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Monday, September 29, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, September 29, 2008

Quote of the Day
"No better friend, no worse enemy"
-- 1st Marine Division motto

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
US ambassador appeals for patience in Iraq
Gates: Iraq mission in 'endgame'

Operation Enduring Freedom
4 Afghan bodyguards die in attack on politician

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Tunnel vision
Israel must quit occupied land: Olmert
Threat from "Jewish underground"
Hamas releases 35 Fatah members
Car bombing targets Lebanese troops, kills 5

Wounded Warriors
'Virtual Iraq' Combats Horrors of War for Troops

Other Military News
U.S., Foreign Vessels Surrounding Ship Seized by Somali Pirates - PHOTOS
Technology is no cure-all, Gates tells military
U.S. missile radar to shield Israel

Religion of Peace??
Syria says Islamist bomber behind deadly blast - Video (Nah, can't be - they're so peaceful!)
Western tourists freed after Egypt kidnapping

Worldwide Wackos
Chavez: Venezuela Going Nuclear With Russia's Help (Heaven help us.)
Iran won't halt nuclear work despite U.N. demand
IAEA head urges Iran to end nuclear secrecy
DPR Korea Committed to Peaceful Resolution of Nuclear Issue, UN Told

Homegrown Moonbats
'No Audience' for Tom Cruise's Hitler Flick
Bruce Springsteen to play Super Bowl halftime

Politics / Government
A Plan, But Will It Pass? - DRAFT (Funny, but I'm just not sure nationalizing industries is the way to go...)
Fed Makes Cash Injection
House Tackles Financial Bailout: WATCH LIVE
Candidates Cautiously Back Bailout
Interactive Timeline
Central banks inject more cash
Factbox: Key points of bailout plan
Bush says financial bailout package vital
Bank rescues in Europe as House meets on bailout - Video
Financial crisis boosts trade reform calls
Political Kabuki
FOX News STRATEGY ROOM: Political Analysis, Streaming Live
Statement by Real Estate Roundtable President and CEO Jeffrey DeBoer Supporting the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act
No to Taxpayer Funded Bailout: Join the Coalition
McCain v. Obama: Which One Can You Afford?
Prosecutor Named to Probe U.S. Attorneys' Firings
Fannie, Freddie get federal grand jury subpoenas
Bill Clinton vows to do what he can to elect Obama
State-by-State Electoral Vote Assessment
Both U.S. Presidential Candidates 'Profoundly Shaped' by Asia
Video: Students react to candidate debate
Congress set to leave without deal on minimum tax
Judge slams government tactics in Stevens case
First results show Ecuadoreans back new charter

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Heather Locklear Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Body of White Female Found in Tennessee River Near Where Missing Waitress Vanished
Detroit Police Sergeant Accused of Having His Wife Murdered Found Hanging in Park
Indiana Father Kills Sex Offender Who Broke Into Home (Good for him)
Quadriplegic Man Pleads Guilty to Filming Bathing Girls
Infant Shot Dead as He Slept With Mom
Man Who Hugged Cop Charged With Assault
Sniper Kills Murder Suspect From Outside Jail
Campus Bans Man Accused of Recruiting Concubines
Maryland police find 2 children's frozen corpses
Gun groups to appeal decision to toss Ga. lawsuit

U.N. News
Financial turmoil no bar to climate deal: U.N.

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
The End Is Near: U.S. Can't Stop 'Doomsday Machine'
Cadbury: Melamine Found in Chinese-Made Chocolates
Kraft, Mars Probe Reports of Tainted Oreos, M&Ms (If the FDA was doing its job, it would immediately ban ingredients from China - or at a minimum, require that any product with any Chinese ingredients include that on its labels)
Toddler Blinded After Contracting Raccoon Disease
High School Football Player Dies After Contracting MRSA
"Fusion Man" makes historic flight
The brains behind a blade runner
Deal keeps U.S. on International Space Station
New way to make stem cells is safe: research
We feel good, emerging China astronauts say
Oldest rocks on Earth found in northern Canada
Nintendo to launch camera, music-capable DS: report
Theaters, studios near deal for digital projection
Hole in Adobe software allows free movie downloads
Nokia's iPhone rival due Oct. 2: sources
Tech industry still buoyant, Microsoft CEO says
Video: China's space capsule lands safely
Horny Goat Weed may offer Viagra alternative: study (Horny Goat Weed?! Too funny...)
New software turns PC into TiVo TV recorder

Mother Nature
Hurricane Kyle Makes Landfall in Nova Scotia
Magnitude 7.3 quake hits off New Zealand
First carbon permits auctioned in U.S. (Geeez...)
Europe warms fast: Med drier, north ever wetter
Clogged Beijing unveils new traffic controls
California invites countries to carbon cap meeting
Video: Whale freed in daring rescue

News from My Neck of the Woods
Crippled financial industry may crimp downtown NYC

Couple: Home's Ex-Owner Drove Us Out
Docs Baffled as Woman's Eyes Seal Shut Involuntarily
Aspiring Chef Dies After Eating Red-Hot Chili Sauce as a Dare
German company claims puzzle is world's biggest

Other News of Note
The beginning of the next big step
Slideshow: Beijing's Paralympic best
World mourns "king of cool" Paul Newman - Video
Talk of the Town (video): Newman mourned

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Citigroup Buys Wachovia Assets
FOXBusiness: Stocks Sink

Agency founded to shore up nuclear security
Buyout deals plummet
Credit crunch to blunt global mergers
U.S. hostile takeovers hit record
DealZone: Thundering to the exits?
Full Coverage: Crisis in Credit
Lolita goes Goth
Slideshow: Japanese "cosplay" trend
More Trends: Shower-power suits
Indian male chants new style mantra
Bank jitters and Apple sink stocks
Apple tumbles on consumer spending concerns
National City drops 52 percent as market wonders who's next
August consumer spending flat
Oil slides to $100 on financial troubles
Time to go buy-buy?
The new Mark-to-Myth
Central banks redouble efforts to save bank system
Circuit City posts loss, withdraws outlook
Europe forced into bank rescues as crisis spreads
Walgreen quarterly profit falls short of view
Lehman to announce Neuberger sale soon: source
Morgan Stanley sells Mitsubishi 21 percent stake
ImClone says second acquirer set to bid or withdraw
Atwood urges humans to settle "debt with nature"
Contested art by graffiti star Banksy fail to sell
Coldplay and Duffy lead MTV Europe nominations
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds marry
Video: Israel's ATM wedding gifts
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds marry - Video
Shop checkouts, falling cup film vie for art prize
Futuristic series will depict mass exodus from U.S.
Rams fire Linehan after fourth straight loss
Redskins hang on to upset Cowboys
Brewers win NL wild card, AL Central title up in air
Favre throws career-high six TD passes in Jets' rout
Rodgers injures shoulder in Packers' loss to Tampa Bay

AP News
Chicago White Sox need to win makeup game today
Late stop lifts Bears to 24-20 win over Eagles
Sold to US taxpayers for $700B: banks' bad assets

Branch manager briefs 4th Inf. Div., MND-B senior NCOs on HRC initiatives
MND-B Soldiers, local leaders quell Sons of Iraq fears
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos
Wall Street Bailout, Congressional Cover-up, or Sarbanes-Oxley?
The Changing Face of Welfare Fraud and Abuse
Mortgage Losses on Owner-Occupied Homes Lower than Assumed

Bush praises Iraqi leadership
Partnership paves way to productive future in Iraq
Iraqi soldiers tackle new mission
Gates visits Afghanistan

Joint Enabling Capabilities Command to stand up
USJFCOM to partner with NATO for training exercise - podcast
USJFCOM supporting hurricane relief
Newsmaker Profile: Marine Corps Col. Medio Monti - Listen to the podcast
More about Joint Systems Integration Command
Top U.S. commander in Iraq visits members of Task Force Ramadi
Task Force Ramadi assists in Iraqi milestone event
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
Liveblogging: Noble Resolve 08 - More about Noble Resolve
USJFCOM demonstration aims to enhance combat identification amongst coalition forces
USJFCOM hosts Keystone course for command senior enlisted leaders
New USJFCOM-funded close air support capability takes off at China Lake
Empire Challenge 2008 focuses on joint and coalition interoperability
Recent podcasts:
USJFCOM to partner with NATO for training exercise
Newsmaker Profile: Marine Corps Col. Medio Monti
Air Force captain named junior officer of quarter
Battlefield Target Identification Device fuels Bold Quest Plus
Like grandfather, like father, like son

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Reunion highlights CF reconciliation efforts during Ramadan (Kirkuk)
NP find explosives in Baghdad’s Rashid district
MND-B doctors, leaders visit Medical City (Baghdad)
Ramadan Detainee Releases Update – Week Four
Coalition Detainee Operations release more than 14,000, dropping population to around 17,900
Coalition forces target bomb networks, foreign terrorist facilitators (Baghdad)
School Renovations Provide Children New Opportunities in Rashid District
Three Significant Water Projects Ongoing in Erbil Province
Village of Hope Training Center Graduates Final Class

Mullen Urges Calm as U.S. Deals with Pakistani Allies

Village of Hope Graduates Final Class
Forces Continue to Pressure Insurgents


Afghan Patrols Return Fire, Kill Insurgents
Forces Target Eastern Bomb Networks


U.S. Troops Partner With Costa Rican Officials to Provide Medical Care
Officials Finalize NSPS Regulations


Civilian Leaders Wrap Up EuCom Trip
Commander Urges Leaders to Share Insights
Special Report: JCOC 76


Advisors Help Troops Transition to Civilian Life


America Supports You: Construction Starts on Rehab Center


Airman's Experience Aids Hurricane Response

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

National Hurricane Center

Today in History
- In Krems, Austria, Jews are accused of poisoning the wells.
1364 - The British defeat the French Battle of Auray.
1650 - In Englande, Henry Robinson opens the first marriage bureau.
1785 - The Chaidic sect is excommunicated in Krakow, Poland.
1789 - The First Congress adjourns; the U.S. War Department establishes a regular army.
1829 - London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty; Scotland Yard is formed.
1853 - The emigrant ship Annie Jane sinks off Scotland, drowning 348.
1892 - In Mansfield, PA, the first night football game is played.
1907 - Construction begins on the Washington National Cathedral.
1915 - A hurricane claims 275 lives in the Mississippi Delta.
1918 - Allied forces score a decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line.
1936 - For the first time, the radio is used for in a presidential campaign.
1940 - The Booker T. Washington, the first U.S. merchant ship commanded by a Black captain, is launched at Wilmington, DE.
1943 - General Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice.
1944 - Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia.
1951 - S.B. Nicholson discovers the 12th satellite of Jupiter.
1953 - The Milton Berle Show premiers
1954 - Willie Mays makes his famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz's 460' drive.
1969 - Love American Style premiers on ABC-TV.
1973 - Soyuz-12 returns to Earth.
1977 - The Soviet space station Salyut-6 is launched into Earth orbit.
1979 - Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Ireland.
1983 - For the first time, Congress invokes the War Powers Act.
1986 - The U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff, confined on spy charges.
1988 - The 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery-7, is launched; U.N. peacekeeping forces win the Nobel Peace prize.
1990 - After 83 years, construction of the Washington National Cathedral is completed.

1511 - Michael Servetus, physician (Christianism Rostituta)
1755 - Robert Lord Clive, founder of the British empire in India
1758 - Horatio Nelson, British naval hero (Trafalgar)
1895 - Joseph Banks, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception)
1901 - Enrico Fermi, physicist (fission), Nobel Prize winner (1938)
1902 - Miguel Alemán, president of Mexico (1946-52)
1925 - John Tower (Sen-TX)
1927 - Paul McCloskey (Sen-CA)
1929 - Bob Newhart, actor/comedian (Bob Newhart Show)
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, singer (Great Balls of Fire, Breathless)
1939 - Larry Linville, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H)
1942 - Madeleine Kahn, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety); William Nelson (Rep-FL), astronaut (STS 61C)
1943 - Lech Walesa, leader of the Polish Solidarity movement, Nobel Prize winner (1983)
1948 - Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)
1964 - Julie Peterson, Playboy playmate (Feb., 1987)
1969 - Erika Eleniak, Playboy playmate (Jul., 1989)

- Louis Pasteur
1978 - Pope John Paul I
1987 - Henry Ford II
1988 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (Addams Family)
1989 - A.A. Busch, Jr., brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cardinals)

Reported Missing in Action
Newberry, Wayne E., USAF (IL); A1H shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Curran, Patrick R., USMC (IL); A6A shot down (bombardier / navigator)

Lono, Luther A., USMC (WA); A6A shot down (pilot)

Bosiljevac, Michael J., USAF (NE); F105G shot down (EWO, w/O'Neil) , KIA, remains returned in 1988

Brett, Robert A., Jr., USAF (OR); F111A shot down (navigator, w/Coltman)

Coltman, William C., USAF (PA); F111A shot down (pilot, w/Brett)

O'Neil, James W., USAF (CA);F105G shot down (pilot, w/Bosiljevac), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

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