Historical 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

September 2007

2007 - Astronomic Configuration - September 1st, 2007: "Sun [8 Virgo], Moon [0 Taurus], Mercury [23 Virgo], Venus [17 Leo R], Mars [15 Gemini], Jupiter [10 Sagittarius], Saturn [29 Leo], Uranus [17 Pisces R], Neptune [20 Aquarius R], Pluto [26 Sagittarius R.], Chiron [11 Aquarius R]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E200709.html]

2007 - Solar Wind Stream - September 1st, 2007: "A solar wind stream hit Earth on Sept. 1st sparking a geomagnetic storm and bright auroras from Scandinavia to Alaska: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=02&month=09&year=2007]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 1st, 2007: "Stocks rallied Friday [08/31/07], capping the first monthly gain since May, after president George W. Bush and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke pledged to prevent credit losses from snuffing out the nation's economic expansion. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (president, fed remarks help boost investor confidence), p A35, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Trivia / 1st PC Virus - September 1st, 2007: " 'Dumb' prank was first PC virus / Rich Skrenta, now 40, was a ninth-grader when he wrote 'Elk Cloner' on his Apple II during winter break [1982]." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A34, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Day in Jail / Mike Nifong - September 1st, 2007: "Duke case prosecutor [Mike Nifong] gets day in jail for lying" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A20, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Open? / Northwest Passage - Summer 2007: "Beginning in 1497, explorers sought a route from Europe to the Orient that would spare seafarers an arduous trip around Africa. The frozen north, however, proved far more difficult, and the five-century quest for the Northwest Passage ended mostly in failure. In the early twentieth century, Roald Amundsen succeeded, but only by taking a route south of Victoria Island in a trip lasting over two years. In the summer of 2007, the fabled passage saw enough ice melt to make navigation feasible. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Arctic Sea Ice News Fall 2007, the passage was nearly ice-free for several weeks. [....]" [Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14547] - [T.D. 09/27/07]

2007 - Civilian Deaths Rising / Iraq - September 1st, 2007: "[....] At least 1,773 Iraqi civilians died in war-related violence in August, according to Iraqi government statistics released Friday [08/31/07], the third consecutive month in which civilian deaths rose despite the recent American troop buildup. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Cholera outbreak in northern Iraq), p A23, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - September 1st, 2007: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Sep 2007 at 03:18:25 PM GMT is: $8,992,100,961,667.37. The estimated population of the United States is 302,866,302 so each citizen's share of this debt is $29,690.00. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $1.44 billion per day since September 29, 2006! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

[Based on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 09/01/07]

2007 - Cholera Outbreak / Northern Iraq - September 1st, 2007: "A Cholera outbreak in northern Iraq, where thousands of people have sought refuge from sectarian violence, is overwhelming hospitals and has killed up to 10 people, health officials said Friday [08/31/07]. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Cholera outbreak in northern Iraq), p A23, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Gulf of California - September 1st, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:14:22 (UTC) on Saturday, September 1st, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 24.788°N, 109.727°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program ] @ GULF OF CALIFORNIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007gtbe.php] - [T.D. - 09/03/07]

2007 - WTO Examination / Trade Practices, China - September 1st, 2007: "WTO will examine China trade practices ['opened a formal investigation 08/31/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A33, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Stepping Aside / White House Press Secretary - September 1st, 2007: "[....] Snow's deputy, Dana Perino, will replace him. She will assume the post on Sept. 14, becoming the fourth White House press secretary for Bush. [....]" [Based on: Cox News Service article (Bush's press secretary is stepping aside / Tony Snow says he cannot support his family on his salary of $168,000 a year.), p A17, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Growing Strain? / U.S. Troops & Their Families - September 1st, 2007: "At a key juncture in the Iraq war, the military chiefs conveyed to President George W. Bush on Friday [08/31/07] their concern about a growing strain on troops and their families from long and repeated combat tours. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (At Pentagon, Bush hears concerns from top brass), p A19, S.L.P.D., 09/01/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Santa Cruz Islands - September 2nd, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:05:09 (UTC) on Sunday, September 2nd, 2007. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 11.571°S, 165.813°E; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] @ SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007guae.php] - [T.D. - 09/03/07]

2007 - Target of Secret Monitoring / Coretta Scott King - September 2nd, 2007: "Spying on widow of King continued into 1970s / Coretta Scott King was a civil rights icon and a target of secret monitoring by the FBI" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Dallas Morning News article (At Pentagon, Bush hears concerns from top brass), p A19, S.L.P.D., 09/02/07]

2007 - FDA Approval / Smallpox Vaccine - September 2nd, 2007: "FDA approves [09/01/07] smallpox vaccine [ACAM2000]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/02/07]

2007 - Insurgents are Back / Southern Afghanistan - September 2nd, 2007: "Taliban rebels take back lost areas with new tactics / The insurgents are back in a strategic area of southern Afghanistan." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/02/07]

2007 - Target of Secret Monitoring / Coretta Scott King - September 2nd, 2007: "Spying on widow of King continued into 1970s / Coretta Scott King was a civil rights icon and a target of secret monitoring by the FBI" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Dallas Morning News article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 09/02/07]

2007 - Saturn in Virgo - September 3rd, 2007: "Reported date when the planet Saturn entered Virgo."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E200709.html]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kuril Islands - September 3rd, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:14:54 (UTC) on Monday, September 3rd, 2007. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 45.829°N, 150.027°E; Depth 99.6 km (61.9 miles) set by location program] @ KURIL ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007gva8.php] - [T.D. - 09/03/07]

2007 - Rebel Defeat / Lenanese Refugee Camp  - September 3rd, 2007: "Residents of the Nahr el-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon carry a Lebanese soldier on their shoulders as they celebrate the end of a three-month siege involving al-Qaida-inspired rebels. The rebels were defeated Sunday [09/02/07]." [Based on: Picture caption for A.P. article (Lebanon defeats rebels at camp / 39 militants killed as three-month siege ends for Palestinian refugees.), p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/03/07]

2007 - Trivia / Human DNA Code - September 4th, 2007: "Scientists say they have for the first time determined the order of virtually every letter of DNA code in an individual, offering an unprecedented readout of the separate genetic contributions made by that person's mother and father." [Based on: Washington Post article (New DNA decoding is more complex) by Rick Weiss, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/04/07]

2007 - Hurricane Felix / Nicaragua - September 4th, 2007: "Category Five hurricanes are rare. Rarer still is the storm that makes landfall as a Category Five storm—most weaken before hitting land. Yet, exactly two weeks after Hurricane Dean struck the Yucatan Peninsula as a Category Five storm, Hurricane Felix roared ashore as yet another. Felix came ashore over northeastern Nicaragua on September 4, 2007, with sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour), said the National Hurricane Center. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14490]

2007 - Heat Wave / Southern California - September 4th, 2007: "Power fails as heat wave reaches seventh day [Southern California - 09/03/07]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 09/04/07]

2007 - Trivia / Bipolar Disorder in Kinds, U.S.A. - September 4th, 2007: "Bipolar disorder diagnoses for kids [American children] have skyrocketed ['increased 40-fold from 1994 to 2003']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Benedict Carey, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/04/07]

2007 - Surprise Visit / George W. Bush, Iraq  - September 4th, 2007: "Bush visits [surprise visit] Iraq [09/03/07], says troop surge is working." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article by William Douglas, p A1, S.L.P.D., 09/04/07]

2007 - Solar Wind Stream - September 5th, 2007: "A solar wind stream hit Earth last night [09/05/07] sparking bright auroras over Scandinavia. Mats Holmstrom sends this photo from Kiruna, Sweden (latitude 67o N): .... [see link]."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=07&month=09&year=2007]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 5th, 2007: "Stocks rallied Tuesday [09/04/07] after investors returning from vacation snapped up technology, energy and financial shares, betting the summer selloff isn't justified by corporate earnings." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Investors return from vacation in a mood to buy stocks), p C5, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Earth-Asteroid Encounter - September 5th, 2007: "Asteroid 2007 RS1; Miss Distance: 0.2 LD [1 LD = 384,401 km]; Mag. 17; Size: 3M." [Based on: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2007%20RS1;orb=1]

2007 - Toy Recall / Made in China  - September 5th, 2007: "[....] The announcement [09/04/07] marks Mattel's third major recall of Chinese-made toys because of lead paint in a month. [....] Under current regulations, children's products found to have more than 0.06 percent lead accessible to users are subject to a recall." [Based on: A.P. article (mattel recalls accessories for Barbie made in China), p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Alleged Bomb Plot / Denmark - September 5th, 2007: "Eight are arrested [09/04/07- Denmark] in alleged bomb plot" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Cutbacks /  NovaStar Financial Inc. - September 5th, 2007: "Mortgage lender NovaStar Financial Inc. said Tuesday [09/04/07] that it was all but eliminating sales of new loans and will lay off more than 30 percent of its workers. [....]" [Based on: Article (NovaStar cuts back), p C2, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Won't Cut Troops in Iraq / Australia - September 5th, 2007: "[....] Australia participated in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and still has about 1,600 troops in and around the country, 550 of them in combat roles. Yet the war remains unpopular here [Australia], and Howard [Australian Prime Minister, John Howard] faces an aggressive challenge in elections expected to be called within three months." [Based on: A.P. article (Australia won't cut Iraq troops), p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Face Evangelical Threat / Traditions of Nigeria - September 5th, 2007: "Traditions of Nigeria face evangelical threat / Old faith objects are said to harbor devils and are destroyed at urging of new Christian leaders" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article by Dulue Mbachu, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Israel's Separation Barrier Must be "Moved" / Bilin, West Bank - September 5th, 2007: "Israel's separation barrier ['the case of the village, Bilin'] must be moved, court rules [09/04/07]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 09/05/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 6th, 2007: "Stocks fell for the first time in three days Wednesday [09/05/07] after fresh evidence of the deepening housing slump raised some corporate borrowing costs to a seven-year high and lowered earnings forecasts for financial companies. [....]." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Fresh evidence of housing swoon makes stocks stale), p C4, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

2007 - Died / Luciano Pavarotti - September 6th, 2007: "[....] The tenor [Luciano Pavarotti] died early Thursday [09/06/07] in his hometown [Modena, Italy] at age 71 after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Opera great Pavarotti is mourned in hometown), p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Bombings Attacks / Iraq - September 6th, 2007: "Bomb kills 15 civilians [09/05/07]; 8 U.S. deaths reported [between 09/04/07 & 09/05/07" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

2007 - Trivia / Israeli Airstrike?, Syria - September 6th, 2007: "[....] Manar TV: A Syrian source refuted the US report that Israeli warplanes targeted a weapon shipment intended for Hizbullah on Syrian territory last Thursday [09/06/07]. [NP] The source told Al-Manar that this is untrue, unfounded, ridiculous, and aims to mislead and draw attention away from the goals of this dangerous aggressive act. The Syrian source added that the details of the Israeli violation and the fact that the air defences forced the airplanes to drop their fuel tanks and ammunition confirms that these reports are not true. [....]"

[Based on: SYRIA COMMENT Article (News Round Up on Israeli Strike (13 Sept. 2007), 09/13/07) See paragraph: Syrian source denies US report on Israel targeting Hizbullah arms shipment Manar TV:]

*Link: http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/ [T.D. - 09/14/07]

*Trivia: "Reason for Israeli airstrike 'still foggy' / Theories abound regarding incursion into Syrian Territory." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07] - [Note: the article did not appear to give a date for this event. - D.R.D.]

*Trivia: "The Sept. 6 attack by Israeli warplanes inside Syria struck what Israeli intelligence believe was a nuclear-related facility that North Korea was helping to equip, according to current and former American and Israeli officials. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (North Korea suspected of nuclear aid to Syria) by Mark Mazzetti & Helene Cooper, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

*Trivia: "Easing a news blackout, Israel acknowledged Tuesday [10/02/07] that its airforce had struck an unspecified military target deep inside Syria in September [09/06/07]. [....] Tuesday's clearance to report officially that the raid had taken place came from the Israeli censor's office a day after Syrian President Bashar Assad gave his government's first official acknowledgement of the airstrike in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp. [NP] Assad said Israeli warplanes attacked 'an unused military building.' [NP] That contradicted accounts by Syrian officials that Israeli planes merely had intruded into Syrian airspace, met anti-aircraft fire and dumped fuel tanks while scrambling back to Israel. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 10/03/07]

*Trivia: "[....] Satellite photographs detected the partly constructed Syrian reactor earlier this year, the Times [New York Times] said [10/13/07]. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Israeli raid reportedly hit Syrian reactor site), p A12, S.L.P.D., 10/14/07]

*Trivia: "Diplomats say partial results of samples tested by the International Atomic Energy Agency from a Syrian site bombed by Israel show nothing to back up U.S. assertions that the target was a secret nuclear reactor." [Based on: News Services article (Syrian test), p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/21/08]

*Trivia: "Freshly evaluated soil and air samples [October 2008?] from a Syrian site bombed by Israel on suspicion it was a covert nuclear reactor provide enough evidence to push ahead with a U.N. investigation, diplomats said Tuesday [10/28/08]. [NP] The findings are important after months of uncertainty about the status of the investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Damascus denies running a covert program." [Based on: News Services article (VIENNA, AUSTRIA / Bombed Syrian site said to show nuclear evidence), p. A9, S.L.P.D.,10/29/08]

*Trivia: "VIENNA, AUSTRIA / Bombed Syrian site had uranium, diplomats say [11/10/08]" [Based on: Title for Nerws Services article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/11/08]

*Trivia: "The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Monday [11/17/08] the agency needs more transparency from Syria and others to determine whether traces of uranium found at a site bombed by Israeli planes indicate Damascus was building a nuclear reactor there. [NP] International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei confirmed that radioactive material was found at the site but said it was inconclusive." [Based on: News Services article (DAMASCUS, SYRIA / Traces of uranium at site are clalled inconclusive), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 11/18/08]

2007 - Trivia / Nuclear-Armed B-52, U.S.A. - September 6th, 2007: "A B-52 bomber was mistakenly armed with six nuclear warheads and flown for more than three hours across several states last week, prompting an Air Force investigation and the firing of one commander, Pentagon officials said Wednesday [09/05/07]. [....] The plane was carrying advanced cruise missles from Minor Air Force Base, N.D., to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Aug. 30, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of a Defense Department policy not to confirm information on nuclear weapons. [NP] The missles, which are being decommissioned, were mounted onto pylons on the bomber's wings and it is unclear why the warheads had not been removed beforehand. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (B-52 flies across U.S. with nuclear warheads), p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

*Links: http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/09/07/01751.html - [T.D. - 09/09/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Taiwan Region - September 6th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:51:27 (UTC) on Thursday, September 6th, 2007. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 24.334°N, 122.324°E; Depth 62.9 km (39.1 miles)] @ TAIWAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007gybt.php] - [T.D. - 09/06/07]

2007 - Thwarted / Terrorists Attacks, Germany - September 6th, 2007: "Germany: 'Massive' attacks thwarted / AMERICANS TARGETED - Three Islamic militants, trained in Pakistan, planned bombing of U.S. interests, police say. / SWITCH MADE - In July, agents say, they replaced explosives with harmless substance, allowed plot to unfold." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Washington Post article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

2007 - Letters of Censure / 2005 Haditha Incident - September 6th, 2007: "A major general [Maj. Gen. Richard A. Huck] and two senior officers [Col. Stephen W. Davis & Col. Robert G. Sokoloski] have been disciplined [received letters of censure] for their roles in investigating the deaths of 24 Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha in 2005, the Marine Corps said Wednesday [09/05/07]. [....]" Marine Corps disciplines a general and 2 colonels " [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

2007 - Poised to Approve Hybrid Embryos / Britain - September 6th, 2007: "Britain is poised to approve the use of hybrid embroys / But public support is lacking for medical research with material that is part human and part animal." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Washington Post article by Rick Weiss, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

2007 - Hurricane Henriette / Mexico's Pacific Coast - September 6th, 2007: "Although not a very powerful storm, Hurricane Henriette was responsible for seven fatalities along Mexico’s Pacific coast as of September 6, 2007, said news reports. Henriette struck hardest in the resort town of Acapulco. Though the storm never passed closer than 70 miles to the town, heavy rains along the coast saturated the ground, leading to mudslides. These slides were the leading cause of fatalities. [NP] This image [see link] shows Hurricane Henriette as a Category One hurricane as seen by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite at 8:50 a.m. local time (14:50 UTC) on September 5. [....]"
[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14498]

2007 - Health Warning / Diacetyl Flavoring, Microwave Popcorn - September 6th, 2007: "Microwave popcorn losing butter flavoring tied to ills / Hospital had warned that inhaling diacetyl could harm consumers' lungs." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 09/06/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 7th, 2007: "Stocks resumed their late-summer recovery from a deepening housing slump on Thursday [09/06/07] after retailers' August sales exceeded estimates and the government said worker efficiency is improving. [....]." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Positive reports from retailers help prolong recovery), p B9, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Trivia / War in Lebanon, 2006 - September 7th, 2007: "A U.S. human rights group charged Thursday [09/06/07] that most of the civilian deaths in Lebanon during last year's war resulted from 'indiscriminate' bombardment by Israel rather than from Hezbollah's battlefield tactics. [NP] Human Rights Watch, based in New York, said Israel often fired before determining whether its targets were civilian or military, despite international law aimed at protecting noncombatants. [....] The findings come a week after Human Rights Watch accused Hezbollah in a separate report of violating international law by bombarding civilians during a campaign in which it fired 4,000 Katyusha rockets into northern Israel. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Rights group criticizes Israel over civilian deaths in Lebanon), p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Legal Challenge / U.S. Patriot Act - September 7th, 2007: "[....] U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero ruled that investigators eventually must obtain a court's approval when ordering Internet providers and phone companies to turn over records without telling customers. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article [Judge takes swipe at Patriot Act / WHAT RULING MEANS - Courts would have to approve ordering records from Internet providers and phone companies.), p A1, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Trivia / IAPV Virus, U.S. Honeybees - September 7th, 2007: "LATEST BUZZ / Virus [Israeli acute paralysis virus, or IAPV - discovered in Israel only three years ago] may be tied to decline in honeybees, scientists say [See: Thursday's (09/06/07) online edition of the journal 'Science.']" [Based on: Title for PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER article by Sandy Bauers, p A12, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Sweep Hide-Outs / U.S. & Iraqi Forces - September 7th, 2007: "U.S. troops and Iraqis begin sweep of hide-outs" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Crossing Borders / U.S. & Mexican Companies - September 7th, 2007: "The United States has granted a national trucking permit to a Mexican company, Transportes Olympic of Monterrey. The company is the first of 100 Mexican companies that will be granted permission to travel across the country under a trial program. [NP] In return, U.S. companies will be allowed free passage throughout Mexico. On Thursday [09/06/07], Mexico granted its first such permit to Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution Inc. of El Paso, Texas. [NP] Both companies can cross the border immediately." [Based on: News Services article (Mexican trucking firm gets permit for U.S. roads), p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/07/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 8th, 2007: "Stocks tumbled Friday [09/07/07] after the first monthly decline in jobs since 2003 magnified recession worries, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down 250 points [to 13,113.38] and wiping out this week's gains. [....]." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Jobs decline gives stock market shivers, wiping out the week's gains), p A35, S.L.P.D., 09/08/07]

2007 - Videotaped Message / Osama bin Laden? - September 8th, 2007: "A videotaped message by Osama bin Laden ['Details of the video emerged Friday.' - 09/07/07], the first in nearly three years, compares the Iraq war with American blunders in Vietnam, criticizes the Democratic Party for failing to pull U.S. troops from Iraq and urges Americans to embrace Islam. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Embrace Islam, bin Laden urges) by Mark Mazzetti, p A19, S.L.P.D., 09/08/07]

2007 - Fatal Bombings / Algeria - September 9th, 2007: "Algeria hit by 2nd bombing  ['killed 28 coast guard officers' - 09/08/07] in 3 days / Bloody attacks are blamed on group linked to al-Qaida." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/09/07]

2007 - Fatal Shooting & Bombing / Iraq - September 9th, 2007: "A top aide [Mohammed Garaawi] to radical Shiite cleric [Muqtada al-Sadr] is slain [09/07/07] by gunmen. In Baghdad [09/08/07], car bomb explodes near crowded market [killing 15 people]." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/09/07]

2007 - Yen for Oil? / Japan - September 10th, 2007: "WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) - Faced with U.S. economic sanctions and a weak dollar, Tehran is demanding foreign energy companies do business in yen and euros, despite increasingly desperate need for investment. [NP] In a deal announced last week, Japan’s Nippon Oil agreed to buy oil from Iran using yen instead of the traditional U.S. dollars. The agreement comes after years of Iranian efforts to shift its petroleum exports away from dollars and toward yen and euros. [....]"

[Based on: UPI article (Iran moves to ditch U.S. dollar ) by Derek Sands, UPI Correspondent, 09/10/07]

*Link: http://www.khilafah.com/kcom/analysis/ [T.D. - 09/14/07]

2007 - Israeli Neo-Nazis? / Israel - September 10th, 2007: "Israelis crack neo-Nazi cell ['young Israeli neo-Nazis] composed of Soviet immigrants" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/10/07]

2007 - Al-Qaeda Scriptwriter / Adam Pearlman? - September 10th, 2007: "Adam Pearlman, a hardcore Jewish Zionist who once wrote stinging essays condemning Muslims as "bloodthirsty terrorists," has been identified as the scriptwriter of the latest Osama Bin Laden video. [NP] In a tape set to be released in full tomorrow, Bin Laden, sporting what many have surmised is a fake beard, goes on an inane rant about global warming, mortgages and interest rates as the latest volley of cartoonish propaganda is launched to convince Americans to give up their rights and tax dollars in the name of fighting the war on terror. [NP] In our previous article, we outlined how almost every so-called 'Al-Qaeda' tape has been released at the most politically opportune time for the Bush administration and the Neo-Cons. [....] Pearlman's personal history and the highly suspicious nature in which he suddenly professed his conversion to Islam in a single Internet posting and later appeared on the scene as a spokesman for 'Al-Qaeda' are all the ingredients needed to draw the conclusion that Pearlman is working as a double agent and most likely for Mossad. [....]" [Based on: Prison Planet article (Mossad Double Agent Is Scriptwriter For Bin Laden Tape / Hardcore Zionist Adam Pearlman, who once condemned Muslims as 'bloodthirsty terrorists,' behind latest scam ) by Paul Joseph Watson, 09/10/07] - [My brackets. "NP" = New paragraph. - D.R.D.]

*Link: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2007/100907_double_agent.htm [T.D. 09/14/07]

2007 - Heading Home? / Former Prime Minister, Pakistan - September 10th, 2007: "Security tight in Pakistan as ex-leader [former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif] heads home" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/10/07]

*Trivia: "Pakistan deports former premier [Nawaz Sharif] after only four hours in country [09/10/07]." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/11/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Near West Coast of Columbia - September 10th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:49:11 (UTC) on Monday, September 10th, 2007. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 2.945°N, 78.069°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ NEAR THE WEST COAST OF COLOMBIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hcah.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 11th, 2007: "Most stocks fell for a second day Monday [09/10/07] after a Federal Reserve official suggested the housing slump may be causing the economy to falter. [....]." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Housing haunts market as stocks give mixed message), p C3, S.L.P.D., 09/11/07]

2007 - Ebola Outbreak / Congo - September 11th, 2007: "Tests confirm Ebola outbreak in Congo [officials said Monday - 09/10/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 09/11/07]

2007 - Suicide Bomber / Gereshk, Afghanistan - September 11th, 2007: "Bomber kills 28 [60 wounded] in Afghan market [souther Afghanistan - 09/10/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 09/11/07]

2007 - Explosions / Oil & Gas Pipelines, Mexico - September 11th, 2007: "A leftist guerrilla group took credit for a string of explosions that ripped apart at least six Mexican oil and natural gas pipelines Monday [09/10/07], rattling financial markets. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Blasts rip apart Mexican pipelines), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 09/11/07]

2007 - Jury Deliberations / Phil Spector Murder Trial - September 11th, 2007: "Phil Spector arrives at court Monday [09/10/07] in Los Angeles on the first day of jury deliberations in his murder trial" [Based on: A.P. picture caption, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/11/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 12th, 2007: "Stocks rallied Tuesday [09/11/07] the most this month [D.J.I.A. - 13,308.39] on growing evidence consumers are weathering an economic slowdown and bolstering profit growth. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Steadfast consumers help reassure investors), p B7, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Trivia / Drug Safety, U.S.A. - September 12th, 2007: "The number of serious adverse events and deaths attributed to perscription medications has nearly tripled since the Food and Drug Administration initiated a system in 1998 to make it easier to report significant side effects, researchers said Monday [09/11/07]. [NP] Twenty percent of drugs accounted for 87.1 percent of adverse effects, and the biggest offensers were painkillers and drugs that modify the immune system to treat arthritis, according to the report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Study raises concerns about safety of drugs / Number of adverse reactions attributed to perscription drugs has almost tripled, researchers find.) by Thomas H. Maugh II, p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Weather Forecast / Warm 2008? - September 12th, 2007: "Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts warm 2008 / Its rival almanac [Maine-based Farmer's Almanac] expects cooler weather and major frosts." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article , p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Day of Conception / Ulyanovsk, Russia - September 12th, 2007: "[....] Ulyanovsk Gov. Sergei Morozov has decreed Sept. 12 a Day of Conception [third annual] and is giving couples time off from work to procreate. Couples who give birth nine months later on Russia's national day - June 12 - will receive money, cars. [....] Russia's population has dropped since the 1991 Soviet collapse .... The country now has just 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled nations. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Government offers cars, cash as incentives to make babies) , p A12, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Dogs Get Microchips / Horizonte, Brazil - September 12th, 2007: "The city of Belo Horizonte [Brazil] has begun implanting microchips in pit bulls in an effort to track the dogs and punish the owners of pets involved in attacks. [NP] So far seven dogs have been implanted with the chip, which contains the information about the animal and its owners. [NP] Authorities also plan to implant chips in Rottweilers and Doberman pinscers in accordance with the law." [Based on: News Services article (Dogs get microchips to make owners accountable) , p A7, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Uncovered / Apparent Bomb Plan, Turkey - September 12th, 2007: "Apparent bomb plan uncovered in Turkey [09/12/07] / Police find van packed with explosives in garage in capital city [Ankara]" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article , p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Great Earthquake / Southern Sumatra, Indonesia - September 12th, 2007: "A great earthquake occurred at 11:10:26 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007. The magnitude 8.4 event [Location: 4.521°S, 101.370°E; Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program] @ SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hear.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Sumatra, Indonesia - September 12th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 14:40:02 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 3.227°S, 101.361°E; Depth 18.8 km (11.7 miles) (poorly constrained)] @ SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007heba.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Major Earthquake / Kepulauan MentaWai Region, Indonesia - September 12th, 2007: "A major earthquake occurred at 23:49:04 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007. The magnitude 7.9 event [Location: 2.506°S, 100.906°E; Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program] @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hec6.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Monsanto Acquisition / Agroeste Sementes, Brazil - September 12th, 2007: "Monsanto Co. said Tuesday [09/11/07] that it paid $100 million to acquire a leading Brazillian corn seed company, Agroeste Sementes. [NP] The acquisition gives Creve Coeur-based Monsanto [Mo.] control of brands that were planted on approximately 40 percent of Brazil's 30 million corn acres in the 2006-20007 [< Typo? Too many 0's] growing season. [....]" [Based on: Article (Brazillian firm purchased), p B2, S.L.P.D., 09/12/07]

2007 - Fireball / New Mexico - September 13th, 2007: "On Sept 13th at approximately 3 o'clock in the morning MDT, an extremely bright fireball streaked over New Mexico, 'It was terrifying,' says eyewitness Susan K. Burgess. 'I was stargazing outside my house near Santa Fe when the landscape started becoming very bright, as if a brilliant full moon was quickly rising from the southwest. The fireball itself [slowly moved] over the house and disintegrated with a great deal of scatter in the northwest sky.' [NP] At the Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, a Sentinel all-sky video camera captured the fireball in flight: [see link] [....] Based on data from the video, the visual magnitude of the fireball was -14.6, about four times brighter than a full Moon! [NP] 'The fireball was a pure emerald green, uncomfortably bright to look at,' adds Harald Edens located in the Magdalena Mountains west of Socorro, NM. 'The object was disintegrating when I saw it, with pieces parallel-tracking and trailing the fireball. Those smaller pieces had all different colors--most notably red. I think it has been a piece of space junk.' [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/index.php] - [T.D. - 09/15/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 13th, 2007: "Most stocks fell Wednesday [09/12/07] after Texas Instruments Inc. reduced its sales forecast, raising concern that profit growth at technology companies may slow. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Texas Instruments' bad news spreads across the markets), p C4, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Warming Faster? / Europe - September 13th, 2007: "Climate change is affecting Europe faster than the rest of the world, and rising temperatures could transform the Mediterranean into a salty and stagnant sea, Italian experts said Wednesday [09/12/07]. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Europe is warming faster, experts say), p A13, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Typhoon Nari / Okinawa - September 13th, 2007: "Typhoon Nari formed as a tropical storm near Okinawa on September 12, developing to typhoon strength the next day. The typhoon was forecast to swing through the East China Sea and bring stormy seas and rain to China, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan. By late in the day September 14, Nari had reached Super Typhoon status (as a Category Four strength typhoon) with peak winds measured at 220 kilometers per hour (135 miles per hour). However, the typhoon was out at sea and forecasts were calling for it to lose most of its strength well before coming ashore in Japan. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14522]

2007 - Hurricane Humberto / Texas - September 13th, 2007: "Quick-change Humberto hammers Texas [09/13/07] / Storm morphs from tropical depression to hurricane in just 16 hours." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07]

*Trivia: "Hurricane Humberto earned its name as a tropical storm on September 12, 2007. Forecasters expected it to intensify only somewhat before hitting the Texas coastline later that day. However, it surprised them by very rapidly intensifying into a Category One hurricane, coming ashore early on September 13 with peak sustained winds near 140 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour), according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was heading inland and arcing across Louisiana, bringing heavy rains that prompted flood warnings and watches. Humberto was the third hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14516]

2007 - New Foot-And Mouth Case / Britain - September 13th, 2007: "New foot-and-mouth case is discovered in Britain ['... on a farm in Surrey.']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Russian Prime Minister / Vitkor Zubkov - September 13th, 2007: "President Vladimir Putin dissolved his government Wednesday [09/12/07] and chose an obscure Cabinet official [Vitkor Zubkov] as his new prime minister, a move widely seen as the Russian leader's first steps in engineering a carefully controlled handover of power. [....]" [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (Little-known official named Russian prime minister), p A13, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Resignation / Japanese Prime Minister - September 13th, 2007: "Resigning Japanese leader's [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] sun was setting [resigned abruptly, 09/12/07]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p A12, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Passed / Transit & Housing Bill, U.S.A. - September 13th, 2007: "Senate passes transit, housing bill [88-7, Wednesday 09/12/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Talks About Iraq / President George W. Bush - September 13th, 2007: President George W. Bush appeared on television Thursday night and talked about Iraq. - D.R.D.

2007 - May Increase / 911 Ground Zero Ailments - September 13th, 2007: "Ground zero ailments [ranging from runny noses to laryngitis to lung disease] may increase, doctors say" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Grilled by Senate Panel / Mattel Inc. CEO - September 13th, 2007: "Questioned by senators Wednesday [09/12/07] about recent recalls of unsafe toys, the head of Mattel Inc. [Mattel chairman and CEO, Robert Eckert] defended his company's decision to make 65 percent of its products for children in China. [....]" [Based on: Cox News Service article (Mattel chief is grilled by Senate panel), p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Need Not be Called People / Human Embryo's, N.J. - September 13th, 2007: "A doctor has no duty to tell a woman considering an abortion that her embryo is an 'existing human being,' a unanimous New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Wednesday [09/12/07], averting a trial over when human life begins. [....] The 5-0 ruling reversed a ruling by a three-judge appeals panel. Abortion cases pending in Illinois and South Dakota have raised the same issue. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Embryos need not be called people, court rules), p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/13/07]

2007 - Major Earthquake / Kepulauan MentaWai Region, Indonesia - September 13th, 2007: "A major earthquake occurred at 03:35:26 (UTC) on Thursday, September 13th, 2007. The magnitude 7.0 event [Location: 2.160°S, 99.581°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hfax.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia - September 13th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:48:43 (UTC) on Thursday, September 13th, 2007. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 3.794°N, 126.411°E; Depth 21.9 km (13.6 miles) (poorly constrained)] @ KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hfbj.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Sumatra, Indonesia - September 13th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:09:09 (UTC) on Thursday, September 13th, 2007. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 3.247°S, 101.439°E; Depth 3.3 km (2.1 miles) (poorly constrained)] @ SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hfce.php] - [T.D. - 09/13/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 14th, 2007: "Stocks rallied Thursday [09/13/07] after Countrywide Financial Corp. secured new credit lines and investors speculated that financing for businesses and takeovers is becoming more plentiful. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Countrywide's good news spreads throughout market), p B9, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07]

2007 - Assassinated / U.S. Ally, Iraq - September 14th, 2007: "U.S. ally in Iraq [Sunni Muslim tribal leader, Sheik Abdul-Sattar Abu Risha] is assassinated [killed in a bomb blast - 09/13/07] / Sheik's death could deter U.S. effort to partner with former foes." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07]

2007 - Bail Hearing / Norman Hsu - September 14th, 2007: "$5 million bond set for Democratic fundraiser [Norman Hsu]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07]

2007 - Continued Violence / Pakistan - September 14th, 2007: "Dozens killed [more than 60 people] as violence rocks Pakistan [09/13/07]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p A13, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07]

2007 - Moon Mission X Prize Contest - September 14th, 2007: "Google Inc. is bankrolling a $30 million contest that could significantly boost the commercial space industry and spur the first nongovernmental flight to the moon. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (New X Prize contest shoots for the moon / First to land a robotic rover on the moon and send back images could earn $20 million.), p A4, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07]

2007 - Trivia / Israeli "Airstrike", Syria - September 14th, 2007: "Reason for Israeli airstrike 'still foggy' / Theories abound regarding incursion into Syrian Territory [09/06/07?]." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/14/07] - [Note: the article did not appear to give a date for this event. - D.R.D.]

*Trivia: "Manar TV: A Syrian source refuted the US report that Israeli warplanes targeted a weapon shipment intended for Hizbullah on Syrian territory last Thursday [09/06/07]. [NP] The source told Al-Manar that this is untrue, unfounded, ridiculous, and aims to mislead and draw attention away from the goals of this dangerous aggressive act. The Syrian source added that the details of the Israeli violation and the fact that the air defences forced the airplanes to drop their fuel tanks and ammunition confirms that these reports are not true. [....]"

[Based on: SYRIA COMMENT Article (News Round Up on Israeli Strike (13 Sept. 2007), 09/13/07) See paragraph: Syrian source denies US report on Israel targeting Hizbullah arms shipment Manar TV:]

*Link: http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/ [T.D. - 09/14/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Southern Sumatra, Indonesia - September 14th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 06:01:32 (UTC) on Friday, September 14th, 2007. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 4.106°S, 101.159°E; Depth 27.4 km (17.0 miles) set by location program] @ SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hgau.php] - [T.D. - 09/15/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 15th, 2007: "Stocks climbed Friday [D.J.I.A. rose to 13,442.52], extending the Dow Jones industrial average's biggest weekly gain since April, on rising commodity prices and speculation the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates next week. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Rebounding Dow average enjoys its best week since April), p A35, S.L.P.D., 09/15/07]

2007 - Farewell / Tony Snow - September 15th, 2007: "The curtain falls on Tony Snow show [his last day at the White House was Friday, 09/14/07]" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p A19, S.L.P.D., 09/15/07]

2007 - Fireball Sighting / Texas - September 15th, 2007: " 'After seeing the September 13th New Mexico fireball on spaceweather.com, I was surprised to catch a very bright fireball here in Texas just two nights later,' reports Tom King who operates an all-night, all-sky camera near Watauga, Texas, not far from Dallas/Fort Worth. 'In the video, you can see where the meteor is bright enough to illuminate a power pole and trees!' [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=16&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Farewell / Alberto Gonzales - September 15th, 2007: "Justice Dept. bids Gonzales goodbye [09/14/07]" [Based on: Title for Dallas Morning News article, p A17, S.L.P.D., 09/15/07]

2007 - Calls for Lead Paint Cleanup / Rhode Island - September 15th, 2007: "Rhode Island calls for lead paint cleanup of $2.4 billion" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A34, S.L.P.D., 09/15/07]

2007 - Database Hacked / TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. - September 15th, 2007: "TD Ameritrade Holdings Corp. said Friday [09/14/07] that one of its databases was hacked and contact information for more than 6.3 million customers was stolen. [....] The company would not share many details of its investigation, including when the hack took place .... [....] It added that any new client who opened an account after July 18 was not affected." [Based on: A.P. article (Ameritrade says database hacked; data of 6.3 million customers taken), p A33, S.L.P.D., 09/15/07]

2007 - Fail Audits / U.S. Homeland Security & Defense Deapartments - September 15th, 2007: "Homeland Security, Defense fail audits / Review [Associated Press review] shows financial records in disarray, making the departments vulnerable to waste and fraud." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article by Martha Mendoza, p A18, S.L.P.D., 09/15/07]

2007 - Melt-Off? / Artic Ice - September 16th, 2007: "Data show Artic ice melt-off / Results may mean Northwest Passage could open to shipping sooner than expected, experts say." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A13, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / Iran & Iraq - September 16th, 2007: "Iran-Iraq ties grow with trade, rise of Shiites" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A14, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - Meteor Sightings / Arkansas - September 16th, 2007: "In Arkansas, astrophographer Brian Emfinger reports: 'I have had my camera shooting all night the last few nights and I have noticed quite a few meteors - including these two bright ones on Sept. 16th. The rate is definitely above normal.' Tracing the meteors back to their point of origin reveals a possible radiant on the outskirts of the constellation Camelopardalis: diagram. Is a shower underway? Sky watchers, please be alert for more 'Camelopardalids' in the nights ahead. "

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=16&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Trivia / Ozone Hole, Antarctica - September 16th, 2007: "On Sunday, scientists and policymakers from around the world will gather in Montreal to celebrate an international agreement from 20 years ago that addressed perhaps the first global environmental issue of our age: the hole in the ozone layer. [NP] The hole still exists. Indeed, last year it was the biggest ever, spreading across more than 10 million square miles above Antarctica. Scientists do not expect it to recover for at least a half-century. [....]" [Based on: Philadelphia Inquirer article (Ozone pact marks 20 years), p A4, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - FDA Ban / Some Seafood from China - September 16th, 2007: "The Food and Drug Administration responded to jitters over Chinese imports recently by banning some of that country's seafood because of contaminants. But the agency has failed to apply the same standard to seafood supplied from other large exporters that use the same chemicals and fish-farming techniques. [....]" [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (FDA bans fish from China while allowing it from other nations), p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - On the Rise / Nonbelievers, U.S. & Europe - September 16th, 2007: "Number of nonbelievers [in religion] is on rise in Europe, U.S." [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p A15, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - Quit Iraqi Alliance / Muqatada al-Sadr Followers - September 16th, 2007: "Cleric's [Muqtada al-Sadr's] followers quit Iraqi alliance / Move by Shiite group further weakens Baghdad government." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Washington Post article, p A14, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - Growing Interest in Aligning with America / Shiite Sheiks - September 16th, 2007: "Shiite sheiks may ask U.S. for help / In southern Iraq, there is growing interest in aligning with America." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A14, S.L.P.D., 09/16/07]

2007 - Fatal Airline Crash / Thailand - September 17th, 2007: "Airliner [MD-82] crashes in Thailand [09/16/07]; dozens of tourists die ['At least 91 people were killed, including 55 foreign tourists.']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 09/17/07]

2007 - Stalled / Shipping Chanel, India - September 17th, 2007: "Hindu protests stall plan for shipping channel in India" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/17/07]

2007 - Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis / Greece - September 17th, 2007: "Conservatives win parliamentary election [declared victory 09/16/07]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/17/07]

2007 - Dengue Epidemic / Martinique, Puerto Rico - September 17th, 2007: "Dengue epidemic strikes Martinique [more than 1,000 suspected cases]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/17/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 18th, 2007: "Stocks fell Monday [07/17/07] as withdrawals from British bank Northern Rock PLC reignited concern over the cost of credit and sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index down for the first time in five days. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (British bank withdrawals trip U.S. stock market), p C3, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - First Preview / Powerset - September 18th, 2007: "[....] Powerset's algorithms are programmed to understand search requests submitted in plain English, a change from the 'keyword' system used by Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other leading providers of search engines. [....] Backed by $12.5 million in venture capital, Powerset offered its first public preview Monday [09/17/07] at the conference held by TechCrunch, a blog widely read by venture capitalists and hightech luminaries. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Upstart aims to alter  Web language), pp. C1 & C4, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - Record Oil Futures / U.S.A. - September 18th, 2007: "[....] Oil futures rose as high as $80.70 on Monday [09/17/07], a record." [Based on: Article (Records are broken), p. C2, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - Chance of Recession? / U.S.A. - September 18th, 2007: "Former Fed chief [Alan Greenspan] ups chance of recession / Greenspan now sees a better than 1-in-3 possibility." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. C2, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - Trivia / Meteorite Impact?, Peru - September 18th, 2007: "There is much discussion on the web today concerning a reported meteorite impact in Peru which created a toxic 30-meter wide crater. This report is probably erroneous. To gouge such a crater, the meteorite on impact would have liberated energy equal to about 1 kiloton of TNT (akin to a tactical nuclear weapon) leaving a clear signal in worldwide seismic and infrasound records. So far, no such signals have surfaced. If convincing evidence of impact does emerge, we will promptly report it here. Stay tuned." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/index.php] - [T.D. - 09/18/07]

*Trivia: "[....] Jose Mechare, a scientist with Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute, said a geologist had confirmed that it was a 'rocky meteorite,' based on the fragments analyzed. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Geologists confirm reports of meteorite), p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

*Trivia: "Evidence is mounting that a meteorite really did strike Peru last Saturday: A scientist from Peru's Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Institute says that a chondritic space rock lies at the bottom of the water-filled crater near the Peru-Bolivia border. In a related development, Peru's Regional Health Directorate reports an outbreak of dizziness, nausea and dermal injuries among people who have visited the impact site. The injuries are "not serious,' according Regional Health Director Jorge López. Stay tuned for updates."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=19&year=2007&view=view] 

*Trivia: "What made Peruvian villagers sick on Sept 16th when a meteorite struck near Lake Titicaca? Arsenic fumes. According to Peru's Mining, Metallurgy, and Geology Institute, the crash site coincides with a natural underground deposit of arsenic. Visitors to the crater inhaled fumes resulting in headaches and nausea. Sensational reports attributing the crater and the illnesses to a downed radioactive spy satellite were unfounded."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=24&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Disappearing Marsh / Maryland - September 18th, 2007: "Disappearing marsh seen as product of warming / Thousands of acres of a Maryland wildlife refuge have become a salty lake." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - Ordered Out of Iraq / Blackwater USA - September 18th, 2007: "Diplomats protectors are ordered out of Iraq ['The Iraqi government announced Monday (09/17/07) it was ordering Blackwater USA ... to leave the country.'] / 8 civilians killed [09/16/07] - Blackwater security firm is blamed. U.S. pledges investigation." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

*Trivia: "[....] The panel [Iraqi panel] also said 17 Iraqis had died in the shooting, not 11 as has been previously reported, and 27 had been wounded. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Iraqi panel blasts Blackwater for role in September killings), p A15, S.L.P.D., 10/08/07]

2007 - Rejected / Global Warming Suit, California - September 18th, 2007: "State's [California's] suit on global warming is rejected [by District Judge Martin Jenkins - 09/17/07]." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - Suspected of Nuclear Aid to Syria / North Korea - September 18th, 2007: "The Sept. 6 attack by Israeli warplanes inside Syria struck what Israeli intelligence believe was a nuclear-related facility that North Korea was helping to equip, according to current and former American and Israeli officials. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (North Korea suspected of nuclear aid to Syria) by Mark Mazzetti & Helene Cooper, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07]

2007 - Warns Against Military Response to Iran / Chief U.N. Nuclear Inspector - September 18th, 2007: "The Chief U.N. nuclear inspector urged Iran's harshest critics Monday [09/17/07] to learn from the Iraq invasion and refrain from 'hype' about a possible military attack. [NP] Mohamed ElBaradei, speaking outside a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, invoked the example of Iraq in urging an end to the threats of force against Iran - most recently over the weekend by France. [NP] 'I would not talk about any use of force, said ElBaradei, noting that only the U.N. Security Council can authorize such action. 'There are rules on how to use force, and I would hope that everybody would have gotten the lesson after the Iraq situation, where 700,000 innocent civilians have lost their lives on the suspicion that a country has nuclear weapons.' [NP] He was alluding to a key U.S. argument for invading Iraq in 2003 without Security Council approval - that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear arms. No such weapons have been found. [NP] On Sunday [09/16/07], French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner warned that the world should prepare for war if Iran obtains nuclear weapons." [Based on: A.P. article (U.N. nuclear inspector warns against military response to Iran) by George Jahn, p A7, S.L.P.D., 09/18/07] - [My brackets. "NP" = New Paragraph. - D.R.D.]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 19th, 2007: "Stocks rallied the most in four years Tuesday [09/18/07] after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark lending rate by half a percentage point. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Fed's rate reduction ignites the market's best rally in 4 years), p C4, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Lockdown / Green Zone, Iraq - September 19th, 2007: "Green Zone put on lockdown / After Blackwater shootings, Iraqis are reviewing laws that give foreign contractors immunity." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Super Typhoon Wipha / China - September 19th, 2007: "[....] There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the storm on mainland China. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (China moves 2 million from typhoon's path), p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14541

2007 - Trivia / Syrian Nuclear Deal? - September 19th, 2007: "Syria and North Korea denied Tuesday [09/18/07] they are cooperating on a Syrian nuclear program, and they accused U.S. officials of spreading the allegations - either to back Israel or to block progress on a deal between Washington & Pyongyang. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Syria, North Korea deny a joint nuclear program), p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - No More Phone Taps? / U.S.A. - September 19th, 2007: "No Americans' telephones have been tapped without a court order since at least February, the top U.S. intelligence official told Congress on Tuesday [09/18/07]. [NP] But National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell could not say how many Americans' phone conversations had been overheard because of U.S. wiretaps on foreign phone lines. [....]" [Based on: Title for News Services article (Domestic phone taps are now limited, chief says), p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Fined / Distribution Services Inc. - September 19th, 2007: "A subsidiary of St. Louis-based Express Scripts Inc. has admitted distributing human growth hormone to 'well-known atheletes and entertainers' and agreed to pay a $10.5 million penalty and cooperate with ongoing law enforcement investigations, federal prosecutors said Tuesday [09/18/07]. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Express Scripts subsidiary is fined / The firm shipped human growth hormone to athletes, entertainers.), p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / Turkey & Iraq - September 19th, 2007: "Turkey asserts a right to invade northern Iraq [... to root out armed Kurdish separatist groups ....'] " [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Resignation / Defense Minister, Russia - September 19th, 2007: "Defense minister [Anatoly Serdyukov - Russia] resigns; more expected to follow" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Random Drug Tests / Britney Spears - September 19th, 2007: "Britney [Britney Spears] ordered [09/18/07] to take random drug tests" [Based on: Title for People article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Charges Dropped / U.S. Marine Corp. Capt. - September 19th, 2007: "Charges dropped [announced Tuesday - 09/18/07] against commander [Capt. Lucas M. McConnell] in killings [Haditha, Iraq]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Allowed to Leave Iran / Iranian-American Reporter - September 19th, 2007: "Iranian-American [Parnaz Azima] is allowed to leave [09/18/07] country [Iran]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Judge Orders Stop / Flood Project, Missouri Bootheel - September 19th, 2007: "In a victory for conservationists, a federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to halt work on a Mississippi River anti-flooding project in southeast Missouri and undo nearly $7 million worth of construction that began last fall. [....] In his ruling last week, Robertson [U.S. District Judge James Robertson] scolded the corps for 'arbitrary and capricious reasoning ... manipulating models and changing definitions when necessary to make this project seem compliant with the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, when it is not.' [....] Environmental Defense and the National Wildlife Federation, the advocacy groups that filed the successful suit, have argued that the project is designed primarily to increase the value of farmland in the 400,000-acre project area. [NP] Tim Searchinger, who argued the case in court, asserted that the area needs protection because it is the river's last floodplain habitat for wildlife for hundreds of miles. [....]" [Based on: Article (Judge orders stop to flood project in Bootheel / He rules the project does not comply with federal Clean Water, National Environmental Policy acts.) by Bill Lambrecht, p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Investigation Opened / U.S. State Dept. Inspector General - September 19th, 2007: "Committee targets State Dept. official [inspector general Howard J. Krongard] / Congressman's letter accuses department's inspector general of blocking war zone investigations." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 09/19/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan MentaWai Region, Indonesia - September 19th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 07:27:50 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 2.724°S, 100.977°E; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hlae.php] - [T.D. - 09/23/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 20th, 2007: "Stocks extended their biggest rally in four years Wednesday [09/20/07] buoyed by belief that Federal Reserve interest rate cuts will help contain the housing slump and spur profits. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Lenders' stocks, AT&T extend rally; copper firm peaks), p C3, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Plentiful Flu Vaccine / U.S.A. - September 20th, 2007: "After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced ['Less than a third of adults age 18 to 49 received flu vaccinations during the 2005-2006 season.'] [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. has plentiful flu vaccine supply / No restrictions this year on who should get the shot.) by Lauran Neergaard, p A3, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / Israel & Iran - September 20th, 2007: "Iran plans to bomb Israel if attacked, air force chief says [09/19/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Child Soldiers Recruited / Congo - September 20th, 2007: "Warlord [Laurent Nkunda] raids schools [Congo] for soldiers, U.N. says [09/19/07]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Car Bomb Fatality / Syrian Legislator - September 20th, 2007: "Antoine Ghanem was the eighth anti-Syrian legislator to die in a bombing [09/19/07] since 2005." [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Days before Lebanon vote, car bomb kills legislator / Anti-Syrian politicians taking refuge in Cairo), p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Declared 'Hostile Territory' / Gaza Strip - September 20th, 2007: "Israel declares Gaza Strip 'hostile territory' [09/19/07] / Hamas is warned to stop attacks or fuel, power may be cut." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Limits Eased / Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac - September 20th, 2007: "Limits are eased [09/20/07] on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac / Mortgage finance firms get government OK to take on more debt amid housing credit crunch." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p C2, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Financed with Borrowed Money / U.S. National Debt - September 20th, 2007: "Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress Wednesday [09/20/07] that the government will hit the current debt ceiling on Oct. 1. [....] The limit is $8.965 trillion. [....] This month, the Senate Finance Committee approved increasing the limit on the debt to $9.82 trillion. That boost of $850 billion would be the fifth since President George W. Bush took office in 2001. [....] The national debt is the total accumulation of annual budget deficits, which must be financed with borrowed money. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Treasury chief says debt lid is tightening / He calls on Congress to quickly raise the ceiling beyond $9 trillion.) by Martin Crutsinger, p C2, S.L.P.D., 09/20/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan MentaWai Region, Indonesia - September 20th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:31:14 (UTC) on Thursday, September 20th, 2007. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 2.025°S, 100.136°E; Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program] @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hmas.php] - [T.D. - 09/23/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 21st, 2007: "Stocks dropped for the first time in three days Thursday [09/20/07] after FedEx Corp. cut its profit forecast and the tumbling dollar spurred inflation concern. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (House builders, FedEx, inflation fears stir retreat), p B9, S.L.P.D., 09/21/07]

2007 - Released / U.S. Citizen, Iran  - September 21st, 2007: "Iran releases another U.S. citizen [Kian Tajbakhsh - 09/20/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/21/07]

2007 - Parity / Canadian & U.S. Dollar  - September 21st, 2007: "As U.S. dollar declines, Canada's pulls even ['for the first time in more than 30 years' - November 1976]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p B2, S.L.P.D., 09/21/07]

2007 - Lunch Boxes Recalled / Made in China  - September 21st, 2007: "China-made lunch boxes ['more than 50,000'] are recalled by California" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 09/21/07]

2007 - Charged / Former Trader, A.G. Edwards Inc. - September 21st, 2007: "Former trader [A.G. Edwards] charged [Michael McCormack - 09/20/07]" [Based on: Article title, p B2, S.L.P.D., 09/21/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 22nd, 2007: "Stocks climbed Friday [09/21/07] after earnings from Oracle Corp. topped analysts' estimates and lower interest rates helped receive takeover speculation, sending the market to its biggest weekly gain since March. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Oracle adds to Fed's rate cut momentum in weekly market rally), p A35, S.L.P.D., 09/22/07]

2007 - Apologizes to China / Mattel Inc. - September 22nd, 2007: "Mattel apologizes to China [09/22/07], takes blame for recalls." [Based on: Title for Article by Rachel Melcer, p A34, S.L.P.D., 09/21/07]

2007 - School Shooting / Delaware State University - September 22nd, 2007: "2 students shot at university / Delaware State is locked down after the early-morning incident [09/21/07]. Two suspects in police custody are also students there." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A19, S.L.P.D., 09/22/07]

*Trivia: "Freshman [Loyer D. Braden] is charged [09/24/07] in shooting of students" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Violation of Jewish Law / Cremation?  - September 23rd, 2007: "Cremation divides Israelis / Secular Jews regard it as right to choose, and the religious consider it a violation of Jewish law [The crematorium (Aley Shalechet, or Autumn Leaves - Israel's first and only crematorium - opened in 2005) burned down on Aug. 22, a day after ultra-Orthodox activists discovered and publicized its (until-then-secret) location.]" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 09/23/07]

2007 - At a Standoff / Kosovo Independence - September 23rd, 2007: "Kosovo independence at a standoff" [Based on: Title for Chicago Tribune article by Christine Spolar, p A11, S.L.P.D., 09/23/07]

2007 - Aurora Season Begins / Northern Hemisphere - September 23rd, 2007: "Today is the first day of northern Fall - and that means it's aurora season. For reasons not fully understood, the weeks around the autumnal equinox produce, on average, more geomagnetic storms than any other time of year. Even the mildest solar wind stream brushing against Earth can ignite auroras. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 09/23/07]

2007 - Charged with Hit-And-Run [of parked car] / Britney Spears - September 23rd, 2007: "Singer Britney Spears was charged Friday [09/21/07] with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving a vehicle without a license, and she could face up to a year in jail if convicted. The incident occurred in Los Angeles Aug. 6 when Spears allegedly struck a vehicle in a parking lot and drove away, authorities said. [NP] Police said the incident was caught on videotape. Police investigated after the car owner filed a complaint. [NP] Spears was notified Friday of the charges." [Based on: People article (Britney is charged with hit-and-run), p A2, S.L.P.D., 09/23/07]

2007 - Sun in Libra - September 24th, 2007: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Libra." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E200709.html]

2007 - Cholera Trivia / Iraq - September 24th, 2007: "[....] Iraq now has a total of 1,652 confirmed cases of cholera after three new cases were confirmed in Salahuddin province, according to an update on the World Health Organization's website on Sunday. Earlier, cholera was confirmed in the provinces of Sulaimaniyah, Tamim and Irbil, as well as Baghdad and Basra." [Based on: A.P. article (Iranian missles in Iraq, U.S. says / Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again denies allegations by U.S. military.), p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/24/07]

2007 - Great American cop-out  - September 24th, 2007:

   "Recently, my wife and I went out to buy a toaster. We were saddened to find there were none available that were made anywhere but China. Nine stores, 17 brands, all made in China. This was another example of the greatest cop-out in history.

   The cop-out is: It's necessary to compete in today's global market place. This has become the excuse for everything and anything. Send our factories abroad, eliminate jobs, destroy pensions, eliminate regulations, hedge on safety, reduce health care, bribe politicians, skimp on research and development, cripple the middle class, etc., etc. That one little cop-out or excuse covers it all. American business "leaders" have created this mess, and our government has helped. I'd like to see a presidential candidate who wants to drastically change this scenario with action, not spin."

[Based on: Opinion Page article (Great American cop-out) by Mike Gibbons, p C8, S.L.P.D., 09/24/07]

2007 - Smuggled Iranian Weapons? / Iraq  - September 24th, 2007: "The U.S. military accused Iran on Sunday [09/23/07] of smuggling surface-to-air missles and other advanced weapons into Iraq for use against American troops. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Iranian missles in Iraq, U.S. says / Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again denies allegations by U.S. military.), p A10, S.L.P.D., 09/24/07]

2007 - Anti-Government Protests / Myanmar - September 24th, 2007: "About 20,000 protestors led by Buddhist monks and nuns mounted on Sunday [09/23/07] the largest anti-government protest in Myanmar since 1988, shouting support for detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital city of Yangon, formerly known as Rangoon. [....] Suu Kyi, 62, is the leader of the National League for Democracy party, which won a 1990 general election but was prevented by the military from taking power. She has been under detention continuously since May 2003. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Monks, nuns spearhead protest / Demonstration in Myanmar is the largest against the government since 1988.), p A6, S.L.P.D., 09/24/07]

2007 - UAW Strike / U.S.A. - September 25th, 2007: "United Auto Worker's strike [09/24/07]" - D.R.D.

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 25th, 2007: "Stocks fell Tuesday as the International Monetary Fund's warning of 'protracted' economic instability sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to the lowest level in a week. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (IMF's report gives banking the chills; market goes down), p C3, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Bush Predicts / 2008 Election - September 25th, 2007: "Clinton will be nominee but will lose the election, Bush predicts" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - U.S. Arrests / Illegal Steroid Labs - September 25th, 2007: "U.S. arrests 120 in raid on illegal steroid labs [announced 09/24/07] / Focus was on distributors, not users." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Aids patients / Fake Acupuncture? - September 25th, 2007: "Fake acupuncture aids patients, study [Archives of Internal Medicine] says [09/24/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Carla K. Johnson, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Facing Shortfall? / U.S. Social Security - September 25th, 2007: "The Treasury Dept. said in a report Monday that Social Security is facing a $13.6 trillion shortfall in coming years and that delaying reforms is not fair to younger workers. [....] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the administration will still try to fix Social Security by cutting benefits." [Based on: News Services article (Treasury Dept. predicts Social Security shortfall), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Still No. 1 in Crime / St. Louis Mo., U.S.A. - September 25th, 2007: "New FBI statistics put St. Louis worst in the nation for major crimes per resident in 2006, but this year is seeing a dramatic turnaround, according to Police Department figures. [....]" [Based on: Article (City still No. 1 in crime, but turnabout is on) by Jeremy Kohler & Bill Bryan, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kermadec Islands Region - September 25th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 05:15:59 (UTC) on Tuesday, September 25th, 2007. The magnitude 6.2 event [Location: 30.921°S, 179.892°E; Depth 399.7 km (248.4 miles)] @ KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hsaf.php] - [T.D. - 09/27/07]

2007 - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / Columbia University - September 25th, 2007: "Iranian leader [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] is derided, jeered at Columbia U [09/24/07]." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Bomb Attack / Stiite & Sunni Reconciliation Meeting, Iraq - September 25th, 2007: "Bomb at meeting ['a U.S. promoted reconciliation meeting of Shiite and Sunni tribal sheiks as they were washing their hands or sipping tea Monday' - 09/24/07] kills at least 15 [Iraq]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 09/25/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 26th, 2007: "Most stocks dropped for a second day Tuesday [09/25/07] after Target Corp. and Lowe's Cos. reduced forecasts. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Lower forecasts for Lowe's, Target trip up most stocks), p B7, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Convicted / Pete Kott - September 26th, 2007: "Ex-legislator [Former Rep. Pete Kott] convicted [09/25/07] of peddling influence" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Convicted / Warren Jeffs - September 26th, 2007: "Church leader [Warren Jeffs] is convicted [09/25/07] in rape / He forced girl, 14, to marry her 19-year-old cousin." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. A3, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Elections Trivia / Lebanon - September 26th, 2007: "Hezbollah action [09/25/07] blocks election of president [Lebanon]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - House Sales Decline / U.S.A. - September 26th, 2007: "Existing house sales tumble again ['fell in August for a sixth straight month'] / Decline pushes activity to lowest level in the last five years." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. B2, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Nightime Curfew / Myanmar - September 26th, 2007: "Myanmar curfew [09/25/07] targets protests" [Based on: A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / Israel & Gaza Strip - September 26th, 2007: "Israel's largest bank [Bank Hapoalim] said Tuesday [09/25/07] it was severing its last remaining ties with Palestinian banks in Gaza, following the Israeli government's declaration of the coastal strip as an 'enemy entity.' [....] Palestinians have no currency of their own and do most of their local business in Israeli shekels." [Based on: News Services article (Israeli bank severs ties with Gaza counterparts), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, Japan - September 26th, 2007: "Fukuda [Yasuo Fukuda] named [09/25/07] Japan's new prime minister" [Based on: A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Will Ignore U.N. [Security Council] Demands / Iran - September 26th, 2007: "Iran says [09/25/07] it will ignore U.N. [Security Council] demands" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Blasts "Brutal Regimes" / President George W. Bush - September 26th, 2007: "Bush, at U.N. [09/25/07], blasts 'brutal regimes' [Belarus, Syria, Iran, North Korea]" [Based on: Title for Cox News Service article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 09/26/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea - September 26th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 12:36:23 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 4.880°S, 153.402°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007htaw.php] - [T.D. - 09/27/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia - September 26th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:43:01 (UTC) on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 1.746°S, 99.515°E; Depth 26 km (16.2 miles) set by location program] @ KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hta9.php] - [T.D. - 09/27/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 27th, 2007: "Stocks rallied the most in a week on Wednesday [09/26/07] after General Motors Corp. agreed on a contract with the United Auto Workers, and investors speculated billionaire Warren Buffett will buy a stake in Bear Stearns Cos. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (GM-UAW contract, Bear Stearns rumor help lift markets), p C3, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Mistrial / Phil Spector Trial - September 27th, 2007: "A mistrial was declared Wednesday [09/26/07] in the murder case against Phil Spector when the jury reported that it was deadlocked 10-2 in favor of convicting him of killing actress Lana Clarkson more than four years ago. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Most jurors wanted to convict Spector), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Trivia / War Funding, U.S.A. - September 27th, 2007: "Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked Congress Wednesday [09/26/07] to approve an additional $42.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the government's war funding request to nearly $190 billion - the largest single-year total for the wars so far. [NP] The administration's funding request for fiscal 2008, if approved, would boost war spending by nearly 15 percent and would bring the total cost of both conflicts to more than $800 billion since Sept. 11, 2001, according to the Congressional Research Service. The fiscal year starts Monday [10/01/07]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article (War funding request hits $190 billion / STRETCHED TOO THIN? - As general warns of deficiencies, Democrats bemoan spiraling costs.) by Josh White & Ann Scott Tyson, p. A1 & A5, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - No Link? / Thimsersal & Autism - September 27th, 2007: "No link found between drug in vaccines, maladies in kids / Research involving thimerosal [New England Journal of Medicine - 09/27/07] did not address autism." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Could Triple / Monsanto Seed Sales - September 27th, 2007: "[....] The Creve Coeur-based seed maker [Mo.] is paving the way to increase acres planted with biotech seeds from 95 million today to an additional 175 million, said Brett Begemann, Monsanto's executive vice president of global commercial business. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Firm's global biotech seed sales could triple), p. C2, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Resolves Bankruptcy? / Solutia Inc. - September 27th, 2007: "[....] The chemical and window-film company, based in Town and Country [Mo.], said it hopes to emerge from bankruptcy this year as an independent, publicly traded company with 59.75 million common shares trading on a national exchange. [....]" [Based on: Article (Solutia resolves bankruptcy / The chemical and window-film company says it has settled financial issues.), p. C1, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Hurricane Lorenzo / Southern Mexico - September 27th, 2007: "Tropical Storm Lorenzo increased in strength and was upgraded to a hurricane with wind speeds of 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour or 70 knots) a few hours before it came ashore about 40 miles south-southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico. Lorenzo weakened after it came ashore, but it was still expected to produce torrential rainfall as it moved slowly inland. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14554]

2007 - Fire on Protestors / Myanmar Authorities - September 27th, 2007: "Myanmar authorities fire on protestors [09/26/07] / Government reports one person killed; toll likely is higher." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Respond to Attack / Israeli Forces, Gaza Strip - September 27th, 2007: "Israeli military forces killed at least eight Palestinians and wounded 25 in an airstrike and a tank-led ground operation Wednesday [09/26/07], the bloodiest day in the Gaza Strip since Israel declared it a 'hostile territory.' [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Israeli forces strike in response to attacks), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Shouldn't Condone Homosexuality? / U.S. Military - September 27th, 2007: "Gen. Pace says [09/26/07] military shouldn't condone homosexual activity" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A2, S.L.P.D., 09/27/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Southwest of Loyalty Islands - September 27th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:57:45 (UTC) on Thursday, September 27th, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 21.278°S, 169.366°E; Depth 21.1 km (13.1 miles) (poorly constrained)] @ SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hubx.php] - [T.D. - 09/27/07]

2007 - Sunspot 971 - September 28th, 2007: "The sun has been blank for 21 consecutive days, but today a new sunspot [971] is emerging. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=28&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Solar Wind Stream - September 28th, 2007: "High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight. A high-speed solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and causing geomagnetic storms."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=28&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 28th, 2007: "The stock market rose Thursday [09/27/07] to the highest level since July as investors speculated a drop in new house sales will give the Federal Reserve more reason to lower interest rates." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Speculation about another rate cut boosts stocks), p B11, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Climate Meeting / U.S.A. - September 28th, 2007: "President George W. Bush's climate meeting opened Thursday [09/27/07] with its main problem on full display: The biggest polluters - industrialized and developing nations alike - say their economics are more important than global warming. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. opens conference on energy and climate), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - North Korea Disarmament Talks - September 28th, 2007: "[....] But there was still no sign [09/27/07] of the exact conditions under which the United States would lift its designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Trivia / Blackwater Shootings, Iraq - September 28th, 2007: "4 in Blackwater shootings had media links / One was a reporter; three were guards at government-run television station." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - First Black President / Missouri Bar - September 28th, 2007: "Missouri Bar elects its first black president [Charlie Harris - 09/27/07]" [Based on: Title for STAFF REPORTS article, p. B2, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - $50 Million Settlement / Freddie Mac - September 28th, 2007: "Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac will pay $50 million to settle federal charges that it fraudulently misstated earnings over a four-year period. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement Thursday [09/27/07]. [NP] Freddie Mac neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing in the accord but did agree to refrain from future violations of the securities laws. [NP] In addition, three former Freddie Mac executives settled the SEC's negligent conduct charges by agreeing to pay civil fines and to make restitution." [Based on: article ($50 million settlement), p. B2, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Troops Fire on Protestors / Myanmar - September 28th, 2007: "Troops in Myanmar fire on protestors, raid monasteries [09/27/07]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - NASA Launch / Asteroid Probe Dawn - September 28th, 2007: "[....] The scientific probe Dawn [launched 09/27/07] is on a 3 billion mile course that will have it meeting with an asteroid named Vesta in 2011 and a dwarf planet called Ceres in 2015. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Space odyssey / NASA launches probe on journey to asteroid, dwarf planet Ceres), p. A2, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Review Panel? / U.S. War Contractors - September 28th, 2007: "Senate OKs review panel on contractors [approved a proposal 09/27/07] / Measure seeks accounting for wasted billions, McCaskill says." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for St. Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau article by Deirdre Shesgreen, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Slow to Accept Former Sunni Insurgents / Iraq - September 28th, 2007: "A U.S. effort to recruit former Sunni insurgents north of Baghdad - considered crucial to expanding the fight against extremists - is in danger of collapse because the government has been unable or unwilling to accept the volunteers into Iraqi security forces. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Iraq slow to accept former insurgents), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Facing Increasing Attacks / Aid Groups, Sudan - September 28th, 2007: "Private aid groups face increasing attacks in Darfur [Sudan]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07]

2007 - Sixty Employees Retiring / St. Louis Post-Dispatch - September 28th, 2007: "The Post-Dispatch [S.L.P.D.] will say goodbye ['God be with ye'] to 60 retiring employees today [09/27/07]" [Based on: article (60 employees retiring from Post-Dispatch) by Jeremiah McWilliams, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 09/28/07] - [My brackets - D.R.D.]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Southwest of Loyalty Islands - September 28th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:01:48 (UTC) on Friday, September 28th, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 21.347°S, 169.420°E [10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hvak.php] - [T.D. - 10/04/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Southwest of Loyalty Islands - September 28th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:35:51 (UTC) on Friday, September 28th, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 21.257°S, 169.440°E [10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hvaq.php] - [T.D. - 10/04/07]

2007 - Major Earthquake / Mariana Islands Region - September 28th, 2007: "A major earthquake occurred at 13:38:58 (UTC) on Friday, September 28th, 2007. The magnitude 7.4 event [Location: 21.980°N, 142.685°E; Depth 261.3 km (162.4 miles)]  @ MARIANA ISLANDS REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hvbq.php] - [T.D. - 10/04/07]

2007 - Fireball / Finland - September 29th, 2007: "On Sept. 29th, a fireball reported to be 100 times brighter than a full Moon streaked over Finland. Witnessness say the meteor exploded in mid-air, but it is not yet known if large pieces of the space rock fell to the ground. Stay tuned for updates."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=09&day=30&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - September 29th, 2007: "Stocks droppeed Friday [09/28/07], paring the biggest September advance since 1998, on concern that credit-market losses may worsen. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Stocks decline, trimming the largest September advance since '98), p A35, S.L.P.D., 09/29/07]

2007 - Settlement / Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. - September 29th, 2007: "Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and a former subsidiary have agreed to pay more than $515 million to settle federal and state investigations into their drug marketing and pricing practices. [NP] The civil settlement announced Friday [09/28/07] resolves a broad array of allegations against Bristol-Myers Squibb, dating from 1994 through 2005. [....]." [Based on: A.P. article ($515 million paid to settle investigations) by Denise Lavole, p. A33, S.L.P.D., 09/29/07]

2007 - U.S. Oil Shipment Authorized / North Korea - September 29th, 2007: "President George W. Bush on Friday [09/28/07] authorized the first U.S. shipment of heavy fuel oil ['worth about $25 million'] to North Korea in five years, a reward to the country for moving forward with its agreement to end its nuclear programs. [....]." [Based on: News Services article, p. A29, S.L.P.D., 09/29/07]

2007 - Government Crackdown / Myanmar Protests - September 29th, 2007: "Soldiers stifle Myanmar protestors [09/28/07] / Warning shots ring out and Internet access is cut on the third day of crackdown against backers of democracy." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p. A29, S.L.P.D., 09/29/07]

2007 - Delayed Approval / Chemical for Farming, U.S.A. - September 29th, 2007: "The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday [09/28/07] delayed approval of a new toxic fumigant for use by fruit and vegetable farmers after more than 50 prominent scientists had objected that the chemical was too dangerous. [....] The fumigant ['methyl iodide, also called iodomethane'] was developed to replace the highly effective fumigant methyl bromide, which is banned by an international treaty because it depletes the Earth's ozone layer." [Based on: News Services article (EPA delays approval of chemical for farming), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 09/29/07]

*Trivia: "Despite the protests of more than 50 scientists, including five Nobel Laureates in chemistry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday [10/05/06] approved use of a new, highly toxic fumigant, mainly for strawberry fields. [NP] The new pesticide, methyl iodide, is a neurotoxin and carcinogen. EPA officials said Friday that they carefully evaluated the risks and decided to approve its use for one year. [Based on: News Services article (EPA approves pesticide despite scientists' protest), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 09/29/07]

2007 - Gays Living in Iran - September 30th, 2007: "There are gays living in Iran, say gays living in Iran" [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Nazila Fathl, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 09/30/07]

2007 - Testing Missles? / Taiwan - September 30th, 2007: "Taiwan is said to be testing missles / China issues warning: 'whoever plays with fire will get burned.' " [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 09/30/07]

2007 - Ground beef Recall / U.S.A. - September 30th, 2007: "E.Coli cases ['as many as 25'] prompt ground beef recall [21.7 million pounds of ground beef products ('bearing a "sell by" date or "best used by" date between last Tuesday and Sept. 25, 2008, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture designation EST 9748.'] 09/29/07] / Topps Co. expanded its recall [issued 09/29/07] after a man in New York fell ill." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article by Robert D. McFadden, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 09/30/07]

2007 - Volcanic Eruption / Jebel at Tair, Red Sea - September 30th, 2007: "Jebel at Tair, a small volcanic island in the Red Sea, erupted late in the day on September 30, 2007, causing several casualties and leaving a number of Yemeni soldiers missing, according to news reports. A Canadian Navy spokesman, who was in the area at the time, described a “giant light show” with spewing lava and an ash cloud reaching hundreds of meters into the air. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14559]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / South of Mariana Islands Region - September 30th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 02:08:29 (UTC) on Sunday, September 30th, 2007. The magnitude 6.9 event [Location: 10.487°N, 145.682°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ SOUTH OF THE MARIANA ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hxah.php] - [T.D. - 10/04/07]

2007 - Major Earthquake / Auckland Islands, New Zealand Region - September 30th, 2007: "A major earthquake occurred at 05:23:34 (UTC) on Sunday, September 30th, 2007. The magnitude 7.4 event [Location: 49.418°S, 163.954°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hxan.php] - [T.D. - 10/04/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Auckland Islands, New Zealand Region - September 30th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:47:49 (UTC) on Sunday, September 30th, 2007. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location: 49.409°S, 163.265°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ AUCKLAND ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND REGION." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007hxax.php] - [T.D. - 10/04/07]

2007 - Many Soldiers Booted for Mental Illness / U.S. Military - September 30th, 2007: "Thousands of U.S. soldiers in Iraq - as many as 10 a day - are being discharged by the military for mental health reasons. But the Pentagon isn't blaming the war. It says the soldiers had 'pre-existing' conditions that disqualify them for treatment by the government. [....]" [Based on: Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau article (Many soldiers are booted for mental illness / No treatment - Army says 'pre-existing' conditions aren't eligible. / Senators object - Bond and Obama challenge such discharges.), p. A1, S.L.P.D., 09/30/07]

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