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Friday, November 09, 2007

In Today's News - Friday, November 9, 2007

Quote of the Day
"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines.
They are convinced to the point of arrogance,
that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth --
and the amusing thing about it is that they are."

-- Father Kevin Keaney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. military frees nine Iranians held in Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
59 schoolchildren killed in Afghan blast

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
London suicide bomb plot suspect pleads guilty

Troops on Trial
Navy Doctor Convicted of Taping Student Sex

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Wounded Warriors
Bush Visits Wounded

Politics / Government
Giuliani's Top Cop Pleads Not Guilty
RAW DATA: Bernard Kerik Indictment (pdf)
Bhutto Under House Arrest
Police barricade former PM in home to stop rally - VIDEO
PHOTO ESSAY: Riots, Violence Rock Pakistan
Homicide Bomber Hits Minister's Home
Bhutto released - Slideshow
BBC, CNN disappear in Pakistan
Bloggers speak out on Pakistan
Aid to Pakistan not likely to be cut yet
Obama courts Iowa
Giuliani has little to lose in Iowa
More in Politics: Senate okays Mukasey
Bush's father comes to his defense
Romney hopes to overwhelm N.H. voters
Mukasey vows to be independent advocate
US trade deficit falls as dollar weakens
House passes tax relief bill

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Thou Shalt Be Faithful to the Mafia...
Beheaded & Burned ... but Why?
Linda Stein's Personal Assistant Arrested on Allegations She Murdered Her Boss
Chilling Text Message Predicts British Student's Death; American Roommate Held as Suspect
Former Alabama Gov. Wallace Shooter Out of Prison
Autopsy: Woman Strangled Herself in Airport Death
Panic grips Finnish school in copy-cat gun scare
Judge Orders Coed Jailed in Sex-Slay Threesome Case
Teen Accused of Writing 'KKK 4 Life' on Classmate
Simpson attorney questions broker
Arrest in NYC ex-punk manager slaying
Merck to pay $4.85B Vioxx settlement

U.N. News
Myanmar Pro-Democracy Leader Ready to Work With Junta
O.J. Defense Counters - WATCH LIVE - PHOTOS - BLOG
Click a mouse, feed a mouth in U.N. campaign
Suu Kyi resigned to Myanmar house arrest

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Drunk and Out of Control on Facebook
Priest due in court over stalking of TV's O'Brien
Priest fit for trial in Conan case

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Study: Ships' Diesel Fumes Kill 60,000 Each Year
Space Station Astronauts Step Into the Void - PHOTOS
Politics of ethanol is to make more
Dieting hardest for emotional eaters: study
Tobacco deaths to reach 10 mln a year by 2030: group
Russia to create new spacecraft: Roskosmos chief
Cosmic rays believed to start in black holes
Tut fever brings a golden glow to London
China stops exports of bead toy, vows inquiry - Video (Is it just me, or is this kinda like Ahmedinejad doing an "inquiry" about whether or not somebody was anti-Semitic?)
CPSC orders Aqua Dots off store shelves
Australian firm investigates toxic toy

Mother Nature
Angry Sea: Waves Batter English Coast - PHOTOS
Mexico mudslide toll rises to eight, 18 missing
AP: Indonesian volcano roaring to life
Experts: Oil spill is threat to wildlife

Man forgets car at gas station
Traditional epitaphs rest in peace

Other News of Note
Brazilian Oil Field May Hold 8B Barrels

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Stocks Drop on Wachovia Credit News
Black Gold, Texas Tea! Oil Find May Re-Shape a Nation
Blaze, Power Outage Delays Flights in Atlanta
'Lions' Redford and Streep Not Fond of 'Lamb' Cruise?
Pop Tarts: Insider: Owen Wilson Was 'Fighting' for Kate Hudson's Love in Suicide Attempt

Nasdaq shares drop 7.6 percent
Consumer sentiment tumbles
Wachovia says credit conditions worsen
Risk aversion pummels dollar
Full Coverage: Crisis in Credit
Midnight openings grow, but not all retail on board
How about a hot spring spa -- on health insurance?
Harry Potter most re-read book in Britain: survey
Schwarzenegger seeks to end writers strike - Video
Filmmakers questions Oscar's foreign movie rules
Oil rises above $96, weak dollar supports - Video
Office Depot shares leap after restatement
JetBlue shares tumble on management change
Risk aversion pummels dollar
Priceline shares rally following quarterly profit
Business BlogsCommodity Corner
DealZone: Behind the day's deals
MediaFile: Where tech, media meet
Shop Talk: Tracking the retail beat
LBO market replete with chances, pitfalls
M&A Today: Deals, blogs and more
US STOCKS-Market extends losses, led by falling techs
FTSE hits lowest close in 7 weeks, banks weigh
Bleak consumer outlook eclipses trade gap gains
Wachovia, Capital One say credit conditions worsen
Merck agrees to pay $4.85 bln in Vioxx settlement
Barclays rejects talk of big write-down as fears mount
Sprint ends Clearwire pact, reviews WiMax plans
"Alarmingly high" risk of systemic shock seen

AP World News
A-Rod ready to meet with owners
Anti-abortion postings ordered removed
Ex-Oprah headmistress denies cover-up
Guerra wins 5 trophies at Latin Grammys
Consumer confidence hits 2-year low
White's late TD lifts No. 6 Mountaineers
Union sees possible collusion over A-Rod

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Release Ceremony for Almost 500 Detainees Overseen by Iraqi PM
Pale Horse Troop Finds Two Caches Buried in Soccer Stadium
Troop Surge, Iraqis’ Anger Puts al Qaeda ‘On the Run’
Face of Defense: Fourth Deployment Brings Reflection to Marine
Coalition forces target foreign terrorist facilitators, one suspected terrorist wounded, 19 suspects
8th Iraqi Army Division Soldiers, U.S. Special Forces capture extremist in Diwianiyah
Prime Minister of Iraq Officiates at Detainee Release Ceremony (Camp Victory)
Nine Iranian detainees released
Coalition forces target al-Qaeda leadership; two terrorists killed

Gates Praises Troops, Veterans for 'Selflessness'
Gates Underscores Commitment to U.S. Security Shield in Pacific - Video
Transcript: Gates' Speech at Sofia University
Asia Ripe for Multilateral Relationships
Special Report: Travels with Gates

Last-Minute Evidence Delays Case
Guantanamo's New Legal Complex Employs Expeditionary Concepts
Civilians Find Flight Challenging
Corporate Executive Would Recommend Military Service to His Own Children
Special Report: JCOC 74
Black Hawk Crash in Northern Italy Kills Five
Troops Killed in Vietnam Honored

Army Commander Sees Safer, More Secure City
Troops Target Foreign Terrorist Networks
Coalition Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects

Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Taliban Fighters
Team Begins Work on $1.7 Million Bridge Project
Officials Identify Captured Taliban Leaders

Star-Struck Marines Meet Celebrities
Laughter Proves Best Medicine at Benefit

Soldier Offers Positive Message to Public

Former Sergeant Major Of the Army Still Serves

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
1526 - Jews are expelled from Pressburg Hungary on the order of Maria of Hapsburg
1720 - The Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue is set afire.
1799 - Napoleon becomes dictator (First Consul) of France.
1861 - Battle of Piketon, KY.
1862 - U.S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him.
1872 - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Boston.
1904 - For the first time, an airplane flight lasts more than 5 minutes.
1913 - A storm sinks 8 ore-carriers on the Great Lakes ("Freshwater Fury").
1915 - The Italian liner Ancona sinks after being hit by German torpedoes, killing 272.
1918 - Bavaria proclaims itself a republic; Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after the German defeat in WW I.
1923 - In the Beer Hall Putsch, the Nazis fail to overthrow the German government.
1924 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes the first elected woman governor (of Texas).
1927 - In China, the Giant Panda is discovered.
1930 - The first nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama occurs.
1932 - A hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur, Cuba, killing 2,500.
1935 - The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms.
1938 - "Kristallnacht" (Crystal Night) - Nazi stormtroopers attack the Jews; Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil' Abner, creates Sadie Hawkins Day.
1953 - Cambodia (Kampuchea) gains independence within the French Union.
1961 - PGA eliminates its Caucasians only rule; USAF Major Robert M. White takes the X-15 to 30,970 m.
1965 - At 5:16 PM, a massive power failure hits New England and Ontario (NY blackout).
1967 - The first unmanned test of the Apollo-4 reentry module occurs.
1970 - The "Seattle 8" (anti-war protesters) go on trial.
1976 - The U.N. General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa.
1984 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") is completed.
1989 - East Berlin opens its borders
1990 - President Bush announces the doubling of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf.

1802 - Elijah P. Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
1825 - Ambrose P. Hill, Confederate Lt. General.
1841 - King Edward VII of England (1901-10)
1903 - Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill)
1905 - James William Fulbright (Sen-MO)
1913 - Hedy Lamarr, actress (Samson & Delilah)
1915 - Sargent Shriver, VP candidate (1972) / Director of Peace Corp
1918 - Spiro Theodore Agnew 39th VP (1973-77)
1932 - Carl Perkins, singer (Blue Suede Shoes)
1934 - Carl Sagan, astronomer/author/professor (Cosmos); Ingvar Carlsson, PM of Sweden (1986-91, 1994-1996)
1936 - Mary Travers, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)

1874 - Israel Bak, creator of the first Hebrew printing press
1952 - Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel
1953 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud, founder of Saudi Arabia
1970 - Charles DeGaulle, President of France; William L. Dawson (Rep-IL)
1988 - John Mitchell, former Attorney General

Reported Missing in Action
Armstrong, John W., USAF (TX); F4C shot down (bombardier / navigator, w/Sijan)

Brower, Ralph W., USAF (OH); HH3E shot down (co-pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Clay, Eugene L., USAF (TX); HH3E shot down (flight engineer), KIA, body not recovered

Maysey, Larry W., USAF (NJ); HH3E shot down (rescue specialist), KIA, body not recovered

Nolan, McKinley, US Army (TX); AWOL/Deserter, last seen November, 1973, reported alive in 1978

Rehn, Gary Lee, USMC (MN); KIA, body not recovered

Sijan, Lance P., USAF (WI); F4C shot down (pilot, w/Armstrong), DIC January, 1968- remains returned March, 1974

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