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Tim Ryan news[edit]

Michael Snow has done his usual thorough job at the Signpost and provides a concise summary of Tim Ryan's misconduct and its repercussions.

There is also now an article on Tim Ryan (journalist) which could stand some fleshing-out. I (TenOfAllTrades) would encourage editors of that article to remember that Ryan has had a long career of original writing in addition to his errors in judgement; we should let the facts speak for themselves and not let the article turn into a smear job.

The article has been userfied, to User:TenOfAllTrades/Tim Ryan. TenOfAllTrades(talk) 00:58, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Aloha 243[edit]

Star Bulletin Wikipedia Added by (diff)
Honda, who was standing near rows 15 and 16, was thrown violently to the floor during the decompression. Despite her injuries, we learn, she was able to crawl up and down the aisle, assisting and calming the terrified passengers.

Sato-Tomita, who was at the front of the plane, was seriously injured by flying debris and was thrown to the floor. Passengers held onto her during the descent into Maui.

Flight attendant Michelle Honda, who was standing near rows 15 and 16, was thrown violently to the floor during the decompression. Despite her injuries, she was able to crawl up and down the aisle assisting and calming the terrified passengers. Flight attendant Jane Santo-Tomita, who was at the front of the plane, was seriously injured by flying debris, and was thrown to the floor. Passengers held on to her during the descent into Maui. 15 May 2005: 68.84.233.91 ([1])

25 May 2005: KeithH ([2])

A full-scale investigation launched by the NTSB concluded that the accident was caused by metal fatigue and stress fractures exacerbated by crevice corrosion. The age of the aircraft became a key issue, as the aircraft was 19 years old and had undergone a remarkable number of takeoff-landing cycles.

Consequently, all major U.S. air carriers retired their oldest aircraft, and additional maintenance checks are performed on planes as they age.

After the accident, a full-scale investigation was launched by the NTSB. It concluded that the accident was caused by metal fatigue and stress fractures exacerbated by crevice corrosion [3]. The age of the aircraft became a key issue (the aircraft was 19 years old at the time of the accident and had sustained a remarkable number of takeoff-landing cycles - in excess of 80,000). Consequently, all major United States air carriers decided to retire their oldest aircraft to prevent a recurrence. Also, aircraft now receive additional maintenance checks as they age. 12 January 2005: KeithH ([4])

26 February 2005: FirstPrinciples ([5])

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Toyota SUV Hybrid[edit]

Star Bulletin Sacramento Bee
And if you roll slowly, the electric motors do the work quietly. The gas engine kicks in only when the power curve becomes too much for the electrical propulsion system alone.

As for charging the batteries, the Highlander's regenerative braking system and coasting enable its electric motors to function as generators, pumping some kinetic energy into the SUV's 288-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack.

The new electronically controlled transmission operated seamlessly, as did the stability control and traction control -- all standard.

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The environmentally friendly Highlander also has standard equipment -- eight-way power driver's seat with power lumbar supports, front-seat side air bags and an engine immobilizer -- optional or unavailable on a conventional, gas-powered model.

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Here's the amazing part: The gas-electric Highlander Limited is rated at 31 miles per gallon in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway (when the gas engine does the hard work). My highway driving averaged 27.1 and 31.7 city.

And if you roll slowly, the electric motors do the work quietly. The gas engine kicks in only when the power curve becomes too much for the electrical propulsion system alone.

Like other full hybrids, the gas-electric Highlander's regenerative braking system and coasting enable its electric motors to function as generators, pumping some kinetic energy into the SUV's 288-volt nickel metal hydride battery pack.

Other mechanical goodies include an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission - which operates seamlessly - electronically enhanced brakes, vehicle stability control and traction control - all standard.

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The "green" Highlander also has standard equipment that is either optional or not available on a conventional, gas-powered Highlander - including an eight-way power driver's seat with power lumbar supports, front-seat side air bags and an engine immobilizer.

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Here's the scary part: The gas-electric Highlander is rated at 33 miles per gallon in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway (when the gas engine does the hard work), but my combined average for the week came in at 34 mpg.

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About Queensland[edit]

Much of the following text (or variations thereof) was found on several websites, so a definitive source could not be found using a cursory search. However, based on this Google-cached page, it seems that it could be originally a Queensland or Australian government factsheet.


Star Bulletin About-Australia
(old - from Google cache
Queensland is a state of great plains that merge into high country to the east and northwest. To the north, the country dips gradually to meet the Gulf of Carpentaria as a broad tract of salt flats. The northwest is occupied by rugged uplands, rich in minerals. Eastward, the country rises toward the Great Dividing Range running from the state's southern border to its northern tip that is the main watershed between coastal and inland rivers.

East of the Great Dividing Range, the country drops seaward in a jumble of ranges separated by lowlands. This continues in a chain of mountainous offshore islands sitting on the continental shelf.

Queensland is essentially a state of great plains which merge into high country of sharper relief to the east and north-west. To the north, the country falls gradually to meet the coastal plain which reaches the Gulf of Carpentaria as a broad tract of salt flats. The far north-west is occupied by a rugged uplands region, rich in minerals. Eastward, the country rises towards the Great Dividing Range which runs from the southern border to the northern tip of the state and is the main watershed between the coastal and inland rivers.

East of the Great Dividing Range, the country drops seaward in a jumble of ranges separated by lowlands. This structure is continued in a chain of mountainous offshore islands sitting on the continental shelf.

Queensland has more than 1,000 species of native vertebrates. Eighty-six are unique to the region. There are also 572 species of birds and 1,600 species of fish here.


Queensland has more than 1000 species of native vertebrates. Of these, 86 are unique to the region. There are 572 species of birds and 1600 species of fish.
Most in Queensland are descended from 19th-century British and European settlers. In recent years there has been an increasing number of new settlers from Southeast Asia. About a third of Queenslanders are migrants or the children of migrants. The warm climate, a relaxed way of life and the economic prospects, including a booming tourist and real estate industry, also attract residents from other parts of Australia. Most settlers in Queensland during the 19th century were from Britain and Europe. In recent years there has been an increasing number of new settlers from South-East Asia. About one-third of Queenslanders are migrants or the children of migrants. The warm climate, a relaxed way of life and the economic prospects of decentralised Queensland also attract residents from other parts of Australia.

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Cellist Matt Haimovitz[edit]

Star Bulletin National Public Radio
After hundreds of concert hall performances, I couldn't escape one very clear fact," he says in a telephone interview from Montreal, Canada. "I hardly ever saw members of my generation in the audience. So a few years ago I decided I would go after them." So Haimovitz went where he knew they could be found, and began performing his innovative solo repertoire in rock clubs around the United States. But after literally hundreds of concert hall performances, Haimovitz couldn't escape one fact: he rarely saw members of his own generation in the audience. A few years ago he made a decision to seek them out. He went where he knew they could be easily found. He began performing his innovative solo repertoire in rock clubs around the country.

"Seeing punk rock fans sitting next to classical music aficionados in a smoky bar made me realize the power of music to bring people together," he says.

"But I get something out of this as well. The experience has broadened my musical palette, and has given me a stronger connection with all my audiences."

Haimovitz says that seeing punk rock fans sitting next to classical music afficionados in a smoky dive bar has awakened him to the power of music to bring people together. The experience has also broadened his musical pallette, he says, and has given him a stronger connection with all of his audiences, in both the nightclubs and the concert halls.
Like friend Yo-Yo Ma, he was a student of the late Leonard Rose. Haimovitz played Carnegie Hall at 13 and counts violinist Itzhak Perlman among his musical mentors. Like Yo-Yo Ma, he was a student of the late Leonard Rose. He played Carnegie Hall at 13 and counts violinist Itzhak Perlman among his musical mentors.

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Jack Lord[edit]

Star Bulletin E! Online News
He was a dominating and often intimidating figure on the "Hawaii Five-0" set as he portrayed the no-nonsense detective Steve McGarrett.

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The steely, square-jawed actor was a television icon of the 1970s with his tousled pompadour, stiff, Jack Webb-esque delivery and trademark command, "Book 'em, Danno."

Jack Lord--the steely, square-jawed actor who found fame....

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As no-nonsense Detective Steve McGarrett, Lord was a tube icon of the 1970s--his tousled pompadour, his stiff, Jack Webb-esque delivery, and, of course, his trademark command, "Book 'em, Danno."

Lord's early career spanned Broadway ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"), television (star of the western "Stoney Burke" and guest-star stints on "Bonanza" and "The Fugitive") and film (most notably, 1962's "Dr. No," the first James Bond installment). His early career spanned Broadway (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), TV (guest-star stints on Bonanza and The Fugitive, included), and film (most notably, 1962's Dr. No, the first James Bond installment). In 1962, he starred in the short-lived TV series Stoney Burke, about a rodeo cowboy.
..McGarrett who manned the unconquerable beachhead. ...McGarrett was the unconquerable beachhead.
When he walked off the show in 1974 in a dispute with a producer, politicians reportedly appealed to Lord to return, and he did. ...that when he walked off the show in 1974 in a dispute with a producer, no less than the acting governor of the state appealed to the actor to return. He obliged.

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