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The senate has passed a bill that will completely restructure the Allegheny Defense Force. This new bill will create a much larger military force that will have the ability to be wielded in a offensive manner and also giving the Senate and President power to declare preemptive strikes on targets deemed dangerous to Alleghenian security. This bill will allow a large portion of state funds to be appropriated to weapons design and manufacturing, it also requires that all males who reach the age of 18 must serve a mandatory two years in the Armed Forces. The bill will now be passed along to the office of the president to be signed into law, once signed the law will be immediately implemented and restructuring is scheduled for the next coming weeks.

In other news a large source of uranium was accidentally discovered by Clarion Mining Corporation, the federal government was quick to purchase the new find off of C.M.C. Robert Doyle expressed anger at being forced to sell his new find, according to him government officials were instantly in his office threatening incarceration if he didn’t take the check and in his words “Shut up.” According to Mr. Doyle’s aide, Mr. Doyle burned the check and stormed off allowing the government to take the find.

We asked for an official comment and Doyle responded with this: "This nationalization of a new resource is illegal under our current laws. That Uranium belongs to C.M.C, you can guarantee we will fight this in the courts.

Meanwhile scientists and mining contractors working for a new state run corporation are crawling all over the site and pondering on what they will use it for. A government scientist had this to say: “What can we do with it? What kind of question is that? That information is classified.”

It’s no secret the government has been searching for a way to create radiological weapons for years now, the question now is how long will it be till The Republic of Allegheny has The Bomb.

That concludes this evening broadcast of A.S.M.N, Goodnight!

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C.E.O. ROBERT DOYLE FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT MURDER SUICIDE.

This morning the lawsuit Doyle vs. The Republic of Allegheny was set to begin however Doyle did not show up to the courtroom. After a search for him was conducted he was found dead in his home in the small town of Elizabeth, the victim of an apparent murder suicide. Police officials say that they found him dead at the scene with the body of a former employee Susan Logan next to him. Susan Logan was a secretary for Doyle for six months last year and according to her coworkers was suddenly fired.

Officials state that a suicide note was found next to Logan’s body stating that Doyle had sexually assaulted her and then fired her and told her he would kill her after she said she would alert authorities. For now there are no other suspects and the police chief says the cased should be closed soon enough. Doyle’s 30 yr old son Joesph is expected to take over as owner and CEO of Clarion Mining Corporation. C.M.C. stocks were down 15% today due to Robert’s death . More on this event will come later as soon as we hear more.

COALWORKERS DIE OF PNEUMOCONIOSIS.

In other mining related news several miners died today of the infamous black lung, a lung disease that was all but eliminated by a new proprietary respirator filter supplied by Farrack Personal Protection Inc, it has now reappeared. After extensive testing of the masks sold by FPPI it was found that they were defective and of a shoddy design which A.I.O.S.H. (Allegheny Institute of Safety and Health) inspectors after inspecting how they were made attributed to F.P.P.I. cutting corners on production of the filters. A.I.O.S.H. has issued a 5 Million credit citation and the families of the dead miners are expected to pursue litigation against the company.

PRESIDENT APPOINTS GENERAL CASSANDRA PHILLIPS AS SUPREME COMMANDER OF ALL ALLEGHENIAN ARMED FORCES.

Today President Gordon signed the Military restructuring bill and appointed the commander of the Ground Forces General Phillips as the new Supreme Commander of the entire military. General John Scott will resume her old command of the Army and William Jackson will retain his Command of the Air Force.

Nineteen year old males everywhere are now reporting for mandatory two year duty that was created by the restructuring bill. A shortage of weaponry has occurred however armament manufacturers are admirably fulfilling orders very quickly. Unemployment has decreased due to a gap in filled entry level jobs created by the mandatory service which is quickly being filled by people who were previously unemployed.

That concludes this evening broadcast of A.S.M.N, Goodnight!

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NATION CELEBRATES UNIFICATION DAY.

December 23rd 1985 was unification day marking the official end of the civil war. All business are closed today as families join in the week long celebrations that start today. Today’s events include many different peace concerts and speeches from notable figures from the past. A massive military parade in Pittsburgh of the newly reformed and more expansive military. At the end of the week a speech from the President will be broadcast on this network, in the speech the President will call the people to action to help continue the country’s march into the future.

NEWLY DESIGNED MISSILE TEST FIRED.

Despite the message of peace Unification Day is supposed to represent, the Air Force went ahead with plans to test fire it’s newly designed ballistic missile last night. A missile shot out of a underground missile silo where the test was being conducted. Location of the silo has not been disclosed however the Air Force has told us the the missile preformed admirably and now the last hurdle will be processing the uranium needed to make the warheads or even begin testing of a bomb itself. Analysts caution the military on this new found overconfidence on their ability to even get a bomb working, something that has yet to be proved, others are critical of the military for even trying to go the lengths needed to acquire this type of technology.

That concludes this evening broadcast of A.S.M.N, Goodnight!

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PROMINENT INDUSTRIALISTS RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL CAPTAIN OF INDUSTRY MEDAL.

Today as part of the Unification Day celebrations the Presidential Captains of Industry award, the highest medal one can receive for work in economics, were handed out by Vice President Albert Waterhouse. The recipients were Dr. John Glenn C.E.O of Ultor Pharmaceuticals and George Alcan of Alcan Aluminum. Only two awards are presented every four years and it awarded for excellence in conducting business, creating wealth, generating high paying jobs, and providing high quality product.

BATTLE REENACTERS BRING THE PAST BACK TO LIFE.

Thousands of retired military veterans and military enthusiasts hit the battlefield to reenact the 1944 Battle of Pittsburgh between Civil War Era factions of The Republic of Allegheny and the Confederation of Allegheny. When asked why they do this Oliver Horne had this to say:

“We do this to relive the days of our internal struggle to become one again and to teach the audiences that come out to watch these mock battles a thing or two about the important historical battles that took place on our soil.”

That concludes this evening broadcast of A.S.M.N., Goodnight!

Allen Gordon:“Bai Lung worries me greatly.”
Reporting from ASMN HQ in Pittsburgh, John Price.

Tensions in the Bai Lungese government escalate as their President’s approval ratings continue to fall due to his non-interventionist strategy concerning the Listonian Missile Crisis. Bai Lung Dalu directly borders Allegheny to the north and the current infighting in their government has worried President Allen Gordon and the Union Senate, giving them reason to believe that Bai Lung may single handedly escalate the entire situation.

Earlier this morning the Senate ordered that the northern border between Allegheny and Bai Lung Dalu be fortified and monitored in case any movements are made. President Gordon had this to say about the ruling:

“It’s unfortunate that we have to do this we must make sure that during this time of crisis and fear that our borders are heavily fortified, Bai Lung worries me greatly and to have to powerful opponents in a government like their’s fight in such a way is dangerous, it smells of a coup d’etat and if Ding makes his move then we could be in for some real trouble. I can only hope that President Im makes the right move and thwarts these war mongers.”

As we make this report hundreds of thousands of soldiers and military equipment make their way towards the northern borders to begin fortification. Supreme Commander Cassandra Phillips made it clear that the military was doing it’s best to be non-threatening but still show that Allegheny’s borders must be respected should Bai Lung begin mobilizing for war against either Vekaiyu or Listonia…

I am John Price with the Alleghenian State Media Network, Signing off.

Finance Minister:“Linarium Marks will be used once again.”
Reporting from The First Bank of Allegheny in Drexel, John Price.

In the wake of the Listonian crisis it has become increasingly obvious of how vulnerable the Alleghenian monetary system is. The abolishment of the Linarium Mark twenty years ago after counterfeiting almost brought the economy to its knees saw the creation of the electronically coded credit system by the Finance Ministry of Allegheny. Since then it has worked marvelously as it has been almost impossible for the system to be cheated. However it is extremely vulnerable to power outages and electromagnetic pulse attacks. With the threat of war looming closer and closer it has become apparent that our great finance system just happens to be our greatest tactical weakness.

Yesterday it was decreed the the credit system would be reworked into the loan system and that the Linarium metal that was stored twenty years ago will be recirculated to the banks for distribution. To make it easy one Linarium Mark Strip is equal to one credit point. This 1:1 ratio will make it easy for banks to distribute cash to the citizenry. In turn the Credit system will be recreated into a debit system anyone with a debit card can still transfer funds electronically if they wish to do so. The word Credit will now be used in the terms of a loan which must be payed back over a set period of time.

Stocks were up today as the Linarium mines will be once again reopened creating new jobs. Others fear that counterfeiting could once again cripple the economy however the Finance Ministry has declared that its new laser engraving technique is impossible to replicate without the program and specially designed laser. The Finance Ministry also said that if anyone is caught counterfeiting they will be put to death, the first Linarium Mark Strips are engraved with the phrase “Death will come to all those who counterfeit.”

I am John Price with the Alleghenian State Media Network, Signing off.

Town and nearby military base disappear.
Reporting from former site of the town Eldfell, Katerina Brudal.

I am standing here at the former site of Eldfell a town with a population of two thousand, all that was left behind was a field and forest which was not here before. A military base, Fort Rand, also disappeared along with the town. The military has quarantined the area where the town and base once were, residents of the neighboring town Ashland report hearing odd screeches and moans from within the forest, many people have been trying to get near the newly appeared forest to find out more about the mystery, the federal government has issued a warning to people trying to pass through the quarantine zone. The military has not issued any statements on how and why the town has disappeared but it is widely known that Fort Rand was a hotbed for experimental technologies.

Massive military parade marches through capital.
Reporting from Pittsburgh, John Price.

One million soldiers of the Army and Air force marched through the capital in a display of military might. Tanks, mobile missile launchers and the Nuclear Cannon were paraded through the streets as jets flew overhead, all for the celebration of Armed Forces Day. This parade went on the Alleghenian record books as the largest display of military power ever paraded through a city. People from around the country came to watch as their young soldiers saluted the President and the Joint chiefs. This event will mark the start of many other Armed Forces day celebrations throughout the week.

I am John Price with the Alleghenian State Media Network, Signing off.

Communist Party headquarters destroyed by military.
Reporting from Pittsburgh, Katerina Brudal.

What seemed like a normal business day turned into a nightmare for many confused Alleghenians who were commuting to work this morning. At 8 AM this morning several Armored Personnel Carriers arrived and cordoned the entire block off, after securing the area soldiers shot the APC’s main guns at the entrance to the former Communist Party Building and stormed the building. For an hour and a half Alleghenian soldiers executed an estimated 300 men and women who worked for and were members of the distrusted communist party. After exiting the building several charges were detonated setting the building on fire. Right now the fire still burns and the block is still cordoned off, no one inside the building survived according to the military officer assigned to this operation.

The question is why? Why has the government ordered the entire communist party to be eliminated? Has the Union Party created a fascist state under Allen Gordon? These are the questions many are asking right now, however many of the people we spoke approved of the murdering of 300 people. Many have gone as far as cheering the attack on. One man said this:

“It’s about damn time! I don’t even know why we allowed a communist party in the first place! Good Riddance!”

Why this sudden change in governmental policy has yet to be explained as government officials have refused to comment, stating that they do not discuss ongoing matters of national security. Whatever the reason we are assured that this was done in the name of keeping people safe from terrorists, seditionists and subversives looking to destroy our culture, economy and nation as was stated by the President’s Press Secretary.

Economy poised for massive layoffs?
Reporting from ASMN HQ, John Price.

As the report’s title states it seems to be true, the Federal Government’s failure to find new trading partners will eventually destroy the economy as surplus has now surpassed demand on raw materials such as steel, coal, and oil and on items such as weapons, biotechnologies, and silicon based computer hardware. Companies that were promised new trading venues are now drawing up plans on laying off 25 percent of their employees to cut the losses from slowed production rates.

I am John Price with the Alleghenian State Media Network, Signing off.

New military and trade alliance on the horizon?
Reporting from Pittsburgh, John Price.

After a small but worrying drop in economic numbers and a increase in military spending many Alleghenians are now wondering what is on the horizon for the Republic. Recently many high profile leaders from several neighboring countries arrived by air and train to what we can only assume to be a meeting with president Allen Gordon himself. Several insiders who will not be named in this report have told us that they are currently meeting and discussing a new alliance. We expect to hear more about this as the government releases more information, but right now all they are telling us is that there are a few ‘terms’ being discussed with our neighbors. What affect this will have on the Alleghenian people and politics and also in the global spectrum we cannot say.

New report confirms Bai Lungese and Kashgar natives to be of ‘poor genetic stock.’
Reporting from Pittsburgh, John Price.

A new report from Dr. Simon Forrest has been released today confirming fears of our northern neighbors genetic inferiority. Dr. Forrest had this to say, “Yes it is indeed true and their proximity to our nation puts us at a risk of losing all we have accomplished in perfecting our nation’s genome. They are weaker, unintelligent and inferior in every way to the Alleghenian breed.” Since the 1900’s the Alleghenian medical community has done everything it can to breed perfection into Allegheny, starting out as a program to create stronger soldiers, a program which has continued today and evolved into a genetic engineering aspect. Despite the moral implications of accomplishing this goal, the Federal Government has done nothing to stop the medical community from doing this and has even passed legislation to move the research along even quicker. Government officials have stated that they have no comment on the matter. The report also stated that human groups from British Grand Pacific and Mahanoy also contained an exceptional genetic stock of Humans and determined Vulpines as a non-threat due to a rumor interspecies incompatibility, however this is still being researched.

‘Federal Government fears Bai Lungese Mainland instability, Incompetence threat to everyone, Border closed.’
Reporting from Pittsburgh, John Price.

The Federal Government’s Security Commission has determined the Bai lungese inability to arrest instability in what they call their mainland is a threat to the entire continent. Major General Sabine Cassel who is also on the Security Commission was able to comment. “It’s no surprise to me that the Bai Lungese Armed Forces are unable to stop a bunch of ragtag inferior freedom fighters. Just look at how they conduct operations! They are afraid of taking risks, if this were to happen in Allegheny that entire group would have been eliminated easily. I wouldn’t be surprised if their latest casualty numbers were falsified to make it look like they are winning.”

The Security Commission also recommended the closing of the borders be closed upon further notice. The Government has taken it one step further however, as of yesterday all travel through the border will be restricted and any Bai Lungese who find themselves in Allegheny are to report for immediate deportation. They have also stated that any refugees or other persons attempting to gain access will be shot without warning or provocation. The Supreme Commander has allocated two Army battle groups and one Air Force Squadron to patrol the border closely.

‘New Kashgar threat is example of incompetence, Bai Lungese President called immature.’
Reporting from Pittsburgh, John Price.

With new reports from the Bai Lungese of a stolen missile now in Kashgari hands the question of incompetence has been answered. Alleghenian military leaders have stated that any missile fired from Bai Lung Dalu will be shot down immediately. President Gordon demands that President Im act like a real leader and fix the situation, he has also called threats of nuclear retaliation signs of immaturity and ineptitude. “If Im wants to be in the big leagues he needs to start acting like it. Threats of nuclear retaliation because of a few words said about him will be taken seriously.”

Indeed the President and the military has taken all threats quite seriously as reports show that the Regulus IRBM network has been re-targeted for Bai Lungese cities. President Gordon also had this to say. “Hear this Im, get your nation in control now or Bai Lung Dalu will be a footnote in history.”

Corporate violence rates increase as Allegheny Airlines faces fines.
Reporting from Fulton, John Price.

The entire board of directors and several mercenaries have been charged with the recent downing of a private jet owned by the CEO of Allegheny Airlines’ rival competitor: Union Air, via stinger missiles. The CEO of Union Air, Joe Glass, was instantly killed as mercenaries hired by Allegheny Airlines fired a stinger missile completely destroying the airplane. The mercenaries were caught by the Fulton Metropolitan Police after attempting to destroy the missile launcher and escape the scene of the crime. After several intense interrogations the Mercenaries gave over the names of the entire Allegheny Airlines board of directors who have been indicted for charges of corporate homicide.

This recent development highlights a growing problem in our nation: Corporate Violence. Many cases of corporate violence like this are thrown out for insufficient evidence. Even more go unreported as companies murder each other in attempts to beat the competition yet as even high profile cases such as with Allegheny Airlines, the government refuses to do anything about even going so far as to say and I quote, “A little competition never hurt anyone.” The Mason District governor has vowed to make Allegheny Airlines pay even if the Federal Government won’t. The Company was fined 500 million Marks, a drop in the bucket for such a large company. The Board of Directors of Allegheny Airlines will get off scot-free it seems.

The ‘Regulators’ are coming to town?
Reporting from Pittsburgh, Katerina Brudal.

The Union Senate along with support of President Allen Gordon has passed the Investigation and Intelligence Agency bill, recently dubbed by Pittsburgh residents as ‘The Regulators.’ This bill establishes a civilian agency that will assume the job of the military’s Special Operations Unit investigating civilian cases of treason to the nation and looking for terrorist plots. Not much else is known about them or the agency and the government is keeping it’s mouth shut on this one. Several viewers who wish to remain anonymous fear that this new Agency may have to much power on their hands.

CONCORDANCE PURCHASES HASKELL-GRIMES BIOTECH INDUSTRIES, FORMS LARGEST CORPORATION IN ALLEGHENY, VIOLENCE SURPRISINGLY NOT INVOLVED.
Reporting from Drexel, John Price.

Dr. Leslie Houseman head of the Concordance Cybernetics and Biotechnology Corporation has moved his company to purchase Haskell-Grimes Biotech Industries becoming the largest merging of corporations in Alleghenian history. Houseman and the surviving founder Darryl Haskell now own 49.99 percent in the Alleghenian biotechnology industry narrowly avoiding federal anti-monopoly measures by .01 of a percent.

Concordance established in 1985 the same year as the Union convention which united our country has become mostly known for it’s work with the military, it’s most famous contribution, the Oculus also know to the military as the M-522 Mechanical Ocular Implant. Houseman revealed in a press event several new fully functioning prosthetics such as mechanical arms, legs and hands with full sensory input.

“This is a major achievement in the Alleghenian cybernetics and biotech industry and without our hard workers at Concordance, our new friends in Haskell-Grimes and the country that makes it possible it would never have been possible. Our future begins now.”

Stocks for the newly formed Concordance Haskell-Grimes Corporation skyrocketed at the announcements. Houseman also personally delivered a donation of twenty million marks to the Alleghenian Transhumanism Society.

This is John Price with Alleghenian Finance Today, a feature presentation of the Allegheny State Media Network.

SENATE PASSES NEW DEFENSE BILL, REGULUS MISSILE SYSTEM TO BE GREATLY EXPANDED. WOMEN INCLUDED INTO COMPULSORY SERVICE MANDATE.
Reporting from Pittsburgh, John Price.

In response to the needed Alleghenian presence to quell Vekaiyun rebels the passed a bill based on military suggestion to increase Regulus nuclear missile stock by a classified larger amount. Senate Majority Jack Sinclair had this to say:

“The Senate and the Joint Chiefs both agreed that with the recent unrest and the request by the legitimate Vekaiyun government for Alleghenian help that Allegheny should increase it’s nuclear weapons stock to counter the overwhelming amount of chemical weapons that may be easily in the reach of Vekaiyun terrorists organizations.”

The bill was passed with overwhelming support from the mainly neo-conservative union senate. Also included in the defense bill was an inclusion of women ages 18-21 for the mandatory two years of military service that men have already served for many years now. Commander General Metzger standing in for the Supreme Commander had this to state:

“Commander Phillips has felt that women should also serve this country the same as men have been doing for years now. The recent reports that women only complicate military situations is completely untrue. Women have been serving valiantly along their male counterparts since the days of the civil war. This new mandate only does what women in Allegheny have sought for years now, to be treated the same way as men. There has been an irrefutable amount of combat data to suggest that women are just as capable, fight just as hard and are willing to give their lives for our great country. This is a large step in decreasing the gender divide between men and women and it will show the world that the Alleghenian people are not to be trifled with.”

Indeed the military has for its entire existence done nothing to differentiate males and females going as far as to give them the same training, the same style uniforms and to be mixed together in the same units. This new mandate was not a matter of if, it was a matter of when.

This is John Price reporting from Penn Tower in Pittsburgh, signing off.