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Tuesday, July 24, 2007


'Little Eichmanns' Professor Axed
BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado's governing board on Tuesday fired a professor whose essay likening some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi leader provoked national outrage and led to an investigation of research misconduct.

Ward Churchill, who had vowed to sue if the Board of Regents took action against him, said immediately after the 8-1 vote was announced: "New game, new game."

Three faculty committees had accused Churchill of plagiarism, falsification and other misconduct. The research allegations stem from some of Churchill's other writings, although the investigation began after the controversy over his Sept. 11 essay. [...]

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SPOT CHECK — U.S. Army Capt. Mark Battjes, commander of Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, calls in information regarding a possible vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in the Jumai District, southern Baghdad, Iraq, July 9, 2007. After thoroughly examining the car from top to bottom, it was not seen to be a threat. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Marcus Gable

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In Today's News - Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Quote of the Day
"... every sapient prophecy with regard to America has been disproved. We were forewarned that she was too free, and her liberty has proved her security; too peaceable, and she has been found sufficient for her defence; too large, and her size has ensured her union. The bonds of union, indeed, are more numerous and intimate than can be easily conceived by foreigners. A people who have bled together for liberty, who equally appreciate and equally enjoy that liberty which their own blood or that of their fathers has purchased, who feel, too, that the liberty which they love has found her last asylum on their shores—such a people are bound together by ties of amity and citizenship far beyond what is usual in national communities."
-- Frances Wright

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Homicide Car Bomber Kills 24 in Iraq
U.S., Iranian Envoys Meet for Second Set of Talks on Iraq
82nd Airborne Springs Insurgent Trap
Daily Shock: Apache Unleashed
Baghdad revives as surge, economic programs take effect
Soldiers, Marines pour their hearts into helping local Iraqi boys

Operation Enduring Freedom
Security tight ahead of Afghan ex-king's funeral - Video
75 Taliban killed in Afghan clashes
Troops Defeat Insurgent Ambush

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Hezbollah Leader: We Have Rockets That Will Reach All of Israel
Terror Chief Commits Suicide to Avoid Arrest in Pakistan
Blair Sees 'New Sense of Possibility' for Mideast Peace

Other Military News
Pentagon rethinks troop cuts in Europe
Ammo makers prepare for drop in demand
Injured Iraq war veterans sue VA head

Homegrown Moonbats
Peace activist Sheehan arrested at Congress

Politics / Government
Dems Face Off in YouTube Debates - PHOTOS
Newt Gingrich Slams GOP Presidential Hopefuls
Full 2008 Election Coverage
Gonzales Faces Second Round of Grilling in Firings Flap
N.Y. governor sanctions top aides
McCain says he would veto pork spending

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
'Welcome Mat' for Illegals - Critics decry city offering IDs to non-citizens (this just makes me nuts - this guy's my state's biggest political dumb@$$ - and that's saying something!)
Poll: Americans trust Congress over Bush on Iraq (Interesting...considering Congress' approval rating has been about half what his is...)

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Alleged Drug Kingpin Nabbed in Maryland
Vick in NFL's Doghouse
Atlanta Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Including Gunman, 2 Injured
Youth Hockey Coach Among 22 Arrested in Sex Offender Sting
Drunk Driving Girlfriend Who Ran Over, Killed Boyfriend, Held on $100K Bail
Texas Woman Kills Toddler While Splashing Kids With Car
FDA: 'Tens of Millions of Cans' Eyed in Botulism Outbreak
Appeal in Rape Case Dismissed Over No Interpreter
Medical Workers Accused by Libya of Giving Kids HIV Freed
Cops: Drunken Couple Tried to Evade Police on Horseback
Slain woman's mother offers forgiveness
NBC's 'Predator' show sued over suicide

Adventures in Political Correctness
Macy's Drops T-Shirt After Possibly Offending Hispanic Community
Rev. Sharpton backs idea on rap lyrics

U.N. News
SAfrica's U.N. ambassador robbed at gunpoint

Science / Medicine / Technology
One Soda a Day May Boost Risk for Heart Disease
Castleberry's Closes Suspect Plant Over Botulism Scare as FDA Pushes Quick Action
FDA says food recall is urgent health threat
Modern technology and ancient surgery battle AIDS
China claims a first with cloned rabbit
iPhone, Apple PCs vulnerable to hackers: consultant
Circumcision key to curbing AIDS spread

Mother Nature
Pilot Battling California Wildfire Dies in Crash - PHOTOS
Worst Floods in 60 Years Ebb in England - PHOTOS
UK power cut threat eases as flood defenses hold - Video
Loose dykes spur China flood fears as hundreds die

News from My Neck of the Woods
Three Killed in Connecticut Home Invasion, Suspects Arrested
NYC office towers use ice to keep cool

Obscene Sign in Boston Offers Unique Menu
Nude blonde, gold stilettos and a Ferrari..
Tourists fined for cycling nude in heatwave
Teacher punishes girls with pond squats

Other News of Note
Sri Lanka rebels kill 13 in ambushes: military
Traffic deaths decline, NHTSA says

Fox News
Kelly Clarkson Apologizes to Clive Davis
No Posh for Paris: Hilton Doesn’t Want to Be a Beckham Buddy

Reuters: Top News
China's Hu stronger, but no strongman
China slams latest failed Taiwan U.N. bid
Turkey's Erdogan faces rocky road after big win - Video
Young keep it simple in high-tech world: survey
"Simpsons" filmmakers at odds on Homer's stupidity
Drew Carey to host "The Price Is Right"
Dollar wobbles, global stocks dip as credit woes weigh - Video
Dollar hits 2-month low vs yen, credit woes persist
Oil falls ahead of U.S. inventory data
Wall Street indexes rise on M&A news, profits - Video
Laurus shares surge on buyout talk: traders
HSBC subprime fears overdone: UAE fund
Dubai's Istithmar eyeing four deals
Blackstone plays its China hand
Bancrofts meet to discuss Murdoch bid for Dow Jones
BP profits down less than expected as output falls
JVC, Kenwood in capital alliance, eye merger
Nissan Q1 down on weaker product mix, keeps f'cast
Air France-KLM mum on new Alitalia report
Surging S.Korea shares still have room to grow

AP World News
Conference to showcase bison's benefits
Obituaries in the news
Michigan latest state to target Sudan
Def Tech: Squirrels Who Spy
Blog: The New Air Force Gunship
Op-ed: Meeting the Mullahs
Ace the ASVAB
Using Your VA Home Loan Benefit
Movie Review: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

CENTCOM: News Releases

Joint Systems Integration Command kicks off Joint Intelligence Operations – Command and Control program - podcast
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

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Engineers' efforts will have lasting impact in Iraq, general says
New vehicles support mission in Anbar
MNF-W forces attacked
Iraqi man arrested for part in kidnapping of sheikh
Three Iraqis freed, their captors detained
MNC-I Soldier targeted by IED
Rear Admiral tours Abu Nuwas market
Four wounded, local hospital damaged in attacks

Provincial Initiatives Outpace Government in Iraq
Reconstruction Projects Help Iraq Establish Law
Task Force Prepares Salvoradan Military for Iraq
Baghdad Revives as New Programs Take Effect
Chairman Returns from Weeklong Overseas Trip

More Headline News
Bush: Terrorists Still Threaten U.S. Homeland
Pace Visits Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl
Progress Continues in Iraq, Despite Violence

Military News
Some TRICARE Beneficiary Data Put at Risk
Guard, Reserve Forces Need Experienced Leaders
Troops Benefit from Financial Management Help

War on Terror
Coalition Closes in on Terrorists
Coalition Forces Find Weapons
Coalition Forces Capture Militants

Guests Visit HMS Illustrious
Army Launches Chain-Teaching
Cyber Command Online for Future

Face of Defense
Sailor Claims 'Mr. Hawaii' Title
Tours Highlight Headquarters
Sailor is All About Fitness
Sailor Re-enlists on Sunken Ship

America Supports You
Project Embodies Compassion
NASCAR Fans Support Troops
Servicemembers a Driving Force
Marine Angles to Honor Troops

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. ARMY Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon
Initiatives Outpace Iraqi Leadership - Story
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Troops Defeat Insurgent Ambush - Story

Iraqi Doctor Jump Starts Immunization Program - Story
Diyala Leadership Addresses Concerns of Locals - Story
Ready Reserve Soldiers Respond to Duty - Story
New Vehicles Support Marine Mission in Anbar - Story
Marine Commander Transfers Power in Iraq - Story

Marine Inspires Others with Artistic Talents
New Iraqi Police Station Opens in Wahida
Lifeblood Pumped into Iraqi Farming Community
Offensive Moves into Iraq's Eastern Baqouba
Sheiks Meet in Reconciliation Effort at Camp Taji

Marines Train Djiboutian Police on Firearms
Air Force Chaplain Visits Djibouti Orphanages

Afghan National Army, Coalition Provide Aid
Joint Team Assesses, Rates Afghan Police
Medical Mission Breaks Barriers, Builds Trust
Army Operation Links People to Government

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
1683 - The first settlers from Germany leave for the U.S., aboard the Concord.
1758 - George Washington is admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
1824 - In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the first public opinion poll are published: Clear Lead for Andrew Jackson.
1866 - Tennessee becomes the first Confederate state readmitted to the Union.
1870 - The first trans-US rail service begins.
1877 - For the first time, Federal troops are used to combat strikers.
1925 - In "The Monkey Trial," Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in a Tennesee high school; he is fined $100 & costs
1929 - President Hoover proclaims the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which renounces war.
1948 - Soviets blockade Berlin from the west.
1950 - The V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch is the first launch from Cape Canaveral.
1969 - Apollo 11 returns to Earth; After his appeal, Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in the U.S. Army.
1974 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously orders the release of the Nixon Watergate tapes.
1975 - Apollo 18 returns to Earth.
1986 - In San Francisco, a Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage.
1987 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) is released.

This Day in Terrorism
1961 - In a scene that will be repeated frequently, a U.S. commercial airliner is hijacked to Cuba

Ecuador, Venezuela - Bolivar Day (1783)

1783 - Simón Bol¡var, freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule
1796 - John Middleton Clayton, (Sen-DE)/U.S. Secretary of State (1849-50)
1802 - Alexandre Dumas, author ("The Three Musketeers")
1895 - Robert Graves, poet/historical novelist ("I, Claudius")
1898 - Amelia Earhart, aviator
1920 - Bella Abzug (Rep-NY)
1932 - William D. Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
1935 - Adnan Khashnoggi, Saudi businessman / financier

1862 - Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. President
1966 - Montgomery Clift, actor
1974 - Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
1980 - Peter Sellers, actor
1991 - Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nobel prize winning author

Reported Missing in Action
Fobair, Roscoe H., USAF (CA); F4C shot down (pilot); Vietnamese reported he was dead 1972 or 1973 without further details

Keirn, Richard P., USAF (OH); F4C shot down (weap / syst operator in above craft), released by DRV February, 1973 - deceased, May, 2000
NOTE: Richard Keirn was also a B-17 co-pilot in WWII, and a POW there, held in Stalag Luft 1, Germany - released June, 1945

Bush, John R., USAF (FL); F4D shot down (backseater to Hackett)

Greiling, David S., USN (MI); A7A shot down, known to have been captured, still MIA

Hackett, Harley B., USAF (SC); F4D shot down (pilot)

Bloodworth, Donald B., USAF (CA); F4D shot down (navigator to Reed), remains returned, ID'd February, 1998

Reed, James W., USAF (OH); F4D shot down (pilot)

Antunano, Gregory A., US Army (CA); OH6A shot down (observer) while on reconnaissance mission in Cambodia, KIA, body not recovered

Dalton, Randall D., US Army (IL); OH6A shot down (door gunner) while on reconnaissance mission, KIA, body not recovered

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