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Small Piece of American History Discovered

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World War Two documents that were recently discovered are authentic and honored by one may whose obtained them from the previous garage that they were stored.

Peter Linton Smith reporting for Fox 9 News interviewed John Bolander about the film, photos, and diary that Bolander shared in order to reflect on a significant part of American history.

"Today kids aren't getting the education that maybe I got, or even people a bit older than I did," Bolander said. "So, we can give them ten minutes of education on American history."

The various items from Dec. 7th, 1941 had been documented by Clyde Daughtry. Daughtry was assigned to the U.S.S. Argon along battleship row at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.

Daughtry wrote about the sound of explosions and the need to document the first time the United States was attacked -through the lens of his camera.

"Bolander has been collecting small pieces of World War Two history for years," Reporter Smith said. "But this discovery may be one of the last first-hand accounts of that day," provided by Fox News.

United States & Asia Cooperation

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On Thursday the 17th President Obama declared that the U.S. military will expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region -where growing economic and strategic interests have greatly increased, Rueters reported.

This effort will not be effected by budget cuts made to the pentagon; since U.S. troops are leaving Iraq and Afghanistan, this effort will allow broad distribution amongst Southeast Asia to aid in the regions future.

"As the world's fastest-growing region - and home to more than half the global economy - the Asia Pacific is critical to achieving my highest priority: creating jobs and opportunity for the American people," President Obama said, according to Reuters.

Japan and South Korea wanted the U.S. to counter balance China's expanding global presence; U.S. marines, naval ships, and air crafts deployed to Australia will result in a total of 2,500 U.S. troops by 2016, compared to 28,000 troops in South Korea and 50,000 in Japan, Rueters explained.

Beijing accuses the U.S. deployment of military troops to Australia as escalating tensions within the Southeast region; China has invested military, long-range air craft and deep-sea naval force in the East and South China Seas, according to the New York Times.

The Trans-Pacific partnership would not include China. To better defend foreign producers' property rights and to limit subsidies to state-owned companies would be standards that would require Beijing to let its currency rise in value in order to allow China's inclusion into the partnership, the New York Times explained.

"The notion that we fear China is mistaken; the notion that we are looking to exclude China is mistaken," Obama said, provided by the New York Times.

Toyota Recall Mania

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Steering problems for V-6 Toyota and Lexus brand vehicles have been reported though none have resulted in accidents or injuries according to USA Today.

The Toyota recall has accumulated to 550,000 cars globally, with only 420,000 cars affected within the U.S. The Associated Press claims 447,000 vehicles have been put on recall just in the U.S. and Canada combined, 72,000 from Asia, 25,0000 from Australia and New Zealand, 14,000 in Europe, and 10,000 from the Middle East; provided by USA Today.

Part of the issue Toyota faces regarding its engine complaints stems from the tsunami that hit Japan in March, as well as flooding in Thailand; The parent company has lost one billion dollars, where as the U.S. company profit is down 19 percent, according to USA Today.

Dating as far back as 2007, Toyota has received 79 reported complaints USA Today reports, but Reuters claims "the recall is the latest in a reputation-damaging series that began in Fall 2009."

Popular TV Host's Life: Admirable, yet Questionable

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James Wilson Vincent Savile was pronounced dead last week, due to natural causes the West Yorkshire Police had said, and was found in his home located in Leeds, West Yorkshire in Northern England.

Better known as Jimmy Savile, he worked at BBC as a host for "Top of the Pops" from 1964-2006, listing each week's top hit songs, according to the New York Times, but maybe best known for his part in "Jim'll Fix It," Mail Online reported.

Mail Online provided information that explained an interview with Savile was conducted approximately a week prior to his death at age 84; an interview that was about Savile's upcoming 85th birthday the following week when his death occurred.

Typically seen in a shiny tracksuit, cigar-in-hand, gold accessories, and sunglasses with rose-colored lenses, Savile attempted to avoid the limelight by developing a system that rotated his co-hosts for his "Top The Pops" broadcast. The New York Times goes on to describe past interviews with Savile where his credibility was questioned; however, Mail Online emphasizes his charity-driven acts and community-ties that resulted in a online petition to establish a memorial in his honor, located in Leeds.

"He loved the fame and the city -and with the amount of people he helped they owe it to him," Hairdresser and best friend, Hower Silverman, age 59, said according to Mail Online.

Born in Leeds on Oct. 31, 1926, Savile was the youngest of seven children, quit school at 14-years-old during World War Two to work in coal mines, later suffering from spinal injuries during an explosion, the New York Times explained.

China's Distilled Water Plan

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Israeli distillation equipment designed in coordination with the Beijiang Water Desalination Plant is generated by burning coal to distill water for consumption and is located in the Caofeidian island, under the Heibi Province of China.
Beijing receives one-third of its drinking water from the neighboring province, so concern stems from water supply-remains for the people of Heibi, according to Smart Planet.
"Demand for water here is expected to grow 63 percent by 2030," the business information organization Asia Water Project said, provided by the New York Times.
The current Beijiang plant opened this October and produces 50,000 tons of distilled water each day, according to Smart Planet, meanwhile China produces 600,000 tons of desalinated water in total daily.
The New York Times points out that one pitfall reflects the cost of water in China; the production of distilled water costs twice as much as it would sell for, nonetheless the government of China will put forth $3.1 billion for the coming five years.
"China will probably be the world's largest market for desalination by 2020" water industry analyst Jennie Peng said, according to Smart Planet.

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