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Sunday, November 11, 2007

In Today's News - Sunday, November 11, 2007

Quote of the Day
But fame is theirs - and future days
On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise;
Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead -
"These for their country fought and bled."

-- Philip Freneau

News of Note
Never Forget
Vets remember - Audio Slideshow
Tribute to Soldiers- PHOTOS
Bush Urges Congress to OK Veterans Bill
Cheney Praises Veterans at Arlington Cemetery Event
President Thanks Veterans
Defense Leaders Honor Troops’ Service

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Al-Maliki: Violence in Baghdad Down Dramatically - VIDEO
U.S. military detains 200 in Iraq operation
Turkish military detains 8 freed soldiers: sources
More Soldiers Issued Safer Vehicles in Iraq
Iraqi Volunteers Flush Terrorists Out of their Neighborhoods
Sunni, Shia Sheiks Present United Front Against al-Qaeda

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
100 Israeli Police Raid Ehud Olmert's Offices
Israeli-Palestinian talks hit roadblock
Hezbollah turns up the pressure in Lebanon crisis
Spanish police defuse twin ETA bombs
Arafat remembered
NIreland militant group shuns violence
Intel official: Expect less privacy

Other Military News
Blast on Navy Ship Injures 6 Maintenance Workers
Former President Bush Skydives With Army Team

Worldwide Wackos
Spanish King to Hugo Chavez: 'Shut Up' - VIDEO (About time someone did!)
Spaniards back king for telling Chavez to shut up (Hear, hear!)
Iran, EU to Hold Nuclear Talks in November
Bush, Germany Vow Continued Diplomatic Approach to Iran
EU, Iran to hold nuclear talks this month: reports
Bolton Book: Powell Wanted to Offer 'Carrots' to Iran Over Nuke Program ('Cause that approach always works with psychopathic dictators who want to bring about Armageddon...)

Politics / Government
Pakistan Polls By January - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Rice Calls on Musharraf To End State of Emergency Soon
Pakistan leader calls for January polls
Obama: Tax more income for Soc Sec (and what about when there's 1 worker for every 10 retirees....what then? MORE taxes?)
Planned in Advance?
Clinton Campaign Confirms Planting Town Hall Question, Says It Won't Happen Again(Hmmm...isn't this what they said the last time they did this? Why is this a surprise to anyone? -- S.O.P. for the Clintons)
Latest NH Poll: Clinton Dwindles, Romney Hangs Tough
'Campaign Carl' Cameron's '08 Trail Web Log
Biden files to get public money for 2008 campaign
Musharraf plans for Pakistan election
Military finding more Iranian arms in Iraq
Democrats court activists in Iowa
Rice urges Pakistan to end state of emergency
Top U.S. official backs Georgia's embattled leader

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Supreme Court could take guns case
Amy Winehouse Cries as Husband Ordered Held Over Assault Charge
Young Man Charged With Strangling Half-Sisters, Ages 6 and 10
Stampede at Supermarket Kills 3, Injuries 31
Missing Illinois Mom's Neighbor Reports Cop-Husband's Odd Behavior to Police
Texas Skydiver Found Dead 2 Days After Fatal Jump
British Woman Suffered Agonizingly Slow Death, Chilling Text Message Predicts It
Report: Finnish Police Link School Shooter, U.S. Plotter
Italian Soccer Fan Gunned Down By Police - PHOTOS
Celebrity Realtor's assistant charged with murder
Teacher sex abuse cases reveal patterns

U.N. News
World should ban human cloning, except medical: U.N.
Human rights investigator slams U.N., EU blacklists

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Broadway Stagehands Strike, Shows Cancelled - VIDEO
Most of Broadway darkened by stagehands' strike
MySpace Invaded By Virus Promising Macy's Gift Card

Science/ Medicine and Health / Technology
Docs: MRSA Strikes Body Defenses
Time runs out on talks on drugs for poor countries
China says bead toy contained toxic substances - Video
Temple built 4,000 years ago unearthed in Peru
Toyota eyes the plug-in Prius
Latin music fans going mobile in Spain
US among worst in world for infant death

Mother Nature
Human Error Blamed for San Francisco Oil Spill - PHOTOS
Officials to tour Bay oil spill damage

Man forgets car at gas station
Traditional epitaphs rest in peace
Daughter backs over mother in driveway

Other News of Note
Loyalty a factor in heroism

Fox News
South Korean Workers Riot Over Free Trade PHOTOS
DNA Tests Show Football Hero George Gipp Didn't Father Child
'Lions' Redford and Streep Not Fond of 'Lamb' Cruise?
Report: Britney Spears Blows Red Light With Kids in Car

Author Norman Mailer dies aged 84 - Video
Famed Paris avenue losing its charm
Sheep, shark and beef in newest Hirst work
Jerry Seinfeld is king bee at box office - Video
Retail sales and data may trip up stocks - Video
Yen surges along with fears about market risks
Oil rises above $96 - Video
Oil, gold pause on path to key highs
Allied Capital shares jump
Yen shock may prompt next crisis
Natgas stocks seen curbing winter bills
BHP considers $40 bln sale of petroleum arm: paper
Ex-Abbey boss swoops on ailing Northern Rock: papers
Top U.S. banks agree on backup fund for markets: report
HSBC seen facing another hit from U.S. mortgages
Emirates picks Airbus A350 in $35 bln deal - Video
Saudi says OPEC to discuss oil output boost

AP World News
High oil prices fuel winter heat fears
World's coal use carries deadly cost
LSU edges Oregon for No. 1 in AP Top 25
Sopranos' pork store no more
Illinois stuns top-ranked Buckeyes 28-21
Guns linked to Pancho Villa auctioned
Norman Mailer, the writer as Writer
Cotto retains WBA welterweight title
License tag, thy name is vanity: MYCAR
Megachurch took in $69 million in 2006

CENTCOM: News Releases

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
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
1,000 Iraqi Patients Seen During Medical Mission
Soldiers, Marines Help Each Other on Small Camps
Iraqi Police, Coalition Forces strike enemy west of Samarra
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda network; 16 suspects detained
Soldiers find large cache in Haswa
Soldier found not guilty of murder
Iraqi Police, U.S. Special Forces detain 4 extremists in Samarra
Tip from Iraqi volunteers leads to cache, rockets (Baghdad)

Mullen Encourages Civic Support Of Military Members, Veterans
Gates: Japanese-U.S. Alliance in Best Shape in Decades
Gates Underscores CommitmentTo U.S. Security Shield in Pacific
Special Report: Travels with Gates

Conference Celebrates Marine Birthday
Mattis Becomes New JFCOM Commander
Photo Essay: JFCOM Change of Command
Guantanamo Detainee Arraigned
Civilians Find Flight Challenging
Special Report: JCOC 74
Troops Killed in Vietnam Honored

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

Terrorist Facilitators Detained in Zabul Province
Measures Improve Afghanistan's Police Force
Team Begins Work on $1.7 Million Bridge Project

Carolina Panthers Welcome War Heroes
Marines Meet Celebrities
Laughter Best Medicine

Soldier Offers Positive Impressions of Military

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
1620 - Pilgrims land in MA, signing the Mayflower Compact (just and equal laws).
1647 - Massachusetts passes the first U.S. compulsory school attendance law.
1648 - The Dutch and French agree to divide St. Maarten and the Leeward Islands.
1778 - Iroquois in NY kill 40 in the Cherry Valley Massacre.
1811 - Cartagena, Colombia declares independence from Spain.
1864 - Union General Sherman's troops destroy Rome, GA.
1865 - Mary Edward Walker, the first U.S. Army female surgeon, is awarded the Medal of Honor.
1889 - Washington is admitted as the 42nd U.S. state.
1918 - Armistice Day-WW I ends at 11 AM on the Western Front.
- President Harding dedicates the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
1922 - The largest U.S. flag is displayed (150' X 90'); it is expanded in 1939 (270' X 90').
1924 - In San Francisco, the Palace of the Legion of Honor is dedicated.
1925 - Robert Millikan announces the discovery of cosmic rays.
1931 - Cornerstones laid for the Opera House & Veterans Building.
1933 - The "Great Black Blizzard" - the first great dust storm in the Great Plains.
1935 - The Explorer-2 balloon sets an altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD.
1939 - Kate Smith first sings Irving Berlin's "God Bless America."
1940 - A blizzard strikes the midwestern U.S., killing over 100.
1942 - Germany completes their occupation of France.
1959 - The first episode of "Rocky and His Friends" airs.
1965 - Rhodesia is proclaimed independent of Britain.
1966 - Gemini-12 is launched on a 4-day flight.
1968 - The Maldives (in the Indian Ocean) become a republic.
1972 - The U.S. Army turns over Long Bihn base to the South Vietnamese army.
1975 - Angola gains independence from Portugal; the Australian PM is removed by the crown (first elected PM removed in 200 years).
1982 - The 5th space shuttle mission-Columbia 5-is launched (the first commercial flight); Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa is let out of jail.
1983 - President Reagan becomes the first U.S. President to address Japan's legislature.
1985 - Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools and housing.
1987 - Judge Anthony M. Kennedy is nominated to the Supreme Court.

1050 - Henry IV, Holy Roman emperor (1036-1106)
1744 - Abigail Smith Adams, second First Lady
1748 - King Charles IV of Spain (1788-1808)
1771 - Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)
1821 - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment)
1864 - Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911)
1869 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
1885 - George S. Patton, U.S. General "Old Blood & Guts"
- Hugh Scott (Sen-PA)
1901 - Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
1904 - Alger Hiss, State Department official and spy
1911 - King Hussein of Jordan.
1915 - William Proxmire (Sen-WI) (Golden Fleece Awards)
1945 - Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua (1984-1990)

1831 - Nat Turner, former slave who led a violent insurrection, hanged in VA
1962 - Rene Coty, President of France
1984 - Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.
1987 - L.T. Coggeshall, medical scientist (Secretary of HEW 1956-58)

Reported Missing in Action
Biss, Robert Irvin, USAF (PA); F4C shot down (pilot, w/Monlux), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Butt, Richard L., USAF (VA); F4C shot down (weapons/systems operator, w/Ringsdorf) - remains returned April, 1986

Mearns, Arthur, USAF (NY); F105D shot down - remains returned September, 1977

Monlux, Harold D., USAF (IA); F4C shot down (w/Biss), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Ringsdorf, Herbert B., USAF (AL); F4C shot down (pilot, w/Butt), released February, 1973 - deceased as of February, 1998

Swindle, Orson G. III, USMC (GA); F8E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of this year, served as a Federal Trade Commissioner 1997-2005

Martinez-Mercado, Edwin J., US Army (NY); KIA, body not recovered

Shaw, Gary F., US Army (OH); KIA, body not recovered

Staton, Robert M., Jr., US Army (NC); KIA, body not recovered

Stuckey, John S., Jr., US Army (IN); KIA, body not recovered

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