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Thursday, November 20, 2008

In Today's News - Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Right is more precious than peace."
-- Woodrow Wilson

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S.: Senior Iranian Commando Arrested in Iraq
U.S. pact can pass Iraqi parliament: minister

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Al Qaeda No. 2 in Video Insults Obama With Racial Epithet
How About Direct Talks With al Zawahiri, Mr. President Elect?
Pakistan protests over U.S. missile strikes
Palestinians advertise peace plan in Israeli press
Arraignment set for Cheney, Gonzales in Texas

Other Military News
Indian Navy Destroys Pirate 'Mother Ship' in Battle
Pirates Transform Somali Villages - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Pirates' expansion spooks shippers
Asian pirate attacks may rise
"Africa's Iraq" - Video
Somalia: Warships won't stop piracy
Factbox: Who are the pirates?
Somali politicians fuel piracy, says African Union - Video (Well, duh!)

Religion of Peace??
Saudi women find refuge from domestic violence

Worldwide Wackos
Iran Now Capable of Nuclear Bomb
Israeli Air Force 'Ready for Iran's Nuclear Sites'

Politics / Government
Napolitano to Be Homeland Chief
Obama Promised Change, Picking Insiders for Cabinet
Coleman, Franken Focus On 3 Small Minn. Counties
FOX Interactive: Your Picks for Obama's Cabinet
Sen. Stevens Concedes Defeat in Alaska - NOTEBOOK
NOTEBOOK: Recount Begins ... Where's the Drama?
Senate to probe bond-ratings firms: report
Fewer New Yorkers approve of governor's performance: poll
Bill Clinton offers steps to help wife get State job - Video
Video: Obama's defense policy
John McCain fights back against Jackson Browne
Huckabee won't rule out 2012 run for president
30-day age limit for Neb. safe-haven law advances

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Search On for Teen Son of Dead Lesbian Fugitive
Suspects in 1998 Hot Tub Murder Found Dead After TV Profile on Case
Disgruntled Engineer Arraigned on Calif. Murder Counts
Texas Teacher Arrested for Giving Topless Photo to Boy, 14
Murder Suspect, 8, to Spend Holiday With Mom - PHOTOS
Suspect's Wife Charged With Killing FBI Agent - PHOTOS
Possible New Witness in Holloway Case - PHOTOS
Killers, Ivy League Students Join Up for Prison Chess
Dead Teen's Mom Testifies in MySpace Suicide Trial
Kansas City Student Could Face Charges for Hugging School Social Worker
Ind. inmates sneak through ceiling to have sex
California court to hear gay marriage ban case

U.N. News
Obama climate pledge "very positive": U.N. official

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
McCartney, Guns N' Roses albums to launch on MySpace
Video: Yahoo CEO to resign
Yahoo, T-Mobile announce mobile search deal
Microsoft rules out buying Yahoo but likes search deal
Lawmaker apologizes for blocking Wikipedia

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Fast Food TV Ads Linked to Child Obesity, Study Finds
Burger King to Limit Sodium in Kids Meals
Astronauts Vow Remaining Tool Bag Won't Float Away
U.S. teen lives 118 days without heart
Automakers detail electric car plans at L.A. show
Malaria and dengue the sting in climate change
Mammoth genome sequence may explain extinction
Clump of dark matter may loom near solar system
Astronauts install water recycler on space station - Video
Israeli archaeologists unearth Herod family tombs
Stem cells restore hearing, vision in animals
Verizon Wireless bets on Storm for holiday season
Microsoft modifies Zune subscription model
High-street shopping losing appeal in plugged-in Asia
China to overhaul battered dairy industry

Mother Nature
Tiny Primates Found Alive Again in Indonesian Rainforest
China may use existing tax, not new fuel tax: source
Obama climate pledge "very positive": U.N. official
Politicians persuaded to save Canada boreal forest
Video: Recycle! What about precycle?
Dems look to stop endangered species rule changes

'Sex Party' to Be Australia's Newest Political Party
Brad Pitt Says Daughter Shiloh Wants Name Changed to 'John'
German Medic's Account Confirms Hitler Had Only One Testicle
Search widened for cardboard box fugitive
Manual issued to stop forced marriages
Farmer avoids jail in fake tiger photo trial
Top anti-drink cop caught drunk driving
Video: Surfer rides 30-ft surfboard

Fox News
Auto Bailout Breaks Down
Big 3 Execs Fly in Luxury Jets to Beg for $25B Bailout
Arraignment Set for Cheney, Gonzales in Prison Case
FOXBusiness: Dow Plummets Below 8,000
Ashley Dupre Bares Shoulder for 'People,' Buttons Up for Diane Sawyer

Grenade fails to scare hardcore Thai protesters
Regulators demand safety checks on Boeing 737s
Global stocks tumble - Video
Financials need $1 trillion: analyst
100 "blue chips" now under $10/share
Citigroup stock drops to 13-year low
Fed minutes: May need more rate cuts
A deal for Detroit?
Commentary: Don't junk the industry
Commentary: DCommentarion't delay inevitable
Blog: A TARP by any other nameā€¦
Smoothing the path - Video
CEOs bet on Geithner for Treasury
Walgreen eyes growth
Bayer: Structure, politics deter bidders
Video: FDA finding a balance
Aetna CEO says taking market share
Global recession blues play on
Prospect for auto bailout dims - Video
Small businesses feel Wall Street's pain
Oil down a dollar as crisis crimps growth
Jobless claims and tech results
Petrodollar drought blow to banks
Don't delay restructuring
Lack of resolve
Green New Deal unlikely
Financials need at least $1 trillion: analyst
GM and Toyota to cut Thai output
Citi to use scalpel not axe in trimming Asia units
Banks back mandatory CDS clearing: report
Kohl's to offer wider price cuts for holidays: report
Mahjong may be only game in town for IPO investors
Calpers returns to private equity market: report
Suri Cruise tops list of Hollywood's power kids
Michael Jackson to testify in British court: lawyer
"Twilight" fans have sky-high hopes for movie
Hugh Jackman named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" - Video
High-street shopping losing appeal in plugged-in Asia
Just a Minute With: "American Idol" David Cook
Small businesses feel Wall Street's pain
Billups leads in-form Nuggets to win over Spurs
"Pacman" Jones reinstated by league, says Dallas owner
Canucks fire five past Lundqvist to beat Rangers
Buccaneers rusher Graham ruled out for rest of season
Wakamatsu becomes first Asian-American manager

Associated Press
Fed sees economic woes persisting into next year
Matthiessen wins National Book Award fiction prize
Gay advocates upset at shelving of Chicago school
Terry leads Mavericks to 96-86 win over Rockets
Herod may have been buried among lavish artwork
Publicist: Paris Hilton and Benji Madden split
Girardi: Yankees expect pitcher Mussina to retire
Red Sox trade Crisp to Royals for reliever
Dow falls below 8,000, S&P at 5-year low
Winona Ryder briefly hospitalized in UK

Army Reserve Soldiers prep for deployment to Afghanistan
76th Brigade Soldiers scheduled to return Thursday, Nov. 20
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Iraqi, Coalition forces discuss border security
Joint Chiefs chairman: Troops out of Iraq by end of 2011
New courthouse enhances rule of law
Marines build lasting relationship with Iraqi police
Basrah gets new fresh water source

Distance learning efforts garners awards
More about JKDDC - podcast
Joint fires team, Army's BCTP team prepare corps headquarters for deployment
Joint fires team supports joint training integration event
More about JFIIT

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Runway Re-opens, Increases Mission Flexibility of Kirkuk Air Base
Troops Disrupt AQI Terrorist Leadership, Bombing Networks
Leaders Seek Ways to Boost Iraqi Agricultural System
Heavy Equipment Training Provided to SOI, Released Detainees
Coalition forces identify terrorist killed November 11 (Baghdad)
Coalition forces capture five wanted men, detain 10 additional suspects
Combined operation yields rifle cache
MND-B Soldiers train 9th IA bomb disposal technicians
IA, U.S. Soldiers conduct aviation integration training

NATO Commander Outlines Challenges in Afghanistan - Video
New Status of Forces Agreement Respects Iraqi Sovereignty

Representatives from 33 Countries Focus On Joint Solutions to Defense Issues
Vice Chairman Returns From Troop Visit


Command Works to Make Defense Acquisitions 'Mouse-Click' Smooth
California Group to Help Vets Find Jobs
Officials Update Reserve, Guard Activations


Combat Vets Train New Medics - Photos
Delivering Army Healthcare 'Takes a Village'


Army's Protection System Earns Kudos
USS Albany Returns From Deployment
Simulator Makes Final Flight to Museum
Marines Aid Coalition Nations with Logistics

Training Turns Afghan Civilians into Soldiers
Coalition Forces Kill Militants, Destroy Weapons


Grants Help Baghdad Business Owners Rebuild
Iraqis Arrest Local Official, Coalition Captures 10 Suspects


Deployed Soldier, Family, Rely on Online Resource
Soldier Finds Her Rhythm

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
1272 - Edward I proclaimed King of England
1637 - Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden
1780 - Britain declares war on Holland
1789 - New Jersey becomes 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
1829 - Jews are expelled from Russia's Nikolayev & Sevastopol
1862 - The Confederate army of Tennessee, organizes under General Braxton Bragg
1866 - The 1st national convention of Grand Army of the Republic (veterans' organization); Howard University is founded (Wash, DC); Pierre Lalemont patents the rotary crank bicycle
1888 - William Bundy patents the timecard clock
1894 - The US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexico, led by Francisco I Madero
1914 - The US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
1917 - The Ukrainian Republic is declared
1919 - 1st municipally owned airport in the US opens in Tucson, AZ
1931 - Commercial teletype service begins
1938 - 1st documented anti-Semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)
1942 - The NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
1943 - US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Island
1945 - 24 Nazi leaders are put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany
1947 - "Meet the Press" makes its network TV debut on NBC
1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten; UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
1953 - Scott Crossfield in a Douglas Skyrocket becomes the 1st to break Mach 2 (1300 MPH)
1959 - UN adopts the declaration of children's rights
1962 - The US lifts the blockade of Cuba
1977 - Egyptian President Sadat becomes the 1st Arab leader to address the Israeli Knesset
1980 - Steve Ptacek in the Solar Challenger makes the 1st solar-powered flight
1983 - 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "The Day After," about nuclear war
1986 - UN's WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS
1990 - Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine's bid for party leadership; The US' 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) returns from space

1602 - Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)
1620 - Peregrine White, son of William & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower
1726 - Oliver Wolcott (Ct-Gov), signed Declaration of Independence
1761 - Pius VIII, 253rd Roman Catholic pope (1829-30)
1841 - Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Canadian PM (1896-1911)
1886 - Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)
1889 - Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)
1909 - Alan Bible (Sen-NV)
1917 - Robert Byrd (Sen-WV)
1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy(Sen-NY) AG; assassinated
1929 - Dick Clark, TV host (American Bandstand)
1942 - Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Sen-DE)
1946 - Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

1910 - Leo Tolstoy Russia, author (Anna Karenina), dies at 82
1975 - General Francisco Franco Spain's dictator, dies in Madrid at 82
1985 - Bill Scott cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65

Reported Missing in Action
Butler, William W., USAF (CA); F105D shot down; released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Criner, Norbert B., USAF; F100F shot down; released by DRV March, 1973

Martin, John M., USAF (PA); F4C shot down

Baldridge, John Robert, Jr., USAF (TN); O2A shot down (w/Renelt)

Renelt, Walter A., USAF (SD); O2A shot down (w/Baldridge)

Breuer, Donald C., USMC (NY); F4J shot down

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