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Thursday, August 07, 2008

In Today's News - Thursday, August 7, 2008

Quote of the Day
"We don't want our kids to fight.
But sometimes they have to fight
and when they do, we have to support them."

-- General Tommy Franks

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.N. Iraq mandate renewed; Baghdad wants more U.N. help
Iraqis: Deal close on plan for US troops to leave

Operation Enduring Freedom
American deaths in Afghanistan war reach 500

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Does Freedom Await Bin Laden's Driver? - CHARGES
Homegrown Terror Poses Threat
Islamic Group Threatens Terror Attack at Olympics
Gaza militants warn Israel truce may end in 3 weeks
Despite demons, Ivins stayed at high-security lab

Wounded Warriors
Remote-control warriors suffer war stress

Other Military News
Military wants to lead U.S. into the green

Religion of Peace??
Random House pulls novel on Islam, fears violence

Worldwide Wackos
Israel Considering Military Strike on Iranian Nuclear Sites
U.N. nuclear inspector in Iran for talks
Analysis: Iran's fudge sets up slow motion nuclear drama
A long, hard drive

Politics / Government
ELECTION HQ: The Greenest Convention Battle
Edwards' Party Role Clouded by Allegations
McCain Campaign Reviewing Questionable Donations
Obama, McCain reveal pop culture favorites - Video
Clintons creating new headaches for Obama
McCain slams Obama over drilling off coasts - Video
Obama, McCain reveal pop culture favorites - Video
Man held in Fla. on charge of threatening Obama
After rebuke, Bush eager to embrace Olympics
Obama rejects talk of trouble from Clinton backers
McCain calls for probe of company he once aided
Police raid Md. mayor's home and kill his dogs
Detroit mayor thrown in jail after bond violation
McCain seeks answers on UPS/DHL proposal
Laura Bush tours camp to lift pressure on Myanmar
Video: Obama, McCain embrace web ads
Pakistan coalition to move for Musharraf impeachment - Video

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Mexico Slams U.S. for Executing Mexican Rapist, Killer
Mexican Soldiers Enter Arizona, Briefly Detain Border Agent
9 Dead, 9 Hurt After SUV Carrying Alleged Illegals Flips

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
CSI Team Descends on Home of Missing Tot's Grandparents After They Say Child's Life in Danger
Lake Searches Planned in Missing Tot Case - PHOTOS
Florida Man, 65, Charged in Death of Federal Border Agent
Florida Man Charged With Agent's Death Hospitalized
PHOTOS: Agent Gunned Down in Front of His Child
Cops Suspect 'Clark Rockefeller' Is Man of Many Faces
Flight Attendant: Osteen 'Acted Like a Diva' - PHOTOS
Joel Osteen's Wife on Trial in Flight Attendant Assault
Deputies: Granny Arrested for Driving With Child on Roof
Federal investigators drop Ledger drug inquiry

Adventures in Political Correctness
L.A. may force restaurants to post calories on menus

U.N. News
EU says U.N. carbon market link to start October
Libyan, U.S. envoys trade hugs and kisses at U.N.
UN Helps 30,000 Liberians Find Work Through Road Repair Projects
Senior UN Official Named as New Peacebuilding Chief

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Google admits its AOL investment may be impaired
Google launches free music search service in China

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Study: Two Popular Fertility Methods Don't Work
Tokyo to get electric car recharging sites: report
Material bends, stretches and conducts electricity?
Sept launch for bid to crack secrets of universe
Libraries step into the age of iPod
Material bends, stretches and conducts electricity?
Athletes play video games as Olympics go virtual - Video
Renewed protests threaten to delay Nano India launch
Know thy enemy with France's spy software
Bulgarian archaeologists discover ancient chariot
Scientists produce stem cells for 10 diseases

Mother Nature
Countless Caterpillars Invade New Mexico Town
Tropical downpours worsening, say scientists
Haze hovers over Beijing day before opening ceremony - Video
Video: Eco-village lives carbon neutral
Search on for 9 victims in wildfire chopper crash

Cloned-Dog Owner Denies She Is Alleged Rapist, Kidnapper of Mormon Missionary - VIDEO
'Montauk Monster' Mystery Goes Hollywood
26 Texas Cheerleaders Squeeze Into Elevator, Get Stuck
Police reopen 7,000 cases after DNA error
English "Lord" puts life up for sale on eBay - Video
Bear attacks woman gardening
Spelling "truely atrosious," says academic
Spanish bullfighter to don Armani-designed costume
Giant smelly flower puts on sex show in Belgium
Two arrested after using barbecue pit as a weapon
Elvis' peacock jumpsuit sells for $300K

Other News of Note
China's Games party set for "Big bang" start - Video
U.S. women attempt saber sweep
Michael Phelps goes with the flow
U.S. swim team brims with confidence
Americans can win by a shave
China's "bad guests"
China's party set for "Big bang" start
100-year dream, a sick man's cure
Timeline: China's long march to host
Games to turn investors on or off?
Slideshow: Olympic Pictures
Obama's oil plan
McCain slams Obama over drilling
Reuters Full Coverage: 2008 Olympics
Morgan Hamm pulls out of Games
New Report Reveals Intensified Crackdown in Tibet as Olympics Opens

Fox News
9 Kids, 2 Illnesses, 1 Family
FOXBusiness: Dow Plunges 225 in Sea of Bad News
Retailers Report Mixed Sales in July
Bob Saget: Comedians Went Too Far With Crude Jokes About Olsen Twins
Green Bay Packers Trade Brett Favre to New York Jets
Report: Former Porn Star Jenna Jameson Pregnant
Pop Tarts: Tara Reid Rejected, Kim Kardashian to Battle Mom on 'Dancing With the Stars'
Morgan Freeman's Attorney Says He's Getting a Divorce

Indicted Detroit mayor jailed for violating bond
HHS chief denies new rule to attack contraception
L.A. may force restaurants to post calories on menus
Jets release Pennington after acquiring Favre
Georgia surrounds breakaway city, Russia alarmed - Video
Too early for new Wall St. leader
Agencies brace for airline downsizing
Hedges may waste airlines' money
Pressure drop
Consumer credit up $14.33 billion
Jobs, store sales softer as homes up
Mortgage delinquencies up: report
Factbox: Fed Board: Who's Who
Georgia surrounds breakaway city, Russia alarmed
L.A. may force restaurants to post calories on menus
Citigroup and Merrill to buy back auction-rate debt
Hollywood fashion maven Mr. Blackwell in a coma
AIG and Wal-Mart spark sell-off on Wall Street - Video
Distressed bet
Japan's taste for risk only grows
Crunch deals a losing hand to Vegas
Chrysler going, going ...
Chrysler questions
GM says to spend $900 million on capacity adjustments
SEC Web guidelines vex press release services
Wal-Mart eyes $10 billion sales per year for Marketside: report
Supply crunch may bring $200 oil in 5-10 yrs: study
AIG CEO to take scalpel soon to big insurer
Sprint cancels $3 billion convertible sale
CIT and GE, selling rail cars, compete for buyers
Berlusconi says foreign player in Alitalia talks
Comic Bernie Mac hospital release seen in weeks - Video
Just a Minute With: Dennis Hopper on "Swing Vote"
"Pineapple Express" opens on high note
Hollywood fashion maven Mr. Blackwell in a coma
Morgan Freeman released from hospital
Video: Posh Spice's revolutionary roots
Will German rival to London's black cabs catch on?
Just a Minute With: Dennis Hopper on "Swing Vote"
Jets release Pennington after acquiring Favre
Karlsson, India's Singh lead weather-hit PGA
Calzaghe to take on Jones in November

AP News
Morgan Freeman discharged from Tenn. hospital
Jobless claims hit highest point since March 2002
Usher's mother back as his manager after split
Citigroup returning billions to investors
Lexus once again tops JD Power dependability study

Iraqis Work to Restore Essential Services After Car Bombing
National Police Search Operation Nets 13 IEDs
Indiana Soldiers Get Head Start
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Marines target oil smugglers, protect citizens
Brigade commander: Rashid progress 'phenomenal'
General: Several factors contribute to Iraq improvement
South Baghdad ready for transition
Iraq improving; conditions 'mixed' in Afghanistan

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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Vigilance in Community Provides Peace
Second Push of Chicken Distribution
Progress Continues on School Construction Near Baghdad
Iraqi Army, MND-N Soldiers assist more than 150 families (Baqubah)
SoI leads MND-N Soldiers to large cache west of Samarra
ISOF, Baghdad National ERB capture eight AQI, detain two more in Diyala
MND-B Soldiers, NPs confiscate weapons, find IED
Coalition forces capture alleged terrorist leader
Coalition detains two suspects associated with Special Groups (Karkh)

Department of Defense
Pentagon Agency Braces for Tourists
U.S. Garrison Bids Germany Farewell
Cartwright Supports UK Collaboration


Retention Regulation to Strengthen Ranks
Troops Kill Enemy Fighters, Destroy Weapons


Georgia Man Starts Letter Campaign


Military Seeks Partners in Cyber Future


Iraqi Forces Continue Coalition Success in Iraq
Vigilance Provides Peace for Iraqi People


Pentagon Ceremony Marks 60-Year Anniversary - Photos - Video
Truman’s Fight for Civil Rights Remembered
Special Report: 60th Anniversary of Integration


Wounded Warrior to Aim for Gold in Beijing Paralympics

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
1498 - Columbus arrives in the Caribbean.
1782 - George Washington creates the Order of the Purple Heart.
1789 - The U.S. War Department is established.
1882 - The Hatfields of south WV and the McCoys of east KY feud; 100 are killed or wounded.
1888 - Theophilus Van Kannel patents the revolving door.
1934 - A U.S. Court of Appeals upholds a lower court ruling striking down the government attempt to bank "Ulysses", a controversial James Joyce novel.
1941 - In Romania, 551 Jews are shot in the Kishnev ghetto.
1942 - Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, sees the first WWII American offensive in the Pacific.
1947 - The balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian reef.
1951 - The Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches a speed of 1,992 kph.
1954 - Charles Mahoney becomes the first African-American to serve as a full U.N. delegate.
1959 - Explorer 6 transmits the first TV photo of Earth from space.
1960 - The Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) gains independence from France.
1961 - In Vostok-2, Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles the Earth for a full day.
1964 - The U.S. Congress approves the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, allowing the President to "take 'all necessary steps' to protect the forces of the United States and its allies."
1971 - Apollo 15 returns to Earth.
1974 - Philippe Petit walks on a tightrope strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
1976 - The U.S. Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after an 11-month flight from Earth.
1978 - Thousands of mourners pay their respects to Pope Paul VI.
1990 - Saudi Arabia allows U.S. troops on their soil, as Operation Desert Shield begins.
1991 - A court grants Manuel Noriega access to secret U.S. documents.

317 - Constantius II, Roman emperor (337-61)
1742 - Nathanael Greene, General, American Revolutionary War
1779 - Carl Ritter, co-founder of modern geography
1876 - Mata Hari, dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)
1904 - Ralph J. Bunche, U.N. founder / diplomat / Nobel Prize winner (1950)
1927 - Edwin W. Edwards (Gov-LA)
1956 - Kent V. Rominger, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr/astronaut

- Oliver Hardy comedian of Laurel and Hardy
1991 - Shotzie, Cincinnati Reds mascot (dog), dies at 9

Reported Missing in Action
Gray, Harold Edwin, Jr., USN (NY); A1H shot down

Brazelton, Michael L., USAF (CA); released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Fryer, Charles Wigger, USN (OK); A1H shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Gideon, Willard S., USAF (MD); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998

Moran, Richard Allan, USN (AR); A4B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Pyle, Thomas S., USAF (DE); F105F shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Sandvick, Robert J., USAF (MT); F105F shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998

Wendell, John H., USAF (TX); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998

Chambers, Carl D., USAF (CA); F4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Wilson, Glenn H., USAF (WV); F4C shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - deceased January, 1988

Berg, Bruce A., US Army (WA); KIA, body not recovered

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