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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Men often oppose a thing
merely because they have no agency in planning it,
or because it may have been planned
by those whom they dislike."

-- Alexander Hamilton

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. blames Shi'ite group for Baghdad bomb - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Israel Seeks 'New Reality'In Cease-Fire With Hamas - PHOTOS
What will future hold for Guantanamo base?
Israel and Hezbollah close to prisoner swap: source - Video

Other Military News
Deal Struck on War Funding
U.S. auditors bash Air Force over refueling tanker

Religion of Peace??
Salon Owner Broke After Being Sued for 'Hurt Feelings' by Muslim Stylist With Head Scarf

Worldwide Wackos
Venezuela says will not attend Saudi oil meet
Fidel Castro video puts latest rumors to rest - Video

Politics / Government
War on Terror Ignites War of Words
Obama's 'Pooh Bear' Policy
McCain Calls for Ample Nuclear Reactor Construction
Obama Advisers Have Clinton Look
The new face of the McCain campaign
Jobs bleak in key battleground states
Obama to meet with security advisors
Column: Obama and the KKK
Obama leads McCain: Reuters poll
Bush Urges Congress to Lift Offshore Drilling Ban
Governors Divided About Lifting Offshore Drilling Ban
Newt Gingrich Calls for More Domestic Drilling
Republicans Call for Probe into Countrywide Loans
Senate presses ahead on housing
Lawmakers vow to fight InBev-Anheuser deal
Michelle Obama grateful for first lady's defense
Bush rallies behind McCain at fundraising dinner

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Boston 'Eligible Bachelor' Who Escaped Rape Charges Arrested for Alleged Indecent Exposure, Assault
Potential Abductor Arrested After Girl Snaps Picture
Feds: Reagan Shooter Is Womanizing Narcissist
Cop: Entwistle Researched Suicide on Laptop - PHOTOS
Police arrest 23 people after Celtics win
Norway arrests woman for carrying cocaine in wig
Celebrity psychic loses lawsuit over ex-Elvis home

Adventures in Political Correctness
Cross-Dressing Students Get 'Transvestite Toilet' at Thai School
Man Claims Disney Discriminated Against Him

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Watchdog Web Site Draws Legal Threats from Scientologists, Mormons
Politicians Bid a Fond Farewell to Tim Russert - PHOTOS
Yahoo-Google deal faces scrutiny: antitrust experts
Firefox 3 browser downloads strong in first day

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Ricki Lake Fires Back at AMA for Childbirth Statement
English Crop Circle's Mysterious Pattern Solved
Japanese Firm Creates Robot Girlfriend for Lonely Men
'Gay' Genes May Make Females More Fertile
Egypt to Put Graphic Pics on Cigarette Packs - PHOTOS
Teen From Faith-Healing Family Refuses Treatment, Dies
Four days at the wheel of a hydrogen car
Blog: Refueling a challenge in L.A.
How green is my low-cost car?
Midwest floods add to gas misery
Blog: Do you favor more oil drilling?
Biotech crops seen helping to feed hungry world
Hit by fuel price, which way will motorists turn?
EU paves way for final deal on pesticide approvals
Gadget buyers seen as assertive, even arrogant: study
Sprint prices iPhone rival Instinct at $130
U.S. doctors making slow shift to digital records
Telco CTOs see Web traffic growth as key challenge
FDA OKs breathing device used by Christopher Reeve
Sprint sets price for new smart phone: $129.99
More than 350 sickened by Salmonella outbreak
Even best efforts can't prevent all heart attacks
Man with deadly skin cancer saved by new treatment
Mars lander loses day of work after data glitch

Mother Nature
Woman Trapped in China Quake Rubble for 50 Hours Gives Birth
PHOTOS: Survivor Rescued, Baby Born Healthy
Family Blames Pet Bird for Killing Father, Putting Daughter in Coma
Furry Hero (Video)
Report: Store Denies Paris Hilton a Puppy
Mac Attack: Bear Strolls Into McDonalds Drive-Through
Squatting Skunks Ruin Ohio Family's Dream House
2 More Levees Break in Illinois - PHOTOS - uREPORT
Midwest flooding may cause more levee overflows
Small towns suffer big losses as rivers rise
In China's flood zone, life moves at different tempo
Cyprus battles huge forest fire
Skunks under Ohio family's home reek havoc
2 missing women rescued from Alaska national park

Oregon Woman Plans to Parade Topless On July 4
Sixth Human Foot Washes Ashore on Canada's Coast
"Kung pao chicken" made official for Olympics
Shorter hours for convenience stores?
Shopper tries on jewelry, bolts with bling
Sometimes it rains cement
Teacher fired for running from quake school
Video: Filipino band: grass section?

Fox News
FOX Business: Dow Dips Below 12,000
Tainted Cake Gets Students Banned From Graduation
Pop Tarts: 'The Rock' Says Kissing Steve Carell Was 'Fantastic'
Father Forced to Make Agonizing Choice of Which Twin to Save When Canoe Capsizes

Mbeki meets Mugabe amid Zimbabwe election fears - Video
Whirlpool sees housing weak into '09
Distressed retailers' assets can be hard sell
Borders CEO: slowdown "pervasive"
Pixmania says online retail resilient
Cellfire aiming coupons at teens
No stomach for inflation fight
Collection pain
A long way to go
European Central Bank's WMD?
Hexion deal to buy Huntsman on verge of collapse
Ex-Bear Stearns fund managers seen charged: source
FedEx forecast bodes ill for U.S. profit outlook - Video
Anheuser board to meet to discuss InBev bid: report
Mexico's Modelo seen embracing InBev bid for Bud
Cerberus sued over United Rentals failed buyout
Gloomy consumers may signal stock rally
Americans adjust to economy: poll
Fuel spike curbs vacations, dining out
More Americans stay home July 4
Blog: Changing your holiday plans?
Money to spare
Picasso piece breaks another record
U.S. tourist destination for China's rich
World sports market to hit $141 billion
Consumers to spend more on films - Slideshow
Broken Tiger - Slideshow
Support offered to ailing Woods
Factbox: World #1 Tiger Woods
Leading winners of major titles
Absence of Woods will be sorely felt
Goosen says he was joking
Asia stocks tumble, bonds rise on growth fears
Activist rockers challenge Sarkozy over Africa
"Guru" falls short of comedy nirvana
Quiet French village hit by Brangelina media circus
Queen Latifah sues in N.Y. over cameo film role
Q&A: Combs pursues new career "like any aspiring actor"
No midriffs or minis for Ascot fashion parade - Video
Bored of your life? Man auctions his off on Sunday
Von Furstenberg courts Europe with ruffles and bows
Fuel spike curbs vacations, dining out: poll
Video: World champions Italy go through
Tiger Woods to have more knee surgery, out for season
Mauresmo suffers injury scare ahead of Wimbledon
Police arrest 23 people after Celtics win
Second string Spain too good for Greece
Mahan has good vibes for Cromwell title defense

Associated Press
'Rembrandt Laughing' is self-portrait
Randolph: 'Not the way I would have handled it'
Seinfeld's lawyers see humor, not defamation
Tiger won US Open with torn ligament, 2 fractures
Rascal Flatts to join Boston Pops on July 4
Stocks drop on bank worries, FedEx profit warning
Credit card fees: Some gas stations say 'no more'
J.Lo performs at elementary school graduation

News Blaze
PHOTOS: Military Transition Team conducts basic rifle marksmanship with IA 20
PHOTOS: Neighborhood Guard Continues to Add to Ranks Through Training
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Public works substation opens in Yarmouk
Admiral praises Iraqi political debate
Improved security situation spurs reconstruction
Soldiers deliver toys to Iraqi girls' school
Basra vocational school renovated

Liveblogging: Joint Warfighting 2008 -- Day 2
Read Day 1's liveblog
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
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
Different Place, Same Mission
U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Perform Air Assaults
Iraqi Border Patrol Detains Suspected Terrorist, Recovers Weapons Caches
Committee Builds Relations in Tarmiyah
ISF, NP, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons caches throughout Baghdad
Tip leads Soldiers to militants with ties to cache, explosives
ISOF capture suspected Special Groups criminal leader in Baghdad
Iraqi Border Patrol detains suspected terrorist, recovers weapons caches (Balad)
Al-Qaeda foreign network disabled (Bi'aj)
ISF, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons, munitions (Baghdad)

Guardsmen Respond to Midwest Flooding


General Cites Recruitment Challenges
DoD Program Informs Overseas Voters


Arizona Group Receives Recognition


Iraqi Air Force Makes Great Strides, General Says
Rebuilding Continues in Iraq Despite Setbacks
Iranian-Backed Group Blamed for Explosion
Electrical Work Keeps Potable Water Flowing to Baghdad
U.S., Iraqi Troops Kill One, Detain 23 Suspects


Low-Altitude Service Delivers Supplies to Troops


Life of Adaptation Helps Soldier in Deployment

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

Reported Missing in Action
The following USAF personnel killed in the collision of 2 B-52s - bodies not recovered:
Armond, Robert L. (CA)

Gehrig, James M., Jr. (PA)

Lowry, Tyrrell G. (OR)

Neville, William E. (CA)

Roberts, Harold J., Jr. (OR)

Watson, Frank P. (OK)

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their OH23 disappeared while on mission:
Guillory, Edward J. (LA)

Lemmons, William E. (ID)

McKittrick, James C. (SC)

Ravencraft, James Alvin, US Army (OH); Remains recovered February, 1969

Drake, Carl Wilson, USAF (OH); F4E shot down (w/Drake), KIA, body not recovered

Green, James A., US Army (OK); KIA, body not recovered

McLamb, Harry Lawrence, USAF (GA); F4E shot down (w/McLamb), KIA, body not recovered

The following Killed when their EKA3B developed mechanical problems and crashed into Tonkin Bay; bodies not recovered
Bidwell, Barry A., USN (PA)

DeBlasio, Raymond V., USN (NY)

Painter, John R., Jr. , USN (MA)

The following USAF personnel KIA when their AC130A was shot down, remains ID'd October, 1994
Ayres, Gerald F.(DE)

Cole, Richard M., Jr. (NY)

Danielson, Mark G. (CO)

Gilbert, Paul F. (TX)

Harrison, Robert H. (NY)

Hunt, Leon A. (KY)

Klinke, Donald H. (CA)

Lehrke, Stanley L. (CA)

Mercer, Jacob E. (FL)

NyHof, Richard E. (CA)

Newman, Larry J. (NE)

Wilson, Robert A. (MI)

Also lost in 1972:
Kilpatrick, Larry Ronald, USN (GA); A7A crash, reportedly killed

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