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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Utah Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 19th Special Forces is hoisted up to an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue exercise over the Utah Test and Training Range in Sandy, Utah, May 3, 2007. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald

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And Another Dose of Kindness from the Religion of Peace

Jordanian Man Charged in Honor Killing of Sister
Monday, May 12, 2008

AMMAN, Jordan — A man who is suspected of drowning his 22-year-old sister for having an extramarital affair was charged Monday with premeditated murder, a judicial official said.

The unidentified woman's brother beat her with the help of his family Saturday and then took her to the Dead Sea where he drowned her, said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Alec N. Temples provides security while fellow scouts search old bunkers in western Anbar province, Iraq, May 2. The scouts are with Charlie Company, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5. U.S. Marine Corps photo Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson

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In Today's News - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Quote of the Day
"Down these mean streets a man must go
who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid...
He is the hero, he is everything.
He must be a complete man and a common man
and yet an unusual man.
He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase,
a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability,
without thought of it, and certainly without saying it.
He must be the best man in his world
and a good enough man for any world."

-- Raymond Chandler

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Al-Qaida ‘Virtually Destroyed’ in Kirkuk - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Lebanese army says will intervene from Tuesday - Video
Sudanese troops hunt for rebels in Khartoum - Video
Canada court says U.S. likely paid bounty on suspect

Fallen Heroes
DoD Identifies Army Casualty (Al Asad)

Supporting Our Heroes
Grandma Helps Stressed Troops With 'Dang-It' Dolls

Religion of Peace??
Iran to crack down on "indecent" Western-style groups

Politics / Government
Primary Season of Betrayals
Paul Campaign Set for Convention Showdown
Expected Clinton Victories Ring Hollow in Delegate Count
BRIEFING BOOK: West Virginia Primary (pdf)
McCain: Let's Get Green Without Losing the Greenbacks
McCain runs strong despite low Bush ratings: poll
Senators push Bush to pressure Saudis on oil (Hmmm...I thought we weren't supposed to be enforcing our will on other countries...)
"It ain't over till..." - Video
Factbox: Candidates on environment
Obama in West Virginia with eye on McCain - Video
Barr announces Libertarian presidential bid
Democratic candidates play up "clean coal"
Superdelegates put Obama within mathematical reach
Obama defends his patriotism, quarrels with McCain
Play of the Day: Clinton's rise and shine surprise
Former Member of Congress, Now Running for President, in Sacramento
Bush to consult allies on Lebanon during trip
Israeli Police Raid Jerusalem's City Hall in Olmert Probe

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration arrests top 300 at Iowa meat plant
Immigrant Rights Hearing Set at Capitol Saturday; Details Tuesday

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Seeing Red Over JetBlue
Alabama Father Charged With Shooting and Killing His Own Son
Mother: Disappearance of My Daughter Connected to Madeleine McCann Case
'Bonnie and Clyde' Jet-Setters Sign Plea Deal - PHOTOS
Teen Gets Life Sentence for 'Thrill Kill' Beheading
Report: House Party Turns Hostage Standoff, 17 Arrested
Cleveland Man Pummeled to Death in Mass Beating
Taser chairman defends stun gun's safety
U.S. victims of attacks in Israel sue Swiss bank
Suspects in Taylor murder won't face death penalty
ATF chief: Crime rose as cities' funding dropped

U.N. News
U.S. businessman who bribed U.N. official gets probation
GM crop foes march in Germany as U.N. summit starts - Video
Thousands Gather for Meeting on UN-Backed Treaty on Biosafety

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Hollywood actors and studios clash over Internet clips
Newspapers to see more deals, but lower prices
Cablevision and Tribune reach deal for Newsday
Clear Channel in settlement talks, trial delayed

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Apple Sells Out of iPhones in U.S., Britain
Early Birth For Mom Who Lost 42 Lbs to Morning Sickness
Gas and diesel soar
Sweet sorghum: The "smart" biofuel
Being breast-fed may lower breast cancer risk
Slow-growing infants may become hostile adults
HBO seen selling shows on Apple's iTunes: sources
HP in talks to buy EDS to compete with IBM
Study: Older brains don't benefit from painkillers
Nagging via text messages to help teens remember meds
Genetically modified human embryo stirs criticism
Use of wind energy expected to grow dramatically

Mother Nature
Quake toll nears 10,000 - Video
Digging Out From Disaster - PHOTOS
China Quake Victims Post Videos of Chaos
Eyewitness Account: 'Is the Building Going to Hold?'
Giant Pythons Could Spread Quickly Across South
Tornadoes Kill 24 Across Central U.S. - PHOTOS - BLOG
Tornado deaths underscore risks of taking shelter in cars
Cruise Passenger Falls Overboard, Weather Halts Search
Fur Seal Caught Trying to Have Sex With Penguin
Twisters Threatened Jenna Bush's Wedding - PHOTOS
Fires Scorch Florida, Hundreds Flee - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Burma Concedes, U.S. Delivers Aid - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Two more U.S. aid flights set to fly to Myanmar
New Zealand volcano more unsettled: scientists
Mid-Atlantic storm cuts power, prompts evacuations

News from My Neck of the Woods
Coast Guard Searching for Missing Lobsterman in N.H.
U.S. foam makers settle in deadly Rhode Island fire

Wisconsin Teen Suffers Severe Burns in 'Blowtorch Game'
A new wrinkle in smoking enforcement...
Olympics bonuses tailored to prevent squandering
Video: Taking the bed for a spin

Other News of Note
Bangladeshis told to "eat potatoes"
Rice prices rise despite record crop
Old gas pumps can't handle ever-rising prices
Dalai Lama's Envoys Hold Press Conference Following Talks
Welcoming Chinese Step in Current Tibet Crisis

Fox News
FOXBusiness: Stamp Prices Increase Today
Pop Tarts: Holly Heartbroken: Hef Reveals Why She’ll Never Be His Wife
Ashlee Simpson Calls Britney Spears 'Trashy'

Oil falls from record high on China - Video
HP in talks to buy EDS to compete with IBM
AIG sees no need to honor ex-CEO request to delay AGM
Australia's Westpac bids $17.6 billion for St George - Video
Beazer Homes releases long awaited '07 results
Japan's Pioneer plans to cut 5 percent of workforce: media
SK Telecom: not in deal talks with Virgin Mobile
Austrian vaccine maker Intercell buys Iomai
Reviews: "Vegas" strains for laughs
Ellen Page compels in "Fragments"
Finmeccanica to buy DRS for $5.2 billion
Father of Malawian boy backs Madonna adoption bid
Joaquin Phoenix a perfectionist in recording studio
Fine watches soar at weekend auctions in Geneva
Garnett, Bryant named in NBA All-Defensive team
Bears kicker Robbie Gould signs new five-year deal
Yankees' Rodriguez out of "Subway Series" against Mets
San Jose sack coach Ron Wilson after playoff exit
Anti-doping agency to seek court costs from Landis

AP World News
Indians' Cabrera turns rare unassisted triple play
Tiger's rehab going well; hopes to play in 2 weeks
Hudon, Braves earn doubleheader split with Pirates

News Blaze
Ironhorse Tracker radio newscast available
MND-B Soldiers Detain 15 Suspects, Seize Bomb-Making Materials
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Iraqi troops seize IEDs in east Mansour
Transition team teaches Iraqi Army soldier skills

SOCJFCOM completes in-residence JSOTF training course - podcast
USJFCOM helps define new conditions for individual augmentee training
Newsmaker Profile: Director of Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Rear Adm. Dan Davenport - podcast
Druid's Dance exercise yields major training milestone - podcast
USJFCOM signs agreement with Old Dominion University Research Foundation
Learn more about CRADAs - podcast
Navy flag officer nominated for deputy commander slot
USJFCOM names its joint junior officer for fourth quarter 2007 - podcast

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Iraqi Army led to cache in Shakariya (Baghdad)
Multiple caches discovered, seven suspected AQI detained in Mosul
Iraqi Army helps improve education (Basra)
AQI caches, staging site destroyed (Baghdad)
Punisher 3 conducts skill training with Dhi Qar IHP (Balad)

Marines Lead the Way as Services Meet Or Exceed April 2008 Recruiting Goals
Guard Answers Calls in Weather-Battered States to Aid Tornado, Flood Victims - Photos


Truce to Reduce Sadr City Violence
Forces Capture 20 Terrorism Suspects
Coalition Partners Keep Water Flowing


Navy Commander Stresses Partnerships


Afghan Army, Police Make Progress, Gain Recruits

Vets Arrange Vacations for Purple Heart Recipients

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
1110 - Crusaders march into Beirut, causing a bloodbath.
1568 - At the Battle of Langside, the English defeat Mary Queen of Scots.
1607 - English colonists land near James River in Virginia.
1643 - English parliamentary armies beat Royalists at the Battle of Grantham.
1787 - Arthur Phillip and 11 ships of criminals set sail for Botany Bay.
1828 - The U.S. the Tariff of Abominations.
1830 - The Republic of Ecuador is founded.
1846 - After 2 months of fighting, the U.S. finally declares war on Mexico.
1861 - Queen Victoria announces England's neutrality.
1864 - Battle of Resaca, GA.
1865 - In the final Civil War engagement, at South Brownsville, TX (Palmito Ranch), PVT John J. Williams, 34th Indiana, is the last man to be killed.
1888 - Brazil abolishes slavery
1913 - The first four-engine aircraft makes its first flight.
1918 - The first U.S. airmail stamps are issued; they cost 24 cents.
1926 - The German Government of Luther falls.
1927 - "Black Friday" on the Berlin Stock Exchange.
1930 - Hail kills a farmer in Lubbock, TX; the only known hail fatality.
1939 - The SS St Louis leaves Hamburg with 937 fleeing Jews.
1940 - The British bomb a factory at Breda; Winston Churchill says, "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."; Queen Wilhelmina of Holland flees to England; Germans break through at Grebbelinie
1941 - Resistance fighter comte d'Estienne d'Orves' trial begins.
1942 - A helicopter makes its first cross-country flight.
1943 - In Africa, German and Italian forces surrender.
1945 - U.S. troops conquer Dakeshi, Okinawa.
1946 - The U.S. sentences 58 Mauthausen camp guards to death.
1949 - The first British-produced jet bomber has its first test flight.
1958 - In Algeria, French settlers riot against the French army; Jordan and Iraq form the Arab Federation; In Venezuela, Vice President Nixon is attacked by rioters.
1965 - A number of Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel.
1966 - Federal funding is denied to 12 southern school districts due to violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black."
1968 - 1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle and Pompidou.
1979 - In Teheran, Iran, the Shah and his family are sentenced to death.
1981 - In St. Peter's Square, Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded.
1982 - The Soyuz T-5 is launched
1985 - Philadelphia police bomb a house held by the group "Move", killing 11 people.
1989 - Approximately 2,000 Chinese students begin a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square.
1991 - South African activist Winnie Mandela is convicted of abducting four blacks.
1992 - For the last time, three astronauts simultaneous walk in space
1996 - O.J. Simpson appears on British TV to discuss his "not guilty" verdict.

1769 - Joâo VI, King of Portugal
1795 - Joshua Ratoon Sands, Union Navy Commander
1830 - Confederate Governor Zebulon Baird Vance
1857 - Sir Ronald Ross, English pathologist, Nobel Prize winner
1913 - William R. Tolbert, President of Liberia
1930 - Mike Gravel (Senator-AK)
1931 - Jim Jones, reverend, orchestrated Jonestown Massacre in Guyana
1933 - Sid Morrison (Representative-WA)
1939 - William W. Cobey, Jr. (Representative-NC)
1942 - Vladimir A. Dzhanibekov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)
1952 - John R. Kasich (Representative-OH)
1957 - Claudie André-Deshays, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)

1390 - Robert II, the Steward King of Scotland (1371-90)
1864 - Junius Daniel, Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 35

Reported Missing in Action
Smith, Donald G., US Army (PA); Released in January, 1969

Aiken, Larry, US Army (NY); Recovered from VC Hospital in July, 1969 - deceased

Bessor, Bruce C., US Army (VA); O1G shot down (w/Scott)

Brooks, John H., US Army (ME); UH1H shot down

Masuda, Robert S., US Army (CA); Possibly thrown into well (w/Munoz)

Munoz, David L., US Army (CA); Possibly thrown into well (w/Masuda)

Scott, Mike J., US Army (NJ); O1G shot down (w/Bessor)

Huberth, Eric J., USAF (CA); F4D shot down (w/Trent), presumed KIA

Trent, Alan R., USAF (OH); F4D shot down (w/Huberth), presumed KIA

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