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  August 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A timeline of events in the news for August, 2003.
Congressman William J. Janklow, the only Representative from the state of South Dakota, is charged with vehicular manslaughter for an accident on August 16 in which Janklow's speeding car ran a stop sign and hit and killed a motorcyclist.
The action is taken due to the fact that Hamas officially claims responsibility for the act of terror on August 19.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/August_2003   (6402 words)

 August 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Co., 2003 WL 21478776 (Tex. 2003), the Texas Supreme Court interpreted the scope of a professional liability exclusion in a CGL policy.
Co., 2003 WL 21498685 (N.Y. 2003), the New York Court of Appeals held that the absolute pollution exclusion does not unambiguously apply to preclude coverage for bodily injuries caused by the inhalation of ordinary paint or solvent fumes in an office where the insured was performing painting and stripping work.
Co., 1 Cal.Rptr.3d 516 (2003), the pollution exclusion at issue was qualified, as it excluded coverage for any pollution unless the damage was caused by a sudden, unexpected, or unintended discharge during the policy period which also caused property damage or bodily injury during the policy period.
www.sdma.com /sedgwick.updates/newsletters/insurancelaw?2003_08_ilu.html   (1155 words)

 August 2003 - Karachi oil spill, Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Update 29th August 2003: The rear section of the grounded tanker Tasman Spirit has developed a five degree tilt which is alarming as it will lead to further oil spill.
Update 20 August 2003: Pumping of the Tasman Spirit's remaining oil is progressing smoothly.
Update 18 August 2003: Rough seas on Sunday forced port authorities to delay transfer of about 35,000 tonnes crude oil from the oil tanker, Tasman Spirit, that ran aground and split into two along the Arabian Sea coastline of Karachi.
www.panda.org /news_facts/crisis/tasmin   (692 words)

 Amitai Etzioni Notes: August 2003 Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
August 29, 2003; 01:59 PM Gay Marriage: Communitarian Perspectives
August 18, 2003; 12:41 PM Hispanics do not feel victimized
August 6, 2003; 01:38 PM If you believe predictions about interest rates...
www.amitai-notes.com /blog/archives/2003_08.html   (3003 words)

 Approaching Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between now and August, Mars will brighten until it "blazes forth against the dark background of space with a splendor that outshines Sirius and rivals the giant Jupiter himself." Astronomer Percival Lowell, who famously mapped the canals of Mars, wrote those words to describe the planet during a similar close encounter in the 19th century.
On August 27th it will be twice as wide (25 arcseconds) and six times brighter (magnitude -2.9).
August 27th is indeed the best perihelic opposition since the days of the Neanderthals, but it scarcely differs from other more recent ones.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2003/18jun_approachingmars.htm   (916 words)

 Flying Chair Archives: August   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By Phil on August 26, 2003 at 11:50 PM Snakeheads, the term for people who smuggle illegal immigrants out of China, threw 20 people out of a boat after being spotted by police, six of whom drowned.
By Phil on August 12, 2003 at 03:25 PM I wrote to Deborah Cheng, the marketing Manager of the http://www.izzue.com, which is part of the IT clothing group.
By Phil on August 05, 2003 at 12:05 AM BWG is right on the nose with his latest editorial about Children and the pressures they face in Hong Kong.
www.flyingchair.net /archive.php?month=2003-08   (6927 words)

 OE | August 2003 Blackout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
December 16, 2003 — This Excel file is a summary of all comments submitted at the 12-16-03 meeting.
August 14 and 15, 2003 — The northeastern U.S. and southern Canada suffered the worst power flout in history.
August 14, 2003 — Outage Sequence of Events.
www.electricity.doe.gov /news/blackout.cfm?section=news&level2=blackout   (1005 words)

 NASA Watch: August 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
27 August 2003: Investigator Criticizes Shuttle Report, AP "The Columbia investigation board did not go far enough in its recommended safety changes, one of the investigators says in a supplemental report that urges NASA to strengthen shuttle inspections and correct mechanical problems that were unrelated to the disaster but could cause another.
25 August 2003: NASA Awaits Report on Columbia Disaster, AP "John Logsdon, a member of the board, said Monday the board believes "its criticism is founded on careful evidence, gathered in an intense way over seven months.
11 August 2003: Families of shuttle crew await report, AP "Clark, 50, thinks the preliminary recommendations the board has already made, including finding ways to do in-orbit inspections and repairs and better preflight safety checks, are very prudent.
www.nasawatch.com /archives/2003/08   (5525 words)

 Belmont Club: August 2003
The biggest sleeper item was the August 21 press conference by Secretary Rumsfeld and General Abizaid at the Department of Defense.
On August 10, the Philippine Daily Inquirer intimated that Fathur Roman Al-Ghozi, notorious Al-Qaeda operative and escape artist, had been killed by Philippine troops in Mindanao.
On August 11, the Philippine Star's headline was that Al-Ghozi had been captured in Mindanao.
belmontclub.blogspot.com /2003_08_01_belmontclub_archive.html   (15015 words)

 August 2003
Even though, as Steph points out, my birthday’s in August, so are The Dog Days of Summer, plus mid-August is when my seasonal allergies kick into full-gear.
There was also Pocky (set the encoding to ISO 2022-JP if it doesn’t look right) for dessert (I just had the Strawberry and Chocolate flavors), which was a big hit with a few people, and as the night wore on, more and more folks seemed to fall under the spell of this tasty treat.
Savage man pleads guilty to setting car afire during U hockey riot and was sentenced to four months in the workhouse, three years of probation, and had to pay $500 to a state reparations fund.
davespicks.com /archive/2003/08/full.html   (9791 words)

 the front page: August 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Monday August 4: Happy Hour starts at 5pm although you can come in before as we are open from 12pm for viewing the art.
Tuesday August 5: Same deal as Monday but we get a few randoms coming by to spin records, play instruments and generally just hang out.
Wednesday August 6: Qool has been here for a long time for a reason, if you haven't checked it out now is a good a time.
www.111minnagallery.com /archives/2003_08.html   (935 words)

 OnBackground: August 2003
Word is that local governments around the country, the Congress, and other august institutions are learning just how dependent on the internet we all are.
Oh, and speaking of the little-heard subject of policy (its August: Congress, the Administration, and most of the pols outside of California, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana are on vacation), I found Llwewellyn King’s column on the potential causes of the flouts in his White House Weekly to be thought provoking.
Beyond being the publisher and editor of the notable policy/political tip sheet Energy Daily, I don’t know much about King, but the potential that deregulation of the electric power industry and concomitant loss of private investment/responsibility in the grid contributed to the problem was illustrated.
onbackground.blogspot.com /2003_08_01_onbackground_archive.html   (1618 words)

 Newmark's Door: August 2003 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On August 26 the Double Secret Probation Full Screen Edition of Animal House will be released.
No doubt the computers we leave behind in Kabul will one day be used to coordinate an attack against the embassy in Bumfargistan, proving the utter futlity of ever doing anything anywhere for any reason.
Jane Galt wonders "Why can't the Democrats seem to get it together?" I don't agree with her answer, but it's a question worth asking.
newmarksdoor.typepad.com /mainblog/2003/08   (3546 words)

 GamersCircle :: August :: 2003
PlanetWarcraft reports on a post by Blizzard's GFrazier in which he states that the beta for World of Warcraft, Blizzard's upcoming fantasy MMORPG, is now slated for Q4 2003 instead of Q3.
Challenging the stereotype that video gaming is the domain of teenage boys, an industry group Tuesday reported that more women over 18 than young boys are playing games and the average age of players has risen to 29.
From Directions Magazine: 'Because it is now impossible to sell networking unless it is called Ethernet (regardless of the actual protocols used), it is likely that 1 Terabit Ethernet and even 10 Terabit Ethernet (using 100 wavelengths used by 100 gigabit per second transmitter / receiver pairs) may soon be announced.
www.gamerscircle.net /index.php?m=200308   (2744 words)

 Revealing Statements from a Bush Insider about Peak Oil and Natural Gas Depletion
And by 2003 this 9.6 billion barrel basin in 1970 is now close to 3 million barrels a day.
What we all missed in 1999 was that no one could come to subtract unconventional supply growth, coal bed methanes, tar sands, deep water associated gas, and these giant gas wells down to 18 to 20 thousand feet vertical, from the conventional base, and discovered conventional base at about fifty feet...
In 2003 British Gas put their 17% on the block for 1.2 billion dollars.
www.fromthewilderness.com /free/ww3/061203_simmons.html   (5281 words)

 somefoolwitha.com » 2003 » August
You are currently browsing the somefoolwitha.com weblog archives for August, 2003.
Posted on Saturday, August 30th, 2003, late afternoon.
Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2003, early morning.
www.somefoolwitha.com /2003/08   (450 words)

 August 2003 MGS MOC Images Listed by Release Date
11 August 2003 -- MOC2-449 -- Bouldery Surface
8 August 2003 -- MOC2-446 -- Northeast Hellas Landscape
2 August 2003 -- MOC2-440 -- Warrego Valles
www.msss.com /mars_images/moc/2003/08   (301 words)

 Open Stacks: August 2003 Archives
In response to her discovery, she has generously offered (not only in my comments, but on her own blog as well) to change the name of her blog.
One comment from the original post noted that Marlee changed her name to Open Stacks on April 16, 2003 and that therefore, I came first.
After all, it was even the Library Link of the Day for August 5th.
openstacks.net /os/archives/2003_08.html   (1528 words)

 2003 August at The Marmot’s Hole
August 31st, 2003 by The Marmot in East and Central Asia
August 31st, 2003 by The Marmot in North Korea
August 30th, 2003 by The Marmot in East and Central Asia
blog.marmot.cc /archives/2003/08   (1819 words)

 Netcraft: August 2003 Archives
Such a trail of clues pointed to Parsons that those investigating the case must have initially expected that they were dealing with a case of identity theft, but from the reports it seems that Parsons had modified and re-released the worm “because he could” giving no thought to the potential consequences for himself.
Netcraft has developed a service whereby hosting service providers can have access to detailed information on the present performance of their prospects’ sites, including timely notification of outages and the facility to compare and rank performance of the monitored sites.
On Friday Microsoft changed its DNS so that requests for www.microsoft.com no longer resolve to machines on Microsoft’s own network, but instead are handled by the Akamai caching system, which runs Linux.
news.netcraft.com /archives/2003/08   (1710 words)

 Crypto-Gram: August 15, 2003
By demystifying security, I hope to encourage all of us to think more sensibly about the topic, to contribute to what should be an open and informed public discussion of security, and to participate vocally in ongoing security negotiations in our civic, professional, and personal lives.
Schneier is speaking at the International Design Conference in Aspen on August 21st.
The names of these four employees were found hidden inside of a Microsoft Word file of the dossier, which was posted on the 10 Downing Street Web site for the press.
www.schneier.com /crypto-gram-0308.html   (5617 words)

 Netcraft: August 2003 Web Server Survey
The first Web Server Survey ran in August 1995 and found 18,957 sites.
NCSA and CERN were the leading web servers of the day, in front of Netscape which had recently IPO'd, and the Apache project which started a few months earlier in March 1995.
In the August 2003 survey we received responses from 42,807,275 sites.
news.netcraft.com /archives/2003/08/01/august_2003_web_server_survey.html   (255 words)

 U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes
The price indexes of imports from the European Union and from Mexico were also impacted by rising fuel prices, increasing 1.4 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively, in September.
The increase in import prices from Europe followed 0.1 percent declines in July and August, while the index rose 5.0 percent over the past 12 months.
The price index for export air freight has increased each quarter since the June-September period of 2003, and rose 13.2 percent for the year ended in September.
www.bls.gov /news.release/ximpim.nr0.htm   (1055 words)

 Our University - Budget Update, August 2003
Because of cuts to the budget proposal for UC Merced, the new campus will be unable to enroll undergraduates in 2004 as planned and will instead aim for a 2005 opening.
Also as a result of the budget cuts, UC student fees will be increased 30 percent in 2003-04 – or $1,150 for resident undergraduates – on top of a fee increase implemented in the spring 2003 term.
When the new fiscal year began July 1 without a state budget, the state controller announced that in late August or September, he would begin implementing a recent court decision requiring that state employees be paid no more than minimum wage when the state lacks a budget.
www.ucop.edu /news/budget/issue9.html   (1523 words)

 August 2003 Archives - written road blog
We have more than 16,000 books shipped from our warehouse, and now we've put an order in for another 3500....
This is the sandspotting report sheet for the September - October 2003 Sand in My Bra book tour.
Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Random House, 2003) by Katherine Lederer One woman's autobiographical...
www.writtenroad.com /archives/2003_08.shtml   (539 words)

 CCN - Newsletter Vol 8 Issue 6 July/August 2003
Our two points of pride this summer of 2003 are just a couple of the many things in which CCN members have taken pride in over those years.
A section of it addresses the issue of healthy and economically sustainable communities and indicates that there is a willingness to commit funding for infrastructure support.
In early 2003, the organization launched a major, multi-year initiative entitled "Campaign for the Coast." Its aim is to protect more coastal lands throughout the province and to address unique stewardship issues on other coastal properties protected by the Nature Trust
www.coastalcommunities.ns.ca /nwslttr.html   (7327 words)

 Ed Driscoll.com: August 2003 Archives
I HAD HOPED that with the unfortunate passing of Art Cooper, GQ might have moved at least a little to the center with their politics, rather than staying firmly in the camp of Manhattan-based liberalism.
Not one in a thousand media commentators recognize that the big-bang bond sell-off in the United States is actually an international phenomenon, one that signifies the potential for an economic growth recovery throughout the world.
As they do not see, behind the benefits of civilisation, marvels of invention and construction which can only be maintained by great effort and foresight, they imagine that their role is limited to demanding these benefits peremptorily, as if they were natural rights.
eddriscoll.com /archives/2003_08.php   (8200 words)

 eHomeUpgrade | Archive: August 2003
The PRISMIQ MediaPlayer, which was voted PC Magazine Editor's Choice, CNET Editor's Choice, and Best of CES just to name a few, has won so many awards because it's a Media Client device that does what it claims and does it a price point that is unbeatable.
The idea is that you can leave the connection cables on the ground next to your PC but place the 802.11g antenna (tranfer rates at up to 54Mbps with a range of 320 feet) in a position for optimal wireless signal transmission.
Analysts say as IPGs become more sophisticated, they are growing in importance as the critical "real estate" where viewers park their eyes before jaunting off to their 200-plus channel digital cable universe.
www.ehomeupgrade.com /archives/2003_08.php   (2856 words)

 Idle Days » 2003 » August   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It reminds me of old men in shorts crowding around at kopitiams (local language for neighbourhood estate coffeshops) cheering on their teams (the ones they have placed bets on) in the EPL on a Saturday night.
Anyway, I’ll be going to WOMAD Singapore 2003 tomorrow.
WOMAD is coming back to Singapore from Aug 29 - 31, 2003.
www.idledays.net /?m=200308   (1991 words)

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