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" May No Soldier Go Unloved "

   
 
Saturday, August 30, 2003
 
Car bomb kills 85 at Iraqi Shiite mosque: "A car bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers leaving Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine after Friday prayers, killing at least 85 people - including a top cleric - in the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.N. to further reduce staff in Iraq: "The United Nations will drastically reduce its remaining international staff in Iraq because of security concerns following the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad and continuing violence, U.N. officials said Friday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Drivers face Labor Day jams, gas prices: "Despite higher gas prices, millions of Americans hit the road Friday for the last getaway of the summer in what was expected to be the busiest Labor Day weekend in eight years."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Accused Web attacker under house arrest: "A Minnesota teenager known online as "teekid" was arrested and placed on electronic monitoring Friday for allegedly unleashing a version of the "Blaster" computer worm that infected thousands of computers."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Three killed in Chicago shooting mourned: "Hundreds of mourners for three men killed in a shooting rampage at an auto-parts warehouse were told the "cruel, ugly manner" of their deaths must not cloud the memories of their lives."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Female Air cadets feared punishment: "Many female Air Force Academy cadets didn't report sexual assaults to academy authorities because they feared being punished or ostracized, a Pentagon survey found."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press

 
Car bomb kills 85 at Iraqi Shiite mosque: "A car bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers leaving Iraq's holiest Shiite shrine after Friday prayers, killing at least 85 people - including a top cleric - in the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.N. to further reduce staff in Iraq: "The United Nations will drastically reduce its remaining international staff in Iraq because of security concerns following the bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad and continuing violence, U.N. officials said Friday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Drivers face Labor Day jams, gas prices: "Despite higher gas prices, millions of Americans hit the road Friday for the last getaway of the summer in what was expected to be the busiest Labor Day weekend in eight years."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Accused Web attacker under house arrest: "A Minnesota teenager known online as "teekid" was arrested and placed on electronic monitoring Friday for allegedly unleashing a version of the "Blaster" computer worm that infected thousands of computers."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Three killed in Chicago shooting mourned: "Hundreds of mourners for three men killed in a shooting rampage at an auto-parts warehouse were told the "cruel, ugly manner" of their deaths must not cloud the memories of their lives."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Female Air cadets feared punishment: "Many female Air Force Academy cadets didn't report sexual assaults to academy authorities because they feared being punished or ostracized, a Pentagon survey found."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Canada officials examine blackout's start: "Huge electricity surges running on transmission lines between New York and Michigan and through Ontario collapsed the province's power system just three minutes after signs of trouble appeared on Aug. 14, Canadian officials said Friday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



French deaths up sharply in hot August: "France's first comprehensive tally of the searing heat wave stirred fresh outrage Friday when the government revealed that an alarming 11,435 people had died - far beyond its initial estimates."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Brown fined for drug possession, released: "Calling Bobby Brown a role model, a traffic court judge on Friday ordered the singer to pay $1,450 in fines for charges including possession of less than an ounce of marijuana."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Red Sox rally to slam Yankees 10-5: "The Boston Bombers had all the answers for their struggling rivals from The Bronx. Bill Mueller, David Ortiz and Nomar Garciaparra homered as the Red Sox rallied from two deficits to beat New York 10-5 Friday night and cut the Yankees' AL East lead to 3 1/2 games."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press

 
iraq war news 08-30-03
World condemns Iraq attack: "Leaders voice outrage at a car bomb which killed dozens of people, including a top Muslim cleric."

In BBC: War in Iraq



Israel ready to bomb Iran N-plant in IraqWar.ru (English)



Deception: Iraq War Quagmire in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. Soldier killed, A ?Number? Wounded In Iraq Attacks in IraqWar.ru (English)



US aid for coalition as Iraq reconstruction cost rises in IraqWar.ru (English)



Violence worsens in Iraq with string of car bombs, defense officials say in IraqWar.ru (English)



Chirac calls for U.N.-supervised political solution in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Pakistan, Iran Again Deny Cooperation on Nuclear Technology in IraqWar.ru (English)



Evidence how Iraq violated U.N. sanctions in IraqWar.ru (English)



Russia to delay signing key nuclear agreement with Iran in IraqWar.ru (English)



Body of Iraq bombing victim arrives in Colorado in IraqWar.ru (English)



Grenade kills soldier in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Top US commander in Iraq sees no need for more American troops in IraqWar.ru (English)



The people of Iraq could not keep waiting in IraqWar.ru (English)



US marines wave southern Iraq goodbye in IraqWar.ru (English)



UN Geneva office pays final tribute to victims of Baghdad terrorist attack in IraqWar.ru (English)



Surviving UN official recounts Baghdad blast in IraqWar.ru (English)



Marooned in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



UN considers withdrawing from Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Basra blast 'not targeted at UK troops' in IraqWar.ru (English)



Blast outside British HQ in Basra in IraqWar.ru (English)



Mosque bombing in southern Iraq kills 75 in IraqWar.ru (English)



Coalition casualties accounted for (Updated 28th of August) in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush broadens Iraqi asset seizure powers: "Facing a mounting price tag for rebuilding Iraq, President George W. Bush has broadened US powers to confiscate assets linked to Saddam Hussein's fallen regime, the White House announced. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Putin, on visit to Italy, appeals to UN to end violence in Iraq: "Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday for the "real involvement" of the United Nations in Iraq if the escalating violence there is to be halted. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Al Jazeera Says U.S. Forces Detain Two Journalists: "The Arabic television network AlJazeera said U.S. forces on Friday detained two of itsjournalists near the Iraqi city of Ramadi while they wereinterviewing witnesses about a recent blast. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Bush: Iraq violence won't deter U.S.: "The bombing Friday of an Iraqi mosque - the third such attack this month - illustrates a the "desperation of the enemies of the Iraqi people" but will not deter American forces, President Bush said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


Wednesday, August 27, 2003
 
7 killed in Chicago warehouse shooting: "A man on the verge of losing his job opened fire at an auto parts warehouse Wednesday in a rampage that left seven people dead, including the gunman."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Workers remove Ten Commandments monument: "A 2 1/2-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments that became a lightning rod in a legal storm over church and state was wheeled from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building Wednesday as protesters knelt, prayed and chanted, "Put it back!""

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.S., N. Korea hold direct nuke talks: "Trading the cold shoulder for careful conversation, the United States and North Korea made their first direct contact in four months on Wednesday, huddling on the sidelines of a multinational summit to work through a venomous stalemate over Pyongyang's nuclear program."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



EPA exempts plants from clean-air rule: "The Bush administration on Wednesday made it easier for thousands of older power plants, refineries and factories to avoid having to install costly clean air controls when they replace aging equipment."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq combat: "Two more U.S. soldiers were killed in combat Tuesday, and the relief agency Oxfam became the fourth major international organization to pull some or all of its foreign staff out of Iraq because of the increasing danger."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Britain defends treatment of scientist: "Britain's defense secretary denied on Wednesday that his ministry mistreated a weapons adviser who committed suicide after becoming the center of a dispute over the accuracy of an official dossier on Iraq's weapons."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Ex-POW Jessica Lynch honorably discharged: "Jessica Lynch, the former prisoner of war who became a national hero when special forces rescued her from an Iraqi hospital, has been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, her lawyer said Wednesday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Stocks mixed as Dow falls 7, Nasdaq up 12: "Stocks drifted to a narrowly mixed finish Wednesday in a session so quiet that the Dow Jones industrials floated in only a 40-point range."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Mars sweeps 'close,' delighting onlookers: "Mars, the planet the ancients feared and revered as the Red One, the Fiery One, or Death Star, made its closest pass to Earth in 60,000 years Wednesday, glowing a pale orange in a moonless night sky."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Isiah Thomas out as Pacers coach: "Isiah Thomas was fired Wednesday as coach of the Indiana Pacers, a surprise move by new boss Larry Bird that came only two months before the start of the season."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press


Tuesday, August 26, 2003
 
searching-for-saddam
 
Iraq war updates
Rice urges patience with Iraq, Middle East: "US President George W. Bush's national security adviser preached patience with the war in Iraq and with the bloodied Middle East peace process to an increasingly worried US public. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



US prepared to send more troops to Iraq if commanders ask for them: Rumsfeld: "The United States will send more troops to Iraq "in a minute" if the top US commander in the region asks for them, but so far General John Abizaid has not, US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Rumsfeld Says No More Troops Needed Now in Iraq: "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeldsaid Monday troop levels in Iraq were adequate despite callsin Washington for extra forces to secure the country more thanfive months after the U.S. invasion. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Third Group Makes Iraq U.N. Blast Claim: "A third group has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, posting the claim on a Web site known as a clearinghouse for Islamic political thought. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Tipping Point: "Today marks the date when the number of soldiers killed since May 1 equals the number killed prior to that date."

In Back to Iraq 2.0



Iraqi constitution committee aims to wrap up its work within 45 days: "The head of a technical committee charged with working out procedures for drafting a new Iraqi constitution said his team would complete its work within one and a half months. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


Monday, August 25, 2003
 
Ethnic violence in Kirkuk: "Kurds and Turkomen clash in Kirkuk. Is a wide-ranging ethnic conflict many predicted soon to follow?"

In Back to Iraq 2.0



Red Cross cuts Iraq operations: "The International Committee of the Red Cross is cutting its operations in Iraq amid fears it could be attacked."

In BBC: War in Iraq



Downing Street talked up Iraq's nuclear threat: British press: "British Prime Minister Tony Blair sought to have Iraq's nuclear threat boosted in a dossier released last September to make the case for war, the press here reported, citing documents published as part of an ongoing enquiry. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. officials argue against more troops: "Faced with rising numbers of attacks, sabotage and foreign terrorists, U.S. officials on Sunday rejected sending more American troops to stabilize Iraq but said they would welcome additional help from other countries."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Israelis kill four Hamas fighters in Gaza: "Israeli helicopters killed four Hamas fighters in a missile strike in the Gaza Strip Sunday, hours after its army chief declared all Hamas members "potential targets for liquidation.""

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Three dead in assassination attempt on top Iraqi Shiite cleric: "Three people were killed in a bomb attack aimed at one of the most important Shiite Muslim clerics in Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Seyed Mohammed Said al-Hakim, in the holy city of Najaf, his spokesman said here. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Leading Iraq Shi'ite Cleric Wounded in Bomb Attack: "One of Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslimclerics was wounded and three security guards were killed in abomb attack on Sunday in the holy city of Najaf. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Brazilian plane heads back to Geneva with slain UN envoy, ahead of burial: "A Brazilian air force plane carrying the body of slain UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello was en route to Geneva, a day after a vigil and memorial ceremony in his hometown. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

 
Ethnic violence in Kirkuk: "Kurds and Turkomen clash in Kirkuk. Is a wide-ranging ethnic conflict many predicted soon to follow?"

In Back to Iraq 2.0



Red Cross cuts Iraq operations: "The International Committee of the Red Cross is cutting its operations in Iraq amid fears it could be attacked."

In BBC: War in Iraq



Downing Street talked up Iraq's nuclear threat: British press: "British Prime Minister Tony Blair sought to have Iraq's nuclear threat boosted in a dossier released last September to make the case for war, the press here reported, citing documents published as part of an ongoing enquiry. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. officials argue against more troops: "Faced with rising numbers of attacks, sabotage and foreign terrorists, U.S. officials on Sunday rejected sending more American troops to stabilize Iraq but said they would welcome additional help from other countries."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Israelis kill four Hamas fighters in Gaza: "Israeli helicopters killed four Hamas fighters in a missile strike in the Gaza Strip Sunday, hours after its army chief declared all Hamas members "potential targets for liquidation.""

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Three dead in assassination attempt on top Iraqi Shiite cleric: "Three people were killed in a bomb attack aimed at one of the most important Shiite Muslim clerics in Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Seyed Mohammed Said al-Hakim, in the holy city of Najaf, his spokesman said here. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Leading Iraq Shi'ite Cleric Wounded in Bomb Attack: "One of Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslimclerics was wounded and three security guards were killed in abomb attack on Sunday in the holy city of Najaf. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Brazilian plane heads back to Geneva with slain UN envoy, ahead of burial: "A Brazilian air force plane carrying the body of slain UN envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello was en route to Geneva, a day after a vigil and memorial ceremony in his hometown. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


Sunday, August 24, 2003
 
Iraq's political groups seek role in security in IraqWar.ru (English)



Widow fears Pentagon 'lying' on pneumonia in IraqWar.ru (English)



Military Mute On Vaccine Danger? in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. Weighing Missile Defenses for Airliners in IraqWar.ru (English)



Japan seeking multi-billion-yen purchase of U.S. missiles in IraqWar.ru (English)



Three British Soldiers Killed in Iraq-Spokesman in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.N. Chief Says New Force in Iraq Can Be Led by U.S. in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. Expects Informal Direct Talks With North Korea in IraqWar.ru (English)



Afghan Governor Says 2 Troops, 4 Taliban Killed in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. Wants U.N. Security Council to Deal with Iran in IraqWar.ru (English)



Sanctions Harden Iraqis Attitude to U.N. in IraqWar.ru (English)



13 Victims Identified in Iraq Bombing in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S., U.N. May Face Many Enemies in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Turkey Says a Stable Iraq Is a Priority in IraqWar.ru (English)



Army Short on Replacement Parts in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



7 Kurds, 2 Turkish Soldiers Die in Clash in IraqWar.ru (English)



Annan: Broader Iraq Force Faces Hurdles in IraqWar.ru (English)



New Top UN Official In Iraq Named in IraqWar.ru (English)



US heads fail to win Iraqi hearts in IraqWar.ru (English)



Palestinian forces make arrests in raids: "Palestinian security forces began a series of raids in the Gaza Strip, seizing weapons, shutting down two smugglers' tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, and arresting at least 12 smugglers, a Palestinian security official said Saturday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Hamas: Europe should rebuff U.S. demands: "Europe should reject U.S. demands to freeze the funds of Hamas officials and pro-Palestinian charities, the Lebanese representative of the Hamas militant group said Saturday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



New "corrected" Bush-Cheney newsticker for your website or blog: "      Catalyzer has just released a corrected Bush campaign news ticker, with minor improvements (click here for an example), similar to the one shown on the right side of the page.  To add the feed, add the code:                  "

In Catalyzer Newsroom



Not News, but an Annoucement: "For those of you who have read the OpEds of LT Smash on Command Post, I just want to let you know that the LT's pieces will no longer be " Live From the Sandbox ," as he is on his way home from Iraq.
Thank you for a job well done and welcome home .
"

In Command Post: Irak



Attack in Iraq leaves 3 U.K. troops dead: "The death toll among coalition forces rose Saturday when three British soldiers were killed in a guerrilla attack in southern Iraq. Also, U.S. troops killed two Iraqi Turkomen who opened fire when soldiers arrived to quell a bloody ethnic clash in the north."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

 

 
   
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