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

  March 2010

2010 - Astronomic Configuration - March 1st, 2010: "Sun [10 Pisces], Moon [18 Virgo], Mercury [29 Aquarius], Venus [22 Pisces], Mars [0 Leo R.], Jupiter [9 Pisces], Saturn [2 Libra R.], Uranus [25 Pisces], Neptune [26 Aquarius], Pluto [5 Capricorn], Chiron [27 Aquarius]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201003.html]

2010 - CME - "Old sunspot 1045 still has some life left in it. On March 1st, beginning at 2245 UT, magnetic fields around the much-decayed active region erupted for more than three hours. [....] The eruption hurled a billion-ton CME away from the sun ... but not toward Earth. The blast site is located on the sun's eastern limb where it faces away from our planet. This marks the fourth time in the past two days that a CME has billowed away from the sun without heading in our direction. Earth keeps dodging the bullet. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=03&year=2010]

2010 - Closure / JFK Runway - March 1st, 2010: "JFK closure of big runway begins today / Four-month shutdown for repaving will cause delays for millions of air travelers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/01/10]

2010 - Heavy Rain / Australia - March 1st, 2010: "In late February and early March 2010, a monsoon low-pressure system moved from Australia’s Northern Territory into Queensland. ABC News Australia reported that the monsoon system drenched areas that usually experience little precipitation. The town of Birsdville, Queensland (located east of Northern Territory and immediately north of the Queensland-South Australia border) recorded its heaviest rainfall in a century on March 1, 2010. The monsoon system combined forces with another weather system off Australia’s southeast coast, raising fears of flooding throughout Queensland. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43024]

2010 - Lights Out / Northeast U.S.A. - March 1st, 2010: "Northeast [U.S.A.] struggles to get lights back on ['Nearly 200,000 homes and businesses were still without power Sunday' - 02/28/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/01/10]

2010 - Iranian Ally / Ahmad Chalabi - March 1st, 2010: "Chalabi resurfaces, now as an Iranian ally / He appears high on ballot for Shiite faction." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/01/10]

2010 - Late Winter Storm / Europe - March 1st, 2010: "Dozens killed ['at least 51 people'] as storm [Xynthia] slashes across Europe [02/28/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/01/10]

*Trivia: "Atlantic storm likks 62." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Businesses Reopen / Marjah, Afghanistan - March 1st, 2010: "Normalcy returning after Marjah fighting / Businesses reopen and residents return to homes and farms." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/01/10]

2010 - Massive granite head of pharaoh unearthed - March 1st, 2010: "Archeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday [02/28/10]. The head of Amenhotep III, which alone is about the height of a person, was dug out of the ruins of the pharaoh's mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor." [Based on: News Services article (Massive granite head of pharaoh unearthed), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/01/10]

2010 - GM Recall - March 2nd, 2010: "1.3 million cars to be recalled by GM / failure of power steering motors cited." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - AIG to sell AIA - March 2nd, 2010: "AIG to sell Asian company ['for roughly $35.5 billion'] to help pay down debt / Deal with U.K.'s Prudential for AIA is called largest insurance acquisition ever." [Based on: Title for MarketWatch article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Solar Wind Stream - March 2nd, 2010: "A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole brushed against Earth's magnetic field on March 2nd, but the imapact was not enough to ignite geomagnetic storms. Credit: SOHO Extreme UV Telescope"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=03&year=2010]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 2nd, 2010: "Major stock indexes rose to their highest levels in more than a month Monday [03/01/10] after corporate buyouts raised hopes about the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79 points. The S&P 500 index, the basis of many mutual funds, erased its losses for the year." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Sunspots 1052 & 1053 - March 1st, 2010: "New sunspots 1052 and 1053 pose no threat for strong solar flares. Image credit: SOHO/MDI"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=03&year=2010]

2010 - Martian Ice - March 2nd, 2010: "PASADENA, Calif. - Extensive radar mapping of the middle-latitude region of northern Mars shows that thick masses of buried ice are quite common beneath protective coverings of rubble. [NP] The ability of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to continue charting the locations of these hidden glaciers and ice-filled valleys -- first confirmed by radar two years ago - adds clues about how these deposits may have been left as remnants when regional ice sheets retreated. [....]"

[Based on: nasa.gov article (Radar Map of Buried Martian Ice Adds to Climate Record), 03/02/10]

*Link: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-072&cid=release_2010-072

2010 - Chile Deploys Soldiers  - March 2nd, 2010: "Chile deploys 10,000 soldiers / They are being sent to the most-devestated [Earthquake] areas to restore order and distribute aid." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Racial Profiling / Dubai - March 2nd, 2010: "Following the assassination of a Hamas operative, Dubai police will use voice and face profiling to detect Israelis arriving on foreign passports, the police said." [Based on: News Services article (Dubai turns to profiling), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

*Links: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1153584.html

2010 - Monsanto beets under fire - March 2nd, 2010: "Monsanto beets under fire / Organic farmers say pollen from genetically altered plants could be harmful." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

*Trivia: "Federal judge [U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White - San Francisco] denies temporary ban on Monsanto sugar beets [03/16/10]" [Based on: Title for Article by Jeffrey Tomich, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/17/10]

2010 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - March 2nd, 2010: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 Mar 2010 at 03:18:16 PM GMT is: $12,452,603,022,013.68. The estimated population of the United States is 307,931,482 so each citizen's share of this debt is $40,439.53. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.89 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. - 03/01/10]

2010 - President Jose Mujica / Uruguay - March 2nd, 2010: "Former guerrilla [Jose Mujica] now [03/01/10] president [Uruguay]." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Arrested / Former Bosnian Leader - March 2nd, 2010: "Britain arrests [03/01/10] Bosnian leader [Ejup Ganic]." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - NATO Members Killed / Afghanistan - March 2nd, 2010: "6 NATO members killed [03/01/10 - 'in separate attacks across Afghanistan']." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Solutia Acquisition / Etimex Solar Gmbh - March 2nd, 2010: "Solutia to buy solar film maker / St. Louis firm will pay $326 million in cash for company [Etimex Solar Gmbh] based in Germany." [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/02/10]

2010 - Toyota Woes - March 3rd, 2010: "Toyota's woes give rivals a boost / Other major automaker's report double-digit growth in U.S. sales." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/03/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 3rd, 2010: "Stocks had another winning day on signs that companies are becoming more optimistic. More merger activity and a plan by Qualcomm to buy back stock brought reassurance that business leaders expect the recovery to continue. The Dow rose 2 points to 10,405.98." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/03/10]

2010 - Washington is Broken? - March 3rd, 2010: "Washington's broken, 80 percent in poll say ['according to a McCLATCHY-Ipsos poll.' " [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/03/10]

2010 - Aspirin & Hearing Loss? - March 3rd, 2010: "[....] New research [American Journal of Medicine] suggests that regular use of aspirin, acetaminophen and other analgesics can substantially increase the risk of hearing loss, especially in men younger than 50 . [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Headache gone? Your hearing may be next), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/03/10]

2010 - Nissan will fix brake pedals - March 3rd, 2010: "Nissan will fix brake pedals ['A pin in the brake pedal assemblies on certain 2008 to 2010 Titan pickups and Armada SUVs and some 2008 and 2009 Quest minivans can come loose and cause reduced braking force.']" [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/03/10]

2010 - Status / Chaiten Volcano, Chile - March 3rd, 2010 "Despite a slowdown in activity, Chatén Volcano in southern Chile remains active and hazardous. SERNAGEOMIN (the Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining) reported that growth continued on the western section of the lava dome during the first two weeks in March. The Buenos Ares Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported two volcanic plumes in March, with ash drifting 20 kilometers (10 miles) to the southwest of Chatén on the 29th. [NP] SERNAGEOMIN maintains a red alert at Chaitén, primarily due to the threat of dome collapse or flows of volcanic debris during heavy rain. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43447]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Off The Coast Of Bio-Bio, Chile - March 3rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:44:25 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 36.452°S, 73.069°W; Depth 19 km (11.8 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE COAST OF BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tjbk.php]-[T.D. - 03/04/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 4th, 2010: "Early gains in stocks unraveled Wednesday [03/03/10] on concern the economy will see a slow recovery. Stocks ended mixed after the Federal Reserve said the economic activity has improved in nine of its 12 districts but the gains are 'modest'. " [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Fixed Toyotas still rev - March 4th, 2010: "Fixed Toyotas still rev, some drivers say / Highway safety agency wants to hear of any other cases, which may indicate electronic problems." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Training at Risk / U.S. Army - March 4th, 2010: "Army training called 'increasingly at risk' / General reports that U.S. commitments in Iraq, Afghanistan are straining resources." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Retiring / U.S. Representative - March 4th, 2010: "Congressman [Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y.] retiring ['because of health reasons']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Dubai pushes for Israeli arrests - March 4th, 2010: "Dubai pushes for Israeli arrests / Police chief seeks warrants over hamas assassination." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Taiwan - March 4th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 00:18:52 (UTC) on Thursday, March 3rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 22.903°N, 120.823°E; Depth 23.1 km (14.4 miles)] was located @ TAIWAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tkab.php]-[T.D. - 03/04/10]

2010 - Suicide Bombers / Baqouba, Iraq - March 4th, 2010: "31 killed in Iraq ['Suicide bombers attacked two police stations and a hospital in ... Baqouba']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Stringent Measures / Athens, Greece - March 4th, 2010: "Athens [Greece] responds to call for stringent measures / Government freezes pensions, cuts civil salaries, imposes taxes." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Rodents in Parliament / London, England - March 4th, 2010: "[....] London's Houses of Parliament building, also known as Westminister Palace, has so many rodents, they are being spotted daily." [Based on: News Services article (Rodents in Parliament), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Promising Pfizer drug for Alzheimer's falters - March 4th, 2010: "Promising Pfizer drug for Alzheimer's falters / Still, drugmaker hopes to show that Dimebon can still work." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Army Wants Answers / Civilian Deaths, Afghanistan - March 4th, 2010: "Army wants answers in deaths / U.S. general is investigating attack last week [02/21/10 - Daykundi province] in which 21 Afghan civilians were killed." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/04/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Valparaiso, Chile - March 4th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:59:50 (UTC) on Thursday, March 4th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 33.154°S, 72.064°W; Depth 34.4 km (21.4 miles)] was located @ OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tkan.php]- [T.D. - 03/04/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - March 4th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14;02:31 (UTC) on Thursday, March 4th, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 13.616°S, 167.135°E; Depth 200.2 km (124.4 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tkbu.php]- [T.D. - 03/04/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Antofagasta, Chile - March 4th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:39:25 (UTC) on Thursday, March 4th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 22.330°S, 68.340°W; Depth 105.1 km (65.3 miles)] was located @ ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tkcs.php]- [T.D. - 03/04/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 5th, 2010: "Optimism about the government's February jobs report sent the Dow Jones industrials back into the black for 2010. Stocks ended Thursday [03/04/10] with a moderate advance after managing only modest moves for much of the day. The Dow rose 47.38, or 0.5 percent, to 10,444.14." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 - Afghan town is reassured  - March 5th, 2010: "[....] Now that NATO forces have secured Marjah, the challenge is installing a credible, competent local government." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Afghan town is reassured / President sends his deputy to village where Taliban were recently ousted.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 - Gunman stopped at Pentagon - March 5th, 2010: "Gunman [John Patrick Bedell] stopped at Pentagon [03/04/10] / He wounds two officers before being shot at entrance." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 - Blasts mar Iraq's early voting - March 5th, 2010: "Blasts mar Iraq's early voting [03/04/10] / Attacks near Baghdad polling stations kill at least 12, wound dozens ['more than 45']" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 - Ethical Woes / U.S. Democrats - March 5th, 2010: "Democrats reel under mounting ethics woes / Rangel, Massa cases and more fuel voters' angry mood, mistrust of all things Washington." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 -  Panel condemns Armenian genocide - March 5th, 2010: "The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday [03/04/10] narrowly approved an Armenian genocide resolution over last-minute objections by President Barack Obama's administration. [NP] After an extended debate that awoke many old ghosts, the committee approved the resolution 23-22. The measure would put the House of Representatives on record as applying the word 'genocide' to a man-made catastrophe in which, by some estimates, 1.5 million Armenians died from 1915 to 1923 during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. [....] The resolution is nonbinding and doesn't need a presidential signature or Senate action. Even so, its long-term future was cast into serious doubt with President Barack Obama's decision to explicitly oppose a measure that he and his top advisers once supported." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Panel condemns Armenian genocide) by Michael Doyle, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 - U.S. House Ways & Means Chief / Sander Levin?  - March 5th, 2010: "Stark out, Sander Levin in as House Ways and Means chief [surprise decision - 03/0310] / Democrats' concern leads to switch in replacing beleaguered Rangel." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/05/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Off The Coast Of Bio-Bio, Chile - March 5th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:19:37 (UTC) on Friday, March 5th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 36.535°S, 73.253°W; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE COAST OF BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tlav.php]-[T.D. - 03/06/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Off The Coast Of Bio-Bio, Chile - March 5th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:47:10 (UTC) on Friday, March 5th, 2010. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 36.513°S, 73.116°W; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE COAST OF BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tla4.php]-[T.D. - 03/06/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia - March 5th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:06:57 (UTC) on Friday, March 5th, 2010. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 4.032°S, 100.806°E ; Depth 22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tlbk.php]-[T.D. - 03/06/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 6th, 2010: "Stocks jumped after the government report showed fewer jobs were cut in February than expected. Major stock indexes climbed more than 1 percent, including the Dow, which rose 122 points. The jobs report is seen as one measure of the economy's health." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/06/10]

2010 - Stepping Down / U.S. Representative - March 6th, 2010: "Congressman [Rep. Eric Massa] is stepping down / New York Democrat, facing a sexual harassment complaint by a staffer, says he can't fight a House ethics committee investigation because, 'I am guilty.' " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/06/10]

2010 - Increase / Consumer Borrowing, U.S.A. - March 6th, 2010: "Consumer borrowing [January 2010] breaks streak of declines ['In percentage terms the overall increase was an advance of 2.34 percent']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/06/10]

2010 - Business in Iran - March 7th, 2010: "U.S. has rewarded companies ['more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and loans over the past decade'] ignoring policies toward Iran" [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Jo Becker & Ron Nixon, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/07/10]

2010 - Sunspot Activity - March 7th, 2010: "Today, the most active part of the sun is not visible from Earth. Sunspot complex 1052-1053 continues to spit CMEs into space from its location behind the sun's western limb. These farside eruptions pose no threat to our planet."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/07/10]

2010 - Vote begins / Iraq - March 7th, 2010: "Vote begins, mortar fire kills 3 / Security measures include restricting vehicle traffic as thousands of police officers, troops patrol streets." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/07/10]

2010 - Heavy Rain / Australia - March 7th, 2010: "Victoria warned to brace for more severe storms" [Based on: Title for theage.com.au article, 03/07/10]

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-warned-to-brace-for-more-severe-storms-20100307-pq0d.htm

*Links: http://www.theage.com.au/national/storm-brings-chaos-to-melbourne-20100306-ppn0.html
              http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/victoria/wild-weather-hits-melbourne/20100306-pph5.html

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southern east Pacific Rise - March 7th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:05:24 (UTC) on Sunday, March 7th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 16.108°S, 115.256°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tnap.php]-[T.D. - 03/08/10]

2010 - Nigerian Massacre - March 8th, 2010: "More than 120 killed in Nigerian massacre [03/07/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/10]

2010 - Seed Failure? / India - March 8th, 2010: "Seed's failure raises red flag / Monsanto concerned over pest's survival in modified cotton seeds in India." [Based on: Title for article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/08/10]

2010 - Iraqis defy violence to cast votes - March 8th, 2010: "Iraqis defy violence to cast votes [03/07/10] / Dozens are killed in blasts in Baghdad, but Sunnis, Shiites alike head to the polls." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/08/10]

2010 - Conjunction / Jupiter & Mercury - March 8th, 2010: "Jupiter conjunct Mercury (about 11 degrees Pisces) this date in history. *Link: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201003.html

2010 - Suicide Bomber / Lahore, Pakistan - March 8th, 2010: "Blast [03/07/10] kills 11 in Pakistan ['wounding scores more']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern Turkey - March 8th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:32:35 (UTC) on Monday, March 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 38.852°N, 39.949°E ; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ EASTERN TURKEY."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tpac.php]-[T.D. - 03/08/10]

*Trivia: "51 killed in latest temblor" [Based on: Article title, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/09/10]

2010 - Walmart Shooter / Commerce, Texas - March 8th, 2010: "Suspected gunman killed outside Walmart ['in Commerce Texas']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/08/10]

2010 - President Faure Gnassingbe / Togo - March 8th, 2010: "Togo opposition claims vote fraud ['Provisional results released late Saturday [03/06/10] show Fabre lost to current President Faure Gnassingbe']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Maug Islands Region, Northern Mariana Isl. - March 8th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:47:10 (UTC) on Monday, March 8th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 19.342°N, 144.728°E; Depth 446.5 km (277.5 miles)] was located @ MAUG ISLANDS REG., NORTHERN MARIANA ISL."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tpa6.php]-[T.D. - 03/08/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2010: "Stocks ended mixed after a new round of deals raised some hope for the economy. The Dow fell 0.1 percent to 10,552.52. The S&P 500 fell 0.20 to 1.138.50. That breaks a six-day winning streak. The Nasdaq rose to 2,332.21, its highest close since September 2008." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/10]

2010 - K2 Ban / St. Charles, Mo. - March 9th, 2010: "First area ban [Missouri] on 'fake pot' [K2] imposed / Notices today - St. Charles County will notify retailers. / Health fears - Toxicologist reports several side effects." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/09/10]

2010 - Toyota takes SIU professor to task  - March 9th, 2010: "Toyota takes SIU professor [David W. Gilbert] to task [03/08/10] / His manipulation of truck's wiring could never happen on its own, experts say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/09/10]

2010 - MetLife Acquisition / American Life Insurance Co. - March 9th, 2010: "AIG is selling off American Life / MetLife will buy division for $15.5 billion." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/10]

2010 - CME - March 10th, 2010: "Magnetic fields around the corpse of old sunspot 1045 erupted this morning, March 10th, at 0745 UT. [....] The eruption did not produce a lot of X-rays (the corresponding flare registered only B1), but it did hurl a billion-ton coronal mass ejection (CME) into space. The cloud is not aimed directly at Earth, but it could deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on or about March 13th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras around that date."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/10/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 10th, 2010: "A year after the stock market began its comeback from 12-year lows, investors are looking for the next big thing. Stocks have lost some of the momentum that propelled the Dow up 61.4 percent since its March 9, 2009 low. The index closed at 10,564.38 on Tuesday [03/09/10]." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/10/10]

2010 - Indicted / "Jihad Jane" - March 10th, 2010: " 'Jihad Jane' indicted ['A blond-haired, green-eyed woman from suburban Philadelphia' ... Coleen R. LaRose' - 03/09/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/10/10]

2010 - U.S. accused of misleading allies - March 10th, 2010: "United States intelligence agencies misled key allies, including Britain, about its mistreatment of suspected terrorists, the former head of the country's domestic spy agency, MI5, said Tuesday [03/09/10]. Eliza Manningham-Buller, who retired in 2007 and is now a member of the House of Lords, said the U.S. deliberately suppressed details of its harsh handling of some detainees, including accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. accused of misleading allies), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/10/10]

2010 - You knew it was coming: 3D TV  - March 10th, 2010: "[....] Samsung Electronics Co. announced Tuesday [03/09/10] that for $3,000, buyers get a 46-inch set, two pairs of glasses and a 3-D Blu-ray player. Panasonic Corp. will start selling sets Wednesaday. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (You knew it was coming: 3D TV), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/10/10]

2010 - Israeli Housing Plan / East Jerusalem  - March 10th, 2010: "Israeli housing plan angers Biden / He says plan to build 1,600 homes in East Jerusalem 'undermines trust.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article (U.S. accused of misleading allies), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/10/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Hubert / Indian Ocean - March 10th, 2010: "Tropical Cyclone Hubert hovered over the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar on March 10, 2010. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43115]

2010 - 40,000-year-old site / Tasmania, Australia - March 10th, 2010: "[....] Australia's original inhabitants, with cultures stretching back tens of thousands of years, are believed to have numbered around one million at the time of white settlement. [NP] There are now just 470,000 out of a population of 21 million and Australia's most impoverished minority." [Based on: phys.org article (Australian archaeologists uncover 40,000-year-old site) - (c) 2010 AFP] *Link: http://www.physorg.com/news187445314.html

2010 - Sunspot 1054 - March 11th, 2010: "New sunspot 1054 poses no threat for strong solar flares."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/ - T.D. - 03/11/10]

2010 - Solar Wind Stream - March 11th, 2010: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and stirring up geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - T.D. - 03/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 11th, 2010: "Scant buying lifted stocks for a second day after the government reported a drop in companies' inventories. The Dow Jones industrial average rose only 3 points as the market remained in a lull that began on Monday. The blue-chip index closed at 10,567.33." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/11/10]

2010 - New Concerns / Toyota Prius Crash - March 11th, 2010: "New Prius crash, new concerns / Toyota hybrid crashed into a wall after speeding up on its own, driver told police [03/10/10]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/11/10]

*Trivia: "Toyota, U.S. unable to replicate problem on Prius, memo says / Car's California driver called for aid, said accelerator had become stuck." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/10]

*Trivia: "Driver ['in the New York suburbs'] caused Prius to crash [03/09/10] / Police find brakes weren't applied [The investigation found that the driver, houskeeper Gloria Rosel, never braked before she crashed into a wall ....]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Jim Fitzgerald, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Libertador O Higgins, Chile - March 11th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:39:44 (UTC) on Thursday, March 11th, 2010. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 34.259°S, 71.929°W; Depth 11 km (6.8 miles) set by location program] was located @ LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tsa6.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Libertador O Higgins, Chile - March 11th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:55:27 (UTC) on Thursday, March 11th, 2010. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 34.282°S, 71.837°W; Depth 18 km (11.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tsa8.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Libertador O Higgins, Chile - March 11th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:06:03 (UTC) on Thursday, March 11th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 34.218°S, 71.889°W; Depth 32 km (19.9 miles) (poorly constrained)] was located @ LIBERTADOR O HIGGINS, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tsa9.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/10]

2010 - Banks wrote off record amount of credit card debt - March 11th, 2010: "[....] The bulk of 2009's drop in credit card debt [U.S.A.] ... came because banks were forced to write off loans consumers failed to pay, according to an analysis of Federal Reserve data. Loans are typically charged off by banks once they're 180 days past due, under the assumption that the debt won't be repaid. Last year, banks wrote off a record $83.27 billion in credit card debt. A study by consumer credit site CardHub.com found that accounts for the bulk of the $93.2 billion drop in card balances reported by the Fed for last year." [Based on: Wire Reports article (Banks wrote off record amount of credit card debt), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/11/10]

2010 - Protests in Greece - March 12th, 2010: "Protests in Greece ['as tens of thousands demonstrated during a nationwide strike against the cash-strapped government's austerity measures.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 12th, 2010: "A rally in financial stocks helped the market extend its grind higher for a third day. The S&P 500 cleared an important hurdle watched by traders when it closed just above its January peak to set a new 17-month high. That could bring some buyers into the market." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/10]

2010 - Census Trivia / U.S.A. - March 12th, 2010: "When combined, minorities will soon be majority [U.S.A.]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/10]

2010 - Iraqis Killed / Baghdad, Iraq - March 12th, 2010: "A police official says U.S. troops opened fire on a car in western Baghdad, killing an Iraqi journalist and her husband. He says U.S. troops opened fire on Aseel al-Obeidi and her husband's car but gave no further details. He spoke Thursday [03/11/10] on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media." [Based on: News Services article (Iraqis killed), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/12/10]

2010 - Church & State Trivia / U.S.A. - March 12th, 2010: "Pledge, currency can retain 'God' / Pledge does not violate separation of church and state, appeals court rules [03/11/10]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 13th, 2010: "Mixed economic reports pinned the stock market to only modest moves but gains for the week were strong. Uneven figures on retail sales and consumer confidence gave investors little new insight into the economy. The Dow tacked on nearly 13 points to 10,624.69." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/13/10]

2010 - Suicide Blasts / Lahore, Pakistan - March 13th, 2010: "Twin suicide blasts [03/12/10] rattle Lahore market ['killing at least 43 people']" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/13/10]

2010 - CME - March 14th, 2010: "This morning, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded a halo CME emerging from the vicinity of sunspot 1054 ... The cloud appears to be heading toward Earth and it could spark geomagnetic storms when it arrives on or about March 17th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/14/10]

2010 - Wind & Rain / Northeast, U.S.A. - March 14th, 2010: "Storms pound Northeast ['knocking out power to 400,000 customers' - 03/13/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/14/10]

2010 - Suicide Bombers / Kandahar, Afghanistan - March 14th, 2010: "Suicide bombers kill dozens ['at least 30 people'] in Afghanistan [03/13/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/14/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia - March 14th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 00:57:45 (UTC) on Sunday, March 14th, 2010. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 1.710°S, 128.051°E; Depth 52.4 km (32.6 miles)] was located @ KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tvac.php]-[T.D. - 03/14/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 14th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:08:05 (UTC) on Sunday, March 14th, 2010. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 37.780°N, 141.562°E; Depth 39 km (24.2 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010tva3.php]-[T.D. - 03/14/10]

2010 - Avalanche / Canada - March 15th, 2010: "At least 2 dead in Canadian avalanche ['Canada's Rocky Mountains ... witnesses said Sunday.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/15/10]

2010 - Tension with Islam / Europe - March 15th, 2010: "Events in Europe via art, laws show tension with Islam" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Michael Weissenstein, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/15/10]

2010 - Pakistani jets attack Taliban - March 15th, 2010: "Pakistani jets attack Taliban ['Taliban hide-outs near Afghan border'], killing 17 insurgents [03/14/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/15/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Maule, Chile - March 15th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:08:28 (UTC) on Monday, March 14th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 35.785°S, 73.339°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] set by location program] was located @ OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010twam.php]-[T.D. - 03/16/10]

2010 - Medicine at molecular level going collaborative - March 15th, 2010: "[....] It sounds a bit futuristic, but St. Louis-area scientists are manipulating individual atoms and molecules to create structures and materials so small that a thousand could fit in the dot above an 'i' [NP] And many of them believe that thinking small - very small - could help treat big-name diseases. In fact, one newly formed St. Louis research consortium is fostering new research that relies on nanotechnology to combat illnesses like cancer and kidney and heart disease. [....]" [Based on: Article (Medicine at molecular level going collaborative / One research project in area involves siccing particles laced with protein from bee venom on cancer.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/10]

2010 - Solar Prominence - March 16th, 2010: "Readers, if you have a solar telescope, scan your optics around the circumference of the sun. 'A lovely prominence is visible on the sun's western limb today,' reports Pete Lawrence who sent this picture [see link] from his backyard observatory in Selsey UK: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=16&month=03&year=2010]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 16th, 2010: "Investors turned cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting on interest rates. Major satock indexes closed narrowly mixed after trading lower for most of the day. An analyst upgrade of Wal-Mart helped lift the Dow by about 18 points to its fifth straight gain." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

2010 - Export Deal / Patriot Coal - March 16th, 2010: "Patriot gets export deal ['to Asian steel mills beginning next month.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

2010 - China Cuts U.S. Debt - March 16th, 2010: "China again cuts U.S. debt [January 2010] / Higher interest rates may emerge to finance deficit." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

2010 - Pro-Reform Party Ban / Iran - March 16th, 2010: "Iran bans political party ['Iran's largest pro-reform political party']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

2010 - Protests / Bangkok, Thailand - March 16th, 2010: "100,000 protest in Thai capital [03/15/10] / Parts of Bangkok shut down as 'Red Shirts' push for dissolution of Parliament." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

*Trivia: "Blood was spilled on Tuesday [03/16/10], the third day of mass demonstrations in Bangkok, Thailand, but not in the way many had feared. [NP] Anti-government protestors pooled their blood - drawn by medical workers in air-conditioned tents - to unleash a red tide at the gates of Government House, the office of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, and later at his party's headquarters. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Protests in Thailand), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/17/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Israel - March 16th, 2010: "Netanyahu challenges U.S. ['on Monday by publicly declaring that settlement construction in Jerusalem will continue unchanged.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Afghanistan - March 16th, 2010: "The Afghan government was holding secret talks with the Taliban's No. 2 when he was captured last month in Pakistan, officials said, and his arrest infuriated President Hamid Karzai. It also raised the question of whether the United States is willing to back peace discussions with top Taliban leaders who harbored the al-Qaida terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks." [Based on: News Services article (Karzai angry over U.S. action), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Bio-Bio, Chile - March 16th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:21:58 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 36.124°S, 73.147°W; Depth 18 km (11.2 miles)] set by location program] was located @ OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010txai.php]-[T.D. - 03/16/10]

2010 - Cyclone Ului & Tomas / South Pacific Ocean - March 16th, 2010: "Two cyclones spun across the South Pacific Ocean on March 16, 2010. Cylone Ului was a weak Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 115 knots (213 kilometers per hour or 132 miles per hour), while Cyclone Tomas was a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 105 knots (195 km/hr or 121 mph). Both storms were weakening. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43169]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 17th, 2010: "The Federal Reserve's mildly upbeat take on the economy and its plans to hold interest rates low gave stocks a lift. The Dow Jones industrial average rose almost 44 points Tuesday [03/16/10] for its sixth straight gain. Broader indexes, including the S&P 500, posted bigger advances." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/17/10]

2010 - Recall / Honda Motor Co. - March 17th, 2010: "Honda Motor Co. will recall more than 410,000 Odyssey minivans and Element small trucks because of braking system problems that could make it tougher to stop the vehicle if not repaired. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Honda recalls Odyssey, Element), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/17/10]

2010 - More than 100 Injured in Clashes / East Jerusalem - March 17th, 2010: "Rising tension in Jerusalem spilled into the streets Tuesday [03/16/10] with a string of clashes that left more than 100 people injured. In scenes reminiscent of past uprisings, dozens of Palestinian youths, some with scarves masking their faces, pelted police with rocks, blocked roads and burned tires in neighborhoods around East Jerusalem. Israeli police, who have been on high alert for days, responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades, witnesses said." [Based on: News Services article (More than 100 injured in clashes), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/17/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - March 18th, 2010: "A CME that was supposed to hit Earth's magnetic field on March 18th didn't. Either it missed, or the cloud is approaching so slowly that the ultimate impact could be negligible. No matter. Last night [03/18/10], the skies over Norway turned green anyway: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=19&month=03&year=2010]

2010 - Died / Fess Parker - March 18th, 2010: "Fess Parker ... died ['from complications of old age'] Thursday [03/18/10]. He was 85." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Fess Parker / Actor's portrayal of frontiersmen Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone struck a chord with baby boomers.), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 18th, 2010: "The market continued its slow but steady advance of the past month as investors grew more confident that interest rates will remain at low levels. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 48 points in its seventh straight advance and closed at a new high for 2010." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Iraq - March 18th, 2010: "[....] Partial results based on 83 percent of the ballots from the March 7 voting show Al-Malaki's group with about 40,000 more votes than the Iraqiya bloc, led by former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi." [Based on: News Services article (Iraqi prime minister's group retakes lead), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Economic Woes / Italy - March 18th, 2010: "Italy's woes resemble those of Greece, but reaction differs / So far, Italians are staying afloat on savings, market support, calmness." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Settlement / Wachovia Corp. - March 18th, 2010: "Wachovia settles money-laundering inquiry [will pay $160 million for laundering of illegal drug profits through Mexican exchange houses]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Banks to Stand Trial / Italy - March 18th, 2010: "Banks to stand trial in interest rate swaps [''acquired by the city of Milan in 2005.']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Reported Killed / Hussein al-Yemeni - March 18th, 2010: "U.S. reports killing figure [Hussein al-Yemeni - 'last week in Miram Shah'] in attack on CIA base ['last December in Afghanistan']" [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Bankruptcy Talk / Blockbuster Inc. - March 18th, 2010: "Shares of Blockbuster tank ['30 percent Wednesday'] amid bankruptcy talk." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - EPA Scrutiny / Flea & Tick Treatments - March 18th, 2010: "EPA says [03/17/10] flea, tick treatments can kill pets, vows action" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Matthew Daly, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Americans Accused of terrorist Plots / Pakistan - March 18th, 2010: "5 U.S. Muslims accused [indicted, 03/17/10] of terrorist plots in Pakistan" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/18/10]

2010 - Oldest Known Temple / South-Eastern Turkey? - March 18th, 2010: "A Neolithic site in south-eastern Turkey is currently being excavated by archaeologists, who say it is likely the oldest temple in the world. [NP] The site first came into the archaeologists’ knowledge in 1986, when a farmer working the fields in Sanliurfa stumbled upon a statuette in the ground, according to the Radikal newspaper, cited by the United Press International (UPI). [NP] Archaeological excavations since then uncovered the foundation of a 12,000-year-old Neolithic Age temple, as well as carvings of pigs, foxes, snakes, fawns and headless humans. [NP] The culture and belief system of the people who built the temple have yet to be identified by experts from the Harran University Archaeology Department, who are currently working on the excavations. [NP] Before them, the site was explored by German teams who excavated it in 1995. After it was placed on the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry’s first-degree protection list in 2005, however, the Ministry took control of the research. [NP] Until now, according to UPI, the world’s oldest known temple, dating to 5,000 BC, was in Malta." [Based on: BalkanTravellers.com article (Archaeologists Unearth World’s Oldest Temple in Turkey), 03/18/10]

*Link: http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=585761&Title=Archaeologists Unearth World's Oldest Temple in Turkey

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 19th, 2010: "Stocks ended mixed after reports signaled that the economy is slowly regaining strength. The Dow rose for an eighth day, its longest unbroken climb since August. The blue chip index rose 46 points to end at 10,779.17 while broader indexex were little changed." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B9, S.L.P.D., 03/19/10]

2010 - Gaza Rocket / Israel - March 19th, 2010: "Rocket ['fired by Gaza militants'] kills worker in Israeli border village [03/18/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/19/10]

2010 - Russian Nuclear Aid / Iran - March 19th, 2010: "Russians stand firm on Iranian plant / Clinton chides Moscow for nuclear aid to suspect nation; but Russian counterpart insists, 'This project will be completed.' " [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/19/10]

2010 - Solar Prominence Continued - March 19th, 2010: "For the 4th consecutive day, a magnificent prominence is arching over the sun's northwestern limb. Rogerio Marcon sends this picture [see link] from his backyard observatory in Campinas, Brasil: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=03&day=19&year=2010&view=view]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 20th, 2010: "Stocks halted their steady climb on renewed concerns about Greece's ability to pay its debts. Greece said it might turn to the International Monetary Fund for support if European leaders can't agree on a bailout plan next week. The Dow fell 37 points to 10,741.98" [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/20/10]

2010 - Israeli Rockets / Gaza Strip - March 20th, 2010: "Israel reports it fired missles into Gaza [03/19/10] in retaliation for previous day's rocket attack ['Hamas officials say Israel aircraft have fired five missles at Gaza's defunct airport and nearby border tunnels, wounding at least 12 people.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/20/10]

2010 - Volcanic Eruption / Southern Iceland - March 20th, 2010: "Volcano [Eyjafjallajokull] erupts [03/20/10] in southern Iceland ['The last time the volcano erupted was in the 1820's" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/21/10]

*Trivia: "[....] The eruption Saturday night at the Eyjafjallajokull volcano shot ash and molten lava into the air, but scientists called it mostly peaceful. [NP] However, the eruption could trigger a more damaging eruption at the nearby Karta volcano, which lies under the thick Myrdalsjokull ice cap and threatens massive flooding and explosive blasts if it erupts. [NP] In the mid 1780s, the Laki volcano erupted, causing scores to die of famine when livestock and crops were destroyed and changing weather patterns across Europe." [Based on: Title for News Services article (Iceland fears second, larger eruption), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/22/10]

*Trivia: "Blasts of lava and ash shot out of a volcano Monday [03/22/10] in Iceland and small tremors rocked the ground, a surge in activity that raised fears of a larger explosion at the nearby Katla volcano. Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts, Katla follows." [Based on: News Services article (Volcano danger in Iceland), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

*Link: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43252

2010 - Strong Earthquake / New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea - March 20th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:00:51 (UTC) on Saturday, March 20th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 3.380°S, 152.231°E; Depth 423.5 km (263.2 miles)] was located @ NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010ubaw.php]-[T.D. - 03/21/10]

2010 - Was Warned about Accounting Gimmicks / Lehman brothers Holdings Inc. - March 20th, 2010: "Lehman worker [Matthew Lee, a former Lehman senior vice president'] warned of accounting practice [before Lehman Brothers collapsed i n September 2008]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/20/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1056 - March 21st, 2010: "After fading away for a day, sunspot 1056 has returned and it is growing rapidly. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/21/10]

2010 - Sun in Aries - March 21st, 2010: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Aries." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201003.html]

2010 - War Protestors / U.S. Capital - March 21st, 2010: "Protestors [thousands] call for end to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan [03/20/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/21/10]

2010 - New Smelting Process / Doe Run Co. - March 21st, 2010: "Doe Run develops cleaner lead process / Company says the technology ['The new technology relies on a chemical wet process'] would end smelting, cut pollution releases by 99 percent." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/21/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / France - March 22nd, 2010: "[....] With 97 percent of ballots counted the Socialists and their allies won 54 percent of the vote nationwide, while Sarkozy's UMP party had 35.5 percent." [Based on: News Services article (French left beats Sarkoz's party in regional vote), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/22/10]

2010 - Afghan militants offer peace deal - March 22nd, 2010: "Afghan militants offer peace deal / 13 people are killed in violence, 10 in a suicide blast near an Afghan army patrol [03/21/10]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/10]

2010 - Passage / U.S. Health Care Bill - March 22nd, 2010: "Health care bill passes [219-212 - 03/21/10]; Obama set to sign it / Clinching deal - Agreement on abortion issues settle some undecided votes. / Republican objections - Bill costs too much, expands government, they say." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/22/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 23rd, 2010: "Drug and hospital companies led stocks Monday [03/22/10] higher after lawmakers ended months of uncertainty and approved the health care overhaul bill. A bill with changes made by the House now goes back to the Senate. The Dow rose about 44 points to end at 10,785.89." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Strikes called in France - March 23rd, 2010: "Strikes called in France ['today']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Israel - March 23rd, 2010: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu served notice Monday [03/22/10] that his government would not yield easily to U.S. demands to curb housing construction in Jerusalem. [....] 'The Jewish people were building Jerusalem 3,000 years ago and the jewish people are building Jerusalem today,' Netanyahu said to the group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. 'Jerusalem is not a settlement; It's our capital.' [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Netanyahu rebuffs U.S. on building / He says Israel has no plans to freeze housing projects in Jerusalem.), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / France - March 23rd, 2010: "Sarkozy [French President Nicolas Sarkozy] shuffles Cabinet [03/21/10 - 'Twenty of Sarkozy's Cabinet members ran for regional posts, and all lost.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Natural Gas / Australia - March 23rd, 2010: "Australia looks to be 'energy superpower' / Huge supplies of natural gas off the country's northwest shore could lead to export boom." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Driver caused Prius to crash - March 23rd, 2010: "Driver caused Prius to crash [03/09/10] / Police find brakes weren't applied [The investigation found that the driver, houskeeper Gloria Rosel, never braked before she crashed into a wall ....]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Jim Fitzgerald, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Karzai meets with insurgent group - March 23rd, 2010: "Karzai meets [03/22/10] with insurgent group ['representatives of a major Taliban-linked militant group' ... 'Hizb-i-Islami faction']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - ACORN will close remaining offices - March 23rd, 2010: "ACORN will close remaining offices / Organization has lost funding since video sting arranged by conservatives." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - High Pollution Levels / Hong Kong, China - March 23rd, 2010: "Pollution high in Hong Kong [Monday, 03/22/10: '... 12 to 14 times the amount recommended by the World Health Organization, according to the Clean Air Network.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/23/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1057 - March 24th, 2010: "A new sunspot [1057] is emerging over the sun's northeastern limb. Credit: SOHO/MDI"

[Based on: "http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=24&month=03&year=2010]

2010 - U.S. Health Reform - March 24th, 2010: "Health reform bill is law [03/23/10] / 'Today we are affirming ... that we are not a nation that scales back its aspirations.' Obama declares as Republicans cite 'a somber day.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/24/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 24th, 2010: "Investors are starting to believe that the stock market is on the verge of another big rally. The Dow rose 103 points, its biggest point gain in five weeks. It's now at its highest level since Sept. 26, 2008. The S&P 500 gained 8.36, or 0.7 percent, to 1,174.17." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/24/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Imani / Indian Ocean - March 24th, 2010: "Tropical Cyclone Imani swirled over the Southern Indian Ocean on March 24, 2010. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43225]

2010 - Hazardous Gas Released / BASF Plant, Missouri - March 24th, 2010: "Plant releases hazardous gas ['northeast Missouri' ... 'sulfur trioxide' - 03/23/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/24/10]

2010 - Diabetes in China - March 25th, 2010: "Diabetes raging in China ['One in 10 Chinese adults ... according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/25/10]

2010 - Ancient Child DNA? - March 25th, 2010: "[....] Researchers extracted DNA from the bone ['child ... probably 5 to 7 years old' ... 'excavated ... from a place known as the Denisova cave.'] and reported Wednesday [03/24/10] that it differed conspicuously from that of modern humans and of Neanderthals, the archaic human species that inhabited Europe until the arrival of modern humans on the continent about 44,000 years ago. [....] ... report is published online in the journal Nature." [Based on: New York Times article (Finger points to 'new' humans / Ancient child's DNA is different from Neanderthal, modern species.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/25/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 25th, 2010: "Major stock indexes fell from their 2010 highs as weakness in the housing market and rising European debt loads revived investors' pessimistic view of the economy. Fitch Ratings lowered Portugal's credit rating. The Dow fell about 53 points to close at 10,836.15." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/25/10]

2010 - U.S. lists 54 cartel members - March 25th, 2010: "U.S. lists 54 cartel members ['alleged Mexican drug cartel lieutenants and enforcers as drug kingpins ... that allows the U.S. government to freeze their bank accounts and penalize their business associates.']." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/25/10]

2010 - Electric Two-Wheel Car / EN-V - March 25th, 2010: "Tiny car brings big hopes to GM / The electric, 2-wheel, 2-seat EN-V takes aim at gas-guzzling image ['The EN-V's maximum speed ... 24 mph']." [Based on: A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/25/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Mindoro, Philippines - March 25th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 05:29:24 (UTC) on Thursday, March 25th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 13.825°N, 120.072°E; Depth 16 km (9.9 miles) set by location program] was located @ MINDORO, PHILIPPINES."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010ugaf.php]-[T.D. - 03/26/10]

2010 - Slipping euro and rising debt / EU nations - March 25th, 2010: "Slipping euro and rising debt slap EU nations with double whammy / Problems in Greece, Portugal undermine Europe's shared currency." [Based on: A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/25/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 26th, 2010: "Renewed concern about Greece's debt problems short circuited the big stock market rally. The Dow Jones industrial average closed Thursday [03/25/10] with a gain of just 5 points after earlier rising to a new high for 2010. Broader indexes such as the S&P 500 slipped." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/26/10]

2010 - Bin Laden threatens U.S. - March 26th, 2010: "Osama bin Laden threatened in a new message ['74-second audiotape'] released Thursday [03/25/10] to kill any Americans al-Qaida captures if the U.S. executes the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks [Khalid Sheik Mohammed] or other al-Qaida suspects. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Bin Laden threatens U.S.), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 03/26/10]

2010 - Scandal / Catholic Church - March 26th, 2010: "Pope knew of serial abuser [Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy - 'who molested as many as 200 deaf boys'], files show / Then a Vatican official, Benedict didn't defrock priest despite warnings." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/26/10]

2010 - Captured / Jose Antonio Medina - March 26th, 2010: " 'Heroin King' [Jose Antonio Medina] is captured [03/24/10], officials say / Trafficking network is linked to 440 pounds of the drug a month." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 03/26/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Atacama, Chile - March 26th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:52:06 (UTC) on Friday, March 26th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 27.985°S, 70.709°W: Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ ATACAMA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010uhay.php]-[T.D. - 03/26/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1059 - March 27th, 2010: "A new sunspot provisionally numbered 1059 is emerging over the sun's southeastern limb. Credit: SOHO/MDI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/27/10]

2010 - 4 killed in Gaza - March 27th, 2010: "Two Israeli soldiers and two Palestinian militants were killed in a gunbattle in the Gaza Strip, heightening fears that violence in the region is returning to levels not seen for more than a year." [Based on: News Services article (4 killed in Gaza), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/10]

2010 - Reloaded / L.O.L. - March 27th, 2010: After a period of dormancy, I reloaded Legacy of Lineage - A Timecapsule  Timeline of Eckankar "Trivia" & More. - D.R.D.

*Link: http://mirrorh.com/ettreloaded0.html

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 27th, 2010: "Stocks gave up an early advance to close mixed for a second day after investors found little reason to extend the market's climb. The Dow rose 9.15, or 0.1 percent, to 10,850.36, while the Standard & Poor's 500 edged up 0.86, or 0.1 percent, to 1,166.59." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/27/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Iraq - March 27th, 2010: "Election resolves little for Iraq / No majority - Allawi's narrow win splinters parliament. / Claims of fraud - Losers can still appeal vote results." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 03/27/10]

*Trivia: "Six winning candidates in Iraq's parliamentary elections will be stripped of their votes and lose their seats, which would cost secular politician Ayad Allawi's bloc its narrow victory, if a federal court upholds a purge of candidates suspected of past involvement with the late dictator Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath Party, Iraqi officials said." [Based on: News Services article (6 Iraqi victors may lose seats), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Scandal / Catholic Church - March 27th, 2010: "Vatican disputes Times story / Future pope didn't know of decision to reassign pedophile priest, it says [03/26/10]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/27/10]

2010 - South Korean naval ship sinks - March 27th, 2010: "South Korean naval ship sinks ['after suffering damage to its hull'] / Ship went down in disputed waters [03/27/10]; some crew members have been rescued." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/10]

*Trivia: "South Korean ship may have hit mine" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Agree to Nuclear Cuts / U.S. & Russia - March 27th, 2010: "U.S. agrees to nuclear cuts ['03/26/10] / Treaty with Russia would further reduce number of weapons." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/10]

2010 - Solar Wind Stream - March 28th, 2010: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing some geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/28/10]

2010 - Congo rebels kidnap, kill hundreds - March 28th, 2010: "Congo rebels kidnap, kill hundreds" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/28/10]

2010 - Storms & Tornadoes / N. Carolina - March 28th, 2010: "Storms hit N. Carolina ['several tornadoes between Charlotte and Greensboro on Sunday night']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

2010 - Troop Deaths Rise / Afghanistan - March 28th, 2010: "U.S. troop deaths rise with surge in Afghanistan ['In total, 57 U.S. troops were killed here in the first two months of 2010']." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/28/10]

2010 - Israeli Troop Withdrawal / Gaza Strip - March 28th, 2010: "Israel withdraws troops from Gaza Strip [03/27/10]. ['before the early morning withdrawal ... Gaza militants ... fired a rocket into southern Israel on Saturday, but no injuries were reported, the military said.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/28/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Maule, Chile - March 28th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 21:38:33 (UTC) on Sunday, March 28th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 35.340°S, 72.934°W; Depth 25.9 km (16.1 miles] was located @ OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010ujbp.php]-[T.D. - 03/31/10]

2010 - Ford to sell Volvo - March 29th, 2010: "Ford to sell Volvo to Chinese automaker ['Geely for about $1.8 billion']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

2010 - FBI Raids / Christian Militia - March 29th, 2010: "FBI has 3 raids ['weekend raids']; Christian militia [Hutaree] a reported target" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

*Trivia: "The actions of the Christian militia group raided in Michigan are part of a growing trend of militant activity across the U.S. because of the weak economy and an African-American president, experts and a civil rights group say. [....]" [Based on: Title for Detroit Free Press article (Militia movement is growing rapidly), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 - Crime Wave protests / Mexico - March 29th, 2010: "7,000 protest crime wave in Mexico [03/28/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

2010 - Explosion / Moscow Subway Train - March 29th, 2010: "Moscow blast ['subway train'] kills 25 [03/29/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

2010 - Sunday Address / Pope Benedict XVI- March 29th, 2010: "Pope omits sex abuse scandal from his Palm Sunday address [03/28/10] / London protestors call for his ouster as Swiss eye registry for pedophile priests." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

2010 -  Iraqi premier is risking backlash in vote challenge - March 29th, 2010: "[....] If Nouri al Maliki succeeds in his attempt to block the secular Shiite Allawi from forming a coalition government, it would leave the minority Sunni Arabs seething. That could undermine the credibility of Iraq's nascent democracy and unleash a new bout of sectarian violence just as the U.S. is preparing to pull all its troops out of the country. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Iraqi premier is risking backlash in vote challenge), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/29/10]

2010 - Bond Sale / Greece - March 30th, 2010: "Bond sale [Greece] generates nearly $7 billion" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 30th, 2010: "Consumers are more willing to spend, and that's making investors more optimistic about the economy. The Dow rose 48 points Monday [03/29/10] and broader indexes also climbed after the Commerce Department said consumer spending rose for the fifth straight month in February [0.3 percent]." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Haiti seeks $3.8 billion - March 30th, 2010: "Haiti seeks $3.8 billion ['at a donors conference' - 03/31/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Anti-Semitic Ads / Missouri - March 30th, 2010: "Anti-Semitic ads in Missouri / Fringe candidate for U.S. Senate [Glen Miller] is running a write-in campaign" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Next Major Attack / Afghanistan - March 30th, 2010: "[....] The goal is to rid the city [Kandahar] of Taliban forces before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins in August, according to the official." [Based on: News Services article (Official shares date of next major attack), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 -  Debut / Large Hadron Collider - March 31st, 2010: "After 16 years and $10 billion, the large Hadron Collider on Tuesday [03/30/10] smashed subatomic particles together. Protons that were whipped to more than 99 percent of the speed of light raced around a 17-mile underground magnetic track outside Geneva and crashed together. The crash is more about shaping our understanding of how the universe was created than immediate improvements to technology." [Based on: News Services article (Collider debuts), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Paul / Australia - March 30th, 2010: "Tropical Cyclone Paul lingered over the northern coast of Australia on March 30, 2010. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43297]

2010 - Huge Deficit ?/ U.S. Postal Service - March 30th, 2010: "Saturday mail could vanish early next year [U.S.A.] / Postal Service also proposes cutting 49,000 jobs to narrow huge deficit." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Citigroup bailout now looking good  - March 30th, 2010: "Citigroup bailout now looking good / Treasury [U.S.A.] will begin selling shares that could net profit of $8 billion." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/30/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Andaman Islands, India Region - March 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:54:47 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 28th, 2010. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 13.609°N, 92.884°E; Depth 41.7 km (25.9 miles] was located @ ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010ula2.php]-[T.D. - 03/31/10]

2010 -  Trivia / Nissan Leaf - March 31st, 2010: "With tax credit, Nissan Leaf will go for about $25,000 / Pricing on electric car may affect GM's decision on how much to ask for Volt." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 31st, 2010: "The stock market moved closer to closing out another strong quarter with a modest advance Tuesday [03/30/10]. The Dow Jones industrial average added 12 points for its fourth straight gain. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 0.05, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,173.27." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Element 112 / Copernicium - March 31st, 2010: "Copernicium, named after the 16th-century scientist Nicholas Copernicus, officially became an element. It is element 112 and its symbol is Cn." [Based on: News Services article (call it Cn), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Consumer Confidence / U.S.A. - March 31st, 2010: "Consumer spending is showing signs of spring thaw / Confidence rose to 52.5 in March, recovering about half of february loss." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Economic Crisis / Greece - March 31st, 2010: "[....] But its success in raising money from bond sales was darkened by the continuing high interest rates markets are demanding to hold Greek debt. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Rising rates keep Greece mired in crisis), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Protests Continue / Thailand - March 31st, 2010: "Thai protestors demanding new elections said they would not return to negotiations with the government and would instead resume massive street demonstrations." [Based on: News Services article (Protests continue), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Irish banks strain to stay afloat - March 31st, 2010: "Irish banks strain to stay afloat ['Ireland's banks need $43 billion in new capital after 'appalling' lending decisions left the country's financial system near collapse. [....]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Major Flooding / Northeast U.S.A. - March 31st, 2010: "MAJOR FLOODING STRIKES NORTHEAST [03/30/10]" [Based on: A.P. picture caption, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Crestor OK'd to prevent cholesterol - March 31st, 2010: "Crestor OK'd to prevent cholesterol / FDA approves its use by people who would take statins to block potential risk." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

2010 -  Again Wants New Lawyers / R. Allen Stanford - March 31st, 2010: "Financier [R. Allen Stanford] again wants new lawyers ['The motion, if granted, would give Stanford his fourth set of lawyers in less than a year.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/31/10]

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