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Monday, November 19, 2007

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 17, 2007) An AV-8B Harrier lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) as pilots with the air combat element of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct deck landing qualifications. Nassau is preparing for its upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Steinhour

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'I Still Have a Job to Do'

U.S. Soldier Re-Enlists
Hours After Being Seriously Wounded
in Iraq IED Attack

An American soldier who was seriously wounded during a bomb attack in Iraq on Nov. 13 re-enlisted just hours after the ambush, telling Army officers he still had a job to do, the Army reported Monday.

Spc. Christopher Hoyt, an infantryman from California with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, based out of Fort Lewis, Wash., was injured after an improvised explosive device — or IED — exploded near him while he was out on a foot patrol near Zaganiyah, Iraq...

Read the Rest, at Fox News

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Staff Sgt. Curtis Huffman and Airman 1st Class Matt Sleeper demonstrate a buddy sniper position as one of the ways to set up an attack Nov. 14 in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angelique Perez

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In Today's News - Monday, November 19, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Cowards cut and run. Marines never do"
-- A U.S. Marine Colonel,
as relayed 11/18/05 by Rep. Jean Schmidt (OH),
on the floor of the House of Representatives.

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. will not have to order diplomats to Iraq
US plans case against AP photographer
General says N. Iraq most violent region
Half-Ton Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed Following Iraqi Citizens’ Tip
Coalition Forces Disrupt al-Qaida Foreign Terrorist and Propaganda Operations; 27 Detained

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
USAID Funneled U.S. Tax Dollars to Terror Related Groups
Olmert to free Palestinian prisoners

Troops (and Contractors) on Trial
No Americans Detained in Baghdad Shooting
Blackwater Guards Subpoenaed in Iraq Shooting Probe

Other Military News
War films top Oscar documentary short-list

Worldwide Wackos
'Shut up' is hit ringtone in Spain (Too funny!)
Chavez, Ahmadinejad: US power on decline

Politics / Government
Clinton: Economy Needs Me (cause the Democrat-led Congress isn't gonna destroy it quickly enough)
VIDEO: Novak Stands By Clinton-Obama Dirt Story
CAMPAIGN CARL: Cameron's Blog From the Trail
Clinton and Obama spar over experience
Giuliani promotes virtual fence
3-D Photo Could Be Lincoln at Gettysburg
Bush's homeland security adviser resigns
New bid to break Kosovo stalemate as deadline nears

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Texas Governor Revives Border WebCam Program

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Michael Vick Turns Himself In for Dogfighting Case
American Basketball Player Found Dead in Brazil
Grandfather Fatally Shoots Grandson in Deer Hunting Accident
Ohio GOP, Christian Group Demand Apology From State Attorney General for Good Friday Comments
Suburban Atlanta Police Charge 3 Boys, Ages 8 and 9, With Rape, Kidnap of Girl, 11
Report: Madeleine McCann Spotted With Suspect’s Girlfriend
Shawn Hornbeck's Parents Find Runaway Teen
Arrests Made in Anti-Gay Beating of 'Top Chef' Contestant
2 Bodies Found Under Shed at Utah Sex Offender's Home Likely Missing Men
Ex-Cop to Missing Wife: Clear Me - VIDEO PHOTOS
Wife Sues Husband for Lotto Winnings Kept Secret
California sues 20 companies over toys with lead
U.S. prison system a costly and harmful failure: report
Red Hot Chili Peppers sue Showtime
Hate crimes rose 8 percent in 2006

Adventures in Political Correctness
New York DMV Bans 'GETOSAMA' License Plates - VIDEO

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
'SNL' Cast Performs Unauthorized Show to Benefit Strike Casualties

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
New Dinosaur Found in Basement of British Museum
Heart disease death rates no longer dropping
Smoking accelerates men's hair loss: study
Ancient jade study sheds light on sea trade
Test shows Anne Frank tree strong: conservationists
Nokia Siemens sees profit from "greener" networks
Amazon launches wireless book reader "Kindle"
U.N. slashes AIDS estimates in latest report
High-tech gadgets for TV, movie lovers
Food makers pressured to cut sodium
Heart disease kills more women under 45

Mother Nature
Bangladesh storm toll over 3,000 - Video
Survivors tell of Bangladesh cyclone
Dog returns after adventure, neutering

News from My Neck of the Woods
Northeast to face cold December: WSI

Centenarian Calendar Girl Bares All
Study: Blondes Make Men Act Dumber
Doc: Indonesian Tree Man Who Grew 'Roots' Can Be Saved
Woman Wants to Divorce Husband Who Won't Shower
Charity Christmas card Scrooges revealed
Homemade cocaine-smuggling sub

Other News of Note
'Mr. Whipple' from Charmin TV ads dies

Fox News

Baptist Church Rejects Interfaith Thanksgiving
Pop Tarts: Spicy 'Secret': Ginger 'Scary' Skinny and What Made Posh Smile?
Heather Mills Blasts Step-Daughter Stella for Discount Diss

80 dead in Ukraine mine fire - Video
Colombia puts year-end deadline on hostage talks
China launches new push to slow population growth
France faces massive protests as strikes combine
Foreign visitors to U.S. hit record in summer
Consumers: don't be fooled by green promises
Queen Elizabeth marks 60 years of marriage - Video
American Music Awards hit solid note for ABC
Kidman says scared of crash in paparazzi car chase - Video
Nikkei hits 16-month low on credit worries, yen
Oil falls to $94 as economy worries begin to weigh - Video
HK shrs drop as China Mobile, oil plays lead losses
Gold near 3-week low as stock market jitters persist
Yen holds gains on deepening credit concerns
Ferrari to cut CO2 emissions in new cars
Video: Struggling for traction
Russia market seen bigger than Germany
HP profit rises as notebook PC sales grow
Lowe's posts lower profit
Citigroup falls on "sell" after $15 bln writeoff seen - Video
BHP chief says case for Rio bid is very compelling
Fannie, Freddie shares sink on worries over losses
Fed and markets sharply at odds over economy

AP World News
Sex scandal hits Atlanta-area megachurch
Broncos lead Titans 34-20 in 4th quarter
Rivera will accept Yankees' $45M offer
Stocks fall amid banking concerns
Flights delayed as busy travel week starts
A-Rod easily wins his third AL MVP award
Lowell, Sox agree to $37.5M for 3 years
Obituaries in the news
Gas station owner charged in slaying
Poll: Majority at ORU want Roberts gone

CENTCOM: News Releases

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Iraqi Correctional Officers Graduate Camp Cropper Training Academy
Coalition Forces Disrupt al-Qaida Foreign Terrorist and Propaganda Operations; 27 Detained
Iraqi Judges Receive Laptops, Training on Legislative Software
Coalition forces capture senior criminal element leader, disrupt terrorist network (Baghdad)
Soldier re-enlists hours after IED injury (Balad)
Coalition forces find execution site, large cache; eight killed, 13 detained
Joint Statement from U.S. Embassy Baghdad and Multi-National Force-Iraq concerning incident in Mutha
Multi-National Division-North Soldiers attacked in Baqubah
Sinjar Investigator’s Course qualifies 17 in basic forensics

Bush Counts Military Among Thanksgiving Day Blessings
Chief Cites Need for Funding Bill

Thousands of Americans Thank Troops
Musicians Create CD To Celebrate Troops

Troops Honored with Bob Hope Award
Military to Ease Thanksgiving Air Travel

Forces Now Have 'Momentum,' Official Says
Operation Targets Al Qaeda in Anbar Province
Air Force Sharpshooters Watch Over Troops

Three Iraq Deployments Mold Supply Soldier

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

National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico while on his 2nd voyage.
1863 - Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; "Four score and 7 years..."
1874 - William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, of Tammany Hall (NYC) is convicted of defrauding the city of $6M, and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
1919 - U.S. Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles (55-39) and the League of Nations.
1942 - Russia launches a winter offensive against the Germans along the Don front.
1968 - An Army coup seizes power in Mali.
1969 - Apollo-12's Conrad and Bean become 3rd and 4th humans on the Moon.
1971 - Fort Wilderness opens
1985 - President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for first time.
1990 - Iraq announces it will free all German hostages.

1600 - King Charles I of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament
1752 - George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in the Revolutionary War
1805 - Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal)
1831 - James A. Garfield, 20th U.S. President (March 4-Sept 19, 1881)
1917 - Indira Gandhi, Indian PM (1966-77, 1980-84)
1926 - Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.S. ambassador to the UN
1933 - Larry King, radio / TV talk show host
1935 - John F. Welch, Jr., CEO (GE)

1887 - Emma Lazarus, U.S. poet ("Give me your tired, your poor")
1915 - Joe Hill, Labor leader, executed for murder
1971 - Bill Stern, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights)

Reported Missing in Action

Johnstone, James M., US Army (SC); OV1A crashed (w/Whited), Killed, body not recovered

Whited, James L., US Army (OK); OV1A crashed (w/Johnstone), Killed, body not recovered

Clower, Claude D., USN (TX); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Estes - same flight as eleased by DRV March, 1973) - retired as a Commander - alive as of 1996

Croxdale, Jack L., US Army (LA); Killed, body not recovered

DeHerrera, Benjamin D., US Army (CO); Killed, body not recovered

Estes, Walter O., USN (MI); F4B shot down (RIO w/Clower), remains returned by SRV September, 1977

Ford, David E., USAF (CT); RF4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Iandoli, Donald, US Army (NJ); Killed, body not recovered

Klinck, Harrison Hoyt, USAF (CA); F105 shot down, remains returned August, 1985

Ligon, Vernon P., USAF (KY); RF4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - deceased
** Also WWII POW **

Stier, Theodore G., USNR (CA); F4B shot down (IRIO, w/Teague), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Teague, James E., USNR (AR); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Stier), remains returned by SRV Septemer, 1977

Vissotzky, Raymond Walton, USAF (MA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998

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