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Thursday, November 06, 2008

In Today's News - Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Courage -- a perfect sensibility
of the measure of danger,
and a mental willingness to endure it."

-- General William T. Sherman

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Military to Cut Iraq Presence Two Months Early
Twin blasts in Baghdad kill 4, wound 7

Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. Kills Militants After Afghan Wedding Attack - PHOTOS

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Fort Dix Informant Admits Plan to Keep Stolen $ - PHOTOS
Bin Laden's Son Denied Asylum in Spain - PHOTOS
Pakistan says 15 militants killed in airstrike

Fallen Heroes
Marine's Remains Returned to Family ... 40 Years Later

Wounded Warriors
Giving Wounded What They Need, Deserve
DoD, VA Share Records to Benefit Warriors

Other Military News
Medvedev: Russia to Deploy Missiles in Response to U.S. Missile Shield

Worldwide Wackos
Israel cautions against Obama dialogue with Iran

Politics / Government
Obama's Epic Expectations
Obama's Promises a Burden? - VIDEO - PHOTOS
YOU DECIDE: What's Obama Need to Do in First 30 Days?
Obama's Transition Begins
Sending Signal to Israel?
Rise in Debt Could Constrain Obama's Economic Plans
What Did Sarah Know?
Palin Returns to Alaska to Chants of '2012!'
Watching for Palin's Next Political Move - VIDEO
GOP Looks to New Game Plan
Conservative Elizabeth Hasselbeck Supporting Barack Obama
Next Treasury chief?
Video: From victory to reality
Obama favors deliberative style
Emanuel asked to lead W.House staff
Carbon plan likley to be overtaken
What now for Sarah Palin? - Video
Blog: Tina Fey hangs up her Palin wig
Why McCain lost the White House
McCain vows to help Obama
Blog: What now for Republicans?
College campuses revel in political role
Activists warn racism not over
Black Americans celebrate
Latinos turn out in force for Obama
Postcards to Obama
Obama considers Geithner, Summers for Treasury
Could Obama appoint a "climate czar"?
Business awaits trade chief decision
The Obama challenge
New president, same tools
Speculation swirls about Obama appointments
Can Palin resurrect the GOP? Does she want to?
Obama considers Geithner, Summers for Treasury - Video
House seeks quick economic stimulus passage - Video
Video: Latin America reacts to Obama
Obama win makes Oprah weep, DiCaprio proud
Obama victory sparks baby naming frenzy
Pelosi weighs stimulus bill in lame-duck session
Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama
New Congress turns more -- much more -- Democratic
Obama turns to building a presidency
Great expectations: Obama will have to deliver
Democrats say McCain can help mediate standoffs
106-year-old Atlanta woman basks in Obama tribute
We Made History -- Together
The Barack Obama Victory: Americans and The World Celebrate
Minnesota Senate race heads into automatic recount
California Voters Pass Ban on Gay Marriage
Gay Marriage Ban Protesters, Police Clash in California Streets
Gay activists jarred by California marriage defeat
Rice on Peacemaking Trip to Secure Mideast Relations
Taiwan President, Chinese Envoy Meet Amid Protests
Government, Not Market, Caused Subprime Crisis

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
U.S. Citizen Held for 2 Months as an Illegal Immigrant

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
2 Skinheads Indicted in Alleged Plot to Kill Obama
DA Seeks Death for Dad Accused in Child Burnings
Prosecutor Calls for Death of Former Child Actor Convicted in Yacht Killings

U.N. News
No End in Sight for Drought-Hit Ethiopia, UN Aid Wing Says

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
FOXBusiness: Google Drops Yahoo Ad Partnership
Yahoo's Yang says Microsoft deal still best option
Newspapers grabbed up after Obama's historic win
Election climax drew 71.4 million TV viewers - Video
Latest International News Photos
Ellen DeGeneres laments gay marriage ban in Calif.

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
California Bullet Train System Gets Voters Approval
Cancer genome decoded for first time
Dairy foods may boost fat burning
Migraines cut breast cancer risk 30 percent: study
Simulation may help solve mystery of dark matter
Good germs fight bad germs in hospital
Argentine cow clones may help boost milk output
China commissions huge telescope near Beijing
New detergent washes away stains of murder: study
Activision's "Guitar Hero" strikes right chord
Pity the Bluetooth headset this holiday season
Newspapers grabbed up after Obama's historic win
AMD lays off 500 people worldwide
Video: Little Big Planet enters orbit

Mother Nature
Gigantic Salmon Found in California River
Measuring extinction, species by species
China set to take the initiative in climate talks
Great Apes Debate leads to EU testing ban proposal
Californians reject renewable power measure
Video: Pick up a penguin orphan

Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Taped to Seat
Victim drives sleeping rapist to police station
We can't cook for a downturn, chef says
Smokers banned from fostering
Buyers boycott Saddam yacht
Pooh sketch makes $50,000
Video: And Finally... Cheer up Hungary!
Jogger runs mile with rabid fox locked on her arm

Other News of Note
'Jurassic Park' Author Michael Crichton Dead at 66

Fox News
Mexico: Deadly Jet Crash Likely Accident - PHOTOS
Skydiver Dies in Second Fatal Jump at Virginia Airport
$5B in U.S. Aid Fails to Halve Illegal Drugs in Columbia

India tightens security to stop Kashmir rally
Monster jobs index drops to near 3-year low
Europe set to cut rates
Recession fears slam global stocks
Carmakers may not be able to wait
GM: Industry faces "critical" 100 days
What would Buffett do?
Hedging Britain
Europe set to slash rates as gloom deepens
InBev sticks to Bud deal as results beat forecasts
Molson Coors takes interest in Foster's
Weak euro adds to Chinese exporters' woes
S.Korea under growing pressure to cut rates
Man Group profits, assets fall but inflows rise
Vodafone takes control of Vodacom
China's AgBank receives $19 billion capital injection
Business girds for push by unions on Obama win
U.S. approves loan rules, auto execs lobby for more
Brewers on tap
Toyota slashes forecasts as global crisis bites
Crisis hits European finance firms
IMF approves $16.5 billion Ukraine loan
Oil extends loss below $65
New Springsteen album due in January: report
"Battlestar Galactica" items up for auction
Ray Davies says Kinks writing new material
Japan sneakers put the sole back into running
No free lunch in credit crunch: $1 million Bangkok meal
"Geriatric" chef takes on Gordon Ramsay online
Bhutan crowns young king to guide young democracy
Lakers hold off Clippers with late flourish
Parker gets career-high 55 points in Spurs' double OT win
Iverson watches as Pistons tame Raptors
Garcia shares early lead in wet Shanghai
Ducks beat Blues 5-2

Associated Press
Administration speeding up on economic problems
Liverpool rocks for MTV Europe Music Awards
World markets fall as investors refocus on economy
Parker scores 55 points, leads Spurs to 1st win
Stoudemire scores 49 as Suns beat Pacers 113-103
Lucci eliminated from 'Dancing'
Maddux gets 18th Gold Glove; Victorino gets first
Bonaduce divorce final: Monthly payments $16K
Stocks plunge anew as recession worries resurface
Lions might start Culpepper 5 days after signing

CSDs Help Build Stability, Sustainable Momentum in Baghdad
PHOTOS: IPs Learn Advanced Techniques During Advanced Training
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Meetings key to success in Ramadi
Engineers keep power flowing in Baghdad
Security improvements spur resettlement, reconstruction
I-BIZ program bolsters Iraqi economy
U.S., Iraqi leaders discuss Sadr City rehab

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
Servicemembers Become U.S. Citizens on Election Day
Combined Medical Expo Reinforces Hygiene, Disease Prevention
Volunteer Surgeons Correct Cleft Palate Issues, Train Iraqi Doctors
Sons of Iraq Members Screened for Iraqi Police Force
Coalition forces kill two suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorists
Al-Qaeda in Iraq networks dealt major blow with detention of 15 suspects
Elite engineer unit has new facilities, unique capabilities
Female Students and Teachers visit the Iraqi Parliament
First Senior Non-Commissioned Officer course

Petraeus Visits Afghan Leaders in Kabul
Leaders Prepare for New Administration
Report Alleges Some Afghan Police Aided Taliban in Attack on Coalition


U.S. Soldiers Learn Electronic Warfare
Coalition Forces Apprehend 11 Suspects


Team Takes Reconstruction to New Level
Troops Kill Insurgents in Helmand Province


Stringent Training Regimen Makes SEALs
Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship
Retailer's Aid Keeps Gift Drive on 'Target'
Officials Transfer Detainee to Somaliland
Detainee Sentenced to Life In Prison


Marines in Iraq Adapt to Keep Morale High
Air Force Pilots Earn Trophy for Iraq Mission
Navy Seabees Qualify as Combat Specialists
Army Guard, Latvian Soldiers to Train Afghans


Gates Calls Warrior Care 'Solemn Obligation'


Camp Victory Sheriff Wears Plenty of Hats


Michael Jordan Unveils 'Superbike' to Guard

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
1572 - A Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia.
1813 - The Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain.
1844 - Spain grants the Dominican Republic independence.
1850 - Hawaii gets its first fire engine; Yerba Buena and the Angel Islands, in San Francisco Bay, are reserved for military use.
1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th U.S. President.
1861 - Jefferson Davis is elected to a 6-year term as the Confederate President.
1862 - A NY-San Francisco direct telegraphic link is established.
1884 - A British protectorate is proclaimed over southeast New Guinea.
1885 - The U.S. mint at Carson City, Nevada is directed to close.
1888 - Benjamin Harrison beats Grover Cleveland for President.
1900 - President William McKinley is re-elected, beating.
1911 - Francisco Madeiro is inaugurated as President of Mexico.
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi is arrested for leading an Indian miners march.
1917 - The Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace.
1918 - The Republic of Poland is proclaimed.
1923 - The U.S.S.R. adopts an experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks."
1924 - Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of England.
1928 - Herbert Hoover is elected President.
1935 - Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane makes its maiden flight.
1936 - RCA displays the TV for the press.
1945 - The HUAC begins its investigation of 7 radio commentators.
1952 - The first hydrogen bomb is exploded (by the U.S. at Eniwetok Atoll).
1956 - President Eisenhower is re-elected.
1957 - Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France.
1962 - Edward M. Kennedy is elected for the first time (Sen-MA).
1966 - For the first time, an entire lineup is televised in color (NBC).
1967 - The U.S. launches Surveyor-6; it will make a soft landing on the Moon Nov. 9.
1973 - Abe Beame is elected - the first Jewish mayor of NYC.
1976 - Benjamin Hooks succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of the NAACP.
1977 - 39 are killed when an earthen dam bursts at Toccoa Falls Bible College, GA.
1978 - The Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule.
1984 - President Reagan wins 49 states in a landslide re-election.
1985 - In the 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A), Challenger-9 lands at Edwards AFB; an exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes, spilling 6.3 million gallons of oil.
1986 - Reagan signs a landmark immigration reform bill.

- Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (1665-1700)
1771 - Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography)
1814 - Adolphe Sax, musician/inventor (saxophone)
1851 - Charles H. Dow, co-founder of Dow Jones / first editor of the Wall St. Journal
1854 - John Phillip Sousa, march king (Stars and Stripes Forever)
1861 - James A. Naismith, inventor (basketball)
1900 - Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS leader
1931 - Mike Nichols, stage/film director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues)
1943 - Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1946 - Sally Field, actress (Gidget, Flying Nun)

- King Gustavus, Aldophus of Sweden, in battle
1944 - Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
1987 - Ross R. Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-MS)

Reported Missing in Action

Dawson, Daniel G., US Army (CA); O1F crashed, Killed, body not recovered

Bolstad, Richard E., USAF (MN); A1E shot down, released February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Cormier, Arthur, USAF (NJ); CH3C shot down (pararescue), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Lilly, Warren E., USAF (TX); CH3C shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 (injured) - alive and well as of 1998

McKnight, George G., USAF (OR); A1E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - injured - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Singleton, Jerry A., USAF (OK); CH3C shot down (co-pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Hagerman, Robert Warren, USAF (IL); F105 shot down, remains returned December, 1985

Turner, Frederick Ray, USMC (OH); KIA in rocket attack, body not recovered

Tolbert, Clarence O., USN (OK); A7B shot down, remains returned February, 1989

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