Last Trumpet Newsletter
Volume XXVII           Issue II            February  2008
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America – A Nation of Forgetfulness and Neglect!

“O generation, see ye the word of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? A land of darkness? Wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee? Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number.”

Jeremiah 2:31-32

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him?”

Hebrews 2:1-3

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 8:18-20

“The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

Psalm 9:16-17

In this issue of the Last Trumpet, we are going to focus on many amazing things that are happening all around us, and yet most of them remain unnoticed by the vast majority of the people. The primary reason for this gross unawareness is apathy toward truth. No thinking person could miss the multitude of signs from the Almighty that are happening every day, which mean that most people are not thinking. We live in a world full of distractions and misdirection, designed by Satan to keep people from understanding spiritual conditions and events. Analytical thought and reason cannot exist in a society where spiritual truth means nothing. Thus, people continue to move through life clinging to one false hope after another.

It has been said that history teaches us that men learn nothing from history. Why are the same mistakes made over and over again? Why do the people of the United States allow themselves to be used, misused, and abused repeatedly by those who are supposed to be leading them? Satan knows full well the propensity of people to forget. It is like a person in severe pain, whose full attention is on that pain until it leaves. Once the pain is gone, it is quickly forgotten. Then it returns again and the cycle is repeated. This will never change as long as people forget and neglect Almighty God. Such forgetfulness and neglect allow another force to come in and control their lives. Thus, the power of Antichrist comes in, and the words of the Lord Jesus, as found in John 5:43, loom largely before us as follows: “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”

The world, and especially America, has never been more ready and willing to receive the ultimate deceiver. The spiritual environment is right for it, and people have been pickled in the brine of deception for so long that they will perceive the personification of Satan himself as the saviour of the world. Only the true remnant Christians will see the beast for what he really is, for this knowledge does not come except by revelation from Heaven. The urgent question is: will you receive the Lord Jesus or be deceived by an antichrist and his adoring world? The time to seek the Lord Jesus is right now, even as you read this. He will bring unto you salvation, and his abiding presence will keep you always, even through the darkest hour!

2008 – The Year of Transition!

At the time of this writing, we are two weeks into the new year of 2008. It is a leap year, therefore one day has been added at the end of February to bring the calendar year into balance with the solar year. Witches and occultists believe it is a year of greater power as time becomes balanced with the astral plane. Every leap year is a Presidential election year in the United States. It is also the year when the Olympics are held with all of the pagan worship of false gods and goddesses. This is when the “sacred torch” is ignited on Mt. Olympus by rays from the sun as the high priestess holds it high in the air. The torch then travels around the world and finally arrives at its destination in Red China. The torch is then used to light the “sacred cauldron” at the beginning of the Olympic games. We know from the Bible that nothing brings the wrath of God upon a people more quickly than gross, defiant idolatry.

Many strange things have been happening in the religious world recently, and as a result of these things, this erstwhile great nation of the United States of America could hardly now be recognized as a Christian nation. On December 22nd, 2007, the day of the witches’ sabat of Yule, a new Hindu temple was dedicated in Sugarland, Texas. This Texas community was the gathering place of over one thousand Hindus as Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya, the new temple dedicated to “Lord Shiva”, the snake god, was dedicated. (1) Texas has become a stronghold for the Hindu religion with its devil worship disguised as “harmonic prayer services.” (2)

There is definitely an unification of the religions as never before has been seen, and there is a common occult thread running through them all! On December 11th, 2007 the Vatican, (the word Vatican means divination in classical Latin) lighted their ninety-foot Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square. At the top was an unusual eight-pointed star. (3) The eight-pointed star has always represented the eight witches’ sabats and is strictly an occult symbol. On December 22nd, 2007, the witches’ sabat of Yule, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair left the Church of England and converted to Roman Catholicism. No British prime minister had ever done this before. (4) Mr. Blair is known quite well for his devotion to new age occultism.

On January 3rd, 2007, the Vatican announced that it will hold meetings with Moslem leaders around the time of the spring equinox. The Vatican office of Inter-religious Dialogue will endeavor to bring “Christian” and Moslem leaders together to “develop their common ground of belief in One God.” (5) In addition to that, on January 10th, 2008, the British Parliament began work on a motion to “disestablish the Church of England.” This would separate the church and state in England. The number of registry for that official motion was motion number 666. (6)

Wars and rumors of wars and distress of nations also seem to be the order of the day. The U.S. Bush wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now costing seventeen billion dollars each month, and there is still no real end in sight. (7) On December 20th, 2007, the Pentagon called for an additional 74,000 soldiers to fight these and other potential wars. (8) Meanwhile, former top U.S. Commander in Iraq, Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez, issued the following statement: “The Bush administration’s catastrophic failure in leadership of the Iraq war has mired the U.S. in a nightmarish conflict with no clear way out. There has been a glaring, unfortunate display of incompetent strategic leadership within our national leaders.” (9)

It is interesting to note that a strong resistance to the Bush Administration has arisen in Vermont. In Brattleboro, Vermont, there is a petition in the works for the arrest and indictment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for war crimes if they ever come to that area. It is no joke! Incidentally, Vermont is the only state that President Bush has never visited! (10)

The beginning of the New Year has also brought forth increased activity in the Presidential campaigns and primary elections. I must point out that very strange spiritual forces are at work in these campaigns. In the Iowa Caucus, Hillary Clinton was a big loser. After finishing in third place, every analyst and expert without exception declared that she was finished. The news media ran with this story, and no one thought she could revive and move forward. Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, was so enraged that Barack Obama won the Iowa Caucus that he keyed Obama’s car. Shocked reporters watched as Bill Clinton took a key and put a long, deep scratch in Barack Obama’s car. (11) Witnesses said that Bill Clinton was wild-eyed as he twirled his keys and said, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” (12) This is outright vandalism, and perhaps he is feeling the same spirit of destruction that he and Hillary felt during their rabble-rousing hippie days of the 1960’s revolution.

According to certain high-level witch covens in California, Hillary Clinton is a fourth-level witch. I do not doubt it because she has all the characteristics of that rank. After her huge loss in Iowa, something tragic happened in Sioux City, Iowa, on the night before the New Hampshire primary. On January 8th, 2008, the Sioux City Journal newspaper and the Associated Press reported that a male witch was caught after killing two young girls in a ritual that turned out to be human sacrifice. Kendra Suing, 10, and Alysha Suing, 8, were dead; and Lawrence Douglas Harris Sr. was arrested for the witchcraft slaying. He admitted to doing this while casting spells. (13) Suddenly, everything turned around for Hillary Clinton. Hillary was a big winner in New Hampshire, and it was reported that women voters gave her a victory margin of thirteen percent! The Washington Post featured a short but profound headline for the Hillary Clinton victory story. That two-word headline was “She Lives!” (14)

On the 11th day of January, 2008, Reuters News Service reported that Mexico’s Grand Warlock predicted that Hillary Clinton would be the next President of the United States. (15) Occult forces are at work, and only Almighty God can stop them. Another occult sign regarding Hillary Clinton is that it has been thirteen years since she made her flashy debut regarding a national health plan. She now has a health plan which would require every American to have health insurance in the same way that they must have car insurance. Tax credits would be given to people to offset the cost. (16)

One more thing must be noted about the occult-powered victory of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. We know that the American flag consists of thirteen alternating red and white stripes, a blue field in the upper left corner, and fifty white five-pointed stars with one point up and two points down. Hillary celebrated her success in New Hampshire by suspending a giant American flag on the wall of her campaign headquarters. This flag had all fifty of its white stars, or pentacles, two points up and one point down. (17) I have never seen such a flag before. As a former occultist, I immediately recognized that this pentacle with two points up is the symbol of the Goat of Mendes or Baphomet, the Horned Hunter of the Night. This symbol is also used in Freemasonry – the Blue Lodge and the Eastern Star. It is one of the most powerful symbols in both witchcraft and Satanism!

President Bush in An Ancient Land!

Recently, President George W. Bush arrived in the State of Israel on what he referred to as a “peace mission.” His date of arrival was January 8th, 2008, a new moon and the first day of the Hebrew month Shevat. This is the eleventh month in the Hebrew calendar. In addition to that, forty years have now passed since the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967. With those numbers in mind: first day, eleventh month, and forty years, consider the words of Deuteronomy 1:3 & 8, as follows: “And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the Lord had given him in commandment unto them……Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.”

I find it rather remarkable that President Bush would show up on that very day with the intention of not only dividing the ancient land to create a Palestinian State, but also to divide the city of Jerusalem itself! President Bush set forth a checklist for creating the new State of Palestine, which would force the State of Israel to give up the West Bank, Golan Heights, and East Jerusalem. (18) Is President Bush by his actions catapulting us into World War III and bringing forth the final fulfillment of Scripture? This is a touchy and sensitive issue for Jews and the Moslem world. It is Jerusalem that is the prime point of contention. In Zechariah 12:2-3 we read as follows: “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

When President Bush arrived in Israel, he was presented a document called Megillat Bush, or the Bush Scroll. It was presented by the New Jewish Congress, the Sanhedrin, and the Holy Temple and Temple Mount movements. The scroll declared and reasserted Divine right for the Jews to have an undivided land of Israel and city of Jerusalem. I have a copy of this scroll in front of me, and the striking thing about it is the title by which President Bush is called. The two lines preceding the second paragraph of the scroll read as follows: “Esteemed Mr. George W. Bush, The Chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal. (Ezekiel 38:1) Leader of the West.” (19) Why would the high councils of the State of Israel call President Bush by this title? Ezekiel 38:1-3 reads as follows: “And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.” The remainder of the chapter goes on to tell us that this “chief prince” brings forth a great war in the Middle East, involving many nations. Are we, at this very time, witnessing the fulfillment of some of the last prophecy? How much more specific can it get?

We also know that President Bush is continually railing against Iran as a great threat to peace. Will this Gog of the land of Magog, the chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal, start a war with Iran? If he does, we must all take note of the fact that on December 27th, 2007, Russia declared that they would supply Iran with full air defense. The Russian High Command also issued the following statement: “Our capabilities outstrip the U.S. Patriot missile system. The S-300 missile systems could inflict significant damage to the U.S. or Israeli forces were they to attack Iran.” (20)

I must mention one more amazing thing that comes to mind when I consider the title given to President Bush by the high officials in the State of Israel. When George W. Bush stole the election for the first time and became President, I was in contact with a person whose late father had been a member of the secret order known as the Skull and Bones. This woman had the documents to prove what she was saying, and there is no way I will ever release her name to anyone. Here let it be noted that when George W. Bush was initiated in the Tomb of the Skull & Bones at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, he was given a new name, even as all initiates are given a new name upon completion of their initiation. The name given to George W. Bush was Magog!

Controlled and Integrated Human Units!

On December 20th, 2007, just as the witches’ sabat was approaching, the head of the American version of the Gestapo, the Department of Homeland Security, announced that his new satellite-surveillance system was ready to be implemented. Michael Chertoff, whose last name is Russian and means son of Satan, has unveiled his fifteen billion dollar cyber security program, which will watch every person from space. (21) In addition to that, the FBI, or Federal Bureau of Investigation is embarking on the creation of a single database that is so large, it will keep track of every person in the United States and elsewhere in great detail. This spy agency is spending one billion dollars on this effort initially. (22) Included in this database will be biometrics, such as fingerprints, handprints, iris scans, and so on. There will be an exchange of personal data such as never existed before, including information so intimate that it reads the human body and sends the information to space and back again. The headquarters for this database is at a secret location in the Appalachian foothills. (23)

In the state of California, a new type of thermostat will be required in all new buildings and homes and in some existing ones as well. This innovative thermostat will eventually be required everywhere in California. It is radio controlled, and it allows the government to remotely control everyone’s heating and cooling systems. The user will be able to override the system at first, but there is a lockout feature, which allows the government to maintain whatever temperature it wants in your home during what they say are “times of emergency.” (24) With that thought in mind, we must remember that the only reason the government declares emergencies of any kind is to gain more power for itself.

Everything seems to be tightening up quickly in this New Year of 2008. In England, it was announced on the thirteenth day of January that thousands of prisoners are going to be microchipped for constant tracking and monitoring by satellite. (25) This will no doubt become a worldwide procedure quickly. More and more power is now in the hands of fewer people, and privacy is a thing of the past!

Strange things are going on, and as the Bible says, there are signs in the heavens. On January 14th, 2008, dozens of people in Stephenville, Texas, watched a large, silent UFO race through the clear night skies. These people, including a constable, a pilot, and business owners, saw the metallic disc with bright lights, dashing through the sky at altitudes of only 300 feet as it was being chased by two jet fighters. The U.S. Air Force is denying everything. (26) Does our government have cards it is not showing?

Dispensable Human Beings!

On January 4th, 2008, the Financial Post reported that a new crisis has arisen. Food prices are expected to rise so dramatically in 2008 that the rising prices of oil will seem mild by comparison. In 2007 wheat prices rose 92%, and corn prices went up 44% during the past fifteen months. The primary reason for the food prices skyrocketing in America is because so many people in Red China and India have become wealthy enough to be in a massive middle class that has the ability to pay for more and better food produced in America. This heavy foreign demand is raising the prices dramatically. (27) Scientists are now saying that it has become necessary to genetically engineer raw foods to increase production. (28)

There are many problems that have developed from genetically altered foods, sometimes known as “frankenstinian” foods. Since biotech companies have been producing these foods, there has been a dramatic increase in allergies of various kinds. These allergic reactions affect the upper respiratory system, the eyes, and the skin. (29) In some cases, fruits and vegetables are produced with the partial genetic makeup of fruit flies and other insects. The sad fact is that the elitist rulers are stooges of the Antichrist, and they really do not care about people. This becomes obvious if you look beyond their deceptive language and see what they are doing.

It is also a sad fact that the people of the United States are being slowly and systematically poisoned with a mind-altering drug that is being passed off as a flavor enhancer. I am referring to monosodium glutamate. Monosodium glutamate is being used in nearly all processed foods. (30) It does not really enhance the flavor of anything. It works as a drug that deceives the brain into thinking the food tastes better by means of glutamate receptors. It covers up stale, bitter, and even rancid tastes. Just as narcotics put the mind in an altered state of consciousness, so MSG puts the human sense of taste in an altered state of flavor detection. It is actually a nerve poison! (31) MSG causes so many symptoms of illness that I cannot mention them in this writing. So much of what is wrong with the physical condition of people in America is due to unwise eating.

It would seem that we are living on a poisoned planet in these last days before the return of the Lord Jesus. On December 16th, 2007, two large reservoirs serving Los Angeles, California, had to be shut down. Sunlight reacting with chlorine produced a cancer-causing bromate, and six hundred million gallons of water must be drained even though drought conditions already plague the area. (32)

Truly, our Saviour is coming soon. We know that scientists have been doing fearful and amazing things with restructuring DNA, and according to Dr. Paul Rabinow of the University of California – Berkeley, it is now possible to alter DNA and produce entirely new life forms. (33) The possibilities are frightening and may seem like science fiction. The problem is that it is not fiction. In these last days, scientists are trying to become little gods that create new beings. How long will the Almighty and only true creator allow this to go on?

Satan’s New Society!

Can it get any worse? Never has there been a society such as this one. Truly, it is now as it was in the days of Noah, and as it was in the days of Sodom! Every kind of outrageous thing is happening continually. On December 22nd, 2007, the Associated Press reported that a man in Bremerton, Washington, put up a display in the form of a fifteen-foot crucifix with Santa Claus nailed to a cross. It also contained the message, “Santa died for your Mastercard.” (34)

In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a program to attract homosexuals and lesbians to his city, known as the Big Apple. The city’s department of tourism started the program by taking out a three-page advertisement in the December/January issue of Out Magazine. This is a magazine designed specifically for sodomites. The city of New York has also launched a thirty-million dollar campaign to attract sodomites world-wide, and they are hoping to draw fifty million visitors to the city by the year 2015. They are especially appealing to homosexuals and lesbians to spend Valentines Day in New York City. The Department of Tourism for New York City is called NYC & Company. That agency also stated that the homosexuals and lesbians are a lucrative people to invite to the city, because as couples they usually have two incomes, and they are big spenders. It was also noted that they have the advantage of having no children. (35) These are the days like unto Sodom!

On December 31st, 2007, the University of Virginia announced that they were testing a new breakthrough in the form of a topical ointment called LibiGel. This topical drug is being tested by ninety-nine other medical institutions as well and is expected to be available soon. LibiGel is designed for women, and it has the same effect on women that Viagra has on men. (36)

If you think that Satan would be content with demoralizing people with just social immorality, you are in for another sad shock. Satan must always blaspheme along with it in order to make God and Christianity appear to be as corrupt as he is. Recently, the United Methodist-affiliated Boston School of Theology hosted and sponsored a conference called “Queering the Church: Changing Ecclesial Structures.” Conference speakers advocated the following: “Hard core queer theology”, “triadic unions”, “erotic relations with the divine”, and “the queerness of God.” One instructor, who calls himself “the Rev.” Robert Goss, referred to his book entitled “Jesus Acted Up: A Gay and Lesbian Manifesto.” Goss claims that Jesus was sexually intimate with his male disciples. Goss also boasted that his congregation stages gay passion plays with transgender characters and queer nativity scenes. Goss was backed up by Episcopal theologian Carter Heyward, who proudly stated, “I have found liberation from heterosexism through the hot desire of a queer God who we incarnate and share flesh with.” (37) It just doesn’t get any worse than that! How can any discerning person doubt that our King of Righteousness is about to return with powerful and fiery judgment?

Righteous judgment is already happening in measure. On January 14th, 2008, Reuters News Service released a story about the “superbug” bacteria called MRSA. This bacterium is potentially deadly and resists antibiotics. MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. This dangerous bug is usually contracted in hospitals, and it killed over 19,000 Americans in 2005. Now it has been discovered that it is sexually transmitted by homosexual men. Research reveals that homosexual men are thirteen times more likely to get MRSA than anyone else. (38) Strangely enough, MRSA, when viewed through a microscope, appears as a bright lavender colored cluster. Lavender is the color used by sodomites to promote their queer cause. One example is their infamous “lavender triangle.”

Truly, the end of this present world is near. The grace of Almighty God is far beyond my comprehension, but there will be an abrupt end to the age of grace. The earth continues to vibrate and shake with nearly three hundred significant earthquakes of magnitude four or greater in the past thirty days. The asteroid that is headed toward Mars will now probably miss that planet, even though the probability of this event increased two-fold. (39) Recently, many major astronomers have reported that the universe is rapidly changing. Dr. J. Craig Wheeler said, “What is odd and what is normal is changing.” The astronomers have stated that the universe has become “violent.” Stars are dying too fast, and “menacing black holes are roaming our galaxy, gobbling up planets.” (40) These are days of wandering stars, when the darkness of space has come down to fill the hearts of sinful people. It is time for all people everywhere to repent, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh!

In closing, I want to thank all of you who support this end time prophetic ministry. We continue to invite you to send us your prayer requests as our prayer teams take each one individually, and we bring them to the throne of Almighty God. If you have not yet sent in your 2008 renewal form for this newsletter, this is a final reminder. Grace and peace be unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David J. Meyer


01. Houston Chronicle, Dec. 22, 2007, by Kevin Fujii, Houston, TX.
02. Houston Chronicle, Nov. 9, 2007, by Barbara Karkabi, Houston, TX.
03. Traverse City Record-Eagle, Dec. 11, 2007, AP, Traverse City, MI.
04. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 23, 2007, by Kevin Sullivan, Milwaukee, WI.
05. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 3, 2008, Milwaukee, WI.
06. AFP News, Jan. 10, 2008, London, England, UK.
07. The Age, Dec. 28, 2007, by Walter Pincus, Melbourne, Australia.
08. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 20, 2007, by Lolita C. Baldor, Milwaukee, WI.
09. Melbourne Herald Sun, Oct. 14, 2007, Melbourne, Australia.
10. Fox News Service, Dec. 28, 2007, Montpelier, VT.
11. Jewish World Review, Jan. 9, 2008, by Andy Borowitz.
12. Ibid.
13. Sioux City Journal, Jan. 8, 2008, by Dolly A. Butz, Sioux City, IA.
14. Washington Post, Jan. 9, 2008, by Dana Milbank, Hookset, NH.
15. Reuters News Service, Jan. 11, 2008.
16. Melbourne Herald Sun, Sep. 19, 2007, by Stefanie Balogh, Melbourne, Australia.
17. Xpress News, Jan. 9, 2008, New Hampshire.
18. Associated Press, Jan. 10, 2008, by Terence Hunt, Jerusalem, Israel.
19. Megillat Bush, Jan. 6, 2008, official scroll, Jerusalem, Israel.
20. Associated Press, Dec. 27, 2007, Tehran, Iran.
21. The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20, 2007, by Siobhan Gorman, Washington, D.C.
22. Washington Post, Dec. 22, 2007, by Ellen Nakashima, Clarksburg, WV.
23. Ibid.
24. International Herald Tribune, Jan. 11, 2008, by Felicity Barringer, San Francisco, CA.
25. Sunday Independent, Jan. 13, 2008, by Brian Brady, Whitehall, England, UK.
26. Associated Press, Jan. 14, 2008, by Angela K. Brown, Stephenville, TX.
27. Financial Post, Jan. 4, 2008, by Alia McMullen, CanWest Media Works.
28. Ibid.
29. Total Health Magazine, vol.29, No. 4.
30. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, by Russell Blaylock, Health Press, 1997.
31. In Bad Taste: The MSG Syndrome, by George Schwartz, Penguin Group: New York, NY, 1988.
32. New York Times, Dec. 16, 2007, AP, Los Angeles, CA.
33. Washington Post, Dec. 17, 2007, by Rick Weiss, Washington, D.C.
34. Associated Press, Dec. 22, 2007, Bremerton, WA.
35. New York Post, Dec. 3, 2007, by Frankie Edozien, New York, NY.
36. Associated Press, Dec. 31, 2007, Charlottesville, VA.
37. UMAction Briefing, fall, 2007.
38. Reuters News Service, Jan. 14, 2008, by Amanda Beck, San Francisco, CA.
39. Associated Press, Dec. 20, 2007, by Alicia Chang.
40. Associated Press, Jan. 11, 2008, by Seth Borenstein, Washington, D.C.