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Saturday, March 08, 2008

In Today's News - Saturday, March 8, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The hero is known for achievements; the celebrity for well-knowns.
The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature.
The celebrity reveals the possibilities of the press and media.
Celebrities are people who make news,
but heroes are people who make history.
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities."

--Daniel J. Boorstin

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Forces Find Mass Grave With 100 Bodies in Iraq
Iraqi president visits Turkey after army operation
Soldiers Strengthen Relationships with Hamiyah City Council, Residents
Samarra Preparatory Academy Trains Newest Iraqi Police
Soldiers Bring Water to Narhwan
Sons of Iraq Turn in Cache

Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghans stage anti-cartoon and film protests
Rally Backs Afghan Women's Rights

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Cops Find Bike Believed Used in Times Square Blast
Abbas Backs Peace Efforts After Seminary Massacre
Abbas demands peace after surge of Mideast killing
Bush Vetoes Bill Barring Use of Waterboarding - VIDEO

Troops on Trial
11 Aboard Navy Sub Disciplined for Fraud, Cheating

Fallen Heroes
Britain honors sailors killed in WWII
For few, Iraq war has changed everything

Worldwide Wackos
Peres says Israel will not act alone on Iran: report
Bush rejects easing of U.S. embargo on Cuba

Politics / Government
Obama Wins Wyoming - PHOTOS - DELEGATE COUNT
CAMPAIGN WIRE: Obama Says He Won't Be Clinton's VP
Send Your Comments to America's Election Headquarters
McCain Camp Slams Obama-Terrorists Remark
Susan Estrich: Nasty Twists in Democratic Race
Angry Boeing supporters target McCain
Iraq veteran says McCain policy is wrong
Clinton's foreign policy record examined
Putin warns West: Medvedev is no softer
Sarkozy faces first test at French local elections
Serbian Prime Minister Dissolves Government
Ecuador says not ready to restore Colombia ties - Video

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Death Penalty Sought in Coed Slay
Cops Release Images of Suspect in UNC Killing - VIDEO
Police Release ATM Surveillance Images of Person of Interest in UNC Student's Killing
Police Find Missing Couple's Car Near Hilton Head Yacht Community
Video Shocker: Elderly Victim Beating on Tape VIDEO
Police Make Arrest in Brutal Tennessee Slayings
Mom Says Revenge-Seeking Woman Killed Her Baby
Jury: Death Penalty for Slaying of Girl in Cannibalistic Plot
Police Find Woman's Body on Ice in California Hotel Room
Reports: Arrest of 'Person of Interest' Possibly Linked to Auburn Freshman's Murder
Suspect Charged in Auburn Student's Killing Could Face Death Penalty
Elderly Man Gets Life in Prison for Senior Home Slaying
Advocates Slam Judge for $5G-a-Day Reporter Fine
Celebrity lawyer takes L.A. murder case
Robbery suspect charged in student death
Fla. mom charged with hosing child
Actor Morales won't face charge of rape
Brother charged in Memphis mass shooting

U.N. News
UN's Myanmar Envoy Meets With Pro-Democracy Leader
Cyprus: UN Prepares for Direct Talks Between Leaders

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Video Games Help Young Cancer Patients Cope With Treatment
Scientists Create Artificial Black Hole in Lab
NASA Sending 'Monstrous' Robot to Space Station
Astronauts will assemble robot in space
Countdown begins for Tuesday space shuttle launch
MIT tackles urban gridlock with foldable car idea
Pioneer to post loss, exit plasma display production
Apple iPhone targets RIM with corporate e-mail - Video

Mother Nature
Plastic Bags Evil? Think Again...
Pro Golfer Blames Hawk's Death on 'One-in-a-Million' Accidental Shot; Humane Society Not Happy
Snow Buries Ohio Valley, Shuts Down Travel - PHOTOS
Late-winter storms sock parts of U.S. and Canada
Blood thinners like aspirin may fight cancer: study
Finally, a reason to start drinking alcohol
One dead as tornadoes rip through Florida and Georgia
Volunteers help warm New England homes

Naked Florida Man Saved From Gator Attack ... Again

Fox News
Near-Decapitation Hasn't Dashed Teen's College Hopes

Malaysian ruling coalition suffers poll debacle
Spain decides whether to give Zapatero second term - Video
Jewelry trends adapting to record gold prices
"Idol" loser Danny Noriega stayed true to self
Banks face "systemic margin call," $325 billion hit: JPM
Recession fears rise on more job cuts - Video
Congressional panel rips subprime CEOs' lavish pay
StanChart eyes RBS stake in Saudi lender
Boeing says seriously weighing tanker protest
Thornburg survival at stake after big margin calls
Stocks may fall anew on recession fears
Paulson says dollar to reflect strong fundamentals
Stocks drop as job data deepens economic woe - Video
Oil ends down, eases off record above $106 a barrel
Rockwood stock jumps on talk of Altana takeover
Dollar rebounds after Fed liquidity move
Gold steadies after 1 percent rise, seen consolidating - Video
Brevan Howard and Winton hedge funds surge
Ciena quarterly profit and outlook beat expectations
U.S. court upholds patent case against Teva
Reddy Ice says Justice Dept searched office
Seek cures in diversity

AP World News
Shipp's late jumper lifts UCLA past Cal
Southern Utah guard plays with one hand
Mayo carries USC past No. 7 Stanford
Chrysler closing Calif design studio
Hoyas win Big East regular season crown
No. 2 Memphis finishes C-USA unbeaten
Beckett to be rechecked for back spasms
Giants hand Tom Coughlin 4-year contract
Dangerous cracks appearing in job market

News Blaze
Support Our Troops, Read Their Stories
Train IP at Local Station
East Rashid Goes to The Voting Booth
Iraq News
Read about Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

CENTCOM: News Releases
Taji rails open for first time since 2003
Afghan police distribute supplies in Nangarhar
Girls study physics in Oruzgan Province
PRT eases link between Ab Kamari villages, Qala-e-Naw
New hope for Baghdad shop owners

Targeting school revising courses to prepare students - podcast
More about Joint Targeting School
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

Multi-National Force-Iraq
MND-N Soldiers attacked in Salah Ah Din
Statement By U.S. Embassy Baghdad on the al-Qaeda Bombing in Baghdad
Coalition targets al-Qaeda in northern Iraq; one killed, five detained
Coalition forces capture Special Groups facilitator, kill armed criminal (Baghdad)
Al-Qaeda networks in central Iraq disrupted; eight killed, 17 detained
Tal Afar SWAT, U.S. Special Forces recover weapons cache near suspected AQI training camp

Cheney Praises Navy Recruits for Volunteering
Colombia Progresses Against Terrorism; Diplomacy Urged in South American Rift
Policy Bans Image-Gathering On Military Installations
New Center to Boost NORTHCOM, NORAD Capabilities
Young Leaders Visit Pentagon
Chairman Visits Troops
Mullen Meets Pakistani Leaders
Pakistan's Cooperation Crucial

Soldiers Bring Water to Iraqi Town
Offensive Leaves 10 Terrorists Dead
Coalition Neutralizes Insurgents in Babil

Language Institute Aids Deploying Troops, Staff
Sound Finances Enable Troops to Focus on Mission
WWI Vet Welcomes Celebrity of His Generation
Pentagon Honors WWI Veterans With Exhibit - Photos - Video

'New Breed" of Afghan Soldiers Graduates
Taliban Infiltration Decreasing

Captain Helps Americans Better Understand Troops

MySpace to Rock Troops

Medic Says ‘Simple Stuff’ Saved Soldier’s Life

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
1658 - Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
1702 - England's Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1711 - Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1722 - Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1746 - Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1754 - Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1766 - Willem V (18) becomes Governor of United Provinces
1782 - Gnadenhutten Massacre: Ohio militia kills 90 Indians
1801 - British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1838 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1854 - US Commodore Matthew C. Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1855 - 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1861 - St Augustine, FL surrenders to Union armies
1862 - Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal; Confederate ironclad Merrimack launched; Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA: CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
1865 - Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1887 - Everett Horton, Connecticut, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1894 - New York passes 1st state dog license law
1896 - Volunteers of America forms (New York, NY)
1908 - Collingwood Elementary (Cleveland) burns, kills 173 kids & 2 teachers
1910 - Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris France becomes 1st licensed female pilot
1913 - Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1915 - 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1916 - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1917 - Russian revolution breaks out (in Petrograd/St Petersburg)
1920 - Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations
1924 - Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate, UT
1927 - Pan American Airlines incorporates
1929 - US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1930 - Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1934 - Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1941 - 1st baseball player drafted into WWII (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
1942 - Japanese forces captures Rangoon, Burma
1943 - 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg; Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1945 - 53 Amsterdammers executed by Nazi occupiers; Phyllis M. Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign
1946 - 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York NY)
1948 - Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1950 - Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb
1951 - International Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1952 - Antoine Pinay forms French government
1957 - Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1959 - Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 - Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1961 - US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from South Carolina in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hours
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Syrian Arab Republic Revolution Day: Military coup in Syria
1965 - 1st US combat forces arrive in South Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1966 - An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin; Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1968 - Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1971 - Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1972 - 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa); 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 - Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1974 - Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris France
1976 - 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1979 - 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io); China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam; Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1983 - House Foreign Affairs Committee endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR; IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0; President Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
1986 - 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon; Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1987 - FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in California
1991 - Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
1994 - B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed; Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces; Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
1995 - Costis Stephanopoulos becomes President of Greece; Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections

1495 - Juan de Dios, saint/founder (Brothers of Mercy)
1748 - Willem V. Batavus, Prince of Orange-Nassau
1783 - Hannah Hoes Van Buren, wife of President Martin Van Buren (1837-41) (died 1819)
1787 - Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, helped create modern plastic surgery
1799 - Simon Cameron Secretary of War (Union), died in 1889
1836 - Matthew Calbraith Butler, Confederate Major General
1839 - James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
1841 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)
1862 - Joseph Lee helped develop playgrounds
1879 - Otto Hahn German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium, co-discoverer-nuclear fission)
1886 - Edward Kendall chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
1892 - Mátyás Rákosi Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
1898 - Theophilus E. Dönges, South African minister of Internal Affairs
1918 - Alan Hale [MacKahan], Jr., actor (Skipper Jonas Grumby-Gilligan's Island)
1923 - Booth Colman, actor (Zaius-Planet of the Apes); Juan M. G. "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
1925 - Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
1937 - Juvenal Hayarimana, President of Rwanda (1973-94)
1939 - Mike Lowry (Representative-WA)
1945 - Jim Chapman (Representative-TX)
1952 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)

0883 - Albumasar [Ahmad Aboe M Gafar al-Balkhi], Arabic astronomer,
1144 - Celestine II [Guido], Italian Pope (1143-44), dies in battle
1403 - Bajezid I Jildirim, 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42
1466 - Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64
1550 - Juan de Dios, Portuguese / Spanish saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
1638 - Jacob C. van Neck, Admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
1661 - Jules Mazarin, Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
1702 - William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51
1754 - Don José de Carvajal bon Lancaster, Spanish minister of Foreign affairs, dies
1862 - Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in New York NY for stealing 1,000 slaves
1874 - Millard Fillmore, 13th President (1850-53), dies of at 74
1889 - Jens/John Ericsson, Sweden/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
1901 - Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician, dies at 64
1917 - Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Dutch count/air pioneer, dies at 78
1923 - Johannes S. van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
1930 - William Howard Taft, 27th US President (1909-13)/Chief Justice, dies at 72
1945 - H.J. Jamin, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald; Jan Beekes resistance fighter, executed at 26
1951 - The Honeymoon Killers (Martha Beck & Raymond Fernandez) die in electric chair
1955 - Clementine, Princess of Belgium, wife of V. Napoleon Bonaparte, dies at 82
1959 - Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi Colonel/putschist, murdered
1985 - Thomas Creighton, US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hours), dies at 33
1994 - Knut Haukelid, Norway/US resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
1996 - Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming, Churchill commando, dies at 89

Reported Missing in Action
The following USN personnel reported MIA when their A3B disappeared on a strike mission:
Crain, Carroll O. (TN);

Galvin, Ronald E. (IL)

Pawlish, George F. (CO);

Anshus, Richard C., US Army (MN); OH6A shot down (observer, w/Prather), released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Grantham, Robert E., US Army (CA); OH6A shot down (observer, w/Hale)

Hale, John D., US Army (KY); OH6A shot down (pilot, w/Grantham)

Prather, Phillip D., US Army (TX); OH6A shot down (pilot, w/Anshus), released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a CW4 - deceased November, 1997

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