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Friday, October 05, 2007

In Today's News - Friday, October 5, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Any Time...Any Place"
-- motto of the 16th Special Operations Wing, USAF

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. Forces, Airstrikes Kill 25 Shiite Militiamen in Iraq
Rice Orders Overhauls of Security for Diplomats in Iraq
Rice puts cameras on Blackwater convoys
U.S. military says kills 37 Iraqi militants
US, Iraqis differ on raid on Shiite town

Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. court imprisons Afghan drug lord for 15 years

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Bush Defends CIA Program, Says U.S. 'Does Not Torture'
Basque radicals call protests after arrests

Troops on Trial
Officials: Army Colonels Switched Places to Fake Paternity Test Results

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad: Move Israel to Europe or Alaska
France, Germany keep EU sanctions pressure on Iran

Politics / Government
Candidates Have Their Say on Obama's Decision Not to Wear Flag Pin
Craig's Choice Not to Quit Poses GOP Dilemma - PHOTOS
Romney swipes at Republican front-runner Guiliani
Romney, Clinton health care plans similar: experts
Clinton may aid Giuliani in race: experts
Bush: Jobs report shows "vibrant" economy
Bill Clinton envisions diplomatic role
Obama vows to boost veterans care
Edwards raps Clinton over Blackwater tie
Giuliani blames spending for '06 losses

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Marion Jones Pleads Guilty - PHOTOS
Pedophile ProsecutorKills Himself in Jail
Michael Devlin to Plead Guilty to Kidnapping 2 Boys
Wedding Crasher
Louisiana Police Kill Gunman Who Killed 2, Wounded 3 in Law Office
Police Release Arrest Video of Woman Who Died at Phoenix Airport
Woman Fled Cops Before Airport Death - VIDEO
California Man Arrested in Death of 16-Year-Old Son
Why They Call It The Highway: Man Charged With Growing Pot Along Interstate 89
'Price Is Right' Employee Sues Bob Barker, Producers
4 Michigan Cops Fired Over On-the-Job Sex With Dispatcher Scandal
Police Arrest Convicted New Hampshire Tax Evaders Barricaded in Home Since January
Idaho Woman Forced to Remove Bra Before Entering Courthouse
Tennessee Barber Kills Self in Front of City Council After Vote
Top court weighs scope of fraud suits
Duke lacrosse players sue Nifong, city

U.N. News
U.N. envoy warns Myanmar - Video
Jim Carrey calls for U.N. sanctions on Myanmar

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
NBC Anchor Charges White House With 'Criminality'
Paparazzi chase William through London

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Topps Meat Co. Shutters Business 6 Days After Recall
Thalidomide helps elderly cancer patients: study
Sony to start selling 40GB PS3 in Europe next week
Scientists: Appendix protects good germs

Mother Nature
Cop uses BB gun to save 'jarhead' skunk

Thieves Steal $44G in Corsets, Erotic Costumes
Georgia Man Says iPod Set His Pants on Fire
Customs find beetles stuffed with cocaine
Uproar over tax break for "big babies"

Other News of Note
Myanmar seeks alleged monk 'ringleaders'

Fox News
Bible Belt Scandal
Grambling Univ. Recommends Sanctions in Noose Case
Pop Tarts: Erotic Eva Exposed: Mendes 'Went for It' With Joaquin Phoenix
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards' War: Fiancee Weighs In

Reuters: Top News
Musharraf set to win vote, victory hangs on court - Video
Congo crash toll over 50, but survivor found - Video
Free us from jail, Pinochet sons and daughters say - Video
Ukraine leader: accord needed for a stable assembly
Airlines could see more green by abandoning cash
Bad driving, littering among top 10 rude behaviors
Blanchett plays Dylan and wonders will fans get it?
Lindsay Lohan checks out of rehab: report
Dow and S&P hit records on solid jobs report
RIM shares hit year high on strong results
Oil edges lower after U.S. jobs data
Dollar falls, unable to shake gloom despite jobs report - Video
Trump casino shares surge on takeover report
RIM's push into retail starts to bite
Jobs data shows economy slowing, not stalling
Merrill and Wamu join lengthening list of warnings
Movie Gallery to file for Chap. 11 protection: report
Sprint needs marketing, turnaround expert as CEO
Ackman buy seen good for Sears regardless of sales
UAW says 3 locals against GM deal so far, 9 for

AP World News
Bonaduce won't be charged for face-plant
Isaac Hanson leaves Dallas hospital
The Boss sued over nixed horse sale
Stocks end higher following jobs report
Guessing over Nobel Prizes in high gear
Officials say drug caused Nigeria polio
Consumer borrowing up sharply in August
Wilson at LA premiere of his new film
Young, Diamondbacks near sweep of Cubs

CENTCOM: News Releases

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
Nominee to be the next USJFCOM commander testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee
President nominates Marine general as new commander

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Forces must develop 'irreversible momentum' in Iraq, general says
Residents join volunteer security program
Basrah cluster pump stations renovation bringing reliable power
Iraqi forces, U.S. Special Forces detain al-Qaeda financier
Four Local Nationals killed, 30 wounded in VBIED explosion in Tal Afar
Ground, helicopters team to kill 3 extremists during raid
4th Iraqi Army Division accomplishes independent assault
MND-B unit hit by bomb blast
IED attack near Bayji

Bush Calls Ramadan Time to Reflect, Unite - Story
New Chairman Re-enlists 31 Soldiers in Baghdad - Story
Gates: U.S. to Strengthen Defense Ties with Chile - Story
Special Report: Gates Visits Latin America
Photo Essay: Gates Visits Chile
Provincial Reconstruction Teams Meet Goals

Citizens Groups Help Tamp Down Insurgency - Story
Troops Kill Insurgents, Capture Suspects
Iraqis Provide Crucial Help in Terrorist Fight
Surge Continues to Help Government Progress

Amputees Find Greater Opportunities to Serve - Story
Army Celebrates Recruiting Success in 2007 - Story
AFRICOM Commander Affirms Commitment
Marine Corps Exceeds Recruiting Goals
Navy Muslim Chaplain to Lead Iftar Prayers
Gates Visits Chile - Photos

Locals Take Stand for Security - Story
Iraqi Firefighters Respond
Troops Discover Caches
Center Becomes Schoolhouse

New Ramps Increase Capacity - Story
Exchange Makes Life Better
Recycling Project Creates Jobs

Refugee Serves New Country - Story
Marine Follows in Uncle’s Steps
Lance Corporal Steps Up
Troop Plays Bard for Comrades

This Week in the Pentagon - PENTAGON CHANNEL LIVE


Grand Ole Opry Sends Largest Care Package - Story
SemperComm Accepts Award Nominations - Story
Group Helps Families Cope

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Air Force Col. Donald Bacon
More Evidence Shows Iran Directly Supports Iraq Insurgents - Story

Troops Kill Insurgents, Catch Four - Story

Residents Stand up for Security - Story
Firefighters Respond to Outpost Fire - Story
Iraqi Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches - Story
Terrorist Center Converted to Schoolhouse - Story
Raid Routs Insurgents from Hadithah Triad - Story

Troops Hone Skills on Clearing Buildings
Center Will Re-connect Baghdad to World
Sailors, Marines Support Ground Troops
Navy Customs Battalion TANGO Deploys
Marine Mechanics Help Keep Comrades Safe
Residents Celebrate New Fresh-water Well
Iraqi Hospital Project Provides Jobs
Soldiers of 45th Medical Company Head Home

New Ramps Increase Bagram Capacity
Two New Ramps Give Airfield More Capacity
Troops Get Taste of Home with Post Exchange
Airfield Recycling Project Creates Jobs

Teamwork Gives Children Space for Learning

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Col. Michael X. Garrett
Coalition Helps Rebuild Iraq - Story

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Air Force Col. Donald Bacon
More Evidence Shows Iran Directly Supports Iraq Insurgents - Story

Troops Kill Insurgents, Catch Four - Story


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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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
1450 - Jews are expelled from Lower Bavaria by the order of Ludwig IX.
1813 - Americans defeat the British at the Battle of the Thames (Canada).
1864 - The Union army almost a third of its troops repelling the Confederates at the Battle of Allatoona; most of Calcutta is destroyed by a cyclone (approximately 60,000 are killed).
1877 - Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez-Perce War
1908 - Bulgaria declares independence from Turkey - Ferdinand I becomes Tsar.
1931 - Herndon & Pangborn make the first nonstop transpacific flight (Japan to Washington).
1945 - "Meet the Press" premieres on radio.
1947 - Harry Truman makes the first Presidential address televised from the White House.
1953 - Earl Warren is sworn in as the 14th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice.
1954 - Hurricane Hazel hits the eastern U.S.
1962 - The Beatles release their first record - "Love Me Do."
1965 - Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups; Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite.
1970 - Quebec seperatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross.
1981 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American.
1983 - Lech Walesa wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1984 - The 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G, Challenger-6) is launched.
1986 - The London Sunday Times reports that Israel is stocking nuclear arms.
1988 - Israel bans Meir Kahane's Kach Party on the grounds of racism.

1830 - Chester Alan Arthur, 21st U.S. President (1881-85)
1864 - Louis Lumière, inventor of the Cinématographe (with his brother, Auguste)
1882 - Robert Hutchings Goddard, rocket pioneer
1887 - Ren‚ Cassin pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
1902 - Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds /owner of the San Diego Padres
1923 - Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
1929 - Richard F. Gordon, Jr., Capt USN / astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12)
1930 - Pavel R. Popovich, cosmonaut (Vostok 4, Soyuz 14)
1951 - Bob Geldof, pop musician (Boomtown Rats, Band Aid)
1958 - Brent W. Jett, Jr., USN Lt. Commander/astronaut
1962 - Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame
1965 - Mario Lemieux Montreal, Pittsburgh Penguin high scorer (#66)
1965 - Penny Baker, Playboy playmate (January, 1984)

1941 - Louis D. Brandeis, first Jewish Supreme Court Justice
1967 - Clifton C. Williams, Jr., astronaut, in T-38 jet crash
1990 - Meir Kahane founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated

Reported Missing in Action
Barrett, Thomas J., USAF (IL); F4C shot down (GIB, w/Hivner), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Hivner, James O., USAF (PA); F4C shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Pogreba, Dean A., USAF (MT); F105D shot down (pilot)

Seeber, Bruce G., USAF (IL); F105D shot down (pilot, wingman to Pogreba), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Andrews, William, USAF (OR); F4C shot down (pilot), remains returned September, 1990 - ID'd December, 1990

Beene, James A., USN (CA); A1H disappeared over water while on reconnaissance mission, KIA, body not recovered

Matheny, David P., USN (CA); F8C shot down (pilot), released February, 1968

Trautman, Konrad W., USAF (PA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
***Also flew F-86 in Korean War***

Lawrence, Gregory P., USAF (AL); HH3E shot down (crew)

Stride, James D., Jr., US Army SF (TX); unit ambushed while on reconaissance patrol, KIA, body not recovered

Wester, Albert D., USAF (TX); HH3E shot down (co-pilot)

Davidson, David A., US Army SF (MD); unit ambushed while on reconnaissance patrol, KIA, body not recovered

Gassman, Fred A., US Army SF (FL); unit ambushed while on reconnaissance patrol, KIA, body not recovered

Alpers, John H., Jr., USAF (CO); F4D shot down (w/Lewis), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Bates, Richard L., USAF (ND); F4E shot down (navigator, w/Latham), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Latham, James D., USAF (KS): F4E shot down (pilot, w/Bates), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Brigadier General - alive as of 1998

Lewis, Keith H., USAF (OH); F4D shot down (pilot, w/Alpers), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

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