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~ World and U.S. News Links – October 10, 2006

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October 10, 2006
WORLD NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

NORTH KOREA’S NUKE TEST:

AWARD-WINNING RUSSIAN JOURNALIST & WRITER, ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA, SHOT & FOUND DEAD IN HALLWAY OUTSIDE HER MOSCOW APARTMENT:
[Picture to the right is from Novaya Gazeta The “New Newspaper” for which Ms. Politkovskaya was a “reviewer” – this is translation so her official title could have been reporter or editor.]

IRAN NUCLEAR CRISIS:

HUNDREDS OF POLICEMEN POISONED IN IRAQ:

ISLAMIC WORLD UPSET OVER DANISH VIDEO:

TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN:

WAR, TERRORISM, AND POLITICS AROUND THE WORLD:

AFGHANISTAN:

AL-QAIDA/AL-QAEDA:

AUSTRALIA:

  • RITUAL MUSLIM KILLING” – The Gold Coast Bulletin – Gold Coast Publications Pty Ltd. – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia – 11 October 2006
    [NOTES: A 41-year-old mother is dead tonight apparently due to her daughter’s wish to convert to Christianity from Islam — an idea that apparently didn’t sit too well with husband, the girl’s father, Dr. Muh-ammad Hussain, 49. Dr. Hussain is under police guard at the local hospital in critical condition as investigators try to get to the bottom of the attack. A source is quoted as saying, “From what we understand the daughter decided to tell her father of her radical plan to convert to Christianity which, in the eyes of most Muslims, is totatlly unacceptable and to be honest, sadly, many would react as he has done.” He goes on to say that, “It is the Islamic way that if a son or daughter does or plans to do something that is unacceptable or wrong for a Muslim then it is the mother who is automatically at fault and will bear the brunt of the blame.” Police will not confirm the reason for the killing. Neighbors said that they heard screams for half an hour but couldn’t figure out which unit it was coming from at one point hearing the teenage girl pleading for help saying that, “they’re trying to kill me”. Neighbors said that when the girl finally emerged into the stairwell crying hysterically that she was clothed only in her underwear and and “had quite severe scratches down her arm and across her back.” The article goes on to describe a brutal and graphic crime scene left in the wake of the murder.]
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  • TRAIN EVACUATED AFTER PASSENGERS ‘THREATENED’” – by Elicia Murray – The Sydney Morning Herald – Fairfax Digital – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 10 October 2006
    [Special Thanks to milford421 at the
    Under-Investigation Yahoo! Group for this link.]

BRAZIL:

BRITAIN:

CHINA:

  • CHINA TRIES TO GAG CLIMBERS WHO SAW TIBET KILLINGS” – by Leonard Doyle, Foreign Editor – The Independent – Independent News & Media Limited – London, England, UK – 10 October 2006
  • BE SACKED OR ATTEND MEETINGS: REGULATION” – China Daily – China Radio International – CRIENGLISH.com – Beijing, China – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: A new regulation passed by the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) states that members who miss two meetings without prior commission will be fired. A member was quoted in the article as stating that the rule aims to weed out those who are more interested in being members than actually participating in their work.]
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  • CHINA: N. KOREA MUST BE PUNISHED FOR TEST” – by Nick Wadhams, Associated Press (AP) – SFGate.com – Hearst Communications Inc. – San Francisco, California, US – 10 October 2006

DARFUR:

GEORGIA:

GERMANY:

INDIA:

INDONESIA:

IRAN:

IRAQ:

ISRAEL:

JORDAN:

LEBANON:

NEPAL:

NIGERIA:

PAKISTAN:

PALESTINE/HAMAS:

PERU:

PHILIPPINES:

POLAND:

QATAR:

RUSSIA:

SCOTLAND:

SOMALIA:

TAIWAN:

  • TAIWANESE PROTEST PRESIDENT’S SPEECH” – Associated Press (AP) – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 9 October 2006
    [NOTES: You can read the actual speech given here; “
    President Chen’s 2006 National Day Address” – MyEgov – Taiwan – Special Thanks to NW_Arizona_Granny at FreeRepublic.com for the link to President Chen’s Speech.]

THAILAND:

TUNISIA:

UNITED NATIONS (UN):

  • KOREAN OFFICIALLY NOMINATED FOR TOP UN JOB” – by Warren Hoge, The New York Times – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 10 October 2006

VENEZUELA:

AROUND THE WORLD:

INDONESIA:

HEALTH & MEDICINE:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

UNITED STATES NEWS:

TOP STORIES:

RELIGIOUS INDOCTRINATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (HERE WE GO AGAIN… IT’S OK AS LONG AS THEIR TEACHING ABOUT ISLAM):

FIRE IN OAK RIDGE, TENNESSEE NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT:

QUOTE:

     
A spokesman at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant today confirmed there was a fire Sept. 22 in a key warehouse where highly enriched uranium and other materials are stored. But he said the uranium itself did not catch on fire and the entire incident was over in a “matter of minutes”.
     
[. . .]
     
Bill Wilburn, a Y-12 spokesman, said the incident occurred while workers were using a protective “glove bag” to examine a package of highly enriched uranium that was wrapped in plastic and masking tape.
     
[. . .]
     
During the procedure, a small piece of the uranium apparently oxidized upon exposure to air and caused some combustion of the plastic packaging and masking tape, he said.
     
Neither the uranium nor the glove bag caught fire, Wilburn said. Workers immediately put out the fire using powdered graphite, known as coke, he said. [Cont’d]
     
– “
Y-12 Confirms Fire in Uranium Warehouse” – The Knoxville News Sentinel

CHEMICAL FIRE AT EQ HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY IN APEX, NC:
[If you haven’t seen it already I have comprehensive coverage of this event here at Liberty Rocks. Please see the following posts; 1.) Extremely Dangerous Chemical Fire in Apex, N.C. 2.) Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against EQ Co. for NC Chemical Fire 3.) Copy of Complaint Filed Against EQ Industrial Services (Download & Website Link). Also, be on the lookout for a new update post here at Liberty Rocks Blog, either tonight or tomorrow with more information, and links to more downloadable documents related to this incident.]
     
NOTES: Many video reports are available at the WRAL-TV website;

TRAGEDY AT NICKEL MINES SCHOOL – MURDER OF AMISH SCHOOLCHILDREN:
[If you haven’t already seen the post, I have published a comprehensive overview with links to other coverage, Obituary, Condolence Books, and Donation Information regarding this tragedy here at LibertyRocks – Please see: SPECIAL REPORT: Amish Children Murdered in Pennsylvania School Shooting – Lancaster County, PA – October 2, 2006 ]

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT STUDENT MISSING:

  • UPDATE: FBI INVOLVED IN SEARCH FOR MISSING STUDENT” – Associated Press (AP) – The Burlington Free Press – Gannett Co. Inc. – Burlington, Vermont, US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: The Burlington Police Department, the FBI & the Vermont National Guard are searching for 21-year-old Michelle Gardner-Quinn who disappeared early Saturday while walking back to the University of Vermont campus. Gardner-Quinn is originally from Arlington, Virginia. The article states the she, “disappeared as she was headed back to her dormitory after spending part of Friday evening downtown with a number of friends.”]

ON THE HOMEFRONT:

MILITARY NEWS:
[For more military news be sure not to miss the Official U.S. Publications Section below…]

  • U.S. MILITARY MEETS ’06 RECRUITING GOALS” – by Thorn Shanker, The New York Times – The International Herald Tribune (IHT) – The New York Times Company – Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 10 October 2006

FOREIGN RELATIONS:

POLITICS & ACTIVISM:

LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIARY & CRIME:

  • FBI QUESTIONS EX-PAGE ON FOLEY EMAILS” – Associated Press (AP) – FOX News – News America Group – New York, New York, US – 10 October 2006
  • SOUTH BAY CRIMINAL CASE REACHES HIGH COURT – Buttons of Victim at Trial Stir Dispute” – by Howard Mintz – The Mercury News – Media News Group (MNG) – San Jose, California, US – 10 October 2006
  • HIGH COURT REFUSES TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO ‘ROBO-CALL’ LAW” – Associated Press (AP) – The First Amendment Center – Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies – Nashville, Tennessee, US – 10 October 2006
  • LAS VEGAS AUTHORITIES ROLL DICE, EXHUME BODY” – Ch. 5 WRAL-TV (CBS) – Capitol Broadcasting Company – Raleigh, Durham & Fayetteville, North Carolina, US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: The Clark County, Nevada Coroner has made the decision to exhume slain Nevada State Controller Kathy Augustine’s former husband. The decision was made after authorities arrested Chaz Higgs whom they believe killed Kathy Augustine by using a powerful muscle relaxant. Higgs married Augustine just three weeks after Charles Augustine’s death. Charles was a patient at a Las Vegas hospital and was cared for by Higgs who was a nurse. Charles Augustine’s official cause of death was complications from a stroke. The Coroner said tests on Charles Augustine could take up to months to be completed. Higgs is currently awaiting transfer to Nevada from jail in Hampton, Virginia.]

BUSINESS & ECONOMY:

EDUCATION & SCHOOL RELATED:

AROUND THE NATION:

ILLINOIS:

  • North Aurora, IL: EXPLOSION LIGHTS UP SUBURBAN FIREHOUSE” – Sting Wire Reports – The Chicago Sun-Times – Hollinger International – Chicago, Illinois, US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: An explosion heard all the way across the Fox River occurred on Monday due to a fire inside the cab of one of the North Aurora Fire Department’s 18-wheeler Technical Rescue Response vehicle early Monday afternoon. The fire heated up two aluminum cylinders which store compressed air causing them to become dangerous projectiles. An estimated $95,000 worth of damage was caused by the fire and the cylinder “missiles”. The article states that damage was caused by one tank shooting through the roof of the truck cab, and then denting the ceiling of the apparatus storage facility which is where the fire occurred. The other cylinder went through the back side of the cab creating a hole in the truck’s trailer. The Kane County bomb squad detonated two other cylinders under sandbags, in preference to handling them. More details are available in the article.]

INDIANA:

OHIO:

COLUMNS & EDITORIALS:

ONLINE MAGAZINES & WEBSITE FEATURES:

  • NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR EXPLOSION AND IRAN” – by Bahman Aghai Diba, PhD International Law – The Persian Journal – 10 October 2006
  • THE NEW GERMAN NAZISM” – by William E. Grim, ChristianActionForIsrael.org – FrontPage Magazine – Los Angeles, California, US – 10 October 2006
  • North Korea: WHAT NEXT?” – by Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu – FrontPage Magazine – Los Angeles, California, US – 10 October 2006

NATIONAL BLOG WATCH:

HOT TOPICS IN THE “BLOGOSPHERE”:

PRO-GOP AD PRODUCED BY ZUCKER OF “SCARY MOVIE” FAME FLAGGED AS “INAPPROPRIATE” BY INTOLERANT USERS AT YouTube.com:

  • YouTube CENSORS ANTI-DEM ‘SCARY MOVIE’ COMMERCIAL” – by Matthew Sheffield – Newsbusters.org – US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: I was actually online viewing the movie just before it was “flagged” as inappropriate. When I refreshed the page I got the warning page asking if I wanted to view the video. There is NOTHING in this video that could be called objectionable — except of course if you are a Democrat or a Liberal. It is astonishing because it would seem that those on the left who claim to be such staunch supporters of the 1st Amendment use every trick they can to oppress the speech and ideas emanating from the right. This same attitude is what caused the un-civil behavior during the Minuteman Speech at Columbia University — Free Speech, but only if you agree with us. Total hypocrisy – and they call conservatives fascists? Oh, I forgot they are socialists, and for socialism to work one must never disagree with the “accepted” ideas of the group in control. You can view this video at the link to Hot Air below…]
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  • VIDEO: THE ZUCKER AD; FLASHBACK: ZUCKER AD GOOFED ON KERRY IN 2004” – by AllahPundit – Hot Air – Hot Air Network, LLC – US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: This post at Hot Air features the “Scary Movie” commercial mentioned in the NewsBusters.org post, another good ad about National Security featuring Todd Beamer’s father, and a link to an ad produced by Zucker back in 2004 which pokes fun at Kerry’s “indecision”.]

IS KERRY JUST STUPID, OR IS HE TOO SUFFERING FROM ‘BDS’ [BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME]:

  • SENATOR KERRY ON KILLING THE BIRD AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA” – by Jay – Stop the ACLU Blog – US – 10 October 2006
    [VIDEO: Jay has posted the entire segment with Kerry on Bill Maher’s show. Jay gives a Hat Tip to Texas Rainmaker, so I will thank him, too.]
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  • VIDEO: KERRY ‘JOKES’ ABOUT KILLING BUSH” – by AllahPundit – Hot Air Blog – Hot Air Networks, LLC – US – 10 October 2006
    [VIDEO: I personally think Kerry goes WAY over the line with this one. This type of talk is typical of liberals today, many of whom think it’s funny to joke about killing our President – or was it a Freudian Slip of sorts; there are many liberals nowadays whom I have heard would like this to actually happen. That is what is destroying our country. Our President – no matter which party he is from – deserves the country’s respect. Criticism is fine, but respectful criticism should be demanded. It’s no joke especially among the people Kerry represents. Don’t believe me when I say Liberals & Dems wish for this? Just spend a little time over on Democratic Underground on any Bush thread and you will see the same type of “joking” only over there it seems they are literally dead serious… Special Thanks to Jay at Stop the ACLU for this link.]

QUOTE:

     
Bill Maher: So, what’d you get her this year for her birthday.
     
Sen. Kerry: Well, actually we ran away to a wonderful retreat in Vermont, and that was our, that was our ah, sort of getaway.
     
Bill Maher: You could’ve gone to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone.
     
Sen. Kerry: I could’ve gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.
     
– “
Partial Transcript from Clip from Hannity & Colmes Show – Oct. 9, 2006” – Hot Air

  • JOHN KERRY: JUST DUMB” – by Michelle Malkin – Blog @ MichelleMalkin.com – US – 10 October 2006
  • FLASHBACK LINK: KERRY: I’D PUSH AHMADINEJAD OFF A CLIFF” – by AllahPundit – Hot Air Blog – Hot Air Network, LLC – US – 10 October 2006
    [Thanks to AllahPundit for connecting to this link on the other Kerry post.]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION & BORDER SECURITY ISSUES:

  • THE BORDER FENCE BILL WILL BE SIGNED” – by Jay – Stop the ACLU Blog – US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: Jay points out a post by Captain Ed in which he stated that he spoke to a senior staff member working on this bill. It seems that the ‘pocket veto’ so many were worried about isn’t a factor right now – in fact the “clock” hasn’t even started running yet, as Bush has not been formally presented the bill yet. Jay also speaks about Michelle Malkin’s, and The Jawa Report’s postings on the border fence ‘pocket veto’ issue.]

THE WAR ON TERROR:

MARK FOLEY SCANDAL:

OTHER NEWS & VIEWS:

  • FAIR TRADE?: HEZBOS GET EVERYTHING; ISRAEL GETS. . .” – by Debbie Schlussel – Blog @ DebbieSchlussel.com – US – 10 October 2006
  • PHONY, MUSLIM-DOMINATED TRUCKING SCHOOL “GRAD” KILLED COP” – by Debbie Schlussel – Blog @ DebbieSchlussel.com – US – 10 October 2006
  • DEMOCRATS; THE PARTY OF PEACE??? – DAILY KOS: IF ALL ELSE FAILS, CIVIL WAR IS THE ANSWER!” – Posted by Raging Anura – Stop the ACLU Blog – US – 10 October 2006
  • LIBERAL BELIEFS:WHAT LIBERALS BELIEVE, AS TOLD BY A LIBERAL” – Posted by Brian – Iowa Voice – Iowa, US – 10 October 2006
    [Special Thanks to Jay at Stop the ACLU for pointing out this link.]
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  • MORE CENSORSHIP: ABC BACKS ANTI-TOBACCO ADVOCATES’ PUSH FOR ‘R’ RATINGS FOR MOVIES WITH SMOKING” – by Ken Shepherd – NewsBusters.org – US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: Anti-Smoking activists want all movies which have smoking in them to be rated ‘R’ – which would include movies like the family classic; Disney’s “101 Dalmations” in which the villan Cruelly De Vil is seen smoking…]
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  • Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment 2 – A Trick to Protect Human Cloning?Missourians Against Cloning” – Posted by Jay – Stop the ACLU Blog – US – 10 October 2006
    [NOTES: In the VIDEO at this post a spokeswoman for explains the ‘fine print’ contained in Amendment 2 which on its face appears to outlaw cloning, but according to the Missourians Against Cloning Group it actually protects the rights of Biotech Firms to engage in “Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer” the definition of cloning, and the name of the method used to clone Dolly the sheep. Amendment 2 is backed by Biotech Interests. They also state that this Amendment would make it impossible for state officials to withhold public funding from firms engaging in Human Cloning – a literal windfall for special interests engaged in these activities. Very interesting indeed – I hope they are able to educate Missourians about this “tricky” Amendment. Special Thanks to Jay for posting this and to the reader at Stop the ACLU that sent him the link — a very important thing to pass the word on about.]
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  • PUTTING TOGETHER A COHERENT INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY TO COMBAT TERRORISM FINANCING” – by Victor Comras – The Counterterrorism Blog – The Counterterrorism Foundation – Washington, D.C., US – 10 October 2006

PRESS RELEASES, STATEMENTS,
RESEARCH REPORTS & TRANSCRIPTS:

OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS:

AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE (AFIS) NEWS ARTICLES:

FROM THE U.S. DEPT. OF DEFENSE (DoD):

  • MISSING WWII AIRMEN IS IDENTIFIED” – News Release No. 1007-06 – U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) – DefenseLink.mil – Washington, D.C., US – 9 October 2006
    [NOTES: 1st Lt. Shannon E. Estill, U.S. Army Air Forces, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on August 10, 2006. According to the News Release, on April 13, 1945, Estill’s P-38J Lightening was struck by enemy anti-aircraft fire while attacking targets in eastern Germany. Another U.S. pilot reported seeing Estill’s aircraft explode and crash. Because the site was within the Russian-controlled sector of occupied Germany, U.S. military personnel could not recover Estill’s remains after the war. In 2003 two German nationals whose hobby it is to find WWII Crash sites discovered the wreckage and the remains of Estill, turning them over to U.S. military personnel. A team from the Joing POW/MIA Accounting COmman (JPAC) investigated & surveyed the site near Elsnig, Germany and also interviewed two men who witnessed the crash as children. In 2005 a different JPAC team returned to the site, excavated it an found more remains as well as the P-38 wreckage, including an aircraft data plate. Scientists used mitochondrial DNA to verify the remains checking it against DNA sequences from a maternal relative. Prayers are being offered for Estill’s family and friends who can finally put closure on this chapter that began over 60 years ago. Thank you so much for your service to our country, and against the Nazis in WWII 1st Lt. Estill, my family and I are very grateful. May you rest in peace, home at last… – Sincerely, Michelle K. & Family.]

STRANGE & HUMOROUS NEWS:

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