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Thursday, November 08, 2007

In Today's News - Thursday, November 8, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Those who doubted whether Iraq or the world would be better off without Saddam Hussein, and those who believe today that we are not safer with his capture, don't have the judgment to be President, or the credibility to be elected President. No one can doubt or should doubt that we are safer -- and Iraq is better -- because Saddam Hussein is now behind bars."
-- Senator John Kerry (Democrat, Massachusetts)

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Over 1,500 armored vehicles seen in Iraq year-end
Syria, U.S. agree on processing Iraqi refugees
Dems to tie Iraq funds to withdrawal
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’

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
FBI: Al Qaeda Eyeing Mall Attacks Over Holidays
Buried evidence revealed in Guantanamo trial

Fallen Heroes
Troops Killed in Vietnam Honored During 25th Annual 'Reading of Names' - Photo Essay: Reading of Names
Manila Memorial Brings Home Sacrifice - Story - Photos

Worldwide Wackos
Venezuela violence stokes fears before Chavez vote
Chavez protests open Latin leaders' summit
North Korea offers rare thanks to U.S. for help
Gates: Japan, others must address NKorea

Homegrown Moonbats
Pelosi Pushes Plan to Bring Troops Home

Politics / Government
Report: Bernard Kerik Indicted - Prosecutors to Announce Charges Friday
Rudy Giuliani Defends Bernard Kerik's Record
Bill Clinton's Star Power Casts Campaign Glow
Sex Assault Accuser Lobs Charges At Clinton Duo
Musharraf Delays Vote by a Month - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Giuliani 2nd pick of many conservatives
Ronald Reagan Library Can't Locate 80,000 Items
Bad Tip: Clinton Entourage Paid Waitress For Service
Congress defies Bush, hikes health care spending
Pakistan political instability raises nuclear risk - Video
Speculation bubbles over Bloomberg White House bid
Georgia president pledges early election - Video
Schwarzenegger seeks to end writers strike
Clinton opposes Colombia, Panama trade deals
House backs federal role in disaster insurance
Senate moves to confirm Mukasey as AG

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Border fence may cut property (Gotta love this article - boo-hoo, the evil border fence is gonna go through people's property. It's OK to take land for condos and expensive hotels, but not to secure the country????)
Texas border agents find man in suitcase

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Circus at O.J. Hearing PHOTOS BLOG
Witness: Simpson plotted Las Vegas casino raid - Video
Body Found Burned, Beheaded Identified As Sex Offender
Gun conviction after rape case acquittal
Fla. deputy may have broken policy
Mickey Rourke arrested in Fla. on DUI

U.N. News
Suu Kyi ready to cooperate with junta (The U.N. cooperating with lunatics? What a surprise...)
U.N. peacekeeping force for Somalia not viable: Ban (especially not if you're going to cooperate with lunatics)

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Activist Uses GodTube to Seek Crime Tips, Prayers

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
U.S. smoking rate stalled at 21 percent, CDC says
Cervical cancer risk seen higher when on pill
Cosmic rays believed to start in black holes
Australian scientists decode whale sounds
"Call of Duty" casts players in modern combat
Apple fans brave rain for European iPhone launch
Institute to get ancient bible parchment

Mother Nature
Ground said rising at Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone Lava Dome Filling Up Quickly
Ship's oil washing up on Calif. beaches

News from My Neck of the Woods
New Yorkers rally to help online Romeo
NYC eatery offers $25,000 dessert

Landscaper Killed By Wood Chipper
Police Officer in Red Thong Arrested on Sex Charges
Virginia Man Found Dead, Buried Under Pile of Peanuts
Stripper Mistakenly Sent to High School, Whips Teen
Girl, 5, Killed Trying to Turn Up TV When Dresser Tips Over
'Devil' Woman Charged With Biting Off Ex's Lip After Kiss
Bodybuilding Champ Found Dead in Dorm Bathroom
It's official: you don't have to live in France (Thank goodness!)
Zany bid for surreal immortality - Video

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Fed Chief Predicts Economy to Slow

Bounty Hunter "Dog" still loves son who sold him out
"Bourne Ultimatum" leads People's Choice nominees
Sex Pistols storm back at packed reunion gig
Global stocks pressured as dollar hit new lows
Oil rallies on dollar lows, outages
Dollar slides across board
Gold rebounds on weak dollar
Rio Tinto shares soar after BHP bid
James Saft on Global Finance
Credit crunch has only begun
Linda Stern on Personal Finance
Preparing for hard times
Economy faces risks, not recession: Bernanke - Video
Rio could be in sights of more predators: analysts
Disney profit up on ESPN, U.S. theme parks
Wall Street's esoteric assets may be trouble
Citigroup gives ex-CEO Prince $40 million package
Will $100 oil, or the U.S. government, cut demand?

AP World News
Guerra takes 3 honors at Latin Grammys
Union sees possible collusion over A-Rod
Nets rally to knock off Wizards 87-85
Billy Martin among new Hall candidates
Eric Lindros retires after 13 seasons
Baseball coaches to wear head protection
Wall Street ends down but pares losses
Retailers report sluggish October sales
Spears must give drug lab working number

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Face of Defense: Fourth Deployment Brings Reflection to Marine
Marne commander sees progress in Hawr Rajab
Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition Forces kill 14 enemy fighters, detain 44 in northern Iraq
Weapons caches found in Arab Jabour
Hundreds of Iraqis treated in medical operation (Al Buaytha)
Suspected extremist caught during Iraqi Police recruitment drive in Doura

Bush Salutes Courage of Injured, Recovering Troops
Gates Visits Tokyo to Discuss Japanese-American Alliance
Transcript: Joint Press Conference in Japan
Photo Essay: Gates Visits Japan
Special Report: Travels with Gates

Last-Minute Evidence Delays Case
Black Hawk Crash in Northern Italy Kills Five U.S. Servicemembers
Guantanamo's New Legal Complex Employs Expeditionary Concepts
Special Report: JCOC 74
Military, VA Boost Mental Health Care

Coalition Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects
Electrical Generation Capacity Expanding in Iraq
Iraqi Citizens Step Up to Confront al Qaeda- Story - Video
Transcript: Lt. Gen. Carter F. Ham Briefing

Officials Identify Captured Taliban Leaders

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

Marine Reflects on Four Duty Tours

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
1789 - In Bourbon, KY, Bourbon Whiskey is first distilled from corn by Elijah Craig.
1793 - In Paris, the Louvre opens.
1837 - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. college founded for women.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected President.
1861 - The U.S. removes Confederate officials from the British steamer Trent.
1864 - Abraham Lincoln is elected to his second term as President.
1889 - Montana becomes the 41st state.
1892 - Grover Cleveland is elected President
1895 - Wilhelm Rontgen discovers x-rays.
1900 - Theodore Roosevelt is elected President.
1904 - President Theodore Roosevelt is re-elected.
1910 - For the first time, women are allowed to vote in the Washington State election.
1932 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to his first term as President.
1933 - FDR creates the Civil Works Administration.
1938 - Crystal Bird Fauset of Philadelphia becomes the first Black woman legislator.
1942 - "Operation Torch" begins as U.S. and British forces land in French North Africa.
1944 - 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to the Nazis for forced labor.
1950 - The first jet-plane battle of the Korean War.
1956 - The U.N. demands that the U.S.S.R. leave Hungary.
1960 - JFK (Sen-MA) is elected President, beating VP Richard Nixon.
1965 - The British Indian Ocean Territory is formed.
1966 - Edward W. Brooke (Rep-MA) becomes the first Black elected to Senate Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California; President Johnson signs an anti-trust immunity to the AFL-NFL merger.
1979 - ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (the forerunner to "Nightline").
1980 - The Voyager-1 space probe discovers the Saturn's 15th moon.
1983 - Martha Layne Collins becomes the first female governor of Kentucky; W. Wilson Goode becomes the first Black mayor of Philadelphia.
1984 - Anna Fisher becomes the first "mom" to go into orbit, when the STS 51-A mission is launched.
1987 - 11 die when a bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army explodes at an Ulster Remembrance Day Service.
1988 - 900 die as an earthquake hits China; George H.W. Bush is elected President.
1990 - 100,000 additional US troops are sent to the Persian gulf; Saddam Hussein fires his army chief and threatens to destroy the Arabian peninsula.
- Republicans regain control of the U.S. Congress.

- Sir Edmond Halley, first to calculate a comet's orbit (Halley's Comet)
1922 - Christiaan Barnard, surgeon (performed the first heart transplant)
1931 - Morley Safer , TV newscaster (60 Minutes)
1936 - Edward G. Gibson, astronaut (Skylab 4)
1942 - Angel Cordero, Jr., jockey (won over 6,000 races)
1947 - Margaret Rhea Seddon, M.D. / astronaut (STS 51D, STS 40)
1948 - Dale A. Gardner, Commander USN / astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A)
1949 - Bonnie Raitt, singer / guitarist (Green Light, The Glow, Thing Called Love)

1308 - Duns Scotus, who coined the word "dunce"
1933 - King Nadir Shah of Afghanistan, assassinated by Abdul Khallig
1978 - Norman Rockwell, artist

Reported Missing in Action
Parker, Richard H., Australian Army (Australia); KIA in ambush, body not recovered

Adams, John R., US Army (CA); UH1C crashed (crewchief); survivors attacked

Brenneman, Richard C., USAF (IN); F4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1996

Baxter, Bruce R., US Army SF (MA); HH3E shot down after picking him up (wounded), KIA in crash, body not recovered

Evert, Lawrence G., USAF (WY); F105 shot down

Hines, Vaughn, US Army (CA); OV1C crashed in water, KIA, body not recovered

Kusick, Joseph G., US Army SF (PA); HH3H shot down after picking him up (wounded), KIA in crash, body not recovered

Weatherman, Earl C., USMC (CA); AWOL after escaping brig, delivered to Viet Cong by cabdriver, reported by VC to have DIC during escape April, 1968, but later reported alive and living in Vietnam

Corona, Joel, US Army (TX); drowned while swimming with friends, body not recovered

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