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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Pictures sent from Afghanistan

Jill, a Soldiers' Angel, and wife of a hero serving in Afghanistan, sends these pictures she got in an email from Bryan, one of the heroes she's adopted:

In Today's News - Sunday, April 17, 2005

Quote of the Day
It is God's job to forgive Osama bin Laden. It is our job to arrange a face to face meeting.
— An American Serviceman Associated Press
Oil price concerns dominate G-7 meeting
Election tests Basques' drive for autonomy
Japan envoy heads to Beijing amid protests
Multinational crew docks at space station
DeLay avoids ethics flap in speech to NRA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Lebanese president promises free election
Yemen warns of secret extremist schools

Ananova: War In Iraq
Police chief calls for new laws
Save regiments, says Thatcher
Citizenship lessons reform call

The US News: Iraq News
Much Work Still Needed With Iraq Security
Australian Prime Minister farewells troops to Iraq
Sunnis Demand Shiites to Leave Iraq Town
U.S. Military Training Local Police in Iraq's North Say Rough Road Remains
At least seven killed in Iraq restaurant blast
EU plans conference on rebuilding Iraq in late May or early June
At least 16 killed in Iraq attacks, including two US soldiers
Gunmen Kill Three Iraq Security Force Members in Northern City, Officials Say
UN reports 'removal' at Iraqi nuclear sites, but no conclusions can yet be drawn
Ukraine to withdraw 40 percent of its forces from Iraq
Seisatni calls Iraqi coalition to dedicate efforts for constitution's formulation
Rumsfeld warns Iraqis against cronyism
2 graves may hold 7,000 Saddam victims
Two Filipinos wounded in shooting on Baghdad airport road
Marine from Akron unit killed in Iraq
Bombs rock Baghdad as Sunni cleric calls for amnesty
New carrier to be tested in Iraq
Agent: NFL clubs wanted Tillman to return

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Iraq Forces Raid Village in Hostage Crisis
Iraqi neighbors' meet in Istanbul postponed
Three U.S. Troops Killed in Iraqi City of Ramadi
Iraq excavators identify Kuwaiti graves

Fox News
Iraqi Forces Free Hostages
Excavators Find Mass Grave
Israel to Free Nine Prisoners
West Bank Thugs Demand Jobs
Japanese Official Visits China
China Offers No Apologies
Man Sets Self on Fire in Protest
Terrorists Hit Afghan Tankers
Mishap Ends NASA Mission
Soyuz Docks at Space Station
5.1 Quake Rattles California
Leaders Hold Kashmir Talks
Reports: Bag Screening Poor
Did McVeigh, Nichols Have Help?
The Danger of Alliances

Today in History
- Christopher Columbus is contracted by Spain to find a western route to the Indies.
1521 - Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.
1524 - What is now New York Harbor is discovered by Giovanni Verrazano.
1790 - Benjamin Franklin dies at the age of 84
1808 - Napoleon, in the Bayonne Decree, orders the seizure of U.S. ships.
1824 - Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54' 40'.
1861 - Virginia secedes from the Union, becoming the eighth state to do so.
1864 - General Grant bans the trading of prisoners.
1865 - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.
1895 - China and Japan sign the Shimonoseki peace treaty.
1941 - Yugoslavia surrenders to the Germans
1942 - General Henri Giraud escapes Konigstein prison by lowering himself down the castle wall, and jumping onto a moving train.
1945 - In an effort to prevent Russia from developing a nuclear weapon, U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Boris T. Pash seizes more than a half-ton of uranium at Strassfut, Germany.
1946 - The last French troops withdraw from Syria.
1961 - Some 1,400 Cuban exiles attack the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.
1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1970 - Apollo 13 lands back safely on Earth after an accident.
1975 - Khmer Rouge forces capture the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
1983 - Police rout 1,000 Solidarity supporters in Warsaw, Poland.

1676 - Frederick I, king of Sweden
1741 - Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence
1894 - Nikita S. Khrushchev, Soviet premier
1923 - Harry Reasoner, American broadcast journalist.