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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

In Today's News - Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Quote of the Day
"For what avail the plough or sail,
or land or life, if freedom fail?"

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sunni recruits to police volatile Abu Ghraib
Bush discusses civilian deaths in Iraq
Stryker Soldiers send message to insurgents
Patrol nets insurgent money handlers
Humanitarian mission weakens insurgent hold
Concerned citizens find, report IED

Operation Enduring Freedom
More than 60 Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Man Wanted in Oregon Terror Camp Plot Extradited to U.S.
Lebanon fails to pick president, but tension eases - Video
Al-Qaida taps Europe for new recruits

Other Military News
U.S. Coast Guard Seeks Four Missing Boaters Headed for Bimini Islands

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad: Issue of Iran Nukes 'Closed' - PHOTOS
Ahmadinejad Columbia Visit Insults Military Families
Iran Does More Than Ignore Gays... (Yes, they torture and kill them)
A nuclear Iran could cause war: Sarkozy (Yeah, well considering the fact that that's what Nutjob wants....)
Ahmadinejad questions 9/11, Holocaust
Congress denounces Iranian president

Politics / Government
Troops Converge on Myanmar Monks' Protest
Myanmar junta sets curfew - Video
Bush goes phonetic to prevent gaffes
Bush scolds "brutal regimes"
Duvalier must face justice, Haitian president says
Lawmaker says Rice interfered with Iraq inquiry
2008 candidates load up on cash for final push
House panel debates hip-hop lyrics
Giuliani defends right to bear arms

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
U.S. plans long border wall in Texas

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Boat Rescue Nets Wanted Fugitive
Polygamist Sect Leader Guilty of Rape Charges - PHOTOS - RAW DATA: Criminal Complaint (FindLaw pdf)
Indiana Mother Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 4 Children
Prosecutor Plans 'Host of Indictments' Against Michael Vick
Police Investigating Giant Swastika Carved Into New Jersey Cornfield
No Body Means No Conviction of McCanns, Admits Prosecutor
Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Teen Aide - VIDEO
Alleged Attack Against 13-Year-Old Virginia Boy Caught on Tape
Kung Fu Robbery: 2 Female Ninjas Hit Pa. Gas Station
Pa. Schools Locked Down After Shooting, 1 Student Injured
Lethal Injection Case to Be Heard by Supreme Court
Court to decide photo ID voting law
Kiefer Sutherland arrested for drunk driving
Spector judge gets MySpace threat as jury deliberates

U.N. News
RAW DATA: Schedule of General Assembly Speakers
U.N. chief warns of daunting challenges
Darfur rebel leader says no truce for talks

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
FCC Proposes Fine Against Comcast for 'Fake News' Report
Parents worry about Web but don't stop kids' use
Security firm spots hole in AOL's IM
Group points out O'Reilly race comments
Amazon launches digital music store

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Hardcore Gamers Swamp Stores for 'Halo 3' Release
U.S. health care improves, but costs too much: report
Why are U.S. kids obese? Just look around them
NASA ready to launch Dawn probe to asteroid belt
Migrating birds may "see" Earth's magnetic field
Video game teaches kids about diet - then turns off
ADA gives seal to Wrigley sugar-free gum

Barmaid with a real sense of humor..
What? Did I say something wrong?
Nerds to auction themselves to women
Shopper gets leg up at Carolina auction

Other News of Note
Crew Member Killed on Set of New Batman Film
Little Rock 9 Mark Anniversary of School Integration
Equipment Failure Blamed for U.S. Flight Disruptions

Fox News
Home Sales Drop for Sixth Straight Month, Prices Dip
GM, UAW Resume Negotiations, Strike Continues
NFL Tackles Cheerleader, Player Distractions
Pop Tarts: Binge Eating Disorder to Blame for Britney's Blues?
Jessica and Ashlee Simpson: Why They're Not Britney Spears
Dita Von Teese Stars in Racy New PETA Ad

Reuters: Top News
Court decision hangs over Musharraf re-election bid
Cartier unveils multi-million dollar collection
Deep-voiced men likely to have more children: study
Market inches up on rate cut optimism - Video
Vonage falls 29 pct after patent suit loss
Lowe's warning drags down other home stocks
Anheuser-Busch flat despite brewers' frothy rise
Raymond James bad loan reserve, trading hit results
GM strike a threat to economy
BlogsReuters Shop Talk
MediaFile: Where tech, media meet
FTSE hurt as commodities and Northern Rock drop
Next for Microsoft Xbox: winning casual gamers - Video
Vonage infringed Sprint patents, jury finds
GM strike impact felt across borders, talks resume - Video
U.S. moving "quickly as possible" on Sirius: XM
Judge steps up pace in Oracle-SAP spying case
Majority of hedge funds say '08 U.S. recession likely

AP World News
Leaders pledge restraint on gay bishops
Silverman discusses Spears jokes at VMAs
Existing home sales down
Analysts say GM strike likely short
Pirates name Huntington general manager
Padres, Phillies tied for NL wild card

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM, partners complete Bold Quest 07, begin data analysis
Command profiles modeling and simulation usage at MODSIM World Conference and Expo 2007 President nominates Marine general as new commander

Multi-National Force-Iraq
‘Bandits’ uncover weapons cache in Saklawya
Iraqi forces in operation in Rustamiyah
Soldiers, Iraqi National Police take on insurgents
Three terrorists killed, 2 suspects detained
Iraqis, Coalition troops open refurbished school

President: Nations Must Unite Against Terrorism
Bush, Maliki Discuss Iraq Before UN Meeting
U.S. Forces Stand Ready for Any Contingency
Judge's Authority in Guantanamo Upheld
Iraqi Troops Improve Neighborhood Security
Pentagon Sets Record CFC Contribution Goal

Naturalized Servicemembers Receive Award
Guard Redefines Meaning of 'United States'
Pentagon Channel to Showcase ‘Grill Sergeants’
Keating Reaffirms Commitment to Pacific Region
Troops, Stars Come Out for USO World Gala

Troops Conduct Anti-Insurgent Operations
Troops Kill Five, Capture 15 in Raids
Violence Down; Al Qaeda 'Off Balance' in Iraq

New Playbook Aims to Help Reconstruction
Coalition Forces Seize Score of Insurgents

Farewell to the Chairman - Special Report

Insurgent Hold Weakens
Army Building Courthouse
Transmission Line Opens
Iraqis Take Over Rail Station

Air Force Leader Visits Qalat
Forces Earn Public’s Trust
De-Mining Efforts Continue
Police Force Ranks Grow
Troops Learn Helicopter Support

Soldier Uses Welding Skills
Veterinarian Visits Birthplace
Army Leads to Computer Career
Husband, Wife Serve in Iraq

Foundation Helps Families
Troops' Families Enjoy Fun Day
Nonprofit's Work Gets Four Stars
USO Night Drives Home Support
NCO Shares His View on Service - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mick Bednarek
More Police Key to Securing Iraq - Story

Nations Must Unite Against Terrorism - Story

Iraqis Take over Basrah Railroad Station - Story
Air Force Leader Visits Reconstruction Team - Story
Humanitarian Missions Weakens Insurgent Hold - Story
Nasiriyah–Shatra Transmission Line Opens - Story
Courthouse Project Reaches Halfway Mark - Story

Security Forces Earn Public¹s Trust
Efforts Continue to De-Mine Afghanistan
New Chief Petty Officers Earn Anchors

New Multi-Ethnic Afghan Police Force Grows
Troops Learn to Factor Helicopters into Battle
Airmen Celebrate Six Decades of Air Power

National Guard Leader Visits Well Drilling Sites
New Marine Unit Assumes Security Operations
Air Force Officers Play Soccer with Local Boys

Fallon Visits Southwest Asia, Talks with Airmen

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
1493 - Columbus sails on his second voyage to America.
1513 - Vasco Nuñez de Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
1639 - The first printing press in America becomes operational.
1690 - In Boston, Publick Occurrences, the first U.S. newspaper, publishes its first - and last - edition.
1775 - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen is captured.
1789 - Congress proposes the Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify).
1804 - The 12th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, regulates judicial power.
1861 - The U.S. Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of slaves.
1890 - Congress establishes Yosemite National Park in CA.
1911 - Groundbreaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park.
1919 - President Wilson becomes seriously ill and collapses after a speech.
1926 - Henry Ford introduces the 8 hour, 5-day work week.
1926 - The International slavery convention is signed by 20 states.
1939 - Since the Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, Andorra and Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WWI.
1956 - The first transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation.
1957 - 300 U.S. Army troops guard nine African-American children returning to Central High School in AR; the Soviet 7-year plan (1959-1965) is announced.
1973 - The 3-man crew of Skylab II makes a safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice.
1986 - Antonin Scalia is appointed to the Supreme Court.
1990 - Saddam Hussein warns that the U.S. will repeat its experience in Vietnam; the U.N. Security Council votes 14-1 to impose an air embargo against Iraq.

1644 - Olaus Rímer, first to accurately measure the speed of light
1725 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designer/builder of the first automobile
1766 - Armand-Emmanuel duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
1866 - Thomas Hunt Morgan, biologist, Nobel Prize winner (1933)
1877 - Plutarco El¡as, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
1897 - William Faulkner, author (The Sound and the Fury), Nobel Prize winner (1949)
1931 - Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)
1934 - John S. Bull, astronaut
1951 - Mark Hamill, actor (Star Wars)
1952 - Christopher Reeve, actor (Superman)
1967 - Lezlie Lund, Miss ND-America (1991)
1968 - Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands
1970 - Kerri Kendall, Playboy playmate (Sep, 1990)

- S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
1960 - Emily Post, etiquette expert
1975 - Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark)
1988 - Billy Carter, President Carter's brother

Reported Missing in Action
Cheney, Joseph C., Civilian; reportedly killed in Air America C46 shoot-down, not on official DIA list

Burgess, Richard G., USMC (WA); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Bossman, Peter R., USN (NY); UH34D shot down (Navy Corpsman), KIA, body not recovered

Cushman, Peter R., USAF (ND); F105D shot down (pilot)

Ducat, Phillip A., USMC (IN); UH34D shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Reiter, Dean W., USMC (MO); UH34D shot down (co-pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Chan, Peter, USN (CA); fell overboard and drowned, KIA, body not recovered

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