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Friday, November 28, 2008

In Today's News - Friday, November 28, 2008

Quote of the Day
"I have seen the face of terror, I have felt the stinging cold of fear.
I have lived the times most would say are best forgotten.
But at least I can say I am proud of what I was -- a Soldier."

-- Author unknown.

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Bomber Strikes Shiite Mosque, Killing 12 - PHOTOS
Al Qaeda Leader: U.S. Gains in Iraq Are Temporary
Pact May Weaken Iraqi Prime Minister's Dominance
Thousands of Iraqis protest U.S. security pact - Video

Operation Enduring Freedom
Gates: Afghan support makes economic sense

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Troops retake Jewish center and hotel - Slideshow
Americans killed and more "at risk"
NYC guards against similar attacks
Analysis: Spies face questions
Timeline: India-Pakistan flare-ups
Full Coverage: Mumbai Attacked (Reuters)
Virginia Group Says Father, Daughter Visiting India Killed
N.Y. Rabbi, Wife Killed in Attacks - PHOTOS
VIDEOS: Showdown at Hotel
Americans Killed
Bystander Shot to Death
Woman Recalls Night of Terror in Hotel
FOX FORUM: A Reminder, We're at War - PHOTOS (WARNING: Graphic)
Bush calls Singh to offer support, condolences - Video
Bush, Obama condemn Mumbai attacks, U.S. offers help - Video
A look at the confirmed foreigner deaths in Mumbai
Ethiopia to withdraw from Somalia by end of year
Somali pirates hijack 1 ship, free another

Wounded Warriors
DefenseLink Feature: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War

Worldwide Wackos
North Korea to halt tours to historic city

Politics / Government
President Bush Faces Flood of Pardon Requests
Russia seeks new missiles due to U.S. shield plans
Obama picks Volcker as economy adviser - Video
Treasury consulting Obama team on credit plans - Video
Obama asks urgent action on 'historic' econ crisis
Video: Obama promises another stimulus
Bush spurs economic action, but Obama sets agenda
George Bush is America's Reverse-Gorbachev
U.S. Elections Turn Elephants, Donkeys into Lame Ducks
Despair and Fear or Hope and Light - Which To Choose?
Bill Richardson's Unrequited Support for Barack Obama
Governor Sarah Palin's Star Still Rising!

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Two Killed in California Toy Store Shooting; Reports of Juvenile in Custody
Amber Alert Issued for 7-Month-Old in Stolen Van
Forensics Tied Suspect to Anchor's Slaying - PHOTOS
Convicted Killer on the Loose After Escaping From Jail
5 San Antonio Cops Reassigned Over Racy Photos

U.N. News
Government Takes Hard Line on Women's Rights Supporters - UN Experts
Domestic Violence Seen as Worldwide Problem
Malawi's President Awarded UN Prize for Enhancing Nation's Food Security

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Court says Internet baby to be taken into care
What would Mark Twain and Ben Franklin Think of the Web?

Science / Medicine / Technology
Endeavour Crew Departs Space Station
FDA defends safety of U.S. infant formula
Research on mice links fast food to Alzheimer's
Searchers find remains of fireball meteor
Scientists crack iceberg mystery
Apple offers limited Black Friday price cuts
New, old media good for each other, Huffington says
Baidu vows overhaul after search scandal
Shuttle astronaut invents zero-gravity cup
Video: The human face of robotics

Mother Nature
President Bush Faces Flood of Pardon Requests
3 Drown in Rogue Wave Along California Coast
Girl, 9, Dies After Fall Into Icy Illinois Pond
Brazil Amazon destruction rises after 3-year fall
Access to water must be high on climate agenda: group
UK's climate change body to unveil emissions cut plans
Green taxes need explaining or risk backlash: study
Isolated Indonesia tribe immune to global crisis
Video: Counting Jaguars
Video: Fatal flooding in Colombia

News from My Neck of the Woods
Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker
Connecticut beats Miami 76-63

Ant aphrodisiac conman executed
Disgruntled 8-year-old boy crashes teacher's car
German churches find 'chocolate Jesus' tasteless
Italian party to pay for babies named after Mussolini
Japan polar bear mating stymied by gender mixup
Video: School for Santas
Ill. zoo creates ornaments from reindeer droppings

Other News of Note
National heritage day honors American Indians

FOX News
FOXBusiness: Dow Closes Up for Fifth Straight Day
Deadly Clashes Erupt in Nigeria After Election Dispute
Poet John Paul II's Words Remixed Into Papal CD
Thailand's Police Chief Demoted After Airport Siege

Clashes kill at least 20 in Nigerian city of Jos
Russian leader meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
U.S., EU fear Syria "sanitized" alleged nuclear sites
Shoppers seek deals, buy less on Black Friday
Bangkok airport protesters prepare for long stay - Video
Wall St gains in thin trade - Video
Asian economies stumble and U.S. faces retail test - Video
Oil rises on short-covering; down 20 pct in November
Citigroup shares jump, more than double this week
MTV's AIDS awareness campaign turns 10
"Miracle Worker" playwright William Gibson dies
Just A Minute With: John Travolta on music, movies, misses
Eleanor Rigby document fetches $177,000
Tenor Placido Domingo sings poems by Pope John Paul
Video: Kidman's plea to end female violence
Americans shun lotteries in times of trouble
Rare fragment of early copy of Gospel goes on sale
MTV's AIDS awareness campaign turns 10
Italian-designed "palace" to rise on Berlin site
Cowboys thrash Seahawks to stay in playoff hunt
McNabb rallies Eagles to rout of Cardinals
Titans send hapless Lions to 12th successive loss
Hornets finish hot to sting Nuggets 105-101
Cammalleri hat-trick helps Flames edge out Canucks

Associated Press
French locate black boxes after Airbus crash
Madonna's film about orphans to air on Sundance
Tennessee, Kiffin reach tentative deal
Whitney Houston denies reunion with ex Bobby Brown
Marbury suspended, docked about $400,000 by Knicks
Agent: Antonio McDyess will re-sign with Pistons
Barkley, Manning honored at college hall

Hoosier Troops Trade Weapons for Family Time
MND-B Soldiers detain 4 suspected criminals
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Gates: Afghan support makes economic sense
Children return to refurbished kindergarten
Soldiers train Iraqi bomb disposal technicians
Terror groups feeling pressure along Afghan border
Iraqi, Coalition forces discuss border security

Joint fires assessment teams help Army improve joint training
More about Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team
Multinational conference focuses on joint solutions
Distance learning efforts garners awards
More about JKDDC - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Commanding General Spends Thanksgiving with Ramadi Troops
Gas Station, Media Center Open in Business Industrial Zone
Renovations, Improvements in Sadr City Brighten Hopes
Leaders Discuss New Change for Sons of Iraq in Diyala
Art, culture show opens in Doura community
IA, MND-B Soldiers seize weapons, munitions throughout Baghdad
MND-B Soldiers seize mortar cache (Baghdad)
Native American Heritage Month celebrated through dance, expressed universal themes (Baghdad)
New AFCEA chapter in Baghdad holds first chapter meeting (Baghdad)

Defense Department, Veterans Affairs Work to Resolve Gulf War Vets’ Issues
Bush Praises Troops for War Efforts - Photos - Video


Iraqis, Coalition Deliver School Supplies
University Donates Engineering Books
U.S. Soldiers Capture Four Suspected Criminals


Coalition Provides Aid to Woman, Baby
Coalition, Afghan Vehicles Collide


Nominations Open for Employer Awards


Gates Expresses Gratitude to Troops - Video
Chairman Gives Thanks to Troops


Resource Directory Helps Wounded Warriors
Army Chief Partners with Medical Community


Army to Focus on 'Disruptive Technology'
Unmanned Helicopter Debuts at Marine Base
Navy Secretary Visits Sailors in Bahrain
Airmen Clean Up Explosives, Keep Locals Safe


Corpsman Honors Marines With Own Navy Medal


Company Provides ‘Joe’ for Deploying Louisiana Soldiers

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

Today in History
1520 - Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean.
1795 - The U.S. pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis.
1853 - Olympia is established as the capital of Washington Territory.
1861 - The Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA.
1871 - The Ku Klux Klan trials begin in a South Carolina Federal District Court.
1895 - America's first auto race starts; 6 cars start out on the 55-mile course; the winner averages 7 MPH.
1908 - 154 men die in a coal mine explosion in Marianna, PA.
1919 - The American-born Lady Astor is elected as the first female member of the British Parliament.
1922 - In NYC, Captain Cyril Turner of the RAF gives the first skywriting exhibition; he spells out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" - 47,000 do.
1929 - Admiral Richard E. Byrd first flies to the South Pole.
1942 - In Boston, MA, nearly 500 die in a fire that destroys the Coconut Grove nightclub.
1943 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin meet at Tehran to map out their strategy.
1958 - Chad, the Congo, and Mauritania become autonomous within the French Community.
1964 - Mariner-4 is launched; it will be the first probe to fly by Mars.
1966 - A coup in Burundi overthrows the monarchy; a republic is declared.
1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257
1983 - The 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
1986 - The Reagan administration exceeds the SALT-II arms limitations for the first time.
1987 - A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing 159.

- John Bunyan, English cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
1785 - Achille-Charles duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
1810 - William Froude, English engineer, naval architect
1820 - Friedrich Engels, German social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
1936 - Gary Hart (Sen-CO)

- Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect
1939 - James A. Naismith, creator of basketball
1971 - Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated
1987 - Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor (isolated growth hormones)

Reported Missing in Action
Reynolds, Jon A., USAF (DE); released by DRV February, 1973 – retired as a Brigadier General - alive and well as of 1998

Rutledge, Howard E., USN (CA); F8E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 – deceased in 1984

Hoeffs, John H., US Army (CA); Killed while swimming when a wave swept him out to sea, body not recovered

Smith, Ronald E., US Army SF (IN); KIA, body not recovered

Earnest, Charles M., USN (AL); A6A shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Harvey, Jack R., USAF (ME); F4D shot down (w/Jones)

Jones, Bobby M., USAF (GA); F4D shot down (w/Harvey)

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