Timecapsule Timeline

Calendar Months

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

November 2010

2010 - Astronomic Configuration - November 1st, 2010: "Sun [8 Scorpio], Moon [1 Virgo], Mercury [18 Scorpio], Venus [3 Scorpio R.], Mars [2 Sagittarius], Jupiter [24 Pisces R.], Saturn [11  Libra], Uranus [27 Pisces R.], Neptune [25 Aquarius], Pluto [3 Capricorn], Chiron [26 Aquarius R.]."

[Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201011.html]

2010 - Suicide Bomber / Turkey - November 1st, 2010: "32 hurt in explosion [suicide bomber] in Turkey [10/31/10]" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/01/10]

2010 - Outstanding Public Debt / U.S.A. - November 1st, 2010: "The Outstanding Public Debt [U.S.A.] as of 02 Nov 2010 at 12:46:22 AM GMT is: $13,681,711,063,279.41. The estimated population of the United States is 309,402,662 so each citizen's share of this debt is $44,219.76. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $4.14 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House! [Based on: http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/] - [T.D. - 11/01/10]

2010 - President Dilma Rousseff / Brazil - November 1st, 2010: "Ex-guerrilla [Dilma Rousseff ] to be [January 1st] Brazil's first female president" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/01/10]

2010 - Iraqi Christians attacked in church - November 1st, 2010: "Iraqi Christians attacked in church [10/31/10] / Nearly all hostages are freed as security forces storm building held by insurgents; at least 19 people die." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/01/10]

*Trivia: "Death toll reaches 58 in Baghdad church attack" [Based on: Title for Christian Science Monitor article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/02/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 2nd, 2010: "Stocks were mixed Monday [11/01/10] as traders waited for this week's election results and more details about the Federal Reserve's plan to stimulate the economy. Both the Dow and the broader S&P 500 rose 0.1 percent. The technology-focused Nasdaq fell 0.1 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/02/10]

2010 - Consumer Spending / U.S.A. - November 2nd, 2010: "[....] Consumer spending is growing, but at a much slower rate than during the summer. It rose 0.2 percent in September after 0.5 percent gains in July and August, the Commerce department said. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Americans spend less as incomes fall), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 11/02/10]

2010 - China stages naval exercises - November 2nd, 2010: "China stages naval exercises [South China Sea - 11/02/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Eruption / Mt. Merapi, Indonesia - November 2nd, 2010: "Mount Merapi unleashed another violent explosion Monday, driving thousands more people from their homes as the Indonesian authorities admitted to shortcomings in handling two other natural disasters - a volcanic eruption and a tsunami - that have killed nearly 500 people in the past week. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Indonesian volcano again unleashes fury / Residents forced to flee after returning to homes.), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 11/02/10]

2010 - Greece foils four parcel bomb attacks - November 2nd, 2010: "Greek police foiled four attempted parcel bomb attacks Monday [11/01/10], allegedly targeting French President Nicolas Sarkozy and three embassies in Athens, after one of the devices exploded at a delivery service, leaving a worker hospitalized with burns. [....] Beyond Sarkozy, the targets were the embassies of Mexico, Netherlands and Belgium, police said. The return address labels included the names of a senior government official, a Greek charity and a Greek criminologist, police said. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Greece foils four parcel bomb attacks), p. A6, S.L.P.D., 11/02/10]

2010* - Berlusconi case - November 3rd, 2010: "Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the focus of a sex scandal involving an under age girl, was reported to have said Tuesday that 'It's better to be passionate about beautiful women than to be gay.' " [Based on: News Services article (Berlusconi case), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 3rd, 2010: "Stocks climbed Tuesday as investors awaited the results of congressional elections. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 60 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,188.72. That's near its 2010 closing high of 11,205.03. The broader S&P 500 index rose 9.19, or 0.8 percent, to 1,193.57." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Recruiting center targeted - November 3rd, 2010: "At least one shot was fired at a U.S. Coast Guard recruiting center near a Woodbridge, Va., mall overnight Monday [11/01/10] in the latest in a series of shootings at military offices. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Recruiting center targeted), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - GOP rides gubernatorial wave - November 3rd, 2010: "Republicans on Tuesday [11/02/10] captured from Democrats governorships in at least seven states and hoped for even more gains. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (GOP rides gubernatorial wave / Governors - Michigan, Tennessee, Kansas, Oklahoma switch.), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Chapter 7 Bankruptcy / ACORN - November 3rd, 2010: "ACORN bankrupt" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010* - Pills don't help with Alzheimer's - November 3rd, 2010: "Omega-3 fatty acid pills did not slow mental and physical decline in older patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease, researchers found. Those results are in a multimillion-dollar, government-funded study released in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association." [Based on: News Services article (Pills don't help with Alzheimer's), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Militants hit oil pipeline in Yemen - November 3rd, 2010: "Militants hit oil pipeline in Yemen [Shubika - 11/02/10]" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Democrat Majority / U.S. Senate - November 3rd, 2010: "Democrats hold their majority [11/02/10] / Senate - Obama will need chamber to champion his agenda." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Republican Majority / U.S. House - November 3rd, 2010: "GOP KOs veterans, freshmen [11/02/10] / U.S. House - Republicans carve broad swath in victories." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Civilian deaths increase in Afghanistan - November 3rd, 2010: "[....] Civilian deaths have risen 11 percent, from 144 at this time last year to 160 in 2010. The increase has coincided with the rising number of incidents in which U.S. and NATO attack helicopters mistakenly fired on Afghans who turned out to be civilians, the previously unreleased statistics show. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Civilian deaths increase in Afghanistan / Those blamed on the U.S. and its allies are up 11 percent; use of attack helicopters is cited.), p. A3, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Bombers hit Shiite targets in Baghdad - November 3rd, 2010: "More than a dozen bombs struck Baghdad on Tuesday evening, killing almost 40 people and wounding 70 in coordinated blasts two days after al-Qaida-linked gunmen stormed a church. That attack resulted in 58 deaths, one of the deadliest in the year. [....]" [Based on: Christian Science Monitor article (Bombers hit Shiite targets in Baghdad), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Alcohol a more lethal drug, study says - November 3rd, 2010: "Alcohol is more dangerous than illegal drugs like heroin and crack cocaine, according to a new study. [NP] British experts evaluated substances including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy and marijuana, ranking them based on how destructive they are to the individual who takes them and to society as a whole. [NP] Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, were the most lethal to individuals. When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the deadliest. But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Marijuana, Ecstasy and LSD scored far lower. [NP] The study was paid for by Britain's Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and was published online Monday in the medical journal, Lancet. [NP] Experts said alcohol scored so high because it was so widely used and has devestating consequences not only for drinkers but for those around them." [Based on: A.P. article (Alcohol a more lethal drug, study says.) by Maria Cheng, p. A22, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - EPA settles with pesticide companies - November 3rd, 2010: "The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a civil settlement with four Missouri pesticide companies accused of selling unregistered pesticides. The companies, all of Union, Mo., are FRM Chem; Advanced Products Technology; Synisys; and Custom Compounders." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (EPA settles with pesticide companies), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Volcanic blast sends Indonesians fleeing - November 3rd, 2010: "A deadly Indonesian volcano [Merapi] spewing lava and smoke for more than a week erupted Wednesday [11/03/10] with its biggest blast yet, shooting searing ash miles into the air as soldiers hastily evacuated villages and emergency shelters." [Based on: A.P. article (Volcanic blast sends Indonesians fleeing), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

*Links: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46837

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Near South Coast of papua, Indonesia - November 3rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 11:18:16 (UTC) on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 4.614°S, 134.040°E; Depth 14.8 km (9.2 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb00009wf.php]-[T.D. - 11/04/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Tonga - November 3rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 23:34:44 (UTC) on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.0 event [Location: 20.440°S, 174.290°W; Depth 33.2 km (20.6 miles)] was located @ TONGA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb0000abs.php]-[T.D. - 11/04/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - November 4th, 2010: "A minor geomagnetic storm on Nov. 4th made the ice crack in Norway. Actually, it was the weight of the photographer that did it. Ole Christian Salomonsen walked out on the water's frozen surface to get this shot [see link]: [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com] - [11/06/10]

2010 - Car sales rise / U.S.A. - November 4th, 2010: "U.S. auto sales put in their strongest performance of the year in October as buyers grew more confident in the economy and new models lured them into dealerships. [....]" [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (Car sales rise), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 4th, 2010: "The Dow Jones industrial average reached a new high for the year after the Federal Reserve announced that it plans to buy $600 billion in Treasurys to stimulate the economy. The Fed wants to keep interest rates low in an effort to spark business spending and bank lending." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Subway Strike / London - November 4th, 2010: "LONDON IN GRIP OF SUBWAY STRIKE [11/03/10]" [Based on: Title for AP / Getty Images picture article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Drones kill 13 in Pakistan - November 4th, 2010: "Drones kill 13 in Pakistan [North Waziristan - 11/03/10]" [Based on: Title for news Services article, p. A19, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Bond-Buying Program / U.S.A. - November 4th, 2010: "Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday announced a new $600 billion bond-buying program to bolster the weak American economy and to help bring down the stubbornly high unemployment rate. [....] Many economists believe that the Fed's previous asset-purchase plan during the recession, which eventually totaled $1.7 trillion, helped stabilize financial markets and avert an economic collapse. But no one knows what this new round of bond purchases will do. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Big bond buy aims to goose the economy / Policymakers say $600 billion Fed purchase will drive down long-term interest rates and lead to new jobs.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / Gods & Aliens - Premiere Date: 11/04/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-2#slide-4

2010 - Latinos increase their political punch - November 4th, 2010: "[....] In all, there will be at least 26 Hispanic members in the upcoming Congress: 17 Democrats, seven Republicans and two U.S. senators. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Latinos increase their political punch / Gain 5 seats in U.S. House - Rubio takes Senate seat; Nevada elects its first Hispanic governor.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/04/10]

2010 - Greek militants suspected in vast mail bomb campaign - November 3rd, 2010: "Greek terrorist suspects unleashed an unprecedented two-day wave of mail bomb attacks in Athens and abroad, with one package reaching the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday [11/02/10]. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Greek militants suspected in vast mail bomb campaign), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/03/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1121 - November 5th, 2010: "Old sunspot 1112 is back and it is crackling with C- and M-class solar flares: ... So far none of the blasts has been geo-effective because of the sunspot's location on the sun's eastern limb. Solar rotation is, however, turning the active region toward Earth, so stay tuned."

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/05/10]

2010 - Hurricane Tomas - November 5th, 2010: "Tomas strengthened and weakened multiple times after forming on October 29, 2010. The storm initially headed westward, parallel to the northern coastline of South America, before turning sharply to the north and passing between Cuba and Haiti. At 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 5, 2010, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Tomas was a Category One hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of about 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour. Tomas was located roughly 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba, and about 140 miles (230 kilometers) northwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46844]

2010 - 14th bomb found - November 5th, 2010: "A 14th explosive package, this one addressed to the French Embassy in Athens, was found Thursday as Greek authorities struggled to contain an elaborate, if not particularly destructive, bomb plot that has been unfolding for four days." [Based on: News Services article (14th bomb found), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/05/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 5th, 2010: "All three major stock indexes reached new highs for the year Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to boost the economy. The Dow rose 2 percent to 11,434. The broader S&P 500 index rose 1.9 percent to 1,221, and the Nasdaq gained 1.4 percent to 2,577." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. B3, S.L.P.D., 11/05/10]

2010 - Mudslide / Costa Rica - November 5th, 2010: "Mudslide [Costa Rica] kills 20 [11/04/10]" [Based on: News Services article (14th bomb found), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/05/10]

2010 - Conspiracy Theory / Wall Street - November 5th, 2010: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Season 2 episode): Wall Street (Aired: 11/05/2010)

"Jesse goes inside the secret billionaire's boy's club to find out what caused the financial meltdown and how the group allegedly continues to manipulate and control the stock market and oil, gold and silver prices. From Wall Street to Washington, the governor barges in on the rich and powerful to demands answers. TV-PG-L"

*Link: http://www.trutv.com/shows/conspiracy_theory/episodes/index.html

2010 - Status / Mt. Merapi, Indonesia - November 5th, 2010: "Volcanic eruptions [Mt. Merapi] getting stronger [11/05/10] / Indonesia expands evacuation areas as ash spills down mountainside." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/05/10]

2010 - Plane Crashes / Cuba & Pakistan - November 5th, 2010: "Passenger planes crash in Cuba [11/04/10] and Pakistan [11/05/10] / 22 killed in Karachi; fate of 68 on Cuban flight unknown." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/05/10]

*Trivia: "All 68 die in Cuban crash" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/06/10]

*Trivia: "[....] Activity at Merapi has at times briefly forced nearby airports to close and the Transportation Ministry reiterated Thursday that flight paths near the mountain had been shut down for safety reasons. [NP] Officials insisted, however, that a Qantas jetliner forced to make an emergency landing after one of its four engines failed over Batam, an island 800 miles to the west, was unrelated. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Volvanic eruptions getting stronger / Indonesia expands evacuation areas as ash spills down mountainside.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/05/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 6th, 2010: "Stocks struggled to end barely higher Friday after a blowout report on job creation failed to extend a powerful rally this week. The Dow Jones industrial average waffled between gains and losses for much of the day before ending with a gain of just 9 points." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/06/10]

2010 - Suspended / Keith Olbermann - November 6th, 2010: "MSNBC anchor is suspended over political contributions / Keith Olbermann, host of the cable network's most popular program, made donations to three Democratic candidates." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 11/06/10]

2010 - Cyclone Jal / Indian Ocean - November 6th, 2010: "Over the northern Indian Ocean, Jal strengthened to a tropical storm on November 4, and turned into a cyclone two days later. At its peak, the storm had winds of 70 knots (130 kilometers per hour), according to Unisys Weather. Jal weakened to a tropical storm on November 7 and withered to tropical depression the following day. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=46854]

2010 - Suicide Bomb / Pakistan Mosque - November 6th, 2010: "At least 65 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest Pakistan that was filled with worshippers, another in a series of terror strikes on mosques and shrines across the country. Also, militants carried out a grenade attack Friday evening on a mosque near Peshawar." [Based on: News Services article (65 killed in Pakistan), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/06/10]

2010 - M-Class Solar Flare / Sunspot 1121 - November 6th, 2010: "Active sunspot 1121 has just unleashed one of the brightest x-ray solar flares in years, an M5.4-class eruption at 15:36 UT on Nov. 6th. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/06/10]

2010 - U.S. said to spy in Sweden - November 7th, 2010: "People linked with the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm have performed surveillance activities in Sweden without the knowledge of the host nation's authorities since 2000, Swedish government officials said." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. said to spy in Sweden), p. A22, S.L.P.D., 11/07/10]

2010 - Obama touts deals with India, jobs - November 7th, 2010: "The administration of President Barack Obama announced on Saturday $9.5 billion in private-sector export deals with India that it said would support an estimated 54,000 jobs in the United States as Obama began a three-day visit to the nation intended to deepen U.S.-India trade ties. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Obama touts deals with India, jobs / Trip emphasizes new ties, closer economic partnership with Asian democracies.), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/07/10]

2010 - Jesus Statue / Swiebodzin, Poland - November 7th, 2010: "Workers raise the crowned head of a statue of Jesus before placing it slowly onto the figure's body in Swiebodzin, Poland, on Saturday [11/06/10]. Residents say it is now the largest statue of Jesus in the world." [Based on: A.P. picture article (TOPPING OFF A GRAND TRIBUTE) by Czarek Sokolowski, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 11/07/10]

*Trivia: "Huge Jesus statue consecrated in Poland [11/21/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/22/10]

2010 - War Crimes Inquiry / U.S. Army - November 8th, 2010: "Army Staff Sergeant [Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs] is at the center of war crimes inquiry / Montana native is accused of murdering civilians, mutilating corpses for trophies ['Five soldiers, including Gibbs, are charged with murder.']." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/08/10]

2010 - "Mystery Missile" Launch / California - November 8th, 2010: [see link]

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101109/od_yblog_upshot/no-one-seems-to-know-where-mysterious-missile-launched-near-la-came-from

2010 - Skin cells are changed into blood cells - November 8th, 2010: "Canadian scientists have turned human skin cells directly into blood cells, the first time one kind of mature human cell has been converted into another, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature." [Based on: News Services article (Skin cells are changed into blood cells), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/08/10]

2010 - Activity on Jupiter - November 9th, 2010: "Earlier this year when Jupiter's great South Equatorial Belt (SEB) vanished, researchers urged amateur astronomers to be alert for its eventual return. The SEB had come and gone before, they noted, and the revival was something to behold. Alert: It might be happening now. After months of quiet in Jupiter's south equatorial zone, a white spot is rapidly forming where the SEB should be. Christopher Go of the Philippines took this picture on Nov. 9th: [see link] [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=10&month=11&year=2010]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 9th, 2010: "Stocks fell Monday [11/08/10] as traders retreated from a rally that brought indexes to their highest levels since the peak of the financial crisis in September 2008. The Dow fell 0.3 percent. It surged 2.9 percent last week after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion bond-buting program." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/09/10]

2010 - Nuclear Waste / U.S.A. - November 9th, 2010: "[....] ... about 63,000 metric tons of nuclear waste still is being stored at nuclear plant sites [U.S.A.], even though the landmark 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act directed the federal government to begin taking possession of the waste no later than 1998. About 610 tons is stored at the Callaway nuclear plant in Missouri. [....]" [Based on: Title for Other Views article (America's security is at risk / Energy - Political deadlock over nuclear waste is hampering efforts to build nuclear generation plants.) by William H. Miller, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/09/10]

2010 - Israel ignores U.S. wishes - November 9th, 2010: "Setting the stage for another clash with the Obama administration, Israel said it would build another 1,300 homes on disputed land in East Jerusalem." [Based on: News Services article (Israel ignores U.S. wishes), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/09/10]

2010 - Decision Points / George W. Bush - "FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH’S MEMOIR, DECISION POINTS, TO BE PUBLISHED BY CROWN ON NOVEMBER 9, 2010"

http://crownpublishing.com/2010/04/25/press-release-decision-points-by-george-w-bush-to-be-published-by-crown-november-9-2010/

2010* - 5 Anglican bishops to convert - November 9th, 2010: "5 Anglican bishops to convert / Opponents to ordination of women accept pope's offer to become Catholics." [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/09/10]

2010* - Conan returns, takes aim at NBC - November 9th, 2010: "Conan [Conan O'Brien] returns, takes aim at NBC / Television review: He also pokes fun at himself in opening show [11/08/10]" [Based on: Article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/09/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / Underwater Worlds - Premiere Date: 11/11/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-2#slide-3

2010 - NASA's Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in our Galaxy - November 12th, 2010: "[....] The structure's shape and emissions suggest it was formed as a result of a large and relatively rapid energy release - the source of which remains a mystery. [NP] One possibility includes a particle jet from the supermassive black hole at the galactic center. [....]" [Based on: NASA article (NASA's Fermi Telescope Finds Giant Structure in our Galaxy), 11/09/10]

*Link: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/new-structure.html

2010 - 3 planes grounded - November 10th, 2010: "Singapore Airlines grounded three Airbus A380 jets after tests uncovered problems with the Rolls-Royce engines." [Based on: News Services article (3 planes grounded), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/10/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 10th, 2010: "Stocks and government bonds fell Tuesday as commodities rallied to two-year highs. Silver, soybeans and copper jumped as investors, fearing a weakened dollar, flocked to hard assets. The Dow fell 0.5 percent, and the S&P 500 index fell 0.8 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 11/09/10]

2010 - G-20 Summit / Seoul, South Korea - November 10th, 2010: "Obama seeks cooperation / He pleads with G-20 leaders [11/10/10] to work for global economic recovery." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 11/11/10]

2010 - U.S. Withdrawal Trivia / Afghanistan - November 10th, 2010: "Timeline shifts in plan to end war / Conditions in Afghanistan unlikely to allow withdrawal next year, U.S. official says." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 11/10/10]

2010 - Stone age etchings found in Amazon basin - November 10th, 2010: "[....] Archaeologists who have studied the photographs believe the art – which features images of faces and snakes – is another indication that thousands of years ago the Amazon was already home to large civilisations. [....]"

[Based on: guardian.co.uk article (Stone age etchings found in Amazon basin as river levels fall / Drought in Brazil reveals engravings up to 7,000 years old – evidence of ancient civilisation), by Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, 11/10/10]

*Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/10/amazon-brazil-stone-age-etchings

2010 - Emergency Landing / Boeing Dreamliner - November 10th, 2010: "An inflight fire in the electric equipment bay of a 787 Dreamliner test plane forced an emergency landing in Laredo, Texas. The fire affected the cockpit controls and the jetlost its primary flight displays and its auto-throttle, according to a person familiar with the incident." [Based on: Staff & Wire Reports article (Boeing Co.), p. A12, S.L.P.D., 11/10/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Southeast Indian Ridge - November 10th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 04:05:24 (UTC) on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010. The magnitude 6.3 event [Location: 45.538°S, 96.394°E; Depth 10.7 km (6.6 miles)] was located @ SOUTHEAST INDIAN RIDGE."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc00008jr.php]-[T.D. - 11/10/10]

2010 - Why Chocolate Protects Against Heart Disease - November 10th, 2010: "[....] 'Our findings indicate that changes in lifestyle with the help of foods that contain large concentrations of catechins and procyaninides prevent cardiovascular diseases,' she [Ingrid Persson] says. [NP] Editor's Note: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment." [Based on ScienceDaily article (Why Chocolate Protects Against Heart Disease)

*Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101110141247.htm

2010 - CIA won't face charges over destruction of videotapes - November 10th, 2010: "[....] According to current and former government officials, Rodriguez [Jose Rodriguez Jr.] told his superiors that two lawyers inside the CIA's clandestine service, Robert Eatinger and Steven Hermes, had signed off on his order to destroy the tapes. [NP] The e-mails showed that the tapes were destroyed on the morning of Nov. 9, 2005. Officials announced the decision Tuesday [11/09/10] because the five-year statute of limitations for filing criminal charges relating to the tapes' destruction had expired. [NP] The agency had hidden the existence of the tapes from both the federal courts and the Sept. 11 Commission. The existence and subsequent destruction of the tapes was first revealed by The New York Times in December 2007. [....] Durham [John Durham], a career federal prosecutor based in Connecticut, was appointed in January 2008 by Attorney General Michael Mukasey to investigate whether destroying the tapes was a crime. In August 2009, the new attorney general, Eric Holder Jr., expanded Durham's mandate to include looking into whether crimes had been committed in the interrogation program. At the time, Holder cited a 2004 report by the CIA inspector general that discussed several instances in which detainees died during interrogations by agency officials in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also documented the use of unauthorized techniques - like mock executions, threats to family members, and waterboarding - more often than the department had approved. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (CIA won't face charges over destruction of videotapes / Dozens of tapes were destroyed; they depicted terrorism interrogations.) by Charlie Savage & Mark Mazzetti, pp. A1 &A8, S.L.P.D., 11/10/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1123 - November 11th, 2010: "New sunspot 1123 is crackling with C-class solar flares. Credit: SDO/HMI. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 11/11/10]

2010 - Crackling Sunspots - November 11th, 2010: "Sunspot complex 1121-1123 crackling with C-class solar flares, producing more than five such eruptions in the past 24 hours. With so much activity going on, it is easy to catch the region in mid-flare, as Michael Buxton did this morning from his backyard observatory in Ocean Beach, California: [see link] [....]" Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. 11/11/10]

2010 - Christians in Iraq bombed - November 11th, 2010: "Christians in Iraq bombed [''bombs exploded outside the homes of Christian families across Baghdad']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/11/10]

2010 - Labor Bill Signed / France - November 11th, 2010: "Sarkozy signs labor bill" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/11/10]

2010 - Bomb was timed for blast over East Coast - November 11th, 2010: "One of the bombs hidden last month in two U.S.-bound packages from Yemen was timed to explode over the East Coast of the United States, British authorities said Wednesday [11/10/10]. [....]" [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (Bomb was timed for blast over East Coast / Brits say it was defused with about 3 hours to go.), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/11/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - November 12th, 2010: "A solar wind stream is buffeting Earth's magnetic field and stirring up auroras around the Arctic Circle. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch? / U.S.A. - November 12th, 2010: "Stocks fell Thursday after a poor outlook from Cisco Systems rattled the market. The Dow fell 0.7 percent and the S&P 500 index fell 0.4 percent. Cisco cut its sales forecast, sending shares down 16.2 percent and dragging down the sector. The Nasdaq fell 0.9 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C8, S.L.P.D., 11/12/10]

2010 - Conspiracy Theory / Police State - November 12th, 2010: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Season 2 episode): Police State (Aired: 11/12/2010)

"It's been said the government has a plan to declare martial law and round up millions of United State citizens into concentration camps. Jesse may have found a conspiracy in plain sight as he investigates the proliferation of law enforcement Fusion Centers around the country. And they may be connected to hundreds of detention centers ready to accept prisoners at the stroke of a Presidential pen. TV-PG-L"

*Link: http://www.trutv.com/shows/conspiracy_theory/episodes/index.html

2010 - Iraq finally forms a new government - November 12th, 2010: "Iraq finally forms a new government [11/11/10] / But Sunni-backed bloc protests, saying coalition reneged on agreement ['lifting a ban on several Iraqiya candidates accused of Baathist ties']." [Based on: Title for The Christian Science Monitor article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/12/10]

2010 - Suicide Truck Bomb / Karachi, Pakistan - November 12th, 2010: "Blast in Pakistan kills 20 ['At least 100 people were injured in the explosion.'] / Powerful suicide truck bomb [11/11/10] destroys police building in Karachi" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/12/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 13th, 2010: "Stocks and commodities fell on worries that China might raise interest rates. The Dow fell 0.8 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 1.2 percent. Oil, metals and grains also fell, as any slowdown in the Chinese economy would slow demand." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/13/10]

2010 - Sunspots 1124 & 1125 - November 13th, 2010: "Fast-growing sunspots 1124 and 1125 are 'pulsing with interesting B-class flares that are fun to watch,' reports amateur astronomer Michael Buxton of Ocean Beach, California. [....]" [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/13/10]

2010 - World's Oldest Ground-edge Implement / Australia - November 13th, 2010: "This new evidence indicates that Australia was an important locale of technological innovation 35,000 years ago. [NP] Melbourne, Australia - infoZine - The oldest ground-edge stone tool in the world has been discovered in Northern Australia by a Monash University researcher and a team of international experts. [NP] Evidence for stone tool-use among our earliest hominid ancestors dates to 3.4 million years ago, however, the first use of grinding to sharpen stone tool edges such as axes is clearly associated with modern humans, otherwise known as Homo sapiens. [....] " 'The ground-axe fragment is dated to 35,000 years ago, which pre-dates the oldest examples of ground-edge implements dated to 22,000-30,000 years ago from Japan and Northern Australia.' " [NP] Archaeological excavations undertaken in May 2010 at Nawarla Gabarnmang in Northern Australia uncovered the artifact. [....]" [Based on: Article (World's Oldest Ground-edge Implement Discovered in Northern Australia)  by Jeannine Chatterton-Papineau, Saturday, November 13, 2010 : SOURCE: Monash University, Victoria, Australia]

*Link: http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/44609/

2010 - Insurgent Attack / Afghanistan - November 14th, 2010: "Insurgents wearing suicide vests stormed a NATO base in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday [11/13/10], whith six of them dying in a hail of gunfire before they could penetrate the defenses. No NATO or Afghan troops were killed. [....]." [Based on: A.P.  article (Afghan insurgents attack NATO base; six militants die), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/14/10]

2010 - Trivia / Post-WWII Nazi Emigres - November 14th, 2010: "[....] The 600-page report, which the Justice Department has tried to keep secret for four years, provides new evidence about more than two dozen of the most notorious Nazi cases of the last three decades. [....]." [Based on: New York Times  article (U.S. offered Nazis haven after WWII, report says), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/14/10]

2010 - Cholera Toll / Haiti - November 15th, 2010: "Cholera toll in Haiti passes 900; 14,600 hospitalized" [Based on: Title for News Services article , p. A23, S.L.P.D., 11/15/10]

2010 - Insurgent Attacks / Afghanistan - November 15th, 2010: "A series of bomb blasts and insurgent attacks killed 13 people across Afghanistan on Sunday, including seven NATO service members and three Afghan police, officials said. [....]." [Based on: A.P. article (7 NATO service members among 13 killed in Afghanistan), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/15/10]

2010 - Optimism Fading / Swat Valley, Pakistan - November 15th, 2010: "[....] Running water, electricity and school supplies are widely absent. The floods that ravaged the country this summer, and hit Swat especially hard, have only compounded the hardships and diverted money and attention from reconstructing war-torn areas. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Optimism fading in Pakistan's Swat Valley.), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/15/10]

2010 - Hamas rockets can reach Tel Aviv, Israel says - November 15th, 2010: "A senior Israeli intelligence official warned Sunday that Hamas rulers in the Gaza Strip have rockets that can travel 50 miles - a longer range than previously reported, which would put the coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv within range of its launchers." [Based on: News Services article (Hamas rockets can reach Tel Aviv, Israel says), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 11/15/10]

2010 - World's oldest Copper Age settlement found - "A 'sensational' discovery of 75-century-old copper tools in Serbia is compelling scientists to reconsider existing theories about where and when man began using metal. Belgrade - axes, hammers, hooks and needles - were found interspersed with other artefacts from a settlement that burned down some 7,000 years ago at Plocnik, near Prokuplje and 200 km south of Belgrade. [NP The village had been there for some eight centuries before its demise. After the big fire, its unknown inhabitants moved away. But what they left behind points to man's earliest known extraction and shaping of metal. [NP] 'It really is sensational,' said Ernst Pernicka, a renowned archaeology professor at Germany's Tuebingen University who recently visited the Ploce locality.[NP] Scientists had previously believed that the mining, extraction and manipulation of copper began in Asia Minor, spreading from there. With the find in Plocnik, parallel and simultaneous developments of those skills in several places now seem more likely, Pernicka said. [NP] Indeed, the tools discovered in southern Serbia were made some 75 centuries ago - up to eight centuries older than what has been found to date. [....] The Ploce locality was discovered by railroad builders in 1927, but was largely disregarded until 1996, when serious excavations began, eventually yielding the sensational finds. [NP] According to Krause, old settlements may similarly surface in eastern Anatolia when Turkey launches some massive earth-moving project, such as building a dam. [....] Whatever remains to be found at Ploce and elsewhere, 'mankind took a major step toward the modern era' during that time, Pernicka said."

[Based on: Indo-Asian News Service article (World's oldest Copper Age settlement found), Belgrade, November 15, 2010 - First Published: 10:49 IST(15/11/2010), Last Updated: 10:56 IST(15/11/2010)]

http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=685080&Title=World%27s%20oldest%20Copper%20Age%20settlement%20found

2010 - Netanyahu lobbies for U.S. peace talk incentives - November 15th, 2010: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began nudging his Cabinet on Sunday toward accepting a multibillion-dollar package of U.S. incentives to restart peace talks with Palestinians. But Netanyahu faces opposition from conservative politicians and Jewish settler groups." [Based on: News Services article (Netanyahu lobbies for U.S. peace talk incentives), p. A23, S.L.P.D., 11/15/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - November 16th, 2010: "Earth is inside a solar wind stream flowing from the indicated coronal hole [see link]. Credit: SDO/AIA." [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/16/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 16th, 2010: "Stocks were mixed Monday [11/15/10] as the dollar rose for a second day over concerns that Ireland may seek a bailout from its fellow members in the European Union. The Dow rose 0.1 percent, while the Nasdaq fell 0.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Israel considers deal - November 16th, 2010: "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's national security advisers urged the full Cabinet to support another 90-day settlement freeze outside of East Jerusalem, in order to allow serious peace talks to take place with Palestinians on the future of the West Bank and Gaza. They argued that a military aid package offered by the U.S. was too good to turn down." [Based on: News Services article (Israel considers deal), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Iran admits weapons tie - November 16th, 2010: "Iranian officials acknowledged that a cache of weapons seized in Nigeria last month originated in Iran and were destined for another western African nation." [Based on: News Services article (Iran admits weapons tie), p. A5, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Plea deal in 1965 slaying - November 16th, 2010: "A former state trooper, James Bonard Fowler, 77, took a plea deal in the 1965 slaying of a black man that prompted the 'Bloody Sunday' march at Selma and helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Fowler pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to six months in jail." [Based on: News Services article (Plea deal in 1965 slaying), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Mergers & Acquisitions / U.S.A. - November 16th, 2010: "[....] M&A volume reached $2.25 trillion in the first 10 months of the year, a 28 percent increase over the same period last year. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (U.S. firms are again making deals / Mergers and acquisitions soar, thanks to corporations' stockpiling of cash.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Kansas lab proposal is questioned - November 16th, 2010: "A new report contends that federal officials have underestimated the risks associated with building a lab in northeastern Kansas that will study dangerous animal diseases that can be passed to humans. The National Research Council report raises questions about the decision to place the National Bio-and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, [<typo? Missing word? ... in?] a college town in the heart of cattle country." [Based on: News Services article (Kansas lab proposal is questioned), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Rangel fails to refute ethics charges - November 16th, 2010: "Rangel [U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel] fails to refute ethics charges [11/15/10]" [Based on: News Services article (Plea deal in 1965 slaying), p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/16/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 17th, 2010: "Stocks fell Tuesday over concerns about a Chinese slowdown and talks about a European bailout for Irish banks. The Dow fell 1.6 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 1.6 percent, and the Nasdaq fell 1.8 percent. Asian markets started a global sell-off in stocks." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 11/17/10]

2010 - Cholera / Dominican Republic - November 17th, 2010: "Cholera found in Dominican Republic" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/17/10]

2010 - Medal of Honor / Salvatore Giunta - November 17th, 2010: "Soldier [Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta] honored [11/16/10] for rescuing comrades while under fire ['Afghanistan in 2007'] / He is first living soldier to get top award [Medal of Honor] since Vietnam War." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/17/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 18th, 2010: "Stocks ended mixed Wednesday over concerns that Ireland will need outside help to repay its debts and over a report that housing construction dropped in the U.S. The Dow fell 0.1 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 0.25 percnt, and the Nasdaq rose 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/18/10]

2010 - Antimatter atoms trapped - November 18th, 2010: "Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research reported that they've trapped antihydrogen for the first time. Storing and studying these simple antimatter atoms may allow scientists to test fundamental theories in particle physics." [Based on: News Services article (Antimatter atoms trapped), p. A25, S.L.P.D., 11/18/10]

2010 - Minority Leader / Nancy Pelosi - November 18th, 2010: "Pelosi overcomes detractors / Democrats elect her ['150-43 secret ballot vote'] as minority leader [11/17/10] despite some seeing her as 'face of our defeat' in GOP gains." [Based on: Title for Tribune Newspapers article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/18/10]

2010 - Booby-trapped homes / Afghanistan - November 18th, 2010: "New menace; Booby-trapped homes / Military counters in Kandahar by destroying hundreds, compensating owners." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A16, S.L.P.D., 11/18/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / Underground Aliens - Premiere Date: 11/18/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-2#slide-2

2010 - Germany enhances security amid threat - November 18th, 2010: "Germany enhances security [11/17/10] amid threat ['... a terrorist attack may be planned for the end of November.'] / Militant Islamists are planning attacks, intelligence agents say." [Based on: Title for dpa article, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 11/18/10]

2010 - War Games / Iran - November 19th, 2010: "Iran's war games [this week] staged to display defensive capability / Military experts reject claims for new air defense system." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/19/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 19th, 2010: "Stocks rose Thursday thanks to a jump in manufacturing and confidence that Ireland will be bailed out. GM rose 3.6 percent in a well-received IPO. The Dow rose 1.6 percent. The S&P 500 index rose 1.5 percent, and the technology-focused Nasdaq rose 1.6 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. C5, S.L.P.D., 11/19/10]

2010 - Conspiracy Theory / JFK Assassination - November 19th, 2010: Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura (Season 2 episode): JFK Assassination (Aired: 11/19/2010)

"Never-published declassified CIA documents appear to support a link between the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon. To find out for sure, Jesse Ventura goes to Dallas, where he meets Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina, and investigates the "Two Oswalds" theory that a CIA-groomed double killed JFK. TV-PG-L"

*Link: http://www.trutv.com/shows/conspiracy_theory/episodes/index.html

2010 - Violence rampant in Karachi - November 19th, 2010: "Violence rampant in Karachi / Political killings this year have left more than 1,350 dead." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/19/10]

2010 - Sweden seeks warrant for WikiLeaks founder - November 19th, 2010: "Sweden seeks warrant [11/18/10] for WikiLeaks founder ['whom they want to question on allegations of rape and other sexual offenses.']" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/19/10]

2010 - Google settles - November 20th, 2010: "Google agreed to delete the personal data collected by the company's Street View cars in Britain, improve data protection training for its employees around the world and create a privacy document for new projects. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Google settles), p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - U.S. defies Karzai - November 20th, 2010: "Ratcheting up U.S. combat power in Afghanistan, the Pentagon is sending Abrams tanks into the battle against insurgents. The move follows a public dispute with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who wants international coalition forces to take a lower profile." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. defies Karzai), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 20th, 2010: "Stocks posted slight gains Friday after China, for the second time in two weeks, ordered its banks to hold more reserves. That could slow the country's growth. The Dow rose 0.2 percent, to 11,203.55. The S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent, and the Nasdaq rose 0.2 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - China sending key minerals to Japan - November 20th, 2010: "China sending [11/19/10] key minerals [rare earths] to Japan ['for the first time in almost two months']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - Trivia / "Autobiography of Mark Twain" - November 20th, 2010: "Twain memoir is a runaway hit, 100 years after author's death ['... a total print run - so far - of 275,000.']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article by Julie Bosman, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - NATO Agreement / Missile Defense Shield - November 20th, 2010: "NATO agrees [11/19/10] to build missile defense shield for all members / Russia, which shares many common threats, will be asked to cooperate as relations warm with Kremlin." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - Reprimand for Political Donations / Joe Scarborough - November 20th, 2010: "First it was Olbermann, now 'Morning Joe' is suspended [11/19/10] / Joe Scarborough becomes 2nd MSNBC host to be reprimanded for making political donations against rules of NBC parent." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A18, S.L.P.D., 11/20/10]

2010 - Spy satellite launched from Florida - November 21st, 2010: "The Air Force has launched a new classified spy satellite. A drone Delta 4-Heavy rocket blasted off. From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 5:58 p.m. Sunday [11/21/10]. It carried a satellite that was described in the news release from the National Reconnaissance Office as 'the largest satellite in the world.' " [Based on: News Services article (Spy satellite launched from Florida), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/22/10]

2010 - Huge Jesus statue consecrated in Poland - November 21st,  2010: "Huge Jesus statue consecrated in Poland [11/21/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/22/10]

2010 - Ireland will get EU bailout - November 22nd, 2010: "Ireland will get EU bailout ['formally applied Sunday' - 11/21/10]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/22/10]

2010 - N. Korea flaunts new nuclear facility - November 22nd, 2010: "N. Korea flaunts new nuclear facility / American [Siegfried Hecker] is given tour [recently] of secretly built, sophisticated complex, which provides new set of worries for U.S." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/22/10]

2010 - "Embedded Carbon Emissions" / China - November 22nd, 2010: "[....] The important factor to consider in this world transfer of carbon emissions is that a substantial fraction — about one-sixth or more — of China’s coal consumption and resulting emissions comes from the manufacturing of products dedicated for the same countries that are trying to lessen their use of coal in the first place. It’s like a massive Ponzi scheme where we emit more carbon than ever before, but we do so through Chinese smokestacks instead of our own. [NP] It works like this: Just as companies use offshore bank accounts to hide their cash flows, countries use offshore manufacturing to hide their carbon flows. As a consequence, the carbon emissions for European countries and the U.S. hold steady or decline despite economic and population growth, while China’s emissions grow exponentially as they accommodate their own growth while soaking up some of the emissions from developed countries. [NP] This concept is referred to as 'embedded carbon emissions.' Researchers have determined that approximately 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions in China are from the creation of products destined for export to other countries. Because of their carbon emissions, you could say that carbon emissions is China’s greatest import. Or it’s our greatest export. [....]" [Based on: Earth Magazine article (A Dirty Secret / China's greatest import: Carbon emissions) Originally Posted: 22 Nov 2010 [see link for original context])

*Link: http://www.earthmagazine.org/earth/article/3cc-7da-b-16

2010 - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" - November 22nd, 2010: "The seventh Harry Potter movie opened to a jaw-dropping $330 million in global ticket sales over the weekend, underscoring the magical powers of the Warner Brothers marketing and distribution departments. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Potter conjures up $330 million over weekend), p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/22/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - November 23rd, 2010: "High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. Earth is entering a solar wind stream that could spark geomagnetic activity around the Arctic Circle. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/23/10]

2010 - Sun in Sagittarius - November 23rd, 2010: "Reported date when the Sun entered the constellation Sagattarius." [Based on: http://www2.bitstream.net/~bunlion/bpi/ephm/E201011.html]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 23rd, 2010: "Stocks were mixed Monday [11/22/10] because of concerns about Europe's financial crisis and a widening probe into Wall Street insider trading. The Dow fell 25 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 11,179. But the broader S&P 500 index rose 2, or 0.1 percent, to 1,198." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - Knesset takes a stand - November 23rd, 2010: "Israel's parliament has passed a bill that could complicate peace efforts with the Palestinians and Syria by making it very difficult for any government to make territorial withdrawals. The bill requires a two-thirds Knesset majority to cede land in east Jerusalem to the Palestinians or in the Golan Heights to Syria." [Based on: News Services article (Knesset takes a stand), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - 37 killed in Afghanistan - November 23rd, 2010: "Bombs and gunbattles across Afghanistan killed more than 30 insurgents, five civilians and two NATO coalition service members, officials said." [Based on: News Services article (37 killed in Afghanistan), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - Unprepared for oil spill - November 23rd, 2010: "The oil industry and the government were unprepared for a deep-water blowout and oil spill like the one this year in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to significant delays in capping the well and major environmental damage, the staff of the presidential spill commission said in two reports published Monday." [Based on: News Services article (Unprepared for oil spill), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - "Quest For Solomon's Mines" - November 23rd, 2010: "[....] In summer 2010, NOVA and National Geographic embarked on two cutting-edge field investigations to expose important new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan, including ancient remnants of an industrial-scale copper mine and a 3,000-year-old message with the words 'slave,' 'king' and 'judge.' [NP] In 'Quest For Solomon's Mines,' these cutting-edge investigations illuminate the legend of Solomon and reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms." [Based on: NOVA: Quest For Solomon’s Mines / Airs Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV]

*Link: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/nov/19/nova-quest-solomons-mines/

2010 - Conviction / Chandra Levy Case - November 23rd, 2010: "Man [Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique] convicted [11/22/10] in Levy murder" [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - Bank branch closures lie ahead / U.S.A. - November 23rd, 2010: "U.S. banks will close 5,000 branches in the next 18 months as they face profit declines from decreased loan demand and lower fee revenue, said Meredith Whitney, the former Oppenheimer & Co. analyst who now runs her own firm. [....]" [Based on: Bloomberg News article (Bank branch closures lie ahead / Some lower-income customers will lose access to service, analyst says.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - Taliban leader in secret talks was impostor - November 23rd, 2010: "Taliban leader in secret talks [Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour] was impostor / 'We gave him a lot of money,' one diplomat says of man who was thought key to ending Afghan war." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/23/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / New Britain Region, Papua New Guinea - November 23rd, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 09:01:06 (UTC) on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. The magnitude 6.1 event [Location: 6.021°S, 148.957°E; Depth 66.2 km (41.1 miles) set by location program] was located @ NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000f0y.php]-[T.D. - 11/23/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 24th, 2010: "Stocks fell Tuesday amid tensions between North and South Korea and negative economic news. The Dow fell 1.3 percent. The S&P index 500 fell 1.4 percent. The dollar and gold rose as investors sought safe places to park money." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A12, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - S. Korea on 'crisis status' - November 24th, 2010: "The South Korean military went to 'crisis status' on Tuesday [11/23/10] and threatened military strikes after the North fired dozens of shells at a South Korean island, killing two of the South's soldiers and setting off an exchange of fire in one of the most serious clashes between the two sides in decades. [NP] The North blamed the South for starting the exchange; the South acknowledged firing test shots in the area but denied that any had fallen in the North's territory. It was in the same area that a South Korean naval vessel, the Cheonan, was sunk in March, killing 46 sailors. [....] American officials tracking the episode said that 175 artillery shells had been exchanged by the two sides. [NP] The South Korean Defense Ministry said that in addition to the two soldiers who were killed, 15 soldiers and 3 civilians were wounded. There was no report on the North's casualties. [....] Analysts were quick to see the shelling as a deliberate North Korean provocation, some linking it to the need for food aid, which has been largely denied by South Korea and strangled by international and United States sanctions." [Based on: New York Times article (S. Korea on 'crisis status' / Two soldiers died in artillery exchange with North; 200 flee from island.), p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - Taliban spreading, U.S. says - November 24th, 2010: "Taliban spreading, U.S. says / Afghan insurgency is proving 'resilient,' says Pentagon report ['released Tuesday']." [Based on: Title for Tribune Washington Bureau article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - FBI turns up heat on insider trading - November 24th, 2010: "FBI turns up heat on insider trading / Three hedge funds are raided [11/22/10] in ongoing investigation into white-collar crime." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - Pope doesn't retreat on condom use - November 24th, 2010: "Pope doesn't retreat on condom use [11/23/10] / Says using one is less evil - for man or woman - than spreading HIV." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - Pill appears to reduce risk of HIV infection - November 24th, 2010: "Pill appears to reduce risk of HIV infection / It was more than 90 pct. effective in men when taken daily in study. ['published Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine']" [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - Spiritual leader will step out of government role - November 24th, 2010: "The Dalai Lama plans on giving up his largely ceremonial role as head of the Tibetan government - in-exile, an aide said Tuesday, in what appeared to be part of a long-term strategy to make the movement less vulnerable to Chinese strong-arm tactics. [....]" [Based on: Los Angeles Times article (Spiritual leader will step out of government role), p. A19, S.L.P.D., 11/24/10]

2010 - Chinese archaeologists find 3,000-year-old fruit seeds - November 24th, 2010: "Chinese archaeologists find 3,000-year-old fruit seeds [Shaanxi Province]"

[Based on: news.xinhuanet.com article (Chinese archaeologists find 3,000-year-old fruit seeds), 11/24/10]

http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=688788&Title=Chinese%20archaeologists%20find%203000-year-old%20fruit%20seeds

2010 - U.S. Snowstorm - November 25th, 2010: "In most of the western part of the United States, Thanksgiving Day came with a coating of snow. [....]"

[Based on: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=47340]

2010 - 17 killed in Yemen - November 25th, 2010: "A suicide car bomber struck a convoy of Yemeni Shiites on their way to a religious ceremony Wednesday, killing 17 and wounding more than 15 people, an official said." [Based on: News Services article (17 killed in Yemen), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Guilty / Tom DeLay - November 25th, 2010: "Delay is guilty [11/24/10] of money laundering ['and conspiracy to commit money laundering']" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Afghan elders killed - November 25th, 2010: "Coalition forces report that five village elders were killed [11/24/10] in northern Afghanistan [Faryab province] when insurgents attacked their vehicle ['struck by a rocket propelled grenade']. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (Afghan elders killed), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 25th, 2010: "Stocks ended Wednesday on a positive note after a batch of economic reports offered hope that the U.S. economy was improving. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 150.91, or 1.4 percent, to 11,187.28. The S&P 500 gained 17.62, or 1.5 percent, to 1,198.35." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A27, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Trivia / Ancient Aliens - November 25th, 2010: [History Channel TV Schedule - see link] 8:00 am - Ancient Aliens: The Evidence; 10:00 am - Ancient Aliens: The Mission; 12:00 pm - Ancient Aliens: Chariots, Gods & Beyond; 2:00 pm - Ancient Aliens: The Evidence; 4:00 pm - Ancient Aliens: The Mission; 6:00 pm - Ancient Aliens: Chariots, Gods & Beyond; 8:00 pm - Ancient Aliens: Gods & Aliens; 9:00 pm - Ancient Aliens: Underwater Worlds; 10:00 pm (Premiere) - Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Third Reich

*Link: http://www.history.com/schedule/11/25
*Further Reading: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens

2010 - HIV spread 'frightening' - November 25th, 2010: "A near tripling of new HIV infections in Eastern Europe and Central Asia over the past nine years is frightening, the U.N.'s top AIDS official said. Some 76,000 people perished from AIDS-related causes in the region last year, compared to 18,000 in 2001, said Michael Sidibe, head of UNAIDS." [Based on: News Services article (HIV spread 'frightening'), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Elections Trivia / India - November 25th, 2010: "Nitish Kumar, the chief minister credited with reviving India's poorest state, won a landslide victory as voters endorsed his pro-development platform and returned his coalition government to power in a statewide election that will likely reverberate across India's political map. Kumar's campaign in the state of Bihar was watched across India as a litmus test of the lingering strength of the divisive caste politics that have held sway in much of northern India for more than two decades." [Based on: News Services article (Caste politics win), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - DEA joins K2 crackdown - November 25th, 2010: "DEA joins K2 crackdown" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Trivia / AIDS Prevention - November 25th, 2010: "New lines of attack in AIDS prevention / Partial success is reported for gel that woman put into vaginas; pills taken by infected people will be tried as a prophylactic." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A33, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - War deaths high / Somalia - November 25th, 2010: "The only ambulance service in wartorn Mogadishu says more than 4,200 bystanders have died in warfare the last two years. A U.S. group that works to prevent civilian deaths said Somalia is more dangerous for civilians than Afghanistan or Iraq." [Based on: News Services article (War deaths high), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Terrorism color codes ending - November 25th, 2010: "Terrorism color codes [U.S.A.] ending" [Based on: News Services article (U.S. court convicts Somalis of piracy), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Insider Trading Arrest / U.S.A. - November 25th, 2010: "Insider trading arrest [Don Ching Trang Chu, known as Don Chu - 11/24/10] marks major step in massive investigation" [Based on: Title for MarketWatch article, p. A27, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Device will sift the stuff of space - November 25th, 2010: "[....] The device, named the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, is dsigned to sift the high-energy particles flying through space known as cosmic rays. On Feb. 27, the space shuttle Endeavour will ferry the spectrometer to a permanent berth on the space station. The real destination, though, is the shadow universe. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Device will sift the stuff of space), p. A41, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - U.S. court convicts Somalis of piracy - November 25th, 2010: "Five Somali men accused of attacking a U.S. Navy ship off Africa's coast were convicted Wednesday on federal piracy charges in what the government said was the first piracy conviction in a U.S. courtroom in nearly 200 years. [....]" [Based on: News Services article (U.S. court convicts Somalis of piracy), p. A15, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Medical marijuana gets trade association - November 25th, 2010: "It is being called the green rush. With more states moving to legalize medical marijuana, the business of growing and dispensing it is booming, even as much of the rest of the economy struggles. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Medical marijuana gets trade association), p. A40, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Western Wall claimed as Muslim shrine - November 25th, 2010: "The Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism, is actually a Muslim shrine, according to an official report published this week by the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Information. [NP] The document, written by Al-Mutawakei Taha, a senior ministry official and respected writer, states that the Wall is part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, not a piece of the Second Jewish Temple that was destroyed by Romans 600 years earlier. [NP] The report claims that Jews have lied about the wall's age and that they never worshipped there prior to 1917. [NP] 'Al-Buraq Wall is in fact the western wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque,' Taha wrote. 'The Zionist occupation falsely and unjustly claims that it owns the wall, which it calls the Western Wall or Kotel. [NP] Taha said 'many studies' by Jewish experts 'have affirmed there is no archaeological evidence that the Temple Mount was built during the period of King Solomon.' [NP] Jews and Muslims have violently clashed for years over the Western Wall and temple Mount complex. [NP] Israelis said Taha's report contained lies that will only undermine the fragile peace process." [Based on: Religion News Service article (Western Wall claimed as Muslim shrine) by Michele Chabin, p. A31, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

*Trivia: "Palestinians pull report doubting Jews' link to wall / Official claimed Western Wall is part of Muslim holy site." [Based on: Title for Religion News Services article, p. A14, S.L.P.D., 12/03/10]

2010 - Ancient Aliens / Aliens and the Third Reich - Premiere Date: 11/25/2010

*Link: http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/episodes/season-2#slide-1

2010 - Hunting for early signs of Alzheimer's disease - November 25th, 2010: "Much of the research on Alzheimer's next year will be about going back in time, trying to determine when and how the brain begins to deteroriate. [NP] Scientists now know that Alzheimer's attacks the brain long before people exhibit memory loss or cognitive decline. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Hunting for early signs of Alzheimer's disease) by Pam Belluck, p. A32, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Puzzle of BP oil spill's damage comes together - November 25th, 2010: "Puzzle of BP oil spill's damage comes together / Scientists find contaminated organisms, animal communities deep under the surface as petroleum compounds move up food chain." [Based on: Title for McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article, p. A43, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Firm turns to new approach for demolishing nuclear plant - November 25th, 2010: "Twelve years ago, Commonwealth Edison found itself in a bind. [NP] The Zion Station, its twin-unit nuclear reactor here, just north of Chicago, was no longer profitable. But the company could not afford to tear it down. [....] ... - instead of hiring a contractor, it has turned the job and the reactors over to a nuclear demolition company that owns a nuclear dump site. [....] If the approach is successful, it could have implications for 10 other nuclear plants around the country that are waiting to be decommissioned, and for the 104 reactors that are still in operation but will eventually be torn down. [....]" [Based on: New York Times article (Firm turns to new approach for demolishing nuclear plant / Defunct facility will be razed by demolition firm with dump site.) by Matthew L. Wald, p. A38, S.L.P.D., 11/25/10]

2010 - Wikileaks warning - November 26th, 2010: "[....] The documents are believed to include thousands of diplomatic cables, the contents of which the State department [U.S.A.] said could harm relations between the United States and other nations, jeopardize national security and risk lives. They could be released this weekend." [Based on: News Services article (Wikileaks warning), p. A39, S.L.P.D., 11/26/10]

2010 - Short on Food / North Korea - November 26th, 2010: "Long on confrontation, North [North Korea] is short on food" [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/26/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & China - November 26th, 2010: "China refuses U.S. call to condemn N. Korea / Communist ties run strong between two, and North serves as buffer between China and South." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A9, S.L.P.D., 11/26/10]

2010 - Foreign Relations / U.S. & Russia - November 26th, 2010: "[....] Medvedev agreed [Nov. 14th?] to work toward cooperation with a NATO missile shield designed to protect Europe and the U.S. against missile attack." [Based on: Tribune Washington Bureau article (On the side, a missile deal / Low-key meeting in Japan yields a breakthrough with Russia), p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/26/10]

2010 - S. Korean defense minister resigns - November 26th, 2010: "S. Korean defense minister resigns [11/25/10] / Tension - Lawmakers blast slow reaction to island attack. / Reprise? - Joint drills ['joint U.S.-South Korean naval exercises set to begin Sunday.'] will send message, official says." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 11/26/10]

2010 - Moderate Earthquake / Southern Iran - November 26th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A moderate earthquake occurred at 12:33:43 (UTC) on Friday, November 26th, 2010. The magnitude 5.6 event [Location: 28.106°N, 52.535°E; Depth 10.1 km (6.3 miles) set by location program] was located @ SOUTHERN IRAN."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000g67.php]-[T.D. - 11/29/10]

2010 - Parcel Bomb Trivia / Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire - November 26th, 2010: "Group [Conspiracy Nuclei of Fire] takes credit [11/25/10 - 'for a spate of parcel bombings this month']" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A10, S.L.P.D., 11/26/10]

2010 - Solar Wind - November 27th, 2010: "A solar wind gust hit Earth's magnetic field on Nov. 27th, sparking a geomagnetic storm (Kp=6) and an outburst of auroras that surprised onlookers. [....]"

[Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/28/10]

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 27th, 2010: "Stocks fell Friday [11/26/10] amid fears about Europe's debt and North Korea's war threats. European markets and the euro fell on concerns that Portugal, like Ireland, will need a bailout. The Dow fell 0.9 percent. The S&P 500 fell 0.8 percent. The Nasdaq fell 0.3 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A17, S.L.P.D., 11/27/10]

2010 - N.G.M. / December 2010 - November 27th, 2010: "THE SEARCH FOR King David / New Discoveries in the Holy Land [....]" [Based on: Front Cover, National Geographic Magazine, December 2010] *Trivia: "Kings of Controversy / Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire—or just a little cow town? It depends on which archaeologist you ask." [Based on: Title for article by By Robert Draper] *Link: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/12/david-and-solomon/draper-text

2010 - Lessons lost in Afghanistan - November 27th, 2010: "Lessons lost in Afghanistan / U.S. campaign now matches Soviets' in 1980s, aspects are very similar." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article by Laura King & Sergei L. Loiko, p. A25, S.L.P.D., 11/27/10]

2010 - Artillery Practice / North Korea - November 27th, 2010: "N. Korean artillery practice [11/26/10] prompts scare on island [Yeonpyeong] / Chinese express opposition to naval exercises in Yellow sea." [Based on: Title for Los Angeles Times article, p. A7, S.L.P.D., 11/27/10]

2010 - FDIC chief issues warning on debt - November 27th, 2010: " [....] 'Even as work continues to repair our financial infrastructure [U.S.A.] and get the economy moving again, we need urgent action to forestall the next financial crisis,' wrote Blair [FDIC Chairman Sheila Blair]. [NP] 'I fear that one will start in Washington,' she added, noting that total federal debt has doubled in the last seven years to almost $14 trillion. [....] Blair was appointed to the five-year term as head of the FDIC by George W. Bush in June 2006. She has lobbied for the FDIC to have a greater role and for the Federal Reserve role to be cut back. [....]" [Based on: MarketWatch article (FDIC chief issues warning on debt / She says excessive government borrowing poses 'clear danger' to the nation.), p. A21, S.L.P.D., 11/27/10]

*Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Deposit_Insurance_Corporation

2010 - Russia condemns killing of 22,000 Poles in 1940 - November 27th, 2010: "[....] The Stalin regime, and not Nazi Germany - as long maintained by Soviet propaganda for more than four decades after the war - was responsible for the massacre [Katyn massacre], the declaration said. [....] It was only in 1990 that the last communist-era leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, officially admitted Soviet guilt. [....]" [Based on: dpa article (Russia condemns killing of 22,000 Poles in 1940), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/27/10]

2010 - Sunspot 1130 - November 28th, 2010: "New sunspot 1130 is rapidly developing near the center of the sun's disk and 'it is crackling with activity,' reports Michael Borman of Evansville, Indiana. Using a backyard solar telescope, he took this picture [see link] of a B-class explosion from the active region on Nov. 28th. So far, the flares have been relatively minor, but if the sunspot's growth continues apace, geo-effective blasts could be in the offing. " [Based on: http://spaceweather.com/] - [T.D. - 11/29/10]

2010 - Died / Leslie Nielsen - November 28th, 2010: Reportedly died this date in history, American actor ("Airplane"!", etc.) Leslie Nielsen ("complications from pneumonia"). He was 84.

2010 - Korea war games start - November 28th, 2010: "Korea war games start [11/28/10]; artillery fire reported" [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A5, S.L.P.D., 11/28/10]

2010 - Arrest / U.S. Terror Suspect - November 28th, 2010: "FBI had long tracked suspect in blast plot / Agents had been working for six months on sting of Somali-born man [Mohamed Osman Mohamud] arrested [11/26/10] in Oregon." [Based on: Title for New York Times article, p. A1, S.L.P.D., 11/28/10]

2010 - Suicide Bombers / Afghanistan - November 28th, 2010: "10 officers killed [11/27/10] in Afghanistan [Paktika province]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A4, S.L.P.D., 11/28/10]

2010 - Researchers Kick-start Ancient DNA - November 28th, 2010: Researchers Kick-start Ancient DNA / Source: Binghamton University - Posted Sunday, November 28, 2010 [see link]

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.rss.html?pid=32152&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+spaceref%2Fjext+%28SpaceRef+-+Space+News+as+it+Happens%29

2010 - Trivia / WikiLeaks - November 29th, 2010: "[....] One awkward leak was a January 2010 cable describing a meeting between Army Gen. David Petraeus, then head of U.S. Central Command, and president Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen in which Saleh said he would cover up U.S. airstrikes against local al-Qaida members by continuing to say 'the bombs are ours, not yours.' [....] An April 20, 2008, cable recalled repeated entreaties by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia for a U.S. attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, which are widely believed to be part of a secret nuclear weapons development program, an allegation denied by Tehran. [....]" [Based on: McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS article (Saudi king advised U.S. to attack Iran, cables reveal), pp. A1 & A7, S.L.P.D., 11/29/10]

2010* - Trivia / Rio de Janeiro - November 29th, 2010: "Brazil uses police, army to seize gang-ridden slum in Rio de Janeiro [11/28/10] / Campaign aims to make country safer as it prepares to host World Cup, Olympics." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/29/10]

2010 - U.S. Drone Attack / Pakistan - November 29th, 2010: "U.S. drone [11/28/10] may have missed mark in Pakistan ['near Hassan Khel village.'] / Local officials say targets abandoned vehicle after wayward shot ['Sunday's missile strike was the 13th this month.']." [Based on: Title for A.P. article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/29/10]

2010 - Mexico captures alleged gang leader - November 29th, 2010: "Mexico captures [11/27/10] alleged gang leader [Arturo Gallegos Castrellon]" [Based on: Title for News Services article, p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/29/10]

2010 - Swiss voters back foreigner deportation plan - November 29th, 2010: "[....] The government will now have to draft a law requiring automatic expulsion of foreigners found guilty of crimes such as murder, rape, drug dealing or benefit fraud." [Based on: News Services article (Swiss voters back foreigner deportation plan), p. A11, S.L.P.D., 11/29/10]

2010 - Thin Air - Cassini Finds Ethereal Atmosphere at Rhea - November 29th, 2010: "NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected a very tenuous atmosphere known as an exosphere, infused with oxygen and carbon dioxide around Saturn's icy moon Rhea. This is the first time a spacecraft has directly captured molecules of an oxygen atmosphere – albeit a very thin one - at a world other than Earth. [....] In the new study, scientists combined data from Cassini's ion and neutral mass spectrometer and the Cassini plasma spectrometer during flybys on Nov. 26, 2005, Aug. 30, 2007, and March 2, 2010. The ion and neutral mass spectrometer 'tasted' peak densities of oxygen of around 50 billion molecules per cubic meter (1 billion molecules per cubic foot). It detected peak densities of carbon dioxide of around 20 billion molecules per cubic meter (about 600 million molecules per cubic foot). [NP] The plasma spectrometer saw clear signatures of flowing streams of positive and negative ions, with masses that corresponded to ions of oxygen and carbon dioxide. " [Based on: NASA article (Thin Air - Cassini Finds Ethereal Atmosphere at Rhea), 11/29/10]

*Link: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2010-399&cid=release_2010-399

2010 - Market Watch / U.S.A. - November 30th, 2010: "Stocks fell on concerns about Europe's debt crisis, but losses were pared by reports of improving manufacturing activity and strong holiday retail sales. The Dow fell 0.4 percent. The S&P 500 index fell 0.1 percent. The technology-focused Nasdaq fell 0.4 percent." [Based on: MARKET WATCH article, p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - 6 U.S. soldiers killed - November 30th, 2010: "An Afghan border policeman killed six American servicemen during a training mission Monday [11/29/10]. The shooting appeared to be the deadliest attack of its kind in at least two years." [Based on: News Services article (6 U.S. soldiers killed), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - Iranian scientist killed - November 30th, 2010: "Unidentified assailants riding motorcycles launched bomb attacks Monday [11/29/30] against two Iranian nuclear physicists in Tehran, killing one of them and prompting accusations by Iran that the United States and Israel were behind the episode." [Based on: News Services article (Iranian scientist killed), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - Credit Card Use / U.S.A. - November 30th, 2010: "More than 8 million consumers stopped using credit cards over the past year. The decline stems from a combination of consumer choices and bank actions. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (8 million consumers drop their credit cards / TransUnion analysis also shows that use declined 11 percent during the July-September quarter.), p. A8, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - China gambit turned back - November 30th, 2010: "The United States, South Korea and Japan are balking at China's request for emergency talks with North Korea over the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. U.S. officials said Monday that a return to the table with North Korea would be rewarding provocative behavior." [Based on: News Services article (China gambit turned back), p. A14, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - School Shooting / Wisconsin - November 30th, 2010: "A high school student with two handguns held 23 classmates and a teacher hostage in a northeastern Wisconsin town [Marinette High School] for about five hours Monday [11/29/30] before shooting himself after police broke into the classroom, authorities said. [....]" [Based on: A.P. article (Student hostages escape harm / 23 students, teacher were held for five hours in Wisconsin.), p. A13, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - U.S. takes offensive on leaks - November 30th, 2010: "[....] The White House directed a government-wide review of guidelines for handling classified information, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered tighter safeguards for U.S. diplomatic comunications. [....] Attorney General Eric Holder said there was 'an active, ongoing criminal investigation,' and he indicated that foreigners associated with WikiLeaks, including its Australian founder, Julian Assange, could be targeted. [....] WikiLeaks on Sunday [11/28/10] released the first batch of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables, 11.000 of which were classified secret, in coordination with the New York Times and four European news publications that received access to them in advance. [NP] New batches of documents were to be made public throughout the week." [Based on: News Services article (U.S. takes offensive on leaks), pp. A1& A14, S.L.P.D., 11/30/10]

2010 - Strong Earthquake / Bonin Islands, Japan Region - November 30th, 2010: According to Preliminary Data (See: T.D. [Transcription Date] after link.) "A strong earthquake occurred at 03:24:40 (UTC) on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. The magnitude 6.8 event [Location: 28.365°N, 139.152°E; Depth 475.2 km (295.3 miles)] was located @ BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION."

[Based on: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000h7t.php]-[T.D. - 12/01/10]

2010 - Oldest salt mine known to date located in Azerbaijan - November 30th, 2010: "[....] French archeologists have recently provided proof that the Duzdagi salt deposits, situated in the Araz Valley in Azerbaijan, were already being exploited from the second half of the 5th millennium BC. [NP] It is therefore the most ancient exploitation of rock salt attested to date. And, to the researchers' surprise, intensive salt production was carried out in this mine at least as early as 3500 BC. This work, conducted in collaboration with the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and published on 1st December 2010 in the journal TUBA-AR, should help to elucidate how the first complex civilizations, which emerged between 4500 BC and 3500 BC in the Caucasus, were organized. [....] Until now, the oldest traces of exploitation of this deposit, which is still in activity, went back to the 2nd millennium BC. This dating was based on the fortuitous discovery in the 1970s of an ancient collapsed gallery that contained the remains of four workers buried with their tools. [NP] In 2008, a French-Azerbaijani team directed by Marro and her colleague Veli Baxsaliyev began a systematic exploration of the Duzdagi mine. The team then made an inventory of a large number of remnants (tools, ceramics, etc.), the oldest of which date back to 4500 BC. It is the first time that artifacts from this period have been discovered in such large numbers in a salt mine. The researchers have thus been able to demonstrate that exploitation of this salt mine has been going on for a very long time, extending back at least to the second half of the 5th millennium BC: Duzdagi is therefore the oldest exploitation of rock salt known to date. [....] This work raises a lot of questions. Who and what was the salt intended for in the 5th and 4th millennia BC. How were the communities that exploited these deposits organized? What were the political and economic links between the different regional sites (villages, workshops and mines), etc. To find part of the answers, the archeologists hope to excavate the collapsed tunnels of this deposit, which covers more than 6 km2, in the near future." PhysOrg

[Based on: News.AZ article (Oldest salt mine known to date located in Azerbaijan), 11/30/10]

http://www.archaeologynews.org/story.asp?ID=691161&Title=Archaeologists%20find%20world%27s%20most%20ancient%20salt%20works%20in%20Azerbaijan

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