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  • US court convicts Al-Haramain officials

    09/19/2010 9:19:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Arab News ^ | 9/19/10 | Ghazanfar Ali Khan
    RIYADH: A US court has convicted Pete Seda, cofounder of the Riyadh-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation in Oregon, of tax fraud and conspiracy, while another US court has dismissed the foundation's co-director Soliman AlButhi in the 9/11 terror-funding case filed by the families of victims of the attacks. "Such judgments indicate a sharp contrast in the American position and explicitly explain how Islamophobia is on parade in the US," said Thomas H. Nelson, the attorney representing AlButhi.
  • Feds indict Seda, Al-Haramain

    02/18/2005 9:23:47 AM PST · by wanderin · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Mail Tribune ^ | 02/18/2005 | By DAMIAN MANN
    Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they have indicted Pete Seda, the head of the Ashland branch of the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, on fraud and tax charges. Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty and Abu Yunus, and another officer of the foundation, Soliman Hamd Al-Buthe, are part of a three-count indictment for illegally transporting $150,000 to Saudi Arabia. The indictment, filed in U.S. District Court in Eugene, charges them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, filing a false IRS return for a tax-exempt corporation and failure to file a report of international transportation of currency. Known locally as a peace activist,...
  • Wisconsin DNR wants public input on elk restoration

    08/02/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Gazette Extra ^ | August 2, 2012
    MADISON—The state Department of Natural Resources is looking for public feedback on efforts to re-establish elk in Wisconsin. The DNR estimates about 180 elk currently roam Ashland County. The animals descended from 25 elk captured in Michigan and released in the Clam Lake area in 1995. The DNR has proposed adding at least 200 more elk to the Clam Lake herd and introducing up to 75 elk to the Black River State Forest. The agency has set up an online survey asking people for their thoughts on elk restoration, including whether they are concerned elk might compete with other wildlife,...
  • Ashland man to plead guilty in terror plot to blow up Pentagon

    07/10/2012 7:16:25 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 9 replies
    Bos Herald ^ | 7/10/12 | Bos Herald
    BOSTON — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol plans to plead guilty to two charges. That’s according to court documents filed Tuesday by prosecutors and attorneys for Rezwan Ferdaus. Ferdaus is a Muslim-American from Ashland. He was arrested in September after federal employees posing as al-Qaida members delivered what he believed was 24 pounds of explosives. In the documents, prosecutors and Ferdaus’ lawyers say they have entered a plea agreement and requested a hearing so Ferdaus can change his plea. The documents say Ferdaus will plead...
  • I love a ballad in print alife... (Iraqi Shakespeare troupe)

    03/16/2012 12:19:40 AM PDT · by ash-housewares · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 15 Mar. 2012 | Karl Kahler
    To be or not to be on a plane from Iraq to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this midsummer -- that is the $30,000 question. Proving that the whole world truly is a stage, a Bay Area-educated English and drama professor has assembled a college troupe of Shakespearean actors in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, that has been invited to perform at the showcase for all things Bard in Ashland, Ore. But as Oregon is many leagues from Iraq, and it costs numerous ducats to fly there, the professor is seeking the public's help to raise the money to transport 10 Iraqi Othellos, Hamlets...
  • Ashland Terror Suspect: Who Is Rezwan Ferdaus?

    09/28/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    ASHLAND (CBS) – Rezwan Ferdaus had run into some minor trouble in the past, but neighbors in his quiet Ashland neighborhood are terrified to hear the disturbing accusations he’s currently facing. The 26-year-old Ferdaus was arrested on Wednesday and charged with plotting to crash explosive-laden remote control planes into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. According to neighbors, the home that federal agents raided belongs to Ferdaus’ parents. They moved in 14 years ago and Rezwan still lived with them.
  • Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity: Group Owns Property In Ashland

    06/04/2004 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Destro · 30 replies · 334+ views
    koin.com ^ | June 4, 2004 | koin.com
    Saudi Officials Try To Shut Down Oregon Charity Group Owns Property In Ashland ASHLAND, Ore. -- The Saudi Arabian government is trying to shut down an Islamic charity with ties to Oregon and to terrorism. Al-Haramain runs a branch in Ashland and owns a house and acreage (pictured) in the Southern Oregon town. The FBI shut down the Ashland branch and seized evidence several months ago. The Oregon foundation is accused of laundering money from overseas and channeling it to terrorist groups. Al-Haramain still owns the Ashland property but cannot use it until the investigation is complete. The organization's president...
  • Somali pleads guilty to piracy

    08/27/2010 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/27/2010
    NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A Somali man Friday pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk, Va., to attacking the USS Ashland in the first successful U.S. piracy prosecution in 150 years. Jama Idle Ibrahim told the court he believed the Ashland was a merchant vessel he could hold for ransom. The ship was attacked April 10 in the Gulf of Aden. "Today marks the first conviction in Norfolk for acts of piracy in more than 150 years," U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said. "Modern-day pirates must be held accountable and will face severe consequences." Ibrahim, also known as Jaamac...
  • Ashland council member to hold nude show

    12/19/2009 6:46:56 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 27 replies · 1,527+ views
    The Medford Mail Tribune ^ | 12/19/2009 | Hannah Guzik
    'The Nude' exhibit at downtown gallery to feature portraits and live, naked people ASHLAND — City Councilman Eric Navickas and his partner, Amy Godard, will hold a nude show at their downtown gallery in January in response to an attempt to ban nudity in the city. "The Nude" exhibit will feature traditional nude portraits and conceptual art involving live, naked people. "We feel that the nude ban is not only an attack on freedom of expression but also an attack on the human body itself," Navickas said. "We wanted to have a show to celebrate the nude body and differentiate...
  • Ashland Will Eliminate 1,300 Jobs

    01/29/2009 1:17:08 PM PST · by an amused spectator · 16 replies · 473+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 27, 2009 | Dan Gearino
    Ashland Inc. will cut 1,300 jobs companywide, or 9 percent of its work force, the company said today. It did not disclose how many will be eliminated at individual locations.
  • Israel blast follows Jordan explosion - radios (Rocket attacks on Eliat and Aqaba Port)

    08/19/2005 1:39:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 120 replies · 5,148+ views
    Reuters | August 19, 2005
    JERUSALEM, Aug 19 (Reuters) - An explosion was heard in the southern Israeli port and tourist city of Eilat shortly after an explosion was reported in the nearby Jordanian report of Aqaba, Israel Radio said. Israel's Army Radio said it appeared to be a rocket attack. There was no immediate word of casualties. Police in Eilat said they could not give details. Reuters - BLAST IN EILAT WAS KATYUSHA ROCKET STRIKE, NO CASUALTIES - ISRAEL'S ARMY RADIO Reuters - THREE ROCKETS OR SHELLS FIRED INTO AQABA PORT, CASUALTIES - ISRAEL RADIO
  • Man Sought for Photographing Texas City Refineries

    07/19/2004 5:30:58 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 108 replies · 3,909+ views
    my way news ^ | Jul 19, 2:57 PM (ET) | HOUSTON (Reuters)
    http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/415877|top|07-19-2004::15:07|reuters.html Man Sought for Photographing Texas City Refineries Email this story Jul 19, 2:57 PM (ET) HOUSTON (Reuters) - Law enforcement officials said on Monday they are looking for a man seen taking pictures of two refineries in Texas City, Texas. Texas City, located on the Texas Gulf coast about 30 miles south of Houston, has three refineries including the largest U.S. plant operated by BP Plc., which is the third-largest U.S. refinery, processing 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The man, described as white with dark hair, was seen taking pictures outside the refineries, all located on the...
  • Ashland the hold-out

    11/03/2004 12:43:48 AM PST · by Lord Nelson · 3 replies · 201+ views
    http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004//pages/results/states/OH/P/00/county.000.html Appears that this is the county left to count.
  • Ashland Will Eliminate 500 Salaried Jobs

    10/01/2003 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Brian S · 198+ views
    Ashland Will Eliminate 500 Salaried Jobs COVINGTON, Ky. (AP)--Ashland Inc. is eliminating about 500 salaried jobs in a cost-cutting move meant to boost profits for the oil refining and chemical giant. The cutbacks announced Wednesday follow the reduction of about 200 jobs earlier in the year, and the combined 700 cuts are expected to save Ashland an estimated $100 million annually. The cuts represent about 7 percent of Ashland's salaried employees. Ashland's chairman and chief executive, James J. O'Brien, said cost cutting was a ``pivotal part'' of the strategy to produce stronger earnings for the company which also builds roads....
  • MATH WHIZ A COLLEGE HONOR GRAD AT 13

    04/20/2003 5:22:12 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 28 replies · 263+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2003 | LARRY O'DELL
    <p>ASHLAND, Va. - He was solving math problems at 14 months, reading and correcting grammar by 2 - the same age he decided to become a vegetarian. He was explaining photosynthesis to kindergarten classmates at 5. He breezed through school in three years - graduating with honors from a Jacksonville, Fla., high school at age 9 - founded an international youth advocacy organization, met with presidents and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Twice.</p>
  • Ashland, Oregon Rally Report

    03/30/2003 6:59:53 PM PST · by Sir_Ed · 23 replies · 297+ views
    Sir_Ed
    Ashland, Oregon Rally ReportWe had a great rally in Ashland, Oregon this past Saturday, with around 60 people showing up to support us. Not as many people as have been showing up in Medford, which is only 10 miles away but worlds apart culturally. Ashland is a liberal, artsy-fartsy college town and Medford a blue-collar industrial town, just a few scant years removed from its logging and mining roots.The anti-war people stood right next to us, on the same side of the street. They didn't really give us a bad time, other than the incessant drone of their ever-present drum....
  • Pro-America rally in Ashland, Oregon this Saturday

    03/27/2003 8:20:53 PM PST · by Sir_Ed · 13 replies · 559+ views
    There will be a Pro-America rally this coming Saturday in Ashland, Oregon, in the main square. The weekly series of Women In White rallies in Medford (to counter the weekly Women In Black protests) is expanding to Ashland, Oregon. The Medford rallies have been fantastic, as Medford is solidly Pro-America and conservative, but in Ashland, just 20 miles away, it's completely the opposite. There have been flag burnings, the Mayor was quoted as saying "I'm not gonna have the police stop the protesters [from civil disobedience] because there are more of them than there are of us," and the latest...
  • 7 US warships cross Suez, head to Gulf

    02/04/2003 3:32:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 298+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 04 2003 | AP
    PORT SAID, Egypt: Seven US warships crossed the Suez Canal on Tuesday heading to the Gulf to join the US military buildup in preparation for a possible attack on Iraq. The seven amphibious ships, based in Norfolk, Virginia, carry more than 4,750 sailors and 7,000 Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. They are the USS Kearsarge, Bataan, Saipan, Ponce, Gunston Hall, Ashland and Portland. In Washington, defence officials said on Monday that the USS Abraham Lincoln, one of the Navy's latest Nimitz-class carriers with more than 5,000 sailors and naval aviators aboard, had re-entered the Arabian Sea over the...