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Saturday, April 05, 2008

In Today's News - Saturday, April 5, 2008

Quote of the Day
“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”
-- Colin Powell

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Priest Killed in Baghdad Drive-By Shooting
Iraqi leaders call for militias to disband
Military charges civilian contractor in Iraq - Video
Analysis: Iraqi PM wins rare support
Sen. Biden: Troop buildup is failure (OK, violence is down, infrastructure is much better, Iraqis are starting to do for themselves - but it's still a failure! Gotta love the Dems)
Informant’s Tip Leads to Multiple Enemy Weapons, Munitions
Iraqi, Coalition Engineers Join to Rebuild Combat Outpost
Humanitarian Aid Continues in Wasit
Iraqi, Military Police Set Up Operation Post
Ten months later—Ministry of Interior buildings open for business (Arbil)
Married Troops Can Live Together in Iraq
Iraq: Al-Qaeda Killing Field Found Near Farming Village
U.S., Iraq forces find 14 bodies in mass grave

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Laser-Pointer Attacks Target Australian Flights - VIDEO
Ecuador says CIA controls part of its intelligence
Still no word from FARC guerillas on Betancourt: France - Video
Lebanon Military on Alert During Israel's Civil Defense Drills

Fallen Heroes
Last Colorado Air Guard MIA Laid to Rest in Arlington Cemetery
Soldiers Remember Medal of Honor Recipient

Supporting Our Heroes
2008 Face of America Bike Ride

Worldwide Wackos
Gates says U.S. wants diplomacy to solve Iran disputes

Politics / Government
Hillary: Make Them Count
White House Hopefuls to Quiz Petraeus
Hospital Disputes Clinton Uninsured Woman Story
Host Calls McCain 'Warmonger,' Obama Camp Objects
McCain vows to deal with severe economic crisis
Clintons made $109 million since 2000 - Video
Clinton ramps up call to count Fla, Mich
Clinton on defensive amid Colombia trade flap - Video
Obama tailors message to western voters
Mukasey adjusting slowly to atty gen job
Bush sees NATO future for Macedonia - Video
Missile Defense Deal Unlikely at Bush-Putin Meeting
Bush, Putin face tough tasks in farewell summit

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Officials Raid Texas Ranch - Child marriage probe prompts search warrant
Conflict escalates at polygamist retreat
Man Kills Wife's Doctor Outside Medical Office Building in Texas
Lovesick Prison Guard Who Helped Kansas Inmates Escape Says She Feels Used (Duh!)
Campus Mulls Fate of Student Massacre Hall
Cops: Men Tried to Take Military-Style Cameras to China
Postman to the Rescue, Saves Family From Drowning
Cleanup Crew's Discovery Leads Cops to 3 Bodies
Jury rules for Alcatel in Microsoft patent case
Suit alleges Nextel faked pre-merger sales data: paper

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Microsoft CEO sets deadline for Yahoo deal
Yahoo shares fall

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Sex and Financial Risk Linked in Brain, Study Finds
Ballpark Shut Over Studies Linking Gravel to Cancer
Nobel scientist warns on climate change
Rogge: Beijing smog may affect athletes
IOC head says Beijing was "wise choice" - Video
Chronic illness main factor in supplement use
South Korea reports new suspected bird flu case
Wreck images show damaged lost Australian warship
China allows access to English Wikipedia
Digital music firms pay heavy price for labels' support
Japan's oldest person dies at 113

Mother Nature
Closure in Rocky Mountain Mystery
Seismic Faults 'Talk' to Each Other Before Earthquakes
Dancing Bears Filmed in Wild
Mother Nature can't let go of Arkansas
Deadly ape heart disease puzzles zoos

Zapped rat causes Stockholm power outage

Other News of Note
Memphis Defeats UCLA 78-63, Advances to NCAA Title Game
Airlines' Woes Continue as Skybus Announces Plans to Shut Down
French Navy Works to Save Crew on Captured Yacht
Husbands create 7 hours of extra housework a week: study

Fox News
Zimbabwe Opposition Reluctant Over Runoff Vote
One Dead in Minn. Band Students' Bus Crash - VIDEO
FOXBusiness: Microsoft Sets Yahoo Buyout Deadline
NCAA TOURNAMENT: Final 4 Set for San Antonio
NASCAR Rookie Escapes Fiery Crash - PHOTOS - VIDEO

Mugabe asks for recount as election stalemate deepens
Berlusconi questions ballots ahead of Italian vote
Tibet vows trouble-free Olympic torch relay
Bosnia Oscar-winning film-maker forms political party
Kenya's rivals trade blame in cabinet delay - Video
Memphis defeats UCLA to reach NCAA title game
Nude Bruni, fashion feature in NY photo auction
Clooney sports comedy fumbles ball at box office
Beyonce and Jay-Z married: People
Leaders call for urgent financial reforms
European unions protest over pay
Price controls are counterproductive, experts say
AIG's Sullivan sees pay fall about 48 pct in 2007
Appaloosa backs out of Delphi deal in blow to GM
Earnings key test as recession looms
MBIA's bond insurer unit loses top rating from Fitch
Fed rate cut ideas up on weak jobs
Market largely flat as bank fears cool optimism - Video
Solar stocks soar on outlook for U.S. subsidies
Washington Mutual sinks on mortgage loss worries
Oil gains over 2 percent as dollar slips
Dollar falls as U.S. economy posts job decline
Gold rally intact, despite sell-off

AP World News
Rose does it with flair, Memphis wins
Russia has first post-Soviet baby boom
American freezes nonflight hiring
White Sox rally for win over Tigers
James Bond finds 'Solace' a bit Chile
Peavy dominates Dodgers
Thomas, Jays rough up Red Sox 10-2
Wis. house fire kills 3 college students
Andy Pettitte loses first start
Bako singles in 9th, Reds nick Phils 4-3
Serena Williams wins Key Biscayne title
Huge job losses set off recession alarms

News Blaze
There is Great News, Good News, More Good News and Then?
PHOTOS: Florida Native Patrols Kadhamiyah in Iraqi Capital
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Coalition forces conduct airstrike in al-Halaf, six criminals killed
ISF kill 7 criminal members, detain 16 in 3 separate operations in Basra
Coalition forces detain suspected Special Groups criminal
Joint team provides medical aid in Africa
Engineer Infrastructure Battalion graduates in Taji
15 caches, IED factory discovered in northern Iraq
Iraqi troops contain violence in Hillah

USJFCOM opens new Joint Intelligence Laboratory
More about the Joint Intelligence Laboratory
Joint fires team assists Army training center
More about JFIIT
Industry symposium to raise awareness of 21st century capabilities
Workshop looks at strengthening capabilities in the urban environment - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
IP detains 2 launching Iranian-made rockets (Baghdad)
Coalition forces conduct airstrike in Basra, one criminal killed
Joint pediatric clinic for Iraqi Police SWAT families
Civilian contractor charged under military law
Two terrorists killed West of Samarra

Bush Lauds Progress of Young Democracies
Gates Says U.S. May Send More Troops to Afghanistan
Gates Leaves NATO Summit Pleased With Outcomes
Special Report: NATO Summit
Photos: NATO Summit in Bucharest
Asia-Pacific Leaders Focus on Security

Central Command Official Buoyed by Iraqi Leadership in Basra

U.S. Official Says Iraqis Link Corruption, Terrorism
Coalition Forces Provide Primary Care to Villagers
Advisory Team Assists in Building Combat Force
Coalition Troops Kill Two Terrorists, Detain 16 Suspects

Troops Get Griffin's Comic Relief

Brothers Reunite in Iraq

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
2348 BC - Noah's ark grounded, Mount Ararat (calculated date)
0823 - Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I, co-emperor of France
1058 - Bishop John "Minchio", [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X
1242 - Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights; Battle on the More of Pskov, Estonia
1603 - New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
1614 - 2nd parliament of King James I begins session (no enactments); Indian princess Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe
1621 - Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
1648 - Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
1722 - Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island
1739 - French emperor Karel VI signs secret treaty
1751 - Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
1762 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1768 - 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (New York, NY)
1792 - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
1806 - Isaac Quintard patents apple cider
1812 - British storm Badajoz fortress, held by French & Spanish
1815 - Eruption of Tambora volcano (Sumbawa Java)
1861 - Federals abandon Fort Quitman, TX
1862 - Siege of Yorktown, VA
1865 - Battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville, VA (Appomattox Campaign)
1881 - Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
1887 - Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
1895 - Oscar Wilde loses libel case against Marquess of Queensberry, who accused him of homosexual practices
1896 - 1st modern Olympic Games officially open in Athens
1900 - Attempted assassination of Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
1902 - Soccer match riot between Scotland & England kills 25
1908 - British premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns
1915 - French begin Woëvre-offensive
1916 - French troops occupy Bois de Caillette
1919 - Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
1923 - Firestone Company puts their inflatable tires into production
1929 - Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
1935 - Croatian Farmers Party wins Yugoslavian election
1936 - Tupelo, MS virtually annihilated by a tornado, 216 die
1938 - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa, Poland
1939 - Membership in Hitler Youth becomes obligatory
1941 - In San Francisco, Castro & Fillmore streetcars replaced by buses
1943 - Poon Lim found after being adrift 133 days; Allies bomb Mortsel
1944 - 140 Lancasters bomb airplane manufacturer in Toulouse
1945 - Kuniaki Koiso resigns as PM of Japan; replaced by Kantaro Suzuki
1949 - 60 year old St Anthony's Hospital burns, kills 77 (Effingham IL)
1950 - Prague espionage trial against bishops & priests begins
1951 - Julius & Ethel Rosenberg, spies, sentenced to death
1955 - Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1961 - Dutch Governor Platteel installs New Guinea Council
1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to an altitude of 54,600 meters
1963 - Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
1964 - 1st driverless trains run on the London Underground
1965 - Lava Lamp Day celebrated
1967 - ATS II launched but fails to reach orbit
1971 - Mount Etna erupts in Sicily, Italy; Fran Phipps is 1st woman to reach North Pole; US Lieutenant Wiliam Calley (My Lai Massacre) sentenced to life1973 - Pioneer 11 launched to Jupiter
1974 - Then tallest building, World Trade Center opens in NYC (110 stories)
1975 - Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
1976 - Harold Wilson resigns as James Callaghan becomes PM of England
1979 - Pioneer 11 launched towards Jupiter; Ex-premier Pol Jar flees Cambodia
1982 - Lord Carrington, British foreign secretary resigns due to Falkland Islands war
1983 - France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
1986 - 2 US soldiers & Turkish woman killed in West Berlin discotheque bombing
1989 - David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo; Solidarity granted legal status in Poland
1991 - Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan; Space Shuttle STS 37 (Atlantis 8) launched; US begins air drops to Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq; Southeast Airlines Embracer 120 crashes in Georgia, killing 23
1992 - Peru's President Alberto Fujimori suspends constitution & dissolved Congress
1992 - Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as Thailand's president
1993 - Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1996 - Marlon Brando makes anti-semitic remarks about Hollywood on Larry King
1997 - Galileo, 3rd Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 7)

1643 - Charles V. Leopold, Duke of Lorraine/fieldmarshal in Austria
1649 - Elihu Yale England, philanthropist, founded Yale
1795 - Sir Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghánistán 1838-39)
1822 - James Nagle, Union Brigadier General
1825 - David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones, Confederate Major General
1827 - Joseph Lister, British physician (founded aseptic surgery)
1832 - Jules-François Camille Ferry, French statesman
1839 - Robert Smalls, Black Congressman (Representative-SC, 1875-1887)
1845 - Jules M. Cambon French Governor-General of Algeria/ambassador
1856 - Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st Black on US stamp)
1857 - Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
1908 - Bette Davis, actress with famous eyes (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel)
1914 - Frederick Angus Armstrong, journalist
1919 - Sir Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
1920 - Barend Biesheuvel, Dutch premier (1971-73)
1923 - Nguyen Van Thieu, president of South Vietnam (1965-75); Stanley Orme, chairman (British Labour Party)
1926 - Milton O. Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
1927 - John Gilbert, MP
1936 - Michael Livesay, British Admiral/president (RN College Greenwich)
1937 - Colin Powell, General/advisor to President George Bush (Nat Security Affairs)/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93)/Secretary of State (2001-2005)
- Peter T. King (Representative-NY)
1949 - Dr. Judith Arlene Resnik, astronaut (STS 41D, 51L-Chal disaster)
1950 - Franklin R. Chang-Diaz, Ph.D. / astronaut (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75)
1951 - Roosevelt Ferguson, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1955 - Renate Bruemmer, astronaut/cosmonaut

0828 - Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77
1258 - Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint
1531 - Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
1649 - John Winthrop, 1st Governor Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 61
1673 - François Caron, Admiral/Governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72
1693 - Anne M. L. of Orléans, duchess (Grande Mademoiselle), dies at 65
1695 - George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax, dies at 61
1697 - Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
1794 - Georges-Jacques Danton, French revolutionary leader, guillotined at 34; Marie Jean Hérault de Séchelles, French author/politician
1811 - Robert Raikes, founder of Sunday Schools, dies
1869 - Daniel Bakeman, last surviving veteran of the Revolutionary War, dies at 109
1900 - Comte de Villebois-Marevil, French/South African General, dies in battle
1922 - Charles F. A. Woeste Belgian count/minister of Justice, dies at 85
1923 - George Edward Stanhope Molyneúx Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon/egyptologist, dies at 56
1964 - Douglas MacArthur, US General (Pacific theater-WWII), dies at 84
1969 - Rómulo Gallegos Venezuelan author/President (1947-48), dies at 84
1975 - Chiang Kai-shek Nationalist Chinese leader, dies from a heart attack at 87; Victor Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58
1982 - Abe Fortas, Supreme Court Justice, dies at 71
1984 - Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF
1991 - John Tower (Senator-TX), dies in a plane crash at 65; Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter, Jr., USN/astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43
1992 - Sam Walton, Billionaire CEO (Wal-Mart), dies of cancer at 74
1995 - Christian Pineau French politician
1997 - Alparslan Turkes, Turkish politician (MHP)

Reported Missing in Action
Brown, James William, USMC (TX); KIA/BNR

Parker, Thomas A., USN (IN); UH1E hit by enemy fire while hovering over landing zone, exploded, BNR

Matocha, Donald John, USMC (TX); KIA/BNR

Cropper, Curtis H., USNR (CA); forced to eject when F4B caught fire; Killed, BNR

The following Civilian employees of Gamma Agency of Paris were reported Missing when they were captured in Cambodia:
Caron, Gilles (France)

Hannoteaux, Guy (France)

Visot, Michel (France)

Spengler, Henry M. II, US Army (VA); AH1G shot down (w/Windeler) - remains returned August, 1989

Windeler, Charles C., Jr., US Army (GA); AH1G shot down (w/Spengler) - remains returned August, 1989

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