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Sunday, June 15, 2008

In Today's News - Sunday, June 15, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The inescapable price of liberty
is an ability to preserve it from destruction."

-- General Douglas MacArthur

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Bush still expects security pact with Iraq
Bush to Share Iraq Strategies With British PM - PHOTOS
Iraq readies forces for militia crackdown
Iraqis Take Lead During Combined Medical Assistance Event in Numaniyah
Returning Army Engineer Reunited with Iraqi Engineers After Five Years

Operation Enduring Freedom
Massive Search for Taliban Prison Escapees - PHOTOS
Karzai Threatens to Send Troops Into Pakistan
Report: Bush Enlists U.K. Forces in Bin Laden Hunt
Outreach program aids Afghan villages

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Much of Guantanamo Bay Resembles Small-Town America - PHOTOS
Rice: Israeli Settlement Construction Has 'Negative Effect'
Report: Smuggling Network Had Advanced Nuke Plans

Fallen Heroes
Navy Jets Collide in Northern Nevada; 1 Pilot Killed

Wounded Warriors
Army Invention Saves Severely Injured Troops

Supporting our Heroes...or not
French Chop Down Historic 'Name Trees' Carved by U.S. Soldiers During Normandy Invasion

Other Military News
Sunken British Warship From American Revolution Found in Lake Ontario
Renters, soldiers feeling foreclosure pain
Marine, Soldier, Deployments - Dad Through It All
Army Displays New Gear, ‘Team Soldier’ Logo

Worldwide Wackos
Elian Gonzalez Joins Cuba's Young Communist Union
Iran defiant in nuclear row - Video

Homegrown Moonbats
Defaced Stop Signs With Anti-War Message for Sale
Report: Rev. Al Sharpton Soaks Up Boycott Bucks

Politics / Government
ELECTION HQ: Battle for Clinton Backers Intensifies
McCain Cancels Event With Oilman Over Rape Joke
Bush heads to Britain for last stop of Europe tour - Video
Carly Fiorina woos Clinton supporters for McCain
Rice to meet Israelis, Palestinians
Tough Message for Fathers
Report: McCain Calls for End to Ethanol Subsidies
Perot: America Spending Its Way Over Cliff's Edge
Obama speaks on fatherhood at church - Video
Bush contemplates writing his memoir
Bush soaks in Europe like only a president can
Black conservatives conflicted on Obama campaign
At Reuters Summit, McCain seen as best choice for economy
Video: Presidential candidates' wives
Sen. Kennedy preparing to 'do battle,' son says
3 likely candidates express little interest in VP
Drink tax makes Pa. county executive unpopular
FOX News Refers to Michelle Obama as Barack's 'Baby Mama'
The Election Battle Ahead
Barack Obama: Replacing Hope With a Gun?
NEWSWEEK Cover: What Would Winston Do?

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
British Man Stunned to Find a Dozen Illegal Immigrants Living in His Attic

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Nurse Awarded $7M After Being Jailed for Saving Cop
Funerals Held for Slain Oklahoma Girls as Cops Release Sketch
Cops: Women Turn Teen Boys Sleepover Into Sex Party
Police Say Italian Family Keeps Woman Locked in House for 18 Years
2 Women Suspected of Torturing 5-Year-Old Arrested
Cops: Italian Woman Kept Locked in House for 18 Years
NASCAR Officials Accused of Exposing Themselves
Polygamist Sect Raid Cost $$$$
Cops Get 'Hundreds of Leads' in Deaths of Okla. Girls
R. Kelly acquitted of child porn charges - Video
Gun rights is biggest issue for court to decide

U.N. News
U.N.: Oil Relief Coming
U.N. climate deal said "daunting" as Bonn talks end
Drought doubles number of Ethiopians needing aid: U.N. - Video

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
'Meet the Press' Moderator Tim Russert Dies at 58 - PHOTOS - BIO - VIDEO
Politicians, Colleagues Look at Legacy
Tim Russert: Warmly remembered on 'Meet the Press'
Study: Americans use Net to look beyond sound bite
NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/June 23, 2008 Issue

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Woman Prepares for Surgery to Fix 110-Pound Legs
Space shuttle Discovery returns to Earth - Video
What's braking electric cars?
Ford: "This is a race we must win"
Video: New car "powered by water"
Video: 200 miles on one charge
Wal-Mart reaching fuel goals for truck fleet: exec
Space shuttle Discovery returns to Earth - Video
Stem cell field grows despite controversy: experts
NASA taps Oceaneering to build spacesuits for moon
China to award blood donors "medals for life", says WHO
Digital challengers to MP3 format face high hurdles
Microsoft offered $9 bln for Yahoo stake, search deal - Video
Time Warner scraps Weather Channel bid
Motorola to halve research labs
Born too soon: Can tiny fighters make it home?

Mother Nature
Tree Grown From Ancient Seed Found in Jewish Fortress
Flood-Ravaged Iowa Scrambles to Mend Levees, Protect Water Supplies and Salvage Homes
Flood Victims Fight Back - PHOTOS - uREPORT - VIDEO
Iowa's capital swamped by Midwestern floodwaters - Video
Mississippi River Levee Bursts in Western Illinois
Floods Devastate Corn Crops, Could Raise Prices
Dog Swept Up, Killed by Street Sweeping Truck
Thousands Flee Raging Calif. Fires - PHOTOS - VIDEO
North Japan quake kills at least 5, more missing - Video
Hundreds Evacuate Iowa City
Mild Weather Helps Calif. Firefighters - PHOTOS - VIDEO
EU to ban Med bluefin tuna fishing from next week
Colorado fire threatens historic Indian sites
Northern California tamping down wildfires
Sensitive China quake photo removed from exhibit

News from My Neck of the Woods
NY health official: Higher tax helps smokers quit

Mich. Teen Survives Lightning Strike, Then Wins Lottery
Strange and unusual - Video
Slideshow: Brazil's prostitute fashion
Blog: Hugh Hefner's special guests
'Kid-Friendly' Sex Shop Opens in New York
Armpit sniffer gets jail and cane
Leader of body parts ring apologizes in court
Manners still matter when you're poking on Facebook
Jail break foiled by air vent
Manhole memo prompts Mumbai municipal mutterings
Video: Blair dodges question on US vote

Other News of Note
United to charge fee for single bag
Postal Service Pinched by Rising Gas Costs

Fox News
Saudis to Ramp Up Oil Production
Oil Exploration OK'ed in Polar Bear Habitats
Officials: Rebels Attack in Eastern Chad - PHOTOS
Texas Man Swims 8 Hours for Help After Boat Capsizes
FOXBusiness: Biggest Inflation Jump in 6 Months
Anglican Church: Gay 'Wedding' Broke Rules
Bishop of London to Order Probe Into Gay 'Wedding'
NBA FINALS: Kobe Says 'It Ain't Over'
Tattoo Artist Sets Record With Number of Tattoos
U.S. OPEN: Tiger Woods Takes the Lead - PHOTOS
U.S. OPEN: Woods Charges for 14th Major Title - PHOTOS
'Hulk' Lampooned on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Pop Tarts: Did Mario Lopez Cheat on Karina Smirnoff With Reality Star?
Victoria’s Secret Model Adriana Lima Engaged to Minnesota Timberwolves' Marko Jaric
Man Fights to Have Lenin Statue Removed From Casino
Woods, Mediate Head to First U.S. Open Playoff Since 2001

Mugabe says ready to hand power to a party faithful
EU wants answers from Ireland on treaty impasse
U.S. airlines seek help to defer China and other services
Rising crude is ... good for you?
Global Finance: European Central Bank's WMD?
Personal Finance: Sensible measures for desperate times
Global Finance: Trickling down
Small Business:Direct selling in a down market
InBev cautions Bud about striking Modelo deal
Barclays says global credit crisis easing but not over
M'bishi, Peugeot to tie up in electric vehicles:Nikkei
U.S. seeks Swiss help in UBS tax evasion probe
Biogen favored to win against Icahn in proxy fight
Lehman's Fuld still has support, for now
Nestle chairman sees no buys above $300 million: report
Britain's Lloyds eyeing Deutsche Postbank: report
StanChart not examining UK pension scheme sale
Wine's youthful boost
Women winemakers rise in Napa
Napa wine weathers weak economy
Billionaire soaks up Napa Cabernet
Late wine icon Mondavi looms large
Video: Wealthy soak up Napa wine - Slideshow
Gay California couples wed again
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Perth
Australian skiers flock to Japan
Stocks to track oil, PPI and bank results
Top romantic escapes
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Perth
Australian skiers flock to Japan
N.Y. Fed's private OTC actions under fire
Nikkei up 1.2 pct as soft yen buoys exporters
"The Incredible Hulk" smashes box office
"ER" producer John Wells turns from docs to cops
Michael Jackson in talks on possible Las Vegas act
WITNESS: Siberian pickled tomatoes blew my mind
China island sets sights on international tourism market
U.S. considers upscale hotel for infamous Alcatraz
Car gifted by Hitler to Nepal king awaits new home
Video: Spain reign over Sweden in Euro 2008
Yankees sweep Astros but lose Wang to foot injury
Turkey win thriller with three late goals
Boston's Youkilis hits homer in hometown Cincinnati
Celtics aim to be as "desperate" as the Lakers

Associated Press
Revival of `South Pacific' takes 5 Tonys
AIG board names Willumstad as new CEO
Rerun vote seals Macedonian ruling party's victory
Junior's fuel strategy ends 76-race winless streak
AP IMPACT: CEO pay chugs up in '07 despite economy
Nadal beats Djokovic for his 1st grass-court title
CEO pay rose higher in '07 despite economic woes
Family and friends gather to mourn Sydney Pollack
San Diego drivers appreciate Mexico's cheap gas

News Blaze
National Police, MND-B Soldiers Bring Medical Supplies, Water to Fedaliyah
PHOTO: Combat Lifesavers Freshen Up- Skills That is
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
Bush thanks Germans for help

Speaker slate for command leaders released
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
Joint Forces Reserve Officer Orientation Course begins

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Basra Children’s Hospital Construction on Schedule
Iraqi Army Soldiers seize munitions in Sadr City
IA Soldiers find multiple weapons caches in Sadr City
ISF graduate from National Police Warrior Leader (Baghdad)
INPs, MND-B Soldiers confiscate weapons caches throughout Baghdad
Iraqi Army, MND-B seize four caches throughout Baghdad
Iraqi Army seizes large cache of rockets (Baghdad)

Gates Calls on NATO Allies to Live up to Pledges - Photos
Gates Speaks from Heart to Spur NATO
Mullen Weighs In on Issues Facing Forces


Troops Capture Terrorists, Seize Caches
Ministry Completes First Internal Review


Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents
Insurgency Not Spreading, General Says


Syndicated Cartoonist Deploys to GITMO


Flag Day: Old Glory Stirs Troops' Emotions - Special


Base’s Safety Record Goes From Worst to First


'Star' Families Honor Caregivers

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar GhurianHerat Kabul Qandahar


Today in History
- King John signs the Magna Carta in England.
1381 - Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London.
1567 - Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy.
1664 - New Jersey is established.
1775 - George Washington is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the American Army.
1836 - Arkansas becomes the 25th U.S. state.
1862 - General JEB Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"; the battle for Petersburg begins with General Grant's assault on the Confederate line; Robert E. Lee's home, in Arlington, Virginia, becomes a Union military cemetery.
1876 - Sara Spencer becomes the first woman to address a U.S. presidential cconvention.
1877 - Henry O. Flipper becomes the first black West Point graduate at West Point.
1915 - The U.S government mints 1st $50 gold pieces for the Panama Pacific Expo.
1924 - Native Americans are proclaimed to be U.S. citizens.
1940 - Germans capture the French fortress of Verdun.
1944 - U.S. forces begin the invasion of Saipan.
1960 - Argentina complains to the U.N. about Israel's transfer of Eichman.
1977 - Spain holds its first free elections since 1936.
1978 - Soyuz 29 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay for 139 days.
1982 - Riots erupt in Argentina after the Falklands/Malvinas defeat.
1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down state and local restrictions on abortion.
1985 - En route to Halley's Comet, the U.S.S.R.'s Vega 2 drops a lander on Venus.
1986 - Pravda announces the firing of high-level Chernobyl staff.
1988 - NASA launches S-213.
1989 - Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth.

1330 - Edward, Prince of Wales ("The Black Prince")
1922 - Morris K. Udall (Rep-AZ)
1932 - Mario Cuomo (Gov-NY)

1381 - Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded
1467 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy
1849 - James Knox Polk, 11th U.S. President

Reported Missing in Action
Kopfman, Theodore F., USN (OH); A4E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Swanson, John Willard; USAF (IL); F105D shot down

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