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Archived discussion for October 2006 from Wikipedia:In the news section on the Main Page/Candidates.

October 30

At least 80 militants are killed by Pakistani forces in an air strike on a religious school.

  • A headline on several news sites. --TheFEARgod (Ч) 14:23, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

President Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba go into a runoff in the Democratic Republic of the Congo general election (flag pictured) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.217.193.20 (talkcontribs)

I suspect 68.217.193.20 was only suggesting the use of the DRC flag. --65.95.105.59 14:16, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

October 29

  • We have a winner in the Brazilian election. Can we have Lula's picture (right) on ITN, please ? -- 199.71.174.100 01:32, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Done. Someone please remind us when the DRC results are in. - BanyanTree 17:37, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

"According to exit poll data, Georgi Parvanov is decisively reelected President of Bulgaria in a run off caused by low turnout." (BBC) TodorBozhinov 18:05, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Of course, we can include exit poll or preliminary data in the table, but I was waiting for the 100% official and exact results to fill it up, as the closest we have at the moment are as of 73.17% of records processed. If we really need to have the table filled up, I'd add the data from Izbori2006.org, but I'm not sure this would be of use, as it's only temporary. TodorBozhinov 21:10, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Voters approve the first constitution of independent Serbia on a referendum.

--TheFEARgod (Ч) 21:00, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

October 28

October 27

[[Image:Eckstein1.jpg|100px|right]]

* I'm tired of Image:Afghan National Army emblem.png, on ITN for two straight days already. If no one wants the Flag of Nicaragua up there, can we have this baseball pic instead (Better if {{M-cropped}}), with the following text added to the World Series line, please ?
Shortstop David Eckstein (pictured) wins the Series MVP.
Thanks. --64.229.226.140 04:35, 29 October 2006 (UTC) Withdrawn. --64.229.227.54 20:09, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

October 26

as far as I know there is no wikipedia article about this but I'm sure one will be forthcoming - Schrandit 22:43, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

October 25

I know that Wikipedia is not censored, but is it the most sensible thing to have one of the first links on the Front Page being to an article whose first words, bolded, are "Cunt: The Movie"? Batmanand | Talk 07:57, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Definitely not notable enough. Bordering on tabloid journalism and no international significance. --AMorris (talk)(contribs) 08:16, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Is there an updated story on the current events page about this verdict or about this case? If so, I endorse putting this up. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 10:07, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
I've found two relevant updated articles, Lewis v. Harris and Same-sex marriage in New Jersey. If there are no objections, I will put this up. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 22:57, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

October 23

October 22


I think this is an important story given the role of the Panama Canal in world trade Radioheadhst 23:16, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree with putting this up, but only when the results are final. The wording would be something like: "Panama approves/disapproves of a plan to expand the Panama Canal. The cost of the expansion is estimated at over 5 billion US dollars." Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 23:43, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
Item added. --Allen3 talk 01:14, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

October 19

  • US declares vital interest in space

President Bush has declared space to be essential to US defence in a new National Space Policy. Not only has the United States declared that it has rights in space, but, if necessary, it will deny its adversaries access to space. This is a dramatic change in US attitude to space from being primarily are research area, it is now becomeing part of the defence program. This is a matter of World importance, is it not?

This, relatively unreported, change in US policy is a turning point, an historic moment, when the US laid claim to sovereignty over space and announced its intention to defend its space assets from possible threats from other countries and to to deny access to space by its adversaries. Certainly a moment to be recorded in an Enclycolpedia! See Wikinews Main Page today 19 October [1]. Fenton Robb 15:02, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

You mean n:US declares vital interest in space? Where in this encyclopedia has this been recorded? What Wikipedia article got updated with this news? Please do that (or, start new articles as needed) and then return here to make suggestions for ITN in the form of a news headline with a bolded link to the best updated article. See ITN guidelines (here) for more details on the selection criteria and procedures. Act fast. Old news won't get picked. --64.229.7.224 15:47, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
Nothing to post yet. Please draft a headline with wikilinks to updated Wikipedia articles next time. This is too old for ITN now. Thanks. --PFHLai 16:55, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


I know there's a percieved glut of U.S. stories recently, at least from the comments below. Also the article is still in flux. But I figure this is an important world news story from a "global prospects for civil liberties" perspective. Johndodd 18:44, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Would be nice to mention the "civil liberties" issues in the ITN headline, but I can't come up with a simple sentence right now. --64.229.177.244 06:40, 20 October 2006 (UTC)


Already posted (not by me) and displaced. This may return when we (finally) have someone chosen. Please remind us again then. Thanks. -- PFHLai 16:58, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

October 18

  • Whaling in Iceland is about to resume, in contravention of a 20-year moratorium adopted by the International Whaling Commission. --64.229.179.131 04:08, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I endorse adding this once the whaling has resumed, but in another wording. The words "in contravention of" are too close to a moral judgment. I also would suggest renaming the article, because the whaling afaik doesn't take place in Iceland's territorial waters, but in the open sea. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 11:23, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Good point about the article name. Will mention on talk there. How about replacing "in contravention of" with "despite"? Feel free to make any changes. I found this on Portal:Current events and just copied it over here. --64.229.177.244 06:27, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Already posted (not by me). -- PFHLai 16:53, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

October 17

  • If this gets on ITN, there will be accusations about a U.S. bias on ITN again. -- 64.229.177.31 14:21, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Two metro trains in Rome collide, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more. Two metro trains in Rome collide, killing a 30-year old woman and injuring over 100 people. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 09:24, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Minor news. And, articles currently on AFD should not be featured on ITN. -- 64.229.177.31 14:21, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • On second thoughts, the number of injured now exceeds 100. So it's not that minor. But AFD is still on, and the article is kind of brief. -- 64.229.228.32 13:25, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
  • May want to wrap up the AFD before adding this to ITN. --64.229.177.244 06:21, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
The AFD closed yesterday. This is now too old for ITN. --PFHLai 16:52, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
  • WP:NOT#Wikipedia is not a crystal ball. It may rain cats and dogs that day.... BTW, don't forget Schu's retirement. --64.229.177.31 14:12, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
    • That's why I said "for this Sunday", not "for today". What's wrong with discussing something that will certainly happen before it happens, so that we're prepared when it happens? Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 15:57, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • "will certainly happen"? That's where WP:NOT#Wikipedia is not a crystal ball comes in. Try again on Sunday - after the race, and AFTER relevant articles have been updated. Or newer suggestions from the rest of this week would bury your good suggestion to the middle of this long page. Admins may not scroll that far down to check. -- 64.229.4.248 16:47, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • You're saying it won't certainly happen? Either one of these two will win the title this Sunday, just like one of the two teams in the final will win the Super Bowl, or the Stanley Cup. That has nothing to do with crystalballism, that's simply the result of an ongoing championship. WP:NOT has nothing to do with it, it's about articles saying things like "In 2048, Macedonia might enter the EU." WP:NOT doesn't even apply to suggestions to do something after the inevitable has happened.
Now suppose I propose it after the race. That'll be Sunday afternoon American time, Sunday evening European time, Monday morning Australian time. Then it still needs to go through this filter. I don't know about you, but I prefer my news up-to-date and as quickly as possible. Admins may indeed not check that far down. But don't you think that someone other than the two of us will respond to this proposal in the meantime? Don't you think they will remember this discussion next Sunday, when the winner is all over the news? Come on. Updating the relevant articles can be done in two seconds, which means that the ITN can be updated within a minute after the finish. I suggest you sit down and watch how others react to this proposal, instead of shouting at random.
In the meantime, may I ask you to create an account on wikipedia? It makes discussing a whole lot easier? Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 17:36, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
I just found out that you, Aecis, are an admin. So, you will remember this. Good. Please add this item when the time comes.
Aecis, may be it's my personality, may be it's my losses in sports betting over the years, I can only say nothing is certain till it's done. And I really think it's too early to draft that line for ITN. We don't know what will happen on Sunday and which relevant wikipages will get the best updates. Suggestions with wikipages not adequately updated have been "summarily dismissed" (see the archives above) and such items, if somehow put on the Main Page by admins who don't check carefully, gets pulled off ITN till the article gets updated (see page history of ITN). Adding just a sentence seems inadequate. I urge you not to post anything on ITN "2 seconds" after things happened. ITN is not our news-ticker service.
BTW, I am glad another admin is here. This candidates' page needs more admin attention. Twice this past month I had to go to Talk:Main Page to get help. (See Talk:Main Page/Archive 81.) But I have to say that you, Aecis, operate quite differently from other admins who used to patrol this space, such as Pharos, BanyanTree, zoney, nixie (all missing in action these days), Globez, PFHLai (occasionally here). No one plans days ahead like that, and none of them has ever accused me of "shouting at random". (I did that?) Thanks for the invit to get an account. I'll pass. I'm mostly a reader here. An account is not necessary. Thank you. --64.229.228.32 14:04, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
True, the championship will only have finished once the chequered flag is out. When the flag drops, the bullshit stops. But the chance that either one of these two will win the championship is 99.99999...99%, and the chances of anyone else winning the championship are so minute, that I think it's worth taking the risk and discussing now whether or not to put this on ITN next Sunday. ITN is indeed not a news-ticker service, but it isn't called In The News for nothing. Perhaps I plan days ahead, but that's probably because I'm a journalist myself. If I go to a press conference, I need to know well in advance who to talk to, what to ask, what will be said and what has been said in the past. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 11:52, 19 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay. I'd suggest mentioning the latest race first, and avoid the word 'by' there -- the championship is really a whole season's work. If Schu is really retiring, mention that, too. --64.229.177.244 06:37, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay, in view of all the prior comments, I suggest something to the extent:
If Alonso wins: "Fernando Alonso of Spain successfully defends his Formula One title."
If Schumacher wins: "Michael Schumacher ends his 15 year career in Formula One by winning the 2006 World Championship, his eighth title."
This is just a draft, the wording still needs a lot of improvement. But we've still got more than 48 hours to do that :) Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 08:56, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Linking to Renault F1 / Scuderia Ferrari would be more interesting & relevant than to Germany / Spain, IMO. Will these pages be updated in time? We'll see. --64.229.179.173 12:48, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
This is still not on the frontpage ??? Is this suggestion too far down on this candidates' page? Have this been forgotten? Aecis?
Fernando Alonso of the Renault F1 team wins the 2006 Formula One world championship with a second place fininsh in the season's final race.
-- 64.229.230.15 12:18, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Now posted. -- PFHLai 16:45, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

October 15

Yes, let's wait till he is formally charged by the police. --PFHLai 05:30, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
There are other charges as well, including wire tapping, that should be noted. –– Lid(Talk) 10:30, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
  • A 6.6-magnitude earthquake at local time of 7:07am and a series of aftershocks have hit the United States state of Hawaii, with an epicentre 9 miles (14 km) NNW of Kalaoa. Hello32020 21:11, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I say we should wait a bit on this one, unless people have died (the article mentions only "unconfirmed injuries") or very extensive damage occurs, a earthquake is hardly that notable. Mikker (...) 21:28, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I say we add this one. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake is notable, there's reportedly a 95% power blackout on Hawaii, it's a current event and it has its own article. Aecis I'm too busy acting like I'm not naive. 00:06, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I'm doubting that it should even have its own article. Unless there is signnificant damage, deaths, injuries etc, i dont see how its signifcant. Earthquakes happen all the time. Rafy 04:27, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
        • I think it should probably have an article; however I don't think it should be on ITN. --Golbez 19:12, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

October 14

  • "Magglio Ordóñez's two-out three RBI home run in the bottom of the ninth inning sends the Detroit Tigers to their first World Series since 1984. Detroit wins the best-of-seven series over Oakland with their 6-3 win, 4-0." Perhaps something similar? Jasonn 00:05, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I'll probably do some stuff about it at Portal:Baseball. It's not main page material though. Nishkid64 00:14, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  • For future cases (e.g. the end of the World Series), please keep in mind that not everyone is into baseball, so it's best to avoid jargon as much as possible. I had to read "two-out three RBI home run" six times before I got a vague idea what it was about, and I'm still not sure. Aecis Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. 13:05, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Good point. Also, it's only ALCS, so it's not that ITN-worthy yet. I guess a dramatic WS match win would be placed on ITN. Nishkid64 21:10, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
  • For the first time in the competition's 127 year history, the Currie Cup final goes into extra-time, with the final result being a draw between the Free State Cheetahs and the Blue Bulls.--HamedogTalk|@ 17:32, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Looks good! hoopydinkConas tá tú? 17:50, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
    • WHY?? This information makes no difference to non-south africans or non-rugby fans...99.9999% of the world's population. i see no reason why it should be a headline TommyStardust 18:37, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
      • 0.0001% of the world's population would be only 6,500 people. I gather more than that care about the outcome of the Currie Cup. --Golbez 18:43, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
        • Tommy, I personally cannot identify with the majority of news/FAs/DYKs on the main page, but that does not mean they should not be there. The Currie Cup is one of the oldest domestic rugby comps in the world. If you don't know about it, well, now you do. Cvene64 18:50, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
          • Tommy, I am sure most people don't know who Ban Moon whats his face is, but he is still up there.--HamedogTalk|@ 18:52, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
            • Bad example. Ban Ki-Moon is the next United Nations Secretary-General. That's an international affair, not a domestic one. Nishkid64 00:14, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
      • While somewhat controversial, there is a clear history for including domestic championships in the in the news section for example see [2] and [3]. In this case, the Currie Cup result is more noteable then most because it is the first ever draw time it entered extra time as the entry states (although there have been draws before, before extra time was added). Nil Einne 12:50, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
        • The Currie Cup is basically up there because of the first use of extra time in its 127 year history. The World Series and NBA are obviously bigger.--HamedogTalk|@ 13:23, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
          • I for one very much doubt there are more people who follow the World Series or NBA than rugby... (The competition is followed worldwide, not just in SA. USA + Canada vs. the old British Empire basically). In any case, this year's finals was by far the best Currie Cup game I have ever seen & the strange result makes it especially notable. Mikker (...) 19:54, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Does anyone have a PD pic of the actual Currie Cup ? I think this would be good for ITN -- before it's too late... -- PFHLai 21:11, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Already tried that yesterday. -- PFHLai 18:35, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
  • This image is a free "wallpaper" - [4]. Can we use that?
  • It says "© Adrian de Kock" on the lower right corner. So, unless Adrian de Kock the photographer releases the photo into PD or licenses it under CC, etc., the image cannot be used in Wikipedia. --64.229.204.84 15:36, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

October 13

Please note that this result is extremely recent (last half hour). Google News has these links to coverage of this event (the biggest current event in the chess world), but see also here. There is also what I believe is a free picture of Kramnik in his article, namely Image:Vladimir_Kramnik_2005.jpg, which could be used to illustrate this. Carcharoth 15:44, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Support this going up!--HamedogTalk|@ 15:58, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Posting. --Golbez 17:41, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
  • The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced later on Friday; this BBC article lists potential winners if people want to start polishing their articles.--Peta 05:31, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Posted, I believe. --Golbez 17:41, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

October 12

No. This is not a breaking news page, nor is it a "notable person made notable statement" page. It's for notable encyclopedic updates, and this does not qualify. --Golbez 04:06, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
I presume you're having a laff, given that (for example) at the time the Booker item was added to the template, the author's article looked like this and the book's article (now emboldened as supposedly the updated article) did not even exist. (This is only the first one I checked- I'm quite certain I can find others in a similar vein if you would like). Either enforce the guidelines consistently or not at all. Badgerpatrol 04:45, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Seeing how I did not put up the Desai entry, I'm not sure how this pertains to me. Though we usually have exceptions to the 'one line' rule for things like election results and awards. I dislike your tone. --Golbez 05:13, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
And I yours. If there are exceptions, these should be clearly articulated on the appropriate page. Since there seems to be such wild inconsistency between admins, perhaps a note on ANI (or something like it) might be in order so as to effect some kind of standardisation and put an end to confusion? Badgerpatrol 05:21, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
After you. We all have differing notions on what should go on ITN. I'm stating mine. I've made it a personal rule never to revert an entry someone else adds to ITN, unless of course it breaks the central rule of having an updated article. I'm reasonably sure I've kept up with this. --Golbez 05:25, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
ITN has a specific purpose; adding "soudbites" from prominent people falls well outside its stated purpose.--Peta 05:29, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Follow the link, or visit the BBC. This is a massive and hugely shocking news story, coming as it does from an extremely prominent member of the British establishment- the operational head of the British Army. If you think it is is just a "soundbite", then quite frankly I question your judgement to select ITN material. Unlike many ITN items, it has obvious international scope. And it is no worse off in terms of an updated article than numerous other ITN items, including those on the Nobel and Booker prize (and arguably that on Google/youtube) that are up there now. Badgerpatrol 06:08, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
First, there is no Wikpedia story; second, people call for their country to leave Iraq all the time.--Peta 06:14, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
OK, as I suspected, you have missed the point. I humbly suggest you inform yourself as to the basics of global political affairs before making pithy statements of that kind. First, there is as much of a Wikipedia story as there has been for many, many other ITN items, including some that are up there right now. Second, this is not just anyone. I wonder what the reaction would be if the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (a similarly important, although not direcly analagous, position) suggested coalition troops were part of the Iraq problem and should be withdrawn as soon as possible? I strongly suspect there would be uproar and the story would imeddiately make it on to the main page. Badgerpatrol 14:32, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
Still waiting for "the uproar" to appear in newspapers... Maybe I missed it. --64.229.204.84 15:43, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Not yet law; I dislike putting bills up that could still be defeated/vetoed/whatever happens in France. --Golbez 21:47, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
  • French bill on the Armenian genocide is passed by the parliament. [5] zoney talk 12:35, 12 October 2006 (UTC) (can't find any Wikipedia updated articles - they are needed though).

October 11

  • Please, put now a link to the accident article on the Cory Lidle headline.--TheFEARgod (Ч) 21:09, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
There's no information on the plane, no information on casualties, no information on damage - we need more than a title. --Golbez 19:28, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
It's a breaking news story. It's kind of hard to get that information on to the page when it really isn't known yet, except on the ground. That having been said, the page is getting more information on it, including an infobox with updated reports as it comes through the wires. --myselfalso 20:18, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
This isn't a breaking news page, perhaps people should go to cnn.com for that. --Golbez 21:06, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
Why isn't the link on the main page to October 11, 2006 New York City plane crash? It only links to Cory Lidle. -Runningonbrains 21:14, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

October 9

  • Paul Hunter, the winner of six major snooker titles dies suddenly at the age of 27 from Neuroendocrine tumors.
    • Doesn't meet any of the death inclusion requirements.--Peta 10:48, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
      • There are death inclusion requirements? If a note on the Austrian election gets on then a promenent sportsman dying so young should do Cokehabit 12:54, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Yes, there are death inclusion requirements. Please scroll up and click to read the ITN guidelines. -- 64.229.230.31 12:56, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
  • It meets (b): "(b) the deceased was a key figure in their field of expertise, and died unexpectedly or tragically". Does "field of expertise" include sportsmen? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cokehabit (talkcontribs) .
  • Amazing how a British sportsperson playing a bizarre British sport dies, and nothing happens. Yet an American sportsperson playing a bizarre American sport dies, and, whaddyanknow, top article. Andymarczak 06:08, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

October 7

  • Added. Thue | talk 17:50, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Though I'm not an admin, I certainly agree that this is a worthy candidate for the section. The death satisfies rule 5b, since she was a leader in her field and the death was tragic. In addition, it is internationally notable and even affects international politics. I hope an admin sees this quickly and puts it up. Syckls 16:44, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Added. Thue | talk 17:50, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

October 6

October 5

  • Astronomers describe a new type of extrasolar planet. (Someone with some astronomy knowledge might be able to comment more on the importance of this, but it is one of the top stories on BBC now.)--Peta 02:30, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
  • User:ALoan, a former astronomer, may be able to help. --64.229.228.225 13:53, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
    • This probably would be better suited for Portal:Astronomy. I'll see if there is a WikiNews article that corresponds to this. --Nishkid64 21:51, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Okay, I have added it to Portal:Astronomy/Events. I found the corresponding WikiNews article, and I have added a headline for the article. It seems a bit long, so if you can shorten it a bit, that would be appreciated. --Nishkid64 21:56, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

October 4

October 3

October 2

  • Ban Ki-moon, former South Korean Foreign Minister emerges as the only candidate with support from all five permanent members of UN Security Council after straw poll conducted on 2 October. --Dijxtra 21:47, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Better to wait until the final vote is taken. iirc, we never posted the previous three straw polls on ITN. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 21:51, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
      • This time he ended up as the only candidate. No other candidates have left. --Dijxtra 22:23, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
        • I think we should wait until it is official, and include what he is chosen for. say1988 02:17, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
  • The physics Nobels have been announced, they are John C. Mather and George F. Smoot. --Peta 10:47, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Already added. --Nishkid64 19:51, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 2006 Amish School Shooting. A svhool shooting that has taken place within the Amish community shoud be regarded as big news. Jboyle4eva 17:49, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Will add it shortly. --Nishkid64 19:08, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Then again, the Platte High School shooting was removed from the Main Page a few days ago because it's not of international notability. I'll wait a while before deciding on putting this up. --Nishkid64 19:13, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
      • I think that this is of international notability; it has been extremely publicized given the fact that it is extremely rare for a shooting to occur in a one room Amish schoolhouse. It is also the THIRD deadly school shooting in the United States within the past week. - 68.32.34.152 21:03, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
        • It was featured on Danish news, so empirically it seems to have international interest. Thue | talk 21:05, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
        • This is also prominently featured on the international version of the BBC's website [7]. It is of international notability, so it should most definitely be added. - 68.32.34.152 21:13, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I've been against the recent school shootings and the spinach stuff being on ITN, but I think this is unique enough to go up. --Golbez 21:24, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
    • The only reason why I wanted to wait was because of the problem with initial reports of school shootings. A few weeks ago, initial reports for the Dawson College shooting speculated up to like 10 people dead, but that number was in fact false. The same happened here. Anyhow, I have now added it to the main page, as it has captured international headlines. --Nishkid64 00:18, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Expanded, with results for the Presidency and State Parliament. The results are 98% complete, and might change, but not enough to change the elected members of the Presidency. -- 85.94.131.10 09:40, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Brazil presidencial race will be defined in second round on October 29.--tequendamia 15:17, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I am not sure that an announcement of a runoff/second round election is worthy and internationally that important enough to put on ITN. I would prefer to just put definite final results of elections. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 15:33, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

October 1

  • Israel completes its withdrawal of military forces from Lebanon following a month-long conflict with Hezbollah. Abel 17:23, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Should be something noteworthy to add to the mainpage. However, "month-long" could be disputed. If you say the end was the ceasefire, then it would be a month, but technically it was a 2-month conflict. --Nishkid64 18:19, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
      • "Israel completes its withdrawal of military forces, in accordance with the August 14th ceasefire, from Lebanon following a month-long conflict with Hezbollah." Is that okay? I do consider the ceasefire the end of it, but as it could cause controversy, it could be left out. Abel 19:17, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
        • Okay, it's been added. --Nishkid64 23:35, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
          • This entry has now been removed as it appears they did not withdrawal completely. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 00:11, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
            • Yeah, it's off for now. We could add it back, if the links in the headline actually make a mention of the current situation involving UNIFIL. --Nishkid64 00:37, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
  • In the Austrian legislative election, 2006, the Social Democratic Party of Austria defeated the Austrian People's Party. -newkai t-c 18:21, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't know how many people really care, but nevertheless, it is a political event! In this case, the election has been held! -newkai t-c 18:21, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
Okay, someone else added it. --Nishkid64 23:35, 1 October 2006 (UTC)