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Sunday, May 18, 2008

In Today's News - Sunday, May 18, 2008

Quote of the Day
"If [America] forgets where she came from,
if the people lose sight of what brought them along,
if she listens to the deniers and mockers,
then will begin the rot and dissolution."

-- Carl Sandburg

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Democracy Takes Root in Arab Jabour

Operation Enduring Freedom
Suicide blasts kill 6, injure 8 in S. Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Tang Bomb: Liquid Explosives Are the New 'Weapon of Choice'
Bush to Arab World: Freedom, Peace Within Reach
Bin Laden Calls for Uprising Against Moderate Arabs
Israel, Palestine discuss peace in private: Rice
Bin Laden urges Muslims to fight Gaza closure - Video
Lebanon talks in Qatar progress, major hurdles remain

Troops on Trial
U.S. Military Sorry After Soldier Uses Koran as Target

Other Military News
U.S. WWII Bomb Defused in Tokyo, Forcing Evacuations
Korean War-Era Mass Grave Unearthed - PHOTOS
Pacific Air Forces to Deliver Aid to China

Politics / Government
Kennedy Recovering After Seizures - PHOTOS - BIO
Kennedy awaiting test results at Boston hospital
Obama Nears the Mark
BRIEFING BOOK: Kentucky and Oregon (pdf)
McCain Tries to Shake Shadow of Bush
Dems Defend Obama's Iran Policy
McCain woos some Hispanics
Factbox: Hispanics in U.S.
Reuters Full Coverage: Election 2008
Clinton plugs away as time grows short in race - Video
Obama developing a McCain strategy before winning nomination
McCain sees right-of-center nation as he moves against Obama
Obama warns seniors on Social Security
McCain's national finance co-chair resigns
Hillary Clinton Hears Sermon Against Adultery

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Police Launch Search for Missing North Carolina Woman
Police Identify Man Responsible for Church Festival Shooting
Pastor: Minister Arrested in Sex Sting Resigned
3 NIU Shooting Victims Get Posthumous Degrees
Drug Cartels to Mexican Police: 'Join Us or Die'

U.N. News
U.N. Chief to Visit Burma
Could Myanmar Be The First Case of RTP?

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
New Kind Of Deal?
Yahoo, WPP form multiyear ad-trading partnership
Researchers teach 'Second Life' avatar to think

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Monkeys genetically modified to have Huntington's
Astronomers baffled by weird, fast-spinning pulsar
Japan's arcade industry slumps as Wii takes off - Video
Strong prospects in software to spy on bank staff

Mother Nature
China: 3 Days of Mourning for Quake Victims - PHOTOS
Atlantic cyclones may decrease as globe warms: study (But I thought global warming caused the hurricanes....)
Myanmar leader makes first visit to relief camp

Company to Reprint High School Yearbooks After Head Switching
School: Fired 'Wizard' Teacher Story Inaccurate

Fox News
Anti-Immigrant Mobs Ravage South Africa - PHOTOS
Simpson, Wentz Have 'Alice in Wonderland' Wedding
Pop Tarts: Kate and Owen Are Over ... Again!

U.S. gasoline prices hit record $3.79/gallon: survey
Gadgets go cosmetic
Is the recession off? Housing holds key
UAW urges adoption of cost-cutting Axle deal
Westpac may have to boost $17.6 billion St George bid
BAE chief subpoenaed in U.S. over Saudi arms deal
KDB ends talks with Goldman on Daewoo sale
Stem cell IPO faces long odds
Garmin is mystery bidder for Raymarine: paper
VW won't merge VW, Scania and MAN brands - paper
Dubai's Tecom in talks with Dell, plans buyouts
Spielberg piles on action in charmless Indy sequel
Critics cheer return of Indiana Jones in new film - Video
Weinstein to produce "Alchemist" film adaptation - Video
"Indiana Jones" illuminates dark Cannes film fest
Hard-hitting Italian drama brings mafia to Cannes
Penguins reach Stanley Cup final with crushing win
Boston enjoy playoff joy against Cleveland
Gay and Campbell-Brown shine in Carson
Nadal gains revenge over Federer in Hamburg
Big Brown cruises to Preakness victory

Associated Press
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits
Pierce scores 41 as Celts hold off Cavs in Game 7
Pens rout Flyers to earn trip to Stanley Cup final
'Prince Caspian' pushes 'Iron Man' off throne
Investors gird for higher oil, bleak housing data
Ortiz homers twice as Red Sox cap sweep of Brewers
Foyt bumps his way into Indy field before crash
Nadal beats Federer on clay again in Hamburg final

News Blaze
PHOTOS: ISF take control of OMS building, maintain presence near Shulla
PHOTOS:: Soldier Awarded AAM for Hard Work, Initiative
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Iraqis take lead in Sadr City aid effort
Basra security situation improves
Dempsey visits Lebanese officials
Iraqis talk development in Khidr

Command unveils new command and control vision - podcast
Joint fires team helps Army improves force protection training
SOCJFCOM completes in-residence JSOTF training course - podcast
USJFCOM helps define new conditions for individual augmentee training

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Marne Soldiers Prepare Iraqi Army for Battle
Salvadoran Dignitaries Visit Cuscatlan Battalion
Al-Nassir School Refurbished by Iraqis
Fishing pond opens at Kalsu
MND-N Soldiers attacked by IED (Salah ad-Din)
MND-B Soldiers seize weapons cache, detain suspected
B-roll advisory: U.S. Soldiers train Iraqi NCOs (Kalsu)
Iraqi Police find large munitions cache in Mosul
Iraqi Army, National Police join together to display mutual respect, increased capability (Karadah)

Bush Promises Afghans Support


Indy Motor Speedway Salutes Recruits
Mullen to Troops: 'Your Service Matters'
Military Members Receive Service Award

U.S. Sends Relief Supplies to China
More Relief Flights Arrive in Burma

Air Show Celebrates Berlin Airlift Anniversary
Airlift Dispensed Food, Blow to Communism
‘Candy Bomber’ Sweetened Life for Berlin Kids


More than 300 Former 'Sons' Become Police Grads
Coalition Troops in Iraq Kill Terrorist, Detain 19


New York Guardsmen Train Afghan Security Forces
Forces Detain Eight Taliban Suspects in Raid


Soldier Shares Knowledge, Experience with Actors


Sinise Rocks Pentagon, Supports Troops With Song - Photos
Groups at Pentagon Event Show America’s Support
Chrysler Initiatives an ‘Investment in Freedom’

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
1096 - Crusaders massacre Jews at Worm.
1631 - John Winthrop is elected as the first governor of Massachusetts.
1652 - Rhode Island enacts the first law declaring slavery illegal.
1756 - England declares war on France.
1803 - England declares war on France...again.
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of France.
1830 - Edwin Budding signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, the lawn mower.
1860 - The Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for presiden.
1861 - Battle of Sewall's Point, VA (The first Federal offense against the CSA).
1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, MS.
1864 - Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize / Old Oaks).
1896 - The U.S. Supreme court affirms the "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v. Ferguson).
1910 - The passage of Earth through the tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic .
1916 - U.S. pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down a German aircraft.
1917 - The U.S. passes the Selective Service Act.
1934 - Congress approves the "Lindbergh Act", making kidnapping a capital offense.
1940 - German troops conquer Brussels.
1941 - The Italian army surrenders to Britain in Ethiopia; Jewish veterans honor their dead. 1942 - New York City ends night baseball games for the rest of WWII.
1943 - Allied bombers attack Pantelleria.
1944 - The USSR begins the expulsion of more than 200,000 accused of collaborating with the Germans; the Polish 2nd Army corps captures Monte Cassino.
1948 - The Arab Legion captures the fort on Mount Scopus; Saudi Arabia joins the invasion of Israel.
1951 - The United Nations moves its headquarters to New York City.
1953 - American Jacqueline Cochrane becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1954 - The European Convention on Human Rights goes into effect.
1964 - The Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to their home country for more than 3 years.
1967 - Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals the "Monkey Law", upheld in the 1925 Scopes Trial.
1969 - Apollo 10 is launched.
1974 - India becomes the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb.
1977 - Menachem Begin becomes Israel's Prime Minister.
1980 - China launches its first intercontinental rocket; Mount Saint Helens erupts, kiling 60. 1983 - The Senate revises immigration laws, giving millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program.
1986 - South African troops occupy Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
1991 - The USSR launches two cosmonauts to MIR.

1798 - Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Union Major General
1817 - James William Denver, Union Brigadier General
1850 - Oliver Heaviside, physicist; predicted the existence of the ionosphere
1868 - Nicholas II, last Czar of Russia
1901 - Vincent du Vigneaud, U.S. biochemist
1907 - Robley D. Evans, nuclear physicist
1917 - Charles Wintour, journalist
1929 - Johan N. Block, aviation pioneer
1930 - Don Leslie Lind, astronaut (STS 51-B), Warren B. Rudman (Senator-NH)
1952 - Martin R. Hoke (Representative-OH)
1954 - Martyn Wiley, writer / broadcaster

0323 - Alexander III (the Great), King of Macedonia /conqueror
1862 - William H. Keim, Union Brigadier General, in battle
1864 - James Byron Gordon Confederate Brigadier General
1949 - James T. Adams, US historian, Pulitzer prize winner
1967 - Andy Clyde, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick
1973 - Jeannette Rankin, first Congresswoman
1987 - Wilbur J Cohen, first employee of the Social Security System

Reported Missing in Action
Hrdlicka, David L., USAF (CO); photo published July, 1966

Tavares, John R., Civilian - merchant seaman; Last seen in Da Nang bar

Guillet, Andre R., USAF (CT)

Harley, Lee D., USAF (VA)

Moore, William J., USAF (IL)

Wall, Jerry M., USAF (TX)

Cameron, Kenneth R., USAF (CA); Died in captivity October, 1970; Remains returned March, 1974

DeLong, Joe L. US Army (TN); reportedly died in captivity November, 1967

Naughton, Robert J., USN (IA); Released by DRV March, 1973

Gist, Tommy Emerson, USAF (OK)

James, Charlie N. , USN (CA); Released by DRV March, 1973

Monroe, Vincent D., USN (NJ); Remains returned August, 1978

Padilla, David E., USMC (TX)

Uyeyama, Terry J., USAF (NJ); Released by DRV March, 1973

Cudlike, Charles J., US Army (MI)

Entrican, Danny D., US Army SF (MS)

Bednarek, Johnathan B., USAF (NY); Remains returned May, 1989

Ratzel, Wesley D., USAF (PA); No-show at POW camp; Remains returned May, 1989

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