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Saturday, September 29, 2007

In Today's News - Saturday, September 29, 2007

Quote of the Day
"No better friend, no worse enemy"
-- 1st Marine Division motto

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
18 Killed by Sectarian Violence in Iraq
U.S. confirms Baghdad air strike
Infantry company trains Iraqis in Al Ramadi
Coalition, Iraqi leaders open playground for Kirkuk’s children

Operation Enduring Freedom
Massive Bus Blast Kills 30 in Afghanistan - PHOTOS
Taliban free 4 kidnapped ICRC staff: spokesman

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Bomb blast injures 12 tourists in Maldives capital
Syria says Israel wants to make excuses for war

Troops on Trial
U.S. Army sniper sentenced in Iraq case

Other Military News
Right on Target - U.S. successfully tests defense missile
US official notes China's military gains
Civil War-era letters to be auctioned

U.N. Envoy Seeks to End Crackdown in Myanmar - PHOTOS
U.N. envoy flies into Myanmar maelstrom - Video
Myanmar apologizes for journalist's death: Kyodo
Backpacker turns Myanmar activist via Facebook
Bush, Brown agree to keep pressure on Myanmar - Video
Myanmar protests falter after crackdown

Worldwide Wackos
Iranian Parliament Signs Resolution to Label CIA, U.S. Army As ‘Terrorist Organizations’ (I wonder if the other branches feel slighted. This is too funny.)
Iran Wins 2-Month Reprieve From Nuke Sanctions
North Korea nuclear talks to move into 4th day

Politics / Government
Edwards Predicts Doom for African-American Males
Democrats snub Republican Iraq pullout timeline - Video
Outsiders aim to frame political debate
Political stardom profitable for Obama
Bush slams Democrats on spending

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration Officials Unveil New U.S. Citizenship Test

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Manhunt for a Suspect
Hate Crime in Law Enforcement?
O.J. Simpson 'If I Did It' Ghostwriter Says He Destroyed Audiotapes of Interview
Mexico Arrests Highest-Profile Female Suspected Drug Trafficker
Girl Sexually Abused in Child Porn Video Found Safe
Authorities Charge Neighbor With Murder After Texas Girl, 6, Found Hanged in Garage
Court Nixes Procreation Ban on Homeless Couple
Ohio Boy Coerced to Confess to Fire, Says Lawyer
Man in Cruise extortion plot found dead
Suspect in missing teen case extradited
Justice Thomas writes autobiography
Shots fired at school; gunman caught

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Guests for the Sunday TV news shows
Edwards criticizes Limbaugh's comments

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
FDA: Don’t Give Kids Cold Meds - Agency recommends products not be used
25 Years Later, Tylenol Tampering Case Unsolved
Microsoft's Excel 2007 Fails Basic Math Test
Boy Loses Heart Beat, Survives After Hit by Pitch
Senator seeks to overhaul food safety system
High-carb diet may help you think faster
Kiefer Sutherland charged with drunk driving - Video
Technology has teenagers and parents talking
Tylenol tampering case unsolved at 25

Mother Nature
Stranded Bear Rescued From California Bridge
Volcano Continues to Spew Lava
Heavy Snowfall Kills Climber, Strands 100 in Himalayas
Tropical Storm Melissa whirls in Atlantic
Hurricane Lorenzo hits Mexico, 3 dead
Tropical storm forms in open Atlantic
Japan's Minamata Disease still lingers

Inappropriate Female Questions From New York High School Guard Leads to Student Protest
Woman Left in CT Scanner for Hours After Clinic Closes
Thief nailed selling a million stolen screws
Push-up bra ads banned as meeting nears
Don't bug them! Cockroaches don't like mornings
RWE to develop new process to cut pollution

Fox News
Musharraf Nomination Spurs Pakistani Lawyer Riots
Pop Tarts: Victoria's Virgin: Supermodel Inspires Celibacy

Reuters: Top News
Pakistan police clash with Musharraf protesters - Video
Engine fire forces jet back to St. Louis airport
New York's Plaza turns 100 with luxury facelift
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Boston
Madonna nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jobs data pivotal for stocks - Video
Oil falls as dealers take profits - Video
Wall Street slips on last day of strong September - Video
Accenture rises on strong revenue
Tame price data adds to dollar's September swoon
The next big battle
No lumber recovery until 2009?
FTSE ends Q3 lower, Tate & Lyle, N. Rock weigh
Reports paint cloudy jobs picture - Video
Hitachi hard drive loss to exceed forecast
Legg Mason's Miller tones down risk
GM trades jobs for concessions in UAW contract
Recession gauges flashing mixed signals
Forecasts lose shine as credit crunch fuels doubt

AP World News
Oprah Winfrey is TV's richest celebrity
Red Sox finally clinch AL East title
Cubs beat Reds to clinch NL Central
UAW wins job security pledges in GM deal
Italian summer shifts to romantic
Phillies win to take NL East lead

CENTCOM: News Releases

Senate confirms next commander
Nominee to be the next USJFCOM commander testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee
President nominates Marine general as new commander
USJFCOM, partners complete Bold Quest 07, begin data analysis
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
New intelligence capability to aid in battlespace preparation for convoys - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Six Shiite militia members captured in joint-effort raid
Iraqi Army, Police take lead in village clearing operation
MND-B unit targeted by small arms fire
Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
Coalition airpower integrates with Coalition ground forces
Five terrorists killed, 19 suspects detained during operations targeting al-Qaeda
Coalition forces target al-Qaeda in Iraq: 1 killed, eight detained

Pace to Leave Legacy of Professionalism
Senate Confirms New Top Defense Officers
Military, Civilian Leaders Urge Treaty Ratification
Gates Likely to Approve Accelerated Plus-up
Gates Discusses NATO's Unfulfilled Commitments

New Rule Aims to Curb Cycle of Debt
Admiral Details Tenets for Maritime Strategy

Iraqi Troops, Police Pressure al Qaeda
Iraqis, 'Dragons,' Destroy al Qaeda Outposts
Troops Capture Suspects, Seize Weapons
Coalition Forces Kill Key al Qaeda Terrorist

New Aircraft Improves Cargo Transport

Pace's Coin Retires As Well
Pace Sends Farewell Message
Special Report: Farewell to the Chairman

Medical Team Heads Home
Berth Project Helps Port
Task Force Guardian Applauds Fallujah Volunteers' Efforts
Playground Ensures Kids' Safety

Exchange Makes Life Better
Recycling Project Creates Jobs
Air Force Leader Visits Qalat
Forces Earn Public’s Trust

Airman Writes About Life
Joint Staff Communications Mainstay Retires After 27 Years
NCO's Artistic Talent Shines
Marines Take Citizenship Oath

Organization Founder Honored
Schoolchildren to Chat With Soldiers in Iraq Via Video Link
Actor Visits Wounded Troops
Troops' Families Enjoy Fun Day
Foundation Helps Families

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Army Col. Ricky Gibbs
Forces Destroy al Qaeda Outposts - Story

Bagram ‘First’ Means New Capability - Story

Soldiers of 45th Medical Company Head Home - Story
New Berth Increases Umm Qasr Port Capacity - Story
Australian Forces Assume Maritime Security Ops - Story
Troops Get Taste of Home with Post Exchange - Story

Soldiers, Iraqis Uncover Weapons in Orchard
Citizens Receive Honors for Volunteer Work
Stryker Soldiers Strike Back Against Insurgents
Soldiers, Local Leaders Create Playground
Iraqis Take over Basrah Railroad Station
Nasiriyah–Shatra Transmission Line Opens
Courthouse Project Reaches Halfway Mark

Airfield Recycling Project Creates Jobs
Air Force Leader Visits Reconstruction Team
New Multi-Ethnic Afghan Police Force Grows

Marines Paint School, Foster Good Will
National Guard Leader Visits Well Drilling Sites


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
- In Krems, Austria, Jews are accused of poisoning the wells.
1364 - The British defeat the French Battle of Auray.
1650 - In Englande, Henry Robinson opens the first marriage bureau.
1785 - The Chaidic sect is excommunicated in Krakow, Poland.
1789 - The First Congress adjourns; the U.S. War Department establishes a regular army.
1829 - London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty; Scotland Yard is formed.
1853 - The emigrant ship Annie Jane sinks off Scotland, drowning 348.
1892 - In Mansfield, PA, the first night football game is played.
1907 - Construction begins on the Washington National Cathedral.
1915 - A hurricane claims 275 lives in the Mississippi Delta.
1918 - Allied forces score a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line.
1936 - For the first time, the radio is used for in a presidential campaign.
1940 - The Booker T. Washington, the first U.S. merchant ship commanded by a Black captain, is launched at Wilmington, DE.
1943 - General Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice.
1944 - Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia.
1951 - S.B. Nicholson discovers the 12th satellite of Jupiter.
1953 - The Milton Berle Show premiers
1954 - Willie Mays makes his famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz's 460' drive.
1969 - Love American Style premiers on ABC-TV.
1973 - Soyuz-12 returns to Earth.
1977 - The Soviet space station Salyut-6 is launched into Earth orbit.
1979 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Ireland.
1983 - For the first time, Congress invokes the War Powers Act.
1986 - The U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff, confined on spy charges.
1988 - The 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery-7, is launched; U.N. peacekeeping forces win the Nobel Peace prize.
1990 - After 83 years, construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.

1511 - Michael Servetus, physician (Christianism Rostituta)
1755 - Robert Lord Clive, founder of the British empire in India
1758 - Horatio Nelson, British naval hero (Trafalgar)
1895 - Joseph Banks, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception)
1901 - Enrico Fermi, physicist (fission), Nobel Prize winner (1938)
1902 - Miguel Alemán, president of Mexico (1946-52)
1925 - John Tower (Sen-TX)
1927 - Paul McCloskey (Sen-CA)
1929 - Bob Newhart, actor/comedian (Bob Newhart Show)
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, singer (Great Balls of Fire, Breathless)
1939 - Larry Linville, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H)
1942 - Madeleine Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety); William Nelson (Rep-FL), astronaut (STS 61C)
1943 - Lech Walesa, leader of the Polish Solidarity movement, Nobel Prize winner (1983)
1948 - Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)
1964 - Julie Peterson, Playboy playmate (Feb., 1987)
1969 - Erika Eleniak, Playboy playmate (Jul., 1989)

- Louis Pasteur
1978 - Pope John Paul I
1987 - Henry Ford II
1988 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family)
1989 - A.A. Busch, Jr., brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cardinals)

Reported Missing in Action
Newberry, Wayne E., USAF (IL); A1H shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Curran, Patrick R., USMC (IL); A6A shot down (bombardier / navigator)

Lono, Luther A., USMC (WA); A6A shot down (pilot)

Bosiljevac, Michael J., USAF (NE); F105G shot down (EWO, w/O'Neil) , KIA, remains returned in 1988

Brett, Robert A., Jr., USAF (OR); F111A shot down (navigator, w/Coltman)

Coltman, William C., USAF (PA); F111A shot down (pilot, w/Brett)

O'Neil, James W., USAF (CA);F105G shot down (pilot, w/Bosiljevac), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

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