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Saturday, September 22, 2007

In Today's News - Saturday, September 22, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The patriot volunteer,
fighting for country and his rights,
makes the most reliable soldier on earth."
-- Thomas J. Jackson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Feds Probe Blackwater for Alleged Arms Smuggling in Iraq
Qaeda-led group executes five Iraqi officers
U.S. arrests 25 in sheik slaying probe

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Plane Makes Surprise Landing Due to Passenger's Suspicious Behavior

Other Military News
Serbia warns of violence if U.S. "snatches" Kosovo

Worldwide Wackos
Iran Flaunts Military Might - Ahmadinejad defies U.S., allies at military parade
SPEAKOUT! - New York Leaders Oppose Ahmadinejad's Columbia Visit
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says Sanctions Will Not Stop Nuclear Progress
Iran warns West against attack
Iran president will get royal treatment
N.Korea's Kim meets Syrian delegation
Brazilian senators warn Chavez to watch his tongue

Politics / Government
Ex-Hoops Coach Versace to Tip Off Congressional Bid

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Police Believe Delaware State Victim Knew Shooter
Va. Tech inspires Delaware St. response
Columbine School Shooting Memorial Opens - PHOTOS
Man Lunges at Niece's Killer in Courtroom
LA firefighter settles harassment suit
Accused Texas police chief is fired

U.N. News
Gunmen shoot, wound aid workers in Darfur

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Guests for the Sunday TV news shows

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Study: Biofuels Worse Than Oil (Anyone who is surprised by this should be slapped upside the head. How did anyone NOT know Ethanol was bad?!?)
Research tools offer new look at common cold
NASA spacecraft finds possible Mars caves
China says it's a cyber-attack victim, not villain

Mother Nature
Gulf Coast Storm Moves Into Alabama

News from My Neck of the Woods
Throw Away the Cell Key

Man Accused of Smuggling Iguanas in Prosthetic Leg

Other News of Note
Man Accused of Yanking Out Opponent's False Teeth
Report: 10,000 Buddhist Monks Protest Myanmar Rulers
Alaska ends plan for `bridge to nowhere'

Fox News
Pop Tarts: Britney Headed to Jail?
George Clooney and Friend Suffer Injuries in NJ Motorcycle Accident

Reuters: Top News
Somaliland official says al Qaeda suspects arrested
Peru's Fujimori to be sent home to face charges
Pakistani toxic liquor death toll rises to 41
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

AP World News
GM-UAW close to retiree health care deal
Actress Alice Ghostley dies at 81
New hotel to open at site of 1946 fire

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
Paratroopers detain 14 suspects
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

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
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

National Hurricane Center

Today in History
- The last person is hanged for witchcraft in the U.S.
1789 - Congress establishes the Office of Postmaster General of the U.S.
1817 - John Quincy Adams becomes Secretary of State.
1862 - President Lincoln announces the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, in which he says he will free slaves in all states on January 1, 1863.
1868 - Race riots occur in New Orleans, LA.
1903 - Italo Marchiony is granted a patent for the ice cream cone.
1913 - A coal mine explosion kills more than 250 at Dawson, NM.
1944 - Boulogne is reoccupied by the Allies.
1949 - The U.S.S.R. detonates its first atomic bomb.
1950 - Omar N. Bradley is promoted to the rank of five-star general.
1960 - Mali gains independence from France.
1964 - "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." premiers on NBC-TV.
1968 - Zond-5 completes its flight.
1970 - President Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
1973 - Henry Kissingeris sworn in as America's first Jewish Secretary of State.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in San Francisco.
1978 - Israeli PM Menachem Begin returns home after the Camp David summit.
1980 - Iraqi troops seize part of Iran in a border dispute, beginning the Iraq-Iran war.
1983 - NASA launches Galaxy-B.
1990 - Saudi Arabia expells Jordanian and Yemeni envoys.
1991 - California University makes the Dead Sea Scrolls public.

- Bilbo Baggins (Shire Reconning)
1694 - Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar
1791 - Michael Faraday, discoverer of the principle of the electric motor
1822 – Confederate Brigadier General Eppa Hunton
1878 - Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese PM (1946-54)
1922 - Chen Ning Yang, physicist/disproved parity, Nobel Prize winner (1957)
1939 - Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Mount Everest; Mike Sullivan (Gov-WY)
1969 - Melissa Lynn Costello, Miss WV-America (1991)

- Selim I, captured Baghdad
1989 - Irving Berlin, composer, (age 101)

Reported Missing in Action

Knochel, Charles A., USN (IN); A1H shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Kuhlmann, Charles F., USAF (CT); A1H shot down (pilot), remains identified September, 1995
Wright, Buddy, US Army; escaped October, 1968

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