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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Iraqi army soldiers conduct a search for hidden weapons in a village located in the Southern region of Kirkuk province, Iraq, June 17, 2008.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ave I. Pele-Sizelove

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In Today's News - Sunday, June 22, 2008

Quote of the Day
"As I walk through the valley of death I fear no one,
for I am the meanest mother ****** in the valley!"

-- General George S. Patton

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
ON THE SCENE: 10 Iraqis You Should Know
General: Iraqi Air Force making great strides
Iraqi girl to get life-saving surgery
Romanian Infantry Soldiers Attend Combat Logistical Patrol Academy
Civil Affairs Teams, U.S. Marines Improve Fallujah Infrastructure

Operation Enduring Freedom
Marines Chase Taliban From Poppy Region - PHOTOS
Shells from Pakistan hit Afghan bases - Video
Bombs kill 5 foreign troops in Afghanistan

Other Military News
Navy Christens New Attack Submarine - PHOTOS

Worldwide Wackos
Iran Attack Would Set Mideast Afire
Report: Iran Affirms Continued Uranium Enrichment
Israel trains to raid Iran but capacities in doubt
Bridging the Iran-West divide to save cheetahs

Politics / Government
Election HQ: Obama Eyes $$ Boost From Clinton Donors
Obama: McCain would leave cities cash-strapped
Obama widens lead over McCain: Newsweek poll
Obama, Clinton to campaign together next week - Video
Video: Obama opts out of public funds
Obama raps McCain on flood prevention programs
Ohio Democrats get pro-Obama message
Obama campaign says it raised $21.9 million in May
Bill Clinton: Hurry Up and Endorse Barack Obama and Then Get Lost
Southern Minnesota's Congressional Candidates Focus on Economy
Bush says Democrats keep blocking his energy plans
House votes to provide protection to phone firms
SKorea, US agree on beef deal, protests continue

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Father Leads Police to Burnt Bodies of 2 Missing Kids - PHOTOS
Cops: Drunk Driver Kills Mom in Front of Family, Flees
Mother's Lawsuit Blames Wal-Mart for Premature Birth
Guard Stabbed to Death by Inmates at Federal Prison
Cops: Drunken Arkansas Woman Fatally Runs Over Her Mother
Christie Brinkley Fights Back
South Carolina Executes Inmate Who Killed 2 by Electric Chair
Newlywed Charged With Murdering Wife While Diving at Great Barrier Reef
Czech Mother Accused of Skinning Caged Son, Feeding Him to Relatives
Murder Conviction for Woman Who Claimed She Was Pedophile-Punishing Angel
Dentist sentenced in body parts ring
Judge limits secrecy bid in Calif. prison lawsuits

U.N. News
U.N. calls on Asian nations to end deforestation

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Yahoo's Decker defends Google search deal
Reuters News Quiz
Free Internet is part of new FCC airwaves auction
Microsoft rules out slew of Internet buys: report
Yahoo exec exits unnerving, reorganization awaited

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Peace by Sledgehammer - PHOTOS
NASA spacecraft finds ice on Mars
Hormone may help dieters keep weight off: U.S. study
Life in outer space? Astronomers hunt aliens
U.S. drivers should think in gallons per mile: report
U.S. judge upholds Alcatel award in Microsoft case
Watch superheroes fight evil -- on your mobile phone

Mother Nature
Unwelcome Surprise - PHOTOS
Worst seen over for Midwest floods, cleanup starts
Flooding strands 100-plus barges on Mississippi
Aging levee poses threat to impoverished city
River rises again, along with worries in Mo., Ill.
Relief in sight as California continues to swelter
NYC getting 'Waterfalls' off shore of Manhattan
Zoos ask, what to do with an aged lemur?
17 Killed in Philippine Typhoon - PHOTOS
Villagers Beat to Death Tiger That Killed 3 People, 5 Goats
Extreme floods, storms seen increasing in North America
Tourism boom threatens Costa Rica eco-paradise
Whaling commission's future to be tested in Chile - Video
Russia must act now on environment: Medvedev
Video: Whaling Commission
Wildfire burns homes along N. California coast

News from My Neck of the Woods
Major "Big Dig" contractor faces federal charges

'Two-Armed' Pitcher Confounds Batters, Umpires
British Police Reportedly Chase UFO
Condo Owners Hopes Clothing-Optional Pool Will Increase Sales
Her cup runneth over..
Blog: The Monumental Ironic Colonic!
Video: Toilet paper wedding gown
Slideshow: Prostitute fashion
Ten weird attractions
Incredibly, Hulk gets abducted from Mass. theater

Other News of Note
Olympic Torch Paraded Through Tibet - PHOTOS
National Hot Rod Association Driver Killed in Crash
Security Lockdown At Tibetan Monastery for New Patriotic Education Campaign

Fox News
12 Trampled to Death at Mexico Club - VIDEO - PHOTOS
FOX Business: Oil Producers Tackle Soaring Prices
1 Killed After Church Camp Charter Bus, Truck Collide
Kate Moss Leaves Little to Imagination in See-Through Dress
Keira Knightley: 'I Always Bare My Breasts'
United Airlines to Require Minimum Stays
Pop Tarts: Is Angelina Jolie Better at Bashing Than at Kissing?

U.S. cities cut services, raid reserves on fuel cost - Video
Angola urges end to Zimbabwe poll violence - Video
Nigerian youths blow up oil pipeline, output cut
Federer seeks redemption
Serena Williams will miss rival Henin
Slam pretenders hoping to find feet
Quiz: Test your tennis smarts
Full Coverage: Wimbeldon 2008
What's Next: IAEA team visits Syria
Saudi Arabia hosts oil meeting
Zimbabwe's run-off election
Christie's Ocean Liner auction
Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Ferrara
Retailers say holiday gloom overdone
Video: Chinese say "Ole!" to Spain
France's Sarkozy seeks to pass test of Israel trip
At least 4 dead after ferry sinks in Philippines: reports - Video
Saudi pumping extra oil to meet demand: Saudi source
Financials key as market at 3-month low - Video
Apple's success linked to more than just Jobs
Global Finance: The blame game
Personal Finance: Tapping home equity
Global Finance: No stomach for inflation fight
Small Business: Collection pain
Lloyds TSB eyes potential German deal: sources
Wall St. relieved but concerns over BCE deal remain
Busch family member backs "strong" Anheuser-Busch
Merrill CEO may face new write-downs
"Made in Asia" label helps, hinders luxury goods makers
BCE buyout gets go-ahead from Canada's high court
Lloyds TSB in talks to buy Dresdner: magazine
InBev: U.S. Anheuser breweries to stay after merger
"Get Smart" spies victory at box office - Video
Ellen DeGeneres and Rachael Ray share Emmy spotlight
Naomi Campbell says racist slur sparked air rage - Video
Feist's hit album a big boost for Canadian label
Video: Big summer for Hollywood
"Made in Asia" label helps, hinders luxury goods makers
Chinese couples line up for Olympic "I do"
Dolce & Gabbana reflect relaxed lifestyle for men
Florence cashes in on "pre-season" fashion wave
Video: Showbiz week
Cardinals rough up Matsuzaka in Red Sox rout
Cink stays ahead with late birdies
Hamm and Horton named in U.S. men's gymnastics team
Cubs starter Zambrano put on disabled list
Blue Jays place starter Marcum on disabled list

Associated Press
Gay couples across California trade weekend vows
Glaus hits slam, Cards rock Dice-K in 9-3 victory
Dice-K allows 7 runs in shortest career outing
Edmonds hits 2 HRs in 1 inning as Cubs beat ChiSox
James, Wade set to restore US basketball pride
Cubs' Zambrano on 15-day DL with shoulder strain
Housing rescue is final chance for bargaining
Ore. students set to get choice of graduation test

News Blaze
Coalition Forces Bring Hope With Literacy Program
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Iraq News
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos

Soldiers train Iraqi police in first aid
Engineers keep fresh water flowing
Tarmiyah meeting builds relationships

USJFCOM commander stresses the need to improvise
Read Day 1's liveblog - Read Day 2's liveblog - Read Day 3's liveblog
ACC commander addresses dominance, relevance and readiness at Joint Warfighting Conference
Metz says IEDs being used strategically against U.S. forces
U.S. Southern Command commander stresses importance of ideas
USJFCOM deputy commander kicks off 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference
For the future: Task force supports youth conference planning
Task force assists Iraqis with municipal power
Task Force Ramadi helps free enterprise take hold in Iraq
USJFCOM teams with ACT to help develop NATO Training Federation
More about U.S. Joint Forces and Allied Command Transformation - podcast
Exercise ensures readiness, displays coordination of the USJFCOM joint enabling capabilities

Multi-National Force - Iraq
Coalition, Iraqi Forces Kill Four, Detain Dozens in Recent Operations
Water Healthy Again in South Baghdad
MND-B Soldiers detain suspected Special Groups criminal
Coalition forces continue to put pressure on AQI networks (Baghdad)
Engineers pass knowledge on to Iraqi counterparts (Tikrit)
Civilian contractor court martial date set (Baghdad)
Iraqi Army, MND-B Soldiers seize munitions in, around
MND-B Soldiers discover weapons, detain suspected criminal (Baghdad)

Bush Lauds House Passage of War Funding, More GI Bill Benefits
Transcript: President Bush Discusses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Funding For Troops
Gates Praises Hayden as General Retires to Become Civilian CIA Director
Vice Chairman Cites Need for Cyber Warfare Experimentation
Mullen’s ‘Short List:’ Take Care of People
Gas Prices Hitting Troops Where it Hurts


Team Teaches CPR to Medical Providers


Joint Conference Exhibits Showcase Support
Air Force Secretary Thanks Airmen, Bids Farewell
Officials Offer Help for Employee Flood Victims


Budget Workshop Helps Basra Move Forward
Coalition Forces Kill Four, Detain Dozens in Iraq


Face of Defense: Marine Started With Nothing, Credits Corps for Success

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
1772 - Slavery is outlawed in England.
1775 - The first Continental currency is issued.
1807 - The British board the USS Chesapeake, one of the events leading to the War of 1812.
1815 - Napoleon abdicates for a second time (after Waterloo).
1847 - The doughnut is created.
1868 - Arkansas re-enters the U.S.
1870 - Congress creates the Department of Justice.
1873 - Prince Edward Island joins Canada.
1911 - King George V of England is crowned.
1918 - in Ivanhoe, Illinois, a troop train rams a circus train, killing 68.
1936 - The Virgin Islands receive a constution from U.S. (Organic Act).
1940 - France falls to Nazi Germany; Finland invades Karelia.
1941 - Germany declares war on the Soviet Union.
1944 - FDR signs the "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act).
1959 - Vanguard SLV-6 is launched; it fails to achieve an Earth orbit.
1970 - President Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.
1978 - Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois.
1981 - Mark David Chapman pleads guilty the murder of John Lennon.
1983 - The Space Shuttle makes the first retrieval of a satellite from orbit.
1990 - Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit.

1837 - Paul Morphy, greatest chess player of all time
1896 - Francis C. Denebrink, U.S. Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
1903 - John Dillinger, one of America's Most Wanted
1920 - Paul Frees, the voice of "Bullwinkle"
1941 - Ed Bradley, CBS news correspondent ("60 Minutes")

1874 - Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces
1922 - British Field Marshal Sir Henry H. Wilson, murdered
1954 - Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)

Reported Missing in Action
Smith, Warren P., Jr., USAF (TX); O1F shot down

Pirie, James Glenn, USN (AL); A4E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - deceased, May 1998

Engelhard, Eric Carl, USAF (OH); O2B shot down, remains recovered April, 1974

Roberson, John W., US Army (TX); Presumed drowned while crossing a stream, body not recovered

Seagroves, Michael Anthony, USAF (IL); O2B shot down, remains recovered April, 1974

Earle, John S., USNR (MA); A4C crashed in water shortly after takeoff, Killed, body not recovered

Gumbert, Robert W., Jr., US Army (OH); likely KIA, body not recovered

Strohlein, Madison A., US Army (PA)

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