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Monday, October 27, 2008

In Today's News - Monday, October 27, 2008

Quote of the Day
"It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day,
that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive,
and with it, everything honorable and glorious."

-- President George Washington

News of Note
Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghan Man's Eyes Gouged Out - PHOTOS (WARNING - GRAPHIC)
Gunfire Brings Down U.S. Helicopter in Afghanistan
U.S. troops say Afghan security guards attacked them

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Syria Blasts U.S. 'Aggression'
Syrians hold funerals for people killed in US raid
Army Says Blogging Site 'Twitter' Could be Terrorist Tool
Suspected U.S. Airstrike Kills Up to 20 in Pakistan
Full-body airport scanner "nonsense?"
Australian court told six men planned "violent jihad"

Other Military News
US considering implications of nuclear decline
AP IMPACT: Security firms join Somali piracy fight
Marine Corps Marathon Forward

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad Suffering From Exhaustion - PHOTOS
Commander: Iran Arming Mideast 'Liberation Armies'
Report: Kim Jong Il Being Treated by Brain Surgeon
Two Koreas hold talks as anti-North leaflets dropped

Politics / Government
McCain: I'm Going to Win It
Obama: 'Tragedy' Redistribution of Wealth Not Pursued
U.N. Prayer: Please, God, Let Obama Win
Obama Rallies More Than 100,000 in Denver
Was Biden Grilling Too Well Done?
Obama slams McCain in Colorado
Obama leads in 5 key states, McCain in 2
McCain tries to distance himself from Bush
McCain cautious on auto industry bailout
Ex-US Treasury head Rubin: no return to Washington
Video: Candidates spar over tax and tactics
In Iowa, McCain dismisses sour poll numbers
McCain campaign: Palin returned most GOP clothes
Candidates spar with 9 days to go
Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Obama
Two Million American Hindus Would Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate
Christian's Vote -- Now!
Is Obama a Natural Born Citizen?
Capitalism is Superior to Socialism
How Should Spanish Ballots Be Handled? Shredded, or Torched?
President's Radio Address on the Economy
Israel poll bounce shows Livni leading Netanyahu
Livni Unable to Build Coalition, Israel Elections Likely in February

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Cops: Man Kills Wife, Pushes Body in Front of Cars
Jennifer Hudson Offers $100G for Missing Nephew
Shooting at Univ. of Central Ark. Leaves 2 Dead

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Tributes Abound After TV Anchor's Death - PHOTOS

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
New interest in Italy's old pagan roots
World can halt fossil fuel use by 2090: study
Humans made fire 790,000 years ago: study
Scientists develop cancer fighting tomato
Australia scientists say bees can count to four
NASA unveils new lunar rover built for endurance
U.S. space tourist, Russians return to Earth - Video
Cox plans own cellular network: report
Computer heart model recalls da Vinci's sketches - Video
Verizon, Klausner settle voice mail patent suit
Lawmaker questions Google-backed spectrum plan
AIDS treatment should start sooner, study finds
One man's garbage becomes another's power plant
World's Smallest Storage Space ... the Nucleus of an Atom

Mother Nature
Hero dog risks life to save kittens from fire
Risks of global warming greater than financial crisis: Stern
Can smoke and mirrors ease global warming?
South Korea land grab killing migratory birds
Greenhouse gas 4 times higher than thought
Flooding Causes Mid-East Havoc

Joyful Java
Who let the crocs out?
Blog: Waiter, a comb for my noodles!
Iraq says border raid targeted insurgents in Syria

Other News of Note
WORLD SERIES: Phillies Rock Rays 10-2, in Game 4

Fox News
Carnage in World Markets
Gasoline Prices in Steepest Plunge Ever
Oil Falls to 17-Month Low of $61 on Demand Fear
Missing Missouri Teens Found Safe in Iowa
Acclaimed Author Tony Hillerman Dies at 83
World's Heaviest Man Marries in Mexico
'Hour of Power' Preacher Removed by Father

Miami "Corner" measures construction bust
FBI to help find Jennifer Hudson's nephew - Video
The mighty yen
Japan to take crisis action
TIMELINE: Yen milestones
Fed to cut rates as recession looms
South Korea delivers record rate cut
Reuters Pictures of the week
Slideshow: Reflecting creativity
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
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Puglia
Recession fears hit Europe shares; VW soars 90 percent
UK's Brown hints at further joint rate cuts: report
Can smoke and mirrors ease global warming?
Yen gains despite G7, dollar firm, more RBA buying seen - Video
Funding green startups
Tough to link up green energy
Distortion is the new normal for markets
A crisis of solvency?
Trillions of reasons to expect a long winter
MUFG to raise $10.6 billion, Japan to take bank action
CenturyTel near deal to buy Embarq: report
Health insurer Humana posts lower profits
Treasury to invest in City National Bank: report
Citigroup and Vancouver Airports eye Gatwick: report
Harrah's investors face mark downs: report
VW shares jump 75 percent on Porsche control move
Edward Asner's life: The greatest story never told
"High School Musical," "Saw" lead U.S. box office
Shepherd, Dunaway in Lifetime's Nora Roberts films
Directors talk another "Madagascar" sequel
Video: Hudson's nephew still missing.
India's new saint comes alive on big screen
Bollywood film offers peek into India fashion trade
Former Grateful Dead keyboardist Saunders dies at 74
Debt-free Zara looks beyond pain in Spain
Video: Palestinian football's coming home
Cowboys end skid with win over Buccaneers
Youkilis and Ramirez win Hank Aaron Award
Saints top Chargers in London NFL battle
Hurricanes' Pitkanen to have knee surgery

Associated Press
World markets slump; Nikkei at 26-year low
More weak data, hedge-fund selling seen this week
Safety, late TD rally Giants past Steelers 21-14
Johnson so-so, but D helps Cowboys beat Bucs 13-9
Wall Street workers leaving NYC for fresh start
Other woes makes foreclosure crisis hard to break
Texas Tech hits No. 6 in AP poll, eyes No. 1 Texas
Kuwait moves to prop up major bank after losses
'High School Musical' commences at No. 1 with $42M
Live from New York, it's Amy Poehler's baby

A Father's Opportunity
PHOTOS: Milwaukee Soldier Patrols Adhamiyah
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

I-BIZ program bolsters Iraqi economy
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

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

Multi-National Force - Iraq

Gates Gets Update on Army Special Ops


Al-Qaida Suspects Detained in Iraq
Corps of Engineers Expertise Supports Reconstruction Progress in Iraq
Women's Program Enhances Mission


Three Militants, Taliban Leader Killed


Department Salutes Anti-Drug Programs
Language Institute Responds to Nation’s Needs
Faculty That Works Together Plays Together
New Organization To Help Agencies With Acquisition


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
Army Honors Success of Women Warriors


Officer Spices Up Chow Hall

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1775 - The U.S. Navy is established.
1787 - Federalist letters start appearing in NY newspapers.
1795 - The Treaty of San Lorenzo provides free navigation of the Mississippi.
1810 - The U.S. annexes West Florida (from Spain).
1871 - Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), the Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, is arrested after the NY Times exposes his corruption.
1893 - A hurricane hits the coast between Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC.
1896 - The first Pali Road is completed in Hawaii (winds are so strong there that streams flow UP!)
1904 - The IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), the world's first subway, opens in NYC (fare is five cents)
1920 - The League of Nations moves its headquarters in Geneva.
1922 - For the first time, Navy Day is commemorated.
1924 - The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic is formed.
1925 - Fred Waller patents water skis.
1941 - The Chicago Daily Tribune editorializes that there will not be a war with Japan. (Oops).
1948 - Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev.
1954 - B.O. Davis, Jr., becomes the first Black USAF General.
1959 - A rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico.
1961 - The first Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test; Outer Mongolia and Mauritania become the the 102nd and 103rd members of the U.N.
1967 - Four people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records.
1969 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines gain associated status with Britain.
1971 - The Republic of the Congo becomes the Republic of Zaire.
1972 - Golden Gate National Recreation Area is created.
1977 - NASA launches the S-200 space vehicle.
1978 - Begin and Sadat win the Nobel Peace prize; President Carter signs the Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill.
1981 - Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador, is elected mayor of Atlanta, GA.
1982 - China announces its population has reached more than one billion.
1985 - Thieves steal nine paintings, including five Monets and two Renoirs.
1987 - South Korean voters overwhelmingly approve a new constitution.

1728 - James Cook, captain/explorer, discoverer of the Sandwich Islands
1811 - Issac Merrit Singer, inventor (first practical home sewing machine)
1844 - Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician/pacifist, Nobel Prize winner (1908)
1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President (1901-09), Nobel Prize winner (1906)
1872 - Emily Post, social behavior maven, writer (Etiquette)
1917 - Oliver Tambo, leader of the African National Congress
1926 - H.R. Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff, Watergate figure
1946 - Steven R. Nagel, USAF/astronaut (STS 51-G, STS 61-A, STS 37); Terry J. Hart, astronaut (STS 41C)
1947 - Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/U.S. hostage held in Lebanon (1984-1991)
1953 - Michael A. Baker, Lt. Commander USN/astronaut (STS 43)
1968 - Kata Karkkainen, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1988)

1449 - Ulugh Beg, U.S.S.R. astronomer
1553 - Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burnt at the stake for heresy

Reported Missing in Action
Moore, Dennis A., USN (CO); F8E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Commander - alive as of 1998

Johnson, Dale A., USAF (IN); aircraft caught fire, broke up during bombing run, Killed, body not recovered

Black, Jon D., USAF (TN); F4D shot down (w/Conner) - released February, 1968

Conner, Lorenza, USAF (GA); F4D shot down (w/Black)

Flynn, John P., USAF (OH); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. General - deceased March, 1997
*** Also flew with the US Air Corps in WWII (P-51 bomber escort missions in Italy), and with the USAF in Korea (F-80, 118 missions) - learn more here ***

Stirm, Robert L., USAF (CA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Temperly, Russell E., USAF (MA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Edmunds, Robert Clifton, Jr., USAF (VA); F105D shot down - remains returned June, 1988

Herrick, James W., USAF (IA); A1H went down during reconnaissance mission; declared KIA in 1977

Anderson, Evelyn, Civilian missionary (MI); not on official DIA list, reportedly executed by the North Vietnamese (burned alive) - remains returned November, 1972

Kosin, Beatrice, Civilian missionary (WY); not on official DIA list, reportedly executed by the North Vietnamese (burned alive)

Mattix, Samuel A., Civilian missionary (WA); released March, 1973

Oppel, Lloyd D., Civilian missionary (Canada); released March, 1973 - alive as of 1999

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