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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

SCHOOL SUPPLIES — U.S. Army Spc. Robert Mulkey (center), a medic from New Orleans, La., and Sgt. Raul Ortiz, a native of Palmdale, Calif., hand out school supplies to Iraqi children at Fira Shia, Iraq, July 12 during an information gathering operation in the village. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp

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In Today's News - Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Everyone who joins the Army or Air National Guard
knows that they will deploy; it's just a matter of when.
And yet, they have not shown any reluctance on their part
to join our ranks."

-- National Guard Bureau Chief Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum,
in a July 14, 2006 interview

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Three GIs Killed in Iraq Violence
U.S.: Top Iraqi Al Qaeda Leader Arrested - VIDEO
Senate Rejects Iraq Pullout - SPEAKOUT! - ROLL CALL

Operation Enduring Freedom
NATO forces in Afghanistan insufficient: Canada

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Suspect in Failed U.K. Attacks Called Investigators
Mariane Pearl sues al Qaeda over husband's killing
Abbas plans Palestinian elections after Hamas "coup"
Militants say ready to talk to end Lebanon fighting
Musharraf rules out Pakistan emergency over attacks - Video
Sunni cleric shot in Nigeria, mob attacks Shi'ites

Troops on Trial
Fort Bragg Soldier Charged With Spreading HIV - VIDEO

Worldwide Wackos
IAEA Chief: North Korea Has Closed All 5 Nuke Facilities
Six-party talks delegates eye North Korea disarmament schedule
Iran TV shows detained American-Iranian academics
Bulgaria, EU move to secure freedom for HIV medics
Russian Subs for Chavez

Politics / Government
Hillary's Hollywood Pals Not Ponying Up the Cash
Alabama City's Residents Explode at Local Officials
Bush will work with Congress on student loans
Bush threatens to veto insurance measure
Divisions over Iraq extend to 2008 race

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Sniper Suspected of Killing Wife Commits Suicide
Wyoming sheriffs confirm David Munis dead - PHOTOS
Arrest in Case of Missing Georgia 911 Operator
Mom Uses BBQ Meat Fork to Catch Alleged Child Rapist
Michael Vick Indicted in Dog Fighting Case
NFL's Vick faces media outrage in dog-fight case - Video
Flaming Family Feud - Man sought for setting female relatives on fire
Mother-Son Gang Hit
L.A. Judge Dismisses 'Extreme Makeover' Lawsuit Case Against ABC Television
Man Convicted of Leaving Child to Be Eaten by Alligators
Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault of Infant, Videotaping Husband's Child Sex Acts
College Classes on Prostitution Possible in New Zealand
Divorce Petition Nixed for Missing Mom's Hubby - VIDEO
7 kids removed from squalid Texas home
Burned cat clings to life; Girls charged (GEEEZ!!)

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Dow Jones Board Signs Off on Sale to News Corp.
Buying Off eBay ePays

Science / Medicine / Technology
Squirming Fly Larvae Pulled From Man's Head
Have Erectile Dysfunction? Group Therapy May Help
No Joke: Restless Legs Syndrome Real, Studies Say
U.S. food companies promise to limit ads for kids
Study predicts 75 percent overweight in U.S. by 2015
Skulls confirm we're all out of Africa
Cancer-fighting gene also delays ageing: study
U.S. offers $968 million for disaster technology
Hot dog chili sauce in botulism recall
Study: Clinics overuse lab technique

Mother Nature
Nuclear Nightmare in Japan - World's largest nuke plant ordered closed
Boat Runs Over Whale as Tourists Take Pictures (Holy crap! What an idiot!)

News from My Neck of the Woods
Manhattan Mayhem Kills 1 - VIDEO - PHOTOS

Little Bill, Big Heartache
Assassins Terrorize the Willing on Streets of Chicago
Woman Returns Home to Find Burglar Dead in Room (heh)
Cops: Woman Attacked for Cutting Line at Magic Kingdom (Man, don't get pushy in the House of Mouse...)
Some Wal-Marts to Sell Biblical Action Figures - VIDEO (Moses, with real Red Sea parting action!!)
Javelins kept away from track for senior citizen event
Police red-faced as Porsche stolen-twice
Japanese reporter punished for autograph

Other News of Note
Plane Crash in Brazil Leaves at Least 189 Dead - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Does Your Pet Need Sunscreen? You May Be Surprised
Japanese Nuclear Power Company Admits Leak Caused by Earthquake Is Bigger Than First Reported

Fox News
Official: Wrestler Chris Benoit Used Steroid Testosterone
Comedian Dave Chappelle Hospitalized for 'Exhaustion'
Fed Chief: Housing Woes to Drag Economic Growth
Pop Tarts: Gisele Bundchen Is Richest Supermodel
Report: Britney Spears and Mom Slap Each Other During Fight

Reuters: Top News
Gates calls for rebuilding of U.S. development agencies
Political giving by private equity chiefs soars
Disney music label offers new CD format
"Brangelina" top list of pricey celebrity photos
Senior drivers a hazard? Young are worst: U.S. study
U.S. publisher takes action over Harry Potter leak - Video
CBS disputes actor Patinkin on quitting hit show
Dollar stays pressured as subprime worries linger
Subprime woe, Bernanke talk hit stocks; IBM up late - Video
Oil rises $1 on sharp fall in U.S. gasoline stocks
Nikkei up 0.5 pct as Canon, tech shares rebound
EBay shares turn lower
Fishing in a smaller pond
M&A Today: Read the latest headlines
Yang on the hook with Yahoo investors
EBay profit tops forecasts as auctions accelerate
IBM net jumps 12 pct as revenue gains on software
Bernanke: Inflation main worry, housing a risk - Video
Bruised Bear hedge fund investors mull legal action
Dow Jones director Li may face SEC charges: WSJ
Japan financier Murakami jailed for insider trading

AP World News
Brazil plane crash may haunt government
Mugabe to pray for cleric in sex case
Rev. Sharpton won't oppose Imus comeback
Bundchen tops Forbes' richest model list
Player says steroid use in golf exists
IBM's 2Q earnings up 12 percent
Stocks retreat on Bernanke comments
Potter everywhere as book release nears
Contractors fume over slow FEMA checks
Zambrano wins 12th as Cubs rout Giants
Bowden heads class of 20 to be enshrined
Langerhans' 3-run homer lifts Nationals
Inflation more moderate in June
Quake forces Toyota to halt production
Delta swings to profit in second quarter
Psychologist wins World Series of Poker Poll: War Support Waning
Op-ed: Payback for NATO Expansion
DT: Warheads on Foreheads
Find a Military-Friendly School
Discount: Refurbished PDAs

CENTCOM: News Releases

Capability Portfolio Manager aids better decision-making process - podcast
Strategic Initiatives Forum - July 2007 - photos
Empire Challenge 07 exercise focuses on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance - podcast
USJFCOM leaders, others to speak at 2007 industry symposium
Command seeks input from industry and academia to develop a force provider collaborative workflow staffing capability
Download the requirements (Adobe Acrobat reader required)

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Iraqi troops lead joint medical effort in Hor Al Bosh
Medical Clinic to Benefit Iraqis for Years to Come
Iraqi Army Troops Lead Joint Medical Effort in Hor Al Bosh
Crocker, Petraeus condemn Kirkuk bombings
Militia rounds fall in Baghdad civilian communities
Militia rounds fall in Baghdad civilian communities
MNC-I Soldiers targeted by IED
Iraqi National Police officers graduate from NCO Course
Central Baghdad car bomb blast kills four, wounds four
MND-B patrol struck by roadside bomb

Gates Asks Congress to Transfer Funds to MRAP - Video
Transcript from Pentagon Briefing on MRAP
War on Terror Will Require Decades of Effort - Video
Al Qaeda in Iraq Duped Into Following Foreigners - Video
Slides from Bergner Briefing
Transcript from Bergner Briefing
Civilian Casualty Reports Often Exaggerated
ISAF Chief Calls for NATO to Deliver on Promises
New Prosthesis Could Help Keep Troops Fighting

More Headline News
NORTHCOM, NORAD Work to Foil Terrorists
Pace Walks Ramadi’s Streets, Notes Progress
New Press Secretary Prepares to Take Podium

Military News
Program Helps Disabled Veterans Get Contracts
Marine Missing From Vietnam War Is Identified
Search Under Way for WWII Japanese MIAs in Alaska
Kadena Recovers From Typhoon Man-Yi

War on Terror
Coalition Forces Take Down Enemy 'Cell by Cell' in Iraq
Militia Leader Identified
Leaders Condemn Kirkuk Bombings
Citizens Foil Car Bomb Attack
‘Operation Ithaca’ Surprises, Pummels, al Qaeda Forces

Cyber Command Online for Future
Symposium Keys on Future
Officials Realign Installations

Face of Defense
Sailor Re-enlists on Sunken Ship
Father, Daughter Serve
Peer Amputee Helps Veterans

America Supports You
Group Provides Link to Home
Golfers Tee Up for Troops
WNBA Salutes Troops, Families
‘Spirit of America Tour’ Honored
Jeep Puts Group in Driver’s Seat

Coalition Forces Taking Down Enemy - Story
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Lifeblood Pumped into Iraqi Farming Community - Story
Marines Train Djiboutian Police on Firearms - Story
Offensive Moves into Iraq's Eastern Baqouba - Story
Sheiks Meet in Reconciliation Effort at Camp Taji - Story

Clinic Provides ‘More Than Standard’ Care
Navy Assisting Marines in Counterinsurgency
Hawaiian Soldiers Strengthen Ties with Project
Role-model Town Produces Positive Results

Air Force Chaplain Visits Djibouti Orphanages
Volunteers Build Bookshelves for Youth Center
Civil Affairs Donates Supplies to African Hospital

Personnel Services Support Deployed Troops
Individuals Assist in Search for Criminals
Coalition, Afghan Workers Complete Projects


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
War on Terror Reconstruction Report
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

Today in History
390BC - Battle of Allia-Gauls inflict heavy casualties on Romans
0064 - Great Fire of Rome begins (Nero didn't fiddle)
1536 - Pope's authority declared void in England
1716 - Jews are expelled from Brussels Belgium
1814 - British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
1853 - 1st train to cross the US-Canada boundary, Portland, Me.-Montr‚al, PQ; Completion of Grand Trunk Line, Americas 1st intl railroad
1872 - Britain introduces secret ballot voting
1904 - P Gotz discovers asteroid #538 Friederike
1914 - US Army air service 1st comes into being, in the Signal Corps
1918 - US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I
1927 - Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit
1931 - 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched
1932 - US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St. Lawrence Seaway
1936 - Spanish Civil War begans, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising
1938 - Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for CA
1940 - 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, CT
1942 - Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, 1st jet fighter, takes 1st flight
1947 - US receives UN trusteeship over Pacific Islands
1951 - Uruguay accepts its constitution
1955 - 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
1964 - Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
1965 - Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
1966 - Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
1966 - Gemini 10 launched
1968 - Intel incorporates; C Torres & S Cofre discovers asteroids #1973 Colocolo, #2654 Ristenpart
1969 - Mary Jo Kopechne & Sen Kennedy plunge off Chappaquiddick bridge
1970 - Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time; Willie Mays hits # 3,000
1974 - World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed
1975 - Jury can't decide on trial of Dave Fopbes of Boston Bruins (1st athlete indicted for excessive violence during play)
1976 - Thiokol conducts 2-min firing of space shuttle's SRB at Brigham, UT
1978 - Egyptian & Israeli officials begin 2 days of talks
1980 - Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
1984 - James Huberty kills 21 McDonalds patrons in San Ysidro, CA; Walter F. Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF
1986 - Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
1987 - Molly Yard elected new pres of Natl Org for Women; Yanks Don Mattingly ties major league record of HRs in 8 cons games

1853 - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
1890 - Charles Wilson Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
1906 - S.I. Hayakawa (Sen-R-CA) educator (Language in Action)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
1918 - Nelson Mandela Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)
1921 - John H Glenn Jr Cambridge Ohio, Col USMC astronaut (Mer 6, Sen-D-Oh)

1650 - Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer
1872 - Benito Ju rez Cuban justice / general (Battle of Acapulco)
1984 - James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in a McDonalds restaurant
1989 - Rebecca Schaeffer, actress ("My Sister Sam"), shot by a fan

Reported Missing in Action

Avore, Malcolm A., USN (ME); F4E failed to gain airspeed upon launch from carrier, sank in South China Sea, Killed, body not recovered

Denton, Jeremiah A., USN (AL); A6A shot down, released by DRV February, 1973- retired from the United States Navy as a Rear Admiral 1977, Senator (AL, 1981 - 1987) - alive and well as of 1998

Tschudy, William M., USN (IL); A6A shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Commander as of 1996 - alive as of 1998

Hartman, Richard D., USN (NY); A4E shot down, Died in Captivity, remains returned March, 1974

Seablom, Earl F., US Army (MI); KIA when he stepped on a land mine, body not recovered

Aston, Jay S., US Army (OH); UH1H hit by ground fire upon lift-off during extraction mission; KIA, body not recovered

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