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Friday, October 24, 2008

In Today's News - Friday, October 24, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue;
and a nation will be great in both
in proportion as it is free."

-- Thomas Jefferson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi Christians flee Mosul after death threats: U.N.
Soldiers Help Girl With Heart Condition

Operation Enduring Freedom
AP NewsBreak: US, UN differ on Afghan opium ebb

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Indonesia to execute Bali bombers in early November

Other Military News
Army Honors Success of Women Warriors

Politics / Government
Cops Eye 'Inconsistencies'In 'Campaign Attack'
Palin Holds Rally in Missouri: WATCH LIVE
FOX FORUM: Moment of Truth
Republican Massachusetts Governor Endorses Obama
Palin: I Didn't Accept $150G Clothes - EXCLUSIVE TRANSCRIPT
FOX FORUM: Attacks on Palin Have Been the Most Vicious
AMERICA'S TALKING: What Issue's Driving Your Vote?
'Don't STOP! PLEASE': Ex-Detroit Mayor's Texts Released
Obama holds 10-point lead on McCain Video
New York Times endorses Obama for president Video
Democrats campaign to keep jobs at home
McCain hammers Obama on Florida bus tour Video
Economy, election worries follow visitors to Vegas Video
Video: McCain's closing message
Obama holds lead
Neck-and-neck for the rural vote
Blog: More GOP defections
Blog: Democrats winning bases?
New York Times endorses Obama (What a stunner)
Video: Palin - plus or drag on McCain?
Palin calls herself a frugal shopper when at home
Black turnout is strong in early voting in South
Ex-Atlanta mayor convicted of tax evasion freed
Police: McCain volunteer changes ATM attack story
McCain says Obama would harm middle class
Obama Citizenship Questions Threaten to Become Major Fiasco
Socialism is ONE step away from Communism!
Sarah Palin Has Bright Future: Not In Politics, But In Hollywood
Sarah Palin: Controversy Over $150,000 Wardrobe Is Sexist
Palin stylist draws higher pay than policy adviser
Cutting Into McCain Base: New Obama Strategy?
Conservative Heritage Times Releases Conservative Reading List
Barack Hussein Obama Rocks--In Iran!
GOP open seats boost Democrats House chances
Will Ferrell's Bush meets Fey's Palin on 'SNL'
NY council extends term limit so Bloomberg can run
Video: Sarkozy needled over voodoo doll
US taking step to get Albania, Croatia into NATO

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Slay Suspect: Cell Mates Want Sex Because 'I'm Pretty'
Tests: Decomposing Body Was in Car of Caylee's Mom- PHOTOS: Unraveling the Missing Florida Tot Mystery
Child Killer Asks to Be Put to Death
Death of Juror's Father Delays Stevens Trial
German cannibal loses appeal in murder case
Husband of suspended Nevada judge takes plea deal
Body decomposition found in missing Fla. girl case
Venezuelan cash suitcase trial in US goes to jury
Execution delayed for convict in '89 Ga. killing
How a serial killer victim was finally identified

U.N. News
U.N. council seen backing special forces for Congo
Strike shuts down Indian Kashmir on U.N. day
UN Expert Calls for Steps to Reverse 'Negative' Rights Situation in DPR Korea
Bangladeshi Officers Enhance UN Troops' Logistical Support in Darfur

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
New Clues: Beaten TV Anchor's Credit Card Used
PHOTOS: Popular TV Anchor Anne Pressly

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Up to 50 Teens Exposed to HIV at Midwest School
Stephen Hawking Stepping Down From Prestigious Post
Greece unearths Neolithic home
American, Russians return from space station
U.S. space tourist, Russians return to Earth - Video
Greece unearths Neolithic home, household equipment
Tiny dinosaur on verge of swearing off meat
Artifacts discovery might lead to lost tribe
Scientists find way to erase memories in mice
Topics: AIDS, Vertical Birthing, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Technology News
Germany says full-body airport scanner "nonsense"
Computer heart model recalls da Vinci's sketches Video
Verizon, Klausner settle voice mail patent suit
EU MPs concerned by airport full-body scanners
Chinese surfers see red over Microsoft black-outs Video
HIV scare puts Mo. school in uncertain territory
Survey: Half of US doctors use placebo treatments

Mother Nature
Virginia Woman Killed by Her 13-Foot Pet Python
Fisherman Reels in Dog, Alive, Mile Out at Sea
Greenhouse gas 4 times higher than thought
Many pesticides in EU may damage human brain: study
FACTBOX: Aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Dynegy to disclose climate change risks
Poland eyes alliance with China in U.N. climate talks

News from My Neck of the Woods
Man says NYPD assaulted him; cops deny claim

Boy Accidentally Hangs Himself With Karate Belt
Woman Injured After Jumping Out of Moving Car
Student Dies During Competitive-Eating Event
Baby Eats Crack at Party
Full-body airport scanner "nonsense?"
A new way to make sticky tape see-through
Who let the crocs out?
A hot cuppa helps melt hearts?
Police arrest naked burglary suspect
Video: Fancy a toilet or tram brew?
Goof leads Wis. store to sell diesel for 59 cents

Fox News
Wall Street Sinkhole
U.K. Economy Shrinks, Officially On Brink of Recession
FOXBusiness: Existing Home Sales Rise 5.5 Percent
OPEC Cuts Oil Production in Move to Boost Prices
FOXBusiness: Oil Prices React to OPEC Cut
Girl Drowns After School Doesn't Ask if She Can Swim

India: A billion aspirations
Economy, election worries follow visitors to Vegas - Video
Bands at New York's CMJ music festival eye economy
Mail warns financial institutions of "payback"
Wall Street bruised
Fears of deeper recession grow
The verdict: Fear in the marketplace
Factbox: Stock circuit breakers
Emerging market pain adds to strain
Company debt costs may rise
Looking to China - Video
Job cuts sweep corporate America
The dollar is good again ... Now what?
Job fears pressure goverments to act
Credit crisis to boost oil M&A
Full Coverage: Economy
OPEC waits, watches and worries
Oil falls as OPEC cut fails to halt slide
White House says cut "anti-market"
OPEC agrees to sharp output cut
Full Coverage: Spotlight on Oil
The in-between pint
Travel Picks: Haunted hotels
Bank, school: It's a Finnish pub crawl
New interest in Italy's old pagan roots
Home sales see biggest gain since July 2003 - Video
Bank shares sink on recession worries - Video
Chrysler to cut 25 percent of white-collar jobs - Video
U.S. to announce about 20 banks receiving capital - Video
UK economy shrinks in Q3, igniting recession fears - Video
Japan steps up warning on markets, wary of exports
ECB calls for calm, says confidence will return
Bleeding global stocks buoy U.S. dollar, yen - Video
Dollar is dandy, now what?
Distortion is the new normal for markets
Trillions of reasons to expect a long winter
In commodities, a complex reality
Fears of deeper recession grow - Video
PNC to buy ailing National City for $5.6 billion
OPEC waits, watches, worries after price fall: Kuwait
GM, Cerberus step up Chrysler sale talks: sources
AIG borrows $90.3 billion from Federal Reserve
Company debt costs may rise as popular trade sours
Chrysler has multiple bids on Viper business
Credit crisis may lead InBev to revisit Anheuser deal
Cash-rich companies see opportunities amid turmoil
Javier Bardem falls for "Biutiful" drama - Video
Willie Nelson shines on country singles chart
Beastie Boys recording "political" album
Bands at New York's CMJ music festival eye economy
Sarah Palin may have brighter future in Hollywood
Video: Raphael Madonna returns
Chefs, food firms stay optimistic as economy slows
Bands at New York's CMJ music festival eye economy
Make mine two-thirds of a pint please barman
Who let the crocs out? Cypriots wonder
Moscow fashion week shuns glitz as credit crisis hovers
Rays beat Phillies 4-2 to level World Series
Soderling downs Roddick to reach Lyon semi-final
Financial crisis unlikely to impact league, assures Stern
Roy OT goal helps Sabres rally past Wild 4-3
Faltering Federer stumbles into hometown quarter-finals

Associated Press
Shields, Rays squeeze Phillies to tie World Series
World markets slump on recession fears
Fire-charred NM mountains fuel policy debate
Ask AP: Presidential birthplaces, flex-fuel cars

MND-B Soldiers Captured 5 Suspected Criminals in Early Morning Raids
SoI arrest known Special Groups criminal in Aamel; tips lead Soldiers to caches
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

U.S., Iraqi leaders discuss Sadr City rehab
U.S., Iraq nearing troop status agreement
U.S. will continue to aid improving Iraqi security
Iraqi government invests in education
Soldiers celebrate Ramadan's end with Iraqi friends

Joint fires team supports joint training integration event - More about JFIIT
Free Salute to Veterans 2008 tickets - Click here to get your free tickets
USJFCOM working to prepare forces for deployment

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Iraqi Army Takes Lead in Ghazaliyah Medical Event
General Says Economic Progress Now Tops Anbar Priorities - Transcript
Security Responsibility Returns to Iraqis in Babil Province
Iraqi Air Force Supports Training Exercise
SoI arrest known Special Groups criminal in Aamel; tips lead MND-B Soldiers to caches in Baghdad
MND-B Soldiers captured 5 suspected criminals in early morning raids
IPs find TNT stashed in concrete plant
Local citizen leads MND-C Soldiers to large cache in North Babil
Iraqi Air Force celebrates another milestone

Gates Reflects on Service as Wartime Defense Secretary - Photos


Iraqis Take Control of Security in Babil
Economic Progress Tops Anbar Priorities
Coalition Forces Capture Suspects, Weapons


Medical Task Force Fights to Save Lives

Russian Language Experts to Help Dismantle Weapons
Linguists Play Key Role in Threat Reduction
German Library Hosts Patton's Grandson


Illinois Guard Trains for Upcoming Team Mission
New Tractor Trailers Display 'Guard on the Move'


Air Force Researchers Study Lasers
USS Roosevelt Sailors Earn Citizenship
Marines, Sailors Help Locals Rebuild School


Officer Spices Up Chow Hall


Game Show Honors Troops

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
1648 - The Peace of Westphalia ends a 30-year war and the Holy Roman Empire
1795 - Austria, Prussia, and Russia make the third partition of Poland.
1836 - The match is patented.
1851 - William Lassell discovers Uranus' satellites Ariel and Umbriel.
1861 - The first transcontinental telegram is sent, ending the Pony Express.
1901 - Anna Taylor becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1911 - Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for the South Pole.
1929 - "Black Thursday" - the beginning of the stock market crash.
1931 - The George Washington Bridge (NY to NJ) opens.
1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia.
1939 - Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time in Wilmington, DE.
1940 - Japan eliminates American terms (strike, play ball) from baseball.
1943 - The Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting.
1945 - The United Nations Charter takes effect.
1951 - The U.N. publishes its first postage stamps.
1952 - The Arab Liberation Movement becomes the only political party in Syria.
1956 - Soviet troops invade Hungary.
1960 - Disaster strikes on a Soviet launch pad; missile expert Nedelin and his team are believed killed (unconfirmed - the U.S.S.R. later claims he was killed in a plane crash).
1964 - Zambia gains independence from Britain.
1970 - Salvador Allende Gossens is elected president of Chile.
1973 - On the NJ Turnpike, heavy fog causes a 65-car pileup that kills 9; the Yom Kippur War officially ends.
1980 - The Polish government legalizes the independent labor union Solidarity.
1984 - Intelsat-5 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere, five months after it failed.
1987 - The Senate officially rejects the nomination of Robert Bork.
1988 - Typhoon Ruby sinks a Philippine ferry; hundreds drown.
1989 - Rev. Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud.

1788 - Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
1890 - Chicago Mainbocher, uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)
1911 - Clarence M. Kelley, FBI head
1926 - Y.A. Tittle, NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
1936 - Bill Wyman England, rocker (Rolling Stones); David Nelson, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
1940 - F. Murray Abraham, actor (Amadeus, Mad Man)
1947 - Kevin Kline, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill)

1537 - Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, due to complications after childbirth
1601 - Tycho Brahe, astronomer
1957 - Christian Dior, French designer
1961 - Dr. Milan Stoyadinovich, Fascist Yugoslavian PM (1935-9)
1971 - Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion, collapses during game, and later dies
1972 - Jackie Robinson, first African-American player in modern major league baseball
1973 - Allan "Rocky" ,actor (voice of Mr. Ed)
1975 - Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by a car bomb in Paris
1991 - Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek creator, of a heart attack

Reported Missing in Action
Woods, Lawrence, US Army SF (TN); C123 shot down (passenger); Killed, body not recovered

Clark, Richard C., USN (WA); F4B shot down (backseater, w/Gillespie), captured

Frishmann, Robert F., USN (CA); F4B shot down (w/Lewis), released August, 1969

Gillespie, Charles R., USN (MS); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Clark), released by DRV March, 1973 - killed in MU2 crash February, 1989

Lewis, Earl G., USN (MO); released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Commander - alive as of 1998

Tyler, George E., USAF (MI); F4D crashed

Heideman, Thomas E., USAF (IL); CH3C shot down (aircrew), KIA, body not recovered

Bixel, Michael Sargent, USN (FL); A6A shot down (aircrew), KIA, body not recovered

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