index. The Dow rose 0.3 percent. The S&P 500 rose 2 points. The Nasdaq rose 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Hurricane Forecast - April 7th, 2011: "Hurricane forecasters predict 16 named storms ['including nine hurricanes.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Guilty Plea / ACORN - April 7th, 2011: "ACORN pleads guilty in voter fraud case" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Protests / Taiz, Yemen - April 7th, 2011: "Protestors flood streets in Yemen city [04/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Article article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Campus Shooting / Alabama - April 7th, 2011: "Woman killed, three injured in Alabama campus [Opelika, Ala.] shooting [04/06/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Taliban- Afghanistan Peace Talks - April 7th, 2011: "A top Afghan official confirms [04/06/11] peace talks with Taliban" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Libya - April 7th, 2011: "Gadhafi reaches out in appeal to Obama [04/06/11] / Ease off, he pleads, but U.S. renews call for him to step down." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Columbia - April 7th, 2011: "U.S. has trade agreement with Columbia" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Threats & Bounty / Frorida Pastor - April 7th, 2011: "Quran-burning pastor [Rev. Terry Jones] reports threats ['about 400'], bounty ['Hezbollah ... put a $2.4 million bounty on his head.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Second-Quarter Profit / Monsanto Co.  - April 7th, 2011: "[....] Overall, revenue rose 6.2 percent, to $4.13 billion, from $3.89 billion in the same quarter last year. Net income rose to $1.02 billion. [....]" [Based on: Article (Monsanto announces 15 pct. rise in profits / Company cites a healthy farm economy, cost-cutting strategies it made last year.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Blockbuster bid / Dish Network Corp. - April 7th, 2011: "Dish Network said [04/06/11] it won Blockbuster bid ['a bid valued at $228 million']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Veracruz, Mexico - April 7th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:11:24 (UTC) on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 17.431°N, 93.978°W; Depth 167.4 km (104.0 miles)] was located @ VERACRUZ, MEXICO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002kru.php]-[T.D. - 04/07/11]

2011 - Another former Egyptian official arrested - April 7th, 2011: "Another former Egyptian official [Mohammed Ibrahim Suleiman, minister of housing from 1993 to 2006] arrested [04/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Article article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Iranian cleric encourages protestsers in Bahrain - April 7th, 2011: "Iranian cleric [Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami] encourages protestsers in Bahrain [04/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Article article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Near the east Coast of Honshu, Japan - April 7th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 14:32:41 (UTC) on Thursday, April 7th, 2011. The magnitude 7.1 event [Location: 38.253°N, 141.640°E; Depth 49 km (30.4 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002ksa.php]-[T.D. - 04/07/11]

*Trivia: "Since the massive magnitude 9 earthquake stuck on March 11, 2011, 58 aftershocks of magnitude 6 or greater have rattled Japan, said the U.S. Geological Survey. One of the stronger aftershocks to date, a magnitude 7.1 quake, hit on April 7, 2011, at 11:32 p.m. local time, killing four and injuring 141, according to Japanese news reports. Though a warning was issued, the earthquake did not cause a tsunami. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=50012]

2011 - Senate rejects push to weaken regulatory authority of EPA - April 7th, 2011: "The Senate [U.S.A.] voted Wednesday against a measure that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing new regulations on greenhouse gasses - a move that further cripples efforts by lawmakers to weaken the agency's regulatory authority. [NP] The measure failed to net the 60 votes needed to pass, and the vote, which was 50 for and 50 against, fell largely along party lines. [....]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Senate rejects push to weaken regulatory authority of EPA), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/11]

*Trivia: "House ['In a largely symbolic gesture ... .'] OK's [255-172] blocking EPA from acting on greenhouse gases [04/07/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 8th, 2011: "Stocks dipped Thursday after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, though the losses moderated after a tsunami warning was lifted. The Dow fell 17.26 points to 12,409.40. The S&P 500 fell 2.03 to 1,333.51. The Nasdaq fell 3.68 to 2,796.14." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

2011 - School Shooting / Brazil - April 8th, 2011: "At least 11 dead ['more than 15 were wounded'] in attack [by 'a 24-year-old former student'] at Brazilian school [Tasso da Silveira - 04/07/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

2011 - GE to build solar panels - April 8th, 2011: "[....] General Electric Co. said Thursday [04/07/11] that it would spend $600 million to build the nation's biggest solar panel factory. It will build the same type of so-called thin film solar panels manufactured by First Solar Inc., the biggest producer of solar panels in the world." [Based on: Article (GE to build solar panels), p. B3, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Solar

2011 - Self-Immolation / Jordan - April 8th, 2011: "Man ['a Jordanian man'] sets himself on fire [04/07/11 - 'outside the prime minister's office']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

*Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-immolation

2011 - Gaza missile hits Israeli school bus - April 8th, 2011: "A 16-year-old Israeli boy was critically wounded Thursday [04/07/11] when an antitank missile fired from Gaza struck a school bus in southern Israel, according to military officials, setting off a new round of hostilities along the Israel-Gaza border. [NP] The attack, which marked the first time than an antitank missile had hit a civilian target in southern Israel, prompted an intensive Israeli retaliatory bombardment of Gaza, killing five. [NP] The military wing of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza, claimed responsibility for the attack on the bus, saying it had specifically aimed at the target as a response to Israel's killing of three Hamas commanders last Saturday. Israel said the three had been planning to kidnap Israelis. [....] Violence along the Israel-Gaza border has ebbed and flowed in recent weeks. Last month was marked by 10 days of heavy rocket and mortar fire from Gaza against southern Israel." [Based on: Article (Gaza missile hits Israeli school bus), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

2011 - Taliban attack Afghan police center - April 8th, 2011: "Taliban attack [04/07/11] Afghan police center [Kandahar]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/08/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 9th, 2011: "The stock market bounced between small gains and losses Friday. In Washington, Republicans and Democrats are debating a budget agreement that would prevent a government shutdown. The Dow fell 0.2 percent. The S&P 500 was flat. The Nasdaq fell 0.6 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/09/11]

2011 - Budget Deal / U.S.A. - April 9th, 2011: "Federal budget deal is clinched [04/08/11] / Shutdown is averted as parties agree to $38.5 billion in spending cuts this year." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/09/11]

2011 - Flooding / Fargo, N.D. - April 9th, 2011: "The Red River Valley flood fight shifted Sunday from the cities of Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., to rural areas north of the north-flowing river, which crested Saturday night [04/09/11] in Fargo at its fourth-highest level [38.75 feet] in recorded history. [....]" [Based on: Article (Fargo flooding), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/11/11]

2011 - Tornado / Mapleton, Iowa - April 9th, 2011: "The tornado that struck Saturday damaged more than half of Mapleton, Iowa, a town of 1,200, Mayor Fred Standa said Sunday. He estimated about 20 percent of the town was 'almost flat' The tornado destroyed 12 to 15 blocks in the southwest corner of Mapleton when it struck about 7:20 p.m. Saturday [04/09/11], Monona County Sheriff Jeff Pratt said. About a hundred homes were destroyed and 500 to 600 residents displaced, he said." [Based on: Article (Tornado hits Iowa), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/11/11]

2011 - "Friendly Fire" / Libya - April 9th, 2011: "NATO admits [04/08/11] airstrikes hit rebels [04/07/11 - 'outside the eastern oil town of Brega.'], puts blame on them / Statements differ on whether allies were told that Libyan fighters had tanks." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/09/11]

2011 - Pumps sent to reactors / Japan - April 9th, 2011: "[....] If necessary, the pump also could entomb a damaged nuclear reactor in concrete. After a 1986 disaster, Putzmeister sent 11 pumps to pour concrete over parts of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Huge pumps sent to damaged reactors in Japan), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/09/11]

2011 - Settlement / Johnson & Johnson - April 9th, 2011: "Health care giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $70 million to settle civil and criminal charges of bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government [to?] illgeally obtain business. [NP] The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday [04/08/11] that the company settled the charges with the agency and the Justice Department without admitting or denying guilt. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (J&J to settle bribe, kickback charges), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/09/11]

2011 - Israeli Counterattacks / Gaza Strip - April 9th, 2011: "Israeli counterattacks leave 9 Palestinians dead [04/08/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/09/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Kyushu, Japan - April 9th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:57:49 (UTC) on Saturday, April 9th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 30.013°N, 131.810°E; Depth 21.3 km (13.2 miles)] was located @ KYUSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002map.php]-[T.D. - 04/09/11]

2011 - U.S. Government Looting Social Security To Wage Wars - April 9th, 2011:

“As long as the $1.2-trillion annual budget for the military-security complex is off limits (to cutting), nothing can be done about the US budget deficit except to renege on obligations to the elderly, confiscate private assets or print enough money to inflate away all debts,” Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Treasury Secretary under President Reagan warns.

In an article titled “Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts,” published in the April issue of the “Rock Creek Free Press” of Washington, D.C., Roberts says that Republicans are calling Social Security and Medicare “entitlements”—making them sound like welfare—when, in fact, workers over their lifetimes have contributed 15 percent of all their earnings to the payroll tax that funds these benefits and have every right to them.

And far from Social Security being in the red, between 1984 and 2009, Roberts writes, “the American people contributed $2-trillion…more to Social Security and Medicare in payroll taxes than was paid out in benefits” but “the government stole” that sum to fund wars and pork-barrel projects!

What’s more, under one realistic estimate, far from crashing into the red, “Social Security(OASDI) will have produced surplus revenues of $31.6-trillion by 2085, Roberts says.

Americans, apparently, are unaware of how the federal government’s illegal, foreign wars sap the economy and rob every household. The Iraq war cost alone is 20 percent of the size of last year’s entire U.S. economy. Instead of investing that sum at home, “which would have produced income and jobs growth and solvency for state and local governments, the US government wasted the equivalent of 20% of the economy in 2010 in blowing up infrastructure and people in foreign lands,” Roberts says.

“The US government spent a huge sum of money committing war crimes, while millions of Americans were thrown out of their jobs and foreclosed out of their homes,” he added. Viewed another way, the Pentagon continues to expand and put people to work to modernize its 700-800 bases abroad in order to dominate every corner of the globe while public works and public employment in America are going into the toilet.

“When short-term and long-term discouraged workers are added …the US has an unemployment rate of 22%,” Robert says. A country with that large a percentage out of work “has a shrunken tax base and feeble consumer purchasing power.”

The U.S. media, he claims, is only reporting one-third of the real cost of the wars, leaving out the sums needed for “lifelong care for the wounded and maimed, the cost of lifelong military pensions of those who fought in the wars, the replacement costs of the destroyed equipment, the opportunity cost of the resources wasted in war, and other costs.”

President Obama’s budget, if passed, doesn’t reduce the deficit over the next 10 years by enough to cover the projected deficit in the fiscal year 2012 budget alone, the financial authority writes. “Indeed, the deficits are likely to be substantially larger than forecast,” as the military-industrial complex “is more powerful than ever and shows no inclination to halt the wars for US hegemony,” Roberts says.

(Sherwood Ross heads a public relations firm “for good causes” and also runs the Anti-War News Service. Reach him at sherwoodross10@gmail.com)

[Based on: Inteldaily article (U.S. Government Looting Social Security To Wage Wars), by Sherwood Ross, 04/09/11]

*Link: http://inteldaily.com/2011/04/u-s-government-looting-social-security-to-wage-wars/

2011 - Northern Lights - April 10th, 2011: "So far, April has been a good month for Northern Lights. Almost every night, bright auroras have been dancing around the Arctic Circle-- [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/10/11]

2011 - Transient sought in Synagogue explosion - April 10th, 2011: "Transient [Ron Hirsch] sought in Synagogue explosion [Santa Monica California, 04/07/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/10/11]

2011 - Ruling military kills two protestors in Egypt - April 10th, 2011: "Ruling military kills two protestors ['and injured dozens'] in Egypt [04/09/11] / Crackdown is most brutal since overthrow of Mubarack, who had close ties with many in new regime." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/10/11]

2011 - Death toll grows as violence in Gaza intensifies - April 10th, 2011: "A surge in fighting between Israel and Hamas continued for a third day Saturday [04/09/11], with Israeli aircraft and artillery killing three more militants and a senior commander. [NP] At least 18 people have been killed since Thursday [04/07/11], Palestinian officials said. [NP] Thirty more rockets and mortar shells from Gaza hit southern Israel, with one damaging a house but causing no injuries. [....]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article (Death toll grows as violence in Gaza intensifies), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/10/11]

2011 - Gadhafi loyalists launch assault on key rebel city  - April 10th, 2011: "Gadhafi loyalists launch assault [04/09/11] on key rebel city [Ajdabiya] / Ground troops follow barrage of rocket fire, forcing many residents to flee; hospitals are evacuated." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/10/11]

2011 - Arab nations take stand - April 11th, 2011: "A regional bloc of oil-rich Arab nations, the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes powerful Saudi Arabia, called on Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to give up power as part of a deal with the protest movement demanding his ouster after 32 years, a gulf diplomat said. [....]" [Based on: Article (Arab nations take stand), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/11/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels retake city - April 11th, 2011: "Libyan rebels retake city [Ajdabiya - 04/10/11]] / African Union sends delegation to Tripoli to meet with Gadhafi." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/11/11]

2011 - Syrian forces kill 4 protestors  - April 11th, 2011: "Syrian forces kill 4 protestors [04/10/11] in port city [Banias]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/11/11]

2011 - Mubarak defends himself in video - April 11th, 2011: "Mubarak defends himself in video [04/10/11] / Former Egyptian leader denies having squirreled away wealth overseas." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern Honshu, Japan - April 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 08:16:13 (UTC) on Monday, April 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 37.007°N, 140.477°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002n9v.php]-[T.D. - 04/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - April 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 32:08:16 (UTC) on Monday, April 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 35.406°N, 140.542°E; Depth 13.1 km (8.1 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002nzx.php]-[T.D. - 04/12/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - April 12th, 2011: "A G1-class geomagnetic storm is in progress, sparked by a high-speed solar wind stream which is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/12/11]

2011 - 11 dead in Belarus - April 12th, 2011: "An explosion at a subway station in the Belarus capital, Minsk, killed at least 11 people and injured dozens more, according to the state-run Belta news agency Monday. [....]" [Based on: Article (11 dead in Belarus), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 12th, 2011: "Stocks were mixed in the last trading session before earnings season begins. Traders feared that higher oil and food costs may have affected corporate margins. The Dow rose less than 0.1 percent. The broader S&P 500 index fell 0.3. The Nasdaq fell 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Laser Test / U.S. Navy - April 12th, 2011: "The Navy has fired a laser ray gun mounted on a warship, setting fire to an empty motorboat. The demonstration, off Southern California near San Nicolas Island, could be the beginning of a new era in Navy weaponry, officials said." [Based on: Article (Navy tests laser), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Level 7 Nuclear Accident / Japan - April 12th, 2011: "[....] An official with the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, speaking to national television, said the rating was being raised from 5 to 7, the highest level on the international scale. The official, who was not named, said the amount of radiation leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was about 10 percent of that from the Chernobyl accident. [NP] The level 7 signifies a 'major accident' with 'wider consequences' than the previous level, according to the standards scale. [NP] 'We have upgraded the severity level to 7 as the impact of radiation leaks has been widespread from the air, vegetables, tap water and the ocean,' said Minoru Oogoda of Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Crisis likened to Chernobyl / Japan raises level of nuclear disaster to highest ranking, unused since 1986.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - "Bath Salt" ban / St. Charles, Mo. - April 12th, 2011: "St. Charles County bans 'bath salt' drug [04/11/11] / Legislation also prohibits some fake marijuana products." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Global recovery on a roll, IMF says - April 12th, 2011: "[....] In a new economic forecast, the IMF said the global economy should grow 4.4 percent this year. That compares with global growth of 5 percent last year." [Based on: Article (Global recovery on a roll, IMF says), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels reject peace proposal - April 12th, 2011: "Libyan rebels reject peace proposal / Departure of Gadhafi, sons was not part of African Union's initiative." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Pakistan - April 12th, 2011: "Pakistan to U.S.: Steeply cut presence" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Captured / Laurent Gbagbo, Ivory Coast - April 12th, 2011: "Ivory Coast's Gbagbo is captured by rival's forces [04/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern Honshu, Japan - April 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 05:07:42 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 37.000°N, 140.700°E; Depth 10.6 km (6.6 miles)] was located @ EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002p47.php]-[T.D. - 04/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 13th, 2011: "The Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 100 points Tuesday after Japan raised the severity of its nuclear crisis and Alcoa had disappointing revenue. A drop in oil prices sent energy stocks down. The Dow fell 0.9 percent. The S&P 500 fell 0.8 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Qatar sells oil for rebels - April 13th, 2011: "Qatar sells oil for rebels [Libya]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Al-Qaidi leader is killed - April 13th, 2011: "U.S.- led NATO forces in Afghanistan killed a top al-Qaida member, Abu Hafs al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, in an airstrike April 13 in the eastern province of Kunar, according to a statement the International Security Assistance Force issued. [....]" [Based on: Article (Al-Qaidi leader is killed), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/27/11]

2011 - U.S. trade deficit narrows - April 13th, 2011: "U.S. trade deficit narrows ['fell 2.6 percent to $45.8 billion in February']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Protests continue / Yemen - April 13th, 2011: "Protests continue in Yemen [04/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Syrian protestors attacked - April 13th, 2011: "Syrian protestors attacked [04/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Detention / Hosni Mubarak - April 13th, 2011: "Mubarak detained in corruption inquiry" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Swaziland police hinder rally - April 13th, 2011: "Swaziland police hinder rally ['pro-democracy rally' - 04/12/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - High price of gasoline / U.S.A. - April 13th, 2011: "No break in high price of gasoline [U.S.A.] / Summer driving season 40 percent higher than 2010, U.S. projects." [Based on: Title for MarketWatch article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - "Friendly Fire" / Afghanistan - April 13th, 2011: "Drone is linked to killing of two American troops ['last week'] in Afghanistan" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Regulators penalize Citigroup - April 13th, 2011: "Regulators penalize Citigroup $51 million" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Initiative targets hospital errors - April 13th, 2011: "The administration of President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday [04/12/11] a broad initiative to reduce medical errors that kill thousands of Americans every year. [....] The federal government [U.S.A.] estimates that 180,000 Medicare recipients die each year from hospital mistakes. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (Initiative targets hospital errors), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - U.S. sues Arch Coal, 3 other firms - April 13th, 2011: "[....] The lawsuit [filed 04/08/11] represents the latest movement in a long-running effort to clean up the 6-acre site where Missouri Electric Works Inc. sold, serviced and repaired electrical transformers and other equipment from 1954 to 1988. [NP] Environmental regulators discovered in the 1980s that much of the property had been contaminated with PCB-laced oil from transformers and storage drums, contaminating the soil and groundwater with toxic chemicals. [....]" [Based on: Article (U.S. sues Arch Coal, 3 other firms / Damages are sought in cleanup of superfund site in Cape Girardeau, Mo.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - 3.5 percent call themselves gay / U.S.A. - April 13th, 2011: "About 9 million people in the United States identify themselves as lesbians, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a UCLA study. It translates to about 3.5 percent of the adult population." [Based on: Article (3.5 percent call themselves gay), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/13/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - April 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 19:57:23 (UTC) on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 39.587°N, 143.357°E; Depth 11.2 km (7.0 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002q0d.php]-[T.D. - 04/14/11]

2011 - Sunspot 1190 - April 14th, 2011: "More solar activity could be in the offing. As sunspot 1190 grows rapidly near the center of the solar disk, a new and large sunspot is rotating over the sun's eastern limb. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 14th, 2011: "Stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's latest survey of the economy found that manufacturing, consumer spending and corporate hiring rose. The Dow rose 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent, and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.6 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - U.S. airstrikes / Libya - April 14th, 2011: "U.S. aiding NATO with airstrikes in Libya ['Pentagon officials disclosed Wednesday ... .']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - NATO airstrikes / Libya - April 14th, 2011: "NATO steps up airstrikes on targets held by Gadhafi [04/13/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - Suicide Bombing / Afghanistan - April 14th, 2011: "Afghan tribal elder [Malik Zareen], 11 others killed in suicide bombing [Asmaar district, Kunar province - 04/13/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - Trans fat under attack in Illinois - April 14th, 2011: "[....] If it survives the state Senate and becomes law, Illinois would join California, which last year imposed the nation's only statewide ban. [....]" [Based on: Article (Trans fat under attack in Illinois / Bill to ban artery-clogger leaves bad taste with area restaurant owners.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - First Quarter Profit / JPMorgan Chase - April 14th, 2011: "JPMorgan's profit is up 67 percent [first quarter] / But bank has worries over possible legal claims from mortgage crisis." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - Senate panel rebukes Goldman Sachs, others - April 14th, 2011: "Senate panel rebukes Goldman Sachs, others [04/13/11] / Bank is accused of failing to tell investors in risky mortgage securities that it was secretly betting on their default in pursuit of profit." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 15th, 2011: "Financial stocks fell Thursday [04/14/11] after Sen. Carl Levin said that a panel found new evidence that Goldman Sachs misled investors. Goldman fell 3 percent. JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America fell more than 1 percent. The S&P 500 rose less than a point to 1,314.52." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Bahrain dismantles party - April 15th, 2011: "Bahrain dismantles party ['the country's biggest Shiite party ... the Al Wefaq party']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Ford widens recall of F-150s - April 15th, 2011: "Ford widens recall of F-150s to fix defect in air bag wiring ['air bags can deploy at the wrong time'] / Action is taken after pressure from federal regulators [04/14/11]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - First Quarter Profit / Google Inc. - April 15th, 2011: "Google Inc. reported a 17 percent gain in its first quarter. Net income rose to $2.3 billion, or $7.04 a share, from $1.96 billion, or $6.06, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $6.5 billion." [Based on: Article, p. C3, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Gadhafi forces shell coastal city - April 15th, 2011: "Gadhafi forces shell coastal city [04/14/11] / Rebel spokesman says at least 20 people are killed in Misurata, Libya's third-largest city." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Breast shield recall stepped up - April 15th, 2011: "Breast shield recall [Axxent FlexShield Mini] stepped up" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - 34 Iranians reported killed in Iraq - April 15th, 2011: "An Iraqi army raid last week on Camp Ashraf left 34 Iranian exiles dead, according to a U.N. spokesman who on Thursday [04/14/11] offered the first independent death toll for an attack that drew sharp rebukes from Baghdad's Western allies." [Based on: Article (34 Iranians reported killed in Iraq), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - ABC to bounce two long-running soaps - April 15th, 2011: "ABC announced Thursday that two classic soap operas will soon meet their demise: 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live.' They will air their final episodes in September and January, respectively, leaving only 'General Hospital' to survive them. [NP] Since it premiered in 1970, 'All My Children' has received more than 30 Emmy awards. The Emmy-winning 'One Life to Live' has been on the air since 1968. [NP] In place of the two soaps will be two new series, 'The Chew,' a food show co-hosted by Mario Batali, set to premiere in September, and 'The Revolution' (working title), a makeover show hosted by Tim Gunn that will debut in January. [NP] The new shows are far less expensive to produce than daily dramas, which employ costly actors, directors and writers. The dramas also require editing, set design, costuming and other costs." [Based on: News Services article (ABC to bounce two long-running soaps / 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live' too costly.), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Wholesale prices move higher / U.S.A. - April 15th, 2011: "Led by gasoline ['Gasoline at the wholesale level jumped 5.7 percent in March.], wholesale prices move higher [U.S.A.] / Many economists still think inflation is tame; new jobless claims rise, but firms have picked up hiring." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. C4, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 16th, 2011: "Stocks made modest gains Friday as encouraging signs on the economy overshadowed disappointing earnings from Google and Bank of America. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56.68 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,341.83. Stock indexes closed lower for the week." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/15/11]

2011 - Solar Wind Density - April 16th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 354.0 km/sec / density: 7.0 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1426 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/16/11]

2011 - Dozens hurt in Jordan - April 16th, 2011: "Dozens hurt in Jordan ['Hundreds of protesting Islamic hard-liners clashed with supporters of Jordan's king, wounding dozens ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Deadly Storms / U.S.A. - April 16th, 2011: "Storms ['... began late Thursday in Oklahoma'] tread lightly in area [St. Louis, Mo.] / Other areas of the country suffer severe damage; at least 9 are killed in South [2 in Oklahoma, 7 in Arkansas]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

*Trivia: "A punishing storm system that began Thursday evening continued to pummel parts of the Deep South [U.S.A.] on Saturday [04/16/11], leaving at least 21 people dead across five states, officials said. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Powerful system kills at least 21 across 5 states), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/17/11]

*Trivia: "The reality of the devestation caused by a storm that sent more than 200 tornadoes ripping across the South [U.S.A.], killing at least 45 people and causing millions of dollars in damage, began to sink in Monday morning. [....]" [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (Cleanup begins from storm that killed 45 / Severe thunderstorms with threat of hail and tornadoes are forecast for St. Louis starting today [04/19/11].), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - Mass Graves / Mexico - April 16th, 2011: "Mass graves' total hits 145 in Mexico" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Activist strangled in Gaza - April 16th, 2011: "Activist [pro-Palestinian activist, Vittorio Arrigoni] strangled in Gaza" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - 100,000 protest in Yemen - April 16th, 2011: "100,000 protest in Yemen [San'a - 04/15/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Afghanistan - April 16th, 2011: "Suicide bomber strikes in Afghanistan ['police headquarters in Kandahar']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Convicted / Croatian General - April 16th, 2011: "Croatian general [Ante Gotovina] is convicted [04/15/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - NATO seeks aircraft for mission in Libya - April 16th, 2011: "NATO seeks aircraft for its mission in Libya [04/15/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Cluster bombs used on Libyan civilians - April 16th, 2011: "Cluster bombs used on Libyan civilians [Misrada] / Gadhafi's use of weapons applies pressure on U.N." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - NASA puts space data, images on Internet - April 16th, 2011: "NASA puts space data ['from its sky-mapping mission' - WISE spacecraft], images on Internet" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Drug-resistant bacteria / U.S. grocery meats - April 16th, 2011: "Drug-resistant bacteria [Staphylococcus aureus] found in grocery meats / Tests suggest animals are harboring drug-resistant pathogens, researchers say." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/16/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Afghanistan - April 17th, 2011: "Bomber dressed as soldier [Lagham, Afghanistan] kills 5 [04/16/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/17/11]

2011 - Egypt dissolves Mubarak's former ruling party - April 17th, 2011: "Egypt dissolves Mubarak's former ruling party [04/16/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/17/11]

2011 - Hazardous chemicals used in drilling process / U.S.A. - April 17th, 2011: "Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals ['a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking'] into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by congressional Democrats. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Hazardous chemicals used in drilling process / Congressional report outlines concern about substances contaminating sources of drinking water.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/17/11]

2011 - No nuclear risk to North Pacific fish - April 18th, 2011: "Federal and Alaskan health officials say North Pacific fish are so unlikely to be contaminated by radioactive material from the crippled nuclear plant in Japan that there's no reason to test them." [Based on: Article (No nuclear risk to North Pacific fish), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/18/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of Kermadec Islands - April 18th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13:03:04 (UTC) on Monday, April 18th, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 34.321°S, 179.994°E; Depth 90.4 km (56.2 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002ty7.php]-[T.D. - 04/18/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 19th, 2011: "A warning from Standard & Poor's that the agency might lower its rating on U.S. government debt sent stocks on their deepest slide in a month Monday [04/18/11]. The S&P 500 fell 14.54 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,305.14. The Dow fell 140.24, or 1.1 percent, to 12,201.59." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - Riots mar Nigerian election - April 19th, 2011: "Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan won the country's election as riots swept across the muslim north, highlighting the religious and ethnic tensions still dividing Africa's most populous nation. Jonathan is a Christian who became president when the Muslim holding the job died." [Based on: Article (Riots mar Nigerian election), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - Bombings return to Baghdad - April 19th, 2011: "Violence spread across Baghdad, including a series of explosions at a checkpoint to the heavily fortified Green Zone, killing at least 30, including a former high-ranking official. The attacks ended nearly three months of relative calm in Baghdad." [Based on: Article (Bombings return to Baghdad), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - Insurgent kills 2 in Afghanistan - April 19th, 2011: "Insurgent kills 2 in Afghanistan ['inside the Ministry of Defense']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Income / Citigroup - April 19th, 2011: "Citigroup's first-quarter income fell 32 percent. The bank earned $3 billion, or 10 cents per share, compared with $4.4 billion, or 15 cents, last year. Revenue fell 22 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / Eli Lilly and Co. - April 19th, 2011: "Eli Lilly and Co.'s first-quarter profit fell 15 percent. The drugmaker earned $1.06 billion, or 95 cents per share, down from $1.25 billion, or $1.13, last year. Revenue climbed 6 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Earnings / Halliburton Co. - April 19th, 2011: "Halliburton Co. said first-quarter earnings more than doubled. The provider of services for oil and natural gas drillers earned $511 million or 56 cents per share, compared with $206 million, or 23 cents, last year. Revenue rose 40 percent, setting a new record." [Based on: Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/19/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - April 20th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 447.6 km/sec / density: 5.8 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0115 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/19/11] 

*Trivia: "High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field, sparking lights bright enough to see through Arctic twilight. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/20/11] 

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 20th, 2011: "Strong earnings from Johnson & Johnson helped stocks rebound Tuesday, a day after the market's worst one-day drop in more than a month. The Dow rose 65.18 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 12,266.75. The S&P 500 index rose 7.48, or 0.6 percent, to 1.312.62." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Muslim rioters / Nigeria - April 20th, 2011: "Nigerians riot after Muslim candidate is defeated" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Syria ends emergency law - April 20th, 2011: "After assault on protestors, Syria ends emergency law [04/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Fidel officially out in Cuba - April 20th, 2011: "Fidel officially out in Cuba [04/19/11], but old guard remains in power" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Forces kill 3 in Yemen - April 20th, 2011: "Forces [Yemeni security forces] kill 3 ['anti-government protestors'] in Yemen [04/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Earnings / Intel Corp. - April 20th, 2011: "[....] Intel's net income was $3.16 billion, or 56 cents per share, higher than the 46 cents per share that analysts polled by FactSet expected. A year ago, Intel earned $2.44 billion, or 43 cents per share. Revenue was $12.8 billion, a 25 percent increase from $10.3 billion a year ago and higher than the $11.6 billion that analysts expected. [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Earnings / Yahoo Inc. - April 20th, 2011: "[....] Yahoo shares gained 53 cents, or 3.3 percent, to $16.65 in extended trading. [....] Revenue fell 24 percent to $1.21 billion. [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - British Military Advisers / Libya - April 20th, 2011: "Libyan rebels to get boost from Brits / British will send up to 20 military advisers to help organize rebels; Western tactics are questioned." [Based on: A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Hail & Tornadoes / Midwest U.S.A. - April 20th, 2011: "Storms brew mix of hail and tornadoes [Missouri] / A school and several homes are damaged, but no one is injured [04/19/11]." [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - New rebellion in southern Sudan - April 20th, 2011: "New rebellion in southern Sudan [04/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Income / Goldman Sachs - April 20th, 2011: "Goldman Sachs reported first-quarter net income of $2.74 billion, down 21 percent from the period a year earlier ... . [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Proposed Settlement / August Busch IV - April 20th, 2011: "Bush [Ex-beer baron August Busch IV] OKs $1.5 million payment to settle suit / Ex-husband of girlfriend who died of accidental overdose sought damages on behalf of their son, 8." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

*Trivia: "Busch IV's settlement of suit is put on hold / Judge delays decision on $1.5 million payment, blocks parents of dead woman from joining case." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 05/11/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / Peabody Energy Corp. - April 20th, 2011: "[....] Net income increased to $176.5 million, or 65 cents a share, from $133.7 million, or 50 cents, in the same quarter last year, the St. Louis based company said. [....]" [Based on: Article (Rising prices on coal fuel energy profit for Peabody / Company sees fundamentals remaining 'strong for decades.'), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Mubarak shares blame in protestors' deaths, judge says - April 20th, 2011: "Mubarak shares blame in protestors' deaths, judge says [04/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Radioactive water pumped from crippled reactor / Japan - April 20th, 2011: "Radioactive water ['25,000 metric tons (about 6.6 million gallons)' - basement of Unit 2, Fukushima Daiichi plant] pumped from crippled reactor ['to a makeshift storage area']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/20/11]

2011 - Solar Flares - April 21st, 2011: "Emerging sunspot complex 1195-1196 is crackling with C-flares. John Stetson and students in South Portland, Maine, caught one of them, a C4-class eruption, today at 1500 UT: [....] AR1195-1196 is growing in complexity and more flares could be in tthe offing."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/21/11]

*Trivia: "A slow-moving CME could hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of April 21st, sparking a new round of high-latitude auroras. NOAA forecasters estimate a 30% chance of geomagnetic activity. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/21/11]

2011 - Sun in Taurus - April 21st, 2011: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Taurus." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201104.html]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 21st, 2011: "Strong earnings from technology companies including Intel sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday. The Dow jumped 186.79 points, or 1.5 percent, to 12,453.54. That's the highest close since June 5, 2008. The S&P 500 index rose 17.74, or 1.4 percent, to 1,330.36." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Net Income / Apple Inc. - April 21st, 2011: "[....] Apple said net income was $5.99 billion, or $6.40 per share, up 95 percent from $3.07 billion, or $3.33 per share, a year ago. [....] Revenue was $24.7 billion, up 83 percent. Analysts expected $23.4 billion. [....]" [Based on: A.P. Article (Apple soars on strong iPhone sales / Company nearly doubles net income, exceeding forecasts.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / AT&T - April 21st, 2011: "AT&T said net income rose 39 percent to $3.41 billion, or 57 cents per share, up from $2.45 billion, or 42 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose 2 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Settlement / P4 production - April 21st, 2011: "Federal officials say they have reached a $1.4 million settlement with a mining company over alleged water quality violations at a phosphate mine and processing facility in Idaho. The deal announced Wednesday by the EPA resolves its case against P4 production, a subsidiary of Creve Coeur-based Monsanto Co." [Based on: Article (Monsanto subsidiaryy, feds reach settlement), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Volcanic Eruption / Ecuador - April 21st, 2011: "In mid-April 2011, after a decade of low activity, Ecuador’s Tungurahua Volcano began a substantial eruption. On April 21st fine ash fell on nearby communities, followed by the appearance of small lava fountains at Tungurahua’s summit. On April 26th significant eruption of ash began, up to an altitude of 38,000 feet (12,000 meters). These emissions continued until at least May 4, 2011. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=50450]

2011 - Did FBI miss mark on anthrax suspect? - April 21st, 2011: "[....] If the FBI got the right man, then there is no consequence to its decision to stop hunting for bacillus subtilis, a harmless bacterial contaminant that resembles anthrax. But if Ivins was innocent, then the killer is at large, and the bureau may have missed a big opportunity. [....] The Justice Department closed the eight-year investigation, said to cost as much as $100 million. However, none of the circumstantial evidence it found showed that Ivins prepared the deadly powder, scrawled 'Death to America' in a seeming mimic of al-Qaida, or twice sneaked away on six-hour roundtrip drives to drop them in a Princeton, N.J., mailbox. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Did FBI miss mark on anthrax suspect? / Agency limited testing on distinct contaminant and focused almost exclusively on one person.) by Saeed Shah, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Privacy Implications? / Apple iPhone 4- April 21st, 2011: "Hidden iPhone location file ['on the Apple iPhone 4'] carries / 'privacy implications' " [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article by Nick Bilton], p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - 500th Super Hornet/Growler / Boeing - April 21st, 2011: "Pomp and ceremony at Boeing / Company celebrates Super Hornet/Growler [500th] under cloud of deficit-cutting fever." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Moved / Army private Bradley Manning - April 21st, 2011: "WikiLeaks suspect moved ['was flown to a facility at Fort Leavenworth']" [Based on: Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / American Express Co. - April 21st, 2011: "American Express Co. said its first-quarter profit rose 33 percent. Net income rose to $1.2 billion, or 97 cents per share, compared with $873 million, or 73 cents, a year ago. revenue rose 7 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Japan shuts the area around nuclear plant - April 21st, 2011: "[....] Almost all the area's nearly 80,000 residents left when the area was evacuated after the earthquake and tsunami that spawned the nuclear crisis, but some have returned and police could not legally block them." [Based on: Article (Japan shuts the area around nuclear plant), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

*Trivia: "Japan seals off evacuation zone near nuclear plant [04/22/11] / Formal closure bars anyone from entering area within 12 miles; violators may face fines, jail." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Crackdown in Syria dims hopes for civil rights - April 21st, 2011: "Crackdown in Syria dims hopes for civil rights [04/20/11] / Demonstrators vow to turn out big crowds on 'Great Friday' in support of repealing harsh emergency laws." [Based on: Article (Japan shuts the area around nuclear plant), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/21/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - April 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 01:54:41 (UTC) on Thursday, April 21st, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 40.306°N, 143.629°E; Depth 7 km (4.3 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002w18.php]-[T.D. - 04/21/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - April 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 13;37:03 (UTC) on Thursday, April 21st, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 35.617°N, 140.452°E; Depth 42.9 km (26.7 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002w98.php]-[T.D. - 04/21/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 22th, 2011: "Strong earnings reports from blue chip companies lifted stocks across the market Thursday. The Dow rose 0.2 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 0.5 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.6 percent. Strong results were tempered by a weaker-than-expected job market report." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Exit plan for Yemen's leader - April 22nd, 2011: "Exit plan for Yemen's leader / Gulf nations call for him to step down, offer him immunity [04/21/11]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Fluids used in drilling draw fire - April 22nd, 2011: "Fluids used in drilling [U.S.A.] draw fire ['including naphthalene and benzene']" [Based on: Based on Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Income / Morgan Stanley - April 22nd, 2011: "Morgan Stanley's first-quarter income fell 48 percent. The investment bank earned $736 million, or 50 cents per share, compared with $1.4 billion, or 99 cents, last year. Revenue fell 16 percent." [Based on: Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / Patriot Coal Corp. - April 22nd, 2011: "Patriot Coal Corp. started 2011 with a money-losing first quarter. Creve Coeur-based Patriot lost $15.3 million, or 17 cents per share, compared with earnings of $4.26 million, or 5 cents, a year ago." [Based on: Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / General Electric Co. - April 22nd, 2011: "General Electric Co. earnings rose 77 percent in the first quarter. The maker of everything from light bulbs to wind turbines and health care equipment, earned $3.42 billion, or 31 cents per share, compared with $1.95 billion, or 17 cents, last year. Revenue increased 6 percent to $38.45 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - New Hampshire moving to restrict unions - April 22nd, 2011: "New Hampshire moving to restrict unions" [Based on: Based on Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels take over border crossing - April 22nd, 2011: "Libyan rebels take over border crossing [04/21/11] / Action opens significant crack in Gadhafi's control of nation's western region into Tunisia" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Government will examine gas increases - April 22nd, 2011: "Government will examine gas increases [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / McDonald's Corp. - April 22nd, 2011: "McDonald's Corp. said its first-quarter profit rose 11 percent. The restaurant earned $1.21 billion, or $1.15 a share, up from $1.09 billion, or $1, last year. Revenue rose to $6.11 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Israeli leftists denounced for backing Palestinian state - April 22nd, 2011: "A day after dozens of prominent Israeli artists and intellectuals declared their support for a Palestinian state, they took their cause to the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday [04/21/11] and quickly found themselves confronted by rightist opponents calling them traitors and, according to some reports, 'Jewish Nazis.' [....] It also occurred in a symbolic place, in front of the building where David ben-Gurion declared Israeli independence in the spring of 1948. [NP] The group of leftist intellectuals and artists signed the declarartion endorsing a Palestinain state on the basis of the 1967 borders and asserting that an end to Israel's occupation 'will liberate the two peoples and open the way to a lasting peace.' Among the signers are about 20 winners of the Israel Prize, the country's most prestigious award. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Israeli leftists denounced for backing Palestinian state / Rightists call them traitors in demonstrations on streets of Tel Aviv.), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Drone Attack / Pakistan - April 23rd, 2011: "Latest drone attack [North Waziristan, Pakistan] kills 25 [04/22/11] / Strike signals U.S. intent to carry out mission despite Islamabad's opposition." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Sentenced / Lindsay Lohan - April 23rd, 2011: "Lohan [Lindsay Lohan] gets 120 days for theft of jewelry" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/23/11]

2011 - Yemen arrests military defectors - April 23rd, 2011: "Yemen arrests military defectors [04/22/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/23/11]

2011 - Coast Guard cites Transocean - April 23rd, 2011: "Coast Guard [U.S.A.] cites Transocean [04/22/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/23/11]

2011 - Florida pastors jailed in Michigan - April 23rd, 2011: "Florida pastors [Terry Jones & Wayne Sapp] jailed in Michigan [04/22/11 - 'for refusing to post a $1 bail.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/23/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Solomon Islands - April 23rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 04:16:55 (UTC) on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 10.349°S, 161.233°E; Depth 81.6 km (50.7 miles)] was located @ SOLOMON ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002xcx.php]-[T.D. - 04/24/11]

011 - Storm rips through area / St. Louis, Mo. - April 23rd, 2011: "Storm rips through area [04/22/11] / Lambert closed indefinitely - Several injured as roof is torn, glass is scattered throughout main terminal. / Tornadoes reported - Twisters apparently hit airport and in New Melle and Maryland Heights. / Dozens of homes damaged - Berkley in storm's path; church loses steeple during Good Friday service." [Based on: Title for Front Page article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/23/11]

*Trivia: "Storm is worst in 40 years / Tornado of 1967 traveled 21 miles along path similar to Friday's" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/24/11]

2011 - Dozens of demonstrators killed / Syria - April 23rd, 2011: "Dozens of demonstrators killed ['at least 73 people'] in protests across Syria [04/22/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/23/11]

2011 - Japan sets aside $50 billion for reconstruction - April 23rd, 2011: "Japan sets aside $50 billion for reconstruction" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - April 23rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 10:12:48 (UTC) on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 39.164°N, 142.892°E; Depth 38.9 km (24.2 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002xfh.php]-[T.D. - 04/24/11]

2011 - Died / Sai Baba - April 24th, 2011: Reportedly died this date in history, Indian guru: Sai Baba. He was 84.

*Links: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/04/26/hindu-guru.html

2011 - Ayatollah warns Iran president - April 24th, 2011: "Iran's supreme leader warned saturday [04/23/11] he will intervene in the government's affairs whenever necessary in a rebuke to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for challenging the clerical leader's all-encompassing authority. [NP] Their most recent confrontation involved Ahmadinejad's dismissal last week of the country's powerful intelligence minister, whom Ayatollah Ali Khamenei then quickly reinstated in a slap to the president." [Based on: Article (Ayatollah warns Iran president), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/24/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Sulawesi, Indonesia - April 24th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 23:07:51 (UTC) on Sunday, April 24th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 4.593°S, 122.808°E; Depth 9.4 km (5.8 miles)] was located @ SULAWESI, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002y0p.php]-[T.D. - 04/25/11]

2011 - Rally in Pakistan delays NATO supply run to Afghanistan - April 24th, 2011: "Pakistan halted NATO supply shipments to Afghanistan on Saturday [04/23/11] after thousands of protestors rallied on the main road to the border to demand Washington stop firing missiles against militants sheltering inside the country. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Rally in Pakistan delays NATO supply run to Afghanistan), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/24/11]

2011 - Shelling kills 32 / Misrata, Libya - April 25th, 2011: "Troops' shelling kills 32 in besieged city of Misrata / NATO responds with airstrikes at Gadhafi's compound." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/25/11]

2011 - Deadly Clashes / Southern Sudan - April 25th, 2011: "Southern Sudan clashes [last week] kill at least 105 people" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/25/11]

2011 - Hundreds escape from Afghan prison - April 25th, 2011: "Hundreds [More than 400'] escape from Afghan [Kandahar] prison [04/24/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/25/11]

2011 - Roadside Bomb / Southern Afghanistan - April 25th, 2011: "2 NATO troops die in bomb attack [04/24/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 26th, 2011: "Mixed earnings reports sent stocks falling [04/25/11]. The Dow fell 0.2 percent. The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent. The impact of rising commodity costs on earnings made investors cautious. Ford and Exxon-Mobil are among those reporting this week." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8 S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - Computer Virus / Iran - April 26th, 2011: "Iran fights off computer virus ['Stars']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - Economic Trivia / U.S.A. - April 26th, 2011: "Inflation is replacing recession as Enemy No. 1 [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - U.S. distrusted Pakistanis - April 26th, 2011: "U.S. distrusted Pakistanis ['according to leaked documents made public Monday']" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - Asia faces expansion of poverty - April 26th, 2011: "Asia faces expansion of poverty ['Food prices in Asia have increased an average of about 10 percent this year']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / Egypt & Israel - April 26th, 2011: "Egyptians want to annul peace accord ['1979 peace treaty with Israel']" [Based on: Title for article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - NATO planes bomb Gadhafi's compound - April 26th, 2011: "NATO planes bomb Gadhafi's compound [04/25/11]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/11]

2011 - Prosecution dropped - April 27th, 2011: "The Justice Department has dropped its investigation into a former department attorney who tipped off the media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program. The department informed Thomas Tamm's attorney's that he will not be prosecuted for the leak." [Based on: Article (Prosecution dropped), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/27/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 27th, 2011: "Stocks jumped to their highest levels since the end of the financial crisis Monday [04/25/11] on strong company earnings and signs that consumers feel more confident about the economy. The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent. The Dow rose 0.9 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.8 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10 S.L.P.D., 04/27/11]

2011 - 'God particle' remains elusive - April 27th, 2011: "The world's biggest particle physics lab [CERN] played down claims of a major discovery Tuesday [04/26/11], after a leaked memo hinting that the elusive Higgs boson - or 'God particle' - may have been found ricocheted around science websites. [....]" [Based on: Article ('God particle' remains elusive), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/27/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / Arch Coal Inc. - April 27th, 2011: "Rebounding energy demand and prices helped Arch Coal Inc. post a $55.6 million first-quarter profit and prompted the nation's No. 2 coal producer [U.S.A.] to raise its earnings forecast for the full year. [NP] Net income was 34 cents per share compared with a loss of $1.8 million, or 1 cent per share, in the same quarter a year ago, Creve Coeur-based Arch said. [NP] Sales rose 23 percent to $872.9 million, reflecting higher coal prices in all of the regions where Arch operates mines. Overall sales volumes fell slightly. [NP] Arch shipped 1.6 million tons of coal to international markets - 40 percent more than a year ago. [....]" [Based on: Article (Arch Coal's profits are boosted by higher prices), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/27/11]

2011 - NATO broadens targets in attacks on Gadhafi - April 27th, 2011: "NATO planners say the allies are stepping up attacks on palaces, headquarters, communications centers and other prominent institutions supporting the Libyan government in a further attempt to weaken Moammar Gadhafi's grip on power and frustrate his forces in the field. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (NATO broadens targets in attacks on Gadhafi), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/27/11]

2011 - Tibet elects P.M. - April 28th, 2011: "Tibet elects P.M. [a Harvard legal scholar, Lobsang Sangay]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A28, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 28th, 2011: "Stocks rose to a high for the year after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said central bank officials expect the economy to keep recovering as the job market strengthens. The Dow rose 0.8 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.6 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.8 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13 S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Israel loses gas flow - April 28th, 2011: "An explosion at a gas pipeline in the northern Sinai Peninsula cut supplies of Egyptian natural gas to Israel for the second time this year in what Israeli and Egyptian officials said was an act of sabotage." [Based on: Article (Israel loses gas flow), p. A28, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Supreme Court ruling - April 28th, 2011: "Contracts can be written to bar class-action suits / Supreme Court ruling [5-4 - 04/27/11] is 'game changer' allowing businesses to settle disputes by arbitration one by one." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A27, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - System Bugs? / Apple Inc. - April 28th, 2011: "Apple blames system bugs [iPhones and iPads] for storing data on user locations [04/27/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - 'Bath Salts' blamed in death - April 28th, 2011: " 'Bath salts' blamed in death [04/27/11] of Alton [Illinois] woman [ToniaWhitehead]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation - April 28th, 2011: "Palestinian factions reconcile [announced 04/27/11]; Israel denounces Hamas-Fatah deal" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A28, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - First-Quarter profit / Boeing Co. - April 28th, 2011: "Boeing Co. posted a bigger-than-expected first-quarter profit and said it is on track to deliver the much-delayed 787 in the third quarter. Net income was $586 million, or 70 cents, a year ago. Revenue fell 2 percent to $14.91 billion. Also Wednesday, Boeing's CEO, Jim McNerney, said a 'workmanship issue' and not poor design led to a hole ripping open in a plane the company built for Southwest Airlines [....]" [Based on: Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Birth Certificate / Barack Obama - April 28th, 2011: "Obama releases 'long form' birth certificate [04/27/11] amid queries / President calls out 'carnival barkers' as he attempts to lay controversy to rest, but Republicans attack him over move." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A26, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - 9 Americans die in Afghanistan - April 28th, 2011: "Eight U.S. troops and an American contractor were killed Wednesday [04/27/11] when a veteran Afghan military pilot fired on trainers during a meeting in a military compound near Kabul International Airport. The pilot, Ahmad Gul Sahebi, 48, had served in the Afghan army for decades, according to his brother." [Based on: Article (9 Americans die in Afghanistan), p. A28, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Security Crackdown / San'a, Yemen - April 28th, 2011: "12 killed [190 wounded] by Yemeni security, doctor says / Violence erupts as 100,000 government opponents launch civil disobedience campaign in country's capital. [04/27/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Earnings / ConocoPhillips - April 28th, 2011: "ConocoPhillips said first-quarter earnings rose 43 percent. The third-largest U.S. oil company earned $3 billion, or $2.09 per share, up from$2.1 billion, or $1.40, a year ago. Revenue increased 27 percent to $58.25 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Information Breach? / Sony PlayStation - April 28th, 2011: "Sony: Credit data risked in PlayStation outage [04/20/11?]  Company says it has no evidence data was taken; some gamers shrug it off." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

*Trivia: "Sony executives apologized Sunday [05/01/11] for a security breach in the company's PlayStation Network that compromised the personal data of some 77 million accounts on the on-line service. 'We deeply apologize for the inconvenience we have caused,' said Kazuo Hirai, chief of Sony Corp's PlayStation video unit." [Based on: Article (Sony execs apologize for security breach), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 05/02/11]

2011 - Smartphone knows your secrets, and tells tales to the inquisitive - April 28th, 2011: "[....] With the right tools and physical access to your smartphone, anyone can tap into the private details of your life: texts, photos, tweets, Facebook ramblings, doctor's appointments, favorite hiking trails and maybe even what you had for dinner last night. [NP] 'You can find out everything about someone from their smartphone,' said Amber Schroader, owner of Paraben of Pleasant Grove, Utah, which makes forensic software for investigators and the general public. 'You can see their YouTube videos, the websites they've surfed, their pictures. People are addicted to their cellphones, so this is the freshest and most valuable information available about someone.' [....] 'These aren't smartphones,  - they are spy phones,' said John M. Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project. 'Consumers must have the right to control whether their data is gathered and how it is used. [NP] 'People don't realize the absolute gold mine of data about their life that exists inside their smartphone,' he added. 'There really needs to be an educational process started so that people will begin to understand that.' " [Based on: San Jose Mercury News article (Smartphone knows your secrets, and tells tales to the inquisitive) by Patrick May and Troy Wolverton, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/28/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Iraq - April 29th, 2011: "At least 12 die in bombing of mosque [Shiite mosque] in Iraq [04/28/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 29th, 2011: "Stocks closed at another 2011 high Thursday [04/28/11] despite modest U.S. economic growth in the first quarter. High gas prices cut into consumer spending and bad weather slowed construction. The Dow rose 0.6. The S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.1 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7 S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - Lt. Gen. John R. Allen - April 29th, 2011: "Marine general [Lt. Gen. John R. Allen] picked to oversee Afghan war [04/28/11] / In key mission, he persuaded Sunni tribes to reject insurgency in Iraq." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - Roadside Bomb / Pakistan - April 29th, 2011: "Bomb blast kills 5 in Pakistan [04/28/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - Deadly Tornadoes / U.S.A. - April 29th, 2011: "Many dead in south [U.S.A.] / At least 285 are killed [04/27/11 - 04/28/11] across six states ['with more than two-thirds 195 people - in Alabama.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

*Trivia: "[....] The death toll, including those who were killed by storms earlier in the week in Arkansas, reached 339 across seven states. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Tornadoes leave 'a humanitarian crisis' / One tornado draws EF-5 rating, the most destructive, and more are expected to be rated as devestating.), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

*Trivia: "Obama says [04/29/11] devastation unlike any he has ever seen ['I've never seen devastation like this. We're going to make sure you're not forgotten']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Erica Werner, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

*Trivia: "Death toll from storms rises to 345" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 05/01/11]

*Trivia: "Preliminary government estimates say more tornadoes broke out in a single day last week than any other day in recorded history. Government analysts say there were 312 tornadoes during last week's outbreak, including a record-setting 226 in one day. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the largest previous number was April 3-4, 1974, with 148 tornadoes." [Based on: Article (226 tornadoes in a day), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 05/03/11]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=50382

2011 - Royal Wedding / England - April 29th, 2011: "Britain's Prince William and his bride, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, leave Westminister Abbey in London on Friday [04/29/11] after their wedding, which was attended by nearly 2,000 guests." [Based on: Title for A.P. picture article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - American-Indian Settlement - April 29th, 2011: "A federal judge has approved a $680 million settlement between the Agriculture Department and American-Indian farmers who say they were denied loans because of discrimination. [....]" [Based on: Article (Judge OK's American-Indian settlement), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - Syrian army at war with itself - April 29th, 2011: "[....] More than 450 people have been killed across Syria - about 100 in Dar'a alone - and hundreds detained since the popular revolt against Assad began in mid-March, according to human rights groups. [....] Ausama Monajed, a spokesman for the opposition, said the clashes among the soldiers have been happening since Monday [04/25/11]" [Based on: Article (Syrian army at war with itself), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Income / Olin Corp. - April 29th, 2011: "Olin Corp. reported first-quarter income of $133.7 million, or $1.66 per share, compared with $14.1 million, or 18 cents a share, in the corresponding period of 2010. [....] Revenue for the Clayton[Mo.]-based ammunition and chemicals maker grew to 20 percent to $436 million. (Tim Bryant)" [Based on: Title for Article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - RFK assassin claims he was manipulated - April 29th, 2011: "RFK assassin [Sirhan Sirhan] claims he was manipulated" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Income / Time Warner Cable Inc. - April 29th, 2011: "[....] First-quarter net income rose to $325 million, or 93 cents a share, from $214 million, or 60 cents, a year earlier. earnings per share were $1.01, topping the 99-cent estimate of analysts." [Based on: Title for Article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 04/29/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - April 30th, 2011: "A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of April 30th, sparking a high-latitude geomagnetic storm (slowly subsiding). In the United States, auroras descended as far south as Marquette, Michigan ... ."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/01/11]

*Trivia: "The solar wind impact sparked auroras over both ends of the planet. "After a slow start to the aurora observing season, we are finally getting some beautiful Aurora Australis here at the geographic South Pole (90 degrees S. latitude)," reports J. Dana Hrubes, science leader at the Amundsen-Scott Station. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 05/02/11]

2011 - EU probing banks - April 30th, 2011: "European Union antitrust regulators announced on Friday two sweeping antitrust investigations into the world's largest banks and their roles in a market for derivatives where a small number of companies control trillions of dollars of financial instruments. The European officials are looking at whether banks, including Barclays and Goldman Sachs, have harmed rival organizations that could compete in markests for providing information and clearing a form of transaction that had become critical to the smooth functioning of the entire economy." [Based on: Article (EU probing banks), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 30th, 2011: "Caterpillar drove the Dow higher after the company reported a huge gain in earnings. The Dow rose 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq rose less than 0.1 percent. Strong corporate earnings pushed major stock market indexes to 2011 highs." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13 S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Riots erupt in Uganda - April 30th, 2011: "Army troops and police fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators Friday [04/29/11], and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year. [....]" [Based on: Article (Riots erupt in Uganda), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Stem cell funding / U.S.A. - April 30th, 2011: "U.S. appeals court clears the way ['2-1 decision'] for stem cell funding [0429/30]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Consumer Spending / U.S.A. - April 30th, 2011: "Consumer spending [U.S.A.] is up 0.6 pct. despite gas hikes / Households are buying, but rising prices gobble the gain, expert says." [Based on: Title for MarketWatch article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / Merck & Co. - April 30th, 2011: "[....] Net income more than tripled to $1.04 billion, or 34 cents a share, the company said. Sales rose 1.4 percent. Merck closed up 18 cents to close at $35.95. The shares have increased 2 percent in the past 12 months." [Based on: Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Scores killed in protests in Syria - April 30th, 2011: "Scores killed [42] in protests in Syria [04/29/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Libyan fighting spills into Tunisia - April 30th, 2011: "Libyan fighting spills into Tunisia [04/29/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of Panama - April 30th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 08:19:16 (UTC) on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 6.878°N, 82.287°W; Depth 9.9 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF PANAMA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00032mv.php]-[T.D. - 04/30/11]

2011 - Mexico extradites drug kingpin to U.S. - April 30th, 2011: "Mexico extradites drug kingpin [Benjamin Arellano Felix] to U.S. [04/29/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/11]

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