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Sunday, June 29, 2008

In Today's News - Sunday, June 29, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The cause of freedom
is not the cause of a race or a sect,
a party or a class—
it is the cause of human kind,
the very birthright of humanity."

-- Anna Julia Cooper

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

North Iraq bomb blast kills 5 policemen, wounds 2 - Video
Ramadi Rebuilds As Region Recovers From Violence

Operation Enduring Freedom
Pakistani Forces Gain On Militants - PICS
Pakistani secure militant area in Khyber region

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Officials: Israel to Renew Food Deliveries to Gaza
Israel reopens Gaza border, Hamas looks to truce
Israeli cabinet debates Hezbollah prisoner swap
Blast in India's northeast kills 6

Worldwide Wackos
Report: U.S. Escalating Covert Ops Against Iran
Report: Iran to Hit Israel if Attacked, Control Oil Outlet
Iran minister says Israel in no position to attack

Politics / Government
President's Radio Address
Beef dispute confronts Rice on Korean visit
Rice emphasizes friendship during China visit
Observers say Zimbabwe poll should be rerun
Rights group: Post-election violence in Zimbabwe
Malaysia's Anwar accused of sodomy again
US Makes Lhasa Consulate its Number One Priority in China
Governments Criticize Nepal for Tibetan Detentions, Mistreatment of Protestors
International Olympic Committee Sets Precedent, Reprimands Tibet Party Boss

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Ala. Police Find Car, Hunt for Missing Baby Sitter, Child
Stroke Victim Relaxing Outside Is Killed by Stray Bullet
Japan anti-G8 summit protesters scuffle with police

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Best of the week

Science / Medicine / Technology
G8 may invest $10 bln/year in technology to cut CO2
Geothermal-rich SE Asia struggles to tap earth's power
Ballmer becomes lone voice at Microsoft's helm

Mother Nature
River Rushes Into Missouri Town, Residents File Out - PHOTOS
Thousands Without Power in Omaha - PHOTOS
China admits controversial tiger photos faked

News from My Neck of the Woods
Reports: Cover Model Dies in Fall From New York Building
5-Year-Old Connecticut Boy Saves Little Sister From Choking to Death on Beads

Fox News
Four Killed in Nevada After Plane Crashes, Explodes
FOXBusiness: U.S. Stocks Post Sharp Weekly Losses

Stocks feel bear's breath, jobs data ahead - Video
European industry feels energy crunch
Delek US Holdings in talks to buy U.S. refinery
BNP head sees worst of global crisis over-report
Ballmer becomes lone voice at Microsoft's helm
"Alarming" consumer splurge threatens UAE economy
Big S.Korean firms turn more pessimistic -FKI
Fund bosses hope sovereign funds will plug the gap
Santander has over 2 pct of Monte Paschi: report
Clarins family makes $3.6 bln buyout offer
Gay equals fourth-fastest 100 after near miss
Bolt beats Powell in 100 showdown
Lincecum blanks Athletics in Giants' 1-0 victory
Surprise package Lewis takes charge at Interlachen
Pacquiao knocks out Diaz to claim WBC crown

Associated Press
`Dodgers beat Angels without a hit

News Blaze
Gen. Petraeus Attends Army Reserve Brigade's Detainee Release Ceremony
Sha ab Residents Returned to Community
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Attacks in Iraq down 80 percent from last year
Iraqi soldiers seize weapons in Sadr City
Troops offer medical care to Iraqis
Joint UK-Iraqi operation meeting security goals
Corpsmen teach medical skills to Iraqis

USJFCOM commander stresses the need to improvise
Read Day 1's liveblog - Read Day 2's liveblog - Read Day 3's liveblog
ACC commander addresses dominance, relevance and readiness at Joint Warfighting Conference
Metz says IEDs being used strategically against U.S. forces
U.S. Southern Command commander stresses importance of ideas
USJFCOM deputy commander kicks off 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Infantry Soldiers Share Bond With Iraqi Brothers in Arms
Largest Public Works Substation Opens in Baghdad
Operation Restore Peace Continues to Reconcile Former Fighters
ISF arrest seven suspected IED bombers (Baghdad)
Aegis Security teams are goodwill ambassadors (Kirkuk)
Iraqi forces detain AQI member, prevent attacks
Leadership discusses reconciliation in Tikrit
U.S. Army engineers teach IA soldiers vital skills (Tikrit)
National Police find weapons cache in Rashid (Baghdad)

Guard Bureau Chief Praises Response, Cooperation in Fighting Floods, Fires


Largest Public Works Substation Opens
Officials Identify Killed al-Qaida Leader
Coalition Forces Kill Millitant, Detain 11 Suspects


Civil Affairs Projects Help Rebuild District
Marines Disrupt Taliban’s Movement
Coalition Air Strike Kills Enemy Fighters


Army Speeds Delivery of Future Technologies
Soldier Missing from Korean War Identified


USNS Mercy Provides Relief in Southeast Asia
USS Boxer Concludes Latin-American Mission


Berlin Airlift Veterans Return for Anniversary - Special
Sixtieth Anniversary Evokes Memories of Berlin Airlift
Child of Berlin Airlift Shares Story, Memories

Dog Trained for Soldier
Elmo to Help Kids Cope

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
1613 - Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down
1767 - The British Parliament passes The Townshend Acts, levying taxes on America.
1776 - Virginia adopts its state constitution, and names Patrick Henry as governor.
1862 - Day 5 of the 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station
1863 - Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, PA.
1913 - The Second Balkan War begins.
1916 - The first flight of a Boeing aircraft.
1940 - The U.S. passes the Alien Registration Act.
1949 - South Africa begins implementing apartheid with the banning of mixed marriages; U.S. troops withdraw from Korea following WW II.
1952 - The USS Oriskany becomes the first aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn (she was decommissioned in 1989, and now is due to be scuttled in May 2006 to form the world's largest artificial reef.
1954 - The Atomic Energy Commission votes against Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's reinstatement.
1964 - After more than eighty days of Senate filibuster, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed.
1965 - USAF Captain Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in the X-15.
1966 - The U.S. bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities.
1967 - Israel re-unifies Jersualem, removing barricades.
1969 - The first Jewish worship service is held at the White House.
1970 - The U.S. concludes a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.
1971 - Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days .
1972 - The U.S.S.R. launches Prognoz 2 into Earth orbit.
1982 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is extended.
1984 - The U.S.S.R. offers to start talks on banning SDI.
1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA

1858 - George Washington Goethals, engineer (Panama Canal)
1865 - Shigechiyo Izumi, achieved oldest authenticated age (120 y 237 d) ; William E. Borah lawyer/(Sen-ID)
1934 - Carl Levin (Sen-MI)
1948 - Fred Grandy, actor (Gopher-"Love Boat")/(Rep-Iowa)

1852 - Henry Clay, Senator, Secretary of State, "The Great Compromiser"
1923 - General J.C. Gomez, Venezuala's first vice president, assassinated
1978 - Bob Crane, actor (Hogan's Heroes), murdered

Reported Missing in Action
Lindsey, Marvin Nelson, USAF (LA); RF101C shot down, no parachute seen

Jones, Murphy N., USAF (LA); F105D shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired from the USAF as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Hardy, William H., US Army ; Released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1996

Owen, Timothy S., US Army (NY); disappeared while conducting a night ambush

Aldern, Donald D., USN (SD); A7A shot down, no parachute seen

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