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Sunday, June 08, 2008

In Today's News - Sunday, June 8, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The cowards think of what they can lose,
the heroes of what they can win."

-J. M. Charlier

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. Military: Leader of Basra 'Assassination Squad' Captured in Iraq Raid
Car Bomber in Iraq Kills U.S. Soldier, Wounds 20
Iraq seeks to allay Iran's concern over U.S. bases
Military Analyst Sees Signs of Progress in Arab Jabour

Operation Enduring Freedom
First Lady Visits Afghanistan to Highlight Progress

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Guantanamo trials now top priority, Pentagon says
Lawyer: Gitmo interrogators told to trash notes
Official: 13 people dead in 2 Algerian bombings

Other Military News
Lady Who Welcomes Home Heroes, Joins Officer School
Officials Bring Back Missile Badges, Wings

Religion of Peace??
Actor Omar Sharif Says Arab Nations Will Never Be Democratized

Worldwide Wackos
Chavez Calls for End to Colombian Guerilla Army
Chavez reverses course on citizen spying rules
Top Cuban baseball player defects to United States

Politics / Government
ELECTION HQ: Next Step for Candidates: Running Mate
Hill's Defeat Offers Lessons to Front-runners
Obama's vice presidential choice now the focus
Factbox: Candidates on jobless rates
Tilting towards Democrats
S. Korean PM, Top Officials May Resign Over Beef Deal
Russia blames U.S. for global financial crisis
German SPD leader breaks customs, backs Obama
Farewells, little else await Bush in Europe - Video
War bill helps Iraqis, may ignore Katrina victims
Clinton's exit a preoccupation for reporters
Long, busy summer lies ahead of McCain and Obama
'Crawford' shows in town where Bush bought ranch
Rice travels next week to Paris, Israel, West Bank
A Barack Obama Presidency Will Restore America's Prestige (Egads)
Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton: Good for America?

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Officials: 4 Dead, 2 Deputies Injured in Florida Shootouts
Arson Behind Governor's Estate Blaze - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Man Plows Into Crowd, Goes On Stabbing Rampage; 7 Reported Dead - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Infant Girl Dies After Being Thrown By Child in Pittsburgh Daycare

U.N. News
U.N. climate talks chairman seeks concrete proposals

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
The week in pictures
Malaysians turn to Internet to fight fuel hike

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Shuttle Astronauts Take Final Space Walk - PHOTOS
World Health Organization: No Global AIDS Fear
Medical Helicopter Carying Patient Crashes, 4 Dead
Mars lander's 1st soil sample may not be analyzed
Two diabetes trials shed a little light on deaths
Ninjas, Legos a good summer start for gamers - Video
Labels eye variable pricing for digital sales
Lost cameras "phone home" to catch thieves
Fake patients test Vermont medical students

Mother Nature
Dead Sailor Found Aboard Capsized Regatta Boat in Gulf of Mexico
Midwest Storm Death Toll Climbs
Lost Scuba Divers Survive Deadly Dragon, Currents on Remote Island
Strong Earthquake Hits Greece, Killing Two
China's shoreline waters seriously polluted: expert
Canada "falcon cam" captures failed rescue attempt
Video: Climate row engulfs Norfolk Broads
Indonesia raises alert of volcano as it spews lava - Video
Aftershock rocks China lake, creates landslides
Judge seeks end to 12-year suit over Indian money
Red Cross: Myanmar dead may never be identified

News from My Neck of the Woods
Lightning Strike Kills Park Visitor in Connecticut
Son of Hit-and-Run Victim to Driver: Give Yourself Up

Man on Skydiving Trip Dies After Jumping Without Chute
Critics Blast Parenting Trend: Kids With Business Cards
Woman Falls 30 Feet Down Atlantic City Casino Elevator Shaft
Odd clips of the week
Widow throws party to find place in heaven
Don't abandon car in motion, says Cyprus motor code
Lost cameras "phone home" to catch thieves
"Hockey Night" song skating on thin ice
Add oil! Add oil!
Video: Swallowing live fish for health
"Brokeback Mountain" to be turned into an opera

Other News of Note
Gas Pains - Prices at the pump expected to keep rising
GAS TRACKERS: Sites Help Find Best Prices
G-8 Nations Map Oil-Price Battle Plan
Gasoline rises above $4 a gallon for first time
Should Airlines Charge Passengers Based On Weight?

Fox News
Nadal Beats Federer, Wins 4th Consecutive French Open
Da' Tara Wins Belmont Stakes Spoiling Big Brown's Triple Crown Bid
G-8 Energy Chiefs: Fight Oil Prices With Efficiency, New Energy Sources
Anne Heche Pays the Price in Divorce Settlement
Daredevil Robbie Knievel Jumps 21 Hummers Despite Strong Winds
Light Plane Crash Kills 6 in Ohio

Rush for summer jobs
Jobs recovery at least 6 months away
Jobless rate leaps to 3-1/2 year high
Analysts' View: Job rate "shocking"
Results to show crisis not over
Selling junk bonds in lieu of payments
Global Finance: Fed in a fix
Personal Finance: Beat the high cost of summer
Global Finance: When bubbles pop
G8 energy ministers look inward on oil, spare OPEC
OPEC sees no need to pump more after price surge
BRICs helped by Western finance crisis: Goldman
U.S. downturn not as bad as first feared, says Mirow
Singapore's Unisteel accepts $575 mln KKR bid
AC/DC to sell new album through Wal-Mart: paper
Citi gets initial bids for Primerica unit: sources
Swiss co makes offer for Silverjet
No clarity on BP's Russian future at investor forum
More in Travel: 48 hours in Oman
San Francisco sees business boom
Oil slips 0.5 pct after record $11 surge to new high Video
Lehman close to raising more than $5 bln: paper
Gay Anglican U.S. bishop enters into civil union
Oil, CPI may give stocks a rough ride - Video
Chef Achatz wins top U.S. award after beating cancer
Jewish museum breaks new ground in San Francisco
Panda kicks Sandler at U.S. box office
Reunited New Kids On The Block ignite passions
Alicia Keys' troubled time leads to big success - Video
Swayze not letting cancer interfere with TV role
Missy Elliott ready to "Party" again
Video: Flugtag's mad and magnificent
Leonard clinches St. Jude Championship in playoff
Rookie Tseng wins LPGA Championship in playoff
Bekele runs fast 10,000 but Liu disqualified

Associated Press
Farm crisis spooks Argentine economy
Celtics take 54-42 lead over Lakers into halftime
Big Brown left alone after stunning Belmont loss
Kim Cattrall puts sex on the menu at food awards
Companies offering free gas to attract business
AP Exclusive: Networks, Olympics organizers clash
Leaders of No. 2 union OK Hollywood labor contract

News Blaze
Lady Who Welcomes Home Heroes, Joins Officer School
Raiders commemorate D-DAY; spirit of the American Soldier
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Al-Kut agricultural union headquarters reopen
South Baghdad economy booming again
U.S. Military and Iraqis complete Baghdadi Bridge
Medics provide health care to Kamaliyah citizens
Navy docs extend treatment to local village

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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Coalition Forces Develop Host National Workforce Program
New Baghdad Police College East Construction Begins
Al Jadida Pool Opening Makes Big Splash
Detainee operations changes command leadership (Baghdad)
MND-B Soldiers find weapons cache (Baghdad)
Corp of Engineers Hands Over Two Facilities (Basra)
New Baghdad Police College East construction begins
National Police, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons caches

War College Graduation: Mullen Tells Senior Officers to Listen to Young Troops
Military Looks at Ways to Cut Fuel Bills
Accused in 9/11 Attacks Reject Counsel


New Banner on Computer Use Rules Balances Privacy Considerations
Irregular Warfare Task Force Targets ‘Violent Actors’ in Terror Networks
Top Air Force Leaders Resign


Iraqi Military Medical System Makes Progress
Coalition Forces Capture al-Qaida Leader in Mosul


Mercy Mission Provides Medical Aid to Partners
Center Helps Military Meet Humanitarian Mission


U.S. Marines Try to Improve Lives of Afghans
Idaho Guardsmen Train Afghan National Police


Airman Extends Tour Twice


Jim Beam's Challenge: Symbolically 'Toast' 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
0452 - Attila the Hun invades Italy
0570 - Islam is founded (?)
1861 - Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
1862 - Battle of Cross Keys, VA.
1915 - Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns.
1948 - John Rudder becomes the first black commissioned officer in the USMC.
1965 - U.S. troops are given orders to fight offensively in Vietnam.
1967 - In the Mediterranean, Israel attacks the USS Liberty , killing 34.
1975 - The U.S.S.R. launches the Venera 9, bound for Venus.
1982 - President Ronald Reagan addresses a joint session of the British Parliament.
1986 - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.

1813 - David D. Porter, U.S. Admiral (Civil War)
1847 - Ida Sazton McKinley, 1st lady
1916 - Francis Crick, codiscovered DNA's structure, Nobel Prize winner
1937 - Bruce McCandless II, Captain USN / astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31)

632 - Mohammed, prophet of Islam (traditional)
1809 - Thomas Paine, writer, patriot (Age of Reason, Common Sense)

Reported Missing in Action
Krause, Arthur E., Civilian (IL); Philco engineer, Released November, 1963

Apodaca, Victor J., USAF (CO); F4C shot down; presumed dead

Busch, Jon T., USAF (OH); F4C shot down; remains returned October, 1988 (Contested)

Myers, David G., USMC (PA); KIA, body not recovered - died near Hill 881, near Khe Sahn (ground fire)

Harris, Jessie B., US Army (NY); Released October, 1969

Murphy, John S., Jr., USAF (TX); F4E shot down June, 1972, Released by PRG March, 1973

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