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Source: "NBA suspends Artest for rest of season; eight players get shorter bans."
MSNBC 21 Nov. 2004. 22 Nov. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6540545/>.
Ron Artest of the Indiana Pacers was banned for 55 games due to a brawl that erupted the 20th? or 19th. Along with his suspension was that of 8 other players including Ben Wallace who's shove started everything.
Source: "Insurgents' wrath shifts to Iraquis." The Omaha World Herald 27 Nov. 2004, Sunrise
ed., sec. A: 1-2.
Iraqi insurgents have resorted to killing people since they cannot destroy the tanks with greneades. More than 65 bodies have been killed with more than 20 of them being confirmed as members of the new Iraqi security forces.
Source: "Iraq vote delay demanded." The Omaha World Herald 27 Nov. 2004, Sunrise ed., sec.
A: 6-6.
Seventeen Iraqui political parties Friday demanded postponement of the Jan. 30th elections for at least 6 months until the government is capable of securin polling places. One party that did not protest were the Shiites.
Source: "Eight Slashed in China." CNN Headline News. CNN. 27 Nov. 2004.
Eight students in China were killed after someone broke into their door and stabbed them all. Similar things have been occuring recently in daycares and other facilities.
Source: "Ukraine poll invalid, MPs declare." CNN Headline News 27 Nov. 2004. 27 Nov. 2004
<http://www.cnn.com>.
Ukraine's parliament has voted that the result of the country's disputed elections should be annulled, and the country's Central Election Commission should be dissolved.
Source:"High court won't review Mass. gay marriage law." MSNBC 29 Nov. 2004. 29 Nov. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6607648/>.
The Supreme court justices of the state of Mass. have rejected a plea from a conservative group to overturn a year old descision made by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage.
Source: "Justices appear dubious about medical marijuana laws." MSNBC 29 Nov. 2004. 29 Nov.
2004 <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6585161/>.
The Supreme Court has been asked to review a case that could make marijuana legal for those that use it for medical purposes. They seem dubious though and are trying to see if medical patients can live with the federal ban on marijuana for medical uses.
Source: "Bush nominates Kellogg's CEO for commerce." MSNBC 29 Nov. 2004. 1 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6608039/>.
President Bush nominated Carlos Gutierrez to be secretary of commerce
on November 29,2004. Gutierrez is an executive officer of Kellog. Co and is from Cuba. If the Senate approves him, he will be the 2nd hispanic in the cabinet. He would replace Donald Evans who announced his resignation shortly after the Nov. 2nd election.
Source: "Ridge steps down as homeland security chief." MSNBC 30 Nov. 2004. 1 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620456/>.
Tom Ridge, the nations first Homeland Security Advisor stepped down on Novemeber 29 after 3 years of service. He is remembered for his numerous terrorist alerts. (7th member to leave cabinet)
Source: Channel 7 News. ABC. 1 Dec. 2004
<http://www.theomahachannel.com/cfoot553/3957564/detail.html>.
Matt Scott created FireSteve.com in hopes of getting getting Steve Pederson (Husker Athletic director) fired. After the Husker's loss to CO on the 27th, making them ineligible for a bowl game, the first time in 35 years.
Source: "Marijuana may increase risk of psychosis." MSNBC 1 Dec. 2004. 11 Dec.
204 <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6629828>.
Marijuana has been researched and linked to psychotic problems later in life such as bizarre behavior and dillusions.
Source: "Colin Powell resigns." MSNBC. 29 Nov. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
Colin Powell is stepping down as Secretary of State. On November 15, 2004.
Source:"NEWSSOURCE 16 UPDATE." MSNBC. 3 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman resigns from Bush's Cabinet on November 15, 2004. She was the first woman to hold this position.
Source: "NEWSSOURCE 16 UPDATE." MSNBC. 3 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
Secretary of Education Rod Paige steps down from Bush's cabinet on November 15, 2004. He was the first African American to hold this position.
Source: "NEWSSOURCE 16 UPDATE." MSNBC. 3 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6494453/>.
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham steps down also. Same day as Powell, Veneman, and Paige.
Source: "Monograms you might have missed. ." Q-98.5. , Omaha.
DVD's are said to be the "Hottest Christmas Gift" This year.
Source: Channel 7 News. ABC. 3 Dec. 2004 <http://www.theomahachannel.com>.
Mike Johanns, governor of the State of Nebraska, has been nominated by President Bush to be the new Secretary of Agriculture on Thursday Dec. 2nd 2004.
Source: Channel 7 News. ABC. 3 Dec. 2004 <http://www.theomahachannel.com>.
Former coach Tom Osbourne expressed his dissapointment in the Nebraska football team and is waiting for what will happen to Lincoln under Bill Callhan.
Source: "Reactions to Rice's nomination." MSNBC 16 Nov. 2004. 3 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.com>.
Condoleeza Rice was nominated to be Bush's new Secretary of State on Tuesday the 16th November.
Source:"Bush says Kerik is right man to protect America." MSNBC 3 Dec. 2004. 3 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6643494/>.
Bernard Kerik was nominated by President Bush to be the new head of the Homeland Security Department. He was a former New York Police Comissioner. He was nominated the 3rd of December 2004.
Source: "Make magic for the kids with these gifts." MSNBC 30 Nov. 2004. 6 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6613204/>.
Top Christmas Gifts for Kids:
Big Ticket Gifts (?) - Seaseme street live (?)
Rocking Horses - surprising- comes at 2nd
American Girl Dolls - Fully renovated compared to old dolls - Comes in at 5
Trikke 5- Comes in at 9 It is a large flying object operating like a flying turtle (???)
Source: MSNBC Hot List." MSNBC. 7 Dec. 2004
<http://shopping.msn.com/softcontent/softcontent.aspx?scpId=4138&scmId=1340&ptnrid=1&pt
nrdata=180>.
Hot Christmas Gifts for Women
(1) Diamond Earrings
(2) A Pink I-Pod
(3) A large tote bag
(4) Wristlette Purse
(5) Purfume (Pink Sugar)
(6) Cashmere Robe
(7) Brooch
... 10: Flowers
Source: MSNBC Hot List." MSNBC. 7 Dec. 2004
<http://shopping.msn.com/softcontent/softcontent.aspx?scpId=4138&scmId=1340&ptnrid=1&pt
nrdata=180>.
Hot Christmas Gifts for Guys
(1) A Projection HDTV... Very Expensive... I dont recomend it.
(2) Clothes - Fashionable ones.
(3) Vehicle Navigation System
... 7 - Men's Watch Range between 40-100 dollars
9) Cologne
10) Shaving set
Source: "Soldier Puts Rumsfield on the spot." MSNBC Video. NBC. 8 Dec. 2004.
More soldiers are now surviving due to better medical care.
Source: "Gifts of Good Health." MSNBC. 4 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620847/>.
The Top Christmas gift of Good health = Sunless tan (Professional Airbrush Tan) to keep people out of the sun yet still retain their tan skin.
Source: "Gifts of Good Health." MSNBC. 4 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620847/>.
Fun "Healthy" Christmas Gift

Dance Dance Revolution
Source: "Gifts of Good Health." MSNBC. 4 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6620847/>.
Popular Christmas gift:

Spa treatment
Source:
"Jordan’s Abdullah concerned Iraq may tilt toward Tehran." MSNBC 1 Dec. 2004. 2
Dec. 2004 <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6679939>.
Jordan's King, Abdullah II is concerned that the elections in Iraq will create a Shiite-led Islamic republic closely aligned with Iran. He said that it would be "very destabilizing for the Gulf countries and actually for the whole region,”
Source: "Alabama Chief Justice: 'Judges can't make the law.' ." CNN 2 Sept. 2004. 8 Dec.
2004 <http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/09/02/cnna.moore/index.html>.
Moore, a chief justice of Alabama, was suspended for refusing to obey a federal judge's order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building
Source:
"New Supreme Court term starts with rejections." CNN 9 Oct. 2004. 9 Dec. 2004
<http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/10/06/scotus.new.term/index.html>.
Roy Moore, Alabama's Cheif Justice on the Supreme Court, erected a granite monument of the Ten Commandments inside the state courthouse in Montgomery. When asked to take it down, Moore refused.
Source:
"Justices reject Ten Commandments case ." MSNBC 4 Oct. 2004. 9 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6174179/>.
Moore asked for his job back and was rejected by the Alabama Supreme Court. But he can still try to get his job back in the 2006 elections.
Source:
"Ten Commandments Case touches a nerve." MSNBC 18 Oct. 2004. 9 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/?querytext=Alabama+Ten+Commandments&id=3053419&action=fulltex
t&searchfromtoc.x=8&searchfromtoc.y=24>.
A recent poll finds 72 percent of Americans think it is proper for the ten commandments to be displayed in a government building.
Source: "Kerik withdraws from consideration." MSNBC 10 Dec. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6696551/>.
Bernard Kerik, former NY police commissioner, withdrew from his nomination on December 10th for homeland security secretary. He withdrew due to immigration questions about a nanny and housekeeper he had employed.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson resigned Dec. 3.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld agreed to stay in his position for a second term on Dec. 3rd 2004
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
John Ashcroft, former Attorney General, submitted his resignation on November 2nd, 2004
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Alberto Gonzales is nominated on November 10th to succeed John Ashcroft as the Attorney General.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Samuel Bodman, former Deputy Secretary of Commerce, is to succeed Spencer Abraham as Secretary of Energy. (December 10th)
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
President Bush nominated Margaret Spellings, former domestic policy advisor, to be the New Education Secretary on Nov. 17th
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Donald Evans resigned as a Commerce Secretary on Nov. 9th
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi announced his resignation on Dec. 8.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
On December 9th, former Republican National Committee Jim Nicholson is nominated to be the Veterans Affairs Secretary. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran and former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
"Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
The US Trade representative Robert Zoellick is expected to leave, but there are no canidates to follow him.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Dec. 8th that he would remain.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has agreed to remain during Bush's second term. Dec 9.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Interior Secretary Gale Norton has agreed (on Dec 9th) to remain for Bush's second term.
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson has agreed to remain for Bush's second term. (Dec. 9th)
Source: "Interactve: Cabinent Changes." MSNBC 17 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6502316>.
Dec 9th - Labor Secretary Elain Chao has agreed to remain for Bush's second term.
Source: "Western States back Medical Marijuana." MSNBC 4 Nov. 2004. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6406453/>.
11 states in the US have some type of laws allowing medical marijuana. Montana, Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona, Maine and Vermont.
Source: Join Together Online. 1991. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.jointogether.org/sa/news/summaries/reader/0%2C1854%2C568842%2C00.html>.
Colorado, a key state leading the Western states in the Medical Marijuana Use laws, has more marijuana users than any US state (according to a federal report). They also are second in alcohol misuse and 15th in overall drug addiction.
Join Together Online. 1991. 11 Dec. 2004
<http://www.jointogether.org/sa/news/summaries/reader/0,1854,575365,00.html>.
On December 4th, Officials in the UK decided to reject Marijuana as a treatment for M.S.