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CG e-Newsletter

August 12, 2004

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 In this week's newsletter:

         FDA Warns of Terrorist Drug Tampering 


 

Fatal Journey Ends As It Began

Associated Press
August 12, 2004

NAGUA, Dominican Republic - After a harrowing journey at sea that lasted nearly two weeks and killed at least 55 people, a group of Dominican migrants who were seeking a better life in Puerto Rico drifted back to almost the same spot where their voyage began.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_journey_081204,00.html


High Speed Boat Chase Interdicts 23 Migrants

U. S. Coast Guard
August 05, 2004

MIAMI, FLA -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Coast Guard interdicted 23 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers less than six miles southeast of Key West July 28 after an after an hour-long high-speed chase.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_080504.00.html


2 hurricanes for Fla.

BY NICOLE BODE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

TAMPA - Gov. Jeb Bush declared a state of emergency yesterday as Florida prepared for an unprecedented one-two wallop from a pair of hurricanes forecast to batter his state in less than 24 hours.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/221269p-190189c.html


58 Coast Guard members leave for Persian Gulf

The Virginian-Pilot
August 9, 2004

PORTSMOUTH Fifty-eight Coast Guard men and women left Portsmouth on Sunday to assist with port security in the Persian Gulf region.

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=74100&ran=193095


FDA Warns of Terrorist Drug Tampering

By DIEDTRA HENDERSON
AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Cues from chatter" gathered around the world are raising concerns that terrorists might try to attack the domestic food and drug supply, particularly illegally imported prescription drugs, acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester M. Crawford says.

http://breakingnews.nypost.com/dynamic/stories/F/FDA_CRAWFORD_INTERVIEW?SITE=NYNYP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


Coast Guard tightens security on waterways

By Isaac Wolf
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

The U.S. Coast Guard has increased security at area ports and will board vessels in response to the heightened terror alert, service officials said yesterday.

http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20040806-110553-5006r.htm


Coast Guard Detains Ship on E-Mail Warning of Hazardous Material

By Michelle Charlesworth

(Port Newark-WABC, August 6, 2004) Investigators are looking into a potential terror scare on the open seas. The feds detained a ship heading to Port Newark after receiving a tip that a harmful biological substance was on board.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/wabc_080604_cargoship.html


'Seal bombs' bring Golden Gate terror scare
Officials seek fisherman who used explosives near bridge

By Sean Holstege, STAFF WRITER

An overzealous fisherman under the Golden Gate Bridge has drawn the watchful eye of the FBI and the attention of the governor.

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1865~2329899,00.html


Coast has terrorism security plans

By TOM WILEMON

BILOXI - News reports that terrorist operatives had filmed Las Vegas casino resorts came as no surprise to representatives of the law enforcement agencies that monitor the Coast's gambling barges for potential threats.

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/business/9377730.htm


Coast Guard asking boaters to help try and stop potential terrorists

SYRACUSE, N.Y. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is asking boaters on New York's waterways to keep an eye out for possible terrorist activity.

http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=2147356


GAO: Coast Guard should seek partnerships to monitor vessels

By Chris Strohm
cstrohm@govexec.com

The Coast Guard should seek partnerships with public and private ports to monitor ships traveling to and through U.S. waters, government auditors conclude in a new report.

http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=29158&dcn=todaysnews


Coast Guard vessel ID system enters critical phase

By William Jackson
GCN Staff


The Coast Guard expects to define technical requirements for an Automatic Vessel Identification System by early next year, but national rollout hinges on availability of funding and the outcome of a dispute over radio spectrum.

http://gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/26881-1.html


Two Drug Busts, Two Hours

U. S. Coast Guard
August 10, 2004

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Two Coast Guard cutters made two separate drug busts in the Caribbean Basin July 30, keeping more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine from eventually hitting U.S. streets.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_081004.00.html


Drug ring busted

08/12/2004

BOSTON (AP) -- An alleged international cocaine dealer was indicted Wednesday on a series of drug charges two months after he jumped into Boston Harbor in a failed attempt to evade federal agents.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=12675180&BRD=1710&PAG=461&dept_id=99697&rfi=6


SunCruz delay extended
Coast Guard orders drydock repairs for gambling ship

BY SCOTT BLAKE
FLORIDA TODAY

PORT CANAVERAL -- SunCruz Casinos' gambling ship at Port Canaveral will be out of service longer than previously thought.

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/moneystoryB0812SUNCRUZ.htm


Ship captain's Second Amendment rights upheld

Judge cites terror threat in allowing gun.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

By TOM QUIGLEY

The Express-Times

BELVIDERE -- A Warren County ship captain may carry a concealed weapon in New Jersey waters and ports, state Superior Court Judge John Pursel ruled Wednesday.

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/nj/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1092314139117720.xml


ATSDR issues public health assessment on Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard site
Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Aug. 6, 2004--The Atlanta-based Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) today released a public health assessment for public review and comment on the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard site in Baltimore.

http://baltimorechronicle.com/080704Toxic.shtml


Bill signed to create museum for Coast Guard

August 11, 2004, 8:21 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- President George Bush has signed the bill clearing the way for the construction of the Coast Guard Museum in New London.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--coastguardmuseum0811aug11,0,2893070.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire


Panel works to keep the Mackinaw
Variety of scenarios are set forth to retain Coast Guard cutter in the city

By MIKE FORNES
Tribune Staff Writer

CHEBOYGAN - An SOS on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw was heard loud and clear Monday at the Cheboygan Opera House.

http://www.cheboygannews.com/articles/2004/08/11/news/news1.txt


Lawyer rescues son, then drowns
Area attorney dies off
Long Beach

SCOTT GUTIERREZ THE OLYMPIAN

A South Sound attorney who drowned while saving his son's life will be remembered as someone who treated everyone, including his adversaries in court, with fairness and respect, colleagues said Wednesday.

http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20040812/southsound/119705.shtml


Coast Guard Searches For Missing Boater

CAMDEN COUNTY, GA -- Rescue units from several local agencies are searching White Oak Creek for a missing boater.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=22599


Coast Guard suspends search for fourth missing boater

The Associated Press - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.

After plucking three missing Georgia boaters safely from the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard suspended the search for a fourth man who is presumed dead.

http://www.accessnorthga.com/news/ap_newfullstory.asp?ID=43433


Coast Guard Rescues Shrimp Boat Captain

U. S. Coast Guard
August 11, 2004

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans rescued the captain of a 96-foot shrimp boat 150 miles southwest of New Orleans today.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg1_081104.00.html


Dispatches: Parasailing company has first minor accident

Craig Hill; The News Tribune

After reading The News Tribune's Aug. 5 story on parasailing, a reader e-mailed to contest Boat and Watersport Rental's reported accident-free record.

http://www.tribnet.com/sports/story/5416893p-5352900c.html


Coast Guard has busy summer

By Neil Rhines
Herald Times Reporter

TWO RIVERS With the EAA AirVenture a recent memory, the PGA tournament at Whistling Straits now under way, and inspections to prepare for next week, Chief Bruce Lee, commanding officer at the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Two Rivers, said he wonders what happened to the summer.

http://www.wisinfo.com/heraldtimes/news/archive/local_17208536.shtml


Day of Recognition for Coast Guard Includes an Hour of Stories, Awards

By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL

There are times when the Vineyard community might take the lifesaving work of the U.S. Coast Guard for granted. Friday was not one of those times.

http://www.mvgazette.com/features/index.php?story=20040810_appreciation_day


El Buen Vecino - The Good Neighbor

By PA1 Danielle T. DeMarino
U. S. Coast Guard
August 10, 2004

SAN JUAN, P.R. -- The essence of everything you do in life is giving and not receiving, says a man who spends most of his time doing just that. He believes you have to put your heart and soul where your mouth is, but he thanks a small community in Puerto Rico and the United States Coast Guard for helping him conduct important, humanitarian aid missions.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_081004.00.html


Coast Guard cutter Eagle offers cadets a stern test

ROCKLAND - Sailing aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle is no joy ride. It's hard work.

http://www.bangornews.com/editorialnews/article.cfm?ID=427238


Coast Guard Festival crowds warmly greet military personnel

Sunday, August 08, 2004

By Shandra Martinez

The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND HAVEN -- The worst day at the U.S. Coast Guard Festival beats the best day in Kuwait.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1091960268247020.xml


Labonte represents Coast Guard well

Monday, August 09, 2004

By Steve Kaminski

The Grand Rapids Press

Justin Labonte comes from good stock.

http://www.mlive.com/autoracing/grpress/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/109206287493270.xml


Change Of Command for Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea

U. S. Coast Guard
August 11, 2004

SEATTLE -- Captain Bruce L. Toney will succeed Captain Mark L. Miller as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard cutter POLAR SEA in a ceremony to be held onboard the cutter at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,uscg2_081104.00.html


Coast Guard cutter has a new captain

UNION-TRIBUNE
August 10, 2004

The Coast Guard cutter Haddock welcomed a new commanding officer during a recent ceremony at the San Diego Sector Coast Guard base.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20040810-9999-7m10briefs.html


Sinbad typified tough seamen of World War II Coast Guard

Thursday, August 05, 2004

By Cynthia L. Miller

CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER

Coast Guard contemporaries said he "burned off steam during liberty," but was a "brave and capable sailor when on duty."

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1091718998176470.xml


Canine friends keep spirits high at Coast Guard stations

Thursday, August 05, 2004

By Cynthia L. Miller

CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER

Throughout history, dogs have served alongside humans in the military and other forms of public service, exemplifying devotion and courage.

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1091719013176471.xml


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