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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Delivers Medical Care

U.S. Army Pvt. Shawn M. Testa examines an Afghan boy's ear at a health clinic in Nawa District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2008. Testa is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion. The clinic was sponsored by the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison

Spc. Beverly S. McDaniel gives a young child medicine at a health clinic in Nawa District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 13, 2008. McDaniel is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison

A member of the Afghan national police force carries a child back to his father after receiving treatment at a health clinic in Nawa district, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 13, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison

A young girl eats a bag of cookies given to her by a U.S. soldier while she waits at a health clinic in Nawa District, Afghanistan, Jan. 13, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison

A little boy looks in awe at stuffed animals given to him by the Afghan national police and coalition soldiers, Jan. 13, 2008, at a health clinic in Nawa District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison

With weather conditions making it difficult for some villagers to travel to a medical clinic in Nawa District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, coalition medics traveled to some of the more remote villages in the area, Jan. 14, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nathan W. Hutchison

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Roadside Position
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mathew Jemison, with 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, watches for enemy personnel while stopped during a joint clearing operation with Concerned Local Citizens in Dura'iya, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Timothy Kingston)

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In Today's News - Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quote of the Day
"I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection."

-- Thomas Paine

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Army Sniper Convicted of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Civilian, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
Al Qaida Leader's Diary Reveals Organization's Decline
Gates: Iraqis showing signs of progress
More than 50 killed in Iraq
Ministry of Interior Gets Armored SUVs
Coalition Troops Kill 4, Detain Numerous al Qaida Agents
Coalition, Iraqi Commanders Discuss Successes in Diyala
MND-C Soldiers seize EFP cache (Jurf Nadaf)
1,000 landmines unearthed (Iskandariyah)
Iraqi Army, Coalition Forces find large explosives cache (Mosul)

Operation Enduring Freedom
Terror Threats Force Norway to Close Embassy in Kabul
Gates says two-tiered NATO puts alliance at risk

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Judge Blocks Saudi Prince From Moving Real Estate Proceeds Out of U.S.
Police: Oil Rig Bomb Threat a Hoax - VIDEO
All clear after bomb alert shuts down UK gas rig
Suicide attack heightens fears for Pakistan polls - Video
Olmert vows to target those behind rocket salvoes - Video
East Timor's president shot in rebel attack
Islamist parties face drubbing in Pakistan vote
Sudan arrests two over U.S. aid official's killing

Supporting Our Heroes...or not
Ohio Mayor to Marines: Training Would 'Frighten People'
Row erupts over Berkeley's anti-Marine stance

Other Military News
Missing Ex-Marine's Family Says Video Game May Have Sparked Disappearance

Religion of Peace??
Report: Sharia Courts Already Operating in England
Archbishop Not Stepping Down Over Sharia Uproar

Worldwide Wackos
Chavez Threatens to Cut Off Oil Sales to U.S.
Iran's Ahmadinejad may visit Baghdad by late March

Politics / Government
Clinton shuffles campaign team - Video
Clinton Campaign Manager Resigns
Clinton, Obama Court Edwards, Seek Endorsement
Maine Warms to Obama
Voters brave snow for heavy turnout
Huckabee Demands Washington Primary Probe
Turnout low as Huckabee, Obama win in Louisiana
Can black candidate woo Hispanics?
Clinton has lead with party insiders

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Boy, 7, Who Died in Texas School Bathroom Remembered for Big Heart, Radiant Smile
Michigan Robber Asks For, Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence
Cops: Teens Forced Player to Have Sex With Basketball Teammate
Robber Asks For, Receives Long Prison Sentence
Lawyer: Clemens Can Prove He Wasn't at Canseco Party
McNamee lawyer predicts criminal probe
Police Release Sketch of Lane Bryant Shooter - VIDEO

Adventures in Political Correctness
UK Gags Athletes to Please China

U.N. News
UN: 12,000 flee Darfur for Chad

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
New Zealand Reporter Faces Scrutiny Over Security Stunt

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Blind Children in U.K. Being Taught to 'See' With Sound
Shuttle Mission Delayed - PHOTOS - WATCH
New discovery in battle against AIDS
Studies detect slew of new genes for prostate risk
Music on mobiles found to be a favorite in China
Apple seeks staff for new Europe stores
Sick shuttle astronaut in no danger: ESA

Mother Nature
Fires Whip Through Dry South
Hundreds flee wind-propelled brush blazes
Bitter cold, whiteouts hit Upper Midwest
Fire destroys South Korean landmark

News from My Neck of the Woods
NYPD Investigates Disturbing Video of Violent Brawl

Michael Jackson's Ex-Wife Debbie Rowe Furious Kids Were Photographed Without Veils
Presidents' Hair on Display at Philadelphia Museum

Fox News
Kanye West, Amy Winehouse Score 4 Grammys Each - PHOTOS - Winners List
Striking Writers May Conclude Strike Drama Wednesday
Rescuers Dig Through Wreckage of Camden Market

Kenya rivals ready to discuss power-sharing - Video
Delta flight attendants look to unionize
McCartney, Mills to lock horns in divorce court
London's top fashion fest courts Russia and Asia
Daniel Day-Lewis scoops best actor BAFTA prize
Cruz, Kingsley play lovers in new film "Elegy"
Chrysler dealers endorse latest restructuring move
Resource Pacific says in talks with third party
Symbion says to recommend Primary bid
Genting secures $3 billion loans for Singapore casino
Auto economist sees limited drop in 2008 sales
SEC eyes disclosure in subprime probes
Rio urges shareholders to take no action on BHP bid
Oil climbs $92 on Venezuela threat
Platinum hits record high on supply concerns
Market braces for another grueling week
Reality check for Europe
Dollar steady as G7 skips over currencies
Forest Labs stock may rise on strong drug pipeline: Barron's
Emerging debt investors face test as returns negative
Wall St stumbles on fresh risk aversion - Video
Fed's Lockhart: Fed actions should steady markets
Oil firms watchful on Exxon

AP World News
Sixth body found at Ga. refinery
'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75
Guild leaders urging writers to vote
Owens, Peterson lead NFC comeback
Celtics, minus Garnett, beat Spurs 98-90
Many believe US already in a recession
Boston forward Garnett misses 7th in row
McConaughey, Hudson find $22M in 'Gold'
Plan would sidestep Electoral College
Defending Davis Cup, US defeats Austria
Stars come out to Davis pre-Grammy bash

CENTCOM: News Releases

Newsmaker Profile: Director of Joint Training Army Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya - podcast
Joint fires team, Army training center leaps forward with joint integrated training
Learn more about the Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team
Joint Deployment Training Center revs up for the future - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Iraqi Security and Coalition Forces clear way for new combat outpost (Mosul)
Iraqi Security Forces detain suspect believed to be associated with recent suicide bombings

Army Reserve Comparable to Active-Duty Force, Enlisted Leader Says
Army Moves to Treat Blast Injuries

Al Qaeda Documents Detail Shift in Support
Bush: No Permanent U.S. Bases Planned for Iraq
Forces Capture 6 in Central, Northern Iraq

Commander Cites Need for More Security Trainers - Video

Marine Uses Eyes, Video To Watch Over Troops

Soldier Serves Proudly

America Supports You: AMVETS, DeVry Offer Vets Scholarships

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
0060 - St. Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1098 - Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
1549 - Tomé de Sousa appointed Governor-General of Brazil
1635 - Académie Française is founded in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 - Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster, MA
1713 - Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier
1716 - Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 - Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 - English Pelham government resigns
1763 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrenders Canada to England
1774 - Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1807 - US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1824 - Simon Bolívar named dictator by the Congress of Perú
1846 - British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India; Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1855 - US citizenship laws amended - all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1859 - General Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1862 - Dutch 2nd government of Thorbecke forms
1863 - 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, VA; P.T. Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (New York NY)
1866 - Dutch government Frans van der Putte forms
1868 - Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 - City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time); YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) is founded (New York NY)
1878 - Peace of Zanjón
1879 - 1st electric arc light used (California Theater); Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1883 - Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, kills 71
1890 - Around 11 million acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians, opens for settlement
1897 - New York Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 - US-Spain peace treaty signed by President McKinley; US gets Puerto Rico & Guam
1904 - Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 - Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship, HMS Dreadnought, launched; State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1916 - Conscription begins in Britain
1923 - Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 - SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1925 - 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City IN
1927 - President Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1930 - Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1931 - New Delhi becomes capital of India
1933 - Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Company NYC); Dutch sea-plane bombs Dutch ship; Hitler proclaims end of Marxism; Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1934 - Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
1934 - 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine; Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1935 - Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new streamlined electric locomotive
1938 - King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1940 - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
1941 - 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington DC-Harrisonburg, VA; Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1943 - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination; 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia; Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1944 - Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested; U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1947 - Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia; Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland; WWII peace treaties signed
1948 Greek General Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
1951 - Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1954 - Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
1959 - Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
1961 - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1962 - USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
1964 - Australian Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne, killing 82
1966 - Harmel government in Belgium resigns
1967 - 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect
1970 - Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1971 - American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in New York
1972 - Ras al Khaima joins the United Arab Emirates
1973 - 83 meter wide gas tank on Staten Island NY explodes, crushing 40
1974 - Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1977 - Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976); Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1978 - Frank C. Carlucci succeeds John F. Blake as deputy director of CIA
1981 - 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1987 - Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1988 - 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal); Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1989 - To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a New Jersey court; Ron Brown chosen 1st Black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
1990 - Perrier Water pulls product from shelf due to benzene in water; South Africa President de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1992 - Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
1993 - US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1996 - IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champion Gary Kasparov
1997 - Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU); O.J. Simpson jury reaches decision on $25 million in punitive damages; Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR

1728 - Peter III Feodorovich, German/Russian czar of Russia (1761-62)
1807 - Abner Clark Harding, Union Brigadier General
1818 - Isham Green Harris, Governor (Confederacy)
1821 - William Read Scurry, Confederate Brigadier General
1824 - Samuel Plimsoll, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
1868 - William Allen White, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
1880 - Jesse G. Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
1890 - Boris L. Pasternak, novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)
1891 - Harold, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Governor-General of Canada (1945-52)
1893 - Jimmy Durante, comedian
1897 - John Franklin Enders, micro-biologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
1902 - Walter H. Brattain, US physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)
1906 - Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
1907 - Grace Hamilton, 1st Black member of Georgia state legislature
1910 - Dominique Pire, Belgian educator, aided WWII refugees (Nobel 1958)
1916 - Edward R. Roybal (Representative-CA)
1922 - Harold Hughes (Governor-NJ)
1927 - Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
1940 - Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
1942 - Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
1945 - John Hayes, Secretary-General (British Law Society); Klas Tuinstra, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 - Keith Mans, MP
1961 - George Stephanopoulos, Presidential adviser (Clinton)
1964 - Mir Aimal Kansi Quetta, Pakistani murderer (FBI Most Wanted)

- Robert III/II Curthouse, Duke of Normandy
1495 - Sir William Stanley, English lord chamberlain, executed for conspiracy
1567 - Lord Darnley Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots' husband, murdered
1772 - Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general, dies at 75
1822 - Albert-Kasimir, Duke of Saxon-Teschen/Governor of Hungary, dies at 83
1829 - Leo XII [Annibale Sermattei], Italian Pope (1823-29), dies at 68
1832 - Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer, dies at 84
1879 - Wolter R. Baron van Hoëvell, Dutch vicar/abolitionist, dies at 66
1880 - Isaäc M. "Isaac A" Crémieux, French minister of Justice, dies at 83
1912 - Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic)
1915 - Albert J-BJ Thijs, Belgian Colonial pioneer (Congo), dies at 65
1918 - Abdül-Hamid II, 34th sultan of Turkey (lost Serbia/Egypt), dies at 65
1923 - Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen, physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77
1939 - Pius XI [Ambrogio D A Ratti], Italian Pope (1922-39), dies at 81
1957 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Prarie), dies at 90
1989 - Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster ("He shoots, he scores!"), dies at 52
1992 - Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70
1993 - Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957)
1997 - Milton Cato, PM of San Vincent & Grenadines (1979-84)
1998 - Buddy the Wonder Dog dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9; Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73)

Reported Missing in Action
Hunter, Russell P., Jr., USAF (CT); B57B crashed (w/Kiefel)

Hopps, Gary Douglas, USN (FL); A1H shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Kiefel, Ernest P., Jr., USAF (PA); B57B crashed (w/Hunter)

The following reported MIA when their UH1H was shot down, all missing, presumed KIA:
Burrows, Larry, Civilian - photographer, Life Magazine (Britain)

Huet, Henri, Civilian - photographer, Associated Press (France)

Potter, Kent B., Civilian - photographer, UPI (PA)

Shimamoto, Keizaburo, Civilian - photographer, Newsweek (Japan)

Two senior officers and the four-man crew were also killed.

Also reported MIA this day in 1971:
Pietrzak, Joseph R., US Army (OH); OH6A shot down (w/Robertson), KIA, body not recovered

Robertson, Mark J., US Army (MI); OH6A shot down (w/Pietrzak), KIA, body not recovered

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