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Friday, August 31, 2007

COMMUNICATION — U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Murphy, a topographic analyst, 132nd Engineer Detachment Geospatial Planning Cell, writes down call signals and frequencies for radio communication on his map before he heads out for the land navigation portion of the 2007 Third Army, U.S. Army Central Soldier of the Year at Fort Gillem, Ga., on Aug. 28, 2007. U. S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Reeba Critser

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In Today's News - Friday, August 31, 2007

Quote of the Day
"The selfless actions of these heroes
have removed them from their families,
businesses and homeland to fight,
so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops
upon safe return to America."

-- Jim Walsh

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Lawmakers' Jet Barely Evades Missiles in Iraq
Bush to Hear Concerns From Brass Over Iraq War's Impact
Petraeus says Iraq "surge" working: paper
Iraq gov't asks militias to halt attacks
U.S. Troops Skeptical of al-Sadr Order

Operation Enduring Freedom
Suicide bomber strikes near Kabul airport
South Korean hostages recount abduction

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Airplane Passenger Dispute Involving Six Iraqis Forces Jet Evacuation in California
Fatah men rally for Gaza prayers, defying Hamas

Other Military News
Missing Soldier Found Dead From Apparent Suicide After Leaving New Mexico Fort
Former riveters to fly in WWII warplanes

Homegrown Moonbats
Controversial Professor Plans to Risk Arrest After University Cancels His Classes

Politics / Government
Help for Homeowners - Bush moves to reduce foreclosures
Fed Chair Pledges to 'Act as Needed' Over Credit Woes
RAW DATA: Full Text of Fed Chair's Remarks
Resignation Rumors Swirl on Craig - VIDEO - AUDIO: Undercover Cop Interrogates Craig - TRANSCRIPT
Bush says markets turmoil take time to play out - Video
Bernanke: Fed ready to act if turmoil hits economy
Shortened Bush trip to APEC fuels criticism
Kosovo split possible if both sides agree: Russia
Surgeon-General pressured: Kennedy
Kosovo talks
Craig tapes - Video
Fed Ready to act
Bernanke's full speech - Reaction to speech
Stocks cut gains on Bernanke
A recovering Johnson remains determined
Hillary jokes Bill looked into No. 2 job

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Foreign-born widows face deportation

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Cops Nab Suspected Serial Killer
California Man Charged With Stabbing Sea Lion
Texas Police Chief Accused of Sexually Assaulting Male Employees
Man Kills New Wife, Self in Apparent Murder-Suicide
Judge Rules Gay Couples Can Marry in Iowa
Drunk Dad Designates Son, 11, to Drive Him Home
Manson family killer denied parole
Few on campus blame Va. Tech president
Boy, 9, charged in baby's fatal beating
Police arrest suspected serial killer
Rape charges filed 7 years before arrest
Nowak Can Remove Ankle Bracelet

Adventures in Political Correctness
Florida Chaplain Says Hospital Fired Him for Saying 'Jesus' in Prayers
Cop Suspended for Handing Out 'Ghetto Handbook'

U.N. News
U.N. should press for Darfur arrests: ICC prosecutor

Science / Medicine / Technology
Scientists Debate Massive Spider Web Blanketing 200 Yards of Texas Park
AIDS drug shows potential as weapon against cancer
U.S. says many teens not getting recommended shots
DNA science moves from crime world to art world
Orchids likely decorated dinosaur stomping grounds
NBC ends contract with iTunes to launch music service in September: report
Neutron accelerator sets world record

Mother Nature
Tropical Storm Henriette Forms Off Mexico
Greece seeks EU help to recover from forest fires - Video

Mrs. Tennessee America Bitten by Rattlesnake, Saved by Mrs. Iowa
Minks freed from cages, farmers give chase
Men girdle up for battle of the bulge

Other News of Note
Jackpot of 12-State Mega Millions Lotto Hits $330 Million
Royals Attend Diana Memorial Service - PHOTOS
Click to Watch Rebroadcast of Diana's Funeral

Fox News
WWE Suspends 10 Wrestlers for Drugs
Injured Beckham Could Miss Rest of MLS Season
Pop Tarts: Britney’s Booty: Why She Won’t Stop Parading Her Privates
Wachowski Brother's Personal Life May Be Exposed

Reuters: Top News
Once seen neutral, aid workers fight bias
Musharraf's allies question deal with Bhutto
U.S. churches reach out with coffee and roller rinks
Film "Caramel" talks women, not war
Clooney tackles corruption in new film
Knightley says focus on the films, not my figure
Barclays recovers after a week of bad headlines
Dollar flat on safe haven bid sparked by Bernanke
Oil climbs $1 as investors on storm watch
Countrywide and Goldman shares rise
H&R Block faces showdown
Wanted: Bilingual bankers
US STOCKS-Wall St cuts gains on Bush comments
FTSE up on hopes Bush, Fed to tackle subprime
Core inflation in check in July
China uncovers "worms, substandard goods" from U.S.
McGraw-Hill replaces president of Standard & Poor's
Virgin's Branson to shun thirsty 4-engined planes

AP World News
Consumer spending rebounds in July
Forbes: Merkel most powerful woman
K-Fed's lawyer wants Spears to foot bill
Municipal Wi-Fi faces financial hurdles
Diamondbacks move ahead atop NL West
Dell reports 2Q earnings jump
Blake gets 1st 5-set win at U.S. Open
8 killed when trains collide near Rio
LSU struggles early but routs Miss. St.
Def Tech: Pain Ray in Iraq?
WF: Calming Force in Fallujah
Daily Shock: War as We Saw It
Video: Astronut Can Remove Device
Advisors: Find Legit Home-based Work
Back to School With the GI Bill
Podcast: Maxim's Diana Falzone

CENTCOM: News Releases

Empire Challenge 07 shows success of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance integration - podcast
Command announces information technology contract
U.S. Joint Forces Command, Boeing sign cooperative research and development agreement - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Civilian Police Assistance Training Team commander highlights improvements
Airmen swing into action for children
Concerned citizens root out terrorists
Soldiers remember Iraqi man’s sacrifice that saved their lives
Iraqi Special Operations Forces, Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain 11 militant extre
5 terrorists killed, 13 suspects detained in Tigris River Valley
C-130 conducts Evasive Maneuvers with Congressional Delegation on board
Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain
Marines kill 12 AQI near Karmah
MNF-W forces attacked

American Legion Recognizes Servicemembers
Bush to Meet With Military Chiefs at Pentagon

Soldiers Remember Iraqi Man’s Sacrifice

Coalition Forces Thwart Attack on Afghan Base

Troops Create Lifeline to Alaskan Village
Travels with Pace Special

Airmen Swing into Action
Residents Join Guard Force
American Cops Teach Iraqis How To ‘Serve And Protect’
Citizens Root Out Terrorists
Team Sees Success in Iraq
Soldiers Build Relationships

Team Brings Medical Supplies
Afghans Kick Off Project
Afghans, U.S. Soldiers Celebrate
Freedom Watch Afghanistan

UMC Like a Family

Couple Deploys Together
Seabee Gives Wheelchair Gift
JAG Preps for Rescue Challenge
Father, Son Are 'Soldiers First'

Freedom Walk Nears 200 Mark
Motorcyclists' Annual Ride Honors Families of Fallen
Wounded Warriors Share Experiences Over Dinner

NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Steven Buckler
Team Increases Economic, Political, Legislative Progress - Story

Iraqi Air Force Conducts First Mission Without U.S. Help - Story

Airmen Swing into Action with Donations - Story
Iraqis Trained How to 'Serve and Protect' - Story
Residents Join Guard Force to Boost Security - Story
Iraqi 'Neighborhood Watch' Roots Out Terrorists - Story
Transition Team Sees Success in Habbaniyah - Story
Team Brings Medical Supplies to Afghan Village - Story

Soldiers Build Relationships with Residents
Engineers Finish Student Center Renovations
Iraqi Doctors, Medics Care for Fellow Iraqis
U.S. Marines, Sailors Return from Iraq Duty
Sheiks Strive to Unite Community, Country

Reconstruction Team, Afghans Kick Off Project
International Military Engineers Work Together
Soldiers, Afghans Celebrate Independence

Airmen Cool Down Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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
1535 - Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England.
1842 - Congress authorizes the U.S. Naval Observatory.
1864 - Battle of Jonesborough (Atlanta campaign).
1886 - Charleston, SC, is the site of the first major earthquake recorded in the eastern U.S. 1887 - Thomas A. Edison patents the Kinetoscope (produces moving pictures).
1907 - England, Russia and France form the Triple Entente.
1919 - In Chicago, the Communist Labor Party of America is formed; the Ukranian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group.
1935 - FDR signs an act prohibiting the export of U.S. arms to "belligerents."
1954 - The U.S. Census Bureau is established; Hurricane Carol (the first major named storm) hits New England, killing 70.
1955 - Lufkin, TX sees the first microwave TV station; Chicago, IL sees a demo of the first solar-powered automobile.
1962 - Trinidad and Tobago gain independence from Britain.
1965 - Congress establishes the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
1971 - Dave Scott becomes the first person to drive a car on the Moon.
1978 - Symbionese Liberation Army founders William and Emily Harris plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.
1979 - The Howard-Koomur-Michels comet collides with the Sun; Donald McHenry is named to succeed Andrew Young as ambassador to the U.N.
1980 - Poland's Solidarity labor union is founded.
1985 - Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker, is captured in East Los Angeles.
1988 - A 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins.

0012 - Caligula (Gaius Caesar), third Roman emperor (37-41 AD)
1907 - Ramon Magsaysay, statesman (U.S. Legion of Merit-1952)
1916 - Daniel Schorr, broadcast journalist (CBS)
1928 - James Coburn, actor (Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape)
1931 - Dan Rather news anchor (CBS-TV)
1935 - Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther turned Republican
1945 - Leonid I. Popov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 35, 40, T-7)
1977 - Paul Garber, helped establish Washington, DC's Air and Space Museum.

1057 - Leofric, husband of Lady Godiva
1879 - William Barber, 6th U.S. chief engraver (1844-79)
1888 - Mary Ann Nicholls, prostitute, first of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper

Reported Missing in Action

Carey, David J., USN (PA); A4E shot down (pilot, wingman to Stafford - on his first operational mission), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Perry, Richard C., USN (NV); A4E shot down (pilot, section leader to Stafford and Carey), remains returned November, 1986

Stafford, Hugh A., USN (MD); A4E shot down (pilot), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Bartocci, John E., USN (NY); F8H crashed during a night-time carrier landing (pilot)

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