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  • R.I. Couple Finds Rare Pear in Clam

    12/23/2005 11:04:34 AM PST · by Rio · 41 replies · 1,096+ views
    Yahoo! News / AP ^ | 12/23/2005 | Not stated
    R.I. Couple Finds Rare Pear in Clam Fri Dec 23, 9:06 AM ET A clam that a Portsmouth couple thought was rotten turned out to hold a rare gem: a purple pearl that could be worth lots of money. It happened earlier this month when Barbara Krensavage brought home about four dozen quahogs from a Newport seafood restaurant. Her husband, Thaddeus or "Ted," was shucking them when he came across one he thought was diseased. Upon closer inspection, the couple found the pearl. "We're finding out there's only a handful on earth," Barbara Krensavage said. "We were excited, biting it...
  • Robots caring for the elderly

    12/15/2005 10:42:15 AM PST · by JZelle · 18 replies · 587+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-15-05 | Ann Geracimos
    Pearl the personal-assistant robot walks, talks and even blinks her eyes. She has ears, eyebrows and even lips of a kind on her mobile "face." To an infirm person living alone, this high-tech metal device that can dispense advice and even guide movements around the house is a substitute for an increasingly rare -- and expensive -- flesh-and-bones home health care worker. By providing visual and auditory reminders on when to take medicine or even go to the bathroom, Pearl can help a fragile senior maintain his or her independence outside an assisted living facility. The robot has a laser...
  • Families, survivors pay tribute to Pearl Harbor

    12/09/2005 2:29:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 487+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Lance Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Dec. 7, 2005) -- Shots fired by Marines from the 3rd Marine Regiment firing detail echoed through the waters of Pearl Harbor in remembrance of a day that echoes throughout history at the 64th Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Dec. 7. Along with the firing detail, wreath laying ceremonies and an F-15 missing man formation flew over the heads of the attendees. Each was a fitting mark of respect for the 2,390 Americans who lost their lives during the assault on Pearl Harbor. “I remember seeing them come up over the...
  • Some who were there recall Pearl Harbor

    12/08/2005 4:33:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 410+ views
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — About 2,000 sailors, veterans, community leaders and guests bowed their heads Wednesday in remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor that hurled the U.S. into World War II 64 years ago. Four F-15s flown by the Hawaii Air National Guard roared above the bay, including one jet that veered off from the group to symbolize the 2,390 people killed.
  • USS Pearl Harbor Commemorates Pearl Harbor Attack

    12/08/2005 3:51:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 682+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Dec 8, 2005 | Cryptologic Technician 3rd Class (SW) Karen Moore
    ABOARD USS PEARL HARBOR, Persian Gulf (NNS) -- In remembrance of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) observed a day of reflection to pay tribute and respect to the sacrifice of the Sailors and Soldiers killed in the historic attack. Pearl Harbor Sailors started the day with a training scenario to simulate the events that Sailors aboard USS Arizona (BB 39), USS Utah (BB 31), and USS Nevada (BB 36) faced 64 years ago. Following the training scenario, Pearl Harbor Sailors held a ceremony to commemorate the watershed moment in American history....
  • Hickam quiet on this Dec. 7

    12/07/2005 4:42:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 692+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Shane Cuomo
    12/7/2005 - HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii (AFPN) -- The Pacific Air Forces headquarters building -- and this base -- is quiet today, the 64th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But on Dec. 7, 1941, it was a major target during the infamous sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field that drew the United States into World War II. The base held a ceremony that started at 7:55 a.m. -- the precise time the Japanese attack began -- to commemorate the more than 2,400 people who died that day. The ceremony was held at the...
  • Where we were when Pearl Harbor was attacked

    12/02/2005 5:57:53 AM PST · by Moonraker · 78 replies · 4,346+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 2, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    On December 7, future U.S. President George H.W. Bush was a 17-year-old student and captain of the baseball team at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. "I remember it well," he says. "We had just left church and started to walk across campus when someone shouted out, 'Pearl Harbor's been bombed.'" On his 18th birthday, the following June, Bush signed up to become a Naval aviator. He completed flight school and earned his commission a few days before his 19th birthday making him the youngest aviator in the Navy at that time.
  • USS Pearl Harbor, Seabees Bringing Relief Equipment to Pakistan

    10/14/2005 6:05:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) made a brief port stop in Bahrain Oct. 14, where Sailors loaded 13 pieces of heavy equipment bound for Pakistan. The machinery will be used to assist the victims of the worst earthquake in that country’s history. Pearl Harbor, a dock landing ship, usually transports Marines and their combat equipment to areas worldwide. The crew of approximately 425 is on a regularly-scheduled deployment to the North Persian Gulf as part of maritime security operations (MSO), and it received orders to change course in order to load dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes,...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Daniel Pearl & the London Blasts

    07/15/2005 12:22:57 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 4 replies · 1,368+ views
    As I watched on the TV an announcement by the BBC that the British Police have identified Jamaican-born Lindsey Germaine, who lived in Buckinghamshire, as one of the bombers responsible for the terrorist strikes in London on July 7,2005, I could not help thinking of Daniel Pearl, the American journalist working for the "Wall Street Journal", who was kidnapped and brutally killed by a group of jihadi terrorists belonging to the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HUM---previously known as the Harkat-ul-Ansar HUA ) and the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) in January-February, 2002. Pearl 's kidnapping and murder was orchestrated by Omar Sheikh, a British citizen of...
  • Suspect in Daniel Pearl killing arrested

    03/02/2005 10:21:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 697+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/2/05 | Zarar Khan - AP
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and already sentenced to death in absentia for a hotel bombing that killed 11 French engineers. The suspect, Mohammed Sohail, was among six people who fired on police from a motorcycle, sparking a shootout, said Fayyaz Khan, a Karachi police investigator. He said the shooting began when a patrol asked the men to stop at a routine checkpoint in the city, the site of frequent attacks by Islamic militants. The five other suspects fled, but Sohail fell off...
  • Giant Pearl Tied to Family Squabbles

    01/30/2005 2:31:56 PM PST · by wagglebee · 82 replies · 2,213+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 1/29/05 | JON SARCHE/AP
    Legend has it the so-called Pearl of Allah was created as a symbol of peace 2,500 years ago in ancient China. To Victor Barbish, the 14-pound gem has been nothing but a big headache. The football-sized grayish lump has been tied to enough greed, drama and intrigue to rival any Agatha Christie mystery, including two contract killings and a court fight that ended with one of the largest jury awards of its type in Colorado history. "It draws the wrong type of people," said Barbish, the pearl's majority owner who lives in Colorado Springs. "It's only a pearl. It has...
  • Bin Laden bedazzled Saddam with jewel - $60 million Pearl of Allah 'evidence of al-Qaida link'

    10/28/2004 10:27:53 PM PDT · by HereComesTheGOP · 115 replies · 9,128+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2004 1 a.m. EST | Aaron Klein
    Osama bin Laden tried to purchase the world's largest pearl, the Pearl of Allah, as a gift to Saddam Hussein "to unite the Arab cultures," and Hussein was prepared to accept, according to the pearl's owner. Victor Barbish, who owns sixty-six percent of the pearl on behalf of his daughter, told WorldNetDaily he received an offer in 1999 from individuals who said they were "from bin Laden's group" to purchase the pearl for $60 million to give to Hussein as an overture of unity between al-Qaida and the Iraqi government.
  • December 7th, 1941 -Pearl Harbor Remembrance!

    12/07/2004 6:10:50 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 122 replies · 36,537+ views
    Many | December 7th, 1941 | Mixed-Self & Others
    December 7th, 1941 -Pearl Harbor Remembrance! ============================================================ Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto planned the Pearl Harbor attack. Two things inspired Yamamoto's Pearl Harbor idea: a prophetic book and a historic attack. The book was The Great Pacific War, written in 1925 by Hector Bywater, a British naval authority. It was a realistic account of a clash between the United States and Japan that begins with the Japanese destruction of the U.S. fleet and proceeds to a Japanese attack on Guam and the Philippines. When Britain's Royal Air Force successfully attacked the Italian fleet at Taranto on November 11th, 1940, Yamamoto was...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Touring the 'Mighty Mo' (Pearl Harbor Day coming up)

    11/28/2004 6:25:07 AM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 3,183+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/AP ^ | 11/28/04 | Katherine Nichols
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Each day, thousands of people visit the USS Arizona Memorial to pay tribute to the victims of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, killed some 2,400 Americans, shattered the U.S. Pacific Fleet and propelled the United States into World War II. A gleaming white memorial straddles the sunken battleship where many of the 1,177 sailors killed that day still are entombed. For many visitors, paying their respects at the Arizona Memorial is a prelude to touring the Battleship Missouri Memorial. The USS Missouri served in World War II, the Korean War and...
  • Spanish terror cell sent cash to Pearl's killers

    11/15/2004 12:47:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 351+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 15 2004
    AN Islamic extremist cell uncovered in Barcelona provided finance for an alleged al-Qa'ida kingpin in Pakistan indicted in the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl, it was claimed yesterday. The Pakistani cell, which Spanish police smashed in September, had this year sent money orders of €3000 ($5050) each to Amjad Farooqi, who was killed in an encounter in Pakistan with security forces that month, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais. "The payments were perfectly credited," it quoted Spanish police sources as saying. "They occurred between January and September, and they were numerous." El Pais said the Barcelona group had...
  • Russell Reetz, part of crew that first fired at Pearl Harbor-Former Navy man dies at 88

    11/08/2004 6:54:18 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 1 replies · 326+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-08-04 | nancy yang
    Russell Reetz, one of 82 St. Paul Navy reservists aboard Pearl Harbor's USS Ward, which was credited with firing the first American shots of World War II, died Nov. 4 from complications related to lymphoma and heart and lung problems. The Maplewood resident was 88
  • Daniel Pearl Music Day

    09/30/2004 4:59:02 AM PDT · by sierrahome · 6 replies · 276+ views ^ | Daniel Pearl Foundation
    The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in memory of journalist Daniel Pearl to further the ideals that inspired Daniel's life and work. The foundation's mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications.
  • Farooqi's death raises doubts in Pearl case

    09/29/2004 9:15:01 PM PDT · by Saberwielder · 2 replies · 362+ views
    United Press International ^ | 9/29/2004 | Anqar Iqbal
    Suspect's death raises doubts in Pearl caseBy Anwar Iqbal UPI South Asian Affairs Analyst Published 9/29/2004 6:27 PM WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The death of a terror suspect in Pakistan this weekend has raised fresh questions about the beheading of an American journalist almost three years ago. New information about the suspect, Amjad Farooqi, indicates that he, and not the man convicted for the murder of Daniel Pearl, plotted the journalist's abduction and the subsequent decapitation. Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was abducted in Karachi, Pakistan, on Jan. 23, 2002. A video released by his abductors showed masked...
  • Pakistan - Security forces kill most wanted terrorist sought in Daniel Pearl murder

    09/26/2004 11:05:20 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,035+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation ^ | September 26, 2004
    The most required terrorist of Pakistan killed by the forces of safety The most required terrorist of Pakistan, supposed mingled with year attempted murder with president Pervez Musharraf and accused for the murder of the American journalist Daniel Pearl, was killed Sunday by the forces of safety, announced has person in load Pakistani. Amjad Farooqi, whose head was could At price for 20 million rupees (330.000 dollars), was cut down during year exchange of shots in Nawabshah (270 km in the north of Karachi), in the province of Sind (southern), specified with the AFP this person in load for...
  • Judea Pearl: I am Jewish

    09/15/2004 1:06:30 PM PDT · by yonif · 3 replies · 581+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 15, 2004 | Judea Pearl
    It took a few endless minutes for me to comprehend the meaning of the words the United States Consul General in Karachi was reading to me over the phone. It was a transcript of the videotape the Consulate had received a day earlier; it was taken in the last hours of our son's life, and the words were Danny's: "My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish." It hit me right away that this sentence would strike an especially deep chord for Jews everywhere, though I could not fully grasp its scope or significance. It was only...
  • Indian produces world's biggest black pearl

    07/25/2004 8:14:16 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 12 replies · 896+ views ^ | July 25, 2004 20:14 IST |
    Breaking the monopoly of Japan in the production of big pearls, an Indian scientist claims to have achieved a rare feat by developing a technology to produce even bigger-sized black pearl through an oyster species. Seven months after he was permitted to perform research activities in Andaman and Nicobar islands Dr Ajay K Sonkar says he has produced a rare black pearl of 8 mm nucleus from black lip oyster 'Pincdata margaritifera'. "The technology is capable of producing even bigger size pearls but would require more time. Just because I wanted to display the efficacy of the technology I took...

    05/12/2004 11:44:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 311+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/13/04 | RYAN SAGER
    <p>May 13, 2004 -- IMAGES are important. That's why America's major TV networks and newspapers have a responsibility to show the full Nick Berg video. Forget Abu Ghraib: Those are the words I've heard most often since the tape of militant Islamists cutting off Berg's head was made public Tuesday - though the first word was seldom forget.</p>
  • "Real leadership. Real guts" CARTOON featuring GWB and FDR by Linda Eddy

    03/05/2004 11:59:59 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 23 replies · 900+ views ^ | 3/6/2004 | IPWGOP
  • Pakistan Arrests Pearl Murder Suspect, Colleague

    02/17/2004 8:03:24 AM PST · by happygrl · 16 replies · 300+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/04 | By Amir Zia
    KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested two Islamic militants, including one suspected of involvement in the kidnap and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, an officer said Tuesday. The two men, Sajid Jabbar and Mohammad Athar, were arrested in an overnight raid in the port city of Karachi and belong to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi group, Fayyaz Leghari, chief of the investigation branch of Karachi police, told Reuters. Another senior officer, who did not want to be identified, said Jabbar was suspected of involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl in 2002...
  • The Pearl incident

    01/09/2004 12:17:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, January 9, 2004 | By Deborah Simmons
    <p>Slavery is one of the thorniest of issues -- and rightly so. Even today, with the War between the States seemingly part of ancient history, many black Americans face insurmountable challenges when they try to trace their family history. It is difficult to move forward when you do not know where you have been. Our troubled school system doesn't help, since it even fails to teach the basic reading and writing skills that children need to advance into high school. Suffice it to say, while public schools are doing a shameful job, the D.C. Lottery is doing its part to impart American history.</p>
  • U.S. Develops New Theory on Pearl Slaying

    10/21/2003 10:29:24 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 215+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | October 21, 2003 | John Lumpkin
    WASHINGTON - American authorities investigating the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan now believe that he was slain by the hand of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Authorities, who had previously cast doubt on reports of Mohammed's role, now have new information that leads them to believe he killed Pearl, said one U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The official declined to detail the evidence. The U.S. acknowledgment of Mohammed's suspected role was first reported in Tuesday's editions of the Journal. However, three senior Pakistani officials involved...
  • In Danny Pearl Book, Lévy Says Next 9/11 Brewing in Pakistan

    09/13/2003 2:39:42 AM PDT · by risk · 45 replies · 1,933+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 9/13/2003 | Ron Rosenbaum
    In Danny Pearl Book, Lévy Says Next 9/11 Brewing in Pakistanby Ron Rosenbaum "I had the feeling," Bernard-Henri Lévy says, "that the 21st century really began with the collapse of the Twin Towers and the murder of this single man, Daniel Pearl." Both are deeply symbolic killings. What’s more, he contends, the same forces behind both crimes are now planning something far worse."It will make 9/11 look prehistoric," Mr. Lévy says. What he learned in investigating the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl, he contends, brought him face to face with the specter of the next 9/11. From the...
  • Pearl Killed 'For Finding Terror Links'

    04/23/2003 7:17:15 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 223+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4-24-2003 | Paul Webster
    Pearl killed 'for finding terror links' Paul Webster, Paris Thursday April 24, 2003 The Guardian The American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan because he uncovered links between the British terrorist Richard Reid and the Pakistani secret service, according to an investigation by the French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy. Lévy's book Who Killed Daniel Pearl? traces the Wall Street Journal correspondent's last investigation after he was persuaded to go to Pakistan by a London-born double agent, Omar Saeed Sheikh. Sheikh has since been sentenced to death in Pakistan for overseeing the murder, in which the reporter's...
  • Omar Sheikh: the Man Who Knows and Talks Too Much

    03/10/2003 3:14:11 AM PST · by Allan · 7 replies · 188+ views ^ | March 10, 2003 | B. Raman
    Omar Shaikh:The Man Who Knows and Talks Too Much!On March 12, 2002, a court in Karachi extended the police remand of Omar Shaikh, the British terrorist Of Pakistani origin, who is believed to have masterminded the kidnapping of Daniel Pearl, the US journalist. Pearl was subsequently reported to have been brutally murdered and beheaded, most probably by the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI) headed by Qari Saifullah Akhtar, which has always been close to the Pakistani military-intelligence establishment and Gen.Pervez Musharraf. As already repeatedly pointed out by this writer, the Pakistani authorities have been trying hard to steer the investigation away from the...
  • Services worldwide to remember slain reporter Daniel Pearl

    02/19/2003 4:18:09 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 3 replies · 184+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 2/19/03 | Paul Chavez
    <p>LOS ANGELES(AP) - Interfaith memorial services will be held in major cities around the globe to mark the anniversary of the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Pearl, 38, was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, in January 2002 while researching links between Pakistani extremists and terrorist Richard C. Reid, who was later convicted of trying to blow up a plane with a shoe-bomb. A grisly videotape received Feb. 21 by U.S. diplomats in Karachi showed Pearl dead.</p>
  • Suspect Describes Ordeal of Slain Reporter

    01/22/2003 10:54:23 PM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 446+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/22/03 | DAVID ROHDE
    ARACHI, Pakistan — The nursery where they killed him, one year on, is oddly peaceful. Lush mango, palm and pomegranate trees are in bloom, their thick, green leaves whispering in a gentle breeze.The cinder-block storehouse where he was executed is empty, save for some flower pots, a cot and crumpled packs of cigarettes strewn across the floor. The 10-foot by 15-foot main room still has a metal door and metal shutters that can be padlocked. Sounds of life reach the room: birds chirping and cars driving past to a nearby religious school run by Al Rashid Trust, an organization...
  • DANIEL PEARL: Lest One forgets

    12/31/2002 12:04:49 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 41 replies · 445+ views
    SAAG ^ | 31.12.2002 | B.Raman
    My dear American friends, As you celebrate the birth of the New Year, do you remember a man called Daniel Pearl, a young and lovable American who used to work as the South Asia correspondent of the "Wall Street Journal" based in Mumbai? Do you remember how he died a horrendous death at the hands of Pakistani pan-Islamic terrorists allied to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda in the International Islamic Front (IIF) during a professional visit to Karachi in January, 2002? Do you remember how he was beheaded by the Karachi-based terrorists and a video-recording of the beheading was circulated...
  • Key Pakistan militant dead

    12/21/2002 7:58:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 198+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12-21-02 | By Zaffar Abbas
    Police in Pakistan say one of the five people killed in an explosion in Karachi on Thursday was the country's most-wanted militant, Asif Ramzi. A police investigator in Karachi said Asif Ramzi's mother was taken to the city morgue for the second time in two days, and she has now confirmed that the body of one of the people killed on Thursday is that of her son. Asif Ramzi was not only involved in a series of killings of minority Shia Muslims, but was also wanted for a number of murderous attacks on foreign nationals, including, it is thought, American...
  • Dec Seventh 1941 Japan Wars on U.S. and Britain Makes Sudden Attack On Hawaii

    12/06/2002 9:31:47 PM PST · by swarthyguy · 15 replies · 953+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Dec81941 | FRANK L. KLUCKHOHN
    Back to Main News Summaries Daily News Quiz Word of the Day Test Prep Question of the Day Web Explorer Science Q & A Letters to the Editor Ask a Reporter Web Navigator Daily Lesson Plan Lesson Plan Archive News Snapshot Issues in Depth On This Day in History Crossword Puzzle Campus Weblines Education News Newspaper in Education (NIE) Teacher Resources Classroom Subscriptions Conversation Starters Family Movie Guide Vacation Donation Plan Discussion Topics Site Guide Feedback Job Opportunities This event took place on December 7, 1941, and was reported in the The New York Times the following day. Read...

    09/18/2002 12:47:58 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 324+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/18/02 | Post Wire Services
    <p>September 18, 2002 -- Pictures and descriptions of U.S. landmarks - including at least one military base -were found on a laptop computer seized from alleged Sept. 11 organizer Ramzi Binalshibh, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>Investigators also found a flight-simulator program similar to the kind the Sept. 11 hijackers used for training, ABC News reported.</p>
  • Two former CIA officials: Pearl was on the trail of a 9-11 mastermind

    10/01/2002 8:04:03 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 4 replies · 115+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Oct. 1, 2002 | Richard Sale and Anwar Iqbal
    Two former CIA officials: Pearl was on the trail of a 9-11 mastermind By Richard Sale and Anwar Iqbal | WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was investigating the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 airplane hijackings and attacks on New York and Washington when he was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, according to two former Central Intelligence Agency officials. Bob Baer, a former case officer in the agency's Directorate of Operations, said he provided Pearl with unpublished information about Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who has since been accused by American officials of being one...
  • Another bin Laden aide in custody after raid

    09/15/2002 5:42:00 PM PDT · by knak · 42 replies · 385+ views
    times online ^ | 9/16/02
    A SECOND senior aide of Osama bin Laden arrested during last week’s raid on al-Qaeda hideouts in Karachi is being interrogated by American investigators at a secret location in Pakistan. The revelation came yesterday as the United States said that it was seeking the extradition of Ramzi bin al-Shibh, who was captured after a shoot-out last week. The Pakistani authorities said that the arrest of the two senior al-Qaeda leaders and ten other foreign militants was the most serious blow so far to the al-Qaeda terrorist network of Osama bin Laden, which has been trying to regroup in Pakistan. Pakistan...
  • The Jounalist and the Terrorist (Daniel Pearl and Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh)

    09/02/2002 1:18:15 PM PDT · by tictoc · 9 replies · 1,257+ views
    Vanity Fair ^ | August 2002 | Robert Sam Anson
    The reporter who comes to Karachi, Pakistan is given certain cautions. Do not take a taxi from the airport; arrange for the hotel to send a car and confirm the driver's identity before getting in. Do not stay in a room that faces the street. Do not interview sources over the phone. Do not discuss subjects such as Islam or the Pakistani nuclear program in the presence of hotel staff. Do not leave notes or tape recordings in your room. Do not discard work papers in the waste basket; flush them down the toilet. Do not use public transportation or...
  • Rumsfeld attacked over Cuba prisoners

    02/24/2002 7:20:32 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 42 replies · 852+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 02/25/2002 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    British lawyers accuse US defence secretary of 'horsetrading with human beings' Lawyers acting for British detainees at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba yesterday stepped up pressure for their release and attacked Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, for saying that they could be repatriated only on condition that they were prosecuted here. Gareth Peirce, who is acting for the families of Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal, both from Tipton in the West Midlands, accused Mr Rumsfeld of "horsetrading with human beings". She said the prisoners were being unlawfully detained and there was growing evidence that they ...
  • Pakistan's top general wants to punish killers of Daniel Pearl, lead country to democracy

    05/04/2002 6:14:17 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 20 replies · 101+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/2002 | GEORGE JAHN
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Pervez Musharraf said Saturday he turned down a U.S. extradition request for the killers of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl so that their punishment at home could serve as an example to those defying his crackdown on violence and terror. The military leader also suggested he wanted to see changes in the constitution giving the military a say in overseeing elected governments. Musharraf, who ousted an elected government and imposed military rule in 1999, spoke to selected reporters in a two-hour interview in which he depicted himself as reluctant leader whose place in history is...
  • Bosnia trip radicalized Pearl slaying suspect

    05/20/2002 11:24:43 AM PDT · by Spar · 44 replies · 3,439+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | April 6, 2002 | Dafna Linzer
    <p>The prime suspect in the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was a college student in London when a sectarian war in the heart of Europe lured him to a life of Islamic militancy.</p> <p>According to interviews and Indian intelligence documents obtained by the Associated Press, Ahmed Omar Saeed was radicalized by the people he met and the things he learned on the way to Bosnia. After a trip to the Balkans in 1993, he dropped out of a prestigious British university and headed for the training camps of Afghanistan.</p>
  • Defense Seeks Copy of Pearl Video

    05/28/2002 2:37:41 PM PDT · by Cinnamon Girl · 5 replies · 181+ views
    AP ^ | MAY 28, 11:05 ET | ZARAR KAHN
    HYDERABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Prosecutors sought Tuesday to block defense attorneys from obtaining a copy of a videotape showing the gruesome murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, saying it serves only to ``generate terrorism.'' Although the judge granted the defense request, Chief Prosecutor Raja Quereshi got a 72-hour stay so he could appeal to the Sindh provincial high court to block access to the video. ``As custodian of the video, we don't want to generate terrorism in our society. We want to curb it. We do not want to display the gruesome murder and slaughter of one human...
  • Cleric's Upstate Followers Seen as Threat

    02/01/2002 2:58:39 AM PST · by livius · 26 replies · 1,022+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/30/02 | Adam Miller
    <p>February 1, 2002 -- A secluded Muslim settlement in upstate New York is an outpost for a terrorist group founded by Sheik Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani, the radical Islamic cleric Daniel Pearl was trying to interview when he disappeared, according to a published report.</p>
  • Al Qaeda's Grocery Lists and Manuals of Killing

    03/16/2002 3:33:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 36 replies · 1,040+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 3-17-2002 | By DAVID ROHDE and C. J. CHIVERS
    March 17, 2002 Al Qaeda's Grocery Lists and Manuals of Killing By DAVID ROHDE and C. J. CHIVERS n Aug. 17, 1995, Amir Maawia Siddiqi, the son of a bookshop owner in a small village in Pakistan, set down his oath of allegiance to the jihad. "I, Amir Maawia Siddiqi, son of Abdul Rahman Siddiqi, state in the presence of God that I will slaughter infidels my entire life," he wrote. "And with the will of God I will do these killings in the supervision and guidance with Harkat ul-Ansar." He accepted a code name, Abu Rashid, signed his name...
  • Pakistan - Pearl murderer was a former police officer

    07/16/2002 6:56:58 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 10 replies · 378+ views
    Arab News ^ | 7.17.02 | Robert Fisk, Special to Arab News
    ISLAMABAD, 17 July — During the trial of journalist Daniel Pearl’s murderers, one small but disturbing fact never made its way into the headlines: that one of the co-accused was a former Pakistani police officer. The final testimony of the trial — released only yesterday morning — must owe something to his own evidence. It revealed, for example, that Pearl made two escape attempts from his captors and that it was this which prompted them to murder him. Three Yemenis were brought in to perform his throat cutting. But all we know of the ex-cop is that — even at...

    07/16/2002 2:20:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 16 2002
    <p>Pakistan's government showed considerable courage by going ahead with the trial of four Islamic militants accused of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Yesterday, they were convicted - and the ringleader sentenced to death.</p> <p>But it remains to be seen whether Islamabad can stand firm against the expected backlash and see to it that the sentences are carried out.</p>
  • UK urges leniency for Pearl killer

    07/15/2002 2:33:20 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies · 336+ views
    CNN ^ | July 15 2002
    <p>LONDON, England -- The UK government says it opposes the death sentence handed down to a British-born man convicted in Pakistan for the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.</p> <p>Former London School of Economics student Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, believed to be the mastermind of Pearl's kidnapping death, was convicted on Monday along with three other Islamic radicals of kidnapping for ransom and acts of terror, defence lawyers said.</p>
  • Pearl's murderer sentenced to death

    07/14/2002 10:03:23 PM PDT · by GCSmith · 27 replies · 170+ views
    Death sentence for Pearl murderA Pakistani court has sentenced British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh to death for abducting and murdering Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl. His three accomplices were sentenced to life imprisonment. Tight security was in place ahead of the verdict in the southern city of Hyderabad, amid fears of a backlash by militant supporters of the defendants. Armed police, soldiers and paramilitary commandos are surrounding the prison where the trial took place in case of disturbance. Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi in January by the previously unknown group National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty,...