US: 200 teens have been detained in Afghan war
(International News ~ 12/08/12)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time at a military prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations. The U.S. State Department characterized the detainees held since 2008 as "enemy combatants" in a report sent every four years to the United Nations in Geneva updating U.S. compliance with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child...
(Submitted Story ~ 12/08/12)
December 18th TTTT Meeting?!?! Bah Humbug!! This Month We're Partying! Instead of our regular monthly meeting, join us to celebrate The Season at the Trail of Tears Bar and Grill! Join us at for fun and fellowship... ...and maybe even a Christmas Carol!...
Today in History
(National News ~ 12/08/12)
Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2012. There are 23 days left in the year. The Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sunset. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor...
Out of the past 12/8/12
(Out of the Past ~ 12/08/12)
Cape Girardeau County's sales tax growth for this year was 4.5 percent, about half as great an increase as the county experienced in 1986; during 1987, Cape County merchants collected $2,415,245.90 in sales taxes, up $106,427 from last year. Two incumbents seeking new terms are the first to file for seats on the Cape Girardeau City Council; David Barklage is seeking a second, four-year term, while Peter Hilty is hoping for a third term...
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