Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

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

  June 2010

2010 - Astronomic Configuration - June 1st, 2010: "Sun [10 Gemeni], Moon [0 Aquarius], Mercury [16 Taurus], Venus [14 Cancer], Mars [26 Leo], Jupiter [29 Pisces], Saturn [27*D Virgo], Uranus [0 Aries], Neptune [28*R. Aquarius], Pluto [4 Capricorn R.], Chiron [0*R. Pisces ]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201006.html]

2010 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - June 1st, 2010: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Jun 2010 at 01:37:42 AM GMT is: $13,004,915,539,987.80. The estimated population of the United States is 308,477,736 so each citizen's share of this debt is $42,158.36. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.09 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. - 05/31/10]

2010 - Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins - June 1st, 2010: "[....] With the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season starting today, experts say there is a significant chance one or more of these monsters will strike the U.S. coast over the next six months. The reason: it could be an extremely active year, with up to 14 hurricanes, seven major, forecasters said. [....]" [Based on: Sun Sentinel article (Experts predict higher chance of hurricanes making landfall), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/01/10]

2010 - Detainee centers can be census boom - June 1st, 2010: "Detainee centers [U.S.A.] can be census boom / Counting of illegal immigrants ['about 30,000 people on any given day'] could bring in more federal funds for small towns." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, 06/01/10]

2010 - Utah depot finishes mortar disposal - June 1st, 2010: "The Deseret Chemical Depot near Toole, Utah, says workers have destroyed the last explosively configured mustard agent-filled munitions at the site in Utah's west desert. The depot says that with 4.2-inch mortar disposal operations completed last week, only bulk containers of mustard agent are left to be processed. The Army says nearly 90 percent of the original Deseret Chemical Depot stockpile has been eliminated and more than 1 million munitions destroyed." [Based on: News Services article (Utah depot finishes mortar disposal), p. A7, 06/01/10]

2010 - Israeli strike on flotilla is widely condemned - June 1st, 2010: "[....] 'What we're trying to do is open a sea lane between gaza and the rest of the world,' Greta Berlin said in Cyprus. 'We're not trying to be a humanitarian mission. We're trying to say to the world, "You have no right to imprison a million and a half Palestinians." [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Israeli strike on flotilla is widely condemned / 9 dead - Activists battled commandos with slingshots, scissors, knives, sticks. / Fallout - Britain and Turkey call for end to three-year blockade of Gaza.), pp. A1 & A8, S.L.P.D., 06/01/10]

*Trivia:"[....] Israeli newspaper headlines Tuesday [06/01/10] used language like 'fiasco' and 'flawed policy' to describe what they saw as a poorly planned mission and clumsy handling of the political aftermath, with some calling on Defense Minister Ehud Barak to resign. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Israel calls lethal force warranted / Organizers of flotilla bringing aid to Gaza plan to send another ship; Egypt says it will open its border crossing.), pp. A1 & A8, 06/02/10]

2010 - German president quits over military remarks - June 1st, 2010: "President Horst Koehler stunned Germans by resigning Monday [05/31/10] after being criticized for appearing to link military deployments abroad with the country's economic interests. A new president must be elected within 30 days." [Based on: News Services article (German president quits over military remarks), p. A8, 06/01/10]

2010 - Military Spending - June 2nd, 2010: "Despite the global financial crisis, world military spending almost doubled in the past decade to reach $1.53 trillion in 2009, a Swedish think-tank said today. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said the United States remains the biggest spender, accounting for some 54 percent of the increase, the report said. China, which became the second-biggest military spender in 2008, retained that position last year. France was third." [Based on: News Services article (Military spending doubles), p. A14, 06/02/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 2nd, 2010: "Stocks took another late-day dive after the government said it was starting criminal and civil investigations into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 1 percent to end at 10,024. Its plunge came shortly before the close." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/02/10]

2010 - FDA Approval / Prolia - June 2nd, 2010: "FDA approves Prolia [06/01/10 - 'Amgen's bone strengthening drug for postmenopausal women']" [Based on: Title for News Services article (American cigarettes deadlier), p. A8, 06/02/10]

2010 - Europe's debt crisis expands - June 2nd, 2010: "Europe's debt crisis expands / Unemployment rises, manufacturing slows in some countries. ["... Spain retained the dubious distinction of being the euro zone country with  the highest unemployment rate - 19.7 percent, compared with an average of 10.1 percent for the 16 countries using the single currency.]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, 06/02/10]

2010 - Canada raises interest rates - June 2nd, 2010: "Canada raises interest rates ['The Bank of Canada increased its key interest rate by a quarter point to .50 percent from a record-low rate of .25 percent.]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, 06/02/10]

2010 - American cigarettes deadlier - June 2nd, 2010: "Cigarette-smoking Americans receive higher doses of the most potent carcinogens than do smokers in many foreign countries because of variations in the way tobacco is processed for cigarettes, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention reported Tuesday [06/01/10]. American cigarettes are typically made from 'American blend' tobacco, a specific blend that, because of growing and curing practices, contains higher levels of cancer-causing tobacco-specific nitrosamines. The most popular Canadian, Australian and British brands, in contrast, are made from 'bright' tobacco, which is lighter in color and cured differently." [Based on: Title for News Services article (American cigarettes deadlier), p. A8, 06/02/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Israel - June 2nd, 2010: "Approach to Israel draws scrutiny / U.S. policy likened to relationship between China, North Korea." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article by Paul Richter, p. A8, 06/02/10]

2010 - Japanese prime minister to resign - June 2nd, 2010: "Japanese prime minister [Yukio Hatoyama] to resign ['over his failed campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, 06/02/10]

2010 - Full Control of Green Zone / Iraq - June 2nd, 2010: "U.S. hands over haven to Iraq [06/01/10] / American soldiers cheer as they relinquish control of Green Zone." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A16, 06/02/10]

2010 - Tropical Cyclone Phet / Arabian Sea - June 2nd, 2010: "Tropical Cyclone Phet raged over the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Oman on June 2, 2010. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44153]

2010 - Believed Dead / No. 3 Al-Qaida Leader - June 2nd, 2010: "Al-Qaida leader [Sheik Saeed al-Masri, an Egyptian', a.k.a. Mustafa Abu al-Yazid] reported killed ['in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region, U.S. officials said.'] / U.S. officials say he oversaw operations, had direct link to Bin Laden ['U.S. officials would not discuss the reports that al-Masri's family members had been killed in the drone strike.']." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article by David S. Cloud, p. A16, 06/02/10]

2010 - Miranda Decision / U.S. Supreme Court - June 2nd, 2010: "Justices ease burden on police as they limit effect of Miranda [06/01/10] / 5-4 majority rules suspects must speak up for right to remain silent." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, 06/02/10]

2010 - Criminal & Civil Investigations / Gulf Oil Spill - June 2nd, 2010: "U.S. opens criminal, civil inquiries in spill ['said Tuesday'] / Another attempt will be made with containment dome." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A5, 06/02/10]

2010 - Jupiter Impact - June 3rd, 2010: "Amateur astronomers Anthony Wesley of Australia and Christopher Go of the Philippines have independently observed an impact event on Jupiter. The strike occurred at 20:31 UT on June 3rd and produced a bright flash of light in the giant planet's cloudtops: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/04/10]

*Trivia: "On June 3rd, amateur astronomers were startled by a bright flash of light on Jupiter. It appeared to be an impact event--a comet or asteroid hitting the planet's cloudtops. Curiously, though, the strike left no obvious debris. Was it really an impact--or something else? Today's story from Science@NASA discusses the possibilities."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=11&month=06&year=2010]

*Trivia: "Even the Hubble Space Telescope cannot find any debris where a meteoroid apparently hit Jupiter on June 3rd. Today [06/16/10], researchers released new HST images of the impact site, which show nothing but uninterrupted clouds. The non-detection is consistent with a relatively small asteroid making a shallow impact in Jupiter's high atmosphere. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=16&month=06&year=2010]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 3rd, 2010: "The stock market rebounded after a stronger-than-expected increase in pending home sales restored investors' optimism about the economy. The Dow rose about 226 points, its third biggest gain of 2010. Major indexes recovered the losses they suffered Tuesday." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/03/10]

2010 - Saw can't cut it / Gulf oil Spill - June 3rd, 2010: "Saw can't cut it against spill [06/02/10] / BP now plans to use shear to slice pipe in step toward containment." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, 06/03/10]

2010 - Agree to free flotilla detainees / Israel - June 3rd, 2010: "Israel frees hundreds of detainees / Agreement [06/02/10] seems to be aimed at reducing international anger over interception of flotilla." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, 06/03/10]

2010 - Taxi driver goes on rampage / Britain - June 3rd, 2010: "Taxi driver [Derrick Bird] goes on rampage [06/02/10] / At least 12 are fatally shot [and 25 injured] in Britain as man drives through villages." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, 06/03/10]

2010 - Suicide-Bomb Attackers / Afghan Capital - June 3rd, 2010: "Violence disrupts Afghan gathering ['suicide-bomb attackers ... tried to breach the assembly's heavily fortified compound' - 06/02/10]." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, 06/03/10]

2010 - U.N. officials report decries CIA drone strikes - June 3rd, 2010: "The escalating campaign of CIA drone strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan has made the United States 'the most prolific user of targeted killings' in the world today, according to a U.N. official who said the spy agency should not be in charge of the program. [....] Although the U.S. does not officially acknowledge  the CIA drone strikes, much of the report was dismissed by Obama administration officials. [....] Alston's [Philip Alston] report discusses targeted killings by several countries, including Russia, Israel and Sri Lanka. But he focused on the U.S. use of drones, arguing that other governments are likely to copy the tactic in coming years. [NP] Many other countries are seeking to acquire unmanned aircraft of their own, the report said, because the aircraft 'permit targeted killing at little or no risk' and can be operated by pilots thousands of miles away. [....]." [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (U.N. officials report decries CIA drone strikes / Attacks on militants in Pakistan have been stepped up under Obama.) by David S. Cloud, p. A8, 06/03/10]

2010 - Poem - June 4th, 2010: "Conceived this date in history. The poem: Lightning Path [4th on page], by Etznab Mathers, a.k.a. D.R.D."

2010 - Solar Wind - June 4th, 2010: "A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing geomagnetic storms around the poles. Sky watchers at high latitudes should be alert for auroras.]

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/04/10]

2010 - Oil Spill Status - June 4th, 2010: "Progress on relief wells, cutting of damaged pipe / But it's still slow-going, and cap may not be snug. / Drilling on relief wells is slow but steady; damaged pipe is successfully snipped" [Based on: Title(s) for New York Times article, pp. A1 & A8, 06/04/10]

2010 - E-Coli / Lake of Ozarks - June 4th, 2010: "E.Coli high at one site [Porter Mill Hollow] in Lake of the Ozarks / Tests will be performed again this week." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, 06/04/10]

2010 - Liftoff / Private Rocket - June 4th, 2010: "Private rocket [developed by SpaceX] takes off [06/04/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, 06/05/10]

2010 - Trivia / U.S. Military Spending - June 4th, 2010: "Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered the military and the Pentagon's civilian bureaucracy to find tens of billions of dollars in annual savings to pay for war-fighting operations, senior officials said Thursday [06/03/10]. His goal is $7 billion in spending cuts and efficiencies for 2012, growing to $37 billion annually by 2016." [Based on: News Services article (Gates tells Pentagon to cut spending), p. A10, 06/04/10]

2010 - EPA tightens rules on sulfur dioxide - June 4th, 2010: "This marks the first time the standard has been changed since the original  one was issued in 1971. [NP] The new rule sets the amount at 75 parts per billion over a on-hour period' [....] Those controls will be put on power plants that burn coal, which is cheap but also is the most polluting fuel. The EPA said power plants accounted for 73 percent of the sulfur dioxide in the air." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (EPA tightens rules on sulfur dioxide / Pollutant emitted by coal-fired power plants is a trigger for asthma attacks.) by Renee Schoof, p. A10, 06/04/10]

2010 - Yemeni al-Qaida threatens Saudi Royals - June 4th, 2010: "A senior member of an al-Qaida offshoot in Yemen has called on supporters in a new audio message to kidnap Christians and members of the Saudi royal family." [Based on: News Services article (Yemeni al-Qaida threatens Saudi Royals), p. A12, 06/04/10]

2010 - Poem - June 5th, 2010: "Conceived this date in history. The poem: Cold day in Hell [5th on page], by Etznab Mathers, a.k.a. D.R.D."

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 5th, 2010: "Stocks tumbled after the government said hiring remains weak and Hungary became the latest European country to report its economy is in crisis. Interest rates dropped as investors moved money into the safety of Treasury bonds and notes. The Dow dropped 323 points." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/05/10]

2010 - Drill Ship Capturing Oil / Gulf Coast - June 5th, 2010: "Drill ship is capturing some oil from BP well / Officials are cautiously hopeful even as Obama blasts company over $50 million ad campaign." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, 06/05/10]

2010 - Nominee / U.S. Director of Intelligence - June 5th, 2010: "New intelligence chief named [James Clapper Jr.] / Pentagon official chosen for job left open after previous appointee quit under pressure." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, 06/05/10]

2010 - Breast Cancer Vaccine - June 6th, 2010: "New vaccine utilizes protein ['alpha-lactalbumin'] prevalent in breast tumors" [Based on: Title for Newsday article, p. A11, 06/06/10]

2010 - Gaza Aid Ship Intercepted - June 6th, 2010: "GAZA AID SHIP [The Rachel Corrie] INTERCEPTED [06/05/10]" [Based on: Title for Getty Images article, p. A9, 06/06/10]

2010 - Key advance made against skin cancer - June 6th, 2010: "Key advance [The drug, 'ipilimumab, words by helping the immune system to fight tumors.'] made against skin cancer ['The results, reported Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual conference in Chicago']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, 06/06/10]

2010 - Israel becoming policy headache for U.S.  - June 6th, 2010: "Israel becoming policy headache for U.S. / Analysis - While America remains a steadfast supporter, report [by Anthony Cordesman - 06/02/10] brands ally as national security liability." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, 06/06/10]

2010 - Tornado & Storms / Ohio  - June 7th, 2010: "Storms kill 7, shut down nuclear plant [06/06/10] / Tornado near Toledo, Ohio, hits emergency services building." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, 06/07/10]

2010 - Chrysler Recall - June 8th, 2010: "Chrysler recalling Jeep vehicles, vans / Brake issue for Jeep; Grand Caravan, Town & Country sliding door cited." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg News article, p. A6, 06/08/10]

2010 - Status / Gulf Oil Spill - June 8th, 2010: "Spill turning into myriad of little ones / Containment gains - BP says it is now collecting about half of gushing oil. / Heading ashore - Despite funneling success, Panhandle remains vulnerable." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, 06/08/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 8th, 2010: "Stocks fell to their lowest level in seven months Monday [06/07/10] after traders couldn't shake fears that Europe's economic problems will derail a global recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 115 points, or 1.2 percent, to its lowest close since November." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/08/10]

2010 - Consumer Borrowing / U.S.A. - June 8th, 2010: "Consumer borrowing increased slightly in April. Borrowing rose by $954.8 million in April, the Federal Reserve said Monday. But the government revised away a gain it had originally reported for March. Instead, it reported that credit fell a sharp $5.44 billion during that month." [Based on: Wire Reports article (More borrowing), p. A6, 06/08/10]

2010 - Gunman kills 4, himself in Florida - June 8th, 2010: "Gunman [Gerardo Regalado] kills 4, himself in Florida [06/05/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, 06/08/10]

2010 - 8 convicted over Bhopal disaster - June 8th, 2010: "More than 25 years after a plume of toxic gas from an American-owned chemical plant in Bhopal, India, killed thousands, eight former executives of the company's Indian subsidiary were convicted of negligence Monday [06/07/10]. The men were sentenced to two years in prison and fined $2,100." [Based on: News Services article (8 convicted over Bhopal disaster), p. A20, 06/08/10]

2010 - Gas Line Explosion / North Texas - June 8th, 2010: "A large natural gas line in north Texas erupted Monday after utility workers accidentally hit the line, sending a column of fire into the air and leaving one worker dead, officials said." [Based on: News Services article (Gas line explodes), p. A4, 06/08/10]

2010 - Google under fire for drive-by data - June 8th, 2010: "[....] Last month, Google revealed it had been collecting 600 gigabytes of personal data in 30 countries from the roving, camera-mounted cars in its Street-View program. That includes private information from unsecured personal Wi-Fi networks. [....] 'People have legitimate expectations that private information will be kept private,' he [Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal] said. 'These drive-by data sweeps may violate not only those expectations, but also possibly the law.' [NP] He said the data collection could give Google access to personal e-mails, passwords and web browsing histories, though he had no reports of any problems." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (Google under fire for drive-by data / Firm denies wrongdoing as Missouri, Connecticut seek information on data collected.) , p. A4, 06/08/10]

2010 - Britain's economy 'worse than thought' - June 8th, 2010: "Britain's economy 'worse than thought' / Crisis in Europe deepens as more austerity measures are announced." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, 06/08/10]

2010 - Resignation Announcement / Helen Thomas - June 8th, 2010: "[....] Thomas said Monday that she will retire, following an uproar over her recent remarks that Jews should 'get the hell out of Palestine.' [....] Her encounter with Rabbi David Nesenoff took place on May 27 on the White House grounds. Nesenoff said in a phone interview that he and his son and his son's friend were visiting the White House for a Jewish heritage event that day and just happened to run into Thomas on the grounds. [NP] He asked her rather innocuously, he said, what she thought of Israel, and her response shocked him. 'I couldn't believe what came out of her mouth,' he said. 'I was shocked and hurt.' " [Based on: New York Times article (One too many blunt remark / White House correspondent Helen Thomas retires after comment about Israel) by Jeremy W. Peters, p. A4, 06/08/10]

2010 - 10 troops are killed in attacks in Afghanistan - June 8th, 2010: "10 troops are killed in attacks in Afghanistan [06/07/10] / The death toll, which included seven Americans, was the highest for foreign troops in seven months." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, 06/08/10]

2010 - Israel kills four Palestinian militants near Gaza shore - June 8th, 2010: "Israel kills four Palestinian militants near Gaza shore [06/07/10] / Shootings come amid tensions following Israel's deadly raid on Turkish ship." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, 06/08/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - June 9th, 2010: "NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of geomagnetic activity today when a solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. High latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=09&month=06&year=2010]

2010 - WHO denial - June 9th, 2010: "World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan denied that her decisions about swine flu were influenced by advisers' links to pharmaceutical companies." [Based on: News Services article (WHO denial), p. A15, 06/09/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1078 - June 9th, 2010: "New sunspot 1078 is poses a growing threat for C-class solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=09&month=06&year=2010]

2010 - Protests / Spain - June 9th, 2010: "People protest Tuesday against government spending cuts in Madrid, Spain. Tens of thousands of public workers went on strike over cuts intended to rein in a deficit that has rattled financial markets." [Based on: AFP/Getty Images article, p. A8, 06/09/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 9th, 2010: "This time, the stock market had a late-day rally. Most stocks surged in the final hour of trading to give the Dow a gain of 123 points. That ended a two-day slump that sent the Dow down nearly 440 to a seven-month low. The S&P 500 rose 11.53 to 1,062.00." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/09/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Vanuatu - June 9th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:23:19 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 18.586°S, 169.471°E; Depth 17.8 km (11.1 miles)] was located @ VANUATU."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xhcl.php]-[T.D. - 06/12/10]

2010 - Potentially Hazardous Asteroids - June 9th, 2010: "On June 9, 2010 there were 1133 potentially hazardous asteroids."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=09&month=06&year=2010]

2010 - Underwater Plumes / U.S. Gulf Coast - June 9th, 2010: "Underwater plumes of oil spread, stretch 42 miles away / Toxic compounds beneath surface don't evaporate." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, 06/09/10]

2010 - BP stock plunges - June 10th, 2010: "BP stock plunges ['BP stock dropped $5.45, or 16 percent, to $29.20.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, 06/10/10]

2010 - Google asks for help - June 10th, 2010: "Google Inc.'s top lawyer said that the world's leading search engine is asking the U.S. and European governments to press China to lift Internet censorship, describing it as an unfair barrier to free trade." [Based on: News Services article (Google asks for help), p. A7, 06/10/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 10th, 2010: "In the last hour of trading Wednesday [06/09/10], energy stocks pushed the market down. The Dow closed down 41 points for the day. Investors were worried by an analyst who said losses from the oil spill could send BP into bankruptcy. The S&P 500 fell 6.31 to 1,055.69." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/10/10]

2010 - New Sanctions / Iran - June 10th, 2010: "Iran shrugs off sanctions [06/09/10] / Security Council's fourth round of sanctions against nuclear program took months to negotiate, misses goal of unanmity. ['Twelve of the 15 nations on the council voted for the measures; Turkey and Brazil voted against it, and Lebanon abstained.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, 06/10/10]

2010 - FDA Warning / Pfizer Inc. - June 10th, 2010: "FDA warns Pfizer [06/09/10] on delays in reporting complaints / In some cases, drug company failed to submit reports of serious side effects at all." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, 06/10/10]

2010 - Belarus sanctions extended - June 10th, 2010: "The United States has extended sanctions by 1 year against Belarus aimed at pressuring democratic reform. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Belarus sanctions extended), p. A7, 06/10/10]

2010 - 50 years for Ponzi scheme - June 10th, 2010: "Scott Rothstein, the South Florida Ponzi schemer extraordinaire, received a 50-year prison sentence after a hearing in federal court in Fort Lauderdale." [Based on: News Services article (50 years for Ponzi scheme), p. A17, 06/10/10]

2010 - 39 killed in Afghan explosion - June 10th, 2010: "A huge explosion late Wednesday tore through the wedding celebration of an Afghan who had joined an anti-Taliban militia in rural Kandahar Province, killing at least 39, according to provincial government officials." [Based on: News Services article (39 killed in Afghan explosion), p. A7, 06/10/10]

2010 - Case Dismissed / Warren Jeffs - June 10th, 2010: "Jeffs [Warren Jeffs] case dismissed" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, 06/10/10]

2010 - Oldest Leather Shoe / Armenia - June 10th, 2010: "Archaeologist from the University of California-Los Angeles and Ireland have discovered the world's oldest leather shoe - an exquisitely preserved 5,600-year-old woman's size -7 lace-up-in a cave in Armenia. [....] ... reported Wednesday in the online journal PLoS One. [....] The cave, he [UCLA archaeologist Charles Stanish] added, is only one of at least 39 that researchers are just beginning to explore. [....] The oldest known footwear - more sandal than shoe - was discovered in Missouri and is about 6,900 years old. Made from woven fibers and leather, the sandals are also in poor condition. [NP] Radiocarbon dating indicated that the newly found shoe was from about 3,600 B.C." [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (5,600-year-old shoe found / With it were grapes, winemaking apparatus and three human heads preserved in jars.) by Thomas H. Maugh II, p. A19, 06/10/10]

2010 - Boeing Strike End - June 11th, 2010: "Striking Boeing C-17 workers back on job [06/10/10] with new contract" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. C2, 06/11/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 11th, 2010: "Stocks surged late Thursday afternoon as news on U.S. jobs and Chinese exports eased investor worries. Energy stocks led the market higher with BP surging 12.3 percent off a 14-year low. The S&P 500 rose 31.15 points, or 2.95 percent, to 1,088.84." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C7, S.L.P.D., 06/11/10]

2010 - Nurses Strike / Minnesota - June 11th, 2010: "More than 12,000 nurses launched a one-day strike at 14 Minnesota hospitals. Nurses say they are being asked to care for too many patients at a time. The hospitals counter that the walkout is a headline-grabbing stunt to build membership and clout for a national nurses union." [Based on: News Services article (Nurses strike), p. A7, 06/11/10]

2010 - Oil Flow Rate / Gulf of Mexico - June 11th, 2010: "[....] 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]

2010 - Electricity Rationing End / Venezuela - June 11th, 2010: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Thursday the end of electricity rationing that has damaged the economy and led to rolling blackouts." [Based on: News Services article (Power returns), p. A17, 06/11/10]

2010 - Suspected U.S. Missile Strike / Pakistan - June 11th, 2010: "A suspected American missile strike killed two people Thursday [06/10/10] in northwestern Pakistan." [Based on: News Services article (Drone kills 2 in Pakistan), p. A17, 06/11/10]

2010 - Wrongly Held / Guantanamo Detainee - June 11th, 2010: "Detainee [Mohammed Mohammed Hassan Odaini] is wrongly held, judge says / Yemeni man, 26, was caught in sweep in Pakistan in 2002." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, 06/11/10]

2010 - Kandahar push given a longer time frame - June 11th, 2010: "Kandahar push given a longer time frame [06/10/10] / NATO commander cites a series of setbacks befalling military operation." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A11, 06/11/10]

*Trivia: "Taliban bolster fight with assassinations" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, 06/11/10]

2010 - Genocide Convictions / Bosnian Serb Army - June 11th, 2010: "2 convicted [life in prison] of genocide [06/10/10] / Bosnian Serb officers [Lt. Col. Vujadin Popovic & Col. Ljubisa Beara] played role in Srebrenica massacre [1995]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A7, 06/11/10]

2010 - Turmoil in Egypt - June 12th, 2010: "Egyptian police beat businessman Khaled Said, 28, to death on an Alexandria street after he posted a video on the Internet of officers sharing the spoils from a drug bust among themselves, his family said Friday. Police deny Said was beaten despite photos showing the man's face had been shattered." [Based on: News Services article (Turmoil in Egypt), p. A21, 06/12/10]

2010 - Debt Crisis? / Japan - June 12th, 2010: "Japan may also face debt crisis / New prime minister says nation will have to cut debt, rein in public works projects." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, 06/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 12th, 2010: "Stocks ended higher Friday after an earlier drop on poor retail sales. The market rose after a report found customers gaining confidence in the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average had its first winning week in a month. The S&P rose 4.76 points to 1,091.60." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/12/10]

2010 - Iran won't get Missiles - June 12th, 2010: "The new U.N. sanctions prevent Russia from delivering S-300 air-defense missiles to Iran, a Kremlin official said Friday, in a reversal of the position announced by Russia's Foreign Ministry the day before." [Based on: News Services article (Iran won't get missiles), p. A21, 06/12/10]

2010 - Flash Floods / Arkansas - June 12th, 2010: "Deadly flooding routs campsites in Arkansas [06/11/10] / At least 16 are killed, and dozens more are missing as rivers rise under the cover of night." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, 06/12/10]

*Trivia: "Death toll from flooding reaches 19" [Based on: Title for news Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Ethnic Violence / Kyrgyzstan - June 12th, 2010: "Clashes hit Kyrgyzstan [Ethnic violence that began as fistfights and escalated to raging gunbattles'] / 41 dead, 500 hurt as gunbattles break out in Central Asia ['The clashes in the southern city of Osh began Thursday evening between several hundred Kyrgyz and Uzbek youths']." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A21, 06/12/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Afghanistan - June 12th, 2010: "Karzai loses faith in U.S., NATO to win Afghan war, officials say / He suggests U.S. may have staged attack on peace conference, says prominent Afghan." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, 06/12/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Nicobar Islands, India Region - June 12th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 19:26:50 (UTC) on Saturday, June 12th, 2010. The magnitude 7.5 event [Location: 7.748°N, 91.938°E; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xkbv.php]-[T.D. - 06/12/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1081 - June 13th, 2010: "New sunspot 1081 is crackling with C- and M-class solar flares. Credit: SOHO/MDI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/13/10]

2010 - Return to Earth / Japan's Hayabusa Spacecraft - June 13th, 2010: "Japan's Hayabusa spacecraft returned to Earth today carrying samples of asteroid Itokawa. The sample return capsule parachuted to Earth somewhere in Australia's Woomera Test Range (searchers are looking for it now) while the mothership disintegrated in the atmosphere high above ground. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=13&month=06&year=2010]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan - June 13th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:32:54 (UTC) on Sunday, June 13th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 37.405°N, 141.602°E; Depth 7.7 km (4.8 miles) (poorly constrained)] was located @ NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xlan.php]-[T.D. - 06/14/10]

2010 - Attack on Iraqi Bank - June 14th, 2010: "Attack on Iraqi bank ['Iraq's central bank'] repelled in 3-hour fight [06/13/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / Belgium - June 14th, 2010: "[....] Final results gave the Dutch-speaking New Flemish Alliance 27 of the 150 legislative seats, up 19." [Based on: News Services article (Separatist party wins big in Belgium), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Boeing Machinists OK Strike - June 14th, 2010: "[....] The strike vote passed 1,619-459. Union officials said June 23 is the earliest a strike would begin. [....]" [Based on: Article (Boeing union rejects contract / Local Machinists OK a strike; company pension proposal for future workers is cited.), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Top Arab diplomat visits Gaza - June 14th, 2010: "Top Arab diplomat visits Gaza [06/13/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - BP seeks better guage on oil flow - June 14th, 2010: "[....] One of the actions BP took Sunday was to use robotic submarines to position sensors inside the well to guage how much oil is spilling. [....] Scientists have been unable to pin down how much oil is leaking into the gulf, although the high-end estimates indicate the spill could exceed 100 million gallons. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (BP seeks better guage on oil flow), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Security Crackdown / Afghanistan - June 14th, 2010: "Karzai gives the go-ahead for crackdown in Kandahar [06/13/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Lightning Strike / Jesus Statue, Ohio - June 14th, 2010: "MONROE, Ohio - A six-story statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday. [NP] The 'King of Kings' statue, one of southwest Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati. [NP] The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said. [....]"

[Based on: A.P. article (6-story Jesus statue in Ohio struck by lightning), Published: Monday, Jun. 14, 2010 - 11:21 pm - See link]

*Link: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/06/14/2822968/ohio-jesus-statue-struck-by-lightning.html

2010 - Explosions hit Political Rally / Kenya - June 14th, 2010: "Blasts kill 5, wound 75 at Kenya rally [06/13/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Lawmakers to hash out banking rules / U.S.A. - June 14th, 2010: "[....] 'Throughout this process you have seen a desire by members not wanting to be seen voting with the banks,' said Edward Mills, an analyst at FBR Capital markers. [....] At least 56 industry lobbyists have served on the personal staffs of the 43 Senate and House members who will have a hand in shaping the bill over the next two weeks, according to an analysis by Public Citizen and the Center for Responsive Politics, two government watchdogs. [NP] The center found that lawmakers on the committee settling differences between the competing House and Senate versions have received more than $112 million over two decades from political action committees or employees of industries affected by the legislation. [NP] 'It's going to be very difficult to stop special interests, working through some members of the conference, from inserting weakening provisions,' said Travis Plunkett, legislative director of the Consumer Federation of America." [Based on: A.P. article (Lawmakers to hash out banking rules / Analyst says legislators will not want to be seen as voting with banks.) by Jim Kuhnhenn, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Thousands Flee Ethnic Violence / Kyrgyzstan - June 14th, 2010: "75,000 flee ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan / Officials say 104 have been killed and 1,231 wounded in the country's worst fighting since 1990." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/14/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 15th, 2010: "Stocks dropped in the last hour of trading Monday as investors worried about Europe's economy. Stocks rose for most of the day despite the downgrade of Greece's debt to junk status. The S&P 500 ended down 1.97 to 1,089.63. The Dow Jones industrials fell 20.18 to 10,190.89." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/15/10]

2010 - Probe finds BP at fault - June 15th, 2010: "Probe finds BP at fault / It seemed to base decisions on money, federal inquiry finds." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/15/10]

2010 - Junk Status / Greek Bonds - June 15th, 2010: "Greece takes new hit as bond rating is cut to junk status [06/14/10] / Action reflects concern that the country could fail to pay down its debt and cut its deficit despite an IMF and EU bailout." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/15/10]

2010 - Israeli police officer is killed - June 15th, 2010: "Palestinian gunmen opened fire Monday [06/14/10] on a police vehicle in the West Bank, killing an Israeli police officer and wounding two others, police said, in a rare flare-up of violence after months of calm." [Based on: News Services article (Israeli police officer is killed), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/15/10]

2010 - Rich Mineral Deposits / Afghanistan - June 15th, 2010: "Afghanistan is found to be rich in mineral deposits" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/15/10]

2010 - Fatal Lightning Strike / St. Louis, Mo. - June 15th, 2010: "Lightning cut full life short / Letter carrier killed Tuesday [06/15/10] was mother, fiancee, ex-Army reservist ['Christine N. Jones, 34, was struck at 1:15 p.m. as she stood under a tree ....]." [Based on: Title for Article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Coal Ash Landfill / Missouri Flood Plain? - June 15th, 2010: "[....] AmerenUE announced plans last year to build a 400-acre landfill to dispose of coal ash from its Labadie Power Plant, which generates 2,400 megawats of power - and about 350,000 tons of coal ash a year. [....]" [Based on: Article (AmerenUE plans for coal ash landfill stir concerns / Franklin County residents worry about placement in flood plain.) by Georgina Gustin), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 06/15/10]

2010 - National Address / President Barack Obama - June 15th, 2010: "[....] Even as Obama was preparing his speech, the government released a new estimate of the amount of oil flowing from the well, declaring that as much as 60,000 barrels a day could be spewing into the Gulf of Mexico each day ['That is roughly 2.5 million gallons a day, and it means an amount equal to the Exxon Valdez spill could be gushing from the well about every four days.' - Based on: NewYork Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10], a sharp increase over the estimate last week of 25,000 to 30,000 barrels a day. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Obama sets mission; Shift U.S. from oil use / He promises Americans that beleaguered gulf states will be made whole again.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Trivia / H1N1 - June 16th, 2010: "Study finds H1N1 may be version of deadly 1918 flu ['... federally funded research, led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and including scientists at St. Louis University']" [Based on: Title for article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Petraeus becomes ill - June 16th, 2010: "[....] 'It wasn't Sen. McCain's question,' the general added, smiling [06/15/10]. [NP] However, senators chose to postpone the hearing until today [06/16/10]. [....]" [Based on: Hearst Newspapers article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Flooding / Oklahoma - June 16th, 2010: "Record-busting rainfall and ensuing flooding in Oklahoma led to at least one death, officials confirmed Tuesday [06/15/10]." [Based on: News Services article (One dead in Oklahoma), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 16th, 2010: "Tech and industrial stocks pushed the market higher Tuesday [06/15/10] after Boeing said it would boost production and an industry group predictated increased demand for computers. The gains came on light trading volume. The S&P 500 rose 25.60, or 2.35 percent, to 1,115.23." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Russian rocket takes off  - June 16th, 2010: "Russian rocket [Soyuz TMA-19] takes off [today - 'carrying a three-person U.S. Russian crew to the international space station']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - New Curfew / Delmar Loop - June 16th, 2010: "UNIVERSITY CITY - A new curfew goes into effect this week in the Delmar Loop [St. Louis, Mo.], requiring anyone 16 and under to be out of the Loop by 9 p.m. if not accompanied by an adult. [....] The Loop Special Business District requested the change to cut down on the number of kids who clog the Loop on summer evenings, obstructing sidewalks and disturbing patrons of outdoor cafes." [Based on: Article (New 9 p.m. curfew will go into effect in Delmar Loop) by Margaret Gillerman, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Flooding / Manhattan, Kansas - June 16th, 2010: "Waist-deep in water, residents carry belongings on their heads Wednesday [06/16/10] as they try to escape flooding from Wildcat Creek in Manhattan, Kan. Heavy rain in the area caused area creeks and rivers to rise." [Based on: Manhattan Mercury/AP picture caption article (DELUGE IN MANHATTAN, KAN.), p. A16, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - U.N. will deliver Gaza supplies - June 16th, 2010: "U.N. will deliver Gaza supplies ['the Israeli military said Tuesday']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Arrested in Pakistan /  Gary Brooks - June 16th, 2010: "He [Gary Brooks] was on quest to kill Bin Laden / American on solo mission to 'decapitate' terrorist arrested [06/14/10] in Pakistan." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - MMS Regulation / Michael Bromwich - June 16th, 2010: "[....] Michael Bromwich, a Washington lawyer who served in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, will lead the effort to overhaul the Minerals Management Service, the agency that has come under criticism for being too close to the oil companies it regulates. [NP] Last month, Elizabeth Birnbaum stepped down after less than a year as director of the MMS. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Bromwich named to oversee regulators), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Cell phone law / San Francisco, California - June 16th, 2010: "San Francisco passed a law Tuesday [06/15/10] that requires retailers to display the amount of radiation each cell phone emits." [Based on: News Services article (Cell phone law), p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - China boosts holdings of U.S. Treasury debt - June 16th, 2010: "[....] China's holdings of U.S. Treasury securities, the largest by any foreign country, rose by $5 billion to $900.2 billion in April, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. [NP] Japan, the No. 2 foreign holder of Treasury securities, also incresed its holdings in April. It boosted them by $10.6 billion to $795.5 billion. [NP] Other countries registering gains in their holdings were the United Kingdom and various oil exporting nations. Total foreign holdings rose by $72.8 billion to $3.96 trillion. [....] Treasury's are considered the world's safest investment - the U.S. government has never defaulted on its debt. [....] The federal deficit hit an all-time high of $1.4 trillion last year. It is expected to remain above $1 trillion this year and in 2011 as well." [Based on: A.P. article (China boosts holdings of U.S. Treasury debt), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Lightning Strike / Derrick of the Discoverer Enterprise - June 16th, 2010: "Lightning hits oil vessel [06/15/10?] in gulf ['Lightning struck the vessel that had been collecting the oil from the well, suspending operations for nearly five hours from 9:30 a.m. until 2:15 p.m.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/16/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Near North Coast of Papua, Indonesia - June 16th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:06:02 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 2.402°S, 136.640°E; Depth 13 km (8.1 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xpag.php]-[T.D. - 06/20/10]

2010 - Major Earthquake / Near North Coast of Papua, Indonesia - June 16th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A major earthquake occurred at 03:16:30 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 2.141°S, 136.460°E; Depth 28.8 km (17.9 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xpai.php]-[T.D. - 06/16/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Near North Coast of Papua, Indonesia - June 16th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:58:10 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 2.368°S, 136.480°E; Depth 19.9 km (12.4 miles)] was located @ NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xpav.php]-[T.D. - 06/20/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - June 17th, 2010: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing geomagnetic activity around the poles. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/17/10]

2010 - Sunni leader killed - June 17th, 2010: "The leader of a government-backed Sunni militia was killed in a bombing west of Baghdad" [Based on: News Services article (Sunni leader killed), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 17th, 2010: "Stocks ended a bumpy day little changed after BP said it would put $20 billion into a fund for victims of the Gulf Oil spill. About three stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.62, or 0.06 percent, to 1,114.61." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Tornadoes / Minnesota - June 17th, 2010: "[....] State emergency officials' tally for all of Minnesota released Friday afternoon showed 39 tornadoes, 26 funnel clouds, 11 reports of damage from thunderstorm winds and 69 reports of hail. [....]" [Based on: Minneapolis Star Tribune article (State recovering after dozens of tornado touchdowns)]

http://www.startribune.com/local/96645594.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ

2010 - BP Liability / Gulf Oil Spill - June 17th, 2010: "BP to set up huge fund for claims / Company, White House agree [06/16/10] on $20 billion pot; BP will not be absolved of liability in oil spill." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Violent Unrest / Kyrgyzstan - June 17th, 2010: "[....] Scrutiny was swinging to the question of who or what set off riots in the southern city of Osh, which appeared to have been well-orchestrated rather than spontaneous. [....] Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the comissioner, said the attacks - which left at least 100 dead and 100,000 or more Uzbeks as refugees - were 'orchestrated, targeted and well planned,' not a spontaneous outbreak of ethnic violence. He did not mention any names, but the Kyrgyz provisional government blamed the country's deposed president, Kurmanbek S. Bakiyev." [Based on: New York Times article (111 detained as Kyrgyz try to prevent more mayhem), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - 10 soldiers, 36 Taliban killed - June 17th, 2010: "Paramilitary soldiers conducting a major operation in northwestern Pakistan engaged Taliban militants in fierce fighting that killed 10 soldiers and at least three dozen insurgents, officials said" [Based on: News Services article (10 soldiers, 36 Taliban killed), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Flash Floods / French Riviera - June 17th, 2010: "Floods kill 19 in French Riviera [06/16/10?]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Israel likely to ease land blockade - June 17th, 2010: "Israel is likely to significantly ease the land blockade of Gaza in coming days in an effort to blunt the international outcry over its deadly raid on a blockade-busting flotilla, officials said." [Based on: News Services article (Israel likely to ease land blockade), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - U.S. sanctions vs. Iran are growing - June 17th, 2010: "[....] The penalties were aimed at entities tied to Iran's nuclear and missile program, including one bank, five front companies, 22 energy and insurance concerns and two individuals and four groups tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. [....] 'We know that officials in Iran have been anxious about the sanctions,' said Stuart Levey, the Treasury official in charge of the sanctions effort." [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (U.S. sanctions vs. Iran are growing / Individuals, organizations are added to blacklist over nuclear program.), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Russian capsule reaches space station - June 17th, 2010: "Russian capsule reaches space station [Thursday evening - 06/17/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Drinking Coffee may help prevent diabetes - June 17th, 2010: "Drinking coffee ['according to a new study published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.'] may help prevent diabetes [It's the caffeine, say scientists from Nagoya University in Japan.']" [Based on: Title for Baltimore Sun article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - $30 million a year sought over Agent Orange - June 17th, 2010: "A joint panel of U.S. and Vietnamese policymakers, citizens and scientists released an action plan, urging the U.S. government and other donors to provide an estimated $30 million annually over 10 years to clean up sites still contaminated by dioxin, a toxic chemical used in Agent Orange." [Based on: News Services article ($30 million a year sought over Agent Orange), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 06/17/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / South of the Kermadec Islands - June 17th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 13:06:45 (UTC) on Thursday, June 17th, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 33.065°S, 179.817°E; Depth 156.1 km (97.0 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF THE KERMADEC ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xqaz.php]-[T.D. - 06/20/10]

2010 - May 2010 Global Temperature Is Warmest on Record - June 17th, 2010: "ScienceDaily (June 17, 2010) — The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for May, March-May (Northern Hemisphere spring-Southern Hemisphere autumn), and the period January-May according to NOAA. Worldwide average land surface temperature for May and March-May was the warmest on record while the global ocean surface temperatures for both May and March-May were second warmest on record, behind 1998. [....]"

[Based on: ScienceDaily article (May 2010 Global Temperature Is Warmest on Record; Spring and January-May Also Post Record Breaking Temps), 06/17/10]

*Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100616134641.htm

2010 - Sunspot 1082 - June 18th, 2010: "New sunspot 1082 poses no threat for strong solar flares. . Credit: SOHO/MDI" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/18/10]

2010 - House vs. Hayward - June 18th, 2010: "Members of House blast away at chief of BP over oil spill [06/17/10] / Hayward's apology fails to appease those seeking response to probe's allegations." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 18th, 2010: "The stock market made a slight gain after losses for much of the day. Investors worried after news that the number of first-time unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose. A drop in an index of regional manufacturing also hit stocks. The S&P 500 rose 1.43 to 1,116.04." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Europe sanctions Iran - June 18th, 2010: "Europe sanctions Iran ['the 27-nation European Union on Thursday gave initial approval to the toughest sanctions on Iran in its history.]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Texan ignites firestorm over BP - June 18th, 2010: "Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, ignited a firestorm on Capitol Hill on Thursday [06/17/10] when he apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward for what he called a White House 'shakedown' that led to the creation of a $20 billion compensation fund. [....]" [Based on: Hearst Newspapers article (Texan ignites firestorm over BP / GOP congressman apologized to CEO for what he called $20 billion White House shakedown.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - 400,000 flee violence / Kyrgyzstan - June 18th, 2010: "An estimated 400,000 people - nearly one-twelfth the population - have fled their homes to escape Kyrgyzstan's ethnic violence .... [....] That figure represents half the roughly 800,000 ethnic Uzbeks who lived in Kyrgyzstan's south before Central Asia's worst ethnic violence in decades erupted there last week." [Based on: News Services article (400,000 flee violence), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Al-Qaida Target / Awakening Council Member - June 18th, 2010: "Killing of tipster is called revenge / Awakening Council member [Khudair Hamad al-Issawi] in Iraq was targeted by al-Qaida [06/17/10] over bomb plan." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Oversight Lacking? / U.S. Deep-Sea Drilling - June 18th, 2010: "Oversight lacking in deep-sea drilling, inspector [Mary Kendall] says." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Coast Guard taken to task over role in rig inspection - June 18th, 2010: "Coast Guard taken to task over role in rig inspection / BP's Deepwater Horizon was registered to tiny island republic [Republic of the Marshall Islands]." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/18/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 19th, 2010: "Stocks ended higher Friday after another record high for gold boosted shares for mineral companies, such as Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold. The S&P 500 rose 1.47, or 0.13 percent, to 1,117.51. The Dow Jones industrials rose 16.47, or 0.16 percent, to 10,450.64." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/10]

2010 - Uzbeks Returning Home - June 19th, 2010: "Uzbeks begin returning home [06/18/10] / Death toll from ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan remains uncertain." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/19/10]

2010 - Bank Failure Trivia / U.S.A. - June 19th, 2010: "Nevada bank fails, making 83 this year [U.S.A.]" [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/19/10]

2010 - BP removes Hayward from public light - June 19th, 2010: "BP removes Hayward from public light [06/18/10] / Mississippi native [Robert Dudley] will take over day-to-day handling of oil spill." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/19/10]

2010 - 20 die in fighting, bombings across Iraq - June 19th, 2010: "20 die in fighting, bombings across Iraq [06/18/10] / Seven Iraqi soldiers are among dead as political stalemate continues after elections." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/19/10]

2010 - Tropical Storms Blas & Celia / Pacific Ocean - June 19th, 2010: "Tropical Storms Blas and Celia blew in close proximity to each other in late June 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite observed both storms in a single overpass on June 19, 2010. Both storms were expected to follow westward tracks over the eastern Pacific Ocean. Blas appears in the west and Celia appears in the east, closer to Central America. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44373]

2010 - Flooding / China - June 20th, 2010: "Scores of Chinese die in floods ['floods and landslides ... as of Saturday were blamed for 90 deaths.'" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/20/10]

2010 - June Solstice - June 21st, 2010: "Monday, June 21st, is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Northern summer begins at 11:28 UT (7:28 EDT) when the sun reaches its highest point on the celestial sphere. Southern winter begins at precisely the same moment. No matter where you live, Happy Solstice! " [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/20/10]

2010 - Royal Wedding / Sweden - June 21st, 2010: "Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria weds ['her former personal trainer, Daniel Westling' - 06/20/10]." [Based on: Title for Bloomberg article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 06/21/10]

2010 - Suicide Bombers / Tikrit, Iraq - June 21st, 2010: "Suicide bombers hit Baghdad [killed as many as 33 people in Tikrit - 06/20/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/21/10]

2010 - Gas Deal Threat? / Pakistan & Iran - June 21st, 2010: "Pakistan's gas deal with Iran is threatened / Pipeline might fall within new sanctions being considered by Congress, U.S. officials say." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/21/10]

2010 - Uzbeks are fearful, refuse to go home - June 21st, 2010: "Uzbeks are fearful, refuse to go home [06/20/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/21/10]

2010 - Protestors in California picket Israeli ship - June 21st, 2010: "Protestors [hundreds] in California picket Israeli ship [due to arrive at Port of Oakland, California]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/21/10]

2010 - President Juan Manuel Santos / Columbia - June 21st, 2010: "Ex-defense chief [Juan Manuel Santos] wins Columbia runoff [06/20/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/21/10]

2010 - Sun in Cancer - June 22nd, 2010: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Cancer." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201006.html]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 22nd, 2010: "Stocks erased big gains after investors lost some of their enthusiasm about China's decision to let its currency appreciate against the dollar. The Dow fell about 8 points after climbing nearly 144 in early trading. The S&P 500 fell 4.31, or 0.4 percent, to 1,113.20." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Iran blocks inspectors - June 22nd, 2010: "Iran blocks inspectors [two U.N. nuclear inspectors - 06/21/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Turkey Pursues Kurds - June 22nd, 2010: "Turkish commando units rappelled down from helicopters, and mechanized infantry units blocked escape routes to Kurdish rebels in a major operation Monday along the Iraqi border." [Based on: News Services article (Turkey pursues Kurds), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Diamond Field / Zimbabwe - June 22nd, 2010: "Major diamond field found in Zimbabwe" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Thais freeze red shirt funds - June 22nd, 2010: "Thais freeze red shirt funds" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Russia cuts gas to Belarus - June 22nd, 2010: "Russia cuts gas to Belarus [06/21/10 - 'over $200 million in unpaid debts']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Oil spill has cost BP $2 billion  - June 22nd, 2010: "Oil spill has cost BP $2 billion / Figure includes $105 million in paid claims; U.S. wants quicker payouts." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Ban on advice to terror groups upheld  - June 22nd, 2010: "Ban on advice to terror groups upheld [6-3 ruling] by court [U.S. Supreme Court] / Justices say law does not violate First Amendment." [Based on: Title for Hearst Newspapers article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Obama budget director is leaving  - June 22nd, 2010: "Obama budget director [Peter Orszag] is leaving [in July]." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Electricity Minister Resigns / Iraq - June 22nd, 2010: "Iraq minister [electricity minister Karim Waheed] resigns [06/21/10]" [Based on: News Services article (Turkey pursues Kurds), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Man says priest was abusive father - June 22nd, 2010: "Man [Jose Raul Gonzalez] says [06/21/10] priest [the late Rev. Marcial Maciel, Legionaries of Christ] was abusive father" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Chinese currency drifts a little higher - June 22nd, 2010: "Chinese currency drifts a little higher [06/21/10] / While China plays down reform, other nations praise changes, saying they could boost world economy ['By the close of business in Asia, the renminbi had advanced 0.42 percent to 6.7976 per dollar.']." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 -  Drug addiction growing in Afghanistan - June 22nd, 2010: "Drug addiction growing in Afghanistan, U.N. says ['roughly 800,000 Afghan adults now using opium, heroin and other illicit drugs']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Suspect admits to Times Square plot  - June 22nd, 2010: "Suspect [Faisal Shahzad] admits [06/21/10] to Times Square plot / He wanted 'to injure people or kill people' to retaliate for U.S. attacks." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Supreme Court lifts ban on Monsanto alfalfa - June 22nd, 2010: "Supreme Court lifts ban on Monsanto alfalfa [06/21/10] / Cross-pollination case ruling [7-1] may smooth path for other biotech crops." [Based on: Title for article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 -  Top Afghan war general appears to deride Biden - June 22nd, 2010: "Top Afghan war general appears to deride Biden [Rolling Stone article] / McChrystal, aides shown as dismissive of civilian oversight." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Jerusalem proceeds with project in contested area - June 22nd, 2010: "[....] The plans include the demolition of more than 20 Palestinian homes to create a controversial archaeological park, along with a new residential and commercial tourist center. [....] The new development plans are being pressed by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, a conservative-leaning entrepreneur. They focus on Silwan, a volatile neighborhood highly valued by both Israel and the Palestinians for its history and location just outside the Old City wall. [NP] Predominantly Palestinian, it includes an ancient site believed by many to contain the ruins of the City of David and is close to Al Aksa Mosque, which is revered by Muslims. [NP] Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East war, then annexed it, but that territorial claim has not been recognized internationally. [....] It will need to pass through two more stages at the local level before being considered for approval by the district committee. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Jerusalem proceeds with project in contested area / City hall action comes after Israel eased Gaza blockade; Palestinians decry move in eastern part of city they claim.), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/22/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 23rd, 2010: "Stocks dropped for a second day Tuesday [06/22/10] after home sales dropped unexpectedly [fell 2.2 percent nationally in May] and the White House vowed to fight a court ruling against an offshore drilling moratorium. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 149 points, its biggest drop in about two weeks." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/23/10]

2010 -   Moderate Earthquake / Canada - June 23rd, 2010: "A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes were shaken from Ottawa south to an arc of U.S. states. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage." [Based on: News Services article (Earthquake in Canada), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

*Links: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xwa7.php

2010 - Hurricane Celia / Baja California - June 23rd, 2010: "After briefly weakening, Hurricane Celia re-strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane on June 23, 2010, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44414]

2010 -  Judge nullifies ban on deep-water oil drilling - June 23rd, 2010: "A federal judge [Judge Martin Feldman] on Tuesday [06/22/10] struck down the ban by the administration of President Barack Obama on deep-water drilling and rebuked the government for 'arbitrarily' imposing a freeze that would cause 'irreparable harm to businesses' along the Gulf Coast. [....]" [Based on: Hearst Newspapers article (Judge nullifies ban on deep-water oil drilling), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/23/10]

*Trivia: "The judge who overthrew the Obama administration's deep-water drilling freeze has owned stock in two companies involved in the spill, and a raft of other energy companies, some with substantial interests in the gulf. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans did not return calls." [Based on: News Services article (Judge owns stock in industry), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

*Trivia: "Judge says he won't delay lifting freeze on drilling / Deep-water work is now set to resume 30 days from his Tuesday decision." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

*Trivia: "Court rejects U.S. appeal of OK to resume drilling in gulf [07/08/10]" [Based on: Title for news Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 07/09/10]

2010 -  Storms pummel Indiana, Wisconsin, central Illinois - June 23rd, 2010: "Central Indiana residents fled flooded neighborhoods Tuesday [06/22/10], while those in a small town in Wisconsin tried to figure out why a siren failed to alert them before a tornado destroyed 25 homes there. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Storms pummel Indiana, Wisconsin, central Illinois), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/23/10]

2010 -  Former kosher slaughterhouse chief gets 27 years - June 23rd, 2010: "[....] A jury convicted Rubashkin last fall of 86 federal financial fraud charges. Prosecutors sought a 25-year sentence. Rubashkin's attorney, Guy Cook, has said he plans to appeal. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Former kosher slaughterhouse chief gets 27 years), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/23/10]

2010 -  First known icons of Peter, Paul uncovered in catacomb - June 23rd, 2010: "[....] Early Christians dug the catacombs outside Rome's walls as underground cemeteries, because burial was forbidden inside the city walls and pagan Romans were usually cremated. [NP] The Santa Tecla catacombs represent some of the earliest evidence of devotion to the apostles in early Christianity, Vatican officials said." [Based on: A.P. article (First known icons of Peter, Paul uncovered in catacomb), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 06/23/10]

2010 - Hurricane Darby - June 24th, 2010: "On June 24, 2010, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported that Darby had strengthened to a hurricane. Located roughly 235 miles (375 kilometers) south-southwest of Puerto Escondido, Darby had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44419]

2010 -   Eyesight restored - June 24th, 2010: "People who were blinded or suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells - a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported. The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far." [Based on: News Services article (Eyesight restored), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 24th, 2010: "Stocks closed mixed Wednesday [06/23/10] after the Fed indicated that problems in Europe pose a threat to the economy and that it would keep interest rates low. The Dow rose about 5 points while broader indexes fell. Treasury prices rose, pushing down interest rates." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Train Accident / Spain - June 24th, 2010: "12 killed ['ran over'] by train in Spain ['near Barcelona on Wednesday' - 06/23/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Engaged / Prince Albert - June 24th, 2010: "Prince engaged [Prince Albert of Monaco]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   World Widows Trivia - June 24th, 2010: "245 million widows in world ['The most dire consequences are faced by 2 million Afghan widows and at least 740,000 Iraqi widows.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Eyesight restored - June 24th, 2010: "People who were blinded or suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells - a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported. The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far." [Based on: News Services article (Eyesight restored), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -  Contamination in Florida - June 24th, 2010: "The balls and oil mousse (with the consistency of sludge) washed up on the shores of Pensacola Beach and forced the closure of several areas for swimming, according to a spokeswoman for the Mobile, Ala., Incident Command." [Based on: News Services article (Contamination in Florida), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Bank Bombing / Baghdad - June 24th, 2010: "An Al-Qaida front group claimed responsibility for bombing a state-run investment bank in Baghdad, gloating over its ease in penetrating security in an attack that killed at least 18 people." [Based on: News Services article (Al-Qaida group claims responsibility), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Workers Strike / Greece - June 24th, 2010: "Workers on ferries called a strike in Greece, stranding tourists at the start of the nation's lucrative summer holiday season. Strikers formed barricades on ferry gangplanks, preventing passengers from boarding." [Based on: News Services article (Strike shuts Greece), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -  Dip in Home Sales / U.S.A. - June 24th, 2010: "No tax credit equals big dip in home sales / Expiration of federal incentive sends new home sales down 33 percent in May." [Based on: Title for Wire Reports article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Cap restored to damaged well - June 24th, 2010: "Cap restored to damaged well [06/23/10] / Robot accident [06/23/10] caused it to be removed for a total of 11 hours." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Optimistic Economic Picture? / Africa - June 24th, 2010: "Report paints optimistic economic picture of Africa ['The authors of the McKinsey report contend that the continent as a whole has made solid progress on economic fundamentals.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 -   Afghan Commander / Gen. David Petraeus - June 24th, 2010: "Obama counting on Petraueus / Architect of troop surge in Iraq is named to replace embattled McChrystal [releaved 06/23/10] as head of Afghan war effort." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

*Trivia: "McChrystal will retire as four-star general" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 -   Officers avoid reprimand over Afghan battle - June 24th, 2010: "Officers avoid reprimand over Afghan battle [2008 battle of Wanat] / Army says officers were not negligent or derelict in battle that killed 9 American soldiers, including Gunnar Zwilling of O'Fallon, Mo." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/24/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - June 24th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:32:28 (UTC) on Thursday, June 24th, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 5.531°S, 151.157°E; Depth 42 km (26.1 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xxam.php]-[T.D. - 06/25/10]

2010 -   Too much salt - June 25th, 2010: "Most U.S. adults should eat less than a teaspoon of salt each day, but a new government report says just 1 in 18 meet that goal. 'This is not good news,' said Janelle Peralez Gunn of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead author of a new study released." [Based on: News Services article (Too much salt), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Strike / France - June 25th, 2010: "Strike ['to protest ... plans to raise the retirement age by two years to 62'] hits France" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Flooding / Brazil - June 25th, 2010: "Brazillian authorities said 135 people remain unaccounted for  - down from 607 the previous day - in massive floods that hit the nation's northeast." [Based on: News Services article (135 missing in Brazil), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 25th, 2010: "Stocks fell Thursday [06/24/10] following disappointing forecasts from retailers and concern about the government's financial overhaul package. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 146 points after edging higher Wednesday. Broader indexes dropped for a fourth straight day." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Gift Bomb / Greece - June 25th, 2010: "Office [public order ministry] in Greece is bombed ['a bomb disguised as a gift' - 06/24/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Damaging Storm / Connecticut - June 25th, 2010: "A suspected tornado tore through Connecticut's largest city Thursday [06/24/10] .... The Connecticut storm was part of a system that destroyed a historic town hall and other buildings in Edgerton, Ohio, the night before, and brought torrential rains and high winds to the Philadelphia area Thursday afternoon." [Based on: A.P. article (Storm levels buildings in Connecticut), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Regrown lungs work in rats - June 25th, 2010: "It's an early step toward one day building new lungs: Yale University researchers took apart and regrew a rat's lung, and then transplanted it and watched it breathe. The lung stayed in place only for an hour or two, as the scientists measured it exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide much like a regular lung - but also spotted some problems that will take more research to fix." [Based on: News Services article (Regrown lungs work in rats), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Discover Financial Services - June 25th, 2010: "Discover Financial Services returned to profitability in its second quarter as consumers spent more with their credit cards. Net income was $184.6 million, or 33 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $148.9 million, or 31 cents, a year ago. Sales volume grew 6 percent to $23 billion." [Based on: Article, p. B7, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Prime Minister Resigns / Australia - June 25th, 2010: "After an abrupt downfall, Australia's leader [Prime Minister Kevin Rudd] resigns [06/24/10]" [Based on: New York Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 06/25/10]

2010 -   Accidental Drowning / U.S. Rep. Robert Nyman - June 25th, 2010: "Congressman's death [Democrat, Robert Nyman] accidental drowning ['Nyman. 49, was found unresponsive Friday night in the swimming pool at his home in Hanover, Mass.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   Rally in Italy - June 26th, 2010: "Tens of thousands of Italians took to the streets to protest public spending cuts that are part of a tide of government austerity washing over Europe. Demonstrators demanded that prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi modify his plan to freeze public-sector salaries and slash local-government funding." [Based on: News Services article (Rally in Italy), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 06/26/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 26th, 2010: "Bank stocks shot higher Friday after an agreement on a financial regulation bill reassured investors that new rules won't devestate financial companies' profits. Goldman Sachs rose 3.5 percent, while JPMorgan Chase gained 3.7 percent. The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent to 1,076.76." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/26/10]

2010 - Partial Lunar Eclipse - June 26th, 2010: "This morning, the Moon passed through the shadow of Earth, producing a partial lunar eclipse. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [06/26/10]

2010 -   Dairy farmers protest pricing gap - June 26th, 2010: "Dairy farmers large and small from all over the country [U.S.A.] urged federal regulators Friday [06/25/10] to investigate their industry and help determine why the prices they are paid for milk aren't keeping pace with what consumers are charged at the store. [....] Dairy farmers have long complained that although the retail price of milk and cheese has risen, their profits are shrinking. The price of milk in stores has flucuated wildly over the years, but dairy farmers are paid roughly the same for their product as they were 30 years ago. [NP] Someone between the farmer and the consumer is making money, but given the complexity of the market, it's difficult to target a specific culprit, said U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis." [Based on: A.P. article (Dairy farmers protest pricing gap) by Scott Bauer, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/26/10]

2010 -   Economic growth revised downward - June 26th, 2010: "The government lowered its estimate of how much the economy grew in the first quarter, noting that consumers spent less than it previously thought. [NP] Gross domestic product rose by an annual rate of 2.7 percent in the January-to-March period, the Commerce Department said Friday. That was less than the 3 percent estimate for the quarter that the government released last month. It was also much slower than the 5.6 percent pace in the previous quarter. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Economic growth revised downward) by Christopher S. Rugaber, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/26/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Solomon Islands - June 26th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 05:30:19 (UTC) on Saturday, June 26th, 2010. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 10.636°S, 161.443°E; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOLOMON ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010xzal.php]-[T.D. - 06/27/10]

2010 - Tropical Storm Alex / Western Caribbean - June 26th, 2010: "The first tropical depression in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season formed in the western Caribbean on June 25, 2010, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC). On June 26, Tropical Depression One became Tropical Storm Alex. By June 27, the NHC reported, Alex had weakened to a tropical depression, but was expected to re-strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44454]

2010 - Sunspot 1084 - June 27th, 2010: "A new sunspot is rotating into view around the sun's southeastern limb. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/27/10] 

2010 -   Died / Martin Ginsburg - June 27th, 2010: "Martin Ginsburg, justice's husband, dies [he was 78]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   G-20 Summit - June 28th, 2010: "G-20 aims to halve deficits by 2013 / At summit [06/27/10], Obama warns that 'rush to the exits' on stimulus spending could thwart economic recovery." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   Feeling Better / Dick Cheney - June 28th, 2010: "Cheney [admitted to hospital 06/25/10] reported feeling much better" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   Kyrgyzstan OKs constitution - June 28th, 2010: "Kyrgyzstan OKs constitution [06/27/10] / Vote gives legitimacy to interim government backed by most Uzbecks." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   Died / U.S. Senator Robert Byrd - June 28th, 2010: "Robert Byrd was of and for the Senate / He dies at 92 [06/28/10] after serving longer than any oher U.S. senator." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 06/29/10]

2010 -   Yes Vote / U.S. Economic Sanctions, Iran - June 28th, 2010: "Senators passed 99-0, the conference report on a bill (HR2194) authorizing U.S. economic sanctions on private or state-run companies that support Iran's energy sector or nuclear program. A yes vote was to use sanctions to thwart Iran's bid for nuclear arms. [....]" [Based on: Thomas Reports Inc. article (Iran economic sanctions), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   First Free (Democratic) Election / Guinea - June 28th, 2010: "Guinea holds first free election [06/27/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -   Georgian authorities pull down Stalin monument - June 28th, 2010: "[....] The monument in the town of Tkibuli in western Georgia was taken down two days after authorities tore down a monument to Stalin in his hometown of Gori." [Based on: News Services article (Georgian authorities pull down Stalin monument), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 -  Blackwater may avoid criminal charges over Sudan sanctions - June 28th, 2010: "The security contractor Blackwater Worldwide tried for two years to secure lucrative defense business in Southern Sudan while the country was under U.S. economic sanctions, according to current and former U.S. officials and hundreds of pages of documents reviewed by McClatchy. [....] The administration of President Barack Obama, however, has decided for now not to bring criminal charges against Blackwater, according to a U.S. official close to the case. [NP] Instead, the U.S. government and the private military contractor are negotiating a multimillion-dollar fine to settle allegations that Blackwater violated U.S. export control regulations in Sudan, Iraq and elsewhere. Prince has renamed the company Xe Services and has put it up for sale. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Blackwater may avoid criminal charges over Sudan sanctions), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/28/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 29th, 2010: "Stocks ended on a weak note Monday [06/28/10] after a stronger dollar brought down prices for energy and other basic materials. The Dow closed down 5 points after being up for most of the day. A report that consumers saved more than they spent last month hurt retailers." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 06/29/10]

2010 -  FDA wants to limit antibiotics in animals - June 29th, 2010: "The Food and Drug Administration is urging meat producers to limit the amount of antibiotics they give animals. The FDA said the use of antibiotics in meat poses a 'serious threat' because they create antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can infect humans who eat the meat." [Based on: News Services article (FDA wants to limit antibiotics in animals), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 06/29/10]

2010 -  U.S. Special Operations Effort / Afghanistan - June 29th, 2010: "Petraeus likely to expand special operations effort / Campaign in Afghanistan has led to the capture or killing of 186 insurgent leaders since March, U.S. officials say." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 06/29/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - June 30th, 2010: "A gust of solar wind hit Earth's magnetic field on June 30th, sparking a G1-class (Kp=5) geomagnetic storm. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 06/30/10]

2010 -  U.S., Saudis agree - June 30th, 2010: "President Barack Obama says he and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia agreed Tuesday on the need to press for Middle East peace in a 'significant and bold way,' including the creation of a Palestinian homeland." [Based on: News Services article (U.S., Saudis agree), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 -  Russia blasts arrests - June 30th, 2010: "The Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday blasted the arrests in an alleged Moscow-run spy operation in the United States, calling the charges 'baseless and unseemly' and suggesting it could seriously hurt U.S.-Russian relations." [Based on: News Services article (Russia blasts arrests), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - June 30th, 2010: "No matter where they look, investors are seeing economic trouble. Stocks and interest rates tumbled Tuesday [06/29/10] after signs of slowing economies in China and the U.S. spooked traders. The Dow Jones industrials fell 268 points, or 2.6 percent, and dropped below 10,000." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 -  Trivia / Telsa Motors Inc. - June 30th, 2010: "Telsa Motors surges in 1st day of trading / Electric car manufacturer sees shares gain more than 40 pct." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 -  Bombings & Shootings / Iraq - June 30th, 2010: "Bombings and shootings around Iraq Tuesday claimed 13 lives, including four policemen, an Iraqi army general and a 9-year-old girl, officials said." [Based on: News Services article (13 killed in Iraq), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 - Hurricane Alex / Gulf of Mexico - June 30th, 2010: "Looking quite a bit more substantial than it did the day before, Hurricane Alex dominated the skies over the western Gulf of Mexico when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image [see link] at 12:10 p.m. Central Daylight Time on June 30, 2010. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=44509]

2010 -  Dow drops below 10,000 on bad news - June 30th, 2010: "Dow drops below 10,000 on bad news [06/29/10] / 'The concern is that the fledgling, fragile economic recovery is going to backtrack,' strategist says." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 -  Palestinian state not imminent, Israeli says - June 30th, 2010: "[....] 'I'm an optimistic person, but there is absolutely no chance of reaching a Palestinian state by 2012,' said the minister, Avigdor Lieberman. 'One can dream and imagine, but we are far from reaching understandings and an agreement.' [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Palestinian state not imminent, Israeli says) by Dina Kraft, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 06/30/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / South of the Fiji Islands - June 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 04:30:59 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 23.200°S, 179.165°E; Depth 536.3 km (333.3 miles)] was located @ SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010ydan.php]-[T.D. - 06/30/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Oaxaca, Mexico - June 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:22:28 (UTC) on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 16.527°N, 97.760°W; Depth 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program] was located @ OAXACA, MEXICO."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010yday.php]-[T.D. - 06/30/10]

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