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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

In Today's News - Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quote of the Day
"When the will defies fear,
when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate,
when honor scorns to compromise with death -
that is heroism."

-- Robert Green Ingersoll

News of Note
Summer Olympics XXIX
OLYMPICS: Phelps Wins 3rd Gold of Games
Olympics prove a marathon for interpreters
Olympic greats
Gold and patriotism spur on champs
Make room for Phelps as winningest Olympian ever
Looking to skies for medal barometer
Blog: Beautiful, baffling, bewildering
Olympics Medal Count
Beijing provides 100,000 condoms for athletes
ADVISORY: Gymnastics China story withdrawn
Gold, patriotism and revenge spur on the Games champs - Video
China takes the gold, Americans win the bronze
Olympic opening uses girl's voice, not face

Team USA Soldiers Strive for Medals in Beijing
Former Soldier Enters U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame

Conflict in Georgia
Russia's Medvedev Orders Halt to War in Georgia - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Georgia Calls on EU to Halt Partnership Talks With Russia
ON THE SCENE: FOX News Crews Eyewitness to Conflict
Conflict raises energy transit worries
Video: Conflict threatens oil route
Few options
Factbox: South Ossetia conflict
Blog: Cold War reheated
McCain, Obama say Russia faces fallout over Georgia - Video
Bush to speak on Georgia-Russia conflict - Video

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq governor survives attack, curfew imposed
Iraqi forces improve as violence drops
Sheik addresses state of Fallujah
'Women of Tomorrow' Gather in Ramadi
ISF, Coalition, Residents Working Together to Keep Area Safe

Operation Enduring Freedom
NATO force denies Afghan civilian casualty report

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Bomb Hits Pakistan Air Force Bus, Killing At Least 14

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualty
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Other Military News
U.S. shield negotiator to visit Warsaw this week
Northrop contract for U.S. patrol plane upheld
Absentee Voting = Simple, Easy Process for Complex Decision

Religion of Peace??
PHOTOS- 3 Chinese Officers Killed in Attack

Homegrown Moonbats
Cindy Sheehan Qualifies to Challenge Pelosi

Politics / Government
Edwards' Story: It Doesn't Add Up - VIDEO
Report: Ex-Mistress Held Scorn for Edwards' Wife
Clinton Adviser Blames Edwards for Her Nomination Loss
Video: Opportunity for McCain?
ELECTION HQ: Religious Youth Vote Could Tip Scales
Obama's overhaul plan
Adviser discusses regulatory reform
Obama's ideas on Wall street reform
Blog: Speakers at the DNC
Blog: "Washington's biggest celebrity"
Mass. lawmakers OK nearly $16 billion in borrowing
Report: Clinton told to cast Obama as un-American
Study: Women rise in state government leadership
New rules would help Wall Street: Obama adviser - Video
McCain's 'celebrity' taunts are bugging Obama
Mich. AG: Detroit mayor violated bail terms again
Obama's 'no income taxes on seniors' draws critics
Musharraf loses allies ahead of impeachment bid

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Illegal Immigrant Bond Fund Kicks Off Campaign

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
DNA Test Frees Convicted Ohio Rapist After 18 Years in Prison
Police: 'Cult' Starved Toddler Who Wouldn't Say 'Amen'
Good Samaritan in Missouri Murdered Saving Female Under Attack
Report: Brussels Security Footage May Show Missing Child Madeleine McCann
Team of Psychic Detectives Aid Police in Search for Missing Florida Girl
Federal Judge Upholds Gun Ban in Atlanta Airport
Iowa Man Accused of Using Razor Blade to Neuter Dog
Police: Cyanide Death Suspected at Denver Hotel
'Rockefeller' Is Wanted German, L.A. Police Say - VIDEO
Boston man remembers Calif. couple who vanished
Psychics Join Search for Caylee - PHOTOS - VIDEO
NY's "Preppy Killer" gets 19 years for drug charges
U.S. airlines sue over plan to auction airport slots
Panettiere's father accused of striking wife
Creditor sues Ed McMahon, wife, over $250,000 loan

Adventures in Political Correctness
Mental disability groups protest 'Tropic Thunder'

U.N. News
Business Reform Project in Viet Nam Gets Boost With UN Funding

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Olympics, NBC dogged by fakery accusations
Newspaper apologizes for false royals story

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
FOXSexpert: The Health Benefits of Masturbation
High tech U.S. offshore drilling safer
Want to live a long life? Run
Fit and fat: Study shows it's possible
Healthy lifestyle cuts stroke risk: study
Many Americans have poor eyesight
Low vitamin D raises death risk
Video: Heaviest man to lose weight
NASA abandons plan to fly new spaceships by 2013
Invisibility cloak one step closer, scientists say
Microsoft's Zune player seeking Hollywood stardom
Google resolves Gmail access problems
Allman band sues Universal over digital royalties
Citigroup sees better Amazon Kindle sales
Liberty Media open to discussing AOL dial-up deal

Mother Nature
Elephants' Legendary Memories Help Herds Survive
Some big whales recovering since hunt ban
Polar bear eaten by shark: who's top predator?
U.S. ship heads for Arctic to define territory
NYC among 21 cities to disclose carbon output
Villagers refuse to move for Sudanese dam
Video: Kenya turns waste into cards
Elephant seals join fight against climate change
Tropical depressions could form in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Hernan continues to weaken
Bush wants some endangered species rules extinct

News from My Neck of the Woods
Hartford Imposes 9 p.m. Curfew for Minors After Shootings
Groom Arrested for Getting Too Close to Bride at Wedding

Mystery Buyer Pays $750 Million for World's Priciest Home
Soccer team causes surprise by coming home
Australia's eight hit by new curse
Llama fetus ritual to help Bolivia's Morales?
Obama, McCain reveal pop culture favorites
Man says he's porn inspector, demands free videos

Other News of Note
Oil Falls to 3-Month Low at $113 on Stronger Dollar - TRACKER
FOXBusiness: Gas Prices Fall 15 Cents in Two Weeks

Fox News
Britney Spears Shows Off New Bikini Body
Pop Tarts: Shocked Stars Mourn Bernie Mac's Sudden Death
Isaac Hayes' History With Scientology

Mugabe under growing pressure for deal
Eight killed as Indian Kashmir land row boils
Musharraf loses allies ahead of impeachment bid
Metallica to begin world tour in Arizona
Oil's modest reprieve
Oil falls on China crude import drop
Full Coverage: Spotlight on Oil
JPMorgan loses $1.5 billion since July
Futures point to Wall Street dip
Eating profits
Small Business:Hooked on pools
Waiting till 2010
UBS rips up one-bank model as rich clients flee
MUFG seeks rest of UnionBanCal for $3 billion
Drugmakers protest plan on legal costs: report
SEC working on short-selling proposals: report
Tesco enters India with cash-and-carry, Tata deal
Slowing economy dents China car market
Morgan Stanley eyes deal, NY widens auction-rate probe
Natixis in talks with Dexia, others on stake: paper
Adecco seeks friendly takeover of Michael Page
Batman won't catch "Titanic" - Video
Rocker Chrissie Hynde now a little bit country
Salma Hayek develops wedding reality series
"Lost" producer eye earthquake film
Video: Mandela celebrates 90 - again!
Singapore Airlines voted world's best again
Chef Cutrara takes a local approach at Cowbell
Dressing for success? Uniforms for Indonesia corrupt
Video: Domino toppling display
Red Sox rally knocks White Sox off top spot
Diamondbacks trade for power-hitting outfielder Adam Dunn

AP News
Out of left field: Manny goes missing, Dodgers win
Rodgers sharp, but Packers fall to Bengals 20-17
Beckett outpitches Danks as Red Sox beat White Sox
New dad Perkins, light-hitter Everett lift Twins
Tigers' Verlander roughed up by Blue Jays, 7-2
Rays place rookie Evan Longoria on 15-day DL
Mets bullpen falls apart again in loss to Pirates

New Commerce Strengthens Community Relationships
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

Battlefield Target Identification Device fuels Bold Quest Plus
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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Drug Bust Cuts Off Distro in Southwest Anbar
Airman Joins Soldiers in CSI Iraq
Al-Qaeda bombing cells known for targeting Iraqi civilians damaged (Baghdad)
Coalition forces catch nine Kata’ib Hezbollah suspects in Adhamiyah
Female suicide bomber kills 1, injures 13 in Baqubah
IED kills 5, wounds 3 in Diyala

Department of Defense
Bush Denounces Russia's 'Brutal Escalation' in Georgia
U.S.Transports Georgian Forces from Iraq

Military Services Meet Recruiting Goals
Travel Regulation Change Protects Renters Whose Landlords Default
Navy Urges Dealing With Everyday Stress
Oklahoma Tribe Honored for Service

Group Helps Troops With Civilian Careers
G.I. Woodshop Helps Troops Nail Projects

Army Transports U.S. Tiger Cubs to Baghdad Zoo
U.S. Soldiers Detain ‘Special Groups’ Suspect
Petraeus, Crocker Condemn Tal Afar Attack

Auxiliary Grads Set to Serve as Afghan Police
Forces Kill 25 Militants, Eight Noncombatants

Airman Creates Efficiencies

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
- Pope Julius III orders the confiscation and burning of the Talmud.
1676 - In New England, King Philip's War (vs. the Wampanoag Indians) ends.
1851 - Isaac Singer s igranted a patent for his sewing machine.
1862 - General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX.
1867 - President Andrew Johnson defies Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
1877 - Thomas Edison invents the Edisonphone, a sound recording device.
1898 - The U.S. formally annexes Hawaii; the Spanish-American War formally ends.
1941 - French Marshal Henri Petain gives his full support to Nazi Germany.
1953 - The U.S.S.R. conducts a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.
1955 - President Eisenhower raises the minimum wage from $0.75 to $1 an hour.
1959 - For the first time, a Polaris missile is fired by a ship (Observation Island).
1960 - Echo 1, the first communications satellite, is launched; USAF Major Robert M. White takes the X-15 to 41,600 m.
1962 - Russia launches Vostok 4.
1972 - The last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.
1976 - The Space Shuttle Enterprise is put through its first approach and lands test (ALT)
1977 - High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 is launched into an Earth orbit; the Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its first atmospheric flight.
1978 - ICE is launched
1981 - IBM introduces the PC and PC-DOS version 1.0.
1990 - Iraq President Saddam Hussein says he is ready to resolve the Gulf crisis if Israel withdraws from occupied territories.

1757 - ALF, TV alien life form ("ALF")
1762 - King George IV of England (1820-30)
1781 - Robert Mills, architect (Washington Monument)
1859 - Katharine Lee Bates, author (America the Beautiful)
1925 - Dale Bumpers (Sen-AR)
1936 - John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
1951 - Charles E. Brady, Jr., USN Commander/astronaut
1960 - Lonny Chin, Playboy playmate (Jan, 1983)
19?? - My little sister - Happy Birthday, K!

1900 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Chess champion (1866-1894)
1982 - Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond)

Reported Missing in Action
Brown, Donald H., Jr., USN (CA); A4E shot down, remains returned August,1985

Allison, David, USAF (MT); F105D shot down
Neuens, Martin J., USAF (WI); released March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Wrye, Blair C., USAF (MA); RF101C shot down

Atterberry, Edwin, USAF (TX); RF4C shot down, DIC May, 1969, remains returned March, 1974
Norris, Thomas E., USAF (IL); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Parrott, Thomas V., USAF (GA); down, RF4C shotreleased by DRV March, 1973 - deceased, October, 1998

Tullier, Lonnie Joseph, US Army (LA); passenger in UH1B that crashed, remains recovered August, 1968

Sexton, John C., US Army (MI); released October, 1971

Brown, James A., US Army (TN); swept down river; Killed, body not recovered

Thompson, David M., USN (PA); KIA, body not recovered

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