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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Medical Outreach, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Spc. Danny Sanner (right) helps Afghan National Army soldiers carry bags of rice that were donated from the United States to local citizens of the Maywand District, Afghanistan, during a village medical outreach, Jan. 27, 2006. Sanner is assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leslie Angulo

Boxes of goods, donated from the United States to local citizens of the Maywand District, Afghanistan, were delivered to the district during a village medical outreach, Jan. 27, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leslie Angulo

A group of Afghan National Army soldiers unload boxes of contributions from the United States to the local citizens of the Maywand District, Afghanistan, during a village medical outreach, Jan. 27, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leslie Angulo

U.S. Army Pfc. Ignacio Almazan, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, fixes an Afghan girl's jacket sleeves during a village medical outreach in the Maywand District, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leslie Angulo

U.S. Army Capt. Michael Benton marks the hand of an Afghan child after getting a dose of de-wormer medicine during a village medical outreach in Maywand District, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Leslie Angulo

PERIMETER PATROL — U.S. Army Pfc. Chris Odom patrols the interior perimeter of Ali Air Base, Iraq, Feb. 1, 2006. Odom is part of Quick Reaction Force working with Fox Unit, 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley C. Church

In Today's News - Sunday, February 5, 2006

Go 'Hawks!!!!

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq Boosts Security Ahead of Shiite Holiday; U.S. Frees 50
Bodies of 2 Shiites Found North of Baghdad

Operation Enduring Freedom
Land Mine Kills 6 Afghan Police Officers

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Jury selection begins for Moussaoui trial
USS Cole Bombing Mastermind Escapes Prison

Cartooning Muhammad
Arson Attacks in Lebanon - Protests continue over prophet cartoons

Cooperation Over

Fox News
Gay Bar Attacker Dies
Protesters Demand Info on Red Sea Ferry Passengers
Iran Ends Cooperation With U.N., Continues Talks With Moscow
High Winds in Northwest Cut Power

Reuters: Top News
Calif. prison riot leaves 1 dead and dozens injured
Haiti election may pave way for Aristide's return - Video
Flood on car deck sank Egyptian ferry: officer - Video
US agency cites transplant risk from tissue collector
Bush to seek Medicare cost savings
Stocks face new rate fears
Two US buyout firms eyeing GUS's Experian: paper
Rate yourself using debt-to-income ratio
JPMorgan risks losing NY state underwriting fees
US FCC plans limits on wireless auction discounts
Gannett won't bid solo for Knight Ridder-sources
Trends and Innovation
Healthspring debuts at $22.25 in IPO
China leads rise in international patent filings
Stocks end week down on interest-rate worries
Humana shares drop after analyst downgrade
Staffing stocks mostly lower after jobs report
UAL shares decline again on second day of trading
Navistar is accused of default, stock slides
Reuters Summit: India

AP World News
Some 1,000 Still Missing in Ferry Sinking
Bomb Rips Pakistani Bus, Killing 12
Israel to Transfer $54M to Palestinians
Protest Calling for Thai PM's Ouster Ends
Candidate Rails Against Haiti's Leaders
Defense Chiefs Say NATO Must Modernize
At Least 74 Killed in Philippine Stampede
Palestinian Stabs 5 on Israeli Bus; 1 Dead
Israeli Airstrikes Kill 3 Palestinians
Iran Vows Enrichment After U.N. Referral
Rebel-Called Strike Paralyzes Nepal
3 Killed at Autograph Session in Brazil
Army NG Plan Proves a Tough Sell
Security Tightens as Game Day Approaches
Army Teaches Troops How to Pick a Spouse
Pakistan Quake Mission to End
Bodies of 14 Iraqis Dumped in Baghdad
DOD Mulls Shift of Carrier to Pacific

Department of Defense

U.S. Troops Deliver Donated Soccer Jerseys
Troops, Nike Deliver New Shoes to Iraqi Kids

Airmen Airdrop Humanitarian Aid to Afghans
Video: Civil Affairs Mission Helps Kapisa Province

At Retirement, General Reflects on 38-Year Career - Story

Contest Seeks Military Songwriters -Story
Wounded Vets Super Bowl-Bound
Network Aids Troops' Families
Airmen Enjoy 'Lt. Dan Band' Show

4 Insurgents Killed; Weapons Seized
Iraqi National Police on Right Path
Rumsfeld: No Speculation on Forces
January Casualties Show Decrease
Center Will Stabilize Electricity
Baqubah Hospital Gets Repairs
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (pdf)
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (pdf)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

Eight Detained in Fighting
Diplomats Visit Panjshir PRT
Afghanistan Update

NORAD, USCG Aid Game Security
CENTCOM Group Plans Future Ops
Rumsfeld Notes Terrorists' Failures
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Photos: Rumsfeld in Munich
Bush Cites DoD Innovation Role
Rumsfeld Discusses Latin America
Medal of Honor Exhibit Unveiled
QDR to Provide More Flexibility
Reserve, Guard To Be Fully Funded
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army 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


Today in History
0816 - Frankish emperor Louis grants archbishop Salzburg immunity
1428 - King Alfonso V, orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons
1488 - Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
1556 - Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles
1572 - Beggars assault Oisterwijk Netherlands, drive nuns out
1576 - Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
1631 - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1644 - 1st US livestock branding law passed, by Connecticut
1649 - Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II
1663 - Earthquake in Canada
1679 - German emperor Leopold I signs peace with France
1777 - Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
1778 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
1782 - Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from the English
1783 - Sweden recognizes US independence; Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000
1795 - Zealand Netherlands surrenders to French General Michaud
1817 - 1st US gas company incorporated, Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
1825 - Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates 1st detachable shirt collar
1831 - Jan van Speijk blows up his gunboat in Antwerp, killing about 30
1846 - "Oregon Spectator" is 1st newspaper to be published on the West Coast
1850 - Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz NY
1855 - British government of Palmerston forms
1861 - Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia, PA; Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress; 1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati
1864 - Federals occupy Jackson, MS
1865 - Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
1900 - British troops under General Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
1901 - Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot; Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
1904 - American occupation of Cuba ends
1917 - Congress overrides Wilson's veto, curtailing Asian immigration; Present Mexican constitution adopted
1918 - 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane, Stephen W. Thompson; Separation of church & state begins in USSR
1922 - Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
1923 - Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy
1930 - 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
1931 - Maxine Dunlap becomes 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
1937 - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed; 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times", is released
1940 - General Winckelman replaces General Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
1941 - Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
1943 - Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission; Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots Nazi General Seyffardt
1944 - 358 RAF-bombers attack Stettin
1945 - British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Krim; US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
1947 - Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland
1958 - Clifton R. Wharton confirmed as 1st US Black foreign minister (Romania); Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st President of United Arab Republic
1958 - Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km
1962 - French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence; Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16º
1963 - Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars; Soviet lunar probe failure
1967 - "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
1971 - Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro; Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
1972 - US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
1973 - Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War; Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders; Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuts
1974 - US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
1980 - Egyptian parliament votes to end boycott of Israel
1981 - Military jury in North Carolina convicts Robert Garwood of collaborating with enemy; Largest Jell-O made (9,246 gallons of watermelon-flavor) in Brisbane
1982 - DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
1983 - Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
1988 - Arizona House of Representatives vote to impeach Republican Governor Evan Mecham
1991 - A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
1992 - Jury selection begins in the Los Angeles cops beating Rodney King case
1993 - Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160; R. James Woolsey, becomes 16th director of CIA
1995 - Japan's Shinshinto Party win local elections
1997 - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund

1723 - John Witherspoon, clergyman/signed Declaration of Independence
1788 - Sir Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM (1834-46), founded Tories
1840 - Hiram Stevens Maxim inventor (automatic single-barrel rifle); John Boyd Dunlop, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)
1866 - Henri [Hendrik J] Hall Dutch MP/comic (Put a Lid on it)
1867 - Casper A. Lingbeek vicar/Dutch MP
1900 - Adlai E. Stevenson, (Governor-IL), presidential candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1907 - Jan Klaasesz Dutch governor Suriname (1949-56; Pierre E.J. Pflimlin, premier France
1910 - Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
1914 - Alan Hodgkin British physicist (Nobel 1963)
1915 - Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist
1919 - Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier
1919 - Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx New York NY, comedian/actor (Sayonara, Poseidon Adventure)
1929 - Fred Sinowatz (SPÖ) Neufeld an der Leitha, chancellor of Austria (1983-86)
1935 - John J. "Jannie" Geldenhuys, supreme commander South Africa army
1948 - Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
1949 - Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)

45 BC - Cato Roman patriot & philosopher, commits suicide
1721 - James Stanhope, 1st earl of Stanhope English General, dies at 47
1911 - Petrus A Cronjé, Transvaal Boer General, dies
1922 - Christiaan R. de Wet, South African Boer General, dies at 67
1943 - Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
1947 - Ganzefles, Dutch Nazi spy/Jew hunter, executed
1948 - Johann Blaskowitz, German General (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
1971 - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952-56), dies at 78
1982 - Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide; Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/Nazi, dies at 84
1983 - Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (Social Democrat), dies at 67
1997 - Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76

Reported Missing in Action
The following USN personnel reported MIA when their SH3A was shot down, all presumed KIA:

Asmussen, Glenn Edward (DC)

McConnaughhay, Dan Daily (CA)

Sparenberg, Bernard John (MD)

The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their EC47 crashed; all presumed Killed:

Burke, Walter F. (NY)

Clever, Louis J. (PA)

Dorsey, James V., (DC)

Gott, Rodney H. (FL)

Hatton, Wilton N. (TX)

Lynn, Homer M. (IL)

McNeill, Clarence L. (NC)

Niggle, Harry T. (IN)

Olson, Robert E., (MN)

Sherburn, Hugh Leslie "Buzz" (OR)

Also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Edgar, Robert J., USAF (FL); RF4C crashed (w/Potter)

Godwin, Solomon H., USMC (AR); DIC February, 1968

Lasiter, Carl W., USAF (IN); F105 shot down, released March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998

Potter, William T., USAF (ND); RF4C crashed (w/Edgar)

Rollins, James U., Civilian; released by PRG February, 1973 - injured

Swigart, Paul E., Jr., USN (CA); F8H crashed offshore, presumed Killed

The following USN personnel reported MIA when captured in a single incident:
DeLuca, Anthony J. ; tunnel rat, released February, 1970 - alive and well as of 1998

Glenn, Thomas Paul; released February, 1970

Hunsucker, James; released February, 1970

Lehnen, Gary Robert; released February, 1970

Walker, Michael James; released February, 1970

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1H was shot down:
Hefel, Daniel (IA); released by PRG - alive as of 1998

Kobashigawa, Tom Y. (HI); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Lyon, James M. (IN); KIC February, 1970

Parsels, John W. (FL); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Also reported MIA this day in 1970:
Stephenson, Richard C., USN (OH); A7B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Paul, James L., US Army (MI); AH1G crashed, Killed, body not recovered

The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their EC47Q was shot down:
Berhnardt, Robert E. (VA); remains recovered/ID'd February, 1973

Bollinger, Arthur R., (IL); KIA

Brandenberg, Dale (MD)

Cressman, Peter R. (NJ); systems operator

Matejov, Joseph A. (NY)

Melton, Todd M. (WI); systems operation

Primm, Servero J. III (LA); co-pilot, KIA

Spitz, George R., (HI); pilot