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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

In Today's News - Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Freedom is not the right to do what we want,
but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might
and in that faith let us; to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it."

-- Abraham Lincoln

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
'Chemical Ali' Sentenced to Death in Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
Pakistani Taliban bomb Afghan supply convoy
Gates: Afghan support makes economic sense
Terror groups feeling pressure along Afghan border

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings / Modern Pirates
Bombay: You mourn, I mourn with you!
U.S. 'Warned India' of Potential Terror Attack on Mumbai - PHOTOS
India Demands Pakistan Hand Over Terror Suspects
India wants Pakistani sign of faith - Video
Biological Attack on U.S. 'Likely'
Chances of WMD attack in big city greater: report
Defense Secretary Gates: Nuclear Gaffes Unacceptable
International Activists Use Facebook To Fight Terrorism
Luxury Cruise Ship Attacked, Outruns Pirates

Worldwide Wackos
Iranian Government Takes Hard Line on Women's Rights Supporters - UN Experts

Politics / Government
The 'Obama Bounce' on Wall Street. Going, Going, Gone!
Obama Unveils His National Security Team - PHOTOS
A team of rivals - Factbox
Analysis: Defense policy under Gates
Scenarios: Homeland Security issues
A path far from Bush unilateralism
Video: Obama promises another stimulus
How women see Clinton appointment
Governors to Press Obama for Help With Shortfalls (Everybody wants a piece of the bailout pie)
Hillary Is the Buzz at Bill's Donor Conference
Rice says she won't give Clinton too much advice
Bush uses final 50 days in office to tout legacy
Clinton's India ties may complicate Obama policy
Bush calls flawed Iraq intelligence biggest regret
Bush sorry economic crisis has cut jobs, 401 (k)s
Palin urges Ga. voters to back Chambliss in runoff
Georgia votes in key Senate run-off election
FBI Agents Swarm to Arrest Alabama Mayor
Tapes, Records From Nixon Years to Be Made Public
Court Ruling Brings Down Thai Government - PHOTOS
Bangkok's Main Airport Shut Down Until Dec. 15

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
At Least 37 Killed in Mexican Border City Over 3 Days
Fix immigration by next Thanksgiving

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Parents: Slain Arkansas TV Anchor Was Sexually Assaulted
Wal-Mart Worker Trampled to Death Lacked Training, Attorney Says (Training?! What, in how to stay alive while being trampled?!? Unbelievable - now it's Wal-Mart's fault that these people killed this poor man!)
Arizona Baby Sitter Arrested for Leaving Children Alone to Drink
Ex-Brother-in-Law Arrested in Hudson Family Killings
Parents: Slain TV Anchor Sexually Assaulted - PHOTOS
Cheney, Gonzalez Indictments Dismissed in Texas
Teen Found Shackled and Bruised at Calif. Gym

U.N. News
No excuse to neglect U.N. climate fight: delegates
IAEA says irradiated crops could ease food crisis
U.S. defends Bush at U.N. climate talks

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Lots of TV and Web harms kids' health
Tough 2009 for cable giant
Classical musicians get shot at fame on YouTube
Colo. man charged with libel over Craigslist posts

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
1 in 5 Has Personality Disorder
FOXSexpert: Why She Isn't Enjoying Herself With You?
First days after HIV infection may hold vaccine key
Researchers link C-section babies to asthma risk
Brains of autistic slower to react to sounds: study
Nokia unveils N97 touch screen phone
Hitachi to enter memory-based drive business with Intel
Qualcomm ruling affirmed, vacated in part: U.S. court
Clearwire may slow WiMax build to cut funding gap
Video: Cyber Monday traffic "solid"
Depression leads to internal fat in 70-somethings

Mother Nature
China minister unusually upbeat on climate talks
Anti-whaling activists joined by actress
Video: WWF hopes to 'crack the climate nut'
Bad back may stop cane toad invasion
Canada's Pacific coast killer whales still at risk
Search for ivory-billed woodpecker to begin anew

News from My Neck of the Woods
Clintons' N.Y. Neighbor Being Sentenced for Murder
NYPD: Angry Passenger Fatally Stabs Bus Driver
An elaborate FBI sting snares politicians in Mass.
Burress posts bail, will appear in court in March

Security intrudes on live interview
Cop pulls gun over scooter helmet violation
Three jailed for kangaroo T-shirts in court
Ant aphrodisiac conman executed
Disgruntled 8-year-old boy crashes teacher's car
Video: Space beer lands in Japan
Holiday Picks: Top 10 stupid gifts from chickens to toilet golf
Man says God ordered him to ram vehicle at 100 mph

Other News of Note
Mormon-owned press releasing Joseph Smith journals
It's official: US has been in a recession all year (and the media is overjoyed...count the number of times you see them use the word today)

Fox News
Big Three to Pitch Plans
Recession-Hit Automakers Brace for Grim U.S. Sales
FOXBusiness: Ford Weighs Selling Volvo
Oil Falls to 3-Year Low on Bleak U.S. Economic News
Gloom Returns to Asian Markets After Dow's Plunge
FOXBusiness: Futures Rebound After 680-Point Plunge
Miami Activist Moves Homeless Into Foreclosed Homes
Pop Tarts: Kim Kardashian's Days of Stripping Off Are Over

All eyes on Canada's PM after opposition revolt
Downturn hits U.S. corporate meetings
J.K. Rowling back in stores with charity book
Global stocks tumble
Bargain-hunters fail to save retail sales
Boeing engineers approve work contract
Oil falls below $48
Yen hits 5-week high vs dollar
Uncertainty paralyzes system
CDS market: contributor, not cause
UK guarantee can’t stop housing crash
EU thrashes out economic plan - Video
Nokia unveils N97 touch screen phone
Toyota to cut bonuses and output as sales slump
Crisis prompts Credit Suisse and HSBC to axe bank jobs
Greenberg says AIG needs federal guaranty: report
Coca-Cola seeks anti-trust approval for Huiyuan deal
Ryanair seeks to meet Aer Lingus shareholders
Creditor banks take 54 percent stake in Metrovacesa
"Panda" earns 16 Annie Awards nominations
Michelin awards first Chinese chef coveted 3 stars
U.S. chef serves oodles of noodles to hungry Tokyo - Video
Video: Japan noodles go American
Pierce leads Celtics to win over Magic
Knicks order Marbury to stay away from team
Japanese pitcher Tazawa set to join Red Sox
Hossa fires game winner as Wings dominate Ducks
Gloom returns to world markets after US plunge
Williams, Slaton lead Texans past Jags 30-17
Recession-hit automakers brace for grim US sales
Down we go again: Fourth-worst drop ever for Dow
Ivana Trump separates from fourth hubby Rubicondi
Road salt shortage, soaring prices vex states

Shula Neighborhood Council Hosts Business Seminar
Freedom Alliance Awards First Lieutenant Andrew Kinard, USMC
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Children return to refurbished kindergarten
Soldiers train Iraqi bomb disposal technicians
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
Iraqi Police Officers Graduate Leadership Development Course
Al Kut Women Receive Maternity and Child Care Lecture
Iraqi Army Soldiers Stand in Lead during Joint Patrol
Coalition Forces Continue to Counter Iranian Lethal Aid
Major Iraqi-led project begins with Army Canal refurbishment (Sadr City)
Zaytun Division celebrates achievements as Iraq mission ends (Irbil)
Eight plucked from AQI's leadership networks (Baghdad)
Complex attack kills 12, wounds 35 in Rusafa (Baghdad)
Solar power project provides energy for Ameriyah Clinic

Gates to Continue as Defense Secretary
Gates: Nuclear Mission Vital to Security
Bush Supports U.S.-Iraq Security Pact


Security Pact Sparks Optimism in Iraq
U.S. Army Colonel Notes Absence of Tensions as Iraqi Elections Near
Guard Soldiers Improve Life for Citizens
Iraqis, Coalition Deliver School Supplies
Forces Capture Prison Break Suspects


Soldier, Father Receive Silver Stars
Afghans, Coalition Destroy Drugs, Weapons


U.S. Forces Help Lebanese Military Assert Control
Officials ID Sailor Missing from World War II


Army Secretary Tours U.S. Forces Korea
U.S. Marines Train with Middle Eastern Nation
Navy to Survey Sailors' Use of Technology
Air Force Civilian Earns Award for Research


Soldier Provides 'Eyes in Sky' For Ground Forces in Iraq
Medic Earns Purple Hearts

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
- [Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1437 - Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia
1503 - Battle at Garigliano - Spanish army under G Córdoba beats France
1703 - England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
1741 - Prussian forces take Olmutz, Czechoslovakia
1825 - 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England
1831 - Darwin begins his voyage to South America on board the HMS Beagle
1836 - Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
1845 - Ether 1st used in childbirth in US, Jefferson GA
1850 - Hawaiian Fire Department established
1862 - Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, MS (Chickasaw Bayou); Battle of Elizabethtown, KY
1867 - Ontario & Québec legislatures hold 1st meeting
1871 - World's 1st cat show (Crystal Palace, London)
1884 - Netherlands recognizes king Leopold II's Congo Free State
1892 - Foundation Stone of the Cathedral of St John laid (New York NY)
1903 - "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is 1st sung
1923 - Unsuccessful assassination attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan
1926 - Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WWI
1932 - Radio City Music Hall opens (New York NY)
1934 - Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran
1937 - German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Argentina), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
1939 - 8.0 Earthquake in Erzincam Turkey, about 50,000 die
1941 - Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"
1942 - 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use
1943 - German warship Scharnhorst sinks in Barents Sea; Montgomery discusses Overlord with Eisenhower & Bedell Smith
1944 - Greece: British premier Churchill flies back to London
1945 - International Monetary Fund established - World Bank founded
1947 - 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
1949 - Queen Juliana (Netherlands) grants sovereignty to Indonesia
1961 - Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations
1972 - New North Korean constitution comes into effect; Belgium recognizes German Democratic Republic
1974 - FSLN (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional/Sandinista National Liberation Front) seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
1976 - Albania constitution goes into effect
1978 - King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
1979 - Soviet troops invade Afghánistán, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown
1983 - Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
1985 - Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports; President Reagan blames Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi
1988 - Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades

1755 - Antons Klemens Theodor king of Saksen (1827-36)
1761 - Michael A Barclay de Tolly Scottish/Russian minister of War
1773 - George Cayley England, found science of aerodynamics
1801 - Guillaume L Baud Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
1803 - John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer Member of Dutch 2nd parliament (1848-75)
1814 - James Henry Carleton Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1873
1816 - Eliakim Parker Scammon Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1822 - Louis Pasteur Dole France, bacteriologist (pasteurization)
1829 - James Clay Rice Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1831 - Lucius Fairchild Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1897 - Iwan S Konew Russian marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
1924 - James A McClure (Senator-ID); Mokta Ould Daddah President of Mauritania (1961-78)
1930 - Meg Greenfield US politician(?)
1951 - William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
1953 - Arthur Kent newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)

0418 - Zosimus, Greek Pope (417-8), dies
0975 - Balderik, bishop of Utrecht (918-75), dies
1065 - Ferdinand I the Great, king of Castile, dies
1590 - Emmanuel-Philibert of Lalaing, marquis of Renty, dies at 33
1641 - François van d'Aerssen, ruler of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69
1836 - Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of state of Texas, dies at 43
1919 - Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch liberal premier (1905-08), dies at 68
1936 - Hans von Seeckt, German general/advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, dies at 70
1938 - Emile Vandervelde, Belgian Secretary of State (BWP), dies at 72
1952 - Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76
1972 - Lester B Pearson, 14th Canadian PM (Nobel 1957), dies at 75
1978 - Houari Boumédiene, Algerian President, dies after 40 days in a coma at 53
1979 - Hafizullah Amin, President of Afghánistán (1979), murdered
1982 - John Leonard Swigert, Jr., astronaut (Apollo 13), dies of cancer at 51
1994 - Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister, dies at 83

Reported Missing in Action
Ortiz-Rivera, Luis A., US Army (Puerto Rico); released by PRG January, 1968

Innes, Roger B., USN (IL); F4B shot down, presumed KIA

Lee, Leonard M., USN (VA); F4B shot down, presumed KIA

Martin, Sammy A., USAF (TX); F4C shot down, slipped out of rescue sling, Killed, body not recovered

The following Air America Civilians reported Missing in Action when their C123 was shot down:

Ritter, George L.

Townley, Roy F.

Weissenback, Edward J.

Anderson, John W., USAF (OR); F4E shot down (w/Ward), released by DRV February, 1973 (injured) - alive as of 1998

Chipman, Ralph J., USMC (UT); A6A shot down (w/Forrester), KIA, body not recovered

Forrester, Ronald W., USMC (TX); A6A shot down (w/Chipman), presumed KIA

Jefcoat, Carl H., USAF (MS); F4E shot down (w/Trimble), released by DRV March, 1973 - killed in aviation accident in 1987

Trimble, Jack R., USAF (SC); F4E shot down (w/Jefcoat), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive as of 1998

Ward, Brian H., USAF (CA); F4E shot down (w/Anderson), released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

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