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

June 2011

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - June 1st, 2011: "Sun [10 Gemini], Moon [3 Gemini], Mercury [26 Taurus], Venus [19 Taurus], Mars [15 Taurus], Jupiter [29 Aries], Saturn [10  Libra R.], Uranus [3 Aries], Neptune [0 Pisces], Pluto [6 Capricorn R.], Chiron [5 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201106.html]

2011 - Soalr Eclipse - June 1st, 2011: "[....] When the clock strikes local midnight in northern Norway at the end of June 1st, about half of the lingering sun will be covered by the Moon. [....]"

[Based on: NASAScience article (A Rare Eclipse of the Midnight Sun) - see link]

*Link: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/31may_midnightsun/

2011 - U.S. National Debt - June 1st, 2011: "U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK - The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Jun 2011 at 07:00:42 PM GMT is: $14,364,892,862,331.47. The estimated population of the United States is 310,674,789 so each citizen's share of this debt is $46,237.72. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.99 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. - 06/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 1st, 2011: "Stocks ended a down month on an up note as investors grew hopeful that a deal would prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt. The Dow rose 128.21 points, or 1 percent, to 12,569.79. Major indexes each fell by more than 1 percent in May despite Tuesday's [05/31/11] gains." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Home prices fall / U.S.A. - June 1st, 2011: "Home prices fall to lowest since 2002 / Since bubble burst in 2006, prices in big metro areas have fallen more than they did during Great Depression, tracking index says." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Tornadoes / Springfield Mass. - June 1st, 2011: "Tornadoes hit Springfield, Mass. [06/01/11], killing at least 4 / Governor declares state of emergency as twisters damage at least 19 communities, many along turnpike." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Consumer Confidence / U.S.A. - June 1st, 2011: "Confidence in economy on slide ['The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence index fell to a six-month low of 60.8 from a revised 66 in April'] / High gas prices and poor job, housing market are taking toll on outlook, survey finds." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Obama picks Commerce secretary - June 1st, 2011: "Obama picks Commerce secretary [John E. Bryson]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Illinois House OKs workers' comp bill - June 1st, 2011: "Illinois House OKs [05/31/11] workers' comp bill [62-43] / Governor is expected to sign the system overhaul. Redistricting plan, utility rate hike are also passed." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - U.S. refiles charges against 9/11 figure - June 1st, 2011: "U.S. refiles charges against 9/11 figure [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Panel links cellphone use, rare cancers - June 1st, 2011: "Panel ['of 31 international scientists convened by an agency within the World Health Organization'] links cellphone use, rare cancers [glioma & acoustic neuroma]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article by Shari Roan & Ellen Gabler, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile - June 1st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:55:21 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 37.545°S, 73.663°W; Depth 15.1 km (9.4 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0003wdc.php]-[T.D. - 06/01/11]

2011 - Fatigue syndrome link to infection questioned - June 1st, 2011: "Fatigue syndrome link to infection [XMRV] questioned" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 2nd, 2011: "Fears of a stalling economy sent the Dow down 280 points and erased more than a quarter of the market's gains for the year. Treasury yields fell to their lowest since December. The Dow fell 2.2 percent. The S&P index fell 2.3 percent. The Nasdaq fell 2.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/02/11]

2011 - Report critical of Japan - June 2nd, 2011: "Japan underestimated the danger of tsunamis and failed to prepare adequate backup systems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a team of inspectors from an international nuclear regulator said in a critical report that came as the Japanese prime minister prepared to face a no-confidence vote in Parliament." [Based on: Article (Report critical of Japan), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

*Trivia: "Japan's premier keeps post / He survives no-confidence vote [06/02/11] but says he will resign early." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/03/11]

2011 - Approval / Amazon Dam - June 2nd, 2011: "Amazon dam [Para, Brazil] receives approval" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Libyan oil minister defects - June 2nd, 2011: "Libyan oil minister [Shukri Ghanem] defects" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - NATO extends campaign - June 2nd, 2011: "NATO extends campaign ['90 more days']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Second bailout? / Greece - June 2nd, 2011: "Officials ask investors to re-up on Greek bonds / European leaders are trying to prevent the euro area's first sovereign default with second bailout." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Fighting continues / Yemen - June 2nd, 2011: "Fighting continues in Yemen" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Revised / U.S. Food Pyramid - June 2nd, 2011: "Food pyramid [U.S.A.] crumbles in favor of plate" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Syrian government frees hundreds - June 2nd, 2011: "Syrian government frees hundreds ['... of political prisoners and promised to investigate the death of a 13-year-old boy ... .']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Egypt sets Aug. 3 for Mubarak trial - June 2nd, 2011: "Egypt sets Aug. 3 for Mubarak trial / His fall led to popular uprisings against other unelected Arab rulers." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - U.S. to boycott racism conference - June 2nd, 2011: "The Obama administration said Wednesday [06/01/11] that it will boycott a world conference against racism being held at U.N. headquarters in September because of concerns about anti-Semitism. The U.N. summit marks the 10-year commemoration of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism that was held in the South African city of Durban. The U.S. and Israel walked out of that meeting over a draft resolution that criticized Israel and equated Zionism with racism." [Based on: Article (U.S. to boycott racism conference), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Lewd tweet / U.S. Congressman's account - June 2nd, 2011: "Congressman's damage control over lewd tweet comes up short / Reporters continue to press Rep. Weiner [Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.] on photo sent from his account." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Pakistan's spy agency denies killing journalist - June 2nd, 2011: "Pakistan's spy agency denies killing journalist [Syed Saleem Shahzad - 'His body was found Tuesday showing signs of torture.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 3rd, 2011: "Stocks were mixed Thursday after weaker than expected sales reports from retailers and another large number of claims for unemployment benefits. The Dow fell 41.59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12,248.55. The S&P 500 ended down 1.61 points, or 0.1 percent, at 1,312.94." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/03/11]

2011 - Violence continues in Yemen - June 3rd, 2011: "Violence continues [06/02/11] in Yemen ['bloody street battles between government troops and tribesmen']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/03/11]

2011 - Battle under way in Pakistan - June 3rd, 2011: "Battle [between Pakistani troops and militants] under way in Pakistan ['entered its second day Thursday']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/03/11]

2011 - Republic Candidacy / Mitt Romney - June 3rd, 2011: "Romney's in [06/02/11], and the heat is on / Palin, Giuliani refuse to let him have his day, blast him over health law." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/01/11]

2011 - Unrest / Burkina Faso, West Africa - June 3rd, 2011: "Disorder continues [''Witnesses say soldiers are looting and shooting for a second day at a major military barracks'] in Burkina Faso [West Africa]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/03/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - June 3rd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:05:03 (UTC) on Friday, June 3rd, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 37.294°N, 143.912°E; Depth 31 km (19.3 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0003ych.php]-[T.D. - 06/03/11]

2011 - 17 killed in Iraq - June 4th, 2011: "17 killed [47 wounded - 06/03/11] in Iraq ['An explosion in a mosque ... during Friday Prayer .' - Tikrit]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Job Growth / U.S.A. - June 4th, 2011: "Job growth takes hit as economy sputters again [U.S.A.] / Gain in May, is only a third of what economists forecast; pressure could build against federal spending cuts." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 4th, 2011: "Evidence is increasing that the economic recovery has lost some of its vigor. A weak employment report spurred another sell-off, two days after the Dow's worst drop in almost a year. The Dow fell 0.8 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1 percent. The Nasdaq fell 1.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Indicted / John Edwards - June 4th, 2011: "Edwards [John Edwards] is indicted, says he is not guilty [06/03/11] / Questions arise on whether U.S. is reaching too far in case against ex-candidate." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Cotton prices on the rise - June 4th, 2011: "Cotton prices on the rise / Weather ['floods in Pakistan and Australia and freezes in China'] is to blame for 20-30 percent increase of breathable fabric." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Volcanic Eruption / Chile - June 4th, 2011: "After awakening on June 4, 2011, the eruption at the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued through at least June 6th. Located in Chile, just west of the border with Argentina, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle emitted a plume of light-colored ash that stretched along the edge of the Andes. Hours earlier the prevailing winds had shifted, forming the prominent kink visible in the plume. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=50858]

2011 - High Heat / St. Louis, Mo. - June 4th, 2011: "[....] Friday's high of 96 degrees [06/03/11] tied a temperature record that has stood for 100 years. [....]" [Based on: Article (Heat ties record set in 1911 / Weather service sees a little relief after storms - but not for long.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Israeli spy criticizes leaders - June 4th, 2011: "The man who ran Isreal's Mossad spy agency until January contends that Israel's top leaders lack judgement and that anticipated pressures  of international isolation could lead to rash decisions - like an airstrike on Iran. The former intelligence chief, Meir Dagan, who stepped down after eight years, has made several unusual public appearances and statemments in recent weeks." [Based on: Article (Israeli spy criticizes leaders), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - CHANCE OF MAGNETIC STORMS - June 4th, 2011: "NOAA forecasters estimate a 45% chance of geomagnetic activity on June 4th when an incoming solar wind stream and a CME might deliver a double blow to Earth's magnetic field. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/03/11]

2011 - E.Coli outbreak spreads to 12 nations - June 4th, 2011: "The E. coli outbreak centered in northern Germany has spread to 11 other countries, including the U.S., the World Health Organization said Friday, amid increasing concern over the new strain's virulence. A total of 1,122 cases have been reported. [....]" [Based on: Article (E.Coli outbreak spreads to 12 nations), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Pipeline shut down after more oil leaks - June 4th, 2011: "Pipeline shut down [06/03/11] after more oil leaks ['at pump stations in Kansas and North Dakota. They were at least the 11th and 12th leaks since the pipeline began operation a year ago.'] / U.S. order affects line ['$5.2 billion Keystone oil pipeline'] that runs from Canada through Missouri to Illinois." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

2011 - Yemeni president wounded in attack - June 4th, 2011: "Yemeni president wounded in attack [06/03/11] / Artillery shells hit mosque, killing several guards and injuring various officials of Saleh's government." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/04/11]

*Trivia: "Yemeni president is badly burned / Injuries from explosion are worse ['burns over 40 percent of his body'] than previously thought; opposition groups are jockeying to take over." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - Wildfires / Arizona - June 5th, 2011: "Crews try to protect several Arizona communities from wildfires [06/05/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Tanks rolling in Syria - June 5th, 2011: "Tanks rolling in Syria [06/04/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Attack helicopters / Libya - June 5th, 2011: "British, French attack helicopters hit Libya ['for the first time']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Record Heat / St. Louis, Mo. - June 5th, 2011: "Heat advisory is issued on record day [06/04/11] Saturday's high temperature of 98 eased past record of 97 set 100 years ago [1911]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Sentenced / Former Egyptian minister - June 5th, 2011: "Former Egyptian minister [Yousef Boutros-Ghali] is sentenced ['30 years for squandering public funds and abusing his authority']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Top al-Qaida commander believed killed - June 5th, 2011: "Top al-Qaida commander [Ilyas Kashmiri] believed killed" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Outbreak could spur tougher rules on E. coli - June 5th, 2011: "Outbreak [Europe] could spur tougher rules on E. coli / U.S. has plan to limit six strains of bacteria in beef, but proposal has stalled amid stiff industry opposition." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/05/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / West of Macquarie Island - June 5th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 11:51:12 (UTC) on Sunday, June 5th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 55.944°S, 146.588°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000406b.php]-[T.D. - 06/05/11]

2011 - Levee breach / Hamburg, Iowa - June 6th, 2011: "600 forced from Iowa homes as Missouri [river] breaches levee [06/05/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/06/11]

2011 - Trivia / E. coli outbreak, Europe - June 6th, 2011: "Sprouts from German farm [Uelzen] linked to E. coli outbreak [''outbreak ... appears to have been caused by vegetable sprouts grown on an organic farm in Germany'] / At least 22 are dead, 2,200 have been sickened by contamination." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/06/11]

2011 - Greeks protest outside parliament - June 6th, 2011: "Greeks ['Tens of thousands ... angry about the government's austerity policies'] protest outside parliament [06/05/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/06/11]

2011 - Fatal bombing / Northwest Pakistan - June 6th, 2011: "Fatal bombing ['A suicide bomber attacked a bakery ... Sunday, killing 18 people, and another bomb in the volatile region left six others dead.'] in Pakistan [06/05/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/06/11]

2011 - Indian guru's followers are dispersed - June 6th, 2011: "[....] The televangelist, Baba Ramdev, has called for mandatory death penalty for all corrupt officials and a halt in India to all Western medicine, schooling in English, government, tax and justice systems inherited from the British. Police moved in early Sunday [06/05/11] against his followers, sparking panic at the huge tent where they were gathered. [....]" [Based on: Article (Indian guru's followers are dispersed), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/06/11]

2011 - Israelis fire on protestors at border - June 6th, 2011: "[....] By nightfall, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that 22 protestors had been killed and more than 350 had been wounded. Israel officials suggested that the Syrian figures were exaggerated. Even so, it was the worst bloodshed in the Golan Heights since Israel and Syria fought a war there in 1973. [NP] The protest, on the anniversary of the start of the 1967 Middle East war, followed a larger, coordinated assault by demonstrators three weeks ago. [....] 'What would any country do if people from an enemy country were marching on its borders?' asked Dan Gillerman, a former Israeli ambassador to the U.N. 'We tried all other possible means to stop them.' " [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Israelis fire on protestors at border), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/06/11]

2011 - Egyptians honor victim - June 7th, 2011: "Egyptians honor victim [Khaled Said - 'beaten to death a year ago']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 7th, 2011: "Lingering concerns about the economy pushed stocks lower Monday [06/06/11]. With little new economic data, investors remained focused on the grim unemployment report from Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 61.30 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 12,089.96." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Golan crisis continues - June 7th, 2011: "Israel's long hold on the Golan Heights faced renewed pressure as Palestinian protestors regrouped and planned for another try at surging across the truce line. Israel officials vowed to use force against any such incursions, which might come as soon as today. On Sunday [06/05/11] at least 10 people were killed when israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinians trying to cross the border." [Based on: Article (Golan crisis continues), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels take town - June 7th, 2011: "Libyan rebels [06/06/11] take town [Yafran]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Al-Qaida leader is killed - June 7th, 2011: "Al-Qaida leader is killed [06/07/11] / Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, who organized attacks on American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, dies in a shootout in Somalia." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Apple unveils iCloud service - June 7th, 2011: "Apple unveils iCloud service [06/06/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Minor Earthquake / Missouri - June 7th, 2011: "A small earthquake rattled the St. Louis region early Tuesday [06/07/11], shaking some people awake but not causing any reported damage. [....]" [Based on: Article (Small quake is felt across a widespread area), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

*Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/last_event/states/states_missouri.php

2011 - Record heat / St. Louis, Mo - June 7th, 2011: "Temperatures in the St. Louis region crept to 96 degrees on Tuesday [06/07/11], matching a record dating to 1933. [....]" [Based on: Article (Heat matches another record here), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - Busch death settlement is delayed - June 7th, 2011: "Busch [ex-beer baron August Busch IV] death settlement is delayed / Girlfriend's son would get $1.5 million; her parents seek appeal to join lawsuit." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Germany backtracks on E. coli - June 7th, 2011: "Backtracking for the second time in a week, officials in Germmany on Monday [06/06/11] said preliminary tests had found no evidence that vegetable sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany were to blame for the deadliest E. coli outbreak in modern history. [....]" [Based on: Article (Germany backtracks on E. coli), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - M-FLARE AND RADIATION STORM - June 7th, 2011: "This morning around 0641 UT, magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted. The blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and a massive CME. A recording of the blast from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ranks as one of the most beautiful and dramatic movies of the SDO era: [link]. [....] Although the blast was not squarely Earth-directed, it will affect our planet. The CME should deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of June 8th or June 9th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras when the CME arrives."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/08/11]

2011 - Drone strikes / South Waziristan - June 7th, 2011: "U.S. drone aircraft struck the tribal region of South Waziristan in at least three attacks, killing at least 18 people, according to Pakistani officials. [....]" [Based on: Article (Drone strikes), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Rick Santorum / GOP Candidate - June 7th, 2011: "Santorum enters race to be GOP nominee [06/06/11] / He'll be pursuing the same Tea Party votes as several other presidential candidates." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Yemen - June 7th, 2011: "U.S. wants [06/06/11] Yemen's Saleh to step down" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Bahrain - June 7th, 2011: "Bahrain ['government-run news media'] accuses U.S. [06/06/11] of collusion ['with opposition leaders']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Syria claims attacks on security forces - June 7th, 2011: "Syria's state-run media reported Monday that 'armed gangs' had killed at least 120 people - most if not all of them police and security personnel - in multiple attacks in a northern Syrian town [Jisr al-Shughour] that if true would be the single largest number of casualties in the three-month uprising against the government. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Syria claims attacks on security forces), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

*Trivia: "Report ['Syrian Arab News Agency said Wednesday' - 06/08/11] claims military men are to blame for killings / Up to 120 members of Syria's security forces killed." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Rep. Weiner admits to flings on Net - June 7th, 2011: "Rep. Weiner admits to flings on Net [06/06/11] / He confesses he did send lewd photo on Twitter." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Rockets kill 6 Americans / Baghdad, Iraq - June 7th, 2011: "Rockets kill 6 Americans at Baghdad military base [06/06/11] / Attack underscores concern about getting U.S. troops out of the country safely during withdrawal." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/07/11]

2011 - Electrical Fire / Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, Nebraska - June 7th (?), 2011: "[...] The fire, reported at 9:30 a.m., led to the loss of electrical power for the system that circulates cooling water through the spent fuel pool, according to a report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. A chemical fire suppression system discharged, and the plant's fire brigade cleared smoke from the room and reported that the fire was out at 10:20 a.m., the NRC said. [...] Fort Calhoun's single reactor has been shut down since April for refueling. The plant had already been operating under a heightened level of alert because of nearby flooding on the Missouri River, the NRC said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation this morning."

[Based on: Article (Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant) Wednesday 15 June 2011, by: John Sullivan, ProPublica | Report]

http://www.truth-out.org/electrical-fire-knocks-out-spent-fuel-cooling-nebraska-nuke-plant/1308155673
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSvvmrB7qEg

*Trivia: "[...] An electrical fire in the basement on June 6 caused evacuation of the plant, and a large section was rendered inaccessible because of poisonous gases being emitted. The next day, the rising river waters caused the plant’s basement to flood. [....]" [Based on: AFP article (Midwest Flooding Leaves Nuclear Reactor in Peril) by Pat Shannan]

*Link: http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/nuclear_reactor_in_peril_275.html

*Trivia: "A fire that briefly knocked out the cooling system for used fuel at an idled Nebraska nuclear plant last June represented a serious safety threat, federal regulators said Monday [03/12/12] The Fort Calhoun plant north of Omaha was shut down at the time of the fire, which started in an ill-fitting electrical breaker, and temperatures never exceeded safe levels, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said in a preliminary report obtained by The Associated Press." [Based on: Digest article (Nuclear plant fire ruled serious), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/13/12]

2011 - Flooding / China - June 8th, 2011: "21 die in China flood [southwestern China]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 8th, 2011: "Stocks fell Tuesday, giving up earlier gains, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the economic recovery remains uneven. Bernanke didn't discuss any new strategies to help restore growth. The Dow fell 19.15 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,070.81." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - Soyuz launch / Kazakhstan - June 8th, 2011: "Russian spaceship takes off ['to take a three-man crew to the International Space Station.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - NATO intensifies attacks in Libya - June 8th, 2011: "In a sudden, sharp escalation of NATO's air campaign over Libya, warplanes dropped more than 50 bombs on targets in Tripoli on Tuesday [06/07/11], obliterating large areas of Mommar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya command compound. [NP] In response, Gadhafi posted an audio recording on Libyan state television vowing never to surrender or accept defeat. 'We welcome death,' he said. 'Martyrdom is a million times better.' [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (NATO intensifies attacks in Libya / Warplanes target Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Peru - June 8th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 03:06:18 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 17.059°S, 69.498°W; Depth 101.3 km (62.9 miles)] was located @ SOUTHERN PERU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00042cc.php]-[T.D. - 06/08/11]

2011 - CDC finds increase in deadly E. coli - June 8th, 2011: "Federal officials said that a national monitoring system for food-borne illness detected an increasing number of sickness last year from a group of rare E. coli bacteria related to the little-known and highly toxic strain that has been ravaging Germany. For the first time, the group of rare E. coli strains collectively was identified as the cause of more illnesses in the United States than the more common form of the pathogen, probably because more laboratories have begun to test for their presence, said officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta." [Based on: Article (CDC finds increase in deadly E. coli), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/08/11]

2011 - Flooding / Haiti - June 9th, 2011: "Flooding death toll ['from seven days of rain'] hits 25 in Haiti" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Hurricane Adrian - June 9th, 2011: "[....] Steady strengthening continued, and Adrian became a hurricane early on June 9 as it tracked toward the west-northwest along high pressure over Mexico.[7] [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Pacific_hurricane_season#Hurricane_Adrian]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 9th, 2011: "Stocks fell Wednesday after a survey released by the Federal Reserve showed that the pace of recovery is uneven across the country. The S&P 500 fell 5.38, or 0.4 percent, to 1,279.56. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21.87, or 0.2 percent, to 12,048.94." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Nuclear fuel plans / Iran - June 9th, 2011: "Iran plans ['this year'] to triple production of concentrated nuclear fuel ['Iran declared Wednesday ... .']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Source of E. coli? / Europe - June 9th, 2011: "Source of E. coli outbreak still proving hard to pin down" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - U.S. drone attack / Pakistan - June 9th, 2011: "20 suspected militants are reported killed [06/08/11] in U.S. drone attacks [Shawal area, Pakistan]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Confirmation / Rep. Anthony Weiner - June 9th, 2011: "Weiner's wife pregnant / Congressman has admitted to salacious online contact with at least 6 women ['and on Wednesday confirmed that he sent a photo of his genitials to a woman.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - U.S. ratchets up airstrikes in Yemen - June 9th, 2011: "President Barack Obama's administration has intensified ['in recent weeks'] the U.S. covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to U.S. officials. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (U.S. ratchets up airstrikes in Yemen / Escalation comes as conflict with militants in Sanaa leaves government vulnerable.) by Mark Mazzetti, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Study paints autism as a genetic puzzle - June 9th, 2011: "Autism is not caused by one or two major gene defects but by hundreds of small genetic mutations, many of which are not inherited but arise spontaneously, according to research published Wednesday [06/08/11]. In three studies appearing in the journal Neuron, researchers paint the disorder that affects one in 110 U.S. children as a complete puzzle of genetic miscues that causes dysfunction in the brain's synapses - critical junctions between nerve cells. [....]" [Based on: Article (Study paints autism as a genetic puzzle), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Citigroup portfolio / AXA private Equity - June 9th, 2011: "Firm [AXA Private Equity] buying $1.7 billion portfolio from Citigroup" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - U.S. raids 'probiotic' products company - June 9th, 2011: "U.S. marshals seized more than 80 cases of 'probiotic' products Tuesday from UAS Laboratories in Eden Prairie, Minn., alleging that the firm flouted previous warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and made claims of unproven medical benefits. [NP] The company manufactures and markets probiotic products, which deliver what some call 'good' bacteria to the gut. Such micro-organisms are believed to be healthful for their host. [....] 'As soon as a product claims to treat or prevent  or cure a disease, that is what FDA considers a drug claim, and that means it needs to be the subject of a new drug application,' an FDA spokesman said." [Based on: Star Tribune (Minneapolis) article (U.S. raids 'probiotic' products company) by Dan Browning, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - OPEC's inaction puts price hike in pipeline - June 9th, 2011: "OPEC's inaction puts price hike in pipeline [06/09/11] / Saudis lobbied for increase in oil output, but Iran, others balked despite expected rise in consumption." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Bin Laden Eulogy online / Ayman al-Zawahri - June 9th, 2011: "Still without declared leader, al-Qaida posts online eulogy ['posted by al-Qaida's media arm Wednesday'] / Zawahri heaps praise on 'heroic fighter, ' says bin Laden will still 'terrify' U.S." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - A Big Surprise from the Edge of the Solar System - June 9th, 2011: "NASA's Voyager probes are truly going where no one has gone before. Gliding silently toward the stars, 9 billion miles from Earth, they are beaming back news from the most distant, unexplored reaches of the solar system. [NP] Mission scientists say the probes have just sent back some very big news indeed. [NP] It's bubbly out there. [NP] 'The Voyager probes appear to have entered a strange realm of frothy magnetic bubbles,' says astronomer Merav Opher of Boston University. 'This is very surprising.' [....]" [Based on NASA SCIENCE article (A Big Surprise from the Edge of the Solar System), 06/09/11]

*Link: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/09jun_bigsurprise/

2011 - Solar Wind - June 10th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 401.1 km/sec / density: 6.3 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 1804 UT " [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/10/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 10th, 2011: "A bit of good news was all it took to break a weeklong slump in the stock market. A report that U.S. exports hit a record in April sent stocks sharply higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.42 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 12,124.36." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Home Equity / U.S.A. - June 10th, 2011: "Slump in real estate prices [U.S.A.] puts dent in home equity." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B4, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Giffords' future uncertain - June 10th, 2011: "Giffords' future uncertain / She [U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords] may not recover enough to stay in Congress, aide says ['in an interview published Thursday.']." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Palin emails being released - June 10th, 2011: "Palin emails [24,000 pages] being released [today]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Economy Stalling? / U.S.A. - June 10th, 2011: "New data show economy stalling [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. B8, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Taliban attacking fewer schools - June 10th, 2011: "Taliban attacking fewer schools" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Credit cards hacked / Citigroup - June 9th, 2011: "Citigroup says [06/09/11] credit cards were hacked / FDIC, lawmakers are critical of security measures taken by credit card industry." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/09/11]

2011 - Nations turn up heat vs. Gadhafi - June 10th, 2011: "The nations intervening in Libya pledged as much as $1 billion in support for the opposition there on Thursday as senior officials continued to predict that the collapse of Moammar Gadhafi's government could be imminent. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Nations turn up heat vs. Gadhafi), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - U.S. Deficit - June 11th, 2011: "Deficit on $1 trillion-plus pace [U.S.A.] / Treasury reports that it is already $927 billion, 8 months into the fiscal year." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Dow below 12,000 - June 11th, 2011: "Dow below 12,000; losing streak hits 6 weeks / Investors drive stocks lower on fears that economic recovery worldwide has stalled." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 11th, 2011: "The Dow fell below 12,000 Friday for the first time since March as investors grew more concerned about the global economy. The market has had six straight down weeks. The Dow fell 1.4 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1.4 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Weiner had contact with teen - June 11th, 2011: "Weiner had contact with teen [acknowledged Friday that he had online contact - neither explicit nor incecent - with a 17-year-old girl]" [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Request by Loughner's lawyers - June 11th, 2011: "Lawyers for Tucson, Ariz., shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner told a judge that because of his severe mental illness and inability to communicate, they should be notified before he is given psychotropic drugs to decide whether to take action to protect his rights." [Based on: Article (Request by Loughner's lawyers), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Iraq - June 11th, 2011: "Delegation from U.S. confronts Iraqi leader / Head of congressional panel announces inquiry into the killing [04/08/11]of 35 Iranian dissidents." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Source of E. coli infections found - June 11th, 2011: "Source of E. coli infections ['most likely cause'] found ['contaminated homegrown bean sprouts']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - New cancer list includes 2 materials - June 11th, 2011: "New cancer list [06/10/11] includes 2 materials / Exposure to formaldehyde called worrisome; styrene is also named." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/10/11]

2011 - Syrian troops show no signs of letting up - June 11th, 2011: "Syrian troops show no signs of letting up / At least 22 people are reported killed [06/10/11] as crackdown on protests prompts deepening chaos." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Pro-government forces attack protestors in Iraq - June 11th, 2011: "Pro-government forces attack protestors in Iraq [06/10/11] / Pro-democracy activists report several in their midst beaten in Baghdad." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2001 - DNA Can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies - June 11th, 2011: [Based on: Title for The Truth Seeker article (DNA Can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies), 06/11/11]

*Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=28103

2011 - Protests / Bahrain - June 12th, 2011: "Thousands ['More than 10,000 demonstrators'] turn out for protests in Bahrain [06/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - 40 die in fighting in Yemen - June 12th, 2011: "40 die in fighting in Yemen [06/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Rebels retake Libyan oil port - June 12th, 2011: "Rebels retake [06/11/11] Libyan oil port [Zawiya]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Volcanic Eruption / Eritrea - June 12th, 2011: "[....] Located in the East African nation of Eritrea, Nabro began its eruption explosively on June 12, 2011 [....]."

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=51253&src=nha]

2011 - 11 killed in bombings in Iraq - June 12th, 2011: "11 killed in bombings in Iraq [06/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Pair of blasts kill 34 in Pakistan - June 12th, 2011: "Pair of blasts kill 34 in Pakistan [06/12/11] / CIA Director Panetta, Karzai meet with intelligence officials." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - IMF targeted  in computer attack - June 12th, 2011: "IMF targeted  in computer attack; extent not disclosed ['The IMF told staffers about it on Wednesday']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Weiner takes leave to get treatment - June 12th, 2011: "Weiner takes leave to get treatment / Democratic leadership pushes for him to resign from Congress amid scandal over text messages." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Japanese protest against nuclear power - June 12th, 2011: "Japanese [thousands] protest against nuclear power [06/11/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Hundreds of Afghan civilians killed in May - June 12th, 2011: "Hundreds of Afghan civilians killed in May ['The U.N. said insurgents were responsible for 82 percent of the 368 civilians killed last month, with homemade bombs the leading cause of death.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/12/11]

2011 - Assyrian Dictionary - June 13th, 2011: "Assyrian and Babylonian - dialects of the language collectively known as Akkadian - have not been spoken for almost 2,000 years. [....] Almost 90 experts from around the world took part, diligently recording and cross referencing their work on what ended up being almost two million index cards. [NP] The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary is 21 volumes long and is encyclopaedic in its range ['The first volumes of the dictionary were published in the 1950s']. Whole volumes are dedicated to a single letter, and it comes complete with extensive references to original source material throughout." [....] [Based on: BBC News article (Dictionary of dead language complete after 90 years / A dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work.) by Cordelia Hebblethwaite, 06/13/11]

*Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13715296

2011 - Chilean volcano still threatens - June 13th, 2011: "[....] The ash spread across the pacific, prompting authorities to suspend flights in Australia and new Zealand." [Based on: Article (Chilean volcano still threatens), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/13/11]

2011 - U.N. is pulling staff from Sudan - June 13th, 2011: "U.N. is pulling staff from Sudan [Southern Kordofan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/13/11]

2011 - Jordan's king OK's electing cabinet - June 13th, 2011: "Jordan's king OK's [06/12/11] electing cabinet ['but gave no timetable']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/13/11]

2011 - Thousands in Morocco march for democracy - June 13th, 2011: "Thousands ['about 6,000 protestors'] in Morocco [Casablanca] march for democracy [06/12/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/13/11]

2011 - Syrian troops retake town from protestors - June 13th, 2011: "Syrian troops retake town [Jisr al-Shughour] from protestors [06/12/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/13/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South Island of New Zealand - June 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 02:20:50 (UTC) on Monday, June 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 43.580°S, 172.740°E; Depth 9 km (5.6 miles)] was located @ SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000466f.php]-[T.D. - 06/14/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Molucca Sea - June 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 14:31:21 (UTC) on Monday, June 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 2.530°N, 126.446°E; Depth 51.6 km (32.1 miles)] was located @ MOLUCCA SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00046gi.php]-[T.D. - 06/14/11]

2011 - Afghanistan, Libya missions put NATO at a crossroads - June 13th, 2011: "Established as a bulwark against Soviet expansion, NATO is facing an identity crisis as its members grapple with just how much its long and often-unpopular mission in Afghanistan and its new air campaign in Libya size up as national interests - or not - when many countries' budgets are under strain. [....] Jan Oberg, a director of the transnational Foundation, a think tank in Sweden, said the strains were of Washington's own making: by devoting too much money to defense - or roughly 45 percent of the total $1.7 trillion spent worldwide each year. [....] Many Europeans believe the strong-armed U.S. approach to battling enemies - using force, not persuasion or other less violent tools - is wrong-headed and costly, and could spell trouble for NATO, Oberg said. [NP] 'If we keep having wars that only a few countries want - in this case, Libya-France, and other places the United States, and God knows where it will be in the future - others will ask: Why should we pay for that?' " [Based on: A.P. article (Afghanistan, Libya missions put NATO at a crossroads / Allies wary of U.S. call for focus on military muscle.) by Jamey Keaten, pp. A1 & A3, S.L.P.D., 06/13/11]

*Links: http://tinyurl.com/3po49n6

2011 - Riot in China - June 14th, 2011: "Protestors in southern China's manufacturing hub torched emergency vehicles in an outburst of anger against police abuse of migrant workers, eyewitnesses said Monday. Sunday night's rioting followed three days of steadily growing unrest in the town of Xintang in Guangdong province, the linchpin of China's crucial export industry." [Based on: Article (Riot in China), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Oil Dips / U.S.A. - June 14th, 2011: "[....] Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude dropped $1.99, or 2 percent, to settle at $97.30 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil is now at its lowest level since May 17." [Based on: Article (Oil dips), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Hackers hit Senate - June 14th, 2011: "[....] The hackers said the release was a 'just for kicks' attempt to help the government 'fix their issues.' " [Based on: Article (Hackers hit Senate), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 14th, 2011: "The stock market was little changed Monday after news of several corporate buyouts. The Dow rose just one point. The S&P 500 index rose less than a point. Both indexes had only their second day of gains this month. The Nasdaq composite index fell 0.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/11/11]

2011 - Berlusconi loses vote / Italy - June 14th, 2011: "Berlusconi loses [06/13/11] vote [''overturning laws passed by his government to revive nuclear energy, privatize the water supply and help him avoid prosecution.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Civilians Sentenced / Egypt - June 14th, 2011: "7,000 sentenced in military courts ['since president Hosni Mubararak was ousted from power'], Egypt admits [06/13/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - EPA delays greenhouse gas rule - June 14th, 2011: "The agency said it was pushing back the new greenhouse gas proposal to the end of September to allow more time to consider comments from generators of electricity, environmental advocates and others during public-comment sessions Officials said they still expect to have a final rule in place by May. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (EPA delays greenhouse gas rule), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/167313-supreme-court-rejects-key-climate-change-lawsuit

2011 - Mexican meat said to be tainted - June 14th, 2011: "Mexican meat [beef] said to be tainted ['with the steroid clenbutereol']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Adoptions by gay couples is on rise / U.S.A. - June 14th, 2011: "[....] About 19 percent of same-sex couples raising children [U.S.A.] reported having an adopted child in the house in 2009, up from just 8 percent in 2000, according to Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law at the University of California-Los Angeles." [Based on: New York Times article (Adoptions by gay couples is on rise, census data show), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Republican debate / Massachusetts - June 14th, 2011: "Republicans debate [06/13/11], with focus on Romney [former governor of Massachusetts]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Two levees rupture in northwestern Missouri - June 14th, 2011: "Two levees rupture in northwestern Missouri [06/13/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - U.S. trails W. Europe in equal access to legal system - June 14th, 2011: "U.S. trails W. Europe in equal access to legal system, survey [World Justice Project] says [06/13/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - FBI plans to allow agents more latitude in searches - June 14th, 2011: "The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents - allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention. [....] Some of the most notable changes apply to the lowest category of investigations, called an 'assessment.' The category established in December 2008, allows agents to look into people and organizations 'proactively' and without firm evidence for suspecting criminal or terrorist activity. [NP] Under current rules, agents must open such an inquiry before they can search for information about a person in a commercial or law enforcement database. Under the new rules, agents will be allowed to search such databases without making a record about their decision." [Based on: New York Times article (FBI plans to allow agents more latitude in searches), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/14/11]

2011 - Total Lunar Eclipse - June 15th, 2011: "On Wednesday night, June 15th, there's going to be a total lunar eclipse visible from every continent except North America. The Moon will spend 100 minutes fully engulfed in Earth's shadow, making this the longest lunar eclipse in nearly 11 years. Maximum coverage occurs on Wednesday night at 20:12 UT. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 15th, 2011: "A better than expected retail sales report pushed stocks higher for only the third day this month. Retail sales edged down in May, but analysts expected a larger drop. The Dow rose 1 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 1.3 percent. The Nasdaq rose 1.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - Social Security overpaid $6.5 billion - June 15th, 2011: "The Social Security Administration [U.S.A.] made $6.5 billion in overpayments to people not entitled to receive them in 2009, including $4 billion under a supplemental income program for the very poor, a government investigator said." [Based on: Article (Social Security overpaid $6.5 billion), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - CIA plans to use drones in Yemen - June 15th, 2011: "[....] CIA attacks from Predator drones will augment a clandestine effort by U.S. special operations forces, which have been conductiiong staffed airstrikes, drone strikes and small raids in Yemen, the officials said Tuesday. [....] The Associated Press has reported that the U.S. is building a CIA airbase in the Persian Gulf region to target terrorists in Yemen. A CIA spokesman, Preston Golson said the agency would have no comment. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (CIA plans to use drones in Yemen / Obama says al-Qaida group there is a threat to the United States.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - S. American travel disrupted by ash - June 15th, 2011: "S. American travel disrupted by ash [06/14/11] / Cloud from Chile's Puyehue volcano has rea

ched Africa, Australia." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - Google will bankroll solar rooftop project - June 15th, 2011: "Google will bankroll solar rooftop project / Company's $280 million deal [with installer SolarCity] aims to bring affordable solar energy to private homes." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - Bernanke urges support for raising U.S. debt limit  - June 15th, 2011: "[....] The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the deficit for this budget year, which ends Sept. 30, will total $1.4 trillion. That would nearly match record $1.41 trillion imbalance in 2009. The deficit that year equaled 10 percent of the total economy - the highest percentage of the gross domestic product since 1945, when the country was spending heavily to fight World War II. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Bernanke urges support for raising U.S. debt limit / Fed Chairman says default would damage the economy, disrupt markets.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - Wisconsin ruling limits public workers' collective bargaining - June 15th, 2011: "[....] The ruling was 4 to 3 [06/14/11], split along what many viewed as the court's predictable conservative-liberal line. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Wisconsin ruling limits public workers' collective bargaining), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/15/11]

2011 - U.S. births decline - June 16th, 2011: "[....] Last year [2010], births fell 3 percent to slightly more than 4 million births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." [Based on: Article (U.S. births decline), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 16th, 2011: "Stocks plunged as unrest in Greece threatened to further destabilize global financial markets. Stocks had their biggest drop since June 1. The Dow fell 1.5 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 1.7 percent. The Nasdaq fell 1.8 percent, giving up its gains for the year." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - US Fedelis indictment - June 16th, 2011: "US Fedelis indictment [06/15/11] / Brothers charged - They are accused of consumer fraud, stealing and illegally selling insurance through their auto service contract company. / Koster is prosecuting - Missouri attorney general calls the Atkinsons' alleged crimes 'systemic, widespread and purposeful.' " [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - Street Protests / Greece - June 16th, 2011: "Greek leader bending amid street protests / He offers to shuffle Cabinet, seek confidence vote." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - Rep. Giffords heads home - June 16th, 2011: "Rep. Giffords heads home [06/15/11], will start outpatient therapy" [Based on: Title for Houston Chronicle article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - Not testifying / David House - June 16th, 2011: "[....] An Army private, House [David House] invoked his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination." [Based on: Article (Not testifying in WikiLeaks probe), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - Iran launches small satellite - June 16th, 2011: "[....] It was the second time [06/15/11] that an Iranian rocket has carried a satellite into orbit and took place more than two years after Iran joined the international space club by launching its first satellite." [Based on: Title for Article (Iran launches small satellite), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - Hackers claim another strike - June 16th, 2011: "[....] The group, known as Lulz Security, tweeted 'Tango down - CIA.gov,' and there were difficulties throughout the early evening [06/15/11] accessing the agency's website. The computer mischief appeared to be targeting the CIA's public website, which does not include classified data and has no impact on the CIA's operation." [Based on: Article (Hackers claim another strike), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/16/11]

2011 - 'World's oldest child' / Morocco - June 16th, 2011: "Last year [2010], while a Penn team of archaeologists was working in Morocco, members uncovered a treasure beyond anything they'd imagined - a skeleton of a child from 108,000 years ago. [NP] They don't know what killed him at about age 8, but his remains are believed to be one of the most complete ever found of this period. [NP] The skeleton promises to open a window into a pivotal time in human evolution when Neanderthals still ruled Europe, and Africans were inventing art and symbolic thought. [NP] One of the earliest sites where people left evidence of artwork and symbolism is in Morocco, where a team led by Penn Museum's Harold Dibble found the child. [....]"

[Based on: online article (Penn team uncovers skeleton of 'world's oldest child'), June 16, 2011 / By Faye Flam, Inquirer Staff Writer] - [My brackets. NP = new paragraph. - E.M.]

*Link: http://articles.philly.com/2011-06-16/news/29665786_1_modern-humans-neanderthals-skeleton

2011 - Prehistoric finds / St Kilda's Boreray isle - June 16th, 2011: "The remains of a permanent settlement which could date back to the Iron Age has been uncovered on a remote Scottish island, according to archaeologists. [NP] It was previously thought Boreray in the St Kilda archipelago was only visited by islanders to hunt seabirds and gather wool from sheep. [....] The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) said simple tools found on Hirta suggested Bronze Age travellers may have visited St Kilda 4,000 to 5,000 years ago from the Western Isles before people settled at an unknown date. [....] The survey, which began in 2007 and is to be completed later this year, uses satellite and digital technology to map traces of human occupation on the islands from early prehistory through to its modern military radar installations." [Based on: BBC News article (Prehistoric finds on remote St Kilda's Boreray isle), 06/16/11]

*Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-13753643

2011 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - June 16th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 00:03:36 (UTC) on Thursday, June 16th, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 5.994°S, 151.095°E; Depth 21.5 km (13.4 miles)] was located @ NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00048pr.php]-[T.D. - 06/16/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 17th, 2011: "Better-than-expected reports on home building and jobs pushed two of the three major stock indexes higher Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 64.25 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 11,961.52. The S&P 500 rose 2.22, or 0.2 percent, to 1,267.64." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - 10,000 flee Myanmar fighting - June 17th, 2011: "10,000 flee Myanmar fighting" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - Power outage / St. Louis Arch - June 17th, 2011: "Power outage [06/16/11] traps Arch visitors [St. Louis, Mo.] / Tram in north leg stalls for about an hour nearly 200 feet short of the top before reiders are rescued." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - Mubarak ally arrested in Spain - June 17th, 2011: "Mubarak ally [Hussein Salem] arrested in Spain [06/15/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - Israel threatens any new flotillas - June 17th, 2011: "Israel made clear on Thursday that if a new flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists sought to break its naval blockade of Gaza like the one a year ago ... the Israeli military would use force again, including boarding the ships and confronting the activists." [Based on: Article (Israel threatens any new flotillas), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

*Trivia: "Israel withdraws threat" [Based on: Title for Article (Israel withdraws threat), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden - June 17th, 2011: "Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden [06/16/11] / The move was expected, although analysts say he is not as inspiring as bin Laden." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

 2011 - Resignation / Rep. Anthony Weiner - June 17th, 2011: "Weiner [D.-N.Y.] quits [06/16/11] over scandal / Congressman apologizes for lewd conduct on Internet." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - Greek debt crisis fuels more turmoil - June 17th, 2011: "Greek debt crisis fuels more turmoil [06/16/11] / Cabinet is reshuffled amid resignations." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - Senate votes to repeal ethanol subsidies - June 17th, 2011: "Senate votes [73-27] to repeal ethanol subsidies [06/16/11] / Lawmakers from Missouri, Illinois side with Midwestern colleagues against amendment." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/17/11]

2011 - U.N. endorses rights - June 18th, 2011: "The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever Friday (06/17/11], passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by African and Islamic countries." [Based on: Article (U.N. endorses rights), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 18th, 2011: "Stocks eked out their first winning week since April on hopes Greece will get more help for its debt problems. The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent Friday to 1,271.50. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.4 percent to 12,004.36. The Nasdaq fell 0.3 percent to 2,616.48." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Syrians under fire again - June 18th, 2011: "Syrians under fire again [06/17/11] / Government forces continue crackdown; 19 unarmed people reportedly killed." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Bin Laden suits tossed - June 18th, 2011: "Bin Laden suits tossed ['Six weeks after Osama bin Laden's death']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Computer glitch / United Airlines - June 18th, 2011: "Computer glitch [06/17/11] causes nationwide gridlock [U.S.A.] for United Airlines planes, passengers ['the problem began at 7:15 p.m. CDT']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - AARP joins call for cuts in Social Security - June 18th, 2011: "AARP [U.S.A.] joins call for cuts in Social Security [06/17/11] / Lobby is supporting modest reductions for future recipients." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Dozens of Saudi women drive in defiance of ban - June 18th, 2011: "Dozens of Saudi women [06/17/11] drive in defiance of ban [Saudi Arabia]" [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Obama rejected lawyers' advice on Libya mission - June 18th, 2011: "Obama rejected lawyers' advice ['the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department'] on Libya mission / Justice Dept., Pentagon aides said it violated War Powers Resolution." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/18/11]

2011 - Rebels bombed in Libya - June 19th, 2011: "NATO: Rebels bombed ['mistakenly'] in Libya [06/16/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/19/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Taliban - June 19th, 2011: "Karzai confirms [06/18/11] U.S.-Taliban talks as insurgents kill nine [Kabul] / Secret effort to end war has not been acknowledged by U.S." [Based on: Title (and text) for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/19/11]

2011 - Greek debt could spread, EU warns - June 19th, 2011: "Greek debt could spread ['to at least five other European countries'], EU warns [06/18/11] / Second bailout appears likely; Belgium, Italy among nations feeling consequences." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/11]

2011 - Pakistanis tip off militants, officials say - June 19th, 2011: "Pakistanis tip off militants, officials say / Terrorism suspects at bomb-building factories get chance to flee." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/19/11]

2011 - Jet makes transatlantic flight on biofuel - June 19th, 2011: "Jet makes transatlantic flight [New Jersey to Paris] on biofuel ['a blend of 'green' jet fuel and petroleum-based fuel']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/19/11]

2011 - Storms swell major rivers / Midwest, U.S.A. - June 19th, 2011: "Storms swell major rivers [06/18/11] / Flooding in Jacksonville, Ill., forces closure of I-72, evacuation." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/19/11]

2011 - Died / Ryan Dunn - June 20th, 2011: "Ryan Dunn / MTV reality star [34] known for gross-out stunts is killed after wrecking his Porsche [06/20/11]" [Based on: Title for Philadelphia Inquirer article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Hurricane Beatriz - June 20th, 2011: "[....] Late on June 20, Beatriz was upgraded to a hurricane, with winds of 75 mph (121 km/h) and a pressure of 985 mbar (29.1 inHg). Beatriz continued to strengthen and reached winds of 90 mph (140 km/h) and a pressure reading of 977 mbar (28.9 inHg) while it neared the coast of Mexico. After moving along the coast, it weakened to a tropical storm and dissipated the next day."

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Pacific_hurricane_season#Hurricane_Beatriz]

2011 - Food allergies / U.S. children - June 20th, 2011: "8 percent of children have a food allergy ['about one in 13 U.S. children'] / New study says 40 percent of those have severe reactions; peanuts and milk are the most common allergens [journal Pediatrics - 06/20/11]." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Spanish reformists stage rallies - June 20th, 2011: "Spanish reformists ['Tens of thousands'] stage rallies [06/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Miss USA / Alyssa Campanella - June 20th, 2011: "California [Alyssa Campanella] is Miss USA [06/19/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Four killed in NYC plane crash - June 20th, 2011: "Four killed in NYC plane [Cessna 210] crash [06/18/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Severe weather / St. Louis, Mo. - June 20th, 2011: "Severe weather shuts down area's storm alert system [06/19/11] / Outage was likely caused by lightning strike on a radio tower in Shrewsbury [Mo.]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Winds feed western wildfires / U.S.A. - June 20th, 2011: "Winds [06/19/11] feed western wildfires [Arizona, U.S.A.]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Failing levees / Northwestern Missouri - June 20th, 2011: "Water released from dams tops levees as it flows into northwestern Missouri [06/19/11]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Antofagasta, Chile - June 20th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 16:36:01 (UTC) on Monday, June 20th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 21.681°S, 68.187°W; Depth 127.1 km (79.0 miles) set by location program] was located @ ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0004by6.php]-[T.D. - 06/22/11]

2011 - 9 civilians killed in NATO strike, Libya says - June 20th, 2011: "9 civilians killed in NATO strike [06/19/11], Libya says / Alliance confirms that one weapon went off target while warplanes were attacking missile site." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Ambassador criticizes Karzai over comments - June 20th, 2011: "Ambassador criticizes Karzai [06/19/11] over comments / Afghan president ['in recent speeches'] has characterized U.S. troops as occupiers, leading some Americans to question war effort." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - U.S. is weighing war crime charges for Syrian leader - June 20th, 2011: "U.S. is weighing war crime charges for Syrian leader / Security forces continue attacks on protestors who are seeking reform." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2011 - Somalia's prime minister resigns under pressure - June 20th, 2011: "Somalia's prime minister [Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed] resigns under pressure [06/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/20/11]

2001 - CME - June 21st, 2011: "Magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1236 erupted during the early hours of June 21st, producing a C7-class solar flare and a full-halo CME. The expanding cloud is heading almost directly toward Earth: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/21/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 21st, 2011: "Stocks rose as investors put aside worries about Greece's debt crisis and bought shares that have fallen sharply the last seven weeks. The Dow rose 0.6 percent. The S&P 500 had its third straight day of gains and rose 0.5 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Flights canceled over ash  - June 21st, 2011: "Flights canceled over ash ['domestic flights through Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra were canceled Tuesday']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Syrians protest Assad speech - June 21st, 2011: "Syrians protest Assad speech [06/20/11] / President promises reforms but fails to offer specific steps toward democracy." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Escapes captors / Sohana Jawed - June 21st, 2011: "Pakistani girl [Sohana Jawed], 9, is kidnapped [06/18/11] in bomb plot ['forced to wear a suicide vest'], escapes captors [06/20/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Oil refiners undergo FTC scrutiny - June 21st, 2011: "[....] 'The Energy Information Administration reported that as of early May, U.S. refiners' margins had increased more than 90 percent since the beginning of 2011, and U.S. refiners at that time were using only 81.7 percent of their capacity, representing a 7 percent reduction from that same period in 2010.' FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said in the letter [06/20/11] to Cantwell [Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.] [....]." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Oil refiners undergo FTC scrutiny), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - $3.4 billion settlement approved - June 21st, 2011: "$3.4 billion settlement ['over mismanaged American Indian royalties'] approved [06/20/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Stomach cancer / Hosni Mubarak - June 21st, 2011: "Mubarak's lawyer says ex-leader has cancer ['stomach cancer']" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Chemical plant fire / St. Louis, Mo. - June 21st, 2011: "500 in city [St. Louis, Mo.] flee as fire ['2:30 a.m. Monday at Chemisphere Corp.'] hits chemical plant" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Drone attack? / Northwest Pakistan - June 21st, 2011: "12 killed [06/20/11]; U.S. drones cited" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Santa Cruz Islands - June 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 01:04:15 (UTC) on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 11.510°S, 165.548°E; Depth 13.5 km (8.4 miles)] was located @ SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0004clj.php]-[T.D. - 06/22/11]

2011 - FDA to unveil graphic cigarette warnings - June 21st, 2011: "FDA to unveil graphic cigarette warnings" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/21/11]

2011 - Sun in Cancer - June 22nd, 2011: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Cancer." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201106.html]

2011 - CEO sentenced - June 22nd, 2011: "CEO [Paul R. Allen, of Taylor Bean & Whitaker] sentenced [06/21/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 22nd, 2011: "Stocks closed higher for a fourth day on hopes that a vote of confidence in the Greek government will help the country avoid a default. The S&P 500 index rose 17.16 points, or 1.3 percent, to close at 1,295.52. The Dow rose 190.63, or 1 percent, to 12,190.01." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11 S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - Confirmation / Leon Panetta - June 22nd, 2011: "Panetta confirmed [06/21/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - Evacuation order / Craig, Mo. - June 22nd, 2011: "Town in NW Missouri gets evacuation order [06/21/11] / Floodwater threatens 300 in Craig [Missouri], also home to an ethanol plant; sandbaggers keep working." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - Genes at the Flick of a Light Switch - June 22nd, 2011: "Researchers from ETH Zurich have fitted human cells with a synthetic signaling cascade that can be used to switch on and regulate genes via blue light. [....] The calcium inside the cell activates an enzyme that separates the phosphate group (P) from the protein NFAT-P. NFAT thus enters the cell nucleus, where it binds to a synthetic control sequence and switches on the target gene the researchers have introduced. The gene becomes active and the cell produces numerous copies of the protein, for which the gene is the blueprint. By controlling the amount of light and its intensity, the researchers can also regulate how much of the protein is produced. Switching the gene off is easy: light off, gene off. After all, without light melanopsin is no longer stimulated, no more calcium accumulates in the cells and the signal cascade is interrupted. [....]" [Based on: ScienceDaily article (Genes at the Flick of a Light Switch: Human Cells Fitted With Synthetic Signaling Cascade), June 22, 2011]

*Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110623141200.htm

2011 - Syria intensifies effort to quell uprising - June 22nd, 2011: "Syria intensifies effort to quell uprising [06/21/11] / Assad offers amnesty to protestors, organizes supporters in cities." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - U.S. Presidential bid / Jon Huntsman - June 22nd, 2011: "Huntsman [Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah] enters Republican field [06/21/11] / He promises a cordial campaign and says the Obama administration has failed to repair the economy." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - Cost of wars is looming issue / U.S.A. - June 22nd, 2011: "Cost of wars is looming issue / President's critics, allies point out ballooning spending in Afghanistan as U.S. economic needs go unmet." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - June 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 20:50:48 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 39.980°N, 142.247°E; Depth 32 km (19.9 mil] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0004e5w.php]-[T.D. - 06/22/11]

2011 - Died / Peter Falk - June 23rd, 2011: "Peter Falk of 'Colombo' ['who suffered from dementia'] dies at 83 [06/23/11] / Title role in crime drama was signature in 50-year acting career that spanned Broadway, movies and TV." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Protests / Bahrain - June 23rd, 2011: "Protests resume in Bahrain" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 23rd, 2011: "Stocks fell after the Federal Reserve lowered its estimates for U.S. economic growth. Even with the dimmer outlook, the Fed pledged no new help to boost the economy. The Dow fell 0.7 percent. The S&P 500 fell 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.7 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13 S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Tornado / Louisville, Ky. - June 23rd, 2011: "Tornado hits Louisville [Kentucky]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - 60 escape Yemeni prison - June 23rd, 2011: "60 escape Yemeni prison ['Mukalla prison in Hadramout province']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Scarlet Fever / Hong Kong - June 23rd, 2011: "Scarlet fever hits Hong Kong [466 cases reported this year]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Stricter rules target hedge funds - June 23rd, 2011: "Hedge funds will face closer scrutiny under rules approved Wednesday [06/22/11] that seek to protect investors from excessive risks and prevent another financial crisis. The rules were mandated under the financial overhaul law passed last year. They require hedge funds and private equity funds to open their books to periodic inspections by the Securities and Exchange Commission. [....] The funds will be required to register by March 30, 2012." [Based on: Article (Stricter rules target hedge funds), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Flooding / Northwest Missouri - June 23rd, 2011: "[....] The Missouri Department of Transportation said parts of I-29 are expected to be closed through mid-August, recalling the Flood of 1993, when travelling across the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in parts of the Midwest was virtually impossible. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Flooding closes many travel routes / In northwest Missouri, shutdowns of bridges, highways are rampant.), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Deadly raid at Syrian university - June 23rd, 2011: "Deadly raid at Syrian university [06/21/11]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - E. coli outbreak mixes two strains - June 23rd, 2011: "A mix of two dangerous E. coli strains caused the recent deadly food poisoning outbreak in Germany, according to a new study published in the Lancet of the bacteria's DNA. Scientists said the E. coli outbreak strain combined one that makes a toxin and another that sticks to the gut in a way that potentially speeds up the body's absorption of the toxin. They described it as 'unprecedented' in its lethality." [Based on: Article (E. coli outbreak mixes two strains), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Fed now sees slower growth / U.S.A. - June 23rd, 2011: "Fed now sees slower growth / Chief warns [06/22/11] against big near-term federal spending cuts." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Report sounds debt alarm / U.S.A. - June 23rd, 2011: "[....] The report [Congressional Budget Office report, 06/22/11] said the national debt, now $14.3 trillion, is on pace to equal the annual size of the economy within a decade. It warned of a possible 'sudden fiscal crisis' if it is left unchecked, with investors losing faith in the U.S. government's ability to manage its fiscal affairs. [....]." [Based on: A.P. article (Report sounds debt alarm / Agency's warning of possible crisis comes as lawmakers attempt to outline deficit cuts. [....], p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & China - June 23rd, 2011: "Stay out of dispute, China warns U.S. [06/22/11] / Tension has grown among nations with interest in S. China Sea." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Shape of economy hurts Obama in poll - June 23rd, 2011: "Shape of economy hurts Obama in poll [A.P.-Gfk poll] / For first time this year, less than half of respondents favor re-election of president." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Post office ending pension payments - June 23rd, 2011: "Post office [U.S.A.] ending pension payments" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / Europe & Syria - June 23rd, 2011: "Syria criticizes [06/22/11] sanctions [European sanctions]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - No pat-downs for kids / U.S. airports - June 23rd, 2011: "No pat-downs for kids ['at airport checkpoints']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Obama sets pullout timeline / Afghanistan - June 23rd, 2011: "[....] Obama announced [06/22/11] plans to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year. The remaining 20,000 troops from the 2009 'surge' of forces would leave by next summer, amounting to about a third of the 100,000 troops now in the country. He said the troop reductions would continue 'at a steady pace,' bringing to an end America's longest war - a conflict that has cost 1,500 American lives. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Obama sets pullout timeline / Faster than military sought - 10,000 troops to leave Afghanistan this year, 20,000 more by summer 2012 / Threat gone, president says - The reason? War has crippled capabilities of al-Qaida, which launched 9/11 attacks. / Nation-building - in U.S. - President says it is time to focus more on domestic issues as economy struggles.) by Helene Cooper & Mark Landler, pp. A1 & A8, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - House Republicans want vote to cut Libya funding - June 23rd, 2011: "House Republicans want vote to cut Libya funding [06/22/11] / Lawmakers express frustration over use of War Powers Act." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/23/11]

2011 - Syria raids town - June 24th, 2011: "Syria [06/23/11] raids town [Khirbet al-Jouz]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Solar Wind & CME - June 24th, 2011: "A fast-moving stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. The combined effect of this stream plus a CME expected to arrive on June 24th has prompted NOAA forecasters to declare a 30% to 35% chance of geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/24/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 24th, 2011: "Stocks closed lower Thursday after a jump in claims for unemployment benefits contributed to concerns about the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 59.67 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,050. The S&P 500 index fell 3.64, or 0.3 percent, to 1,283.50." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - 40 killed in Baghdad - June 24th, 2011: "Four bombs ripped through Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 40 people in the worst violence the capital has seen in months, Iraqi officials said. An American civilian aid specialist working to improve education in Iraq was killed in a separate attack." [Based on: Article (40 killed in Baghdad), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - U.S. taps its oil reserves - June 24th, 2011: "U.S. taps its oil reserves; drivers could save at pump / Other nations join to rush crude to market in move aimed at assuring supply and nurturing economy." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Palestinians willing to deal - June 24th, 2011: "The Palestinians are ready to drop their demand for a freeze on Israeli settlement construction to get peace talks back on track, a top official told the Associated Press on Thursday. The softened position reflects the Palestinians' growing realization that their alternative strategies to talks - reconciling with the Hamas militant group and seeking unilateral recognition at the United Nations - are both in trouble." [Based on: Article (Palestinians willing to deal), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Reservist charged in shootings - June 24th, 2011: "Reservist [Yonathan Melaku] charged [06/23/11] in shootings / Video shows him shooting at Marine Corps museum." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Heroin epidemic / St. Louis, Mo. - June 24th, 2011: "Forum [06/23/11 - St. Louis, Mo.] focuses on heroin epidemic / Deaths have spiked in St. Louis County this year [35 people in first four months] as drug carves out niche ["Out of 60 heroin deaths in St. Louis County last year, 50 victims were white, 10 were black; 46 were male, 14 female.']." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Captured / FBI most-wanted man - June 24th, 2011: "Longtime underworld boss ['Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger ... captured Wednesday'] led quiet, fugative life by sea" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Fox Islands, Aleytian Islands, Alaska - June 24th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Major earthquake occurred at 03:09:40 (UTC) on Friday, June 24th, 2011. The magnitude 7.2 event [Location: 52.008°N, 171.859°W; Depth 62.6 km (38.9 miles)] was located @ FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0004f5m.php]-[T.D. - 06/24/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Santa Cruz Islands - June 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 06:33:06 (UTC) on Friday, June 24th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 10.919°S, 165.945°E; Depth 62.6 km (38.9 miles)] was located @ SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0004fa3.php]-[T.D. - 06/24/11]

2011 - Two are held in plot to attack recruit site - June 24th, 2011: "Two are held in plot to attack recruit site [Seattle] / They were angry about U.S. military activities in Muslim nations." [Based on: Title for The Seattle Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Asia passes Europe in number of millionaires - June 24th, 2011: "[....] The Asia-Pacific region was home to 3.3 million people in 2010 worth $1 million or more, excluding their houses, an increase of roughly 10 percent from the year before, according to the 15th annual World Wealth Report by Merrill Lynch's wealth management division and consultancy Capgemini. [NP] Asia's growth outpaced Europe, where so-called high net worth individuals increased 6 percent to 3.1 million, and puts it within reach of North America, where the number rose 8.6 percent to 3.4 million. [....] The U.S., Japan and Germany still account for just more than half the world's 10.9 million wealthy, while China is in fourth place with 535,000, about 58,000 more than in 2009. Australia has moved up one notch to ninth place, edging out Italy, while India cracked the top 12 for the first time. It replaced Spain, which fell to 14th. [NP] While 2010 was the first time Asia has overtaken Europe in number of wealthy people, it is the second year Asia's combined wealth was bigger than Europe's. [NP] The world's wealthy were worth a total of $42.7 trillion in 2010. Asia's share of that amounted to $10.8 trillion, putting it in second place for the second year in a row, just behind North America's $11.6 trillion. [....] While the majority of wealth is held by Americans, Japanese and Germans, the authors of the report expect the distribution to become more diverse over time as developing countries continue to grow faster than developed ones. [NP] The superrich, defined as people worth more than $30 million, fared well. Their numbers grew 10 perecent to 103,000 last year." [Based on: A.P. article (Asia passes Europe in number of millionaires) by Kelvin Chan, p. B9, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - CIA nominee backs tougher questioning of some detainees - June 24th, 2011: "CIA nominee [Gen. David Petraeus] backs tougher questioning of some detainees / Petraeus says [06/23/11] policy should allow it when suspects withold lifesaving information." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/24/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 25th, 2011: "Stocks ended another week lower after disappointing earnings reports from Micron Technology and Oracle suggested companies were investing less in new technology. The Dow fell 1 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Libyan prisoners tell of torture - June 25th, 2011: "Libyan prisoners tell of torture" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Obama gets dual rebuke on Libya - June 25th, 2011: "Obama gets dual rebuke on Libya / House vote - Extension of mission for year is denied [295-123]. / Funding intact - U.S. role in NATO-led effort can go on." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Same-sex marriage / New York- June 25th, 2011: "New York passes [33-29] same-sex marriage bill [06/24/11]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Palestinian effort meets resistance - June 25th, 2011: "Intensive efforts are under way to stave off a Palestinian bid for U.N. membership in September by diplomats luring Israeli and Palestinian leaders back to negotiations on the basis of President Barack Obama's formula of a state based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed land swaps." [Based on: Article (Palestinian effort meets resistance), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Mubarak supporters clash with protestors - June 25th, 2011: "Mubarak supporters clash with protestors in Cairo [06/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Vaccine may hold key to reversal of diabetes - June 25th, 2011: "[....] Faustman [Dr. Denise Faustman of Massachusetts General Hospital] first reported her findings in mice in 2001 in a paper in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, but scientists reviewing her findings for that journal were so skeptical that she was not allowed to say 'regeneration' of the pancreas in the paper. [NP] In 2003, she published a report in the journal Science in which she was able to use the word 'regeneration,' but that finding was met by an 'explosion of skepticism,' she said. Nonetheless, by 2007, 'six international labs had duplicated the mouse experiments,' she said. 'We needed to move forward into humans.' [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Vaccine may hold key to reversal of diabetes / Tests on Type 1 patients show decline in cells that impede insulin secretion.) by Thomas H. Maugh II, pp. A1 & A6, S.L.P.D., 06/25/11]

2011 - Libya claims more civilian deaths - June 26th, 2011: "Libya claims more civilian deaths ['15 people ... in the oil town of Brega' - 06/25/11]; NATO denies it" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Suicide car bomber / Afghanistan - June 26th, 2011: "Women, children are among dead ['at least 35 people'] in Afghan bombing ['suicide car bomber' - 06/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Diabetes cases double worldwide - June 26th, 2011: "Diabetes cases ['The number of adults with'] double worldwide ['an estimated 347 million ... a study published Saturday in the journal Lancet says.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels gear up for 'zero hour' - June 26th, 2011: "Libyan rebels gear up for 'zero hour' ['when their forces would reach the capital, Tripoli.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Fleeing Syrians cross into Lebanon - June 26th, 2011: "Fleeing Syrians [hundreds] cross into Lebanon [06/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - 10 killed in attack on Pakistani police - June 26th, 2011: "10 killed in attack on Pakistani police [06/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Deadly E. coli strain pops up in France - June 26th, 2011: "[....] U.S. public health experts said the new outbreak raised concerns that contaminated seeds from a common supplier might be the ultimate source of the bacteria, which means other outbreaks could occur." [Based on: Article (Deadly E. coli strain pops up in France), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Sewer backup / St. Louis County, Mo. - June 26th, 2011: "MSD promises aid [06/29/11] after big sewer backup [06/26/11] / 'Huge mess' creates hardship for residents in neighborhood near I-70 and West Florissant Avenue. [St. Louis County, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Staff Reports article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - U.S. fares poorly in first modern polling in Egypt - June 26th, 2011: "U.S. fares poorly in first modern polling in Egypt / Survey also shows country is split on whether to extend treaty with Israel." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/26/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near North Coast of Papua, Indonesia - June 26th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Strong earthquake occurred at 12:16:39 (UTC) on Sunday, June 26th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 2.391°S, 136.663°E; Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0004gyw.php]-[T.D. - 06/26/11]

2011 - ASTEROID FLYBY - June 27th, 2011: "Asteroid 2011 MD is flying past Earth today, Monday June 27th. At closest approach around 1:00 p.m. EDT the ~10-meter space rock was only 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) above the planet's surface. NASA analysts said there was no chance it would strike Earth, and indeed it didn't. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=27&month=06&year=2011]

2011 - Israel threatens journalists - June 27th, 2011: "Israel threatened Sunday [06/26/11] to ban for up to a decade any foreign journalist who boards a flotilla seeking to challenge an Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. Oren Helman, director of the Government Press Office, sent a letter to registered foreign correspondents here asserting that the flotilla, due to sail this week, was illegal and participation in it, even as a reporter, was 'liable to lead to participants being denied entry into the State of Israel for ten years, to the impoundment their equipment and to additional sanctions.' Israel's Foreign Press Association called on Helman to reverse his decision." [Based on: Article (Israel threatens journalists), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

2011 - Theater is attacked in Tunis - June 27th, 2011: "Theater is attacked ['it was showing a film about secularism'] in Tunis [06/26/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

2011 - Reactors readied for flood / U.S.A. - June 27th, 2011: "Reactors readied for flood / Missouri runs near two plants in Nebraska, where more rain falls; levee fails in Iowa." [Based on: Title for A.P. picture article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

*Trivia: "[...] Considerable amounts of toxic waste have been accidentally spilled into the Missouri River in recent days, and the water (already surrounding the building) is expected to rise another five feet this summer. [....]" [Based on: AFP article (Midwest Flooding Leaves Nuclear Reactor in Peril) by Pat Shannan]

*Link: http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/nuclear_reactor_in_peril_275.html

*Trivia: "[...] On Sunday afternoon, workers accidentally deflated an auxiliary berm at the plant [Fort Calhoun plant?], said Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson. [....]"

[Based on: Reuters article (Nebraska residents shrug off flood risk to nuclear plant) 06/26/11]

*Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/26/us-flooding-nuclear-idUSTRE75P1VJ20110626

2011 - Islamist fighters threaten Yemeni port - June 27th, 2011: "Islamist fighters threaten Yemeni port [Aden] / Government forces do little to fight them, focus on confronting protestors in north." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

2011 - Libyan mountain region falling to rebels - June 27th, 2011: "Libyan mountain region [Nafusa mountains] falling to rebels / Underequipped fighters have capitalized on knowledge of area, strong local sympathy for their cause." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

2011 - Blasts blamed on Islamic sect kill 25 in Nigeria - June 27th, 2011: "Blasts ['three bombs'] blamed on Islamic sect kill 25 ['wounding 12'] in Nigeria [Maiduguri - 06/26/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

2011 - Storms flood roads, knock out power / St. Louis, Mo. - June 27th, 2011: "Storms flood roads, knock out power [St. Louis, Mo.] / Homes, businesses are damaged as rainfall exceeds 4 inches; parts of interstates were closed. [06/26/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/27/11]

2011 - Afghan banker flees - June 28th, 2011: "Afghan banker [Abdul Qadir Fitrat] flees" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 28th, 2011: "Signs that a widespread European debt crisis could be averted helped lift stocks. French banks gave Greece more time to repay its debt. Greek officials debated new budget cuts. The Dow rose 0.9 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent. The Nasdaq rose 1.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - China has debt problem - June 28th, 2011: "China's national audit office said Monday that local governments had ammassed $1.65 trillion of debt by the end of last year and warned that much of the borrowing was unregulated and had trickled into the real estate and stock markets. [....]" [Based on: Article (China has debt problem), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Fox anchorman apologizes - June 28th, 2011: "Fox News Channel's Chris Wallace says he 'messed up' by asking Republican presidential contender Michelle Bachmann whether she's a flake. The talk show host posted the video apology after his 'Fox News Sunday' interview with the Minnesota congresswoman, who formally announced her presidential bid Monday in Iowa. Wallace said on the Fox show that Bachman had a reputation in Washington for making questionable statements and asked her: 'Are you a flake?' Bachmann answered that she was a 'serious person' and found insinuations that she was a flake to be insulting." [Based on: Article (Fox anchorman apologizes), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

*Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdeRHoSaeI

2011 - Iran displays missile silos - June 28th, 2011: "Iran displays missile silos ['as it kicked off 10 days of war games']" [Based on: Title (and text)for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Taliban commander killed - June 28th, 2011: "Taliban commander [Shakirullah Shakir] killed [06/27/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Convicted / Rod Blagojevich - June 28th, 2011: "Blagojevich is convicted [06/27/11] of using Senate vacancy for gain" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Heavy Rain / St. Louis, Mo. - June 28th, 2011: "[....] Saturday through Monday, thunderstorms dumped rain across central and eastern Missouri. Hardest hit was the St. Louis area, with 5 to 6 inches. Jefferson City and Columbia each had 2 inches. [....]" [Based on: Article (Rain, surge on Missouri raise risk of area flood / River could hit 5 feet over flood stage at St. Charles.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Minors can buy violent games / U.S.A. - June 28th, 2011: "Minors can buy violent games, high court rules. [06/27/11] / Justices reject [7-2] California law to ban such sales, cite freedom of speech." [Based on: Title for San Francisco Chronicle article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Rep. Bachmann begins run in Iowa hometown - June 28th, 2011: "Rep. Bachmann [Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota] begins run in Iowa hometown [06/27/11] / Starts quest for GOP nomination, claims she has broad appeal." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Debate gets under way on austerity measures - June 28th, 2011: "[....] If Parliament does not approve the measures, including wage cuts, tax increases and the privatization of 50 billion euros, or $71 billion, in state assets, the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund have said they will not release $17 billion that Greece needs to pay its expenses through the summer. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Debate gets under way on austerity measures / Vote later this week expected to have worldwide impact.), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Court accuses Gadhafi of crimes against humanity - June 28th, 2011: "The International Criminal Court in The Hague issued arrest warrants Monday [06/27/11] for Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and his chief of Intelligence, Abdullah Senussi, on charges of crimes against humanity, including murder and persecution, stemming from the first two weeks of the uprising in Libya that led to a NATO bombing campaign. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Court accuses Gadhafi of crimes against humanity), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/28/11]

2011 - Google+ - June 29th, 2011: "[....] More than a year in the works, the project Google unveiled Tuesday [06/28/11] lets users share things with smaller groups of people through a feature called 'Circles.' This means only college buddies, say, or your favorite co-wokers can see the photos, links or updates that you post. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Google aims for a bit of nuance in latest social network foray / 'Circles' feature will let users share with smaller groups, in effort to address what some see as drawback of Facebook.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 29th, 2011: "Strong quarterly results from Nike helped to send stocks sharply higher Tuesday. The shoemaker gained 6 percent after beating analysts' expectations. The Dow rose 145.13 points, or 1.2 percent, to 12,188.69. The S&P 500 rose 16.57, or 1.3 percent, to 1,296.67." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - China drilling in Iraq - June 29th, 2011: "China drilling in Iraq [Al-Ahdab oil field]" [Based on: Article (Greeks protest austerity plan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Tropical Storm Arlene - June 29th, 2011: "[....] By June 27, the disturbance had crossed the Yucatán Peninsula and emerged into the Bay of Campeche.[18][19] Despite moderate wind shear, it organized over warm waters and was designated as Tropical Storm Arlene at midnight June 29 about 280 mi (450 km) south-southeast of Tampico, Tamaulipas.[20] [....]"

[Baseed on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Atlantic_hurricane_season#Tropical_Storm_Arlene]

2011 - U.S. choice gets IMF job - June 29th, 2011: "U.S. choice [Christine Lagarde] gets IMF job" [Based on: Article (Greeks protest austerity plan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Kabul hotel hit in attack - June 29th, 2011: "Kabul hotel [Intercontinental Hotel] hit in attack ['early today'] / Militant gunmen killed in rooftop siege; Taliban claim responsibility." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

*Trivia: "9 suicide bombers cited in hotel attack" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

*Trivia: "Haqqani blamed [06/30/11] for hotel attack / U.S. says several of the network's leaders were killed in an ensuing drone strike [06/29/11]." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 07/01/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels seize depot - June 29th, 2011: "Libyan rebels [Nafusa mountains - 06/28/11] seize depot ['weapons depot']" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Yemini forces pound town - June 29th, 2011: "Yemini forces pound town [Naham mountain area - 06/28/11]]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Greeks protest austerity plan - June 29th, 2011: "[....] Greek unions began a 48-hour strike Tuesday [06/28/11] and staged mass rallies throughout Athens." [Based on: Article (Greeks protest austerity plan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Saudi troops are pulling out of Bahrain - June 29th, 2011: "Saudi troops are pulling out of Bahrain ['by next week']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Gadhafi aides are urged to arrest him - June 29th, 2011: "Gadhafi aides are urged [06/28/11] to arrest him ['or risk prosecution themselves']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Senate committee backs U.S. involvement in Libya - June 29th, 2011: "Senate committee [06/28/11] backs U.S. involvement in Libya [14-5]" [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/29/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - June 30th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 342.3 km/sec / density: 13.9 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 0123 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/30/11] 

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 30th, 2011: "Stocks closed up for the third day in a row Wednesday after Greece cleared a hurdle toward getting more emergency loans. The Dow rose 72.73 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 12,261.42. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10.74, or 0.8 percent, to 1,307.41." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - SEC probe / Monsanto Co. - June 30th, 2011: "SEC is probing Monsanto's incentives on Roundup / Inquiry focuses on program for dealers; CEO says firm is cooperating with agency." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - 2 French journalists released - June 30th, 2011: "2 French journalists ['held hostage in Afghanistan for 18 months'] released [06/29/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Wartime strategy shift / U.S.A. - June 30th, 2011: "Wartime strategy shift / Forget big land wars, says counterterrorism advisor [John Brennan - 06/29/11]; precision strikes are the best way to defeat international threats to U.S." [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Newspapers article, by Ken Dilanian], p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Egypt tied to E. coli outbreak - June 30th, 2011: "[....] A report by the European Food Safety Authority on Wednesday [06/29/11] said that sprouts grown from fenugreek seeds imported from Egypt in 2009 and 2010 'are implicated in both outbreaks.' " [Based on: Article (Egypt tied to E. coli outbreak), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Education policy rally / South Korea - June 30th, 2011: "[....] About 1,500 students [South Korea] demanded halved tuitions [06/29/11], which President Lee Myung-bak promised during his campaign." [Based on: A.P. Picture Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Rhode Island Senate OKs civil unions - June 30th, 2011: "Rhode Island Senate OKs civil unions [21-16]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Fed caps what banks charge for debits - June 30th, 2011: "[....] Banks currently have no limit and charge an average of 44 cents per swipe. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Fed caps what banks charge for debits / Approved amount is 21 cents per card swipe, up from initial proposal of 12 cents.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - 5 Saudi women arrested for driving - June 30th, 2011: "5 Saudi women arrested for driving [06/28/11]" [Based on: Article (Egypt tied to E. coli outbreak), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Syria withdraws armed forces / Hama - June 30th, 2011: "Syria withdraws armed forces [Hama]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - $8.5 Billion Settlement / Bank of America - June 30th, 2011: "Bank of America's $8.5 billion settlement with investors is the largest any bank has ever paid. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Darck cloud still hangs over Bank of America / Bank continues to fight over investor groups demanding settlements similar to massive $8.5 billion payout.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - EPA alleges further violations at Ameren plant - June 30th, 2011: "EPA alleges further violations at Ameren plant / Utility denies allegations, seeks dismissal of suit that involves Rush Island plant {Jefferson County, Mo.]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Anti-psychotic medicine / Jared Lee Loughner - June 30th, 2011: "Judge allows Loughner to be given anti-psychotic medicine [06/29/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - U.S. appeals court backs Obama's health care law - June 30th, 2011: "U.S. appeals court backs Obama's health care law / Mandate to obtain insurance is constitutional, panel rules [2-1]." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - $1.4 million in delinquent trash fees / Pine Lawn, Mo.  - June 30th, 2011: "Pine Lawn [St. Louis County, Mo.] gets raked in audit / $1.4 million in delinquent trash fees has pilked up; money represents nearly half of burg's budget." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

2011 - Ex-Brentwood city administrator admits he embezzled $30,000 - June 30th, 2011: "Ex-Brentwood city [St. Louis County, Mo.] administrator [Christopher A. Seemayer] admits he embezzled $30,000 / He gambled it away, he tells judge in federal court [06/29/11], citing a betting addiction." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/30/11]

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