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" May No Soldier Go Unloved "

   
 
Saturday, October 11, 2003
 
news
Bush, Democrats spar over Iraq rebuilding: "President Bush on Saturday offered a portrait of Iraq as a country where life is returning to normal after war, insisting that "Iraq is making progress" despite a steady drumbeat of bad news."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.S. seizes two linked to Saddam's forces: "U.S. soldiers stormed three houses near Saddam Hussein's hometown on Saturday and detained four suspects, two believed linked to the ousted leader's special security force, the U.S. military said."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Surgery begins to separate Egyptian twins: "After more than a year of preparation, a team of 18 doctors began the delicate surgery Saturday to separate 2-year-old twins from Egypt joined at the crown of their heads."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Source confirms Limbaugh investigation: "Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh stunned listeners of his nationwide radio show by announcing on the air that he's hooked on painkillers and is checking himself into rehab."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Murder suspect escapes Pennsylvania jail: "A suspect in the murders of five people whose bodies were found in his backyard escaped from jail by climbing 60 feet down a rope made of bedsheets, officials said."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



AP: Israeli strike may derail Syria talks: "Israel's military attack on Syrian soil is threatening to derail secret European and U.N. diplomatic efforts to bring the two Mideast enemies back to the negotiating table and could stall a planned Israeli-Hezbollah prisoner swap, the Associated Press has learned from officials involved."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Feds condemn Robertson for nuke comment: "The U.S. State Department has condemned an on-air suggestion by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson that the agency ought to be blown up with a nuclear device."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



41 Taliban escape from Afghanistan jail: "More than 40 Taliban militants escaped from a southern Afghanistan prison by digging a 30-foot-long tunnel and with apparent help from officials, regional leaders said Saturday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Gov. Davis does 'Top Ten' on Letterman: "Gov. Gray Davis got a chance to reshape his staid public image with a cameo appearance Friday on David Letterman's "Late Show.""

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Clemens, Martinez set for Fenway showdown: "This figures to be a day that will stick out in the history of Fenway Park. Roger Clemens, pitching on the Fenway mound for one final time, opposed by Pedro Martinez in Game 3 of the AL championship series, tied one game apiece."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press


Monday, October 06, 2003
 
Ideas for care packages


A Local Postcard from your area
A very small toy checkers game
Airheads taffy
Alka Seltzer
Antibacterial Handwash
Anything patriotic
Assorted Crackers
Assorted Packettes of condiments
Baby powder is good in dry hot climates
Bandaids- fun ones
Beef jerky
Brownies
Bubbles
Candy appropriate to season
Candy Bars
Chapstick
Cheese curls
Clothespins
Coffee Paks, instant
Cold & Flu Hot Liquid Pak
Cookies
Cough drops
Crackers & Cheese Packettes
Crakers & Peanut Butter Packettes
Crossword Puzzle books
Crunch & Munch Type of snacks
Cube Games
Deck of Cards reg. and mini
Disposable Camera
Doritos
Butterfly bandaids
Face Powder Sheets
Facial Cleanser
Fizzies
foot powder
Greeting cards appropriate to season
Gum
Hand Lotion
Handy wipes, Wet Ones
Heat Pack
Heavy duty socks
Highlighters
Homebaked items
Hometown newspaper possible subscription here
Hot Chocolate packs
Hot Tamales, the candy
Kleenex
Lifesavers
Lint Roller
Listerine Sheets
Little candle in a tin
Luden's cherry cough drops
M&Ms
Magazines
Mentos
Notepads
Notes of encouragement
Pain Reliever
Paperback Books
Patriotic T-shirt
Pens
Phone Card
Pictures from home, If the kids cannot be there for a holiday take pictures to send to them
Popcorn
Pringles
Ramen Noodles
Razors
Reading material is always good
Refrigerator magnet of American Flag
Salt & Pepper
SASE with notecard
Scented Candles
Shaving Stuff
Silly Putty
Slim Jims
Small box- Russell Stover Candy
Small packages of sugar & Creamer
Snack bags of Chex Mix, Chips, Etc
Snack Pack Cookies
Soap
Socks
Sore Throat Tablets
Stationary, Envelopes, Stamps
Sunday Comics
Sweetened Koolaid Envelopes
Tang
Tape
Tea Bags
The pads or spray of the Avon stuff Skin so soft for bugs
The Sky's the limit
Tic tacs
Tins of Altoids
Tobasco Sauce- small
Toothbrush
Travel size Q-tips
Travelpak of Wipes
Tuna Pouches
Twinkies
Tylenol samples
Unbreakable container of Salsa/Cheese
Videos especially overseas most of us have pay per view tape the movies and send them off they don't get to see them as fast as we do
Vitamin C Drops
Water Blaster Squirt Guns small
Weekly World News
Whitman Samplers
Whoopie Cushion
Wooden airplanes
Word search books
PEANUTBUTTER
DRIED FRUIT
FIG NEWTONS
BREAKFAST BARS
POWER BARS
BUBBLE GUM
SMALL CANS OF TUNA W/CRACKERS
VIENNA SAUSAGES
MOLE-SKIN, FOR BLISTERS OR BLISTER BANDAIDES
NO AIRESOLE CANS
NERF BALL
HACKY SAC
JIGSAW PUZZleS
hygiene products(deoderant, toothpaste, razors, soap, shampoo, toilet paper)
deployment papers have a size limit:



42H x Combined W+L of no more than 72 inches

#7 box, biggest square box they make, is suggested
War blog home

Sunday, October 05, 2003
 
Syria plans complaint about Israel attack: "Arab leaders warned that a "circle of violence" could encompass the region Sunday after Israeli warplanes attacked deep inside Syria for the first time in decades. Syria said it would complain to the United Nations."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Israel strikes terrorist base in Syria: "Israeli warplanes bombed what the military called an Islamic Jihad training base deep in Syria on Sunday in the first Israeli attack on Syrian soil in more than two decades. The raid came in retaliation for an Islamic Jihad suicide bombing at a Haifa restaurant that killed 19 people."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



U.S. Tries to Stop a Key Iraqi Official From Embarrassing Bush in IraqWar.ru (English)



Forced in from the cold, spy feels the heat in IraqWar.ru (English)



Two Iraqi scientists shot after aiding U.S. in IraqWar.ru (English)



An insurgency isn't easily cracked in IraqWar.ru (English)



Kay Claims About Iraq Nukes Lack Evidence -Diplomat in IraqWar.ru (English)



Slain CIA Agent's Dad Calls Leak Treason in IraqWar.ru (English)



Transfer power or risk more guerilla attacks: Annan in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraq will be poor 'for years' in IraqWar.ru (English)



Attacks on Troops Claim Iraqi Civilians in IraqWar.ru (English)



US Seen Dragging Feet on Iraqi Oil Money Watchdog in IraqWar.ru (English)



Ripple Effect Of CIA Agent's Outing in IraqWar.ru (English)



Suspected executioner for Saddam caught in IraqWar.ru (English)



Chirac fumes over claims that France sold missiles to Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



French-Made Missiles Turn Up in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraqi dies as mob rushes police in IraqWar.ru (English)



Bush ratings fall as weapons fail to show up in IraqWar.ru (English)



White House Calm Before CIA Leak Deadline in IraqWar.ru (English)



Ex-Ambassador Wilson Has Flamboyant Touch in IraqWar.ru (English)

 
Iraq war news
1,200 weapons inspectors spent 90 days in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Charm offensive: the Army's secret weapon in the battle for Iraqi hearts in IraqWar.ru (English)



Troops kill rioters in Baghdad and Basra in IraqWar.ru (English)



C.I.A. Chief Is Caught in Middle by Leak Inquiry in IraqWar.ru (English)



Government Lawyers Fear 9/11 Ruling Threatens Qaeda Cases in IraqWar.ru (English)



President Says Report on Arms Vindicates War in IraqWar.ru (English)



What Inspectors Saw, and Didn't See in IraqWar.ru (English)



Ambush Kills U.S. Soldier in Iraq in IraqWar.ru (English)



Iraqi Civilians Caught in Crossfire of Guerrilla War in IraqWar.ru (English)



U.S. soldiers under fire for Iraqi wives in IraqWar.ru (English)



Saddam rooked by North Koreans in IraqWar.ru (English)



Families: Guardsmen investigated after marrying Iraqis in IraqWar.ru (English)



'We found nothing, despite Saddam's ambitions' in IraqWar.ru (English)



Survey chief led calls to oust Iraqi dictator in IraqWar.ru (English)



Israeli tank commander charged over killings in IraqWar.ru (English)



US pilots trained to shoot down hijacked planes in IraqWar.ru (English)



Israel strikes terrorist base in Syria: "Israeli warplanes attacked an Islamic Jihad training base deep in Syria in retaliation for a suicide bombing at a Haifa restaurant that killed 19 people, the army said Sunday. Israeli media said it was the first Israeli attack on Syrian soil in more than two decades."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



US military ready to renew its program of "embedding" journalists: "The US military found the experience of "embedding" journalists in combat units during the Iraq conflict so positive that both the brass and the journalists believe it should be used again in the next big conflict. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



U.S. raid uncovers bomb material in Iraq: "U.S. troops raided the home of a suspected weapons dealer on Sunday, arresting him and seizing blasting caps and other materials often used by Iraqi insurgents to build the roadside bombs that target American soldiers."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



U.S. Raid Uncovers Bomb Material in Iraq: "U.S. troops raided the home of a suspected weapons dealer on Sunday, arresting him and seizing blasting caps and other materials often used by Iraqi insurgents to build the roadside bombs that target American soldiers. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Iraqi Ex-Soldiers Clash with British Troops, 5 Hurt: "British troops fired rubber bulletsSunday to disperse hundreds of former soldiers in SaddamHussein's army who rioted in the southern city of Basra,hurling rocks and setting tires ablaze. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

 

 
   
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