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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

In Today's News - Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The sergeant is the Army."
-- Dwight Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President,
WWII Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
GOP Pols Warn of Iraq Troop Funding Shortfall
Poland's Iraq envoy wounded - Video

Operation Enduring Freedom
Canada PM says Afghan mission could stay longer

Troops on Trial
Iraq PM Maliki questions future of Blackwater - Video

Worldwide Wackos
Iran Building Missile to Reach U.S.
Official: U.S. Taxpayers Cannot Afford War With Iran
North Korea Agrees to Disable Main Nuke Facility - VIDEO
Bush holds up North Korea as possible model for Iran - Video
North Korea agrees to disable reactor by year-end - Video
Bush warns of nuclear-armed Iran

Homegrown Moonbats
Former President Carter in Showdown With Officials in Darfur

Politics / Government
Jeri Thompson: 'Hard Not to Be Defensive'
Hillary Clinton Leaps Ahead In Latest Democratic Poll
New Mexico GOP Senator Pete Domenici to Retire
Bush vetoes popular bill on kids' health care ("popular"??? Note, they didn't describe it as 'socialist'...)
Bloomberg LP sex discrimination suit accuses mayor
Giuliani, McCain lash out at Clinton
Democrats call for "mortgage czar," borrower aid
Koreas wind up summit, doubts much achieved
Bhutto casts shadow over Musharraf's re-election - Video
McCain: Bush should've urged enlistment
Blacks split between Clinton, Obama
Ron Paul raises $5 million for bid
Child health veto will be election issue
Congress reining in private contractors
Bishop would deny Communion to Giuliani

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Hundreds arrested in California immigration sweep

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
S.C. Student Shot by Own Gun in Book Bag Pleads Guilty
Five years After Killings, Sniper Calls Victim's Daughter
Suspect Named in Disappearance of Missing Escort Mom
Michael Vick Takes PETA Animal Rights Class
Mormon Church, Boy Scouts sex abuse lawsuit grows

Adventures in Political Correctness / Constitutional Capers
5th Grade History Lesson Uses N-word as Crossword Puzzle Answer
Student Booted From School Over Edwards T-Shirt

U.N. News
Sudan pledges $300m Darfur compensation: Carter

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Limbaugh Broadcaster Comes to Radio Host's Defense

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Russia, U.S. to Cooperate on Mars Water Search
FDA May Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe Drugs
Computer Can Tell How Hard You're Working
Woman Has Mastectomy After Wrong Diagnosis
- 5 Myths on Breast Cancer You Shouldn't Believe
FDA explores behind-the-counter drug sales
DNA test could detect cervical cancer early: study
Plant-eating dinosaur a "Cretaceous weed whacker"
Scientist invents computer pillow to stop snoring
Verizon unveils iPhone rival
Microsoft shows off new Zune players
Duck-billed dinosaur amazes scientists

Mother Nature
Massive Hill Collapse Threatens Calif. Homes

Artists Build Secret Apartment in Rhode Island Mall
Study: Strippers Make More in Tips When Most Fertile
I'd like a car loan and 20 condoms, please
Court rejects bid to make polygamy easier
Spicy chili smell leads to evacuation

Other News of Note
The Final Moments of Princess Di - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Coroner: No Way of Knowing Whether Diana Was Pregnant
Myanmar Forces Hunt for Pro-Democracy Protesters
Myanmar junta carries out more arrests - Video

Fox News
Africa Mine Collapse Traps Over 3,000 Workers
Fire at Colorado Hydroelectric Generating Plant Kills 5
Pop Tarts: 'Unemployable' Lindsay Lohan Cruising From Coke to College?
Exclusive: Inside Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards' Divorce
Reality Check: The Ebb and Flow of 'Dancing With the Stars'
Authorities Defend Rescue Efforts for 5 Workers Who Died in Colorado Power-Plant Fire
Britney Spears' Troubles: All About Cousin Alli?

Reuters: Top News
First of 3,200 trapped South African miners rescued
Jennifer Aniston ranked No. 1 celebrity covergirl
Toy experts expect kids to sing-along this holiday
Britney denied restoration of child custody
Anna Nicole's lawyer sues author over sex claims
Wall St hit by tech sell-off and job data fears - Video
Nikkei opens down 0.7 pct after Wall Street drop
Dollar stays above record low vs euro
Oil slips below $80 as U.S. inventories rise
Gold dips but seen rising after consolidating gains
James Saft on Global Finance
Britain looks exposed
Tougher warming curbs may be needed
Fat margins in solar energy
Each lost Wall St job costs NYC two other jobs: study
Business group calls for anti-piracy action
Wal-Mart told to pay more in worker suit
Motorola took $221 million charge on job cuts-filing
UAW locals starting to back tentative GM deal

AP World News
Studies endorse 'virtual colonoscopy'
Spears gets visitation, but not custody
Francis, Rockies tame Phillies in Game 1
Fairplay files police report on Bonaduce
Stocks retreat after economic data
Jocketty out as Cards' general manager
Federline appears at custody hearing
Beckett, Lackey join cast of fresh faces
Seth Smith makes Rockies' playoff roster
Airline delays worsen, complaints rise
Wal-Mart workers win $62 million

CENTCOM: News Releases

Joint Knowledge Online now available to wider audience - podcast
More about Joint Knowledge OnlineUnified 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
Iraqi, Coalition forces continue to pound enemy fighters
Cavalry Soldiers, ISF detain high-value individual
Joint effort turns terrorist recruiting center into schoolhouse
Mechanics keep fellow Marines safe
Al Mamoon new $22.7 million telecommunications center taking shape in Baghdad
Cache found in Mansour
Coalition airpower supports ground forces
Attack aviation crews kill roadside bombers
Cavalry Soldiers, ISF detain high-value individual

President Stresses Importance of Iraq War
Gates Pledges U.S. Funds for Colombian Children
Mullen: Joint Staff Must Keep Warfighting Focus - Photos
Essential Services Key to 'Irreversible Momentum'

Reconstruction Efforts Continue to Make Strides
Iraqi Security Makes Continued Progress
More Evidence Shows Iran Supports Insurgents
Coalition Forces Detain 14, Kill Six Terrorists

'Effects Synchronization' Key to Winning Hearts
Pentagon’s CFC Fair Kicks Off Season of Giving
Privatization Brings Homes, Not Housing
New Navy Surgeon General Puts Patients First
U.S. Africa Command Marks Startup of Operations

Center to Re-connect Baghdad
Troops Hone Clearing Skills
Mechanics Help Ensure Safety
Locals Celebrate New Well
Hospital Project Creates Jobs
Medical Team Heads Home

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

Lance Corporal Steps Up
Troop Plays Bard for Comrades
Airman Reaches Milestone
Airman Writes About Life
Joint Staff Communications Mainstay Retires After 27 Years

Group Helps Families Cope
New, Free Family Web 'Hubs' Keep Communication Flowing
Organization Founder Honored
Schoolchildren to Chat With Soldiers in Iraq Via Video Link

NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

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

Odierno Says Surge Working, Urges Caution in Transitioning Troops - Story

Troops Hone Skills on Clearing Buildings - Story
Sailors, Marines Support Ground Troops - Story
New Ramps Increase Bagram Capacity - Story
Navy Customs Battalion TANGO Deploys - Story

Marine Mechanics Help Keep Comrades Safe
Residents Celebrate New Fresh-water Well
Iraqi Hospital Project Provides Jobs
Soldiers of 45th Medical Company Head Home

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

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Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

National Hurricane Center

Today in History
2333BC - Tangun establishes the kingdom of Chosun (Korea).
1430 - Jews are expelled from Eger, Bohemia.
1789 - Washington proclaims the first national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26.
1862 - Battle of Corinth, Mississippi.
1863 - Lincoln designates the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
1913 - The Federal Income Tax is signed into law (at 1%).
1920 - The NFL (then the American Pro Football Association) plays its first games.
1922 - The first facsimile photo is send over city telephone lines, in Washington, DC.
1928 - The French submarine Ondine sinks on its return trip to Toulon, drowning 42.
1929 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changes its name to Yugoslavia.
1942 - The first A-4/V-2 rocket is launched to an altitude of 53 miles (85 km).
1945 - The World Federation of Trade Unions is formed, with the CIO as a member.
1954 - "Father Knows Best" premieres on TV.
1955 - "Captain Kangaroo" and the "Mickey Mouse Club" premiere on TV; the Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a WWII mine in the Baltic Sea.
1961 - "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Mr. Ed" premiere TV.
1967 - William Knight sets an X-15 speed record of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72.
1968 - Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Bela£nde Terry in Peru
1970 - Baseball umpires call their first strike.
1974 - The Watergate trial begins.
1981 - An Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast ends a 7-mo hunger strike.
1985 - The 21st Shuttle Mission (51J, Atlantis 1, an all-military flight) is launched.
1986 - A Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, killing 3.
1988 - The 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery-7, returns to Earth after 4 days; Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh, after holding him for 30 months.
1989 - The attempted Panamanian Defense Force coup against Manuel Noriega fails.
1990 - East and West Germany officially merge to become Germany.

- Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
1804 - Townsend Harris, first Western consul to reside in Japan
1854 - William Crawford Gorgas, U.S. Surgeon-General, helped find cure for Yellow Fever
1888 - Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist, pacifist, Nobel Prize winner (1935)
1904 - Charles Pedersen, biochemist, Nobel Prize winner (1987)
1935 - Charles M. Duke, Jr., Brigadier General USAF/astronaut (Apollo 16)
1941 - Chubby Checker, singer (The Twist)
1946 - Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday)
1947 - Lindsey Buckingham, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)
1951 - Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D. / astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 31, 45)
1963 - Patrick Flatley, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)

- Myles Standish, Plymouth Colony leader
1979 - Claudia Jennings, Playboy playmate (Nov, 1969)/actress, at age 29
1988 - Franz Josef Strauss, German FR Minister of Defense (1956-62); Generoso Pope, Jr,. National Enquirer owner
1990 - Stefano Casiraghi, husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, at age 30

Reported Missing in Action

Echevarria, Raymond L., US Army SF (NY); unit ambushed while on classified mission in Laos

Jones, James E., US Army SF (GA); unit ambushed while on classified mission in Laos

Williams, Eddie L., US Army SF (FL); unit ambushed while on classified mission in Laos

Barnett, Robert W., USAF (CA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

King, Ronald Runyan, USAF (CA); F105D shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Smith, Roger L., US Army (OH); UH1H shot down (crew chief), KIA, remains returned, ID'd July, 1999

Cunningham, Kenneth, US Army (IL); OV1C (observer, w/Graffe) disappeared while on surveillance mission; wreckage found

Graffe, Paul L., US Army (VA); OV1C (pilot, w/Cunningham) disappeared while on surveillance mission; wreckage found

Copp, James Hamstead; held by LAO for 41 days (w/Long), released after admin. fees paid

Long, Donna; held by LAO for 41 days (w/Copp). released after admin. fees paid

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