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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

HORNET TAKEOFF - U.S. Navy flight deck personnel prepare an F/A-18 Hornet for takeoff from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt while under way in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 28, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder

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In Today's News - Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Quote of the Day
“The art of war is simple enough.
Find out where your enemy is.
Get at him as soon as you can.
Strike him as hard as you can,
and keep moving on."

-- Ulysses S. Grant

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Groups Work to Kindle Commerce at New Baghdad Market
Operation Targets al-Qaeda Hideout
Busy Roadway Reopens in Baqubah
Soldiers arrest eight alleged Sunni extremists (Baghdad)
Coalition Forces capture high-value individual (Baghdad)
Coalition disrupts al-Qaeda networks; four terrorists killed, 18 detained

Operation Enduring Freedom
PM: Canada Leaving Afghanistan Unless NATO Helps
U.S. studies fear Afghan decline to terrorist haven

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Abbas sets conditions for Gaza talks with Hamas - Video
Dems needle Mukasey on waterboarding

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Baghdad)
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Baghdad)
DoD Identifies Army Casualties (Mosul)

Supporting Our Heroes
Group Helps Troops, Families Find Jobs

Other Military News
U.S. Military Prepares to Handle Crashing Spy Satellite
Judge: Corp of Engineers Immune from Katrina Lawsuit
Arizona Air Guard to Watch over Super Bowl

Worldwide Wackos
N.Korea's Kim says will stick to disarmament deal

Politics / Government
Not Republican Enough - GOP hopefuls spar before Super Tuesday
Giuliani Drops Bid, Endorses McCain
Edwards Bows Out, Seeks Pledge From Rivals
Gov. Schwarzenegger to Endorse McCain
Giuliani, Edwards quit White House race - Video
Fed slashes rates to blunt economic slowdown - Video
Romney accuses McCain of "dirty tricks" - Video
Romney tactics seem good news for McCain
Obama says Clinton would be a step back
Senate panel passes $157 billion stimulus plan - Video
Detroit mayor pleads for forgiveness
Bush says economy resilient despite slim GDP growth
Opponents Force Recall Vote on MySpace Lingerie Mayor
Staffer: Candidate Accused of Staged Crash Not With Me
White House plays down talk of recession
Edwards bid shows poverty not big campaign theme
California's primary: Never mind the movie stars

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Rebates for Illegals? - VIDEO

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Grandma Locks Boy, 10, in Dog Crate, Threatens to Bury Him Alive, For Spiking Her Drinks
Texas Elementary School Principal Charged With Molesting Boy
Jury Hears Testimony About British Teen Who Filmed Herself Trying to Kill Parents
Duane Chapman free from Mexican charges
Autopsy: Baby Died Before Being Thrown Onto Roadside
Infant Found Dead Near Car Seat by Bird-Watching Couple in Texas
Australian Judge Awards $1.8 Million Lottery Prize to Retiree With Canceled Winning Ticket
Former Los Angeles Cops Convicted in Robbery Ring
Cops: Mom Left 8 Kids Alone to Travel to Africa - VIDEO
Prison-Bound Adviser Stole from Seniors to Fix House
Police Resume Search for Body Parts Along I-80

U.N. News
U.N. extends Ethiopia-Eritrea force mandate 6 months

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Montel Williams' talk show to end

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
NASA Spots Mysterious 'Spider' on Mercury
Super Bowl Could Spike Heart Attacks, Docs Warn
California Firm Doubles Flying Time of Jetpack
Infant study casts doubt on vaccine-autism link
Soccer matches can break fans' hearts - literally
Bush seeks to bring more dollars to GOP
Hot spots reignite after Texas wildfires
DNA does the work: Building new gold crystals
Porn to spice up cell phones
U.S. tops new tech usage ranking - Video
Space shuttle cleared for February 7 liftoff
Spacewalk repair boosts station's power
Mercury from vaccines disappears quickly
Researcher admits leaking diabetes study
NASA photos reveal Mercury is shrinking

Mother Nature
Snowy Pass Hit With Second Slide
Frigid winds whip into the Northeast

Human Tongue Accidentally Served Up in Hospital
Teen Whose Feet Were Severed by Ride Smelled Flesh
What to Do with $1M in Booze? Man Says, Save the Bottles
Flight to London Makes Emergency Landing After Co-Pilot Has Nervous Breakdown
Medical Marijuana Vending Machines Take Root in LA: Turn On, Tune In, Enter Your Pin Number
Lottery winner's sweet wish..
For the mature woman who has everything: a boy toy
Turns out it wasn't just false labor...

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Financials Sink Stocks, Despite Rate Cut
Autistic Boy Takes Control of Car After Mom Blacks Out
'HOTTEST' Racy Schoolgirl Ad Causes Stir
Fallen WellPoint Exec Portrayed as Corporate Casanova
Report: Michelle Williams Drove Heath Ledger to Rehab for Heroin, Cocaine, Pills
Sean Young Enters Rehab After Directors Guild Awards Outburst
Pop Tarts: Justin to Blame for Britney's Breakdown?
Illinois Man Pulled From Van Moments Before Two Trains Smack Into It

SocGen boss survives and says bank can too - Video
Kenya mediation resumes, Kibaki heads to AU summit - Video
China pledges to end hardship for stranded travelers - Video
Novelist Lessing says nowhere else to go after Nobel - Video
British city opens outdoor playground for elderly dubs Madonna "Cash Queen of Music"
Hannah Montana concert movie sets presale records
Amazon profit margins squeezed
Starbucks cautious on 2008, sees recession likely
Economic growth in 2007 weak but hiring holds up
BMW says to lift China plant capacity by 45 percent
Eli Lilly in Zyprexa settlement talks: report
Some home builder investors see light on horizon
Merrill executives received no bonuses for 2007
Bond insurers under more pressure after FGIC downgraded
Oil falls 1.4 percent after big stockbuild
Pulte posts much wider fourth-quarter loss
Gold rises after Fed rate cut but off record high
Alliance Data posts lower fourth-quarter profit
Dollar hits new low vs Swiss franc - Video
Starbucks shares fall after earnings
Amazon gives up gains, drops 3.7 percent
Bond insurer fears sink market - Video

AP World News
Third cover for 'Girls Next Door'
Umps angry over background checks
Clemens shows up at Astros camp
Economy nearly stalled in 4th quarter
Forbes: Madonna richest woman in music

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM readies for Noble Resolve 08 - podcast
More about Noble Resolve
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

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Work Resumes at Water Treatment Plant for Al-Zeirji Town

Iraqis Make Phantom Phoenix a Success - Video
Commander Wants Review of South Korea Tour Lengths

Better Security Fosters Better Government, Creates More Jobs
Police Development Vital to Security
‘Silver Lions’ Deliver Propane
Troops Capture 22, Destroy Weapons

Forces Deliver Items to Center

Engineer Extends Tour to Finish Basra Children's Hospital

Troops, Families to Get Free Tax-Filing Services
Programs Help Troops Save, Manage Money
DoD Seeks Civilian Language Corps Volunteers

Groups Send Valentines

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
1077 - Pope Gregory VII pardons German emperor Henry IV
1349 - Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred; Günther of Schwarzburg chosen German anti-king
1467 - Battle at Velke Kostolany Hung - King Mátyás Corvinus beats Bratríci
1487 - Bell chimes invented
1522 - Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
1544 - Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
1592 - Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
1647 - Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
1648 - Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Münster, ending Tachtigjarige War
1667 - Russia & Poland sign the Treaty of Andrussovo
1713 - England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
1781 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland
1790 - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
1797 - Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks
1798 - Representative Matthew Lyon (Vermont) spits in face of Representative Roger Griswold (Connecticut) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
1804 - Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
1806 - Prussia takes possession of Hanover
1815 - Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 volumes
1820 - Edward Bransfield aboard Williams discovers Antarctica (UK claim)
1835 - Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC
1847 - Yerba Buena renamed San Francisco
1854 - 1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast
1862 - US Navy's 1st ironclad warship (Monitor) launched
1877 - Storm flood ravages Dutch coastal provinces
1879 - French President MacMahon resigns
1892 - Captain Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out
1894 - Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit; US flag fired on in Rio - prompt satisfaction exacted by Admiral Benham
1895 - SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
1911 - 1st rescue of an air passenger by a ship, near Havana, Cuba
1913 - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
1915 - German submarine attack on Le Havre
1921 - French rapist-murderer Henri-Désiré Landru sentenced to death
1922 - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
1925 - Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
1928 - 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US
1933 - German President von Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor, Hitler forms government with Von Papen
1934 - Hitler proclamation on German unified states
1939 - Hitler calls for the extermination of Jews; Heavy after shocks destroy some of Chile
1941 - Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya; Japanese troops land on Ambon
1943 - 6 British Mosquitos daylight bomb Berlin; German assault on French in Tunisia; German under officers shot down in Haarlem Netherlands; Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to General - field marshal; Illegal opposition newspaper "Loyal" begins publishing; USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
1944 - US invades Majuro, Marshall Islands
1945 - German ship Wilhelm Gustloff torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 7,700 die
1946 - 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
1951 - Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
1954 - Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR; Italy's Fanfani government resigns
1956 - Martin Luther King Jr's home bombed
1957 - US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"
1958 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas, TX; House of Lords passes bill allowing women in; Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars
1960 - CIA oks Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart); Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
1961 - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps
1962 - UN General Assembly censures Portugal (because of Angola); 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapses during a performance in Detroit
1964 - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail; Military coup of General Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
1965 - State funeral of Winston Churchill
1968 - Vietcong launch Tet-offensive on US embassy in Saigon
1969 - US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
1972 - Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth; Bloody Sunday - British soldiers fire on Catholics in Londonderry, killing 13
1973 - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
1976 - George H.W. Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977); William E. Colby ends term as 10th director of CIA
1979 - Rhodesia agrees to new constitution
1989 - 5 pharoah sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
1992 - Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
1993 - 100,000n Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
1995 - Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured
1997 - Minuteman III launches

1609 - Wenzel E. Fürst von Lobkowitz, Austrian chancellor
1616 - William Sancroft, Archbishop (Canterbury)
1628 - George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham
1797 - Edwin Vose Sumner, Union Major General (Union volunteers)
1816 - Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Union Major General
1822 - John Basil Turchin [Ivan Turchinoff], Union Brigadier General
1829 - Alfred Cummings Georgia, Confederate Brigadier General
1835 - Oliver Edwards, Union Brevet Major General
1841 - Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist
1844 - Moritz F. Freiherr von Bissing, German General/Governor-General of Belgium (1914-17)
1865 - Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-Admiral/librarian
1882 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd US President (1933-1945)
1885 - John Henry Towers, aviator/naval hero
1892 - Grigore Gafencu, Romanian minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39)
1894 - Boris III, tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
1899 - Max Theiler, English/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
1915 - John D. Profumo, English politician
1924 - Shirley Chisholm (Representative-NY)
1927 - Olof Palme Stockholm, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86), assassinated
1930 - Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense
1931 - Stewart B. McKinney (Representative-CT)
1939 - Eleanor Smeal, feminist/president (NOW); Frank R. Wolf (Representative-VA)
1941 - Dick Cheney (Representative-WY/George H.W. Bush's secretary of defense 1989-93/Vice President 2001-present)

1156 - Herman van Horn, bishop of Utrecht (1151/52-56)
1384 - Louis van Male, count of Flanders/Nevers/Réthel
1393 - Aimery Poitiers French nobleman, burned at royal ball; Yvain son of Earl of Foix, burned at royal ball
1649 - Charles I, King of Great Britain (1625-49), beheaded for treason
1730 - Peter II Alekseyevitch, emperor of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
1838 - Osceola chief of Seminole Indians, dies in jail
1928 - Douglas Haig, British field marshal (Sudan/Boer war/WWI), dies at 66
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi, India spiritual and political leader, assassinated by Hindu extremists in New Delhi, at age 78
1948 - Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76
1951 - Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
1953 - Louis H.N. Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
1957 - Grigore Gafencu Romanian minister of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65
1958 - Earnest H. Heinkel, German airplane builder (WWII), dies at 70
1969 - Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
1980 - Professor Longhair, king of New Orleans music, dies at 61
1993 - Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
1994 - Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
1994 - Jan L.N. Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53

Reported Missing in Action
Duensing, James Allyn, USN (CA); F4J shot down (w/Haviland), KIA, body not recovered

Haviland, Roy Elbert, USN (NY); F4J shot down (w/Duensing), KIA, body not recovered

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