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Monday, September 08, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, September 8, 2008

Quote of the Day
"...These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps
and will fight to the end no matter what the cost."

-- 2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Al-Qaeda not safe in Baghdad, Mosul

Operation Enduring Freedom
US re-examines Afghan civilian deaths from attack

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
U.S. drones kill 16 in missile attack in Pakistan

Other Military News
Russia May Hold Naval Maneuvers With Venezuela

Religion of Peace??
Girl Forced to Marry at Nine Murdered After She Sought Annulment

Worldwide Wackos
Japanese Expert: North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Died in 2003

Politics / Government
U.S. Seizes Fannie, Freddie
World Markets, Futures Soar on News of Takeover
Bush: Letting Mortgage Giants Fail Is 'Unacceptable'
McCain Leaps Ahead in Poll
Palin Plans First Inverview This Week - PHOTOS
New York Post Endorses 'Battle-Tested' McCain
Obama: Recession Could Delay End to Bush Tax Cuts
McCain Vows to Have Democrats in Cabinet
Pop Tarts: Hollywood Stars React to Sarah Palin, Daughter’s Pregnancy
McCain takes 4-point lead over Obama in poll
McCain and Obama say Fannie, Freddie takeover needed
ABC News gets first Palin interview
Palin to meet media in a "few days" says McCain
Video: CBS Poll: McCain, Obama Tied
Obama and McCain have big economic differences
McCain takes on GOP and Bush along with Obama
Nader Volunteer, State Party Official Beaten At GOP Convention
Sarahmania! Routs Obamamania from Sea to Shining Sea!
Understanding Liberals Without a Ph.D. In Abnormal Psychology
U.S. drones kill 16 in missile attack in Pakistan
Sarkozy urges compliance with Georgia ceasefire
Georgia war boosts Medvedev status
War risks derailing EU-Russia ties
Thai PM vows to fight on despite court threat
India to sell nuclear deal to world, soothe critics
Mbeki to meet Zimbabwe parties in Harare
First would-be female PM marks shift in Japan
Russia aims to corner energy market: U.S. official

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Officer, 2 Others Dead in San Francisco Bay Gunfight
Doctor: Baby of Woman Arrested Could Not Have Been Saved
Florida Man Reports Robbery to Cover Being Scammed
Gun Taken From Caylee's Grandfather - PHOTOS
Desperate Seach for Missing Teacher, Reward Offered
Cops: Mom-Teen Crime Team Kill Elderly Man for $15
Jury Selection to Begin in O.J. Simpson Robbery Case
Mom to Be Sentenced for Killing Baby in Microwave

Adventures in Political Correctness
Russia in legal bid to ban "extremist" U.S. cartoon

U.N. News
Thaw of polar regions may need new U.N. laws
U.N. seeks World Heritage status for Iraqi marshes

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Internet Hoax Claims Miley Cyrus Killed in Car Accident
Advertiser group objects to Google-Yahoo tie up
NBC sets "Muppets Christmas"
Where Did The Media Go Wrong in The 2008 Electoral Coverage?
Going, going gone: JetBlue auctions flights on Web

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Fear Looms Over Scientist's Experiment to Uncover Secrets of 'Big Bang'
Officials Refuse to Pull Plug on Woman in 16-Year Coma
Probe completes asteroid fly by
China counts down to third manned space launch
New fingerprint method could unlock cold cases
Storms delay space shuttle launch to Hubble
Raising vegetables under Canada's midnight sun
IBM reworks storage strategy
RIM the big winner in smartphone market: Gartner
EA delays new Harry Potter game until 2009
Yahoo search arrives on AT&T mobile phones
Cellphone helps Muslims ring in prayer during Ramadan
AP IMPACT: Liver disease plagues obese adolescents
Colon cancer patients not getting follow-up care

Mother Nature
Florida Keys Residents Weigh Evacuation as Ike Slams Cuba
Hurricane Ike Hits Cuba on Direct Course for Havana - PHOTOS - STORM TRACKER - ON THE SCENE BLOG
Hurricane Ike weakens to Category 2 over Cuba - Video
Woman, 85, Found Dead After Getting Lost in Desert
Father, Son Tread Water for 15 Hours
EPA tightens lawn mower, motor boat emission rules
Best bet to turn the White House green?
Asian pollution could spur U.S. warming
Egypt rock slide toll rises to 32
Algae-dyed polar bears puzzle Japan zoo visitors

News from My Neck of the Woods
Tom Brady Injured in First Game of Season
Pats' quarterback to get MRI on injured knee today
Owner: Ride's Over at Coney Island Amusement Park

Look Out Aliens, Here Comes Steve
Flying Fish Breaks Arkansas Teen's Jaw
County dims red light, shuts last legal brothel
Greek postmen beat zombies to win oddest book title
Vienna's dancing horses get first female riders
Angry Argentine commuters torch train in rush hour
"Cremated" father reunited with family
Video: Ripley's "freaky" manimals

Other News of Note
College basketball pioneer Don Haskins dies at 78

FOX News
One Killed in Deadly Hot Air Balloon Crash
Britney Spears Returns to MTV's Video Music Awards
Police: Gary Coleman Involved in Utah Car Accident
Dakota Promises to Be Clean Teen

No quick fix - Video
Fannie and Freddie shares tumble
Analysis: Bailout a pre-emptive strike
Plan protects taxpayers: Paulson
China developers not yet distressed
Hedging their bets
Multinationals lag on dollar rally
Gulf FX reform pressures remain
Central banks may sell on dollar
History shows sterling not done
Living in fear
Column: Fading power, rising rivals
Britney sweeps - Slideshow
Blog: Britney returns to the scene
Winners at MTV Video Music Awards
What you didn't see at the MTV Awards
Wall Street jumps after move on Fannie, Freddie
Lehman announces senior management changes
WaMu ousts CEO, put under U.S. regulatory oversight
Musicologist believes piano piece Beethoven's last
Oil rises on hurricane threat, awaits OPEC - Video
Vintage bets
Aston Martin driving in new markets
Back on track?
Global Finance:Smells like Ponzi
Personal Finance:Planning way ahead
Global Finance:Feeling the chill
Altria to buy UST for $10.4 billion
Boeing strike impact to be felt globally
Freddie, Fannie plan protects taxpayers: Paulson
Lehman announces senior management changes
Origin eyes $8 billion joint venture with Conoco to fend off BG
Little chance of M&A quick-fix for retailer DSG
Fannie and Freddie shares tumble,debt rallies on bailout - Video
Royal Bank of Canada considered buying Lehman: report
Eni to buy First Calgary in C$923 million deal
Freddie, Fannie plan protects taxpayers: Paulson
Britney Spears sweeps at MTV Video Music Awards
Some 180,000 Entergy customers still without power
Madonna dedicates "Like a Virgin" to pope - Video
Toronto's film buyers see the light
Video: TalkOfTheTown: Madonna's dedication
Vintage jewels gain popularity as investments
Musicologist believes piano piece Beethoven's last
Wheels of history turn in Lisbon's elevadores
Video: Champion axe wielders
Serena bounces away with U.S. Open crown
Delgado, Santana help Mets split key double-header
Murray upsets Nadal to reach final
Favre guides Jets to win at Dolphins on debut

Associated Press
Bears' D turns tables on Colts in 29-13 victory
Fannie, Freddie deal helps some borrowers, not all
Torres, Timberlake make splash at NY Fashion Week

MND-B Enforces Security of Iraqi Population During Ramadan
Father Reunites With Son in Baghdad
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Bermel radio sends information to villages
Sadr City assistance center open for business
U.S. military makes Ramadan considerations for Muslim troops
Iraqis take control of Anbar security
U.S., Pakistani leaders build relationship

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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
New Bridge Unites Sister Cities
Al Baraka Operative Farmers Association Opens Doors
Fallujah Paves Path for Commerce
Al Kut’s downtown business area to get modern fish, meat market complexes
NP, IA, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons in Baghdad
New Imam Ali Bridge unites sister cities
Basra neighborhood very pleased with newly opened Primary Healthcare Clinic
MND-B enforces security of Iraqi population during Ramadan

Department of Defense
Troop-Support Groups Meet With Freedom Walk Participants at Pentagon
Freedom Walk Ends With Musical Tribute


U.S. Commander Says 'Turn up the Heat'
USS Mount Whitney Brings Aid to Georgia


Nonprofits Receive Grants for Innovation
Summer Accident Fatalities Hit 115

Coast Guard Responds to Infux of Storms


Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents


Coalition Forces Seize Bomb-Making Components
Renovated Schools to Greet Sadr City Children


Power Company Does ‘Whatever It Takes’ To Support Its Military Employees


Face of Defense: Air Traffic Controller Fulfills Long-Term Plans

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
1189 - England's King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) is crowned in Westminster
1752 - England adopts the Gregorian calendar; people riot, thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives.
1783 - The Treaty of Paris ends the American Revolutionary War.
1826 - The U.S.S. Vincennes leaves NY, and becmes the first warship to circumnavigate the globe.
1833 - The NY Sun begins publishing - it is the first daily newspaper.
1861 - Confederate forces enter Kentucky, ending its neutrality.
1865 - The Army commander in SC orders the Freedmen's Bureau to stop seizing land; the first pro football game played in Latrobe, PA.
1900 - The British annex Natal (South Africa).
1912 - In England, the world's first cannery opens - to supply food to the navy.
1916 - At the Battle of Verdun, the Allies turned back the Germans.
1918 - Five soldiers hanged for their alleged participation in the Houston riot of 1917.
1925 - The dirigible "Shenandoah" crashes in OH killing 13.
1930 - In the Dominican Republic, a hurricane kills 2,000, and injures 4,000.
1935 - Sir Malcolm Campbell drives the first automobile to exceed 300 mph (301.337 mph).
1939 - Britain declares war on Germany; France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada follow suit.
1940 - High definition color TV is shown for the first time; the U.S. gives Britain 50 destroyers in exchange for a Newfoundland base lease.
1943 - The Allies invade Italy
1945 - Japanese forces in the Phillipines surrender.
1954 - Pope Pius X is canonized.
1964 - President Lyndong B. Johnson signs the Wilderness Act into law.
1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu elected pres of S Vietnam under a new constitution; Sweden begins driving on the right-hand side of road.
1971 - Qatar regains complete independence from Britain; the Watergate team breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office.
1976 - Viking-2 soft lands on Mars (Utopia), sending back photos.
1978 - The crew of Soyuz-31 returns to Earth, aboard Soyuz-29; Pope John Paul I is officially installed as the 264th supreme pontiff.
1979 - Hurricane David kills over 1,000.
1985 - The 20th Space Shuttle Mission (51-I-Discovery 6) returns to Earth.

1856 - Louis Henri Sullivan, father of modern American architecture
1860 - Edward Albert Filene, merchant, established U.S. credit union movement
1905 - Carl David Anderson , physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1936)
1944 - Sherwood C. "Woody" Spring, Colonel US Army / astronaut (STS 61B)
1965 - Charlie Sheen actor (Carlos Estevez), NYC, actor (Wall St, Platoon)
1971 - Tonja Christenson, Playboy playmate (November, 1991)

1189 - Rabbi Jacob of Orleans, killed in anti-Jewish riot in London, England
1658 - King James I of England (1603-25)
1658 - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England
1962 - e. e. cummings, poet
1969 - Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnamese president
1970 - Vince Lombardi, football coach
1991 - Frank Capra, movie director (It's a Wonderful Life)

Reported Missing in Action
Trujillo, Joseph Felix, USMC (NM); remains returned Nobember, 1992

Pirkle, Lowell Zinh; remains returned October, 1994 - ID'd January, 1996
Moore, Herbert W., Jr., USAF (PA); F105D shot down (pilot)

Frazier, Paul R., US Army (WI); UH1H crashed (crewman), Killed, body not recovered

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