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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In Today's News - Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Quote of the Day
"There is no doubt in my mind we were right in fighting.
I don't think we had to fight to preserve America
but it was necessary in order to preserve American honor.
A free people were threatened with the yoke of Communism
being imposed by force, I fought to prevent that
and I feel that fight was successful.
Our belief in freedom of choice for all
required that we help the South Vietnamese
or any other nation that needs our help."

-- Capt. Harry T. Jenkins, USN - former POW (see below)

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Turkish helicopters strike inside Iraq
Iraq's Kurdistan denies strikes by Turkey
US military reversing Iraq troop surge
Artillery Soldiers Deny Enemy Access to Key Terrain

Operation Enduring Freedom
Corruption rife in Afghanistan: President

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Explosion Shakes Philippine Parliament, One Killed
Fatah: 400 Arrests Follow Wave of Violence in Gaza
Hamas crackdown

Religion of Peace??
Saudi Prince Buying 'Flying Palace' Jet for More Than $320 Million (Wonder what the 'carbon footprint' on THAT sucker is...)

Worldwide Wackos
Gays Deserve Torture, Death Penalty, Iranian Minister Says(What nice folks, huh?)

Politics / Government
Bhutto to Musharraf: Step Down Immediately -VIDEO - PHOTOS
Musharraf Gives Military Courts the Power to Try Civilians
Bhutto says Musharraf must go - Video
Slideshow: Images from Pakistan
Full Coverage: Pakistan in Crisis
Putin says poll will give him more clout
W.House ordered to keep e-mail copies
Dems say hidden costs double war price
U.S. says Georgia to lift emergency rule in 3 days
Democrats oppose nuclear waste dump

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Body of Cop's Third Wife Exhumed
Search for Missing Mom to Focus on Bodies of Water
Houston Police Hunt for Possible Serial Killer in Slayings of 7 Prostitutes
Lawyer for Neb. Teacher in Sex Case Says Mexican Student Is 'No Victim'
Head Found, Teens Arrested in 'Thrill Kill' Death of Decapitated Sex Offender
Lawyer in Rape Case Says Encounter Could Be Consensual as Woman Was Sleepwalking
Lone Survivor of Wisconsin Massacre Speaks Out
Catholic Nun, 79, Pleads No Contest to Sex With Boys 40 Years Ago
Men to testify about O.J., guns in Vegas
Spears driving video could be subpoenaed
Boy George charged with false imprisonment
Pacman Jones expected to take plea deal
Lawyer: Finnish teen, Pa. boy chatted

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
US Internet control discussed in Brazil

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Indian 'Goddess' Re-Born - PHOTOS
Plastic Surgeon Who Operated on Kanye West's Mom Says He Did Nothing Wrong
Over 200 Cruise Ship Passengers Infected With Norwalk Virus in Hawaii
Jawbone of pre-human great ape found
Honeywell tests brain-wave system
Brain development found to be slower in children with ADHD
Target seeks label move for treated meat: report
Chocolate began as beer-like brew 3,100 years ago
Honeywell tests brain-wave system: WSJ
Microsoft to develop document translator for blind
Diplomats near deal on earmarking world radiowaves
Lobbying stalls generic drug legislation

Mother Nature
Hurricane Force Winds Cut Power in Northwest
Oil Spill Pilot Thought Damage Was Minor - PHOTOS
World's smallest bear faces extinction

Illinois College Bans 2 Students Accused of Torturing Man With Freshly Baked Cookies
Which politician do voters want to see nude?
Teacher loses fight to take gun to class
Best to use tools when loosening lug nut
Wis. officer accidentally Tasers himself
Man in India marries dog as atonement

Other News of Note
'Anonymous Friend' Gives $100 Million to Pennsylvania City
Cowboy Crosses Country on Horseback to Reveal Unseen American Culture
Witness describes holding Diana's hand

Fox News
Las Vegas' New Frontier Casino Imploded - PHOTOS
Women Pick Out Taser Guns at Home Parties
Pop Tarts: Lindsay Lohan Forgets Key Undergarment, Makes Man Cry
Report: Angelina Jolie Splits Leather Pants at 'Beowulf' Premiere

Mortgage fraud
Countrywide mortgage loans drop 48 pct
Full Coverage: The Housing Market
Miami condo at ground zero in mortgage fraud
Holiday gift card sales seen up 6 percent
Prices solid at New York contemporary art auction
Survey says gift cards are popular, but many go unused
Big Apple grapples with multiple showbiz strikes
Cruise film "Lions" a lamb at foreign box office
Wall Street starts higher on Corning and Wal-Mart - Video
Corning raises forecasts and shares up 9 percent
VMware unveils new virtualization software
Oil drops over $1 after IEA cuts demand outlook - Video
Investors shun Europe stocks and dollar
Business Blogs Reuters DealZone
MediaFile: Google's $10 mln challenge
Commodity Corner: The ground buzz
Shop Talk: A finger in my chili
Working by cover of night
US STOCKS-Wall St starts higher on Corning, Wal-Mart
FTSE edges up as banks rise, results lift Vodafone
Wal-Mart profit beats expectations
Home Depot posts lower profit and cuts outlook
Countrywide loans drop 48 percent
Merrill takes bull by horns with ad campaign
Citigroup combines equity and debt markets activities
HSBC braces for U.S. hit before issuing group update

AP World News
Seahawks overpower slipping Niners 24-0
Catholic bishops to choose new leader
Yanks, Posada agree to $52M for 4 years
Hockey Hall welcomes Messier, 4 others

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
Homeland Security Secretary Conducts Naturalization Ceremony in Iraq
Fly All Night, Sleep All Day
Sunni, Shia, Iraqi Army Leaders Meet on Neutral Ground
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda networks; one killed, 14 detained
Iraqi schoolgirl killed by extremist attack
Tip leads to 7th cache in 3 weeks for Iraqi Forces
Iraqi National Police capture terrorist suspect (Doura)
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda media networks; six killed, 15 detained
Government of Iraq Expands Micro-Loan Program

Bush Pays Tribute to Fallen Troops, Thanks Veterans
Cheney Praises Veterans at Arlington Cemetery Event
President Thanks Veterans
Mullen Encourages Civic Support Of Military Members, Veterans
Top Defense Leaders Honor Troops' Service, Sacrifice
Defense Secretary's Message
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs' Message

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

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

Airmen in Afghanistan Honor Veterans
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
1002 - English king Ethelred II launches a massacre of Danish settlers.
1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal.
1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes."
1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides."
1843 - In Washington State, Mt. Rainier State erupts.
1849 - Peter Burnett is elected the first governor of California.
1854 - The New Era sinks off the coast of NJ, killing 300.
1865 - P.T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport, CT; the U.S. issues its first certificates; the first shipment of canned pineapples leaves Hawaii.
1909 - 259 miners die in a fire at the St. Paul Mine in Cherry, IL.
1921 - The U.S., France, Japan and the British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty.
1927 - The NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, the first twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens.
1931 - Hattie Caraway (AK) is appointed the first U.S. woman Senator.
1941 - The British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sinks in the Mediterranean.
1942 - The minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18.
1946 - The first artificial snow is produced from a natural cloud in Mt. Greylock, MA.
1956 - The Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses.
1965 - The Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks off the Bahamas, killing 89.
1969 - VP Spiro T. Agnew accuses network TV news of depths of bias and distortion.
1970 - A cyclone kills an estimated 300,000 in Chittagong, Bangladesh; Lt. General Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following a military coup; VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs."
1971 - Mariner-9 becomes the first craft to orbit another planet (Mars).
1978 - NASA launches HEAO.
1979 - In NY, Ronald Reagan announces his candidacy for President.
1982 - The Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
1985 - The Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000.
1986 - NASA launches the space vehicle S-199.

- King Edward III of England (1327-77)
1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, author (Treasure Island)
1856 - Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
1930 - Fred Harris (Sen-OK)

- St. Nicholas I (the Great), Pope (858-67)
1460 - Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal
1829 - Sam Patch, loses his life in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
1868 - Gioacchino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville)
1974 - Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances

Reported Missing in Action
Bloom, Darl R., USMC (PA); RF8A collided with another aircraft, Killed, body not recovered

Jenkins, Harry T., USN (DC); released by DRV February, 1973 - died in the crash of a homemade aircraft August, 1995

Erskine, Jack D., Civilian; employee of Geotronics Company, VC sketches of him found

Ray, Ronald E., US Army (TX); recon patrol ambushed in Laos, severely wounded in the action

Bancroft, William W., USAF (IN); RF4C shot down (navigator, w/Wright), KIA, body not recovered

Wright, David I., USAF (MD); RF4C shot down (pilot, w/Bancroft), KIA, body not recovered

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