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10 Commandments
Abbas, Mahmoud
Arafat, Yasser
Bush
Clinton, Bill
Fallujah
Hottest Christmas gifts
Iran
Iraq
Medical marijuana
Nebraska football
Rice, Condoleezza
Sudan
Subjects.
Rice, Condoleezza

(in reference to George Bush.)

But once she became his National Security Adviser, "her primary job was to understand the President and understand how he wanted to be served," says former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, Rice's previous boss and mentor. "And she did that brilliantly."
Calabresi, Massimo. "Condi Gets Her Shot". Time news. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785347,00.html>
Rice, Condoleezza

She has changed positions dramatically on several issues...Her transformation "was a bit of an iterative process," she told TIME last month. "One of the President's contributions had been to remind us all, again, of the link between our security and our values."
Calabresi, Massimo. "Condi Gets Her Shot". Time news. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785347,00.html>
Rice, Condoleezza

Critics say that more often than not she simply has settled into orbit around the real power centers of U.S. foreign policy: Vice President Dick Cheney and his ally Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "She's getting this job because she's not a threat," says retired Lieut. General William Odom of the conservative Hudson Institute.
Calabresi, Massimo. "Condi Gets Her Shot". Time news. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785347,00.html>
Rice, Condoleezza

Yet some foreign diplomats praise her all-business style as the executor of Bush's will, compared with the image-heavy operation of Powell. "When Powell comes, he's got hordes of reporters," says a diplomat. "When Condi comes, she's got no reporters; there are no photo ops. She's there for the kill."
Calabresi, Massimo. "Condi Gets Her Shot". Time news. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785347,00.html>
Rice, Condoleezza

They say it was British Prime Minister Tony Blair who convinced her the U.S. needed U.N. support for a war in Iraq in August 2002. "She does have this vestigial desire to be loved by the Establishment," says a senior Administration official.
Calabresi, Massimo. "Condi Gets Her Shot". Time news. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785347,00.html>
Clinton, Bill

Bush, George W.

Clinton's Library opening

He knew every inch of the place," marveled George H.W. Bush, whose own library in College Station, Texas, opened in 1997. "I learned a lot that will come in handy when years ahead we redo our library."
Sidey, Hugh/Rock, Little. "Raindrops and Reconciliaton". Time News. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785375,00.html>
Clinton, Bill.

To George W. Bush on the opening of his library:

Clinton returned the compliment, saying he had gotten "some great ideas from the Bush library, particularly from the design of the foyer," a chamber of light and openness.
Sidey, Hugh/Rock, Little. "Raindrops and Reconciliaton". Time News. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785375,00.html>
Clinton, Bill.

Bush, George W.

Civility at the opening of Clinton's library.

Their host looked thin and a bit wan to his guests. George H.W. Bush even mentioned his concern to Clinton, who is recovering from heart-bypass surgery. He assured Bush that he was having a normal recovery and would soon be up to his old speed.
Sidey, Hugh/Rock, Little. "Raindrops and Reconciliaton". Time News. 11/29/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041129-785375,00.html>
Arafat, Yasser.

Yasser Arafat's medical records show no sign he was poisoned but are inconclusive as to the cause of his death, his nephew said Monday.
Unknown author. "Arafat's nephew says medical records do not point to 'known poisons' as cause of death". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=6082dcdb-0abe-421a-002b-32503dd03a22&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Arafat, Yasser.

Nasser al-Kidwa:

"I believe the Israeli authorities are largely responsible for what happened," he said shortly after taking possession of the medical files from French authorities.
Unknown author. "Arafat's nephew says medical records do not point to 'known poisons' as cause of death". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=6082dcdb-0abe-421a-002b-32503dd03a22&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Arafat, Yasser.

Al-Kidwa took possession of the records Monday morning, despite objections from the late Palestinian leader's widow, Suha.

But Suha Arafat, who also has a copy of the records, had threatened a legal fight to prevent other family members from obtaining them.

Al-Kidwa played down Suha Arafat's objections, saying "the Palestinian people have the right to know."
Unknown author. "Arafat's nephew says medical records do not point to 'known poisons' as cause of death". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=6082dcdb-0abe-421a-002b-32503dd03a22&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Iran

Iran announced Monday it has suspended uranium enrichment, and the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said he believed all Iran's enrichment activities have stopped, the central part of an agreement with Europe designed to head off possible U.N. sanctions.
Unknown author. "Iran suspends uranium enrichment, related nuclear activities". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=61317208-0abe-421a-0012-6694599190b3&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Iran

In Vienna, IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei said the suspension appeared to be confirmed. "I think pretty much everything has come to a halt," he told reporters.
Unknown author. "Iran suspends uranium enrichment, related nuclear activities". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=61317208-0abe-421a-0012-6694599190b3&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Iran

Iran, which insists its program is peaceful, has said the suspension will be brief, voluntary, and contingent on what Europe does next, particularly at Thursday's Vienna meeting of the IAEA board of directors.

"Continued suspension will depend on the other side fulfilling its promises. The upcoming IAEA board meeting will be a test," government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh said Monday.
Unknown author. "Iran suspends uranium enrichment, related nuclear activities". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=61317208-0abe-421a-0012-6694599190b3&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Abbas, Mahmoud

The ruling Fatah party chose Mahmoud Abbas as its candidate to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestinian Authority in Jan. 9 elections, a Palestinian official said.
Unknown author. "Fatah picks Abbas, ex-premier, as candidate to replace Arafat". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=62025435-0abe-421a-009d-c0dccb66f7fc&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Abbas, Mahmoud.

Abbas served as Arafat's first prime minister in 2003. However, he resigned after just four months in power, frustrated with Israeli policy and Arafat's refusal to grant him real power.
Unknown author. "Fatah picks Abbas, ex-premier, as candidate to replace Arafat". 9news. 11/22/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=62025435-0abe-421a-009d-c0dccb66f7fc&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Abbas, Mahmoud.

Other candidates:

Among the most serious figures considering a run is Marwan Barghouti, the West Bank Fatah leader serving five life terms in an Israeli prison after a conviction in Palestinian attacks that killed five people.
Among the most serious figures considering a run is Marwan Barghouti, the West Bank Fatah leader serving five life terms in an Israeli prison after a conviction in Palestinian attacks that killed five people.
Fallujah

Military ponders a call for more troops
Unknown author. "Military ponders a call for more troops". Omaha World-Herald. 11/23/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1266056>
Sudan

But the calm broke on Nov. 23--a long day full of just the kind of killing, hypocrisy and indifference that have defined the conflict since it began in February 2003.
Dealey, Sam. "How to Spin A Catastrophe". Time news. 12/06/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832202,00.html>
Sudan

To date, most of the violence, which has killed tens of thousands of people and left more than 2 million homeless, has been carried out by members of the Janjaweed, an Arab militia that has received financial and military support from the Sudanese government to quell an insurgency by the region's non-Arab Muslims.
Dealey, Sam. "How to Spin A Catastrophe". Time news. 12/06/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832202,00.html>
Sudan

It is "a tribal conflict," said al-Bashir, who came to power in a 1989 coup. The Janjaweed are merely "outlaws or gangsters who are used to being on horseback and holding arms or guns. They are bandits," he said. "It was started by this rebel group that tried to avenge losses against another tribe. And naturally, when one tribe attacks another tribe, there will be losses."
Dealey, Sam. "How to Spin A Catastrophe". Time news. 12/06/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832202,00.html>
Iran

Upstairs in his sixth-floor office, Isfahan representative Hassan Kamran was wearing a white Basiji scarf around his neck in solidarity with the diehards, who are seen by many Iranians as free-ranging thugs. He was ranting against the U.S., warning that if President George W. Bush dares to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Tehran will retaliate by striking Israel and U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf. "As Imam Khomeini taught us," he says, "we will respond to force with force."
Macleod, Scott and Siamdoust, Nahid. "Iran, Still Defiant". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832204,00.html>
Iran

The U.S. has charged that what Iran claims to be a peaceful pursuit of nuclear energy is likely part of a rogue regime's covert effort to get its own nuclear weapons.
Macleod, Scott and Siamdoust, Nahid. "Iran, Still Defiant". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832204,00.html>
Iran

For the U.S. and a growing number of allies, it is unthinkable that an undemocratic Islamist regime that supports terrorism and opposes the Arab-Israeli peace process could get its hands anywhere near an atom bomb. Iranian reformers clearly understand that position. "If we have a democratic government, the world could trust it" on nuclear matters, says Reza Khatami, brother of President Mohammed Khatami and an outspoken reformer who was disqualified from seeking re-election to parliament this year.
Macleod, Scott and Siamdoust, Nahid. "Iran, Still Defiant". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832204,00.html>
Iran

The mullahs publicly deny on moral grounds that Iran plans to enter the nuclear club. The Supreme Leader has said Islam forbids all weapons of mass destruction because they kill innocent civilians.
Macleod, Scott and Siamdoust, Nahid. "Iran, Still Defiant". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832204,00.html>
Iran

Even Iranians who dislike the mullahs are showing pride in the idea of Iran becoming an atomic power. "If the West has nuclear weapons, we need them as well," says accountant Amir Taheri, 25, as he and two female friends sip milk shakes at a U.S.-style shopping-center food court in affluent north Tehran.
Macleod, Scott and Siamdoust, Nahid. "Iran, Still Defiant". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832204,00.html>
Iraq

In fact, TIME later learned from sources in the insurgency that a rebel group had planned an attack on the night of the patrol. The intended targets: U.S. snipers who were perched on rooftops close to Abu Hanifa Mosque, watching for suspicious activity. The insurgents' plan was to hit the snipers' positions with rocket-propelled grenades and then ambush the platoons that would ride to the snipers' rescue.
Ghosh, Aparism. "Melting into the City". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832157,00.html>
Iraq

It's unclear why the attack was called off, but the unexpected arrival of Stubbs' patrol and its show of force in the streets may have been factors.
Ghosh, Aparism. "Melting into the City". Time news. 11/28/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832157,00.html>
10 Commandments

Less than a year after a federal judge ordered that a 21/2-ton Ten Commandments monument be removed from Alabama's state courts building, legal battles have sprung up across the nation between civil liberties groups who are targeting similar monuments and governments that are determined to display them.
Willing, Richard. "More Courts Tackle Ten Commandments". USA Today. 9/14/2004. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-14-tencommandments_x.htm>
10 Commandments.

Some were inspired by the conflict in Alabama, in which the state's chief justice was ousted in November after he refused the order to remove the monument.
Willing, Richard. "More Courts Tackle Ten Commandments". USA Today. 9/14/2004. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-14-tencommandments_x.htm>
10 Commandments.

Meanwhile, a school board in Adams County, Ohio, has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court order that it remove the Ten Commandments from school displays of seminal legal documents, including the Declaration of Independence and Magna Carta.
Willing, Richard. "More Courts Tackle Ten Commandments". USA Today. 9/14/2004. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-14-tencommandments_x.htm>
10 Commandments.

There are perhaps as many as 4,000 Ten Commandments markers that were erected in public spaces during the 1950s and 1960s as part of a Fraternal Order of Eagles project to encourage law-abiding behavior.
Willing, Richard. "More Courts Tackle Ten Commandments". USA Today. 9/14/2004. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-14-tencommandments_x.htm>
10 Commandments.

On one side, John Doe, an unidentified atheist and ACLU member in rural Nebraska, says that the Ten Commandments monument in a park in the town of Plattsmouth "alienates" him and makes him feel like a "second-class citizen," according to court papers. The monument — a 5-foot granite slab presented by the Eagles in 1965 — amounts to "Judeo-Christian" religious instruction, Doe argues.

Doe, who filed suit anonymously to try to avoid a backlash in the town of 6,800, has won in a lower court.
Willing, Richard. "More Courts Tackle Ten Commandments". USA Today. 9/14/2004. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-14-tencommandments_x.htm>
10 Commandments

Manion, who will argue for the town before the appeals court, calls the Commandments the "cultural matrix from which this country springs."
Willing, Richard. "More Courts Tackle Ten Commandments". USA Today. 9/14/2004. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-14-tencommandments_x.htm>
10 Commandments

The Ten Commandments monument banished from Alabama's state judicial building began a national tour on the back of a flatbed truck on Saturday - starting outside the courthouse where the teaching of evolution was put on trial almost 80 years ago.
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments.

About 75 people gathered to see the 5,280-pound granite monument outside the site of the Scopes Monkey Trial - where high school teacher John Scopes was convicted in 1925 of giving lessons on evolution.
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments.

"I think it was awful for them to make them move it from he courthouse," Sneed said. "That is what our country is based on, is God and the Bible. Why we want to take God out I don't know. I think we are headed for big trouble when we take God out of schools and everything."
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments.

The tour was arranged by Americans Standing for God and Country, a Texas-based veterans' group looking for congressional support to permanently display the marker at the U.S. Capitol.
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments.

Larry Darby, president of the Mongomery-based Atheist Law Center, Inc., was heckled by some in the crowd Saturday and loudly told, "You're not welcome here."
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments

At one point, John Rocco, 73, of Dayton, bumped his knee into Darby's leg as they passed on the ramp steps to the display.

"That's typical Christianity," Darby shouted. "These people are the lunatic fringe."
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments

"I'm glad I didn't carry my gun. I'd probably be in jail right now." Rocco said. "I believe in the Ten Commandments and I don't appreciate what people like him are doing to my country."
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
10 Commandments.

Cabaniss said the tour is not political and is not raising money for the group or Moore.
"Ten Commandments Hit The Road". CBS News. 7/31/2004. <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/12/national/main648790.shtml>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

Electronics

1. Apple 20 GB iPod
2. Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Silver
3. Lexar Media 512 MB JumpDrive sport Portable USB Drive
4. Canon PowerShot Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
5. Phillips DVD Player
6. Apple 40 GB iPod
7. Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
8. Canon PowerShot with 2x Optical Zoom
9. Apple iPod in-ear headphones
10. Apple Airport Express with Air Tunes
"Most Wished for in Electronics." Amazon.com. <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/zg/-/03/ce/ref=pd_zg_mw_l/104-2530227-9465504>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

Music

1. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2
2. With the Lights Out - Nirvana
3. Love, Angel, Music, Baby - Gwen Stafani
4. American Idiot - Green Day
5. Encore - Eminem
6. Greatest hits - Shania Twain
7. When I Fall in Love - Chris Botti
8. Rearviewmirror - Pearl Jam
9. Lonely Runs Both Ways - Alison Krauss and Union Station
10. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
"Most Wished for in Music." Amazon.com. <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/handle-generic-form/104-2530227-9465504>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

DVDs

1. Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Extended Edition)
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Spider-Man 2
4. Star Wars Trilogy
5. Shrek 2
6. Seinfeld Limited edition Gift Set
7. Seinfeld - Seasons 1 and 2
8. The Lord of the Rings - The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended DVD Edition)
9. The Bourne Supremacy
10. The Simpsons - The Complete Fifth Season
"Most Wished for in Music." Amazon.com. <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/handle-generic-form/104-2530227-9465504>
Iraq

The case for postponement is based on the perilous security situation, which has shown no sign of abating despite the U.S. victory in recapturing Fallujah, and also on the likelihood that more Sunni Arab Iraqis would heed calls to boycott the election than would turn out to vote.
Karon, Tony. "A High-Risk Election in Iraq". Time news. 12/1/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,845213,00.html>
Iraq

Despite calls for a six-month delay from Iraqi political parties involved in the current interim government, both President Bush and interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi insist the election will proceed on schedule.
Karon, Tony. "A High-Risk Election in Iraq". Time news. 12/1/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,845213,00.html>
Iraq

'"Do they really want to opt out of an electoral process that is going to pick a national assembly that drafts the constitution and shapes the political future of their country?" asked U.S. ambassador John Negroponte in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. "Or do they want to be represented in some way so that they have a seat at the table? I think once they realize the elections are going forward as planned, they'll have to deal with that reality. A number of them are coming round to the view that they should participate."
Karon, Tony. "A High-Risk Election in Iraq". Time news. 12/1/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,845213,00.html>
Iraq

If the U.S. and its allies hope to bring Sunnis on board by sticking to the election schedule and presenting the Sunnis with the specter of being left out of discussion over a new constitution, the insurgents plainly hope to do the opposite. They hope their campaign of violence and calls by their political allies for an election boycott will convince Sunnis that a January 31 election will not be the last word on Iraq's future.
Karon, Tony. "A High-Risk Election in Iraq". Time news. 12/1/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,845213,00.html>
Iraq

For the Shiites who constitute around 60 percent of the population the election presents not only a path to power congruent with their majority, but also as a peaceful means for ending the U.S. occupation.
Karon, Tony. "A High-Risk Election in Iraq". Time news. 12/1/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,845213,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

Anthony's basement in Naperville, Ill., is stocked with traditional toys — board games, puzzles, art supplies — and as far as he's concerned, they're relics of Christmases past. His sister Michaely, 6, still likes dressing her Barbies. "But once she starts playing Game Boy," says their mom Scharmen, "it's hard to get her away."
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

Through September, toy sales were down 5% compared with the first nine months of 2003, according to the NDP Group. Meanwhile, the video-game industry is heading for another record year, with sales of $12 billion in the U.S., up 7% over 2003, including consoles and PC titles.
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

With distractions such as instant messaging, cell-phone games and iPods angling for kids' minds and allowances, the digital revolution is making life miserable for the $20 billion toy industry. "Kids are playing on computers at earlier ages; they're picking up Game Boys and PlayStations younger than they were five years ago," says analyst Anthony Gikas of Piper Jaffray. "These are good, sexy products. They're cannibalizing the traditional toy market."
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

Of 10 toy segments — yes folks, there are that many to the people who take toys seriously — only two, arts and crafts, and dolls, have generated sales growth over a recent 12-month period, according to investment firm Harris Nesbitt. Some of the weakest categories like construction sets (down 10%) and action figures (down 9%) are the ones aimed at boys, who suffer the most blisters from video games.
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

What really worries manufacturers is wobbly Toys "R" Us. The retailer recently put its toy stores up for sale and plans to focus on its fast-growing and less seasonal Babies "R" Us stores.
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

Analysts expect dozens if not hundreds of Toys "R" Us stores to close next year — funneling more shoppers to the discounters where they can just as easily pop a Harry Potter DVD in the cart and scrap the toy altogether.
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Hottest Christmas gifts.

But a runaway smash alone would not solve the woes of the toy business. Toy stores see little Christmas cheer in tackling the big-box discounters Target and Wal-Mart, and many are shutting down.
Fonda, Daren. "Zapped!: How the toy industry is being outplayed by video games this holiday season". Time news. 11/30/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041206-832235,00.html>
Nebraska football

Nebraska linebacker Barrett Ruud is a first-team defensive pick on this year's All-Big 12 Conference team.
"Rudd Named to First Team". Columbrus Telegram.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.columbustelegram.com/articles/2004/12/02/sports/sports1.txt>
Nebraska football

Junior free safety Josh Bullocks was the Cornhuskers' lone second-team honoree. He led Nebraska defensive backs with 63 tackles this season and added seven pass interferences and two interceptions. He ended with 13 career interceptions - just one away from the Nebraska career record.
"Rudd Named to First Team". Columbrus Telegram.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.columbustelegram.com/articles/2004/12/02/sports/sports1.txt>
Nebraska football

He joins Texas' Ricky Williams, who won the honor in 1997 and 1998, as the only two-time selections.
"Rudd Named to First Team". Columbrus Telegram.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.columbustelegram.com/articles/2004/12/02/sports/sports1.txt>
Iraq

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and four wounded when their patrol came under attack in the northwestern city of Mosul, the military said Sunday.
The soldiers, part of the U.S. Task Force Olympia based out of Mosul, were attacked at about 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a military statement. The deaths raise the total number of U.S. soldiers killed Saturday to four.
"Two U.S. soldiers killed, 4 hurt in Iraq". Omaha.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1276677>
Iraq

Mosul has witnessed a recent upturn in violence as insurgents intensify efforts to destabilize the country ahead of planned Jan. 30 national elections.
"Two U.S. soldiers killed, 4 hurt in Iraq". Omaha.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1276677>
Iraq

Also Saturday, a suicide bomber exploded his vehicle alongside a bus carrying Kurdish militiamen, killing at least nine people and wounding nine more, Kurdish officials said.
"Two U.S. soldiers killed, 4 hurt in Iraq". Omaha.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1276677>
Bush

A failure in the coming days to win congressional passage of the intelligence reorganization bill he supports would not bode well for political bliss when the new Congress convenes next month. Some House Republicans are standing in the way of the bill.
"'I don't' from House would pre-empt Bush honeymoon". Omaha.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1276474>
Bush

Bush has proposed overhauls of tax laws, Social Security and immigration. He wants to pass a major energy bill and cut the deficit in half by 2008. He also probably will have a Supreme Court vacancy or two to fill.

The scope of his agenda is giving some top Republicans pause.
"'I don't' from House would pre-empt Bush honeymoon". Omaha.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1276474>
Bush

Bush used his weekly radio address to try to increase the pressure. The bill, embodying many recommendations of the bipartisan 9/11 panel, charts "a clear, sensible path toward needed reforms," Bush said Saturday. "I urge members of Congress to act next week so I can sign these needed reforms into law."
"'I don't' from House would pre-empt Bush honeymoon". Omaha.com. 12/5/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=54&u_sid=1276474>
Iraq

Many U.S. troops say it's one more broken promise. They landed in Iraq planning to rotate out after six months. Then Washington extended their stints to a full year. That was the limit, the Pentagon swore: just "365 days, boots on the ground," not a day longer. But last week the brass announced the decision to raise U.S. troop strength in Iraq by 12,000—meaning, among other things, that roughly 10,000 Americans now in Iraq can count on stretching their stay to 14 months
Nordland, Rod. "How Many Boots on the Ground?" Newsweek. 12/13/2004. <http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6652968/site/newsweek/>
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Iraq

The reinforcements are needed, and not only to provide security for the Jan. 30 elections.
Nordland, Rod. "How Many Boots on the Ground?" Newsweek. 12/13/2004. <http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6652968/site/newsweek/>
Iraq

Thousands of Iraqi police have fled their posts, and more murdered bodies of Iraqi National Guardsmen turn up every day.
Nordland, Rod. "How Many Boots on the Ground?" Newsweek. 12/13/2004. <http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6652968/site/newsweek/>
Iraq

By Jan. 30 election officials want only Iraqis openly standing guard at the country's polling places, with no U.S. forces in sight to upset voters. But insurgents are targeting Iraq's security forces.
Nordland, Rod. "How Many Boots on the Ground?" Newsweek. 12/13/2004. <http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6652968/site/newsweek/>
Iraq

Without U.S. military backup, Iraqi security forces could be decimated on Election Day—dealing a drastic setback to the planned security handover that is vital to America's exit strategy.
Nordland, Rod. "How Many Boots on the Ground?" Newsweek. 12/13/2004. <http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6652968/site/newsweek/>
Bush

If there is a pattern in President Bush's choices for key posts in his second term, it's that the people he has selected often have extraordinary personal stories of having succeeded after overcoming great obstacles.
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit." Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

On Friday, Bush said Bernard Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner, high school dropout and son of a convicted prostitute who abandoned him early in life, was his nominee to be the new secretary of the Homeland Security Department.
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit." Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

Commerce Secretary-designate Carlos Gutierrez, a Cuban immigrant who rose from a Kellogg Co. truck driver to become the company's chief executive officer in what Bush called "a great American success story," is an example.
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit. Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

Alberto Gonzales Jr., someone from a poor Mexican-American family who became Bush's White House counsel, is his pick to be attorney general.
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit. Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

Another example is National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, nominated by Bush to be the first black woman to serve as secretary of state. She was raised in segregated Birmingham, Ala., where one of her friends was killed in the infamous 1963 church-bombing by white racists that left four young girls dead.
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit. Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

"Go back and look at the people who served in Cabinets," says Stephen Hess, a senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution. "They weren't chosen this way. In some ways their stories were irrelevant. This is the first president, maybe, where the most important thing is the story."
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit. Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

Experts say the president also views the triumph-over-adversity story as quintessentially American, reflecting his belief in the nation's self-image as the greatest land of opportunity ever known.
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Bush

At a news conference while still president-elect in 2000, Bush was asked if he meant to send a message by choosing numerous women, immigrants and minorities for his Cabinet, many of whom Bush described as having "wonderful stories."


"You bet," Bush said. "That people who work hard and make the right decisions in life can achieve anything they want in America."
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit. Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

"Until he was 40 he was not self-made at all," Frank said. "He was completely dependent on his parents, on his name ... on his alcohol. When he stopped drinking and found religion he became, in his view, self-made. He essentially admired and idealized this aspect of himself. So, in that sense it's an extremely positive feeling for him," which he recognizes in others.
James, Frank. "Bush picks for Cabinet have shared trait: Grit. Yahoo news. 12/4/2004. <http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=2027&ncid=2027&e=2&u=/chitribts/20041204/ts_chicagotrib/bushpicksforcabinethavesharedtraitgrit>
Bush

"If you look at everything from prep school to college to his early forays into politics, he has always been a student of people, more than interested in abstract ideas or policy questions, and I think that comes through in the kind of Cabinet people he is picking," Schweizer said.
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Iraq

As the interim government's highest-ranking Sunni and a sheik of Iraq's most powerful tribe, al-Yawer has become a key U.S. ally.
Ghosh, Aparisim. "The Great Sunni Hope." Time news. 12/13/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041213-880265,00.html>
Iraq

Chronic violence in Sunni-dominated areas has raised doubts about whether significant numbers of Sunnis, who make up 20% of Iraq's population but have ruled the country for more than 80 years, will participate in national elections scheduled for Jan. 30. Last month a group of political parties called for the elections to be delayed six months, saying that a low Sunni turnout would compromise the vote. The White House, though, insists it will stick to its timetable; President Bush declared last week that the U.S. was "very firm" on the Jan. 30 date.
Ghosh, Aparisim. "The Great Sunni Hope." Time news. 12/13/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041213-880265,00.html>
Iraq

To bolster security, the number of U.S. troops will increase by 12,000, to 150,000--the most since the invasion last year.
Ghosh, Aparisim. "The Great Sunni Hope." Time news. 12/13/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041213-880265,00.html>
Iraq

The U.S. is counting on al-Yawer to get out the Sunni vote. While most of the prominent Sunni parties are threatening to boycott, al-Yawer told reporters last week that he opposed a delay in the vote.
Ghosh, Aparisim. "The Great Sunni Hope." Time news. 12/13/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041213-880265,00.html>
Iraq

Says a Western diplomat in Baghdad: "If you asked the leaders of neighboring countries who they'd be most comfortable doing business with in Iraq, they would all point to al-Yawer."
Ghosh, Aparisim. "The Great Sunni Hope." Time news. 12/13/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041213-880265,00.html>
Iraq

Al-Yawer himself stands to gain from the election. Having spent months building a base that includes both Sunnis and Shi'ites, al-Yawer and his party are likely to emerge in a powerful position. Many observers believe al-Yawer has the potential to become what the new Iraq sorely lacks: a moderate Sunni leader who can unite disgruntled Sunnis without alienating the majority Shi'ites.
Ghosh, Aparisim. "The Great Sunni Hope." Time news. 12/13/2004. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101041213-880265,00.html>
Bush

Legislation to revamp the nation's intelligence agencies moved closer to a vote and likely approval, perhaps as early as Tuesday in the House, as a leading Republican opponent announced he would support a compromise version.
"Deal said to clear way for vote on intelligence bill." 9news. 12/6/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=a9fa4cce-0abe-421a-01fd-f87b5f4a78a9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

However, language was added saying the new national intelligence director "shall respect and not abrogate the statutory responsibilities of the heads of the departments of the United States government."
"Deal said to clear way for vote on intelligence bill." 9news. 12/6/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=a9fa4cce-0abe-421a-01fd-f87b5f4a78a9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

Earlier Monday, Bush said, "I believe we've addressed the concerns, by far, of the majority of the members of both the House and the Senate."

Bush, speaking during an Oval Office meeting with Iraq's interim President Ghazi al-Yawer, said, "It's a piece of legislation that is important for the security of our country."
"Deal said to clear way for vote on intelligence bill." 9news. 12/6/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=a9fa4cce-0abe-421a-01fd-f87b5f4a78a9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

Thompson had said he worries "every single night" about a possible terror attack on the food supply, and despite dramatic increases in inspections of food imports, only "a very minute amount" of food is tested at ports and airports.
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

"We're a large country with all kinds of avenues where somebody can inflict harm," Bush said. "We're doing everything we can to protect the American people. There's a lot of work to be done."
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

Thompson was the latest of eight members to quit Bush's 15-member Cabinet as the president moves into a second term.

Bush himself decided that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld would not go, ignoring criticism about Rumsfeld's handling of Iraq and giving the secretary a strong vote of confidence to remain at the Pentagon. That decision, sealed Monday in an Oval Office meeting with Bush but not announced until Friday, settles one of the last major questions about who in the Cabinet goes and who stays.
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

Rumsfeld has a full plate: continuing military operations in Iraq, focused now on securing the country ahead of January elections; the ongoing effort in Afghanistan and a plan to modernize the military.
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

Bush says Rumsfeld is "the right person at this moment in our history in fighting the war on terror to lead our armed forces," a senior administration official said in describing the president's decision.
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

Rumsfeld took intense criticism from members of Congress last spring when the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal became public. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would quit if he thought that would help, but not simply to satisfy the administration's political enemies.
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Bush

It was not clear how long Rumsfeld's top deputy, Paul Wolfowitz, and chief policy adviser, Douglas Feith, would remain. Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita said Friday that Feith told his staff he intended to stay for a while.
"Rumsfeld to remain as defense secretary; Thompson leaving HHS." 9news. 12/4/2004. <http://9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=9f08d351-0abe-421a-0058-eb83430baba9&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf>
Nebraska football

In terms of win-loss records, this will stand as the biggest step back in 43 years.
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

Colorado slammed the exclamation point on that Friday with a 26-20 win over the Huskers, leaving them 5-6 and with nowhere to go for the holidays.
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

"I feel like it hasn't really set all the way in yet," NU junior defensive tackle Titus Adams said. "I know that it is a shock. There's just a lot that's been going on, and it don't really feel right."
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

"We were in position today to win a game, and we just didn't get it done," NU Coach Bill Callahan said. "We felt very confident coming in, and we just didn't play our best today."
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

Asked if the first step in the process was harder or longer than he anticipated, Callahan talked instead of the future. He said he doesn't foresee any coaching staff changes ahead and said recruiting will continue to be a key.
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

"To the fans, I just want to say sorry that we didn't live up to expectations," said linebacker Chad Sievers, a senior from Valley, Neb. "We let you down. As a home-state kid, that really hurts me. I'm really sorry."
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

Colorado wasn't afraid to claim vindication afterwards. Last season, the Buffs were 5-6 and trying to become bowl-eligible when Nebraska went to Boulder and beat them 31-22.

"It was especially (sweet) for the seniors, because it's the last time they're going to get to ever play these guys," CU sophomore receiver Blake Mackey said. "They're going to be thinking about this game for the rest of their lives. We're happy to get a victory for them."
Kaipust, Rich. "Nebraska ends worst season since 1961". Omaha World-Herald. 11/26/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269393>
Nebraska football

For the first time in 36 years, Nebraska is a football team with nowhere to go after Friday's 26-20 loss to Colorado on a cold, gloomy day at Memorial Stadium.

Gone is the bowl streak, the NCAA's longest, that stood since 1969.

Gone are the 42 years without a losing season.
Merrill, Elizabeth. "Nebraska is bowled over". Omaha World-Herald. 11/27/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269636>
Nebraska football

"To the fans, I want to say I'm sorry we let you down," said NU linebacker Chad Sievers, who fought back tears as one of the last of the school's cherished records fell Saturday. (Only one remains: consecutive stadium sellouts - 268, dating to Nov. 3, 1962.)
Merrill, Elizabeth. "Nebraska is bowled over". Omaha World-Herald. 11/27/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269636>
Nebraska football

The past was hard enough to stomach Friday. In three short years, a program that was feared everywhere dropped to everyday status. First came the end of the 33-year run in the polls in 2002. Then the nine-win season streak fell.

But the bowl run was something Nebraskans still had, one last bragging right, one last record. It was all but over with 11:07 left in the second quarter, when Bobby Purify reversed field and scampered in for a 9-yard touchdown that put the Buffs up 17-0.
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Nebraska football

Through all the highs and lows of 2004, Nebraska fans seemed to stay behind first-year Coach Bill Callahan, who inherited a team that went 10-3 but finished with the worst record since 1961. One fan held up a sign that read, "ABC - Always Behind Callahan."
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Nebraska football

Callahan said progress, and implementing a new offense, takes time. After the game, he wasn't in the mood to talk about the streak.

"I have no comment on that," Callahan said. "I really don't. We did the best we could today. It was one game today, one season. . . .

"I see bright days ahead. I really do. I'm optimistic about where we're going and the direction we're heading."
Merrill, Elizabeth. "Nebraska is bowled over". Omaha World-Herald. 11/27/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1269636>
Nebraska football

Despite some rough going Saturday at Pittsburgh, the Huskers lead the Big 12 North in rushing offense at 253.3 yards a game. That figure ranks third overall in the Big 12 and 12th nationally.
Kaipust, Rich. "Running better than ever". Omaha World-Herald. 9/21/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1209022>
Nebraska football

"This is Nebraska," Andersen said. "We want to run the ball. We want that to be the staple of our offense. We want people to have to respect the run. Then if you respect the run, it opens things in the passing game."
Kaipust, Rich. "Running better than ever". Omaha World-Herald. 9/21/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1209022>
Nebraska football

Callahan didn't consider the Huskers' showing Saturday - a season-low 123 yards - as a sign of anything being exposed or any indication of trouble ahead as defenses get tougher. While Pitt is ranked No. 22 in total defense, Southern Mississippi is 106th in Division I-A and Western Illinois is 77th in I-AA.
Kaipust, Rich. "Running better than ever". Omaha World-Herald. 9/21/2004. <http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_pg=528&u_xid=13&u_sid=1209022>
Medical marijuana

Although Raich smokes nine pounds of marijuana each year, California law enforcement officials consider her a law-abiding citizen. California voters eight years ago legalized medicinal marijuana for patients like Raich.
Mintz, Howard. "Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Cliams Prop. 215 Right to Smoke". San Jose Mercury News. 11/23/2004. <http://www.mapinc.org/newscsdp/v04/n1661/a05.html>
Medical marijuana

Now, she and Diane Monson, a Butte County woman who also smokes marijuana at the recommendation of her doctor, are the latest legal warriors in the seemingly irreconcilable conflict between the federal government and states such as California that endorse the use of cannabis for the sick and dying.
Mintz, Howard. "Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Cliams Prop. 215 Right to Smoke". San Jose Mercury News. 11/23/2004. <http://www.mapinc.org/newscsdp/v04/n1661/a05.html>
Medical marijuana

Even a win for Raich and Monson may provide only limited rights to medical marijuana patients, but they would be satisfied with a ruling that offers some guarantee they won't be arrested or raided by federal drug agents.
Mintz, Howard. "Case Before U.S. Supreme Court Cliams Prop. 215 Right to Smoke". San Jose Mercury News. 11/23/2004. <http://www.mapinc.org/newscsdp/v04/n1661/a05.html>