Archive for July, 2008

Lifesaving Technology: Detecting Cancer Lot Easier

Thursday, July 31st, 2008


New medical software helps catch cancer a lot earlier

The Future Of Coal

Thursday, July 31st, 2008


West Virginia to build Nation s first modern coal-to-liquid plant Coal would be converted to synthetic gas to help make gasoline for cars Report Coal-to-liquid plant could make up to 100 Million gallons of gasoline President Bush spoke today in W V on future of coal energy Analysis by Governor Joseph Manchin of West Virginia

World and National News Update: Los Angeles Earthquake, Stevens Indictment, Newark Mayor Scandal, War in Iraq, U.S.-Iran Relations

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008


5 4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Downtown Los Angeles Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Indicted on Financial Fraud Charges Former Newark Mayor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison Following Mistress Scandal New Iraq Operation Aiming to Clear Out al-Qaeda Militants From Northeast of Baghdad Iran and U S Continue Quabble Over Nuclear Program

Iran Sees ‘common Ground’ on Nuke Issue

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview broadcast Monday that he sees common ground with the West over his country s disputed nuclear program July 29

World And National News: New Offensive In Iraq; On The Campaign Trail Fir Raging Near Yosemite; New Mexico Flooding

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008


South Korea resumes U S beef imports after 5-year ban

Iran must resolve nuclear dispute before US vote: Obama

Friday, July 25th, 2008


US White House hopeful Barack Obama said in Paris on Friday that Iran should not wait for the new US president to be elected to resolve its dispute with the West over its nuclear programme

Missile Commander Explains Sleeping Airmen

Friday, July 25th, 2008


There was never any question about the security of nuclear missile codes during an incident at a missile control facility near Minot That s what the vice commander of the 91st Missile Wing said today regarding a situation where three missileers fell asleep while in posession of expired codes There are 15 Missile Alert Facilities spread out across hundreds of square miles surrounding Minot Air Force Base Each one has several levels of security both above ground and 60 to 80 feet below ground behind a massive blast door where what s called the capsule holds the actual controls for 10 missiles It s in this capsule that crews work a 24 hour shift - in charge of their 10 missiles But it wasn t down here that the crew members fell asleep - it was back at ground level - following a 24 hour shift - and at the conclusion of a week-long procedude to change the code system used by everyone involved with the missiles The crew had possession of the old outdated codes when they took their well-publicized nap Col Michael Spencer 91st Missile Wing The case was locked it was secured with two separate locks inside a building guarded by cops in a fenced area under surveillance That s where this superceded code sat when the crew members fell asleep 91st Missile Wing Vice Commander Colonel Michael Spencer says while the security of the missiles was never in doubt and the incident came at the end of a high-stress week of code changeover the four-person crew still did not follow through on required procedures Col Michael Spencer 91st Missile Wing It s non routine but even because it s non routine we take great strides to be sure they are prepared to execute those things because even in non routine we got to get that right because there s no room for error there Jim Olson KX News Colonel Spencer says discipline for those involved has not been decided yet

World and National News Update: Summer Olympics, Obama in Europe, Hurricane Dolly, Mississippi Oil Spill, U.S.-India Energy Plan

Thursday, July 24th, 2008


According to International Olympic Committee Iraq Will Not Complete in Beijing Due to Iraqi Government Interference Obama Discusses Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan During Visit to Berlin South Texas Residents Still Threatened by Dolly Now Reduced to Tropical Storm 419K Gallons of Oil Spill Into Mississippi River After Barge Collides into Tanker Secretary Rice Says Proposed U S -India Nuclear Energy Deal Good for Both Countries

International News Update: Bush’s North Korea Plan; Conservatives-Ulster Unionists Partnerships Plan; Bashir Visits Darfur; East Africa Faces ‘Catastrophe’; French Lawmakers Pass Sarkozy Bill; Obama On Iran; International Weather Forecast

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008


Bush Plan for North Korea ignores labour camps activists say Conservatives plan partnership with Ulster unionists Telegraph says Bashir visits Darfur pledges Sudan will protect relief workers East Africa faces catastrophe as food prices rise OXFAM says French lawmakers pass Sarkozy Bill on increased work hours Obama says nuclear-armed Iran poses grave threat Hurricane Dolly downgraded as it hits Southern Texas

India To Push Economic Reforms; Insight, Outlook For India Economy

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008


Analysis by Palaniappan Chidambaram India Finance Minister