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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Today we did what we had to do.

They counted on America to be passive.
They counted wrong."
-- Ronald Reagan

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bush: Iraq Retreat Would Embolden Iran, Terrorists
Female Homicide Bomber Kills 3, Wounds 12 in Iraq
Five years of the Iraq war
Bush to mark 5 years of war in Iraq
Protests on 5th anniversary of Iraq war
266 Detainees Released from Coalition Custody as Part of Lion's Dawn
Soldiers Capture High-Value Target
Terrorists Reveal Recruiting Process

Operation Enduring Freedom
Official: 6 Afghans Killed in Overnight U.S. Raid
Taliban claims of civilian casualties wrong

Welcome Home!!
General Welcomes Home Advisors From Overseas

Troops on Trial
Lynndie England blames media for photos

Other Military News
Russia: U.S. Yet to Provide Missile Proposal in Writing
NATO tightens grip on north Kosovo in police vacuum - Video
Military to boost cyber-protections

Religion of Peace??
High School Student Threatens to Sue School District Over Teacher's 'Terrorist' Remark
Saudi Arabia opens its first women-only hotel

Politics / Government
Clinton's Schedules to Be Released
Obama Seeks to Stop Wright Coverage 'Loop'
Before Wright Firestorm, Obama Called for Imus Firing
Obama rebukes preacher and urges race healing - Video
U.S. Rep. Murtha endorses Clinton for president
Clinton discusses Iraq with young vets
McCain Visits Israel to Shore Up Jewish Support
McCain says he is committed to Mideast peace settlement
New N.Y. Governor Paterson Admits to Affairs With Several Women
Detroit City Council Calls on Embattled Mayor to Resign
Pakistan assembly set to elect first woman speaker
Taiwan to elect president as economy and China ties in focus
Merkel tells Israeli parliament of Holocaust shame - Video
Georgian leader looking for NATO boost

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
4 Dead in California Junk Yard Shooting
Police Identify 6-Year-Old Memphis Boy Fatally Shot in the Eye
Texas Woman Sues American Airlines After Flight Turns X-Rated (This is just beyond gross)
Pakistani Man Charged in Deaths of Sex Workers
Man Wanted by FBI for Decade Arrested in South Korea
Gun Control Sides Face Off Before High Court - PHOTOS
Conservative justices question D.C. handgun ban - Video

U.N. News
U.N. says poor countries need help as food prices rise

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Scambaiters Turn Tables on Nigerian E-Mail Scam Artists
U.K. Papers Issue Front Page Apologies to McCanns
Milblogs in the News: Five years later: Iraq war goes online

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Frank talk about family breast cancer risk urged
China's Hepatitis B carriers face gloomy future
More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's: report
Astronauts to rest before next spacewalk
Thickest, oldest Arctic ice is melting
Workers uncovering mummified dinosaur
Robot moved to perch outside NASA lab
Gene may help explain stress disorder

Mother Nature
Severe Flooding Slams Central U.S. - PHOTOS
LIVE Interactive Doppler Radar Loop
Search for Teen Swept Away in Texas Floods - PHOTOS
Floodwaters Rage Through Central U.S. After Heavy Rains, Killing at Least 2
Texas Residents Flee Massive 500,000 Acre Wildfire
Zoo's response to tiger attack detailed
Firefighters pull foal from septic tank

Deadly Disease Causes Sisters to Grow Too Much Skin
Agents Seize 411 Bottles of Rattlesnake-Infused Vodka in Texas Raid
Man Puts Entire Life Up for Auction
Enticing elderly to give up driving
Teen love caught hanging in the balance

Other News of Note
China Says Locked in 'Life and Death' Battle With Dalai Lama Forces Over Tibet
Calls Mount to Boycott Olympics' Opening Ceremony
Tibet to stay on Olympic torch route despite riots - Video
The Easter Bunny Comes Early This Year -- But Why?
Sci-fi guru Arthur C. Clarke dies

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Dow Closes Up By More Than 400 Points
Celtics End Rockets' 22-Game Winning Streak
Lost Voicemail of Man's Dead Wife Restored
Air Search for Missing Middlebury College Student
'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Joe Francis: Spitzer Call Girl in Video Archives; $1 Million Offer Pulled Photos Show Braless, Out-of-Shape Britney Spears
Pop Tarts: Don't Photograph Lindsay Lohan From the Rear

Kenyans hail power-sharing laws, see problems ahead
European stocks falter on bank stress - Video
"Shanghai" to be shot in Thailand after China ban
Google sees surge in Web use on hot mobile phones
McCartney divorce judge berates Heather Mills - Video
"Indiana Jones" trailer runs on widget power
Fannie and Freddie have won capital relief: sources
Visa raises $17.9 billion in record IPO
Apple talking to labels about unlimited music: report
World stock markets seen bouncing, many down for year
Sony Ericsson warns on Q1 as European markets slow
Japan lawmakers leave central bank leaderless
NYC to probe if Bear Stearns deceived investors
Big wireless auction ends, winners still secret
Oil falls below $109 ahead of U.S. inventory data
Gold drops 2 percent after Fed cuts less than expected
Dollar and sterling fall and yen up as shares hit
China Mobile Q4 profit up 37 percent
Toshiba slashes outlook on chips and HD DVD pullout
Japan stocks up over 2 percent, financial worries weigh
Bear stock sales late-'07 helped cut Putnam loss
Adobe profit beats forecast, shares rise
Wall Street rallies as Fed cut, banks drive gains - Video
Dollar on the ropes

AP World News
Celtics snap Rockets' streak at 22
Union to examine why Bonds has no offers
Court calls LeBeouf's puff bluff
Obituaries in the news
States to get leeway on school sanctions
Grant to help expand rural telemedicine

News Blaze
'Iraqi National Police Weapons Training' Video Available
PHOTO: Saydiyah Smiles
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Senators McCain and Graham walk the streets of Haditha
Chicken farms operational, face challenges
Adwaniyah’s needy children receive cothing
Medics nurse starving child back to health
Afghan citizen turns in IED cache in Oruzgan
Running a city in southern Iraq

JKO provides training for those deployment-bound - podcast
More about Joint Knowledge Online 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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
New Police Station Brings in New Era of Law
Iraqi Air Force Increasing Sorties, Fleet
Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq receives DoD's Most Improved Process Award
Local resident leads Coalition forces to weapons caches (Baghdad)
MND-N Soldiers take Mosul’s pulse

Cheney: U.S. Intends to Complete Iraq Mission - Photos
U.S. Officials Condemn Suicide Bombing in Karbala

Oklahoma Guardsmen Bring City Services to Baghdad Desert

Afghans Help Train U.S. Troops on Midwest Base

Buddy System Proves Friendly for Islanders

Mental Health Providers 'Give an Hour' to Military

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
721 BC - 1st recorded lunar eclipse; Location, Babylon
1227 - Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX
1452 - Frederick III of Hapsburg crowned Roman German Emperor
1524 - Giovanni de Varrazano of France sights land around area of Carolinas
1540 - Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"
1563 - Peace of Amboise; Rights for Huguenots
1571 - Spanish troops occupy Manila
1628 - Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
1644 - 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
1682 - Nationally Council accept independence of French church
1702 - James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
1748 - English Naturalization Act passes, granting Jews right to colonize US
1775 - 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy); Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement
1822 - Boston MA incorporated as a city
1831 - 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, New York/$245,000)
1865 - Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville NC
1866 - Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
1883 - Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
1885 - Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Saskatchewan
1895 - Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
1915 - Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1917 - US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)
1918 - Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time; S. Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
1920 - US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time, refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
1925 - Angelo G. Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
1927 - Bloody battles between communists & Nazis in Berlin
1931 - Nevada legalizes gambling
1937 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
1940 - Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt; French government of Daladier falls
1942 - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty; Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
1943 - Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
1945 - 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan; Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities; British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine); US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure
1946 - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Réunion become overseas departments; Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of USSR
1947 - Belgian government of Spaak, forms; Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan
1949 - 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, TN
1954 - 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1954 - 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo NM
1958 - Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London
1964 - Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
1965 - Chivu Stoica becomes President of the Council of Romanian People's Republic & Nicolae Ceausescu appointed 1st Secretary of Romanian communist party; Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
1966 - Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
1967 - French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
1968 - Howard University students seize administration building
1969 - British invade Anguilla; Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
1970 - West German Chancellor Willy Brandt & East German Premier Willi Stoph meet
1972 - India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1973 - Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"
1975 - Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in High School sports
1976 - Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
1977 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1978 - 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
1979 - House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN
1981 - 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
1982 - National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
1984 - John J. O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York; Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River; STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 - Senate votes 55-45 to authorize production of the MX missile
1987 - Hassanali inaugurated as President of Trinidad & Tobago; PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
1988 - 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland
1989 - Boeing V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
1990 - 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1991 - NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
1992 - British Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson announce separation
1993 - Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
1994 - 2500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde Netherlands; Largest omelet (1,383² ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan
1995 - 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway; -Finland Social-Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
1997 - Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments

1589 - William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years (baptized)
1604 - Johan IV, composer/King of Portugal (1640-56)
1629 - Aleksei M. Romanov, 1st Romanov tsar of Russia
1734 - Thomas McKean, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
1777 - Anton R. Falck, Dutch minister of Education/diplomat
1817 - Lewis Henry Little, Confederate Brigadier General
1819 - David Henry Williams, Union Brigadier General
1821 - Francis Barretto Spinola, Union Brigadier General; Sir Richard Burton, explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)
1823 - Cornelis A. van Sypesteyn, Dutch Governor of Surinam (1873-82)
1827 - Alexander Shaler, Union Brevet Major General
1837 - Robert Daniel Johnston, Confederate Brigadier General
1848 - Wyatt Earp, marshall - fought in Gunfight at the OK Corral
1851 - Roque Sáenz Peña, President of Argentina (1910-14)
1883 - Joseph W. Stilwell, US General
1889 - Manoel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10)
1891 - Earl Warren California, (Governor-Republican-CA)/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69)
1892 - Siegfried T. Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica)
1900 - [Jean] Frédéric Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)
1901 - Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, Dutch Minister of Justice (Nobel 1954)
1903 - Benjamin M. Telders, President of Dutch Liberal States Party
1904 - John J. Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings)
1905 - Albert Speer, German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
1906 - Adolf Eichmann, Nazi Gestapo officer
1910 - Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut
1911 - Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman
1912 - Adolf Galland fighter pilot
1914 - J. Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
1919 - Cornelis Berkhouwer, Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
1925 - Brent Scowcroft, Lieutenant General (USAF)/National Security Council
1941 - Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
1942 - David Minge (Representative-Democrat-MN)
1947 - John Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1956 - Alina Castro, daughter of Fidel

1263 - Hugo of St-Cher/a S Caro French cardinal, dies
1644 - Si Sang, last Ming-emperor of China, commits suicide
1687 - Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, French explorer (Louisiana), murdered in what is now Texas at 43
1702 - Willem III Henry [Dutch William], King of England/Scot, dies at 51
1721 - Clement XI [Giovanni F. Albani], Italian Pope (1700-21), at 71
1869 - Guillaume Nerenburger Belgian General (triangulatie), at 64
1897 - Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), at 87
1918 - Willem H. de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, at 73
1930 - Arthur J. Balfour, British theologist/premier (1902-05), at 81
1940 - Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, at 54
1945 - Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
1974 - Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, at 70
1987 - Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), at 94
1994 - Giuseppe Diana, Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered

Reported Missing in Action
Austin, Joseph C., USAF (WV); F105D shot down, survival unlikely

Blair, Charles E., USAF (VA); O1G shot down - remains returned April, 1988

Romero, Victor, USAF (CA); O1G crashed

Ayers, Darrel Eugene, USMC (WA); KIA/BNR

Pugh, Dennis G., USAF (KS); F4D shot down

The following US Army personnel reported Missing when their UH1C was shot down:
Cristman, Frederick L. (NC); pilot

Garcia, Ricardo M., (TX); crew chief

Sparks, Jon M., (ID); co-pilot

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