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Thursday, November 13, 2008

In Today's News - Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quote of the Day
"There is no doubt in my mind we were right in fighting.
I don't think we had to fight to preserve America
but it was necessary in order to preserve American honor.
A free people were threatened with the yoke of Communism
being imposed by force, I fought to prevent that
and I feel that fight was successful.
Our belief in freedom of choice for all
required that we help the South Vietnamese
or any other nation that needs our help."

-- Capt. Harry T. Jenkins, USN - former POW (see below)

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. civilian cargo aircraft crashes in western Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
GI Killed in Attack on Convoy in Afghanistan - PHOTOS
Big Afghan challenges

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Israel not counting on Obama in peace talks: Livni
Int'l Envoy Robinson: Gaza Situation is Dire

Troops on Trial
U.S. top court rules for Navy in whales-sonar case

Other Military News
URGENT: Coast Guard Hunts Missing Fisherman
US general urges Obama to keep missile defense
Hundreds of Servicemembers Re-enlist During Veterans Day Ceremony

Worldwide Wackos
North Korea jostles to get noticed
Isolated North Korea tightens borders
Goodbye to Cuban embargo?
Video: Iran test-fires new missile
Iran diplomat kidnapped, insecurity mounts in Pakistan

Homegrown Moonbats
Michael Moore documentary shifts to the economy

Politics / Government
Palin Fires Up the GOP
YOU DECIDE: Is Sarah Palin the Future of the GOP?
Democrat Takes Lead in Alaska Senate Race
Obama: The Techie President?
Biden to Meet Cheney After Calling Him 'Most Dangerous' VP in U.S. History
FOX FORUM: A Governor the GOP's Next Star?
Obama's No. 1 priority
Palin leaves door open for possible Senate run
Obama weighs "auto czar" idea: aide
Biden picks former Gore aide as chief of staff
Congress backs healthcare reform
Sarah Palin now everywhere
GM's troubles
Autos aid not bailout intent: W.House
Should loan program be amended?
Lawmakers to grill automakers
Palin urges GOP governors to keep Democrats honest
Democrat takes lead in Alaska Senate race
County treasurer defeated by 'teenybopper' student
Obama and Mayawati: a Comparison in Contrast
The Bush's and The Obama's

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Oregon Man Gets 6 Years for Texting 12-Year-Old Girl
7th Human Foot Washes Ashore on Canadian Coast
Woman Sues Strip Club, Exotic Dancer Over Son's Death
Caylee Family Spokesman Resigns Over 'Erratic Behavior'
PHOTOS: Unraveling the Missing Girl Mystery
Oregon Man Gets 6 Years for Texting 12-Year-Old Girl
Fired Aide to Sen. Boxer Faces Child Porn Charges
Mom Sues Strip Club, Exotic Dancer Over Son's Death
Ga. Man Allegedly Kept Family in Roach-Infested Trailer
Family of Missing Wisconsin Mother Pleads for Help
Cross-Bearing Elderly Woman Attacked by Gay Marriage Supporters, May Press Charges
Cops: Girl Killed Peer in Crowded School Hall

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
MSNBC Duped Into Palin Hoax
Feuding Philly Anchors Making, Not Breaking, News
Google to let businesses generate more search pages
YouTube channels Google with search-driven ads

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Man Accused of Infecting 14 With HIV at Sex Party
Bone Marrow 'Cures AIDS Patient'
Weightless on Europe's "Darebus"
Zero G like being born
Slideshow: Going weightless
Video: $4,000 for weightless ride
U.S. trails other nations in chronic illness care
WITNESS: Zero G -- like being born - Video
Mystery solved: How bleach kills germs
Lebanon finds 2,900 year old Phoenician remains
Risks seen in opposite-sex heart transplants
AMD announces fast, energy-saving chip
EA debuts fitness videogame for Wii
Verizon Wireless to sell BlackBerry Storm for $200
Mystery solved: How bleach kills germs
Lebanon finds 2,900 year old Phoenician remains
Risks seen in opposite-sex heart transplants
AMD announces fast, energy-saving chip
EA debuts fitness videogame for Wii
Verizon Wireless to sell BlackBerry Storm for $200
Microsoft to spend $1 bln on R&D in China
Study: Calif dirty air kills more than car crashes
Microsoft adding more networking to Windows Live

Mother Nature
FDA to Detain Some Food Shipments From China
Southern California to stage earthquake drill
Obama urged to end overfishing
Giant Asian smog cloud masks warming impact: U.N.
EU seeks new gas and wind to boost energy security
Spain buys 6 million emissions rights from Hungary
Greenpeace urges South Africa to end dependence on coal
Video: Fears grow for Congo's gorillas

News from My Neck of the Woods
Francis Bacon Self-Portrait Fails to Sell at N.Y. Auction
Gay activists rally outside Mormon temple in NYC

Body of Former 'American Idol' Standout Found in Car Outside Paula Abdul's Home
Preacher with 86 wives gets court reprieve
Resort plans nude "anything goes" party
Tomboy protests a security threat?
Railroad attacked for ordering children off trains
Fishing show in rough water over propaganda
Video: And Finally.. In Dog We Trust
Pigskin pickin' camel says Pats will top Jets
Man's untimely nap damages church's organ pipes

Fox News
Banks Vow Not to Use Bailout Cash to Pay Execs
FOXBusiness: Jobless Claims Soar to Highest Since 9/11
FOXBusiness: Foreclosures Claim 85,000 Homes in Oct.
Developed World in Recession?
Wal-Mart Earnings Up
Study: Many Teens Overconfident, Parents to Blame
Girl in Family Video Falls Through Cliff Railing
Pop Tarts: Why Guys Don't Like Taylor Swift

Subprime delinquencies spike as jobless climbs
Aid workers to relocate Congo frontline refugees
Jobless claims soar
The Verdict: Jobless rate will grow
Germany, China, U.S. feel downturn
OECD urges stimulus moves
Foreclosures up 25 percent
The Bond girls - Slideshow
Factbox: Bond girls over the years
"Quantum" set to blast box offices
Video: 007 too violent?
Roger Moore dislikes violent Bond
Goldman suspends GM rating, says bailout needed
Soros says deep recession inevitable, depression possible
Nasdaq slips on Intel; S&P 500, Dow flat - Video
How low can oil go? A lot lower, but it'll recover
Oil falls to near $56, demand wilts
Risky bargain
The Great Debate
Greatest threat
Rising powers in demand
Jobless claims hit 25-year high, imports plunge
US SEC focused on aiding corporate deals: official
GE shares come back after confirms 2009 dividend
Nortel bankruptcy seen as "distinct possibility"
Viacom, CBS stabilize after Redstone repeats promise
Citigroup falls on report directors, execs unhappy
Citigroup in talks to buy Chevy Chase Bank: report
KKR "moving ahead" on IPO, no comment on timing
Mitsubishi, Intercity in $3 billion car rental venture
"Quantum of Solace" set to blast box offices - Video
Kenny Chesney wins country music entertainer award - Video
NBC cancels high-profile Christian Slater drama
David Archuleta on life after "Idol"
Monastic Mount Athos offers a glimpse back in time
Videogame guru tunes into interactive music
Video: French farmers flock to Paris
Davydenko beats Del Potro to reach semis
McGrady salvo helps fire Rockets to victory over Suns
Wizards beat Jazz to notch up first win of season
Lam leads in Singapore as big guns struggle
Mickelson upbeat despite poor Singapore Open start

Associated Press
Gardenhire gets 2-year extension from Twins to '11
Oil price drop may mean lower heating costs
Disgraced pastor Haggard: I was abused as child
Maddon, Piniella win Manager of Year awards
Mitch Mitchell, drummer for Hendrix, found dead

Sudanese President Makes Conditioned Cease-fire Offer
Who's Confiscating Your 401(k) And IRA?
Raider Soldiers Oversee Hayys Jihad and Furat SoI Payday under GoI
Airmen Partner With IPs During Joint Patrol
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Leaders celebrate water distribution
Petraeus makes first Afghan visit as CENTCOM commander
U.S., U.K. reach logistics agreement
Stronger Iraqi force means fewer hostilities
Petraeus era begins at CENTCOM

Joint fires team, Army's BCTP team prepare corps headquarters for deployment
Joint fires team supports joint training integration event
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USJFCOM working to prepare forces for deployment

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Al Aima Bridge Reopens in Kadhamiyah
Iraqi, U.S. Officials Partner, Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Schools bringing hope to Iraq
20 Iraqi Airmen graduate Basic Military Training
IP, SoI lead to more than 25 cache discoveries in November (Salah Ad Din province)
Iraqi police after PIC, not much has changed (Wasit province)
MoD hosts "Civil Service Excellence through Training" event (Baghdad)

Gates: Ukraine Progresses in Quest for NATO Membership - Photos
Leaders Tackle Estonia's Security Issues
Gates to Take Part in NATO-Ukraine Talks


Women's Memorial Honors Navajo Vets
President Pays Tribute to Veterans
Cheney Thanks Veterans in Arlington
VA Secretary: America Keeps Lincoln's Promise
Bush Salutes Troops' Sacrifice, Service
Gates' Message Emphasizes Warrior Care
Mullen Cites History in Message to Vets


USO Tour Hits Greenland, Alaska, Korea - Photos
Lab Works to Identify Missing Troops
Officials Update Reserve, Guard Activations
Support Group Launches New Web Site


San Antonio Family Support Center Gets Upgrade


Camp Victory Honors Cancer Victims, Survivors - Special
Leaders Attend Baghdad Bridge Reopening
Servicemembers Re-enlist on Veterans Day
Coalition Forces Capture 10 Suspects


Afghan Forces Increase Footprint, Capabilities
Transcript: Maj. Gen. Robert W. Cone
Afghan Commandos Capture Enemy Bomb Expert


Navy Begins Black Sea Partnership Cruise
New Program Simulates Air Battle Space
Army Launches New Ad Campaign
U.S. Marines Complete Talon Vision Exercise


Young Soldier Keeps His Eyes on Afghanistan's Skies

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
1002 - English king Ethelred II launches a massacre of Danish settlers.
1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal.
1789 - Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death and taxes."
1830 - Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides."
1843 - In Washington State, Mt. Rainier State erupts.
1849 - Peter Burnett is elected the first governor of California.
1854 - The New Era sinks off the coast of NJ, killing 300.
1865 - P.T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport, CT; the U.S. issues its first certificates; the first shipment of canned pineapples leaves Hawaii.
1909 - 259 miners die in a fire at the St. Paul Mine in Cherry, IL.
1921 - The U.S., France, Japan and the British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty.
1927 - The NY-NJ Holland Tunnel, the first twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens.
1931 - Hattie Caraway (AK) is appointed the first U.S. woman Senator.
1941 - The British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sinks in the Mediterranean.
1942 - The minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18.
1946 - The first artificial snow is produced from a natural cloud in Mt. Greylock, MA.
1956 - The Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses.
1965 - The Yarmouth Castle burns and sinks off the Bahamas, killing 89.
1969 - VP Spiro T. Agnew accuses network TV news of depths of bias and distortion.
1970 - A cyclone kills an estimated 300,000 in Chittagong, Bangladesh; Lt. General Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following a military coup; VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs."
1971 - Mariner-9 becomes the first craft to orbit another planet (Mars).
1978 - NASA launches HEAO.
1979 - In NY, Ronald Reagan announces his candidacy for President.
1982 - The Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC.
1985 - The Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, killing 25,000.
1986 - NASA launches the space vehicle S-199.

- King Edward III of England (1327-77)
1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson, author (Treasure Island)
1856 - Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
1930 - Fred Harris (Sen-OK)

- St. Nicholas I (the Great), Pope (858-67)
1460 - Henry the Navigator, prince of Portugal
1829 - Sam Patch, loses his life in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls
1868 - Gioacchino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville)
1974 - Karen Silkwood, killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances

Reported Missing in Action
Bloom, Darl R., USMC (PA); RF8A collided with another aircraft, Killed, body not recovered

Jenkins, Harry T., USN (DC); released by DRV February, 1973 - died in the crash of a homemade aircraft August, 1995

Erskine, Jack D., Civilian; employee of Geotronics Company, VC sketches of him found

Ray, Ronald E., US Army (TX); recon patrol ambushed in Laos, severely wounded in the action

Bancroft, William W., USAF (IN); RF4C shot down (navigator, w/Wright), KIA, body not recovered

Wright, David I., USAF (MD); RF4C shot down (pilot, w/Bancroft), KIA, body not recovered

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