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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quote of the Day
Courage and resolution
are the spirit and soul of virtue.
-- Thomas Fuller

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq's main Sunni bloc suspends government talks
Diplomats eyed for possible forced service in Iraq
US makes progress in Iraq's `triangle of death'
Daughters of Iraq Begin Training

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
No new evidence of al Qaeda threat despite report: U.S.
CIA watching for al-Qaida `succession crisis'

Wounded Warriors
Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops

Religion of Peace??
Afghan Girl's 'Honor Killing' Sparks Debate in Germany

Worldwide Wackos
Iran's Ahmadinejad Requests Meeting With Pope
Israel: Iran Aiding, Arming Hezbollah and Hamas
Iran's housing boom

Homegrown Moonbats
Sharon Stone: Was China quake `bad karma?'

Politics / Government
Ex-Spokesman Rips Bush
VIDEO: Rove Responds to McClellan Excerpts
DNC: Don't Count On Fully Counting
Obama Explains Auschwitz Reference Mix-Up
Bush Helps McCain Raise Millions in Arizona
Bush: Iraq, Afghanistan Require Post-WWII Patience
McCain edges away from Bush but seeks his help - Video
Bush hits '08 trail; do Republicans want his help?
Obama qualifies position on talking to enemies - Video
Video: McCain heckled in Denver
Obama, McCain both need abortion issue
McCain: US, China could stop making nuke bomb fuel
Obama competitive against McCain with key voters
Dem lawyers: Fla., Mich. can't be fully restored
China, U.S. resume rights dialogue
Barak to demand Olmert step down: radio

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Jeffs Shown Kissing Young Girls (Jail is too good for this slimeball)
Texas Warns Polygamist Sect Families Could Flee
Body Found in Vt. Creek Believed to Be Missing Middlebury College Student - PHOTOS
Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Raping Sleepwalker
Daughter of Austrian 'Horror Dad' Josef Fritzl Reportedly Wakes From Coma
Virginia executes convicted murderer

U.N. News
UN chief sees Myanmar cooperation on survivors

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Couple Arrested for Putting Baby Up for Sale On Craigslist
Chinese Premier Shows Up On Great Wall of Facebook
Networks look to cut reality costs
Google reveals Google App Engine pricing plans

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Radio Problem Hampers Link to Mars Lander
Mars Lander to Get Arm-Moving Order - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Jupiter Grows Third Red Spot
Studies link lead to adult crime, brain damage
East coast horseshoe crabs poised for recovery
Mars probe sends back new pictures of landing site - Video
Migraine and left-handedness do not appear linked
Next Microsoft operating system has touch controls
Volkswagen, Sanyo to develop lithium-ion batteries
Market for securing mobile devices yet to take off
Rohm to buy Oki Electric's chip business
Studies link lead to adult crime, brain damage
Mars probe sends back new pictures of landing site - Video
Children in Katrina trailers may face lifelong ailments
Obesity battle among US children may have peaked

Mother Nature
Four Killed in 'Horrific' Boat Accident in Shark-Infested Waters
New Mexico Man Scales Mt. Everest Record 10 Times
Myanmar keeps Suu Kyi detained; aid to continue
China works to keep roads to reach
160,000 Evacuated From China Quake Lake - PHOTOS
US on track to break record for tornadoes

British Teen Suffers Painful Shark Attack in His Bedroom
Report: Japanese Brewery to Launch 'Space Beer'
Harkleroad fulfils naked ambition with Playboy shoot
Video: Chasing cheese down a hill
Robbery suspect who pretended to be clerk arrested

Other News of Note
Sixty years on, human rights a global mess: Amnesty
GE eyes world's next big worry: water
Tibet dissident writer under cyber-attack
Medvedev must boost rights: Amnesty
Girl Beached From Boys' Basketball

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Falling Oil Price Fuels Market Rally
Amtrak Passenger Train, Truck Collide in Miss. - PHOTOS
FOXSexpert: 15 Reasons Why She's Not in the Mood

DVD rental titans take their case to investors
Exxon to face off against investors
Old Dubai clings to life as city rises
Let the "Olimpick" games begin
Storm of bad publicity may hurt turnout
Heavy pollution warning for Beijing
Iraq defiant on Olympic decision
Blog: Countdown to Beijing
United, US Airways merger talks slow: sources
Oil extends slide as Asian demand concerns weigh - Video
Some long-haul Chicago flights are first AMR cuts
Nepalis celebrate the "dawn of the republic"
Britain's Brown calls for global action on oil price
Japan military to provide China quake aid: report
Rougher road to riches
Offsetting fuel costs
Sinking teeth deeper into Asia
Inflation investing
GE names LG, others as contenders for appliance unit
SEC to probe Bear Stearns trading data: report
Netflix, Blockbuster hold dueling investor meetings
China cries "Inflation!" but plays it cool
Blackstone Asia hedge fund plans Oct start: sources
Exxon to face off against investors at annual meeting
Generali pulls out as RBS Insurance deadline nears
Tata Motors plans to raise $1.7 bln for Jag deal
Emmy-winning composer Earle Hagen dies at 88
'Indiana Jones' fans tough crowd for effects crew
Mike Tyson shows his sweet side in documentary
Tony Soprano makes an offer -- his wardrobe
Martin Sheen says tough love helped troubled son
Japan traces its fascination with foreign fashion
Dunst says rehab was for depression, not drugs
Japan brewing beer that's out of this world
Doing business in India? Go to school first
Lakers on the cusp of finals after win over Spurs
Boston's Matsuzaka suffers fatigue in loss to Mariners
Woods on track for U.S. Open return
EU backs UEFA homegrown in bid to avert FIFA quotas vote
Spain look to 1964 champions for inspiration

Associated Press
Student's perfect attendance results in new car
Bryant leads Lakers to 3-1 series edge over Spurs
Woods says he's 'on schedule' to play US Open
Desperate Housewives star dishes up Frostys, fries
Reds call up Jay Bruce, designate Hatteberg
'Farmer Wants a Wife' brings country life to CW
David Cook goes on date with ex-'Idol' contestant

News Blaze
PHOTOS: Iraqi Officers Teach Soldiers About Commo
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Bush: Commanders in Iraq will get what they need
Iraqi government improving WasitIraqi Army leads patrol
Petraeus appears before Armed Services Committee
Odierno speaks to Senate at confirmation hearing
New Sons of Iraq stand up for their communities
Leaders select Rashid reconstruction projects
Coalition troops provide aid in Zuwarijat

Task Force Ramadi helps free enterprise take hold in Iraq
Command unveils new command and control vision - podcast
Command looks at future capabilities with DoD leadership - podcast
Joint Forces Reserve Officer Orientation Course begins

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Wolfhound Soldier Makes Difference Training Iraqi Army
MND-B Soldiers detain terror suspect (Baghdad)
Iraqi Soldiers Bring Humanitarian Assistance to Sadr City
General Notes Role of Iraqi Forces, U.S. Agencies in Iraq Upswing
ISOF capture three Special Groups criminals in separate operations (Baghdad)
MND-C Soldiers find homemade explosive cache
Iraqi Police detain two key criminals in Seddah area (Kalsu)
Iraqi Special Operations Forces capture terrorist in Mosul
Alleged al-Qaeda leader, seven other suspects detained (Baghdad)

More Relief Flights Reach Burma; U.S. Assets Stand By
England Attends Memorial Unveiling - Photos
Deployed U.S. Troops Become Citizens


Forces Keep Pressure on Al-Qaida
Brigade Stabilizes Diyala Province
Iraqi Forces Learn Combat Camera Skills
Forces in Iraq Capture 48 Suspects


Program Transforms Afghan Police
Troops Kill, Capture Militants, Destroy Weapons


President, Top Defense Leaders Honor Fallen - Photos
President Bush Urges Americans to Honor Holiday's Meaning
Mullen Recalls Sacrifices, Praises Troops

Mullen Cites Importance of Remembrance in Memorial Day Message
Rolling Thunder Rumbles Into Capital
- Photos
Military Women Honor Fallen Comrades


Army Band Member Keeps Gym Equipment in Tune

Entrepreneur Spouse Shares Business Savvy

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

This Day in History
1349 - In Breslau Silesia, sixty Jews are murdered.
1539 - Hernando de Soto lands in Florida.
1674 - German Parliament declares war on France.
1754 - George Washington defeats the French and Indians at Fort Duquesne (PA).
1774 - The first Continental Congress convenes in Virginia.
1830 - Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western prairie.
1851 - Sojourner Truth attends the Women's Rights Convention.
1863 - The 54th Massachusetts, the first black regiment leaves Boston to fight in the Civil War.
1919 - Armenia declares its independence
1923 - The Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.
1940 - Belgium surrenders to Germany; King Leopold III gives himself up; British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway
1942 - 1,800 Czechoslovakians are murdered by the Nazis during their attack on Heydrich
1959 - Monkeys Able & Baker become the first animals retrieved from a space mission, after soaring 300 miles into space in a Jupiter missile.
1961 - After nearly eightly years, theOrient Express makes its last trip (Paris to Bucharest)
1964 - The Palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem.
1971 - The first spacecraft to soft-land on Mars, the USSR's Mars 3, is launched.
1974 - Italians fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, killing 6.
1975 - Soyuz 18 launches.
1985 - David Jacobsen is taken hostage in Beirut, Lebanon.
1987 - The Civil War Ironclad Monitor is discovered by a deep sea robot
1991 - Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
1997 - Linda Finch completes the around-the-world flight Amelia Earhart failed to finish.

1371 - John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy/warrior
1660 - King George I of England
1738 - Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin, French physician/inventor (guillotine)
1759 - William Pitt the Younger, English PM
1818 - Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard St-Bernard known by Confederates as the Hero of Sumter
1819 - Union Brevet Major General William Birney
1828 - Confederate Brigadier General Alpheus Baker
1830 - Union Major General George Lucas Hartsuff
1831 - Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
1838 - Confederate Bridadier General Basil Wilson Duke
1914 - W. G. G. Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot
1940 - Thomas E Petri (Representative-WI)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani (Mayor-NYC)
1957 - Walter R Tucker (Representative-CA)

1259 - King Christoffel I of Denmark
1357 - King Afonso IV of Portugal
1863 - Union Brigadier General Edmund Kirby, Jr., of injuries
1864 - Union Brigadier Henry H. Giesy, in battle
1972 - Duke of Windsor, who abdicated British throne
1972 - King Edward VIII of Great Britain / Northern Ireland

Reported Missing in Action
Hill, Joseph A., USMC (IL); Killed / BNR

Ingvalson, Roger D., USAF (MN); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well 1998
***After release, was awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, of Merit, DFC with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, POW medal ***

Chavira, Stephen, US Army (CA) ; OH6A shot down (w/Urquhart) - KIA / BNR

Urquhart, Paul D., US Army (PA) ; OH6A shot down (w/Chavira) - KIA/BNR

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