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Thursday, August 09, 2007

PATROL PREPARATIONS — U.S. Army soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Fort Carson, Colo., make final preparations before leaving Forward Operating Base Falcon to patrol the city of Dora in Southern Baghdad, Aug. 5, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan Doti

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In Today's News - Thursday, August 9, 2007

Quote of the Day
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most
deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
-- Ronald Reagan

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Captured Video Shows Iraqi Insurgents Firing Sophisticated Iranian-Made Rockets at U.S. Positions
More News: Pilgrims flood Baghdad
U.S. withdrawal needed for security, Iran tells Iraq (This would be laughable if they weren't helping to kill our troops. WHY ARE WE TALKING TO THESE PEOPLE?!?)
Soldiers help Iraqi boy get surgery

Operation Enduring Freedom
Karzai chides Taliban for kidnapping Korean women

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Afghan-Pakistan Peace Talks Start Without Musharraf
Musharraf rejects emergency - Video
Factbox: Key facts about Musharraf

Fallen Heroes
Non-combat-related Death

Supporting Our Heroes
Georgia Mayor Saves Police Chief's Job After Iraq Tour

Other Military News
Kentucky National Guardsman Missing Ahead of Deployment to Iraq
Army denounces 3 articles written by GI (Interesting that this article leaves out one critical bit of info - that Beauchamp himself has admitted they're lies)
Justice Department Drops Dragon Skin
Metal Developed That Explodes on Impact

Worldwide Wackos
Summit gives NKorea a chance of friends

Homegrown Moonbats
Yasgur's Farm, Site of Woodstock Concert, For Sale for $8 Million

Politics / Government
Fewer Hispanics Identifying Themselves as Democrats
Mitt Romney Seeing Triple in New 'Romney Girls' Video
Video: Dems exchange fire over Pakistan
Russia accuses Georgia over missile "stunt"
U.S. political climate ripe for grassroots groups
Clinton has big lead, but rivals say just wait
U.S. condemns "rocket attack" on Georgia

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
23 Years of Pain, 6 Months of Prison
Official: Security Cameras Damaged Near Site of Newark Slayings
Cops: Woman Shot Panhandler Dead After He Asked for Quarter
LAPD Probes Possible Sexual Assault At Playboy Mansion
Twin Sisters' Suicide Attempt Thwarted by California Deputy
Cops Nab Man for Robbery After Clerk Grabs Gun
Photo of Missing Florida Woman Turns Up on Dating Web Sites for Seniors, Lesbians
Suspect Found in Deadly Ohio Business Shooting

Adventures in Political Correctness
Texas Parents Sue Governor, School District Over Moment of Silence Poll: Is Flag Burning Free-Speech?

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
New York Times Blogger Solicits Terrorism Ideas (Proving once again that the NYT will sink to any low...)

Science / Medicine / Technology
Skull Suggests Two Early Humans Lived at Same Time
Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off - PHOTOS
China targets toy and drug manufacturers
255,000 Chinese-made tires recalled (Just out of curiosity, at what point does this become more than just crappy manufacturing...?)
Killer tropical storm moves toward China
Panel worried about baby bottle chemical
Edible African fish could help beat malaria, study says
Breast implants linked with suicide in study
Dinosaur mass grave discovered in Switzerland
DDT spray scares mosquitoes away, study finds

Mother Nature
4.5-Magnitude Quake Rattles Los Angeles
43 die and thousands hungry as floods batter Vietnam
Storms in Asia blamed for 55 deaths

News from My Neck of the Woods
Company Blamed in Big Dig Tunnel Death Indicted
More Severe Thunderstorms Threaten New York City
NYC storm leaves mess, and questions
NY subway flooding causes chaos - Video

'Texas Redneck Games' Faces Uncertain Future
'American Idol' Contestant Auditions While She's in Labor
Colorado Priest Faces Charges After Nude Jog at High School Track
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a baby..
Farmer attacks police with muck spreader

Other News of Note
Doomed From the Start? - PHOTO ESSAY: Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
States urged to consider weight on bridges
From Majority to Minority
Rescuers Drill Within 200 Feet of Utah Miners - PHOTOS
Life ring may be from Edmund Fitzgerald

Fox News
Reports: Britney Spears Smooches Student, Declares 'I'm a Brainiac!'
Pop Tarts: Nude Nerves: Jessica Biel Stalling on Strip
Report: David Lee Roth Rejoins Van Halen for Fall Tour

Reuters: Top News
Srebrenica genocide suspect starts hunger strike
"Bourne" video game departs from script - Video
Uganda gets "Big Brother"cameras for summit
Just a minute with: Anne Hathaway
Italian tenor Pavarotti admitted to hospital
Judge blocks Anna Nicole Smith surgery video
BNP freezes $2.2 bln of funds over subprime
BNP trouble hits stocks; ECB helps money markets
Oil eases below $72
Yen surges as investors shun risk on credit woes
Futures slide, subprime woe rattles markets - Video
Disorderly dollar fall could damage bonds
US STOCKS-Futures slide, subprime woe rattles markets
FTSE heads south as subprime worries persist
Wal-Mart's U.S. same-store sales rise
Istithmar to buy Barneys
Costco July same-store sales up 7 pct
Campbell to explore sale of Godiva
Fortis Q2 net beats forecasts on strong banking
BAE beats H1 forecasts with 17 percent jump

AP World News
U.S. stocks head for sharply lower open
Blockbuster to buy movie download firm
Alou's tiebreaking homer lifts Mets 4-3
Bonds relishes record, then adds to it
Obituaries in the news
Mexico apologizes for Miss USA jeers
Podcast: New Republic on the Hot Seat
Shock: Insurgent HQ Destroyed
Def Tech: Army Eyes Helo-Drone
Op-ed: Russia L.O.S.T. and Found
Blog: War and Faith
Find Service Buddies

CENTCOM: News Releases

Newsmaker Profile: Col. L. Ross Roberts - podcast
Commander announces retirement

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Bringing care to Quarghulli
Al-Qaeda terrorist captured during Marne Avalanche
Golden Dragons provide healthcare to residents
3 terrorists killed, 21 detained in operations targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq
MNF-W forces attacked
25th CAB exploits technology to defeat terrorists
MND-B Soldier killed during combat operations
Joint Iraqi Police, Army operation nets seven near Kirkuk

TOP NEWS: Pace Urges Interagency Cooperation
IRAQ: Veterans Visit, Gain Understanding
Successes Mount Against al Qaeda in Iraq
PURPLE HEART: Artist Creates Giant Medal
MILITARY NEWS: Comfort Continues Mission
AFGHANISTAN: Local 'Cop' Show Big Success

More Headline News
TOP POSTS: Senate Confirms Mullen, Cartwright
GATES: Troop Surge Helps Stabilize Iraq

War on Terror
U.S., Iraqi Partnership Yields Results Around Mahmudiyah
U.S. Soldiers Help Iraqis Open Second Date Processing Plant
Reconstruction Teams Guide Progress in Iraq's Provinces
Citizens Oust Terrorists from Mosque
Task Force Analyzes Motivation

Face of Defense
Working Dog Finds Explosives
Infantryman Builds for Soldiers
Father, Son Serve Together

America Supports You
Freedom Walks Total 157
NASCAR Welcomes Chairman
Group Ensures Troops Get Support
Officials Laud Volunteers

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Lt. Col. Robert Morschauser
U.S. Soldiers Partner With Iraqis - Story

U.S. Urges Greater U. N. Role in Iraq - Story

U.S. Soldiers Help Iraqis Open New Date Plant - Story
Security Forces Airmen Step Outside the Wire - Story
U.S. Marines Clean Up Historic Cemetery - Story
Local Afghan 'Cop' Show a Big Success - Story

Iraqis Sign Up to be Police Officers
Iraqi Soldiers Host Luncheon for Troops
Iraqi Citizens Oust Terrorists from Mosque
Iraqi Tribes Unite to Eliminate Terrorists

Seabees Lay Foundation for CH-53 Hangar

Program Connects Volunteers with Mission
Airmen Mentor Afghan Air Corps Soldiers


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
480 BC - Persia defeats Spartan king Leonidas at Thermopylae
0378 - Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army
1638 - Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in the Bronx
1673 - Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
1778 - Capt Cook passes through Bering Strait
1786 - 1st ascent of Mt. Blanc
1790 - Columbia becomes 1st US flagged ship to voyage around the world
1803 - 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
1829 - "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
1831 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
1842 - US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1848 - Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with the Free Soil Party, nominating Martin Van Buren for president
1849 - Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia
1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1855 - Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
1862 - Prelude to 2nd Manassas, Jackson is victorious at Battle of Cedar Mt, however Gen. Charles S. Winder is killed
1902 - Edward VII of England crowned after the death of his mother, Victoria
1930 - Betty Boop debutes in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1936 - Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal of Berlin Olympics
1942 - British arrest Indian nationalist Mohandas K. Gandhi
1945 - US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan, destroying part of Nagasaki
1960 - Race riot in Jacksonville, Florida
1961 - James B. Parsons is 1st Black appointed to Federal District Court
1965 - Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)
1969 - Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1970 - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
1971 - Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
1972 - Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct the Space Shuttle
1973 - USSR launches Mars 7
1974 - Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres
1976 - USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1984 - STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to the launch pad
1988 - Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
1990 - 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1992 - 25th Olympic Summer games close in Barcelona, Spain

1825 - Elisha Ferry (Gov-R-WA, 1872-80, 1889-93)
1897 - Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
1911 - William A. Fowler, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
1913 - Herman Talmadge (Sen-D-GA, Watergate Committee)
1921 - J. James Exon (Sen-D-NE)
1930 - Betty Boop, cartoon

1896 - Otto Lilenthal, killed during a glider test
1969 - Sharon Tate, actress, killed by Charles Manson's gang
1988 - Alan Napier (Alfred the Butler on Batman), at 85

Reported Missing in Action
Cherry, Allen Sheldon, USAF (MO); remains ID'd July, 1999

Lengyel, Lauren Robert, USAF (MA); RF4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998

Myers, Glenn L., USAF (PA); RF4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Wolfkeil, Wayne B., USAF (PA); A1H shot down

Winn, David W., USAF (MN); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Brig. General - alive and well as of 1998

Beck, Edward Eugene, Jr., USMC (OH)

Dotson, Jefferson S., USAF (VA); F100F shot down (pilot, w/ Gourley)

Gourley, Laurent L., USAF (IA); F100F shot down (co-pilot, w/Dotson)

Janousek, Ronald J., USMC (IL); UH-1E shot down (w/Kane)

Kane, Bruce E., USMC (NY); UH-1E shot down (w/Janousek)

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