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Sunday, October 14, 2007

In Today's News - Sunday, October 14, 2007

Quote of the Day
"From the time I was twelve years old
until I retired last year at the age of fifty-seven,
the Army was my life.
I loved commanding soldiers and being around people
who had made a serious commitment to serve their country."

-- General Norman Schwarzkopf,
Commander of U.S. / Allied forces in Desert Storm

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Shiite leader backs Iraqi regional plan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Sri Lanka says military kills 11 Tamil Tiger rebels
Detentions to be top topic for Mukasey

Troops on Trial
Blackwater chief: FBI probe 'welcome'

Worldwide Wackos
Report: Israel DestroyedSyrian Nuclear Plant
Strike echoes 1981 Iraq nuke reactor raid
Japan says secret talks with N.Korea necessary

Politics / Government
Putin Power Grab Worries Rice - U.S. worried Russia abandoning democracy
Werner von Trapp of 'Sound of Music' Fame Dead at 91
Mexican Opposition Protesters Tear Down Statue of Former President Vincente Fox
Pakistan political crisis to resume after Eid break
Australian PM Howard sets election
China's Hu looks to unity in recruiting successors
Clinton has 21-point lead in New Hampshire poll
Rice in new Mideast visit to prepare for conference
Rice lowers Mideast talks' expectations
Embattled Sen. Craig honored in Idaho

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Dog Perforated in Drunken Rage
Fugitive Child Rape Suspect Nabbed in Mexico
Faith-Based Prisons Multiply Across U.S.
Virginia Tech Massacre Lawsuits Likely - VIDEO
U.S. agents arrest T.I. on gun charge
Federal review looms in boot camp death

Adventures in Political Correctness
Detroit DJ Raises Furor Over 'Light-Skinned Black Women' Party

U.N. News
Myanmar restores Internet, but arrests continue
Myanmar refugees strain aid groups
UN envoy to Myanmar seeks help from Asia

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Anglican Leader Slams Popular Atheist Writers
Press group cites Venezuelan 'pressure'

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Schools Report Spike in Dangerous Staph Infections
U.S. maternal death rate higher than Europe's: report

Mother Nature
Wild Elephant Stampede Destroys Indian Village
Seeking to save shelter dogs from death
Plane-led cranes begin new migration

News from My Neck of the Woods
New York Parents Fined for Daughter's Chalk Drawings on Stoop

Hungry Burglar Robs Residence of Tasty Stash
Drunken priest punches cop, jailed
59-year-old linebacker returns to field

Other News of Note
Fiery California pileup kills at least 3

Fox News
Gold Mine Collapse Kills 21 in Colombia
Indians Trump Boston, 13-6, to Even ALCS 1-1
Santana’s Ex -Guru Dies In Secrecy
Vatican Suspends Monsignor For Admitting Gay Sex on Television
Mel Gibson Tops List of Hollywood's 'Most Powerful Christians'

Reuters: Top News
Six foreign tourists drown in Thai cave, one survives
Banks to set up $80 bln fund to limit credit crunch
Thais gather at hospital treating King Bhumibol
Oil hits record $84 on supply concerns
Citigroup turmoil turns spotlight on Rubin
Biogen puts itself up for sale
GM shares surge on savings view
GE CFO not losing sleep over slowdown
BEA rejects $6.7 billion Oracle offer
Kohn says Fed policy must be "nimble"
Solid sales ease recession jitters
Wellink says ABN break-up should not be delayed: report
CEO option grants seen harmful
Business Books Author plots cure to America's oil addiction

AP World News
Report ranks jobs by rates of depression
Jailed T.I., West, Common win 2 awards
Nixon nails old mates, Indians tie ALCS
Kentucky stuns top-ranked LSU in 3 OTs
Gordon widens lead with win at Charlotte
AIM leader Vernon Bellecourt dies at 75
European cities tackling climate change

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
Coalition forces clear former insurgent stronghold
Citizen volunteers vastly improve security in Iraq’s Diyala Province
Marines team with Iraqi Security Forces
Diamond heroes visit battlefield heroes
UPDATE: Coalition forces positively identify terrorist killed in recent operation (Mosul)
Soldiers capture kidnapper, free hostage (Adhamiyah)
Concerned Citizens discover improvised explosive device (Arab Jabour)
Scouts assist in propane distribution (Arab Jabour)

U.S. Ready to Work with Russia - Photos
Russian Officers Query Gates
Gates Reflects on Past History
Leaders Agree to Meet Again
Missile Defense Tops Agenda
Gates Arrives in Moscow
Photos: Gates Visits Moscow
Photos: Gates Visits London

Forces Work to Halt Cycle of Violence
Local Citizens Vastly Improve Security
Air Strike Claims Terrorists, Civilians
General Notes Progress in Iraqi Air Force

Reservist Receives Silver Star for Valor
Troops Seize Weapons, Thwart Insurgents

Soldiers Learn Basic Humvee Maintenance
New Iraqi Air Force Continues to Grow
Stryker Cavalry Sweeps Baghdad for Bombs
U.S. Airmen Help Secure Baghdad Streets
Welders Develop Up-Armored Truck for Iraqis

Reaper Aids Commanders on Battlefield - Video

Guard Works to Bring Back Soldiers
Crash Victims Buried Together in Arlington
Roughead Becomes Chief of Naval Ops
Plan to Help Balance Active Army, Guard

Medic Saves Lives

Officer Makes Big Splash

Troops to Get Thank Yous
Group to Send Goodies
'Neighbors' Affect Troops

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Col. John RisCassi
Soldiers Sweep Baghdad for Bombs - Story

Missile Defense Tops Agenda - Story

More Than 70 Graduate From Air Force School - Story
Iraqi Soldiers Learn Basic Humvee Maintenance - Story
Reapers Aid Commanders in Afghanistan - Story
Welders Develop Up-Armored Iraqi Police Truck - Story

Airmen Help Secure Law and Order in Baghdad
Soldiers Continue Fight Against Insurgents
Cluster Pump Stations to Boost Oil Production
Marines, Iraqis Work to Disrupt Enemy Activity
Program Molds Elite Iraqi Warfighters
Hospital Renovation Nears Completion

Mentor Team Helps Train Afghan Police Officers
RED HORSE Team Beats Construction Odds

Maintenance Workers Keep Aircraft Flying

DefendAmerica Week in Review
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

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
1066 - At the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror wins England.
1586 - Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth.
1774 - The First Continental Congress is the first to declare colonial rights.
1806 - The French beat the Prussians at the Battle of Auerstadt.
1834 - Henry Blair becomes the first African-American to be granted a U.S. patent, for a corn planter.
1843 - The British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy.
1862 - Baseball player James Creighton ruptures his bladder hitting a HR (he dies 10/18).
1867 - In Japan, the 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns.
1884 - George Eastman patents his paper-strip photographic film.
1912 - Teddy Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee.
1920 - The Soviet Union cedes part of Petsamo province to Finland.
1922 - In NYC, the Pennsylvania exchange receives the first automated telephones.
1933 - Nazi Germany announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations.
1944 - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel commits suicide, rather than face trial for his part in an attempt to overthrow Hitler.
1947 - Pilot Chuck Yeager makes the first supersonic flight (Mach 1.015), in a Bell XS-1.
1949 - 14 U.S. Communist Party leaders are convicted of sedition.
1950 - Reverend Sun Young Moon is liberated from Hung Nam prison.
1953 - Dwight D. Eisenhower promises to fire (as a Communist) any federal worker taking the 5th Amendment.
1958 - The Malagasy Republic becomes an autonomous republic in the French Community.
1960 - JFK first suggests the Peace Corps.
1964 - Martin Luther King, Jr., wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1965 - Joe Engle reaches 80 km in the X-15.
1968 - Apollo-7 is the subject of the first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft; in the Bahamas, Americans Gruener and Watson set a scuba depth record of 133 meters.
1975 - President Ford escapes injury when his limousine is broadsided.
1976 - Soyuz-23 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut-6, but returns without docking.
1980 - Presidential nominee Ronald Reagan promises to name a woman to the Supreme Court.
1983 - In Beirut, U.S. Marine peacekeeper Sgt. Allen Soifert is killed by a sniper.
1985 - On Monday Night football, the Jets retire Joe Namath's #12 before beating Miami 23-7.
1986 - Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins the Nobel Peace Prize; the IOC decides to stagger the Winter and Summer Olympic schedule.

1633 - King James II of England (1685-88)
1644 - William Penn, English Quaker, founder of PA
1712 - George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)
1857 - Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer (built one of the first American autos)
1882 - Eamon DeValera, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)
1890 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961)
1894 - e. e. cummings, poet
1896 - Lillian Gish, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation)
1916 - C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General (1981-89)
1938 - John Dean III, former White House counsel, Watergate figure
1939 - Ralph Lauren, fashion designer
---- - Grover, muppet (Sesame Street)

- Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshall (WWII-Africa), suicide
1959 - Errol Flynn, actor
1977 - Bing Crosby, singer, of a heart attack in Madrid, Spain
1990 - Leonard Bernstein, composer (West Side Story)

Reported Missing in Action
Thomas, Darwin Joel, USN (CA); A1H shot down; KIA, body not recovered

Conoway, Gary Lee, USN (IL); remains returned August, 1984

Vaughan, Robert Reddington, USN (CA); RA3B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Dellenbaugh, Cornelia, Civilian; released from Saigon January, 1978

Dickerman, Leeland, Civilian; released from Saigon January, 1978

Affel, Charles, Civilian; released January, 1978

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