VOL. 1, NO. 281 MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD NOVEMBER 17, 2008
SoI transitions to rebuilding Iraq
by Sgt. Jerry Saslav sory Council and Coalition Forces. repair and paint a wall as well as basic car-
3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. pentry.
The students are divided into six sec-
COMBAT OUTPOST APACHE, Iraq – tions, three male and three female. EachElectrical Maintenance: basic electrical
Joining the Sons of Iraq was a chance to work.
student is paid a small stipend for living
protect their Families and neighborhood Sewerage and Water Systems Instal-
expenses; this allows the student to focus
and earn a steady paycheck for thousands on the training. lation: basic plumbing skills. Graduates
of Iraqis. While the Government of Iraqi will have the skills to be an independent
“It’s been four weeks now and nobody’s
remains committed to finding the SoI some plumber.
dropped out,” said Capt. William Murphy,
form of employment, only a small percent-the Civil Affairs team chief, Company A,Road and Bridge Maintenance: teaches
the class to make minor repairs to the roads
401st Civil Affairs Battalion, currently at-
age of the SoI are going to transition into
the Iraqi Security Forces. and bridges such as repaving the roads and
tached to 1st Combined Arms Battalion,
“The government will not abandon repairing the curbstones.
68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Com-
these people. The government will provide Vehicle Maintenance: where students
bat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-Na-
employment opportunities for these peopletional Division – Baghdad. learn to identify and repair basic automo-
… as a reward for their sacrifice and their bile problems.
The students are taught one basic voca-
“We provide them with a skills base …
tional skill per month in a different field; each
duties,” said retired Iraqi Army Maj. Gen.
Mudher Almaala, vice chairman of the and then it’s up to them to find positions.
skill benefiting the rebuilding of Iraq. Each
Iraqi Formal Committee for National Rec- It’s not a job we’re offering them, its em-
class is taught one skill per month and the
onciliation. ployment skills, a trade if you will,” said
graduates earn a certificate. The classes are:
The Adhamiyah Public Service Corps Murphy, a native of Miami.
Fiscal Management: management, bank-
Every section is comprised of one in-
ing techniques and basic computer skills.
Project was formed to provide opportunities.
“Those who have a degree will be given structor and four supervisors. They provide
Facilities Maintenance: how to build,
government jobs. Those who do both classroom and hands-on
not have much of a degree or instruction. Safety is a priority;
any trade can go to a vocational the students are taught to prop-
school,” said Almaala. erly use the appropriate safety
Early in October the project gear.
enrolled its first class, with inter- The Adhamiyah course is the
ested SoI members as the priori- largest of the seven programs
ty. Any open seats after that were the Fayaafe Group is managing.
offered to Adhamiyah residents. The Adhamiyah students will
Currently there are two hundred graduate in March. After March,
and fifty students enrolled in the if the program is to continue, it
six-month program. will be up to the DAC or the GoI
“Honestly, I didn’t expect to fund it.
we’d get this number of stu- “We need to continue with
dents,” said Mohamed Al-Sabit, such programs. It provides great
a project manager for the Fayaafe opportunities for the youth of
Group. Iraq to learn new skills,” said
The Fayaafe Group manages Iraqi students learn how to identify and repair basic Al-Sabit. “By training and qual-
the project which is funded by automobile problems at the Adhamiyah Public Service ifying the youth of Iraq we will
the Adhamiyah District Advi- Corps Project in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district, Nov.5. build a new Iraq.”
PAGE 2 November 17,2008
Strikers stay ‘Army Strong’ during Veteran’s Day ceremony
by Sgt. Zach Mott “We wanted to have the cer-
3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. emony on Veteran’s Day so we
CAMP TAJI, Iraq – More than can thank the Soldiers for their
120 members of the Striker Bri- service and do something nice
gade made a further commit- for them,” said Sgt. 1st Class
ment to the Army during a mass Melissa Wolfe, an Elizabeth,
reenlistment ceremony at Camp W.Va., native, who serves as
Taji Nov. 11 on Veteran’s Day. the career counselor for the 3rd
The ceremony, punctuated Special Troops Battalion, 3rd
by a speech from Col. John BCT, 4th Inf. Div.
Hort, a Fayetteville, N.C., na- In addition to making a fur-
tive, was held at the Striker ther commitment to serve their
Landing Zone on a picturesque country, the Soldiers were pre-
fall day in Iraq. sented a variety of items, such
The Soldiers, either assigned as computer bags, T-shirts and
or attached to the 3rd Brigade water bottles.
Combat Team, 4th Infantry Di- “It’s a thank you to all those
vision, Multi-National Division veterans who died for our free-
– Baghdad, chose to continue dom that we can do those things
serving their country during a that we do,” said Spc. Anthony
time when deployments con- Hobbs, a military policeman by Sgt. Zach Mott, 3rd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.
tinue to dominate the future with 3rd Special Troops Bat- Col. John Hort speaks to Soldiers of the Striker Bri-
landscape of today’s fighting talion, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., gade during a mass reenlistment ceremony at Camp
forces. MND-B. Taji Nov. 11.
Special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction visits MND-B
by Sgt. Shana Henline N.Y., native, who serves as the
MND-B PAO chief of civil military operations
BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division (G-9) with the 4th Infantry Divi-
– Baghdad Soldiers had a distinguished sion and MND-B.
visitor, Stuart Bowen Jr., the special in- As the Special Inspector
spector general for Iraq Reconstruction, General for Iraq Reconstruc-
who stopped by during their Sewage, Wa- tion, Bowen is responsible for
ter, Electric, Agriculture, Trash and Health the oversight of $50 billion of
meeting Nov. 11. appropriated U.S. funds that are
Bowen attended the MND-B SWEAT-H being used in the reconstruction
meeting during his 21st visit to Iraq, where of Iraq. His team investigates
he is currently visiting for approximately and audits the use of the money
two weeks. His visit with the MND-B lead- for the rehabilitation of Iraq and
ers was but one of the numerous stops he ensures there is no misuse of the by Sgt. Shana Henline, MND-B PAO
has planned throughout Iraq. funds. Stuart Bowen (right), and Michael Smith dis-
To date, he has spent a good amount of Following a visit with Swan cuss the various projects being outlined in the
time meeting with military leaders in Iraq, to Sadr City’s Jamilla Market Sewage, Water, Electricity, Agriculture, Trash
to include Gen. Ray Odierno, the com- Nov. 11, Bowen said he was im- and Health meeting Nov. 11.
manding general of Multi-National Forces pressed with the improvement in
– Iraq, and Brig. Gen. Robin Swan, the security. “Getting this country back on its feet
deputy commanding general of the 4th In- “I would not have been able to make that and restoring daily life is contingent on the
fantry Division and MND-B. trip in 2006; it was too dangerous,” said elections, reconciliation between the Sunni
“The significance of the visit is that Bowen. “The increasing engagement of the and Shia sects, and the improvement of
MND-B encouraged the participation of SI- Iraqi government is another big change I their central services,” said Bowen. “The
GIR, as a neutral third party, to review our have seen.” leadership exerted at the SWEAT-H by
process of using a variety of funds to assist Bowen said he is hopeful about the fu- Maj. Gen. (Jeffery) Hammond is impres-
the GoI in reconstruction and helping them ture of Iraq and that he already sees the sive and exemplifies the type of help Iraq
achieve primacy in rebuilding their nation,” Iraqi citizens needing more of our expertise will receive to assist it in fending for it-
said Lt. Col. Gerry Messmer, an Interlaken, instead of money. self,” he concluded.
PAGE 3 November 17, 2008
Soldier in focus
Today’s Soldier in Focus is 1st Sgt. Robert Hobson, a
native of Paoli, Ind. Hobson currently serves as the first
sergeant for Company B, 299th Brigade Support Bat-
talion, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry
Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. Hobson
is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army with four combat
tours, including his current deployment to Iraq in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Those deployed with him
look to him for his experience and knowledge about the
operations and tasks of a forward deployed unit.
From subordinate Soldiers to senior officers, he is looked
at as being very approachable. While talking with Hob-
son, one is able to witness this knowledge up close and
Pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections, he
said, are instrumental when it comes to ensuring Sol-
diers are prepared for what they may face when going
out on mission.
Hobson is admired and respected by the Soldiers and
Courtesy of 2nd BCT, 1st Inf. Div. officers who have routine contact with him.
MND-B Soldiers detain
Royal reenlistment SGC commander, defeat
BAGHDAD – Lt. Col. Fredrick J. Hannah, com-
mander of 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd IED in Rashid
Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, reen- 1st BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.
lists Staff Sgt. Rebecca J. Book, A Co., 204th BSB, BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers ar-
at Al Faw Palace Oct. 17. Book said she wanted rested a suspected Special Groups Criminal commander and de-
her last reenlistment to be somewhere special, so feated an Improvised Explosive Device Nov. 15 in the Rashid
she chose the palace. district of southern Baghdad.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., Soldiers of Company A, 1st
Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,
4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, con-
ducted a target raid in the Hayy Jihad community, and arrested
a suspected SGC commander, responsible for IED attacks,
murder, extortion, kidnappings, assassinations and weapons
trafficking. The patrol returned to a combat outpost with the
suspect to conduct additional questioning.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., Soldiers from Co. C, 1st Bn.,
22nd Inf. Regt., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B, conducting
a security patrol in the Hayy Jihad community found an IED
and contacted a coalition Explosives Ordnance Disposal team
to disarm the bomb made from three anti-aircraft rounds.
“The Soldiers from the 1st ‘Raider’ Brigade continue to re-
move criminals and their weapons from the Rashid district in
southern Baghdad,” said Maj. Dave Olson, spokesperson for
the 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B. “The men and women of
MND-B conduct daily security operations to assist the Iraqi Se-
curity Forces enforcing Baghdad’s Rule of Law to provide a
safe and secure environment for the approximately 1.6 million
by Staff Sgt. Troy A. Isakson, 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. Iraqi citizens of the Rashid district.”
PAGE 4 November 17, 2008
by Sgt. DaleAnne Maxwell, MND-B PAO
Player of the day
Today’s player of the day honor goes to Maj. John Jo-
seph, a native of Atlanta, for his outstanding perfor-
mance as the officer in charge for the Iraqi Security
Force logistic cell. His outstanding leadership took the
lead in transforming the ISF logistics in Multi-National
Division – Baghdad. He has worked tirelessly with our
BSB’s and TTs as well as higher headquarters to ac-
complish all missions from daily logistics operations to
equipment fielding and force generation. He is a valu-
able member of the MND-B team and is without a doubt
today’s player of the day.
This week in 4th Infantry Division history
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 Operation Ivy Cyclone II began on 16 Novem-
Operation Ivy Cyclone continued. On 11 No- ber. It focused on targeted areas in Baqubah,
vember, TF Ironhorse observed Veteran’s Day Kirkuk, and Balad. For the first time since the
on 11 November with MG Odierno sending out end of major combat operations on 1 May, the
a message that was printed in the Desert News. Division used satellite guided missiles.
Daily Iron Games
The objective of the game is to fill all the blank squares in a game with the correct numbers. There are three Saturday’s Word Search
very simple constraints to follow: Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any challenge results
2 7 3
Every column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through
2 9 in any order.
5 4 6 Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all
2 8 5 7 digits 1 through 9.
Every Sudoku game begins with a number of squares already
7 1 3 5
filled in, and the difficulty of each game is largely a function of how
8 9 1 7 many squares are filled in. The more squares that are known, the
7 3 8 easier it is to figure out which numbers go in the open squares. As
9 you fill in squares correctly, options for the remaining squares are
narrowed and it becomes easier to fill them in.
9 5 8
PAGE 5 November 17, 2008
You Know You have been in Iraq too long when
When mortars land near your compound and you roll over in bed
and think “still way off, I got another 5 minutes” What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but
When you start humming with the Arabic song playing on the how much you put in the hours. This is so true. It is also
radio on the shuttle bus important for us to work hard and to work smart. Take
Every woman that reports to your unit starts looking attractive sometime this week to encourage those around you to
Every guy that reports to your unit starts looking attractive put everything they have into the hours given them as
You walk an extra 6 blocks to eat at the KBR (contractor run)
they serve to protect our Nation and the Nation of Iraq
dining facility to have the exact same food they are serving in
your dining facility because you think it tastes better
from the evil of terror.
You actually volunteer for convoy security duty because you still
haven’t seen the country yet Ephesians 5:15 “Therefore \be careful how you walk, not
You start picturing your wife in traditional Arab dress as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your
The contractors have more fire power than the military combat time.”
by Mark Baker David Letterman’s Top Ten Signs
Pvt. Murphy You’re Watching A Bad Spy
10. Keeps leaking classified information on his
9. He has a license to fish
8. It’s set in the dark, dangerous world of
7. Hero’s new high-tech gadget: a shampoo that’s
also a conditioner
6. Sexy new Bond girl has five kids and a loving
husband named Todd
5. Villain’s plot to destroy the world’s financial
system is spoiled when the bank beats him to it
4. Main character announces, “The name’s Bond.
3. It’s about a plot to steal the Colonel’s fried
2. “Jet pack” looks suspiciously like Hello Kitty
1. He promises to find Osama, yet 7 years later,
A little house cleaning goes a long way
Look around your living area and work area. One way to help prevent accidents is to maintain neat and tidy surroundings. Check your areas,
are there tripping hazards, items precariously stacked overhead, sharp objects that can jab or cut if walked into or bumped? What do the out-
lets look like? Are they overloaded? Are there frayed wires, loose wires, wires running under carpets or furniture? Look for things that will cause
people to slip, trip or fall. The list goes on and on, but it takes just a few moments to identify potential hazards and then mitigate the danger.
PAGE 6 November 17, 2008
Paying for parking getting easier Kids find new homes
The Gazette The Honolulu Star Bulletin
Paying for parking at the Colorado Springs Airport is about When Kawehi was 17 months old, state workers took her
to get easier; Ampco System Parking will open seven new from her parents. By the time she was 6, she had lived in a
automatic pay stations Monday at the exit to the airport’s house with 58 dogs and had survived a dog attack that left a
short-term and long-term parking lots. scar above her left eye. She has passed through five foster homes.
The stations, which work much like an automated teller ma- Today, 8-year-old Kawehi Schaper lives with her adoptive par-
chine, accept both cash and credit cards and are designed to re- ents in Wahiawa. The curly-haired girl with a wide smile attends
duce or eliminate lines at peak times when passengers from several the third grade and takes hula lessons.
flights are trying to leave the lots, said Kelly Jackson, an airport “She’s our little angel,” said her father, Otis Schaper, 50, a pro-
spokeswoman. Ampco, which operates the lots for the airport, will fessional musician. “She trusts us and we trust her.”
still staff up to four lanes at the exit plaza with cashiers, depending After adopting Kawehi in 2006, the Family returned to the
on customer volume, she said. Family Court building in Honolulu yesterday to celebrate National
Ampco spent nearly $675,000 on the pay stations, which will Adoption Awareness Month and to thank the Family Court judge.
be repaid by parking revenue during the next five years.. The sta- Twenty-eight children were adopted yesterday in a mass adop-
tions have audio and video capabilities to give directions on how tion, one day before National Adoption Day. Some parents adopted
to use them to customers and are equipped with an intercom button children for the first time; others adopted again.
if immediate help is needed. According to the state, more than 120 children in Hawaii and
The airport previously operated a pay station inside the termi- 129,000 children nationwide are still awaiting adoption.
nal, but it was removed several years ago, Jackson said. Airport David Tamala, 43, and his Family adopted their third child, An-
managers requested the new system to replaces an “outdated” pay- thony, a 6-year-old Marshall Islander with cerebral palsy. Their
ment system and improve customer service, she said. second adopted child was Anthony’s 4-year-old brother, Nathan.
Tamala, a bearded man carrying a Bible, has four biological
‘... ordinary people doing an extraordinary job ...’ children with his wife Danielle, but they might be adopting more.
The Killeen Daily Herald “There’s nowhere else for them to go,” he said. “The Bible says
Ever wonder what Killeen police see when they flick on take care of the widows and the orphans, so we take them.”
their sirens and speed to a call for help? Anthony, his hair in a mohawk, appears headed for a better life.
The Killeen Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Acad- Danielle Tamala said the adoption clears the way for his surgeries,
emy offers area residents an in-depth view of the drugs, the gangs with one already scheduled for Friday.
and the crime from the eyes of the people who fight it everyday.
In March and August each year, Killeen residents can apply to Foster parents strive to make a difference
join the CPA, a 13-week course that introduces residents to the ins The Town Talk
and outs of how KPD attacks crime. The only requirements for the Mary Davis’s Family became a little more complete Sept. 19.
course are that a person be 18 years of age, pass a criminal back- After three years as their foster parent, Davis adopted sisters
ground check and show up about one night per week to a 3-hour Jaime Lakisha Davis, 10, and Germanika Ciare Davis, 8.
class. The two girls were the second and third children adopted by Da-
During the course, officers from different divisions of KPD vis, but several others have experienced the love she has to share.
teach residents about their jobs and answer questions about top- “They keep me going,” she said. “People at work tell me I have
ics such as drugs, gangs, investigating homicides, recruiting new a crown in heaven, and that’s true. But my girls are my crown here
officers, department manpower shortages, evidence collection, in- on Earth.”
ternal affairs, traffic laws, the S.W.A.T. team and hostage negotia- Yet, providing a home for children who need it is just the Fam-
tions. ily business, Davis said.
On Aug. 18, 27 area residents began the course, which for many Davis and her two sisters learned this labor of love from their
changed the way they viewed Killeen’s finest. mother, who fostered many children -- as many as nine siblings at
Some students joined the CPA to learn how actual police work one time -- over the years. So when it came time for her turn, there
differs from what they see on TV, others to fill curiosity about po- was no question.
lice work and some because they wanted to know how to protect “I tell them all the time, ‘Never will you have to be alone
themselves in their neighborhood. again,’” she said.
The end result for most was a greater respect for what Killeen’s It is this compassion the Louisiana Office of Community Ser-
officers encounter everyday. vices will honor at a reception for Families who have adopted chil-
Paul Moore was curious about a career in law enforcement dren through the agency in the last year.
when he was younger. Now, having chosen a different career path, November is National Adoption Awareness Month. This year’s
that curiosity still lingered. He also is aware of Killeen’s crime theme for adoption agencies nationwide is “Answering the Call:
problems and since he can’t be an officer, he wanted to learn how You don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.”
his eyes can help KPD in his neighborhood. In that vein, there also will be an orientation meeting for those
When Moore started the class, he imagined police officers as interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents, Office of Com-
unforgiving authority figures who gave tickets and made arrests. munity Services adoption supervisor Nancy Bordelon said.
PAGE 7 November 17, 2008
Homeless will get free care Testing yields faulty hydrants
The Tennessean The Topeka Capital-Journal
Homeless people across the city will have access to primary Topeka firefighters will be flushing thousands of gallons of
health care thanks to a nearly $1.2 million federal grant and water this month in an effort to test nearly 4,000 fire hy-
the plans of one Nashville nonprofit to expand care. drants before this winter’s freeze.
United Neighborhood Health Services will use the money to The testing is part of a new inspection program under way by
provide medical, dental and behavioral health care to the city’s the fire department and Topeka Water Department to ensure all
homeless in a network of walk-in clinics across the city. With the of the city’s fire hydrants are functioning properly. While water
new funds, organization officials say, every homeless person in the officials have tested hydrants for years, plans to include the fire
city stands to receive free medical care if they want it. department in the process stalled for years.
They expect to serve more than 5,000 homeless people a year. The goal of the program is to make sure each hydrant is tested
The grant is renewable annually if all the service requirements are every year, said Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles.
met. “When those hydrants are needed, we want to make sure they
“This makes it possible for (homeless) people to get more com- will work,” Giles said. “We haven’t done that for a long time in the
prehensive primary care without having to go great distances,” said city in an organized manner.”
Mary Bufwack, CEO of United Neighborhood Health Services. Fire officials said there have been instances when crews discov-
This month, the nonprofit took over medical services at the ered inoperable or poorly functioning hydrants after arriving to a
Downtown Clinic from the Metro Public Health Department and fire. However, fire officials said adequately functioning hydrants
is now seeing about 50 patients a day. The organization has five have been accessible in each case.
other clinics across the city, and all the clinics will be linked with
an electronic health record system so patients can go to any clinic Airport improves in areas
any time it’s open. The Montgomery Advertiser
Beginning Dec. 1, the organization also will operate a mobile In the year since the Montgomery Advertiser took an in-
medical van that will travel to shelters, outreach programs and depth look at operations at the Montgomery Regional Air-
other locations where the homeless gather. port, plenty has changed at the airport.
“They don’t have to go to downtown to get medical care — Flights are much more likely to be on time, but passengers have
this will hopefully keep them closer to areas of the city in which fewer choices in carriers and direct destination.
they might already live or have transitional housing or where they Money remains tight, but the airport convinced officials at
might be going for their lunch program,” Bufwack said. “It distrib- Montgomery City Hall to pay $150,000 over each of the next two
utes care throughout the city in a more even way.” years to fund a marketing department.
A van will be available to take the homeless to and from ap- The next year figures to be just as eventful for the airport, which
pointments, if needed. will measure the full impact of the Delta-Northwest merger and
Health-care officials say they will offer every service, from gy- get its marketing effort started in earnest.
necology to neurology to substance abuse programs, in the clinics. No measurement of the airport would be complete without a look
Medications and prescriptions also will be provided on site. at the on-time performance of the carriers serving the airport.
Dairy farmers tackle union leader Two local high schools ditch lockers
The Local The Northwest Arkansas Times
Angry dairy farmers took to the streets at the weekend, to High school lockers often represent more than just a place to
protest against their own representatives in the Farmers’ As- store books and materials between classes.
sociation, who they claim are not defending their interests. The locker is a place where boys ask girls on dates, stu-
Banging cow bells, drums and accompanied by brass bands, dents meet up with each other and plans are made.
around 2,000 dairy farmers, many in fancy dress, gathered near the It can also provide a place where students can develop interior
farm of Gerd Sonnleitner, president of the Farmers’ Association. decorating skills, and many plot-propelling scenes in high school
They said they were holding a Haberfeldtreiben - a medieval movies take place at lockers in the school hallways.
kind of rural court procedure, in which locals would gather at the At two Washington County high schools, however, student life
house of someone accused of immorality, and call them out, some- is different. Greenland and Prairie Grove high schools do not pro-
times chasing them across the fields. vide lockers for their students.
Speaking from his farm in Ruhstorf near Passau, Bavaria, Sonn- “I believe any school that wanted to do this could. It’s just a
leitner told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, he understood the frustra- matter of commitment,” Prairie Grove Principal Ron Bond said.
tion of the dairy farmers. “Some people are a little surprised, but overall, we haven’t had
“But,” he said, “we cannot attack each other.” complaints about it,” Greenland Principal Hope Dorman said.
The dairy farmers said they were suffering from sinking milk Granted, without the lockers for storage some adjustments have
prices, and were not being helped by their association. been made so students are not stuck carrying books for all classes.
They were particularly badly hit by a decision a week ago in “We have classroom sets of textbooks. The students are issued
the Bundesrat to reject a bill which would restrict milk production, textbooks (for home ) at the beginning of the year, so they don’t
thus boosting prices. have to carry their textbooks,” Bond said.
PAGE 8 November 17, 2008
Gophers get ‘axed;’ Gamecocks get plucked; Cardinals, Broncos & Utes stay unbeaten
by Spc. Douglas York his head and crinkling his visor wondering: Caesar (okay more like Brutus) crossing the
MND-B PAO “This is what I left Gainesville, Fla., for?” Rubicon and led his mighty 4 and 6 UCLA
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq – Every football sea- Next up, the Ohio State “Luckeyes” took Bruins to triumph over the stellar…er…I
son, there is a weekend where we all scratch luck to a new level and capitalized on sev- mean cellar-dweller 0 and 10 Washington
our heads and think, “Why did they even eral Fighting Illini miscues, cruising to a Huskies in Seattle.
bother playing these games today?” This 30-20 win over the home-standing Illinois. Okay, okay, you can all wake up now.
Saturday’s slate provided one of those days. Now, if only Illinois would have battled like This week is done and thankfully next weeks’
Whether it was blowouts, ho-hums or flat their former senator and President-elect Ba- slate is full of some dandies, including the
out games of no interest whatsoever, this rack Obama, my week would have been 5 undefeated Utes of Utah trying to bust into
week was about as interesting as watching and 0 for the first time this year and my up- the BCS for the second time in four years and
grass grow. set special would have rang true! fellow mid-major Boise State trying to do
Where to begin? On Tuesday, the “Cin- In other Big-Ten action, Wisconsin laid the same. Here are the results of this week’s
derella” Cardinals of Ball State remained the “axe” down on the Gophers’ necks in the pickers, two of whom – MG Hammond and
unbeaten, keeping their marginal BCS fourth quarter and eked out a win at home 35- CPT Sperberg – went 5 and 0.
hopes alive by pummeling the pitiful Miami 32. Yet again do the Badgers take home Paul There is a Sunday night game next week
of Ohio Redhawks, 31-16. Bunyan’s “weed-whacker,” and yet again (Nov. 23) so there will not be a wrap-up of
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we have does Minnesota wallow in mediocrity. week 13 until the following Tuesday, Nov.
“Urban Legend” and his two-legged Alli- Finally – thank goodness – in a game 25. However, if you are participating week-
gator-purses beating, plucking, stuffing and that’s sure to inspire, be talked about, scru- ly, this won’t affect week 13’s schedule.
cooking the Gamecocks of South Carolina, tinized and mulled over for years to come, With that, don’t forget to have your picks
56-6. From the sidelines, Florida’s “ole ball” or maybe only for the next few lines, head submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no
coach Steve Spurrier was seen scratching coach Rick Neuheisel returned like Julius later than 10 A.M., Wed., Nov. 19.
MG Hammond Ball ST Florida Ohio St. UCLA Wis. 30-21
CW5 Nixon Miami Florida Ohio St. UCLA Wisc. 32-22
CPT Sperberg Ball St. Florida Ohio St. UCLA Wisc. 17-14
SFC Stephenson Miami Florida Illinois UCLA Minn. 24-21
SSG Hood Ball St. Florida Ohio St. Wash. Wisc. 35-10
PAO Ball St Florida Illinois UCLA Wisc. 14-12
Which city are the ‘Packers’ from?
A. Green Bay B. Atlanta Thomas Jones, Chicago, scored the most
C. New York D. San Francisco touchdowns in the 2006 playoffs.
True, Cincinnati had the Red Stockings from 1882-1889,
How many games did Peter Carey play in the SANFL? and in 1890 this baseball team became
A. 481 B. 400 C. 386 D. 448 the Reds. Cincinnati also had
the NFL Cincinnati Reds?
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