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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In Today's News - Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Quote of the Day
"I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month,
and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it."
-- Thomas Jefferson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Turk PM may request N.Iraq incursion on Thursday
Security guards fired randomly: Iraq official
State Dept. may phase out Blackwater
Welders design, build first-ever up-armored Iraqi Police truck

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
U.S. should deal with Hamas, say ex-officials
Hamas seeks Fatah talks, hints at giving up Gaza

Other Military News
Gates denies "broken" Army but acknowledges stress
Gates outlines Army transformation goals

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad: If I Said It...
Russia defies Western pressure over Iran
Ex-nuke envoy raps Ahmadinejad policies

Homegrown Moonbats
Dem Poll Links War Funding to Troop Reduction

Politics / Government
Rudy: Romney Made'Big Mistake' Over Iran
You Decide 2008 Center - Eye on the Issues - Update '08
Republican '08 Contenders Spar on Economy, Welcome Thompson to Debate
First Lady to Myanmar Junta: Make Way for Democracy
Resolution Recognizes Armenian Killings as 'Genocide'
Most states expanding health programs for the poor
U.S., Russia seem no closer on missile defense
Giuliani, Romney try to make 2-man race
Candidates stumble over campaign don'ts
Alberto Gonzales hires defense attorney
McCain to unveil health care plan

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Father of Murdered Girl Questions Bush's Support to Halt Killer's Execution - Murderer Hopes Pen Pals Won't Be Discouraged (What a scumbag)
Judge blocks U.S. illegal worker crackdown

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Student Gunman Causes Terror at Cleveland School - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Suspect Nabbed in Death of Texas Coed
Ex-'Survivor' Jonny Fairplay Sues Danny Bonaduce For Tossing Him
Judge Orders Britney Spears to Be Booked for Hit-and-Run Charges
911 Call: Woman Who Hanged Self After Drowning Grandson Wanted Police to Shoot Her
Official: Wisconsin Gunman Shot Himself 3 Times in Head
Cops: Ex-Stripper Used Movie Plot to Murder Fiance
Boyfriend Held on Murder Charges After Indiana Teen Sisters Die Days Apart
Accused Killer of Pregnant Kansas Woman Showed Off Extracted Baby as Own
NY's oldest inmate, 89, denied parole

Adventures in Political Correctness / Intolerance on Parade
Columbia in Uproar Over Noose
Many noose incidents reported across US
Calif. Town Bans Smoking in Condos, Apartments - VIDEO

U.N. News
Myanmar opposition leader tortured to death: group

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
'Dark Web' Project Takes On Cyber-Terrorism
F-Bomb-Dropping NYC Pol Now YouTube Hit - VIDEO

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Australian Doctors Use Vodka Drip to Save Poisoned Tourist's Life
Study: Chemo Drug Doesn't Treat Common Breast Cancer
Canada's Moms Heading to U.S. to Deliver - VIDEO (Gee, but don't they have socialized medicine there? Why would they want to come here....? Could it be that socialized medicine ROTS?)
Lead found in toys and backpacks in stores
Some women can reduce breast cancer chemo: study
NASA considers delaying shuttle launch
Earth getting wetter and stickier
Adobe says Acrobat, Reader vulnerable to hacks
Study: Rise in humidity caused by humans
German wins Nobel Prize in chemistry
NASA studies problem with shuttle wings

Thou shalt not steal -- especially the Bible
High tech shop trolleys could help watch waistlines

Other News of Note
Near-Mint Comic Featuring Batman's Debut, Worth $250,000, Found in Pennsylvania Attic
Hungry Boy, 6, Tries to Drive Himself to Applebee's
Book brings letters to Hitler to light

Fox News
Report: UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Deal
Pop Tarts: Natalie Portman Promotes Her 'Free Online' Steamy Sex Scene
Jennifer Lopez Pregnant, Can't Help New CD
Feds May Buy Out Thousands of Katrina-Ravaged Homes on Mississippi Coast

Reuters: Top News
Musharraf urges Bhutto to put off return home
Zoellick unveils new agenda for World Bank
Argentine priest conviction puts Church in hot seat
Michael Dell sees surprisingly fast mobile growth
Claws out as fancy felines hit New York
Theron crowned Sexiest Woman by Esquire
Michelle Rodriguez gets 180 days in jail
Indiana Jones tops list of most anticipated movies
Oil rises over a dollar on supply worries
Nikkei nudges up despite weak machinery orders
Stocks fall on Boeing delay and profit outlooks
Lexmark shares up on takeover talk and earnings
Men's Wearhouse lowers quarterly earnings outlook
Women make headway in private banks
Merger outlook bright for metals, mining
Retailers cut outlooks as consumer spending slows
Boeing to delay first delivery of 787 Dreamliner
Greenspan sees U.S. economic toll from credit crunch
"Fashion" retailers losing cachet with teens: survey
Google-Doubleclick deal seen winning approval
UAW members ratify new GM contract

AP World News
Bobby Brown denies having heart attack
Is that your phone or your imagination?
Gipp's body exhumed for DNA testing
Ex-'Lost' star Rodriguez gets 6 months
LA judge: Combs won't have to show bling
Yanks' decision on Torre may be delayed
UAW, Chrysler settle after brief strike
Yankees closer not happy Torre may leave
Witherspoon-Phillippe divorce is final
Dow closes lower, Nasdaq ends higher

CENTCOM: News Releases

Joint Knowledge Online now available to wider audience- podcast
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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
Local Iraqi leaders set recovery pace
Iraqi Air Force training school opens at Kirkuk
Combined operations yield results and weed out the enemy
Extremists mortar school in Diwaniyah
Ramadan disrupted by VBIEDs in Northern Iraq
MND-C Soldier dies of non-combat-related injuries
MND-B Soldier dies from non-combat related cause
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detained 11 suspected

Gates Cites Relief for Army
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary to AUSA
Services Meet Recruiting Goals - Video
Transcript: Pentagon Briefing on Recruiting

Iraqi Citizens Cross Sectarian Lines
Programs Help Rehabilitate Detainees
Coalition Operations Kill 14 Terrorists

Training Army Remains Key to Stability - Video
Transcript: Craddock's Pentagon Briefing
Forces Nab Four Suspects, Net Ammo Cache

Decision Point Approaches in Kosovo - Video
Army Leaders Must Be Agile, Adaptive
Casey Urges Army to Stay Strong

Engineers' Gulf Region Gets New Leader
Electrical Stations to Boost Oil Production
Program Molds Elite Iraqi Warfighters
Photos: U.S. Soldiers Instruct Iraqi Police
Pediatric Hospital Renovation Nears Completion

Mentor Team, Soldiers Help Train Police

Colonel Aids DT&E Effort

'Neighbors' Affect Troops

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner
Movement Crosses Sectarian Lines - Story

Detention Ops Focus on Education - Story

Army Engineer Post in Baghdad Changes Hands - Story
Cluster Pump Stations to Boost Oil Production - Story
Mentor Team Helps Train Afghan Police Officers - Story
Marines, Iraqis Work to Disrupt Enemy Activity - Story

Program Molds Elite Iraqi Warfighters
Hospital Renovation Nears Completion
Residents Stand up for Security
Firefighters Respond to Outpost Fire
Iraqi Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches
Raid Routs Insurgents from Hadithah Triad
Troops Hone Skills on Clearing Buildings
Center Will Re-connect Baghdad to World
Sailors, Marines Support Ground Troops

RED HORSE Team Beats Construction Odds
Two New Ramps Give Airfield More Capacity
Troops Get Taste of Home with Post Exchange

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
1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills between 20 and 30 thousand in the Caribbean.
1845 - The Naval School (U.S. Naval Academy) opens in Annapolis, MD.
1846 - William Lassel discovers Neptune's moon Triton.
1854 - The U.S. Assay Office opens in New York City.
1865 - John Hyatts patents the billiard ball.
1868 - Cuba revolts against Spain.
1874 - Fiji becomes a British possession.
1886 - The first dinner jacket is worn to the autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY, leading to its more familiar name, the tuxedo.
1888 - In Mud Run, PA, a Teetotalers excursion train is crushed, killing 64.
1913 - Gamboa Dam in Panama is blown up; the Atlantic and Pacific waters mix.
1914 - German forces rout the Belgians in Antwerp.
1923 - The NY Giants and the NY Yankees become the first teams to play each other in three consecutive World Series (it is also the first played at Yankee Stadium - World Series #20)
1924 - The Washington Senators win their first World Series (they beat the Giants in 7 games - World Series #21)
1933 - The first synthetic detergent for home use is marketed.
1938 - Germany completes annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
1943 - Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath of office as president of China.
1957 - President Eisenhower apologizes to Ghana;s Finance Minister Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after Gbdemah is refused service in a Delaware restaurant.
1963 - The U.S., U.K., and U.S.S.R. sign a treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests.
1970 - Fiji gains independence from Britain.
1973 - VP Spiro T. Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to tax evasion.
1975 - Israel formally signs the Sinai accord with Egypt.
1976 - In NJ, Giants' Stadium (Meadowlands) opens; Greece's Dimitrion Yordanidis becomes the oldest man (at 98) to compete in a marathon, finishing in 7:33.
1978 - President Carter authorizes the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
1979 - Panama assumes sovereignty over the Canal Area (Zone).
1980 - 4,500 die when a two earthquakes strike northwest Algeria; the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network is dedicated.
1981 - Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo.
1982 - Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M. Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1985 - U.S. fighter jets force the Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, the hijackers are placed in custody.
1986 - A magnitude 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador; Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns.
1990 - The 67th manned U.S. space mission (STS-41 / Discovery-11) returns to Earth.
1991 - Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy.

1731 Henry Cavendish, physicist / chemist (discovered hydrogen)
1738 - Benjamin West, painter (Death of General Wolfe)
1813 - Giuseppe Verdi Italy, opera composer (Rigoletto, Aida, Otello)
1825 - Paulus Kruger, President of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader
1830 - Queen Isabella II of Spain (1833-68)
1861 - Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer / humanitarian, Nobel Prize winner (1922)
1910 - Price Daniel (Gov/Sen-TX)
1918 - Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist (Monk's Dream)
1926 - Richard Jaeckel, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)
1930 - Adlai Stevenson III (Sen-IL)
1946 - Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster); Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)
1955 - David Lee Roth, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)
1958 - John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D. / astronaut; Tanya Tucker, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)

1886 - David L. Yule, first Jewish U.S. Senator
1959 - Prince Friedrich of Liechtenstein
1964 - Eddie Cantor comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
1978 - Ralph H. Metcalfe (Rep-IL)
1985 - Orson Welles, actor (Citizen Kane); Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I)
1990 - Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee

Reported Missing in Action
Dodd, Joe L., Civilian; escaped October, 1965

Confer, Michael Steele, USN (NE); A4E exploded, KIA, body not recovered

Handrahan, Eugene A., US Army (MN); reported KIA when unit was ambushed, body not recovered

Herreid, Robert D., US Army SF (IL); reported KIA, body not recovered

Maxwell, Calvin W., US Army (NM); O1G shot down (observer, w/Weisner)

Weisner, Franklin L., US Army (GA); O1G shot down (pilot, w/Maxwell)

Graziosi, Francis G., US Army (NY); UH1C (or UH1H) shot down (door gunner)

Cleary, Peter M., USAF (CT); F4E shot down (pilot, w/Leonor)

Leonor, Leonardo C., USAF (NY); F4E shot down (navigator, w/Cleary)

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