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

February 2011

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - February 1st, 2011: "Sun [12 Aquarius], Moon [21 Capricorn], Mercury [25 Capricorn], Venus [26 Sagittarius], Mars [12 Aquarius], Jupiter [1 Aries], Saturn [17  Libra R.], Uranus [28 Pisces], Neptune [27 Aquarius], Pluto [6 Capricorn], Chiron [29 Aquarius]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201102.html]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 1st, 2011: "Energy stocks led the market higher Monday [01/31/11], the first trading day since unrest in Egypt caused stocks' largest one-day drop in more than three months. The Dow rose 0.6 percent. The broader S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent. The technology-focused Nasdaq rose 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/01/11]

2011 - Diesel use questioned - February 1st, 2011: "In a process to extract gas from wells, oil and gas companies have injected more than 32 million gallons of fluids containing diesel fuel underground without first getting government approval as required, a report by congressional Democrats said. Lawmakers said the use of diesel fuel by large companies, such as Halliburton and BJ Services Co., appears to violate the Safe Drinking Water Act, because the companies never obtained permission from state or federal authorities to use the diesel fuel." [Based on: Article (Diesel use questioned), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/01/11]

2011 - U.S. judge rejects health law - February 1st, 2011: "U.S. judge [U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson] rejects health law [01/31/11]" [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/01/11]

2011 - Immigration Trivia / Greece - February 1st, 2011: "Immigration bedevils Greece / Number increased tenfold in 2010 [around 36,000 immigrants, compared with 3,500 in 2009] ] in country seen as conduit to EU." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 02/01/11]

2011 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - February 1st, 2011: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Feb 2011 at 01:48:00 PM GMT is: $14,071,676,903,155.96. The estimated population of the United States is 309,952,596 so each citizen's share of this debt is $45,399.45. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.14 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. - 02/01/11]

2011 - Fourth-Quarter Profit / Exxon Mobil Corp. - February 1st, 2011: "Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest company, posted its biggest quarterly profit in more than two years. Fourth-quarter net income rose to $9.25 billion, or $1.85 a share, from $6.1 billion, or $1.27, a year ago. Sales climbed 17 percent to $105.2 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/01/11]

2011 - Snow & Ice / U.S.A. - February 2nd, 2011: "Big Midwestern storm [02/01/11] heading for Northeast / Cities across the nation [U.S.A.] feel blast of ice, snow; worst yet to come in many areas, forecasters say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49091

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 2nd, 2011: "The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 12,000 for the first time since June 2008 in yet another sign that the economy [U.S.A.] is extending its recovery. Another big stock market index, the S&P 500, reached a milestone of its own Tuesday [02/01/11]. It closed above 1,300." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Elections in West Bank? - February 2nd, 2011: "The western-backed Palestinian government in the West Bank said Tuesday [02/01/11] that it would hold local council elections 'as soon as possible' - a surprise move reflecting fears that massive anti-government protests in Egypt could inspire unrest here, too. [....]" [Based on: Article (Elections in West Bank), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Satellite eluding Russia - February 2nd, 2011: "Russia said it lost contact with a newly launched military satellite, apparently the latest in a string of satellite failures. The military is working to determine the satellite's orbit and establish contact, he said." [Based on: Article (Satellite eluding Russia), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 -  Cabinet Change / Jordan - February 2nd, 2011: "Jordan's king heeds call, fires his Cabinet [02/01/11] / Shake-ups not new, but this is first in response to public pressure." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Syrians call for 'day of rage' - February 2nd, 2011: "Syrians call for 'day of rage' ['in Damascus this week']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Tropical Cyclone Yasi / Australia - February 2nd, 2011: "[....] At 10 p.m. local time (12:00 UTC) on February 2, shortly before Yasi reached the coast, the storm packed sustained winds of 250 kilometers (155 miles) per hour, with gusts to 305 kilometers (189 miles) per hour, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49074]

2011 -  Memoir Trivia / Mohamed ElBaradei - February 2nd, 2011: "[....] The book ['The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times'], which is a sweeping account of ElBaradei's decades on the international stage, was aquired last March and originally scheduled for publication in June. Review copies will be available on Feb 11. It will be published on April 26." [Based on: Article (Memoir moved up), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Mubarak blinks, says he'll leave in September  - February 2nd, 2011: "Mubarak blinks [02/01/11], says he'll leave in September / Concession isn't enough for protestors or Obama, who says 'orderly transition - must begin now.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Five genes are linked to Parkinson's disease - February 2nd, 2011: "[....] Previously, six other genes were identified, and experts say there is now increasing proof that the degenerative disease is sparked by peoples' genes." [Based on: Article (Five genes are linked to Parkinson's disease), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/02/11]

2011 - Chinese New Year - February 3rd, 2011: Year of the Rabbit (Xin Mao)

*Link: http://www.chinapage.com/newyear.html

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 3rd, 2011: "Stocks were mixed Wednesday as traders were concerned about protests in Egypt but pleased by U.S. economic data. The Dow rose less than 0.1 percent to 12,041.97. The S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent to 1,304.03. The Nasdaq composite index fell 0.1 percent to 2,749.56." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  Google "Honeycomb" - February 3rd, 2011: "Google unveils [02/02/11] system ['Honeycomb']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  Israel lacks chief of staff - February 3rd, 2011: "Near-panic gripped Israel's top military leadership, which found itself in the unusual situation of being without an army chief as the Arab world around it erupted in upheaval. Israelis awoke to discover that overnight, the incoming Israel Defense Force chief of staff had been dismissed, and that feuding between the various branches of government had resulted in a lull between appointments." [Based on: Article (Israel lacks chief of staff), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  Heart Disease / U.S.A.  - February 3rd, 2011: "There's a new forecast of the cost to treat heart disease in the U.S. over the next 20 years - and it isn't pretty. [NP] According to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, the annual cost to treat heart disease - including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease - including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and other conditions - will triple by 2030, from $273 billion to $818 billion (in 2008 dollars). [NP] U.S. medical expenditures are already the highest in the world, hitting 15 percent of gross domestic product in 2008, the authors reported. [NP] To generate the forecast, researchers took current disease rates and applied them to population estimates suggested by census data. They assumed no major changes in treatment. [NP] Today, 36.9 percent of Americans have some form of heart disease. By 2030, 40.5 percent - about 116 million people - will, according to the Circulation study. Cases of both stroke and heart failure were projected to rise about 25 percent. [NP] The most expensive condition to treat will remain hypertension, because of its prevalence. Hypertension is a risk factor for stroke, coronary heart disease and heart failure. [NP] Shortages of doctors or nurses could push costs even higher, the study authors wrote. [NP] Continued rises in rates of diabetes and obesity could too, they said." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Costs to treat heart disease in U.S. are expected to triple by 2030) by Eryn Brown, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  Indonesia charges cleric - February 3rd, 2011: "Indonesia charges cleric [Abu Bakar Bashir - 'accused of being a main terrorist ideologue']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  First-Quarter profit / Visa Inc. - February 3rd, 2011: "Visa Inc. on Wednesday said its first -quarter profit rose 16 percent, as debit card use continued to grow and consumers returned to using credit cards. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Profits at Visa are up, topping expectations of Wall Street), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 - Shots hit protestors in Egypt - February 3rd, 2011: "Shots hit protestors in Egypt / 2 killed, 45 wounded by pro-Mubarak forces in 10th day of turmoil." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 - GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH - February 3rd, 2011: "NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Feb. 3rd when a coronal mass ejection is due to hit Earth's magnetic field. A solar wind stream following close behind the CME could extend the action into Feb. 4th and 5th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/03/11] 

2011 - U.S. calls for faster Mubarak exit - February 3rd, 2011: "U.S. calls for faster Mubarak exit [02/02/11] / Obama administration blasts violence by his allies; Egyptian government infuriated." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 - EPA addressing clean water laws - February 3rd, 2011: "President Barack Obama's administration announced Wednesday that it planned to regulate toxic substances in drinking water more strictly and would issue the first limits on perchlorate, a dangerous chemical found in rocket fuel that has seeped into groundwater in at least 400 locations. The move, announced by EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson, is a major step toward modernizing the nation's clean water laws, which have lagged behind environmental and health science." [Based on: Article (EPA addressing clean water laws), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  Fourth-Quarter Income / Marathon Oil - February 3rd, 2011: "Marathon Oil said its fourth-quarter net income rose to $706 million, or 99 cents a share, from $355 million, or 50 cents, a year ago. Revenue rose to $20.2 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 - Gulf spill claims czar is agent for BP - February 3rd, 2011: "The administration of the $20 billion compensation fund for gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a federal judge ruled Wednesday [02/02/11], just hours after the fund czar [Ken Feinberg] released details on how final payments would be determined. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Gulf spill claims czar is agent for BP / Judge orders that he must disclose to victims that he is not independent of company.), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 - Pro-Mubarak mob attacks journalists - February 3rd, 2011: "Pro-Mubarak mob attacks journalists [02/02/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 -  WikiLeaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - February 3rd, 2011: "WikiLeaks is nominated [by Snorre Valen] for Nobel Peace prize" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/03/11]

2011 - Sunspot 1152 - February 4th, 2011: "New sunspot 1152 is growing rapidly, but it does not yet pose a threat for strong flares. Credit: SDO/HMI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/04/11]

2011 -  Drought / China - February 4th, 2011: "Drought threatens crops in China [Northern China] / Leaders have imposed price controls, but some warn they might not be effective." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 - Geomagnetic Storm - February 4th, 2011: "A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of Feb. 4th, sparking a G2-class (Kp=6) geomagnetic storm, in progress. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially during the hours around local midnight. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/04/11]

2011 - Winter Storm / Texas - February 4th, 2011: "As if Mother Nature made a special effort to help fans and players from Pittsburgh and Green Bay feel at home, the city of Dallas was covered with snow on Super Bowl Sunday, February 6, 2011. On February 4, a winter storm settled four to six inches (10–15 centimeters) of snow over northern Texas, including Dallas. The city gets 2.6 inches (6.6 cm) of snow per year on average, according to the National Weather Service. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49184]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 4th, 2011: "Stocks rose after stronger-than-expected economic news and a jump in January retail sales. Consumer discretionary companies in the S&P 500 gained 1.2 percent after retail chains reported sales nearly double what analysts forecast. The Dow rose 20 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,062.26." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Myanmar-India Border Region - February 4th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:53:47 (UTC) on Friday, February 4th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 24.616°N, 94.740°E; Depth 88.8 km (55.2 miles)] was located @ MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb00018qf.php]-[T.D. - 02/04/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 5th, 2011: "Stocks swung between small gains and losses on Friday after a government report said the unemoloyment rate fell last month but new jobs remain scarce. The Dow rose less than 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index rose less than 0.1 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.4 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/05/11]

2011 -  Muslim Brotherhood / Egypt - February 4th, 2011: "Opposition Islamist group seeks a role / Muslim Brotherhood has been outlawed in Egypt, but it has joined protests." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 -  Peaceful Protests / Yemen - February 4th, 2011: "Peaceful protests pro and con in Yemen [02/03/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 -  U.S. urges power shift in Egypt - February 4th, 2011: "U.S. urges power shift in Egypt ['diplomats said Thursday'] / Mubarak should quit, hand reins to new VP, White House says." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 - CLOSE APPROACHING ASTEROID - February 4th, 2011: "A small (4-5 meter) asteroid discovered earlier today by R. A. Kowalski of the Catalina Sky Survey will pass by Earth on Feb. 4th around 19:40UT at a distance of 11855 km. 2011 CQ1 will not hit Earth, but it will pass well inside the Clarke Belt of geosynchronous satellites." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/04/11]

2011 -  Fourth-Quarter profit / Mastercard - February 4th, 2011: "MasterCard's fourth-quarter profit rose by 41 percent. Net income was $415 million, or $3.16 per share, up from $294 million, or $2.24, a year ago. Revenue jumped 11 percent to $1.44 billion." [Based on: Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 -  Fourth-Quarter Profit / Sunoco Inc. - February 4th, 2011: "Sunoco Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings more than tripled. The petroleum refiner earned $87 million, or 72 cents a share, compared with $26 million, or 22 cents, a year ago. Revenue totaled $10.2 billion." [Based on: Article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 -  Mubarak backers attack journalists - February 4th, 2011: "[....] What began as seemingly random incidents in which journalists were roughed up by Mubarak backers on Wednesday [02/03/11] escalated Thursday with the arrests, beatings and destruction of equipment of dozens of journalists covering the chaotic confrontation in central Cairo." [Based on: Article (Mubarak backers attack journalists), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 -  Police chief killed / Nuevo Laredo, Mexico - February 4th, 2011: "Police chief [Manuel Farfan] is killed [02/03/11] in Mexican border city [Nuevo Laredo]" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 -  FBI, Pentagon cited in failure to head off Fort Hood killer - February 4th, 2011: "FBI, Pentagon cited [02/03/11] in failure to head off Fort Hood killer" [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Myanmar-India Border Region - February 4th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:53:47 (UTC) on Friday, February 4th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 24.616°N, 94.740°E; Depth 88.8 km (55.2 miles)] was located @ MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb00018qf.php]-[T.D. - 02/04/11]

2011 -  Bernanke gives sunny view of U.S. economy, citing data - February 4th, 2011: "Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pointed Thursday [02/03/11] to 'increased evidence' of a self-sustaining economic recovery. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Bernanke gives sunny view of U.S. economy, citing data), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/04/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 5th, 2011: "Stocks swung between small gains and losses on Friday after a government report said the unemoloyment rate fell last month but new jobs remain scarce. The Dow rose less than 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index rose less than 0.1 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.4 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/05/11]

2011 - Mubarak facing a growing tide - February 5th, 2011: "Mubarak facing a growing tide / Discussions include making him a figurehead until September election." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/05/11]

2011 - In Effect / New START Treaty - February 5th, 2011: "[....] The New START treaty, negotiated last year, limits each side [U.S. & Russia) to 1,550 strategic warheads, down from 2,200. It limits the number of deployed strategic launchers and heavy bombers to 700. The pact also reestablishes a monitoring system that ended in December 2009." [Based on: Article (New nuclear arms treaty goes into effect), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/06/11]

2011 - Attacks on journalists continue in Egypt - February 5th, 2011: "Attacks on journalists continue in Egypt [02/04/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/05/11]

2011 - Biotech sugar beets get OK for planting - February 5th, 2011: "Biotech sugar beets [U.S.A.] get OK [02/04/11] for planting [this spring] / Farming and conservation groups say they will go to court, again, to block USDA's decision." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/05/11]

2011 - SUPER BOWL XLV - February 6th, 2011: "SUPER BOWL XLV - PACKERS 31, STEELERS 25 / Packers wrap up 4th Super Bowl win [02/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/07/11]

2011 - Protests held in U.S. - February 6th, 2011: "Protests held in U.S. [02/05/11] as sign of solidarity with Egyptians" [Based on: Title for for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/06/11]

2011 - MEXICO'S FARMING EXODUS - February 6th, 2011: "The agricultural elements of the NAFTA pact were brutal on Mexico's corn farmers. A flood of U.S. corn imports, combined with subsidies that favor agribusiness, are blamed for the loss of 2 million farm jobs in Mexico. 'The village is almost without people,' Josefa Soriano says as she harvests native corn plants in Oaxaca state." [Based on: Picture Caption for MCT Photo, by Heriberto Rodriguez / for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Free trade: U.S. corn flows south, and Mexican farm towns export men), by Tim Johnson, p. A22 S.L.P.D., 02/06/11]

2011 - Police in Tunisia shoot into crowd, kill 2 - February 6th, 2011: "Police in Tunisia shoot into crowd, kill 2 [02/05/11]" [Based on: Title for for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/06/11]

2011 - U.S. tilts toward gradual transition in Egypt - February 6th, 2011: "U.S. tilts [02/05/11] toward gradual transition in Egypt / Under plan, Mubarak would stay, for now; cairo announces shake-up intended to appease protestors." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 02/06/11]

2011 - STORM ON SATURN - February 7th, 2011: "A vast thunderstorm that erupted on Saturn during the closing weeks of 2010 is still going strong. "It looks like a comet plowing through Saturn's northern hemisphere," reports amateur astronomer Christopher Go. [....] Researchers call the storm the "northern electrostatic disturbance" because (1) it is in Saturn's northern hemisphere and (2) it is strongly charged with lightning. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/07/11]

2011 - NASA SEES THE ENTIRE SUN - February 7th, 2011: "On Super Sun-day, for the first time ever, NASA's STEREO spacecraft moved into position to photograph the entire sun--front and back. Researchers say this is a transforming moment in solar physics that could lead to big advances in space weather forecasting. Get the full story from Science@NASA."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/07/11]

2011 - AOL buying Huffington Post - February 7th, 2011: "AOL buying Huffington Post / In $315 million deal [02/06/11], Arianna Huffington will take control of all of AOL's editorial content." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/07/11]

2011 - Extradition hearing starts for Assange - February 7th, 2011: "Extradition hearing starts for Assange / Sweden wants him transferred from England to face sex crime allegations." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/07/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Solomon Islands - February 7th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:53:42 (UTC) on Monday, February 7th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 7.157°S, 155.284°E; Depth 413.9 km (257.2 miles)] was located @ SOLOMON ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001a1z.php]-[T.D. - 02/07/11]

2011 - Ohio train fire contained after explosion - February 7th, 2011: "Ohio train fire ['several tankers carrying volatile chemicals' - including ethanol] contained after explosion [02/06/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/07/11]

2011 - Facebook accounts of legislators are hacked - February 7th, 2011: "Facebook accounts of legislators [Missouri state] are hacked / 4 House members and 1 staffer are victims; open wireless network for public, legislators may provide entrance." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/07/11]

2011 - Meets with Opposition Groups / Egypt's Vice President - February 7th, 2011: "Egypt's Suleiman breaks ice, meets with opposition groups [02/06/11] / He also offers press freedom, restores Internet." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/07/11]

2011 - Koreas hold talks - February 8th, 2011: "Koreas hold talks ['to lay the groundwork for high-level defense talks']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/08/11]

*Trivia: "North Korea walks out ['on the second day of talks with South Korea']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 8th, 2011: "Several big acquisitions and a strong earnings report from Loews pushed stocks higher Monday [02/07/11]. The Dow rose 69.48 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,161.63. The S&P 500 index rose 8.18, or 0.6 percent, to 1,319.05. The Nasdaq composite gained 14.69, or 0.5 percent, to 2,783.99." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/08/11]

2011 - Droughts, floods and food - February 8th, 2011: "Droughts, floods and food / Global food crisis • Climate change is disrupting crop production, causing a spike in prices worldwide."

[Based on: Title for STLtoday.com article by Paul Krugman - Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 12:00 am]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/paul-krugman/article_a7fe9943-fc5f-54ca-98ba-485ca43406be.html

2011 - Increase / U.S. Credit Card Debt - February 8th, 2011: "The first increase in credit card debt since the economic crisis hit helped to boost overall consumer borrowing 3 percent in December, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $2.41 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. It was the third straight monthly gain. [NP] Borrowing in the category that includes credit cards rose 3.5 percent, the first rise since August 2008. Borrowing on auto loans increased 2.8 percent. [....]" [Based on: A.P. Article (Credit card debt increases for first time in more than 2 years), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/08/11]

2011 - U.S. to recognize Southern Sudan - February 8th, 2011: "U.S. to recognize Southern Sudan" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/08/11]

2011 - Sentenced / Marine Captain, U.S.A. - February 8th, 2011: "Marine [Eric Schmidt] sentenced [02/07/11] in Iraq skimming scheme" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/08/11]

2011 - Chamber of Commerce Talk / President Barack Omama - February 8th, 2011: "Chamber talk [02/07/11] doesn't close gap with business / Obama gets cool reception as he defends regulation." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/08/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 9th, 2011: "Stocks edged higher Tuesday after several companies reported mixed earnings and China's central bank said it would raise interest rates again to help control inflation. The Dow rose 0.6 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/09/11]

2011 - FDA Review / Robotic Arm - February 9th, 2011: "Spurred partly by the needs of badly wounded war veterans, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would accelerate its review of a science-fiction-like robotic arm controlled by a computer chip in the brain. [....] Initially, five patients will be implanted with the chips and monitored for a year, said Mike McLoughlin, program manager for the prosthetic project at Johns Hopkins University, a major collaborator on the device. [NP] The use of chips to control artificial limbs is established technology, but the performance of the chips on the brain over time is an area of concern, McLoughlin said. [NP] In some cases, the body rejects the chip as a foreign object and, in other cases, the signal from the chip degrades, he said. Developers hope the arm will be commercially available in four or five years." [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (FDA will speed its review of robotic arm / System developed by Pentagon could be ready in 4 or 5 years.) by Andrew Zajac, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/09/11]

2011 - Endangered Harvest / China - February 9th, 2011: "[....] FAQ said Tuesday that China hadn't exported wheat for ther past two years, although there were some exports before 2008 of about 1.5 million tons." [Based on: Article (UN: Drought endangers Chinese winter wheat harvest), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/09/11]

2011 - Attacks in Iraq dropped in 2010 - February 9th, 2011: "U.S. military commanders in Iraq on Tuesday praised the lowest levels of violence in Iraq since 2003, saying that Iraqi forces were making security gains while American forces prepare for final departure at the end of the year. [....]" [Based on: Christian Science Monitor article (Attacks in Iraq dropped in 2010, U.S. military says), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/09/11]

2011 - Solar Activity / Sunspot 1153 - February 9th, 2011: "Formerly quiet sunspot 1153 is suddenly crackling with C- and M-class solar flares. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/09/11]

2011 - NASA clears Toyota electronics - February 9th, 2011: "A NASA report [02/08/11] on Toyota's sudden acceleration found 'no electronic flaws ... capable of producing the large throttle openings required to create dangerous high-speed, unintended acceleration incidents.' [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (NASA clears Toyota electronics / Pedal problems called 'only known causes' for vehicles' unintended acceleration.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/09/11]

2011 - Haiti issues passport to exiled Aristide - February 9th, 2011: "Haiti issues passport to exiled Aristide [02/08/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/09/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 10th, 2011: "Stocks closed mixed Wednesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said unemployment may remain high for several years. The Dow eked out its eighth straight day of gains. The Dow rose 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq fell 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - New Drilling / U.S.A. - February 10th, 2011: "[....] Companies are investing billions to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California. This new drilling is expected to raise U.S. production by at least 20 percent over the next five years." [Based on: Article (New drilling reaches more oil), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Bernanke jousts with panel - February 10th, 2011: "Bernanke jousts with panel [02/09/11] / He discounts inflation threat, warns of tinkering with debt ceiling." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Terror threat is called high - February 10th, 2011: "Senior Homeland Security officials warned Wednesday [02/09/11] that the threat to the United States is the highest it has been since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, citing the emergence of more foreign terrorist groups, a sharp increase in extremists in the country and the 'lone wolf' operator who authorities worry is out there but they may not be able to stop. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (Terror threat is called high / U.S. officials warn that conditions are most perilous since Sept. 11.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Spoken words from Giffords - February 10th, 2011: "Spoken words from Giffords / Request for breakfast toast [this week] is encouraging sign, but experts remain cautious." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Celebes Sea - February 10th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:39:28 (UTC) on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 4.126°N, 123.017°E; Depth 528.4 km (328.3 miles)] was located @ CELEBES SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001bs6.php]-[T.D. - 02/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Celebes Sea - February 10th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:41:57 (UTC) on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 3.966°N, 123.125°E; Depth 512.2 km (318.3 miles)] was located @ CELEBES SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001c65.php]-[T.D. - 02/11/11]

2011 - Negative home equity rises / U.S.A. - February 10th, 2011: "Negative home equity rises / 27 percent of mortgaged single-family house owners are now 'underwater,' firm reports." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Oxycodone killed Busch girlfriend - February 10th, 2011: "Oxycodone killed Busch girlfriend / Medical examiner rules Dec. 19 death an accidental overdose; investigation is handed to prosecutors [02/09/11]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Fourth-Quarter Profit / Northrop Grumman - February 10th, 2011: "Northrop Grumman said fourth-quarter profit fell 9 percent. The defense contractor earned $376 million, or $1.27 per share, compared with $413 million, or $1.31, a year ago. Revenue dropped 4 percent to $8.61 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - First-Quarter Profit / Whole Foods Market Inc. - February 10th, 2011: "Whole Foods Market Inc.'s comeback continued in the first quarter as stronger sales drove its net income up 79 percent. The grocer earned $88.7 million, or 51 cents per share, up from $49.7 million, or 32 cents, last year. Revenue rose 14 percent to $3 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Lohan pleads not guilty to felony grand theft - February 10th, 2011: "Lohan [Lindsay Lohan] pleads not guilty [02/09/11] to felony grand theft ['that she stole a "one-of-a-kind" necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Rights groups now call out Taliban over civilian deaths - February 10th, 2011: "[....] Now, the episodes that activists say they worry most about no longer stem from NATO aerial bombardments or special operation forces night raids but from the insurgents' indiscriminate use of suicide bombers, assassinations and improvised explosive devices. [NP] According to U.N. figures, those attacks caused more than 1,800 civilian deaths from January to October 2010. By comparison, NATO forces are blamed for up to 508 civilian deaths last year, according to the Afghanistan Rights Monitor, an independent Afghan group, or even fewer, according to U.N. or NATO figures. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Rights groups now call out Taliban over civilian deaths / Insurgents are being blamed for more than 75 percent in Afghanistan war.) by Rod Nordland, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Beekeepers near maize can't sell honey in European Union - February 10th, 2011: "Beekeepers with hives close to fields of Creve Coeur-based Monsanto Co.'s genetically modified maize can't sell their honey in the European Union without regulatory approval. [....] 'Food containing material from a genetically modified plant, whether that material is included intentionally or not, must always be regarded as food produced' from modified plants, Bot [Advocate General Yves Bot of the European Court of Justice] said. The Luxembourg-based EU tribunal follows such advice most of the time." [Based on: Article (Beekeepers near maize can't sell honey in European Union), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/10/11]

2011 - Trivia / WikiLeaks - February 11th, 2011: "Book ["Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website"] gives Assange a taste of his own medicine / Former WikiLeaks employee [Daniel Domschett-Berg] is critical of the site's founder in work to be released in United States next week." [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/11/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 11th, 2011: "Stocks finished flat on Thursday [02/10/11], dragged down by Cisco Systems and Akamai Technologies. Both issued weak earnings forecasts, raising concerns about technology spending. The Dow fell 0.1 percent to 12,229.29. The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1 percent to 1,321.87." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/11/11]

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - February 11th, 2011: "Sun [22 Aquarius], Moon [21 Taurus], Mercury [11 Aquarius], Venus [7 Capricorn], Mars [20 Aquarius], Jupiter [3 Aries], Saturn [16  Libra R.], Uranus [28 Pisces], Neptune [28 Aquarius], Pluto [6 Capricorn], Chiron [0 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201102.html]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Pakistan  - February 11th, 2011: "27 cadets killed by blast in Pakistan [02/10/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/11/11]

2011 - Mubarak's defiance riles masses - February 11th, 2011: "Mubarak's defiance riles masses [02/10/11] / President pre-empts plans to celebrate his departure with surprise; He's staying." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/11/11]

2011 - Security officials warn of cyber attack - February 11th, 2011: "Security officials [U.S.A.] warn [02/10/11] of cyber attack / CIA tells of vulnerability in power grid, calling it the 'battleground for the future.' " [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/11/11]

2011 - Anniversary / Islamic Revolution - February 11th, 2011:

http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2011/02/11/iran-celebrates-anniversary-of-islamic-revolution-2/

*More Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Revolution

2011 - New Sunspots - February 12th, 2011: "Three new sunspots [1157, 1158, 1159] are emerging on the visible disk of the sun. The biggest, AR1158, poses a threat for Earth-directed C-flares. Credit: SDO/HMI"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/12/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 12th, 2011: "Stocks ended the week higher after Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak resigned, easing investors' fears about a spread of violence to oil-producing countries. The Dow rose 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 0.6 percent. The technology-focused Nasdaq rose 0.7 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - Corn for ethanol / U.S.A. - February 12th, 2011: "Corn grown only for ethanol gets OK [02/11/11] / Critics of genetically modified crops say it could contaminate food supplies, diminish export market." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - Levy killer gets 60 years - February 12th, 2011: "Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique, convicted of killing Chandra Levy, was sentenced Friday [02/11/11] to 60 years in prison." [Based on: Article (Levy killer gets 60 years), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - Cell towers may become extinct - February 12th, 2011: "Cell towers may become extinct / Wireless industry is planning antennas as small as a hand with better service ['These could be placed on lampposts, utility poles and buildings - virtually anywhere with electrical and network connections.]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - Mubarak is out; military in / Egypt - February 12th, 2011: "Mubarak is out; military in [02/11/11] / Protestors win - They get wish, celebrate end of hated regime. / Free vote pledged - U.S. Arab allies, Israel ponder possible outcomes. / Muslim Brotherhood - It says it will not run a candidate for president." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - U.S. trade gap widens because of oil imports - February 12th, 2011: "[....] The nation's trade deficit expanded 5.9 percent in the final month of 2010, to $40.6 billion from $38.3 billion in November, the government's data showed. [....]" [Based on: MarketWatch article (U.S. trade gap widens because of oil imports), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile - February 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:17:03 (UTC) on Friday, February 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 36.985°S, 73.077°W; Depth 14.8 km (9.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001csq.php]-[T.D. - 02/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Tonga - February 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:57:56 (UTC) on Friday, February 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 20.785°S, 175.589°W; Depth 81 km (50.3 miles)] was located @ TONGA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001d15.php]-[T.D. - 02/12/11]

2011 - FBI doesn't need OK for some phone records, U.S. says - February 12th, 2011: "FBI doesn't need OK for some phone records ['international calls made from the U.S.'], U.S. says / Practice is a legacy of Bush administration's war on terror." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/12/11]

2011 - Palestinians plan elections - February 13th, 2011: "Palestinians plan elections ['announced Saturday'] / Hamas rejects Abbas' call; Erekat is out as chief negotiator with Israel." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/13/11]

2011 - Algerian forces break up protest - February 13th, 2011: "Algerian forces break up protest [02/12/11] / Demonstrators, emboldened by Egypt uprising, want president out." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/13/11]

2011 - M-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1158 - February 13th, 2011: "Sunspot 1158 has just unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year, an M6.6-category blast @ 1738 UT on Feb. 13th. The eruption appears to have launched a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/13/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile - February 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:35:06 (UTC) on Saturday, February 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 36.623°S, 73.165°W; Depth 13.3 km (8.3 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001dh7.php]-[T.D. - 02/15/11]

2011 - 19 killed in Kandahar as bombers hit police HQ - February 13th, 2011: "19 killed in Kandahar as bombers hit police HQ [02/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/13/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - February 14th, 2011: "Solar wind buffeting Earth's magnetic field is sparking bright Valentine's auroras around the Arctic Circle. [....] 'It was a short but beautiful blast of Northern Lights,' says Ingvaldsen. 'Perhaps this is a preview of bigger things to come later this week.' Indeed, CMEs en route to Earth from exploding sunspot 1158 are expected to arrive on Feb. 15th-17th, sparking brighter lights at even lower latitudes. Sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/15/11]

*Trivia: "Solar wind speed: 443.4 km/sec / density: 11.8 protons/cm3 [....] Updated: Today at 0314 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/15/11]

2011 - Elections Trivia / Egypt - February 14th, 2011: "Egypt's military says [02/13/11] elections may be held as soon as August" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - Mubarak's actual worth? - February 14th, 2011: "[....] Mubarak's actual worth remains a mystery. A recent claim that he and his sons Gamal and Alaa may have amassed a fortune of up to $70 billion - greater than that of Microsoft's Bill Gates - helped drive the protests that eventually brought him down. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Mubarak's purported billions may be hard to track down), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - Suicide Bombing / Iraq - February 14th, 2011: "The death toll for a suicide bombing Saturday [02/12/11] on a bus carrying Shiite pilgrims rose to 36, Iraqi officials said Sunday [02/13/11]. [....]" [Based on: Article (Death toll in Iraq blast rises to 36), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - China's wheat crop may fail - February 14th, 2011: "[....] China, with 1.3 billion mouths to feed, may need to import wheat in volume, forcing soaring prices even higher and creating shortages elsewhere." [Based on: Article (China's wheat crop may fail), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - NASA Probe / Comet Tempel 1 - February 14th, 2011: "NASA's Stardust-NExT probe is plunging toward Comet Tempel 1 for a Valentine's Day encounter designed to reveal how solar heat devours the icy cores of comets. Closest approach happens at 8:37 p.m. PST (11:37 p.m. EST) on Feb. 14th. Stay tuned for fantastic images." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/14/11]

2011 - Shooting in Pakistan creates rift - February 14th, 2011: "[....] Tension between the U.S. and pakistan has been rising over the detention of American Raymond Allen Davis for killing two Pakistani men he says were trying to rob him. [NP] On Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban threatened to attack any government official involved in Davis' eventual release. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Shooting in Pakistan creates rift / But talks with U.S., Afghanistan will continue despite jailed American, Islamabad says.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

*Trivia: "[....] Pakistani authorities said they learned of Raymond Davis' links with the CIA after his arrest on charges that he murdered two Pakistani men whom he claimed were trying to rob him at gunpoint. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (American who shot 2 in Pakistan is with CIA), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - Yemen cracks down on protestors - February 14th, 2011: "Yemen cracks down on protestors [02/13/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - Tropical Cyclone Bingiza / Madagascar - February 14th, 2011: "Tropical Cyclone Bingiza made landfall on Madagascar on February 14, 2011. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49250]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Maule, Chile - February 14th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:35:06 (UTC) on Sunday, February 14th, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 35.433°S, 72.739°W; Depth 25.4 km (15.8 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001dqf.php]-[T.D. - 02/15/11]

2011 - Citrus disease could devestate Florida industry - February 14th, 2011: "[....] Today, citrus greening has been found in all 32 citrus-producing counties in Florida and is racing across most of the state's 554,000 acres of groves." [Based on: Article (Citrus disease could devestate Florida industry), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - Obama says budget will save $1.1 trillion; GOP wants more - February 14th, 2011: "President Barack Obama today will send Congress a $3 trillion-plus budget for 2012 that promises $1.1 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade by freezing many domestic programs for five years, trimming military spending and limiting tax deductions for the wealthy. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Obama says budget will save $1.1 trillion; GOP wants more), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 15th, 2011: "Stocks were mixed Monday [02/14/11] as investors weighed President Barack Obama's proposed $3.73 trillion budget. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell 1.4 percent, dragging down the Dow. The Dow fell less than 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/15/11]

2011 - Budget proposal / U.S.A. - February 15th, 2011: "Blueprint targets deficit, spending [U.S.A.] / $500 billion cut in gap is seen - But plan predicts debt will rise by about $13 trillion over decade. / Republicans denounce proposal - They say much more must be cut for U.S. to recover from recession." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/15/11]

2011 - Mexican official is found dead - February 15th, 2011: "Mexican official [Homero Salcido Trevino] is found dead" [Based on: Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/15/11]

2011 - Chevron to blame for oil damage - February 15th, 2011: "An Ecuadorean judge ruled  Monday in an epic environmental case that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil drilling contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle and ordered the oil giant to pay $8.6 billion in damages and cleanup costs. The amount was far below the $27.3 billion recommended by a court-appointed expert. Chevron called the decision illegitimate and unenforceable and said it would appeal." [Based on: Title for Article (Chevron to blame for oil damage), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/15/11]

2011 - Argentina accuses U.S. of spying - February 15th, 2011: "Argentina is accusing the U.S. military of trying to sneak guns and spy equipment into the country under the guise of providing a routine police training course, a charge disputed by a U.S. diplomat. Argentine authorities say they seized nearly 1,000 cubic feet of undeclared equipment, describing it as machine guns and ammunition, drugs and spy equipment. It was on a U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane that landed Thursday [02/10/11] with material for a training course that a U.S. Special Forces team had been invited to provide to Argentina's federal police." [Based on: Article (Argentina accuses U.S. of spying), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/15/11]

2011 - Protests erupt around Persian Gulf - February 15th, 2011: "Protests erupt around Persian Gulf [02/14/11] / Demonstrators clash with police in Iran, Yemen, Bahrain." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/15/11]

2011 - X-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1158 - February 15th, 2011: "Sunspot 1158 has unleashed the strongest solar flare in more than four years. The eruption, which peaked at 0156 UT on Feb. 15th, registered X2 on the Richter scale of solar flares. [....] X-flares are the strongest type of solar flare, and this is the first such eruption of new Solar Cycle 24. In addition to flashing Earth with UV radiation, the explosion also hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) in our direction. The expanding cloud may be seen in this movie from NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft. Geomagnetic storms are possible when the CME arrives 36 to 48 hours hence. Stay tuned for updates." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 02/15/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Sulawesi, Indonesia - February 15th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:35:06 (UTC) on Sunday, February 15th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 2.470°S, 121.541°E; Depth 20.6 km (12.8 miles)] was located @ SULAWESI, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001eez.php]-[T.D. - 02/15/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 16th, 2011: "A surprisingly weak retail sales report sent stocks lower Tuesday, giving the Dow Jones industrial average its second straight losing day. The Dow fell 41.55, or 0.3 percent, to close at 12,226.64. That's only the third day this month the Dow has closed lower." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Consumer Spending / U.S.A. - February 16th, 2011: "[....] Retail sales rose 0.3 percent last month [January 2011] to $318.6 billion, the Commerce Department said. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Consumer spending continues to grow / But U.S. debt, slack house sales remain a drag on economy trying to pull out of recession.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Swiss relaxes bank secrecy - February 16th, 2011: "Switzerland will allow other nations more ways to probe for tax cheats, the government said, in the latest move toward relaxing bank secrecy laws. Under former rules, the name and address of a person accused of serious tax wrongdoings was required to receive assistance from Bern. Now only a bank account number will be required." [Based on: Article (Swiss relaxes bank secrecy), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Credit Card Interest Rates / U.S.A. - February 16th, 2011: "[....] The average credit card rate rose to 13.44 percent at the end of last year, from 12.75 percent on the eve of the Great Recession, according to data from the Federal Reserve. But most cards have variable interest rates, meaning their rates rise and fall with the prime rate. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Rise in credit card interest rates mystifies experts), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Middle East - February 16th, 2011: "Change or face ouster, Obama advises Middle East leaders [02/15/11]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Researchers: Zinc may help treat common cold - February 16th, 2011: "[....] While it's not certain how the mineral curbs colds, it appears to have antiviral properties that prevent the cold virus from replicating or attaching to nasal membranes." [Based on: New York Times article (Researchers: Zinc may help treat common cold / But forms found over the counter may not be fully effective.) by Tara Parker-Pope, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Ordered to stand trial / Italian Prime Minister - February 16th, 2011: "Italian premier [Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi] is ordered [02/15/11] to stand trial in sex case / Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with underage girl." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/16/11]

2011 - Rising Food Prices / Asia - February 17th, 2011: "Rising food prices fuel inflation across Asia / In China, it nears 28-month high." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 17th, 2011: "Strong earnings results and another round of corporate deals pushed stocks higher Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 61.53, or 0.5 percent, to close at 12,288.17, its highest close since June 13, 2008. The S&P 500 rose 8.31, or 0.6 percent, to 1,336.32." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Iranian Warships / Suez Canal? - February 17th, 2011: "[....] Reuters reported a possible purpose for the ships' movement, noting that Iran's semiofficial Fars news agency reported Jan. 26 that Iranian Navy cadets had been dispatched on a yearlong training mission to defend cargo ships and oil tankers against Somali pirates. That report said they would travel via the Gulf of Aden into the Red Sea and on through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean." [Based on: New York Times article (Israel fears Iranian warships may pass through Suez Canal / During speech, foreign minister hints at possible response.), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Bankruptcy / Borders Bookstore - February 17th, 2011: "Borders closing 3 stores here [Mo.], 200 nationwide / Bookseller filed for bankruptcy [02/15/11]; will shutter Ballwin, Chesterfield and St. Peters locations." [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Demonstrations / Middle East - February 17th, 2011: "From Benghazi, Libya, to Bahrain, demonstrations convulsed the Arab world again on Wednesday [02/16/11], extending the revolutionary fervor that brought down governments in Tunisia and Egypt as a new generation across the entire Middle East seemed to arise as one to demand better jobs, more freedom and overall a real sense that their government does not control their lives. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Across region, youths rising as one / They want freedom, better jobs and an end to the notion that a patriarchal state should run their lives.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - India's prime minister on defense - February 17th, 2011: "[....] A rash of alleged irregularities connected to sports, telecommunications and real estate deals - potentially involving tens of billions of dollars - has contributed to a perception that the Congress Party-led government is adrift and the prime minister ineffectual. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (India's prime minister on defense / In wake of scandals, he goes public - but experts question his effectiveness.), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Deadly attack on U.S. agent in Mexico - February 17th, 2011: "Deadly attack on U.S. agent in Mexico [ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata] ups the ante" [Based on: Title (and text) for Houston Chronicle article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Government to sell stockpiled oil / U.S.A. - February 17th, 2011: "The government is preparing to sell $500 million of crude oil the U.S. has stockpiled for emergencies because of problems with the integrity of one of the underground caverns [southest Louisiana] where it is stored. [....]" [Based on: Article (Government to sell stockpiled oil), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Police move in, attack Bahraini protestors - February 17th, 2011: "Police move in, attack Bahraini protestors [early today] / They open fire on tent city with tear gas, rubber bullets." [Based on: Title (and text) for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Senior Defense Position / Kim Jong Un, North Korea - February 17th, 2011: "N. Korean heir apparent [Kim Jong Un] gets senior defense position ['according to a report on Wednesday by a leading newspaper in Seoul.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - First Daily Briefing / White House Press Secretary Jay Carney - February 17th, 2011: "FIRST-DAY JITTERS? - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney exhales as he arrives for his first daily briefing at the White House in Washington on Wednesday [02/16/11]. It was Carney's first daily press briefing." [Based on: Caption for A.P. photo by Carolyn Kaster, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/17/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 18th, 2011: "Stocks finished higher Thursday after strong manufacturing numbers overshadowed a bigger-than-expected rise in unemployment. The Dow rose 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent. Consumer were slightly higher than forecast [< typo sentence?]." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/18/11]

2011 - Inflation edges up / U.S.A. - February 18th, 2011: "Inflation edges up ['for the second month in a row'] again in January ['0.4 percent in January from the prior month'] / Prices are up across a broad spectrum of the economy." [Based on: Title (and text) for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 02/18/11]

2011 - Parts of Patriot Act extended - February 18th, 2011: "Congress gave final approval  to a temporary extension of parts of the Patriot Act, a step that merely postpones a burgeoning political debate over the controversial terrorism law and its implications for the civil liberties in the U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law." [Based on: Article (Parts of Patriot Act extended), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/18/11]

2011 - Bloody crackdown in Bahrain - February 18th, 2011: "Bloody crackdown in Bahrain [02/17/11] / Army clamps down in Manama as once peaceful protestors turn angry." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/18/11]

2011 - Terrorist's lawsuit tossed by judge - February 18th, 2011: "A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit alleging a man convicted of plotting terrorism was tortured at a Navy brig in South Carolina. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergei on Thursday [02/17/11] ruled Jose Padilla has no right to sue for constitutional violations and that the defendants enjoy qualified immunity." [Based on: Article (Terrorist's lawsuit tossed by judge), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 02/18/11]

2011 - M-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1161 - February 18th, 2011: "Fast-growing active region 1161 erupted this morning, producing an M6.6-class solar flare at 1011 UT. The almost-X category blast was one of the strongest flares in years and continued the week-long trend of high solar activity. SOHO coronagraph images show no accompanying CME, so Earth effects should be minimal."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/18/11]

2011 - Democrats' absence stalls bill / U.S.A. - February 18th, 2011: "Democrats' absence stalls bill [0217/11] / Protests continue over plan to cut collective bargaining rights for most public workers." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/18/11]

2011 - Sun in Pisces - February 19th, 2011: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Pisces." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201102.html]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 19th, 2011: "The Dow Jones industrial average continued climbing on Friday, notching its third straight week of gains. The Dow has lost ground only three days in February. The average of 30 large companies rose 1 percent this week and 4.2 percent for the month. The S&P 500 gained 1 percent this week." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/19/11]

2011 - Crackdown Continues / Bahrain - February 19th, 2011: "Crackdown enters second day in Bahrain [02/18/11]; dozens wounded." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/19/11]

2011 - Insurgent Attacks / Afghanistan - February 19th, 2011: "Insurgent attacks ['in four parts of the country'] kill at least 18 in Afghanistan [02/18/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/19/11]

2011 - U.S. veto in U.N. backs Israel on West Bank resolution - February 19th, 2011: "Drawing ire from Palestinians and Arab nations, President Barack Obama's administration exercised its U.N. Security Council veto power for the first time Friday [02/18/11] to kill a resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (U.S. veto in U.N. backs Israel on West Bank resolution), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 02/19/11]

2011 - Bahraini protestors notch win - February 20th, 2011: "Bahraini protestors notch win / Sunni government pulls forces, letting Shiite protestors return to Pearl Square [02/19/11]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/20/11]

2011 - Libyan forces fire on funeral procession - February 20th, 2011: "Libyan forces fire on funeral procession [02/19/11] / 15 were killed, medical official says; crackdown has been bloodiest so far." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/20/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - February 21st, 2011: "Blowing at 450 km/s, an unexpected solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of Feb. 21st. The impact did not spark a strong geomagnetic storm, but auroras appeared around the Arctic Circle anyway. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/22/11]

2011 - Snowstorm / Minnesota - February 21st, 2011: "Minnesota snowstorm [02/20/11] cancels many flights" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/21/11]

2011 - Death / Swami Premananda - February 21st, 2011: "On 21st February 2011 His Holiness Swami Premananda attained Mahasamadhi. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.sripremananda.org/]

2011 - Satellites should be weapons? - February 21st, 2011: "Satellites should be weapons, retired general [Gen. Kevin Chilton - U.S.A.] says" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 02/21/11]

2011 - Tropical Cyclone Diane / Indian Ocean - February 21st, 2011: "[....] At 11:00 p.m. local time on February 21, 2011, the JTWC reported that Diane had weakened somewhat and moved farther from land. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49377]

2011 - Tropical Cyclone Atu / Southern Pacific - February 21st, 2011: "Tropical Cyclone Atu raged over the southern Pacific Ocean in late February 2011, stretching from New Caledonia to Fiji. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49381]

2011 - Ivory Coast police open fire on crowd - February 21st, 2011: "Ivory Coast police open fire ['witnesses say'] on crowd [02/20/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/21/11]

2011 - Seized by Protestors /  Benghazi, Libya - February 21st, 2011: "Major city in Libya seized by protestors [02/20/11] / Commando unit defects in Benghazi; uprising spreads to Tripoli, where troops fire on protestors." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/21/11]

2011 - Tens of thousands march peacefully in Morocco - February 21st, 2011: "Tens of thousands march peacefully ['demanding rapid political reform'] in Morocco [02/20/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/21/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of the Fiji Islands - February 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:57:53 (UTC) on Monday, February 21st, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 26.083°S, 178.439°E; Depth 561.8 km (349.1 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001i2j.php]-[T.D. - 02/21/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South of New Zealand - February 21st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:51:43 (UTC) on Monday, February 21st, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 43.600°S, 172.710°E; Depth 5 km (3.1 miles)] was located @ SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND."

[Based on:http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001igm.php]-[T.D. - 02/21/11]

*Trivia: "Quake kills dozens [at least 166 as of 03/06/11] in N. Zealand / Several buildings collapse in Christchurch." [Based on: Title (and text) for A.P. Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - NATO rejects latest claim of Afghan civilian deaths - February 21st, 2011: "Tribal elders in a remote part of northeastern Afghanistan claimed Sunday [02/20/11] that NATO forces killed 64 civilians in ground and air strikes over the past four days. The international coalition denied the claim, saying video showed troops targeting and killing dozens of insurgents. [....] Kunar province police chief Gen. Kalilullah Ziayi said area residents claimed 15 men, 20 women and 29 children or young adults were killed in the area, about 120 miles east of Kabul. NATO said video of the operations show troops targeting and killing between 35 and 40 armed insurgents. [NP] Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, director of communications for the coalition, said he watched video of the five-hour battle and saw no evidence of civilian casualties or strikes against any structures." [Based on: A.P. article (NATO rejects latest claim of Afghan civilian deaths) by Deb Riechmann & Rahim Faiez, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 02/21/11]

2011 - Spreading Protests - February 22nd, 2011: "Protests following in the wake of the fall of the governments in Tunisia and Egypt continued throughout the Middle East and reached China [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Sprading protests meet resistance / Some leaders take stand against demonstrations, vow to retain grip on power, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Afghanistan - February 22nd, 2011: "31 killed [02/21/11] in Afghanistan [Imam Sahib, Kunduz province]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - Trivia / Inclusion Body Myositis - February 22nd, 2011: "Dear Dr. Donohue - I have a friend with inclusion body myositis. He now has trouble getting out of a chair. While researching this disease on the Internet, I came across an herbal medicine, Meyseton, which is said to cure inclusion body myositis. Do you think it will help my friend? - J.H. [NP] Answer - Inclusion body myositis is muscle inflamation, muscle wasting and muscle weakness. The cause isn't understood, but it might result from a virus. In five to 10 years, affected people are usually using a cane, walker or in a wheelchair. Since the esophagus (the swallowing tube) is a muscle, swallowing can be a problem. Inclusion bodies are seen with an electron microscope, a scope many times more powerful than a regular microscope. The inclusions are deposits of amyloid, a protein, and they're found in muscle cells. Tubular structures are other inclusions. They have an appearance similar to some viruses. I don't want to throw a damper on your herbal medicine, but it's not employed by doctors who have the greatest experience with this illness." [Based on: DR. DONOHUE article, p. EV4, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

*Related Links: http://meyseton.com/

2011 - Dolphins Dying / Gulf of Mexico - February 22nd, 2011: "Baby dolphins dying in Gulf of Mexico" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - New chief of staff was paid $8.7 million - February 22nd, 2011: "White House chief of staff Bill Daley took home nearly $8.7 million in salary and bonuses from JPMorgan Chase & Co. in just over a year before he left the financial giant. [....]" [Based on: Article (New chief of staff was paid $8.7 million), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - Convicted / Lt. Col. Mutuare Daniel Kibibi - February 22nd, 2011: "Congolese army officer [Lt. Col. Mutuare Daniel Kibibi] is convicted ['and sentenced to 20 years in prison' - 02/21/11] in mass rapes ['on New Year's Day']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 02/22/11]

2011 - Tropical Cyclone Carlos / Southern Pacific - February 22nd, 2011: "Tropical Cyclone Carlos traveled along the northwestern coast of Australia in late February 2011. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49407]

2011 - Vaccine law upheld - February 23rd, 2011: "People harmed by vaccines that they say were improperly designed must rely solely on a compensation system created by a 1986 law and may not sue vaccine manufacturers, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The vote was 6 to 2." [Based on: Article (Vaccine law upheld), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 23rdth, 2011: "Stocks fell and oil prices spiked to their highest level in two years Tuesday [02/22/11] as unrest in Libya worsened. Oil prices jumped 6 percent to $95 a barrel. The Dow sank 178.46 points, or 1.4 percent, to close at 12,212.79. Bond prices rose as investors sought safety." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Consumer Confidence / U.S.A. - February 23rd, 2011: "[....] February's 70.4 rating, up from 64.8 percent in January, still is well below the reading of 90 that indicates a healthy economy. But the new rating is a major improvement from the record low of 25.3 in February 2009." [Based on: Article (Consumer confidence hits 3-year peak), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Video Streaming / Amazon.com - February 23rd, 2011: "Amazon targets Netflix with new video streaming [02/22/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Calderon assails U.S. about drugs - February 23rd, 2011: "Mexican President Felipe Calderon says U.S. cooperation in the fight against drug cartels has been 'insufficient.' Calderon pointed out that the United States is the biggest consumer of illegal drugs in the world. 'How can Americans cooperate? By reducing drug use, which they haven't done.' Calderon said. 'And, the flow of weapoins hasn't slowed, it has increased.' " [Based on: Article (Calderon assails U.S. about drugs), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Fourth Quarter Revenue / Wal-Mart - February 23rd, 2011: "Wal-Mart failed to reverse an almost two-year slide in revenue at stores open at least a year in the fourth quarter. The world's largest retailer earned $6.06 billion, or $1.70 per share, up from $4.76 billion, or $1.25 per share, a year ago. Sales increased 2.5 percent to $115.6 billion." [Based on: Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Pirates murder four U.S. hostages - February 23rd, 2011: "Pirates murder four U.S. hostages [02/22/11] / Navy SEALS see gunfire, raid yacht, but couples had already been shot." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Libya turns bloody as Gadhafi resists - February 23rd, 2011: "Libya turns bloody as Gadhafi resists [02/22/11] / His supporters attack protestors in Tripoli." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Fourth-Quarter Profit Drop / Ameren Corp. - February 23rd, 2011: "Weak power prices hurt Ameren [St. Louis, Mo.] / Utility's fourth-quarter profit drops 34 pct.; forecast for this year is murky." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/23/11]

2011 - Price of oil - February 24th, 2011: "Turmoil drives price of oil to $100 a barrel [02/23/11] / Shutdown in Libya could start bidding war for high quality crude for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Gay Rights / U.S.A. - February 24th, 2011: "Obama gives big boost to gay rights / Administration says it will no longer stand in way of same-sex marriages." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Number of Catholics - February 24th, 2011: "The number of Catholics in the world edged up 1 percent in 2009, the Vatican said, bringing to 1.18 billion the number of adherents of the world's largest church. [....]" [Based on: Article (Catholics now number 1.18 billion), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 24th, 2011: "Stocks fell for a second straight day Wednesday after clashes in Libya sent oil prices to two-year highs and technology giant Hewlett-Packard said its revenue growth was slowing. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 107.01 points, or 0.9 percent, to 12,105.78." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Israeli tanks fire on Gaza - February 24th, 2011: "Israeli tank fire wounded 11 people, including at least six militants, in the Gaza Strip following an attack on an Israeli patrol, the military and Palestinian officials said. One of the wounded later died in a hospital." [Based on: Article (Israeli tanks fire on Gaza), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Greek protests turn violent - February 24th, 2011: "Greek protests turn violent ['as the two main labor unions staged the first general strike of the year against the government's austerity drive' - 02/23/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - EPA eases anti-pollution rules - February 24th, 2011: "EPA eases anti-pollution rules for boilers and incinerators [02/23/11] / Previous proposal had spurred outcry from lawmakers and those in industry." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Whooping cough on rise / U.S.A. - February 24th, 2011: "More than 21,000 people, many of them children and teens, got whooping cough last year. That's the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than half a century, U.S. health officials said." [Based on: Article (Whooping cough on rise), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Liftoff / Space Shuttle Discovery - February 24th, 2011: "The final voyage of space shuttle Discovery is underway. The orbiter lifted off at 4:53 p.m. EST Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a 12-day mission to deliver Robonaut 2 and supplies to the International Space Station. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 02/24/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / Saudi Arabia & Bahrain - February 24th, 2011: "Stability in Bahrain is in Saudis' best interest / If Shiite majority there gains more rights, it could lead to spread of unrest." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Libyan official says he can tie Gadhafi to Lockerbie bombing - February 24th, 2011: "Libya's ex-justice minister was quoted as telling a Swedish newspaper that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people in 1988. 'I have proof that Gadhafi gave the order about Lockerbie,' Mustafa Abdel-Jalil was quoted as saying in an interview with Expressen, a Stockholm-based tabloid." [Based on: Article (Libyan official says he can tie Gadhafi to Lockerbie bombing), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/24/11]

2011 - Toyota Recall - February 25th, 2011: "Additional 2.17 million Toyotas to be recalled ['to address problems that can cause sudden acceleration']" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. B8, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - U.S. Drug Crackdown - February 25th, 2011: "More than 100 arrested in U.S. drug crackdown [02/24/11] / Action focuses on Mexican drug gangs after killing of U.S. agent near Mexico City on Feb. 15." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 25th, 2011: "Stocks fell for a third day Thursday as concerns continued over how violent clashes in Libya would affect the global oil market. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37.28 points, or 0.3 percent, to 12.068.50. The S&P 500 fell 1.30, or 0.1 percent, to 1,306.10." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - Student Arrested / U.S.A. - February 25th, 2011: "Student [Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari] arrested [Texas] over threats" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - Tankers Attacked / Pakistan - February 25th, 2011: "Tankers [at least 12 fuel tankers] attacked in Pakistan ['early today']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Afghanistan - February 25th, 2011: "Afghan official [intelligence officer] is killed [02/24/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - Early Human Remains / Alaska - February 25th, 2011: "Earliest human remains in U.S. Arctic are reported / 11,500-year-old discovery reveals life and times of early settlers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=728131&Title=Archaeologists%20Find%2011500-Year-Old%20Grave%20With%20Cremated%203-Year-Old

2011 - Judge rules WikiLeaks founder must go - February 25th, 2011: "Judge rules [02/24/11] WikiLeaks founder must go ['should be extradited to Sweden'] / But Assange will remain in England while lawyers appeal extradition in sex case." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 02/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - February 26th, 2011: "Stocks rose Friday as oil prices stabilized following a recent jump. Stocks had fallen as concerns mounted that the uprising in Libya would curtail oil production. The Dow rose 0.6 percent. The S&P 500 rose 1 percent. The Nasdaq rose 1.6 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 02/26/11]

2011 - Monsanto wins case - February 26th, 2011: "Monsanto wins case [02/25/11] over modified sugar beets ['planted last year']" [Based on: Title for (and text) Bloomberg News article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/26/11]

2011 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Libya - February 26th, 2011: "U.S. poised to ramp up pressure on Libya / Embassy is shuttered, Americans evacuated; U.N. seeks intervention to stop bloodshed." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/26/11]

2011 - Controversial Budget Bill / Wisconsin Assembly - February 26th, 2011: "Wisconsin Assembly passes controversial budget bill [02/25/11]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 02/26/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Afghanistan - February 27th, 2011: "Suicide attacker [02/26/11] hits Afghan sporting event ['killing 3 and injuring 40']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/27/11]

2011 - Ruling party is swept out in Ireland - February 27th, 2011: "Ruling party [Fianna Fall] is swept out in Ireland" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/27/11]

2011 - Fuel problems at Iran nuke plant - February 27th, 2011: "[....] The vague explanation raised questions about whether the mysterious computer worm known as Stuxnet might have caused more damage at the Busher plant than previously acknowledged." [Based on: Article (Fuel problems at Iran nuke plant), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/27/11]

2011 - Fast-Moving Storm / St. Louis, Mo. - February 27th, 2011: "Fast-moving storm [02/27/11] left wake of damage / No deaths were reported, but thousands lost power, and Big Bend Boulevard was closed in Richmond Heights [St. Louis, Mo.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Protests / Iraq - February 28th, 2011: "Protests in Iraq lead to ultimatum [02/27/11] / Al-Maliki orders ministers to improve efforts in 100 days." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/28/11]

2011 - Died / Jane Russell - February 28th, 2011: Reportedly died this date in history: American actress, Jane Russell. She was 89.

2011 - Trivia / Eastern Libya - February 28th, 2011: "Rebel-controlled areas in Libya look to set up transitional body" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 02/28/11]

2011 - Military Drills / U.S. & South Korea - February 28th, 2011: "South Korea, U.S. begin annual drills [today]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/28/11]

2011 - Train Derailment / Washington State - February 28th, 2011: "Train derails [including gallons of lye] in Washington state [02/26/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/28/11]

2011 - Psychological Operations / U.S. Army Unit? - February 28th, 2011: "One of the U.S. senators allegedly targeted by an Army unit using psychological operations to help get more money and troops for the Afghanistan war says he doesn't believe he's been 'brainwashed.' [NP] Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut tells CNN's 'State of the Union' that he was supporting money and troop levels in Afghanistan long before the Army unit is reported to have begun its operations. [NP] Rolling Stone's website reported last week [02/23/11] that the Army unit was told to manipulate senators and other visiting officials. The story has led the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to order an investigation. [NP] Lieberman says he doesn't think there's much to the story and calls it 'weird.' " [Based on: A.P. article (Lieberman dismisses report he was target of operation), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 02/28/11]

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/another-runaway-general-army-deploys-psy-ops-on-u-s-senators-20110223

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