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DECEMBER 12, 2005 - In a symbolic show of solidarity, union workers from around the country, converged on Washington, to send a strong and unified message to the Bush Administration.
DECEMBER 2, 2005 - Federal employees and their unions are celebrating big victories, as they continue to challenge new Bush Administration, personnel rules that would take collective bargaining rights from 650,000 civilian Defense Department workers and 160,000 Homeland Security employees.
DECEMBER 2, 2005 - The Department of Labor is widely expected to cut back protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that has helped tens of millions of workers since it was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993.
www.iamaw.org /publications/imail/imail_12_20_2005.htm   (2388 words)

 December 2003
Chief Minister Digvijay Singh resigns on December 5; on December 8 Uma Bharti is sworn in as chief minister.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot resigns on December 4; Vasundhara Raje is sworn in as chief minister on December 8.
Vázquez is sworn in as governor on December 31.
www.rulers.org /2003-12.html   (1535 words)

 December 20, 2004
December 13, 2004—Surprising as it might be, in retrospect the nomination Monday of EPA administrator Michael O. Leavitt to succeed Tommy G. Thompson as HHS secretary makes all the sense in the world.
December 14, 2004—New retirees who have employer-sponsored retiree health benefits are paying much higher premiums for that coverage this year, says a survey released on Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Hewitt Associates.
December 16, 2004—Because of the huge financial stakes for the products involved, research that compares the effectiveness of various forms of medical treatments has difficulty finding funding, even though many analysts see it as essential to avoiding what they say are huge amounts of unnecessary spending on health care.
www.cmwf.org /healthpolicyweek/healthpolicyweek_show.htm?doc_id=253524   (3705 words)

 Listings (December 14 - December 20, 1995)
Continuing through December 31: painting and photography by Dana A. Bonner, mixed media furniture and accessories by Eric Lee Cooper, and painting, printmaking and mosaics by Robin Riley.
December 14 and 15, at Mission San Xavier del Bac, 1950 W. San Xavier Road, and at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, in the Bowler Room at Café Magritte, 254 E. Congress St. All those interested in Joyce and his works are welcome.
www.tucsonweekly.com /tw/12-14-95/citylist.htm   (7983 words)

 December 11-20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Royal Australian Mint was opened in 1966, same year Australia shifted over to decimal currency (previously 12 cents to a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound).
For the first 20 km there was both a motorway and the old highway.
Also a reminder that on December 21st, I will no longer be reading email at Pocketmail, so mike@vermeulen.com will become my preferred address (and less frequently since it will be from internet cafes).
www.mvermeulen.com /oneyear/Journal/december11.htm   (3867 words)

 December 20 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.
December 19 - December 21 - November 20 - January 20 -- listing of all days
This page was last modified 21:05, 10 May 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December_20   (856 words)

 Wikipedia:Announcements - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese (13 December 2005); Russian (23 December 2005); Norwegian (Bokmål) (6 February 2006); Finnish (20 February 2006)
Estonian (15 May 2005); Norwegian (Nynorsk) (7 August 2005); Croatian (8 October 2005); Ido (24 October 2005); Galician (13 November 2005); Lithuanian (14 December 2005); Malay (21 December 2005); Arabic (25 December 2005); Persian (18 February 2006); Thai (14 March 2006); Icelandic (6 May 2006)
Walloon (9 June 2005); Luxembourgish (11 July 2005); Greek (20 August 2005); Simple English (27 September 2005); Bosnian (24 November 2005); Albanian (28 December 2005); Basque (26 January 2006); Vietnamese (28 January 2006); Georgian (23 February 2006) Breton (11 March 2006); Afrikaans (24 March 2006); Macedonian (31 March 2006); Latin (6 May 2006)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikipedia:Announcements   (651 words)

 Homebuilder optimism hits 32-month low - The Boston Globe
Optimism among US homebuilders unexpectedly fell in December, dropping to a 32-month low, as executives braced for a slowdown in the housing market after a five-year boom.
WASHINGTON -- Optimism among US homebuilders unexpectedly fell in December, dropping to a 32-month low, as executives braced for a slowdown in the housing market after a five-year boom.
The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo's index of builder confidence slid to 57, the lowest since April 2003, from a revised 61 in November, the Washington-based association said yesterday.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2005/12/20/homebuilder_optimism_hits_32_month_low   (429 words)

 December 20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Debora Williams, 211 W. Thomas St., stationed at Seoul, Korea, was awarded the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster for heroic services as flight commander with the 26th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron of the 308th Bomber Wing.
On Dec. 20, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States during ceremonies in New Orleans.
This page was last built with Frontier on a Macintosh on Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 1:05:54 PM.
www.rny.com /archive/history/2005/December/1220.html   (832 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | December 20 | Rumsfeld meets Saddam Hussein, Ezra ...
In Christian times, from now until December 25, no work was undertaken nor amusements enjoyed after sunset, and Tammasmass E'en (December 20) was regarded as particularly sacred.
December 30, 2002) based on analysing thousands of pages of declassified government documents and interviews with former policy-makers, it was asserted that “US intelligence and logistical support played a crucial role in shoring up Iraqi defences” following this meeting.
The meeting in late December 1983 paved the way for an official restoration of relations between Iraq and the US, which had been severed since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /book/dec20.html   (3394 words)

 WTC Environmental Monitoring: December 20, 2001
EPA is collecting data from more than 20 fixed air monitors in and around ground zero and additional monitors in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.
In addition, EPA sampled for asbestos at three additional lower Manhattan locations on December 9, 14th and 15th for a total of 51 samples.
This brings the total number of air samples collected and analyzed for lower Manhattan to 3,662, 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).
www.epa.gov /wtc/summaries/epa-osha122001.htm   (493 words)

 20 Dec History: This Date   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On 20 December 1989, 9000 US soldiers joined the 12000 US military personnel already in Panama and were met with scattered resistance from the PDF.
From 20 to 23 November 1946, almost 6000 Vietnamese were killed when a French cruiser fired on Haiphong after a clash between French and Vietnamese soldiers.
On 20 December 1960, North Vietnam announced the formation of its National Front for the Liberation of the South.
www.jcanu.hpg.ig.com.br /history/h4dec/h4dec20.html   (12074 words)

 Today in History: December 20
Bird's Eye View of Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1877.
On December 20, 1790, water-powered machinery for spinning and carding cotton was set in motion in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Based on the designs of English inventor Richard Arkwright, the mill was built by Samuel Slater, a recent English immigrant who apprenticed Arkwright's partner, Jebediah Strutt.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec20.html   (818 words)

 Vintage Fabric January 2001
July 20 - Summertime and a quilt is..
Nylon coil was replaced by polyester within the past 20 years.
Joan Kiplinger is an antique doll costumer and vintage fabric addict who learned to sew on her grandmother's treadle and has been peddling fabrications ever since.
www.fabrics.net /joan101.asp   (3898 words)

 Update: Influenza Activity --- United States, December 14--20, 2003
During the reporting week of December 14--20, World Health Organization (WHO) laboratories reported testing 3,693 specimens for influenza viruses; of which 1,297 (35.1%) were positive.
Because data from the National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) laboratories for the week ending December 20 were not available at the time of this report, numbers might change substantially next week.
As of the week ending December 20, PandI accounted for 7.8% of all deaths reported through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5251a5.htm   (866 words)

 E M E R G I C . o r g: December 20, 2004 Archives
Its new HMP-A1 PMP offers 20 gigabytes of MP3 and MPEG-4 playback goodness; it even has a video-out jack so you can watch your flicks on a big-screen TV instead of its embedded sharp but tiny 3.5-inch screen.
In the 20 years since the beginning of this journey, I've been fortunate enough to have seen and to have played a small role in some incredible transformations.
As yet another December gets ready to give way to a new January, it is time for a look back to the year that was and what we can expect in the coming year.
www.emergic.org /archives/2004/12/20   (1988 words)

 Media Matters - O'Reilly admits he falsely accused Plano of banning red and green clothing
On the December 20 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly retracted his false claim that the Plano Independent School District (Texas) banned red and green clothing.
O'Reilly originally asserted on both the December 9 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor and that day's broadcast of The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly that the Plano school district told students "they could not wear red and green because they were Christmas colors" and labeled the move "fascism."
During the December 20 edition of The Factor, O'Reilly admitted that he "made a mistake a few days ago when I said clothing was included in the party dictum."
mediamatters.org /items/200512210005   (1922 words)

 December 20, 2004
In December of 2003, my mother came up to get me and the two of us picked up my cousin Peach and her husband and we drove to the Alzheimers facility where my aunt has been for the past two years.
Meeting us at the facility were Barb's three kids and we had lovely visit, and then returned to Peach's house where she fixed dinner for all of us.
Kathy commented that 20 years ago she would never have guessed that we would be sitting around enjoying each other's company so much.
www.funnytheworld.com /2004/Dec/20.htm   (658 words)

 What Goes Down a Chimney Down But Not Up a Chimney Up?
September 20 - The Legacy of Warren Featherbone
January 20 - Meet the Azlons from A to Z: Regenerated & Rejuvenated
December 20 - Osnaburg the Great Part 2 Home Beautiful with Cretonne, Chintz, Barkcloth & Crash
www.fabrics.net /joan102.asp   (1079 words)

 The Bad Weather Bikers' BBS: Archive through December 20, 2003
I had my first car ride(when I came home from the hospital after I was born) in a 1963 Corvair.
It DID get me from California to Wisconsin and then on to Pennsylvania, but there was one stretch in Wyoming where I wondered if reverse wouldn't have been faster.
Hey I had a Subaru Brat - I used to drop the tailgate and ram it in reverse into the side of a hill, ride my quad into the back, front wheels in the "jump seats" and use the seat belts for tie downs.
www.badweatherbikers.com /buell/messages/4062/42250.html?1071960897   (1114 words)

 The New American - Liberty’s Steamroller - December 20, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus Patton was traduced in the servile press as a covert "Nazi sympathizer" and stripped of his command shortly before his fatal automobile accident on December 9, 1945.
On December 9, 1945, Patton and General Hobart Gay were backseat passengers in a military staff sedan speeding along the autobahn en route to a pheasant hunt.
But on December 23rd the hero finally succumbed to pneumonia while in the company of his wife, Beatrice.
www.thenewamerican.com /tna/1999/12-20-99/vo15no26_patton.htm   (4420 words)

 December 20, 2000
This notice does not constitute consent by the Town for the introduction or admission into evidence of otherwise inadmissible or irrelevant evidence, nor does it authorize challenges or appeals not otherwise allowed by law.
Kofflin stated that it is a 60 foot wide lot and there is a house constructed on 2 of Lot 10 and Lot 9 and the house is positioned as such that they intended on leaving the 90 feet of property.
It is the consensus of the Town Commission to hold a special meeting prior to the regular meeting in January 2001(January 8th through 12th) to discuss the applicants for the Interim Town Manager position.
www.melbournebeachfl.org /1220-2000.html   (6000 words)

 Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein - Press Release
The U.S. response was to renew ties, to provide intelligence and aid to ensure Iraq would not be defeated by Iran, and to send a high-level presidential envoy named Donald Rumsfeld to shake hands with Saddam (20 December 1983).
A U.S. cable recording the December 20, 1983 conversation between Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein.
Although Rumsfeld said during a September 21, 2002 CNN interview, "In that visit, I cautioned him about the use of chemical weapons, as a matter of fact, and discussed a host of other things," the document indicates there was no mention of chemical weapons.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/press.htm   (416 words)

 NucNews - December 20, 2000
The government said in a separate statement there were 149 incidents of violence in Kashmir in the first 20 days of the truce.
NEW DELHI, Dec. 20 - In a rare run of encouraging news in one of the world's most discouraging conflicts, India and Pakistan today announced steps to lessen tensions along their de facto border in divided Kashmir.
In a separate statement, the government said that during the first 20 days of Ramadan, there were 149 violent incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, with 63 civilians killed and 183 injured.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2000nn/0012nn/001220nn.htm   (19606 words)

 TLJ News: December 16-20, 2002.
The FCC announced this NOI on December 11, but did not release the actual NOI until December 20.
She also stated that "the proposed regulations last December made a number of important changes to the earlier final regulations issued in January of 2001.
The U.S. District Court (NDTex) unsealed an indictment that was returned by a grand jury on November 20, 2002 against Clayton Fuchs, Waldrick Lemons, Stephen Thompson, Robert Ogle, Kenneth Speak, and Eugene Gonzales in connection with the operation of a web based pharmacy and the distribution of hydrocodone, a controlled substance.
www.techlawjournal.com /home/newsbriefs/2002/12d.asp   (9637 words)

 December 20, 2004
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Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20 -- Few decisions will be as tricky for President Bush as deciding whether to keep William Donaldson as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
New York Post, Dec. 19 -- A recent study by Duke's Fuqua School of Business and the Yale School of Management found that shopping is akin to Newton's law of motion: A body in motion (say, a swiping credit card) tends to stay in motion.
www.dukenews.duke.edu /2004/12/clips_dilemma_1204.html   (486 words)

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