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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Marines Patrol Abu Ghraib Area

U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. David F. Samuel hands out bottles of water to an elderly Iraqi woman in the Abu Ghraib area. Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment performs regular patrols in the area conducting cache sweeps and security patrols. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton

Marines from Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment conduct security patrols in the area surrounding the Abu Ghraib prison. The Marines are learning their new area using a method of stopping, looking, seeing and smelling. The Marines use this tactic to check the area out for insurgent activities. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Neal A. Wagner keeps a vigilant eye as Marines from his squad crossed an intersection in the area surrounding the Abu Ghraib prison. The prison is located 20 miles west of Baghdad. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton

U.S. Marine Sgt. Jose L. Alicea demonstrates to local Iraqi children how his protective glasses keep him safe during an explosion. The children laughed as Alicea acted out an explosion with his hands and provided sound effects. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton

An Iraqi man takes time to fill out a survey on how the military is handling the area surrounding the Abu Ghraib prison. Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment has been patrolling the area for two weeks performing cache searches and security patrols. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton

Three young boys living in the outskirts of Abu Ghraib prison take time to pose for a picture while Marines from Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment conducted a survey in the area. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton
TARMIYAH, IRAQ — U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Lee Young directs traffic into Tarmiyah, Iraq, March 28, 2006, during counterinsurgency operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Larson

In Today's News - Saturday, April 1, 2006

Quote of the Day
"All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years."
-- Abraham Lincoln

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Rice: 'Tactical Errors' in Iraq
Kidnapped journalist ready to return home

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Cries for Help Edited Out of 9/11 Tapes
Release more September 11 tapes: victims' families

Students Rally
West Coast school walkouts resume
Dean: GOP Scapegoating Hispanics
Video: Latino Boycott - Bush in Mexico
Immigration debate awakens Latino youth
Bush vows he will insist on guest worker program

Capitol Cop Caper
Lawyer: McKinney victim 'of being in Congress while black'
Video: 'I Will Be Exonerated' - On the Offensive
Ex-DeLay Aide Pleads Guilty In Lobbyist Fraud Probe
John Dean backs bid to censure Bush
Bush Calls Trilateral Meeting 'Productive'

Take bribes but be fair, soccer refs told
Three Men Charged in 'Dungeon' Castration

Other News of Note
Mumps Outbreak - Epidemic hits parts of Iowa
Hal, the Central Park Coyote, Dies Before Release
70 Killed in Iran Quakes

Fox News
Stocks Finish Strong First Quarter On Soft Note- Video: FOX Stox
WTC 911 Tapes: 'Please Hurry'- Audio: 911 Tapes
NASA Manager's Office Searched in Child Porn Probe
Chirac Pledges to Enact New Labor Law
Man Convicted of Domestic Abuse for Sex Contract
Delphi Poised to Ask Judge to Void Union Contracts- Strike May Be Doom for GM
Study: Mobile Cancer Risk?
Video: Three Duke Lacrosse Players Accused of Rape

Reuters: Top News
Gay marriage battles loom across US
Swift action needed to protect biodiversity: critics
Microsoft claims EU breakthrough, rivals sceptical
Sony goes prime-time with "LocationFree TV"
Light drinking may not be good for you: study
TV mogul loses bid to seal papers in court fight
Court OKs GM health plan settlement with union
Radio in talks to settle FCC payola probe: sources
Google prices offering of 5.3 mln shares at $389.75
Hansen, Anheuser in partnership, deal talks-report
Court upholds Vioxx class action against Merck
Radio in talks to settle FCC payola probe--sources
Stocks end lower on day, but higher for quarter
Gains seen for energy stocks after bumpy '06 start
Hansen, Anheuser in partnership, deal talks: report
Dow, Lyondell dip after Prudential downgrade
Dow Chemical shares slip on Inet
U.S. market share dragging
Boom or gloom in Arctic oil plan

AP World News
Charles Taylor's Son Arrested in Miami
Indiana Moves to Daylight-Saving Time
Crafty Sea Lion Befuddles Fish Biologists
Clooney Takes Aim at 'Gawker Stalker' Site
J.J. Redick, Roy Williams Win AP Awards
Hospitals Make Changes to Care for Obese
Howard Stern Lashes Out at Some Fans
Groups Want Warnings Taken Off Drug Ads
'Fly-Before-Buy' for Future Bomber
US to Test 700-ton Explosive
Iran Tests Stealth Missile

Department of Defense
General Lauds Troops, Thanks Americans - Story
Division Curbs Baghdad Violence - Transcript - Video
Intel Ops Become More Joint, Responsive - Story
'Operation Cowpens' Continues in Iraq - Story
Soldiers Must Wear Only Approved Armor - Story

New Guantanamo Commander Takes Charge - Story
Outgoing Commander Reflects on Mission
Guard Force Works Through Challenges - Story
9th Iraqi Army Conducts Logistics Training - Story
Iraqi Students Benefit from Rebuilding Efforts - Story
B-52 Airmen Support Enduring Freedom Ops - Story
Troops Celebrate Women’s History Month - Story

Army’s Bastogne Soldiers Train Iraqi Platoon
800 Iraqis Enlist During Army Recruiting Drive

Troops Bring Medical Care to Afghan Villagers
High School Reopens in Nangarhar Province
New School Brings Hope to Dacodadad Villagers

Sailor Proud to Have Served in Iraq - Story

'Clutch' Entertains in Pacific Rim - Story

Official Clarifies Raid Details
Pace: Support Capacity Important
Terrorist Cell Leader Captured
Bush: U.S. Will Leave, 'Not Retreat'
UAV Kills 3 Bomb-Planting Terrorists
Forces Secure Safety of Pilgrims
Suspects Nabbed, Hostages Rescued
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (PDF)
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (PDF)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

Forces Kill Enemy Fighter
Afghan Agency Delivers Rations
Task Force Welcomes Aviators
Afghanistan Update

Terrorists Will Test U.S. Resolve
New Threats Mean New Deterrence
DoD Committed to Stop WMD Spread
Vice Chairman Topic: War of Ideas
Court Hears Gitmo Arguments
Rumsfeld Topic: War of Ideology
Resolve Needed in Terror War
Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

VA Facilities Welcome Women Vets
Airmen Establish Security Ties
Web Site Features Health Studies
Iraqi Freedom Vets Proud to Serve
Program Aids Employers, Reservists
Navy Assists Rescue in Bahrain
Military Health System Transforms
Most Will See Pay Hike With NSPS
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualty - Story

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

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


Today in History
1572 - The Sea Beggars land in Holland, capturing the small town of Briel.
1863 - The first wartime conscription law goes into effect in the U.S..
1865 - At the Battle of Five Forks, Gen. Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
1918 - England's Royal Air Force is formed.
1920 - Germany's Workers Party changes its name to the Nationalist Socialist German Worker's Party (Nazis).
1924 - Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in prison for the "Beer Hall Putsch."
1928 - China's Chiang Kai-shek begins attacks on communists.
1939 - The Spanish Civil War effectively ends with the official recognition of Franco's government.
1942 - The U.S. Navy begins a partial convoy system in the Atlantic.
1945 - U.S. forces land in Okinawa.
1948 - The Berlin Airlift begins, relieving the surrounded city from the Soviet siege.
1951 - U.N. forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea.
1954 - The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado.
1968 - The U.S. Army launches Operation Pegasus to reopen a land route to the besieged Khe Sanh Marine base.
1970 - The U.S. Army charges Cpt. Ernest Medina for his part in the My Lai massacre.
1972 - The North Vietnamese launch the Nguyen Hue offensive.
1982 - The United States transfers control of the Canal Zone to Panama.

1283 - Ludwig IV of Baveria Roman Catholic Bavarian emperor (1314-47)
1578 - William Harvey England, physician (discovered blood circulation)
1815 - Otto Von Bismarck Germany, chancellor (1866-90)
1823 - Simon Bolivar Buckner, Confederate Lieutenant General
1847 - Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
1865 - Richard Zsigmondy, German chemist (Nobel-1925)
1883 - Lon Chaney, man of 1000 faces, actor (High Noon, Phantom of Opera)
1905 - Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72)
1911 - Ferdinand J. Kranenburg, Dutch Secretary of Defense (Socialist Democrat)
1925 - Sala Burton (Representative-CA)
1946 - William Frederick Fisher, MD/astronaut (STS 51-I)
1950 - Ed[uardus] Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)
1952 - Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Libyan bomber (Pan Am 103)
1957 - Peter Deutsch (Representative-FL)

1204 - Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife of Louis VII & Henry II, dies at 81
1205 - Amalrik II, King of Cyprus/Jerusalem
1548 - Sigismund I the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81
1814 - Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian General/cartographer, dies at 87
1870 - Patrick Gass, Sergeant of Lewis & Clark Expedition, dies at 98
1916 - Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
1922 - Charles I, Emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
1930 - Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia
1933 - Frederick Lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21), dies at 64
1947 - George II king of Greece, dies at 56
1950 - Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45
1957 - Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40)
1965 - Henry D. G. Crerar, Canadian General (WWI, Normandy), dies at 76
1968 - Lev D. Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
1976 - S. Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
1984 - Marvin Gaye, shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye, Sr., in Los Angeles, CA at 44
1989 - Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
1991 - Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980)
1993 - Ihsan Mohamed Salem [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader
1994 - Leon Degrelle Belgian General; Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
1995 - Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
1996 - Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978)
1997 - Nancy Woodhull, news editor (USA Today), dies of cancer at 52

Reported Missing in Action
Dawson, Donald, Civilian; captured searching for brother - released August, 1965

Grayson, William R., USN (CA); A3B crashed at sea shortly after launch, Killed, body not recovered

Krech, Melvin T., USN (MN); A3B crashed at sea shortly after launch, Killed, body not recovered

Govan, Robert A., USAF (DC); T28D shot down (w/Williams)

Jourdenais, George Henry, USAF (RI); F4C shot down (w/Stanley)

Stanley, Robert W., USAF (OR); F4C shot down (w/Jourdenais)

Williams, David R., USAF (TN); T28D shot down (w/Govan)

Worth, James F., USMC (MD); reported missing after heavy ground action

Fitzgerald, Frances; released April, 1973 (held 3 days)

Southerland, Daniel; released April, 1973 (held 3 days)

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