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Monday, August 04, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, August 4, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone;
it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave..."

--Patrick Henry

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Part II: Welcome to Iraq, and a long separation
Variety of Factors Contribute to Progress in Iraq, General Says
Iraqi Police Enforce Rule of Law in Former ‘Triangle of Death’

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Terror Attack Rocks China
DNA Links Man to Anthrax Mailings, Source Says - PHOTOS
Palestinians Claim Israel Is 'Bullying' Them Into Spying
Al-Qaida: Explosives expert wanted by US killed
Fatah activists from Gaza to be sent to West Bank
Terror Hits Police Station in Algeria

Fallen Heroes
U.S. Soldier killed in non-combat related incident (Baghdad)
U.S. Soldier killed in non-combat related incident (Balad)

Other Military News
AP IMPACT: Seoul probes civilian `massacres' by US

Religion of Peace??
Philippines supreme Court halts Muslim land deal

Worldwide Wackos
Iran Tests 'New Weapon', Says It Can Easily Close the Strait of Hormuz
Tehran says it won't stop nuclear work, talks to EU

Politics / Government
Bush Heads to Asia for Diplomacy and Olympic Games
Poll Surprise: McCain, Obama Tied
Obama Ad Calls for Return of Windfall Profits Tax
Obama Makes Bid in 7 Historically Republican States
Obama assails McCain as tool of Big Oil in ad
Massive protest called for Bush visit to South Korea
Obama leads among low-wage workers
Obama's offshore drilling conversion
Paris Hilton's mom slams McCain ad
Blog: Battleground states in spotlight
Obama proposes swap of oil in strategic reserve
Obama makes bid in 7 longtime Republican states

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Man Beheads Girlfriend in Greece, Fled in Patrol Car
Arizona Cops: Boy, 12, Shot and Killed Mom After Argument
Police Tape: Canada Bus Killer Ate Victim's Flesh - PICS
Con Man 'Rockefeller' to Be Arraigned Today - PHOTOS
Mother of Missing Fla. Tot Tells Father 'She's Close' - PHOTOS
Theater Villain Charged in Real-Life Whodunit
'Dungeon Dad' Fritzl May Face Slavery Charges - PHOTOS
Texas set to defy World Court with execution

U.N. News
Ban Calls for Scaled-Up Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Photo Blog: A royal cremation
Slideshow: Fancy footwork
Slideshow: Sun-gazing
Reuters news quiz
Best photos of the week
Slideshow: Best of You Witness
Longtime Braves broadcaster Skip Caray dies at 68

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Girl's Disease Turning Skin to Stone
Ancestor of T-Rex dinosaur unearthed in Poland
Eclipse darkens NW China, a week before Olympics - Video
NASA says Mars craft "touched and tasted" water - Video
Universe's first star born tiny, grew huge: study
Thailand halts Grand Theft Auto sales after murder
Beijing Games hit by Internet ticket scam
Bruised South Korean government takes on "infodemics"
Nintendo Wii outsells PS3 3-to-1 in Japan in July - Video
Green Living: Daryl Hannah clings to bio-fuel convictions
Fish meals better for brain than supplements: survey
More than 56,000 in U.S. infected with AIDS each year
Study: Restaurant kids' meals loaded with calories

Mother Nature
Hurricane Watch Posted on Gulf Coast as Edouard Picks Up Speed - STORM TRACKER
Two Climbers Rescued From K-2; 11 Feared Dead
Firebombs Nearly Kill California Animal Researchers
Man Presumed Dead in 1976 Colo. Flood Found Alive
World's Smallest Snake as Thin as Spaghetti
Haze returns to Beijing with four days to go
Indian Ocean tuna catch drops, experts differ on why
Norway completes seismic scan in pristine Arctic
Tropical storm looms off Texas-Louisiana coast
Nissan develops "eco" pedal to assist smart driving
Video: Beijing smog watch: Aug 02 2008
Rhythmic croaking of frogs heard on new CD

'Montauk Monster' Mystery Gets More Mysterious
Channeling 'Home Alone': Family Leaves Child at Airport
Strange and unusual
N.Y. subway romance hits end of line
Police hunt stolen rare shark
Dying for a salad? Try a dash of this...
Dog poo stops discus champion's training
Gourmet on tour disappears from renowned restaurant
Paris Hilton's mom calls McCain ad "waste of money"
Don't streak, get drunk or sleep outside - Video
Video: The battle of the beetles commences

Other News of Note
Packers President Says Team Will Welcome Favre Back
Report: 'Rioters' Kill 16 in Attack on China Border Station
Russians mourn dissident hero Solzhenitsyn - Video
Solzhenitsyn's life 'difficult but happy'
Solzhenitsyn broke taboos, shook Soviet empire
Explosion at Valero's Houston refinery: local TV

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Incomes Rise at Snail's Pace
Kin Search Among Dead From Temple Stampede
Report: Christina Applegate Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Credit worries rattle HSBC profits sag 28 percent
Credit Crisis: What's next?
Our Take on Your Take: Steady hand
What's Next: Earnings at a glance
Factbox: Five world market themes
June incomes rise smallest in a year, prices up
Oil falls to $124, but tropical storm looms - Video
Changes coming
Electric cars -- It's the economy, stupid!
1950s logic is now inverted
Your ride: A personal mobility appliance
Small Business:Shipping headaches
The accidental entrepreneur - More From Entrepreneur
China stocks may see Olympics honeymoon
HSBC profits sag 28 percent to $10.2 billion on bad debts
Humana profit beats views
Fed to sit tight on rates as oil prices moderate
ICE meets expectations with 58 percent profit rise
Retailer Boscov's files bankruptcy, may be sold
Chrysler renews credit facilities but cuts amount
GE says no plan to sell NBC Universal
Volkswagen labor warns Porsche talks may collapse
July planned layoffs rise 26 pct vs. June: survey
India orders inquiry into deadly temple stampede - Video
"Brangelina" babies finally unveiled on Web
Sequel to "Traveling Pants" considered safe bet
Kanye West, NIN close Lollapalooza fest in Chicago
Cautious British parents "spoiling playtime"
Composer Dan Schutte can't be kept from singing
Video: Nadal among early Olympic arrivals
Brawling White Sox fall from grace... and first place
U.S. women's team mean business
Americans eager for success on foreign soil
Panthers suspend receiver Smith after fight

AP News
Rising prices beat down consumer spending in June
Rich begin feeling the pain in down economy
Burned before, fans weigh whether to believe
States addressing volunteer firefighter shortage

Bronze Order of Mercury Award
MP Brigades Complete Mission Recon
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Read about Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Iraq improving; conditions 'mixed' in Afghanistan
Iraqi troops show increased self-sufficiency
Sheikhs discuss upcoming elections in Samawa
Konar bridge unites divided districts

Task force assists as health conference promotes continuing Iraqi medical education
Liveblogging: Noble Resolve 08
More about Noble Resolve
Task force opening the judicial lines of communication in Ramadi
Conference to foster medical advancements in Anbar province
Business grows in Ramadi with USJFCOM-provided task force assistance
Task Force Ramadi helping to restore water in the desert
Coalition exercise examines improving combat identification
USJFCOM demonstration aims to enhance combat identification amongst coalition forces
USJFCOM hosts Keystone course for command senior enlisted leaders - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Soccer Tournament Underway in Rashid
Recalled Teacher Flies Medevac Missions
Four Iraqi citizens killed, seven wounded in Adhamiyah explosion (Baghdad)
ISOF, Ramadi SWAT capture five suspected terrorists in separate operations (Mosul/Ramadi)
Coalition force Soldier dies as a result of a non-battle incident (FOB Grizzly)
Brigadier Castle named director of MOI-TT

Department of Defense
Senate Confirms Generals
Pentagon Promotes 'Soft Power'
Bush OKs Death Penalty for Soldier


Soldiers Prepare to Bolster Team USA

Mullen Discusses Importance of Integration
Special Report: 60th Anniversary of Integration


General Cites Variety of Factors in Iraq Success
U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi Doctors Provide Medical Care
Troops Kill Enemy Fighters, Detain Suspects


Army Battalion Brings Development to South
Forces Kill Militants, Detain Suspects


Coast Guard Cutter Supports Africa Mission


Soldier Bonds With Iraqis


Happy Notes Reach Deployed 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
1693 - Dom Perignon invents champagne
1735 - A jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) of seditious libel (charged by the royal governor of NY - a victory for Freedom of the press.
1753 - George Washington becomes a master mason.
1777 - Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes the first circus.
1790 - The U.S. Coast Guard is founded as the Revenue Cutter Service.
1830 - Plans for the city of Chicago are laid out.
1892 - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden is arrested in Fall River, MA, for the murder of her parents.
1914 - Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany.
1916 - The U.S. agrees to buy the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million.
1925 - After 13 years of occupation, U.S. marines leave Nicaragua.
1927 - The Peace Bridge between the U.S. and Canada opens.
1944 - Anne Frank is arrested by Nazis at age 15.
1956 - For the first time, a motorcycle is ridden at over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph).
1960 - A rocket-propelled USAF research aircraft sets a speed record at 2,150 mph.
1971 - For the first time, the U.S. launches a satellite into lunar orbit from a manned spacecraft.
1974 - The Crawford-Butler Act permits Puerto Ricans to elect their own governor.
1977 - President Carter establishes the Department of Energy.
1981 - Oliver North is assigned to White House duty.
1988 - Congress votes to award reparations of $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned during WWII.
1990 - The European community proposes a boycott of Iraq.

1755 - Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor of the modern pencil
1823 - Oliver Perry Morton (Gov-IN)
1859 - Knut Hamsun Norway, writer / Nazi (Hunger - Nobel 1920)
1901 - Louis Armstrong, Jazz great ("Hello Dolly," "Wonderful World" - oldest musician in Billboard history to score a Number One song
1900 - Arturo Umberto Illia, president of Argentina (1963-66)
1943 - Michael J. McCulley, Cmdr. USN / astronaut (STS-34)
1955 - Andrew M. Allen, Cpt. USMC/ astronaut (sk: STS-46)
1955 - Charles D. "Sam" Gemar, US Army / astronaut (STS 38, 48)

1265 - Simon de Montfort, English baron, in battle
1526 - Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer
1981 - Melvyn Douglas actor, dies at 80
1984 - Mary Miles Minter, silent screen star

Reported Missing in Action
Burns, John R., USAF (TN); A1E crashed, KIA, remains ID'd Feb, 1993

Bisz, Ralph C., USN (FL); A4E shot down, believed KIA, body not recovered

Waldhaus, Richard, Civilian (CA); Released by PRG February, 1973