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Monday, October 20, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, October 20, 2008

Quote of the Day
"I do not take a single newspaper,
nor read one a month,
and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it."
-- Thomas Jefferson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq Security Setback
Iraqi police: Roadside bomb kills 2 in Baghdad
Iraq Set to Pay More in Reconstruction

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban Kill 30 Afghan Civilians After Stopping Bus
British woman aid worker killed in Afghan capital
2 German soldiers killed by blast in Afghanistan
Gates to NATO: Hinder Afghan drug trade

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Pakistani Airstrikes Kill Up to 35 Militants
Deal to free Israeli soldier stalls
Somali official says rebels killed U.N. worker
Barak: Israel considering Saudi peace plan
US diplomat visits Pakistan amid new violence

Troops on Trial
Army to Probe 5 Slayings Linked to Colorado Brigade

Fallen Heroes
Building Dedicated to Fallen Marine

Wounded Warriors
Army Medics Get New Life-Saving Tools
Pentagon Advocate for Disabled Employees Dies

Other Military News
Video: Wartime tunnel for sale
Pentagon postpones big satellite contract till FY10
U.S. to study possible space-based defense

Religion of Peace??
British Couple Sentenced to 3 Months for Sex on Dubai Beach
Egyptians Protest as Police Allegedly Torture Woman to Death

Worldwide Wackos
S. Korea: No 'Important Announcement' From the North
Prosecutors: Coed Stabbed in Satanic Rite - PHOTOS

Politics / Government
Palin: Obama Tax Plan Is 'Socialism' (Finally someone says it!)
Colin Powell Backs Obama
Obama: Powell could have a role in administration
Obama Raises $150M
McCain Presses Case for Middle Class in Ohio
'Joe the Plumber' Sits Down With Huckabee, Blasts Media
Palin Earns Highest 'SNL' Ratings in 14 Years - VIDEO
Bernanke to Tell Congress: No Economic Quick Fix
Palin drops in on "Saturday Night Live" - Video
Obama gets boost from huge funding, Powell backing - Video
Obama Tries to Retract Statement to End Billions in Contracting Fraud
Obama opens 6-point lead over McCain
New Polls: Obama's Lead Shrinking Fast
Ailing U.S. economy may cost Republicans big
Conservatives fearful as election draws near
Michigan politicians fret over GM, Chrysler's future
Video: Bush film shows softer side
Stop Obama Tour Reaches New Mexico
Obama's ACORN Voter Scam

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
US official: Mexican cartels murder, kidnap in US (We're just figuring this out???)

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Suspect in Golf Cart Eludes Utah Sheriff Cruisers
Homeless Teen: I Killed NYC College Student Out of Boredom
Spokesman for Caylee Anthony's Mom Suggests Child Is Dead, Lawyer Says Comments Twisted Sex Offenders' Homes to Be Marked With Pumpkin Symbol
Idaho Mother Gets 10-Year Sentence After Boyfriend Impregnates 9-Year-Old Daughter
Thieves Hack Into Sarkozy's Bank Account
Abducted Vegas Boy Returned to Father - PHOTOS
Insurance fraud case set for ex-Pennsylvania judge

U.N. News
UN Donates Satellite System to Produce Border Map in Sudan

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Microsoft says Yahoo ad deal still makes sense
Yahoo to outline cost-cutting plans: source

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Tomb of Real 'Gladiator' Found in Rome
Geely has plans to electrify London cabs: report
Video: Coping with diabetes
Saudi university supercomputer lures researchers
NASA satellite to scan solar system's outer limits
NASA wrestles with more Hubble problems
Hong Kong finds bird flu virus in crow
E-readers wow at fair, but face tough competition
Survey finds optimism among tech executives
Saudi university supercomputer lures researchers
Lasers used to clean Acropolis
Sparse plug-ins for electric cars spark creativity
Parents press states for autism insurance laws

Mother Nature
Florida Girl, 13, Dies While Trying to Save Kitten
Reburying the Dead in Ike's Wake - PHOTOS
Global warming leads India tigers to village attacks
Thai Buddhist temple builds refuge from refuse
Tropical cyclones can bury greenhouse gases: study
Beijing offers cash to curb capital's pollution
Video: Syria faces severe drought
China keen to develop ecotourism
Russian Blue breed is America's top cat

U.S. Pilot Ordered to Shoot Down UFO Over England (50 years ago)
'Look Out!' Passenger Jet Nearly Collided With UFO (1991)
Missing Wallet Returned After 60 Years
Michigan Man Arrested for Car Wash Vacuum Sex
World record sandwich? Iranians eat evidence
Father takes son to court for idleness
Analyst fired for saying greed is bad
Drinking mom asks daughter, 9, to drive
Bookmaker to pay out early on Obama victory
Video: Basketball amateur beats top star
Video: Couple take plunge bungy style

Other News of Note
MLB: Rays Beat Red Sox, Advance to World Series
Grocery Bill Still High? Blame 'Sticky' Prices
Fashion Critic Mr. Blackwell Dies - PHOTOS
QE2 sets sail for retirement in Dubai

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Markets Search for Bottom This Week
'Desperate Housewives' Actor in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash
Little Girl Killed Riding Tricycle Outside Her Colorado Home
Pop Tarts: Keira Knightley Talks Boobs, Babies & Wanting to Set Her Head on Fire
Report: Christie Brinkley's Ex Peter Cook and Diana Bianchi Star in Sex Tape

Holiday sales at risk if hiring slashed
Shoppers to constrain holiday buying
Wealthy shop low end as crisis bites
Home decor retailers face shakeout
Blog: Sam's Club offers member deal
Slideshow: Top 12 toys for Christmas
Pictures of the week
Reuters News Quiz
What's next: Five market themes
Earnings: Apple to report results
U.S. and EU to meet on financial crisis
Sports: Phillies head to World Series
Postcard from Addis Ababa
More Travel: Top lucky monuments
More European banks turn to bailouts, lending eases
ING investors cheer Dutch government cash
Flowers, but no sign of special North Korea broadcast
GM eyes Chrysler cash, talks progressing: sources
Time for bankers to risk an apology?
Rays hold firm to see off Red Sox in decider
U.S. actors union requests federal mediation
Taiwan rescue centre doubles as a popular zoo
Lloyd Webber to compose UK 2009 Eurovision entry
Aboriginal prodigy steals the night at Australia music awards
Geneva mixes art, sex and death in Hoffmann opera
E-readers wow at fair, but face tough competition
World stocks bounce on growing credit confidence - Video
Earnings woe
Wild market swings too hot for traders
JPMorgan picks 16 winning stocks
Of rescues and shrinking returns
Capitalism is not dead
End the war on reality
Silver lining?
Joint U.S.-New York inquiry into CDS trading: report
Exelon offers to buy NRG for $6.2 billion in stock
Mattel's profit misses, Hasbro beats
Halliburton posts third-quarter net loss
Merrill CEO says crunch easing but pain awaits
Toshiba boosts SanDisk as Samsung circles
ING sells Taiwan ops after Dutch government injection
India's Anil Ambani Group eyes AIG Asia unit: report
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai pulls out of regional summit
Thai protesters march ahead of Thaksin land ruling
U.S. actors union requests federal mediation
CBS offers mashup for Web couch potatoes
Davis, Mahoney seek "Treatment"
Rays delighted that Price is right for series victory
Rams stun Romo-less Cowboys with another big upset
Giants rebound from upset loss to overwhelm 49ers
Leighton's goaltending keys Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Ducks

Associated Press
Bruised economy may limp into next year
Poll finds high anxiety on economy this month
AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign
Stock futures higher as investors await earnings
Rays beat Bosox 3-1, advance to World Series
European markets open strongly after gains in Asia
Garcia, defense lead Bucs over Seahawks, 20-10
'Max Payne,' 'Chihuahua,' 'Bees' out-poll 'W'
Wall Street eyes earnings, looking for bottom
57-yard FG leads Raiders over Jets 16-13 in OT
Romo-less Cowboys lose to Rams
Grocery bill still high? Blame 'sticky' prices
Longhorns landslide: Texas unanimous No. 1 in poll
Appalachia grows beyond impoverished mountains

PHOTO: Safety Stand Down Training
Jihad Community Puts on Show for Soldiers, Local Leaders
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Soldiers celebrate Ramadan's end with Iraqi friends
Gates discusses Afghanistan with ISAF nations
Yarmouk Sons of Iraq under Iraqi government control
Soldiers in Iraq help comrades vote

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
Command moves C2Pedia to unclassified network - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Emergency Phone Network Expands to Al Anbar Region
Troops Well-Protected Under U.S.-Iraq Agreement, Gates Says
New Micropower Generator will Power 300 Baghdad Homes
ISOF, SWAT arrests four terrorists, criminals
Coalition forces capture four wanted men, detain 11 additional suspects
USACE experts prepare Basrah contractors for success; sharing mastery of contracting
MND-B Soldiers find weapons cache and arrest criminal
IP recover weapons cache with help of local farmer (Baghdad)

Gates: Troops Well-Protected Under U.S.-Iraq Agreement
U.S., Korean Leaders Reaffirm Mutual Defense Treaty, Keep Alliance Strong
Donley Becomes New Air Force Secretary - Photos
AfriCom Officials Note Challenges Ahead
Financial Crisis Has Military Implications

Officials Address Sadr City Reconstruction
Operations Continue Against Terrorist Groups

Army Gets $3.6 Billion for FCS
Marines Use Field Info to Teach About IEDs
Dominican Docs Work Aboard Kearsarge
Historic Homecoming for Tuskegee Airmen


New Program Aims to Helps SEALs, Families

Soldiers Improve Outpost, Relationships
Enemy Battles Decrease for Marines
Forces Target Taliban in Helmand, Ghazni

Guard Conducts Predator Maintenance Training

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
1780 - The Great Hurricane of 1780 kills between 20 and 30 thousand in the Caribbean.
1845 - The Naval School (U.S. Naval Academy) opens in Annapolis, MD.
1846 - William Lassel discovers Neptune's moon Triton.
1854 - The U.S. Assay Office opens in New York City.
1865 - John Hyatts patents the billiard ball.
1868 - Cuba revolts against Spain.
1874 - Fiji becomes a British possession.
1886 - The first dinner jacket is worn to the autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY, leading to its more familiar name, the tuxedo.
1888 - In Mud Run, PA, a Teetotalers excursion train is crushed, killing 64.
1913 - Gamboa Dam in Panama is blown up; the Atlantic and Pacific waters mix.
1914 - German forces rout the Belgians in Antwerp.
1923 - The NY Giants and the NY Yankees become the first teams to play each other in three consecutive World Series (it is also the first played at Yankee Stadium - World Series #20)
1924 - The Washington Senators win their first World Series (they beat the Giants in 7 games - World Series #21)
1933 - The first synthetic detergent for home use is marketed.
1938 - Germany completes annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
1943 - Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath of office as president of China.
1957 - President Eisenhower apologizes to Ghana;s Finance Minister Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after Gbdemah is refused service in a Delaware restaurant.
1963 - The U.S., U.K., and U.S.S.R. sign a treaty banning atmospheric nuclear tests.
1970 - Fiji gains independence from Britain.
1973 - VP Spiro T. Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to tax evasion.
1975 - Israel formally signs the Sinai accord with Egypt.
1976 - In NJ, Giants' Stadium (Meadowlands) opens; Greece's Dimitrion Yordanidis becomes the oldest man (at 98) to compete in a marathon, finishing in 7:33.
1978 - President Carter authorizes the Susan B. Anthony dollar.
1979 - Panama assumes sovereignty over the Canal Area (Zone).
1980 - 4,500 die when a two earthquakes strike northwest Algeria; the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network is dedicated.
1981 - Anwar Sadat's funeral service is held in Cairo.
1982 - Pope John Paul II canonizes Reverend M. Kolbe, who volunteered to die in place of another inmate at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
1985 - U.S. fighter jets force the Egyptian plane carrying the hijackers of the Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, the hijackers are placed in custody.
1986 - A magnitude 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador; Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns.
1990 - The 67th manned U.S. space mission (STS-41 / Discovery-11) returns to Earth.
1991 - Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy.

1731 Henry Cavendish, physicist / chemist (discovered hydrogen)
1738 - Benjamin West, painter (Death of General Wolfe)
1813 - Giuseppe Verdi Italy, opera composer (Rigoletto, Aida, Otello)
1825 - Paulus Kruger, President of South African Republic (1883), Boer leader
1830 - Queen Isabella II of Spain (1833-68)
1861 - Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer / humanitarian, Nobel Prize winner (1922)
1910 - Price Daniel (Gov/Sen-TX)
1918 - Thelonious Monk, jazz pianist (Monk's Dream)
1926 - Richard Jaeckel, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)
1930 - Adlai Stevenson III (Sen-IL)
1946 - Ben Vereen, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster); Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)
1955 - David Lee Roth, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)
1958 - John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D. / astronaut; Tanya Tucker, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)

1886 - David L. Yule, first Jewish U.S. Senator
1959 - Prince Friedrich of Liechtenstein
1964 - Eddie Cantor comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
1978 - Ralph H. Metcalfe (Rep-IL)
1985 - Orson Welles, actor (Citizen Kane); Yul Brynner, actor (The King and I)
1990 - Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee

Reported Missing in Action
Dodd, Joe L., Civilian; escaped October, 1965

Confer, Michael Steele, USN (NE); A4E exploded, KIA, body not recovered

Handrahan, Eugene A., US Army (MN); reported KIA when unit was ambushed, body not recovered

Herreid, Robert D., US Army SF (IL); reported KIA, body not recovered

Maxwell, Calvin W., US Army (NM); O1G shot down (observer, w/Weisner)

Weisner, Franklin L., US Army (GA); O1G shot down (pilot, w/Maxwell)

Graziosi, Francis G., US Army (NY); UH1C (or UH1H) shot down (door gunner)

Cleary, Peter M., USAF (CT); F4E shot down (pilot, w/Leonor)

Leonor, Leonardo C., USAF (NY); F4E shot down (navigator, w/Cleary)

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