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Friday, September 21, 2007

In Today's News - Friday, September 21, 2007

Quote of the Day
"And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

-- Marianne Williamson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
More Hot Water for Blackwater?
U.S. Resumes Blackwater Convoys in Iraq
Senate Blocks Bill to Return Most Troops in 9 Months
Rice orders probe of security in Baghdad

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Tech wonders on homeland security horizon
Hamas rebuffed in approach to Israel: source - Video

Religion of Peace??
Fla. man says he was Tasered over Quran

Worldwide Wackos
The Picture of Health, Sort Of... (Castro)
Miami Cubans skeptical of Castro on TV
Ahmadinejad Readies for NYC Visit - VIDEO - SPEAKOUT!
Castro reappears to quash death rumors - Video
Powers have "serious" talks on Iran sanctions
Columbia U. to let Iran president speak

Politics / Government
Richardson: I'm a Proud NRA Member - VIDEO
Clinton and Giuliani in possible rematch - Video
Giuliani: I support right to bear arms

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
U.S. admits nearly 10,000 from "terrorism" states

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Memorial to Columbine Victims Dedicated
Award-Winning Teacher Guilty of Sexually Abusing 11 Students
Report: Portuguese Police Question Convicted Terrorist in McCann Probe
Suspect on the Loose After Shooting Two Students at Delaware State University
Police Arrest Woman Allegedly Wearing Fake Bomb at Boston Airport
Porn Star Accused of Sorority-House Rape
Man Lunges at Niece's Killer in Courtroom - VIDEO
Judge Denies Bail for Jailed 'Jena 6' Teen - PHOTOS
Jurors Hear Closing Arguments in Polygamist Trial
Law banning horse slaughter upheld

U.N. News
U.N. assembly rebuffs fresh Taiwan membership bid
Diplomats try to spur Darfur force and talks

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
One Million Chinese-MadeBaby Cribs Recalled
Mattel Apologizes to China Over Toy Recall
Overweight kids show heart risks as teens
Research tools offer new look at common cold
NASA spacecraft finds possible Mars caves
Britain confirms another case of foot and mouth
Merck's experimental AIDS vaccine fails

Mother Nature
Tropical Depression Comes Ashore in Florida
La., Miss. dodge tropical weather
Study: Catalina bison aren't purebred

News from My Neck of the Woods
Conn. gov bans parole for some inmates

Iowa Family Finds Snake Head in Can of Beans
Man Accused of Yanking Out Opponent's False Teeth
Fashion chain Zara withdraws swastika handbag
Batman's arrival ruffles HK politicians: report
'God' gets an attorney in lawsuit

Fox News
Bonds Not Returning To Giants in 2008
Cops Arrest Woman Allegedly Wearing Fake Bomb
Pop Tarts: Britney Headed to Jail?
Hiker Missing for Five Days Left Note

Reuters: Top News
Deal reached on cutting ozone-damaging emissions
Britney Spears charged with hit-and-run in L.A.
Fujimori to be sent to Peru
Two missing Russian canoeists rescued in China
Students help others discover buried dreams
Forbes sees big business in women's lifestyle
George Clooney fractures rib in motorcycle spill
Cruise movie uses Berlin memorial after ban lifted - Video
Stocks to watch if the buck stops here - Video
Gold drops on profit-taking after 28-year highs
Oil slips as dealers eye recovery from U.S. Gulf storm
Sprint stock up on sale rumors
Dow, S&P turn in best week since March - Video
Oil spike adds insult to injury
Sharp-Pioneer deal signals shakeout
Wall St Week Ahead: Stocks to watch if the buck stops here
FTSE up on miners as bid talk buoys Northern Rock
HSBC to close subprime unit
Private equity firms back out of Harman deal
Strong greenback in U.S. interest, Paulson says
GM, UAW make progress, union shuns strike
Google in talks with group over undersea cable: report
House prices to drop much lower: Greenspan

AP World News
Televangelist Rex Humbard dies at 88
Alba, Cook raise $260K for charity
Philbin loses 'Best Regis' a fourth time
Ramirez homers lead Cubs past Pirates
Leave Britney Alone guy is new Web star
Stocks end higher after Oracle earnings
Bills' Everett to start next rehab phase
Obituaries in the news

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM, partners complete Bold Quest 07, begin data analysis
Liveblogging: Bold Quest 07
Bold Quest 07 begins to test Coalition Combat ID
More about Bold Quest 07
Command profiles modeling and simulation usage at MODSIM World Conference and Expo 2007 President nominates Marine general as new commander

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Graduation Day: Abu Ghraib IPs graduate from training
Making Progress: Unit’s relationship with Iraqi locals pays off
Soldiers Can Take Steps to Avoid Explosives
Soldiers forge relationship with local Iraqis
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain six terrorists in Baghdad
Zafaraniyah youths get soccer balls, uniforms
Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
One terrorist killed, eight suspected terrorists detained
Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces destroy explosives cache in northwestern Iraq

Defense Department Will Not Relent in MIA Efforts - Photos - Video
MIA Widow Tells Story of Love, Hope
Bush Proclaims ‘Gold Star Mother’s Day’
Official Clarifies Comment on Saddam's Ouster

Violence Drops as Police Ranks Swell
'Grassroots' Will Be Catalyst for Change
Italian Carabinieri to Begin Training Police Force
Operations Kill One Terrorist, Nab Eight

Forces Kill 40 Extremists, Capture Three Others
Troops Thwart Insurgent Ambush, Nab Suspect
Militants Captured in Afghanistan Operations

Keating Meets With Australian Leaders
Troops, Stars Come Out for USO World Gala
Service Heroes Receive Awards at USO Gala
Africa Command Poised to Help Security
Reservists Face Universal Challenges

Pace Thanks Enlisted Force for Dedicated Service, Sacrifices
Photos: Pace Honors Troops
Video: Pentagon Ceremony
Pace Details Lessons He Learned
Photos: Pace Visits Chaminade
Families Who Lost Loved Ones

Soldiers Train to Defeat Insurgents' Evolving Tactics
New Books Aid Local Doctors
Marines Fly Safely in Al Qaim
Iraqi Police Improve Skills

Police Force Ranks Grow
Troops Learn Helicopter Support
Airmen Celebrate Birthday

Army Leads to Computer Career
Husband, Wife Serve in Iraq
Sailor Visits Her Birthplace
Air Force Officer Combines Love for Stamp Collecting, Aviation

Nonprofit's Work Gets Four Stars
USO Night Drives Home Support
Padres Salute Troops
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Brig. Gen. David Phillips
Iraqi Police Surge Reduces Violence - Story

Forces Kill 40 Taliban Fighters - Story

Soldiers Create Combat Logistics Patrol School - Story
Surgeon Gets Medical Books for Iraqi Doctors - Story
New Multi-Ethnic Afghan Police Force Grows - Story
National Guard Leader Visits Well Drilling Sites - Story

Army Engineers Help Iraqis Rebuild Country
New Generator Brings Electricity to 300 Homes
Iraqi Police Improve Skills, Conduct Ops
Marines Keep Skies Above Al Qaim Running
Security Forces Take Root in Isolated Village
Air Force School Replaces Symbol of Tyranny
Iraqi Boy Leads Soldiers to Weapons Caches

Troops Learn to Factor Helicopters into Battle
Airmen Celebrate Six Decades of Air Power

New Marine Unit Assumes Security Operations
Air Force Officers Play Soccer with Local Boys

Fallon Visits Southwest Asia, Talks with Airmen

Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
War on Terror Reconstruction Report
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

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

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

Today in History
1348 – In Zurich, Switzerland, Jews are accused of poisoning wells.
1451 - Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge.
1776 – Great fire in NY.
1780 - Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
1784 – Penns Packet and General Advisor becomes the first daily newspaper in America.
1792 – The first French Republic is declared.
1863 - Union forces retreat to Chattanooga after their defeat at Chickamauga.
1872 - John Henry Conyers of SC becomes the first Black student at Annapolis.
1893 - Frank Duryea drives the first U.S.-made gas propelled car.
1895 – The first auto manufacturer (Duryea Motor Wagon Company) opens.
1913 – The first aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, is performed in France.
1922 - President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
1930 - Johann Ostermeyer patents the flashbulb.
1931 - Britain goes off the gold standard.
1934 – A typhoon strikes Honshu Island in Japan, killing 4,000.
1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien publishes "The Hobbit."
1938 – A hurricane with 183 m.p.h. hits New England, killing 700.
1949 – The Federal Republic of (West) Germany is created; the People's Republic of China is proclaimed.
1954 – The Nuclear submarine "Nautilus" is commissioned.
1957 - "Perry Mason" premiers on CBS-TV.
1964 - Malta gains independence from Britain.
1970 - "Monday Night Football" premiers on ABC (the Browns beat the Jets); Luna-16 leaves the Moon.
1972 – Marcos declares martial law in the Philippines.
1974 – The U.S.’s Mariner-10 makes its second fly-by of Mercury.
1981 - Belize gains independence from Britain; Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first female Supreme Court Justice.
1982 - Cable cars in San Francisco cease operations for two years of repairs.
1984 - NASA launches Galaxy-C.
1989 - Poland's National Assembly approves prime minister Mazowiecki.

1415 - Frederick III, German Emperor (1440-1493)
1756 - John Loudon McAdam, created macadam road surface (asphalt)
1788 - Margaret Smith Taylor, 1st lady
1866 - Charles Jean Henri Nicolle, bacteriologist, Nobel Prize winner (1928); H(erbert) G(eorge) Wells, author (War of the Worlds)
1909 - Kwame Nkrumah, President of Ghana (1958-66)
1912 - Chuck Jones, animator (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck)
1931 - Larry Hagman, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas)
1940 - Bill Kurtis, newscaster (The American Parade)
1950 - Bill Murray, comedian, actor (SNL, Stripes)
1955 - Richard J. Hieb, astronaut (STS 39, Sk:STS 49)

– King Edward II of England
1776 - Nathan Hale, American spy, hanged by the British
1956 - Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated
1957 – King Haakon VII of Norway
1961 - Earle Dickson, inventor (Band-aid)

Reported Missing in Action
Ammon, Glendon L., USAF (IN); F105D shot down (pilot), remains returned August, 1978

Bauder, James R., USN (CA); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Mills)

Mills, James B., USN (CA); F4B shot down (Naval Fighter Officer, w/Bauder)

Kien, Nguyen Thai, Commando (Vietnam); released September, 1984 – alive and well as of 1998
Judge, Mark W., USMC (CA); KIA, remains recovered

Plumadore, Kenneth L., USMC (NY); DIC, remains recovered

Vescelius, Milton J., USN (MI); RF8J shot down (pilot), remains recovered August, 1985

Cecil, Alan B., US Army SF (OK); KIA, body not recovered

Jackson, James W., Jr., USMC (GA); reportedly disappeared from hospital

Carroll, Roger W., Jr., USAF (MO); F4D shot down (pilot, w/Cook), DIC, remains returned June, 1994 – ID’d October, 1995

Cook, Dwight W., USAF (IA); F4D shot down (weapons/systems officer, w/Carrol), remains returned June, 1994 – ID’d June, 1995

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