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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

In Today's News - Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Those who suggest that pulling out of Iraq
will remove the incentive for radicals
to join the jihad are mistaken."

-- Oliver North

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Violence in Iraq kills 56 - Video
US warns Turkey to stay out of Iraq
Guards fire on car in Iraq, kill 2 women
Soldiers continue building relationships in Taji
Quick reaction helps pilots thwart attack
300 sheikhs gather to plan security transition
Soldiers, Iraqis reopen boys’ school

Operation Enduring Freedom
Pakistani jets pound militant stronghold

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
White House Denies It Was Source of Bin Laden Video Leak
Spy Flies All the Buzz at Washington, N.Y. Political Events
High Court Skips Case of Man Claiming CIA Torture
Judge Stops Transfer of Guantanamo Prisoner to Tunis
Democrats propose safeguards in Bush's spy program
White House: Al Qaeda trying to boost efforts in U.S.
Panel wants tighter radiation security

Politics / Government
Republican ContendersSpar on Economy
Five Democrats Withdraw From Michigan Primary
Michelle Obama Involved in Car Accident
As Obama Talks Religion, Questions Surround His Controversial Pastor
Electronic Chip Finds Politician Cheated in Marathon
Atlantic City Mayor Turns Up After Stay at Clinic
Thompson debuts in Republican economic debate
Schwarzenegger offers health care bill for uninsured
White House threatens to veto housing bill
Clinton sole top Democrat in Michigan primary race
Republican hopefuls talk tough on Iran
Bush pushes Congress on 'No Child' law
Romney, Giuliani spar on taxes, spending
Clinton urges 401(k)s, matching funds

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
'I Drowned My Grandson' - Woman tells cops to arrest her in 911 call
Michael Devlin Sentenced to Three Life Terms in Hornbeck Kidnapping
Reports: Russian Accused of Killing 49 Describes First Murder 'Like First Love ... Unforgettable' Delaware Teen Accused of Raping Girl, 2
Suspect Nabbed in Death of Texas Coed
Boyfriend Held on Murder Charges After Teen Sisters Die
Kaine to Name Chesapeake Judge for Supreme Court Spot
Authorities Search for Missing Toddler in Lake Powell, Utah
Kiefer Sutherland plea deal calls for jail time
OC bishop faces contempt of court
Utah police say man may regret remarks
Vick must repay $20 million from bonus
Wis. AG: Deputy shot himself 3 times
More legal battles loom over pollution

Adventures in Political Correctness / Intolerance on Parade
'Derogatory, Insensitive, In Such Bad Taste'
Noose Found on Black University Professor's Door

U.N. News
At least 45 killed in army attack on Darfur town
Time to prepare for transition in Myanmar: U.S. envoy
Lebanon's Hariri urges strong UN words on killings
Activists call for arms trade treaty at U.N.

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Study: Google gets bulk of world search

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Possible Salmonella Contamination in Pot Pies
Low-fat diet cuts ovarian cancer risk: study
Widespread weight loss may reap health benefits
NASA probe discovers lightning at Jupiter's poles
Malaysia's first astronaut relishes "giant leap"
BitTorrent moves from piracy to video streaming
Pill helps alcoholics taper off drinking

Mother Nature
4-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling Into Grand Canyon
No tsunami warning after quake near Indonesia's Sumatra

News from My Neck of the Woods
Too Butch for the Bouncer?
Married Gay Couple Seeks Right to Divorce in Rhode Island

Brain Found in Bag Outside Virginia Apartment Complex
Pennsylvania Man Jailed After Paying for Groceries With $1 Million Bill
"Passionate" kiss lands art lover in court
Beauty queens take off their tiaras

Fox News
Fed Minutes Spark Late Rally, Record Close
Searchers Find All Bodies in Skydiving Crash - PHOTOS
With $16 Billion, Daughter of Former Bricklayer is China's Richest Person
Couple Rescued in Arabian Sea 8 Days After Their Yacht Sank
Claim of World's Largest Diamond Loses Sparkle
Pop Tarts: Janet Jackson Wants Her Man Without Marriage
Sources: Michael Jackson's Nanny Doesn't Have Lupus -- He Does
Steroids, Bonaduce, Pamela Anderson: Little Things GRRR a Lot
Heating Costs to Make Consumers Sweat this Winter

Reuters: Top News
Hard disk pioneers win physics Nobel
U.S. parents want safer toys, but will cost them
TiVo, Realnetworks in Rhapsody music deal
Yoko Ono unveils tower of light in Lennon's memory
"West Wing" actor warms to BBC thriller
Marc Anthony a hard act for J-Lo to follow
Alcoa's third-quarter profit rises
SABMiller and Molson Coors to combine U.S. operations
Fed cut rates to limit damage from credit turmoil
Chevron sees third quarter sharply down
Chrysler-UAW talks resume under strike threat
Don't take boom times for granted: IMF
Banking & Finance: Northern Rock wins time with fresh lifeline
4-SABMiller and Molson Coors to combine US operations
US clears generic copies of Novartis epilepsy drug
NBC Universal to buy Oxygen Media for $925 million

AP World News
Agent hints A-Rod likely to opt out
Tick tock, tick tock: Torre watch is on
Lindsay Lohan says rehab was 'sobering'
Beyonce, Timberlake nab 3 AMA nods

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
DCFACC talks Airpower, Airmen
Coalition airpower shows force
Stryker Soldiers making East Rashid safer
Coalition forces kill nine terrorists; detain 21 suspects
Cache destroyed, suspects detained

Gates Travels to Five Latin American Countries - Story

British Drawdown Discussed with U.S. Leaders - Story
Iraqi Leaders Set Recovery Pace - Story
Fort Hood Brigade Notified for Iraq Deployment
Coalition Forces Kill Seven, Detain 21 Terrorists

Casey Urges Army to Stay Strong - Story
Troops, Famlies Participate in Army Ten-Miler
New Chairman Re-enlists 31 Soldiers in Baghdad

Program Molds Elite Iraqi Warfighters - Story
Photos: U.S. Soldiers Instruct Iraqi Police
Pediatric Hospital Renovation Nears Completion
RED HORSE Team Beats Construction Odds

Army Career Beats Out 'American Dream' - Story

Microsoft Supports Troops - Story

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

Coalition Forces Kill Seven, Detain 21 - Story

Program Molds Elite Iraqi Warfighters - Story
Hospital Renovation Nears Completion - Story
RED HORSE Team Beats Construction Odds - Story
Residents Stand up for Security - Story

Firefighters Respond to Outpost Fire
Iraqi Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches
Terrorist Center Converted to Schoolhouse
Raid Routs Insurgents from Hadithah Triad
Troops Hone Skills on Clearing Buildings
Center Will Re-connect Baghdad to World
Sailors, Marines Support Ground Troops

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

Teamwork Gives Children Space for Learning

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
0680 - Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'ite religious leader, is brutally killed (along with his family), in Karbala (the Muslim holy day of Ashurah is based on this).
1000 - Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England).
1635 - Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1701 - The Collegiate School of CT (Yale U) is chartered in New Haven.
1837 - The steamboat Home sinks off NC, killing 100.
1876 - The first two-way telephone conversation occurs (also the first over outdoor wires).
1877 - In Cleveland, the American Humane Association is organized.
1888 - The public is first admitted to the Washington Monument.
1903 - New York City sees 11" of rainfall in 24 hrs.
1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes the first U.S. President to attend a World Series game (World Series #12).
1930 - Laura Ingalls (not that one) completes the first transcontinental flight by a woman. completed, Laura Ingalls
1936 - The Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
1947 - The first telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane takes place.
1960 - Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws the shortest ever touchdown pass (2").
1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B. McKay takes the X-15 to 39,200 m.
1963 - Uganda becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.
1970 - The Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence.
1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1977 - Soyuz-25 is launched to Saluyt-6, but returns after it fails to dock.
1983 - Four South Korean cabinet ministers are assassinated in Rangoon, Burma.
1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.
1986 - The U.S. Senate convicts U.S. District Judge Harry E. Claiborne, making him the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.
1990 - Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, novelist (Don Quixote)
1757 - Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
1782 - Lewis Cass (Gov-MI)
1899 - Bruce Catton, civil war historian
1908 - James E. Folsom (Gov-AL 1947-51, 1955-59)
1918 - E. Howard Hunt, involved in the Watergate break-in
1924 - Robert Rushworth, pilot (X-15)
1940 - Gordon Humphrey (Sen-NH); John Lennon, musician (The Beatles)

1934 - King Alexander of Yugoslavia, assassinated by Georgief, a Croatian terrorist
1958 - Pope Pius XII
1967 - Che Guevara, executed in Bolivia
1988 - Felix Wankel, developer of the Wankel rotary engine

Reported Missing in Action
Tanner, Charles N., USN (TN); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Terry), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Terry, Ross R., USN (FL); F4B shot down (RIO, w/Tanner), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Clements, James A., USAF (TX); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - R.I.P. March, 1997.

The following lost when the rotor blades of a UH1D struck trees during an extraction, and it crashed in Long Khanh Province, Vietnam.

Driver, Dallas A., US Army (VA)

Garbett, Jimmy R., US Army (FL)

Moore, Raymond G., US Army (OH)

Suydam, James L, US Army (NJ)

Turner, James H., US Army (OH); crew

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