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Thursday, November 01, 2007

In Today's News - Thursday, November 1, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The truth of the matter is
that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it."

-- General Norman Schwarzkopf

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. sees decline in Iran-linked bombs found in Iraq
Gates: Iran assured Iraq on weapons
Concerned Local Citizens Patrol with Soldiers, National Police, in Al Ja'ara
Citizens' Tip saves American Lives

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Militants gaining ground in Pakistan

Other Military News
Gates: Contracting needs will be met
Pilot of plane that dropped A-bomb dies

Religion of Peace??
2 Men Accused of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting French Teen in United Arab Emirates

Worldwide Wackos
Venezuelan forces clash with anti-Chavez protesters
U.N. sanctions stay until N.Korea disarms: Hill
World powers discuss Iran sanctions in London
Obama to introduce measure on Iran
US official warns Iran on nuke program

Homegrown Moonbats
Fired University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill Keeps Teaching on Campus

Politics / Government
Clinton Using Immigration Flak
Sen. Kit Bond to Endorse Rudy Giuliani
Thompson Questions Clinton's Diplomatic Skills
Eye on the Issues - Update '08
Bush: No Mukasey, No Attorney General
Stephen Colbert denied South Carolina primary run
Clinton rallies against "all-boy's club" politics
Iran letter sparks new fight between Clinton, Obama - Video
Senate approves children's health bill
Thompson questions Clinton's diplomacy
Clinton rallies students at Wellesley
Bush tells Dems war denial is dangerous
Minnesota Sen. Coleman endorses Giuliani

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Jury Awards Father Nearly $11 Million in Funeral Protesters Case
Pedophile Playground Discovered in 'Second Life' Virtual World
Elderly Man Beat to Death For Watering Lawn During Rationing
Hooters Mom Charged With Homicide After Toddler Dies in Hot Car
Investigation Reopens Into Death of Cop's Third Wife After Fourth Wife Disappears
Judge Criticized for Considering Gang Rape on Prostitute 'Theft of Services'
Documents: Woman Who Died at Phoenix Airport May Have Ordered Liquor on Flight
Idaho Child Killer Who Lost Legs in Suicide Attempt Sues After Being Denied Artificial Ones
Autopsy: Body With Slit Throat Found in Forest Preserve Believed to Be Missing Chicago Mom
Nebraska Teacher, 13-Year-Old Student, on the Run in Colorado
Sons of Eagles Coach Headed to Jail for Drugs
Man Arrested at Ohio Statehouse in Teen Sex Sting

Adventures in Political Correctness
Six Iraqi U.S. Citizens Sue Airline for Discrimination

U.N. News
U.N.'s Ban urges accountability for security firms

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Online Striptease Scam
'60 Minutes' Identifies Source With Faulty Iraq Info
Shock jock Don Imus to return to radio

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Tricky Fix Set for Space Station - PHOTOS
Totino's, Jeno's Pizzas Recalled for Possible E. Coli
Diet, growth are major cancer causes: report
Drug stents not good value for many patients: study
NASA delays spacewalk to fix solar wing
Alien and robot on mission for Playstation 3
U.N. launches poverty monitoring site
Newt protein may offer clues for human regeneration
China's war on SARS cited in push for product safety
CDC report on TB traveler urges more coordination
Doctors urged on signs of lead poisoning
Device created for 'red wine headache'

Mother Nature
Giving 'Dry Town' New Meaning
Govs Talk Water Sharing in 3 Drought-Stricken States
Noel Becomes Hurricane Off Bahamas - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Tens of thousands trapped in Mexico floods
Dog, cat honored for saving masters
Tennessee town has run out of water

Lawn-Watering Spat Leads to Man's Beating Death
Yeah, we call it our chainsaw sea view... - Video
Spider bite no excuse for rape, court says
Woman takes out ad to sell breast milk
Man with beer takes hearse to go fishing

Fox News
Sweet Deal: Dentist Offers Kids $1 Per Pound of Candy
Joe Torre Hired to Take Over Los Angeles Dodgers
Teacher Who Refused to Give Test Ends Boycott
FOXBusiness: Dow Industrials Down Over 360 Points
Britney Bums With Pop Tarts, Tugs On Heidi Klum's Rear End
Hunter's Photos Ignite New Debate Over Bigfoot's Existence
Pilot, 1st Officer Slept While Approaching Denver, Lawmaker Says
Report: Ashley Olsen Dating Lance Armstrong

Reuters: Top News
Amnesty: Don't send genocide suspects to Rwanda
Georgian opposition masses to challenge president
Propane pipeline blast kills two in Mississippi
Holograms bump models from New York catwalk
Luxury hotel puts Buenos Aires on gay travel map
Hollywood studios and writers hit stalemate
Financials lead Asian stocks lower
Oil near $94 but off new highs on U.S. economic woes - Video
Wall Street plunges on credit worries - Video
Citigroup shares fall after broker downgrades
Electronic Arts' adjusted profit tops estimates
Tracking your money
Column: DealTalk
Wall St. sliced out of M&A process
Chrysler, Ford tumble as U.S. auto sales drop
Google lures MySpace for social network platform
Chrysler layoffs could complicate Ford-UAW talks
ACS independent directors quit after deal fails
IBM says it may acquire security companies
Retailers at risk if holiday season weak: Moody's

AP World News
Lawyer: Chapman's son sold N-word tape
Carlos Santana, wife getting divorced
Stocks plunge; Dow drops more than 360
Hingis retires after positive coke test
Oprah chops Swank's hair for charity
Chrysler to cut up to 12,000 jobs

CENTCOM: News Releases

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
Soldiers assist Iraqis with Legal Claims
Tribal Leaders seek to Increase Police Force
Task Force Iron Soldiers attacked in Mosul
Coalition Forces discover large cache near Turki village
Concerned Local Citizens turn in cache (Hawr Rajab)
Cache found, destroyed (Arab Jabour)
Iraqi Army detains three in combined operation (Maderiyah)
Iskandariyah IPs turn over munitions cache
Coalition forces target foreign terrorist facilitators, 12 suspects detained
Coalition forces disrupt terrorist operations targeting senior leadership
Task Force Iron Soldier attacked (Salah ad Din)

Bush Says U.S. Still a Target
Vice President Urges Vigilance In Confronting Terrorism
Gates to Visit China, Korea, Japan
Defense, VA Departments Partner To Coordinate Patient Health Care

Bush Proclaims Veterans Awareness Week to Recognize Valor and Sacrifice

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

New Unmanned Aircraft Aids Ground Troops

Citizens' Confidence in Government Grows with Reconstruction Projects

Improved Security Leads to Real Progress in Iraq
Transcript: Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno
Odierno Says Number of Deadly Projectiles Drops
More Iraqis Identify with Government, Coalition
Forces Target Those Who Aid Foreign Terrorists

U.S. Soldiers Host Cookout Celebrating Success Against al Qaeda in Ameriya

Sergeant Builds 'Monster' Computer

Warriors’ Spouses Join Healing Adventure
Adventure Trip Hits Mark With Wounded Veterans

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
0079 - Mt. Vesuvius erupts, buring Pompeii.
1210 - King John of England begins imprisoning Jews.
1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel are exhibited for the first time.
1623 - A fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings.
1755 - An earthquake in Lisbon kills more than 50,000.
1765 - The Stamp Act goes into effect in the British colonies.
1776 - The Mission San Juan Capistrano is founded in California.
1784 - Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendants.
1800 - John Adams becomes the first President to live in the White House.
1861 - General George B. McClellan becomes general in chief of the Union armies.
1863 - U.S. troops build fortifications built on Angel Island (San Francisco Bay).
1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau begins operations in 24 locations.
1894 - Dr. Roux of Paris announces the development of a vaccine for diphtheria.
1913 - Notre Dame becomes the first to use the forward pass effectively, upsetting Army 35-13.
1918 - 97 die in the NYC subway's worst accident.
1922 - The Ottoman Empire is abolished.
1924 - The first U.S. NHL franchise, the Boston Bruins, is founded.
1928 - The Graf Zeppelin sets an airship distance record of 6384 km.
1932 - Wernher von Braun is named head of the German liquid-fuel rocket program.
1936 - Mussolini describes alliance between Italy and Germany as an "axis."
1939 - The first animal conceived by artificial insemination (a rabbit) is displayed; the Heinkel HE-178, the first jet plane, is demonstrated for the German Air Ministry.
1940 - Fleetwood, PA, becomes the site of the first U.S. air raid shelter.
1946 - The West German state of Niedersachsen is formed.
1951 - U.S. troops witness the first atomic explosion in NM.
1952 - The first hydrogen device is exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific; Fusion occurs for the first time on Earth.
1955 - A time bomb aboard a United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont, Colorado.
1956 - The Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from the Warsaw Pact.
1959 - Jacques Plante becomes the first NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask.
1960 - The Benelux treaty goes into effect.
1962 - Greece enters the European Common Market; the U.S.S.R. launches Mars-1, losing radio contact lost before its arrival at Mars.
1963 - Revolt begins against the Diem regime in South Vietnam.
1966 - The NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise; William Dana reaches 93km in the X-15.
1970 - A Discotheque in Grenoble, France burns, killing 142 (all exits padlocked).
1971 - The Eisenhower dollar is put into circulation.
1974 - In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a fire kills 189 in less than 25 minutes.
1976 - Britain grants Gilbert Island (Kiribati) internal self-government.
1979 - The tanker Burmah Agate spills 10.7 million gallons of oil in the U.S.'s worst oil spill disaster.
1981 - The cost of Class Mail goes from 18 to 20 cents; Antigua gains independence from Britain.
1988 - The Staten Island ferry gets its first pay phones.
1990 - Deputy PM Sir Geoffrey Howe, the last of Margaret Thatcher's original cabinet, resigns.
1993 - The European Union is born.

1762 - Spencer Perceval, British PM (1809-12)
1782 - Viscount Goderich, British PM (1827-28)
1815 - Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)
1853 - Jose Santos Zelaya, ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
1859 - Charles Brantley Aycock (Gov-NC)
1871 - Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage)
1889 - Philip John Noel-Baker, statesman, disarmament advocate, Nobel Prize winner (1959)
1920 - James J. Kilpatrick, columnist (60 Minutes)
1953 - N. Jan Davis, Ph.D. / astronaut (sk:STS-47)

1947 - Man O' War, famous racehorse
1959 - Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem
1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a military coup
1985 - Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko)
1986 - Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle)
1987 - Rene Levesque, Quebec premier (1976-85)

Reported Missing in Action
Gillson, Peter R., Australian Air Force (Australia); KIA, body not recovered

Knight, Billy, US Army (GA); PRG says DIC January, 1973; Gov't says remains recovered at time of loss, with a loss date of 10/22/68.

Carpenter, Allan R., USN (ME); A4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Commander - alive and well as of 1998

Weaver, George R., Jr., USN (PA); MSB-54 exploded when it hit a mine - KIA, body not recovered

Kenney, Harry J., USN (OH); LSD-1167 struck by floating mine and exploded, KIA, body not recovered

Adventio, Rudolpho Andres, USN; AWOL

Bailey, Daniel T. , US Army; AWOL

Partington, Roger D., USMC (IL); CH53A crashed in water (crew)

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