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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adrian Lopez mans a 25mm gun aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu during a general quarters drill, Pacific Ocean, May 8, 2008. The USS Peleliu is in the Pacific Ocean on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Sarah E. Bitter

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In Today's News - Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quote of the Day
"The beauty of the soul shines out
when a man bears with composure
one heavy mischance after another,
not because he does not feel them,
but because he is a man of high
and heroic temper."

-- Arisotle

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Slashes Bounty on Al Qaeda in Iraq Leader
US probing Iraqi companies for insurance fraud
Corps of Engineers helps rebuild Basra
Agreement may quell Sadr City violence
Basra comes back to life
The Way Ahead for Sons of Iraq
Iraqi Security Forces Obtain New Counter IED System
Officers Battle Visa Hurdles for Iraq Aides
UK to hold inquiry into Iraqi's death in detention
Baghdad district calm after truce
Why Germany Needs an Iraq Policy
'Guantanamo man' in Iraq bombing

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
60 Killed as Bombs Rip Through Crowded Indian City
Gaza Rocket Strikes Israeli Shopping Center - VIDEO
Bomb at Northern Spain police barracks wounds three
Colombia extradites 14 militia bosses to U.S.

Fallen Heroes
Musayyib IPs Honor Fallen Comrades

Supporting Our Heroes
Having a bad day?
Gary Sinise and Band to Perform at Pentagon

Other Military News
Defense market tightens
Face of Defense: Airman Runs in Memory of Oklahoma Bombing Victims

Religion of Peace??
Special Report: OPEC Silent as Egypt Starves

Homegrown Moonbats
Michael Moore readies "Fahrenheit 9/11" follow-up

Politics / Government
Edwards Backs Obama
Clinton Considers Taking Race Into ‘Overtime’ - VIDEO
’Dream Ticket’ Hopes Rise as Clinton Fades
Cindy McCain Sells Off Sudan-Linked Investments
Hill Country- Clinton wins West Virginia primary
Still Fighting, Clinton Grapples With $20 Million Debt
West Virginia Exit Poll Spotlights Democratic Divide
Pro-McCain Pastor Apologizes for Anti-Catholic Remarks
House votes to stop adding to oil stockpile
Obama compares housing crisis to Great Depression
Hard to give up when still winning
Why does Clinton keep running?
Bush heads back to Mideast amid fading peace hopes
Bush Hails Israel's 60th Anniversary - PHOTOS
College Student, 19, Elected Mayor of Okla. City of 38,000
Bush says gave up golf in solidarity with Iraq dead
Bush puts optimistic face on fading peace hopes in Mideast
Stung in W.Va., Obama appeals to working whites in Michigan
House votes to stop adding to oil stockpile
Polls Show Texas Senate Race Extremely Close

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Colleges: Classes Not in Session for Illegal Immigrants

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Bonds Slugged With New Charges
46-Year-Old Wife Charged With Murdering 90-Year-Old Husband
Man and Woman Indicted for Training Woman's Child to Be Dominatrix, Selling Her for Other Sex Acts
Cleveland Man Pummeled to Death by 15, Urinated On and Stripped in the Street
$15,000 Offered for Florida Arsonist - VIDEO - PHOTOS
2 Kids Among 4 Found Dead in Utah Murder-Suicide
Judge Hints Drew Peterson's Guns Will Go to His Son
Another Texas Sect Faces Polygamy Investigation
Officials: Polygamist Mom Not Minor
Court Dismisses Case Against Infant
Teacher Arrested After Coming to Class Drunk
4 Homemade Bombs Found at Maryland High School
Florida Cops Arrest Suspected Wildfires Arsonist
Ohio Attorney General Resigns Amid Sex Scandal
GPS grows as a crime-fighting tool in U.S
Foreign bankers charged with aiding U.S. tax evasion
FBI cites escalating mortgage fraud problem
Winehouse won't be charged in alleged `drug' video
Scientists are building database of bite marks
Ex-officer tells court he covered up botched raid
Woman pleads guilty in Spitzer prostitution probe

U.N. News
Darfur Conflict Threatens to Enter New Cycle of Violence - Top UN Official

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Clear Channel parties have deal in principle
'Dog the Bounty Hunter' to return to A&E

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
'Jane Doe Rape Kits' Going Nationwide
Tumor Caused Girl, 4, to Start Puberty at 14 Months
Shrimp can see beyond the rainbow
Gene therapy shows promise in rare brain disease
NASA probe closing in on Mars, but will it land?
Vast Chile volcano ash cloud partially collapses - Video
Canadian zoo investigates puzzling stingray deaths
Mobile phones more important than wallets: survey
Electronic Arts profit outlook disappoints
Craigslist sues eBay, alleges corporate spy plan
More Americans are taking prescription medications
Galaxy's youngest known supernova is 140 years old
Study likely spells end for anti-bleeding drug

Mother Nature
Administration to List Polar Bears as 'Threatened Species' - VIDEO
AP video shows China earthquake's first moments
Rescuers at China quake epicenter, digging by hand
Race Against Time in China - PHOTOS - VIDEO
12 Americans Found Safe Near Panda Preserve
Quake Reveals Holes in the Great Firewall of China
Nearly 19,000 Buried Alive in Chinese Town Near Quake's Epicenter, Death Tolls Soars Past 12,000
Americans Extend Help to China - PHOTOS
Reponse balances candor, control
Survivors dazed and fearful
Slideshow: Search for survivors
Video: Parents mourn school kids
Burma Accused of Hoarding Aid - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Burma Death Toll Could Top 127,000 - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Study sees threat from big-particle pollutants
Wildlife threatens many poor farmers' crops: WWF
Medieval church re-emerges as Spain ships in water
Peru creates environment ministry as glaciers melt
Amazon defender quits Brazil environment post
Video: Crocs and turtles swim back to wild
More troops rush in to help China quake rescue - Video
World fears for plight of Myanmar cyclone victims - Video

News from My Neck of the Woods
Goodell says new Pats tapes do not add to Spygate
Sen. Specter wants independent Spygate probe
Hank Steinbrenner: Yankees must play smarter

Britain Opens Secret UFO Files
Man sues airline over flight spent in toilet
Woman mistook naked thief for husband
Olympics bonuses tailored to prevent squandering
Video: Taking the bed for a spin
Creepy-Crawly Special Delivery
Woman Accused of Faking Brain Cancer to Avoid Work
'Crazy' Ants Swarm Houston, Ruin Electronic Devices
Japanese Company Unveils Solar-Powered Bra
Ohio Man Finds Someone Already Buried in His Grave
'Darth Vader' spared jail in Jedi church attacks

Other News of Note
German Archaeologist on Trail of Ark of the Covenant
FOXBusiness: Ford Recalls 655,000 Trucks
3 in 10 get all or most calls on cell phones
Michigan Girl Scout sells 17,328 boxes of cookies

Fox News
Surveillance Footage Shows Cruise Passenger Falling
10-Year-Old College Student: I'm No Genius
Chicago Overturns Ban on French Delicacy
FOXBusiness: Bernanke Says Financial Turmoil Is Easing
School District Cuts Monday Classes to Save Money
FOXSexpert: 10 Sex Mistakes Women Make
Pop Tarts: Tila Tequila Experimented With Girls Before Age 10
Einstein: Bible Is 'Primitive, Pretty Childish'
'Bachelor' Proposes to Actress

Bicycle-makers shift to high gear on oil prices
Slideshow: Bicycles around the world
Malawi bikes trump rising gas prices
Drivers hit the brakes
IEA cuts world oil demand forecast
Oil hits record as Iran mulls cut
Biofuels backlash could trigger spike
Tax rebates headed for the pump
Cannes braces for film festival frenzy
Hollywood versus arthouses
Factbox: Cannes festival hits 61
Factbox: Films in competition
Blog: Stress builds as fest kicks off
Asian stocks flat as oil stays near record high
Finmeccanica buys DRS for nearly $4 bln
Global Finance: Credit crunched
Icahn may run Yahoo proxy campaign: source
Electronic Arts profit outlook disappoints
BHP CEO won't rule out adding cash to Rio bid: report
JPMorgan may cut 4,000 jobs on Bear deal and markets
HP to buy EDS for $12.6 bln in challenge to IBM - Video
EA CEO says Take-Two bid incorporated GTA's success
Corporate Express rejects Staples bid; but will talk
E-Land in talk to sell stores to Tesco S.Korea unit
Pistons sink Magic to advance
Penguins down Flyers to close on Stanley Cup final
Mike D'Antoni says up-tempo style should suit Knicks

AP World News
`American Idol' gets down to its final 2 contestants
Payton hits grand slam as Orioles beat Red Sox 6-3
Jack Black spills the beans: Jolie expecting twins
No. 1 Justine Henin retires from tennis immediately
Inflation pressures ease despite food price jump

News Blaze
1-6 CAV celebrates unit heritage with competition, barbecue in Iraq
First Army Commander Visits KFOR10
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Iraqis talk development in Khidr
Iraqi judges get computers, legal software
Dempsey visits Lebanese officials
Gates: U.S. must win in Iraq
Shukrega greenhouse project begins

Command unveils new command and control vision - podcast
Joint Forces Reserve Officer Orientation Course begins
Joint fires team helps Army improves force protection training
SOCJFCOM completes in-residence JSOTF training course - podcast
USJFCOM helps define new conditions for individual augmentee training
USJFCOM helps define new conditions for individual augmentee training
Newsmaker Profile: Director of Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Rear Adm. Dan Davenport
Druid's Dance exercise yields major training milestone
USJFCOM signs agreement with Old Dominion University Research Foundation

Multi-National Force - Iraq
IEDs target civilians, ISF in Kirkuk
Combined patrols disrupt criminal activity in Rashid
MND-B Soldiers kill 5 criminals (Kadamiyah)
Terrorists kill Iraqi child, injure nine others (Baghdad)
Suicide bomber attacks Iraqi Army position (Baghdad)
Three wanted men, 13 other suspects captured in raids against al-Qaeda (Samarra, Baghdad)

U.S. Military Delivers 100 Tons Of Supplies to Battered Burma - Story - Photos
Burma Relief Pilot Describes Experience
Top U.S. Officer in Pacific Travels With Supplies, Appeals to Allow More Aid - Photos
U.S. Must Heed Lessons of Today's Wars To Win Conflicts of Future, Gates Says
Transcript: Gates to Heritage Foundation
England Seeks to Boost Efficiency, Smooth Path for Next Leaders


Soldiers Secure Iraqi Religious History
Coalition Nabs Suspected Terror Leaders


Pentagon Channel Turns Four Years ‘New’
Secretary Salutes NORAD's 50 Years - Photos - Video

Afghan Soldiers Prove Skills With Detainees
Soldiers, Airmen Help Afghan Police Hone Skills
Coalition Forces Kill Multiple Taliban Militants

Bootcamp Builds Business

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
1607 - The first permanent English settlement in New World is established in Jamestown, VA.
1787 - Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1804 - Lewis & Clark set out from St. Louis.
1863 - Battle of Jackson, MS.
1864 - The Battle of Reseca (Atlanta) continues for a second day.
1908 - The first airplane passenger flight occurs.
1921 - In Italy, Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliament seats.
1940 - The Germans break through at Sedan.
1940 - The Nazis bombs Rotterdam, killing between six and nine hundred; the Netherlands surrender.
1941 - 3,600 Jews arrested in Paris.
1942 - The U.S. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is founded.
1944 - German bombers harass Bristol.
1944 - British forces occupy Kohima
1945 - A Kamikaze Japanese Zero strikes the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise; she is seriously damaged and forced to return to port for repairs. She did not see war action again.
1945 - The U.S. launches an offensive on Okinawa; Sugar Loaf is conquered.
1948 - Jordan's Arab League captures Atarot.
1948 - The State of Israel is established; the U.S. gives it de facto recognition.
1949 - President Truman signs a bill establishing a rocket test range at Cape Canaveral, FL.
1955 - The Warsaw Pact is signed.
1960 - The USSR launches the first unmanned space capsule.
1961 - In Alabama, a bus containing the first group of Freedom Riders is bombed and burned. 1963 - Kuwait becomes the 111th member of the U.N.
1970 - Police kill two Jackson State University students in a during a racial disturbance.
1970 - Harry A. Blackmun is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
1970 - RAF-leader Andreas Baader is freed after serving two years in West Berlin.
1973 - Skylab is launched
1973 - U.S. Supreme court approves equal rights for women in the military.
1974 - The Symbionese Liberation Army is destroyed in a shoot-out; 6 are killed.
1975 - U.S. troops raid the island of Koh Tang (Cambodia)
1986 - Anne Frank's complete diary published by the Institute for War Documents
1987 - Colt revolver (Peacemaker) of 1873 sells for $242,000
1989 - Chinese students hold a demonstration for democratic reforms in Tiananmen Square.
1991 - Robert M Gates becomes head of CIA.
1991 - Winnie Mandela sentenced to 6 years for her involvement in the kidnapping and beating of four youths (one died).
1991 - World's Largest Burrito created at 1,126 lbs.

- Charles IV king of Bohemia / emperor
1686 - Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit Germany, inventor of the thermometer
1830 - Confederate Brigadier General George Pierce Doles
1836 - Confederate Brigadier General James Patrick Major
1883 - Jan Olieslagers, Belgian aviation pioneer
1939 - M. N. Fathulin, cosmonaut
1942 - Byron L. Dorgan (Representative-ND)
1943 - Alan B. Mollohan (Representative-WV)
1946 - Robert Jarvik, surgeon, inventor of the Jarvik 7 artificial heart
1952 - Donald R. McMonagle, Major USAF / astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66)
1957 - William G. Gregory, Major USAF /astronaut (STS 67)
1964 - James M. Kelly, Captain USAF / astronaut

- Henry IV, 1st Bourbon king of France, murdered
1643 - Louis XIII, king of France
1864 - Union Brigadier General William N. Green, Jr.
1968 - Rear Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, WWII commandant, US Ocean fleet
1978 - William Powell Lear, inventor of Lear Jet
1991 - Jiang Qing, Mao Tse Tung's widow, suicide
1997 - Princess Caradja-Kretzulesco, descendant of Dracula
1998 - Frank (Francis Albert) Sinatra

Reported Missing in Action
King, Donald L., USAF (MI) - aircraft last tracked 20 mi. west of Dong Hoi, N. Vietnam

Ralson, Frank D. III, USAF (CO) - aircraft last tracked 20 mi. west of Dong Hoi, N. Vietnam

Rollins, David J., USN (CA) - Released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Southwick, Charles E., USN (AK) - Released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Cota, Ernest K., USN (CA) - KIA/BNR

Karger, Barry E. , USN (CA)- Remains returned January, 1994

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