A2 SAturdAy, FebruAry 16, 2013 World/National/State IntellIgencer JournAl / new erA, lAncAster, PA.
Wired TODAY IN HISTORY
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)
Those two measures ad- gas in the nation. between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through
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