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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Quote of the Day
"May God have mercy upon my enemies,
because I won't!"

- Gen. George Patton

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
White House Report: Iraq Meets 15 of 18 Benchmarks
Hezbollah said to train Shiite militiamen in Iraq
Colonel: Enemy neutralized in east Anbar

Operation Enduring Freedom
Coalition Chopper Shot Down in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Bulldozer Rams Into Jerusalem Bus; Several Killed, Injured
Hezbollah listed as banned terrorist group (Now there's a shocker...)
Sept. 11 memorial head wants to open by 9/11/11

Fallen Heroes
Zodiac Ties Probed in Slain Pregnant GI Case - VIDEO

Other Military News
National Guard troops set to relieve fire crews
Pentagon to unveil new waiver process for recruits

Religion of Peace??
Ad Featuring Popular Police Pup Sparks Anger in Scottish Muslim Communities

Worldwide Wackos
U.S. won't let Iran shut Gulf

Politics / Government
ELECTION HQ: McCain Fights Free Trade Criticism
FOX FORUM: When Christians Cozy Up to Government
Dead veterans happy to rock again for Obama
Gen. Clark won't back off critique of McCain
Obama courts conservatives with new faith program
Bush: Housing deal possible with `less politics'
Poll: Public cool to Michelle, doesn't know Cindy
US contradicts itself over its own ID theft advice
McCain to tour Colombian drug interdiction efforts
US politicians find ways to play on racial fears
Haysbert: Prez role on `24' may have helped Obama
Chinese party boss delivers attack on Dalai Lama
War of Words: Bolivian President Call Peru's Prez Fat
Five dead in Mongolia violence - Video
Mugabe ready to talk with opposition - Video

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Drug Dealers Going Free Under San Francisco Sanctuary Law

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Murder Spree Suspect Captured - TIMELINE
Mom Charged With Denying Son Cancer Medication, Son No Longer Expected to Survive
North Carolina Slaughterhouse Worker Charged With 6 Counts of Animal Cruelty
Florida Executes First Man Since Botched Procedure in 2006
Missing Vermont Girl's Stepfather Arrested - VIDEO
PHOTO ESSAY: The Search for Brooke Bennett
Brazil's elite police spark controversy
Police `torture' videos cause uproar in Mexico
Rape charge dropped against Poison drummer

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Newspaper round-up

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
FOXSexpert: Understanding Sleep Sex Disorders
869 Sick From Salmonella: Tomatoes Not the Culprit?
Sony's U.S. gadget demand good despite rising costs
New iPhone to sell for $599-$699 without contract
NHS dentistry "deteriorating" after reforms

Mother Nature
Penguin pointer - Video
Sailing shock - Video

News from My Neck of the Woods
Billions Going to the Dogs
Video Shows Woman Ignored While Dying in New York Mental Hospital
New York bans trans-fats

Beirut restaurant makes meal out of war - Video
Nowthen, Minn., I think our city has a name
Woman crashes into store then tries to buy beer

Other News of Note
'Oil Shock' Gripping World
U.S. Auto Sales Plunge to 17-Year Low on Pump Prices
Saudi King: Get Used to High Oil Prices - VIDEO
FOXBusiness: Oil Speculators vs Supply and Demand
Fuel protesters drive lorries to Westminster

Fox News
Venus Williams Reaches Wimbledon Semis - PHOTOS
Oil Making 'Overnight Millionaires' in North Dakota
Lindsay Lohan's Dad Takes DNA Test; Photos of Possible Daughter Emerge
Starbucks to Cut 600 Coffee Shops and 12,000 U.S. Jobs as Shares Slip
Pop Tarts: Tara Reid Upholds Reputation; Juliette Lewis Kisses, Grinds Girlfriends

M&S first quarter same-store sales fall
FTSE up as Astra leads - Video
Ancic stands between Federer and 19th semi
New Zealand's Leonard faces extended spell on sidelines
U.S. faces tough second quarter
Barclays Capital Asia CFO to quit
Company pension funds dip into red
Inflation expectations at record high
House prices fall again
Wood density holds key to Stradivarius sweet sound
New method may help predict IVF success: study
Madonna and Ritchie not divorcing

Associated Press
It's Hoff vs. Coughlin at US Olympic swim trials
Campbell lands in Chicago on busy NHL spending day
Bonds' 756th homer ball lands in Hall, finally
Jolie goes into French hospital for birth of twins

News Blaze
Telling the 25th CAB's story one Soldier at a time
Behind Bars for Good
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

New course prepares Afghan police for field work
Ambassador Crocker cites positive changes in Iraq
Troops treat 870 Iraqi civilians
Attacks in Iraq down 80 percent from last year

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
Scouts Make Friends, Help Keep Community Safe
IP Training Helps Build Trust in the Community
British, Iraqi Army Soldiers Build Camaraderie Through Soccer
Greenhouses Open As New Model for Agriculture
Coalition forces capture suspected SG criminals in Adhamiyah
One killed, 40 wounded in blast south of Mosul
IA, MND-B Soldiers find weapons caches in Baghdad
Iraqi, Coalition forces find 5 roadside bombs in Ninewa
Alleged al-Qaeda operatives targeted, captured

All-Volunteer Military Force Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Bush Signs War Funding Bill, Thanks Congress for Providing 'Vital Funds'
Six Units to Get Iraq Call-up in 2009
Detainee Charged in USS Cole Attack


New Greenhouses Boost Iraqi Agriculture
U.S. Troops Confiscate Munitions in Raids


First 'Jump Start' Police Class Graduates
Coalition Troops Kill 34 Militants, Capture Four


Former Sailor Transitions to Army


Program Gives Senior Officials 21st Century Skills
New Board to Review Disability Ratings
Iowa Guard Pulls Poisons From Flood Waters
Army's Historical Account of First 18 Months After Saddam's Fall Cities U.S. Soldiers' Ingenuity


Delegates Work to Advance Wounded Care - Special


Tiger Woods Gives Soldiers Golf Tournament Tickets
Group Provides Soldier With Jeep Liberty

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
1776 - The Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free & Independent States," as the British army and navy arrive in New York.
1777 - Vermont becomes the first American colony to abolish slavery.
1843 - An alligator falls from the sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, SC.
1863 - The Battle of Gettysburg enters its second day, with the Union holding the high ground.
1864 - Confederat General Jubal Early's forces reach Winchester; The U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall is established.
1881 - In a Washington railway station, Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office-seeker, shoots President James A. Garfield, mortally wounding him. The President several weeks later, on September 19th.
1926 - The U.S. Army Air Corps is created; The Distinguish Flying Cross is authorized.
1937 - Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean.
1943 - Lt. Charles Hall becomes the first African-American pilot to shoot down a Nazi plane.
1964 - President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
1976 - North and South Vietnam are formally reunified.
1976 - The Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is not inherently cruel or unusual.
1982 - Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth.
1990 - Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi are acquitted of racketeering.

- Valentinian III, Roman emperor
1903 - Lord Alex Douglas-Home, British PM; King Olav V of Norway
1908 - Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court Justice
1939 - John Sununu, U.S. Secretary of State
1952 - Linda M. Godwin, PhD/astronaut

1566 - Nostradamus, astrologer/physician/prophet
1644 - William Gascoigne, introduced telescopic sights
1822 - Denmark Vesey and 5 aides, hanged at Blake's Landing, Charleston, SC.
1882 - James Garfield, assassinated by "job-seeker."
1961 - Ernest Hemingway, suicide
1987 - Karl Linnas, accused Nazi

Reported Missing in Action

Kasch, Frederick M., USNR (CA); Killed when his A4B experienced engine failure and crashed remains returned February, 1989

Rayford, King D., Jr., US Army (MI); released by PRG March, 1973; one of several mentioned in a 1972 Viet Cong "Liberation Radio" broadcast; later accused of collaboration

Wilson, Wayne Vaster, USMC (NC)

Tipping, Henry Albert, US Air Force (PA); A1H shot down

Fransen, Albert M., USN (NV); KIA when his swift boat (PCF-87) was hit by mortar fire, body not recovered

Harber, Stephen J., US Army (MN); unaccounted for after his position was hit by enemy fire

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