March 17, 2005

Lights went out when I was in a basement gym. The only other guy down there was a Korean soldier. It was a small room and went completely black. The Korean guy kept on the bike. I could hear him. I felt for the plates and changed the weights. It didn't make a difference if your eyes were closed or open, you saw the same thing — black.

The appetite for news has gone down here. It used to be every hour, standard. Now when I came in this afternoon the morning shift had done nothing.

Six Harvest Apple Crisp Power Bars for breakfast. The wrapper says, "Fills you up!" Six of them certainly do. They take a long time to chew, and by six your jaws are tired. I might bring a box back to my room tonight.

Two mortars hit at the start of the Iraqi Parliament. They shook the windows, but no one got hurt. The live shot position was outside, and you could see the smoke come up behind you, probably a mile away. It's warm in the sun, and you can see green buds coming out on the trees.

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Hey Steve,

Would you please send Short Fat Man over here?? I could use him to accompany me to Kroger where the natives are restless and couldn't push a cart in a straight line if their lives depended on it. (Only kidding!) Stay safe and keep sending us those GREAT reports. The series from the Congo was outstanding! You're in my prayers.

— Edith (Roanoke, VA)


I have watched you since you joined FOX. You are the best in the business at what you do..

Wishes & Regards,

— Dale (Hitchcock,TX)


Steve,

The conduct of United Nations forces in some places is, indeed, repulsive. I had to remind myself where those troops originated. When U.N. troops arrive in The Congo or Haiti and exclaim, "Wow! This is the best place I've ever been!" then you know you're about to have trouble.

— Richard (Vienna, VA)

Steve Harrigan currently serves as a Miami-based correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 as a Moscow-based correspondent.