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Monday, June 16, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, June 16, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The Army’s character in service to the nation
is defined by Soldiers, who demonstrate daily their commitment …
to live by the ideals contained in the Warrior Ethos and Army Values.
I could not be more proud of our Soldiers and the professionalism,
courage and competence that they demonstrate every day."

-- General Peter J. Schoomaker

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq army tightens grip on southern city
Lowered Violence in Iraq Gives Hope to Marines, Iraqis
Baghdad Al Jadida Residents Receive Refurbished Pool in Time for Summer
Soldiers Capture Suspected Militant Leader

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban Takeover
U.K. to Send More Troops to Afghanistan - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Afghans support threat to target Taliban havens

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Deadline Set for Kidnapped Filipino TV Anchor
Israel brushes aside U.S. pressure over statehood deal - Video
Bomb kills 4 outside Pakistan mosque, injures 5

Religion of Peace??
Iranian police crack down on dress code violations

Worldwide Wackos
Bush wins European backing over Iran - Video
Factbox: Incentives package to Iran
Iran Had Blueprints for Nuclear Warheads for More Than 10 Years

Politics / Government
ELECTION HQ: Freshman Dems Fight to Hold '06 Wins
Obama Picks Ex-Clinton Camp Manager for VP Aide
Obama faces racial concerns in key states
Blog: Obama's "too black" joke
Obama says encouraged by drop in violence in Iraq
Bernanke: Rising health costs pose economic risk
Video: Presidential candidates' wives
Obama camp sees possible win without Ohio, Fla.
John McCain's Cynical Courtship of Hillary Clinton
US, South Korea to continue beef talks
Bush ends Europe trip in London, Belfast

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Boys Missing After Mom Shot
Trial for Teen Who Fought Removal of Bullet From Head
Police Kill Man Who Stomped Baby to Death
Couple Charged in Death of Son Tied to Tree Overnight
Bloody Pajamas Shown at Entwistle Trial - PHOTOS
Internet suicide case woman pleads not guilty
Washington state mulls assisted suicide measure

U.N. News
U.N. Chief: Saudis May Boost Oil Production

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Tim Russert's death leaves two voids at NBC
EBay to let outside software work inside its site
Yahoo investor urges board compromise with Icahn
FCC chief recommends OK of satellite radio deal

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Honda Begins Production of Zero-Emission Hydrogen Cars
Scientists: 115-Year-Old's Brain Worked Perfectly
Cancer-sniffing dogs cloned - Video
Experts say stem cell field growing
Batch of "super-Earths" found
Gay men, straight women share brain detail: report
Manila offers loans to convert bus and taxi engines
EDF EN to set up new U.S. wind farm
Statkraft buys stake in Swedish wind power group
Video: Water-fuel car unveiled in Japan
Kazakhstan's sole space satellite breaks down
Bosch, Samsung SDI to form hybrid car battery JV
Nokia unveils new business phones
Digital challengers to MP3 format face high hurdles
T-Mobile to sell 3G iPhone from 1 euro in Germany

Mother Nature
Small Towns VersusThe Mighty Mississippi - VIDEO - PHOTOS - uREPORT
Amtrak Suspends Service Due to Midwest Flooding
Iowa City's flood protections face a marathon test
Man Survives 200-Foot Plunge From Cliff
Quake-hit China now menaced by floods and landslides - Video
Northern California tamping down wildfires
More than 1M homeless from flooding in China

News from My Neck of the Woods
NYC: No trans fats in restaurants as of July 1

Electric Luck - Teen Survives Lightning Strike, Family Wins Lottery
Leona Helmsley's Dog Loses $10 Million of Trust Fund - PHOTOS
Honey Oozes From Home Infested With 60,000 Bees
Village re-elects dead mayor
Guy kidnaps ex-girlfriend to get ironing done
Streaking to victory in topless match
Escaped thief asks police to open handcuffs

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Oil Retreats From Record Rally
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton in Backstage Soap Opera
Britain's Princess Eugenie Scolded for Naked Campus Romp
Report: Kate Beckinsale Demands Body Double for Nude Scene
Report: 'Potter' Actress Emma Watson to Be New Face of Chanel's 'Mademoiselle'

Midwest floods spur record rise in corn prices - Video
McClatchy to cut work force by 10 percent
Hearst sues over use of Cosmopolitan name
Tiger Woods sets up playoff with dramatic birdie
Mugabe threatens opposition leaders over violence
Boat sinks off Libya, over 120 missing: Egypt
Food and fuel security to dominate summit
Oil surges to new record high
Corn sets all-time high on crop fears
UBS drawing up builders placing plan - Video
Lehman loss matches forecast -- $2.8 billion
Amy Winehouse rushed to hospital
Mexico's Calderon bogged down in bloody drugs war
Retreating oil price boosts Dow, Nasdaq - Video
Surviving tumultuous times
A long way to go
Global Finance: European Central Bank's WMD?
Personal Finance: Sensible measures for desperate times
Home builder sentiment dips to match record low
Yahoo investor urges board compromise with Icahn
AIG's new chief reaches out to former CEO Greenberg
McClatchy CEO sees no bottom for newspapers
U.S., China to sign business deals, eye investment pact
Sirius, XM shares rise as deal nears completion
FCC chief will seek approval of XM-Sirius deal
InBev cautions Bud about striking Modelo deal
Goldman cuts M&A jobs as business slows: sources
Amy Winehouse rushed to hospital
Rome churches shut to "Angels and Demons" filming
"South Pacific" wins big at Tony Awards - Video
"The Incredible Hulk" smashes box office
Matador wows Madrid again but pays price in blood
100 years on, Japanese a vibrant part of Brazil
Church investigates gay clergy blessing
In parts of Europe, migrant workers head home
China's Yao to return to court in July: report
Tiger Woods sets up playoff with dramatic birdie
Lakers sink Celtics to send series back to Boston
Turkey win thriller with three late goals - Video
Yankees sweep Astros but lose Wang to foot injury

Associated Press
Lesbian couple of 55 years ready to say 'I do'
Oil reverses, falls after reaching new record
Woods takes 1-shot lead after 6 in US Open playoff
Marvel 'Hulks' out with $54.5M opening weekend
AP IMPACT: CEO pay chugs up in '07 despite economy
Lakers still alive, beat Celtics 103-98 in Game 5
AIG's new CEO gets his big break in tough climate
Tunes and politics mix at Bonnaroo

News Blaze
Ten Days Fast in Support of Dr. Binayak Sen Begins in 5 Countries
Study: Decline In Religious Observance Linked To Rise In Intelligence
Support Our Troops! Freedom Alliance Event Sponsored for Fort Knox Soldiers
DFAC Under New Management
Raider Soldiers Release Detainees Into Baghdad's Rashid District
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Basra vocational school renovated
Admiral praises Iraqi political debate
Sailors, Soldiers repair school
Iraqi government boosts Sayifiyah feed mill
Outreach program aids Afghan villages
Bush thanks Germans for help

Speaker slate for command leaders released
For the future: Task force supports youth conference planning
Task force assists Iraqis with municipal power
Task Force Ramadi helps free enterprise take hold in Iraq
USJFCOM teams with ACT to help develop NATO Training Federation
More about U.S. Joint Forces and Allied Command Transformation - podcast
Exercise ensures readiness, displays coordination of the USJFCOM joint enabling capabilities
USJFCOM, Microsoft Corp. extend agreement for one year - podcast
Command unveils new command and control vision - podcast
Command looks at future capabilities with DoD leadership - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Public Works Substation Opens in Yarmouk
Local national killed during recruiting operations (Tikrit)
Al Hillah SWAT team captures suspected Special Groups
AQI conducts simultaneous IED attacks in Mosul
‘Vehicle medics’ convoys rolling in central Iraq (Balad)
ISF detain five suspected AQI cell members in Balad
Coalition forces destroy AQI hideout (Tikrit)

Britain To Send More Troops To Afghanistan, Brown Says
Chairman Weighs In on Military Issues


Guard Continues Brisk Recruiting Pace
Army Displays ‘Team Soldier’ Gear, Logo
Base’s Safety Record Goes From Worst to First


Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill 35
U.S. Airman Designs Fertilization Fix


Teachers, Students Prepare to Return to Schools
Troops Capture Suspected Enemy Leaders


Engineer Sees Dramatic Changes in Iraq


'GI Java’ Helps Wounded
D.C. United Honors Troops

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
- Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle.
1671 - In Moscow, Cossack rebel leader Stenka Razin is tortured and executed.
1832 - Battle of Kellogg's Grove, IL.
1858 - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1864 - The siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins.
1909 - The first US airplane sold commercially (by Glenn Curtiss) goes for $5,000.
1917 - The first Congress of Soviets convenes in Russia.
1922 - Henry Berliner shows off his helicopter to the U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics.
1933 - The U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is created.
1940 - A Commuinist government takes power in Lithuania.
1941 - The first Federally owned airport opens in Washington, DC.
1961 - Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West in Paris.
1975 - Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD.
1977 - Leonid Brezhnev is named president of the U.S.S.R.
1991 - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of Russia.

1899 - Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)
1902 - Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist, Nobel Prize winner

1686BC - Hammurabi the Great dies in Babylon
1216 - Pope Innocent III dies at 54
1671 - Stenka Razin Cossack rebel leader, tortured, executed in Moscow
1976 - Francis E. Meloy, Jr., US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed

Reported Missing in Action:
Schumann, John R., US Army (MN); Ambushed, captured, died in captivity

Bowman, Frank, USN (SC); PCF19 sunk, KIA, body not recovered

Chandler, Anthony Gordon Warner, USN (GA); remains returned 2001

Rupinski, Bernard Francis, USN (PA); F4J shot down, presumed killed

Wilber, Walter Eugene, USN (PA); Released by DRV February, 1973 (injured), later accused of mutiny while in captivity

Cornelius, Samuel B., USAF(TX); F4E shot down, survival unlikely

Smallwood, John J., USAF (GA); F4E shot down, survival unlikely

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