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  • Iraqis loot captured Baath party offices outside Basra

    03/31/2003 2:58:11 PM PST · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 201+ views
    Deutche Welle ^ | March 31 2003
    British soldiers poised to invade Iraq's major southern city of Basra have let a mob loot the local Baath party headquarters to show the US-led war was aimed at helping civilians and ridding the country of the regime's supporters. The building, five kilometres from the city was filled with vast stocks of food, including sacks of rice and grain that came from humanitarian aid deliveries. A British army spokesman said that normally looting was prohibited, because it was a sign that things had got out of control, but in this case it was decided to show Baghdad that the Baath...
  • Edwards heading to California for cash

    03/14/2003 3:00:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 290+ views
    News & Record ^ | 3/14/03 | ERIC DYER
    Edwards heading to Calif. for cash 3-14-03 By ERIC DYER, Staff Writer News & Record Presidential hopeful John Edwards heads west this weekend to campaign in California, a state crucial to Democrats' being able to take back the White House in 2004. Money and message will dominate the itinerary of North Carolina's senior U.S. senator. His schedule includes a pair of private fund-raisers and an appearance before political activists as they size up a half-dozen of the candidates who want to be president. An estimated 2,500 people are expected to assemble today in Sacramento for the California Democratic Party annual...
  • 'Saddam removing valuables from Baghdad'

    10/19/2002 3:54:30 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 34 replies · 277+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 10/20/2002 | Agence France-Presse
    In anticipation of a US strike on Iraq President Saddam Hussein has begun removing gold bars and valuable works of art from Baghdad to the remote northwestern town of Abu Kamul near the border with Syria, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. Several trucks laden with gold bars and artworks from museums in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul travelled under heavy guard to Abu Kamul, where they were met by Syrian and Jordanian businessmen, the Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag cited Iraqi opposition and Western intelligence sources as saying. European diplomats in Damascus confirmed "the traffic of heavy...
  • Suspected Thief Drowns, Weighed Down by Loot

    08/18/2002 6:03:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies · 350+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/18/02
    Suspected Thief Drowns, Weighed Down by Loot Sun Aug 18, 7:35 AM ET TULSA, Oklahoma (Reuters) - A suspected thief, weighed down with more than 50 pounds of stolen cameras and CDs, among other items, drowned as he attempted to evade police by swimming across the Arkansas River, officials said. The man, identified as Edward McBride, 37, was carrying a duffel bag weighing 50 pounds that contained stolen items and was found Friday with stolen goods also stuffed in his pockets, said Tulsa police spokesman Lucky Lamons. He was being pursued by Tulsa police who suspected him of robbing a...
  • Pre-Columbian tunnel complex discovered in southeastern Peru

    08/17/2002 9:06:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies · 1,213+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 08/15/2002 08:40 | Editorial Staff
    Pre-Columbian tunnel complex discovered in southeastern Peru Story Filed: Thursday, August 15, 2002 8:40 AM EST Lima, Aug 15, 2002 (EFE via COMTEX) -- A pre-Columbian tunnel complex has been discovered in southeastern Peru, officials said. Chumbivilcas Mayor Florentino Layme told Panamericana Television that the tunnels were discovered in the southeastern province of Chumbivilcas, some 1,300 kilometers (about 808) miles southeast of the capital. The tunnels apparently were made by the Wari people who lived in the area prior to the emergence of the Inca empire and are located under the village of Lliqui. The walls of the tunnels, or...
  • FEDS HAND OVER $306M (Hillary siting)

    06/09/2002 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 200+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/08/02 | ERIC LENKOWITZ
    FEDS HAND OVER $306M Saturday June 08 05:39 AM EDT By ERIC LENKOWITZ The first multimillion-dollar installment of promised federal money to help rebuild lower Manhattan was presented to Gov. Pataki yesterday. With the rumble of work behind them at the World Trade Center site, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez handed a giant check for nearly $306 million to Pataki, who was flanked by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer and other officials. "We are going to have a better, stronger lower Manhattan as the redevelopment effort goes forward," Pataki said. The first installment of the HUD's...