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Friday, November 02, 2007

In Today's News - Friday, November 2, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour,
and be in readiness for the conflict;
for it is better for us to perish in battle
than to look upon the outrage
of our nation and our altar."

-- Winston Churchill

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq conference looks to tensions on Turkey border - Video
Bush gives upbeat view of Iraq as casualties drop
Concerned Citizens fend off attack, Iraqi Army Mechanized Company Slams the Door

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban Commander Positively Identified

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Arizona Nuke Plant Off Lockdown After Bomb Scare
Arizona nuclear plant normal after pipe bomb event
Israel seeks deal with Palestinians within a year

Other Military News
US military takes on latter-day pirates

Religion of Peace??
Saudi Marriage 'Expert' Advises Men in 'Right Way' to Beat Their Wives

Worldwide Wackos
World powers push ahead with Iran sanctions - Video
U.S. wants new Iran sanctions expedited
Venezuela Congress OKs lifting Chavez term limits

Politics / Government
Key Dems Back Mukasey
Bush: No Mukasey, No Attorney General
Mukasey's attorney general bid improves
Clinton: Rivals complaining because she's winning - Video
Hillary Joins Two '08 Dem Hopefuls in Opposing Mukasey
Sen. Durbin Comes Out Against Mukasey
Senate Delays No Child Left Behind Bill Until 2008
Judge Approves Subpoenas for Rice in Spy Case
Obama accuses Clinton of hiding behind gender
Congress seeks foreclosure help
Lawmakers pledge crackdown on abusers
McCain: Rivals lack military experience

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Ex-Astronaut Gets Break in Court - Judge: soiled diapers not admissible
Judge: Eagles Coach's Home a 'Drug Emporium,' Sentences Sons to Jail
Suburban Chicago Cop Says Wife No Stranger to Disappearances
Attorney Seeking 15-Year-Old Girl He Met Online Arrested in Sex Sting at Ohio Statehouse
Teacher, Mayoral Candidate Among 9 Busted in Florida Mall Bathroom Sex Sting
Autopsy: Body With Slit Throat Found in Forest Preserve Believed to Be Missing Chicago Mom - Teacher-Student Lovers Flee to Mexico VIDEO
FBI Told of O.J. Simpson's Plan in Advance
Cop's Home Searched After Wife Vanishes VIDEO
Judge booted for flipping coin to decide
Arrest in abuse case at Oprah school

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Entertainment on Web could bloom with strike
NJ man gets two years jail for AOL spam scam
Oprah Winfrey expands reach with YouTube channel
Cops learning how to extend beats online

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Infection Shuts Down Hospital ICU - Bacteria associated with 'high mortality'
Internal Decapitation Victim Continues Recovery
Sleeping Pill Appears to Awaken Woman From Coma
Latest Weapon Against AIDS: Coffee Condoms?
DNA shows ancient ship carried olive oil, oregano
Drowsy driving is big killer in U.S.
Diabetes "coach" may help diabetic teenagers
Researchers say goodbye to beloved chimp
Brain imaging seen leading to more false alarms
NASA hoping space station problem has easy fix
Comet draws scientific, amateur interest
India asks ex-troops to help save tigers
Scientists test unmanned plane in storm
Patient says dancing dentist misstepped

Mother Nature
Hurricane Noel Roars Off Atlantic Coast - TRACKER - PHOTOS
Mexico Floods Leave 900,000 Homeless - PHOTOS

Son Turns Up Alive After U.K. Mom IDs, Cremates Corpse
Sanitation for All the Goal at World Toilet Summit
A new speed record, but not a good one
Court considers "Lotto rapist" damages case
Twins invent wedgie-proof underwear

Fox News
Hollywood Writers Set Monday Strike Deadline
Pop Tarts: Paris Uses Parties and Panties to Get Political
Britney Spears Custody Dispute Court Records Reveal Lavish Spending, No Saving

Reuters: Top News
Hollywood writers call Monday strike
Citigroup CEO Prince to resign: report
Mexico drug war victims mourned on Day of the Dead - Video
Missile strike adds to Pakistan's complications
Blacks urged to join shopping boycott
Reunited Van Halen parties like it's 1984
For stocks, Fed chief in the spotlight
Oil jumps 2.5 percent on strong economic data - Video
Citi shares up on board meeting report
AIG shares rise
Dollar sinks to lows, hit by financial stocks tumble
James Saft on Global Finance
Everybody hates the dollar
Airlines just can't catch a break
Former CEO Greenberg seeks "alternatives" for AIG
Berkshire Hathaway profit up 64 pct on investments
Ford, UAW marathon talks close in on labor pact
WellCare to conduct internal probe, delay filing
Google to unveil mobile strategy: sources

AP World News
Study ties time shift, pedestrian deaths
A&E pulls 'Dog' series from schedule
Agent told Yanks to pay $350M for A-Rod
Reid says he'll stay as coach
Viacom 3Q profit jumps on music sale
Wall Street ends volatile session higher
Carolina No. 1 in preseason Top 25
Winehouse speechless at MTV awards show

CENTCOM: News Releases

Joint Force Support Component Command enhances logistical flow
More about the joint logistics department
House Armed Services Committee chairman tours command
Command focusing on improving joint fires at the brigade combat team and below - More about JFIIT
Command leadership completes Transformation Advisory Group meeting
Command moves forward with Joint Urban Fires Prototype - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
A New Age in Troop Protection
More Iraqi Citizens Identify with Government, Coalition
Eroding Insurgents’ Resources, one Weapons Cache at a time
Iraqi citizen leads Coalition Forces to EFP factory (HUSSEINIYAH)
Three schools open in West Rashid
Airmen killed during combat operations (Balad)
Coalition forces disrupt terrorist operations; 10 killed, three detained
Apaches destroy anti-aircraft weapon (S. of Baghdad)
Joint Operation reduces al Qaeda’s supply base (Muqdadiya)

U.S. Troops Help Iraqi People Reclaim Country, Bush Says
Bush Says U.S. Still a Target
Cheney Urges Vigilance Against Terrorism
Gates: Iraq Needs Development
Gates to Visit China, Korea, Japan

Officials Warn of Blood Clot Risk
Photos: England at Maxwell AFB
Photos: England Visits Air War College

Army Withdraws Command Post
Wildfires Photo Gallery
Guard Ready for Fires’ Aftermath

Afghan Army Defeats Taliban In Key Southern Province
Forces Kill Senior Enemy Commander

U.S., Afghan Doctors Help Poor - Story

Concerned Iraqi Citizens Save American Lives
Iraqis Assume Control of Country’s 7th Division
Troops Kill 10 Insurgents, Capture Three

U.S. Cavalry Troops Celebrate Success Against al Qaeda in Ameriya

Troops Thank Public For Support

Captain Shares Iraq Story

Airman Hosts Web Show

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
1648 - 12,000 Jews are massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia (Ukraine).
1783 - General George Washington bids farewell to his army.
1824 - The popular presidential vote is first recorded; Jackson beats J.Q. Adams.
1835 - The Second Seminole War begins.
1841 - In Afghanistan, Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja.
1880 - James A. Garfield is elected President.
1889 - North and South Dakota become the 39th and 40th states, respectively.
1904 - The British newspaper "The Daily Mirror" begins publishing.
1915 - The first U.S. election by proportional representation takes place in Ashtabula, Ohio.
1917 - The U.S. sees its first KIA's of WWI; The Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine; In the Lansing-Ishii Agreement, the U.S. recognizes Japan's privileges in China.
1920 - Warren G. Harding is elected President.
1942 - Britain's Montgomery defeats Rommel (Germany) in the Battle of Alamein.
1947 - Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" makes its first - and last - flight.
1948 - Truman beats Dewey in the U.S. Presidential election, confounding pollsters and newspapers.
1954 - Charles C. Diggs, Jr., becomes Michigan's first Black congressman; J.S. Thurmond becomes the first U.S. Senator elected by write-in vote (SC).
1956 - Hungary appeals for U.N. assistance against the Soviet invasion; Israel captures Gaza and Sheham.
1962 - JFK announces the dismantling of Cuban missile bases.
1964 - CBS purchases the NY Yankees.
1972 - In Seattle, construction begins on the Kingdome.
1976 - Jimmy Carter is elected President.
1978 - The crew of the Soyuz-29 returns to Earth aboard the Soyuz-31.
1983 - President Reagan signs a bill establishing Martin Luther King (Jr.) Day.
1988 - A computer virus strikes the Pentagon, SDI research lab, and six universities; Shamir Likud wins Israel's election.

- King Edward V of England (1483)
1734 - Daniel Boone frontiersman/explorer
1755 - Marie-Antoinette Queen of France
1795 - James Knox Polk, 11th U.S. President (1845-1849)
1865 - Warren G. Harding, 29th U.S. President (1921-23)
1885 - Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (studied the galaxies)
1921 - Willaim D. Schaefer, (Gov-MD)
1932 - Henri Namphy, President of Haiti (1986-1988)
1936 - Rose Bird, California Supreme Court Judge
1938 - Patrick Buchanan, conservative political columnist
1944 - Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Ph.D. / astronaut (STS 51-D, 35, sk:46)

1961 - James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal)
1980 - Edith Bunker dies on "All in the Family"

Reported Missing in Action
Kline, Robert E., USAF (PA); F105D shot down

Knapp, Frederic W., USN (NY); A4E shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Morrow, Richard David, USN (CA); A6A shot down, remains returned August, 1978

Wright, James J., USN (CA); A6A shot down, remains returned August, 1978

Chirichigno, Luis G., US Army ; AH1G shot down (pilot), released by PRG March, 1973 – retired as a Captain - alive as of 1998

Carroll, Patrick H., USAF (MI); F100F shot down (navigator, w/Whitford)

Nowicki, James E., US Army (FL); OH6A shot down, released by PRG March, 1973 – alive as of 1998

Peterson, Michael Terry, US Army (WA); OH6A shot down, released December, 1969 – alive as of 1998

Shepard, Vernon C., US Army (OH); OH6A shot down, released December, 1969

Whitford, Lawrence W., Jr., USAF (IA); F100F shot down (pilot, w/Carroll)

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