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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Score Another One for the Good Guys...

U.S.: Taliban leader held in Afghanistan
10/01/05 06:30 AM, EDT
U.S. Central Command said Saturday that Afghan National Police captured a key Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan this week.

HAIL AND FAREWELL — U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace thanks U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers for his friendship and support over their careers during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va., on Sept. 30, 2005. Myers, 15th chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, retired after 40 years of service. Pace became the 16th chairman and first Marine to hold the Nation's highest military position. Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald. Video President Bush Remarks More Photos

In Today's News - Saturday, October 1, 2005

Quote of the Day
"A good plan violently executed now is better
than a perfect plan executed next week."
-- General George S. Patton

News of Note
Welcome Home!
USS Kauffman, USS Normandy Return Home - Photos
Maintenance Co. Return Home to Hawaii- Photos

Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Launches Iraq Offensive

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Bali Blasts Kill 19
Two Americans among dead

Able Danger
'Able Danger' Officer Disciplined

Hurricane Season
'We're Moving Out'
Discontent in Crescent City
Hurricane Otis Strengthens Towards Baja

Other News of Note
Would-Be FDNY Chaplain Resigns Amid 9/11 Remarks

Fox News
L.A. Firefighters Gain Ground
Prosecutor Mum in Valerie Plame CIA Leak Case
Bennett Fires Back Against Racism Charges
Mexico Readies for Hurricane
D.A. in DeLay Case Courted Film Crew

Reuters: Top News
Russia-US crew and tourist blast off into space
U.S. Army ends hard recruiting year, woes persist
AU accuses Sudanese army of attacking Darfur civilians
VIDEO: Palestinians Vote For Fatah
PICTURES: John Roberts Sworn in as Chief Justice
Iran says to hold back oil sales if sent to UN
Iraq MPs ask hard questions on parliamentary cash
Bush 'encouraged' despite report on Iraqi troops
NY Times reporter tells of source in CIA leak case
Schwarzenegger signs Calif anti-paparazzi law
O.J. Simpson makes rare public appearance in L.A
Colorado moose tests for chronic wasting disease

AP World News
Hamas Claims Election Results Distorted
China Marks 56 Years of Communist Rule
Colombian Drug Suspect Evades Extradition
U.S. Nuke Views on N. Korea Upheld by U.N.
American Accused in Afghan Worker's Death
Statues of Ancient Goddesses Discovered

The Seattle Times
Ad "unleashes hell" for Boeing
Few answers in medical copter crash
Medical helicopter flights can be a risky business
Economy wobbles in wake of Hurricane Katrina
FEMA red tape persists after Rita
Northwest Airlines officials unveil plan for recovery
EU considers reimposing sanctions after ruling from WTO

Boston Globe: World
Fossils valued at $3.8m given back to China
Blast kills 10 in southern Iraq town
After OK'ing peace plan, Algeria faces unknowns
Hamas loses ground in elections
Spain reinforces borders of Morocco enclaves
UN agency issues N. Korea resolution
London mayor, officials at odds over Mandela statue plan

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Pace Vow: Remember Advice Impacts Troops - Story
Myers Bids Farewell, Pace New Chairman
Myers: U.S. 'Will Be Successful in Iraq'
Myers Looks Back on Tumultuous Years as Chairman
Rumsfeld, Myers Describe Working Relationship
Sunni Mistake Was Not Voting, Rumsfeld Says — Story
Rumsfeld: How Would Terrorists Explain Failures?
Rice: U.S. Must Advance Democratic Principles
Casey: Enemy Won't Disrupt Iraq Elections – Story

Air Commandos Build Bonds with Nigerians — Story
Mosul Substation Expansion to Benefit Millions —Story
U.S. Builds Water Treatment Plant in Dibis, Iraq

'Black Three' Gun Truck Marines Ride Again
Marine Psych Class Offers Many Benefits

Afghan Army Builds on Engineering Skills
Afghan Army Learns How to Counter IEDs
New Garrison Opens Doors to Afghan Troops

Marines Issue Equipment to Georgian Soldiers

Networks Reach Out to Veterans – Story
'Voices' to Tour Military Bases

Hurricane Coverage
Iraq Transition of Power

Forces Detain Suspected Recruiter
5 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Ramadi
Security Forces Nab 44 Terrorists
FOB Lima Transfers to Iraqis
Task Force Aids Residents
Iraqi Determination Will Prevail
Casey Talks Troop Levels
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

JCC Ensured Secure Elections
Afghanistan Daily Update

Abizaid Details al Qaeda's Goals
Will, Resolve Key to Fighting Terror
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Marines Complete Relief Mission
Mobilized Navy Reservists Deploy
Leaders: Collaborative Efforts Vital
National Guard, Reserve Update

Defense Officials Identify Casualties — Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
331 BC- Alexander the Great defeats the Persian army at Gaugamela.
1800 - Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty.
1851 - The first Hawaiian stamps are issued.
1885 - Special delivery mail service begins in the U.S.
1886 - The U.S. mint at Carson City, NV, closes.
1890 - Yosemite National Park is established.
1893 - A hurricane kills 1,800 in Mississippi.
1898 - Jews are expelled from Kiev, Russia.
1908 - Henry Ford introduces the Model T ($825).
1936 - General Francisco Franco establishes the state of Spain.
1938 - Germany annexes Sudetenland (1/3 of Czechoslovakia).
1939 - Winston Chruchill refers to Soviet policy as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."
1942 - The first U.S. jet, the Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, makes its maiden flight.
1943 - Allied forces captured Naples.
1947 - U.S. control of Haitian customs and governmental revenue ends.
1948 - The California Supreme Court voids a state statute banning interracial marriages.
1951 - The 24th Infantry Regiment, the last all-Black military unit, is deactivated.
1952 - The first ultra high frequency (UHF) television station opens in Portland, OR.
1955 - "The Honeymooners" premieres on TV.
1957 - B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert to guard against an attack from the U.S.S.R.
1958 - Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia; NASA is inagurated.
1960 - Nigeria gains independence from Britain.
1961 - In Tristan da Cunha, a volcano believed to be extinct erupts.
1962 -Johnny Carson hosts his first "Tonight Show"; "The Lucy Show" premiers on TV.
1964 - San Francisco's cable cars are declared a national landmark.
1968 - "Night of the Living Dead" premieres in Pittsburgh.
1971 - Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, FL.
1977 - Brazilian soccer great Pele retires.
1979 - The U.S. returns the Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (not the canal, though).
1980 - Cosmonauts Ryumin and Popov break the space endurance record.
1982 - EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, FL; West Germany's Parliament ousts chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
1986 - President Carter's presidential library/museum is dedicated in Atlanta, GA.
1989 - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany; the U.S. issues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus.
1990 - At the United Nations, President George H.W. Bush condemns Iraq's takeover of Kuwait.

1207 - King Henry III of England (1216-72)
1781 - James Lawrence, naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!")
1832 - Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st wife of Benjamin Harrison
1835 - William H. "Red" Jackson Confederate Brigadier General (7th Tennessee Cavalry)
1881 - William Edward Boeing, founder of Boeing Aircraft
1907 - Hiram Fong (Sen-CA)
1909 - Sam Yorty (Mayor-L.A.)
1911 - Edward P. Boland (Rep-MA)
1920 - Walter Matthau, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears)
1924 - Jimmy Earl Carter, 39th Pres (1977-1981); William Rehnquist, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987-2005)
1928 - George Peppard, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)
1935 - Julie Andrews, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)
1936 - Charles G. Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)

1972 - Louis Leakey, anthropologist
1990 - Curtis E. LeMay, General, USAF

Reported Missing in Action
Massucci, Martin J., USAF (MI); F4C shot down (bombardier / navigator, w/Scharf)

Offutt, Gary Phelps, USAF (MO); F100D shot down, remains returned March, 1997

Scharf, Charles J., USAF (CA); F4C shot down (pilot, w/Massucci)

Nix, Cowan Glenn, USAF (FL); released by DRV March 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998