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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In Today's News - Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Therefore I say, know the enemy and know yourself;
in a hundred battles you will never be in peril."
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
S. Korea to Withdraw All Troops From Iraq by Dec. 20
Soldier Helps Iraqi Girl with Congenital Heart Condition
Reconstruction Improves Life in Iraqi City

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
U.S. Official: Unclear If Al Qaeda Coordinator Killed in Syria Raid
U.S. embassy in Damascus may close, mission says
Syria seen pursuing U.S. engagement
Iraq denounces raid
Iraq to share results of U.S. raid probe with Syria
U.S.: Raid targeted smuggler
Video: Video claims to show raid
Pakistan to U.S.: Stop Airstrikes Near Border 'Immediately'
Al Qaeda media man vows to wage "jihad by pen"
Colombian rebels say open to hostage dialogue

Other Military News
U.S. must update nuclear arsenal as rivals are: Gates
Military families feel financial crisis
U.S. says 2008 intelligence budget was $47.5 billion
Russia ratifies treaty with Georgian rebel regions

Religion of Peace??
Muslim Cleric Faces Possible Criminal Charges for Marrying 12-Year-Old Contest Winner
After trousers, Malaysia Muslim body targets yoga

Worldwide Wackos
N. Korea Executions 'Worse Than Animal Slaughter'
North Korea Threatens to Turn South Korea Into 'Debris'
Report: N. Korea's Kim Jong Il Suffers 'Serious' Setback
Japan may consider more sanctions on N.Korea: Kyodo

Politics / Government
Obama to Flood Airwaves
McCain Shows Gritty Determination in Final Week
Obama's Call to 'Take Off' Fuels Debate
Obama Affinity to Marxists Dates Back to College Days
LAT: Allies of Palestinians See a Friend in Barack Obama
Obama Accepting Untraceable Prepaid Credit Cards
Obama Tells Supporters He Is 'So Close' to Winning
McCain's Pollster Foresees Race 'Too Close to Call'
Obama's final TV blitz to focus on economy
McCain short on time
McCain, Palin tangle with Obama
Reuters Slideshow: One week to go
"Exurbs" emerge as battleground
Obama holds 4-point lead on McCain
McCain, Palin seek to dent Obama's armor - Video
Obama has 5-point lead on McCain
Video: Obama's lead narrows
AP EXCLUSIVE: Obama ahead or tied in 8 key states
McCain links economy and national security
Ga. residents wait up to 8 hours to vote early
McCain gains backing of Joe the Plumber
McCain struggles for upset in Pa.; GOP doubts grow
Barack Obama and 'New Age' Christianity
George Bush's Attack on Syria a Cynical Political Ploy
More Republicans call on Sen. Stevens to resign
McCain, Palin urge convicted senator to step down - Video
White House to banks: Start lending now
FBI: Pics Show Mass. Lawmaker Stuffing Bribes in Bra
DC mayor cuts own budget; councilman wants more

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration debate
Slideshow: Inside American Apparel
Crisis threatens Mexico textile sector

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
A Year After Stacy Peterson Vanished, Husband Calls It 'Just Another Day'
Boy, 8, Shoots Self With Uzi at Gun Show
Charges Possible in Boy's Uzi Death - PHOTOS
Kate Hudson's Pre-Halloween Party Busted by LAPD
American Charged in Slain British Coed Case - PHOTOS
Slain Jogger's Hubby Charged With Murder - PHOTOS
Actor Pleads Guilty to Child-Porn Charges After Manhunt
Newlywed Killed by Police in Case of Mistaken Identity
Ex-Detroit Mayor Gets Jail in Sex Scandal - PHOTOS
Teacher Vanishes After Getting Flat Tire on Highway
Man Ran Illegal Sex Club, 'Cherry Pit,' in Texas Home
Police: 14-Year-Old South Carolina Boy Killed Pregnant Mom, Unborn Sister
Experts: Plot detracts from race progress in South
Jennifer Hudson's nephew died of gunshots
Hudson Murder Suspect Had June Drug Bust - PHOTOS
Hudson suspect could have had parole revoked
Video: Talk of the Town: Hudson's nephew

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
U.S. media ready for possible early election outcome
CNN says no thanks to Obama half-hour
L.A. Times Hiding Obama Video

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
King Solomon's Mines Possibly Found in Jordan
Drug prices highest in poorest neighborhoods
Thin line between love and hate? - science knows why
U.S. study says doctors subconsciously favor whites
Video: The creep of nanotech
Tyrannosaurus rex noses out dinosaur competition
Mars robot's heaters to be turned off, one by one
Does mold make you sick? Doctors seek answers
Technology helps restore Raphael masterpiece
HP launches $400 mini-notebook as it plays catch-up
LittleBigPlanet players help build video game
Social networking sites "good for businesses"
EA takes FIFA 09, Spore Origin to N-Gage this year
China investigates tainted eggs in new food scare
Doorknobs and TV remotes are germ hotbeds
Paleontologists sift Utah soil for plant fossils

Mother Nature
Scores Killed in Pakistani Quake - PHOTOS
Pakistan rescuers pull 160 bodies from quake rubble - Video
WWF says reckless consumption threatens the planet
Rising sea levels to erode Sydney beaches: study
China says greenhouse gases catch up with U.S.
One-third of world fish catch used for animal feed
WWF says reckless consumption threatens the planet
Low ivory prices at first legal auction in 9 years - Video

News from My Neck of the Woods
Season's First Nor'easter Dumps Snow, Rain - PHOTOS
Northeast snowstorm closes major highways, schools
New details of overdose episode at Thomas' NY home

Official fined for leaving secret files on train
The woman in red drives the men crazy, study finds
Saudi luxury car sales strong despite global crisis
Lobster fishermen feel pinch of global crisis
Man drives drunk to protest drunk driving charge
Video: Drag queens go political

Fox News
Investors Still Holding Breath Despite Wall Street Surge
FOXBusiness: Buying Blitz Sends Dow Soaring
Pop Tarts: Inside the Playboy Halloween Party

Nikkei climbs 7.7 pct on rate cut talk
Factbox: Japan's crisis measures
Factbox: Recent Japan comments
Loss of Wall St. "yuppies" welcomed
Crisis heralds "new seriousness" era
Small businesses not being heard?
A case for aid
GM seeks aid for merger: sources
Car dealers hit by sales decline
Chrysler offers $75,000 in buyouts
GMAC curtails auto financing
Rate cut hopes, bargain hunting boost global stocks
GMAC seeks bank status for rescue funding: report
Oil above $64 after U.S. stock market surge
Banks lead Europe shares up after U.S., Japan surge
M&A hunters may prosper
Lender of first and only resort
Behind the curve
Distortion is the new normal for markets
A crisis of solvency?
Fed set to cut rates, others line up to follow - Video
Aetna profit falls, but results meet views
GM could have case for aid: experts
S.Korea plans more crisis measures, stocks fall
Sony profit down 90 percent on yen, digicam slowdown
Toshiba drops 99 percent on weak chips, outlook hazy
Entergy to postpone spinoff: report
Japan to urge EU to block BHP/Rio merger: Nikkei
S7 lawyers say S7 has not filed binding Austrian Airlines bid
Britney Spears' dad retains control of her affairs
Keanu Reeves denies knocking over paparazzo
Sandra Brown says she finds drama everywhere
Elvis ranked top-earning dead celebrity - Video
Celtics celebrate title win by rallying past Cavs
Bryant on song as Lakers crush Trail Blazers
Crying Jones tells Oprah Olympic memory will be tarnished
Mickelson happy to be a golfing globetrotter
Flames blank Avalanche 3-0

Associated Press
Most Asian markets extend gains after US rally
Fed is expected to cut interest rates again today
Whither the weather: Wacky World Series on hold
Dow jumps nearly 900 as investors seek bargains

NASA To Update Reporters About Constellation Program
Latin America and Caribbean Exports Rise in Face of Global Crisis
Levi Stubbs: He will always be here
Famous Coffee Shop: A Jerry's Nugget Tradition
Indiana National Guard Dedicates New Facility
Iraqi and Coalition Sustainers Partner in First-ever Logistics Training Exercise
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Security improvements spur resettlement, reconstruction
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

Joint fires team, Army's BCTP team prepare corps headquarters for deployment
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
Camp Ur Graduates New Iraqi Officers, Enlisted Troops
Corps of Engineers Helps Guide Iraq Infrastructure Progress
Tips lead INP, MND-B Soldiers to seize weapons throughout Baghdad
Ministry of Women’s Affairs hosts its 4th Women’s Conference
Coalition forces detain key Katai’b Hezbollah facilitator
Coalition forces strike al-Qaeda in Iraq senior networks, detain two (Tikrit)

Russians Know Missile Defenses Not Aimed at Them, Defense Secretary Says


Elders See Water Problem, Progress
U.S. Forces Kill Militants After Helicopter Attack


Iraqi Security Forces Increase Footprint
Soldiers Help Warfighters Communicate
Forces Capture 11 Suspects, Seize Caches
Airmen Receive Spurs for Building Base


Army Unit Wins International Sniper Contest
Marines Train Border Quick Reaction Force
Navy Ships Team With Allies During Exercise
Oklahoma Air Force Base Enters Partnership


Group Surpasses $2 Million in Grants


82nd Airborne to Become Global Response Force
Transportation Command Called 'Jewel in Crown'
Working Dogs, Handlers Share Special Bond
First-Timers Win Marine Corps Marathon
'Financial Challenge' Events to Help Troops Cope
Military Linguists Learn Language Skills Vital to Force


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Today in History
539 BC- Babylon falls to Cyrus the Great of Persia.
1682 - William Penn lands in what will become Pennsylvania.
1727 - A severe earthquake hits in New England.
1811 - The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans.
1863 - The International Committee of the Red Cross is founded (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963).
1894 - The Hawaiian Republic holds its first election.
1923 - Turkey is proclaimed a republic (National Day).
1929 - On "Black Tuesday," the Stock Market crashes, triggering "Great Depression."
1940 - Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson draws the first number in the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history (#158).
1942 - 16,000 Jews are killed in Pinsk, Russia; the Alaska highway is completed.
1945 - The first ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it was patented.
1956 - The International Zone of Tangier is returned to Morocco; Israeli paratroopers drop into the Sinai to open Straits of Tiran.
1957 - A hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament).
1960 - A chartered C46 carrying Cal State's football team crashes, killing 16.
1964 - In NYC, the Star of India and other jewels are stolen.
1966 - NOW (the National Organization of Women) is founded.
1982 - Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking (he is later acquitted).
1988 - 2,000 U.S. anti-abortion protesters are arrested for blocking clinics.
1989 - In NYC, the MTA opens the 63rd street subway extension.

- Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
1884 - Bela Lugosi, horror actor (Dracula, Body Snatcher)
1891 - Fanny Brice, singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)
- Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propagandist
1947 - Richard Dreyfuss, actor (Jaws, Nuts)

1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh, executed in London
1885 - George B. McClellan, Union General
1901 - Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, executed
1911 - Joseph Pulitzer American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC
1947 - Frances Cleveland Preston, former First Lady
1957 - Louis B. Mayer, MGM producer
1990 - William French Smith, attorney general (1980)

Reported Missing in Action

Pitzer, Daniel L., US Army SF (WV); released November, 1967 - deceased

Rowe, James N., US Army SF (TX); escaped December, 1968 - killed in the Phillipines by a sniper in 1989

Versace, Humberto R., US Army SF (VA); reportedly executed September, 1965 - on PRG DIC list

Bezold, Steven, US Army (MO); O1G shot down (observer, w/Harrison)

Harrison, Donald L., US Army (GA); O1G shot down (pilot, w/Bezold)

Hunter, James D., US Army (TN); swept off of air mattress by wave, Killed - accidental drowning

Oakley, Linus Labin, USAF (AR); KIA, body not recovered

Sullivan, James E., USN (MA); A7C shot down, remains returned August, 1985

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