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  Today in History: December 17
On the morning of December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took turns piloting and monitoring their flying machine in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
Through their own research and experimentation, and by studying the attempts of other would-be pilots, the Wright brothers knew that heavier-than-air flight was possible.
On December 17, 1908, Willard Frank "Wild Bill" Libby was born on a farm in Grand Valley, Colorado.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec17.html   (1196 words)

 CUPE > P3 Alert - December 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
December 17, 2004 02:44 PM Participants in the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ annual conference zeroed in on the vast and growing infrastructure gap facing governments.
December 17, 2004 02:57 PM A strong coalition of Quebec water activists is defending public water from new attacks.
December 17, 2004 03:02 PM Internal documents obtained by the media show the federal government has penalized British Columbia for allowing private health care but is letting other provinces get away with for-profit care.
www.cupe.ca /www/p3_alert__dcembre_2004   (345 words)

 December 17 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar.
December 16 - December 18 - November 17 - January 17 -- listing of all days
This page was last modified 16:07, 11 September 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December_17   (960 words)

 December 2004
On December 3 the Supreme Court invalidates the result of the recent presidential election, calling for a repeat of the runoff between Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko, to be held on December 26.
A runoff is held on December 26, and Morozov is elected governor with 52.8% of the vote against 20.6% for Barzhanova and 25.1% against all.
On December 17 Liese Prokop is nominated as new interior minister; she is sworn in on December 22.
www.rulers.org /2004-12.html   (1989 words)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2002 – 2:30 P.M. Prayer was offered by Councilman Paul R. Riddick, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
A Resolution entitled, "A Resolution certifying a closed meeting of the Council of the City of Norfolk in accordance with the provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act," was introduced and read by its title.
R-7 Letter from the City Manager and an Ordinance entitled, "An Ordinance clarifying the participation of the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority and the other participating entities with regard to facilitating the restoration of the Attucks Theatre," was introduced in writing and read by its title.
www.norfolk.gov /council_members/minutes_files/Minutes2002/12-17-02.htm   (818 words)

 Ballot Access News -- December 17, 1995
On November 17, federal judge William Wilson, a Clinton appointee, ruled against ballot status for the Independent Party of Arkansas.
On December 11, the District of Columbia Board of Elections ruled that a stand-in presidential candidate may be listed on third party petitions.
Georgia (2): on December 13, a 3-judge federal court released a map of new congressional districts for the state, drawn by two of the judges (the third dissented).
www.ballot-access.org /1995/1217.html   (3827 words)

 December 2000
The next attempt, on December 21, fails as the centre-right majority boycotts the session and not enough deputies are present for a valid vote.
On December 28 Adrian Nastase is sworn in as prime minister.
On December 21 President Askar Akayev nominates two candidates for the post of prime minister; the vote in parliament is 34 for Kurmanbek Bakiyev and 9 for Muraliyev.
www.rulers.org /2000-12.html   (885 words)

 December 17- 24 - Church News
Towards the beginning of December, the Bishops in this country gathered for a four-day meeting to reflect on the future of the Church in Korea and renew the evangelizing commitment in the country.
Rome, 17 (NE) A culture without truth is the real threat against objectivity of information, stated Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, Archbishop of Bologna, as he gathered with a group of journalists from the Catholic Union of Italian Press.
Pittsburgh, 17 (NE) "A Millennium Reflection: What It Means To Be A Catholic" is the title of a pastoral letter recently issued by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl, of Pittsburgh, challenging faithful in the diocese to "consider what it means to call ourselves members of the Catholic Church" and to apply Catholic teaching in their lives.
www.eclesiales.org /english/archive/9912-3.htm   (6921 words)

 December 17, 2001
On December 15th, the League of Nations rejected the National Petition’s demand for administrative autonomy and urged the Iraqi government to facilitate the settlement of the Assyrians within Iraq.
On Friday 7 December 2001, a political rally was held in Sydney at the Assyrian Charity and Educational Community Ashour Club (Ashour Club).
On Sunday 9 December 2001, due to time constraints the AUA delegation could only attend three Church masses held at The Assyrian Church of the East, Ancient Church of the East and the Anglican Church.
www.zindamagazine.com /html/archives/2001/12.17.01/index.php   (11415 words)

 WTC Environmental Monitoring: December 16 & 17, 2001
In addition, EPA sampled for asbestos at three additional lower Manhattan locations on December 11 for a total of 91 samples.
This brings the total number of air samples collected and analyzed for lower Manhattan to 3,471, with 29 samples above the standard (27 of these were collected prior to September 30, one was collected on October 9 and the other on November 27).
VOCs - Sampling for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was conducted on December 14, 15 and 16 in the direct area of the debris pile at ground zero.
www.epa.gov /wtc/summaries/epa-osha121701.htm   (744 words)

 Wednesday, December 17, 2003
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Guelph Court on December 16th, 2003 at 10:30am.
(Erin, Ont) On Saturday, December 13th, 2003 at 11:30pm, officers from the County of Wellington O.P.P. responded to a 9-1-1 hang-up at a residence on Daniel Street in Erin.
(Aberfoyle, Ont) On Wednesday, December 10th, 2003 at 2:48am, Sergeant Michael ASHLEY of the Guelph Detachment of the County of Wellington O.P.P. was conducting speed enforcement exercises on Wellington County Road 46 in Aberfoyle.
www.heresthescoop.net /index03-12-16.html   (8381 words)

 December 17 - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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www.voyager.in /December_17   (973 words)

 December 17, 2004
Dec 17, 2004 12:00 PM THE DETECTION of soybean rust in Missouri has put producers of the state's top commodity crop on high alert, and University of Missouri Extension specialists...
Dec 17, 2004 12:00 PM Gustafson LLC's new Gaucho Grande insecticide seed treatment could be just what the doctor ordered for farmers who seem to be battling wet springs a lot...
Dec 17, 2004 12:00 PM Faster drydown and more uniform hay conditioning are just two of the benefits of Challenger's new AHBT TwinMax auger headers, which are the first to feature...
deltafarmpress.com /issue_20041217/index.html   (864 words)

 SGI News December 17, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the opening on December 9, a message from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was read and Thai Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai gave a welcome speech.
On December 6 and 7, the SGI-USA Central Executive Conference and Executive Council met at the SGI-USA World Culture Center in Santa Monica, California, USA, and at the Soka University of America (SUA) campus in Aliso Viejo.
On December 5 through 8, 170 SGI-USA Arts Division members--active in society as musicians, singers, dancers, film producers and directors, sculptors, designers, writers, journalists and actors--attended a conference at the Florida Nature and Culture Center near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
www.sgi.org /english/News/nb/0212/nb021217.htm   (911 words)

 SF Ethics Commission: December 17   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On December 19, the Controller's audit staff will meet with our staff to begin auditing the operation of the Ethics Commission to determine whether the Commission has sufficient resources to implement all of its mandates.
The Commission's public hearing on the political activities of public employees is on the Commission's December 17 agenda.
As of December 12, 2001, 98 percent (550 out of 560) of department heads, board and commission members, and other designated persons have submitted their annual 2000-2001 Statements of Economic Interests, which were due last April 2, 2001.
www.ci.sf.ca.us /site/ethics_page.asp?id=14858   (2472 words)

 FlyThomasCook - Domestic & International Flights
Flights from Sur Reina Sofia Airport, Tenerife, Spain to All London Airports, United Kingdom on December 17, 2006!
Flights from Malaga Airport, Spain to All London Airports, United Kingdom on December 17, 2006!
Flights from Lanzarote Airport, Spain to All London Airports, United Kingdom on December 17, 2006!
www.flythomascook.com /travel/flights/indexc1.html   (3306 words)

 The Political Graveyard: December 17, 1982
Politicians who were born on December 17 (all years), or
Politicians who were married on December 17 (all years), or
Politicians who died on December 17 (all years), or
www.politicalgraveyard.com /chrono/1982/12-17.html   (315 words)

 Remembering December 17   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Congress claimed that “the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities” and on December 17, 1882, passed the first Chinese Exclusion Act.
The Philippines was promised independence at the end of the war, and Koreans living in the United States were exempted from “enemy alien” status.
17 78th Congress, First session, Chapter 344, December 17, 1943.
www.ailf.org /ipc/policy_reports_2004_december17.asp   (2417 words)

 Sidley Austin | Client Resources | December 17, 2004 - Latin American Edition
On December 9, 2004, the SEC published for comment proposed amendments to Regulation M under the 1934 Act, which governs the activities of underwriters, issuers, selling security holders and others in connection with offerings of securities.
Any offering initially filed with the NASD prior to 12:00 pm E.S.T. on December 30, 2004 will be subject to the current fee structure, notwithstanding that additional amendments to the filing may be made in 2005 and that the offering may not be declared effective by the SEC until 2005.
It has been reported that on December 14, 2004, Colombia’s President Uribe signed an executive order restricting the inflow of short-term investments by requiring investors to keep their money in the country for at least one year.
www.sidley.com /news/pub.asp?PubID=9355912202004   (667 words)

 Stars and Stripes photo of the day
December 16, 2005: Elephants on the sidewalk in a German town, 1992
December 6, 2005: Children at an orphanage run by Buddhist monks in South Vietnam, 1968
December 1, 2005: Marines and camel in the Saudi Arabian desert, 1990
www.stripes.com /photoday/121705photoday.html   (608 words)

 Sidley Austin | Client Resources | December 17, 2003 - Asian Edition
On December 11, 2003, the SEC proposed amendments to Forms N-1A, N-3, N-4 and N-6 under the 1933 Act and the 1940 Act.
On December 11, 2003, the SEC proposed a number of amendments under the 1940 Act aimed at combating the problem of the unlawful late trading of mutual fund shares.
On December 9, 2003, the PCAOB proposed Rule 4011, which would allow a non-US audit firm to petition the PCAOB to rely on the appropriate non-US regulator in inspecting the non-US audit firm.
www.sidley.com /news/pub.asp?PubID=14472112292003   (1033 words)

 Update: December 17,2001 - World Policy Institute - Research Project
When Wall Street opened again on September 17, 2001, Northrop Grumman was ready to bob those bad guys and its stock had risen 16% to $94 a share in anticipation of the coming war.
But there was a downside, the precision JDAMs have repeatedly missed their targets; crashing into a residential neighborhood near the Kabul airport on October 12th and killing at least 10 civilians, falling off target and killing three American soldiers on December 5th, and wounding five Special Forces soldiers a week earlier.
Boeing is currently working on more than a dozen contracts-- including the expensive F/A-18 fighter jet, the crash prone V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, the AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopter and the Airborne Laser for the Pentagon's Ballistic Missile Defense Organization-- that account for well over $10 billion in the 2002 Pentagon budget alone.
www.worldpolicy.org /projects/arms/updates/profiteers121701.html   (2213 words)

 GERMAN ECONOMY December 17, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BHF Bank, a bank with approximately $50 billion in total assets, reported operating profit for the third quarter of 2001 decreasing to $21.9 million from the $56.5 million of a year ago period.
However, on December 31, 2000, total nonperforming loans were 24.4% to total equity and reserves, taking into consideration the macro-economic situation in Germany and the deterioration in earnings and capital, LACE Financial Corporation downgraded the bank from a “B” to “C+”.
The banks capital position was weakened slightly as total equity comprised 2.35% of total assets, compared with the 2.58% on December 31, 1999.
www.lacefinancial.com /releases/historical/011217Germany.htm   (672 words)

 Insider Racing News * December 17, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Evernham Motorsports’ development driver Erin Crocker, who’ll pull a Daytona doubleheader during Speedweeks competing in both the ARCA 200 on Saturday, Feb. 11 as well as the Daytona 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on Friday night, Feb. 17, turned her first laps at DIS on Friday.
Darrell Waltrip Motorsports announced today that NTN Bearing Corporation of America will not be returning as team sponsor of the No. 17 Tundra while they compete for the 2006 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship with driver David Reutimann.
It was wonderful to work with everyone there because they are great people." During this past season, Reutimann led NTN to their first NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory and Darrell Waltrip Motorsports to its fourth.
www.insiderracingnews.com /Daily2005/121705.html   (1493 words)

 Opelika-Auburn News | Saturday, December 17, 2005
Smith is Monday, December 19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Maidie Vann Montgomery born November 23, 1938 passed away December 10, 2005.
Maidie recently resided in Newnan, Georgia and was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in nursing.
www.oanow.com /servlet/Satellite?pagename=OAN%2FMGArticle%2FOAN_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1128768776539&path=!obituaries   (119 words)

 Friday, December 17, 2004
(Erin, Ont) On Thursday, December 16th, 2004 at 7:51pm, officers from the County of Wellington O.P.P. responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on the 5th Line of Erin Township.
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Guelph Court on December 17th, 2004 at 10:30am.
In response to Board motion of 2004 11 23 that the Administration be 'requested to prepare a report on the Wellington North Boundary Implications by December 2004', Ms.
www.heresthescoop.net /index04-12-17.html   (6251 words)

 December 17, 1903
On the evening of December 16, there was an ominous fl line of clouds on the horizon.
This front advanced quickly and the bane of the east coast, a nor’easter, laid siege to the Wright brothers’ camp at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
Prior to December 17, 1903, the view that most folks had of their world was two-dimensional, neatly organized and partitioned like an overgrown checkerboard.
www.wright-brothers.org /History/Wright%20Story/december.htm   (1911 words)

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