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- Gymnastics - International Teams (USA Gymnastics Online)
Provides brief profiles of achievements of some key athletes who have competed in the USA. 6-02
- Teamsters - International Brotherhood of Teamsters (Teamster.org)
Provides information on the organization and its work.
- -Top Al Qaeda Leaders Killed by Obama Teams (ABC News)
"The list of senior terrorists killed during the Obama presidency is fairly extensive."
"There’s Osama bin Laden, of course, killed in May." 02-12
- Election 2000 - Florida (11-18) Eyewitness to Hand Counting of Votes (CNN - Savidge)
A member of CNN's staff provides an eyewitness description of the hand counts of votes in Palm Beach County. Votes in the presidential election are counted by teams that are composed of a counter, a Republican observer, and a Democrat observer. 11-00
- 02-17-03 Gas Masks Fail in Cities (CBS News - Andrews)
"In a government test developed after Sept. 11, either mustard or sarin gas penetrated every major mask, except one used in only a handful of cities."
"In the age of 'orange' terrorism alerts, the failure of the masks is shocking news." "It could be years before masks that can handle poison gas reach the teams that need them. But today rescue teams on high alert for the next attack could face the unheard of order to hold back." 2-03
- 09-17-03 Blix: Iraqi's Bluffed on Weapons to Prevent Attack (CBS News)
"Former U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix believes that Iraq destroyed most of its weapons of mass destruction 10 years ago, but kept up the appearance that it had them to deter a military attack."
"In an interview with an Australian radio station broadcast Wednesday, Blix said it was unlikely that the U.S and British teams now searching for weapons in Iraq would find more than some "documents of interest."
"Former weapons inspectors now say, five months after the U.S. invasion, that what the U.S. alleged were 'unaccountable' stockpiles may have been no more than paperwork glitches left behind when Iraq destroyed banned chemical and biological weapons years ago." 9-03
- -02-15-06 Chertoff Accepts Responsibility for Katrina Failures (Bloomberg.com)
" 'I was astonished to see that we don't have the capabilities most 21st century corporations have,' he said."
Susan Collins, chair of the Senate panel investigating Katrina responses, "has said the panel's report will recommend the creation of emergency operation teams made up of personnel from the Defense, Homeland Security Health and Human Services and other departments who would focus on specific regions of the country."
- -11-03-06 Newspaper for the Military: "Rumsfeld Must Go" (MSNBC News)
"Just days after President Bush publicly affirmed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's job security through the end of his term, a family of publications catering to the military will publish an editorial calling for the defense secretary's removal."
"Kenneth Adelman, who served on the Defense Policy Board with Perle, said Bush, Defense Rumsfeld and others in the administration 'turned out to be among the most incompetent teams in the postwar era. Not only did each of them, individually, have enormous flaws, but together they were deadly, dysfunctional.' " 10-06
- -03-12-07 "No EMail" Fridays (ABC News)
" 'I'm announcing a ban on e-mail every Friday,' Ellison's memo read. 'Get out to meet your teams face-to-face. Pick up the phone and give someone a call. … I look forward to not hearing from any of you, but stop by as often as you like.' "
"The no-e-mail-Friday idea landed with a thud." 03-07
- Biologists Make Skin Cells Work Like Stem Cells (MSNBC News)
"In a leap forward for stem cell research, three independent teams of scientists reported Wednesday that they have produced the equivalent of embryonic stem cells in mice using skin cells without the controversial destruction of embryos."
"If the same could be done with human skin cells — a big if — the procedure could lead to breakthrough medical treatments without the contentious ethical and political debates surrounding the use of embryos."
"Embryonic stem cells are prized because they can develop into all types of tissue. So experts believe they might be used for transplant therapies in people who are paralyzed or have illnesses ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s disease." 06-07
- -07-26-07 Team Ousts the Race Leader (New York Times)
"Chaos and disgrace enveloped the Tour de France early Thursday after the event’s overall leader, Michael Rasmussen, was removed from the race by his Rabobank team for lying about where he was training."
"The announcement came hours after Rasmussen, who had already been riding under suspicion of doping, won the 16th stage Wednesday and appeared to be in position to claim the championship of cycling’s most prestigious event on Sunday in Paris. The news came shortly after the withdrawal of a second team in two days from the Tour amid the ever-widening doping scandal that has rocked the sport since last year’s champion, Floyd Landis, was found to have failed a drug test on his way to the title."
"This year’s Tour has lost at least two teams, the winners of four stages and the overall leader." 07-07
- How the War in Afghanistan "Went Bad" (New York Times)
"At critical moments in the fight for Afghanistan, the Bush administration diverted scarce intelligence and reconstruction resources to Iraq, including elite C.I.A. teams and Special Forces units involved in the search for terrorists. As sophisticated Predator spy planes rolled off assembly lines in the United States, they were shipped to Iraq, undercutting the search for Taliban and terrorist leaders, according to senior military and intelligence officials."
"As defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld claimed credit for toppling the Taliban with light, fast forces. But in a move that foreshadowed America’s trouble in Iraq, he failed to anticipate the need for more forces after the old government was gone, and blocked an early proposal from Colin L. Powell, then the secretary of state, and Mr. Karzai, the administration’s handpicked president, for a large international force. As the situation deteriorated, Mr. Rumsfeld and other administration officials reversed course and cajoled European allies into sending troops." 08-07
- -11-26-07 Skin Cells into Stem Cell Breakthrough? (Christian Science Monitor)
"Colonies of tiny cells flourishing in petri dishes in the US and Japan are reshaping the political and ethical landscape surrounding human stem-cell research."
"In the process, these diminutive colonies also may level the playing field in stem-cell research – internationally and domestically."
"These are some of the effects analysts say they see coming out of this week's announcements that two teams have genetically reprogrammed skin cells so that they take on the traits of embryonic stem cells." 11-07
- Evidence of fraud in the 2004 Presidential Election in Ohio (WitnesstoaCrime.com)
"Phillips' long-awaited book, 'Witness to a Crime: A Citizens' Audit of an American Election,' was published by Canterbury Press on April 12."
"Richard Hayes Phillips has been the leading investigator of the fraudulent 2004 presidential election in Ohio. His work was relied upon by John Conyers in challenging the Ohio electors in Congress, by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in his article for Rolling Stone magazine, and by Algenon L. Marbley in issuing his federal court order protecting the ballots from destruction. Assisted by teams of volunteers equipped with digital cameras, Phillips amassed some 30,000 images of forensic evidence. Then he analyzed it all himself, examining 126,000 ballots, 127 poll books, and 141 voter signature books from 18 counties in Ohio." 05-08
- Automotive X Prize (PopularMechanics.com)
"PM's expert car editors have watched this $10 million competition from the beginning, test driving some of the most fuel-efficient cars in the world, following the first teams to sign up—even sponsoring one. Now, as gas prices soar and the AXP entry pool officially opens, we take a detailed look at the most promising startups. These are the innovators we believe at this point have a very real shot at winning the X Prize—and developing a mass-market 100-mpg vehicle. (We'll examine some of the race's unsung heroes soon.) Adhering to the X Prize Foundation's rules, we analyzed all 64 entrants thus far based on six factors—technological feasibility, fuel economy, design, performance, price and production reality. The result is the most comprehensive, up-to-date scouting report on the field for the ultimate car of tomorrow." 06-08
- Celtics Win NBA Championship (NBC Sports)
"With Russell and Havlicek sitting courtside, and Red surely lighting up a victory cigar somewhere, these Boston Celtics returned to glory like the great teams before them." 06-08
- Newman, Paul (Wikipedia.org)
Paul Newman died on September 26, 2008 at age 83. "Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, race car driver, racing team owner and humanitarian. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy award, along with many honorary awards. He won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing and his race teams won several championships in open wheel Indy Car racing. He was also the founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations have exceeded US$220 million. Newman died at his long-time home in Westport, Connecticut after a battle with lung cancer." 09-08
- -02-23-09 NASA To Launch Its First Carbon-Testing Satellite (PBS News)
"The mission's purpose is to map global CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, which scientists can use to pinpoint sources of CO2 emissions and areas where CO2 is being removed from the air through absorption, called 'sinks.' "
"In the earth's natural carbon cycle, trees, land plants and oceans can act as carbon sinks. Scientists know that humans emit approximately 8 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year, mostly through burning fossil fuels. But of those 8 billion tons of carbon, less than 4 billion tons remain in the atmosphere. Scientists know that the oceans absorb about 2 billion tons but that leaves more than 2 billion tons of carbon being absorbed somewhere on land. And scientists working on land haven't been able to find evidence that trees and plants absorb that much CO2."
"According to Crisp, there's another intriguing layer to the mystery of the missing sink. 'The bigger puzzle is that the amount of CO2 that stays in the atmosphere from one year to the next changes dramatically,' he said. 'Some years the earth absorbs almost all of the CO2 that humans emit, and other years it absorbs almost none. We don't know why.' "
"While NASA's satellite will measure CO2 sinks, Ibuki will concentrate on CO2 sources. Crisp says the teams are looking forward to sharing data and results, both with each other and the global scientific community."
Editor's Note: The rocket launch failed and the satellite was destroyed. 02-09
- -05-08-09 Can the Dodgers Get a Refund on Manny Ramirez? (Time.com)
"You're the Los Angeles Dodgers. In March, while the rest of baseball balked at the steep demands of Manny Ramirez during an off-season recession, you inked the perplexing power hitter to a two-year, $45 million guaranteed contract. Maybe those other teams suspected what was coming: just two months after Ramirez re-signed with the Dodgers, he received a 50-day suspension for using a banned performance-enhancing substance." 05-09
- Making Charcoal and Biochar Using a Pit (FAO.org)
"To produce approximately 10 000 tons per year will need 28 teams each of 5 builders and 2 burners."
"Total = 196 men and 1,680 pits must be made and burned each year."
The cost would be $70 per ton to make charcoal. 07-09