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Monday, August 25, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, August 25, 2008

Quote of the Day
Advertisements contain the only truths
to be relied on in a newspaper.
-- Thomas Jefferson

News of Note
Georgian Crisis
Russian Parliament Backs Rebel Independence
West awaits Medvedev word on recognizing rebel areas - Video
Bush presses Russia not to recognize Georgia regions

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi PM Demands U.S. Pullout Timetable
Iraq PM: U.S. agrees to withdraw troops by 2011
Rice Says U.S. and Iraq Move Towards Withdrawal
Iraqi girl aborts suicide bombing and surrenders - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas Happenings
Trial Begins for Professor Accused of Passing Secrets
Israel frees Palestinians before Rice visit
Suspected Hindu hard-liners set fire to orphanage

Worldwide Wackos
Obama: World must press Iran or Israel may respond - Video
Honduras joins Venezuelan pact; Chavez promises oil
Castro defends athlete who kicked judge in face

Politics / Government
Democrats in Denver
Obama promises "workman" speech
Can Biden woo the Catholic vote?
Video: Convention kicks off
Video: Pelosi addresses Democrats
As Convention Gets Under Way, Dems Waste No Time Linking McCain to Bush - PHOTOS
High Stakes for Michelle Obama in Prime Time Speech
McCain's VP Pick to SpoilObama's Denver Party?
Dems' Tension Rises Over 'Uncle Tom' Controversy
WATCH LIVE: Strategy Room - Convention Feed
Maryland Lt. Gov. to Leave Convention After Cousin Killed
Report: Edwards' Call for Forgiveness Met with Rage
John Edwards' Earlier Visit to Lover?
Ark. Ballot Initiative: No Adoption for Unmarried Couples
Christians see climate change as moral issue - Blog
Majority want church, politics separate
Factbox: Religion in U.S. election
Obama promises speech with purpose, no mere rhetoric - Video
Rice praises Biden as "true patriot" - Video
Backers of Hillary Clinton cloud Obama show - Video
Legend debuting song at Democratic convention
Pakistan's Sharif pulls party out of coalition
Matthews, Crow kick off Democratic convention
Kennedy rallies Dems for Obama as convention opens
Nominating petitions circulated for Clinton, Obama

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Cartels Give OK for U.S. Targets
Feds: Hundreds of Illegal Workers Found at Miss. Plant
U.S. border cops nab airman driving migrants

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Dangerous and On the Loose
Twin 3-Year-Olds Left in Car in Driveway Found Dead
Found Body Could Be Missing Florida Mom
Half-Ton Woman Indicted in 2-Year-Old's Death 'Too Fat for Jail'
Missing Florida Mom Reportedly Feared 'Violent' Husband
Stabbing Victim's Cries for Help Ignored
Lone Accountant Takes On IRS in Tax Dispute and Wins
FBI: Couple Offered Sex With Girl, 5, for Used Car
Ky. politician jailed after joke; charge dismissed
2 plead not guilty to data scam at Countrywide
Raccoon's courthouse crime spree ends with capture
Judge won't delay OJ Simpson trial in Las Vegas
Deputy pulls gun during stop of Diddy's entourage

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Tennessee Trooper Ran Background Check on Reporter
Blog "Overpayers" social network

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Green With Envy: Prius Owners Smile as Neighbors Fume
Calif. stop-smoking campaign saved $86 billion: report
Uninsured pay $30 billion for health care: study
Star Scientific wins patent appeal against Reynolds
Human exoskeleton suit helps paralyzed people walk
Tests clear way for "Big Bang" experiment
Monkeys experience joy of giving, too, study finds
Deer, cattle have true animal magnetism: study
First mass U.S. crossing for hydrogen cars completed
Mexicans to use cell phones to pay stores and taxis
T-Mobile sold more than 120,000 3G iPhones
Verizon, Google close to mobile search deal: report
FCC puts off plan to change cell roaming rules
Research aims to put tongues in control of devices
Study links preterm births, simmering infections

Mother Nature
Deadly Fay Sets Sights on Gulf States - VIDEO - PHOTOS
T.S. Gustav Nearing Hurricane Status - TRACKER
Puppy Scares Off 3 Bears in Backyard
Farmer's Almanac Predicts Colder, 'Catastrophic' Winter
U.S. considers protecting vast swaths of Pacific
U.N. climate talks advance on forests and industry
Car makers lag EU's CO2 vision, Japan worst:study
Submerged Ghana forest may point to timber bonanza
Could $100 oil turn dumps into plastic mines?
Video: Our hidden water consumption
Forest Service diverts money to pay for wildfires
1 million cut off by monsoon floods in India

News from My Neck of the Woods
Baseball Pitcher, 9, Ousted for Being Too Good
New York Prostitute With One Leg Dies After Being Knocked From Wheelchair
Woman in Spitzer prostitution case pleads guilty

Girl Finds $1,000 Floating in Ocean
OUT THERE: Cut Me Some Slack!
In-Flight Internet Comes With New Porn Monitors
Man Dies After Falling on Butcher Knife While Trying to Get Kids Out of Locked Car
Country ordered to pay damages for sailor's suicide
Wag a tail-dogs get their own beach
Tunnels show Hitler's megalomaniac vision
Abandoned baby found safe with dog
Actors paid to line up for iPhone launch
Video: Pet Olympics for athletic dogs

Other News of Note
Report: Infamous Nazi Doctor's Son Wants Father Declared Dead
World's first nuclear reactor now a landmark

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Stocks Tumble on Bank Woes
U.S. OPEN: Rafael Nadal Set to Play PHOTOS
Pop Tarts: Donald Trump Gets Emotional Over Christina Aguilera

China missed rights opportunity at Olympics: U.S - Video
Mugabe to open parliament over opposition protests - Video
Bottom or blip?
Existing home sales rose 3.1 percent
Home buyers hold fate of economy
Paulson blueprint for reform doubted
Indiana sues Countrywide
After the Games
Money well spent for sponsors
Spectacular end to gigantic Olympics
Slideshow: Closing ceremony
Video: Dazzling fireworks
Rental car for the super-rich
Japan embraces luxury cosmetics
People go "malling" in the Philippines
Freddie debt sale eases concerns of nationalization
London set to rival Beijing in "own sweet way" - Video
Oil rises as tropical storm forms in Caribbean
Power struggle
Speculation mounts
The drag of financials
Taxpayers beware
Personal Finance:Negotiating a divorce
Gross, Fuss say any new GSE deal needs Treasury
Existing-homes sales rise, inventory swells - Video
AIG at 13-year low as Credit Suisse forecasts loss
Australia's Foster's H2 profit falls 9.2 percent
KDB cautioned on global bank M&A hunt
Boeing, union "tense" contract talks grind on
Commerzbank races to reach Dresdner deal: sources
Precision bets on natural gas with Grey Wolf bid
"American Idol" adds writer-producer as 4th judge - Video
Charlie Sheen says wife is pregnant
Jon Stewart shares conventional wisdom
Tango competitors reach inside for a win
Something's waiting for Sean Connery way out there
Derby is Britain's top city for ghostly goings-on
Peru town rues taking name of former president's wife
Monkeys experience joy of giving, too, study finds
Video: Mexico bull runners injured
Brady eyes Patriots return against Kansas City
Games weary Nadal, Dementieva battle on
Woods yet to rule out Dubai Desert classic
Davenport sets herself no goals
"Everyday Eddie" returns to Twins

AP News
Giants interested in luring Strahan back on field
Realtors say existing home sales rose in July
British, German activists deported from China

PHOTOS: Pacesetters Spend Time With Iraqi Children in Sha'ab
PHOTOS: Iraqi Army Conducts Medical Engagement in Sha'ab
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Formerly violent Afghan district dubbed 'peaceful'
'Normalcy' returning to Kirkuk village
Iraqi troops fill Georgians' security role
Iraqi, American city councils share ideas on local government
U.S. troops bring safe water to Kenyans

Task force wraps up ePRT mission
Task Force Ramadi building a joint operations center
Joint fires team helps JRTC improve force protection training
More about JFIIT
Battlefield Target Identification Device fuels Bold Quest Plus - podcast
Task force assists as health conference promotes continuing Iraqi medical education

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Members of Successful Security Program Take Steps to Join Police
Officials Reopen Refurbished Jadriya Lake Park in Karadah
Medical Clinic Nears Completion in Araifiya
Coalition Forces Help Rawah Focus
Raiders detain 3 suspected criminals (Baghdad)
MND-B Soldier killed in small-arms fire (Baghdad)
Iraqi, 41st FB doctors improve health care in al-Kut
Al-Qaeda in Iraq takes more hits (Baghdad)
Female suicide bomber detained in Baqubah
Officials reopen refurbished Jadriya Lake Park in Karadah

Department of Defense
Russia Defies Calls to Leave; U.S. Continues Georgia Relief
NATO Benefits From U.S.-Poland Pact, Senior State Department Official Says
Commander Checks Georgia Relief Effort


Health System Prepares Online Tools
Coast Guard Analyzes Arctic Mission


Pentagon to Dedicate 9/11 Memorial


Running Event Honors Fallen Heroes


Security Program Participants Join National Police
Coalition Captures Key al-Qaida Leaders in Baghdad
Coalition Forces Detain Nine Suspected Terrorists


Afghan Family Donates Land for New Girls' School
Coalition Forces Kill Militants During Operation


Law Firm Supports Workers With Military Ties


Face of Defense: Soldier Develops Love for Running

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
- In the Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal.
1609 - Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
1689 - The Iroquois take Montreal.
1718 - Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana, founding New Orleans.
1825 - Uruguay declares independence from Brazil.
1830 - Belgium revolts against the Netherlands.
1862 - The U.S. Secretary of War authorizes General Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves.
1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
1875 - Matthew Webb becomes the first to swim the English Channel (21 hours, 45 minutes).
1912 - For the first time, an aircraft recovers from a spin.
1915 - A hurricane kills 275 and causes $50 million in damage in Galveston, TX.
1916 - The National Park Service is established in the Department of the Interior.
1919 - The first scheduled passenger service by airplane occurs (Paris-London).
1920 - Ethelda Bleibtrey becomes the first U.S. woman to win at the Olympics.
1921 - The U.S. signs peace a treaty with Germany.
1929 - The Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco, bound for L.A., after its trans-Pacific voyage.
1940 - The first parachute wedding takes place.
1943 - U.S. forces overrun New Georgia in the Solomon Islands.
1944 - Paris is liberated from Nazi occupation.
1945 - Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine.
1950 - President Truman orders the Army to seize control of the railroad to avert a strike.
1967 - Paraguay accepts its constitution.
1981 - Voyager-2' makes its closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km).
1983 - The U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign a $10 billion grain pact.
1988 - The Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston; NASA launches space vehicle S-214.
1989 - Voyager-2 makes its closest approach to Neptune.
1990 - The U.N. security council authorizes military action against Iraq.

- Ivan IV (the Terrible), first Czar of Russia (1533-84)
1841 - Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon / thyroid specialist, Nobel Prize winner (1909)
1845 - Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)
1906 - William J. Brennan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1957-90)
1912 - Erich Honecker, East German political leader
1919 - George C. Wallace (Gov-AL), Presidential candidate
1930 - Sean Connery, actor (James Bond)
1931 - Regis Philbin, TV host (Live with Regis and Kelly)
1934 - Valery F. Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22 31/39)
1949 - Gene Simmons, rocker (KISS)
1951 - Rob Halford, heavy metal rocker (Judas Priest)
1970 - Claudia Schiffer, super model (Elle, Rolling Stone)

- Mary Ball Washington (George's mother)
1822 - William Herschel, discoverer of Uranus.
1900 - Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
1967 - George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party, assassinated
1988 - Price Daniel (Gov/Sen-TX)

Reported Missing in Action

Bullard, William H., USN (CA); A4E crashed due to mechanical problems, Killed, body not recovered

Bois, Claire Ronald A., USN (AZ); RA3B shot down (aircrew); KIA, body not recovered

Jacobs, Edward James, Jr., USN (WA); RA3B shot down (pilot); KIA, body not recovered

Zavocky, James John, USN (OH); RA3B shot down (aircrew); KIA, body not recovered

Gregory, Kenneth R., US Army (OK); released May, 1969

Johnson, Bobby L., US Army (MI); released by PRG February, 1973

Jones, Thomas N., US Army (IN); released January, 1969

Doyle, Michael W., USN (PA); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Ensch), POW, remains returned August, 1985

Ensch, John C., USN (IL); F4B shot down (RIO, w/Doyle), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

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