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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In Today's News - Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Courage -- a perfect sensibility
of the measure of danger,
and a mental willingness to endure it."

-- General William T. Sherman

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
5 U.S. Soldiers, 1 Sailor Killed in Separate Iraq Attacks
U.S. military in Iraq says to release 9 Iranians
Police Transition Team Takes Steps to Open Police Station in Arab Jabour
Coalition Forces Find Terrorist Detention Facility, Large Weapons Cache
Al Zyrka School Opens in Neighborhood Formerly Plagued by al-Qaida

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bloodbath After Bomber Attacks Afghan Lawmakers

Troops (and Contractors) on Trial
Judge: contractor can face Iraqi torture suit

Other Military News
Air Force Suspends F-15 Flights Following Crash
Military may ease standards for recruits

Religion of Peace??
Pope and Saudi king hold historic meeting

Worldwide Wackos
US: N. Korea cooperating to disable nukes

Politics / Government
Kucinich: Impeach Cheney
Kucinich Bill to Impeach Cheney Stalls House
Bill Clinton Defends Hillary on Illegal Immigration
Romney Stresses Family Values in South Carolina
Ron Paul Sets One-Day Fundraising Record
Senate Committee Approves Mukasey as AG
House Votes to Override Bush Water Bill Veto
Pakistani Lawyers Called to Action - VIDEO PHOTOS
Mukasey nomination heads toward Senate vote - Video
Bush seeks tougher import and food safety rules
Musharraf faces growing criticism - Video
Pakistan's ousted top judge urges revolt
Bush hasn't called Musharraf over "mistake"
Australian PM's election hopes hit by rate rise
EU should unite behind new Russia strategy: study
Sarkozy visit to highlight warmer ties with Bush - Video
Sharpton upset with Dems on hate crimes
Ky., Miss. races head 2007 elections

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration Official Apologizes for Offensive Party Costumes
Arizona Students Protest Classmate's Deportation

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Pregnant Woman Killed, Two Injured After 30 Women Brawl in Los Angeles
Teen Hires Hitman to Kill Parents After Being Grounded From PlayStation, Television
Teacher charged with kidnapping 13-year-old lover
Chicago Police Probe Use of Taser on Man, 82
Cops: Parents Made Boys Fight for YouTube Video

Adventures in Political Correctness
Does This Crèche Belong at City Hall? - VIDEO
California School District Approves 'In God We Trust' Classroom Displays
Middle School Student Gets Detention for Hugging
Fate Unknown for University of North Dakota 'Fighting Sioux'

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Microsoft rolls out Web services to link to Windows
Strikes halting production on 7 shows
Disputed book pulled from Oprah Web site

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
'One Small Step' - Researchers find 'cousin' solar system
Operation on 8-Limbed 'Goddess' Graphic Images VIDEO
Chicago most caffeinated U.S. city: survey
On your head right now! Dandruff's genes sequenced
High-fat Atkins diet damages blood vessels: study
Faulty memories stored differently from true ones
Experts identify growth trigger for marine algae
Nonprofit group starts making low-cost laptops
Space shuttle crew prepares for homecoming
Extra weight said won't raise death risk
Scientist claims to find new pig species

Mother Nature
Mexico army searches mudslide, 16 feared dead - Video

Illinois College Students Accused of Torturing Man With Freshly Baked Cookies
Cow Falls Off Cliff, Crashes Onto Van on Highway
Coach Allegedly Hit Boys in Groin With Basketballs
Man gets life for lottery ticket scam
Court orders goat thief to say sorry
Police station no place to smoke weed

Other News of Note
Scraping Bottom to Get High... (Kids using a new drug made from raw sewage.....really scary, and thoroughly disgusting)
Nazi prosecutors still hunt death head doctor
War crimes trial of Serb ultranationalist to start

Fox News
Britney's 'Blackout' at No. 1
Pop Tarts: Kate Winslet Protecting Daughter From Weight Woes

Reuters: Top News
Got $1,000 for lunch? Try this white truffle bagel
Eagles, Spears both have No. 1 albums in U.S
Russell Crowe plans next role -- at the font
Wall Street gains on energy, Cisco - Video
Oil hits record $97 as U.S. predicts winter crunch
Dollar near lows, Aussie gains after rate hike
Gold hits 28-year high on ailing dollar, strong oil
BMC Software shares rise after results
James Saft on Global Finance
Holes in the safety net?
Gauging holiday retail health a rough task
Wall St gains with energy shares, Cisco
FTSE positive as miners and M&S boost but banks dip

AP World News
Grassley probes televangelists' finances
Goodell not shortening Pacman suspension
Report: Slugger Jose Guillen bought HGH
Baseball GMs recommend instant replay
Stocks rally as credit worries remain
Bear Grylls returning in 'Man vs. Wild' (Great show)
Schilling returns to Sox with $8M deal
Oil hits $97 on bombs, demand forecast
Paris and Nicky Hilton jet to Tokyo

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Reconstruction Team Meets Hawr Rajab City Council
Teamwork helps find answers about cache find (Baghdad)
U.S. Sailor attacked (Salah ad Din)
Extremists fire rockets, destroy two Taji homes
Iraqi-led operation nets 39 detainees, torture devices (Tikrit)
MNF-W forces attacked (Al Anbar)
U.S. Soldiers attacked (Kirkuk)

Gates: U.S., China to Move Ahead with Strategic Dialogue
Gates Discusses Deepening Military Relations With China
Gates Arrives in China for Meetings
Photo Essay: Gates Tours Forbidden City
Photo Essay: Gates Meets Chinese Leaders
Gates Encouraged by Tenor Of Meetings with Chinese
DoD Cultural Preservation Program Honored

General Sees ‘Glimmers of Hope’In Baghdad Neighborhoods
Crime Outside Baghdad Drops With Citizens' Aid
U.S. to Release Nine Iranian Detainees
Coalition Forces Disrupt al Qaeda Networks

New Bases, Roads Support Security Forces

Communities Embrace Family After Tragic Loss

Major Shares Iraq Story

Recruiter Offers Success Formula

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
1572 - A Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia.
1813 - The Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain.
1844 - Spain grants the Dominican Republic independence.
1850 - Hawaii gets its first fire engine; Yerba Buena and the Angel Islands, in San Francisco Bay, are reserved for military use.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th U.S. President.
1861 - Jefferson Davis is elected to a 6-year term as the Confederate President.
1862 - A NY-San Francisco direct telegraphic link is established.
1884 - A British protectorate is proclaimed over southeast New Guinea.
1885 - The U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada is directed to close.
1888 - Benjamin Harrison beats Grover Cleveland for President.
1900 - President William McKinley is re-elected, beating.
1911 - Francisco Madeiro is inaugurated as President of Mexico.
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi is arrested for leading an Indian miners march.
1917 - The Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace.
1918 - The Republic of Poland is proclaimed.
1923 - The U.S.S.R. adopts an experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks."
1924 - Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of England.
1928 - Herbert Hoover is elected President.
1935 - Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane makes its maiden flight.
1936 - RCA displays the TV for the press.
1945 - The HUAC begins its investigation of 7 radio commentators.
1952 - The first hydrogen bomb is exploded (by the U.S. at Eniwetok Atoll).
1956 - President Eisenhower is re-elected.
1957 - Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France.
1962 - Edward M. Kennedy is elected for the first time (Sen-MA).
1966 - For the first time, an entire lineup is televised in color (NBC).
1967 - The U.S. launches Surveyor-6; it will make a soft landing on the Moon Nov. 9.
1973 - Abe Beame is elected - the first Jewish mayor of NYC.
1976 - Benjamin Hooks succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of the NAACP.
1977 - 39 are killed when an earthen dam bursts at Toccoa Falls Bible College, GA.
1978 - The Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule.
1984 - President Reagan wins 49 states in a landslide re-election.
1985 - In the 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A), Challenger-9 lands at Edwards AFB; an exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes, spilling 6.3 million gallons of oil.
1986 - Reagan signs a landmark immigration reform bill.

- Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (1665-1700)
1771 - Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography)
1814 - Adolphe Sax, musician/inventor (saxophone)
1851 - Charles H. Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones / first editor of the Wall St. Journal
1854 - John Phillip Sousa, march king (Stars and Stripes Forever)
1861 - James A. Naismith, inventor (basketball)
1900 - Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS leader
1931 - Mike Nichols, stage/film director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues)
1943 - Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1946 - Sally Field, actress (Gidget, Flying Nun)

- King Gustavus, Aldophus of Sweden, in battle
1944 - Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
1987 - Ross R. Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-MS)

Reported Missing in Action

Dawson, Daniel G., US Army (CA); O1F crashed, Killed, body not recovered

Bolstad, Richard E., USAF (MN); A1E shot down, released February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Cormier, Arthur, USAF (NJ); CH3C shot down (pararescue), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Lilly, Warren E., USAF (TX); CH3C shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 (injured) - alive and well as of 1998

McKnight, George G., USAF (OR); A1E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - injured - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Singleton, Jerry A., USAF (OK); CH3C shot down (co-pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Hagerman, Robert Warren, USAF (IL); F105 shot down, remains returned December, 1985

Turner, Frederick Ray, USMC (OH); KIA in rocket attack, body not recovered

Tolbert, Clarence O., USN (OK); A7B shot down, remains returned February, 1989

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