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 2011

2011 - Astronomic Configuration - March 1st, 2011: "Sun [10 Pisces], Moon [0 Aquarius], Mercury [13 Pisces], Venus [28 Capricorn], Mars [4 Pisces], Jupiter [7 Aries], Saturn [16  Libra R.], Uranus [29 Pisces], Neptune [28 Aquarius], Pluto [7 Capricorn], Chiron [1 Pisces]."

[Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201103.html]

2011 - Solar Wind - March 1st, 2011: "A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of March 1st. The impact sparked a geomagnetic storm that was, at first, minor, but the storm has been intensifying throughout the day. Spotters are now reporting auroras over Northern Ireland, Latvia, Norway, and Sweden. If trends continue, the display could spread to the high latitudes of North America after nightfall. Stay tuned! [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/01/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 1st, 2011: "Stabilizing oil prices and signs that the economy may be improving pushed stock indexes higher [02/28/11]. Oil prices fell to about $97 a barrel as worries over the global oil market eased. The Dow rose 0.8 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.6 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.04 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Protests spread in Oman - March 1st, 2011: "Protests spread in Oman [02/28/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Pirates take Danish family - March 1st, 2011: "Pirates in the Arabian Sea hijacked a yacht carrying seven Danish passengers, including three children, the Danish government said, in the first reported attack on a small pleasure vessel since four Americans were killed by their pirate captors last week." [Based on: Article (Pirates take Danish family), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Mexico arrests cartel leader - March 1st, 2011: "Mexico arrests cartel leader [Victor Torres Garcia]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Egypt cracks down on Mubarak - March 1st, 2011: "The public prosecutor of Egypt imposed an international travel ban on former President Hosni Mubarak and his immediate family, as well as a freeze on their Egyptian assets, as part of the first publicly announced investigation into the first family's considerable wealth. The move represented an escalation of government actions against the former president." [Based on: Article (Egypt cracks down on Mubarak), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - March 1st, 2011: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Mar 2011 at 11:08:59 PM GMT is: $14,199,116,301,030.59. The estimated population of the United States is 310,123,144 so each citizen's share of this debt is $45,785.41. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.15 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. - 03/01/11]

2011 - Gadhafi sends troops, jets against rebels - March 1st, 2011: "Gadhafi sends troops, jets against rebels [02/28/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Tunisia frees Cabinet of ben Ali ministers - March 1st, 2011: "The last of the ministers in Tunsia's transitional government to have served under ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigned Monday [02/28/11], making the government of national unitity entirely free of former members of Ben Ali's regime. [....]" [Based on: Article (Tunisia frees Cabinet of Ben Ali ministers), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/01/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern Island Region - March 1st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:53:46 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 29.605°S, 112.107°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ EASTERN ISLAND REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001mfa.php]-[T.D. - 03/02/11]

2011 - Sunspot Trivia - March 2nd, 2011: "Researchers Crack the Mystery of the Missing Sunspots" [Based on: Title for Science@NASA article, by Dr. Tony Phillips, 03/02/11]

*Link: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/02mar_spotlesssun/

*Related Links: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/15jul_thermosphere/

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 2nd, 2011: "Stocks slid Tuesday [03/01/11] after construction spending dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said rising oil prices could hurt the economy. The Dow fell 1.4 percent. The S&P 500 fell 1.6 percent. The Nasdaq fell 1.6 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Political Trivia / Ohio - March 2nd, 2011: "8,500 protest as Ohio considers ban on strikes" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - German minister resigns - March 2nd, 2011: "German minister [Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg] resigns ['pressured by criticism ... that he had plagiarized parts of his doctoral dissertation.]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Political Trivia / Wisconsin - March 2nd, 2011: "Wisconsin plan would slash school funding / Union members in Madison discuss general strike." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Trivia / U.S. Disclosure Law - March 2nd, 2011: "The Supreme Court ruled that corporations cannot claim a right of 'personal privacy' to block the release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. In a unanimous decision, Chief Justice John Roberts said the disclosure law makes an exception to protect 'personal privacy,' but the law did not mean and cannot be read to include corporations in that phrase." [Based on: Article (SUPREME COURT DECISIONS), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Tunisia reinstates banned party - March 2nd, 2011: "Tunisia reinstates banned party [Ennahdha party]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Space station gets a new room - March 2nd, 2011: "The international space station got a sorely needed storage room, a 21-foot-long supply closet packed with goods and a humanoid robot. The space station and space shuttle crews teamed up to attach the newest module, using a hefty robot arm to anchor it down. It became the 13th room at the sprawling outpost, and the only one devoted entirely to storage." [Based on: Article (Space station gets a new room), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Peabody plans Northwest port - March 2nd, 2011: "Peabody plans Northwest port / Site in Washington [Washington state] would keep up with rivals shipping coal to Asia." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Bernanke plays down inflation fears - March 2nd, 2011: "Bernanke plays down inflation fears [03/01/11] / Critics blame stimulus, but Fed chairman says program is needed to boost economy." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Arch Coal to pay $4 million penalty - March 2nd, 2011: "Arch Coal Inc. will pay $4 million to settle claims that it polluted streams and rivers in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia over the past seven years. [NP] The settlement, announced Tuesday morning by the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency, calls for Creve Coeur[Mo.]-based Arch to also alter mining operations to keep an estimated 2 million pounds of pollution from entering waterways each year. [....] Half of the $4 million penalty will be paid to the United States. The rest will be divided between West Virginia and Kentucky. The settlement is subject to a 30-day public comment period and final court approval." [Based on: Article (Arch Coal to pay $4 million penalty), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Cleric calls for Islamic state in Yemen - March 2nd, 2011: "Cleric [Sheik Abdul Majid al-Zindani] calls for Islamic state in Yemen [03/01/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Libyans debate whether to seek foreign help - March 2nd, 2011: "Libyans debate whether to seek foreign help / Some on revolutionary council favor asking for airstrikes under U.N. banner." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Founder says WikiLeaks is a victim of Jewish conspiracy - March 2nd, 2011: "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suggested that British journalists, including the editor of The Guardian, were engaged in a Jewish-led conspiracy to smear his organization, the British magazine Private Eye reported in an article by its editor, Ian Hislop. Assange made the comments in a rambling phone call Feb. 16 to complain about the coverage of WikiLeaks, the magazine said." [Based on: Article (Founder says WikiLeaks is a victim of Jewish conspiracy), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/02/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - March 3rd, 2011: "Earth is inside a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/03/11] 

2011 - Sunspot 1164 - March 3rd, 2011: "[....] The primary dark core of sunspot 1164 is three times wider than Earth itself. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/03/11] 

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 3rd, 2011: "Stocks edged higher in mixed trading Wednesday as a surprisingly strong report on hiring by private companies raised investors' hopes that the job market may be improving. The Dow rose 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.4 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/03/11]

2011 - Promising finding in HIV fight - March 3nd, 2011: "[....] That tool - called 'zinc fingers' because an atom of zinc binds to two loops of proteins - has been developed by Sangamo Biosciences of Richmond, California., the small biotech company that is funding human testing of the engineered T cells. [....]" [Based on: Philadelphi Enquirer article (Promising finding in HIV fight / Scientists snip single gene to modify patients' immune cells), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/03/11]

2011 - NATO mistakenly kills 9 boys - March 3nd, 2011: "[....] The boys, 9 to 15 years old, were attacked on Tuesday [03/01/11] in what amounted to the war's worst cases of mistaken killings [eastern Afghanistan]. The victims included two sets of brothers. A 10th boy survived. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (NATO mistakenly kills 9 boys / Afghans were gathering wood; helicopter gunners mistook them for insurgents), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/03/11]

2011 - 2 U.S. airmen are killed in Germany - March 3nd, 2011: "Two U.S. airmen on their way to Afghanistan were killed and two others wounded Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on a U.S. military bus at the Frankfurt airport, [....] The suspect arrested at the scene is a 21-year-old Kosovar who was raised in Germany and who worked at the airport." [Based on: Article (2 U.S. airmen are killed in Germany), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/03/11]

2011 - Sole Christian in Cabinet is slain / Pakistan - March 3nd, 2011: "Sole Christian [Shahbaz Bhatti] in Cabinet [Pakistan] is slain [03/02/11] / Extremists shoot him after he called for Pakistan's blasphemy laws to be amended." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/03/11]

2011 - Israel tightens security cordon around Gaza  - March 3nd, 2011: "After agreeing last year to relax its blockade around the Gaza Strip, Israel moved Wednesday [03/02/11] to tighten the security cordon by permanently closing what was once its largest commercial crossing point. [NP] Israeli military officials cited unspecified security concerns for the closure and prompted that all goods currently imported at the Karni Crossing, located east of Gaza City, would now go through the Kerem Shalom checkpoint, about 12 miles south at the Egyptian border and the last operational commercial crossing. [....] Since the 2007 takeover of Gaza Strip by the militant Islamist group Hamas, Israel and Egypt have imposed a tight cordon around Gaza's land borders, sea and air space, crippling Gaza's already fragile economy. [NP] Karni, which currently has a capacity for 1,000 trucks per day, is the third crossing point that Israel has closed since 2007. Kerem Shalom can currentluy handle 250 trucks per day, though officials have promised to enlarge it." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Israel tightens security cordon around Gaza), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/03/11]

2011 - Global food prices - March 4th, 2011: "Global food prices reach highest level in 20 years" [Based on: Titlefor Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 4th, 2011: "Stocks rose sharply Thursday after an unexpected drop in new applications for unemployment benefits and strong retail sales. The Dow had its biggest gain since Dec. 1. The Dow rose 1.6 percent. The S&P 500 rose 1.7 percent. The Nasdaq rose 1.8 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - Egyptian premier resigns - March 4th, 2011: "Egyptian premier [Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq] resigns [03/03/11]." [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - War crimes probe of Libya - March 4th, 2011: "Hague begins war crimes probe of Libya / Libyan jet fighter drops two bombs in desert near rebel-held Brega, hurting no one [03/03/11]." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - Ivory Coast marchers killed - March 4th, 2011: "At least six women were shot to death in Ivory Coast by government troops Thursday [03/03/11] as they protested against the continued rule of Laurent Gbagbo, witnesses said. [NP] The women were taking part in one of a number of all-women marches that have sprung up in response to Gbagbo's refusal to cede    power after losing a presidential election to Alassane Quattara last year." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article by Robert Patrick, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]" [Based on: New York Times article(Ivory Coast marchers killed), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - Demonstrations Continue / Jordan - March 4th, 2011: "Demonstrations in Jordan ['to press for political, judicial and economic change.'] continue" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - Brazillian dam work OK'd / Xingu River - March 4th, 2011: "Brazillian dam work ['Amazon jungle state of Para'] OK'd by judge" [Based on: Titlefor Article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - 2 accused of fleecing investors of millions - March 4th, 2011: "2 accused of fleecing investors of millions / Former stockbroker [Joshua Gould], mortgage company owner [David Rubin] are indicted [03/03/11]." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article by Robert Patrick, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/04/11]

2011 - Big Sunspots - March 5th, 2011: "Sunspots 1164 and 1166 are so large, people are noticing them at sunrise and sunset when the sun is dimmed by clouds and haze. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/05/11] 

2011 - Protests / Turkey - March 5th, 2011: "Protests in Turkey ['in response to the detention this week of seven journalists']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Rocket falls back - March 5th, 2011: "A nine-story rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite dubbed Glory failed to reach orbit and likely fell into the South Pacific Ocean following its launching Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA said that the protective shell perched atop the rocket did not separate and the satellite did not enter orbit, which should have occurred about three minutes after the launching." [Based on: Article (Rocket falls back), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 5th, 2011: "Stocks fell after a spike in oil prices overshadowed a report that said the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years. Crude rose to more than $104 a barrel. The Dow fell 0.7 percent. The S&P 500 fell 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq fell 0.5." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Military Spending / China - March 5th, 2011: "China boosts spending on military by 12.7 pct. / Neighbors have protested aggressive posture." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Alzheimer's cure suggested - March 5th, 2011: "Alzheimer's cure [apomorphine] suggested" [Based on: Titlefor Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

*Trivia: "Apomorphine has been reported to be an inhibitor of Beta amyloid fibril formation, and may thus have potential as a therapeutic for Alzheimer's disease.[11]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apomorphine#Alzheimer.27s_disease]

2011 - Volcanic Activity / Hawaii - March 5th, 2011: "Scientists in Hawaii say a new vent has opened at one of the world's most active volcanoes, sending lava shooting up to 65 feet high. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the fissure eruption was spotted shortly after the floor at the Pu'u O'o crater collapsed about 5 p.m. Saturday [03/05/11]. Kilauea has been in constant eruption since Jan. 3, 1983." [Based on: Article (Lava spews 65 feet high in Hawaii), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/07/11]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=49783

2011 - Chechen calls for holy war - March 5th, 2011: "Chechen [Doku Umarov] calls for holy war ['in a video published Friday.' - 03/04/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Computer Virus / South Korea - March 5th, 2011: "South Korean websites [40] attacked [03/04/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - U.N. Base Attacked / Abyei, Sudan - March 5th, 2011: "U.N. attacked in Sudan [03/04/11]" [Based on: Titlefor Article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Stripped for safety / Pfc. Bradley Manning - March 5th, 2011: "Suspect stripped in WikiLeaks case / Official at Marine brig says [03/04/11] detained private will be deprived of clothing every night for safety." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Coke pulls products /  Maryland Heights, Missouri - March 5th, 2011: "Coke pulls products [03/04/11] for odd taste ['metallic taste in products, which were produced at the company's Maryland Heights facility.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/05/11]

2011 - Aurora Watch - March 6th, 2011: "A coronal mass ejection (CME) is en route to Earth, due to arrive on March 6th. The CME is slow-moving and not especially massive. Nevertheless, its arrival could provoke geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=05&month=03&year=2011]

2011 - American found guilty in Cuba - March 6th, 2011: "American [Alan Gross] found guilty in Cuba [03/05/11] faces 20 years" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/06/11]

*Trivia: "Cuban court sentences American [Alan Gross] to 15 years [03/12/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/13/11]

2011 - Human Chain / Manama, Bahrain - March 6th, 2011: "Human chain formed around Bahrain's capital [03/05/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/06/11]

2011 - Egyptians storm state police headquarters - March 6th, 2011: "Egyptians storm state police headquarters [03/05/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/06/11]

2011 - Deadly Twister / Rayne, Louisiana - March 6th, 2011: "Deadly twister [03/05/11] strikes Louisiana town ['killing a woman and injuring 11 other people.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/06/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Tarapaca, Chile - March 6th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 12:31:57 (UTC) on Sunday, March 6th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 18.115°S, 69.391°W; Depth 101.3 km (62.9 miles) set by location program] was located @ TARAPACA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001q2y.php]-[T.D. - 03/07/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / South Sandwich Islands Region - March 6th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:32:35 (UTC) on Sunday, March 6th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 56.387°S, 27.019°W; Depth 84.2 km (52.3 miles)] was located @ SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001q4l.php]-[T.D. - 03/07/11]

2011 - CME / Sunspot 1164 - March 7th, 2011: "A coronal mass ejection (CME) exploded from the vicinity of sunspot 1164 during the late hours of March 7th. It lept away from the sun traveling some 2200 km/s, making it the fastest CME since Sept. 2005. [....] This CME and at least one other could brush against Earth's magnetic field on March 9th or 10th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [03/08/11]

2011 - M2-Class Solar Flare - March 7th, 2011: "The magnetic canopy of big sunspot 1166 erupted on March 7th around 1400 UT, producing an M2-class solar flare and a bright coronal mass ejection (CME). [....] The CME was not squarely directed at Earth. Nevertheless, the cloud will probably deliver a glancing blow to our planet's magnetic field on March 9th or 10th, possibly sparking polar geomagnetic storms. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [03/07/11]

2011 - Shiite Protestors / Bahrain - March 7th, 2011: "Shiite protestors in Bahrain besiege premier's office [03/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/07/11]

2011 - Caretaker Cabinet / Egypt - March 7th, 2011: "New Egyptian leader names caretaker Cabinet [03/06/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/07/11]

2011 - Major Offensive / Moammar Gadhafi - March 7th, 2011: "Gadhafi's forces launch major offensive [03/06/11]" [Based on: Titlefor A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/07/11]

2011 - Fighting / Ivory Coast-Liberian Border - March 7th, 2011: "Fighting erupts at Ivory Coast-Liberian border" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/07/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Solomon Islands - March 7th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 00:09:38(UTC) on Monday, March 7th, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 10.334°S, 160.739°E; Depth 37.9 km (23.6 miles)] was located @ SOLOMON ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001q9i.php]-[T.D. - 03/07/11]

2011 - Oman meets demand - March 8th, 2011: "Oman's ruler dissolves the office overseeing economic affairs in a concession to a key demand of protestors calling for more jobs and political openess. Sultan Qaboos bin Said also fired several government ministers as part of the third high-level reshuffle in the past 10 days attempting to quiet the protests. [....]" [Based on: Article (Oman meets demand), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 8th, 2011: "Stocks fell Monday [03/07/11] as higher oil prices weighed on the market. Oil hit a two-year high early in the day, nearing $107 a barrel, after forces loyal to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi launched airstrikes against opposition fighters at an oil port. The Dow fell 79.85 points to 12,090.03." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Fired / Charlie Sheen - March 8th, 2011: "Studio fires Sheen from 'Men' sitcom [03/07/11] / Troubled actor says he's glad because 'now I can take all of their bazillions.' " [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Libyan forces strike back - March 8th, 2011: "Libyan forces strike back [03/07/11] / Rebels say they are frustrated by internatiuonal community's inaction." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Yemen breaks up protest - March 8th, 2011: "Yemen breaks up protest [03/07/11 - 'Thousands of sanitation workers went on strike on Sunday, demanding better pay.']" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Trials at Gitmo resuming - March 8th, 2011: "Trials at Gitmo are resuming" [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Chinese wheat crop saved - March 8th, 2011: "Rain and snow during the past two weeks, together with a huge irrigation effort, appear to have saved much of the wheat crop in northern China from drought, Chinese and international agricultural and meteorological experts said. This winter was the driest in perhaps 200 years in parts of China, which is the world's largest wheat producer." [Based on: Article (Chinese wheat crop saved), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Opposition blocked in Iraq - March 8th, 2011: "Twp political parties that led demonstrations in Baghdad over the past two weeks said that security forces controlled by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had ordered them to close their offices. The actions came amid growing concerns that al-Maliki's U.S.-backed government is using force and other measures to stifle dissent in this fragile democracy." [Based on: Article (Opposition blocked in Iraq), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Consumer Borrowing / U.S.A. - March 8th, 2011: "Consumers borrowed more in January to buy new cars but were once again frugal with credit cards. Borrowing rose 2.5 percent, or by $5 billion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. It was the fourth consecutive monthly increase in consumer debt." [Based on: Article (Consumer borrowing up again), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Egypt swears in new Cabinet - March 8th, 2011: "Egypt's military rulers swore in on Monday [03/07/11] a new Cabinet that includes new faces in key ministries ... . [....] In another sign of the simmering unrest in Egypt, thousands of Coptic Christians protested in Cairo on Monday to demand an end to the discrimination they say their minority faces." [Based on: Article (Egypt swears in new Cabinet), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Tunisia names new government - March 8th, 2011: "Tunisia names new government [03/07/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Peanut butter tied to salmonella - March 8th, 2011: "Peanut butter [Skippy reduced fat creamy and chunky] tied to salmonella ['The UPC codes of the recalled products are 048001006812 and 048001006782.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Car Bomb / Falsalabad, Pakistan - March 8th, 2011: "Car bomb kills 7 ['and wounded 10'] in Pakistan [03/08/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Protestors in Bahrain want more U.S. help - March 8th, 2011: "Protestors in Bahrain want more U.S. help [03/07/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - Hackers infiltrate French government computers - March 8th, 2011: "Hackers infiltrate French government computers ['in search of information about France's leadership of the Group of 20 leading economies']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/08/11]

2011 - X-Class Solar Flare - March 9th, 2011: "March 9th ended with a powerful solar flare. Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X1.5-class explosion from behemoth sunspot 1166 around 2323 UT. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/10/11]

2011 - Car Bomb / Pakistan - March 9th, 2011: "Pakistani car bomb kills 24 ['wounding more than 123']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 9th, 2011: "Financial companies pushed stocks higher on suggestions of bank dividend hikes. Bank of America gained 4.7 percent. Banks had to slash dividends during the financial crisis. The Dow rose 1 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.9 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.7 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Died / David S. Broder - March 9th, 2011: "David S. Broder [died 03/09/11] / Longtime reporter and pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post; familiar figure on TV's 'Meet the Press' " [Based on: Titlefor New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Highland Neanderthals? - March 9th, 2011: "Stone tool troves point to highland Neanderthals" [Based on: A.P. article by Nicholas Paphitis]

*Link: http://www.seattlepi.com/national/1103ap_eu_greece_highland_neanderthals.html?source=rss

2011 - NPR exec slams Tea Party - March 9th, 2011: "NPR is distancing itself from remarks made by a fundraising executive who said the Tea Party movement is composed of 'white, middle-America gun-toting' and 'seriously racist, racist' people. [....] In the video, Schiller [Ron Schiller] says NPR 'would be better off in the long run without federal funding' and that the Tea Party is a movement that is 'fanactically involved in people's lives,' 'fundamentalist Christian' and 'xenophobic.' " [Based on: Tribune Newspapers article (NPR exec slams Tea Party in secretly recorded video), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

*Trivia: "NPR resignation is more ammo for foes / President [Vivian Schiller] quits [03/09/11] on heels of former exec deriding Tea Party, giving GOP additional fuel in its bid to cut public broadcasting funding." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Bahraini protest groups unite - March 9th, 2011: "Bahraini protest groups unite ['Three hardline Bahraini Shiite Muslim groups']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Oman protests for press freedom - March 9th, 2011: "Oman protests for press freedom" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Boeing racks up orders from China - March 9th, 2011: "Boeing racks up orders from China / Deal for 43 planes worth $6 billion with discounts, $10 billion at list prices." [Based on: Title for Seattle Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Mortgages go under as prices fall - March 9th, 2011: "[....] On this measure, St. Louis fares better than many places. Nationwide, 23 percent of borrowers are underwater. In Florida, it's 47 percent. In Arizona it is 51 percent, and Nevada, 65 percent. [....]" [Based on: Article (Mortgages go under as prices fall / About 17 percent of St. Louis area borrowers owe more than their homes are worth.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Priests put on leave / Philadelphia - March 9th, 2011: "21 priests put on leave [Philadelphia]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Surge for reforms spreads to Kuwait - March 9th, 2011: "Surge for reforms spreads to Kuwait [03/08/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/09/11]

2011 - Final Voyage / Space Shuttle Discovery - March 9th, 2011: "The shuttle Discovery braved the hellish fire of re-entry for the last time Wednesday [03/09/11] and glided back to earth to close out the space plane's 39th and final voyage. Discovery logged some 5,750 orbits covering nearly 150 million miles during 39 flights spanning a full year in space - a record unrivaled in the history of manned rockets." [Based on: Article (Shuttle is done), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 9th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 02:45:18 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The magnitude 7.2 event [Location: 38.510°N, 142.792°E; Depth 14.1 km (8.8 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001r57.php]-[T.D. - 03/08/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 9th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:16:14 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 38.378°N, 142.506°E; Depth 22 km (13.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001rer.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 9th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 18:44:35 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 38.502°N, 143.199°E; Depth 23 km (14.3 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0001rey.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 9th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 21:22:18 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 38.385°N, 142.642°E; Depth 23 km (14.3 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001wfj.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - March 9th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 21:24:51 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 6.022°S, 149.659°E; Depth 29 km (18.0 miles)] was located @ NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001wfq.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - March 10th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 373.3 km/sec / density: 12.2 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2154 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/10/11]

2011 - CME IMPACT - March 10th, 2011: "A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on March 10th around 0630 UT. The impact, albeit weak, did provoke geomagnetic activity around the poles. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=10&month=03&year=2011]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 10th, 2011: "The two-year anniversary of the fastest bull market since the 1950s ended on a down note. Stocks dipped as crude oil hovered near $104 a barrel. The Dow fell less than 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 0.1 percent. The technology-focused Nasdaq fell 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Schools failing / U.S.A. - March 10th, 2011: "Too many schools failing U.S. says [03/09/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Tunisian demand is met - March 10th, 2011: "Tunisian demand is met ['dissolved the party of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Demonstrations / Yemen - March 10th, 2011: "Yemenis defy government" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Northern Lights / U.S.A. - March 10th, 2011: "Earth's magnetic field is still [03/11/11] reverberating from a CME strike on March 10th. During the past 24 hours, Northern Lights have descended as far south as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan in the United States. [....]"

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

2011 - Deadliest year in Afghanistan - March 10th, 2011: "[....] The United Nations said 2,777 Afghan civilians were killed in 2010 - a 15 percent increase over the previous year." [Based on: Article (Deadliest year in Afghanistan), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Morocco moves to boost democracy - March 10th, 2011: "Morocco moves to boost democracy, forestall unrest" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Wisconsin bypasses absent democrats - March 10th, 2011: "Wisconsin bypasses absent Democrats [03/09/11] / Senate Republicans pass nonfiscal provisions [18-1] including those that limit collective bargaining rights for public employees." [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Not Guilty Plea / Jared Loughner - March 10th, 2011: "Smiling Loughner pleads not guilty [03/09/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Prime Minister Enda Kenny / Ireland - March 10th, 2011: "Ireland selects premier [Enda Kenny]" [Based on: Article (Deadliest year in Afghanistan), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Iranian rockets seized / Afghanistan - March 10th, 2011: "Iranian rockets [48] seized in Afghanistan" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Clashes between Muslims & Christians / Egypt - March 10th, 2011: "13 dead ['and 140 wounded'] in Egypt ['Clashes between Muslims and Christians' - 03/08/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/10/11]

2011 - Moderate Earthquake / Myanmar-China Border region - March 10th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A moderate earthquake occurred at 04:58:17 (UTC) on Thursday, March 10th, 2011. The magnitude 5.4  event [Location: 24.710°N, 97.994°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ MYANMAR-CHINA BORDER REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001wnu.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

*Trivia: "Earthquake kills 25 in China" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Bali Sea - March 10th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:08:36 (UTC) on Thursday, March 10th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 6.862°S, 116.765°E; Depth 508.1 km (315.7 miles)] was located @ BALI SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001x0l.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 11th, 2011: "Weak economic news from China, the U.S. and Spain combined with a slump in oil companies sent stocks sharply lower Thursday [03/10/11]. The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest one-day drop since August. It fell 228.48 points, or 1.9 percent, to 11,984.61." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - Saudis fire on protestors - March 11th, 2011: "Saudis fire on protestors [03/10/11] before 'day of rage' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - Settlement / AstraZeneca - March 11th, 2011: "Maker of Seroquel to pay $68.5 million ['over allegations that the drug developer promoted its blockbuster psychiatric drug Seroquel for insomnia, Alzheimer's and other unapproved uses.'] / Multistate AstraZeneca settlement is largest of its kind." [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. B6, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - 8,000 protest Indiana proposals - March 11th, 2011: "8,000 protest Indiana proposals [03/10/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - U.S. withdraws diplomat from Japan - March 11th, 2011: "U.S. withdraws diplomat [Kevin Maher] from Japan ['for reportedly belittling Okinawans']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - France recognizes rebel rule in Libya - March 11th, 2011: "France recognizes rebel rule in Libya [03/10/11] / Government forces appear to be retaking oil complex." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - Ex-chief of KV gets month or less in Jail  - March 11th, 2011: "Ex-chief of KV [Marc Hermelin, KV Pharmaceutical Co.] gets month or less in Jail / He can spend year of unsupervised release in Israel, must pay $1 million" [Based on: Title for Article, p. B1, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - Dalai Lama seeking to cede political role - March 11th, 2011: "The Dalai Lama announced Thursday [03/10/11] that he would formally relinquish his political leadership role in the Tibetan exile government, a decision intended to strengthen the democratic structure of the Tibetan movement on the eve of elections to choose a new generation of political leaders. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Dalai Lama seeking to cede political role / Move is seen as effort to strengthen authority of democratic government on the eve of elections.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

2011 - Great Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A great earthquake occurred at 05:46:23 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 9.0 event [Location: 38.322°N, 142.369°E; Depth 32 km (19.9 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xgp.php]-[T.D. - 03/20/11]

*Trivia: "Tsunami hits Japan after quake" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/11/11]

*Trivia: Earthquake / Tsunami death toll as of 03/25/11 = 10,000.

*Trivia: "[....] The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said the operator informed it four days before Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami that waves exceeding 33 feet could hit the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The plant was only designed to withstand a tsunami about half that height." [Based on: Article (Japan accuses plant operator), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 08/25/11]

*Links: http://cerea.enpc.fr/en/fukushima.html

*Trivia: "Expert [Mitsuhiko Tanaka] says [March 2012] quake, not wave, caused meltdown disaster" [Based on: Title (and text) for dpa article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/11/12]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:06:11 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 39.025°N, 142.316°E; Depth 25.1 km (15.6 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xh0.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:07:21 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 36.401°N, 141.862°E; Depth 35.4 km (22.0 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xhx.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:15:40 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 36.186°N, 141.192°E; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xhz.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Major Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 06:25:50 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 7.1 event [Location: 38.106°N, 144.553°E; Depth 19.7 km (12.2 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xig.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:48:47 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 37.993°N, 142.764°E; Depth 22.3 km (13.9 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xjt.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:57:14 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 37.993°N, 142.764°E; Depth 22.3 km (13.9 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xka.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:14:59 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 36.648°N, 141.811°E; Depth 25 km (15.5 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xlz.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:25:33 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 37.916°N, 144.621°E; Depth 15 km (9.3 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xmm.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:28:12 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 36.802°N, 141.911°E; Depth 24 km (14.9 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xnb.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:12:05 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 36.606°N, 141.557°E; Depth 19.8 km (12.3 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xq3.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:15:41 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 37.034°N, 144.612°E; Depth 27.8 km (17.3 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xqx.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:19:24 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 36.200°N, 142.000°E; Depth 19.9 km (12.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xqp.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:31:07 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 37.428°N, 141.200°E; Depth 25 km (15.5 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xsi.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:10:34 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 39.248°N, 142.779°E; Depth 28.9 km (18.0 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001xy1.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:36:39 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 39.276°N, 142.521°E; Depth 11.6 km (7.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001y4u.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:13:14 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 35.997°N, 141.796°E; Depth 18.9 km (11.7 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001yib.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 18:59:15 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 7.037°N, 138.355°E; Depth 1 km (~0.6 mile)] was located @ NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001z2a.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:02:58 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 39.372°N, 142.900°E; Depth 24.8 km (15.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001z2t.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near West Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:46:49 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 40.472°N, 139.070°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001z4n.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 11th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 20:11:22 (UTC) on Friday, March 11th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 39.025°N, 142.645°E; Depth 8.7 km (5.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001z5z.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - COINCIDENCES - March 12th, 2011: "COINCIDENCES: Many readers have asked if this week's terrible earthquake in Japan was connected to the contemporaneous geomagnetic storms of March 10th and 11th. In short, no. There is no known, credible evidence of solar activity triggering earthquakes. Moreover, in the historical record, there are thousands of examples of geomagnetic storms without earthquakes, and similar numbers of earthquakes without geomagnetic storms. The two phenomena are not linked."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/12/11] 

2011 - Sit-In / San'a, Yemen - March 12th, 2011: "100,000 at sit-in ['that President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down.'] in Yemen." [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 12th, 2011: "Stocks rose Friday after oil prices dropped to $101.16 per barrel. A report also showed U.S. retail sales rose more than economists expected. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 0.5 percent to close at 12.044.40. The S&P 500 rose 0.7 percent to 1,304.28." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Reactor Alerts / Japan - March 12th, 2011: "REACTOR ALERTS / Meltdowns feared at 2 plants [Japan]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

*Trivia: "In a belated acknowledgement of the severity of Japan's nuclear disaster, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said Tuesday [05/24/11] that three of the stricken Fukushima plant's reactors likely suffered fuel meltdowns in the early days of the crisis." [Based on: Article (3 meltdowns confirmed), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 05/25/11]

2011 - Anti-Union Bill / Wisconsin - March 12th, 2011: "Fight not over in Wisconsin / Governor signs anti-union bill [03/11/11], but protestors plan more rallies; court battle looms." [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Flooding / U.S. East Coast- March 12th, 2011: "Flooding forces evacuations in East [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Tonga - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:19:07 (UTC) on Saturday day, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 6.727°S, 173.174°W; Depth 10.9 km (6.8 miles)] was located @ TONGA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001ztr.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Saudi monarchy thwarts protests - March 12th, 2011: "Saudi monarchy thwarts protests" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Protestors defy Jordanian leaders - March 12th, 2011: "Protestors ['demanding democratic reforms'] defy Jordanian leaders [for the 10th straight weak?]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Honeywell admits waste violation - March 12th, 2011: "Honeywell International pleaded guilty Friday to knowingly storing hazardous waste without a permit at the nation's sole uranium conversion facility, federal authorities said. [NP] The company was fined $11.8 million for the felony violation and placed on probation for five years. [NP] In April 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency caught Honeywell illegally storing nearly 7,500 drums of radioactive and hazardous waste product at its plant in Metropolis, Ill. The company said in a release that it reported the storage problem in 2006. [NP] The waste was a byproduct of the conversion process, containing uranium compounds and potassium hydroxide. The slurry waste had an acidity similar to drain cleaner. [....]" [Based on: Article (Honeywell admits waste violation), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Iowa House approves restraints on unions - March 12th, 2011: "Iowa House approves restraints on unions [03/11/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:34:10 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 38.748°N, 142.853°E; Depth 24.5 km (15.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001zub.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:46:20 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 37.354°N, 141.998°E; Depth 25.4 km (15.8 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001zv9.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:46:20 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 37.588°N, 142.682°E; Depth 24.8 km (15.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0001zv3.php]-[T.D. - 03/11/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:53:30 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 39.075°N, 142.352°E; Depth 24.9 km (15.5 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00020fv.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:15:41 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 37.261°N, 141.175°E; Depth 37.5 km (23.3 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00020na.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:19:23 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 36.573°N, 142.645°E; Depth 4.3 km (2.7 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00020y7.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:12:46 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 37.662°N, 141.959°E; Depth 14.3 km (8.9 miles)] was located @ NEARTHE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000218h.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 12th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:24:70 (UTC) on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 37.981°N, 141.849°E; Depth 24.8 km (15.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00021aj.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Tsunami waves reach West Coast / North & South America - March 12th, 2011: "Waves from quake [03/11/11 tsunami] reach West Coast" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/12/11]

*Trivia: "Tsunami damage in California estimated at $50 million" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/13/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - March 13th, 2011: "A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole [see link] is likely to brush past Earth's magnetic field on or about March 13th. Credit: SDO/AIA."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/13/11] 

2011 - Nuclear Threat? / Japan - March 13th, 2011: "Nuclear threat ramps up calamity in Japan [03/12/11] / RESIDENTS EVACUATED - About 200,000 near two plants are moved after cooling systems fail. / RADIATION LEAK - Scores near plant are exposed, three workers sickened, agency says. / LAST-DITCH EFFORTS - With electricity out, seawater is injected to stave off meltdown." [Based on: Title for New York Times, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/13/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:26:07 (UTC) on Sunday, March 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 35.742°N, 141.731°E; Depth 24.5 km (15.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00021dt.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:23:37 (UTC) on Sunday, March 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 36.354°N, 142.348°E; Depth 24.9 km (15.5 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00021f5.php]-[T.D. - 03/12/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 13th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:37:31 (UTC) on Sunday, March 13th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 37.348°N, 142.416°E; Depth 24.8 km (15.4 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00021qb.php]-[T.D. - 03/13/11]

2011 - M4-Class Solar Flare - March 14th, 2011: "Formerly quiet sunspot 1169 is suddenly crackling with M-class solar flares. Amateur astronomer Michael Buxton of Ocean Beach, California, was video-recording the region on March 14th at 1952 UT when it erupted: [....] It was not, however, geoeffective. NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft observed a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) emerging from the blast site, but the cloud is expected to sail wide-right of Earth. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/15/11]

2011 - Largest Arms Importer / India - March 14th, 2011: "India named world's largest arms importer ['A Swedish think tank that monitors global arms sales said today ... .'] " [Based on: Title for article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/14/11]

2011 - Gadhafi's forces push rebels back - March 14th, 2011: "Gadhafi's forces push rebels back [03/13/11] / They regain control of important oil town [Brega]; bid for no-fly zone across Libya in limbo." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/14/11]

2011 - Nuclear plant hit by 2nd blast / Japan - March 14th, 2011: "Nuclear plant [Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3] hit by 2nd blast [today] / Explosion occurs amid effort to avert meltdowns in Japan; six workers reported injured. ['The blast follows a similar explosion Saturday that took place at the plant's Unit 1, which injured four workers and caused mass evacuations.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/14/11]

2011 - U.S. official resigns in flap pover leak suspect - March 14th, 2011: "U.S. official [Chief State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley] resigns [03/13/11] in flap pover leak suspect / Spokesman for Clinton assailed conditions in which soldier [Army Pfc. Bradley Manning] is being held." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/14/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 14th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:12:36 (UTC) on Monday, March 14th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 37.774°N, 142.518°E; Depth 14.9 km (9.3 miles) set by location program] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00022er.php]-[T.D. - 03/14/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 15th, 2011: "Mounting concerns over the impact of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan pushed stocks lower Monday [03/14/11]. Nine out of 10 company groups that make up the S&P 500 index fell. The S&P 500 fell 0.6 percent. The Dow fell 0.4 percent. The Nasdaq fell 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Cuba devalues currency - March 15th, 2011: "Cuba's central bank is devaluing the country's two types of peso by about 8 pecent in relation to the dollar and other foreign currencies, hoping the move will spur exports and local production as the government seeks to overhaul a moribund economy." [Based on: Article (Cuba devalues currency), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Saudi troops sent to Bahrain - March 15th, 2011: "Saudi troops are sent to Bahrain [03/14/11] / At least 1,000 arrive to help quell rising political unrest." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Bodies floating ashore / Japan - March 15th, 2011: "Hundreds of bodies ['as many as 2,000'] floating ashore in Japan [03/14/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for New York Times article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - India captures pirates / Arabian Sea - March 15th, 2011: "India captures 61 pirates in Arabian Sea [03/14/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Warplanes Attack / Ajdabiya, Libya - March 15th, 2011: "Gadhafi's warplanes attack town [Ajdabiya - 03/14/11] held by rebels" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Suicide Bomber / Kunduz, Aghanistan - March 15th, 2011: "36 killed by suicide bomber in Afghanistan [03/14/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Third Explosion / Japan's Nuclear Plants - March 15th, 2011: "Third explosion rocks Japan's nuclear plants [today] / Fuel dangerously exposed - Rising heat, damage to steel containment vessel could lead to full meltdown." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/15/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 15th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:49:54 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 37.348°N, 142.406°E; Depth 15.3 km (9.5 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00023e1.php]-[T.D. - 03/15/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern Honshu, Japan - March 15th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:31:46 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 35.300°N, 138.700°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00023fx.php]-[T.D. - 03/15/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 15th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:23:54 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 40.330°N, 143.271°E; Depth 19.4 km (12.1 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00023hu.php]-[T.D. - 03/15/11]

2011 - Palestinians rally - March 16th, 2011: "Thousands of Palestinians thronged major squares in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Tuesday [03/15/11] to deliver an impassioned appeal to their leaders to end the long-running feud that has divided the Palestinian people between two rival governments." [Based on: Article (Palestinians rally), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 16th, 2011: "Stocks fell sharply after a damaged nuclear plant in Japan was reported to be leaking radiation. The Dow fell 138 points, or 1.1 percent, after falling as much as 297 points. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent. The technology-focused Nasdaq composite fell 1.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - Gadhafi's troops rout rebels - March 16th, 2011: "Behind tanks, heavy artillery and airstrikes, forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi routed on Tuesday [03/15/11] a ragtag army of insurgents and would-be revolutionaries who were holding the last defensive lines before the rebel capital of Benghazi. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Gadhafi's troops rout rebels; no-fly zone plan still in limbo), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - GOP panel advances EPA limits - March 16th, 2011: "Moving on a central tenet of the Republican energy platform, a House committee approved a measure to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed program to regulate greenhouse gas emissions." [Based on: Article (GOP panel advances EPA limits), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - Plant-Based Bottle / PepsiCo Inc. - March 16th, 2011: "Pepsi promotes new bottle made totally from plants [03/15/11] / The carbon-friendly container beats rival Coca-Cola's." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - Israel claims weapons were headed to Gaza - March 16th, 2011: "Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday [03/15/11] intercepted and commandeered a cargo vessel ['flying a Liberian flag'] en route from Turkey to Egypt that was loaded with weaponry, Israeli officials said." [Based on: Article (Israel claims weapons were headed to Gaza), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - Workers forced to abandon reactors / Japan - March 16th, 2011: "Workers forced to abandon reactors [today] / Surging radiation levels make it too dangerous to continue efforts at stopping meltdown." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/16/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 16th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:52:05 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 35.795°N, 140.804°E; Depth 25 km (15.5 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00023zp.php]-[T.D. - 03/16/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - March 17th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:47:59 (UTC) on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 17.339°S, 167.743°E; Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00024wv.php]-[T.D. - 03/17/11]

2011 - Solar Wind Trivia - March 17th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 411.5 km/sec / density: 4.5 protons/cm3 / explanation | more data / Updated: Today at 2145 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - T.D. - 03/17/11] 

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 17th, 2011: "Growing fears about a possible nuclear meltdown in Japan shook stocks Wednesday. The European Union's energy chief said Japan's nuclear crisis could get worse. The Dow fell 2 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 1.9 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 1.9 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Food prices soar / U.S.A. - March 17th, 2011: "Food prices soar ['nearly 4 percent in February, the biggest monthly price spike in 37 years.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - U.S. life expectancy / 78+ - March 17th, 2011: "U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." [Based on: Article (Living Longer), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Pedophila ring broken up - March 17th, 2011: "Police announced in the Netherlands on Wednesday [03/16/11] that they have smashed a huge international pedophile ring, rescuing 230 children from abuse and arresting 184 suspects, including teachers and police officers. The three-year investigation uncovered 670 suspects and identified and safeguarded children in more than 30 countries. The ring was centered on an Amsterdam-based online forum called boylover.net, which was described as 'probably the largest online pedophile network in the world.' " [Based on: Article (Pedophila ring broken up), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Fallout could reach U.S. - March 17th, 2011: "Depending on weather conditions, fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors could reach the West Coast within a couple of weeks. But scientists who track other forms of pollution blowing across the pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to any part of the United States. [....]" [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article (Fallout could reach U.S. in a couple of weeks), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Earthquake refugees / Japan - March 17th, 2011: "[....] It is a predicament shared by tens of thousands across northern Japan. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Thousands now call gym floor home / Earthquake refugees have no electricity, no running water, little hope for quick resolution.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Trivia / U.S. poverty rate - March 17th, 2011: "[....] Researchers studied a sample of more than 43,000 households over 36 months and found that of those who were impoverished in 2004, 42 percent were not in poverty in 2006. [NP] Researchers also looked at other data and concluded that although 29 percent of the nation was impoverished for at least two months between 2004 and 2006, only 3 percent of those stayed in poverty for the duration of the study. [....] The national poverty rate has climbed to record highs in recent years. More than 46 million people were in poverty in 2009, up from 39.8 million in 2008, according to data from the U.S. census. [NP] The median household income in 2009 was 49,777." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (U.S. poverty rate climbs, but many are able to recover) by Ari Bloomekatz), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - March 17th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:47:59 (UTC) on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 17.339°S, 167.743°E; Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00024wv.php]-[T.D. - 03/17/11]

2011 - Police storm protestors / Bahrain - March 17th, 2011: "Police in Bahrain storm protestors [0316/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - MESSENGER Probe / Mercury - March 17th, 2011: "NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft successfully achieved orbit around Mercury at approximately 9 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 17. This marks the first time a spacecraft has accomplished this engineering and scientific milestone at our solar system's innermost planet. [....]"

[Based on: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/18mar_orbitmercury/]

2011 - No contest plea in child porn case - March 17th, 2011: "A Kansas City man [James Phillip Edwards] pleaded no contest Wednesday to 21 federal charges accusing him of lacing ice cream and soda with sleeping pills, giving them to young girls and making pornographic videos of them. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (No contest plea in child porn case), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Govt's advising citizens to leave Japan - March 17th, 2011: "More governments advising citizens to leave Tokyo [Australia, Britain and Germany]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - U.S provides drone flights for Mexico - March 17th, 2011: "U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been flying Predator drones into Mexico for two years, helping Mexican authorities spy on suspected drug traffickers, officials in both countries said. [NP] The flights, approved by Mexico but never announced by either country, fly over Mexico on specific occasions, mainly along the border, to gather information at the request of the Mexican government." [Based on: Article (U.S provides drone flights for Mexico), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Helicopters dump seawater on reactors / Japan - March 17th, 2011: "Helicopters dump seawater on reactors [today] / U.S. officials warn that dry pool poses new radiation threat." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Court releases American accused of murdering 2 - March 17th, 2011: "Court releases [03/16/11] American [CIA contractor, Raymond Davis] accused of murdering 2 [Pakistani men] / He gains pardon of victims' families after they were compensated [diyat]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/17/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 17th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 04:13:56 (UTC) on Thursday, March 17th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 40.198°N, 142.204°E; Depth 25.3 km (15.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00024xx.php]-[T.D. - 03/17/11]

2011 - U.S. Flyover / Japan - March 18th, 2011: "Radioactivity not spreading in Japan, U.S. flyover shows / But little headway is made in race to cool dangerous nuclear fuel." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 18th, 2011: "Signs that the U.S. economy is improving helped investors put aside fears over Japan's nuclear crisis Thursday, if only temporarily. The Dow gained 161.29 points, or 1.4 percent, to 11,774.59. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 16.84, or 1.3 percent, to 1,273.72." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - Failed bank's execs sued - March 18th, 2011: "Federal bank regulators have sued [03/17/11] three former top executives of Washington Mutual, the biggest U.S. bank ever to fail, accusing them of negligence in allowing risky mortgage lending and seeking $900 million in damages. [....]" [Based on: Article (Failed bank's execs sued), p. C7, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - Explosion in Minnesota - March 18th, 2011: "A natural gas explosion ignited a huge fire in Minneapolis [03/17/11], sending balls of flames shooting several stories high, forcing residents from their homes and making a tangled mess of traffic at the peak of rush hour. Twin Cities hospitals said they had no reports of injuries." [Based on: Article (Explosion in Minnesota), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - Died / Warren Christopher - March 18th, 2011: "Former Secretary of State [U.S.A.] Warren Christopher [85] dies [03/18/11] " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A24, S.L.P.D., 03/20/11]

2011 - Venezuelan dies of swine flu - March 18th, 2011: "A Venezuelan government official says one person has died of swine flu and six others have been diagnosed with the virus." [Based on: Article (Venezuelan dies of swine flu), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - U.N. OKs military action in Libya - March 18th, 2011: "U.N. OKs military action ['resolution passed with 10 votes'] in Libya [03/17/11] / U.S. role has not been defined, but Clinton rules out ground troops." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - Google Takes on Climate Change Skeptics - "The search giant has brought together a team of 21 climate researchers to improve the way the science of global warming is communicated using new media. [....]" [Based on: Article: (Google Takes on Climate Change Skeptics with New Technology Effort) by Maria Gallucci at SolveClimate / Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:00am EDT - see link]

*Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/18/idUS181024956320110318?pageNumber=1

2011 - Bahrain arrests activist leaders in crackdown - March 18th, 2011: "Bahrain arrests activist leaders ['at least half a dozen'] in crackdown [03/17/11]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - Pakistan condemns CIA drone attack that killed civilians - March 18th, 2011: "Just one day after a CIA contractor was absolved by a Pakistani court of a double murder charge, Pakistan and U.S. relations were plunged into a new crisis Thursday [03/17/11] over a CIA-directed drone missile strike that Pakistan said killed at least 36 civilians. [....] There was no comment from the U.S. which does not publicly acknowledge the drone program. [....] Thursday's missile attack was carried out in North Waziristan, the region on the border with Afghanistan that is the focus of the drone campaign and the base of a menacing collection of militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Haqqani network, a ferocious ally of the Afghan Taliban. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Pakistan condemns CIA drone attack that killed civilians), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/18/11]

2011 - "Perigee Moon" - March 19th, 2011: "On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super 'perigee moon' -the biggest in almost 20 years. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/17/11]

2011 - ICONIC BLAST - March 19th, 2011: "A monstrous filament of magnetism and hot plasma blasted off the sun's southwestern limb today, March 19th, at around 1200 UT. Many amateur astronomers in Europe witnessed the blast and said it was the biggest one they'd ever seen. The blast was not Earth-directed. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/19/11]

2011 - U.S. disavows torture - March 19th, 2011: "The United States disavowed torture and pledged to treat terror suspects humanely but set aside calls to drop the death penalty, as the United Nations carried out its first review of Washington's human rights record. The U.S. joined the 47-nation Human Rights Council in 2009; in doing so, the country submitted itself to more international scrutiny." [Based on: Article (U.S. disavows torture), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 19th, 2011: "Stocks ended a rough week with slight gains Friday after Libyan government forces declared a cease-fire and the world's seven largest nations announced a plan to bring the Japanese yen down from historic highs. The Dow rose 83.93, or 0.7 percent, to 11,858.52." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - Aristade returns to Haiti - March 19th, 2011: "Aristade returns to Haiti [03/18/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - Bahrain razes protest symbol - March 19th, 2011: "Bahrain razes protest symbol [03/18/11] / Pearl Monument is destroyed as government increases crackdown on protests." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - 35 protestors killed in Yemen - March 19th, 2011: "35 protestors killed in Yemen [03/18/11] / Shootings, in which hundreds were wounded, occurred near San'a University." [Based on: Title for Wire Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - Power cable linked to plant / Japan - March 19th, 2011: "Power cable linked to plant [today] / Hope - Officials try to jump-start cooling of stricken reactors. / Fear - If pumps are ruined, restoring electricity won't work." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - Anti-union law blocked for now / Wisconsin - March 19th, 2011: "Anti-union law blocked for now / Wisconsin judge temporarily bars statute to limit collective bargaining [03/18/11]." [Based on: Title for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - West Coast receives first traces of radiation / U.S.A. - March 19th, 2011: "[....] The readings, picked up by highly sensitive detectors set up to monitor clandestine nuclear blasts, were the first solid evidence of the leading edge of a long radioactive plume that has drifted slowly across the Pacific. [....]" [Based on: Article (West Coast receives first traces of radiation), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/19/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 19th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:56:51 (UTC) on Saturday, March 19th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 36.810°N, 140.375°E; Depth 24.9 km (15.5 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00026q2.php]-[T.D. - 03/19/11]

2011 - No-Fly Zone / Libya - March 20th, 2011: "U.S. FIRES ON LIBYA [03/19/11] / Allied mission to enforce no-fly zone after news of Gadhafi's attack on rebel city. / JOINT ATTACK - French send planes; U.S., British missiles target communication centers, radar sites. / 'AWARE OF RISKS' - Obama reiterates promise that no U.S. ground forces will be used in mission." [Based on: Title & Subtitles for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/20/11]

2011 - Violence flares in Israel - March 20th, 2011: "Palestinian militants in Gaza fired more than 50 mortar shells into Israel on Saturday [03/19/11], Israeli officials said, raising the prospect of a new flare-up. [NP] An Israeli spokesman said Gaza militants fired shells at Israeli border communities. Two Israeli civilians were wounded. A Hamas official was killed and four civilians were wounded when Israel hit back with tank fire and air strikes." [Based on: Article (Violence flares in Israel), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/20/11]

2011 - Egyptians head to the polls - March 20th, 2011: "Egyptians head to the polls ['voted freely today for the first time in more than half a century']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/20/11]

2011 - Spinach, milk tained / Japan - March 20th, 2011: "Spinach, milk are tainted ['as far as 70 miles from the crippled nuclear power plant' - Japan]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/20/11]

2011 - Storage pool stabilized / Japan - March 20th, 2011: "Storage pool [Reactor # 3 - Japan] stabilized [03/19/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/20/11]

2011 - Spring Equinox / Northern Hemisphere - March 20th, 2011: Equinox begins - northern hemisphere.

2011 - Sun in Aries - March 21st, 2011: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Aries." [Based on: http://www.biopscinst.com/bpi/ephm/E201103.html]

2011 - Wikileaks protestors arrested - March 21st, 2011: "Wikileaks protestors arrested [Marine Corps base Quantico in Virginia']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/21/11]

2011 - UNREST ACROSS ARAB WORLD - March 21st, 2011: "MOROCCO - New protests sweep cities / EGYPT - Constitutional changes pass in referendum / YEMEN - President Saleh abandoned by own tribe [03/20/11] / SYRIA - Police fire on protestors, killing one [03/20/11] / BAHRAIN - Opposition seeks U.N., U.S. help [03/20/11]" [Based on: Article (UNREST ACROSS ARAB WORLD), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 03/21/11]

2011 - Congress weighs rules on online privacy - March 21st, 2011: "[....] Christopher Calabrese, legislative councel to the American Civil Liberties Union, told a Senate panel that these practices invaded a person's privacy. [NP] 'If this collection of data is allowed to continue unchecked, then capitalism will build what the government never could - a complete surveillance state online,' he said. [....]" [Based on: Hearst Newspapers article (Congress weighs rules on online privacy / Device would allow users to block efforts by companies to track Internet use.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/21/11]

2011 - Chemical plant explosions / Louisville, Ky. - March 21st, 2011: "2 killed in chemical explosions [Louisville, Ky. - 03/21/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Fed releasing data - March 22nd, 2011: "The Federal Reserve will publish new details about its emergency lending to banks during the 2008 financial crisis after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an industry appeal for secrecy. The Fed said it would be breaking a policy of confidentiality that dated to its founding in 1913." [Based on: Article (Fed releasing data), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 22nd, 2011: "Stocks started the week higher [03/21/11] on a major telecommunications deal and signs that Japan's nuclear crisis was stabilizing. AT&T said it would buy rival T-Mobile for $39 billion. The Dow rose 1.5 percent. The S&P 500 rose 1.5 percent. The Nasdaq rose 1.8 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - Protests continue / Syria - March 22nd, 2011: "Despite crackdown, Syrians march again [03/21/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - FIRST AURORAS OF SPRING - March 22nd, 2011: "Northern spring has begun. We know because the skies over Canada have turned green [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/22/11]

*Trivia: Solar wind speed: 395.4 km/sec / density: 4.5 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2323 UT"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/22/11]

2011 - Military Defections / Yemen - March 22nd, 2011: "Military defections in Yemen [03/21/11] / Some say president Ali Abdullah Saleh may leave for Saudi Arabia." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

*Links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg2pDtkH1zE&feature=player_embedded

2011 - Explicit Photos / Der Spiegel - March 22nd, 2011: "[....] Three photographs, published in the German magazine Der Spiegel, show members of the self-designated 'Kill Team' comprising U.S. Army soldiers who are accused of making a sport of killing innocent Afghans as they show off one of their victims in a kind of trophy photo. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Photos seen as threat to relations), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - SEC Settlement / LaBarge Inc. - March 22nd, 2011: "[....] LaBarge did not admit or deny any wrongdoing, but the company agreed to a cease and desist order from future violations of securities laws. [....]" [Based on: Article (LaBarge to pay $200,000 penalty), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - Smoke rising at reactors in Japan - March 22nd, 2011: "[....] It was unclear early today what had produced the smoke [03/21/11], which came from the structures housing Reactors No. 2 and 3. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Smoke rising at reactors in Japan stalls repair efforts / Crews are evacuated, but scientists don't suspect major setback.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - Protests continue / West Bank & Gaza - March 22nd, 2011: "Inspired by the 'Arab Spring' revolutions across the Arab world, Palestinians protested for a seventh straight day Monday [03/21/11] in both the West Bank and Gaza in an effort to force their divided leaders into reconciling with one another. Despite a violent crackdown on protests in Gaza, students gathered at several universities, and foreign news organizations filmed the protests. Over the weekend, Hamas supporters attacked the Gaza offices of several news organizations." [Based on: Article (Protests demand reconciliation), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - Loughner ordered to Missouri for tests  - March 22nd, 2011: "Loughner ordered [03/21/11] to Missouri for tests ['to undergo a mental evaluation at a facility in Springfield, Mo.']" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:18:47 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 37.249°N, 143.956°E; Depth 26.5 km (16.5 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00028pe.php]-[T.D. - 03/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:19:05 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 37.334°N, 141.861°E; Depth 27 km (16.8 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00028qt.php]-[T.D. - 03/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:44:29 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 39.863°N, 143.436°E; Depth 15.5 km (9.6 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00028qz.php]-[T.D. - 03/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge - March 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:31:28 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 33.085°S, 15.979°W; Depth 11.9 km (7.4 miles) (poorly constrained)] was located @ SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00028tu.php]-[T.D. - 03/22/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 22nd, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:03:46 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 35.786°N, 141.572°E; Depth 16.4 km (10.2 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00028vy.php]-[T.D. - 03/22/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - March 23rd, 2011: "Earth is entering a stream of solar wind blowing ~500 km/s, and the encounter is stirring up geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/23/11]

2011 - X-51 WaveRider - March 23rd, 2011: "Boeing missile [X-51 WaveRider] to be tested" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_X-51

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 23rd, 2011: "Stocks fell Tuesday [03/22/11], ending a three-day rally that lifted the Dow above 12,000 for the first time since the earthquake in Japan dipped 17.90 points to close at 12,018.63. The S&P 500 index fell 4.61, or 0.4 percent, to 1,293.77." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Israel shells Gaza Strip - March 23rd, 2011: "Israel launched attacks against Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip, killing eight people, including three children who were mistakenly hit with tank shells as they played soccer near their home, officials said. Israeli officials said the strikes were in response to last weekend's barrage of more than 50 mortar shells fired by Gaza militants into southern Israel, injuring two." [Based on: Title for Article (Israel sh ells Gaza Strip), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Died / Elizabeth Taylor - March 23rd, 2011: Reportedly died this date in history, American actress Elizabeth Taylor. She was 79.

2011 - Died / Jose Arguelles - March 23rd, 2011: "Valum Votan/José Arguelles, President of the Foundation for the Law of Time, ascended on Kin 89, Red Spectral Moon (March 23) in a state of complete peace. [....]" [Based on: http://www.lawoftime.org/] - [T.D. - 03/25/11]

2011 - Sentenced / Moshe Katsav - March 23rd, 2011: "Ex-Israeli president [Moshe Katsav] gets seven years for rape [03/22/11]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Coal mining opened up / Wyoming - March 23rd, 2011: "Interior Secretary Ken Salazar [U.S.A.] is making a vast amount of coal available for mining in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, saying the substance will remain an important source of the nation's energy supply. The coal leases Salazar announced Tuesday in Cheyenne amount to 750 million tons and will take several years to mine." [Based on: Article (Coal mining opened up), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Judge rejects Google, publishers' deal - March 23rd, 2011: "[....] The company's plan to digitize every book ever published and make them widely available was derailed on Tuesday [03/22/11] when a federal judge in New York rejected a sweeping $125 million legal settlement the company had worked out with groups representing authors and publishers. [....] Judge Chin [Denny Chin] acknowledged that 'the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many' but said that the proposed agreement was 'not fair, adequate and reasonable.' He left open the possibility that a substantially revised agreement could pass legal muster. [....] Google has already scanned about 15 million books." [Based on: New York Times article (Judge rejects Google, publishers' deal), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Spewing Steam /  No. 2 Reactor, Fukushima Daiichi Power Station - March 23rd, 2011: "The storage pool at Fukushima Daiichi Power Station's No. 2 Reactor, which holds spent nuclear fuel rods, was spewing steam late Tuesday [03/22/11], forcing workers to divert their attention to dousing the reactor building with water. [....]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article (New threat at nuclear plant / Workers' efforts to restore power diverted by overheated spent fuel pool.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/23/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 24th, 2011: "Stocks edged higher Wednesday after a report showed stronger demand for gas. The energy department said the gas consumption is growing despite sharp price increases. The Dow rose 0.6 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.5 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Deadly Protests / Syria - March 24th, 2011: "Syrian security forces kill 15 amid protests, witnesses say [003/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Sentenced / U.S. Soldier  - March 24th, 2011: "U.S. soldier [Spc. Jeremy Morlock] gets 24 years [03/23/11] for killing 3 unarmed Afghans" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Bomb Threat / Eiffel Tower - March 24th, 2011: "Eiffel Tower is evacuated [03/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Showdown Looming? / Yemen - March 24th, 2011: "Showdown appears to be looming in Yemeni capital / Troops, protestors gird for confrontation Friday [03/25/11] at presidential palace." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Gadhafi troops targeted / Libya  - March 24th, 2011: "Libyan troops loyal to Gadhafi are targeted by allied forces [03/23/11] / Six NATO warships begin patrolling off coast to enforce a U.N. arms embargo." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - New House Construction / U.S.A. - March 24th, 2011: "[....] Sales are just half the pace of 1963 - even though there are 120 million more people in the United States now. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (New house construction basically at standstill / Since the government began compiling data nearly a half-century ago, this is likely to be the worst year.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - More Problems / Nuclear Plant, Japan - March 24th, 2011: "More problems at nuclear plant ['the cooling system for the No. 5 reactor stopped working' - 03/03/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Resignation / Prime Minister, Portugal  - March 24th, 2011: "Premier of troubled Portugal [Jose Socrates] resigns [03/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Radioactive Iodine / Tap Water, Japan - March 24th, 2011: "Tokyo residents told not to give tap water to infants due to levels of radioactive iodine [03/23/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Report: Debris hindered blowout preventer in spill - March 24th, 2011: "The blowout preventer  ... couldn't stop the gush of deep sea oil into the Gulf of Mexico because a damaged piece of drill pipe got in the way, according to a federal report released Wednesday [03/23/11]. [....] By the time the wellhead was capped in July, it had released more than 200 million gallons of crude into the gulf. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Report: Debris hindered blowout preventer in spill), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Blast in Jerusalem could prompt military response  - March 24th, 2011: "One woman was killed and more than 25 people were injured when a bomb exploded at a bus stop in west Jerusalem on Wednesday afternoon, shaking Israelis already unsettled by stepped-up Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza. [....] The al-Quds Brigade, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, claimed responsibility and vowed to continue targeting cities deep inside the country. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Blast in Jerusalem could prompt military response / One woman was killed and more than 25 people were injured in explosion at bus stop.) by Sheera Frenkel, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/24/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 24th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:21:01 (UTC) on Thursday, March 24th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 39.120°N, 142.155°E; Depth 36.8 km (22.9 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002ab5.php]-[T.D. - 03/25/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Myanmar - March 24th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:55:12 (UTC) on Thursday, March 24th, 2011. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 20.705°N, 99.949°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)] was located @ MYANMAR."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002aes.php]-[T.D. - 03/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 25th, 2011: "Stronger corporate earnings and signs of an improving job market lifted stocks Thursday. Software company Red Hat, chip maker Micron Technology and Chef Boyardee maker ConAgra Foods all reported profits that beat expectations. The Dow rose 85 points, or 0.7 percent, to 12,170.56." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B9, S.L.P.D., 03/25/11]

2011 - Israel hit with rockets again - March 25th, 2011: "Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a new wave of rockets that landed deep inside Israel, defying Israeli retaliatory attacks and threats." [Based on: Article (Israel hit with rockets again), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/25/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 25th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:36:24 (UTC) on Friday, March 25th, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 38.763°N, 141.942°E; Depth 39.2 km (24.4 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002bc9.php]-[T.D. - 03/25/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 26th, 2011: "Stocks closed higher, capping the best week for the Dow Jones industrial average since July. The U.S. economy grew at a 3.1 percent rate in the last quarter, better than expected. The Dow rose 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/26/11]

2011 - FDA Approval / Yervoy- March 26th, 2011: "FDA OKs drug to fight skin cancer [03/25/11] / Yervoy utilizes body's immune system to take on tumors." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS A.P. article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 03/26/11]

2011 - Risks widening in Japan - March 26th, 2011: "Risks widening in Japan / More damage found at plant; evacuation radius expanded [03/25/11]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/26/11]

2011 - Consumer Spending / U.S.A.  - March 26th, 2011: "[....] The economy [U.S.A.], as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the October-December quarter, the Commerce Department reported Friday. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 03/26/11]

2011 - Syrian forces fire on protestors - March 26th, 2011: "Syrian forces fire on protestors [03/25/11] / In large protest in capital, demonstrators try to topple statues of ex-president." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS A.P. article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/26/11]

2011 -  Sex Abuse Settlement / N.W. U.S.A. - March 26th, 2011: "In one of the largest settlements in the Roman Catholic Church's sweeping sex abuse scandal, an order of priests agreed to pay $166.1 million to 450 American Indians and Alaska Natives who were abused at the order's schools around the Pacific Northwest." [Based on: Article ($166.1 million settlement), p. A25, S.L.P.D., 03/26/11]

2011 - SUNSPOT PROFUSION - March 27th, 2011: "Sunspots are popping up in many locations across the sun's surface, causing the sunspot number to surge above 100. Leading the way is behemoth active region 1176 [. ...] [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/27/11]

2011 - Nuclear Waste / U.S.A. - March 27th, 2011: "[....] There's currently about 65,000 tons of nuclear waste spread across the U.S. Under federal law, the waste was supposed to go to a repository at Yucca Mountain, about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. President George W. Bush approved the plan in 2002. But President Barack Obama has taken steps to kill the plan. [....]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article (Nuclear waste problem in U.S. gets new scrutiny), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Libyan rebels retake key city - March 27th, 2011: "Libyan rebels retake key city [Ajdabiya] / International airstrikes help turn tide against Gadhafi loyalists at crossroads." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Islam gains grip on 'new' Egypt - March 27th, 2011: "Islam gains grip on 'new' Egypt / Muslim Brotherhood partners with military government, stirring fear that key changes will be blocked." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Protest March / London, England - March 27th, 2011: "250,000 march in London over budget cuts [03/26/11]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Distraught Woman / Tripoli, Libya - March 27th, 2011: "Libyan woman, who claims rape by soldiers, is dragged away from foreign journalists [03/26/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Winter Wonderland / St. Louis, Mo. - March 27th, 2011: "A winter wonderland springs up [03/26/11] / New blooms give way to plumes of snow, and more is due to powder the area [St. Louis, Mo.] Sunday and Tuesday." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - "Friendly Fire"? / Naw Zad, Afghanistan - March 27th, 2011: "7 Afghan civilians reportedly killed by NATO [03/25/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Violence in Syria, Jordan alarms U.S. officials - March 27th, 2011: "Violence in Syria, Jordan alarms U.S. officials / Analysis - Concerns arise that unrest may pose obstacle to Mideast peace and pose new challenges for Israel." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 03/27/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 27th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:23:58 (UTC) on Sunday, March 27th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 38.402°N, 142.102°E; Depth 17.1 km (10.6 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002cqa.php]-[T.D. - 03/27/11]

2011 - Magnetic Filament - March 28th, 2011: "A magnetic filament on the sun's northeastern limb erupted on March 28th, hurling part of itself into space: SDO image. The debris is expected to miss Earth."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/29/11]

*Trivia: "Sometimes auroras just happen. Last night [03/28/11] in Norway, a spectacular band of Northern Lights arced across the sky unprovoked by any obvious gusts of solar wind."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/29/11]

2011 - Solar Wind - March 29th, 2011: "Solar wind speed: 374.1 km/sec / density: 40.3 protons/cm3 ... Updated: Today at 2136 UT" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 03/29/11]

2011 -  Boeing shutdown - March 29th, 2011: "Boeing's Auburn, Wash., fabrication plant, hit by a continuing power outage since early Saturday morning [03/26/11], will remain closed at least until early this morning. [....]" [Based on: Article (Boeing shutdown), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 29th, 2011: "Stocks closed with slight losses Monday after falling in the last half-hour of trading. Major indexes were up for most of the day after several economic reports suggested that the recovery is continuing. The Dow fell 22.71 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,197.88." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Diabetes Drug / Actos - March 29th, 2011: "Study: Diabetes drug [Actos] is effective" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Blast in Yemen kills 78 - March 29th, 2011: "Blast ['at a factory making explosives and weapons ... after the plant was briefly taken over by Islamic militants and then looted by residents of the area'] in Yemen kills 78" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Turmoil in the Mideast - March 29th, 2011: "Syrian forces fire in air amid protests [03/28/11]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Presidential Address / U.S.A.  - March 29th, 2011: "OBAMA'S ADDRESS ON LIBYA [03/28/11] / 'Gadhafi's deadly advance' is halted / MASSACRE FEARED - President says rout of rebels would have 'stained conscience of world.' / MISSION'S LIMITS - He rules out any effort to forcibly remove Gadhafi as a step too far." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Reactor water may reach sea / Japan - March 29th, 2011: "Reactor water may reach sea / High contamination level cited in overflow tunnel [03/28/11]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 -  42 disease clusters suspected / U.S.A.  - March 29th, 2011: "An environmental group will tell a Senate panel today that it has identified 42 suspected clusters of cancer, birth defects and other illnesses in 13 states [U.S.A.]. [NP] The National Resources Defense Council, working with the National Disease Clusters Alliance, wants to step up the federal response to investigating suspected clusters. The 42 clusters - either confirmed or under active investigation - are in Missouri, Texas, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Delaware, Louisiana, Montana, Tennessee and Arkansas. [NP] The site in Missouri is in Herculaneum. The report says that in 2007, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services identified a cluster of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) around a lead smelter. [....]" [Based on: Staff & Wire reports article (42 disease clusters suspected / One is at smelter in Herculaneum, environmental group says.), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 03/29/11]

2011 - Jordan battles to regain "priceless" Christian relics - "[....] A group of 70 or so 'books', each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings, was apparently discovered in a remote arid valley in northern Jordan somewhere between 2005 and 2007. [NP] A flash flood had exposed two niches inside the cave, one of them marked with a menorah or candlestick, the ancient Jewish religious symbol. [NP] A Jordanian Bedouin opened these plugs, and what he found inside might constitute extremely rare relics of early Christianity. [NP] That is certainly the view of the Jordanian government, which claims they were smuggled into Israel by another Bedouin. [NP] The Israeli Bedouin who currently holds the books has denied smuggling them out of Jordan, and claims they have been in his family for 100 years. [NP] Jordan says it will 'exert all efforts at every level' to get the relics repatriated. [....]" [Based on: BBC article (Jordan battles to regain 'priceless' Christian relics) by Robert Pigott, 03/29/11] 

*Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12888421

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 29th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:54:33 (UTC) on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 37.417°N, 142.269°E; Depth 13.8 km (8.6 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002dr3.php]-[T.D. - 03/29/11]

2011 - Losing our way - "Losing our way / Economic hierarchy • Income inequality in America is a world-class recipe for social unrest." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, by BOB HERBERT, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/bob-herbert/article_3d71e9f0-8b0d-562b-8858-cf40d5c500f6.html

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 30th, 2011: "Stocks rose Tuesday after consumer confidence fell less than some analysts had feared. The Dow rose 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq rose 1 percent. The Conference Board said its confidence index fell to 63.4 from 72 in February, in part because of rising gas prices." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Auto parts running short - March 30th, 2011: "Auto parts ['from Japan'] running short" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Rebels Retreat / Libya - March 30th, 2011: "Rebels retreat [Bin Jawwad, Brega and Ras Lanouf, Libya]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Corporate Profits / U.S.A.  - March 30th, 2011: "[....] Corporate profits grew 36.8 percent in 2010, the biggest gain since 1950, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. [....]" [Based on: Article (Corporations showing big profits), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Hostage Siege / Tikrit, Iraq - March 30th, 2011: "56 die in hostage siege in Iraq [Tikrit - 03/29/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Infection Outbreak / Alamama - March 30th, 2011: "9 dead after infection outbreak in Alabama [Serratia marcescens bacteria via contaminated I.V. nutritional supplement?] " [Based on: Title for Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Taliban in Afghanistan overrun remote district - March 30th, 2011: "Taliban in Afghanistan overrun remote district ['in northeastern Afghanistan' - 03/29/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Prices rise; consumer confidence plummets / U.S.A.  - March 30th, 2011: "[....] The index fell more than expected to 63.4 from a revised 72.0 in February. Economists expected 65.4, according to FactSet. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Prices rise; consumer confidence plummets), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Israel considers annexing West Bank settlements - March 30th, 2011: "Israel is considering annexing major West Bank settlement blocs if the Palestinians unilaterally seek world recognition of a state, an Israeli official said Tuesday - moves that would deal a grave blow to prospects for negotiating a peace deal between the two sides. [....]" [Based on: Article (Israel considers annexing West Bank settlements), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Islamic fundamentalists clash with villagers / Egypt - March 30th, 2011: "[....] Hosni Mubarak, when he was Egypt's president, tolerated the Salafis to counterweight his top foe, the Muslim Brotherhood group, but the fundamentalist movement has been increasingly assertive." [Based on: Article (EGYPT: One is killed as Islamic fundamentalists clash with villagers), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Off The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 30th, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 05:29:55 (UTC) on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 36.135°N, 142.433°E; Depth 30.3 km (18.8 miles)] was located @ OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002emx.php]-[T.D. - 03/31/11]

2011 - Skirmish - U.S. Aircraft / Destroyer & Libyan Coast Guard vessels - March 30th, 2011: "U.S. ships in skirmish ['The U.S. Navy reported Tuesday ... Libyan port of Misrata.']" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 03/30/11]

2011 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - March 31st, 2011: "Telecommunications companies led a broad stock rally Wednesday following a report that private companies are continuing to add workers. All 10 industry groups of the Standard & Poor's 500 index rose. The Dow gained 71.60 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,350.61." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - City falls in Ivory Coast - March 31st, 2011: "City [Yamoussoukro] falls in Ivory Coast [03/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A28, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - "Anti-Union" Bill / Ohio - March 31st, 2011: "Ohio Legislature passes bill ['17-16 ... The House earlier cleared the measure on a 53-44 vote.'] limiting union rights [03/30/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Protests continue in Yemen - March 31st, 2011: "Protests continue in Yemen [03/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Gadhafi forces regain towns - March 31st, 2011: "Gadhafi forces regain towns [Ras Lanouf - 03/30/01]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Google settles privacy case - March 31st, 2011: "Google settles privacy case [03/30/11] / Agreement with FTC includes new policy, 20 years of independent audits." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - CIA operatives at work in Libya - March 31st, 2011: "The CIA has inserted clandestine operatives into Libya to gather intelligence for military airstrikes and make contacts with rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi's forces, according to U.S. officials. [....] Reuters News Service reported Wednesday [03/30/11] that several weeks ago Obama signed a secret finding authorizing the CIA to provide arms and other support to Libyan rebels. But weapons have not yet been shipped into Libya ... . [....] In addition, dozens of British special forces and M16 intelligence officers are working inside Libya. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (CIA operatives at work in Libya / U.S. officials say operatives are in contact with rebels battling Moammar Gadhafi's forces.), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Fiji Region - March 31st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 00:11:59 (UTC) on Thursday, March 31st, 2011. The magnitude 6.4 event [Location: 16.566°S, 177.493°W; Depth 23.7 km (14.7 miles)] was located @ FIJI REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002fen.php]-[T.D. - 03/31/11]

2011 - Daiichi waste found in Washington - March 31st, 2011: "Tests of milk samples taken in Spokane, Wash., indicate the presence of radioactive iodine from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, but at levels far below those at which action would have to be taken, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday." [Based on: Article (Daiichi waste found in Washington), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Resignation? / Foreign Minister, Libya - March 31st, 2011: "Minister [Libya] resigning ['apparent defection of Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa' - 03/30/11]" [Based on: Title (and text) for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Bahrain Shiites want Saudi military out - March 31st, 2011: "Bahrain Shiites want Saudi military out [03/30/11]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Radiation Levels / Seawater, Japan - March 31st, 2011: "Seawater [Japan] showing high radiation levels ['higher levels of radioactive iodine than in recent days']" [Based on: Title (and text) for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - U.S. sought medical options for detainees - March 31st, 2011: "[....] The U.S. offered to transport, guard and pay for medical procedures for any captive the Pentagon couldn't treat at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba, according to the cable ['a recently released State Department cable'], which was made public by the WikiLeaks website. One by one, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico declined. [NP] The secret effort is spelled out in a Sept. 17, 2007, cable from Thomas Shannon, who was then assistant secretary of state to the U.S. embassies in those four countries. Shannon is now the U.S. ambassador in Brazil. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (U.S. sought medical options for detainees), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 03/31/11]

2011 - Strong Earthquake / Near The East Coast of Honshu, Japan - March 31st, 2011: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:15:30 (UTC) on Thursday, March 31st, 2011. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 38.954°N, 142.017°E; Depth 39.6 km (24.6 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002fj4.php]-[T.D. - 03/31/11]

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