Friday, June 03, 2005

AP Stories

  • Judge's Ruling Removes a Legal Hurdle to Stadium Plan 
    Supporters of the project hail the ruling, but skepticism and opposition remain.
  • Journalist Who Criticized Syrian Presence Is Killed in Lebanon 
    The killing raised tensions in Lebanon just four days after elections for a new Parliament began.
  • Acting Quickly, Bush Nominates Congressman to Lead S.E.C. 
    Representative Christopher Cox, 52, is a California Republican who has long been an ally of business groups.
  • 33 Killed in Iraq in Day of Blasts and Shootings 
    Four suicide bombings killed at least 24, and nine people were killed in drive-by shooting in Baghdad.
  • George Mikan, Big Man Who Changed Basketball Rules, Dies 
    George Mikan, the first superstar in modern pro basketball, was so dominant that rules were changed to handcuff him. He was 80.
  • Srebrenica Video Leads to 8 Arrests 
    A video of Serb soldiers murdering six Bosnian Muslim youths in 1995 led to the immediate arrest of eight suspects.
  • Typhoon Dante Is Here

    Typhoon "DANTE" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,080 kms east of Visayas (12.1°N 135.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph. Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Southwesterly surface windflow prevailing over Western Luzon.

    Metro Cebu: Cloudy with rainshowers and thunderstorms, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the south and southwest, coastal waters will be slight to moderate, temperature range 24 to 30°C (75 to 86°F).
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