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August 5, 2004

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Growth, Modernization Mark Coast Guard Birthday

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2004 The U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its 214th birthday today at a time of near-unprecedented growth and modernization, the Coast Guard commandant said during a joint interview with the Pentagon Channel and the American Forces Press Service.

Coast Guard Supports Terror War in Iraq, at Home

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2004 -- The U.S. Coast Guard is an active player in the war on terror, both in Southwest Asia and on the home front, according to Adm. Thomas H. Collins, commandant of the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Modernization Moves Full Steam Ahead

By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2004 -- With the approach of its 214th birthday this week, the U.S. Coast Guard is undergoing the largest and most sweeping modernization in its history, the Coast Guard commandant said during a joint interview with the Pentagon Channel and the American Forces Press Service.

USCG To Check Ports Worldwide

Associated Press
August 4, 2004

SINGAPORE - The U.S. Coast Guard will visit at least 130 countries to assess port security, its commanding officer in the Far East said Wednesday, as a top U.N. official said Africa was lagging behind in implementing anti-terror measures.,13319,FL_uscg_080404,00.html

New York Ferry Captain, Supervisors Charged in Crash (Update2)

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Staten Island Ferry captain Michael Gansas and two ferry supervisors were indicted by federal prosecutors for crimes in connection with an October 2003 crash into a New York City dock, which killed 11 people.

Cubans find new way to U.S.

By Tanya Weinberg
Staff Writer
Posted August 5 2004

After 12 years, the moment arrived. An anxious father watched his son step off a Greyhound bus and set foot in Miami for the first time.,0,1948023.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

Coast Guard debunks low oil-spill estimate

Cape Cod Times

July 28 - BUZZARDS BAY - Coast Guard officials say they believe the higher of two oil spill estimates is closer to being accurate when it comes to a Bouchard Transportation Co. accident in the bay last year.

Lobbyists cry foul over oil spill law

By DANIEL E. GOREN, Standard-Times staff writer

The barge and tanker industries expressed disappointment yesterday in new legislation signed by Gov. Mitt Romney aimed at protecting Buzzards Bay from future oil spills, saying the law undermines already existing federal standards for maritime travel.

Fleet Reserve Association: Initiatives Become Coast Guard Policy

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Major victories for Coast Guard personnel were recently achieved due in large part to the advocacy and intervention efforts of the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA).,13190,FRA_073004,00.html?

CGC Knight Island Returns from Successful Patrol

U. S. Coast Guard
August 02, 2004

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island returns home tomorrow at 9 a.m. after a busy month patrolling the waters between Cuba, the Bahamas, and the United States.,13319,uscg2_080204.00.html

Bay safety zone
SFO, Oakland increase security with new buoys.

By Ethan Fletcher | Staff Writer
Published on Tuesday, August 3, 2004

S.F. AIRPORT -- With the addition of 14 buoys apiece, the Bay Area's airports are taking one more step toward increasing security.

Coast Guard Joins Local Security Force

POSTED: 10:37 am PDT August 2, 2004

UPDATED: 3:57 pm PDT August 2, 2004

Bay Area officials are warning local residents to "remain vigilant" for unusual activity following the Department of Homeland Security's raising of the terror alert on the East Coast to orange, the second-highest level.

Hurricane Alex Skirts N.C. Coast

Provided By:   The Associated Press

Last Modified: 8/4/2004 10:48:40 AM

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) -- Hurricane Alex, stronger than expected but sparing the North Carolina coast a direct hit, brought plenty of wind, rain and flooding to the Outer Banks, cutting power to thousands and flooding Hatteras Island's only link to the mainland.

3 Rescued From Burning Boat

POSTED: 11:05 am PDT August 4, 2004

UPDATED: 11:24 am PDT August 4, 2004

PORT ANGELES, Wash. --  A Coast Guard boat from Port Angeles has rescued three people from a burning pleasure boat in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Coast Guard medevacs 5-year-old boy


The Coast Guard medevaced a 5-year-old boy who severed the tip of his right ring finger after it became caught in a hatch on the sailing vessel Charleton in Taku Harbor Thursday afternoon.

Coast Guard rescues missing shrimper

Associated Press

A missing shrimp boat crewman who fell overboard sometime Friday was rescued about 60 miles southeast of Freeport, the Coast Guard said today.

Quick-thinking son saves dad

Peninsula Clarion

July 19 began like any other fishing day for longtime Clam Gulch resident and drift boat fisher Ron Russell and his son, Jess. It would soon turn into a life and death struggle for Ron, and the outcome would rest on Jess' ability to think and act under pressure.

Boater rescued, 2nd missing

Monday, August 02, 2004


Staff Writer

Boaters pulled an 18-year-old Delaware man from the waters off Ship John Light Saturday morning, but a second man is still missing in the Delaware Bay.

Men safe after being stranded in Lake Michigan

Posted: 08/03/2004 05:09 pm
Last Updated: 08/03/2004 05:09 pm

Story filed by NewsCenter16 Reporter
Jenn Strathman

Three Indiana men are safe after a seven-hour search for them on the waters of Lake Michigan.

Coast Guard answers five calls< injuries no with ends rush>

ROCKLAND - The Rockland base of the U.S. Coast Guard had a busy two hours on Saturday afternoon and evening, answering five distress calls ranging from people in the water to missing teenagers in a dinghy.

Coast Guard responds to Texas oil spill

Port Arthur, TX, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A barge struck a Danish-flagged tanker Monday in a southeast Texas river, causing a 30,000-gallon fuel oil spill.

Coast Guard reopens river after barge sinks

Published Tuesday, August 3, 2004

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Coast Guard late yesterday reopened a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near the Gateway Arch to northbound traffic.

Group Key West Becomes Second "Sector"

U. S. Coast Guard
August 04, 2004

KEY WEST, Fla. -- Coast Guard Sector Key West will be established at a ceremony scheduled to take place Thursday, 10 a.m at the Coast Guard Group Key West in the Trumbo Point Annex.,13319,uscg3_080404.00.html

Coast Guard to open new training center in North Charleston

Associated Press

- The Coast Guard is organizing a training center at the former Charleston Naval Base to teach its members the best way to search ships.

MSC, USCG Sign Memorandum

Story Number: NNS040730-17
Release Date: 7/30/2004 8:06:00 PM
From Military Sealift Command Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) signed an historic memorandum of agreement (MOA) July 29 at MSC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., putting it into effect immediately.

Coast Guard parade heads into channel Monday

Special to The Sentinel

The Coast Guard takes center stage this week as Grand Haven hosts the annual Coast Guard Festival, so a trip or two north this week is definitely in order.

Happy 214th Birthday to the Coast Guard
NASCAR Driver and Team on Hand to Celebrate

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - NASCAR driver Justin Labonte and his race team will be on hand Saturday afternoon during the annual Coast Guard Day Picnic at the Integrated Support Command to wish a Happy Birthday to America's oldest, continuous sea-going service.

Newport proclaims 'United States Coast Guard Day'

By Steve Card Of the News-Times

Today (Wednesday) has been proclaimed "United States Coast Guard Day" in the City of Newport.

Commandant Interview airing on The Pentagon Channel

02 August, 2004 - The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Admiral Thomas Collins talks about the Coast Guard's role in the global war on terrorism.

Coast Guard Auxiliary role in Homeland Security unique test of leadership and management


Editor's Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part article that will conclude in Sunday's Sentinel.

Of the five armed services that have served and protected this great country for the past 219 years, the oldest and most unique is the United States Coast Guard. Founded by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790, the predecessor of the Coast Guard began what was and is a long multi-mission tradition of service to this nation.

10 Colleges with the Best Academics for Undergrads

Article provided by The Princeton Review

Undergraduates should consider many factors when weighing which college to attend: the location, curriculum, dorms, party scene, extracurricular activities, etc. Did we mention the party scene?

Nahant Town Meeting to decide on Coast Guard land purchase

By Debra Glidden
Wednesday, August 4, 2004

NAHANT -- Voters Monday will decide if the town will borrow $2.1 million to purchase 12 single-family homes currently owned by the United States Coast Guard.

Jupiter barracks restoration gets planning money

By Libby Wells

Thursday, August 05, 2004

JUPITER The wooden World War II barracks building overlooking the Jupiter Inlet is rotting and the roof has been patched.

San Jose man gets Coast Guard medal for saving boy's life

SAN JOSE, Calif. A San Jose man who saved a boy's life last year got something for his efforts today -- a medal from the U-S Coast Guard.

Hope woman honored by the Coast Guard

ByShanna McNair

HOPE (Aug 3): On a summer's day in 1922, Dorothy Kimball was born in a Hope farmhouse. Her life in rural Maine, begun nearly 100 years ago, was simple and hard. It was a time when helping came more naturally, perhaps; if a neighbor needed something during a hard winter, he might just be invited to join the family for awhile.

Coast Guard service a family tradition
Three generations of Norris men have a combined 58 years of experience protecting American shores.

Published August 2, 2004

It takes only two phrases to sum up three generations of the Norris family.

Pepperell man works to keep Voice of America active

By Don Eriksson

PEPPERELL -- During the Cold War, one beacon of freedom throughout the Middle East and eastern Europe was the Voice of America (VOA), which brought newscasts and special programming to people behind the Iron Curtain and in the Middle East.,1413,109~5517~2313582,00.html

The USCG on Film and Television

Aug. 9, at 2 a.m. and again on Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., the Discovery Times Channel will air "Breaking News: Swimming to Miami," covering a confrontation between the Coast Guard and six Cuban refugees caught swimming to Miami's shore.

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