News The Morning News
posted by May 24 at 6:59 AMon
Rising Toll of 9/11: For the first time, a person’s death has been linked to inhaling dust from the fallen Twin Towers.
Squealing Aides: Ex-Justice aide Monica Goodling admitted she may have “crossed the line” when deeming applicants for non-partisan legal jobs as “too liberal.”
Missing Soldiers: The body found floating in the Euphrates River yesterday is indeed that of a U.S. soldier missing since May 12. Two other soldiers remain missing.
Coal Mining Remains Dangerous: At least 35 dead after an explosion in a Siberian mine just weeks after over 100 were killed in a similar accident.
Transportation: It will take more than rising gas prices to get Americans out of their cars.
Speaking of Gas: President Bush is set on vetoeing a gasoline price-gouging bill.
Continuing Bans: Since 1983, gay men have officially been banned from donating blood. And yesterday the FDA said that ban will continue.
The Coolest Girl in School: Caitlin Snaring from Redmond has won the National Geographic Bee.
ELF Conviction: Stanislas Meyerhoff, member of the Earth Liberation Front, has received 13 years in prison for arson.
Sad State of Tributes: Downtown Seattle’s memorial Garden of Remembrance is running out space for new names.
American Idol: Local boy Blake Lewis comes in second, forcing the Seattle P.I. to reduce the size of its headline font by a full 10 points.
And finally, some advice for attacking an enemy’s artillery from Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911:
575. A frontal attack against artillery has little chance of succeeding unless it can be started from cover at comparatively short range. Beyond short range, the frontal fire of infantry has little effect against the artillery personnel because of their protective shields.
Machine guns, because their cone of fire is more compact, will have greater effect, but on the other hand they will have fewer opportunities and they are limited to fire attack only.
As a rule, one’s own artillery is the best weapon against hostile artillery.