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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

In Today's News - Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Quote of the Day
"No one should pass an American in uniform
without saying 'Thank you, we are grateful.'
Always mindful that they are prepared
to risk all their dreams
so that all of us can reach ours.”

- Secretary of Defense William Cohen
at the Memorial Ceremony for servicemembers
lost in the bombing of the USS Cole.

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

U.S. Captures Al Qaeda, Shiite Militia Leader in Iraq
Iraq Kurd PM says ready for power-sharing in Kirkuk
Marines turn over outpost to Iraqi Army
Preventative IED Training to Save Lives

Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. General Takes Over NATO Command in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Danish Intel Probes Al Qaeda Link in Embassy Bombing
Israeli strikes in Gaza after rocket barrage
U.S. Intelligence Official Reports Major Gains Against Al-Qaida

Fallen Heroes
Bush gives Medal of Honor to soldier killed in Iraq
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Baghdad)

Wounded Warriors
Walter Reed says patient data may be compromised
Wounded Troops Demand Assistive Technology

Supporting Our Heroes
Support Group Builds Homes for Wounded Troops

Religion of Peace??
Algerian Christians given suspended jail terms

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad Calls U.S. 'Satanic,' Israel 'About to Die' (You first, nutjob)
Iran Supreme Leader: Bush Behaves Like 'Mentally Ill' (...said the crocodile to the alligator...)
Iran says to pursue atomic drive despite trade offer

Politics / Government
Obama Poised for VictoryAs Clinton Weighs Options
House Majority Whip Clyburn Backs Obama
Bill Clinton Signals Hillary's Campaign May Be Over
The Great Global Warming Debate
Cheney Apologizes for West Virginia Incest Joke
Cheney Criticizes McCain's Gas Tax Plan
California Residents to Vote on Gay Marriage Ban Come November
Sen. Kennedy Facing Chemo, Radiation Treatment
Longest-Serving Sen. Byrd, 90, Hospitalized Overnight
Obama, Clinton near end of historic race - Video
Factbox: S. Dakota and its primary
Factbox: Montana and its primary
Blog: Voters talk issues with Clinton
Hillary Clinton "It is not over 'til it's over" - Video
Sen. Byrd in hospital for observation
McCain calls for divestment campaign against Iran
Bush would veto U.S. climate change bill - Video
Video: Bush slams climate plan
Draft plan: FEMA may use trailers in new disaster
The Democratic Party Comintern
Israel's Olmert begins U.S. visit under cloud

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
California High School Valedictorian to Be Deported (Of all the people, we pick this kid to deport??)

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Polygamists Outlaw Child Marriages
1 Killed After Alleged Drunk Driver Plows Into Bike Race (The picture of this is unbelievable)
Witness Claims Three-Way Sex With R. Kelly, Alleged Victim
Prosecution rests in R Kelly child-porn trial
Hyundai chief handed 3-year suspended sentence
Guilty plea in ID theft that fueled lavish life
Pa. man, 71, friend in wheelchair nab suspect
Tatum O'Neal: Manhattan drug arrest `saved' her

Adventures in Political Correctness
Ohio City OKs Jail Time for Failing to Mow Lawn

U.N. News
U.N. Chief: Food Production Must Rise by 50 Percent (Or we could just get rid of Ethanol, and you'd have ALL THAT FREAKIN' CORN BACK!!!)

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Google lets sites tailor what searches users see
Yahoo sees emerging market growth
Yahoo opposed Google deal before Microsoft bid
U.S. Internet will shrink to 2 strong players: report
Discovery launches first "ecotainment" channel
Colbert tells grads: Please don't change the world

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Report: NASA Distorted Global-Warming Studies
Scientist: Humans Can See Into Future
Discovery Astronauts Gear Up for Space Walk
Intel's smallest chip to ride portable PC wave
Windows extended to low-cost PCs
SanDisk eyes ultra low-cost PCs
World leaders meet on global food crisis
Biofuel makers aim to deflect blame
Energy Dept creates wind-turbine research group
Australia wool industry moves to counter boycotts
Heavy marijuana use shrinks brain parts: study
Fatal Utah coal mine collapse covered 50 acres
Video: Fujitsu weighs chip options
NASA robot scoops Martian soil for first time

Mother Nature
Aid groups press Myanmar on camp evictions
Brazil minister says Amazon trend worrying
Feathers make the man in world of birds: study
Moose on the loose in Scotland, wolves to follow?
Tornado oddities: Toilet paper unwinds and rewinds
Chinese police drag grieving parents from protest

Surgeons Remove 16 Steel Washers From Man's 'Nether Region'
Girl, 8, Survives Swallowing 20 Steel Marbles, 10 Magnets
Man jailed for faking his death
Underground drinks party ends in mayhem
Foreigners reminded to behave during Olympics
Hitler wax figure sparks controversy
Ousted Nepal king consults astrologers in house hunt?
Video: Puppet restaurant

Other News of Note
Blowtorch Started Universal Fire - PHOTOS - VIDEO
No "silver bullet"to fix oil spike (Well, other than us having and refining our own, that is....)
Oil to stay over $100 through '09: EIA
UK dog-fighting on the rise as youths seek status

Fox News
FOXBusiness: GM to Close Four Truck, SUV Plants
Sarah Larson 'Devastated' After Getting Dumped by George Clooney
Pop Tarts: Angry Angelina? Jolie 'Not Happy' With Jack Black

Facing $4 gasoline, more Americans take mass transit - Video
Johnson to return Olympic relay gold medal
Traders weigh threat to Asia demand
Factbox: FAO summit in Rome
Is the Spanish diet a world treasure?
Video: Spain's gastronomic traditions
Madrid bars ditch olives for tapas art
Achatz up for top chef after cancer fight
GM to close plants, rush to cars as gasoline rises
Food summit blames trade barriers for high prices
Lehman mulls capital raising as one option
Oil slides, looks for cracks in Asia demand - Video
Internet to shrink to 2 players
Looking for an energy revolution
Bernanke: Fed policy well-positioned, eye on dollar
Toll Brothers posts smaller-than-expected loss
More U.S. venture capital firms investing abroad: survey
Staples ups bid for Corporate Express to $2.65 bln
Eyes on WPP as Taylor Nelson, GfK agree merger terms
ResCap gets GMAC, Cerberus cash to stay afloat
Iron Man, Indy power Paramount at box office
Dough! "Simpsons" cast gets a hefty raise
Rock 'n roll legend Bo Diddley dies in Florida - Video
Kelsey Grammer has heart attack in Hawaii
Saying "I do" on top of Sydney's Harbor Bridge
Norwegian art dealer leaves fortune to MSF charity
Video: Million dollar Olympic bike
Orioles beat Red Sox to avoid sweep
Sykora's triple overtime strike keeps Pens alive
2016 Olympic Games hopefuls eye IOC shortlist
Johnson to return Olympic relay gold medal
Ivanovic eases past Schnyder to reach semi-final

Associated Press
Bernanke signals more rate cuts unlikely
Penguins stay alive with triple-overtime victory
TO agrees to 3-year, $27M extension with Cowboys
'Pacman' given permission to work out with Cowboys

News Blaze
Roughnecks Maintainers Keep Black Hawks Airworthy
PHOTOS- Iraqi Army begins training Neighborhood Guard recruits
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Troops train veterinarians in Ethiopia
Medical team inspects remote health clinic
Iraqi, Coaliton troops work to improve aid
Soldiers bring clean water to farmers

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
Task Force Ramadi helps free enterprise take hold in Iraq
Command unveils new command and control vision - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
2nd BCT Plants Seeds of Success
Coalition Forces In Iraq Detain Dozens of Suspects, Seize Weapons Caches
Flight Crews Carefully Map Details before Moving Infantry Troops into Dangerous Areas
Two wanted men detained for links to al-Qaeda bombing networks (Mosul)
Coalition forces capture Special Groups leader and five associates (al-Kut)
ISF, MND-B Soldiers engage criminals, take weapons off streets (Baghdad)
Iraqi source leads Soldiers to massive cache west of Samarra
ISF, Coalition forces destroy ton of weapons (Karbala)

New Commander in Korea Cites Priorities
Mullen Pays Tribute to Fallen in Manila - Photos


First Army Spouse Naturalized Overseas
Geren to Cadets: Take Care of Soldiers


Soldier Humbled by Battlefield Promotion


U.S. General Calls Any Suicide 'One Too Many,' Steps Up Suicide Prevention Efforts in Iraq

U.S. General Optimistic About Baghdad Ops - Video
Abu Ghraib Lessons Drive Detainee Policies - Video
Two Enemy Fighters Killed, Dozens More Detained
Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Bring Aid to Village


Engineers Build Border Police Checkpoint


Military Kids Get to Create Flurry of New Memories

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
- Christian Crusaders seize Antioch, in Turkey.
1539 - Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
1861 - Union troops defeat Confederats at Philippi, WV.
1864 - The Battle of Cold Harbor continues for a third day.
1884 - John Lynch is chosen as the first black major-party national convention chair (Republican)
1916 - Congress establishes ROTC.
1918 - The Supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional.
1925 - The Goodyear "Pilgrim" makes the first enclosed-cabin airship flight.
1949 - Wesley Anthony Brown becomes the first black US Naval Academy graduate.
1959 - The first U.S. Air Force Academy graduation.
1965 - Gemini 4 is launched.
1966 - Gemini 9 is launched.
1976 - The U.S. is presented with the oldest known copy of the Magna Carta.
1989 - Chinese troops shoot and kill hundreds (perhaps thousands) of demonstrating students in Tiananmen Square.

1808 - Jefferson Davis, Confederate President
1844 - Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th U.S. Vice President
1865 - King George V of England
1904 - Dr Charles Drew, pioneer of blood plasma preservation/first director of the Red Cross blood bank

- Japanese giant salamander, oldest amphibian at 55, in Dutch zoo
1963 - Pope John XXIII

Reported Missing in Action
The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their AC47 ("Puff the Magic Dragon") was shot down:
Kryszak, Theodore E. (NY)

Martin, Russell D. (IA)

Mullins, Harold E. (CO)

Rose, Luther L. (TX)

Smith, Harding E. (CA)

Warren, Ervin (PA)

The following personnel reported MIA when their CH46A was shot down on an extraction mission:
Bodden, Timothy R., USMC (IL)

Cius, Frank E., USMC ; released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Dexter, Ronald J., US Army SF (TX); Passenger, died in captivity July, 1967 per fellow POW

Gardner, John G., USMC (NC)

Hanson, Stephen Paul, USMC (CA);

Laney, Billy R., US Army SF (FL); passenger

Also reported MIA this day in 1967:
Kearns, Joseph Thomas, Jr., USAF (NY); B57B crashed (w/Springston) - remains returned August, 1988

Springston, Theodore, Jr., USAF (CA); B57B crashed (w/Kearns)

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