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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

In Today's News - Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quote of the Day
"We will make no distinction
between the terrorists who committed these acts
and those who harbour them."

-- George W. Bush

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bush to Withdraw 8,000 U.S. Troops From Iraq
Shulla Receives Much Needed Facelift
INP, IA turn caches over to MND-B Soldiers in Baghdad's Rashid district
Petraeus pays visit to troops in Anbar
Over 1,000 displaced citizens return to Diyala
433 Detainees Released by Coalition forces during Ramadan
SVBIED attack kills one in Mosul

Operation Enduring Freedom
Videos Support Claim U.S.-Led Raid Killed Civilians
Afghans ready to open graves to prove civil deaths
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Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
3 Accused U.K. 'Liquid Bomb' Plotters Guilty - PHOTOS
Reports: U.S. Remains 'Dangerously Vulnerable' to Attack

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Wounded Warriors
New Resource Announced for Wounded Warriors

Supporting Our Heroes
ThanksUSA Benefit Concert on TVWorldwide celebrates Military Families

Other Military News
Russia Agrees to Pull Out of Key Areas of Georgia
Russia says troops to stay in Georgia for long time - Video

Worldwide Wackos
Russia's Plan to Launch Iran's Nuclear Plant Reaches Final Stage
Israeli Minister: It's OK to Kidnap Ahmadinejad
North Korea used taekwondo group to plot murder: report
Birthday bashes and disarmament deals
Factbox: A quick look at North Korea
US officials think Kim Jong Il may be sick

Politics / Government
Obama puts heat on Palin as she boosts GOP ticket
Lawmakers to press officials on Russian strategy
Fierce Race in Battleground States - FULL RESULTS (pdf)
Obama: McCain, Palin 'Lying' About Maverick Claims
Palin boosts McCain campaign
ABC News gets first Palin interview
McCain and Palin urge Fannie, Freddie restructuring
Obama and Palin battle over pet spending projects - Video
McCain's surge: After convention, he catches Obama - Video
A Hillary vs. Sarah smackdown? Don't bet on it
McCain uses Palin as fundraising tool
Video: Polls: McCain pulls ahead
Obama puts heat on Palin as she boosts GOP ticket
McCain Secures Evangelical Vote
Estimates say fed budget deficit nearing $407B
Congress weighs the fate of Fannie, Freddie
Prison Guards Threaten 'Dismal' Schwarzenegger With Recall
Pakistan's Zardari Sworn In as President
Georgia clouds Lavrov trip to Poland
Thai court ousts PM for TV cooking show
Lawmakers to press officials on Russia strategy

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Force Illegal Aliens Already Here to Solve Farm Worker Shortgage!

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Caylee's Mom Expected to Make Appearance
4 Dead in New Jersey House Fire, 2 Victims Shot
Police: Montana Mother Kept Dead Son, 2, in Car Trunk
Blow to Head With Child-Sized Golf Club Kills Boy, 7, in Michigan
U.S. court revives cases against Enron executives
Jury selection continues in O.J. Simpson trial
Tenn. judge won't eject first-degree murder charge
Woman pleads guilty to 1976 Michigan prison escape

Adventures in Political Correctness
Would 'Fairness Doctrine' Force Oprah to Interview Sarah Palin?

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Pop Tarts: VMA Host Makes Fun of Virgins, Palin's Daughter's Pregnancy
Editor Defends Use of CodePink Members in Focus Group
FOX FORUM: It's the Media, Stupid
U.S. hires lawyer in Google probe
Google backing African Internet project
Blog: Not so fast Yahoo…
Google to sell NBC Universal TV ads
Nokia says eyes more Internet buys
Google promises EU better privacy rules
Online dating new tool for zoos with rare species

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Chevy's Electric Volt Revealed
Fear Looms Over Scientist's Experiment to Uncover Secrets of 'Big Bang'
'Big Bang Machine' Set to Start Up Wednesday
Scientists hope for surprises in Big Bang experiment (Does creating a black hole count as a 'surprise'?)
Video: Atom-smasher and the 'God Particle'
Probe completes asteroid fly by
China counts down to third manned space launch
New fingerprint method could unlock cold cases
Hubble crew faces higher risk of debris hit: NASA
Lenovo CEO says no plans to buy Dell factories
AT&T upgrades U-verse DVR, steps up fight vs cable
EA delays new Harry Potter game
FOXSexpert: A How-To Guide for Men on Multiple Orgasms
Group seeks end to gridlock on health reform
New bacteria could make cheaper ethanol
Hubble shuttle flight faces higher space junk risk
Study: Exercise Can Beat Fat Gene

Mother Nature
Ike Puts Storm-Fatigued Gulf Coast in Crosshairs Again - STORM TRACKER - PHOTOS VIDEO - BLOG
Hurricane Ike roars ashore in Cuba south of Havana
UFC Champion Evan Tanner Found Dead in Desert
Ike Puts Storm-Fatigued Gulf Coast in Crosshairs Again
Father, Son Rescued After 12 Hours at Sea
Thaw of polar regions may need new U.N. laws
Australian carbon targets seen too weak
Russia's Lake Baikal threatened by zinc mine
EPA tightens lawn mower, motor boat emission rules
Australian surfer says he was towed by shark

News from My Neck of the Woods
Patriots' Brady out for season with knee injury
Red Sox close the gap on reeling Rays
NY lawsuit claims `Disturbia' copied short story

Fake plastic surgeon gets 3-year jail term
Bid to ban "extremist" U.S. cartoon (Russia versus South Park)
Sumo chief resigns over marijuana scandal
Maasai warrior hairdressers break taboos
County dims red light, shuts last legal brothel
Video: Ripley's "freaky" manimals
Man says he's eaten 23,000 Big Macs since 1972

Other News of Note
Report: Armstrong to Return for 2009 Tour de France
KFC Shoring Up Security for Secret Recipe
Auto safety group: States should raise driving age

FOX News
FOXBusiness: Dow Soars on Bailout of Fannie, Freddie
Federer Wins Fifth Straight U.S. Open - PHOTOS

Boeing strikers picket but also hunt, improve homes - Video
Delisting threat - Video
Bailout dollar power bad for commods
Restructuring needed to limit risks
Bayer shares gain on talk of Pfizer interest
Stock futures point to further gains on Wall Street - Video
Lower holdings
"Too many problems" to punish Russia
Video: Hedge funds find Russia plays
Full Coverage: Russia and Risk
Trending lower
Global Finance: Smells like Ponzi
Personal Finance: Planning way ahead
Global Finance:Feeling the chill
UK's BG gives up battle for Australia's Origin
Fannie, Freddie need restructuring to limit risks: IMF
KDB mum on Lehman deal, eyes top 3 Asia spot
IMF's Lipsky: global economy faces tough test
U.S. hiring seen weaker in fourth quarter: Manpower
Buyout firm Resolution targets 1 billion pound IPO
France's EDF raises Constellation Energy stake
BG Group, beaten to Origin, could turn to Santos
Ed Harris back in the saddle with witty Western
LL Cool J makes a grand "Exit" on new album
The stage is set for a spunky season on Broadway
Spielberg ripped off Hitchcock classic: lawsuit
Tommy Lee Jones sues for "No Country" profits
It's September - must be wine auction season
Asia's Muslims put on a feast for fasting month
Chef Emeril Lagasse goes green in new TV show
Singapore luxury hotel dedicates floor to the ladies
More than 100 escape from secure psychiatric hospitals
Federer outwits Murray to win five in a row - Video
Rodgers' Packers starting debut a success
Mickelson signs up for Singapore challenge

Associated Press

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

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

Multi-National Force - Iraq
New Bridge Unites Sister Cities
Al Baraka Operative Farmers Association Opens Doors
Basra Neighborhood Pleased with New Primary Healthcare Clinic
Fallujah Paves Path for Commerce
Coalition continues to diminish influence of al-Qaeda networks in Baghdad
Logistics symposium brings all players to table (Baghdad)

Department of Defense
Bush Announces Troop Cut
Surge Gave Iraqis 'Fighting Chance' Against Extremists, DoD Official Says
Iraqi Ethnic Attacks Show Marked Decline
DOD Concludes Role in Georgia Relief


Army Goes After Mental Health Stigma
VA Clarifies Voter Registration Policy

Group Promotes Women Officers' Professional Career Development
Support Group Awards 10th Scholarship
Special Report: Freedom Walk 2008


State Farm Earns DoD Award for Support


Guardsmen Help Key West Prepare for Ike
Coast Guard Prepares for Multiple Tropical Storms


Aden Street Reopening to Help Local Market
Coalition Troops Kill Enemy Fighter, Detain Two Suspects


New Clinic Projected to Serve 29,000 People
Coalition Forces Kill Insurgents, Capture Seven


Soldier Chases Pilot's Dream
Father Inspires Soldier

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
3114 BC - Presumed origin of the Mayan "long count" calendar system.
1714 - In the Treaty of Baden, the French retain the Alsace; Austria gets the right bank of the Rhine.
1822 - Brazil declares independence from Portugal.
1860 - The excursion steamer Lady Elgin sinks in Lake Michigan, drowning 340.
1863 - A Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass.
1880 - Geo Ligowsky patents a device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters.
1903 - The Federation of American Motorcyclists is organized in NY.
1914 - The New York Post Office Building opens to the public.
1934 - The luxury liner Morro Castle burns off NJ, killing 134.
1936 - Boulder Dam (now the Hoover Dam) begins operation.
1940 - The German Air Force blitz London - the first of 57 consecutive nights they will do so.
1956 - The X-2 sets an unofficial manned aircraft altitude record of 126,000'+.
1963 - In Canton, OH, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is dedicated.
1970 - At the Royal Gorge Bridge in CO, Donald Boyles sets a record for highest paracute jump from a bridge (1053').

- Queen Elizabeth I of England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII
1829 - Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, U.S. geologist (Geographical Survey 1859-86)
1836 - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British PM (1905-08)
1860 - Grandma (Anna Maria) Moses, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket)
19-- - Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro - Jetsons, Bamm Bamm - Flintstones)
1908 - Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, artificial heart pioneer
1914 - James Van Allen (discoverer of Van Allen radiation belts)
1924 - Daniel Inouye (Sen-HI), chair of the Iran-Contra hearings
1930 - King Baudouin I of Belgium; Sonny Rollins, jazz saxophonist (Blue Room)
1939 - S. David Griggs, astronaut (STS 51D, STS 33)
1957 - Melvin Edward Mays, one of the FBI's Most Wanted

- Geoffrey Plantagenet, conquerer of Normandy
1909 - Eugene Lefebvre, while test-piloting a Wright-A aircraft

Reported Missing in Action
None listed

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