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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Freedom has its life in the hearts,
the actions, the spirit of men
and so it must be daily earned and refreshed -
else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots,
it will wither and die."

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Attacks Down in Mosul as Insurgents Shift Tactics - VIDEO
Streets Teeming With Activity in Reborn Baghdad - VIDEO
Iraqi Cabinet says US security pact needs changes
U.S., Iraq nearing troop status agreement
Georgians Bring OIF Mission to Close
Kazakhstan Looks Back During End of Mission Ceremony
Iraqi soldiers complete first-ever convoy live-fire event

Operation Enduring Freedom
Officials: Coalition Airstrike Kills 9 Afghan Soldiers

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
FBI Probes 30 Powder-Laced Letters Sent to Banks
Air Passenger Screening Program to Launch in 2009

Troops on Trial
Fort Bragg trial to start in 'fragging' case

Fallen Heroes
Defense Dept. Identifies WWII Missing Airman

Wounded Warriors
'Walter Reed' for combat dogs opens at Texas base

Supporting Our Heroes
Best Buy Hosts Benefit
Police Order Supports MPs

Religion of Peace??
Cleric in Iran Issues Fatwa Against U.S.-Iraqi Pact

Worldwide Wackos
S. Korea: North Running 'Normally' Under Kim Jong Il

Homegrown Moonbats
Protester Attempts to Handcuff Karl Rove for 'Treason'

Politics / Government
McCain: 'I've Been Tested'
Why I Would Vote Mc Cain... If I Were American.
McCain Sees Pa. Victory Despite Trailing in Polls
Obama to Ellen: I'm a Better Dancer Than McCain
Al Qaeda-Linked Web Site Backs McCain
McCain Campaign Plays Hardball With NBC News, Media
Report: RNC Shells Out $150,000 for Palin Fashion
Obama takes 10-point lead on McCain
Obama focuses on economy
Sour note for American Muslims
Full Coverage: Race in America
Scenarios: Candidates in key states
White House not proposing stimulus
GOP seeks Fannie-Freddie probe
GOP Leaders Could Get the Boot
Celebrities can coax youth to vote, study shows
AP INVESTIGATION: Alaska funded Palin kids' travel
McCain returns to NH trying to stave off Nov. loss
Obama takes on national security in Va. swing
Palin says Obama's policies could lead to crises
Cherie Blair on being the wife of a world leader
Sen. Stevens gifts a focus in trial arguments
Congress begins mapping financial reform
Negative ads leave undecideds decidedly unmoved
Spreading the wealth? US already does it
Examples of Why Your Vote Counts
Election Forecasts Predictions From APSA

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Biker Gang Busted in 3-Year Undercover Probe - PHOTOS
Utah Hunters Discover Marijuana Farm Worth Millions
Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges
Police: TV anchor perhaps victim of random attack
Feds say they drive a stake into Mongols gang
3 men sue Lindsay Lohan over wild ride

U.N. News
EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Double-Dips With Pensions, Paychecks

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Chinese surfers see red over Microsoft black-outs
Google keeps talking on Yahoo deal
Survey shows risky use of mobile e-mail devices

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Study: Eat Fast, Get Supersized
Review: T-Mobile's 'Google Phone' Ugly, but Worthy
India Launches First Mission to the Moon
India chases China to the moon - Video
Factbox: India's first space mission
Factbox: Planned lunar missions
Timeline: Key dates in the space race
Wal-Mart cracks down on China suppliers
Bird flu pushed back, pandemic threat remains: UN
Big Bang experiment inaugurated despite glitch
Group to share patents for radio tracking
Video: Ancient temples discovered in Peru

Mother Nature
Wildfire Breaks Out East of L.A. as Santa Anas Return
Crunch may put price tag on environment
A price on nature can save forests
Indonesia's islands: Wealth at a price
Blog: What's nature worth?
Hong Kong night light pollution under the spotlight
China report warns of greenhouse gas leap
Rich world seen behind global pollution
GAO says EPA may be overstating penalties
German government cuts 2009 biofuels blending target
Video: Disabled tiger cubs rehabilitation
Video: Czech challenge to save the hedgehog
Why eating males pays off, for spiders
Explorers to measure Arctic's vanishing summer ice

News from My Neck of the Woods
2 Police Officers Shot at NYC Subway Station

76-Year-Old Woman Arrested for 73rd Time
Undertaker under influence harasses in hearse
Climbers find footprints of abominable snowman?
Sarkozy fights back against voodoo doll
Two appeal beach sex jail sentence
Oops! McCain asks Russia's U.N. envoy for money
Yeah, that's right. Beyonce's meeting me at bridge

Other News of Note
Russia, Iran and Qatar discuss forming gas cartel

Fox News
Asian Markets Dive
Oil Falls to $69 Ahead of Cut
Paulson Pledges Strong Actions to Deal With Crisis
Va. Pharmacy Follows Faith, Refuses Birth Control

Thaksin case emboldens "vindicated" Thai protesters
East Timor warns against stoking tensions
Militants kill 15 Pakistani soldiers in Swat
Graham sentenced to house arrest in doping scandal
Most consumers to buy less for holidays: survey
"Under water" mortgages - Video
Housing chief aims to fix rescue flaws
Paulson: More needs to be done
Fed aids money markets
Panel kicks off Wall St. revamp debate
Global stocks slide anew, dollar sets 2-year high
Recession fears swamp signs of bank crisis easing
GM looks for capital from outside investors: report
Russia may create oil reserve to influence prices
Treasury sees economic recovery in late '09
India chases China to moon with unmanned mission
Oil below $70 as demand worries trump OPEC - Video
Wall Street overhaul
In commodities, a complex reality
Deals hit by rocky markets
Of rescues and shrinking returns
Cautious angels seek to minimize risk
Sohl: Healthy market, rough times
Nissan seeks about 20 percent of Chrysler: paper
Rio Tinto shares jump on BHP bid rumors
U.S. probe to ask analysts if Lehman misled: report
Yahoo profit drops, targets job cuts as ads weaken
U.S. aid to banks seen exceeding $700 billion
Dell aims to outpace industry, sees uncertainty
Kerkorian sells Ford at loss, could dump stake
Samsung drops $5.9 billion SanDisk bid in weak markets
Judge dismisses Britney Spears driver case - Video
Tina Fey glues ears down to look like Sarah Palin
Energized heavyweights Metallica begin world tour
"HSM3" will please fan base but won't win converts
Naomi Watts to play landmine campaigner
Talk of the Town:Britney's mistrial (video)
Le Cirque forced to sell wine to make space
China dismisses speculation over Yao "retirement"
Ducks beat Leafs in shootout
Singletary named 49ers head coach in place of Nolan
Phils manager floats rubber duckies in preparation

Associated Press
Asian markets slide on glum corporate outlook
Toni Braxton booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'
Browns suspend Kellen Winslow for 1 game
49ers fire Nolan, name Mike Singletary head coach
Patriots S Harrison's injury appears season-ending

USAF instructor makes her mark on Iraq's future
Ironhorse Tracker Radio Newscast Available
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

U.S. will continue to aid improving Iraqi security
Iraqi government invests in education
Soldiers celebrate Ramadan's end with Iraqi friends
Gates to NATO: Hinder Afghan drug trade

Joint fires team supports joint training integration event - More about JFIIT
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USJFCOM working to prepare forces for deployment

Multi-National Force - Iraq
School Opens, Life Returns to Normal
U.S., Iraqi Officials Address Sadr City Infrastructure, Reconstruction - Transcript
US, Iraq partner on $15 million police academy project
U.S., Iraqi leaders partner on major Iraqi-funded project
Ministry of Interior graduates 407 community police officers in new program to build trust

Gates Honors Career Civilian Employees for Service
Mullen Reassures Baltic Republics - Photos
Mullen: Russian Dialogue 'Encouraging'
Chairman: Time Has Come for Iraq to Act

Soldiers in Iraq Exercise Right to Vote
Requests Reflect Growing Trust in Forces
Coalition Forces Capture 12 Suspects

One Injured in Bagram Airfield Accident

Marines Help Rebuild Homes in New Orleans
Army to Hire More Wounded Warriors
Navy Christens Destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer


Gates Vows to Go Forward With Warrior Care - Special - Video


Department Leads in Energy Conservation
Event Unites Victim Families, Bombing Survivors
Charges Dismissed Against Five Guantanamo Detainees
Victims and Family Members to See Proceedings

Guard Gains Manpower, Flexibility

Mom Inspires Daughter

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
1746 - In NJ, Princeton University receives its charter.
1836 - Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first elected president of the Republic of Texas.
1875 - Sons of the American Revolution is organized.
1883 - The original Metropolitan Opera House in NYC has its grand opening (Faust is performed).
1928 - President Hoover speaks of the "American system of rugged individualism."
1936 - The first commercial flight from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii takes place.
1938 - For the first time, a Xerox copy is made.
1939 - The Eagles play the Dodgers in the first TV NFL game.
1953 - Laos gains full independence from France.
1954 - West Germany joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
1962 - JFK imposes a naval blockade on Cuba, beginning the missile crisis.
1963 - 225,000 students boycott the Chicago schools in a Freedom Day protest.
1966 - The U.S.S.R. launches Luna-12 for a Lunar orbit.
1968 - Apollo-7 returns to Earth.
1973 - U.N. Security Council Resolution 338 brings a cease fire to the Yom Kippur War.
1975 - The Soviet spacecraft Venera-9 soft-lands on Venus.
1977 - The International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 are launched into Earth orbit.
1979 - The deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment; Walt Disney World greets its 100-millionth guest.
1980 - The new South Korean constitution comes into effect.
1981 - The U.S. national debt tops $1 trillion.

1811 - Franz Liszt, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist
1880 - Joe Carr, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
1887 - John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
1896 - Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
1905 - Karl Jansky, discovered cosmic radio emissions
1920 - Timothy Leary, Harvard professor, LSD taker
1922 - John Chafee (Sen-RI)
1933 - Donald H. Peterson, Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 6)
1963 - Cherie Witter, Playboy playmate (February, 1985)

1934 - Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, shot dead by FBI agents in Ohio
1979 - Jesse Bishop, murderer, in the Nevada gas chamber
1986 - Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes

Reported Missing in Action
Towery, Herman, US Army (NC); DIC, remains recovered / ID'd October, 1964

Cherry, Fred V., USAF (VA); F105 shot down released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998
** First African-American POW of the Vietnam War, also a Korean War veteran. To read his story, click here **

Mann, Robert Lee, USAF (IN); RB66 exploded in air (pilot), KIA, body not recovered

McEwen, James Arthur, USAF (PA); RB66 exploded in air (aircrew), KIA, body not recovered

Weger, John Jr., USAF (CA); RB66 exploded in air (aircrew), KIA, body not recovered

Harris, Harold L., US Army (NC); swept away while trying to cross river, Killed, body not recovered

Klenert, William Blue, USN (NY); RA5C crashed (aircrew, w/Kolstad), SRV returned remains to PCOM March, 1977

Kolstad, Thomas Carl, USN (MN); RA5C crashed (pilot, w/Klenert), SRV returned remains to PCOM March, 1977

McBride, Earl Paul, USN (PA); F4B crashed, KIA, body not recovered

Dooley, James E., USN (VT); A4E shot down

Garrett, Maurice E., Jr., US Army (PA); AH1G crashed (pilot), Killed, body not recovered

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