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Clashes near Syrian                                                                                                                                                                                             Today is Saturday, Feb. 16, the 47th day
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of 2013. There are 318 days left in the year.
airport kill 150                                                                                                                                                                                                Today’s highlight:
   BEIRUT — Intense clashes between                                                                                                                                                                             On Feb. 16, 1968, the nation’s first 911
the Syrian army and rebel fighters near                                                                                                                                                                     emergency telephone sys-
the country’s second-largest airport killed                                                                                                                                                                 tem was inaugurated in
around 150 people in recent days, anti-re-                                                                                                                                                                  Haleyville, Ala., as the
gime activists said Friday, pointing to the                                                                                                                                                                 speaker of the Alabama
significance both sides in the country’s civil                                                                                                                                                              House, Rankin Fite, placed
war place on controlling key infrastructure.                                                                                                                                                                a call from the mayor’s of-
   The battle for the international airport                                                                                                                                                                 fice in City Hall to a red tele-
near Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, resembles                                                                                                                                                                phone at the police station
other battles over strategic assets that                                                                                                                                                                    that was answered by U.S.
could provide an edge in the larger fight for                                                                                                                                                               Rep. Tom Bevill.
the country.                                                                                                                                                                                                    On this date:
   This week, rebels seized a hydroelec-                                                                                                                                                                        In 1804, Lt. Stephen De- Elizabeth Olsen
tric dam and a major oil field, cutting off                                                                                                                                                                 catur led a successful raid 24 today
President Bashar Assad’s regime from key                                                                                                                                                                    into Tripoli Harbor to burn
resources necessary for its long-term sur-                                                                                                                                                                  the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which
vival. On Friday, activists also reported that                                                                                                                                                              had fallen into the hands of pirates.
rebels seized an air defense base and fought                                                                                                                                                                    In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort
near two other army installations in Syria’s                                                                                                                                                                Donelson in Tennessee ended as some
north.                                                                                                                                                                                                      12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered;
   Rebels have been trying for months                                                                                                                                                                       Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s victory
to capture Aleppo’s international airport,                                                                                                                                                                  earned him the nickname “Unconditional
which lies east of the city in a complex with                                                                                                                                    Associated Press           Surrender Grant.”
a smaller military airfield and an army base                                                                                                                                                                    In 1868, the Benevolent and Protective
                                                                                               A child places posters that read “down with dictatorship” into razor wire                                    Order of Elks was organized in New York
charged with protecting the area.                                                              after a pro-democracy march in Budaiya, Bahrain, Friday. Thousands of                                        City.
Tribesmen push Taliban to peace                                                                anti-government demonstrators jammed a major highway Friday as clashes                                           In 1923, the burial chamber of King Tu-
   PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Five years af-
                                                                                               broke out for a second day between security forces and protesters marking                                    tankhamen’s recently unearthed tomb was
ter setting up an umbrella organization to                                                     the anniversary of their uprising in the Gulf nation.                                                        unsealed in Egypt by English archaeologist
unite violent militant groups in the nation’s                                                                                                                                                               Howard Carter.
tribal regions, the Pakistani Taliban is frac-                                                                                                                                                                  In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a re-
tured, strapped for cash and losing support                                                                                                                                                                 search chemist for Du Pont who’d invented
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nylon, received a patent for the synthetic
of local tribesmen frustrated by a protract-
ed war that has forced thousands from their
                                                                                     NATIONAL                                               votes Friday. Lawmakers were told to pre-
                                                                                                                                            pare to debate late into the night on other                     fiber.
homes, analysts and residents say.                                                                                                          gun-control measures, new fees on back-                             In 1945, American troops landed on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            island of Corregidor in the Philippines dur-
   The temperamental chief of the group
known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan,
                                                                                     Jesse Jackson Jr., wife                                ground checks and a ban on concealed
                                                                                                                                            weapons on public college campuses.                             ing World War II.
Hakimullah Mehsud, recently offered to                                               agree to plead guilty                                                                                                      In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of Cuba a month and a half after the over-
start peace talks with the government, rais-
ing the prospect of a negotiated end to Paki-                                           WASHINGTON — In a spectacular fall                   STATE                                                          throw of Fulgencio Batista.
stan’s war against insurgents in a lawless                                           from political prominence, former U.S.                                                                                     In 1961, the United States launched the
                                                                                     Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed                                                                             Explorer 9 satellite.
region that runs the length of the border
with Afghanistan.                                                                    Friday to plead guilty to federal charges              Teen sues Boy Scouts,                                               In 1987, John Demjanjuk went on trial
                                                                                     growing out of what prosecutors said was a                                                                             in Jerusalem, accused of being “Ivan the
   The group’s offer of sanctuary to Af-
ghanistan’s Taliban has been one of the most                                         scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds               alleges abuse at camp                                           Terrible,” a guard at the Treblinka Nazi
divisive issues in U.S.-Pakistan relations                                           for lavish personal expenses, including a                 A young man who says he was sexually                         concentration camp. (Demjanjuk was con-
and has confounded efforts to get the upper                                          $43,000 gold watch and furs.                           abused at a Boy Scout camp in northeast-                        victed, but the conviction ended up being
hand against Afghan insurgents after more                                               Federal prosecutors filed one charge                ern Pennsylvania by a supervisor who lat-                       overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court.)
than 11 years of war.                                                                of conspiracy against the former Chicago               er committed suicide as he was about to go                          Ten years ago: More than 100,000 people
                                                                                     congressman and charged his ex-alder-                  on trial filed a lawsuit against the national                   demonstrated in the streets of San Francis-
                                                                                     man wife, Sandra, with one count of filing             Scouting organization and its local affiliate                   co to protest a possible U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Beef to be tested throughout EU                                                      false joint federal income tax returns for                                                                                 Five years ago: John McCain, the pre-
   BRUSSELS — Ready-meals labeled as                                                                                                        on Friday.
                                                                                     the years 2006 through 2011 that know-                    The plaintiff, now 18, says that he was                      sumed Republican presidential nominee,
containing beef should be tested across the                                          ingly understated the income the couple                                                                                picked up a total of 50 GOP national conven-
European Union for the presence of horse                                                                                                    sexually assaulted by Gregory Ritter, a
                                                                                     received. Both agreed to plead guilty in               44-year-old first-aid supervisor at Camp                        tion delegates from Michigan and Louisi-
meat, according to a plan approved Friday                                            deals with federal prosecutors.                                                                                        ana.
by a team of EU food safety experts.                                                                                                        Trexler in the Poconos and that the Boy
                                                                                        Both face maximum penalties of sever-               Scouts’ negligence allowed it to happen.                            One year ago: A federal judge in Detroit
   Tests conducted in Britain, meanwhile,                                            al years in prison; he also faces hundreds                                                                             ordered life in prison for Umar Farouk Ab-
found traces of horse meat in 29 of 2,501                                                                                                   The abuse took place in the fall of 2008,
                                                                                     of thousands of dollars in fines and forfei-           when the plaintiff was 14, and followed                         dulmutallab, a young Nigerian man who’d
beef products, the Food Standards Agency                                             tures. But the government did not imme-                                                                                tried to blow up a packed Northwest jetlin-
said.                                                                                                                                       months of “grooming” by Ritter, the law-
                                                                                     diately release the text of its plea agree-            suit said.                                                      er with a bomb concealed in his underwear.
   Across the EU, a total of 2,250 samples                                           ments. Such agreements almost invariably                                                                                   Today’s birthdays: Actor Jeremy Bulloch
of food sold as beef products — between                                                                                                        Ritter was charged with involuntary
                                                                                     call for prosecutors to recommend sen-                 deviate sexual intercourse and other of-                        is 68. Actor William Katt is 62. Rhythm-and-
10 and 150 per member state — should be                                              tences below the maximum.                                                                                              blues singer James Ingram is 61. Actor Le-
tested for the presence of unlabeled horse                                                                                                  fenses. He killed himself in January 2010
                                                                                                                                            on the day his trial was supposed to start.                     Var Burton is 56. Actor-rapper Ice-T is 55.
meat, under the proposals drawn up by the                                            Gov’t OKs same-sex military burial                                                                                     Actress Lisa Loring is 55. International Ten-
European Commission, the bloc’s executive.                                                                                                     The lawsuit, filed in Lehigh County
                                                                                        WASHINGTON — The government                         Court, seeks at least $50,000 plus punitive                     nis Hall of Famer John McEnroe is 54. Rock
                                                                                     has cleared the first burial of a same-sex             damages from both the Boy Scouts and                            musician Andy Taylor is 52. Rock musician
Gun tourism booming in Guam                                                          spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery,            the local affiliate. It’s the latest in a series                Dave Lombardo (Slayer) is 48. Actress
   TAMUNING, Guam — Their well-                                                      but it’s far from certain how easy it will be          of sexual-abuse claims brought against                          Sarah Clarke is 42. Rock musician Taylor
equipped arsenals offer everything from                                              for other gay military couples to win the              the Boy Scouts of America or its affili-                        Hawkins (Foo Fighters) is 41. Olympic gold
tiny revolvers (for ladies) to Berettas,                                             same benefit.                                          ates amid the public release of thousands                       medal runner Cathy Freeman is 40. Singer
Glocks, semi-automatic pistols and M16                                                  Who gets buried where is one of the                 of so-called “perversion files” dating from                     Sam Salter is 38. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 31.
military assault rifles. If kids can see over                                        practical decisions that the federal govern-           1959 to 1985. The documents, released in                        Pop-rock singer Ryan Follese is 26. Actress
the counter, they are welcome, too.                                                  ment is grappling with following repeal of             October by order of the Oregon Supreme                          Elizabeth Olsen is 24. Actor Mike Weinberg
   Forget the white sandy beaches, coral                                             the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.         Court, chronicled a decades-long cover-up                       is 20.
reefs and laid-back island culture. For many                                            At first glance, Veterans Affairs Secre-            of abuse by scoutmasters and other adult                            Thought for today: “The heart may think
tourists from Japan, the biggest thrill is the                                       tary Eric Shinseki’s decision to grant burial          leaders around the country.                                     it knows better: the senses know that ab-
chance to shoot a gun at one of Guam’s ubiq-                                         to a same-sex spouse in Oregon represents                                                                              sence blots people out. We have really no
uitous ranges, dozens of which are tucked                                            a big departure from past federal policy.              Marcellus boom to slow this year                                absent friends.” — Elizabeth Bowen, Irish-
between upscale shopping centers.                                                       Retired Lt. Col. Linda Campbell and her                                                                             born author (1899-1973)
   The U.S. territory of Guam — a tropical                                                                                                     PITTSBURGH — Energy experts say
                                                                                     spouse, Nancy Lynchild, with help from                 the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas
island often described as a cheaper version                                          Oregon officials, pressed the VA to allow
of Hawaii — has long been the perfect place                                                                                                 production will slow this year but not be-
                                                                                     Lynchild to be buried at the VA’s Willa-               cause there’s any lack of supply.
to put guns in the hands of tourists, espe-                                          mette National Cemetery.
cially from Japan, where gun ownership is                                                                                                      The slowdown is happening because
                                                                                                                                            drillers are waiting for pipelines to expand,
tightly restricted and handguns are banned.
   Despite a shared sense of shock over the
                                                                                     VP lobbies for gun control in Colo.                    new markets to develop and wholesale                            CLARIFICATIONS
recent rampage by a gunman at America’s                                                 DENVER — A package of Democrat-                     prices to rise.
Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun                                                ic gun control measures began moving                      “The hiring has tapered off. What we see                        Incorrect movie titles were included in
tourism business here is as brisk as ever.                                           through the Colorado Legislature Friday,               is a holding pattern,” said Kathryn Klaber,                     the movie listings in Friday’s Entertain-
   “It was such a feeling of power,” Keigo                                           with Vice President Joe Biden personally               the president of the Marcellus Shale Coali-                     ment Lancaster. While “Escape from Planet
Takizawa, a 30-year-old Japanese actor, said                                         phoning three lawmakers from his Colo-                 tion, an industry group.                                        Earth” and “Safe Haven” are playing at the
after blasting holes in a paper target with a                                        rado ski vacation to speed along the emo-                 That’s a big difference from the last four                   Ephrata Main, “Lincoln” and “Silver Lin-
shotgun, a .44 magnum and a Smith & Wes-                                             tional debate.                                         years, when production doubled or tripled                       ings Playbook” are not.
son revolver at the Western Frontier Village                                            Biden phoned two freshmen in the state              every 12 months and companies spent tens
gun club, a cowboy-themed indoor shooting                                            House from moderate districts, along with              of billions of dollars on leases, well drilling,
range and gift shop on Guam’s main shop-                                             House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. The                     and related infrastructure.                                                                
ping street.                                                                         calls came several hours after the cham-                  Klaber said companies are still confi-                          The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster
   “But,” he said, “I still don’t think anyone                                       ber started a long debate over gun-control             dent there’s money to be made, since inde-                      New Era wants to correct substantive er-
should be allowed to have one of their own.”                                         measures including expanded background                 pendent analysts say that the Marcellus is                      rors of fact. To request a correction or clari-
                                                                                     checks and ammunition limits.                          the most economical place to drill for shale                    fication, contact the news desk (291-8622)
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