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Thursday, October 09, 2008

In Today's News - Thursday, October 9, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Those who suggest that pulling out of Iraq
will remove the incentive for radicals
to join the jihad are mistaken."

-- Oliver North

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Air Force Instructors Build Tactical Course for Iraqi Airmen
Iraqi Police Take Over More Security Roles
U.S. Soldiers Host Eid Al Fitr Festival
Continued Training Increases Iraqi Police Confidence, Abilities

Operation Enduring Freedom
Military Says U.S. Airstrike Killed 33 Afghan Civilians
U.S. to call for more NATO troops for Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Man Allowed to Fly After Grenades Found in Luggage
Court Blocks Release of Guantanamo Detainees

Troops on Trial
U.S. justices seem split over Navy sonar whales case

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Pilot Missing Since Vietnam War

Wounded Warriors
Policy Change Expands Purple Heart Eligibility

Religion of Peace??
The Holy Quran Teachings & Teachers

Worldwide Wackos
Report: N. Korea to Launch Missiles
Iran faces U.S. challenge in "pistachio war"

Politics / Government
U.S. Considers Taking Ownership Stake in Banks (this is really, really scary)
Fed Loans AIG Another $37B
World Markets Rebound
Paulson Says Financial Rescue on the Way
McCain Pledges to Balance Budget
Palin Says She'd Love to Appear With Fey on 'SNL'
McCain-Palin on 'Hannity & Colmes' TRANSCRIPT - VIDEO
FOX FORUM: Newsweek's Palin Pot Shot - VIDEO
NRA: Hillary Was Right, You Can't Trust Obama With Your Guns
Obama Rejects McCain's Plan to Buy Bad Mortgages
Man Shot 3 Times Claims He Was Gunned Down Over Pro-Obama Shirt
$45,000 handbag, anyone?
Obama has 4-point lead on McCain
McCain pushes $300 billion mortgage plan
Obama increases lead
Did McCain do enough to turn tide?
Palin galvanizes Democratic base
Video: From "The One" to "That One"
Surge in younger voters seen favoring Obama
After civil debate, candidates back on attack
McCain, Obama campaigns clash on trade deals
Video: Post-debate moments
Foo Fighters blast McCain use of "My Hero"
Report: Both candidates increase health coverage
Todd Palin had unusual access to wife's staff
Report: Voter purges in 6 states may violate law
Obama: McCain camp brings up Ayers to score points
Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration
Son of Tenn. Democrat indicted in Palin hacking
Obama holds advertising advantage over McCain
McCain, Obama compete for voters' trust on economy
Debate Disaster - 'What do you not know?'
What do we know about Obama's ties to Kenya?
Column: Bears, pork and crisis
GOP Calls for Polygraphs in Ind. Congressional Debate
California gov. says no special budget session yet

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Criminals targeted in U.S. "kidnap capital"

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
WANTED: Cop Killer On the Lam in Cuba - PHOTOS
Girl, 15, Gets Child Porn Charges for Pics of Herself
Man Charged in Deadly Tennessee Mall Shooting
Chicago Sheriff Orders End to Foreclosure Evictions
Man indicted in murder of Denver Broncos' Williams
Customer opens fire at Tenn. mall, killing worker

U.N. News
EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Faces Billions in Health Care Liabilities
Cities should do more to protect nature: U.N.

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Two American Journalists Missing in Lebanon - PHOTOS

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Food or Fuel? (The dark side of biofuels)
Palm oil threat to Papua rainforest
Oil price unlikely to kill biofuels boom
Seeking clean energy "Black Swans"
Suntech: Solar demand exceeds supplies
Kleiner makes India cleantech investment
First Solar mulls projects, partnerships
China says 10,700 children in hospital over milk
Scientists make ultrathin superconducting films
Scripps to study lifestyle impact of gene testing
Gene-testing startup's study responds to critics
Scientists map genomes of two malaria parasites
Scientists find key protein helps people hear
Mice overcome fear, depression with natural Prozac
Web technology cuts mobile calling fees
Sony says to launch 80-GB PlayStation 3 in Japan
Scientists make ultrathin superconducting films
Touch-screen BlackBerry coming this fall
Sprint Nextel executives top list of most overpaid
German doing well after 1st double arm transplant
New Study Determines Double Flu Jab Needed Against Bird Flu Pandemic

Mother Nature
Economics seen bolstering case to protect nature
Focus sharpens on forests for climate fix
Expect severe winter in East: forecaster
Climate change could force millions from homes
Yosemite National Park rock slide destroys cabins

Parents: Teacher Made Girls Strip in Search of Stolen $
Woman Declared Dead, Still Breathing in Morgue
Judge Tosses Hair Dye Lawsuit for Blonde Who Had Less Fun as Brunette
Washington Woman Says She Was Shot by Her Stove
Angry about the economy? Smash some plates and move on
Crackdown on tight trousers cancelled
How safe is your city? Put it to the bicycle test
For sale: Yourself, in Legos
Video: And Finally

FOX News
National Debt Clock Adds a Digit for Growing Deficit
'Pregnancy Pact' School to Give Out Contraceptives
Qantas to Reimburse Passengers After Plane Plunge

Taiwan says president to meet China official
More show than substance in Lithuania vote
Temporary reprieve?
Japan looks for ways to up economy
Peace prize strays from will: author
Time for a focus on finance?
Favorites top literature prize guess-list
Well-heeled shoppers getting scuffed
Making "Made in Bangladesh" trendy
Richemont's new luxury focus
Slideshow: Ready-to-wear...?
Big-size designer wear bucks gloom
Asia cuts rates, U.S. looks at bank stakes - Video
Treasury says has power to inject bank capital
Wall Street panic rolling over consumers worldwide
Oil falls below $88 on downturn fears
Detroit gets a break
BA pension deficit could hurt merger talks
IBM's earnings strength calms tech jitters
Metlife, Hartford held merger talks: report
Up to 5 deals on table as memory makers face gloom
Microsoft says raising Xbox 360 forecast for Japan
Shellshocked Iceland takes control of biggest bank
Wachovia talks hit snag over division of assets: report
U.S. bank National City in sale talks: report
Walgreen pulls buyout offer for Longs
Lloyds TSB says no comment on report of HBOS deal renegotiation
Gerard Butler accused of punching photographer
Kirk Douglas fired up over blacklist, slavery
Web TV shows porn, without the sex
Madonna leads fans through intense workout
Video: Blues on Broadway?
Chinese creeps in on Korean language birthday
Thai artists find new ways to get political
Boston's Matsuzaka v Shields in series opener
Cubs pick up the option on right-hander Hardin
Couples eyes Jordan, Williams, Tiger for President's duties
Gonzalez survives scare to reach Vienna quarters
WITNESS: A 36-hour non-stop run through Greece

AP News
Thai protest leaders say they will surrender
Report: Minority college attainment up, but stalls
Hugh Hefner opens up about Holly Madison breakup
Dice-K gets ball in ALCS opener vs. Rays
Police: Pacman Jones involved in fight at hotel
Confident Rays prepare to take on Red Sox in ALCS
Movie tells tale of a young Billy Graham
Phillies need more production from Utley, Howard

Family Covers The Bases
IA, Gimlet MiTT conduct cache search during Operation Gimlet Tidal Wave
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos
From Connectedness, Strength

CENTCOM concludes Shindand investigation
Soldiers in Iraq help comrades vote

Command moves C2Pedia to unclassified network - podcast
Free Salute to Veterans 2008 tickets - Click here to get your free tickets
Allied Command Transformation, USJFCOM begin co-sponsored conference on urban operations

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Two suspected terrorist detained in Mosul
Ninewa Province ready to spend over $6.6 million for infrastructure improvements (Mosul)
NP detains two suspects for alleged criminal activity (Abu Gharma)
Media Advisory: Transition ceremony for BIAP hangar
CF donate $8.5 million to MND-N provinces for relief
IA, Soldiers participate in logistics conference (Kirkuk)

Gates Reaffirms Support for Ukraine
North Korea’s Nuclear Activities Destabilize Region, Commander Says
Changes to Benefit U.S.-Korean Alliance


Training Increases Confidence for Police
Coalition Kills Two Insurgents, Captures 17


Reconstruction Team Enhances Stability


Armed Forces Retirement Home Receives Prestigious Continuing Care Accreditation
Pilots Fly Namesake Helicopter to Lakota Powow
Defense Dept. Announces Detainee Transfer
National Guard, Reserve Activated


Pentagon Ceremony Honors Disabled Employees


Corporal Keeps Weapons, Marines Ready for Battle


America Supports You: Veterans to See Stars on ‘Road 2 Recovery’

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
0680 - Husain ibn 'Ali, Shi'ite religious leader, is brutally killed (along with his family), in Karbala (the Muslim holy day of Ashurah is based on this).
1000 - Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England).
1635 - Religious dissident Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1701 - The Collegiate School of CT (Yale U) is chartered in New Haven.
1837 - The steamboat Home sinks off NC, killing 100.
1876 - The first two-way telephone conversation occurs (also the first over outdoor wires).
1877 - In Cleveland, the American Humane Association is organized.
1888 - The public is first admitted to the Washington Monument.
1903 - New York City sees 11" of rainfall in 24 hrs.
1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes the first U.S. President to attend a World Series game (World Series #12).
1930 - Laura Ingalls (not that one) completes the first transcontinental flight by a woman. completed, Laura Ingalls
1936 - The Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.
1947 - The first telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane takes place.
1960 - Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Eddie LeBaron throws the shortest ever touchdown pass (2").
1961 - Tanganyika becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B. McKay takes the X-15 to 39,200 m.
1963 - Uganda becomes a republic within the British Commonwealth.
1970 - The Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence.
1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
1977 - Soyuz-25 is launched to Saluyt-6, but returns after it fails to dock.
1983 - Four South Korean cabinet ministers are assassinated in Rangoon, Burma.
1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space.
1986 - The U.S. Senate convicts U.S. District Judge Harry E. Claiborne, making him the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.
1990 - Saddam Hussein threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

1547 - Miguel de Cervantes, novelist (Don Quixote)
1757 - Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed
1782 - Lewis Cass (Gov-MI)
1899 - Bruce Catton, civil war historian
1908 - James E. Folsom (Gov-AL 1947-51, 1955-59)
1918 - E. Howard Hunt, involved in the Watergate break-in
1924 - Robert Rushworth, pilot (X-15)
1940 - Gordon Humphrey (Sen-NH); John Lennon, musician (The Beatles)

1934 - King Alexander of Yugoslavia, assassinated by Georgief, a Croatian terrorist
1958 - Pope Pius XII
1967 - Che Guevara, executed in Bolivia
1988 - Felix Wankel, developer of the Wankel rotary engine

Reported Missing in Action
Tanner, Charles N., USN (TN); F4B shot down (pilot, w/Terry), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Terry, Ross R., USN (FL); F4B shot down (RIO, w/Tanner), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Clements, James A., USAF (TX); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - R.I.P. March, 1997.

The following lost when the rotor blades of a UH1D struck trees during an extraction, and it crashed in Long Khanh Province, Vietnam.

Driver, Dallas A., US Army (VA)

Garbett, Jimmy R., US Army (FL)

Moore, Raymond G., US Army (OH)

Suydam, James L, US Army (NJ)

Turner, James H., US Army (OH); crew

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