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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

In Today's News - Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quote of the Day
"There is no possible negotiation with these killers.
Our aim is to win over terrorism.
Only by being firm we can stop terrorism.
We must be firm fighting the terrorists
and opposing the final aims they want to achieve."

-- Jose Maria Aznar

News of Note
Operation Iraq Freedom
YouTube Video Captures Landmine Blast Yards Away From GI Patrol (Whoa...)
Wave of violence kills 50 in Iraq
828 Iraqi Police recruits graduate training
Putting Iraqis out front: U.S. Soldiers aid Iraqi Police with missions

Operation Enduring Freedom
Clashes and airstrikes kill 165 Taliban
Bush touts progress in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Pentagon chief seeking plan to close Guantanamo
Israel kills 9 in Gaza, warns of big sweep

Troops on Trial
Investigators to Probe Private Security Contractors in Iraq

Supporting Our Heroes...or not
Marines Barred From Filming Commercial on Streets of San Francisco

Other Military News
Gates Wants $190B to Fight Iraq, Afghan Wars
Navy to Modify Swastika-Shaped Barracks Complex (Oops...)
Pace Causes Stir at Hearing Over Homosexual Remarks

Worldwide Wackos
Iran's State-Run Terrorists?
Wife of Kidnapped Israeli Soldier Confronts Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad lauded in Iran for "Lion's Den" visit - Video

Politics / Government
'Shocked' Over Photo - Maybe It Was Something She Ate? (Chelsea Clinton photo fiasco)
Judge Won't Rule on Sen. Craig's Case Till Next Week
Leaders, stars tackle global woes at Clinton summit
Mugabe slams Bush "hypocrisy" on human rights
Irish PM defeats no-confidence vote over finances
Top 2008 Republicans criticized for skipping debate
US Video shows hacker hit on power grid
2 Patriot Act Provisions ruled unlawful
Democrats to debate Iraq, health care

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Border war over immigration comes to Midwest

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Judge Declares Mistrialin Spector Murder Trial
Vick Going to Pot
Ex-Husband in Jeffs Trial Facing Rape Charges
Report: Moroccan Photo Is Not Madeleine McCann
Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Teen Aide
Inmate says he lied in B.I.G. killing

Adventures in Political Correctness
Engineers seek 'Health Index' for spans

U.N. News
Iraqi PM Gives Warning - List of Today's Speakers
West seeks U.N. sanctions on Myanmar

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Bill O'Reilly says he's being smeared

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Mixing Tylenol with Caffeine May Up Risk to Liver
Topps Meat Company Recalls Frozen Hamburgers After Six Illnesses Due to E. Coli Bacteria
Maternal weight tied to child's body composition
Food safety system in crisis: House
Quantum communication: atoms talk long distance
Gaia guru urges ocean pipes to fix Earth's climate
Microsoft offers to replace damaged "Halo 3" discs - Video
Microsoft "Halo 3" 1st-day sales hit $170 million - Video
Technology gives world rare view of Myanmar's rage
Skin cancer drug said to show promise

Man Discovers Severed Leg in Smoker Bought at North Carolina Auction
Handcuffed kids steal U.S. border agent car
China bans "sexual sounds" on airwaves
Guinness -- weird, wonderful and wacky abound
'Cavemen' sitcom evolves for ABC debut
Parents say lab technician bit their son
6 Ark. nuns excommunicated for heresy

Other News of Note
Michigan School Evacuated After Students Pass Out
Reports: Police Kill Burmese Monks - PHOTOS - VIDEO
NFL Blows Whistle on Sideline Passes, Orders Home Cheerleaders to Keep Away From Visiting Players
Bonds' Home Run Ball Sent to Hall of Fame With Asterisk
Elton John Confirms Ownership of Nude Girls Gallery Photo Seized by Police

Fox News
MLB Umpire Suspended Over Fight With Player
Nike Unveils N7 Air Native Shoe Designed for Native Americans
Pop Tarts: Mark Cuban Wants Donald Trump to Know He's an 'Idiot'

Reuters: Top News
GM and UAW settle strike - Video
Bear Stearns soars on report of Buffett, bank stake
Canadians to select the next Maria von Trapp
Rolling Stones get Guinness satisfaction
Casey Affleck may outshine brother Ben
Dollar rebounds from record low vs euro - Video
Bear Stearns rises on stake sale report
Pier 1's shares climb after analyst recommendation
Barrick bullish on price
Timberland to close shops as sales dip
Oil prices seen surging next year
Plotlines: The best way to ride the commodities boom?
BlogsReuters Shop Talk
DealZone: Behind the deals
MediaFile: Keep an eye on Murdoch
FTSE up as banks support; Northern Rock leads
GM deal helps economy avoid another blow - Video
Sallie Mae $25 billion takeover on verge of collapse
Bank of America to cut 4,000 jobs post-LaSalle buy
Nasdaq/Dubai near control of OMX after bid
Bed Bath & Beyond 2nd-quarter profit up slightly

AP World News
Milwaukee group wants to bronze The Fonz
Jennifer Lopez goes back to the block
Proposed deal reached for Mich. tribes

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
Hiring more Iraqi Police Officers key to securing country
Soldiers find weapon caches, detain terrorists
Suicide VBIEDs in Northern Iraq, fail to shake Iraqi will
Coalition airpower supports ground forces
Extremist militants responsible for IED strike killed
MND-B unit targeted by small arms fire attack
Iraqi Army, U.S. Special Forces destroy weapons cache in Diwaniyah; detain al-Qaeda terrorists

Bush to Ask for $42 Billion for War Operations
War Budget Request Reflects Recommendations - Video
Leaders Urge Congressional Support to Meet Demands
President: Nations Must Unite Against Terrorism

Iraqis Look to Own Troops, Police for Security
New Bases, Barracks, Buildings Foster Prosperity
Iraqi Forces Show Effectiveness in Operations
Coalition Forces Detain 8 in Iraq Operations

Diplomacy as Critical in Pacific as Middle East
Plan Calls for Changes to Mental Health Care
U.S. Navy to Unveil New Maritime Strategy
Admiral Describes Evolving U.S.-Asia Relations

Taliban Fighters Killed During Afghanistan Battles

Farewell to the Chairman - Special Report

New Iraqi Brigade Stands Up
Insurgent Hold Weakens
Army Builds Basrah Courthouse
Transmission Line Opens
Iraqis Take Over Rail Station

Recycling Project Creates Jobs
Air Force Leader Visits Qalat
Forces Earn Public’s Trust
De-Mining Efforts Continue

Marines Take Citizenship Oath
Soldier Uses Welding Skills
Veterinarian Visits Birthplace
Army Leads to Computer Career

Actor Visits Wounded Troops
Foundation Helps Families
Troops' Families Enjoy Fun Day
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Navy Capt. Joe Hedges
Bases, Barracks Foster Prosperity - Story

Iraqi Forces Show Effectiveness - Story

Sunni, Shiites Make Up New Iraqi Brigade - Story
Marines Paint School, Foster Good Will - Story
Airfield Recycling Project Creates Jobs - Story
Iraqis Take over Basrah Railroad Station - Story

Nasiriyah–Shatra Transmission Line Opens
Courthouse Project Reaches Halfway Mark
Security Forces Earn Public¹s Trust
Efforts Continue to De-Mine Afghanistan
New Chief Petty Officers Earn Anchors

Air Force Leader Visits Reconstruction Team
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

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
1687 - The Parthenon is destroyed in a war between the Turks and the Venetians.
1777 - British troops occupy Philadelphia.
1789 - Thomas Jefferson is appointed as the first U.S. Secretary of State; John Jay becomes the first Chief Justice; Samuel Osgood becomes the first Postmaser; Edmund J. Randolph becomes the first Attorney General.
1890 - The U.S. stops minting the one- and three-dollar gold coins and the three cent piece.
1914 - The Federal Trade Commission is formed to regulate interstate commerce.
1918 - The Meuse-Argonne offensive against Germany begins.
1934 - The British luxury liner Queen Mary is launched.
1950 - Because of a forest fire in British Columbia, a blue moon appears in England; U.N. troops in Korean War recapture Seoul.
1954 - A typhoon strikes Kakodate Bay, Japan, killing over 1,600.
1960 - Nixon and Kennedy have the first of 4 TV debates; Fidel Castro gives the longest speech in U.N. history (4 hrs, 29 min).
1962 - "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiers on CBS-TV; the Yemen Arab Republic is proclaimed.
1972 - The American Museum of Immigration is dedicated.
1980 - The Cuban government closes Mariel Harbor, ending the "freedom flotilla"; Soyuz-38 returns to Earth.
1983 - Cosmonauts Titov and Strekalov are saved from their exploding Soyuz spacecraft.
1984 - President Reagan vetoes sanctions against South Africa.
1986 - Antonin Scalia becomes a U.S. Supreme Court Justice; William Rehnquist becomes Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1988 - NYC's Rockefeller Center is declared a national landmark; the U.S. space shuttle STS-26 is launched.
1990 - The Motion Picture Assn of America creates a new NC-17 rating.

- John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed, frontier nurseryman
1888 - T.S. Eliot, poet/dramatist/critic, Nobel Prize winner (1948)
1889 - Martin Heidegger, German Existentialist (Being & Time)
1897 - Pope Paul VI, 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78)
1898 - George Gershwin, composer (Rhapsody in Blue)
1914 - Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul
1932 - Clifton C. Williams, Jr., Major USMC/astronaut
1948 - Vladimir Remek, first Czechoslovakian space traveler (Soyuz-28)

1820 - Daniel Boone, frontiersman

Reported Missing in Action
Ballard, Arthur T., USAF (SC); F105D shot down (pilot), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 2000

Mosburg, Henry L., US Army (OK); UH1B shot down (pilot w/Phillips); KIA, body not recovered

Phillips, Marvin F., US Army (TN); UH1B shot down (gunner, w/Mosburg); KIA, body not recovered

Geist, Stephen J., US Army SF (MD); O1D shot down (observer, w/Huddleston)

Huddleston, Lynn R., US Army (TX); O1D shot down (pilot, w/Geist)

Moe, Harold John, USMC (Wi); F4B shot down (pilot)

Olson, Barry A., US Army (MN); riding on top when M113 hit by anti-tank round

Walsh, James P., USMC (CT); A4E shot down, released by PRG (from Cambodia) February, 1973, alive as of 1999

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