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Karon, Tony www.time.com 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 www.time.com 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 www.time.com 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 www.omaha.com 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.
www.omaha.com 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.
www.omaha.com December 1, 2004
Gadgets make great gifts this year.
ROC Digital Rocbox 256 - Along with Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear, hip-hop mogul Damon Dash is adding a consumer electronics brand to the family - ROC Digital. The Rocbox is the first product from the new division. The 256-megabyte flash digital audio player supports MP3, WMA and ASF music files and has 40 hours of battery life. It's typical of most players in this range, but the style and brand set it apart. Cost: $159.99
MERRILL, ELIZABETH www.omaha.com 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 www.omaha.com 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.
www.omaha.com December 2, 2004

NU football players head back to the weight room

BY RICH KAIPUST
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.
www.omaha.com December 1, 2004

No more firings, Osborne says

BY HENRY J. CORDES
"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.
www.omaha.com December 1, 2004

Huskers land big back from Texas

BY MITCH SHERMAN
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.
www.omaha.com November 30, 2004

Recruiting news gets even better for NU

BY MITCH SHERMAN
NU ascended to the No. 1 position, according to rivals.com, 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.
www.omaha.com 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,
www.omaha.com November 25, 2004

Gift ideas for inside & outside

BY RHONDA STANSBERRY
If you're clueless when it comes to buying a gift for someone with a green thumb or a home that needs some TLC, have no fear. Plenty of cool stuff awaits this season. Some favorites are a pruner, trowels and cultivators and portable benches that can be turned seat side down for cushioned kneeling and seat side up for sitting while picking beans.
www.drcnet.org 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.
www.time.com
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.
www.time.com
Looking Beyond Saddam
By JOHANNA MCGEARY

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.
www.time.com 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.
www.time.com
MICHAEL WARE
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.
www.time.com
By MARGOT ROOSEVELT



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.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
American warplanes pounded Fallujah with missiles Sunday as insurgents fought running battles with coalition forces in the volatile western Iraqi city. The U.S. military said two troops died in separate incidents.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
There was a fire explosion at a power plant that caused a power outage north of Baghdad. It was recorded as an accident.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
Several detained leaders of Saddam Hussein's regime began refusing meals in apparent protest against their upcoming trials. Saddam was not among them.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
In Jordan, Saddam's attorneys argued ahead of Monday's first anniversary of his capture that the former president was being held illegally by U.S. and Iraqi authorities.

"It was more of a forced abduction that later became compulsory concealment and solitary confinement, acts rejected by all international conventions," said a statement released Sunday by the team, which cited human rights conventions Washington allegedly had violated.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
As of Sunday, at least 1,289 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

Meanwhile, Iraq's postwar political hopefuls continued jostling for position ahead of Jan. 30 elections, the first such polls to be held since Saddam's overthrow.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
The country's majority Shiites _ numbering 60 percent of the population _ are expected to exploit their weight of numbers and dominate the post-election legislature.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
The Constitutional Monarchy Movement, a moderate Sunni-dominated group seeking the restoration of a constitutional monarchy, also announced a list of 275 election candidates. The slate is headed by Sharif Ali, a cousin of Iraq's last king _ who was killed in a 1958 military coup, and includes Kurds and Shiites
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

U.S. attacks Fallujah; 2 Americans killed in incidents
Iraq's U.S.-backed interim government has said the Jan. 30 vote must go ahead, despite a rampant insurgency fueled mainly by Sunni extremists targeting U.S. forces and Iraqi's nascent security forces in a bid to derail the elections.
www.omaha.com
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.
www.omaha.com
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.
www.omaha.com
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
Some 18,000 American troops have started a winter offensive against Taliban rebels in Afghanistan, vowing to eliminate insurgents who could threaten parliamentary elections slated for the spring
www.omaha.com
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
The U.S. military said Saturday that it hoped the new push, dubbed Lightning Freedom, would persuade insurgents to accept an amnesty offered by President Hamid Karzai that could stabilize the country and allow foreign troops to pull back.The operation was initiated after Karzai's inauguration Tuesday as the country's first democratically elected president, McCann said. He didn't know exactly when it began and gave no details of any specific moves against militant targets.
www.omaha.com
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
Protecting Afghanistan's young democracy has become the most urgent priority for American commanders frustrated by their failure to capture al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, who disappeared after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

The landmark Oct. 9 vote, which gave a landslide victory to Karzai, was free of the major violence threatened by Taliban diehards, who continue to fight on three years after being ousted from power. Attention is already turning to the more complex National Assembly election, slated for April.
www.omaha.com
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
The new military drive, which involves the entire 18,000-strong U.S.-led force here, also is aimed at persuading militants to take up an offer of amnesty from the American military and the Afghan government, McCann said.
Lt. Gen. David Barno, Olson's superior, told AP last week that if a large number of Taliban foot soldiers give up the fight in return for a promise that they can return to their villages, U.S. troop strength could be cut by next summer _ once the parliamentary election is complete.
www.omaha.com
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
Lightning Freedom represents a new phase, rather than any shift in strategy, and commanders will continue mixing combat operations with humanitarian actions, the spokesman said.
www.omaha.com
December 11, 2004

18,000 U.S. troops begin offensive in Afghanistan
The number of so-called Provincial Reconstruction Teams _ small military units tasked with supporting local authorities and carrying out small-scale relief and development projects _ has also risen from five to 19 over the past year.
www.omaha.com
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.
www.omaha.com
December 12, 2004

Report on U.S. oil-for-food spending set to be released
A U.N. panel critical of how the U.S.-led coalition authority in Iraq spent billions of dollars from the U.N. oil-for-food program and other sales of Iraqi oil will issue its report Monday, an official with the world body said.

The U.N. Security Council set up the Iraqi Development Fund to help the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority administer Iraq. The CPA administered Iraq from the March 20, 2003, invasion to its dissolution June 28, 2004, when it handed the reins to the Iraqi interim government.

The development fund consisted of money from CPA sales of Iraqi oil, millions of dollars remaining from the U.N. Iraqi oil-for-food program and Iraqi assets that were dispersed worldwide.
www.omaha.com
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.
www.omaha.com
December 10, 2004

Huskers hope to woo lineman from Georgia

BY MITCH SHERMAN
Scott, a four-star prospect from Lovejoy, Ga., rated by rivals.com as the nation's No. 92 player overall, is coming back this weekend. "I go to other schools, and I hear about the Nebraska weight program," Scott said. "It's legendary. Me personally, that's the biggest thing I'm looking forward to about my whole visit."
www.omaha.com
December 10, 2004

Huskers hope to woo lineman from Georgia

BY MITCH SHERMAN
Basically, the man likes to lift weights. It's how he packed 300 pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame, earned a pair of all-state honors in Georgia's largest class and was invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl next month.
www.omaha.com
December 10, 2004

Huskers hope to woo lineman from Georgia

BY MITCH SHERMAN
Scott paid his own way to Lincoln in October for an unofficial recruiting visit. He left with Nebraska atop his list of favorite schools but has since seen Georgia, Tennessee and LSU. NU has ground to make up now on LSU, he said, the school at which he "felt the most comfortable so far."
www.omaha.com
December 10, 2004

Huskers hope to woo lineman from Georgia

BY MITCH SHERMAN
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.
www.omaha.com December 1, 2004
Griffin RadioShark - Just plug this shark fin-shaped peripheral into a USB port, and you can play AM/FM broadcasts on your desktop computer. Additionally, you can record programs instantly to your hard drive, schedule for a later time and even pause during a live broadcast - it's just like TiVo for radio. Recorded files are saved in native iPod format or AIFF so you can transfer them to your MP3 player. See www.griffintechnology.com for more information.
www.omaha.com 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 www.planon.com for more information.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!
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.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!
• 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.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!
• 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.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!
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.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

Oh, you shouldn't have!
• 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.
www.omaha.com
December 13, 2004

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

Oh, you shouldn't have!




THE WASHINGTON POST
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.