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Friday, October 19, 2007

In Today's News - Friday, October 19, 2007

Quote of the Day
"When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes."

-- Joseph Campbell

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Turkish PM urges Iraq to shut Kurdish rebel camps - Video
Saddam jailer gets 2-year sentence in court martial
Iraq Kurdish leader vows to fight strike
Paratroopers capture six from IED cell
Iraqi doctors take lead, provide care
The first steps of a new al Hillah Community Watch Organization

Operation Enduring Freedom
More Trainers Slated for Security Forces - Video
Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill 12

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Al Qaeda-Linked Warlord Eyed in Bhutto Blast - VIDEO - PHOTO ESSAY: (WARNING: Graphic) - PICS: MOURNING
Texan gets 40 years for abortion bombing attempt
Pakistan's Bhutto vows no surrender to militants - Video

Troops on Trial
Two Marines face Haditha courts-martial

Fallen Heroes
Task Force Lightning Soldier dies of illness

Other Military News
Wild Blue Blunder - USAF: nuke missile flight 'unacceptable mistake'
U.S. Kids in Italy Custody While USAF Mom on Duty

Religion of Peace??
FOX To Air Controversial Documentary on Islam
U.S. Commission Wants Saudi-Funded School Closed Until Textbooks Can Be Reviewed
Boy Scouts' Rent Skyrockets in Philadelphia to $200K Over Gay Ban

Worldwide Wackos
Israel "mole" took photos of Syrian target: report
UN nuclear agency examines Syria images

Homegrown Moonbats
Tom Cruise Punts on Redskins

Politics / Government
Obama: Fire Voting Rights Chief - Dem angry over elderly minorities remark
Clinton Says Universal Heath Care Plan Will Not Cover Illegal Immigrants
What Would You Ask the GOP Presidential Candidates? - GOP Presidential Candidates Woo 'Values Voters'
Martinez Quits Top GOP Post, Will Focus on Re-Election
Sam Brownback Bows out of Presidential Race
Republican hopefuls court "religious right"
Romney says he criticizes rivals equally
White House may be told to save e-mails

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Magician Target of Rape Claim - VIDEO
FBI Raids Magician David Copperfield's Las Vegas Warehouse
FOX FACTS: David Copperfield
Police: Florida Man Jailed for Stealing Thousands of Gallons of Gasoline
Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 'Curious George' Collaborator
Britney Spears Punished by Judge, Fans
Couple Nab Burglar, Make Him Clean at Gunpoint - VIDEO(Good for them!)
Thai Police Arrest Pedophile Suspect - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Police Hunt Man Seen Putting Pet Store Dog in Pants
Sex Fugitive Back in U.S., Accused in Daughter's Rape
T.I. pleads not guilty to weapons charges
Tanker stolen from depot found

Adventures in Political Correctness
ACLU Upset Over Jewish Symbol in Florida Statehouse

U.N. News
Myanmar prisoners rising before crackdown: U.N. expert
Bush expands sanctions against Myanmar rulers - Video

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
FOXBusiness: Comcast Blocks Some Internet Traffic

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Feds: Kids Under 6 Should Avoid Cold Meds - VIDEO
FDA to consider limits, labeling for salt
Less junk food seen in U.S. schools, CDC finds
Space shuttle crew arrives in Florida for liftoff
Microsoft plans smaller deals
Microsoft offers Latin market a Zune of their own
U.S. health experts seek to calm schools over superbug
Tlingit tribes to get ancient remains
German team wins solar home competition

Mother Nature
Storms, Tornadoes Rip Through Southeast, Plains, Killing 6
Autistic Hiker Missing in W.Va. Four Days Found Alive
Autistic hiker released from hospital

Man Breaks U.S. Record for Most T-Shirts Worn
The wedding's off -- see you in court! - Video
Pentagon's record contract: a recording error - Video

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Stocks Fall Over 360 Points
Pop Tarts: Playboy Wants Britney ... If She Gets Help
New Jersey Explosion Flattens Homes, Kills 1

Reuters: Top News
Pinochet family police mugshots leaked to media
Brazil offensive on crime stirs rights concerns
Plane hits building near Vancouver airport
Wal-Mart tries to stop early Black Friday ad posts
Top 10 creepy Halloween destinations
China's Great Wall gets first major fashion show
Oil falls after striking record $90 a barrel - Video
Dollar index drops to fresh low after DJ report
REIT DuPont Fabros Technology up in market debut
Schlumberger profit up but shares tumble
3M shares fall on investor worries
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Partnering with Pfizer
Harley CEO uses "recession" word
Caterpillar earnings rise, but miss analysts' estimates
Wachovia profit falls on write-downs
Tech outlook mixed after first round of results
Pimco, Fidelity to join SIV rescue fund: Draghi
World economy sound but China must move on yuan-G7 - Video

AP World News
Vt. woman wants horse as service animal
Ellen DeGeneres' pooch gets new home
Living paycheck to paycheck gets harder
Torre says he'll 'just leave memories'
Royals hire Hillman as manager
Spears apparently runs over man's foot
Longoria has no plans yet for children
Beckett keeps Boston alive with 7-1 win
Petro Zillia closes LA Fashion Week

CENTCOM: News Releases

Command moves forward with Joint Urban Fires Prototype - podcast
USJFCOM commander meets the press
Joint Knowledge Online now available to wider audience - podcast
More about Joint Knowledge Online
Unified Endeavor 08-1 prepares soldiers for Afghanistan deployment
Senate confirms next commander

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Joint humanitarian, medical operation meets residents’ needs
Explosives cache discovered in East Baghdad (Baghdad)
MND-B Soldiers capture alleged extremist cell leader (Taji)
Court-Martial results – Lt. Col William H. Steele (Baghdad)
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda seeking refuge: 11 killed, two detained (Baghdad)

More MRAPs on the Way - Video
Guard Units Alerted to Deploy
Air Force Relieves Commanders Over Nuclear Weapons Incident
New Resolution Concerns Gates
Gates Aims to Resolve Disconnect
AFRICOM Won’t Change DoD Policy

Air Cav Crews See Higher-Tech Attacks
Forces Kill Five Terrorists, Detain Two
Team to Help Cut Non-Combat Deaths
Coalition Forces Capture 15 Insurgents

Road Network Holds Key to Eastern Security

Engineers Work to Improve Electrical Grid
Paratroopers Sign Up for Another Tour

Forces Disrupt Major Insurgent Network
Milestone Has Special Meaning for Airmen

Changes Eyed for Guard, Reserve GI Bill
Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Crowe Dies
Predictable Deployments, Future Fleets Crucial
Department Consolidates Domestic Abuse Policies
Doonesbury Creator, Bloggers Compile Book

Sailor Swaps ‘Sea Legs’

Liberian Serves Army
Retiree Trains for Run
Doctor Paints Mural

Group Fills Requests
Volunteers Play Santa

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Navy Adm. Gary Roughead
Predictable Deployments, Future Fleets Crucial to Navy Chief - Story

Forces Capture 15 Insurgents in Iraq - Story

Iraqi Senior Citizen Stops Suicide Bomber - Story
Army Paratroopers Sign Up for Another Tour - Story
Airmen Deliver Ammunition to Ground Troops - Story
Air Force C-17 Crews Make Record Airdrop - Story
Bagram Gets Flu-Season Ready - Story

Iraqi Police Officers Receive Training
Major League Baseball Pitchers Visit Heroes
Baghdad Raid Nets Rocket Attack Suspect
Iraqi Boy Gets Successful Surgery
Iraqi Soldiers Learn Basic Humvee Maintenance

Soldiers Train with Raven UAVs
Bagram Gets Flu-Season Ready
Mentor Team Helps Train Afghan Police Officers
RED HORSE Team Beats Construction Odds


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

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
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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
1298 - In Heilbron, Germany, 140 Jews are murdered during the Rindfleish Persecutions.
1765 - The Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, writes its Declaration of Rights and Grievances.
1781 - At 2:00 p.m., Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, ending the Revolutionary War.
1812 -Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow.
1818 - The U.S. and the Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty.
1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first American woman to receive a medical degree.
1853 - The first flour mill in Hawaii begins operations.
1859 - Wilhelm Tempel discovers a diffuse nebula around the Pleid star Merope.
1864 - Approximately 25 Confederates make a surprise attack on St. Albans, VT; Union troops beat back Confederate attackers at the Battle of Cedar Creek, in VA.
1870 - The first four Blacks are elected to the House of Representatives.
1872 - The world's largest gold nugget (215 kg) is found in New South Wales.
1888 - Moshav Gederah is attacked by the Arabs.
1901 - Santos-Dumont proves the maneuverability of the airship by circling the Eiffel Tower.
1912 - Tripoli (Libya) passes from Turkish to Italian control.
1919 - For the first time, the Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to a woman.
1933 - The Berlin Olympic Committee votes to introduce basketball in 1936.
1944 - U.S. forces land in the Philipines.
1950 - U.N. forces enter Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.
1951 - President Harry S. Truman formally ends the state of war with Germany.
1953 - The first transcontinental nonstop scheduled jet service takes place.
1960 - France grants independence to Mauritania; Martin Luther King, Jr., is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in; the U.S. imposes an embargo on exports to Cuba.
1967 - Mariner-5 makes a fly-by of Venus.
1970 - John Linley Frazier, the "Killer Prophet," murders the Ohta family, and declares that WWIII has begun.
1977 - The Supersonic Concorde jet makes its first landing in NYC.
1983 - The Space Shuttle Columbia moves to the Orbiter Processing Facility.
1986 - The U.S.S.R. expels five U.S. diplomats.
1987 - On "Black Monday," the Dow Jones is down 508.32 - four times the previous record; U.S. warships destroy two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.
1988 - Three Americans win the Nobel Prize in physics; Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members; a car bomb kills 7 Israelis and wounds 11 near the Lebanon border; the U.S. Senate passes a bill curbing ads during children's TV shows.

1862 - Auguste Lumiére, co-maker of the first movie (Workers Leaving Lumiére Factory)
1863 - John Huston, NY Times editor (1937-38))
1868 - Bertha Landes, first female mayor of a major U.S. city (Seattle)
1876 - Mordecai (3 finger) Brown hall of fame pitcher
1899 - Miguel Asturias, poet/novelist/diplomat, Nobel Prize winner (1967)
1901 - Arleigh A. Burke, U.S. Admiral (WW II)
1910 - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian physicist (Nobel 1983)
1922 - Jack Anderson, newspaper columnist (Washington Post)
1945 - John Lithgow, actor (Harry & the Hendersons, Third Rock from the Sun)
1966 - Anna Clark, Playboy playmate (April 1987)
1967 - Amy Carter, daughter of President Carter / peace activist

1983 - Maurice Bishop, prime minister of Grenada, and others, murdered in coup

Reported Missing in Action
Worchester, John B., USN (MI); A4C disappeared while on bombing mission

Burke, Michael J., USMC (IL)

Lewandowski, Leonard J., Jr., USMC (IL)

Mishuk, Richard E., USMC (MN)

Wilson, Peter J., US Army SF (NY); disappeared while on reconnaissance patrol

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