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Friday, April 27, 2007

Vote for a Hero!

My husband, Major Josh Lipschutz, is one of ten finalists for a Philadelphia contest called "Paging Dr. McDreamy".

He served in Iraq in 2005 and has orders to redeploy to Afghanistan. I am his wife and we have two young children (5 and 3 1/2).

It would mean the world to me to have him win this contest prior to his deployment....His photo was shot in by going to scrolling through all 10 finalists (he's the only military one), and then enter their email address. They'll then receive an automatic email from the radio station, and their vote won't count unless they click on the link.

Thank you,

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FRIENDLY GREETINGS — U.S. Army Master Sgt. John Paxton, from Alpha Company, 478th Civil Affairs Battalion, shakes hands with an Iraqi boy during a patrol in Lutafiyah, Iraq, April 19, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Martin K. Newton

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In Today's News - Friday, April 27, 2007

Quote of the Day
“It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
-- Norman Schwarzkopf

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Iraq Sunni tribes build police force, fight al Qaeda
Iraqis fear vacuum
Iraqis split on U.S. congressional vote
Sunni tribes fight al Qaeda
Suspected al Qaeda operative in U.S. custody

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban Take Over Afghanistan District (not for long...)
Afghan forces recapture district

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Saudis Crack Terror Plot - Arrest 172 militants training for attacks - VIDEO
Report: Al Qaeda No. 2 in Algeria Killed During Clash With Army (Woohoo!)
Looting breaks out during lull in Mogadishu fighting - Video
Defense Department Takes al Qaeda Leader (And again, I say, Woohoo!)

Other Military News
U.S. Successfully Test Launches Missile Defense System
Russian Copter Crash in Chechnya, 18 Dead
Guard Unit Ordered to Strip

Worldwide Wackos
Bush prods N. Korea on nuclear promise

Homegrown Moonbats
Donald Trump on Rosie Leaving ABC

Politics / Government
Bush Holds News Conference With Japanese PM: Watch Live
Bush seeks to bolster ties with Japan's Abe - Video
Dems Make Point ... Now What? - VIDEO
Public Debate, Private Jets - VIDEO (That's right, folks - you're supposed to conserve, but the Libs using private jets are exempt)
Dems Spar Over Who's More Anti-War at First Debate
Fox News to Pick Presidential Hopefuls for GOP Debate
YOU DECIDE 2008,'s Complete Election Center
White House Fires Back at Tenet on Iraq
U.S. wants more S.Korea beef steps before trade deal
U.S., others ready to adapt Ahtisaari plan: diplomats
Russia will not allow missile shield to spy: Putin
Charities tell Congress to walk away from Doha
Justice Dept. lists withheld documents
Bush holds ground on Iraq

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration-related cases clog courts

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Toddlers Filmed Smoking Pot to Remain in Foster Care
Police: Woman Faked Cancer to Make Money
Ex-girlfriend says Phil Spector pulled guns on her - Video
Condom Found in McDonald's Happy Meal, Reports Say (Well, I guess someone was happy...)Feds Raid Alabama Militia Group, Uncover Small Weapons Arsenal
Children's Book Writer in Hot Water Over Suggestive Comment to 10-Year-Old Girl
Court rules against Anna Nicole's mother
WNBA player slugs opponent, is arrested
6 Penn St. football players face charges

Science / Medicine / Technology
Hawking Takes Flight - PHOTOS
FDA Rejects Successor to Vioxx, Merck Says
Workplace cancers cause 200,000 deaths a year: WHO
6,000 hogs may have eaten tainted feed: USDA
Pet food co. may have more than one supplier
Nintendo plans to boost Wii production
Schools banning iPods to beat cheaters

Mother Nature
Algae Bloom Killing Wildlife Off Calif. Coast
Climate change sees fish grow faster in warmer water
Australian drought seen as warning
Wildfires flare again in southeast Ga.
Storms, wind cause damage in 4 states

Sex Smells The nose might be the most
Gere says "end the circus" over India public kiss
Gere apologizes in kissing controversy
Dead man travels unnoticed on train

Other News of Note
China Boots 5 Americans Over Everest Protest
1787 Letter From George Washington Found
Britain's slave trade records go online

Fox News
U.S. Economic Growth Slows to Four-Year Low
MIT Dean Admits Lying on Resume
Renowned Cellist Rostropovich Dies at 80
NEWS IN PICTURES: Today's Top Photos
Catholic School Bars Gay Couple From Prom
Pop Tarts: Did Reese Warn Jen to Stay Away From Jake?
'Monster Mash' Singer Bobby 'Boris' Pickett Dies at 69
Drew Barrymore Named People Magazine's 'Most Beautiful' Person

Reuters: Top News
Growth slows
Analysts sense whiff of inflation
Dollar sinks to record euro low
Is your job killing you?
France's Sarkozy in furore over axed TV debate
U.S. schools may join inexpensive laptop project
Flawless skin top priority in hunt for beauty: study
U.S. survey shows what not to wear to work
Russian cellist and conductor Rostropovich dies
Microsoft shares rise after earnings report
Stocks flat amid mixed data; Microsoft up
Burger King flips to quarterly profit; shares rise
Omnicare profit off, forecast cut; stock slumps
Dollar hits record euro low on weak GDP - Video
Hedge funds target exotic metals
Gas prices not enough to dent demand
RBS group strides towards hostile ABN offer
Citigroup wins control of Japan's Nikko Cordial
Tesco, Target seen shaking up U.S. grocers
Ford says April auto industry sales "terrible"
First-quarter GDP growth weakest in four years
GM cuts work at 2 plants after talks fail: WSJ

AP World News
Gay N.H. bishop to make union official
Kobe goes for 45 as Lakers win Game 3
Film lobbyist Jack Valenti dies at 85
Tenet: Officials Pushed Country to War
WF: Ship Woes Continue
Op-ed: We Lost? Who Won?
Ace the ASVAB
SpouseBUZZ: Live! Going to SD
Fitness: Prehab Against Rehab
Def Tech: Air Power Most Deadly

CENTCOM: News Releases

Noble Resolve 07 enhancing homeland defense - podcast
Liveblogging: Noble Resolve 2007
Learn more about Noble Resolve
Joint integration vital for Atlantic Strike participants
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense meets with USJFCOM - podcast

Missions Rely on Languages, Cultural Awareness - Story
Petraeus: Terrorists Reveal Iranian Influence - Story
Progress in Iraq Steady Despite Attacks, Petraeus Says
U.S., German Defense Leaders Discuss Military - Story
Vietnam Vet Pace Advises Next Leaders - Story
England: Defeat Extremism With Understanding - Story
Official: Iraqi Police Becoming 'Very Capable' - Story

More Headline News
Commanders Push for Three-Year Korea Tours
Bush: U.S. Security Tied to Success in Iraq
U.S., Polish Leaders Agree on Interceptors

Military News
Army Moves to Fix Wounded Warrior Care
Airmen Test Readiness With 'Mystery Package'
Officials ID Airmen Missing from Vietnam War

War on Terror
Coalition Forces Kill 7 Terrorists - Story
Recent Casualties Identified
U.S. Army Officer Faces Charges of Aiding Enemy in Iraq
Raids Net Bomb Components
Forces Capture Six Terrorists

America Supports You
Families Have Fun at Pentagon - Story
Tour Brings Entertainment
Starbucks Employees Donate Coffee to Deployed Troops
Recognition of Soldiers’ Sacrifice

Exercise To Test Crisis Response - Story
Officials Discuss New Copter
Service Integration Vital to Change

Face of Defense
Cousins Reunite at Speicher PX - Story
Marine Applies Childhood Experiences to Military
Father Re-Enlists Son
Officer Improves Iraq Water
Coincidence Connects Friends

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. ARMY Brig. Gen. David Phillips
Iraqi Police Becoming 'Very Capable' at Law Enforcement, Official Says - Story - Transcript - Bio
Transcript: Roundtable (pdf)
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Military Celebrates Primary School Dedication - Story
Platoon Keeps Streets Safe in Salman Pak - Story
Operation Commando Dive Nets Suspects, Guns - Story
Army Engineers Add New Aid Station to Airfield - Story
Support Center Combines Personnel Services - Story

Army Mechanics Turn Ideas Into Reality in Iraq
Army Mobility Depends on Security Platoons
Seabees Build Command Outpost in Al Anbar
Marines Command, Control Skies Over Iraq
Troops Deliver Supplies to Pediatric Hospital
Iraqis Benefit from Army Engineers' Mission
Civil Affairs Soldiers Near End of Deployment

Managing the Puzzle Pieces in the Horn of Africa
Army National Guard Unit Saves Lives in Africa

Afghan Government Helps Save Boy’s Life
Military, UN Group Meet to Discuss Afghan Issues
Conn. Guard Soldiers Reflect on Deployment
Coalition Forces Train Afghan National Police
Turkey Partners with U.S. in War on Terrorism

Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

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

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