Arizona Summer Wildcat
Wednesday July 16, 2003
80 mph winds brought in by Hurricane Claudette ravaged the 350-mile long Texas gulf coast on Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the Coast Guard had to rescue two men whose 92-foot shrimp boat sank.
1st aircraft designated "Navy One," used to fly President Bush aboard an aircraft carrier to greet sailors returning from the war against Iraq, made its final landing Tuesday. The S-3B Viking was flown to Pensacola Fla. from North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego and will go on permanent display Thursday at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
47 horses that were found dead near Reno Nev. were being investigated by federal authorities on Tuesday. They suspect the horses are part of a group of 500 that once belonged to two American Indian sisters, Mary and Carrie Dann. The sisters have been at odds with the Bureau of land Management for years over horses they grazed on land that they claim belongs to the Western Shoshone tribe.
2 campers were mauled by a black bear at Rocky Mountain National Park over the weekend, leaving them with torn scalps and forcing rangers to shut down a number of backcountry camping sites.
$1.1 billion charge taken by the Boeing Co., on Tuesday. The company, which was already pummeled by the downturn in the airline industry, said it would abandon commercial satellite launches for five years and take the charge for its ailing satellite business.
$8.3 billion to $12.4 billion in corporate income taxes were diverted from state governments in 2001 by a number of tactics, according to the Multistate Tax Commission, an organization of state governments.
÷ The Associated Press