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posted by May 25 at 7:18 AMon
Immigration: According to a New York Times/CBS poll, most Americans favor a change in immigration laws allowing illegal immigrants to gain legal status. A guest worker program is also favored.
War Funding: President Bush gets his $100 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan. Democrats get to explain to their constituents why they folded on a timetable for withdrawl.
Oops: Israel accidentally dropped a bomb near the home of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya of Hamas.
Lobbyists: Ethics legislation finally passes in the House.
Moqtada al-Sadr: The popular Shiite cleric/militia leader comes out of hiding, delivers a sermon at a mosque in Iraq’s southern city of Kufa.
North Korea: In the business of test-firing short-range missiles again.
World Bank: Out with Wolfowitz, in with Bill Frist?
Found Money: An employee at a Goodwill store in South Carolina will be allowed to keep $5,000 she found in the pockets of a donated pair of pajamas.
Passings: King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng died last night after a cardiac arrest.
Indictments: You may have heard a little something about Mayor Greg Nickels’s son Jacob, and his alleged involvement in a casino racketeering ring.
Light Rail: 49 miles of expansion coming soon to a ballot near you.
And finally, some sanitation tips from Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911:
674. Immediately on arriving in camp sinks should be dug. This is a matter of fundamental sanitary importance, since the most serious epidemics of camp diseases are spread from human excreta.
One sink is usually provided for each company and one for the officers of each battalion. Those for the men are invariably located on the side of camp opposite the kitchens. All sinks should be so placed that they can not pollute the water supply or camp site as a result of drainage or overflow. To insure this, their location and their distance from camp may be varied.
When camp is made for a single night, shallow trenches, 12 inches deep and 15 to 18 inches wide, which the men may straddle, will suffice.
In more permanent camps, the trenches should be about 2 feet wide, 6 feet deep, and 15 feet long. They should be provided with seats and back rests made of poles, and should be screened by brush or old tent flys.