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Sunday, November 18, 2007

In Today's News - Sunday, November 18, 2007

Quote of the Day
"This republic was not established by cowards;
and cowards will not preserve it."

-- Elmer Davis

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Bombs Strike Children, U.S. Troops in Iraq
Economic Revival Stimulates Southern Baghdad’s Doura Neighborhood
New Primary Healthcare Centers Open in Basrah Province
Army Engineers Turn Over Electric Substation to Iraqi Ministry of Electricity
Iraqi Furniture Factory Fills First Order in Two Years

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban Militants Mutilate Policemen - Warning Against Working With the Government
Afghan boy dancers sexually abused by former warlords

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Olmert to meet Abbas, seek prisoner release

Troops on Trial
U.S. says troops involved in shooting of Iraqis

Other Military News
Report: U.S. Is Helping Pakistan Guard Nuclear Arms

Worldwide Wackos
Iran won't use oil as weapon if attacked: Ahmadinejad

Homegrown Moonbats
Kucinich Attends Army School Protest - PHOTOS

Politics / Government
McCain: It's OK toMake People Mad
Huckabee Rejects Letting States Decide Abortion Rights
Obama Calls Novak Column 'Slime Politics'
CAMPAIGN CARL: Cameron's Blog From the Trail
Clinton Camp Says It Has No Dirty Secrets About Obama After Columnist Bob Novak Suggests Alleged Scandal
White House hopefuls get creative in donation pitches
Clinton camp fires back over column
Edwards criticizes Clinton over Iraq
Huckabee: Abortion not states' call
Clinton library gets 'green' roof
Giuliani addresses energy at NASCAR race
3-D Photo Could Be Lincoln at Gettysburg
Ex-guerrilla wins Kosovo election before showdown
Putin seeks to map Russia's future with election
Japan opposition gets boost from Osaka mayor win
Pakistan: US envoy brought 'nothing new'

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Report: Family of Tawana Brawley Wants to Revisit Infamous Rape Case
Arrests Made in Anti-Gay Beating of 'Top Chef' Contestant
Detective: '100 Percent Certain Madeleine Is Alive'
Report: Inmates Wrongly Convicted By Faulty Forensic Tool
Texas Death Row Inmate Wants to Die, But Can't
Father Accused of Biting Off Son's Lip
Missing Woman's Family Pressures Cop Husband
Ex-cop's lawyer disputes autopsy report
Controversial Report: Detroit Nation's Most Dangerous City
Families stay close after murder-suicide
Shooting fuels outcry over NYPD training

Adventures in Political Correctness
Oregon First-Grader Suspended From School After Violent Drawing
Ohio AG in Hot Water Over 'Good Friday' E-mail

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
MTV looks to conquer Middle East market
Broadway stagehands, producers talks off

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
America's Electronics Recycled Overseas in 'Horrific Way' (Ah, the irony...)
China not fighting off e-waste nightmare
Child health fight grim sign for broader U.S. reforms

Mother Nature
Rescue Effort Scrambles to Reach Remote Villages - PHOTOS
Bangladesh cyclone toll tops 2,300 - Video
Another aftershock strikes northern Chile
Tides could spread oil spilled in SF Bay
Japan fleet sets off to hunt humpbacks

Tree Man Grows 'Roots'
"Spiderman" returns to China for publicity stunt

Fox News
Dozens Missing in Ukrainian Mine Explosion - PHOTOS
Man Dies After Maryland Deputy Uses Stun Gun
Angelina Jolie Strips Down and Gets a Hit
Amy Winehouse’s Former Teacher Reaches Out to Singer

Auto sales could hit 15-year low
In Europe, weak dollar wrecks Americans' dreams
OPEC summit ends in division over weak dollar
Adventurous young Chinese hit backpacking trail alone
Move over Paris. Forbes ranks interesting heiresses
"Beowulf" slays bees at weekend box office
Garner seeks "Truth" with Gervais
Stocks up, oil gains boost energy shares
Oil climbs toward $95 on U.S. dollar concerns
Democrats to benefit in health sector
Pharma CEOs see risk-averse climate
Celgene to buy Pharmion for $2.9 billion
AT&T may bid for EchoStar by year's end: Barron's
Siam Cement plans $3.7 billion Vietnam chemical project
RBS CEO informally approached for Citigroup: report
Wilbur Ross sees 2008 U.S. auto sales below 16 mln
Ritual dating from 1919 sets price of gold

AP World News
Brits hail Queen's diamond anniversary
Daughtry wins 3 American Music Awards
Patriots rout Bills
Dempsey ponders role as 2nd sexiest man
Johnson claims 2nd straight NASCAR title
Jets pull off OT stunner over Steelers
Carr stepping down as Wolverines coach
Kansas reaches new heights in AP Top 25
Berlin Philharmonic performs with kids
Federer wins 4th Masters Cup in 5 years

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 - Listen to the podcast - photos
Commands bring together experimentation leaders
Newsmaker Profile: Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Ripka

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Multi-National Division-North Soldiers attacked in Baqubah
Sinjar Investigator’s Course qualifies 17 in basic forensics
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain two extremists in As Sa’diyah
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda foreign terrorist and propaganda operations; 27 detained
101st Airborne’s Strike Brigade sends Dagger Brigade homeward bound (Camp Liberty)

Bush Thanks Japanese Prime Minister for Support - Photos
Army Must Adapt To Changing Threats
Furloughs Possible Without More Funding

Team Assesses Salang Situation
Troops Detain Suspected Terrorist

Americans Can Text ‘Thanks’ to Troops - Video
Musicians Create CD To Thank Troops

Marine Helps 'Awaken' Anbar Province

Commander Says Violence Down Significantly
Iraqi Contractor Rebuilds Hope with Hammers
Team Helps Iraqis Build Institutional Operations
Coalition Forces Kill 2, Detain 12 Terrorists
Officials Believe Iran Stemmed Weapons Flow

Fathers, Sons Serve Together in Iraq

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
- William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.
1421 - The Zuider Zee floods 72 villages, killing an estimated 10,000 in the Netherlands.
1497 - Bartolomeu Dias discovers the Cape of Good Hope.
1755 - The worst quake the Massachusetts Bay area has seen strikes Boston; no deaths are reported.
1776 - Hessians capture Fort Lee, NJ.
1803 - At the Battle of Vertieres, the Haitians defeat the French.
1820 - U.S. Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer discovers Antarctica.
1883 - Standard time zones are established by railroads in the U.S. and Canada.
1889 - The Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii.
1903 - The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives the U.S. exclusive canal rights in Panama.
1905 - Prince Carl of Denmark becomes King Haakon VII of Norway.
1909 - The U.S. invades Nicaragua, later overthrowing President Zelaya.
1911 - Britain flies its first seaplane.
1912 - Albania declares independence from Turkey.
1913 - In San Diego, Lincoln Deachey performs the first airplane loop-the-loop.
1918 - Latvia declares independence from Russia.
1928 - Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in "Steamboat Willie."
1929 - A large quake in the Atlantic breaks the Transatlantic cable in 28 places.
1936 - Germany and Italy recognize the Spanish government of Francisco Franco; the main span of the Golden Gate Bridge is joined.
1940 - George Matesky - the Mad Bomber - makes his first time-bomb.
1943 - Ray Atherton is appointed as the first U.S. ambassador to Canada.
1955 - The Bell X-2 rocket plane is taken up for its first powered flight.
1960 - The U.S. Copyright Office issues its 10 millionth registration.
1961 - The U.S. Ranger-2 is launched to the Moon; it fails.
1964 - J. Edgar Hoover describes Martin Luther King, Jr. as a "most notorious liar."
1966 - U.S. Roman Catholic bishops do away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays.
1970 - Russia lands a self-propelled rover on the Moon.
1976 - Spain's parliament establishes a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1985 - The Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport Washington, DC, where it is turned over to the Smithsonian Institution.
1990 - Saddam Hussein offers to free an estimated 2,000 men held in Kuwait.
- Muslim Shites release hostages Terry Waite and Thomas Sutherland.

- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Rear Admiral USN / astronaut (Mercury-3, Apollo-14); Ted Stevens (Sen-AK)
1928 - Mickey Mouse
1929 - William (Pete) Knight, X-15 pilot
1951 - Mark N. Brown, Major USAF / astronaut (STS-28, STS-48)

- Chester A. Arthur, 21st U.S. President
1962 - Niels Bohr, physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1922)
1969 - Joseph P. Kennedy, politician, Kennedy patriarch
1978 - Leo J. Ryan (Rep-CA) and four others killed in Jonestown, Guyana by members of Jim Jones'
Peoples Temple, followed by the ritual mass suicide of over 900 members, including Jones.

Reported Missing in Action
Arnold, William T., USN (WI); A4C crashed at sea

Burdett, Edward B., USAF (GA); F105D shot down, DIC November, 1967 - remains returned by DRV March, 1974

Dardeau, Oscar M., Jr., USAF (LA); F105D shot down, remains returned November, 1987

Hauer, Leslie J., USAF (MI); F105D shot down, remains returned June, 1977

Lehnhoff, Edward W., USAF (KS); F105D shot down, remains returned November, 1987

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