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Feb 24,2007
The Nasdaq Stock Market Thursday officially delisted struggling San Diego-based defense contractor JMAR Technologies. The company, which develops laser-based technology for the U.S. government and for commercial applications, was suspended from the market in December because its share price had slipped below the minimum threshold of $1 a share and below the $2.5 million shareholders' equity requirement. JMAR reported revenue of $3.5 million and a net loss of $7.6 million for the first nine months ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state appeals board was asked Friday to stop the expansion of a Stark County landfill, which already is under way, because of two fires burning under the original 88 acres of the landfill. But attorneys for the state and Republic Services, which owns the landfill, said it's too late. The permit to expand was approved in 2003, though it's been under various appeals since. "We're entitled to a decision," said Republic ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Iowa Introduces New Crop: Human Embryos CHELSEA, Mich. - The national Catholic based advocacy group Fidelis condemned the 52-46 vote by the Iowa House of Representatives in favor of a bill that lifts a four-year-old ban on human cloning. The approved legislation legalizes embryonic cloning and killing for stem cell research. The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Chet Culver, who actively lobbied for its passage. Fidelis President Joseph Cella stated: "The most outrageous ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Aided Tamil Tiger Terrorists in the attempted purchase of surface to air missiles, night vision devices, machine guns and state of the art firearms Erick Wotulo, age 59, a citizen of the Republic of Indonesia, and a retired Indonesian Marine Corps General, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Retired Rear Adm. Jose Luis Betancourt, the "Navy Mayor" of San Diego who went on to become chief administrative officer of San Diego City Schools, is under federal investigation and may face conflict-of-interest charges over his relationship with two government contractors. Investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are trying to determine whether Betancourt violated a federal law that prohibits certain high-ranking government officials from employment with contractors for one year after retirement. Betancourt said ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
A Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) pleaded guilty today to a charge of conspiring to defraud three Jacksonville, Fla., banks of $106,000, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. A seven-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville on Jan. 10, 2007, charged TIGTA Special Agent John Thomas, Jr. with one count of conspiracy, three counts of bank fraud, ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
The Subway restaurant chain is pleased to announce the opening of its first kosher location in the New York City area. This marks the sandwich franchise's second North American kosher restaurant and the first of its kind on the East Coast. Officially opening for business on January 2nd, the restaurant is located at 1219 Avenue J, in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Owned and operated by three Sephardic Jewish business ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
MACON, Ga. - An Americus, Ga. man was arrested yesterday after being indicted on Feb. 7, 2007, by a federal grand jury charging him with transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that on or about July 1, 2000, Thomas Conrad Lowery, 47, knowingly transported a minor-who was less than 16 years of age- from Georgia to Canada, for the ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Administrator Steven Preston of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today thanked the appropriators and authorizing committee leaders in the House and Senate for increasing SBA's funding in the long-term Continuing Resolution. The resolution, signed into law last week, gave SBA an additional $114 million to administer disaster assistance and increased funding for agency operations. "On behalf of SBA's leadership and staff, I am grateful Congress increased SBA funding in the FY 2007 Continuing Resolution. ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
A federal jury convicted former Monroe County, Fla., Attorney of conspiring to obstruct a federal grand jury and witness tampering, Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta Jr. of the Southern District of Florida announced today. After deliberating for approximately two hours, the jury found James T. Hendrick, 59, of Key West, Fla., guilty on one count of conspiracy, one count of obstruction of justice, and two counts ... [full story]
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Feb 22,2007
Climate change and soaring population growth across the Southwest threaten to overwhelm the main water source for tens of millions of people, the National Research Council said Wednesday in a major report that synthesized decades of research on the Colorado River basin. The potentially affected areas include San Diego County, which received about 60 percent of its water from the river last year. The region gets most of its remaining water from Northern California rivers, ... [full story]
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Feb 21,2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recommended Wednesday that a landfill said to be on fire be denied a license to operate, but provided an out to keep it in business. In a letter to William Franks, Stark County's health commissioner, Ohio EPA Director Chris Korleski said the Countywide Recycling and Disposal Facility "is not in substantial compliance with Ohio's environmental laws." The health board is expected to read the letter Thursday at ... [full story]
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Feb 21,2007
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's review of a lawsuit next week challenging President Bush's faith-based initiative is more critical to the future of church-state relations than it would first appear, attorneys involved in the case said Wednesday. In the narrowest sense, the case - Hein vs. Freedom from Religion Foundation - is about whether taxpayers have the legal standing to sue the federal government over regional conferences sponsored by the Bush administration to promote its ... [full story]
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