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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Retired Marine and veteran of the Iwo Jima battle John Baker displays his hat at the 4th Marine Division reunion where Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the keynote speaker. The event was held in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 5, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen - More photos - Story

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In Today's News - Thursday, September 6, 2007

Quote of the Day
"When the political columnists say
'Every thinking man'
they mean themselves,
and when candidates appeal to
'Every intelligent voter'
they mean everybody
who is going to vote for them."
-- Franklin P. Adams

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Iraq withdrawals "off the table": Republicans
Study: US should lower profile in Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
Troop shortfalls hurt Afghan mission, says NATO

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Report: Bin Laden to Speakto U.S. on 9/11 Anniversary
German Police Hunt for Seven More Terror Suspects
Counterterrorism Officials Analyzing Islamic Web Post Warning of 'Special Gift'
Fake Bin Laden Motorcade Causes Bush Summit Stir
Sept 11 wreckage and photos on exhibit
U.S. boosting military aid in terrorism fight: study
U.S. sees terrorist attack threat in Nigeria
Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act
Syria accuses Israel of bombing its territory - Video
Bush urges nations on anti-terror fight

Welcome Home!!
Stinger Battery Returns from Duty in Iraq

Troops on Trial
Haditha Marine regrets dead, but says force needed

Other Military News
Officials: Norwegian, British Fighters Scramble to Monitor Russian Bombers
National Guard Searches for Steve Fossett - PHOTOS

Worldwide Wackos
Iran says has deal on nuclear plant but Russia denies

Politics / Government
Who Won the New Hampshire Republican Debate on the FOX News Channel?
11 Public Officials Arrested Across New Jersey in Federal Corruption Probe
Two Republican Presidential Candidacies Offered New, Revived Life
Bill Clinton Joins 'Lunch With Hillary' to Attract Donors
Idaho lawmaker asks Craig to be clear
Thompson kicks off campaign in Iowa
MIA Thompson Steals Debate - TRANSCRIPT - SPEAKOUT!
Spokesman: Craig 'Most Likely' Gone by October
Bush urges China to open up for Olympics - Video
Bush shows gift of gaffe at APEC summit
Bush calls for release of Myanmar activists
Poll: Clinton, Giuliani least religious
Giuliani documentary being released

Illegal Immigration / Border Control / Meximericanada
Union Truckers Take to Roads
U.S. expected to permit Mexican trucks on Friday
Feds, migrants' landlord locked in duel

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Bike Found in Missing Coed Case - Utah police focus on area around dam
Brigham Young Coed: Missing ... or On the Run? - VIDEO
Police: Indiana Mom Attempts to Outrun Freight Train, Kills 2 Children
Students Arrested After Announcing Drug Sales Out Dorm Room Window
Student Accused of Killing Roommate in University of Arizona Dorm
Police: Ariz. roommate left forged note
Chinese Leader Who Blew Up Young Mistress Executed
Police: Mom Attempts to Outrun Train, Kills 2 Kids - VIDEO
11 N.J. Officials Arrested in Corruption Sting
Police Quiz Missing Girl Madeleine McCann's Mother
Lawyer says Madeleine's mother still a witness
Couple charged with illegal surgeries
Cop Charged for Leaving Police Dog in Hot Car

Adventures in Political Correctness
Comedian Eddie Griffin Gets Hook Over N-Word
Court bans Christian cross on private land in public park

U.N. News
Second U.N. Worker Seeks Whistleblower Protection
U.N. defends action on chemicals that alarmed NY

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Feds OK fee for priority Web traffic

Science / Medicine / Technology
Hu Tries to Reassure Bush on Chinese Products - VIDEO
Climate change hits federal land and water: report
Prescription drug abuse grows in U.S.
Mentally ill undertreated globally: study
Kids smarter than apes -- sometimes, anyway
NASA chief urges openness on space flight concerns
Intel introduces new quad-core processors
Microsoft aims at VMware's virtualization lead
CDC: Suicide rate among U.S. girls soars
NOAA affirms predictions of sea ice loss
NY welcomes wave adaptive modular vessel

Mother Nature
Strong 6.6 Earthquake Rocks Taiwan's Capital Taipei
Death Toll From Hurricane Felix Rises Above 40 - PHOTOS
Virus may be cause of honeybees' deaths

News from My Neck of the Woods
Mystery goo ignites in Boston trash boat

No Sex Change for 'Matrix' Director Larry Wachowski
New Yorker Finds Second Dead Roommate in Year
Sporting Uruguay thieves wait on customers
Woman fired for talking back to her boss - Video

Other News of Note
Pavarotti dies at 71 - Video
Crowd mourns Pavarotti in his hometown
Christian honored for Holocaust rescue

Fox News
Jobs: i Apologize - Apple CEO makes amends for 'fanboy tax'
Home Foreclosures Hit Record High
Pop Tarts: Paris Hilton Prepping for Pregnancy

Reuters: Top News
High fashion battles knockoffs
Spears plans comeback at MTV Awards
Japan stocks slide but off lows as awaiting data
Hovnanian shares rise - Video
Stocks climb as investors seek defensive plays - Video
Apple seeks to calm irate early iPhone buyers
Stocks edge up as currencies await U.S. data
James Saft on Global Finance
Money market fears rising
Questioning the zig-zag theory
Indexes climb as investors seek defensive plays
FTSE up after rate verdicts; Rio bid talk boosts
Credit turmoil has raised risks to economy: Fed
Lehman, National City slash 2,150 mortgage jobs
Dell says notebooks driving gaming sales
Hedge funds tout opportunities amid August wreckage
U.S. activist investor urges HSBC to review strategy
Microsoft aims at VMware's virtualization lead

AP World News
Troopers say Hogan got warning, ticket
Manning, Colts lead Saints 24-10 after 3
What illness? Pleshette still a spitfire
Djokovic advances to U.S. Open semis
Stocks gain on Fed speeches, data
New mortgage foreclosures set record
NYC taxi strike has an unlikely leader

CENTCOM: News Releases

Bold Quest 07 begins to test Coalition Combat ID - podcast
More about Bold Quest 07
New intelligence capability to aid in battlespace preparation for convoys - podcast
Empire Challenge 07 shows success of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance integration - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Regional security stimulates economic growth
Iraqis move as one near Baqubah
Soldiers help legitimize Concerned Citizens
Fort Benning Soldiers investigate Al Bawi pump station
Military conducts search at an eastern Baghdad radio station
Six terrorists killed, 25 suspects detained, al-Qaeda network disrupted
Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces battle Shi’a extremists
Airpower Summary for September 5
Strike in Al-Washash Targets Criminals
Concerned citizen leads IA to caches in Diyala’s River Valley

Bush Asks Americans to Honor Terrorism Victims
Pace: Iraq's Leaders Committed to Success - Photos
Air Force Investigates Alleged Nuke Transfer

Iraq’s Aging Infrastructure Improving Steadily - Video
Iraqi Air Force Soars to New Heights Recently

U.S. Navy Ship Lends Aid After Hurricane Felix
Team Deploys to Nicaragua to Assess Damage
USNS Comfort Sees Hundreds of Patients

Tours to Offer Glimpse of Pentagon to Public
Soldiers Train to Save Lives on Battlefield
Pace Visits Unit He Served with in Vietnam
Patriotism Drives Army's Recruiting, Retention
Travels with Pace Special
Pace Thanks U.S. Troops - Story

Engineers Complete Project
Airmen Deliver MRAPs
Marines Train Iraqi Army
Iraqis Dispense Medical Aid
Iraqis Keep Judges Safe
Airmen Swing into Action

Commander Sees Progress
Video: Commander Sees Progress
Team Works to Fix Roadways
Cadets Intern with Engineers
Volleyball Unites Afghans, Americans

State Police Earn Award
CHE Consulting to Receive Employer Support Award

Soldier Embraces Change
Airmen Earn Purple Hearts
Troop Teaches IED Awareness
Sailor Returns to Djibouti

Packages Keep Troops Cooking
Wounded Warrior Project Gets Troops Back in the Game
Freedom Walk Nears 200 Mark
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

Coalition Continues to Disrupt al Qaeda - Story

Airmen Provide World-Class Base Defense - Story
Soldiers Train to Save Lives on Battlefield - Story
New Plant Delivers Clean Water to 500,000 - Story
U.S. Airmen Deliver MRAPs to Ground Troops - Story

Trust Key as Marines Help Train Iraqi Army
Iraqis Take Lead with Medical Outreach Event
Baghdad School Opens After Renovations
Airmen Swing into Action with Donations
Iraqis Trained How to 'Serve and Protect'
Residents Join Guard Force to Boost Security
Iraqi 'Neighborhood Watch' Roots Out Terrorists
Transition Team Sees Success in Habbaniyah
Soldiers Build Relationships with Residents

Team Works to Improve Road in Titin Valley
Cadets Intern with Army Corps of Engineers
Team Brings Medical Supplies to Afghan Village
Reconstruction Team, Afghans Kick Off Project

Navy Program Fosters Good Will with Residents

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
- Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England, headed for the New World.
1628 - Puritans land at Salem, from Mass Bay Colony.
1862 - Confederate General Stonewall Jackson and his troops occupy Fredrick, Maryland.
1863 - Confederates evacuate Fort Wagner, SC, after a 59-day siege.
1869 - The first westbound train arrives in San Francisco; A mine fire kills 179 at Avondale, PA.
1876 - The Southern Pacific line (LA to SF) is completed.
1899 - Carnation processes its first can of evaporated milk.
1909 - Word is finally received that Admiral Peary discovered the North Pole 5 months earlier.
1914 - Germans prevented from occupying Paris in the Battle of the Marne.
1941 - All Jews over the age of 6 in German territories are ordered to wear a star; Jews are confined to a ghetto in Vilna, Poland.
1948 - Juliana becomes queen of the Netherlands
1966 - "Star Trek" premiers on NBC TV
1968 - Swaziland gains independence from Britain.
1976 - A Russian pilot defects to Japan in a Mig-25 jet.
1978 - Israel's Begin and Egypt's Sadat meet at Camp David to discuss peace.
1982 - Polish dissidents seize the Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.
1983 - The U.S.S.R. admits to shooting down a KAL jetliner on 9/2.
1984 - The "Today" Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow.
1986 - The U.S.S.R. charges news correspondent Nicholas Daniloff with spying.
1988 - The U.S.S.R.'s crippled Soyuz TM-5 lands safely with two cosmonauts aboard.
1991 - The U.S.S.R. recognizes the independence of the 3 Baltic republics.

1711 - Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, founder of U.S. Lutheran church
1757 - Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary
1766 - John Dalton, chemist, developed atomic theory of matter
1811 - James Melville Gilliss, founder of Naval Observatory in Washington
1814 - Sir George Cartier, Canadian co-PM (1858-62)
1817 - Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian founding father
1860 - Jane Addams, American pacifist/social worker/feminist, Nobel Prize winner (1931)
1883 - Lord Birkett, judge (Nuremburg Trials)
1888 - Joseph P. Kennedy financier/diplomat, father of JFK, RFK, Teddy
1915 - Franz Josef Strauss, German Minister of Defense (1956-62)
1946 - Bryan D O'Connor, Colonel USMC / astronaut (STS 61B, STS 40)
1947 - Jane Curtin, actress (SNL)
1961 - Peggy MacIntaggart, Playboy playmate (January, 1990)

- King James II of England (1685-88)
1901 - President William McKinley, assassinated by Leon Czologosz
1966 - Dr. Verwoerd, South African PM, assassinated in assembly

Reported Missing in Action
Bundy, Norman L., USN (FL); RF8G crashed, Killed, body not recovered

Coskey, Kenneth L., USN (MI); A6A shot down (pilot), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive as of 1998

Deichelmann, Samuel M., USAF (AL); O1F disappeared en route from Vietnam to Laos.

Lindland, Donald F., USAF (OR); A6A shot down (pilot, w/Lerseth), remains returned June, 1983

Lerseth, Roger G., USAF (WA); A6A shot down (B/N, w/Lindland), released by DRV February, 1973 (injured) - retired from USN as a Commander - alive and well as of 1998

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