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Friday, November 16, 2007

In Today's News - Friday, November 16, 2007

Quote of the Day
"He knows not his own strength
that hath not met adversity."

-- Ben Johnson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Surge strategy
U.S. launches assault on Iraqi Qaeda
Turkey urges Kurd rebels to disarm amid Iraq tension
US drops plan to force diplomats to Iraq
Senate votes to block Iraq war money
Mine-Resistant Vehicle Production Continues Ahead of Schedule
Concerned Local Citizens Group Turns in Large Weapons Cache
The Ambulance of the Skies
Gates: Furloughs Possible Without More Funding - Video
Efforts Reduce Violence in Eastern Baghdad
U.S. Officials Believe Iran has Stemmed Weapons Flow Into Iraq
Initiatives Reduce IED Attacks, Push Enemy North - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
House Passes Surveillance Act, Telecoms Not Shielded

Troops on Trial
Marine faces charges in Haditha killings

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Mosul)
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Mosul)
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Baghdad)
DoD Identifies Army Casualties (Mukhisa)

Supporting Our Heroes...or Not...
Scout's Honor Is City's Shame

Religion of Peace??
Saudi Justice: 200 Lashes for Rape Victim
Saudi builds security force of 35,000 to guard oil

Worldwide Wackos
Iran wants Western "apology" (I'd give 'em a two-word answer to that one...rhymes with "duck poo")

Politics / Government
Dem Hopefuls Go to War As Clinton Takes On 'Boys' - PHOTOS
Romney Targeted in Anti-Mormon Calls to Early Voters
FOX News Poll: McCain Performs Best Against Clinton
CAMPAIGN CARL: Blogging from the Iowa Trail
Factbox: Democratic candidates debate
Slideshow: Dems roll the dice in Vegas
Bush outlines plan to ease travel delays
ACLU: Diplomats abuse household help
Romney assails Giuliani on immigration
Pakistan Releases Bhutto; New PM Sworn In - PHOTOS
Poll shows Putin party on 67 pct before December 2 vote
Georgian president to name new PM: spokeswoman
US envoy carries warning to Pakistan

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Man Must Pay $8 Million to Daughter He Sexually Abused
13-Year-Old Boy Driving for Drunk Dad Charged With DWI
Barry Bonds Indictment 'Came Out of Left Field' - PHOTOS ('came out of left field'
Burglar Charged After Homeowner Kills Accomplices (see related story in political correctness section)
DNA Found in Murder Case Against U.S. Student
Lindsay Lohan spends 84 minutes in jail - Video (wow - 84 whole minutes...?)
Bogus buyers steal at NYC apt. showings
Man who wed teen wants charge dropped
Family of girl maimed by pool drain sues
Grand jury probes death of ex-cop's wife
Relatives sue over Gipp exhumation

Adventures in Political Correctness
Woman 'Too Sexy' for Airline Poses Nude for Playboy
Alien Lesbian Sex Gets Video Game Banned
Rare robbery case brings cries of racism (see related story in crime section - so let me get this straight - if he shoots them and they're white, it's justified self defense. If he shoots them and they're black, it's racism, no matter what they're doing? I weep for the future...)

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Couric's Rather Funny Sendoff
CBS asks judge to dismiss Rather's suit

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
CDC: Deadly Mutation of Common Cold Kills 10, Sickens 140 in Past 18 Months (Yikes!)
Stiff penalties for shoddy nursing homes
Virulent form of cold virus worries experts
Stiff penalties for shoddy nursing homes
Health Matters with Terri Coles
Author shares gluten-free tips
Study shows how some AIDS vaccines may harm
Comet Holmes' display captivates stargazers
Robot science turns to nature for inspiration
Sony PS3 weekly U.S. sales double after price cut
Amazon to debut E-Book reader: WSJ
Reuters Health Summit: A cool head

Mother Nature
Cyclone Slams Bangladesh, Kills Hundreds - PHOTOS
Cyclone toll tops 500 - Video
AP: Thousands of Pets Massacred, Thrown Off Bridge in Puerto Rico (More horror discovered in this month-old story - worth noting again)

Pilot Who Landed to Get Mushrooms for Mom Suspended
'The Whiskey Is Innocent': Century-Old Booze Down Drain
Human Ashes Dumped From Disney Ride
Pedophile allowed to work in kindergarten - Video
Sect holes up in cave to await end of world - Video
Pasta monster gets academic attention
Hairy day at salon after car crash

Other News of Note
Baseball's Youngest-Ever Player Dead at 79
Report: Two Airliners Nearly Collide Over Indiana
Was someone inside imploded hotel?

Fox News
Trouble Brewin' at Starbucks?
Cirque du Soleil Acrobat Injured in Fall During Performance
Pop Tarts: Victoria's Secret Angels Have Ugly Days ... Except Adriana Lima

Spice Girls strut down runway
Lawyers guide clients through strike zone
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Chengdu
Grounded baby-boomers face fear of flying
Spice Girls strut down Victoria's Secret runway
Markets rebound at open, led by tech sector - Video
Jack in the Box shares up after profit tops analysts' view
Dollar falls on below-forecast U.S. economic data
Cisco raises share buyback plan by $10 billion
Oil rises above $95 a barrel ahead of expiry
Delta eyes merger under pressure
Fannie Mae to answer questions on accounting
U.S. could face $2 trillion lending shock: Goldman
Rio seen unlikely to counter bid for BHP
N.Rock suitors mull options as deadline arrives
Fed's Kroszner: Current policy OK for rough patch
Google gearing up for wireless spectrum bid: report

AP World News
Industrial production dropped in Oct.
Another No. 2 goes down as Oregon loses
Stocks rise as investors seek bargains
Koreas to launch regular train service
A-Rod, Yanks discuss $275 million deal
Nurses' strike drags on in Appalachia

CENTCOM: News Releases

Command continues preparations for multinational effort
More about Multinational Experiment 5
Allied Command Transformation, U.S. Joint Forces Command honor outgoing commander, welcome new leader
Read Gen. Mattis' remarks - podcast - photos
Commands bring together experimentation leaders
Newsmaker Profile: Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Ripka - podcast
Exercise Atlantic Strike kicks off; focused on improving air-to-ground operations
More about JFIIT
Joint Force Support Component Command enhances logistical flow
More about the joint logistics department
House Armed Services Committee chairman tours command

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Coalition, National Police Leaders Meet to Welcome New Brigade Commander
Suicide car bomb kills 2 children, damages school (Kirkuk)
Coalition forces target al-Qaeda networks; two terrorists killed, 12 detained

Mullen Says Pakistani Nuclear Safeguards In Place
Casey: Army Must Adapt To Changing Threats

AFRICOM Helps Partners Confront Regional Security Challenges
Military Spouses to Get Education, Training

Afghan, Coalition Troops Detain Suspect, Treat Taliban Gunfire Victim
Unit Honors Vietnam Veterans With Run
U.S. Looks at New Supply Routes

Soldier Takes Positive Message to Public

Success in Iraq Possible, Commander Says
Troops Detain 26 Suspects, Find Five Car Bombs
Iraqi Soldiers Undergo Medical Training

Americans Can Text ‘Thanks’ to Troops
ESGR Seeks Freedom Award Nominees

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

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1532 - Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa after securing victory at Cajamarca.
1676 - In Nantucket, MA, the first colonial prison is organized.
1776 - Hessians capture Fort Washington, on Manhattan.
1798 - Kentucky becomes the first state to nullify an act of Congress.
1841 - N.E. Guerin of NY patents the cork-filled life preserver.
1864 - Union General William T. Sherman begins his march to the sea.
1894 - 6,000 Armenians are massacred by Turks in Kurdistan.
1907 - Oklahoma becomes the 46th state.
1914 - The Federal Reserve System formally opens.
1918 - The Hungarian People's Republic is declared.
1920 - For the first time in the U.S., the postage meter is used in lieu of postage stamps.
1925 - The American Association for the Advancement of Atheism is formed in NY.
1933 - Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
1950 - The U.N. receives U.S. government approval to issue postage stamps.
1965 - Venera-3 is launched (the first to land on another planet - crashes into Venus).
1966 - Dr. Sam Sheppard is freed by a jury after 9 years in jail.
1973 - President Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline; Skylab-4 is launched into Earth orbit.
1974 - The Arecibo telescope sends the first intentional interstellar radio message - towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away.
1982 - The fifth Space Shuttle Mission (Columbia-5) lands at Edwards AFB.
1984 - The 14th Shuttle Mission (51A - Discovery-2) lands at Kennedy Center.
1988 - Benazir Bhutto wins the first free Pakistani elections in 11 years; Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs.
1989 - In El Salvador, six Jesuit priests are killed by troops.
1990 - Manuel Noriega claims the U.S. denied him a fair trial.

42 BC
- Tiberius Cesar, second Roman emperor (14-37 AD)
1941 - Ann Dore McLaughlin, U.S. Secretary of Labor (1987-1989)
1950 - Carl J. Meade, Major USAF / astronaut (STS 38, sk:STS-50)

1885 - Louis Riel, French rebel who fought against Canada, executed
1960 - Clark Gable, actor
1961 - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years

Reported Missing in Action

Green, Donald George, USAF (CA); F105D shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Pittman, Allan D., USAF (IA); A1G shot down, possibly killed on ground by VC
Note: multiple spellings of his name in government records.

Schulz, Paul H., USN (PA); F4B shot down (pilot), released March, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Copley, William M., US Army SF (CA); known severely wounded when patrol was ambushed

Karst, Carl F., USAF (KS); O1F shot down, remains returned April, 1994

Wiechert, Robert Charles, USAF (UT); F100 shot down, KIA, body not recovered

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