Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

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

  April 2010

2010 - Astronomic Configuration - April 1st, 2010: "Sun [11 Aries], Moon [10 Scorpio], Mercury [27 Aries], Venus [0 Taurus], Mars [2 Leo], Jupiter [17 Pisces], Saturn [0 Libra R.], Uranus [27 Pisces], Neptune [27 Aquarius], Pluto [5 Capricorn], Chiron [29 Aquarius]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201004.html]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 1st, 2010: "Stocks ended a first-quarter that many investors and analysts would describe as healthy. The Dow fell 51 points, or 0.5 percent, to 10,856.63 Wednesday [03/31/10] but still posted its best first quarter since 1999. The S&P 500 index fell 3.84, or 0.3 percent, to 1,169.43." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Subway Bombings / Russia - April 1st, 2010: "Chechen militant [Doku Umarov] claims [03/31/10] Russian subway bombings [03/29/10 & 03/31/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - $10 Billion in Pledges / Haiti - April 1st, 2010: "Haiti gets nearly $10 billion in pledges [03/31/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Military Operation / Pakistan - April 1st, 2010: "Pakistan launches offensive ['to clear insurgents from North Waziristan ... and hopes to wind up offensive actions in all its tribal areas by June']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - April 1st, 2010: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Apr 2010 at 11:13:44 PM GMT is: $12,777,449,080,532.79. The estimated population of the United States is 308,116,691 so each citizen's share of this debt is $41,469.51. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.12 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 04/01/10]

2010 - Pfizer discloses pay to doctors - April 1st, 2010: "Pfizer discloses pay to doctors [03/31/10] / Release is part of pact to settle inquiry into illegal promotion of drugs." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Record Rainfall / U.S. East Coast - April 1st, 2010: "Flooding caused by record-setting rainfall over the Northeast on Wednesday [03/31/10] washed out bridges in Connecticut and Massachusetts, disrupted travel across the region as some rivers reached their highest levels ever and prompted Rhode island officials to temporarily close state government offices. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Flooding swamps the Northeast), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Serbian Apology / Bosnian Massacre - April 1st, 2010: "Serbia apologizes for massacre of Bosnians ['for the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Ordered Restart / Evergladers Restoration Project - April 1st, 2010: "Judge [U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno] orders Everglades restoration project ['which was halted in 2008']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Peabody Bid Rejected / Macarthur Coal Ltd., Australia - April 1st, 2010: "Australian mining outfit [Macarthur Coal Ltd.] rejects bid by peabody / Hostile $3 billion cash takeover offer from St. Louis-based company [Peabody Energy Corp.] follows earlier proposal that was also turned down." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Bankruptcy Protection / Electrical Components International Inc. - April 1st, 2010: "Electrical Components files for bankruptcy protection" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Wiretaps are ruled illegal / U.S. judge rejects efforts to keep program under wraps. - April 1st, 2010: "A federal judge ruled Wednesday [03/31/10] that the National Security Agency's surveillance without warrants was illegal, rejecting efforts by President Barack Obama's administration to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the most disputed counterterrorism policies of former President George W. Bush. [....] The ruling delivered a blow to the Bush administration's claims that its surveillance program, which Bush secretly authorized shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was lawful. Under the program, the National Security Agency monitored Americans' international e-mail messages and phone calls without court approval, even though the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, required warrants. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Wiretaps are ruled illegal / U.S. judge rejects efforts to keep program under wraps.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/01/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - April 2nd, 2010: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing geomagnetic disturbances at high latitudes. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [04/02/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 2nd, 2010: "Stronger reports on jobs and manufacturing boosted stocks ahead of the government's employment report for March. The Dow Jones industrials rose 70 points to a 2010 high of 10,927.07 on the final day [04/01/10] of a shortened week. The stock market will be closed Friday." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 04/02/10]

2010 - Mayor Slain / East St. Louis, Mo. - April 2nd, 2010: "Metro East mayor [John Thorton] slain [04/01/10] / Washington Park's leader is shot in his city in apparent robbery; two 'persons of interest' are taken into custody. State Police report." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/02/10]

2010 - Passenger Screening System / Flights to U.S.A. - April 2nd, 2010: "U.S. to step up screening of passengers ['will announce today a new screening system for flights to the United States']" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/02/10]

2010 - Oil Spill / Australia - April 3rd, 2010: "An oil spill along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia is 10 times worse than originally thought, state authorities said. [NP] A Hong Kong-registered ship damaged by a tropical storm on Wednesday leaked 230 tonnes of oil, not 20-30 tonnes as initially reported, officials said. [NP] They warned that the toxic sludge is carcinogenic and threatening wildlife. [NP] Dozens of beaches along a 60km stretch (37 mile) on the Sunshine Coast have been declared disaster zones. [....]"

[Based on BBC News article (Australia spill '10 times worse') Page last updated at 14:56 GMT, Saturday, 14 March 2009] *Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7943392.stm

2010 - Landslides / Northeastern Peru - April 3rd, 2010: "Dozens killed ['killing at least 28 people and leaving 25 others missing'] in Peruvian landslides 'regional officials said Friday.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/03/10]

2010 - Militant Attacks / Iraq - April 4th, 2010: "Gunmen kill 24 ['raided a Sunni village'] in Iraq [04/02/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/04/10]

2010 - Friendly Fire? / Afghanistan - April 4th, 2010: "German troops kill six Afghan soldiers accidentally ['officials said Saturday.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/04/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Baja California, Mexico - April 4th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 22:40:40 (UTC) on Sunday, April 4th, 2010. The magnitude 7.2 event [Location: 32.128°N, 115.303°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) (poorly constrained)] was located @ BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/ci14607652.php]-[T.D. - 04/04/10]

2010 - Planned Launch / Robotic Space Vehicle, U.S.A. - April 4th, 2010: "Air Force [U.S.A.] to launch [launched 04/22/10] robotic space vehicle [X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/04/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - April 5th, 2010: "A sharp gust of solar wind hit Earth's magnetosphere today, April 5th, at approximately 0800 UT. The impact sparked a strong geomagnetic storm (Kindex=7). High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/05/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1060 - April 5th, 2010: "New sunspot 1060 poses no threat for strong solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/05/10]

2010 - Reopened / Dubai Tower - April 5th, 2010: "World's tallest tower in Dubai reopens [04/04/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/05/10]

2010 - Car Bombs / Baghdad, Iraq - April 5th, 2010: "Suicide attackers detonated three car bombs in quick succession near foreign embassies in Baghdad on Sunday [04/04/10], killing more than 40 people in coordinated strikes that Iraqi officials said were intended to disrupt efforts to form a new government. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (3 car bombs kill dozens in Baghdad), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/05/10]

2010 - Launch / Space Shuttle Discovery - April 5th, 2010: "Space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Cape Canaveral this morning at 6:21 am EDT in a spectacular dawn launch. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/05/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Molucca Sea - April 5th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 10:05:42 (UTC) on Monday, April 5th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 0.169°S, 125.012°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ MOLUCCA SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010usb9.php]-[T.D. - 04/05/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Robyn / Indian Ocean - April 5th, 2010: "Tropical Cyclone Robyn spanned hundreds of kilometers over the Southern Indian Ocean in early April 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image [see link] on April 5, 2010. Although the storm lacks a distinct eye, it has a discernible center. Opaque white clouds cluster at the center of the storm while thinner spiral arms project outward. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43412]

2010 - Sunspot 1061 - April 6th, 2010: "New sunspot 1061 is rapidly growing, more than quadrupling in size during the past 24 hours. Credit: SOHO/MDI"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=06&month=04&year=2010]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2010: "Stronger reports on jobs and services industries lifted the stock market and pushed the Dow Jones industrials toward the 11,000 mark. The index rose 46 points to 10,973.55. A report Friday said the economy posted its biggest job gain in three years in March." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Nuclear Policy / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2010: "Obama will limit U.S. nuclear option / Policy will narrow conditions allowing weapons' use with goal of making them obsolete worldwide." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Died / Cherokee Chief - April 6th, 2010: "Hundreds mourn Cherokee chief [Former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller - d. 04/06/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/11/10]

2010 - Oil & Gas Futures / U.S.A. - April 6th, 2010: "Oil futures prices soared Monday [04/05/10] to the highest level since October 2008 as belief in the U.S. recovery from the global recession gained strength. Crude oil for May delivery climbed $1.75, or 2.1 percent, to $86.62 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after hitting $86.90 in intraday trading. Crude oil futures have increased 65 percent over the last year. Gasoline futures for May delivery also hit an 18-month high, increasing 2.65 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $2,3502 a gallon. Retail gasoline prices also continued a steady march higher." [Based on: Wire Reports article (Oil futures prices jump), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Brokerage Trivia / Edward Jones - April 6th, 2010: "Jones [Edward Jones] 'lies,' consumer group [Consumer Federation of America'] says [04/05/10]" [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Pressure Rises / US Fidelis Owners - April 6th, 2010: "Pressure rises on Atkinsons / Fidelis creditors would freeze brothers' personal fortunes, sue to recover millions." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Afghanistan - April 6th, 2010: "Karzai blames West for troubles [04/03/10] / He says meddling boosts Taliban; previous comments questioned by Clinton." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Cartel Leader Sentenced / San Diego, California - April 6th, 2010: "Cartel leader [Jesus 'Chuy' Labra] gets 40 years" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Northern Sumatra, Indonesia - April 6th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 22:15:02 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010. The magnitude 7.7 event [Location: 2.360°N, 97.132°E; Depth 31 km (19.3 miles) set by location program] was located @ NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010utc5.php]-[T.D. - 04/07/10]

2010 - Video Release / U.S. Forces Firing on Journalist & Others, Iraq - April 6th, 2010: "Video [04/05/10] shows U.S. forces firing on Journalist [Namir NoorEldeen] / Reuters photographer was among 12 people killed on Baghdad street. [July 2007]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/06/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 7th, 2010: "Stocks ended mixed after a rise in bank shares offset drops in some tech names. The Dow slipped to 10,969.99, while brodaer indexes rose. The blue chip index came close to reaching the psychological milestone of 11,000 for the first time in 18 months." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/07/10]

2010 - Protests Continue / Thailand - April 7th, 2010: "Thai protests continue" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/07/10]

2010 - Protests Continue / Kyrgystan - April 7th, 2010: "Kyrgyzstan protests continue" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/07/10]

2010 - Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts - April 7th, 2010: "Iraqi authorities blamed people who had rented empty apartments or office space in several residential buildings in recent weeks for at least seven explosions that ripped through the complexes Tuesday [04/06/10] one after another as residents were leaving for work. [....] At least 35 people were killed and an additional 140 were wounded. [....] The targeted areas are heavily populated by Shiite Muslims; some blocks had seen fierce sectarian cleansing of Sunnis who used to live in the neighborhoods." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Dozens killed in Baghdad blasts), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/07/10]

2010 - Militants Killed / Badghis, Afghanistan - April 7th, 2010: "Afghanistan's military said 27 insurgents were killed in fighting in a western province [Badghis] on Tuesday [0406/10], in what appeared to be a major blow to Taliban influence in the region. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (27 militants killed in fighting), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/07/10]

2010 - U.S. buys six seats on Russian spaceships - April 7th, 2010: "[....] NASA signed on Tuesday a contract to pay $55.8 million per astronaut for six Americans to fly into space on Russian Soyuz capsules in 2013 and 2014. NASA needs to get rides on Russian rockets to the international space station because the agency plans to retire the space shuttle fleet later this year." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. buys six seats on Russian spaceships), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/07/10]

2010 - CME - April 8th, 2010: "Decaying sunspot 1060 delivered a parting shot on April 8th. The active region's magnetic field erupted, sparking a B3-class solar flare and hurling a faint coronal mass ejection (CME) almost directly toward Earth. Geomagnetic disturbances are possible when the cloud arrives on April 11th or 12th." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/09/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 8th, 2010: "A late-day slide broke the market's recent calm on concerns that shares are overheated. A mix of concerns including a drop in consumer borrowing and a slide in oil prices hit a market that analysts said has been looking tired. The Dow fell 72 points to 10,897.52." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Consumer Debt / U.S.A. - April 8th, 2010: "[....] The Federal reserve said Wednesday [04/07/10] that borrowing declined by $11.5 billion in February, surprisingly weaker than the small $500 million gain that economists had expected. [....]" [Based on: Wire Reports article (Consumers still wary of debt), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Fewer Households? / U.S.A. - April 8th, 2010: "The number of American households dropped by 1.2 million between 2005 and 2008, according to a study by a University of Southern California professor." [Based on: News Services article (Fewer households), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Jobless Rate / St. Louis, Mo. - April 8th, 2010: "Jobless rate is back to double digits here [St. Louis, Mo.]. Despite three months of gains, new figures [February] show rate crept up - to 10.3 pct." [Based on: Title for article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Violent Protests / Kyrgystan - April 8th, 2010: "Kyrgyzstan erupts in violent protests [04/07/10] / Dozens killed as anti-government unrest boils over; nation is key supply link for U.S. forces in Afghanistan." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - State of Emergency / Thailand - April 8th, 2010: "Thailand's officials flee / Protestors invade Parliament; state of emergency is declared [04/07/10]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Assets Frozen / US Fidelis Owners - April 8th, 2010: "Judge freezes assetts of US Fidelis owners" [Based on: Title for article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Taliban release video of U.S. soldier - April 8th, 2010: "Taliban release video of U.S. soldier [Pfc. Bowe Bergdahi - 'captured in Afghanistan last June']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/08/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 9th, 2010: "The stock market recovered from an early slide after an increase in retail sales overshadowed concerns about Greece's debt problems and the job market. The Dow Jones industrials finished with a gain of 30 points after being down 53 points. It ended at 10,927.07." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 04/09/10]

2010 - Israeli leader staying home - April 9th, 2010: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off his trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on the spread of nuclear weapons, officials in his office said, fearing Israel would be singled out over its own nuclear program." [Based on: News Services article (Israeli leader staying home), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/09/10]

2010 - Mudslides / Rio de Janerio - April 9th, 2010: "As many as 200 people were buried under tons of mud and feared dead Thursday [04/08/10] after a slum built atop a former landfill gave way in the latest deadly landslide to hit metro Rio de Janerio. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (More deaths in Rio mudslides), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/09/10]

2010 - Opposition Government / Kyrgyzstan - April 9th, 2010: "[....] Otunbayeva ['Rosa Otunbayeva, a former foreign minister'] said there were no plans yet to review the lease agreement for the Manas air base, which runs out in July. She said her government would meet U.S. diplomats for talks in Bishkek. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Kyrgyz opposition pledges 6-month hold on power / President has not ceded authority but says he has no 'real levers of power.'), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/09/10]

2010 - Violence in Bangkok - April 10th, 2010: "In the first violent clash of a nearly monthlong standoff in Bangkok, anti-government demonstrators stormed a satellite television station Friday [04/09/10], climbed over rolls of barbed wire and beat back soldiers and riot police officers who confronted them with tear gas and water cannons." [Based on: News Services article (Violence in Bangkok), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/10/10]

2010 - Car Sales Rise / China - April 10th, 2010: "Car sales rise 63 percent in China ['in March']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/10/10]

2010 - Sungrazing Comet - April 10th, 2010: "Today, the sun had a comet for breakfast. The icy visitor from the outer solar system appeared with no warning on April 9th and plunged into the sun during the early hours of April 10th. One comet went in, none came out. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) had a good view of the encounter [....] This has been an active year for big, bright sungrazers. There was one on Jan. 4th, one on March 12th, and now one today. Normally we see no more than 3 or 4 bright ones in a whole year; now we're seeing them almost once a month. It could be a statistical fluctuation or, maybe, a swarm of Kreutz fragments is nearing perihelion (closest approach to the sun). Stay tuned for doomed comets!"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=10&month=04&year=2010]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 10th, 2010: "Fresh signs that the economy continues to recover sent the Dow briefly above 11,000 for the first time in 18 months. The index rose 70 to end at 10,997.35. Stocks rose on reassuring comments from Greek and European Central Bank finance officials." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/10/10]

2010 - Drug War Trivia / Mexico - April 10th, 2010: "Sinaloa gang [' "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa gang'] wins control [of 'coveted trafficking routes through Cludad Juarez']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 04/10/10]

2010 - U.S. Duties / Chinese Pipes - April 10th, 2010: "U.S. approves duties on Chinese pipes ['of about 30 percent and 99 percent on imports of Chinese steel pipes used in oil and gas wells']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/10/10]

2010 - Benedict delayed the defrocking of convicted priest - April 10th, 2010: "Benedict [Pope Benedict] delayed the defrocking of convicted priest / Then a Vatican official, he said more time was for 'good of the church.' " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/10/10]

2010 - Conflict in Thailand - April 11th, 2010: "Conflict in Thailand leaves 15 dead, hundreds ['more than 650'] injured [04/10/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/11/10]

2010 - Geomagnetic Storm - April 11th, 2010: "A coronal mass ejection hit Earth's magnetic field at approximately 12:30 UT on April 11th. The impact sparked a G2-class geomagnetic storm with auroras over Scandinavia, Scotland, Canada and northern-tier US states such as Maine, Michigan and Wisconsin. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/12/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Solomon Islands - April 11th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:40:30 (UTC) on Sunday, April 11th, 2010. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 10.913°S, 161.130°E; Depth 60.2 km (37.4 miles)] was located @ SOLOMON ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010uya5.php]-[T.D. - 04/11/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Spain - April 11th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:08:11 (UTC) on Sunday, April 11th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 37.048°N, 3.513°W; Depth 619.7 km (385.1 miles)] was located @ SPAIN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010uycs.php]-[T.D. - 04/13/10]

2010 - Fatal Plane Crash / Polish Dignitaries - April 11th, 2010: "Poles mourn loss of leaders / President is among disnitaries killed in plane crash [04/10/10]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/11/10]

2010 - Explosive Device / U.S. Consulate, Mexico - April 11th, 2010: "Bomb thrown at U.S. consulate [04/09/10] in Mexico [Nuevo Laredo]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 04/11/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1062 - April 12th, 2010: "A new sunspot (provisionally numbered AR1062) is rapidly emerging in the sun's southern hemisphere. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=12&month=04&year=2010]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Hungary - April 12th, 2010: "Hungary's center-right party reclaimed the right to govern on Sunday [04/11/10], winning more than 50 percent of the vote and handing the ruling Socialists a humilitating defeat. Extreme rightists backed by black clad paramilitary troops took more than 15 percent to come in third." [Based on: News Services article (Center-right wins big in Hungary), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/12/10]

2010 - Eruption / Gaua Volcano, Vanuatu - April 12th, 2010: "In early April 2010, activity at Gaua Volcano in the Vanuatu Archipelago increased. The Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory reported that the ash column, which first appeared in October 2009, became thicker and higher ... and volcanic bombs were frequently sighted from the coastal villages surrounding the volcano. According to Radio New Zealand International, Vanuatu government officials are preparing to evacuate residents of Gaua Island, who are threatened by ash, poisonous gases, and landslides. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43789]

2010 - Moderate Earthquakes / U.S.-Mexican Border - April 12th, 2010: "A cluster of moderate earthquakes near the U.S.-Mexican border is continuing to rattle Southern California one week after a magnitude 7.2 quake slammed the area. No damage or injuries have been reported." [Based on: News Services article (Quakes shake San Diego area), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/12/10]

2010 - Nuclear Summit - April 13th, 2010: "Ukraine agreed to give up all of its nuclear material by 2012, the White House announced Monday as it convened the two-day, 47-country nuclear summit. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Ukraine will relinquish all its nuclear material), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/13/10]

*Trivia: "49 nations agree on nuclear security [04/13/10] / Effort's aim is to keep weapons out of hands of terrorists." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

*Trivia: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off his trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on the spread of nuclear weapons, officials in his office said, fearing Israel would be singled out over its own nuclear program." [Based on: News Services article (Israeli leader staying home), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/09/10]

2010 -  Iran makes demand - April 13th, 2010: "Iran's president on Monday [04/12/10] accused NATO of terrorism and demanded that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon open an investigation of the alliance's presence in Afghanistan and Iraq. In a letter to U.N. chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said captured insurgent Abdulmalik Rigi confessed that NATO members were backing his Jundallah insurgency." [Based on: News Services article (Iran makes demand), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 13th, 2010: "The Dow closed above 11,000 for the first time in a year and a half on investors' rising hopes about the economy. A loan agreement for greece allowed U.S. investors to focus on domestic economic and corporate news, including announcements of two big deals." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/13/10]

2010 - Huge Solar Prominence - April 13th, 2010: "One of the biggest prominences in years erupted from the sun's northwestern limb today. The massive plasma-filled structure rose up and burst during a ~2 hour period around 0900 UT. [....] The eruption hurled a bright coronal mass ejection (CME) into space: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/13/10]

2010 - Abuse Guidelines / The Vatican - April 13th, 2010: "Vatican makes public its guidelines on abuse [04/12/10] / Bishops are urged to report allegations to civil authorities." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/13/10]

2010 -  U.S. Attack Kills Civilians / Afghanistan - April 13th, 2010: "American troops raked a large passenger bus with gunfire near Kandahar on Monday morning [04/12/10], killing and wounding civilians ['killed as many as five civilians and wounded 18'], and igniting angry anti-American demonstrations in a city where winning over Afghan support is pivotal to the war effort. [....]" [Based on: Title for New York Times News Service article (U.S. attack kills civilians) by Richard A. Oppel Jr. & Taimoor Shah, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/13/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Qinghai, China - April 13th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:49:37 (UTC) on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 33.271°N, 96.629°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vacp.php]-[T.D. - 04/14/10]

*Trivia: "[....] The quake Wednesday killed 1,706 people and injured 12,128. [....]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/19/10]

2010 - Source of Bible Covenant with God discovered? - April 13th, 2010: "Archaeologists working in Turkey have unearthed an Assyrian tablet dating to around 670 BCE that 'could have served as a model for the biblical description of God's covenant with the Israelites.' What this fascinating discovery suggests, of course, is that the Bible tale of a divine pact does not represent 'history' or a 'factual' event, but is instead a fictional rewrite, borrowing or plagiarism of this older Assyrian treaty. [....]"

[Based on: Examiner.com article (Source of Bible Covenant with God discovered?) ,April 13, 4:20 PMFreethought ExaminerD.M. Murdock]

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-17009-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m4d13-Source-of-Bible-Covenant-with-God-discovered

2010 - Sinai warning - April 14th, 2010: "Israel issued an 'urgent' warning to its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately citing 'concrete evidence of an expected terrorist attempt to kidnap Israelis in Sinai.' " [Based on: News Services article (Sinai warning), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 14th, 2010: "The Dow Jones industrials extended a push past 11,000 Tuesday [04/13/10] after expectations grew that stronger corporate earnings would signal that a recovery is on track. The index finished above that level on Monday. The blue chips rose 13 points, ending at 11,019.42." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Rollover Risk / Toyota SUV - April 14th, 2010: "Toyota halts sales of SUV [Lexus GX460] after report of rollover risk" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Midwestern Fireball / U.S.A. - April 14th, 2010: "Last night [04/14/10], around 10:05 pm CDT, sky watchers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri witnessed a brilliant green fireball streaking across the sky. Images from a rooftop webcam in Madison, Wisconsin, show a brilliant midair explosion: [....] The fireball was caused by a small asteroid hitting Earth's atmosphere at a shallow angle. Preliminary infrasound measurements place the energy of the blast at 20 tons of TNT (0.02 kton), with considerable uncertainty. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office estimates that the space rock was about 1 meter wide and massed some 1260 kg. 'Fireballs of this size are surprisingly common,' he notes. 'They hit Earth about 14 times a month, on average, although most go unnoticed because they appear during the day or over unpopulated areas.' [NP] Many readers have asked if fragments of the meteoroid might have reached Earth. The answer is yes. Cooke advises looking directly underneath the fireball's debris trail, which was pinged by National Weather Service radars in Iowa. Click here and here for maps."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [04/15/10]

2010 - Paid Advertisements / Twitter - April 14th, 2010: "Twitter slips ads into searches on website [04/13/10], hopes for revenue / 'Promoted tweets' will pop up for test marketers, then expand." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Reef Damage Severe /  Australia - April 14th, 2010: "A Chinese coal ship rocked back and forth over a section of Australia's Great Barrier Reef after running aground, inflicting a gash two miles long into a shoal that will take 20 years to heal. A leading marine scientist called it the worst damage he's ever seen to the world's largest coral reef." [Based on: News Services article (Reef damage severe), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Eruption / Eyjafjallajokull Volcano - April 14th, 2010: "2010 - "Volcano [Eyjafjallajokull] erupts again in Iceland ['for the second time in less than a month']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

*Trivia: "[....] In the early morning hours of April 14th the Icelandic Civil Protection Department ordered evacuations of the towns and farms near Eyjafjallajökull due to a sudden increase in the amount of water in the area’s streams and rivers. Combined with rising water temperature, the increase in streamflow signaled the onset of a jökulhlaup: a flood caused by an eruption under a glacier. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43676]

2010 - Workers discover leak at Callaway plant - April 14th, 2010: "AmerenUE [St. Louis, Mo] declared a low-level emergency at its Callaway nuclear plant Tuesday [04/13/10] after workers discovered a leak in a water purification system. [NP] There were no injuries and no release of radioactivity above normal operating limits, the St. Louis-based utility said in a statement. [....]" [Based on: Article (Workers discover leak at Callaway plant) by Jeffrey Tomich, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Civilian casualties in Pakistan continue - April 14th, 2010: "An airstrike on suspected Islamic extremists in Pakistan's tribal zone killed at least 71 civilians, local residents said Tuesday [04/13/10], just as thousands more people are being forced to flee a U.S.-backed military offensive against Taliban and al-Qaida fighters. [....] The Pakistani airstrike took place Saturday [04/09/10] in a remote part of the Khyber region of the tribal belt, the lawless area that borders Afghanistan. This week, the United Nations warned that Pakistan's latest anti-Taliban offensive has created more than 200,000 new refugees, this time mostly from Orakzai, which is adjacent to Khyber in the tribal area." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Civilian casualties in Pakistan continue), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Downbeat Assessment / Middle East Peace - April 14th, 2010: "President Barack Obama says no matter how hard he tries, Israel and the Palestinians may give up on a U.S.-brokered peace deal. Giving a surprisingly downbeat assessment Tuesday [04/13/10], Obama says peace remains a vital goal. But he says U.S. pressure can't succeed if the Israleis and Palestinians themselves conclude they don't want an agreement." [Based on: News Services article (Obama: There are limits), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/14/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - April 15th, 2010: "A solar wind gust hit Earth's magnetic field on April 15th, sparking a G1-class (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm. Skies over Finland lit up with a beautiful mix of green and purple: [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/15/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 15th, 2010: "Upbeat forecasts from Intel and JPMorgan propelled the stock market higher for a fifth day. The S&P 500 topped the 1,200 mark for the first time in a year and a half. It rose 13 points to 1,210.65. data on retail sales and inflation also showed a stronger economy." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - Tea Party Rally / Boston - April 15th, 2010: "Tea Party rally draws faithful [04/14/10] / Sarah Palin says of stimulus: 'the unintended consequences of these actions - the results - are un-American.' [The Tea Party Express has been on tour through the U.S. and will end today (04/15/10) in Washington, on tax day.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - Iran bomb 3-5 years away - April 15th, 2010: "Iran bomb 3-5 years away, Congress told [by "senior military officials" - 04/14/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - Resigning / U-City Manager - April 15th, 2010: "U. City manager [Julie Feier] is resigning [May 21st] / Council, mayor agree it will avoid 'acrimony' with change in city's [U-City, Mo.] leadership." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - Light Earthquake / Utah - April 15th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A Light earthquake occurred at 23:59:39 (UTC) on Thursday, April 15th, 2010. The magnitude 4.9 event [Location: 41.703°N, 111.094°W; Depth 7.9 km (4.9 miles)] was located @ UTAH."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/uu00002715.php]-[T.D. - 04/16/10]

2010 - Dumping Ban / Caribbean Countries - April 15th, 2010: "Countries in the Caribbean have agreed to bar the dumping of all garbage at sea, ending rules that allow the disposal of metal, glass and other refuse a short distance from shore and almost any trash father out." [Based on: News Services article (Dumping banned), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Kyrgyzstan - April 15th, 2010: "U.S. support for new Kyrgyz leader [Roza Otunbayeva] / Obama sends senior diplomat, offers aid to interim government." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - U.S. Troops Pulling Out / Korengai Valley, Afghanistan - April 15th, 2010: "U.S. troops are pulling out of Afghanistan's perilous Korengai Valley as part of a new focus on protecting population centers, NATO said, ending a mission that saw some of the most intense fighting of the nearly nine-year American presence in the country." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. troops pulled from Afghan valley), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/15/10]

2010 - Bombs in Myanmar - April 16th, 2010: "Bombs in Myanmar ['Three bomb blasts at a holiday festival' .... 'State television and radio put the death toll at eight and the injured at 94.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/10]

2010 - Hamas executes 2 - April 16th, 2010: "The Hamas government executed two men accused of collaborating with Israel, signaling an escalation in the militant Palestinian group's method of controlling the Gaza Strip." [Based on: News Services article (Hamas executes 2), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 16th, 2010: "An encouraging earnings forecast from UPS and stronger manufacturing figures gave the stock market its sixth straight advance. The gains were modest. Analysts said a slowdown in the market's upward push was overdue. The Dow rose 21 points to 11,144.57." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 04/16/10]

2010 - Volcanic Ash / Europe - April 16th, 2010: "A cloud of ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano is drifting across Europe today. This has caused a massive disruption in air travel, as many countries have grounded their planes. On the bright side, the cloud is causing sunsets of rare beauty. Europeans should look west at the end of the day. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/16/10]

2010 - Two Bombings / Kandahar, Afghanistan - April 16th, 2010: "Two bombings in Kandahar [reportedly 'killing three foreigners and three Afghan soldiers']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/16/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 17th, 2010: "Financial shares led the stock market sharply lower Friday [04/16/10] after federal regulators filed civil fraud charges against Goldman Sachs over its dealings in subprime mortgages. The Dow Jones industrial average lost about 126 points to end at 11,018.66." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/17/10]

2010 - Drug kingpin arrested - April 17th, 2010: "Drug kingpin ['Nestor Caro Chapparro' - Columbia] arrested" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/17/10]

2010 - SEC Suit / Goldman Sachs - April 17th, 2010: "Goldman Sachs faces fraud suit [04/16/10] / SEC says firm created, sold mortgage investment that it knew would fail." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/17/10]

2010 - Bank Failure Trivia / U.S.A. - April 17th, 2010: "Eight more banks shuttered ['putting the number of U.S. bank failures this year at 50.]" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/17/10]

2010 - Toyota Recall / Sienna Minivans - April 17th, 2010: "Toyoto recalling Siennas ['600,000 Sienna minivans sold in the U.S. ... to address potential rusting spare tire cables that could break and create a road hazard']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/17/10]

2010 - Pakistan to reopen investigation into killing of Bhutto - April 17th, 2010: "Pakistan's government said Friday [04/16/10] that it revive it would revive its criminal investigation into the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto after a U.N. report blamed the former military-led government of Pervez Musharraf for failing to provide adequate security for her. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Pakistan to reopen investigation into killing of Bhutto), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/17/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern New Guinea Region, Papua Guinea - April 17th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:15:24 (UTC) on Saturday, April 17th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 6.683°S, 147.307°E; Depth 70.7 km (43.9 miles)] was located @ EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010veb7.php]-[T.D. - 04/19/10]

2010 - Trivia / Polish Funeral - April 18th, 2010: "World leaders can't reach Polish funeral / Ash-filled skies bar some from ceremony to honor dignitaries killed in plane crash" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/18/10]

2010 - Trivia / Iceland Volcano - April 18th, 2010: "Cloud's costs are spreading / Air cargo, military operations are grounded along with European travelers" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 04/18/10]

2010 - Suicide Bombers / Pakistan - April 18th, 2010: "Suicide bombers ['two burqa-clad suicide bombers'] kill refugees [41] in Pakistan" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/18/10]

2010 - Moderate Earthquake / Central Afghanistan - April 18th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data: "A moderate earthquake occurred at 20:28:50 (UTC) on Sunday, April 18th, 2010. The magnitude 5.3 event [Location: 35.697°N, 67.654°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vfby.php]-[T.D. - 04/19/10]

2010 - Solar Prominence - April 19th, 2010: "Another huge prominence blasted away from the sun yesterday, April 19th. The massive tendril of plasma was nearly a quarter the diameter of the sun itself when the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) snapped this picture: [....] The eruption catapulted a billion-ton CME out of the sun's atmosphere. [....] The expanding cloud is not heading for Earth, so we should feel no effects. The event was photogenic but not geoeffective."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=20&month=04&year=2010]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Cyprus - April 19th, 2010: "Challenger [Dervis Eroglu] wins vote in Cyprus [04/18/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/19/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / China & Venezuela - April 19th, 2010: "China extends loans [$20 billion] to Venezuela, Chavez says ['over the weekend']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/19/10]

2010 - Ancient stones older than Stonehenge discovered on Dartmoor - April 19th, 2010: "The nine stones at Cut Hill, one of the highest points on Dartmoor in Devon, have been carbon-dated to around 3,500BC. [NP] The discovery of the megaliths has delighted archaeologists and will reignite the debtae about the purpose of Stonehenge, which is 120 miles away in Wiltshire. [NP] Standing in a line they are 1,000 years older than Britain's most famous prehistoric monument. It means they pre-date Stonehenge, which was not begun before 3,000BC. [NP] Both monuments appear to be clearly aligned to mark the rising of the midsummer sun and the setting of the midwinter sun which suggested they both had symbolic and astronomical purposes. [NP] Archaeologists are debating whether the find adds credence to the theory that Stonehenge was linked to prehistoric death rituals or whether it was seen by ancient Britons as a centre of healing. [NP] Mike Pitts, of British Archaeology magazine, said: ‘This is a spectacular find and its alignment on the Solstice sun, at the exact same angle as Stonehenge, gives us fresh insights into the knowledge of Stone Age people.’ "

[Based on: Telegraph.co.uk article (Ancient stones older than Stonehenge discovered on Dartmoor / Ancient stones which are thought to be 1,000 years older than Stonehenge have been discovered in Dartmoor.) Published: 7:00AM BST 19 Apr 2010 ]

*Link: http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=597839&Title=Ancient stones older than Stonehenge discovered on Dartmoor 

2010 - Toyota Fine - April 20th, 2010: "Toyota will fix 34,000 more vehicles, pay $16.4 million fine / Penalty from U.S. comes for slow response to earlier accelerator problems." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/20/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 20th, 2010: "The market ended mixed after investors set aside some of their concerns about the government's case against Goldman Sachs. The Dow rose after sliding for much of trading. Analysts said reports the SEC voted 3-2 to press its case eased some investors' worries." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/20/10]

2010 - Sun in Taurus - March 20th, 2010: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Taurus." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201004.html]

2010 - Died / Dorothy Height - April 20th, 2010: "Civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height dies  [04/20/10] at 98 / 1912-2010 - Activist worked for racial equality, women's rights; was president of National Council of Negro Women." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/21/10]

2010 - Frank words from Israel - April 20th, 2010: "Israel must recognize that the world will not put up with decades more of Israeli rule over the Palestinian people, Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak said in unusually frank remarks." [Based on: News Services article (Frank words from Israel), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/20/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / The Evidence - Premiere Date: 04/20/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-1#slide-3

*Trivia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Aliens

2010 - Landing / Space Shuttle Discovery - April 20th, 2010: "Space shuttle Discovery has safely landed at the Kennedy Space Center. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=20&month=04&year=2010]

2010 - House Hearing / Lehman Brothers - April 20th, 2010: "Lehman's ex-chief [Richard S. Fuld Jr.] on the spot / Accounting trick he can't recall - 'Repo 105' - is focus of House hearing today." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/20/10]

2010 - Oil Rig Explosion / Louisana Coast - April 20th, 2010: "Rig explodes; 11 missing / Fiery blast off Louisiana coast could be one of nation's deadliest." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

*Trivia: "Company executives and top drill hands on the deepwater Horizon drilling rig [including chief mechanic, Doug Brown] argued for hours about how to proceed before a BP official [Jimmy Harrell?] made the decision to remove heavy drilling fluid from the well and replace it with lighter weight seawater that was unable to prevent gas from surging to the surface and exploding. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Arguments on rig detailed / Mechanic testifies BP official's fateful decision angered crew.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 05/27/10]

*Trivia: "Judge rules [09/04/14] BP's reckless conduct caused spill [04/20/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article , p. A1, S.L.P.D., 09/05/14]

2010 - Two Leaders Killed / Al-Qaida in Iraq - April 20th, 2010: "Top 2 leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq [Hamza Muhajir & Omar al Baghdadi] are killed in raid [04/18/10] / Iraqi, U.S. forcs detain others implicated in string of deadly blasts ['officials said Monday']." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/20/10]

2010 - "Open Carry Rally" / Fort Hunt Park, Virginia - April 20th, 2010: "Gun rights groups gather Monday [04/19/10] at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, Va., for an 'Open Carry Rally.' The gun-carrying protestors rallied on national park land, which is legal thanks to legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama that allows guns in national parks." [Based on: Getty Images picture article (GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES RALLY IN NATIONAL PARK), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/20/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 21st, 2010: "Stocks resumed their advance after investors got the numbers they wanted from first-quarter earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25 points. Other major indexes also posted moderate gains, with the S&P 500 rising 9.65, or 0.8 percent, to 1,207.17." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/21/10]

2010 - Sodium Limits? / U.S.A. - April 21st, 2010: "FDA moves to stem salt tide in U.S. food / If industry doesn't make cuts voluntarily, limits on sodium may be set." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/21/10]

2010 - Planes in Air / Northern Europe - April 21st, 2010: "Planes are back in air [04/20/10] over northern Europe" [Based on: Title Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/21/10]

2010 - Assassination / Kandahar Deputy Mayor - April 21st, 2010: "Taliban assassinate Kandahar official [Kandahar Deputy Mayor Azizullah Yarmai - 'officials said Tuesday']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/21/10]

2010 - Papal Pledge - April 22nd, 2010: "Pope goes public with pledge [04/21/10] / Benedict announces church will act against sex abuse by clergy." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - Solar Wind Stream - April 22nd, 2010: "A solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole [see link] is gently buffeting Earth's magnetic field. Credit: SOHO Extreme UV Telescope"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/22/10] 

2010 - GM repaying loans - April 22nd, 2010: "GM repaying loans with room to spare / $8.1 billion is being returned five years ahead of schedule." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - McAfee malfunctions - April 22nd, 2010: "Workplace computers across the world got stuck rebooting themselves after an antivirus program identified a normal Windows file as a virus. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (McAfee malfunctions), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 22nd, 2010: "The stock market posted only modest gains Wednesday [04/21/10] after the glow of strong results at Apple and a few other companies faded. The Dow rose about 8 points, while broader indexes ed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 1.23, or 0.1 percent, to 1,205.94." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - Train Crash / South Africa - April 22nd, 2010: "Luxury train crashes [South Africa - 04/21/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - Electricity Usage / Pakistan - April 22nd, 2010: "Pakistan to slash electricity usage / Industry, farming, even homework can't get done; officials fear riots may break out." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (McAfee malfunctions), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - Arizona house challenges Obama - April 22nd, 2010: "The Arizona House has approved a bill that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state's ballot for a re-election bid. The House approved the measure on a 31-29 vote, sending it to the Senate." [Based on: News Services article (Arizona house challenges Obama), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

*Trivia: "Arizona birther bill stalled" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Launch / X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, U.S.A. - April 22nd, 2010: "WASHINGTON (April 22) - It's secret. It's robotic. And now it's finally heading into space. The Air Force today [04/22/10] expects to launch for the first time a next-generation space plane, an unmanned vehicle that will be used to carry classified military payloads into orbit. [NP] The secrecy surrounding the new aircraft, ironically, has boosted the profile of what was previously regarded as just another flight test vehicle. Gary Payton, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space programs, modestly described the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle to reporters as spacecraft designed to test 'a new batch of reusable technologies.' [....] The X-37B traces its origins to a 1990s-era NASA program, but it was moved several years ago to the Defense Department, which has since classified its budget and other aspects of the program. Speaking with reporters, Payton provided more details about the planned launch but was still coy about many details, such as how long the Air Force expects to keep it in space for its first flight. [NP] 'In all honesty, we don't know when it's coming back for sure,' Payton said, adding that it will depend on the tests the Air Force is conducting while it's in orbit, such as opening the space plane's payload doors and testing its solar array. Any payload the X-37B might carry, however, is being treated as classified. [....]" [Based on: Aol News article (Secret Air Force Space Plane Set to Launch), Contributor - Sharon Weinberger ]

*Link: http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/secret-air-force-space-plane-x-37b-set-to-launch/19448479

*Other Links: http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2010/04/live-atlas-v-launch-x-37b-otv/

2010 - Operational / Taum Sauk Hydroelectri Plant, Mo. - April 22nd, 2010: "Taum Sauk operational for first time since '05 [December 14th, 2005] / Hydroelectric plant was rebuilt at cost of $490 million after reservoir collapsed." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/22/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 23rd, 2010: "Stocks recovered from early losses and closed modestly higher Thursday [04/22/10] after President Barack Obama's speech on financial reform contained no unpleasant surprises. The Dow rose about 9 points after being down as much as 108. Broader indexes also turned higher." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B9, S.L.P.D., 04/23/10]

2010 - Cartel leader captured - April 23rd, 2010: "Cartel leader [Gerardo Alvarez Vazquez] captured ['officials said Thursday']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/23/10]

2010 - Oceans' acidity is growing worry - April 23rd, 2010: "With the oceans absorbing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide an hour, a National Research Council study released Thursday [04/22/10] found that the level of acid in the oceans is increasing at an unprecedented rate and threatening to change marine ecosystems. [NP] The council said the oceans were 30 percent more acidic than they were before the Industrial Revolution started roughly 200 years ago, and the oceans absorb one-third of today's carbon dioxide emissions. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Oceans' acidity is growing worry / Seas absorb one-third of today's carbon dioxide emissions, scientists say.) by Les Blumenthal, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 04/23/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Israel - April 23rd, 2010: "Israel's prime minister rejected U.S. calls to halt construction in disputed east Jerusalem, clouding a new peace mission by Washington's Mideast envoy. Benjamin Netanyahu's comments were broadcast on Israel's Channel 2 TV shortly after envoy George Mitchell arrived for his first visit in six weeks. Mitchell's efforts had been on hold because of disagreements over east Jerusalem, the section of the holy city claimed by Israel and the Palestinians." [Based on: News Services article (Israel rejects U.S. push), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/23/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Russia - April 23rd, 2010: "U.S. declines to withdraw nuclear weapons [from Europe]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/23/10]

2010 - Moderate Earthquake / Bio-Bio, Chile - April 23rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data: "A moderate earthquake occurred at 10:03:07 (UTC) on Friday, April 23rd, 2010. The magnitude 5.9 event [Location: 37.415°S, 72.890°W; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ BIO-BIO, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vka2.php]-[T.D. - 04/23/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Sean / Indian Ocean - April 23rd, 2010: "Over the southern Indian Ocean, northwest of Australia and south of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Tropical Cyclone Sean spanned hundreds of kilometers in late April 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image [see link] on April 23, 2010. The storm has a comma shape consistent with cyclones, but lacks a discernible eye. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43747]

2010 - Quiet Sun - April 24th, 2010: "Just when you thought solar minimum was over... The sun has been blank for nine consecutive days, the longest stretch of spotlessness since 2009. Solar activity is very low and no sunspots are in the offing." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/24/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 24th, 2010: "Stocks rose after a strong report on new home sales offset mixed news from corporate earnings. The market was held in check for much of the day after Greece decided to tap a bailout program. The Dow closed higher for the 11th time in the past 12 trading days." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Tornados / Mississippi - April 24th, 2010: "Mississippi begins recovery from tornado [04/24/10] that killed 10" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Series of Blasts / Iraq - April 24th, 2010: "Dozens killed ['at least 58 people'] in series of blasts in Iraq ['A coordinated series of explosions struck a party headquarters, two mosques, a market and a shop in Baghdad on Friday' - 04/23/10] / Attacks follow killings of two top militants." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Tax Evader Sentenced - April 24th, 2010: "Tax evader [Jack Barouh] gets 10 months ['the longest sentence to date for a UBS client']" [Based on: Title for Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Bailout Trivia / Greece - April 24th, 2010: "Greece taps emergency bailout plan [... Friday to draw cash from the International Monetary Fund and countries that use the euro ....'] / European governments pitch in to stave off default but problems could arise." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - China expanding naval role - April 24th, 2010: "[....] Now, Chinese admirals say they want warships to escort commercial vessels that are crucial to the country's economy, from as far as the Persian Gulf to the Strait of Malacca in Southeast Asia, and to help secure Chinese interests in the resource-rich South and east China Seas. [....]." [Based on: New York Times article (China expanding naval role), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - New House Sales / U.S.A. - April 24th, 2010: "New-house sales surge [27 percent in March] to biggest gain in decades" [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article by Courtney Schlisserman & Bob Willis, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Regulatory Overhaul / U.S.A. - April 24th, 2010: "Lawmakers target credit rating agencies [04/23/10] / Curbing inherent conflicts of interest is key topic of regulatory overhaul." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Immigration Reform / Arizona - April 24th, 2010: "New Arizona law [04/23/10] throws gauntlet on immigration / Severity draws rebuke from Obama, reignites battle over reform." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Cost to Taxpayers? / U.S. Bailout - April 24th, 2010: "Repayments soften impact of bailout, Geithner says [04/23/10] / Cost to taxpayers is projected at $87 billion, less than 1 pct. of GDP." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Sex Abuse Scandal / Belgian Bishop - April 24th, 2010: "Belgian bishop [Roger Vangheluwe] resigns [04/23/10]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Fire Damage / Laclede Gas HQ, St. Louis, Mo. - April 24th, 2010: "Fire [electrical fire] damages Laclede Gas HQ [04/23/10] / Employees evacuate as glass falls from 15th floor windows. No one is injured." [Based on: Title for article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia - April 24th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data: "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:41:02 (UTC) on Saturday, April 24th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 1.842°S, 128.188°E; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vlat.php]-[T.D. - 04/25/10]

2010 - Documents show Vatican knew about abuse case - April 24th, 2010: "Documents released in a lawsuit filed against Pope Benedict XVI show that the Vatican was informed more than a year earlier than previously thought about the case of a priest who molested deaf boys for two decades at a boarding school in Wisconsin. [NP] One victim of the priest wrote two letters to the Vatican's secretary of state in 1995 asking Pope John Paul II himself to read his anguished letters and 'excommunicate' the priest, the Rev. Lawrence Murphy. [....] The Vatican had previously said that the first notice it had about Murphy was when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - received a letter about the case in 1996 from Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee. [....] What makes this lawsuit unusual is that it names as defendants Pope Benedict, the current and former secretaries of state and the holy See. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Documents show Vatican knew about abuse case) by Laurie Goodstein, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 04/24/10]

2010 - Leaking Oil / Louisiana Coast - April 25th, 2010: "Leaking oil from rig is called 'game changer' / 1,000 barrels a day ['or 42,000 gallons'] is pouring from deep underwater well ['in two places'] after blast that sank drilling rig [04/22/10], probably killed 11 workers." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/25/10]

*Trivia: "[....] The spill - before June 3 when a riser was cut and then a cap put on it - was flowing at a daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying, according to U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt, who is coordinating estimates." [Based on: News Services article (Oil flow rate may have been twice what was previously stated), p. A7, 06/11/10]

*Trivia: "Robot submarines battle oil spill" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Global Dept & Unemployment - April 25th, 2010: "World financial leaders agree to tackle debt [04/24/10] / But high global unemployment is obstacle to recovery, they warn." [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Martin Crutsinger & Harry Dunphy, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/25/10]

2010 - Palestinian leader calls for U.S. action - April 25th, 2010: "Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called on President Barack Obama on Saturday [04/24/10] to impose a Mideast peace deal, reflecting growing frustration with what Palestinians see as Washington's failure to wrangle concessions out of Israel's hardline government. In an unusually blunt appeal, Abbas said that if Obama believed Palestinian statehood was a vital U.S. interest, then the American leader must take forceful steps to bring it about." [Based on: News Services article (Palestinian leader calls for U.S. action), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/25/10]

2010 - Las Vegas meters collect change for the homeless - April 25th, 2010: "[....] Now, it's trying something different - using seven lime green parking meters labled 'Donation Station' to guage the public appetite for donating nickles, dimes and quarters to fund homeless services. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Las Vegas meters collect change for the homeless), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/25/10]

2010 - Obama avoids calling Armenian killings genocide - April 25th, 2010: "Obama [04/24/10] avoids calling Armenian killings [WWI] genocide" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 04/25/10]

2010 - Pope faces another issue - April 26th, 2010: "One of the next tests for Pope Benedict XVI in the burgeoning clergy abuse crisis is deciding the fate of a once-prominent religious order that now admits its late founder, the Rev. Marcial Maciel, fathered at least one child and molested underage seminarians. Results of a Vatican investigation into the Legionaries of Christ are expected to be released soon." [Based on: News Services article (Pope faces another issue), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Austria - April 26th, 2010: "President [Heinz Fisher] is re-elected in Austria" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Hungary - April 26th, 2010: "Overwhelming win in Hungary [Viktor Orban won a two-thirds parliamentary majority']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Witnessing abuse affects brain? - April 26th, 2010: "Witnessing abuse affects brain, new research says" [Based on: Title for Science article by Yomiuri Shimbum, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southeast of Taiwan - April 26th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data: "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:59:52 (UTC) on Monday, April 26th, 2010. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 22.219°N, 123.711°E; Depth 22.2 km (13.8 miles)] was located @ SOUTHEAST OF TAIWAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vnag.php]-[T.D. - 04/27/10]

2010 - Elite U.S. Troops / Kandahar, Afghanistan - April 26th, 2010: "Elite U.S. troops are active in Kandahar ['have been operating with increased intensity for several weeks'] / Operations are leading up to offensive planned in Afghan region." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - China getting more say in World bank operation - April 26th, 2010: "The World Bank recognized China's growing economic influence and agreed Sunday [04/25/10] to elevate Beijing's voting power to behind only the U.S. and Japan in the 186-nation lending organization. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (China getting more say in World bank operation / Shift shows growing importance of emerging economies.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/26/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 27th, 2010: "The stock market ended narrowly Monday [04/26/10] after a strong earnings report from caterpillar overshadowed questions about financial regulation. The Dow eked out a gain of 1 point, as broader indexes fell. Bank shares fell on discussions of financial overhaul." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Iraq - April 27th, 2010: "An Iraqi court disqualified 52 candidates from the country's parliamentary elections, including two who won seats, and threw out their votes in a decision that could potentially change the outcome of the March 7 vote." [Based on: News Services article (Iraq election turmoil), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - Suicide Bomber / Yemen - April 27th, 2010: "The British ambassador in Yemen narrowly escaped a suicide attack when a young man in a school uniform detonated his explosives belt near his armored car, officials said. Ambassador Timothy Torlot was unhurt." [Based on: News Services article (Ambassador escapes bombing), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Sudan - April 27th, 2010: "Sudan's incumbent president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, handily won the country's first multiparty election in more than 20 years, according to results released Monday [04/26/10], offering a glimpse into the kind of lopsided contests that may continue if the nation splits in two next year as expected." [Based on: New York Times article (Sudanese elections set stage for referendum on secession), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - Government Fails / Belgium - April 27th, 2010: "Belgium King Albert II accepted the government's resignation after negotiations failed to resolve a long-simmering dispute between Duch-and French-speaking politicians over a bilingual voting district in and around Brussels, the country's capital." [Based on: News Services article (Government fails), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - Construction Freeze / East Jerusalem - April 27th, 2010: "Israel's prime minister has effectively frozen new Jewish construction in east Jerusalem, municipal officials said Monday [04/26/10], reflecting the need to mend a serious rift with the U.S. and get Mideast peace talks back on track. [....] Word of a de facto freeze on east Jerusalem construction came from municipal officials and a construction executive, who said that the committee that approves such projects had not met since March 9 - the day Israel announced its contentious plan to build 1,600 new housing units in east Jerusalem. [NP] It was not clear if the halt to approvals constituted a genuine moratorium or how long it would last, and Israeli government officials would not confirm any kind of freeze. [NP] However, two city councilmen and an engineer who oversees a major east Jerusalem construction project confirmed the procedures for approving new housing have been put on hold since the Biden incident. [....] 'It's not just that building has stopped: The committees that deal with this are not even meeting anymore,' said Margalit, of the dovish Meretz Party. [....] The prime minister's spokesman, Mark Regev, said only that 'following the Biden visit and the mishap, the prime minister asked that a mechanism be put in place to prevent a recurrence of this kind of debacle.' He would not elaborate. [NP] In Washington, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley wouldn't discuss what Israel was telling the United States about Jewish construction." [Based on: A.P. article (Israel puts freeze on new construction in east Jerusalem), pp. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - UN pulls its foreign staff out of Kandahar - April 27th, 2010: "UN pulls its foreign staff out of Kandahar [04/26/10] / Locals are told to stay home from work as NATO forces, Taliban both rachet up attacks in Afghanistan." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/27/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 28th, 2010: "Investors are once again worried that debt problems in Greece and Portugal could threaten the global economic recovery. Stocks plunged in the U.S. and Europe Tuesday [04/27/10] after Standard & Poor's downgraded the debt of the two European countries. The Dow fell 213 points." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - Plasma Rain / The Sun - April 28th, 2010: "NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has just observed a massive eruption on the sun. Movies ten times better than HDTV show billions of tons of material blasting into space while debris from the explosion rains around the blast site. Moon-sized fragments of plasma splash brightly when they land back on the sun's surface: [link] Veteran solar physicists say they've never seen anything quite like it. The fluid detail of SDO's imagery is unprecedented, prompting NASA to dub it their 'Hubble for the Sun.' [NP] SDO has already solved one mystery of plasma rain: The rain falls with puzzling slowness, seemingly resisting the sun's powerful gravity. What slows the descent? The phenomenon is explained in today's story from Science@NASA."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=28&month=04&year=2010]

2010 - Monsanto Alfalfa Case - April 28th, 2010: "High court [U.S. Supreme Court] takes up Monsanto alfalfa case [04/27/10] / Company wants 2007 ban on genetically modified seeds lifted." [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - Malcolm X killer is freed - April 28th, 2010: "Malcolm X killer [Thomas Hagan] is freed [04/27/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - First-Quarter Profit / Olin Corp. - April 28th, 2010: "Olin Corp. reported a 70 percent decline in its first-quarter profit; $14.1 million, or 18 cents a share, compared with $46.7 million, or 60 cents a share. Revenue for the Clayton-based [Mo.] ammunition and chemicals maker dropped to $362 million from $400.6 million." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - Shiny Upgrade / St. Louis Courthouse - April 28th, 2010: "Old Courthouse's copper roof [St. Louis, Mo.] gets shiny new upgrade / Federal stimulus money is being used to replace the flat panels; the dome is not being refitted." [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - Indian diplomat called spy for Pakistan - April 28th, 2010: "Indian diplomat [Madhuri Gupta] is called spy for Pakistan ['... charges of spying for Pakistan, officials said Tuesday']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - Demolished Structures / West Bank Settlements - April 28th, 2010: "Israeli security forces demolished on Tuesday [04/27/10] a handful of illegal structures in West Bank settlements, including a wooden bunker that hard-line Jewish activists had defiantly named after President Barack Obama." [Based on: News Services article ('Obams's shack' is torn down), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 04/28/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1063 - April 29th, 2010: "Micro-sunspot 1063 poses no threat for solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 04/29/10]

2010 - Vitamin E helps - April 29th, 2010: "New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that people with an obesity-related liver disease got a surprising benefit from vitamin E pills. It's believed to be the first time a vitamin supplement has been shown to help treat a major ailment not caused by a nutrient deficiency." [Based on: News Services article (Vitamin E helps), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 29th, 2010: "Investors sent stocks climbing again following reassuring words from the Federal Reserve and another batch of upbeat corporate earnings reports. The Dow Jones industrials rose 53 points Wednesday [04/28/10], making back a quarter of the 213 they lost the previous day." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Taliban Power Growing? - April 29th, 2010: "Taliban power, sophistication are growing, Pentagon says [04/28/10] / New report ['requested by Congress'] spotlights challenges ahead for Obama's administration." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article by Julian E. Barnes, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Wind Farm / Cape Cod - April 29th, 2010: "Long-debated Cape Cod wind farm gets U.S. OK [04/28/10] / Project calls for building 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound to generate power." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Protests Continue / Thailand - April 29th, 2010: "Thai soldiers fire on protestors" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Pollution Widespread / U.S.A. - April 29th, 2010: "Six in 10 Americans - about 175 million people - are living in places where air pollution often reaches dangerous levels, despite progress in reducing particle pollution, the American Lung Association said in a report released Wednesday [04/28/10]. [NP] St. Louis, St. Charles and Farmington [Mo.] tied for ninth-worst area for year-round particle pollution." [Based on: News Services article (Pollution widespread), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Toyota Recall / 2003 Sequoia - April 29th, 2010: "Sequoia joins Toyota's recall list ['Toyota recalled about 50,000 ... from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle']" [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - New Leak Discovered / U.S. Oil Well - April 29th, 2010: "Oil spill concerns worsen / New leak discovered; rate now estimated at 5,000 barrels a day ['Officials had been saying for days that it was 1,000 barrels a day.']." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Christain Cross / Government Land, U.S.A. - April 29th, 2010: "Cross display gets court OK [04/28/10] / War memorial goes beyond religious meaning, justice writes." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/29/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - April 30th, 2010: "Stocks surged higher after another series of upbeat earnings reports and a reading on unemployment provided more evidence of an improving economy. The Dow rose 122 points after the Labor Department said initial claims for unemployment benefits fell last week." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - First-Quarter Profit / Exxon Mobil Corp. - April 30th, 2010: "Exxon Mobil Corp., citing increased crude oil prices, reported a first-quarter profit of $6.3 billion, or $1.33 per share, up from $4.55 billion, or 92 cents per share. Revenue for the oil exploration and refiner jumped 41 percent to $90.25 billion." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (Exxon Mobil Corp.), p. B7, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Al-Maliki tied to torture - April 30th, 2010: "[....] A Human Rights watch investigatuion into prisoners held illegally at a base run by a security office under al-Maliki's command found systemic torture by interrogators and incidents of rape." [Based on: News Services article (Al-Maliki tied to torture), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Oil Slick / Louisiana Coast - April 30th, 2010: "Efforts fall short as oil slick hits shore of Louisiana [04/29/10] / BP convenes with oil experts to find new ways to cap well, now pumping 210,000 gallons into gulf every day." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - FDA Approval / Provenge - April 30th, 2010: "New treatment [Provenge] for prostate cancer [approved - 04/29/10?]" [Based on: Title for The Seattle Times article, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Heavy Storms / St. Louis, Mo. - April 30th, 2010: "Storms knock down trees, power lines [04/30/10] / Damage is worse to south; weather service has report of tornado sighting in Jefferson County." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 05/01/10]

*Trivia: "Strong storms did damage [Missouri & Illinois], but no one was hurt [04/30/10]" [Based on: STAFF REPORTS article, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 05/02/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Bering Sea - April 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data: "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:11:45 (UTC) on Friday, April 30th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 60.644°N, 177.901°W; Depth 15.1 km (9.4 miles)] was located @ BERING SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vscx.php]-[T.D. - 05/02/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Bering Sea - April 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data: "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:16:29 (UTC) on Friday, April 30th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 60.524°N, 177.728°W; Depth 15.7 km (9.8 miles)] was located @ BERING SEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010vscx.php]-[T.D. - 05/02/10]

2010 - Wind, Snow, Hail & Rain / California - April 30th, 2010: "[....] Near hurricane-force wind overnight [04/29/10] brought snow, hail and rain, shutting down interstate 5, california's main north-south artery, for several hours at Lebec." [Based on: A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Team finds volcanoes off California - April 30th, 2010: "Scientists have discovered a cluster of underwater asphalt volcanoes rising from the sea floor just off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Team finds volcanoes off California), p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Man wounds 28 kids at school in China - April 30th, 2010: "An unemployed insurance salesman slashed 28 kindergarteners with a kitchen knife Thursday [04/29/10] in Jiangsu province, critically wounding five children in the latest in a series of copycat attacks at schools that have left 10 dead and dozens injured. [NP] The latest of four attacks beginning March 23 took place in the coastal city of Taixing, 120 miles northwest of Shanghai. The assailant overpowered a security guard at the front gate of the Zhongxin Kindergarten, authorities said, and entered a classroom. [....] The attacker, whose motive was not disclosed, was identified as Xu Yuyuan, 46, out of work since 2001. [....] One woman at the hospital, accompanying the mother of a victim, said that the school catered to children of the privileged. 'The kids all come from families with money,' said the woman, who gave only her family name, Ji. [NP] The first and deadliest of the recent attacks, in which eight children were killed, also took place at an elementary school said to cater to wealthier children." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Man wounds 28 kids at school in China), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Trivia / Alzheimer's Disease Treatments - April 30th, 2010: "No real proof that remedies can stave off Alzheimer's ['- including nutritional supplements, diet, cognitive games, computer programs and exercise - work.] , panel reports" [Based on: Title for The Seattle Times article by Shari Roan, p. A20, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Confirmed Alive / Taliban Leader, Pakistan - April 30th, 2010: "Security sources confirmed Thursday that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mahsud is alive, reversing their assertions earlier this year that he had been killed in a U.S. drone missile strike. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Reports wrong about death of Pakistani Taliban leader), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

2010 - Living Right / Icelandic Men & Cypriot Women - April 30th, 2010: "Icelandic men, Cypriot women are living right ['lowest risk of dying worldwide' - 'The study was published Friday in the medical journal, Lancet.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 04/30/10]

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