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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

In Today's News - Wednesday, November 7, 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

New U.S.-Funded Clinic Gives Injured Woman Prosthesis - VIDEO
Turkey says to eliminate PKK

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Canadian to face Guantanamo tribunal for 3rd time
U.S. chides Israel for curbs on Palestinian forces
N.Y. musician gets 15 years for backing al Qaeda
FBI: Terrorists Moving Towards Use of WMDs

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualties
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty (Salad ad Din)
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Taji)

Other Military News
U.S. Intercepts Two Ballistic Missiles for the First Time During Military Exercises
Study: 1 out of 4 homeless are veterans

Worldwide Wackos
Iran's nuclear program "irreversible": president
Venezuela's Chavez meets Colombia rebel on hostages
8 injured after anti-Hugo Chavez march

Homegrown Moonbats
Pol Pledges $1 Million Won't Go to Hippie Museum

Politics / Government
Bush to Musharraf: Take Off the Army Uniform
Pakistani Police, Bhutto Backers Clash - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Obama: Clinton Stuck In the '60s
Obama Event Delayed When Plane Lands at Wrong Airport
Robertson Backs Rudy
Brownback Endorses McCain
Clinton candidacy sparks women's interest: poll
Bush urges Musharraf to restore democracy
Conservative Republicans split endorsements - Video
Bush and Sarkozy find common ground against Iran - Video
Lawmakers vote to protect gay, lesbian workers
Georgia declares state of emergency - Video (the country, not the state)
Bhutto challenges Pakistan's president

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Illegals Nabbed Using Fake Badges at O'Hare Airport

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Suspect in Florida Cop's Murder Nabbed
Eight Dead in Finland High School Shooting
Investigators Seek Clues to Identity of 'Baby Grace'
American Held in Italian Sex-Murder Case
Oregon Court Hears Custody Dispute Involving Dad's Wish to Have Son, 12, Circumcised
Nebraska Teen Who Fled to Mexico With Ex-Teacher Says Friendship Led to Sex
Suspect in Florida Cop's Murder Nabbed
D.C. Children's Museum Executive Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
Four rappers share stage in New York courts
Hulk Hogan's son arrested over car crash
Nine die in Finland after YouTube post - Video
Polygamous Leader Jeffs Attempted to Hang Self in Jail
Teacher headed to Neb. to face charges
Fla. deputy, 76, killed with his own gun
FBI probes New Orleans-area noose case

Adventures in Political Correctness
Hold Your Hugs, Children

U.N. News
U.N. warns of Darfur force delay

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Impact of Hollywood writers strike grows quickly - Video

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Doctors: Girl Born With 8 Limbs A-OK - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Shuttle Discovery Lands in Florida - PHOTOS
Report: Child's Toy Contains Date Rape Drug GHB
'Twitching' Illness Hits Several Students, Staff at Virginia School
Put down that fork: Being fat is still unhealthy
Hide your old pills in poop, government says
Long-lasting immunity found for some vaccines
Discovery caps mission with smooth landing - Video
Safety agency issues new batch of toy recalls
Dandruff's genes sequenced
Modern killers turn to video to get message out
Good hygiene can stop staph infections
PCs could run multiple operating systems
Study: Anti-smoking shot holds promise

Mother Nature
Mets stars aiding tropical storm victims

What says Christmas like a serial killer?
Boys to swap homes 4 years after mix-up
Thousands of bananas wash up on shore
Tallest US man is 7-foot-8 Va. deputy
Jackson says he ignores negative stories
Shop owner finds urn in back of Buick

Other News of Note
Miami set to bid farewell to Orange Bowl

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Stocks Plummet
Oil Pinching Consumers
Pop Tarts: Angelina Freaks Out Seeing Herself Naked in 'Beowulf,' Calls Home to Explain

Reuters: Top News
Wall Street sinks as credit fears rise - Video
Watch it, Tom! Japan experts find fearless Jerries
As Google pushes phones, Yahoo zeros in on ad deals
Oil extends slide from record
Dollar hits 3-month low vs yen
AIG quarterly profit falls; misses view
Cisco shares fall after results
Gold down after roller coaster ride
Markets in the eye of the storm
Video: More writedowns may be on cards
No let-up seen in energy prices
FTSE hit by battered greenback, robust oil
Morgan Stanley sees $3.7 billion subprime hit
Cisco says hurt by weak banks; shares dive
Fed officials hint at potential for lower rates
Visa and American Express settle for $2.1 billion
SEC investigating Merrill subprime portfolio
NY subpoenas Fannie and Freddie in mortgage probe

AP World News
Underwood, Strait early CMA winners
Angels admit they're in A-Rod mix
Roger Clemens may be ready to retire
Rangers still must pay A-Rod $9 million
Stocks plunge with dollar; Dow down 360
Oil prices' climb toward $100 slowed

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
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
Reconstruction Team Meets Hawr Rajab City Council
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda in Iraq networks; three terrorists killed, nine suspects detained
Coalition forces kill three terrorists; find detention facility and weapons cache in Samarra
Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. Special Forces capture seven extremists in Baghdad raid

Gates: U.S. Committed to Security in South Korea
Photo Essay: Gates Visits South Korea
Photo Essay: Gates Visits South Korea II
Transcript: Gates-Kim Press Conference
U.S., China to Move Ahead with Strategic Dialogue, Gates Says
Special Report: Travels with Gates in Asia

Business Executive Connects with Troops' Experience, Perspective
'Machine Gun Annie' Awed by Military
Special Report: JCOC 74 in the Pacific
Defense Department, VA Plan to Share Electronic Health Records

Iraqi Citizens Step Up to Confront al Qaeda
Pressure Keeps al Qaeda ‘On the Run’ - Video
Coalition Forces Disrupt Terrorist Networks

Team Builds Largest Deployable Hangar

Communities Embrace Family After Tragic Loss

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

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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