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Sunday, October 16, 2005

HISTORIC ELECTION — Iraqi voters line up to cast their ballots for the Constitutional Referendum vote in Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 15, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

In Today's News - Sunday, October 16, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
-- John Quincy Adams

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Pick Me a Winner
Iraqi constitution put to vote
Iraqis Vote on Constitution
Leaders Urge Public to Polls
Video: Possible Outcome
Video: Political Influence
UN hails "incredibly peaceful" Iraq vote
US sees Iraq charter passed as veto risk recedes
Iraqi vote draws big numbers,little violence
Photo gallery: Iraqis vote

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Hostage in Russia Attacks Recalls Ordeal

Pakistan Earthquake
Steady rain heaps misery on Kashmir quake survivors
Inmates Choose to Stay at Pakistan Jail

Northeast Flooding
Massachusetts declares emergency amid flood alert

Hurricane Season
Cayman Islands Braces for Tropical Storm
Most evacuees have left shelters

U.N. Scandals
Afghan Election Staffers Fired for Fraud

Moonbat Watch
Farrakhan: We charge U.S. 'with criminal neglect'

Military News
Japan, U.S. Reach Accord on Base Changes

Fox News
Judy Miller 'Can't Recall' Who Leaked Name in CIA Case

Rove Grand Jury Appearance
Large Earthquake Hits Taiwan
Officials: More than 1,000 May Have Received Knockoff Botox
Thousands Gather for 'Million Man' Anniversary
Iran Explosions Kill Four
Pentagon Probing if Bribes Jeopardized Equipment
British Authorities Release Terror Suspects
Atlanta Hawks' Center Jason Collier Dies
One Killed, Thousands Flee After Ark. Train Explosion
Video: Rail Fire
Rain, Floods Plague Northeast
Ohio Burning Neo-Nazi protest rally turns violent
Video: Violence in Toledo

Reuters: Top News
Romania kills poultry as Europe braces for bird flu
CIA leak prosecutor asked about any Cheney role

AP World News
Prodi Poised to Win Primaries in Italy
Report: Four Dead in Iran Mall Explosions
Ex-Soccer Star Leads in Liberia Election
Merkel Sets Priorities As Germany Leader
Undersea Earthquake Strikes Off Taiwan
'Dr. Death' Reportedly Located in Spain
Chavez: World Faces Major Energy Crisis

The Seattle Times
National Do Not Call list considered to be a big success

Boston Globe: World
West Bank rabbi changes tactics
In Dubai, entrepreneurs have odd ideas about tourism
Mortar Rounds Target Green Zone
Guard Responds Quickly to Snow Storm
Enemy Boats
Room Full of Heroes

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Millions of Iraqis Cast Constitution Ballots – Story Special
Bush: Iraqi Voting Strikes Blow for Freedom — Story Radio Address
Coalition Kills 12 Terrorists in Ramadi Raids — Story
Iraqis, Americans Work for Safe Elections — Story Video

Hurricane Coverage
Iraq Transition of Power

Iraqi Col. Details His Passion
Security Progress Cited Report
U.S., Iraqi Forces Disrupt Terrorists
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update

Afghanistan Daily Update

Rice Assures Afghanistan, Pakistan
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update

DoD Identifies Army Casualties — Story

Today in History
1775 - The British burn Portland, Maine burned by British.
1781 - Washington takes Yorktown.
1829 - In Boston, the first modern American hotel, the Tremont, opens.
1849 - The British seize Tigre Island in the Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras.
1859 - John Brown leads a raid on the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, VA.
1861 - The Confederacy starts selling postage stamps.
1869 - A hotel in Boston becomes the first to have indoor plumbing.
1923 - The Disney Co. is founded.
1925 - The Texas School Board prohibits the teaching of evolution.
1926 - A troop ship sinks in the Yangtze River, killing 1,200.
1940 - Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr., is named as the first Black General in the regular army; a lottery for the first American WWII draftees is held; #158 is the first drawn; the Warsaw Ghetto is established.
1941 - Germany advances within 60 miles of Moscow.
1942 - The National Boxing Association freezes the titles of those serving in the armed forces.
1943 - Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens the city's new subway system.
1946 - 10 Nazi leaders are hanged as war criminals following the Nuremberg trials.
1962 - The Cuban missile crisis begins, as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba.
1964 - China becomes the world's 5th nuclear power.
1969 - Soyuz-6 returns to Earth.
1970 - Anwar Sadat is elected president of Egypt.
1973 - Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho are jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1976 - Soyuz-23 returns to Earth.
1978 - Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla is elected supreme pontiff (John Paul II).
1982 - The Mt. Palomar Observatory is the first to detect Halley's comet's 13th return; The U.S. warns that it will withdraw from U.N. if they vote to exclude Israel.
1984 - Desmond Tutu wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1985 - Intel introduces the 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip.
1986 - The U.S. government shuts down due to budget problems.
1987 - Jessica McClure ("Baby Jessica") is rescued 58 hrs after falling 22' into a well shaft.
1990 - U.S. forces reach 200,000 in the Persian Gulf.
1991 - George Jo Hennard kills 23 and wounds 20 in Texas, then kills himself; The U.S. Supreme Court begins to hear the Joseph Doherty case.

- Albrecht von Haller, experimental physiology (Academy of Science)
1758 - Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary)
1792 - Francisco Moraz, president of Central America (1830-40)
1863 - Sir Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary, Nobel Prize winner (1925)
1886 - David Ben-Gurion, first PM of Israel (1948-53, 55)
1898 - Arthur H. Dean, lawyer / advisor to FDR; William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1939-75)
1908 - Enver Hoxha, post-WWII leader of Albania (1944-85)

- Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, beheaded
1946 - Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)
1951 - Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan, assassinated by Said Akbar
1981 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general
1990 - Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers)

Reported Missing in Action
Bell, James F., USN (MD); RA5C shot down (pilot, w/Hutton), released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive as of 1998

Hutton, James L., USN (Washington D.C.); RA5C shot down (w/Bell), released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Applehans, Richard D., USAF (MT); RF4C disappeared while on mission (pilot, w/Clarke)

Clarke, George W., Jr., USAF (VA); RF4C disappeared while on mission (backseater, w/Applehans)

Booth, Lawrence R., US Army (VA); OV1C shot down (pilot); Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assoc. lists different vehicle and cause

Rattin, Dennis M., US Army (IL); OV1C shot down (pilot); Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assoc. lists different vehicle and cause

Martin, John B. II, USN (NJ); F8J crashed, KIA, body not recovered