Thursday, March 12, 2009

In the News: Mar-12

Wordle: In the News: Mar-12

Army reaches out to families to prevent suicides - 12 Mar 2009 at 2:26pm - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Fort Campbell officials struggling to stem a recent increase in military suicides hope family members will be able to spot signs that soldiers may be depressed and hesitant to seek help from the Army.

Better brain trauma testing called for in Iraq - 12 Mar 2009 at 1:20pm - WASHINGTON -- A group of doctors and scientists says the U.S. needs to devise a uniform test for traumatic brain injury to be performed on all troops who are hurt in wartime.

Army fired 11 soldiers in Jan. as openly gay - 12 Mar 2009 at 1:09pm - WASHINGTON -- The Army fired 11 soldiers in January for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden, according to a Virginia congressman.

World economy set to shrink - 12 Mar 2009 at 9:15am - FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The world economy will shrink 1-2 percent this year, World Bank President Robert Zoellick forecast, as a slew of European and U.S. data pointed to declines in demand, production and employment on Thursday.

Unemployment to near 10 percent as U.S. slump worsens - 12 Mar 2009 at 9:09am - NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. unemployment will approach 10 percent as the country endures its worst recession since World War Two, leaving more than 13 million Americans jobless, according to a Reuters poll of economists.

Iraq shoe thrower sentenced to three years in jail - 12 Mar 2009 at 9:07am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi reporter who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush was convicted of attempting to assault a foreign leader on Thursday and jailed for three years, dismaying many Iraqis who regard him as a hero.
Drop thousands of bombs, kill thousands of Iraqis: retire to Dallas -- throw two shoes: spend three years in prison.

Thought for the day:
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. -Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)


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