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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

In Today's News - Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quote of the Day
Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

-- Winston Churchill

News of Note
Operation Enduring Freedom
Doubt over war aims in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Gitmo jury: Life sentence for bin Laden videomaker
Pakistan says next US leader must stop attacks

Fallen Heroes
Officials Identify Airman Missing from World War II

Wounded Warriors
Marine Gets Program's First Canine Companion
Wounded Warrior Joins Army's Golden Knights

Other Military News
Rules of war
Big cluster bomb users join talks

Religion of Peace??
Global Campaign to Stop Stoning of Women By Muslims

Worldwide Wackos
North Korea building base for bigger missiles: South

Politics / Government
America Heads to the Polls
Early Votes Could Skew Election Day Returns - PHOTOS
Obama's Grandmother Dies on Eve of Election
FOX News' Guide to Congressional Races
Palin Cleared in Trooper Probe
Palin's Medical History Released, in 'Excellent Health'
Government on High Alert for Voter Fraud
FOX FORUM: Election Will Be Closer Than They Think
Dems Expect Big Gains in Congress
Obama the Big Winner in Early N.H. Towns' Votes
PHOTOS: A Look Back at McCain - and Obama
Kenyans Pray for Obama Win, Plan Election Parties
Obama leads McCain in 5 of 8 key states - Video
Hope and prayer in Obama's ancestral Kenya village
Video: Dixville Notch kicks off U.S. voting
Obama expands lead
Obama, McCain face voters' verdict
Staying close to the candidates
McCain defies age in final sprint
Factbox: Poll closing times
Video: Post-election rally in doubt
World stocks up as focus turns to U.S. vote
Democrats head toward big congressional wins
TV shows may see post-election ratings growth - Video
New direction - Video
Turnout records fall even in GOP-friendly states
Report clears Palin in Alaska's Troopergate probe
History and high anxiety as Campaign '08 closes
Obama's statement on his grandmother's death
Obama's grandmother remembered as calm, assured
Can Obama win popular vote but lose election?
Election Guide: Keep early eye on Ga., Va., Ind.
Tomorrow is Election Day for One and a Funeral for The Other
Barack Obama Message Direct From Iraq War Veteran Sgt. Joe Cook Resonates With Millions Who Shift To Presidential Candidate John McCain

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Surfers accused of pap attack plead not guilty
Jury: Keanu Reeves doesn't owe paparazzo
Long Beach, Calif., police baffled by 5 slayings
Mourners attend private Hudson family funeral

Adventures in Political Correctness
Fla. board keeps Klan leader's name at high school
Hindus ask supermodel Heidi Klum for 'Public Apology' for posing as Goddess Kali

U.N. News
Yemen: UN Continues Aiding Recent Flood Victims

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Yahoo, Google revise deal in hopes of approval: source
Media groups turn on Web for election coverage

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Study: Women lead men in bacteria, hands down
Video: The cost of having babies
Panasonic shares jump on talks to buy Sanyo
Fujitsu to buy Siemens stake in PC joint venture
Coating helps solar panels soak up more sun
Video: High-tech in the graveyard
Scientists join forces to save Australian devil
Stay at home if you're sick even in hard times, say bosses
Frozen mice cloned - are woolly mammoths next?
421,000 people poisoned by snakebites each year: study
Brains of depressed people handle pain differently
Nokia unveils 7 phones for emerging markets
Analyst says iPhone production may be cut
Robodoc: surgeon of the future in theaters now

Mother Nature
U.S. court reinstates Bhopal water pollution case
Canada an environmental slouch, study says
Dry mushrooms could slow climate change
Britain and Abu Dhabi to sign clean energy accord
Video: Cash for trash

Boston Police: Man in wheelchair sitting on guns
Teen arrested breaking into police station
Drug smugglers break down outside police base
Doctor sparks immigration controversy
High-tech Chastity Belt Helps Reign In Promiscuous Girls!

Other News of Note
DNA links bones near plane crash site to Fossett
Congo refugee camps found empty

Fox News
Taiwan, China Sign Historic Trade Pact
Report: Fragile Iraqi City Calls for U.S. Raids on Syria
Pakistan: Next U.S. Leader Must Stop Airstrikes
Bodies of 60 Migrants Wash Ashore in Yemen
Aid Convoy to Drive Into Congo Rebel Zone - PHOTOS
Iran Minister Impeached Over Fake Oxford Degree
Party Like Saddam: 'Love Boat' Up for Sale - PHOTOS
Report: N. Korea Building New Missile Launch Site
California Jail to Allow Headscarves for Muslim Inmates
Second New York City Marathon Runner Dies
DNA Links Bones Near Plane Crash Site to Fossett
Sen. Stevens Juror: I Lied and Went to Horse Race
High School Seniors Accused of Murdering Classmate
John Ripley, Who Led 600 in Battle Against 20,000 North Vietnamese, Dies at 69
High School Seniors Accused of Murdering Classmate
Teen Crushed to Death While Parking Minivan
Armed Man Waving Flag Shuts Down California Freeway
Pop Tarts: Hef Who? Holly Madison and Criss Angel Get Spooky Together in Sin City
Second NYC Marathon Runner Dies
Slain Trick-or-Treater's Father Says Son Saved Him
Two More Teens Abandoned Under Nebraska's Safe Haven Law

Marathon says fire out at Texas City refinery
Threats in Indonesia over Bali bomber executions
Suicide bomb at Pakistani post kills one, 9 hurt - Video
Floods kill at least 120 in Vietnam, China
Iraq VP proposes referendum on U.S. security pact
Australia cuts rates
South Korea foreign reserves plunge
BOJ move on reserves could backfire
Goldman fund loses $1 bln in 10 mths
Western "hypocrisy"?
Cash-strapped West looks to Gulf
Can the Mideast weather the storm?
Gulf M&A seen despite global turmoil
Students eye future
Crisis-hit traders turn to rock
Crisis spells business for loan sites
No party this year for many companies
Australia cuts rates, glimmers of hope from banks - Video
Treasury weighs purchasing stakes in more firms: report
Los Angeles foreclosures fall by half in October
Oil falls more than $1 on slowing demand
Reforming investment
The Greenspan conundrum
Who pays for bonuses?
Is the buck back?
Senior Apple executive to leave: report
Panasonic eyes Sanyo; bets on solar power, hybrid cars
BMW dumps 2008 outlook amid global autos slowdown
JPMorgan Asset Management sees profit in Q4
UBS hopeful on outflows, warns on Q4
Honda won't offer zero percent financing in U.S.
Jane Fonda returns to Broadway after four decades
"24" finally back for Season 7 in January
Original Winnie the Pooh sketch under the hammer
Yves Saint Laurent show a tribute to prolific icon
Young, handsome king to wear Bhutan's Raven Crown

Associated Press
Oil prices fall as US economic woes mount
Europe's markets edge higher ahead of US election
Ben out, but Steelers' D, Leftwich rip 'Skins 23-6
Japan's Nikkei index surges 6.3 percent
Brown bench QB Anderson, switch to Brady Quinn
Nuggets, Pistons swap Iverson for Billups, McDyess
Auto sales 'unsustainably weak'; GM's fall 45 pct.
Steelers win 23-6 over Redskins
James rediscovers scoring touch as Cavs beat Mavs
Cummings gets early present with 12th Cup
Sabres take advantage of Brodeur absence to down Devils
Iverson goes to Pistons in trade with Nuggets

MND-B Soldier Discovers 'Spies' in The Ironhorse Division
IAF receive 4 new MI17 helicopters
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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Multi-National Force - Iraq
Soccer Match Boosts Morale
Iraqi Army Assumes Control of Combat Outpost Dragon
Mobile Health Clinic Takes Root in Rural Iraq
Police Transition Team Mentors Basra Police
Coalition forces detain 20 suspected AQI operatives Sunday, Monday
Judicial conference held for Kirkuk judges
Video Available: 3rd Sustainment Command's "Balad and Beyond"
Video Available: Broadcast package on logistics training Exercise
Local leaders, U.S. Soldiers bring micro-power to Zafaraniyah residents

Gates Calls New Handbook Benefit to Warrior Care


Petraeus Takes Helm of U.S. Centcom - Video


Iraqi Military Builds Up Combat Power
Soldiers Help Neighborhood Councils
Troops Capture Two Dozen Suspects


Drug Bust Deals Blow to Taliban Finances
Troops Kill 19, Detain Three Militants


‘Quiet Professionals’ Play Key Role in Terror War
Officials Convict Detainee of Terrorism Charge
Officials Identify Airman Missing from World War II


Marine Gets Program's First Canine Companion
Air Force Reservists Test Wartime Capabilities
'Tiger Cruise' Gives Family Taste of Navy Life


Captain Leads Company With Myriad Missions

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
1576 - The Spanish take Antwerp, Belgium.
1845 - The first nationally observed uniform election day in U.S.
1854 - The Alcatraz Island lighthouse is established.
1862 - The gatling gun is patented by Richard J. Gatling.
1866 - The Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia.
1867 - 90 kegs of powder are used to remove a rock from Telegraph Hill for a seawall.
1873 - Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown.
1875 - The Pacific collides with the Orpheus off the coast of Cape Flattery, Washington, killing 236.
1879 - James and John Ritty patent the first cash register, in order to combat stealing by bartenders in their Ohio saloon.
1884 - Grover Cleveland is elected President.
1890 - Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar a protectorate.
1904 - Harvard builds the first stadium specifically for football.
1922 - Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt.
1924 - California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914); Nellie Tayloe Ross is elected as the first female U.S. governor (Wyoming).
1939 - The first air conditioned automobile (a Packard) is exhibited in Chicago; the U.S. allows "cash & carry" arms sales during WWII.
1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected President.
1956 - 200,000 Russian troops are sent to deal with an anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest; Israeli troops captures the Straits of Tiran, and reach the Suez Canal.
1957 - The second Soviet Earth satellite is launched.
1978 - Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters near Tehran University.
1979 - 500 Iranian "students" seize the U.S. embassy, taking 90 hostages, whom they will hold for 444 days.
1980 - Ronald Reagan is elected President in a landslide.
1981 - The Columbia shuttle launch is scrubbed with 31 seconds remaining.
1984 - Nicaragua holds its first free elections in 56 years (the Sandinistas win).
1986 - Democrats gain control over the U.S. Senate.
1990 - Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war."
1990 - Secretary of State James Baker visits U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
- A Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid, Spain.

- English King William III of Orange (1689-1702)
1876 - James Fraser, designer of the buffalo nickel
1879 - Will Rogers, humorist
1916 - Walter Cronkite, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)
1918 - Art Carney, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners)
1931 - Darla Hood, singer/actress (Little Rascals)
1937 - Loretta Swit, actress (Hotlips Houlihan-M*A*S*H)

1984 - Merie Earle, actress (Maude-Waltons)
1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, IDF Chief of Staff, diplomat, fifth Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Reported Missing in Action
Brinckmann, Robert E., USAF (NJ); F105F shot down (pilot, w/Scungio) remains returned July, 1989

Connolly, Vincent J., USAF (TX); RF101 shot down, remains recovered July, 1984

Hunt, William B., US Army SF (ID); shot and reported KIA while helping evacuate wounded (Read his story here)

Scungio, Vincent A., USAF (PA); F105F shot down (co-pilot, w/Brinckmann)

The following U.S. Army Soldiers lost when their UH1H crashed (cause unknown):
Alford, Terry L. (TX); aircraft commander

Cavender, James R. (CA); pilot

Klimo, James R. (MI); door gunner

Ware, John A. (OR); crewchief

The following U.S. Army Soldiers lost when their UH1H crashed in a separate incident:
Anderson, John Steven (IA); remains recovered July, 1973

Bauer, Richard Gene, (AK); remains recovered July, 1973

Castro, Alfonso R. (CA); remains recovered July, 1973

Kennedy, Alan Gordon (CA); remains recovered July, 1973

Medaris, Rick Eggburtus (MI); remains recovered July, 1973

Payne, John Allen (NY); remains recovered July, 1973

Roach, Marion Lee (CA); remains recovered July, 1973

Hanley, Larry J., USAF (WA); F105D crashed, believed Killed

Humphrey, Larry D., US Army; AWOL, escaped custody to join VC

McKay, Clyde W., Civilian - merchant seaman (CA); hijacked vessel and sailed to Cambodia, escaped custody to join VC

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