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Saturday, March 01, 2008

In Today's News - Saturday, March 1, 2008

Quote of the Day
The meaning of peace
is the absence of opposition to socialism.
- Karl Marx

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Top Turk general says Iraq withdrawal on schedule
Iraq casualties rise again after Qaeda bombs
Iraqi Police, Soldiers Graduate Task Force Marne NCO Academy
Soldiers Patrol with Iraqi Police, Show Unity, Build Trust
Mullen: Rapid Iraq Withdrawal Would Negate Security Gains

Operation Enduring Freedom
Prince Harry Returns to Britain After 10 Weeks in Afghanistan -PHOTOS
Media Hid News of Prince's Deployment for Months

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Extremist Accused in Bhutto Killing
Manhunt for Escaped Terror Suspect in Singapore
24 Palestinians Killed in Escalating Fighting
Syria: U.S. Navy Deployment off Lebanon 'Muscle Flexing'
Nigeria oil hub targeted in night attack, one hurt
Suicide bomber kills 38 at Pakistan funeral - Video
Israel kills 33 Palestinians in Gaza raid - Video
Crossfire War - Israel Assembles Tanks and Artillery Battery on Gaza Border
Somalia's Leadership: Substance Or Rhetoric?

Other Military News
Northrop-EADS beats Boeing to build U.S. tanker
Congress in turmoil over Air Force tanker decision
U.S. urges transparency in China military strategy

Politics / Government
Playing the Crisis Card
Texas Dem race now a toss-up
FOX News Poll: Clinton Leads in Ohio
Texas Results (pdf) - Ohio Results (pdf)
Will Texas be Hillary Clinton's last stand?
Clinton and Obama spar with national security ads - Video
Clinton tries to raise bar for Obama
Democratic voters more diverse this year (Yeah...this year they're for change AND hope...)
New Jersey Republican Posts $1,000 Prize For Estabrook Answers
GOP frets over Democratic fundraising
Can Clinton overcome Obamania?
McCain Refuses to Renounce Hagee Endorsement
Mukasey won't pursue contempt probe of Bush aides
Pelosi Pledges to Sue White House Over AG's Refusal to Investigate Bush Advisers
White House Aide Quits After Admitting Plagiarism
Congress investigators head to Cayman tax haven

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Rapper's Daughter Among Victims
Police: Firearms, 'Anarchist Textbook' Found in Ricin Hotel Room
Disciplinary Charges Filed in Probe of SWAT Team That Cavorted With Hooters Girls
Man On Way to Anger Management Class Arrested for Assault (LOL!!)
Teacher Allegedly Sends Boy Topless Pictures
Student Arrested After Lockdown, Intensive Search of California School
Massachusetts Woman Missing for Weeks Found Stuffed in Her Car's Trunk
Police: 'Anarchist Textbook' Found in Ricin Room
Charges ruled too broad against Bonds
Man critical in Las Vegas after poison ricin found - Video
No text messages or calls for NJ drivers
Plans to raze NIU shooting site debated

U.N. News
Sudan cancels U.N. envoy trip to dam protest site
UN Welcomes Apprehension of Alleged Associates of Rebel Leader
UN and United States Critical Partners on a Range of Global Issues
Senior UN Envoy Meets With Government Leaders in Somalia
UN Mission Helps Ivorians Repair Polling Stations Ahead of Scheduled Elections
Assisting Decolonization Process One of UN's Proudest Chapters
Tens of Thousands of Central Africans Hiding in Bush, UN Official Says

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Web Site Offers Free Breast Implants
Author of Best-Selling Holocaust Book Admits Survival Story Not True
Divorce, Debt, Criminal Charges Haunted Former TV Anchor Found Dead
EBay sees growing risks to business in coming year

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Feds Dispose of Final Doses of Vaccine That Eliminated Smallpox (Oh, that's not good)
Gorton Recalls Fish After Woman Finds Pills in Food
Home Paternity Tests Headed to Drugstores - VIDEO
Feeling tired? Exercise a little
What a nightmare: Americans get too little sleep
Physics lab completes world's largest jigsaw puzzle
Study casts doubt on water on Mars surface
New portable games break traditional molds
Calif. sprouts may have salmonella
Human error cited in Fla. power failure
Audits sting hospitals, physicians

Mother Nature
Experts: Whale died of heart failure

Woman Gives Birth to Baby Nearly Her Own Size (YIKES!)
Mother of two becomes Japan's oldest boxer at 44
Jack the Ripper returns
Washington state detectives say man asked friend to shoot him in the arm so he could skip work

Other News of Note
Red Cross admits wildfire lodging errors

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Stocks Plunge 315 Points in Sell-Off
45 Dead in Guatemala Bus Wreck
Body of Top Model Katoucha Niane Found in Seine River
Jessica Alba: Single Baby

Armenia police break up rally, opposition defiant
Guatemala bus plunges off cliff, 37 killed
Jennifer Lopez names twins Emme and Max
Sydney's Mardi Gras celebrates 30th birthday in style
Credit crisis throws AIG into "uncharted waters"
L'Oreal in talks to take Armani stake: report
Ross to put up to $1 bln into rival to Ambac, MBIA
PDVSA says Exxon's asset freeze based on fantasy
Buffett calls Dexter Shoe his worst deal ever
Ex head of GE Real Estate bullish on CMBS
Market braces for key economic data
Wall St tumbles on recession fears, AIG - Video
Northrop shares rise after tanker win, Boeing dips
Oil slips from record $103 as Turkey removes troops - Video
Dollar pressured on data, halts slide versus euro
Gold powers to record high on dollar, eyes $1,000/oz - Video
Berkshire net down 18 percent, Buffett eyes successors
GM idles 3 more plants due to supplier strike
Nortel shares sink, but CEO's pay rises
Retailers hungry for rebate cash

AP World News
Study finds dogs, robots cheer elderly
Dow loses 315 on economic worries
Eagles sign Samuel, Jets trade twice
Legendary coach John Wooden hurt in fall

News Blaze
Support Our Troops, Read Their Stories
Ironhorse Tracker Radio Newscast Available
PHOTOS: Sharing Supplies, Smiles
Soldier Kidnaps Woman in Kashmir
Iraq News
Read about Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

CENTCOM: News Releases
Feb. 22 Statement from Multi-National Force - Iraq commending cease-fire extension
Successful operations target top Taliban leader
Civilians targeted in northern Iraq
Coalition forces identify terrorist killed in Feb. 17 operation

SOCJFCOM continues to ready warfighters for global operations - podcast
More about SOCJFCOM
Phase one of Multinational Experiment 5 wraps up
More about Multinational Experiment 5
Joint Knowledge Online extends cultural awareness training for U.S. Forces Korea - podcast
Newsmaker Profile: Director of Joint Training Army Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Sewing School Offers Iraqi Women Skill, Employment Opportunities
Weapons and foreign terrorist facilitation networks targeted; six killed, 13 detained
MND- B Soldiers find two weapons caches (Baghdad)
Coalition Forces detain suicide vest cell leader recruiting women (Ghailibiyah)
Coalition forces capture Special Groups facilitator, detain three other suspects (Baghdad)
Iraqi National Police, MND-B Soldiers discover 2 caches (Baghdad)

Gates Returns From Around-the-World Trip
Special Report: Travels with Gates
Gates Meets with Turks, Urges Open Dialogue
Bush Meets With NATO Chief

Commandant Halts New Vest Buys
Guard Team Key in Ricin Response
University Helps DoD Celebrate African-American History

Soldiers Patrol With Police, Build Goodwill for All
Troops in Iraq Kill Five, Detain 23 Suspects
U.S. Military Sales Program Grows in Iraq
Detention Facilities Adopt Anti-insurgent Tactics

Coalition Forces Bring Winter Supplies to Villagers

Desire to Serve Brought Airman Back to Force

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

Baler Radar Site Catanduanes Radar Site Manila

South Korea
Cheju Upper/Radar Chonju Chunchon Inch'on Kunsan Masan Mokp'o
Osan Pusan Seoul Suwon Taegu Taejon Tonghae Radar Site Ulsan Yosu

Today in History
0293 - Roman emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy
0492 - Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope; St. Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0705 - John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0743 - Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
1260 - Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
1420 - Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten
1562 - Blood bath at Vassy; General de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder; Spanish occupier Estacio de Sá founds Rio de Janeiro
1587 - English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1591 - Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
1634 - Battle at Smolensk; Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
1642 - Georgeana (York) ME became the 1st incorporated American city
1780 - Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
1781 - Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1790 - 1st US census authorized
1792 - US Presidential Succession Act passed
1796 - 1st National Meeting in the Hague
1803 - Ohio becomes 17th state
1809 - Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed
1811 - Egyptian King Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1845 - President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
1847 - Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
1854 - SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor & is never seen again
1864 - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1866 - Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
1867 - Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
1869 - Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
1871 - J. Milton Turner named minister to Liberia
1872 - Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
1875 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Court, 1883
1893 - Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
1896 - Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians
1910 - 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range: 118 die; Worst snowslide in US history
1912 - Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1913 - Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
1914 - Dutch Minister of war H. Colijn named director of British Petroleum
1916 - Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
1919 - Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin
1920 - Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Admiral Horthy
1921 - Rwanda ceded to England; Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
1923 - Allies occupy Ruhrgebied; killing railroad striker
1924 - Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
1932 - Charles Lindbergh, Jr. (20 months), kidnapped in New Jersey; found dead May 12
1933 - Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
1934 - Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1937 - 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Connecticut)
1941 - "Captain America" appears in a comic book; 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, TN; German troops invade Bulgaria; Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
1942 - 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat; Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough; Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java; Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews; Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
1943 - Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
1944 - Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns; U-358 sinks in Atlantic
1945 - British 43rd Division under General Essame occupies Xanten; Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi; FDR announces success of Yalta Conference; Fieldmarshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander; US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach
1946 - Panamá accepts its new constitution
1950 - Chiang Kai-shek resumed the Presidency of National China on Formosa; Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
1950 - USSR issues golden rubles
1952 - Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
1954 - 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 Representatives; Rebellion during visit of President Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die; Ted Williams fractures collarbone in 1st game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War; US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
1955 - Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
1959 - Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
1961 - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps
1962 - American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay, NY, killing 95; K-Mart opens; Uganda became a self-governing country
1963 - 200,000 French mine workers strike
1966 - Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria; Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
1967 - Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain; House of Representatives expels Representative Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (307 to 116)
1968 - Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
1969 - New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball
1970 - End of US commercial whale hunting; Kreisky's social-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election; White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
1971 - Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington, DC
1974 - Watergate grand jury indicts 7 Presidential aides
1977 - US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1980 - CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
1980 - Snow falls in Florida
1981 - Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike in Maze Prison (he dies)
1982 - Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1983 - Tornado tears through Louisiana, injuring 33 people
1984 - NASA launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) to thematic map the Earth
1985 - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1988 - Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
1989 - Comet du Toit at perihelion
1990 - Benin nullifies its constitution; Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as President of Uruguay
1991 - US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
1993 - Authorities in Waco, TX negotiate with Branch Davidians
1994 - Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as President of Finland; Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
1995 - Belgium ends military conscript; Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland; Julio María Sanguinetti sworn in as President of Uruguay
1996 - New toll-free 888 area code introduced

- Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/Governor of Hang-tsjow
1456 - Wladyslaw Jagiello, King of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)
1528 - Albrecht V von Wittelsbach [the Generous], duke of Bavaria
1780 - Léonard P.J. du Bus de Gisignies, Governor-General of Netherland Indies (1826-30)
1811 - Robert Christie Buchanan, Union Brevet Major General
1820 - George Davis, Confederate Attorney General
1822 - Albin Francisco Schoepf, Union Brigadier General, died in 1886; Charles Champion Gilbert, Union Brigadier General
1828 - James Fleming Fagan, Confederate Major General
1831 - Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate Brigadier General
1841 - Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Senator-MS, 1875-1881)
1864 - Rebecca Lee 1st black woman to get a medical degree
1922 - William M. Gaines, publisher (MAD Magazine); Yitzak Rabin, premier (Israel, 1992-95, Nobel 1994)
1924 - Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Major USAF/astronaut (Apollo 18)
1927 - Robert Heron Bork judge, nominated for supreme court
1941 - Michael L. Lampton, astronaut (STS-45)
1944 - John B. Breaux (Representative - LA, 1972-88)

0965 - Leo VIII, Italian (anti-)Pope (963-65)
1131 - Stephen II, King of Hungary (1116-31)
1383 - Amadeus VI (Green Earl), earl of Savoy, dies at 49
1510 - Francisco d'Almeida viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59
1865 - Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70
1870 - Francisco S. López, President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43
1896 - ... Albertone Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle; ... Arimondi Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle; ... Dabormida Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle
1899 - György earl Apponyi Hungarian MP, dies at 90
1911 - Jacobus H. van't Hoff, Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58
1920 - Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
1921 - Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
1924 - Louise-Marie Amélie, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
1979 - Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
1984 - Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69
1993 - Luis Kutner, co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
1996 - Margaret McKay, politician, dies at 85

Reported Missing in Action
Christensen, William M., USN (MT) ; F4B believed shot down (w/Frawley)

Frawley, William D., USN (MA); F4B believed shot down (w/Christensen)

Woloszyk, Donald J., USN (MI); A4E shot down

Lannom, Richard C., USN (TN) ; A6A shot down (w/Scheurich)

Scheurich, Thomas E., USN (NE); A6A shot down (w/Lannom)

Campbell, Clyde W., USAF (TX); A1J shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Keller, Wendell R., USAF (ND); F4D shot down (w/Meroney)

Lovegren, David E., US Army (OR); UH1H crashed, Killed, body not recovered

Meroney, Virgil K., USAF (AR); F4D shot down (w/Keller)

Black, Paul V., US Army (CA); UH1H shot down

Zubke, Deland D., US Army (ND); presumed Killed in friendly air strike

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