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Jill Carroll
Christian Science Monitor
Baghdad Jan. 7, 2006
She has been a good guest on my program. One of the very, very few to travel, unaccompanied, outside the Green Zone to do actual reporting.
Letter From Baghdad 2005

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Not my advertiser, but I like 'em for their good work and reasonable prices:
Eurasian Auto Repair
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Tue Jan 17 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus

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Jill Carroll 011706 al Jazeera
Jill Carroll's kidnappers demand release of female prisoners

The kidnappers who abducted an American journalist demanded Tuesday that the United States release all female Iraqi prisoners within 72 hours, according to a video aired by Al-Jazeera.

Domestic spying draws two lawsuits
Two leading civil rights groups plan to file lawsuits today against the Bush administration over its domestic spying program

cancer dog
Peter DaSilva for The New York Times
Kobi, a golden retriever, achieved high marks in a cancer-detection experiment conducted at the Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo, Calif.
Dogs excel at finding cancer by smell
A little-known Northern California clinic claims it has trained five dogs to detect lung cancer in the breath of lung cancer sufferers with 99 percent accuracy

Washington Times
Mexican military incursions into US reported
The U.S. Border Patrol has warned agents in Arizona of incursions into the United States by Mexican soldiers "trained to escape, evade and counterambush" if detected -- a scenario Mexico denied yesterday.
[A Border Patrol spokesman] "...added that although incursions by the Mexican military do occur, they usually have taken place in areas of the border "not marked by monuments or signs." He said U.S. military units also have crossed mistakenly into Mexico.

New Orleans mayor: God mad at USA, hurricanes were punishment
"Surely He doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses..."

What kind of fish?
What kind of fish is this?
Story has another photo showing eel-like tail

email body armor Thanks for the link, Virginia
body armor
Army orders soldiers to shed Dragon Skin or lose death benefits

Soldiers were ordered to leave their privately purchased body armor at home or face the possibility of both losing their life insurance benefit and facing disciplinary action.

How Ziggy the indiscreet parrot gave a cheating girlfriend the bird

endangered whale at Corpus Christi
The massive head of the mother Northern Right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) juts above the water in the vicinity of Naval Station Ingleside - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Endangered whales sighted off Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi Bay had a visit from an unusual pair of winter Texans on Monday with the sighting of an endangered Northern Right whale and her calf.

Parrot attacks burglar, helps police track him down

California executes 76-year-old killer of three

Why can't you freeze your own credit?
Experts say credit freezes could help to prevent identity theft, but the credit industry disagrees

Robbery suspect identified by cartoon caricature
Example of the work of the cartonist WEG

How to tell if it's a two-way mirror

war blimp
California firms compete to build "war blimps"

An obscure Tarzana company is in competition with Lockheed Martin to build 900-foot-long aircraft to move cargo and troops into combat zones.

Invisibilia photo techniqueThe Photoshop technique used to create "Invisibilia" photos HERE

Fuk King Kwok decides to change his name to Andy Kwok
First name's supposed to be pronounced "fook" but Americans don't know that