Apparently, in the past few days Michael Jordan, Clay Aiken, and other NC celebrities led a surprise "Stop the War Machine" campaign and brought the Navy's OLF plans to a screeching halt.

OK, not really. But the Washington and Beaufort counties and a coalition of conservation groups did convince one federal judge that the Navy's proposal fails to meet environmental standards.

The next step (possibly): the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, should the Navy decide to appeal.