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Monday, August 06, 2007

NEW FOUNDATION — Governor Bahlol initiates the construction of the Korovah Village Micro-Hydro by laying the foundation for the power station that will service more than 300 families by producing 56 kilowatts of power in the Panjshir province of Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2007. U.S. Army photo

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In Today's News - Monday, August 6, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The pieces of the bodies of infidels
were flying like dust particles.
If you would have seen it with your own eyes,
you would have been very pleased,
and your heart would have been filled with joy."
-- Osama bin Laden, at his son's wedding,
about the 17 sailors who died in the USS Cole bombing

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi Citizens Oust Terrorists from Mosque
190,000 AK-47s, 30% of Weapons Given to Iraq, Missing
More ministers pull out of crumbling Iraq cabinet
Turkey to pressure Iraqi PM over Kurdish rebels
Air strike kills mastermind behind Iraqi Golden Mosque bombings
Concerned citizen leads U.S. Soldiers to cache
IRAQ: Tribal Leaders Join Forces in Diyala
Department Reviews Iraqi Weapons Accountability
Recent Ops in Iraq Kill Extremists, Nab Suspects, Weapons
Iraqi Air Force Growing in Size, Capability
Iraqi Police Free Kidnapped Female Iraqi Soldier
Diyala Meeting Outlines Strategies to Improve Police Force
GATES: Troop Surge Helps Stabilize Iraq - Video - Special Report

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban threatens more kidnappings
TOP NEWS: Karzai Thanks Bush, Americans
Transcript: Bush, Karzai Meet Media
Fact Sheet: Rebuilding Afghanistan
Bush, Karzai Meet on Security
Afghan Forces Detain Taliban Leaders
Afghan National Army on Right Track

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Too Close for Comfort - S.C. cops charge men of Middle Eastern descent with having pipe bombs near Navy base
American Terrorist Threatens U.S. in New Al Qaeda Video
N.Y. Times: FISA Law Gives Bush More Than He Asked For
White House: N.Y. Times FISA Story 'Misleading'
Bush: U.S., Pakistan Can Fight Al Qaeda Together - VIDEO
Israeli, Palestinian leaders meet
Olmert hopes talks can lead to Palestinian state

Supporting Our Heroes
Artist Mows Purple Heart in N.Y. Field

Other Military News
Georgia says Russian jets dropped unexploded bomb
Pilot Receives Honor 42 Years Later
TOP POSTS: Senate Confirms Mullen, Cartwright
MILITARY NEWS: Troops Aid in Recovery Effort

Worldwide Wackos
North and South Korean Troops Exchange Gunfire Along Border
Iran Arrests 230 Youths Attending 'Satanic' Rock Concert

Homegrown Moonbats
Anne Hathaway: 'About 95 Percent of My Friends Are Gay Men', Including Brother
Sean Penn thrives on political activism
On the road with Sean Penn and Chavez

Politics / Government
Young Conservatives Dump Republican Politicians For Columnists, Talk Show Stars
California Councilman Dies of Heart Attack During Televised Meeting
French President Sarkozy Lashes Out at Photographers While on Vacation in U.S.
Giuliani's Daughter Shows Preference for Obama
Obama's camp reassures supporters
U.S. needs "smart trade" policy, Edwards says

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
U.N. Worker Charged in Illegal Immigration Plot - VIDEO (What? Someone associated with the U.N. involved in something shady? I'm shocked...)
U.S. border cop charged with murdering migrant
States tackle immigration as national moves fail

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Sloshed Stewardess?
Four College Students Shot Execution-Style in Newark, N.J.
Oklahoma Police Kill 5-Year Old Boy While Shooting at Snake
Massachusetts Homeless Man Charged With Taking Girl, Killing Her
Drunk Woman Runs Over Instructor During Driving Lesson in Florida
Man Allegedly Killed Neighbor's Cat With Bow, Arrows (I say we do the same to him)
Cops Hunt Suspects in Kentucky Bank Robbery, Shooting
Body of Woman Found in New York University Apartment
MIT professor faces charge he staged own shooting
Repeat art heist on French Riviera

U.N. News
Darfur rebels agree on position for talks with Sudan

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
YouTube Sensation Lonelygirl15 Dies in Season Finale of Web Show
More parties join Google copyright lawsuit
Hackers: Social networking sites flawed

Science / Medicine / Technology
Doctors refine heart attack guidelines
Coffee may slow memory declines in women: study
Brain chemical has key role in ADHD: studies
Female mice just a sniff away from male sex drive
NASA clears space shuttle for launch on Wednesday - Video
Britain finds further suspect case of foot and mouth - Video
UK farmers pray outbreak is contained
5 dead in N.M. medical plane crash (How sad...)

Bad Thai Cops Get Unusual Punishment
What a Headache: Woman Had Pencil in Head 55 Years
Puppy Love: Town Gets $250K for Helping Find Dogs
Flashlight Weapon Makes Targets Throw Up
No more crispy duck served at toilets

Other News of Note
Georgia Teen Walks Away With Scrapes After 6-Story Fall
'We're Going to Get Them' - Rescuers work way to trapped miners in Utah
Official: Method Used in Collapse 'Most Dangerous Type'
Efforts to reach 6 Utah miners failing
Minn. fast-tracks bridge replacement
Mystery Vehicle Recovered From Mississippi River After Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
Helicopter Helps Survey Minnesota Bridge Debris - VIDEO
Bridge Collapse: A Photojournalist's Perspective

Fox News
French Commandos Free Kid From Cult Compound
U.S. Flight Delays at Worst Level in 13 Years
'American Beauty' Actress Mena Suvari Shaves Her Head

Reuters: Top News
Lovin' it: McBranding hooks preschoolers, study finds
Sun Microsystems aims new chip at new markets
Usher quietly marries after canceling glitzy wedding
Woman sentenced for bigamous gay civil partnership
Matt Damon gets best box-office return on salary
Ailing director Pollack drops out of HBO film
Oil finds feet after 5 pct plunge, weighs risks
Asian stocks, dlr steady after Wall St rebound
Dow up almost 287 as financials rally - Video
Dollar slips vs yen as Nikkei top-heavy, eyes Fed
Luxury retail getting more affordable - in stocks
Business BlogsReuters MediaFile
DealZone: Behind the deals
M&A Today: Read the latest headlines
Riding out the credit crisis
REFILE-US STOCKS-Dow up almost 287 as financials rally
FTSE down as commodities weigh; M&A features
A new "bad cop" is CEO at newly private Chrysler
Bear Stearns may be attractive for JPM, BofA, HSBC
"Fake Steve Jobs" began as a whim
Judge overturns $1.5 bln ruling against Microsoft
American Express fined $65mln over money laundering
Toyota sees its world output at 10 mln units: report

AP World News
Stocks rebound in volatile trading
Lawyer: Rock cleared in paternity case
Fans, collectors, Bonds set for history
Yanks edge Blue Jays to win 4th straight
AHM files for bankruptcy
Lohan family has problems east and west
Bonds rested, ready for home run record
Yao Ming marries girlfriend in Shanghai
Sinead O'Connor has new `Theology' CD
Daily Shock: F-15 School
Blog: The Good Bad Guys
Road Warriors: Pimp Your Ride Now
Historic Newsreel: The Ploesti Air Raid
Check Out the Latest Video News
Ace the ASVAB
Kit Up!: Reflex Sight

CENTCOM: News Releases

Commander announces retirement
Governor of Virginia visits 2007 industry symposium
Liveblogging: Industry Symposium 2007 -- Day 2
Liveblogging: Industry Symposium 2007 -- Day 1
Visitors get up close and personal with Command and Control Data Pilot initiative - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Iraqi police recruit in Salman Pak
Infantryman builds for Soldiers, security, morale
Extremists continue to hit Iraqi residential communities with indirect fire attacks
Attack on street sweeper kills five Iraqis in eastern Baghdad
MND-B patrol struck by explosively-formed penetrator
Unexploded bombs still dangerous
Four Task Force Lightning Soldiers killed, 12 wounded
Two terrorists killed, weapons cache destroyed

Headline News
Pentagon Official Describes AFRICOM’s Mission
GAO Report Recognizes Program Improvements
CENTCOM Leader Says Surge Making Progress
Progress Continues in Iraq’s Anbar Province
Walter Reed Building Named for Combat Medic
Pace Enlists 150 Recruits at NASCARS's Pennsylvania 500 - Story

War on Terror
Citizens Oust Terrorists from Mosque, Help Uncover Weapons
Task Force Analyzes Motivation
Apache Crews Protect Ground Soldiers
Iraqis Eager, Willing to Protect
Coalition Raids Detain 17 in Iraq
Iraqi Court Sentences Snipers

Face of Defense
Father, Son Serve Together
First Sergeant Gets Bronze Star
WWI Nurse Earns Silver Star

America Supports You
NASCAR Drives Commitment
Group Ensures Troops Get Support
Officials Laud Volunteers
Dog Tags Connect Families
U.S. Marine Shares His Story - Story - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. David M. Stone
Task Force Analyzes Motivation - Story
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Apache Crews Protect Soldiers - Story

Airmen, Sailors Team Up in Convoy Relay - Story
Marines Help Keep Aircraft Mission-Ready - Story
Iraqi Tribes Unite to Eliminate Terrorists - Story

Engineers Complete 112 Projects in Iraq
Therapists Teach Iraqi Soldiers Physical Fitness
Female Soldiers Fight Every Day, Earn Respect
Army Paratrooper Awarded Silver Star in Iraq
Drill Identifies Strengths, Reveals Weakness

Seabees Lay Foundation for CH-53 Hangar
Seabees Drilling Wells, Building Schools in Africa
Task Force Members Survive in Djibouti Desert

Program Connects Volunteers with Mission
Airmen Mentor Afghan Air Corps Soldiers
CENTAF Band Performs for Servicemembers

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
1787 - In Philadelphia, the Constitutional Convention begins debate.
1806 - The Holy Roman Empire comes to an end.
1815 - A U.S. flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.
1825 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru.
1854 - Congress passes the Confiscation Act.
1862 - The CSA ironclad Arkansas is badly damaged in a Union attack.
1864 - Confederates evacuate Ft. Powell.
1890 - In NY, John Hart becomes the first convict executed in the electric chair in the U.S. (for murder).
1914 - Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia; Serbia declares war on Germany.
1934 - U.S. troops withdraw from Haiti (occupied since 1915).
1944 - The deportation of 70,000 jews from Poland to Auschwitz begins.
1945 - (Japanese time) The "Enola Gay" drops her atom bomb on Hiroshima.
1946 - The U.S. officially submits to the jurisdiction of the World Court.
1961 - Gherman S. Titov, is the 2nd Russian in space aboard the Vostok 2 (17 orbits); the first case of motion sickness in space is reported.
1962 - Jamaica gains independence from Britain.
1965 - The Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees Black voting rights.
1985 - After the 19th space shuttle mission, Challenger 8 lands safely at Edwards AFB.
1990 - The U.N. Security Council votes 13-0 (with Cuba and Yemen abstaining) to place economic sanctions against Iraq.

1697 - Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)
1809 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England
1861 - Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 2nd wife of President Theodore Roosevelt
1881 - Sir Alexander Fleming, Nobel prize winner (1954 - penicillin)
1917 - Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War, North & South)
1927 - William David Ford (Rep-MI)
1950 - Winston E. Scott, Cmdr, USN / astronaut
1952 - Carl C. Perkins (Rep-KY)

1867 - Faustin Élie Soulouque, emperor of Haiti
1914 - Ellen Wilson, President Woodrow Wilson's wife
1978 - Pope Paul VI
1991 - Harry Reasoner newscaster (60 Minutes)

Reported Missing in Action
Cutrer, Fred C., Jr., USAF (MS); B57B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Kaster, Leonard L., USAF (MA); B57B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Kemmerer, Donald R., USAF (PA); F4C shot down

Page, Albert L., USAF (NH); F4C shot down

Penn, Michael G., Jr., USN (TX); A7B shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

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