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April 30, 2006

  • The flag of the Solomon Islands should appear next to the news it belongs to. • Madden 17:35, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

April 29, 2006

  • I know this entry is a bit early, but i think that the Boycott should make it to the front page since "some are saying Monday could be the largest day of protest since the Vietnam War". dposse 22:45, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I agree. If this protest is large enough, it will definitely be worthy for the "In the news" section. BTW, if anyone's wondering, an article on this protest has been started: Great American Boycott. --G VOLTT 00:32, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • There's also the Spanish version of the Star-spangled Banner that was talked about on the New York Times today (Nuestro Himno). Maybe combine the two somehow. Mithridates 15:24, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • This definitely should be on the Main Page on Monday (although I don't like the current sentence). joturner 16:31, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Does anyone think this is significant enough: the Global Night Commute? It is happening tonight, and it has over 50,000 people signed up so far. The people are going to be sleeping in city parks to protest the situation in Uganda with the Lord's Resistence Army. --Basar 18:20, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • seconded!--gozar 19:32, 29 April 2006 (UTC)
  • What about the 2006 NFL Draft starting?-Bio2590 23:00, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

April 28, 2006

This is a significant business story, with South Korea cracking down on corruption. Both Chung Mong Koo and Hyundai Motor Company articles are updated. --Aude (talk | contribs) 18:58, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Comment: Maybe an article on the current anti-corruption campaign in South Korea is in order. See Corruption in Kenya as an example. --65.95.105.163 19:54, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
He's a pretty internationally important businessman, and he's been charged with a huge embezzlement. I've posted this.--Pharos 02:59, 30 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Canadian government in row over flag lowering.
The Conservative government of Canada announced on Monday, April 24 that it will no longer lower the flag on top of the Peace Tower at Parliament Hill whenever a Canadian soldier has been killed in action, reversing a practice set down by the previous government in 2002.
This announcement came after the news of four Canadian soldiers killed by an improvised roadside bomb in Afghanistan. It has been updated on WikiNews. (CBC) FellowWikipedian talk 19:20, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Then it should only be on Wikinews and Current Events until we have an updated Wikipedia article, which I don't really see happening with this story. --Golbez 19:48, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
I guess I can't add an article on Wikipedia on this. It should stay on WikiNews. FellowWikipedian talk 20:07, 28 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, yeah, but we have no control over WikiNews here. :) --Golbez 21:52, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

April 27, 2006

Object - construction beginning is surely not notable enough. Maybe when it is finished/opened it will be, though. Batmanand | Talk 21:26, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
This is pretty important to anyone. This story should be posted. FellowWikipedian talk
Post. This event is very significant, as it is the beginning of the new plan for Ground Zero, and it ends a long debate, as mentioned in above blurb. Clarkefreak 22:09, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
It will be finished in 2011. FellowWikipedian talk

April 26, 2006

  • Posted. -- PFHLai 02:33, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

April 24, 2006

  • Interesting. How come I didn't hear this on TV ? Seems good, but not sure how 'major' this is. Let me read more on this .... -- PFHLai 01:56, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Posted. -- PFHLai 02:33, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • 199.71.174.100, so you are the one who messed this up ? Tsk tsk tsk .... ^_^ --PFHLai 01:56, 26 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Ooops... Sorry. I misread the wikiarticle. -- 199.71.174.100 03:43, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

April 23, 2006

  • Posted.--Pharos 02:49, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Thank you for posting, and welcome back to Wikipedia. -- 199.71.174.100 03:53, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Thanks, it was, um, recuperative to get way for a bit, but I think I'm recovered now :)--Pharos 04:11, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
Not yet posted. Waiting for the eruption, which hopefully has a free pic soon. -- PFHLai 11:14, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
Maybe we should keep an eye on this volcano, too: Ubinas. -- 199.71.174.100 04:28, 26 April 2006 (UTC)


Article content is still disputed. Not posted yet. -- PFHLai 11:14, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
The {{totaldispute}} tag is no longer there. -- 199.71.174.100 09:14, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

April 22, 2006

  • Already posted (not by me). (Actually, you are not the first, Batmanand. 199.71.174.100 indirectly requested this about an hour and a half before your post.) -- PFHLai 11:11, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
True true... sorry anons! Batmanand | Talk 14:20, 24 April 2006 (UTC)
It's not a race here. It's alright. :-) --199.71.174.100 05:19, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Someone may argue that this doesn't fall under international interest, but the connection to Hurricane Katrina should warrant this item a second look. joturner 17:01, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
  • It won't look too good if this local election makes the frontpage of Wikipedia, but not the Iraqi PM election. -- 199.71.174.100 20:21, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I've made it more clear that this is the mayoral election, something that is also important. Because of the unusualness of the election, it probably warrants placement on the main page (more than the now-ancient news of the Italian elections, anyway). Cuiviénen, Sunday, 23 April 2006 @ 02:18 UTC
  • So, who won ? -- PFHLai 11:11, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

April 21, 2006

  • Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 80th birthday today. Prince Charles gives a tribute to the Queen. Other events include a 21-gun salute at Windsor Caste, a 41-gun salute at Hyde Park in London and a formal dinner to round off the day at Kew Palace. Second top story on Google News. BBC News. FellowWikipedian 4:03 pm 21 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Where is the updated wikiarticle ? -- 199.71.174.100 22:01, 21 April 2006 (UTC)


Is this a sufficient/correct news story? where is the source link?

  • Identity of alleged Duke rape victim is released: Crystal Gayle Magnum. She has been convicted of five felonies including theft, larceny and high speed chase to avoid arrest. ?Source Tom Lykis/ Westwood One

April 20, 2006

  • Where is the updated wikiarticle ? --199.71.174.100 18:26, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

April 19, 2006

  • Jordan has postoned indefinitely a visit to Amman by Hamas Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahhar after seizing what it claims were "missiles, explosives and automatic weapons" smuggled into the country by the militant group (BBC News).
    • No bolded article. --Golbez 22:50, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
  • The announcement of the new Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Snyder Rini, causes riots in Honiara. Australia and New Zealand promise to send more troops to keep order.
    • I'd love to, except the article update is not cited at all. --Golbez 06:48, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
File:Berlusconi Prodi.jpg
Silvio Berlusconi (left) & Romano Prodi (right)
Did Romano Prodi (a person) win the general election, or was it L'Unione (the party/coalition) who has won ? A link to the coalition's wikipage is suggested. -- 199.71.174.100 03:10, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

April 18, 2006

  • Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Commemorative events were held today in San Francisco and will continue throughout the year.--Brianvdb 20:50, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Reluctantly declined. A regularly scheduled meeting doesn't seem like breaking news, so the scandal must be mentioned. But then Wikipedia has so little on the PMU 18 corruption scandal that it may not be a good idea to mention it on MainPage at this time. (What does PMU stand for, anyway ?) Will re-consider if more info on the scandal is added, or a new article on the scandal is written up (not a mini-stub, please), or if some top officials lose their job as speculated in the article (then the ITN headline will be written differently). -- PFHLai 04:17, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  • A top official did lose his job (the Minister of Transport) and his deputy jailed. PMU stands for Project Management Unit. See [1]. I remember that a less significant Chinese meeting earlier this year was featured in the front page [2]. Furthermore, this national congress occurs once every 5 years, and have much more profound impacts on the politics of Vietnam than parliamentary elections in other countries. Expected to occur in this congress: new General Secretary, the President and Prime Minister will give up their positions for younger people, etc. The congress is a major story in itself, it's just that the corruption scandal is overshadowing it. I removed the reference to the scandal in the blurb. DHN 04:20, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I wasn't that happy with the posting of that Chinese Congress. Nothing big happened.... Okay, I'm adding this (without mentioning the scandal) as it has potential. Hope wikipages for the new leaders are ready soon. (BTW, I know what PMU is, but we need the explanation in a Wikipedia article.) -- PFHLai 04:46, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Please be encouraged to write about the PMU 18 scandal. A good article explaining why a head of government loses his job is ITN-worthy, methinks. -- PFHLai 04:48, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
I've just translated PMU 18 scandal from the Vietnamese, but it should be reviewed by a more proficient speaker before getting linked at the template, because I'm not certain about the phrase "bao gái", which appears to mean "attract women". – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 09:24, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
Thank you for bringing this to English Wikipedia. A link to the PMU-18 article has been added to the ITN template. I've hidden the sentence about "bao gái" in the article for the time being. Please bring it back out when it's ready. Thanks. -- PFHLai 18:10, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

April 15, 2006

  • Still waiting for the stub to get expanded. Just posted it on Opentask, hope this helps. -- PFHLai 04:22, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Has now been expanded (not by me). How about adding to Main Page now? Batmanand | Talk 16:34, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Posted. Any suggestions for a free image that looks good at 100px ? -- PFHLai 16:45, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
  • How about the one to the right (it is of the Danube, and is from the Commons). Batmanand | Talk 19:17, 17 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Good choice. Looks better at 100px than I thought it would. Posted. Thank you. -- PFHLai 03:08, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Just a typo: In the Chad headline, "and severes diplomatic ties between the two countries", severes should be severs. TransUtopian 16:17, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Whoever did that, thanks! TransUtopian 16:56, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

April 14, 2006

  • An accident occurs on the Yurikamome rail line in Tokyo, Japan when a damaged axle causes a rubber tire on a train to fall off, forcing the cancellation of all weekend train services.
  • Not posted. Not sure if this news is 'big' enough. (Especially when compared to the train crash in Java, Indonesia today.) Thanks for updating the article, though. -- PFHLai 04:53, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Posted. Next time, please add a headline at Current events before posting here. Thanks. -- PFHLai 09:56, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
Comments:Thanks for forwarding the suggestion. As it was my first time, I didn't knew that we had to post things in current events before suggesting here, and actually thought that this was the route to both the places. Anyway, will keep that in mind the next time.
  • The president of Iran again lashed out at Israel on Friday and said it was "heading toward annihilation," just days after Tehran raised fears about its nuclear activities by saying it successfully enriched uranium for the first time. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Israel a "permanent threat" to the Middle East that will "soon" be liberated. He also appeared to again question whether the Holocaust really happened.
    • Aaaand what's the updated article here? --Golbez 22:07, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

April 13, 2006

  • The United Front for Democratic Change's attack on the Chadian capital of N'Djamena is repelled by the Chadian army. (Yahoo)
  • please post this article it seems that in the news we are bombarded daily with article's about the same events and places by postig this wikipedia can inform millions about a conflict that is releativly unknown to people in the western world. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.63.58.195 (talkcontribs) 01:31, 2006 April 14 (UTC).
  • Not posted yet. Waiting for pages like United Front for Democratic Change and N'Djamena to get updated. Hopefully, someone can start a new article on this conflict in Chad. Please be reminded that Wikipedia is not a newsservice, but an encyclopedia. Only well updated articles in Wikipedia will get featured on the MainPage. -- PFHLai 01:49, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
 
Flag of Chad
  • Already posted. (not by me) -- PFHLai 09:37, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Serbia is faced with the highest level of floods waters in last 25 years as water levels of four major rivers are increasing. source 1, source2. --Pockey 20:18, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Please post this on Current events, a page frequented by Wikipedians interested in current events, 'coz you may attract contributors there to build a page on this flood. (It's a requirement in the ITN guidelines to get any ITN candidates posted there first, anyway.) Without an updated article in Wikipedia, there is nothing to feature on ITN. -- PFHLai 00:23, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • It's not just Serbia, but in many countries along the Danube. How about starting the article 2006 European floods ? WCommons has lots of pics here and here. -- PFHLai 09:41, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Australopithecus anamensis - recent fossils found that help link the evolution of man. News article can be found here. Dismas|(talk) 19:21, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Is this an important breakthrough ? I'm not familiar with the topic. Maybe another admin can have a look ? BTW, please add this to Current events. -- PFHLai 00:27, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
      • The species is known from other sites. This site has a number of other fossils, but this find make 7 hominid species all early int evolutionary order. - UtherSRG (talk) 00:44, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  • What updated Wikiarticle is supposed to be featured ? Please read the ITN guidelines before re-submitting. -- PFHLai 07:35, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
  • South Park's episode featuring a depiction of the Muslim prophet Muhammad was censored by Comedy Central, despite the fact that in the episode Super Best Friends, broadcast in 2001, Muhammad was clearly depicted, signalling a shift in network policy and perhaps what constitutes acceptable broadcasting.
    • Not internationally notable, no bolded article, no updated article (South Park, at last check, was updated with an uncited mention of this), and generally a no. --Golbez 05:33, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
  • West Papuan refugee crisis - it's been ongoing but there has been no coverage of it in Wikipedia. I've written an article that I've marked as being a stub due to it not including day-to-day developments. Resources can be found at The Age or NEWS.com.au.
  • Please post it on Current events, a page frequented by Wikipedians interested in current events, 'coz you may attract contributors there. It's a requirement in the ITN guidelines to get any ITN candidates posted there first, anyway. -- PFHLai 03:37, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
  • There's also been significant developments in the Australian Wheat Board crisis, with Mark Vaile, Alexander Downer and John Howard all fronting (within a few days) an inquiry into illegal kickbacks paid by the AWB to Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The same sites as for the refugee crisis can be used as resources.
  • See my comment above. -- PFHLai 03:37, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

April 12, 2006

  • American Journal of Psychiatry reports on drug clinical trial bias, with 9 in 10 drug company funded trials comparing antipsychotic drugs coming out in favour of the drug made by the company funding the trial. In contrast, the US government's own study found that the best two drugs for typical schizophrenia patients were cheaper drugs no longer under patent.
    • Reference for story is Washingtom post article
    • Full original journal article citation is: Heres S, Davis J, Maino K, Jetzinger E, Kissling W, Leucht S (2006). "Why olanzapine beats risperidone, risperidone beats quetiapine, and quetiapine beats olanzapine: an exploratory analysis of head-to-head comparison studies of second-generation antipsychotics". Am J Psychiatry. 163 (2): 185–94. PMID 16449469. David Ruben Talk 03:46, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
      • What's the updated Wikipedia article? --Golbez 04:14, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

April 11, 2006

  • I'd suggest we wait till it establishes a stable orbit around Venus. That's the ITN-worthy moment. Try again around May 7 ? -- PFHLai 06:50, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Not sure how notable this is. Can an admin from Europe take a look ? -- PFHLai 21:50, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • No, thanks. Any particular reasons to consider this international breaking news ? -- PFHLai 21:42, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Well, D12 has a small global following, but I agree, especially now that it seems like Proof may have actually shot first. -- Stephenpace 19:20, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Already posted (not by me). -- PFHLai 21:42, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • An earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was reported on April 6th in Western Gujarat, India. The earthquake has revived memory of earthquake of 2001.
  • Not posted. The article is a ministub. What exactly happened 5 days ago ? -- PFHLai 21:42, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Appearing at the opening game of the Washington National's baseball club to throw out the first ball, U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney was loudly booed by the audience. Some reporters claim to have heard cheering; only one reporter claimed it was for Cheney's throwing.
    • References:MSBC Editor & Publisher
    • Sheesh. This event made all of the news channels in the US & it gets deleted because I'm not following some untrumpetted process. What is worse, it is obviously a legitimate subject, & no one bothers to let me know that it got deleted because I forgot to touch my nose twice & bow in the direction of the Florida servers after repeating non fatuus sum! -- llywrch 01:31, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

April 10, 2006

 
Ollanta Humala
  • Information on official results should develop more in the next few hours or days, but something about the election should be posted soon.--Gabbec 05:56, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Not posted, 'coz the results tables are still empty. Please also update Current events when the results are released. Thanks. -- PFHLai 07:21, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Still don't know who gets to go to the runoff. Anyway, the runoff is scheduled for around May 7, a mere few weeks away. To avoid a repeat appearance within a short time, I'd suggest not posting the first round results on ITN at this time. (Same problem with the Hungarian election listed below.) Are there any good reasons not to wait ? -- PFHLai 07:52, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • We actually have a good free pic of Ollanta Humala, the leader in the first round. When the time comes, I hope we'll get to use it (or sth similar). -- PFHLai 08:28, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Posted (not by me, but I've tweaked it.) -- PFHLai 07:05, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

April 9, 2006

  • Let's wait till the results are released. Who's winning ? -- PFHLai 18:38, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Not posted, even though the page already has quite a bit of good content, 'coz the results tables are still empty. Please also update Current events when the results are released. Thanks. -- PFHLai 07:10, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • I posted the results from the Interior Ministry web site, so the table is filled out (somewhat, Chamber seats still kinda iffy but the Senate's pretty certain). But at least post this on the front page because Prodi declared victory already.Kelvinc 02:29, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Okay even the Chamber table has seats now. There's no excuse why a G8 country's election results are still not on the Main Page. Kelvinc 04:44, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Posted (not by me, but I've tweaked it.) Actually, there are lots of excuses, such as Wikipedia not having enough admins to patrol ITN.... (sigh...) -- PFHLai 07:02, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • No biggie, really. The article itself wasn't getting updated with any speed for some time anyways (went from circa 25% counted to 100%). I guess I just got spoiled from the insane degree of attention given to the January Canadian election. Kelvinc 09:23, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Please do not make suggestions for ITN till the relevant wikiarticles have been updated, and till Current events is updated with external newslinks. Many thanks. -- PFHLai 18:41, 9 April 2006 (UTC)
  • The Hungarian Socialist Party led by PM Ferenc Gyurcsány wins the first round, eh? Just added some newslinks to Current events. Not sure if a first-round result should go on ITN, with the next round only 2 weeks away. Let me think. -- PFHLai 07:18, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Decided to wait. Peru & Italy should have official final results later today. Don't want to have so many elections up at the same time. Please try again on April 23. -- PFHLai 18:21, 10 April 2006 (UTC) P.S. I might be more supportive if the incumbent got ousted. -- PFHLai 20:24, 10 April 2006 (UTC) Ousted in the 1st round, I mean. -- PFHLai 07:02, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

April 8, 2006

Major story wasn't under Thursday's headline, but we have a separate article on the disaster now. QazPlm 22:34, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

  • Posted. Please expand this stub if possible. -- PFHLai 18:35, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

April 7, 2006

  • Let's have the PNA Flag ( ) while we have an item about the PNA as the top item on ITN. The NZ Flag has been up for too long. -- 199.71.174.100 21:56, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
    • The PNA isn't a country; should news stories about the US State of Maryland show the MD flag? Perhaps it ought be a country, but it isn't one right now (or else it would have a vote in the UN general assembly). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 207.172.148.86 (talkcontribs) 02:13, 2006 April 10 (UTC).
  • User:207.172.148.86, whether PNA is a country is irrelevant. That flag was the most relevant free image available for use. -- PFHLai 05:42, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
  • In an unprecedented decision since the restoration of democracy, the Spanish Government dissolves the Marbella City Council on the grounds of widespread corruption after both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor get arrested.
    This is the first time ever that the Spanish Government overrides (link in Spanish) the people's direct will and I think it should be on the main page. By the way, anyone wants to help me with the article? Habbit 13:37, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
    • This is interesting, I think. But it's a pretty local affair and doesn't seem to have reached the international news. I'll leave it to another admin to decide. -Splashtalk 14:36, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
  • National Geographic Society unveils the restored Gospel of Judas in Washington D.C. Written in Coptic, the document is thought to have come from the 2nd Century.
    This find has been described as "the most significant ancient, nonbiblical text" to be discovered in the last 60 years[3] and deserves to be mentioned on the main page, in my opinion. - Jersyko·talk 12:35, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Posted. We need to do something about the image. It's currently for the third story down. The two top stories have only fair-use images available. Anyone able to go and take a photo of the Gospel of Judas for us? -Splashtalk 14:36, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

April 6 2006

Both these animals are endemic to Camiguin Island and are found no place else on Earth.

The parrot has been named Loriculus camiguinensus or Camiguin Hanging-parrot and the mouse has been given the name Apomys camiguinensis. The rodent is rusty-brown in color with large eyes and ears and it feeds mostly on insects and seeds. The Hanging-parrot, or Colasisi, has bright green feathers covering most of the body. The throat and thighs are bright blue, and the top of the head and tail are brilliant scarlet-orange. Males and females have identical plumage, which is unusual.

Because L. camiguinensis has not yet been recognized as a separate species, little is known about its habits, but the fact that its plumage is relatively dull compared to other Philippine Hanging-parrots supports theories of and documented tendencies for some isolated bird populations to lose bright plumage, thus lending credence to it distinctive place in nature.

The tiny mouse has a large head, heavily muscled jaws and powerful teeth that can open hard nuts. It weighs about 15 grams, and has a body length of 3 inches and a tail of four inches. Apomys camiguinensis' whiskers are about eight times as wide as its head, and there is a second set of "whiskers" that arise from a patch at the back edge of each eye.

The new species of rodent was found by a joint team from The Field Museum, the Philippine National Museum, Utah Museum of Natural History, and Laksambuhay Conservation in the Philippines. Lawrence Heaney, Curator of mammals at The Field Museum in Chicago and co-leader of the team, along with Eric Rickart, Curator of vertebrates in the Utah Museum of Natural History say the animal is not related to any of the other rodents known on the main Philippines island of Luzon and they are not clear yet as to what genus the mammal belongs. It may represent a new genus, the taxonomic level above species. The single specimen, which will become the type specimen of the new species, will be studied in Chicago, and then returned to the Philippine National Museum. [ http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/SmallMammals/News/newmouse.cfm Smithsonian National Zoo, News]

An updated wikipedia article is required. --Golbez 18:41, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

April 5, 2006

  • I suppose the photo of the Thai prime minister is more appropriate to the main page than just the flag. There is no problem with copyright so why not. --Tone 14:37, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
    • The only minor problem is that it doesn't look that good at 100px. -- 199.71.174.100 13:23, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

April 4, 2006

April 3, 2006

(I'm not sure if this is the best way to phrase this, but it's definitely an important event, moreso than the current Thailand news item Ddye 16:19, 3 April 2006 (UTC))

April 2, 2006

  • Explosion in Toronto Tim Horton leaves one man dead and raises suspicion of terrorism. http://sympaticomsn.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060402/tim_hortons_060403
    • No updated article. --Golbez 17:37, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
  • Oxford won The Boat Race decisevely beating Cambridge in choppy Thames waters.
  • Herb Sendek is reportedly leaving NC State and going to Arizona State. --ncsu1 18:04, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
    • Both sports stories not ITN material. Especially the second. --Golbez 18:52, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
      • Being "the most watched amateur sporting event in the world" (The Boat Race), surely the result of The Boat Race is worthy of being in ITN? --Hazzjm 19:45, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
        • I still say no. <y feeling is, only sporting events where the specific event has its own page (i.e. if you had a 2006 boat race article) can begin to be ITN-worthy. In fact, the article has only maybe 20 characters added as an update. ITN is not a news page, it is a page to announce newsworthy things that made it into the encyclopedia; 20 characters does not quite fit that. --Golbez 23:51, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

April 1, 2006

  • Just a question about the title of the new British organization. The BBC has labelled called it "the Serious and Organised Crime Agency," while it is listed here as "Serious Organised Crime Agency." [4] --Motoma 15:08, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
The BBC have it wrong. See Talk:Serious Organised Crime Agency. I don't think it qualifies as an ITN candidate though. Sapient 16:05, 1 April 2006 (UTC)