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   "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

November 2007

2007 - Astronomic Configuration - November 1st, 2007: "Sun [8 Scorpio], Moon [0 Leo], Mercury [23 Libra R], Venus [22 Virgo], Mars [11 Cancer], Jupiter [19 Sagittarius], Saturn [6 Virgo], Uranus [14 Pisces R], Neptune [19 Aquarius], Pluto [27 Sagittarius], Chiron [10 Aquarius]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E200711.html]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 1st, 2007: "Stocks rose Wednesday [10/31/07], locking in a third straight month of gains, after the economy expanded more than forecast and the Federal Reserve signaled its quarter-point interest rate cut [The central bank lowered the federal funds rate to 4.5 - 10/31/07] may be sufficient to sustain growth. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Gains mark third straight month of market advances), p C3, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - U.S. Aid / Turkey - November 1st, 2007: "The United States acknowledged Wednesday [10/31/07] that it had undertaken military moves against Kurdish rebels in Iraq after saying for weeks that the rebels' strikes in Turkey were a diplomatic matter. [NP] Pentagon officials are now starting to say publicly that the United States is flying staffed spy planes over the border area, providing Turkey with more intelligence information, and that there are standing orders for American forces to capture rebels they find." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. is helping Turkey fight Kurdish rebels), p A14, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Died / Paul W. Tibbets - November 1st, 2007: "Commander of Enola Gay [Paul W. Tibbets] dies at 92 [11/01/07]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Fewer Deaths / Baghdad, Iraq - November 1st, 2007: "Violence drops in Baghdad [a yearly low in October] / FEWER ARE DYING / Statistics show sharp drop in number of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians being killed." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article by Nancy A Youssef, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - November 1st, 2007: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 01 Nov 2007 at 10:59:12 PM GMT is: $9,080,586,519,514.73. The estimated population of the United States is 303,417,121 so each citizen's share of this debt is $29,927.73. 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. - 11/01/07]

2007 - Taliban Insurgents / Afghanistan - November 1st, 2007: "Afghans flee [10/31/07] towns taken over by Taliban insurgents / Troops have surrounded 250 of the militants, who moved in this week; dozens have been killed in three days of fighting." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Bus Bombing / Togliatti, Russia - November 1st, 2007: "Bomb explodes on bus [central Russia - 10/31/07]; terror attack suspected" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A13, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Hurricane Noel / Caribbean Islands - "The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this photo-like image of Tropical Storm Noel [see link] as the storm passed over the Bahamas Islands on November 1, 2007, at 2:15 p.m., local time. At that time, Noel had sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (65 miles per hour) and was moving northeast at 23 km/hr (14 mph), said the National Hurricane Center. The storm later intensified into a Category 1 hurricane and tracked north along the east coast of the United States. [NP] Noel spreads messily across hundreds of kilometers in this image. The center of the storm, a tightly concentrated mass of clouds, sits nearly directly over the Bahamas, while clusters of thunderstorms stretch north and east from the center. In its rampage across the Caribbean, Noel caused at least 115 deaths, primarily in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, reported the Associated Press on November 2. Though the storm was relatively weak, it moved slowly over the two nations, dumping as much as 550 millimeters (21 inches) of rain. (View a satellite-based rainfall map.) The heavy rain caused deadly flooding and mudslides. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14606&src=map]

2007 - Pressed to Sanction Iran / Europe - November 1st, 2007: "U.S. diplomat [Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns] presses Europe [10/31/07] to sanction Iran" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A13, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Decry Forced Iraq Duty / U.S. Diplomats - November 1st, 2007: "Several hundred U.S. diplomats vented anger and frustration Wednesday [10/31/07] about the State Department's decision to force foreign service officers to take jobs in Iraq, with some likening it to a 'potential death sentence.' [....] Under the new order, 200 to 300 diplomats have been identified as 'prime candidates' to fill 48 vacancies next year at the baghdad embassy and in the provinces. Those notified have 10 days toaccept or reject the position. If not enough say yes, some will be ordered to go." [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. diplomats decry forced Iraq duty), p A14, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

*Trivia: "Diplomats won't be forced to go to Iraq / Enough have volunteered to make compulsion unnecessary, State Department says [11/15/07]" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Convictions / 2004 Madrid train Bombings - November 1st, 2007: "21 convicted [10/31/07] in Madrid bombings [03/11/04] / Acquittals for some others cause gasps in packed courtroom." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A13, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Resignation Announcement / Karen Hughes - November 1st, 2007: "Bush adviser [Karen Hughes] to resign [announced 10/31/07], again" [Based on: Title for Dallas Morning News article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Nominated for U.S. Agriculture Secretary / Edward Schafer - November 1st, 2007: "Ex-governor [Edward Schafer] is chosen as agriculture secretary [10/31/07]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/01/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 2nd, 2007: "Stocks tumbled Thursday [11/01/07], led by the steepest drop in financial companies in five years. [NP] Citigroup, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, slid the moist since 2002 after CIBC World Markets said its dividend may be cut and Credit Suisse Group reduced its rating. Bank of America Corp., the second-largest bank, had its biggest decline in four years. Retailers fell, led by Target Corp., after consumer spending slowed more than economists forecast. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Market stumbles; S&P 500 index loses $369 billion in value), p C11, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Trivia / DraftGore.com - November 2nd, 2007: "[....] The 30-second spot by DraftGore.com will hit the airwaves today. Gore, who recently was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has rebuffed efforts to persuade him to enter the contest. [NP] Today is the deadline for candidates to file for a ballot position in the New Hampshire primary." [Based on: News Services article (Group will promote Gore candidacy in ad campaign), p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Said to Pledge Cooperation / Iran - November 2nd, 2007: "Iran is said to pledge cooperation [11/01/07] / It apparently told Iraq it will block flow of weapons to insurgents." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Severe Drought / Orme, Tennessee - November 2nd, 2007: "Town [Orme, Tennessee] limits water use to 3 hours a day / Because of the severe drought, water for the 145 residents of Orme, Tenn., has to be trucked in." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Large Cash Infusion / U.S. Economy - November 2nd, 2007: "The Federal Reserve pumped $41 billion into the U.S. financial system Thursday [11/01/07], the largest cash infusion since September 2001, to help companies through a credit crunch. [NP] The action came one day after Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and all but one of his central bank colleagues voted to slice a key interest rate. [NP] It was the second time in six weeks that policymakers acted to protect the economy from the effects of the housing downturn and credit troubles." [Based on: Article (Fed adds $41 billion), p C2, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Pacific-Antarctic Ridge - November 2nd, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 22:31:44 (UTC) on Friday, November 2nd, 2007. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 55.481°S, 128.814°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ Region PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jfbu.php] - [T.D. - 11/04/07]

2007 - Trivia / Low-Hazard Radioactive Waste, U.S.A. - November 2nd, 2007: "36 states lose their dump [Barnwell County] for radioactive waste [low-hazard class] / A landfill in South Carolina will no longer accept material from elsewhere [starting 07/01/08], with two exceptions [New Jersey & Connecticut]." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Ordered Home / Japanese Warships, Indian Ocean - November 2nd, 2007: "Japanese warships were ordered home from the Indian Ocean on Thursday [11/01/07] after opposition lawmakers refused to support an extension of their mission supporting US-led forces in Afghanistan. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Lawmakers won't allow warships to aid U.S.), p A9, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Expanding Control / Muslim Extremists, Northwestern Pakistan - November 2nd, 2007: "Muslim extremists have expanded control in northwestern Pakistan" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/02/07]

2007 - Flooding / Mexico - November 3rd, 2007: "Floods force Mexicans to flee [11/02/07] / Water reaches rooftops as 80 percent of tabasco state is submerged." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A23, S.L.P.D., 11/03/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 3rd, 2007: "Energy and computer companies rallied Friday [11/02/07], carrying the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its third advance this week, after a better-than-expected jobs report outweighed concern about credit losses. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Energy, computers and jobs report give S&P 500 third advance in week), p A35, S.L.P.D., 11/03/07]

2007 - Sentenced / Todd Moeller - November 3rd, 2007: "E-mailer [Todd Moeller] gets 27 months [sentenced 11/02/07]." [Based on: Title for Article, p A32, S.L.P.D., 11/03/07]

2007 - Typhoon Peipah / Philippines - November 3rd, 2007: "On November 3, Typhoon Peipah became the twenty-third storm of the 2007 typhoon season in the western Pacific. Though small, Peipah caused widespread flooding when it crossed the northern Philippines on November 5, forcing 500 people from their homes and killing five, reported Reuters. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14611&src=map]

2007 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Turkey - November 3rd, 2007: "Rice urges Turkish leaders [11/02/07] not to attack Kurds in Iraq" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A22, S.L.P.D., 11/03/07]

2007 - State of Emergency / Pakistan - November 4th, 2007: "Musharraf suspends rights in Pakistan [11/03/07] / He orders a state of emergency and arrests judges and political opponents." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A16, S.L.P.D., 11/04/07]

2007 - Repaired Solar Array / International Space Station - November 4th, 2007: "Dangerous spacewalk [11/03/07] succeeds in repair of shuttle / An astronaut dangles at the end of a 58-foot robotic arm to fix a torn solar array." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Orlando Sentinel article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/04/07]

2007 - President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner / Argentina - November 4th, 2007: "South Americans turn to women for leadership ['Chile elected Michelle Bachelet president last year'] / In Argentina, voters picked ['last week'] the president's wife [Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner]" [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Washington Post article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/04/07]

2007 - On Display / King Tut - November 5th, 2007: "King Tut's face was unveiled Sunday [11/04/07] for the first time in public - more than 3,000 years after Tut, the youngest and most famous pharaoh to rule ancient Egypt, was shrouded in linen and buried in his golden underground tomb. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article ('Coffin' gives Tut new lease on afterlife), p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/05/07]

2007 - Resignation / Citigroup CEO - November 5th, 2007: "Chief of Citigroup [Charles Prince] quits [11/04/07] in shakeup over debt" [Based on: Title  for News Services article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/05/07]

2007 - President Alvaro Colom / Guatemala - November 5th, 2007: "Center-left candidate [Alvaro Colom] wins in Guatemala [11/04/07] / Presidency goes to engineer who once headed rural development fund. He defeated ex-general who promised crackdown." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/05/07]

2007 - Volcanic Activity / Mount Kelud, Indonesia - November 5th, 2007: "An Indonesian volcano [Mount Kelud] spewed clouds of white smoke Sunday [11/04/07] as the temperature of its crater lake soared. Thousands of residents [25,000] defied warnings of a major eruption, choosing to tend sugar cane crops and livestock on its slopes. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Thousands are ignoring warnings about eruption), p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/05/07]

2007 - Sunspot 973 - November 6th, 2007: "Tiny sunspot 973, which emerged late yesterday [11/06/07], is already [11/07/07] fading." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/index.php] - [T.D. - 11/07/07] 

2007 - Miners Strike / Peru - November 6th, 2007: "Peruvian miners began their second national strike in six months after the government failed to meet demands on pensions, profit-sharing and rights for subcontracted workers, a union spokesman said. [....]" [Based on: Article (Strike affects mining), p D2, S.L.P.D., 11/06/07]

2007 - Writer's Strike / U.S.A. - November 6th, 2007: "Writers strike [11/05/07] may mean reruns for a while / Dispute could delay movie production, new seasons for some shows." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/06/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 6th, 2007: "Stocks fell to the lowest in two weeks on Monday [11/05/07] after Citigroup Inc. said it will report as much as $11 billion in additional writedowns, heightening concern that financial companies face more losses tied to subprime house loans. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Mortgage, housing slumps continue to wreak havoc), p D3, S.L.P.D., 11/06/07]

2007 - Convicted / Brent Wilkes - November 6th, 2007: "Contractor [Brent Wilkes] is convicted [11/05/07] of bribing ex-lawmaker [Rep. Randy 'Duke' Cunningham]" [Based on: Title  for News Services article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/06/07]

2007 - Trivia "Super X-ray" / U.S.A. - November 6th, 2007: "'Super X-ray' may be better at spotting heart disease ... But it's controversial. Why? It delivers 10 times more radiation than a standard angiogram." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/06/07]

2007 - Trivity / Obesity - November 7th, 2007: "Being overweight may ward off ills / Risk of dying from diabetes and kidney disease rises, but not cancer, heart disease, CDC says [11/06/07]." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Washington Post article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 7th, 2007: "Stocks rose the most in four days on Tuesday [11/06/07], led by energy and metals producers, after oil climbed to a record and gold advanced to a 27-year high. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Skyrocketing oil carries energy, metal producers), p B7, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Suicide Bomber / Pakistan - November 7th, 2007: "Blast in Afghanistan [11/06/07] kills at least 28 / Suicide bomber struck as officials were greeted by children at factory." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Oil Spill / San Francisco Bay - November 7th, 2007: "Captain thought damage was minor before spill [58,000 gallons] / He radioed in that ship had 'touched' Bay Bridge [San Francisco - 11/07/07]." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Repair Shops for Broken DNA - November 7th, 2007: "[....] While the idea of DNA repair shops is fairly new, it's not without precedent. When bacteria duplicate their chromosomes, they do so by passing the DNA through a place in the cell called the origin of replication rather than sending the copy-machine enzymes to wherever the DNA happens to be. [....]" [Based on: Article: Repair Shops for Broken DNA, Author: Patrick L Barry | Production Editor: Dr. Tony Phillips | Credit: Science@NASA., 11/07/07 - see link]

*Link: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/07nov_repairshops.htm - [T.D. - 11/10/07]

2007 - Population Trivity / New Orleans - November 7th, 2007: "Two-thirds of population has returned to city [New Orleans]" [Based on: Title  for News Services article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Deadliest year for U.S. Troops / Iraq - November 7th, 2007: "This year has been deadliest for troops in Iraq, group says / Six personnel were killed Monday [11/05/07], bringing this year's total to 852." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Distant Sun [& Planets?] / 55 Cancri - November 7th, 2007: "Astronomers find distant sun [55 Cancri] with 5 planets / It is the first discovery of a solar system with so many circling bodies." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Washington Post article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Safe landing / Space Shuttle Discovery - November 7th, 2007: "Space shuttle Discovery landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center today concluding a two-week assembly mission to the International Space Station (ISS). [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/07/07]

2007 - Talks / Pope Benedict XVI & King Abdullah - November 7th, 2007: "Pope talks with Saudi king [11/06/07] about restrictions ['on the 1.5 million Christians in Saudi Arabia']" [Based on: Title  for News Services article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/07/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 8th, 2007: "Stocks fell Wednesday [11/07/07], erasing their gains since the Federal Reserve's Sept. 18 interest rate cut, after New York expanded its investigation of the mortgage industry [Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac subpoenaed - 11/07/07], General Motors Corp. posted a record loss [$39 billion] and the dollar tumbled. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Bad news crops up all over, shriveling gains since rate cut), p C5, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Homeless Veterans / U.S.A. - November 8th, 2007: "Homeless heroes / Veterans make up a quarter of street people, study ['released today by the National Alliance to End Homelessness'] finds." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Student Protests / Venezuela - November 8th, 2007: "Student protesters [Venezuela] are wounded by gunmen [11/07/07]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Israeli Expansion / West Bank - November 8th, 2007: "Israel is violating agreement on expansion, group [Peace Now] charges [11/07/07] / Data show number of West Bank settlers increased by 5.8 pct. in first half of year." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article by Richard Boudreaux, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Protest Riots / Tbilisi, Georgia - November 8th, 2007: "Georgian leader declares emergency [11/07/07] / Demonstrations ['calling for the ouster of President Mikhail Saakashvill'] rock the country." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Recall / Chinese-Made Aqua Dots - November 8th, 2007: "Drug danger prompts recall of craft beads [Aqua Dots]" [Based on: Title  for A.P. article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

*Trivia: "7 more children are linked to Chinese beads ['the government said Friday'] [Based on: Title  for News Services article, p A18, S.L.P.D., 11/10/07]

2007 - School Shooting / Tuusula, Finland - November 8th, 2007: "8 shot dead [11/07/07] at Finnish school [Jokela High School in Tuusula']; gunman left hints on YouTube" [Based on: Title  for A.P. article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

*Trivia: "Killer of 8 [Eric Auvinen] had been shunned and bullied, police say" [Based on: Title  for A.P. article, p A14, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

*Trivia: "Finnish killer [Eric Auvinen] had contact with plotter [Dillon Cossey] of school attack [at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Philadelphia, Pa. - last month] [Based on: Title  for Philadelphia Inquirer article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Nasdaq buys Philadelphia Stock Exchange - November 8th, 2007: "Nasdaq buys Philadelphia Stock Exchange ['the nation's oldest stock exchange and third-largest options market.'] / $652 million cash deal for third-largest options market gives tech-heavy exchange diversity." [Based on: Title  & Subtitle for A.P. article, p C2, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Opposition Stand / Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan - November 8th, 2007: "Bhutto takes a stand with the Pakistani opposition [11/07/07]" [Based on: Title  for Chicago Tribune article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/08/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 9th, 2007: "Most stocks rose Thursday [11/08/07] after banks rallied from a two-year low in the final hour of trading, overcoming a slump in technology shares led by Cisco Systems Inc.. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Financials rally, overecoming slump in tech sector), p B11, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

2007 - Suicide / Lou Sengheiser - November 9th, 2007: "Before jury can reach verdict at his trial ... Charity's [Gateway to a Cure] founder [Lou Sengheiser] takes his own life [11/08/07]" [Based on: Article title & subtitle, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

2007 - Prisoner Release / Iraq - November 9th, 2007: "U.S. authorities freed 500 Iraqi prisoners Thursday [11/08/07] in an ongoing push to empty American jails of detainees no longer deemed a threat. But the military says it's still holding 25,800 Iraqis waiting to face charges or be given freedom. [....] U.S. officials worry the overcrowded detention camps are sapping resources and will overwhelm Iraq's struggling justice system. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (500 Iraqi prisoners released: 'No longer a threat'), p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

2007 - Trivia / FEMA Trailers - November 9th, 2007: "The Federal Emergency Management Agency is barring employees from entering thousands of stored travel trailers over concerns about hazardous fumes, while more than 48,000 other trailers continue to be used by hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi. [NP] Many trailer occupants have asked to be moved because of concerns about formaldehyde contamination. [....] Sen. Mary Landrieu D-La., accused FEMA of using a double standard." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

2007 - Elections Trivia / Georgia - November 9th, 2007: "Georgian president eases crisis by setting up elections [01/05/08]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

2007 - Elections Trivia / Pakistan - November 9th, 2007: "Musharraf announces legislative elections by February [mid-February, 08]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/09/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 10th, 2007: "Stocks fell to the lowest levels in two months on Friday [11/09/07] after Qualcomm Inc. trimmed its profit forecast and analysts said earnings at 3M Co. and Target Corp. will be reduced by a slowdown in consumer spending. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Tech stocks make market droop to its lowest level in two months), p A35, S.L.P.D., 11/10/07]

2007 - Trivia / U.S. Trade Deficit - November 10th, 2007: "Trade deficit [U.S.A.] is lowest in 28 months [$56.5 billion - September 2007] on rising exports" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A33, S.L.P.D., 11/10/07]

2007 - Trivia / Ancient Temple, Peru - November 10th, 2007: "A 4,000-year-old temple filled with murals has been unearthed on the northern coast of Peru, making it one of the oldest finds in the Americas, a leading archaeologist said on Saturday.  [....]" It sits in the Lambayeque valley, near the ancient Sipan complex that Alva unearthed in the 1980s. Ventarron was built long before Sipan, about 2,000 years before Christ, he said. [NP] 'It's a temple that is about 4,000 years old,' Alva, director of the Museum Tumbas Reales (Royal Tombs) of Sipan, told Reuters by telephone after announcing the results of carbon dating at a ceremony north of Lima sponsored by Peru's government. [....]" [Based on: Reuters article (Temple built 4,000 years ago unearthed in Peru) by Marco Aquino, 11/10/07]

*Links: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071111/sc_nm/peru_archaeology_dc

2007 - Quarterly Loss Doubles / Fannie Mae - November 10th, 2007: "Quarterly [3rd-quarter] loss [Fannie Mae] doubles ['to $1.39 billion']" [Based on: Title for Article, p A32, S.L.P.D., 11/10/07]

2007 - Tropical Cyclone Sidr / Bay of Bengal - November 11th, 2007: "Tropical Cyclone Sidr crept steadily north and west over the warm waters of the Bay of Bengal after forming on November 11, 2007. [....] On November 12, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center forecast that Sidr would grow to the equivalent of a Category 2 storm, with sustained winds of 170 km/hr (100 mph or 90 knots) by November 14. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14620&src=map]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Macquarie Island Region  - November 10th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 01:13:34 (UTC) on Saturday, November 10th, 2007. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 52.158°S, 159.527°E; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ Region MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jnac.php] - [T.D. - 11/10/07]

2007 - High Carbon Dioxide Levels? / South African Savanas - November 11th, 2007: "[....] For the first time in eons, fast-increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [Kruger National Park, South Africa] seem to be giving shrubs and trees a competitive advantage over grass, leaving once-open areas vulnerable to encroaching vegetation. [....]" [Based on: Chicago Tribune article (High carbonn dioxide levels threaten savanas), p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/11/07]

2007 - Oil Spill / Strait of Kerch - November 12th, 2007: "Tanker spills fuel ['at least 560,000 gallons']; two freighters sink in storm [11/11/07]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/12/07]

*Trivia: "The tanker was one of up to 10 ships that sank or ran aground in the storm ...." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Staph Infection Trivia / MRSA - November 12th, 2007: "[....] The CA-MRSA strain secretes a kind of peptide - a compound formed by amino acids - that causes immune cells to burst, eliminating a main defense against infection, according to researchers [The findings ... appeared in Sunday's [11/11/07] online edition of the journal Nature Medicine.'] [....]." [Based on: A.P. article (Finding could help battle staph infections), p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/12/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / Abbas & Hamas - November 12th, 2007: "Abbas calls [11/11/07] for Hamas to retract 'black coup' [the takeover of Gaza Strip]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/12/07]

2007 - Acknowledged Mistake / CIA Leak Case - November 12th, 2007: "Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Sunday [11/11/07 - 'on CNN's "Late Edition" '] that he was foolish to have revealed Valerie Plame's CIA identity. [....] A year ago, Armitage publicly apologized to Plame and her husband. He remains the only principal in the leak to have done so." [Based on: News Services article (Armitage acknowledges mistake in CIA leak case), p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/12/07]

2007 - Beatified / Ceferino Namuncura, Chimpay, Argentina - November 12th, 2007: "Revered Argentine Indian [Ceferino Namuncura] is beatified [11/11/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 11/12/07]

2007 - Designated Terrorist Organization / Revolutionary Guard, Iran - November 12th, 2007: "[....] The Senate in late September voted 76-22 in favor of a resolution urging the State Department to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist orginization. [....]." [Based on: News Services article (Rice doesn't see vote as authorizing attack on Iran), p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/12/07]

2007 - Solar Wind Stream - November 13th, 2007: "Last night a solar wind stream hit Earth and turned the skies above Scandinavia bright green: [....] The solar wind stream that triggered the display is expected to buffet Earth's magnetic field for several more days and, according to NOAA forecasters, there is a 10% chance of severe geomagnetic storming at high latitudes. Northern sky watchers should remain alert for auroras."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=14&month=11&year=2007]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 13th, 2007: "Energy and metals companies sent stocks lower for a fourth day on Monday [11/12/07], the longest stretch of declines in eight months, after commodity prices dropped on concern economic growth is slowing. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Commodity prices take energy, metal down with them), p D3, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Internet Conference / Brazil - November 13th, 2007: "U.S. control over Internet domain names is big topic at forum [U.N. conference - 11/12/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - No Contest Plea / Catholic Nun - November 13th, 2007: "Nun [Norma Giannini] faces 10-year terms in sexual abuse cases [with two male students - 1960's]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Cause for U.S. Worry? / Pakistan - November 13th, 2007: "Pakistan's weak state plus nuclear arms and terrorists make for combustible mix worthy of worry in U.S. / CAUTION: Flammable" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Newsday article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Norovirus / Norwegian Cruise Lines - November 13th, 2007: "Virus [norovirus] made 220 cruise passengers ill, officials say" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Going Private? / Government E-Mails, U.S.A. - November 13th, 2007: "Government e-mails going private / A GROWING PRACTICE * Officials increasingly use personal; accounts to conduct business. / 'LOST HISTORY' * Experts fear such messages may vanish or be inaccessible to the public." [Based on: Title & Subtitles for Article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Shrinking / Number of U.S. Combat Brigades, Iraq - November 13th, 2007: "[....] The military has started to reverse the 30,000-strong troop increase, and commanders hope the drop in insurgent and sectarian violence in recent months won't prove fleeting. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Brigade's departure will test security gains in Iraq), p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/13/07]

2007 - Trivia / Posilac - November 14th, 2007: "[....] Effective Jan 1 [2008], dairies selling milk in Pennyslvania, the nation's fifth-largest dairy state, will be banned from advertising on milk containers that their product comes from cows that have never been treated with rBST, or recombinant bovine somatotropin. [NP] The product, sold by Creve Coeur-based Monsanto Co. under the brand name Posilac, is the country's largest-selling dairy pharmaceutical. It is also known as recombinant bovine growth hormone, or rBGH. [NP] It has been approved for use in the U.S. since 1994, although safety concerns have spurred an increase in rBST-free product sales. The hormone is banned in the European Union, Canada, Australia and Japan. [....] Rick North of the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, a leading critic of the artificial growth hormone, said the Pennsylvania rules amounted to censorship. 'This is a clear example of Monsanto's influence,' he said. 'They're getting clobbered in the marketplace by consumers everywhere wanting rBGH-free products.' [NP] Said Wolff [State Agriculture Secretary, Dennis C. Wolff], 'There's absolutely no way to certify whether the milk is from cattle treated or not treated' with rBST." [Based on: A.P. article (Pennsylvania stops hormone-less milk labels), p B2, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 14th, 2007: "Stocks rallied the most in two months Tuesday [11/13/07] after Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s profit beat analysts' estimates and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said it doesn't plan any significant writedowns on mortgage-related assets. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Wal-Mart leads way as stocks rally the most in two months), p B5, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Trivia / Hamas, Gaza Strip - November 14th, 2007: "Hamas keeps stern grip despite hardships / About 75 percent of Gaza Strip's residents [Roughly 75 percent of 1.5 million] now live in poverty." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Elections trivia / Denmark - November 14th, 2007: "Center-right coalition [Anders Fogh Rasmussen] is elected [11/13/07] to 3rd term [Denmark]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Praying for Rain / Georgia - November 14th, 2007: "Georgia governor [Sonny Perdue] leads prayer for rain [11/13/07] / State is suffering drought that threatens water supplies." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Cox News Service article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Trivia / Internet Freedom - November 14th, 2007: "[....] Many were worried that more countries are defining any criticism of their governments as harmful. [NP] More than 20 countries have shut down dissident blogs and news websites and have employed user information to identify and arrest online activists, said Rob Faris, the research director of the Open Net Initiative, an academic group. [....] 'We're at a real crossroads as to whether the Internet can continue to be a forum for free speech or a kind of tool in the hands of repressive government to identify users,' said Nick Dearden of the human rights group Amnesty International. 'It's absolutely crucial to how the Internet develops what happens to China.' " [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Future of Internet freedom at risk, experts say), p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Turkish Raid / Northern Iraq - November 14th, 2007: "Turkey launches raid against rebels in northern Iraq [11/13/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Rail Workers Strike / France - November 14th, 2007: "Rail workers hit bricks [strike - 11/13/07] over retirement issue" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Happy New Year Debt / U.S.A. - November 14th, 2007: "The federal government started the new budget year with an October deficit of $55.6 billion, up sharply from last year even though government revenue hit an all-time high for the month. [NP] The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting that the imbalance for the entire year will improve from last year, when the deficit fell to $162.8 billion, a five-year low." [Based on: Article (New year starts in debt), p B2, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Ex-spy [Mossad] thinks outside the box - November 14th, 2007: "[....] 'I believe that Israel is indestructible,' insists Halevy [Efraim Halevy]. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may boast that he wants to wipe Israel off the map, but Iran's ability to consummate this threat is 'minimal,' he says, 'Israel has a whole arsenal of capabilities to make sure the Iranians don't achieve their result.' [NP] Even if the Iranians did obtain a nuclear weapon, says Halevy, 'they are deterrable,' because the survival and perpetuation of the regime is a holy obligation for Iran's ruling mullahs. [NP] 'We must be much more sophisticated and nuanced in our policies toward Iran,' Halevy contends. He argues for a combination of incrased economic pressure and a diplomatic opening that attempts to speak to Iran's 'national aspirations' and its shared interests with America and the West - and even Israel. [NP] 'Iranians, including those in government, know that acceptance of Israel is not just something they have to accept, but something that might bring their deliverance,' Halevy maintains. [....] Halevy, who made many secret visits to Iran during the days of the shah, argues that the West should be looking for dialogue with Tehran, rather than rattling sabers. 'A creative and constructive approach to Iran's concerns - not the dreams of their fanatic president to effect the demise of Israel - might move them to see that their self-interest would be better served by taking alternative paths.' [....]" [Based on: Other Views page article (Ex-spy thinks outside the box) by David Ignatius, p D9, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Elections Trivia / Catholic Church, U.S.A. - November 14th, 2007: "Burke is edged out [by Thomas Paprocki] for job of top legal aide to bishops" [Based on: Title for Article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Major Earthquake / Antofagasta, Chile  - November 14th, 2007: "A major earthquake occurred at 15:40:50 (UTC) on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007. The magnitude 7.7 event [Location: 22.178°S, 69.809°W; Depth 40 km (24.9 miles) set by location program ] @ Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jsat.php] - [T.D. - 11/15/07]

2007 - $3 Billion Writedown / Bank of America - November 14th, 2007: "[....] Mortgage-related writedowns across the banking industry were more than $40 billion in the third quarter, and the fourth quarter could end up being worse. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Bank of America will take $3 billion writedown / It also is spending $600 million to back money market funds due to 'uncertainty.'), p B2, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Cloned Monkey Embryos? / Oregon, U.S.A. - November 14th, 2007: "Scientists in Oregon say they have cloned monkey embryos and extracted stem cells from them, a potentially [< typo?] step toward doing the same thing in people. [....] The hope is that one day, such a procedure could be used to create transplant tissue that's genetically matched to an ailing patient." [Based on: News Services article (Scientists claim potential stem cell breakthrough), p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Reopened Investigation / Domestic Spying, U.S.A. - November 14th, 2007: "Justice looks again at domestic spying [U.S.A.] / Internal inquiry will seek to determine whether department's lawyers acted ethically." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/14/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 15th, 2007: "The stock market resumed its weeklong descent Wednesday [11/14/07], led by department stores and computer makers, after Macy's Inc. cut its sales forecast and the government said consumer spending slowed last month. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Macy's, techs help stocks resume their weeklong descent), p B5, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Writedowns Trivia / U.S.A. - November 15th, 2007: "[....] After financial services firms collectively took more than $40 billion in writedowns during the third quarter, early figures for the current quarter are already approaching $30 billion. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Bear Stearns, HSBC losses may bring more / Third-quarter writedowns could lead to bigger ones for them in fourth quarter.), p B2, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Black-Box Warning / Avandia - November 15th, 2007: "[....] It is not the first warning about Avandia's heart effects. In August, the FDA ordered a black-box warning for both Avandia and a competitor, Actos, that they may cause or worsen heart failure, a different cardiac problem." [Based on: A.P. article (Diabetes drug Avandia to get warning label), p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Trivia / Blackwater Investigations - November 15th, 2007: "[....] At a contentious congressional hearing Wednesday, Krongard [Howard Krongard], the State Department's inspector general, acknowledged that his brother Alvin was a member of Blackwater Worldwide's advisory board - which Krongard insisted he was unaware of until making a quick telephone call while members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were taking a break. [NP] He then stepped aside from any investigations related to the embattled security contractor. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Brother is on Blackwater board, inspector confirms), p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Record Level Sewage / Yangtze River, China - November 15th, 2007: "The amount of sewage dumped into China's Yangtze River rose 23 percent last year to a record level, state media said Wednesday. [NP] Some 30.5 billion tons of domestic and industrial sewage were dumped into the river in 2006, according to water authorities, Xinhua News Agency said. [NP] The 3,900-mile Yangtze is the world's third-largest river, flowing across the breadth of China to the East China Sea." [Based on: News Services article (Sewage in Yangtze River reaches record level), p A13, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Record Level Sewage / Yangtze River, China - November 15th, 2007: "A European Union investigator said Wednesday that he has evidence to suggest that a Ukranian airstrip was used by CIA-operated planes involved in the U.S. extraordinary rendition program. [....] Fava [Giovanni Fava], an Italian member of the European Parliament, drafted a report last year identifying more than 1,000 secret CIA flights with stopovers on European territory since 2001. He identified several of them as being used to transfer terrorism suspects. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Investigator suggests CIA used Ukranian airstrip), p A13, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - 81st U.S. Attorney General / Michael Mukasey - November 15th, 2007: "Mukasey [Michael Mukasey] omits lingering troubles / New attorney general [11/14/07] faces key issues that he inherited from Gonzales." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Antofagasta, Chile  - November 15th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:03:08 (UTC) on Thursday, November 15th, 2007. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 22.813°S, 70.314°W; Depth 27 km (16.8 miles) set by location program] @ Region OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jta2.php] - [T.D. - 11/19/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Antofagasta, Chile  - November 15th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 15:03:08 (UTC) on Thursday, November 15th, 2007. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 22.881°S, 70.067°W; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] @ Region ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE" [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jtaz.php] - [T.D. - 11/15/07]

2007 - Highest Rates of Gonorrhea & Chlamydia / St. Louis, Mo. - November 15th, 2007: "The city of St. Louis has the nation's highest rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia, a bacterial infection than [<typo?] can cause infertility. [....] Local and state public health departments have been under severe budget pressures in recent years, at the same time that they're being asked to play an ever-growing role in detecting potential threats from bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases. They can't do the job without adequate funding. [....]" [Based on: Opinion Page article (Ignorance and excuses), p C8, S.L.P.D., 11/15/07]

2007 - Sunspot 974 - November 16th, 2007: " If you have a solar telescope, point it at the sun. A double-sunspot is emerging in the sun's northern hemisphere. The next 24 hours should be a time of rapid growth and change - worth watching!" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=11&day=16&year=2007&view=view] 

2007 - Indicted / Barry Bonds - November 16th, 2007: "Federal Grand Jury Charges * Perjury * Obstruction of Justice / Bonds indicted [11/15/07]" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 16th, 2007: "Stocks fell for a second day Thursday [11/15/07] after Wells Fargo & Co. said the housing market is the worst since the Great Depression and investors speculated Fannie Mae masked credit market losses in its latest earnings report. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Wells Fargo, Fannie Mae, J.C. Penney lead market down), p B11, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Praises Iran / U.S. General - November 16th, 2007: "General [Maj. General James Simmons] praises Iran [11/15/07] for drop in weapons [flowing into Iraq]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Cyclone Sidr / Bangladesh - November 16th, 2007: "Cyclone [Sidr] kills 242 in Bangladesh [11/15/07]" [Based on: Title for Wire reports article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

*Trivia: Death toll raised to 1,100. [Based on: A.P. article (In Bangladesh, death toll from cyclone climbs), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 11/17/07]

*Trivia: "Cyclone's toll rises to more than 2,300" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A6, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Mutation / Common Cold Virus - November 16th, 2007: "Mutation of the common cold virus [adenoviruse Ad14] proves deadly / Ten deaths reported in past 18 months." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Ralcorp Acquisition / Post Cereal - November 16th, 2007: "Ralcorp will buy Post cereal / Wall Street applauds all-stock, tax-free deal for No. 3 line in U.S." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Article, p B1, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Wood Pulp Plant / Palmira, Uruguay - November 16th, 2007: "Plant [Finnish-owned Botnia plant, Palmira, Uruguay] puts out wood pulp [11/15/07] despite years of protests" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / PLO & Hamas - November 16th, 2007: "Hamas must be ousted from Gaza, Abbas [Mahmoud Abbas] says [11/15/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A13, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Still Keeping Nuclear Secrets? / Iran - November 16th, 2007: "Iran has answered more questions about the history of its nuclear program but is still restricting access to its current nuclear work and expanding its enrichment of uranium in defiance of the U.N. Security Council, a U.N. nuclear watchdog agency reported Thursday [11/15/07]. [NP] The International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran hasn't provided 'full transparency' about its current activities and now has nearly 3,000 operating centrifuges - the number required to produce in one year enough enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/16/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Peru-Ecuador Border Region  - November 16th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:13:00 (UTC) on Friday, November 16th, 2007. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 2.271°S, 77.804°W; Depth 123 km (76.4 miles) set by location program] @ PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007juaf.php] - [T.D. - 11/19/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 17th, 2007: "Stocks rose for the first time in three days Friday [11/16/07] after Cisco Systems Inc. said it will repurchase up to $10 billion more of its shares and analysts raised recommendations on Hewlett-Packard Co. and Chevron Corp. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Cisco buyback helps spark a positive flow in stock market), p A35, S.L.P.D., 11/17/07]

2007 - Dump Dollar? / OPEC Meeting - November 17th, 2007: "OPEC MEETING / Dump dollar? Talks leak out [11/16/07] / Iran, Venezuela argue for end to oil prices in slipping greenbacks." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Bloomberg News article by Maher Chmaytelli & Ayesha Daya, p A33, S.L.P.D., 11/17/07]

2007 - Desertion Rate Increase / U.S. Army - November 17th, 2007: "[....] According to the Army, the number of Army deserters this year shows an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003. [....] According to the Army, about nine in every 1,000 soldiers deserted in fiscal year 2007, which ended Sept. 30, compared with nearly seven per 1,000 a year earlier. Overall, 4,698 soldiers deserted this year, compared with 3,301 last year. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Army desertion rate jumps 80 percent since Iraq invasion), p A17, S.L.P.D., 11/17/07]

2007 - Vaccinations Trivia / Maryland, U.S.A. - November 17th, 2007: "Parents in Maryland [Prince George's County] threatened with jail for not vaccinating kids" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A19, S.L.P.D., 11/17/07]

2007 - Forestry Disaster / U.S.A. - November 18th, 2007: "New satellite imaging has revealed that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita produced the largest single forestry disaster on record in America - an essentially unreported ecological catastrophe that killed or severly damaged some 320 million trees in Mississippi and Louisiana. [....]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Flattened forest is now major polluter / Efforts to repair environmental damage are hampered by bureaucratic hurdles.), p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/18/07]

2007 - Great Place to Live? / Norway - November 18th, 2007: "Norway doesn't let oil go to its head / Unlike other nations, it shares its money - and saves it for the future." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Chicago Tribune article by Tom Hundley, p A11, S.L.P.D., 11/18/07] *Link:


2007 - Strong Earthquake / Jujuy, Argentina - November 18th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 05:40:09 (UTC) on Sunday, November 18th, 2007. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 22.569°S, 66.221°W; Depth 220.7 km (137.1 miles)] @ Region JUJUY, ARGENTINA."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jwap.php] - [T.D. - 11/19/07]

2007 - Bundling is legal / U.S.A. - November 19th, 2007: "[....] Bundling is legal, and all the candidates rely on volunteers who do it, but only a few presidential contenders have released their names. [....] ... Public Citizen, a government watchdog group, says nearly 40 percent of Bush fundraisers from 2000 were rewarded with ambassadorships, jobs in the administration or seats on a federal committee or board. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Mega-fundraisers play growing role in presidential race) by Lisa Zagaroli, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07] *Links: www.whitehouseforsale.org

2007 - Military Proposal / Pakistan - November 19th, 2007: "A new and classified U.S. military proposal outlines an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban, as part of a broader effort to bolster Pakistani forces against an expanding militancy, U.S. military officials said. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Plan calls for U.S. funding of tribal force in Pakistan) by Eric Schmitt, Mark Mazzetti & Carlotta Gall, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Suicide Bomber / Baqouba, Iraq - November 19th, 2007: "Suicide bomber [11/18/07] kills GIs [three] and children [at least three] / The U.S. soldiers [three] were handing out toys [Baqouba, Iraq]." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Fiji Region - November 19th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 00:52:12 (UTC) on Monday, November 19th, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 21.070°S, 178.743°W; Depth 551.4 km (342.6 miles)] @ FIJI REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jxad.php] - [T.D. - 11/19/07]

2007 - West Bank Construction? / Israel - November 19th, 2007: "The U.S. has been urging Israel to make a series of gestures to the Palestinians ahead of the Mideast peace conference, set for next week in Annapolis, Md." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. pushes freeze on West Bank construction), p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Exporting Electronic Waste / U.S.A. - November 19th, 2007: "[....] While there are no precise figures, activists estimate that 50 to 80 percent of the 300,000 to 400,000 tons of electronics collected for recycling in the U.S. each year ends up overseas. [....] 'It is being recycled, but it's being recycled in the most horrific way you can imagine,' said Jim Puckett of the Basel Action Network, a Seattle-based environmental group. 'We're preserving our own environment but contaminating the rest of the world.' [....] The EPA recognizes the problem but doesn't believe that stopping exports is the solution, said Matt Hale, who heads the agency's office of solid waste. Because most electronics are manufactured abroad, it makes sense to recycle them abroad, he said. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. struggling to police pollution from electronic waste / EPA is seeking system to certify companies that recycle responsibly.), p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Hezbollah Rebuilding / South Beirut, Lebanon - November 19th, 2007: "Hezbollah rebuilds in Beirut using other people's money" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Accidential Explosion / Natural Gas Pipeline, Saudi Arabia - November 19th, 2007: "An accidental explosion and fire on a natural gas pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia on Sunday [11/18/07] killed 28 people and left 12 missing, Saudi officials said. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (28 killed in explosion of natural gas pipeline), p A12, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Settlement? / Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, Alaska - November 19th, 2007: "A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $50 million to more than 100 Alaska Natives who allege sexual abuse [1961-1987] by Jesuit priests [13 or 14], a lawyer for the accusers said Sunday [11/18/07]. [....] The settlement does not require the order to admit fault, Roosa [Ken Roosa] said. None of the priests was ever criminally charged. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Jesuits to settle sex abuse suit, says lawyer), p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/19/07]

2007 - Solar Wind Stream - November 20th, 2007: "A solar wind stream hit Earth on Nov. 20th sparking auroras over Scandinavia and Iceland. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=21&month=11&year=2007]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 20th, 2007: "Stock indexes fell to three-month lows on Monday [11/19/07] after Goldman, Sachs & Co. told investors to sell shares of Citigroup Inc. and Lowe's Cos. cut its earnings forecast for the second time in two months." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Citigroup takes a hit; Lowe's cuts earnings forecast), p D3, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Trivia / Auto Loans, U.S.A. - November 20th, 2007: "Subprime mortgage fallout may taint auto sales, loans" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p D1, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Resignation / Fran Townsend - November 20th, 2007: "Top terrorism adviser [Fran Townsend] is leaving White House ['just after the 1st of the year']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Suicide Bomber / Afghanistan - November 20th, 2007: "Suicide blast [11/19/07] misses Afghan governor / His son and five bodyguards are among the dead." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Freedon From Fear / Baghdad - November 20th, 2007: "Freedom from fear gains a foothold in Baghdad / SMALL STEPS CELEBRATED * Some in Iraqi capital go home, while others welcome just wandering outside as violence noticeably dips." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for New York Times article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Toy Sellers Sued / California, U.S.A. - November 20th, 2007: "California Attorney General Jerry Brown sued 20 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Toys 'R' Us, claiming they sold toys containing 'unlawful quantities of lead.' [NP] The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges the companies knowingly exposed children to lead and failed to provide warning of the risk, which is required under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986." [Based on: Title for Article (Toy sellers are sued), p D2, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Non-Proliferation Effort / U.S. & Russia - November 20th, 2007: "While viewed as major non-proliferation effort, the plutonium disposition is expected to take several decades and cover only a modest amount of the weapons-grade plutonium both countries possess. The United States is believed to have about 100 metric tons of weapons-grade plutonium and Russia about 140 metric tons. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Deal would reduce stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium / U.S., Russia would each destroy 34 metric tons of material.), p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Rail Workers & Civil Servants Strike / France - November 20th, 2007: "France's civil servants will join rail workers on strike" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/20/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea - November 20th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 00:52:12 (UTC) on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 6.807°S, 155.617°E; Depth 50.8 km (31.6 miles) set by location program] @ Region BOUGAINVILLE REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA"

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jya5.php] - [T.D. - 11/22/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Offshore Antofagasta, Chile - November 20th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:55:53 (UTC) on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 22.848°S, 70.447°W; Depth 23.5 km (14.6 miles) (poorly constrained)] @ Region OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007jybv.php] - [T.D. - 11/22/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 21st, 2007: "Stocks rose Tuesday [11/21/07], rebounding from three-month lows, after record oil prices boosted energy companies and Credit Suisse Group said shares of Google Inc. may reach $900 in the coming year. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Record oil prices, Google prediction aid share rebound), p C5, S.L.P.D., 11/21/07]

2007 - Unsafe Toys / U.S. Stores - November 21st, 2007: "Unsafe toys still at stores / Annual survey finds toys with choking hazards, high lead levels, toxic chemicals." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article by Tony Pugh, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/21/07]

2007 - Breakthrough / Stem Cell Research - November 21st, 2007: "Stem cell work hits milestone / THE DISCOVERY * Scientists [in Wisconsin & Japan] turn ordinary human skin cells into ones that behave like embryonic stem cells. / THE IMPACT * Breakthrough could aid disease-curing research without the ethical hitch of destroying embroyos." [Based on: Title & Subtitles for Washington Post article by Rick Weiss, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/21/07]

2007 - Slower Economic Growth? / U.S.A. 2008 - November 21st, 2007: "The housing collapse and credit crisis will slow economic growth and nudge up unemployment next year, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday [11/20/07] in a first-of-its-kind forecast that some economists believe will lead to interest rate cuts early in 2008. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Fed sees slower growth next year), p C1, 11/21/07]

2007 - Largest Quarterly Loss Ever / Freddie Mac - November 21st, 2007: "The mortgage crisis intensified Tuesday [11/20/07] as Freddie Mac, the nation's No. 2 buyer and guarantor of housing loans, posted its largest quarterly loss ever and warned that it may need to curtail its business unless it can raise fresh capital. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Freedie's loss stirs housing crises anew), p C1, 11/21/07]

2007 - Critical of Bush, Cheney, Ect. / Scott McClellan - November 21st, 2007: "Ex-Aide [Scott McClellan] critical of Bush, Cheney / McClellan says they helped mislead on leak of CIA agent's ID." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article by Rick Weiss, p A2, 11/21/07]

2007 - Population Trivia / China - November 22nd, 2007: "Two's company, 1.3 billion's a crowd / China struggles with giving entire country same vacation weeks." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A17, 11/22/07]

2007 - Israeli Munitions / West Bank - November 22nd, 2007: "Israel said Wednesday [11/21/07] it had authorized a shipment of 25 armored vehicles and 1,000 rifles to bolster a promised Palestinian police crackdown on armed militants in the West Bank. [....]" [Based on: News Services article, p A16, 11/22/07]

2007 - Data Loss / British Government - November 22nd, 2007: "Data loss shocks British Parliament / Government computer disks with personal information on millions ['about 25 million people - almost half the British population'] vanished in the mail." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A24, 11/22/07]

2007 - Recalled / Children's Jewelry, U.S.A. - November 22nd, 2007: "Children's jewelry ['more than 500,000 pieces'] is recalled over lead levels" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p A10, 11/22/07]

2007 - Suicide Car Bomber / Ramadi, Iraq - November 22nd, 2007: "Suicide car bomber [11/21/07] strikes police checkpoint in Iraq ['killing up to six people and wounding as many as 22']" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A15, 11/22/07]

2007 - Now a Crime / Net Harassment, Dardenne Prairie, Mo. - November 22nd, 2007: "[....] The ordinance [reaction to a teen (Megan Meier) suicide (10/16/06)] outlaws harassment using electronic communication, which includes the Internet, e-mail, paging services and mobile phone text messaging. [....]" [Based on: Article (Net harassment now a crime / Dardenne Prairie alderman OK ordinance to create a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and jail time.), p B1, 11/22/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - November 22nd, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 08:48:31 (UTC) on Thursday, November 22nd, 2007. The magnitude 6.7 event [Location: 5.843°S, 147.022°E; Depth 77.5 km (48.2 miles)] @ Region EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kaaq.php] - [T.D. - 11/22/07]

2007 - Sun in Sagittarius - November 23rd, 2007: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Sagittarius." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E200711.html]

2007 - Al-Qaida Attack / Baghdad - November 23rd, 2007: "Militants grab Humvees, attack Sunnis [11/22/07] / Al-Qaida attack leaves 18 dead. [south Baghdad]" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P., p A17, 11/23/07]

2007 - Wilderness Preserve / Canada - November 23rd, 2007: "Canada's government has set aside 25 million acres of wilderness - 11 times the size of Yellowstone National Park - for conservsation, a move that environmentalists call one of North America's most important acts of nature preservation. [....]" [Based on: Washington Post article (Canada moves to preserve wilderness / Three huge tracts will be off-limits to drilling, mining, most lumbering.), p A12, 11/23/07]

2007 - Back to Work / French Strikers - November 23rd, 2007: "French rail workers vote [11/22/07] to head back to work / Collapse of strikes could clear way for Sarkozy's reform plans." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A13, 11/23/07]

2007 - Sunspot 975 - November 24th, 2007: "A new sunspot, provisionally numbered 975, has emerged in the sun's northern tropics." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=11&day=24&year=2007&view=view]

2007 - Turmoil / Lebanon - November 24th, 2007: "Lebanese turmoil deepens / President declares emergency as he departs [11/23/07] without a successor." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A26, 11/24/07]

2007 - Bombing / Baghdad - November 24th, 2007: "Bombing at pet market kills up to 15 people [wounding dozens] in Baghdad [11/23/07]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p A26, 11/24/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 21st, 2007: "Stocks rose the most in seven days on Friday [11/23/07] as shoppers packed stores on the first day of the holiday shopping season and investors speculated that a weak dollar will make exports more competitive. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Retailers make Black Friday a little brighter for Wall Street), p A39, S.L.P.D., 11/24/07]

2007 - Precautions? / Tamiflu & Relenza - November 24th, 2007: "FDA urges new label precautions [11/23/07] for flu drugs / Two medications [Tamiflu & Relenza] are reviewed because of neurological problems reported in children." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A21, 11/24/07]

2007 - Record / Crude Oil Futures, U.S.A. - November 24th, 2007: "Crude oil futures hit record [11/23/07], land near $100 / Gasoline prices retreat from their most recent peak, falling 0.1 percent [Oh Joy!]" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A36, 11/24/07] - [my brackets - D.R.D.]

2007 - Suspected Suicide Bombing / Army Headquarters, Pakistan - November 24th, 2007: "Bombing [11/24/07] kills 35 near army headquarters [Pakistan]" [Based on: Title & News Services article, p A26, 11/24/07]

2007 - Melting Glaciers / Bolivia - November 25th, 2007: "Melting glaciers dry up life in Bolivia / Global warming is blamed for peril to South American water." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A12, 11/25/07]

2007 - Economic Lockdown / Gaza Strip - November 25th, 2007: "Lockdown on Gaza squeezes farmers [during harvest time] / Israel is trying to isolate Hamas. But no produce is getting out, and that hits hard in family fields." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article by Dion Nissenbaum, p A8, 11/25/07]

2007 - Final Hookup / Harmony Module - November 25th, 2007: "Space station astronauts complete module [Harmony] hookup [11/24/07]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A7, 11/25/07]

2007 - Typhoons Mitag & Hagibis / Philippines - November 25th, 2007: "Typhoons Mitag and Hagibis flank the Philippines [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14640&src=map] 

2007 - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd / Australia - November 25th, 2007: "Conservative Prime Minister John Howard, one of the Bush administration's staunchest allies, suffered a humiliating election defeat Saturday [11/24/07] at the hands of an opposition leader who has vowed to pull troops out of Iraq. [NP] Labor leader Kevin Rudd, a Chinese-speaking former diplomat, has also promised to sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, leaving the U.S. as the only industrialized country not to have joined it. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (New Australian leader to pull troops from Iraq / In parliamentary elections, Labor ousts John Howard.), p A5, 11/25/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Sumbawa Region, Indonesia - November 25th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 16:02:19 (UTC) on Sunday, November 25th, 2007. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 8.294°S, 118.360°E ; Depth 42.5 km (26.4 miles)] @ Region SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kda6.php] - [T.D. - 11/26/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia - November 25th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 17:41:37 (UTC) on Sunday, November 25th, 2007. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 2.235°S, 100.397°E; Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program] @ Region KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kdbb.php] - [T.D. - 11/30/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Sumbawa Region, Indonesia - November 25th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 19:53:08 (UTC) on Sunday, November 25th, 2007. The magnitude 6.5 event [Location: 8.176°S, 118.497°E ; Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program] @ Region SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA." [Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kdbl.php] - [T.D. - 11/26/07]

2007 - Upturn / Vladimir Putin, Russia - November 26th, 2007: "Russia's upturn boosts Putin's image / As oil exports fuel the economy, 'people's czar' gains goodwill." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Washington Post article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/26/07]

2007 - Progress Trivia / Afghanistan - November 26th, 2007: "Small victories have not added to success in Afghanistan / Progress not being made on security, governance, economy." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Washington Post article by Karen DeYoung, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/26/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Iraq - November 26th, 2007: "Key Iraqi [Abdul-Aziz al-Hakin] criticizes U.S. charges against Iran [11/25/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/26/07]

2007 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Hezbollah - November 26th, 2007: "Hezbollah blames U.S. for Lebanese political crisis [11/25/07] / Group demands that new leader back fight against Israel." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A4, S.L.P.D., 11/26/07]

2007 - Returns to Pakistan / Ex- Prime Minister - November 26th, 2007: "Ex-prime minister [Nawaz Sharif] back in Pakistan [11/25/07] / Ousted official's return from exile puts more pressure on Musharraf." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/26/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 27th, 2007: "Stocks fell Monday [11/26/07], pushing the decline from this year's record highs to more than 10 percent." [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Credit concerns, banks give stocks that sinking feeling), p C3, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Tourism Boom / Antarctic - November 27th, 2007: "Antarctic tours raise safety, environmental fears [from tourism boom]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Campaign Trivia / Barack Obama - November 27th, 2007: "Oprah will campaign for Barack Obama" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Extended / U.N. Mandate, Iraq - November 27th, 2007: "Bush, Iraq sign accord [11/26/07] on extending U.N. mandate for one year [in Iraq]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Protests / Mideast Peace Talks - November 27th, 2007: "Hamas, 20,000 in Jerusalem protest peace talks [11/26/07]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A7, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Irregular Heartbeat / Dick Cheney - November 27th, 2007: "Cheney gets jolt to restore regular heart rhythm [11/26/07]" [Based on: Title for Washington Post article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Hundreds Killed / Abougouleigne, Chad - November 27th, 2007: "Hundreds killed in battle [11/26/07] between army, rebels [Abougouleigne, Chad]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A5, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Resumed / Public Executions, North Korea - November 27th, 2007: "North Korea resumes public executions [frequent executions]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/27/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / Solomon Islands - November 27th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:50:01 (UTC) on Tuesday, November 27th, 2007. The magnitude 6.6 event [Location 11.021°S, 162.166°E; Depth 41.6 km (25.9 miles)] @ Region SOLOMON ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kfa3.php] - [T.D. - 11/30/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 28th, 2007: "Stocks climbed Tuesday [11/27/07] after Citigroup Inc. received a $7.5 billion cas infusion and JPMorgan said Intel Corp. will benefit from 'robust' computer demand. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Cash infusion puts a bloom on Citigroup, helps stocks rebound), p B5, S.L.P.D., 11/28/07]

2007 - Youth Rioting / France - November 28th, 2007: "Rage escalates [for a third night Tuesday - 11/27/07] in French rioting [over the deaths Sunday (11/25/07) of two minority teens whose motor scooter collided with a police car in Villiers-le-Bel]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A8, S.L.P.D., 11/28/07]

2007 - Trivia / Mideast Peace Talks  - November 28th, 2007: "Accord Reached on Mideast Talks [11/27/07] / A Start; no clear path to peace" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Los Angeles Times article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/28/07]

2007 - Withdrawn Subpoena / Federal Prosecutors, U.S.A. - November 28th, 2007: "Court protects readers' right to privacy [in June ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker] / Federal prosecutors lose bid to get names from Amazon.com." [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P.article, p A2, S.L.P.D., 11/28/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 29th, 2007: "Stocks staged the biggest two-day rally in five years, led by financial shares, after Federal Reserve Chairman Donald Kohn boosted expectations for another interest rate cut. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Financial shares lead market's best 2-day rally in 5 years), p C3, S.L.P.D., 11/29/07]

2007 - New Sunni-U.S. Alliance / Iraq - November 29th, 2007: "New Sunni [nearly 6,000]-U.S. alliance formed [11/28/07 - Iraq]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A9, S.L.P.D., 11/29/07]

2007 - Settlement / Ameren Corp., Mo. - November 29th, 2007: "AMEREN TO PAY $177 MILLION FOR 2005 COLLAPSE / Settlement paves way for rebuilding" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for Article, p A1, S.L.P.D., 11/29/07]

2007 - Cancer Risk? / CT Scans, U.S.A. - November 29th, 2007: "CT scans raise cancer risk, study ['published in today's New England journal'] warns / Many tests may be unnecessary, and children are especially vulnerable" [Based on: Title & Subtitle for A.P. article, p A3, S.L.P.D., 11/29/07]

2007 - Strong Earthquake / West Chile Rise - November 29th, 2007: "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:26:22 (UTC) on Thursday, November 29th, 2007. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location 36.851°S, 97.655°W; Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program] @ Region WEST CHILE RISE."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007khah.php] - [T.D. - 11/30/07]

2007 - Civilian Casualties / Eastern Afghanistan - November 29th, 2007: "NATO warplanes kill road crew [14 workers - 11/26/07] by mistake [eastern Afghanistan]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p A6, S.L.P.D., 11/29/07]

2007 - Third-Quarter Profit Loss / U.S. Banking Industry - November 29th, 2007: "Third-quarter profits at federally insured banks and thrifts [U.S.A.] plunged to a four-year low as large institutions set aside billions to cover losses from bad mortgages. [....]" [Based on: Article (Banking Industry / Earnings fall 25 percent), p C2, S.L.P.D., 11/29/07]

2007 - Major Earthquake / Martinique Region, Winward Islands - November 29th, 2007: "A major earthquake occurred at 19:00:19 (UTC) on Thursday, November 29th, 2007. The magnitude 7.4 event [Location 14.951°N, 61.241°W; Depth 143.1 km (88.9 miles)] @ Region MARTINIQUE REGION, WINDWARD ISLANDS."

[Based on: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kha5.php] - [T.D. - 11/30/07]

2007 - Died / Evel Knievel - November 30th, 2007: "Evel Knievel ... died Friday [11/30/07] in Clearwater, Fla, He was 69. [....]" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p A22, S.L.P.D., 12/01/07]

2007 - Buyout / Tribune Co. - November 30th, 2007: "The Federal Communications Commission approved the $8.2 billion buyout of the Tribune Co. by a 3-2 vote Friday [11/30/07]. [NP] The agency agreed to waive the ban on ownership of a newspaper and a broadcast station in the same market for two years. [NP] Tribune Co. is owner of The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, nine other dailies and 23 television stations. The buyout is being led by real estate billionaire Sam Zell." [Based on: Article (FCC approves buyout), p A41, S.L.P.D., 12/01/07]

2007 - Trivia / Mideast Talks - November 30th, 2007: "U.S. pulls U.N. resolution [11/30/07] on Mideast talks" [Based on: Title for A.P. article by Edith M. Lederer, p A28, S.L.P.D., 12/01/07]

2007 - Market Report / U.S.A. - November 30th, 2007: "Most stocks dropped Thursday [11/29/07], halting a two-day rally, after Sears Holding Corp. reported lower profit and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said banks' losses on home equity loans may double in 2008. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Sears' sagging earnings, banks slap market down), p C9, S.L.P.D., 11/30/07]

2007 - Lack of Expertise? / U.S. FDA - November 30th, 2007: "FDA's lack of expertise risks lives, report says [11/30/07] " [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A25, S.L.P.D., 12/01/07]

2007 - Standoff / Clinton Campaign Office - November 30th, 2007: "Clinton office standoff [11/30/07] ends with surrender [of Leeland Eisenberg]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p A23, S.L.P.D., 12/01/07]

2007 - Going Private / 35 Clear Channel Stations? - November 30th, 2007: "The Federal Communications Commission has approved the $1.3 billion sale of 35 television stations owned by Clear Channel Communication Inc. to Newport Television LLC, a private equity group, subject to certain conditions. [NP] Newport is an investment group controlled by Providence Equity Partners. The sale will result in a violation of FCC ownership rules in nine markets and will require the divestiture of several stations. [NP] The sale was conducted within the context of a much larger plan to take Clear Channel private." [Based on: Article (FCC Aapproves sale), p A41, S.L.P.D., 12/01/07]

2007 - Shiites Worry / U.S. Arms Sunni Groups, Iraq - November 30th, 2007: "The American campaign to turn Sunni Muslims against Islamic extremists is growing so quickly that Iraq's Shiite Muslim leaders fear that it's out of control and threatens to create a potent armed force that will turn against the government one day. [NP] The United States which credits much of the drop in violence to the campaign, is enrolling hundreds of people daily in 'concerned local citizens' groups. In the last eight days, more than 5,000 have been sworn, for a total of about 60,000 as of Tuesday. As many as 10 groups were created in the past week, bringing the total number to 192, according to the American military. [....] The officials said they planned to cap membership in the groups at 100,000. [....] 'There is a danger here that we are going to have armed all three sides: the Kurds in the north, the Shiite and now the Sunni militias,' said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst who's now at the Brookings Institution, a center-left policy organization in Washington. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Shiites worry as U.S. arms Sunni groups) by Leila Fadel, p A10, S.L.P.D., 11/30/07]


2007 - Third-Quarter Profit Loss / Sears Holding Corp. - November 30th, 2007: "Sears Holding Corp. earned just $2 million in a dismal third-quarter performance that heightened questions about Chairman Ed Lampert's strategy and Sears' future as a retailer, prompting a double-difgit selloff in its stock Thursday. [NP] Sales at both Kmart and Sears worsened and profit margins eroded badly. [NP] Responding to the 99 percent profit decline, investors pummeled Sears as shares tumbled $12.25, or 10.5 percent, to close at $104.09 Thursday [11/29/07] after dipping as low as $98.25. [....]" [Based on: Article (Sears Holding / Profit plunges 99%), p C2, S.L.P.D., 11/30/07]

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