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Thursday, August 21, 2008

In Today's News - Thursday, August 21, 2008

Quote of the Day
"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards."
-- General Creighton W. Abrams (for whom the M1 is named),
during the Battle of the Bulge

News of Note
Georgian Crisis
Russia Blocks Georgia Port City
Russia Vows Shield Response Beyond Diplomacy
VIDEO: Russia's Secret Weapon
U.N.'s Stern Demand
Georgian troops return to troubled homeland
U.S. Will Continue to Support Georgia’s Democracy, Bush Says
U.S. Military Continues Georgia Humanitarian Aid Effort

Summer Olympics XXIX
Olympic Champs Go Head to Head?
Bolt Strikes Again
Walsh, May-Treanor Win 2nd Gold
Mark Spitz: I Could Have Kept Pace With Michael Phelps
Cancer fighter wins marathon swim - Slideshow
Agent strikes gold with U.S. gymnast
Those moving medal moments…
Bolt should show more respect: IOC chief - Video
"Pool rat" Phelps found focus on path to gold
Lopez siblings through to taekwondo quarter-finals - Slideshow
Rain delay
Inspired Clay takes early decathlon lead
Army Marksman Wins Gold in Skeet Shooting
Military Olympians

Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S., Iraq Reach Tentative Troop Withdrawal Deal
Support Our Troops, Read Their Stories
Strike Troops, Iraqi Physicians Aid Local Residents in Kateib
Tigers make 'Big Roar' in Baghdad Zoo
'Normalcy' returning to Kirkuk village
Iraqi troops fill Georgians' security role
Operation Iraqi Children Delivers in Baghdad
Iraqi Army Takes Lead in Security for Shabaniyah Pilgrimage

Operation Enduring Freedom
More Than 30 Militants Killed in Afghanistan Fighting

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
AMERICA'S FUTURE: Terror on the Border - VIDEO

Troops on Trial
Fmr. Marine faces prosecution for action in Iraq

Fallen Heroes
Group Honors North Carolina’s Fallen

Wounded Warriors
Afflicted Soldier Exemplifies ‘Heroes at Work’

Supporting Our Heroes
Employees Support Guard Coworker

Other Military News
Russia Threatens Military Response if U.S., Poland Follow Through With Missile Defense Deal
Rice says Russian missile shield reaction "bizarre"
U.S. firm guilty in defense exports to Chinese man

Politics / Government
Rep. Tubbs Jones Dies After Suffering Aneurysm
Tubbs Jones Likely Had No Warning of Aneurysm
'Incalculable loss' — US Rep. Tubbs Jones mourned
What's in a Poll?
ELECTION HQ: VP Secrecy Sparks Media Frenzy
NEW: Doin' Denver During the Democratic Convention
Obama and McCain dodge questions on VPs - Video
Biden, Romney and Pawlenty deemed top VP picks - Video
McCain hopes to turn the tide in Great Lakes area
Utah politician seals deal with horse kiss
Judge won't move Sen. Stevens' case to Alaska
California mulls probing senator over IndyMac crash
AP Exclusive: Crow offers free music to voters
Pakistan's Ruling Coalition Veers Toward Collapse

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Caylee Anthony's Mom Posts Bond - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Minor Fender-Bender Leads to Murderous Rampage in Fla.
WANTED: Polygamist Leader Suspected of Murder
5 Men Found Dead in Alabama Apartment
Man gets 11 life terms for LA train wreck deaths

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Microsoft Enlists Jerry Seinfeld in Ad War Against Apple
New York AG intensifies auction-rate debt probe
Tunnels to bring water to parched California
Scientists urge U.S. to protect economy from climate
Palm unveils Treo Pro to battle BlackBerry
Intel to build Yahoo widgets into new TV chips
DreamWorks Animation, Intel tie up on 3-D movies
An EA merger with Take-Two gets U.S. antitrust OK
EBay lowering fixed-price sellers' listing fees
Hillcrest files patent suit against Nintendo
Sony says to launch new version of PSP handheld
Space Age Engineers to Verify Control Software for Future Robotic Missions
Medicine in High Places: Mountain Sickness, High Altitude and Physiology

Mother Nature
Fay Flooding a 'Catastrophic' Event; 30 Inches of Rain Possible
'Catastrophic' Fay to Strike Florida a 3rd Time - PHOTOS
Storm Fay drenches space shuttle's port in Florida
Monsoon Rains in India Kill at Least 74

News from My Neck of the Woods
New York AG intensifies auction-rate debt probe

Bigfoot Hoaxers Still On the Lam
OUT THERE: Monkey Business at Tokyo Train Station
Couple survives plane crash into power cable - Video
PM's voicemail: call my predecessor
No sandcastles please, you're in Italy
New porn channel lets Canadians strut their stuff

Other News of Note
Spanish Jet Crashes on Takeoff Killing Most on Board
14 of 153 Bodies ID'd in Spain Plane Crash - PHOTOS

Fox News
FTC to Hang Up Prerecorded Sales Messages
FOXBusiness: Fannie, Freddie May Need Rescue
Food Fight: Cupcake Makers Simmer Over Candy Dot
Jennifer Love Hewitt: I Wish I Stayed Nude From Age 12-28
101 Days of Sex: How One Married Couple 'Just Did It'
Ellen DeGeneres: Portia de Rossi Will 'Cook and Clean' for Me
Pop Tarts: PETA Steps Into Hogan Fight: Is Linda Lying About Her 'Fake' Fur?

Going abroad
Global Finance: Long road from here
Steady course
Interactive Chart: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Personal Finance: A primer for Gen Y
Federal Reserve investigated Lehman rumors: report
Nissan says to start exporting cars from China JV
Daimler denies trucks spinoff being mulled
Temasek prepared to invest more in Western banks
LG Elec appliance unit aims over 6 percent 2008 margin
Microsoft enlists Seinfield for ad campaign: report
China's CITIC says no talks with Lehman
KfW says Lone Star to get 90.8 percent IKB stake
Morgan Stanley unit drops Daewoo Elec buy deal
Food prices to post biggest rise since 1990: USDA
U.S. Amish population surges and spreads: study
Matt Damon, wife welcome baby girl - Video
Superhero summer heads for $4 billion box office
Kerkorian makes rare public appearance at trial
New film by "Spirited Away" director wows Japan
Ricky Martin becomes father of twins - Video
Disgraced British glam rocker back in Bangkok - Video
The Verve ventures "Forth" with reunion album
Oasis digs down to basics on new album
Rumer Willis joins the "family business"
Arroyo pitches Reds to victory over Cubs
Griffey hits 609th home run against Seattle
Glavine hopeful of return from elbow surgery
Roddick goes into U.S. Open as outside chance

AP News
Weak economy spurs growth for community colleges
China hopes to attract more US college students
Garret Anderson helps Angels beat Rays 5-4

Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
IA Medical and Dental Clinic Gets It Done
Pressure continues to expel al-Qaeda in Iraq (Baghdad)
MND-N Soldiers, ISF apprehend six terrorists
Kindergarten school in Ghazaliyah reopens after refurbishments
ISF, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons in Baghdad
Oil Police receive motorcycles thru Iraqi Security Forces Fund
Ministry of Interior opens its new court system (Baghdad)

Department of Defense
Bush Salutes Veterans, Current Military


General Cites Need for International Effort
Panamax Exercise Stresses Cooperation


Soldiers Strive to Improve Conditions for Iraqis
Coalition Strikes al-Qaida Networks, Finds Weapons

Rewards Program Reduces Munitions on Street
Coalition Forces Kill Two Militants, Detain Six


Soldier Finds Success in Unfamilar Role

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
1831 - Nat Turner's slave revolt kills 55 in Southampton County, VA.
1841 - John Hampson patents the venetian blind.
1858 - Illinois hosts the first Lincoln-Douglas debate.
1878 - The American Bar Association organizes in Saratoga, NY.
1945 - President Truman ends the Lend-Lease program.
1959 - Hawaii becomes the 50th U.S. state.
1963 - Martial law is declared in South Vietnam.
1968 - After five years, Russia once begins jamming the "Voice of America" radio program; at 12:50 a.m., Radio Prague announces the Soviet-led invasion of that country.
1972 - The U.S. launches the Copernicus orbiting astronomy observatory.
1982 - Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut after Israel invades.
1987 - Clayton Lonetree is convicted - the first U.S. Marine to be court-martialed for spying.
1989 - Voyager-2 begins a flyby of the planet Neptune.
1991 - In the U.S.S.R., a Communist coup is crushed after 2 days.
2017 - The date of the next total solar eclipse visible from North America.

1165 - King Philip II Augustus of France (1179-1223)
1660 - Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote the first book on bridge building
1765 - King William IV of England (1830-37)
1890 - Bill Henry, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1906 - William "Count" Basie, jazz pianist; Friz Freleng, animator (Bugs Bunny-Emmy 1982)
1909 - C. Dillon Douglas, U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
1923 - Chris Schenkel, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
1930 - Princess Margaret of England (Queen Elizabeth's sister)
1951 - Harry Smith, TV host (CBS Morning Show)

1971 - George Jackson, Black Panther, murdered
1982 - Benigno "Ninoy" Simeon Aquino, Jr., Philippines opposition leader, assassinated

Reported Missing in Action
Johnson, James R., US Army (IN); drowned when he fell in river while crossing bridge, Killed, body not recovered

Budd, Leonard R., Jr., USMC (MA); released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Buckley, Jimmy L., USN (IA); A6A shot down (pilot, w/Flynn), PRG returned ashes December, 1975

Eby, Robert G., Civilian; presumed killed in plane crash

Flynn, Robert J., (MN); (w/Buckley) released by China - alive and well as of 1998

Guenthre, Harry, Civilian (Germany); Communications Engineer in Saigon, killed in plane crash

Hardman, William M., USN (WV); A6A shot down (w/Profilet), released by DRV march, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Morrill, Merwin L., USAF (CA); F105D shot down, remains recovered June, 1983 (Morrill's brother David was also KIA in Vietnam - USMC, KIA 6/18/67)

Profilet, Leo T., USN (IL); A6A shot down (w/Hardman), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Powell, Lynn K., USAF (UT); F105D shot down, remains recovered June, 1983

Scott, Dain V., USN (PA); A6A shot down (bombadier / navigator, w/Trembley)

Trembley, Jay F., USN (WA); A6A shot down (pilot, w/Scott)

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