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Karon, Tony Wednesday, Dec. 01, 2004. Thursday, Dec. 01, 2004.
The election will be held in Irap on January 31. Iraqi political parties requested more time but Presidend Bush and Iyad Allawi, the Prime Minister of the interim government, insist it stay on schedual. The reason for asking to postpone the election is the security situation and possible boycotts.
Macleod, Scott and Nahid Siamdoust Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004
A group called mullans was hailing the Basij Islamic militia and a representative stated that if the US president attacks Iran's nuclear facilities then ships of the US and Israel in the Persian Gulf will be attacked
Karon, Tony Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004
The US is likely to carry the rest of the Iraq security burden by themselves. Many of the allies have backed out and more plan to in the next four months.
Thompson, Jake thurday, Dec. 2, 2004.
Neraska's governor Mike Johanns was choosen by President Bush to be the next US secretary of agriculture. Lt. Gov. Dave Heineman will replace Johann. Thurday, Dec. 2, 2004
Israel will not attack Palestinians if the situation remains calm. Since Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death Nov. 11, the level of violence between the two sides has decreased markedly. December 1, 2004
DocuPen R700 - Would James Bond have used the DocuPen? This thin, portable gadget lets you scan documents and transfer them to your PC. With the push of a button and a drag across the surface, you can scan documents up to 8 inches wide at 100 to 200 dpi. Slow and steady movement is the key to legible scans, and a warning light will illuminate if you drag it too fast. Resulting scans are black and white (no color options), and you can store around 50 images depending on document size and detail. See for more information.
MERRILL, ELIZABETH November 27, 2004
For the first time in 36 years, Nebraska is a football team with nowhere to go after Friday's 26-20 loss to Colorado. Harrison Beck, the NU quarter back is often refered to as 'the future' by many fans. First came the end of the 33-year run in the polls in 2002. Then the nine-win season streak fell.
DIEHL, DAVID November 27, 2004 NU seniors go out with varied emotions.
22 Nebraska seniors who played their final game Friday, wrapping up careers that spanned two head coaches, a twisted, branching tree of assistants and their schemes and, ultimately, a disappointing failure to live up to a state's expectations. Callahan and his new staff and flashy system was another area of contention. After the game, Sievers and linebacker Ira Cooper, who had a highlight senior-day interception that helped a fourth-quarter NU rally, said not all the players bought into the system. Sievers described it as a jelling process, one that never completely set.

"That jell, it makes a difference more than you think," he said. December 2, 2004

NU football players head back to the weight room

Dave Kennedy, NU's strength and conditioning coach, said Wednesday that his staff won't waste the three weeks before the Huskers are turned loose at the semester break. Without practice for a bowl, Nebraska players will face an aggressive lifting program, with no conditioning work. now is the time for them to gain straight since they will not be practicing for a bowl game. December 1, 2004

No more firings, Osborne says

"We've had enough people being fired for a while," Osborne said Tuesday. "We need to try to make things work. We'll see how it goes."

In his first public statement about the Huskers' recently complete 5-6 season, the former Husker head coach said he shares fans' disappointment to see the streaks end. Rather than the players, it's Bill Callahan and his staff who are taking much of the heat from frustrated fans on sports talk shows. December 1, 2004

Huskers land big back from Texas

Cody Glenn of Rusk, Texas, on Tuesday accepted an NU scholarship offer, becoming the 20th known member of the Huskers' No. 1-ranked recruiting class and the third player at his position.
Glenn, a 6-foot, 225-pound bruiser, gives Nebraska the big back it desired to fill out what is sure to be a crowded offensive backfield in 2005.Glenn visited Lincoln last week to watch Nebraska's season-ending loss to Colorado. He is the third player from the large group of visitors to commit since Saturday. NU also snagged defensive tackles Lorenzo Jones of McKinney, Texas, and Barry Cryer of Dodge City (Kan.) Community College. November 30, 2004

Recruiting news gets even better for NU

NU ascended to the No. 1 position, according to, in the national ranking of recruiting classes. The NU program has pinned its future to an unfinished class of recruits filled with players Nebraskans seem to know well but have never seen play. Cassidy said the next three weekends are important, particularly Dec. 10 through 12, when the Huskers hope to bring a large group of prospects to Lincoln for the team's season-ending banquet. The Huskers plan to sign a full class of 25, not including Cryer and junior-college linebacker Dontrell Moore. They are eligible to sign Dec. 15 and will not count against the 2005 numbers. November 28, 2004

Globes, gear, gift certificates will suit travelers on your list
Buying gifts for people who love to travel has never been simpler, thanks to the ease of Internet shopping, a burgeoning selection of specialty items and publications, and gift certificates that allow recipients to book an inn or spa when and where it's convenient for them. Great gift ideas include Gift certificates,Globes, guidebooks,Luggage, gadgets, Medicinal marijuana
The rights and medical needs of patients have been sacrificed to the government's failing war on drugs. Patients suffering from AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and other serious conditions often find that marijuana is the most, sometimes only effective treatment; yet those who do use marijuana as medicine are subject to arrest, incarceration, seizure of assets and other criminal sanctions.
The New Politics Of Pot
Bush appointee John Walters has traveled to fight an initiative that would legalize marijuana, he calls out his three sworn enemies as if he were Tupac Shakur. The czar has a problem with billionaire philanthropists George Soros, Peter Lewis and John Sperling, who have bankrolled the pro-pot movement, and he wants everyone to know he's ready for battle.
Looking Beyond Saddam

Mar. 10, 2003
One of the gravest reservations held by opponents of a new war on Iraq is what would happen afterward. Even if the Bush Administration proves correct in assuming a quick military success, the postwar peace, by all accounts, would be a messy affair. Yet some who support the war believe destroying Saddam Hussein's regime would bring sweeping benefits to the entire Middle East. Though it has leaked a satchel of scenarios for beating Saddam's army, the Administration has said barely a word about managing the perilous aftermath. By BILL POWELL
Posted Sunday, November 14, 2004
The long-awaited assault on Fallujah was officially dubbed Operation Dawn, to signify the promise of a new beginning. But the name the U.S. military had originally given the operation—Phantom Fury—seems more appropriate for the kind of war U.S. forces are fighting. At times the soldiers and Marines trawling Fallujah's alleyways feel as though they are chasing ghosts. Insurgents vanish as the armored columns rumble into town, only to reappear somewhere else, firing from minarets and hiding in houses booby-trapped to blow up. U.S. and Iraqi officials say that their forces have killed as many as 1,000 enemy fighters and that most of the ravaged city is under U.S. control.
Posted Sunday, November 14, 2004
"We're not going to die!" yells Staff Sergeant David Bellavia as his rattled platoon of soldiers takes cover from machine-gun fire in the streets of Fallujah. The platoon has been ordered to hunt down and kill a group of insurgents hiding somewhere in a block of 12 darkened houses. It is 1:45 a.m., and the soldiers have been running from fire fight to fire fight for 48 hours straight with no sleep, fueled only by the modest pickings from their ration packs. As they searched through nine of the houses on the block, the soldiers turned up nothing.

Nov. 22, 2004
The penalty for smoking pot in Alabama is up to 99 years in prison. But that hasn't stopped the Cotton State — along with Mississippi and Georgia — from siding with California in its battle to keep medical marijuana legal. All three filed briefs supporting Left Coast medipot users before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on Nov. 29 on whether patients can cultivate and possess physician-prescribed cannabis. " We happen to believe California's medical-marijuana policy is misguided," says Alabama solicitor general Kevin Newsom. " But this isn't about the drug war.
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
Fallujah resident Abdullah Ahmed said the fighting started after U.S. soldiers brought 700-800 men into the city to clear rubble from damage caused by November's offensive.Red Crescent, sister organization of the International Committee of the Red Cross, is the only humanitarian aid group operating in Fallujah, which was badly damaged by last month's U.S.-led offensive against insurgents. Most of its 300,000 people fled the fighting to camps on the city's outskirts.
Fallujah, the scene of a weeklong U.S.-led offensive last month to uproot insurgents based in the city, erupted in more violence Sunday, starting when American and Iraqi forces clashing with guerrillas in several suburbs and ending with U.S. airstrikes on suspected insurgent hideouts.
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
The new operation follows Lightning Resolve, a massive security operation begun in July to protect the October election, the first national vote since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001.
December 12, 2004

Report on U.S. oil-for-food spending set to be released
In all, the CPA said it spent $20 billion from the Iraq Development Fund and little from an $18.4 billion allocation from Congress.
Of the $20 billion the CPA spent, $11.1 billion came from oil sales.
The auditing panel also said the CPA gave $1.8 billion to Halliburton, a Houston-based oil services conglomerate, in no-bid contracts. It also said the ruling coalition authority was unable to track the money coming in or going out.
December 10, 2004

Huskers hope to woo lineman from Georgia

He's training regularly at Velocity Sports Performance in Peachtree City, Ga., to ready himself for the All-American Bowl. At the Jan. 15 game in San Antonio, Scott will play on the East squad - opposite the sideline from NU recruits Phillip Dillard, Craig Roark, Marlon Lucky, Leon Jackson, Rodney Picou and Jordan Congdon. Scott has known John Blake since the Nebraska assistant began to recruit him while at Mississippi State last year. The scholarship offer from Nebraska came in February, and Scott has stayed close with Blake.
December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!
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December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!

WASHINGTON - The holiday shopping list looks pretty good so far. Now, what are you getting your boss?

Almost half of workers plan to give a holiday gift to at least one business associate this year, according to a poll conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. for Office Depot Inc. The survey also found that 90 percent of us are baffled about the etiquette associated with workplace gift-swapping.

However, here are some tips to help you indulge in the holiday spirit without running afoul of the law or good taste:

⬢ Check the rules. Some organizations have strict regulations about what kinds of gifts their employees can give and receive.

⬢ Give to the group. Instead of individual gifts to your office mates, give something everyone can enjoy. Food is generally well-received.

⬢ Keep it secular. Not everyone is Christian, but people of all faiths will usually welcome a cheerful "Happy Holidays." If you send out greeting cards to colleagues, choose those without an overtly religious message.

⬢ Nix the family newsletters. The contents of such letters usually are of interest only to family members.

⬢ Forget about booze. What seems like a generous gift to you could be an unfortunate trigger for a recovering alcoholic, or just plain useless to someone who doesn't drink for personal, medical or religious reasons.

⬢ Keep it modest. People should not feel guilty if they don't have the means or desire to reciprocate. The more expensive the gifts you give, the more likely you will make someone in your office uncomfortable.

⬢ No knickknacks. Most of us can barely see our desks as it is. The last thing we need is another coffee mug, paperweight, clock or pen-and-pencil set.

⬢ Stick to what, or who, you know. There's nothing rude about limiting your generosity to your own department.

⬢ Be inclusive. If you plan to give gifts to only a few co-workers with whom you are particularly close, do it outside work.

⬢ Keep it clean. Do not consider gag gifts that rely on sexual innuendo or ethnic stereotypes to be funny.

⬢ Be generous down the chain. Give your assistant or intern at least as nice a gift as the one you give your boss.

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