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Friday, September 07, 2007

CLEARING OPS — Staff Sgt. Cesar M. Andrade, platoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, yells out commands as he and his Marines raid an abandoned school during Operation Street Sweeper II, Saqlawiyah, Iraq, Aug. 28-30, to rid the area of the insurgency and its deadly tools. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Bryce Muhlenberg Story

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In Today's News - Friday, September 7, 2007

Quote of the Day
"We will make no distinction
between the terrorists who committed these acts
and those who harbour them."

-- George W. Bush

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Gen. Petraeus: I'd Like Surge to Last Until Spring
No more Iraq funds without limits: key Democrat

Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghan Forces Defeat Taliban in Eight-Hour Battle

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Bin Laden Mocks U.S. Power - VIDEO
Report: Bin Laden to Address Americans on Sept. 11
RAW DATA:Transcript of Tape(pdf)
Bush calls video reminder of dangers
CIA chief defends rendition and detention policies
World Trade Center site shows signs of rebirth
Syria-Israel bombing incident shrouded in mystery - Video
"Human bomb" tactic poses test for Algeria security
Colombia slams FARC for delay in search for bodies

Other Military News
G.I. Joe to Become Global Task Force in Movie
My Lai movie to be reminder of war atrocities: Stone (Here we go again...)

Worldwide Wackos
Is Castro dead? U.S. neighbors unsure
U.N. nuclear head urges Western patience on Iran plan

Politics / Government
Disgraced Democratic Donor Norman Hsu Arrested in Colorado, Remains in Hospital
First Lady to Undergo Neck Surgery
Contest Offers Chance to Win Meal With Clintons
Rumsfeld now fellow at Hoover Institution
APEC leaders to sign climate change pact at summit - Video
Hu's up, Bush down at Pacific Rim summit
State Department: passport crunch over
Fred Thompson warns of al-Qaida threats
Romney ups stakes for volatile GOP field

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Tribal chief charged in immigration scam
Giuliani: Illegal immigration no crime (Here's a tip, Rudy - if it's 'illegal,' IT'S A CRIME!!!)

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
'Baseline Killer' Suspect Convicted for Sex Attacks
Parents Suspected In Missing Girl's Death - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Kelsey Grammer Vows to Speak for Sister if Killer Pursues Parole
Nifong Reports to Jail; Exonerated Duke Lacrosse Players Seek $30 Million Settlement
San Diego Diocese to Pay $200M Sex Abuse Settlement
Accused Rapist Saws Halfway Through Leg Before Trial
Search for BYU Coed Focuses on Provo River - VIDEO
College QB Charged With Murder in Surfer's Death
Cops: Woman Poured Boiling Water on Sleeping Beau
Nursing home owners acquitted in Katrina deaths
Foxy Brown sentenced to a year in jail

Adventures in Political Correctness
Southwest Flight Attendant Tries to Boot Hooters Waitress From Plane Over Clothing

U.N. News
Chad says it will help U.N. Darfur peace moves

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Ohio Newspaper Apologizes After Running Cartoon Making Fun of Murder Victim

Science / Medicine & Health / Technology
Perceived milk intolerance may weaken girls' bones
Depression more damaging than some chronic illnesses
Little rovers survive dust storms on Mars: NASA
Palm, Motorola seen most hurt by iPhone price cut
Sony seen needing consistent PS3 strategy

Mother Nature
Missing Elderly Woman Found Alive in Oregon Mountains
Most polar bears could be lost by 2050: report
Hurricane death toll hits 130 on Nicaragua coast - Video
Woman has yard full of snapping turtles

Parents Want Text Teacher Deleted
Mississippi Man Mistakenly Calls 91l, leads Cops to His Meth Lab
Test-drive a Nissan, win a lead-laced mug - Video
Cancer Patient Fatally Bitten by Snake in Hospital Bed
Artist opens first plant porn theater

Other News of Note
Search Area Expanded for Aviator Steve Fossett PHOTOS

Fox News
U.S. Employment Numbers Show First Drop in Four Years
Report: Cardinals' Ankiel Got Human Growth Hormone
Stocks Close Down on Weak Jobs Report
Nude Photo Emerges of 'High School Musical' Star Vanessa Hudgens
Pop Tarts: Lingerie Label Wooing Britney Spears
Mary-Kate Olsen Reveals Why She Won't Smile for Paparazzi

Reuters: Top News
Poland's parliament votes for early election
Clooney, Witherspoon set for Toronto film debuts
Mourners bid farewell to Pavarotti before funeral - Video
Will stocks sink or swim after jobs data? - Video
Dollar hits 15-year low
Stocks slide after jobs data - Video
Oil up as tight U.S. supply counters economic woes
Countrywide rises after job cut news
Slowdown bound to cut profits
Jobs jolt does not portend recession -- yet
Wall Street indexes slide after jobs data
Payrolls post first decline in 4 years - Video
Countrywide to cut up to 12,000 jobs
Ex-Enron CEO Skilling asks court to throw out verdict
Investors urge more sunlight on securitization
First credit, now recession worries hit LBOs
More states join Ohio rating agency probe

AP World News
Paris Hilton sues over 'That's hot' card
Cardinals' Ankiel defends himself on HGH
Baseball seeks Ankiel, Glaus meeting
Henin beats Venus at U.S. Open
Countrywide to cut up to 12,000 jobs
Disney backs `High School Musical' star
'A Wrinkle in Time' author L'Engle dies
Stocks drop after weak jobs report
Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams split up
Ex-Enron chief Skilling seeks new trial

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
Engineers provide clean water to 500,000 residents
Apache Troop, Iraqis reopen Elementary School
Building trust one operation at a time
Sheiks meet to reconcile in West Rashid
Airpower Summary for September 6
Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
Rashid Clearing: Iraqi Army, Dragon Troops Find Weapons Caches
Iraqi Special Operations Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain 2 al Qaeda in Iraq cell leaders, one ter
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain six Shi’a extremists in Baghdad
MNF-W forces attacked

Petraeus Letter: Surge Gives Coalition Momentum
Pentagon Memorial Commemorates Victims

Historians Document 9/11 Pentagon Attack
Families of 9/11 Victims Tour Memorial Construction Site
Bush Asks Americans to Honor Terrorism Victims
9/11 Remembrance Special

Team Arrives in Nicaragua to Assess Damage
USS Wasp Preps for Felix Relief Ops in Nicaragua
Comfort Docs Repair Haitian Patient´s Injured Eye

Forces in Ninewah Province Continue Progress - Video
Coalition Forces Rebuild on Many Fronts
18 Suspects Detained in Coalition Raids

NORTHCOM Hosts Pandemic Flu Conference
Hispanic Magazine Honors Latina Troops
Defense Officials to Change Blood-Donation Policy
Travels with Pace Special
Pace Thanks U.S. Troops - Story

Thousands to Participate in Third National Freedom Walk
Public May Tour Pentagon

Elementary School Re-opens
Police Lead Marines to Weapons
Iraqis Rebuild Pump Station
Engineers Complete Project
Airmen Deliver MRAPs
Marines Train Iraqi Army

Locals Turn in Munitions
Photos: Airmen Detonate Munitions

Tennessee Receives Honor

Army NCO Urges Support

Brother, Sister Rebuild Iraq
Soldier Embraces Change
Airmen Earn Purple Hearts
Troop Teaches IED Awareness
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Col. Michael X. Garrett
Coalition Helps Rebuild Iraq - Story

Iraqi Forces Continue Progress - Story - Video

Renovated School Features Internet Room - Story
Soldiers Help Iraqis Rebuild Pump Station - Story
Iraqi Police Lead Marines to Weapons Cache - Story
Marines, Iraqis Sweep Area for Insurgents - Story

Stinger Battery Returns from Duty in Iraq
Soldiers Train to Save Lives on Battlefield
New Plant Delivers Clean Water to 500,000
U.S. Airmen Deliver MRAPs to Ground Troops
Trust Key as Marines Help Train Iraqi Army

Team Works to Improve Road in Titin Valley
Cadets Intern with Army Corps of Engineers

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
3114 BC - Presumed origin of the Mayan "long count" calendar system.
1714 - In the Treaty of Baden, the French retain the Alsace; Austria gets the right bank of the Rhine.
1822 - Brazil declares independence from Portugal.
1860 - The excursion steamer Lady Elgin sinks in Lake Michigan, drowning 340.
1863 - A Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass.
1880 - Geo Ligowsky patents a device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters.
1903 - The Federation of American Motorcyclists is organized in NY.
1914 - The New York Post Office Building opens to the public.
1934 - The luxury liner Morro Castle burns off NJ, killing 134.
1936 - Boulder Dam (now the Hoover Dam) begins operation.
1940 - The German Air Force blitz London - the first of 57 consecutive nights they will do so.
1956 - The X-2 sets an unofficial manned aircraft altitude record of 126,000'+.
1963 - In Canton, OH, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is dedicated.
1970 - At the Royal Gorge Bridge in CO, Donald Boyles sets a record for highest paracute jump from a bridge (1053').

- Queen Elizabeth I of England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII
1829 - Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, U.S. geologist (Geographical Survey 1859-86)
1836 - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British PM (1905-08)
1860 - Grandma (Anna Maria) Moses, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket)
19-- - Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro - Jetsons, Bamm Bamm - Flintstones)
1908 - Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer
1914 - James Van Allen (discoverer of Van Allen radiation belts)
1924 - Daniel Inouye (Sen-HI), chair of the Iran-Contra hearings
1930 - King Baudouin I of Belgium (1951- ); Sonny Rollins, jazz saxophonist (Blue Room)
1939 - S. David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51D, STS 33)
1957 - Melvin Edward Mays, one of the FBI's Most Wanted

- Geoffrey Plantagenet, conquerer of Normandy
1909 - Eugene Lefebvre, while test-piloting a Wright-A aircraft

Reported Missing in Action
None listed

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