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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

USS TARAWA REPLENISHES - The amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa conducts a vertical replenishment at sea, Jan. 9, 2008. U.S. Navy Lt.j.g. Lauren A. Goldenberg.

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In Today's News - Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Quotes of the Day

In the end, we will remember
not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.

I submit to you
that if a man hasn't discovered
something he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.

The ultimate measure of a man
is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands
at times of challenge and controversy.

-- all from Martin Luther King, Jr.

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Coalition, Iraqi Army Work Together to Clear Out Al-Qaida
Marine swords given to honor friendships, sacrifice (Fallujah)
Coalition forces disrupt al-Qaeda in Iraq operations, 14 suspects detained
Operation Phantom Phoenix: Tip leads MND-North Soldiers to extremist car bomb factory and large cache

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban plan to attack Kabul restaurants

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Hamas Leader's Son Among 19 Killed in Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts
Kenyan Gangs Using Genital Mutilation as Weapon
U.S. Vehicle Targeted in Beirut Blast - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Colombian hostages sad, ill, letters show - Video
Sri Lanka bus blast kills 15: defense official
Web site declares al-Qaeda's founding in UK: report
Israeli forces kill 18 Palestinians in Gaza

Welcome Home!!
Marine Combat Team Leaves Anbar after Year of Progress

Troops on Trial
Truck of Marine Murder Suspect Found - PHOTOS
Pregnant Marine didn't feel threatened

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty (Al-Anbar)
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Tal Afar)

Other Military News
TV Program to Feature Guard Chopper

Worldwide Wackos
Photos Show Castro Meeting With Brazilian President
Big powers set for talks next week on Iran

Politics / Government
Mitt Takes Michigan - PHOTOS
Judge: Anti-Clinton Ads Violate Law
Petition Drive to Draft Bloomberg Begins
Dems Discuss Race in Nevada Debate
Court: Kucinich Excluded From Nevada Debate
Romney's win scrambles Republicans
Candidate profiles: Latest news, issues, and factboxes
Poll: Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby results
Clinton, Obama vow to bury race debate
McCain vows he'll win in South Carolina
Congress Wants Fed Investigation Into Steroids
Lawmakers try to stop Boeing sale to Saudis
Huckabee wants some immigration halted
Bush urges OPEC to pump more oil
Bloomberg boosters launch petition

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Illegal immigrants increasingly go north

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Schoolgirl Rape Victim Burned With Acid
Report: Judge Apologizes for Telling Cancer Patient to Remove Hat
Manhunt After 2 Women, 2 Kids Shot Dead in Indianapolis
Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Shooting of Boy Taking Piano Lessons
Court Continues Suspension of Britney Spears' Visitation Rights
Gang Teens Accused of Using Girls in Prostitution Ring
Man Charged in Missing NYC Woman Case
Duke Lacrosse Prosecutor Nifong Files for Bankruptcy
Girl Scout Robbed; Suspect, 12, Left Address Behind
Stray Bullet Changes 10-Year-Old Boy's Life Forever
911 audio released of SF tiger attack
Megachurch leader surrenders on charge
Court won't accept chimp as person
Excerpts from tiger attack 911 calls
Texas man guilty of raping another man

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
New Strain of MRSA Spreads Among Gay Men
Study suggests heart risk from calcium supplements
Don't panic over heart drug news, U.S. group advises
New material pushes the boundary of blackness
Cancer pioneer Judah Folkman dies
Apple unveils super-thin "Air" laptop, Web movies - Video
Three dimensional images become significant tool
Jobs unveils movie rentals, slim laptop
FDA says cloned animals safe for food
Against the trend, U.S. births way up

Mysterious $100 'Supernote' Counterfeit Bills Pop Up Worldwide
Residents of Rural Texas Town Abuzz Over Dozens of Reported UFO Sightings
Report: Family Completes Trip With Dead Grandma in Back of RV
Lawmaker Wants Replica Testicle Ban on Vehicles
"Oh, I'm not actually recording, honey..."
Citroen apologizes for scowling Mao ad

Other News of Note
Officials find bridge plates deficient in collapse probe

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Dow Plunges on Citigroup Losses
Girls Track Team's Van Crashes, Paralyzing Athlete
FOXSexpert: Dissecting the Ultimate in Double-Dipping; Why Do People Cheat?

Kenya faces nationwide opposition protests - Video
Carla Bruni eyes U.S. fame amid high-profile romance
High-income women covet luxury, still eye bargains
Striking Hollywood union weighs Grammys show plea
Oprah Winfrey, Discovery to launch cable network
The bear's claws
Retail data fuels recession fears
Economy may be strong enough to avoid recession
Fiscal stimulus unlikely to bail out Fed

AP World News
Troubled actor Brad Renfro dies at 25
Grammys seek use of striking writers
Stocks fall sharply on economic woes
Citi loses almost $10B, slashes dividend

CENTCOM: News Releases

Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Mission Rehearsal Exercise prepares forces to help “Africans solve African problems” -podcast
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Mission Rehearsal Exercise commences - podcast
2007 -- The Year in Review - photos
U.S. Joint Forces Command, IBM sign new cooperative research and development agreementMore about CRADAs

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Field Artillery Unit Delivers Water to Residents of Thumaniyah
‘Operation Acheron’ Bridges Gap for Troops
Iraqi health care providers gather for first conference since the 1980s (Baghdad)

Deployment ‘One-Time Deal,’ Official Says
Bush Discusses Iran With Middle East Leaders
Polish Missile-Defense Site Would Benefit All Europe
Mullen Visits Southern Command

Fort Bragg Celebrates King's Birthday
Africa Mission Aims to Boost Security

Rice Says Iraq Has Entered ‘Time of Hope’ - Video
Iraqis Work to Establish Security Presence
Iraq's New Air Force Getting Off the Ground
Army Upgrades City Streets, Sewers
Coalition Forces Capture 17, Uncover Weapons Cache

Team Delivers Winter Supplies, Tents for Children

Quick Actions Save Iraqi

Spouses to Learn 'Portable' Job Skills

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

Baler Radar Site Catanduanes Radar Site Manila

South Korea
Cheju Upper/Radar Chonju Chunchon Inch'on Kunsan Masan Mokp'o
Osan Pusan Seoul Suwon Taegu Taejon Tonghae Radar Site Ulsan Yosu

Today in History
0708 - Sisinnius begins his reign as Catholic Pope (dies 20 days later)
0946 - Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded/ousted
1535 - Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church
1552 - France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
1562 - 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
1582 - Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to the Baltic
1586 - Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
1777 - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
1780 - Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
1797 - 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)
1831 - 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run; Mr & Mrs Pierson of Charleston SC make 1st US railroad honeymoon trip
1833 - HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
1844 - U of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
1851 - General Arista replaces Mexican President Herrera
1861 - Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis
1863 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal
1865 - Fort Fisher, NC falls to Union troops
1870 - Donkey 1st used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly
1892 - Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Massachusetts
1895 - French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
1907 - 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr. Lee de Forest; Gold dental inlays 1st described by William Taggart, who invented them
1915 - Japan claims economic control of China
1919 - 2 million gallons of molasses "Tidal wave" Boston MA, drowning 21; Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland; Semana Tragica (Tragic Week) Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
1922 - Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier
1923 - Lithuania seizes & annexes the country of Memel
1925 - Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
1934 - 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1940 - German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
1942 - FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WWII; Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WWII
1943 - 1,000 workers complete the air conditioning system for the Pentagon; Japanese driven off Guadalcanal; 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
1944 - European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany; General Eisenhower arrives in England; Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die
1945 - Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets; Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp
1949 - Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
1950 - 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Washington DC
1951 - "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000; Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
1953 - 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, DC station; German Democratic Republic Minister of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
1955 - USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
1964 - Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
1969 - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
1970 - Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria
1971 - Aswan Dam officially opens in Egypt
1973 - 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court; President Nixon suspends all US offensive action in North Vietnam
1974 - Expert panel reports 18½-m gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures; "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
1975 - Space Mountain opens (Disneyland); Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
1976 - Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot President Ford; US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
1977 - Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
1981 - "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
1983 - Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
1985 - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected President of Brazil in 21 years
1988 - Arab uprising in Israel begins
1991 - UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait passes - (they don't)
- EC recognizes Slovenian and Croatian independence; Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
1993 - 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die; Top mafia leader Salvatore "Totò" Riina arrested in Palermo
1997 - Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
1998 - NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again

1432 - Afonso V "the African", King of Portugal (1438-1481)
1507 - Johann Oporinus (Herbster), Swiss book publisher (Koran)
1815 - Henry Morris Naglee Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1817 - Lewis Golding Arnold, Union Brigadier General
1821 - Lafayette McLaws, Confederate Major General
1841 - Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
1868 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
1870 - Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
1893 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of Yugoslavia (1939-41)
1902 - Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud. king (Saudi Arabia)
1908 - Edward Teller, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project)
1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1970)
1929 - Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader (Nobel 1964)
1945 - Marie-Christine AHI von Leibnitz, German/British princess

0069 - Servius Sulpicius Galba 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), killed by Praetorian guard in the Forum Rome, at 70
1208 - Peter of Castelnau French nobleman, murdered
1705 - Walraad the Young, Earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/Governor of Nijmegen, dies
1896 - Matthew B Brady US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
1919 - Karl Liebknecht Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47; Rosa Luxembourg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
1922 - John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
1934 - Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
1949 - Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
1965 - Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
1968 - Bill Masterson 1st NHLer fatally injured during game (Jan 13), dies; Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69
1981 - Emanuel Celler (Representative-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92
1983 - Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach FL at 81
1987 - Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 82
1988 - Sean MacBride, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83
1993 - Huub H. Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
1996 - Moshushu II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
1998 - Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66)

Reported Missing in Action
Skarman, Orval H., USMC (MN); did not return from R&R

Tubbs, Glenn E., US Army SF (TX); swept away by current while crossing stream

Harwood, James A., US Army SF (TX)

Kinsman, Gerald F., US Army SF (MA)

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