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Sunday, November 04, 2007

In Today's News - Sunday, November 4, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these:
first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property;
together with the right to support and defend them
in the best manner they can."

--Samuel Adams

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Kurdish Rebels Release 8 Turkish Soldiers Ahead of Talks
Gunmen Shoot, Kill Iraqi Official in Baghdad

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban militants free 211 Pakistani troops

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Rice assures Israel and urges "bold" peace moves
Syria tells France it backs free Lebanon election

Other Military News
U.S. Navy Rescues Fishing Boats Held Hostage by Pirates
Talks resume on fate of Kosovo

Religion of Peace??
Declared a woman, Bahraini man battles Arab norms

Worldwide Wackos
Iranians Celebrate Takeover of U.S. Embassy - PHOTOS
Chavez says Colombia rebels in Venezuela for talks

Politics / Government
Emergency Power MayBackfire for Pakistan
Pakistani Activists Arrested After Emergency Rule
Rice: U.S. Disappointed By Musharraf's Action - VIDEO
Musharraf pressured as lawyers protest - Video
Center-leftist leads general in Guatemala vote
Thompson Defends Adviser With Criminal Record - VIDEO
Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Lampoons Clinton on NBC's Saturday Night Live
Specter to Support Mukasey For Attorney General Post
Clinton Claims Health Care Work Being Misrepresented
Putin says Russia threatened by "Unipolar World"
Rabin killer celebrates birth on death anniversary
U.S. reviews financial aid to Pakistan
Sarkozy, Merkel to meet Bush this week

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Teacher Nabbed in Mexico With Student Faces Federal Court Hearing Monday
UPS Pilot Allegedly Raped, Molested 20 Young Boys
Ozzy Osbourne Feeling Stung by North Dakota Police Sting
Who Is 'Baby Grace?' - Sketch released of toddler found in box

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Ohio Cheerleading Coach, Football Coach Fired After Topless Photos Found on the Internet
Spain's blogging gran a hit with surfers
Indonesia says volcano Kelud spewing ash - Video

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
1 Million Pounds of Ground Beef Recalled Over E. Coli Fears
King Tut's Mummy Returns to Egypt
Sweep of lung cancer genome reveals new gene
Smaller heart pump works well in women: study
Drug-eluting stents not riskier in study
Artery disease rises among U.S. women
SUV with mind of its own wins robot car race
Dueling videogames "Guitar Hero," "Rock Band" face off
Lilly clot drug works, but more bleeding seen
Teary farewell for astronauts
PCs being pushed aside in Japan
Faster heart care: How one state did it

Mother Nature
Robin Hood's Hideout, Sherwood Forest, in Trouble
Mexico floods recede as more evacuated - Video
World's coal dependency hits environment

News from My Neck of the Woods
New England coast cleans up after storm

Town's Lawn Gnomes in the Clink
Iowa Woman Tries to Sell Her Breast Milk for $200
NYC Marathon Winners Cross Finish Line - PHOTOS

Other News of Note
Jet Slams Sao Paulo Neighborhood
Skeletal Remains Found in Kentucky May Be Those of Former Slaves

Fox News
FOX Business: Citigroup CEO Chuck Prince Resigns
Hollywood Writers In 11th Hour Talks to Avoid Strike
Batman Movie Scene in Hong Kong Harbor Scratched Due to Pollution
Dead Runner Ryan Shay Had Enlarged Heart, Dad Says
2 Killed as Massive Pileup Closes California Highway
Seven Europeans Freed in Chad Kidnapping Case

Reuters: Top News
"American Gangster" squashes bees at box office
Jovovich has baby girl in Los Angeles
Oil falls on profit taking
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
Call for reforms of home-builder CEO pay
Corporate America scrambles on $100 oil
RPT-Wall St Week Ahead: For stocks, Fed chief in the spotlight
FTSE hit in global slide as credit fears grip banks
Airbus, Boeing vie for Air Arabia order up to $4 bln
Oppenheimer to buy part of CIBC's capital markets
Kuwait's new oil minister might resign: reports

AP World News
Writers deal could impact other unions
Pats rally over Colts to stay unbeaten
Peterson sets record, Vikes top Chargers
LSU returns to No. 2 in AP's Top 25 poll
Study: Gas prices up 16 cents in 2 weeks
Stocks seek signal on economy's health
Upset Saturday: Seminoles beat No. 2 BC
Tattoo clue in Jam Master Jay slaying?

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Concerned Local Citizen Tip Leads Coalition Troops to Explosives Factory
Sabers Recruit Local Citizens to help with Security
Cavalry Soldiers help provide Medical Aid
Sheik Takes Steps to Create Concerned Local Citizens Group
Concerned Local Citizens find three caches (Hawr Rajab/Arab Jabour)
One killed, eight detained as Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda operations
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda networks; one killed, 23 detained
Soldier dies in non-combat related incident (Tikrit)
Dragon Talon II: Troops detain five suspected extremists (Baghdad)
Iraqi Army detains al-Qaeda-linked terrorists upon Mosque entry (Baghdad)

Gates Arrives in Beijing For Meetings With Leaders
Gates Seeks to Bolster Asia Relationships
Mullen Discusses Initiatives, Progress in First Podcast
Stars & Stripes Women's Memorial Special
Photo Essay: Women's Memorial Ceremony

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

Troops Repel Two Taliban Ambushes
Afghans Defeat Taliban In Key Province
Forces Kill Senior Enemy Commander

U.S., Afghan Doctors Help Poor

Coalition Air Component ‘Remains Strong’
Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain 17 Suspects
Concerned Iraqi Citizens Save American Lives
Iraqis Assume Control of Country’s 7th Division

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
1576 - The Spanish take Antwerp, Belgium.
1845 - The first nationally observed uniform election day in U.S.
1854 - The Alcatraz Island lighthouse is established.
1862 - The gatling gun is patented by Richard J. Gatling.
1866 - The Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia.
1867 - 90 kegs of powder are used to remove a rock from Telegraph Hill for a seawall.
1873 - Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown.
1875 - The Pacific collides with the Orpheus off the coast of Cape Flattery, Washington, killing 236.
1879 - James and John Ritty patent the first cash register, in order to combat stealing by bartenders in their Ohio saloon.
1884 - Grover Cleveland is elected President.
1890 - Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar a protectorate.
1904 - Harvard builds the first stadium specifically for football.
1922 - Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt.
1924 - California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914); Nellie Tayloe Ross is elected as the first female U.S. governor (Wyoming).
1939 - The first air conditioned automobile (a Packard) is exhibited in Chicago; the U.S. allows "cash & carry" arms sales during WWII.
1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President.
1956 - 200,000 Russian troops are sent to deal with an anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest; Israeli troops captures the Straits of Tiran, and reach the Suez Canal.
1957 - The second Soviet Earth satellite is launched.
1978 - Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters near Tehran University.
1979 - 500 Iranian "students" seize the U.S. embassy, taking 90 hostages, whom they will hold for 444 days.
1980 - Ronald Reagan is elected President in a landslide.
1981 - The Columbia shuttle launch is scrubbed with 31 seconds remaining.
1984 - Nicaragua holds its first free elections in 56 years (the Sandinistas win).
1986 - Democrats gain control over the U.S. Senate.
1990 - Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war."
1990 - Secretary of State James Baker visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
- A Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid, Spain.

- English King William III of Orange (1689-1702)
1876 - James Fraser, designer of the buffalo nickel
1879 - Will Rogers, humorist
1916 - Walter Cronkite, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)
1918 - Art Carney, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners)
1931 - Darla Hood, singer/actress (Little Rascals)
1937 - Loretta Swit, actress (Hotlips Houlihan-M*A*S*H)

1984 - Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons)
1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, IDF Chief of Staff, diplomat, fifth Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Reported Missing in Action
Brinckmann, Robert E., USAF (NJ); F105F shot down (pilot, w/Scungio) remains returned July, 1989

Connolly, Vincent J., USAF (TX); RF101 shot down, remains recovered July, 1984

Hunt, William B., US Army SF (ID); shot and reported KIA while helping evacuate wounded (Read his story here)

Scungio, Vincent A., USAF (PA); F105F shot down (co-pilot, w/Brinckmann)

The following U.S. Army Soldiers lost when their UH1H crashed (cause unknown):
Alford, Terry L. (TX); aircraft commander

Cavender, James R. (CA); pilot

Klimo, James R. (MI); door gunner

Ware, John A. (OR); crewchief

The following U.S. Army Soldiers lost when their UH1H crashed in a separate incident:
Anderson, John Steven (IA); remains recovered July, 1973

Bauer, Richard Gene, (AK); remains recovered July, 1973

Castro, Alfonso R. (CA); remains recovered July, 1973

Kennedy, Alan Gordon (CA); remains recovered July, 1973

Medaris, Rick Eggburtus (MI); remains recovered July, 1973

Payne, John Allen (NY); remains recovered July, 1973

Roach, Marion Lee (CA); remains recovered July, 1973

Hanley, Larry J., USAF (WA); F105D crashed, believed Killed

Humphrey, Larry D., US Army; AWOL, escaped custody to join VC

McKay, Clyde W., Civilian - merchant seaman (CA); hijacked vessel and sailed to Cambodia, escaped custody to join VC

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