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  • 1 Hiker Dead, 4 More Seriously Injured After Falling Down Ice Chute Near Wrightwood...

    02/04/2017 10:59:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    KTLA ^ | 10:39PM, February 4, 2017 | Erika Martin and Steve Kuzj and Shaquille Woods
    A group of 10 hikers in their 50s and 60s were traversing a path called the Little Jimmy Trail at an elevation of about 7,000 feet when cold, snowy conditions caused half the party to fall down a 70-degree slope, according to Michael Granek, a helicopter pilot with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Around 11:30 a.m., about an hour into the hike, a woman slipped and fell down the hill, Granek said. When a male member of the party reached out to grab her, the icy, steep terrain pulled him down as well, propelling both down 300 to 400...
  • Yellowstone Closes Road Because It's Melting (What a world, what a world)

    07/10/2014 9:53:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 73 replies
    Newser ^ | July 20, 2014 | John Johnson
    You'll never guess why "Firehole Lake Drive" is temporarily off-limits to tourists in Yellowstone National Park. Yes, the popular 3.3-mile loop is closed for a while because the asphalt is melting, reports National Parks Traveler. "Extreme heat from surrounding thermal areas has caused thick oil to bubble to the surface, damaging the blacktop and creating unsafe driving conditions," says a park release. While that kind of thing isn't uncommon given Yellowstone's geology, the damage to the road is "unusually severe," reports the AP.
  • Hallucinating hiker lost in Californian wilderness with girl is charged with METH possession

    05/03/2013 3:11:05 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Daily Mail Online UK ^ | May 2, 2013 | James Nye and David Mccormack
    Both recalled little from their ordeal, beyond hallucinations. Jack said that she had wild thoughts her parents had been sentenced to prison time, a python was eating her and that Cendoya, 19, had told her he was having visions of a tiger. The search to find them required 1,900 man-hours and cost taxpayers an estimated $160,000. A deputy was injured while trying to rescue Cendoya. He faces up to three years in jail if convicted, reports The Orange County Register.
  • In California appearance, hikers freed from Iran support Occupy Wall Street movement

    10/18/2011 5:25:53 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-18-11 | ap
    Three Americans who were imprisoned in Iran and accused of spying voiced their support Monday for activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement and California prisoners protesting solitary confinement conditions. Minnesota native Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd each spoke at the "Occupy Oakland" encampment in front of City Hall where dozens of activists have been sleeping in tents for the past week. The three University of California-Berkeley graduates thanked supporters who advocated for their release and said they are inspired by the Wall Street protests. "This is the perfect place to celebrate our freedom," said Bauer, a freelance...
  • Americans' lawyer barred from leaving Iran‎

    10/04/2011 7:46:44 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 11 replies
    Americans' lawyer barred from leaving Iran‎ Reuters - Jessica Rinaldi - Ramin Mostafavi US Hikers' Lawyer Arrested and Prevented from Leaving Iran The three US hikers (Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal) might all be free and happily back in the States now, but the Iranian lawyer who represented them, Masoud Safii is experiencing his own problems leaving the country. Last week, he was due to fly to the United States and had got as far as boarding the plane when his passport was confiscated by Iranian authorities by order of the judiciary.
  • Fools, Dupes, Tools, and Iran

    09/26/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Shout Bits · 8 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 09/26/2011 | Shout Bits
    The only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between America and Iran. The irony is that Sarah, Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility. –Shane Bauer The media like to inject a narrative into the description of public figures. Rodney King was a "motorist," not a violent drug abuser. Louise Woodward was an "au-pair," not a selfish baby killer. Amanda Knox is an "exchange student," not a psychotic knife murderer. The modifier humanizes those whom the Old Time Media decide deserve sympathy. By contrast Lawrence Brewer's modifier was "white...
  • US Hikers Freed from Iran Speak: Thank Penn And Chomsky, Blame Mutual US-Iran Hostility

    09/26/2011 6:39:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 26, 2011
    US Hikers Freed from Iran Speak: Thank Penn And Chomsky, Blame Mutual US-Iran Hostility for Detention --------“The only explanation for our prolonged detention is the 32 years of mutual hostility between America and Iran,” said Bauer. “The irony is Sarah Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility. We were convicted of espionage, because we are American.”
  • PICKET: Freed American hikers thank Hugo Chavez, Noam Chomsky, Cindy Sheehan

    09/25/2011 4:47:05 PM PDT · by paltz · 94 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 9/25/11 | Kerry Picket
    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, the now freed American hikers who were held in an Iranian prison after being convicted for espionage, appeared before cameras and reporters in New York on Sunday and gave prepared statements about their detentions in Iran. Bauer, a freelance journalist, along with Sarah Shourd, a teacher and women’s rights activist, and Fattal, an environmentalist, were arrested July 31, 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan. Shourd was released last year. Bauer's and Fattal's remarks were critical of American foreign policy towards Iran as well as the Iranian government's treatment of it's own people. "The only explanation...
  • US 'hikers' leave Iranian jail, head to airport

    09/21/2011 11:37:39 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | 09/21/2011
    Two US men who have been held as spies in Iran for more than two years left their Tehran jail on Wednesday, accompanied by Omani officials who, according to a diplomatic source, drove them to an airport. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal have been in Iranian custody since their arrest on July 31, 2009 on the border with Iraq where they say they were hiking. The deal to release them was delayed because the judge in charge of the trial - who had to sign off on the agreement - was on vacation until yesterday. The judiciary had said on...
  • Violence Continues Near Shilo after Arabs Attack Jewish Hikers

    09/16/2011 8:23:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Arab riots continue in the Shilo area after local Arabs attacked Jewish hikers resulting in one hiker stabbed and one Arab shot. The hikers were attacked between the Arab village of Kursa and Jewish community of Esh Kodesh in the Shomron (Samaria). The knifed hiker was reported to have in serious condition, while the Arab who was shot died of his wounds after evacuation by a Red Crescent amublance. Esh Kodesh residents said that a group of Jewish hikers who arrived this morning to camp in area adjacent to Shilo and Esh Kodesh were attacked by a group of Arabs...
  • Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed Americans

    09/13/2011 4:13:38 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said.
  • Two U.S. citizens get 8-year sentence in Iran

    08/20/2011 8:39:53 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 12 replies
    Mehr News ^ | 8/20/2011 | EP/PA
    Iran on Saturday sentenced two U.S. citizens, who were arrested in Iran in 2009, to eight years in prison on charges of illegal entry and espionage.Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Joshua Fattal were arrested by border guards on July 31, 2009 after illegally entering Iran’s territory from Iraq’s Kurdistan region. The three were charged with illegal entry and espionage.Shourd was released from prison on bail of $500,000 on September 14, 2010.Bauer and Fattal have been each sentenced to three years in prison for illegal entry to Iran. They have also been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of...
  • Iran Seized U.S. Hikers in Iraq, U.S. Report Asserts

    10/22/2010 3:37:55 PM PDT · by library user · 12 replies · 2+ views
    NYTimes ^ | 10/23/2010 | by MICHAEL R. GORDON and ANDREW W. LEHREN
    ~ EXCERPT ~ Iran has accused three American hikers of illegally crossing into Iranian territory in July 2009 and is still holding two of them in prison. But a classified American military report made public by WikiLeaks, which describes the chaotic day when the hikers were detained, asserts that the hikers were on the Iraqi side of the border when they were seized. The initial reports of any incident are not always correct. But one American government official who served in Iraq said that the field report was generally consistent with what he had been told by Iraqi officials —...
  • Report: Oman talking to Iran on US prisoners

    09/26/2010 4:40:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    An Iranian newspaper reports that a delegation from Oman will visit Iran to pursue the release of two American men imprisoned for more than a year.
  • US woman who was held in Iran says she's not a spy

    09/19/2010 6:59:18 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 41 replies
    By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press ^ | Sun Sep 19, 2010 | By KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK – An American woman who was held in Iran for more than 13 months and accused of espionage said Sunday she and two men detained with her never spied or committed any crime, calling their arrest "a huge misunderstanding." Discussing her experience at the most length since her release Tuesday, Sarah Shourd underscored her gratitude at being released but said she felt only "one-third free" because her fiance, Shane Bauer, and their friend Josh Fattal remain in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison.
  • Who are the US hikers? (detained in Iran)

    09/14/2010 5:42:49 PM PDT · by decimon · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | September 12, 2010 | Unknown
    > Shane Bauer > Mr Bauer has said he is opposed to "the US hegemonic policies in the Middle East". > Sarah Shourd > In one article she recounted a meal as a guest of Iraqi refugees in Yemen, writing: "Everyday I feel ashamed at what my country has done to their country." > Josh Fattal > He travelled to Damascus in the summer of 2009 for a brief reunion with Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd. >
  • Iran Says It Will Release Jailed Female Hiker (UPDATE)

    09/09/2010 1:02:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies ^ | 9/9/10 | AP
    Iran's envoy to the United Nations has confirmed that a female American held for more than a year will be released. Iran had earlier announced that one of the three Americans captured by Iran in July 2009 would be released to mark the holidays at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Bak Sahraei, second counselor of the UN mission confirmed Thursday in an e-mail that Sarah Shourd would be the one set free on Saturday.
  • Iran says it will release 1 of 3 jailed Americans on Saturday

    09/09/2010 8:44:07 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 9/9/10 | AP
    Iran says it will release 1 of 3 jailed Americans on Saturday.
  • The Hikers, the Mullahs, and their Friends

    08/02/2010 7:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 1, 2010 | Michael Ledeen
    Last week the president spoke out on behalf of the three American hikers who have been held in Iran for nearly a year. During that time, they have been able to make only one telephone call — to their families back in the U.S. — and write no letter at all. Sarah, Shane, and Josh are in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison, and Sarah is locked in solitary confinement save for once a day when she goes to the prison yard and sees the others. “I want to be perfectly clear,” the president said.  And then he lapsed into incoherence.  “Sarah,...

    06/28/2010 2:24:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    "Rooz: Kurdish Officials' Silence on American Hikers Affair – Motivated by Fear of Iran" SNIPPET: "A recent article in the American journal The Nation stated that the American hikers who have been detained in Iran for over a year for entering the country illegally were actually seized in Iraqi Kurdistan. In response to this article, Kurdish journalists told the Iranian online daily Rooz that the silence of Kurdish officials in this matter was due to their desire to avoid confronting Iran." The spokesman of the Kurdistan government has refused to answer Rooz's questions on this issue."