Colonist leader shot dead
Dateline Bandog Q8, 3201.091
Unidentified gunmen in Bandog’s remote north-western continent have killed a prominent colonial leader, officials say. Mondal Mondrian and four male relatives were shot dead as they drove down a street in the region’s main city. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Previous attacks on pro-government Colonial leaders have been blamed onDAFT militants. Thousands of militia are in the area to flush out militants.
Potato announces Cabinet
ENG report 3201.140 ESTEELER NEWS GRID: PRESS RELEASE
President Alphie Potato’s announcement of his new Cabinet.
Alphie says “I am delighted to have won agreement from their former employers for a group of such illustrious wealth-creating talent to bring their expertise to bear on behalf of the people of the Greater Federation.
Plus, I have gained the services of two of our most talented space warriors. The themes of my first term will be BUILDING a stronger economy, BUILDING better relations within our society, and BUILDING bonds of peace and understanding with friendly polities. This talented team will help me to make rapid progress from Day One. In particular, Gerry O’Brien, a man of great talent and intregrity, will take the lead on the delicate work of piloting thru the Senate the Ratification of the Treaty of Old London, the necessity of which I have fully accepted, but much work remains to be done in winning over public opinion!
I am also delighted to welcome the truly heroic Hogan Stipes, veteran of many of the most titanic and decisive battles of the Exterminator War, into the newly-created Commander-in-Chief role, tasked with bringing order and dynamism to the Esteeler War Effort. The rest of my Cabinet are, as I hoped they would be, the most dazzlingly talented group of wealth-creators and entrepreneurs ever assembled, and I am profoundly grateful to them all, and to their Corporations who have agreed to allow them to work for the utmost good of the Federation, and the benefit of all Humanity, in our drive to boost our economy, become the Arsenal of Humanity, banish poverty and ignorance, onward, ever onward, yes, to the Farthest Stars! “
Secretary of State: Gerry O’Brien, formerly Star Navy Admiral [Retired] and 3196-9 Commander of FLEET RICHARD E FLEMING
Secretary of Defence: Stan ‘the Man’ Morgan, formerly Senior Vice-President, ASSOCIATION OF FREE TRADERS
Commander-in-Chief of the Federation General Staff: Star Navy Paramount Admiral Hogan Stipes, formerly Commander of Fleet RODGER W YOUNG and military chief of Quadrant Seven.
Secretary of Economic Development: Margarita Valdez, formerly Chief Economist, FIRST INTERSTELLAR BANK OF ASTEEL
Secretary of Agriculture: Rhona McDonagh, formerly Head of Marketing, NUTRIVEND DISTRIBUTION
Secretary of Consumer Rights: Archibald Boomslang, formerly Head of Corporate Law Division, SYNTHOMESH CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Secretary of Justice: Alan Jeffries, formerly Director of Correction Planet Development, MEGA POLICING INCORPORATED
Secretary of Education and Science: Orson Q. Belljar, formerly Tri-Vid Content Producer, SENSOVISION SYSTEMS
Secretary of Space Transportation: Jez Oluwale-Diamond, formerly Hyperdrive Production Manager, JAROMIR INDUSTRIES
Secretary of Energy: Monty Burns, retired hyperlynium refiner, Chairman of CAMPAIGNING ALL-PARTY TRUST ALLIANCE SUCCESSFULLY TO RESOURCE OUR PREFERRED HYPERLYNIUM ENERGY