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  December - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
December was the tenth month in the Roman calendar until a monthless winter period was divided between January and February.
December in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to June in the Southern Hemisphere and vise versa.
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 December 24 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years).
December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/December_24   (976 words)

 SI.com - NHL - AHL Western Conference Notebook - Wednesday December 24, 2003 6:43PM
In a 5-4, overtime victory over the Syracuse Crunch December 12, C Fedor Fedorov had two goals and one assist and D Nolan Baumgartner notched his third goal of the year 1:54 into overtime to end the affair.
RW Tim Jackman, who was leading Syracuse with eight goals, made his NHL debut with Columbus December 20, skating for 10:39 and putting one shot on net in a 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.
Woywitka was acquired December 16 in a trade that sent hold-out C Mike Comrie to the Philadelphia Flyers.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /2003/hockey/nhl/12/24/ahl.west   (2607 words)

 Update: Influenza Activity --- United States, December 18--24, 2005
increased during the week ending December 24 and is above the national baseline.** The percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (PandI) was below the epidemic threshold for the week ending December 24.
The percentage of patient visits for ILI increased in eight surveillance regions and ranged from 0.9% in the West North Central region to 6.3% in the West South Central region.
From December 2003 through December 30, 2005, a total of 142 laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1) infections were reported to WHO.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5451a3.htm   (866 words)

 Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: December 18, 2005 - December 24, 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
December 18, 2005 - December 24, 2005
But from the outside it certainly seems like this would intensify the perceived marginalization of Sunnis and dominance of Shi'a religious parties that already seems to be the main result of the election.
The long and the short of it, though, is that Rockefeller, as Ranking Member of the senate intelligence committee, was given a brief descrption of what was happening, but wasn't allowed to discuss it either with his staff or with his colleagues, even other senators on the intel committee.
www.talkingpointsmemo.com /archives/week_2005_12_18.php#007289   (5315 words)

 Today in History: December 24
Moore is thought to have composed the tale, now popularly known as "The Night Before Christmas," on December 24, 1822, while traveling home from Greenwich Village, where he had bought a turkey for his family's Christmas dinner.
A graduate of Columbia, Clement Moore was a scholar of Hebrew and a professor of Oriental and Greek literature at the General Theological Seminary in Manhattan.
He is said to have been embarrassed by the light-hearted verse, which was made public without his knowledge in December 1823.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/today/dec24.html   (659 words)

 Context of 'December 24-31, 1999'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This page shows all events that either reference, or are referenced by, the event 'December 24-31, 1999'.
The meeting is said to come during a period of low threat, after the millennium alerts had ended (see December 14-31, 1999).
The apparent suicide hijacking of EgyptAir Flight 990 off the coast of Massachusetts in late 1999 appears to have been a concern of the CSG around this time (see October 31, 1999).
www.cooperativeresearch.org /context.jsp?item=a122499hijack   (797 words)

 Stephen's Web ~ Edu_RSS ~ December 24, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From weblogged News on December 24, 2003 at 2:47 p.m..
From Robert Paterson's Weblog on December 24, 2003 at 12:50 p.m..
From weblogged News on December 24, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
www.downes.ca /archive/03/12_24_Edu_RSS.htm   (2954 words)

 DISEASE INFORMATION 24 December 2004; Vol. 17 - No. 52
Thus, on 16 December 2004, 246 hens, 29 cocks, 33 turkeys and 55 pigeons were killed.
As part of this campaign, sero-surveillance focused on breeding and broiler ducks, considered as major reservoirs and important risk factors for HPAI, is being conducted both in farms and slaughterhouses, and virological tests are being carried out on faeces sampled in migratory birds' habitats.
During this heightened sero-surveillance, avian influenza antibody-positive samples were detected on 1 December 2004 in a breeding duck farm in Kwangju Province through agar-gel precipitation (AGP) test carried out by the Kwangju Provincial Veterinary Laboratory.
www.oie.int /eng/info/hebdo/AIS_13.HTM   (1378 words)

 December 24 Exposition @ HillCountryArts.com (Hill Country Arts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
December 24 Exposition @ HillCountryArts.com (Hill Country Arts)
In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
"December 24" results in these other popular encyclopedia sites:
www.hillcountryarts.com /encyclopedia/December_24   (898 words)

 Lowcountry NOW: Obituaries - Obituaries for December 24, 2002 12/24/02
Furman was born in Champaign, IL and thereafter resided in Joliet, IL and Boca Raton, FL.
Gayle Faye Woo, 91, died December 18, 2002, at Hospice Savannah, Inc. A native of Hong Kong, he was previously a resident of California and Washington prior to moving to Savannah 17 years ago.
Thursday, December 26, in the Alston Methodist Church, with Reverend David Aycock and Reverend James Aycock officiating.
www.lowcountrynow.com /stories/122402/OBITSindex.shtml   (1462 words)

 Peace Corps Online | December 24, 2005: Headlines: NPCA: Seaking Out: PCOL Exclusive: Josh Busby writes: How Healthy is ...
When the National Call to Service legislation was amended to include Peace Corps in December of 2002,; this country had not yet invaded Iraq and was not in prolonged military engagement in the Middle East, as it is now.
Read the story of how one volunteer spent three years in captivity from 1976 to 1980 as the hostage of a insurrection group in Colombia in Joanne Marie Roll's op-ed on why this legislation may put soldier/PCVs in the same kind of danger.
The District Commissioner for the Kasama District in Zambia issued a statement banning Peace Corps activities for ‘grave’ social misconduct and unruly behavior for an incident that occurred on September 24 involving 13 PCVs.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/2039328.html   (1672 words)

 Weekly Advisory -- December 24, 1999
Velissaris was registered as an associated person of Paine Webber Inc., from April 1985 until February 1989, but has not been registered with the CFTC in any capacity since that time.
On December 12, 1999, the Commission authorized for publication in the Federal Register a proposed rulemaking regarding the establishment of trading prohibitions for persons associated with self-regulatory organizations -- Commission Regulation 1.59.
Any requests for an extension of the comment period must be made in writing - - before the expiration of the comment period - - to the Commission's Office of the Secretariat.
www.cftc.gov /opa/adv99/opawa53-99.htm   (1620 words)

 On This Day: December 24
Weinberger was scheduled to stand trial on Jan. 5 on charges that he lied to Congress about his knowledge of the arms sales to Iran and efforts by other countries to help underwrite the Nicaraguan rebels, a case that was expected to focus on Mr.
After a second trial, he was found guilty on Dec. 9 of two counts of lying to Congress, and faced sentencing in February of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
John M. Poindexter: President Reagan's national security adviser from December 1985 to November 1986 was convicted on April 7, 1990, on five counts involving charges that he obstructed, conspired to obstruct and made false statements to Congress.
www.bartcop.com /pardon.htm   (2786 words)

 Senator: Bush’s spying raises concerns | LJWorld.com
Posted by staff04 (anonymous) on December 24, 2005 at 2:19 p.m.
Posted by staff04 (anonymous) on December 24, 2005 at 2:33 p.m.
Posted by staff04 (anonymous) on December 24, 2005 at 2:37 p.m.
www2.ljworld.com /news/2005/dec/24/senator_bushs_spying_raises_concerns/?city_local   (2622 words)

 USPTO Closed on Monday, December 24, 2001
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be closed on Monday, December 24, 2001 in accordance with an executive order issued by President George W. Bush on December 6, 2001.
Since Tuesday, December 25, 2001 is already a federal holiday, any action or fee due on those days, or on December 22 or December 23, 2001, will be considered as timely on the next succeeding business day on which the USPTO is open which will be Wednesday, December 26, 2001.
For complete information on the December 24, 2001 closing, customers should visit the agency's web site at http://www.uspto.gov/emergencyclosure.htm.
www.uspto.gov /web/offices/com/speeches/01-59.htm   (123 words)

 Scientific American: Explore!: What Clones?: December 24, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In addition to their claim of human cloning, researchers at ACT got six of 22 human eggs to form into balls of cells called blastocysts through a process known as parthenogenesis—in which unfertilized eggs are chemically tricked into becoming embryos.
Last December the Senate declined to take up a measure to place a moratorium on the procedure, but the debate will resume in 2002.
During a December Senate hearing, West stated that he would be disappointed if ACT couldn’t obtain cloned stem cells within six months.
www.college.ucla.edu /webproject/micro7/lecturenotes/finished/readings/SciAmCloning/relatedarticle.html   (1874 words)

 Iranian Alert -- December 24, 2003 -- IRAN LIVE THREAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For several days after Saddam's capture on December 13, there was stunned silence from Iran's clerical rulers, high-ranking military commanders and advisers.
Whether she did or not she was believed to have been born by divine gesture on December 21st, the longest night of the year, specifically to begin the struggle and triumph of "Light" over "Dark" by having longer and longer days following the longest night of the year.
It is not an accident that half way through the celebrations, namely December 25th, was chosen as Jesus' birthday and January 1st as the first day of New Year.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1045919/posts   (8974 words)

 Brian Patton » 2005 » December » 24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If you have not heard how great Dan Bowling is yet, here is your chance to see him in person.
Next Tuesday, December 27 [Richlands News-Press and Clinch Valley News are] helping sponsor a Candidates Forum at Southwest Virginia Community College from 7 to 9 p.m.
It’s open to the public, and there’s an opportunity to submit written questions as part of the presentation of candidates and their positions.
brianpatton.org /2005/12/24   (348 words)

 KC on Exchange and Outlook : December 2003 - Posts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I really like this example of a home page that one parent made for his son.
This one: counts certain words on your site that are key indicators of whether your focus is on the customer or not.
I was in a meeting with Beth Goza today, and she demonstrated this bluetooth controlled toy car by driving it over the conference table with her phone.
blogs.technet.com /kclemson/archive/2003/12.aspx   (1235 words)

 The Daily Star: Internet Edition Fri. December 24, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Treatment has been disrupted for the last three days at Noakhali General Hospital and other health complexes in the district, as a number of doctors have gone on an excursion to the Sundarbans.
A 24 percent dividend was offered by Agriculture Marketing Company Limited (AMCL-Pran) for the year 2003-2004 at the company's 19th annual general meeting held in Dhaka on Wednesday.
The government has decided to increase diesel and kerosene oil prices effective from next month based on what appears to us to be a self-serving rationale and a poorly done arithmetical exercise.
www.thedailystar.net /2004/12/24   (3434 words)

 December 24, Every-Day Book
Coleridge says, "There is a Christmas custom here which pleased and interested me. The children make little presents to their parents, and to each other, and the parents to the children.
Brand, by sir Thomas Acland, and Werington, that in his neighbourhood on Christmas-eve it was then customary for the country people to sing a wassail or drinking-song, and throw the toast from the wassail-bowl to the apple-trees in order to have a fruitful year.
From a historical account of Norwich it appears, that between Saturday morning and the night of Sunday, December 22, 1793, one thousand seven hundred turkeys, weighing 9 tons, 2 cwt.
www.uab.edu /english/hone/etexts/edb/day-pages/358-dec24.html   (3226 words)

 Peace Corps Online | December 24, 2001 - Eritrea Science Project: Eritrea RPCVs help develop Science Teaching Aids
December 24, 2001 - Eritrea Science Project: Eritrea RPCVs help develop Science Teaching Aids
Read and Comment on this story about Eritrea RPCVs who are helping to develop teaching aids to make science and math a prominent part of a child’s education at:
If you do not have an account, enter your full name into the "Username" box and leave the "Password" box empty.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/6451.html   (1460 words)

 This Day in U.S. Military History: December 24   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This Day in U.S. Military History: December 24
This Day in US Military History is an ongoing catalog of military related events be it, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard.
Pitch in and let me know if something is wrong or missing or if I just don't have the whole story.
tdiumh.blogspot.com /2004/12/december-24.html   (53 words)

 APOD: 2005 December 24 - Earthrise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Apollo 8 crew flew from the Earth to the Moon and back again.
William Anders were launched atop a Saturn V rocket on December 21, circled the Moon ten times in their command module, and returned to Earth on December 27.
Apollo 8 mission's impressive list of firsts includes: the first humans to journey to the
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap051224.html   (154 words)

 Little Geneva - Reformed Confederate Theocrats » Blog Archive » December 24, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I’m glad to see that RC is having fun with this sordid episode.
Be careful to not utter the words "Hail Victory" in Europe.
This entry was posted on Saturday, December 24th, 2005 at 11:29 am and is filed under General.
littlegeneva.com /?p=380   (3721 words)

 Hugh Hewitt: December 18, 2005 - December 24, 2005 Archives
« December 11, 2005 - December 17, 2005
December 25, 2005 - December 31, 2005 »;
In 1999, the ACLU argued that President Clinton's actions concerning Kosovo violated the Constitution.
hughhewitt.com /archives/2005/12/18-week/index.php   (14046 words)

 Cape Lookout National Seashore, News release, Visitor Center closed December 24, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Harkers Island Visitor Center has closed on December 25 for several years now, but this will be the first time in recent memory that the Visitor Center will also be closed on December 24.
On December 6, President George W. Bush was quoted as saying, "Federal employees have shown remarkable strength and courage through the stressful times since the attacks of September 11." White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said, "The President encourages Federal workers to enjoy the holidays and spend time with their families."
The National Park Service cares for the special places saved by the American People so that all may experience our heritage.
www.nps.gov /calo/press121401.htm   (239 words)

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