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  • Some Republicans Love Obamacare (i.e. FL voters)

    02/14/2014 4:42:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WUSF News (University of South Florida) ^ | Wed February 12, 2014 11:39 pm | Carol Gentry
    By now, the Republican Party’s view of the Affordable Care Act should be pretty familiar, as in this ad from David Jolly:“I’m fighting to repeal Obamacare, right away. It’s bad for our families, and our economy.”But not all Republicans agree; one is Irene Jacusis of New Port Richey, who was uninsured until now. “I did not vote for Obama," she said. “But I am so in love with this plan, with this health care plan, what can I do?” […] Another Republican who wants to keep the Affordable Care Act is Mary Fallon of St. Petersburg. She was a teacher...
  • U.S.F Area Crime Spree Suspect is Dead after Police Shootout

    09/06/2013 12:32:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    970WFLA ^ | 9/6/13
    The man wanted for the series of home invasions in apartments near the USF Tampa campus has died from gunshot wounds after a shootout with police. Police captured 24 year old Charlie Christopher Bates on U.S. 301 near I-4 in Hillsborough County. This came after a chase, crash, and police shooting at Bates. He was reportedly shot several times. No officers are believed to be hurt. Bates faces a series of charges. Hillsborough deputies say the incidents happened at the Cambridge Woods apartments, the Oaks apartments, and the Eagle's Point apartments north of USF. Four men were tied up and...
  • Hope & Change and the right to broadband

    08/21/2013 6:51:44 AM PDT · by shoff · 9 replies
    Examiner ^ | 08/20/2013 | Steven Hoffman
    How many readers notice Obama’s bold new initiative called “Connect-Ed” announced earlier this month. You might have heard about it in the form of a proposed increase in the Universal Service fund the FCC imposes on all cell phone users, with the exception of the two and a half million Obama phones. If you didn’t hear or glossed over the details since everything Obama does is proclaimed bold by news organizations. Obama is proposing to connect 99% of students to broadband internet service by calling on the FCC to “modernize and leverage” its E-Rate program to support this vision.
  • Jill Kelley tried to broker deals for USF Health

    11/21/2012 9:14:56 AM PST · by maggief · 12 replies
    TBO ^ | November 22, 2012 | Jodie Tillman
    TAMPA — Soon after she was appointed honorary consul to South Korea, Jill Kelley of Tampa went to work trying to establish a relationship between that country and the University of South Florida's medical school. "I was nominated for this diplomatic appointment, for the purpose to facilitate new agreements in the USA with my contacts," Kelley wrote in a Sept. 7 email to USF medical school dean Stephen Klasko. "I have a unique opportunity to propose bids because of my relationship with the top executive branch of Korea, and in addition, the President of the Free Trade Act is my...
  • Steers Queers and Social Engineers

    07/15/2011 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2011 | Mike Adams
    A transgender student at University of South Florida (USF) has now conclusively shown that once people become sufficiently open-minded their brains are likely to fall out and hit the ground. Frustrated and confused with his sexuality, Taylor McCue wanted to force USF to join colleges like Rutgers and Harvard, which are now offering students the option to live with anyone of any gender. And the USF administration has caved. Sissies! Now, as a result of the lobbying of one deeply confused student, USF has decided to go beyond what other universities in Florida do with transgender students, by actively offering...
  • Totals Stimulus Package Cost To Broadband Rural Areas: $349,000/home. $7,000,000/home In Montana!

    07/10/2011 6:26:20 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 63 replies
    Huckabee Show on FNC | Huckabee
    On FNC, Gov Huckabee just revealed the cost to you and me to bring Broadband internet service to rural areas through Obama's Stimulus package. It was $349,000 per home, and you and I paid it! In Montana, it was worse. The program made Broadband available to a total of 7 homes that did not have it available before, at a cost to you and me of $49,000,000. That's $7,000,000 per home. The total cost was $7.2 BILLION... and we... and our kids... and their kids, paid the bill! And does anyone doubt that Obama is trying to destroy America?
  • USF associate professor guilty of battery, burglary

    06/23/2011 3:34:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | June 23, 2011 | Alexandra Zayas
    TAMPA — Stefani Hernandez was walking her two Weimaraners outside her apartment complex near International Plaza when she got a weird feeling, like someone was behind her. "I turned around," the 26-year-old remembers, "and there he was, inches from me." He told her she had nice dogs. Qingnong Xiao, 48, is an associate professor at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science, earning $108,344 a year. He is a hurricane expert with publications in scientific journals. Hernandez didn't know any of that. She didn't know him. But she knew he made her nervous. So she went inside her...
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • How the FCC Plans to Tax the Internet

    03/17/2010 11:45:56 AM PDT · by dickmc · 18 replies · 651+ views
    Stop E Taxes ^ | March 17, 2010 | Kelly William Cobb
    How the FCC Plans to Tax the Internet By Kelly William Cobb , Wednesday, March 17, 2010 1:46 pm Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its National Broadband Plan (PDF), an outline for the federal government to become significantly more involved in universal broadband access. The plan, which the FCC estimates will cost $350 billion, claims it pays for itself (a point already called into question), but the plan itself calls for raising taxes on the Internet, as well as enacting some that have yet to exist. First, the plan expressly calls for a digital goods tax: Recognizing that...
  • South Florida a plum job for the right guy

    01/08/2010 4:40:49 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 4 replies · 409+ views
    ESPN ^ | 01082010 | Brian Bennett
    Coach Leavitt was accused of laying a hand on a player so the university FIRES him! All I can say is this has got to be a perfect example of what is WRONG with America in general. THE PROBLEM? The Political Correctness has gone wild. Feminization gone wild. America and American Sports has become PATHETIC!!!
  • USF warns of armed intruder on Tampa campus in mass text message (Updates @ 4, 10, 18)

    10/05/2009 11:58:53 AM PDT · by dawn53 · 19 replies · 1,451+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Tom Marshall and Rick Danielson
    TAMPA — A report of an armed intruder on the Tampa campus prompted the University of South Florida to send out a warning in a mass text message at 1:51 p.m. "Emergency: Armed intruder on campus. Stay inside. Lock doors. Emergency Personnel Responding.'' The alert followed a 1:36 p.m. call to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office of an armed person at the campus library. The call was routed to the USF Police Department, said spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross.
  • "Mixing up morality and contractual obligations" ( Abortion removal from insurance coverage )

    04/27/2009 4:28:14 PM PDT · by kellynla · 5 replies · 622+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | April 27, 2009 | staff
    The University of San Francisco, founded by the Jesuits in 1855, is no longer legally a “Catholic” institution and the faith is irrelevant when it comes to whether the school’s health insurance covers abortions, the president of USF’s Faculty Association told Our Sunday Visitor in an interview last week. In an April 23 report by OSV contributing editor Valerie Schmalz, faculty association president Elliot Neaman said that, if USF tries to remove abortion as an insurance benefit, the association would file an unfair labor practice complaint. “Whether abortion involves the killing of a child is ‘not relevant,’” said Neaman, according...
  • Jurors acquit Megahed of both counts in explosives trial

    04/03/2009 4:45:59 PM PDT · by dawn53 · 9 replies · 785+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | Apr 03, 2009 04:27 PM | Justin George
    Twenty months after a traffic stop in Goose Creek, S.C., catapulted two University of South Florida students into a federal explosives case that raised the specter of terrorism, one of those students has been set free by a panel of 12 jurors. Youssef Megahed, 23, is not guilty, the jury said. Not guilty of illegally transporting explosives materials. Not guilty of possessing a destructive device.
  • USF Settles In Bike Scandal

    02/19/2009 4:36:13 AM PST · by SES1066 · 23 replies · 1,206+ views
    TBO.COM ^ | February 19, 2009 | LINDSAY PETERSON
    TAMPA - The University of South Florida associate vice president who resigned Tuesday over his role in taking a student's bicycle will receive a $50,000 settlement from the university.- - - Snip - - -In the six-page settlement agreement, signed Tuesday by Rao and College of Medicine Dean Stephen Klasko, Rao agrees to give up his contract and not sue the university. The university agrees not to pursue any disciplinary actions that could result from its investigation of the events involving the bicycle.
  • Oxford educated College Dean @ $400K/year (Adbul Rao) steals student bicycle, resigns

    02/18/2009 5:30:11 AM PST · by steelyourfaith · 28 replies · 1,382+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 2/17/09
    University of South Florida associate vice president Addul Rao who was caught on videotape stealing a student's bicycle last week with tbe aid of an accomplice who has an extensive criminal record, Vernon Waiters, says he will resign his post Friday. This is the same university that employed Sami Al-Arian, who was sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiring to violate a federal law that prohibits making or receiving contributions of funds, goods or services to, or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
  • USF professor on leave after he is captured taking a bike from campus ( VIDEO )

    02/16/2009 6:42:59 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1,969+ views
    Tampabay.com ^ | February 13th | Rebecca Catalanello
    A University of South Florida dean is being investigated after surveillance video captured him taking a red bike from the loading dock of the Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr., Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute. Dr. Abdul Rao, senior associate vice president for research at USF College of Medicine, said he took the bike on Monday to help a "nearly homeless'' friend and intended no harm. Video of the theft has been posted on YouTube. Rao, who joined USF in 2006 ,draws a $269,280 salary plus four administrative stipends of $115,000.
  • Jesuit University Refers Students to Abortion Mills

    12/04/2002 9:51:50 AM PST · by pseudo-justin · 85 replies · 1,525+ views
    see for yourself ^ | 12/04/02 | pseudo-justin
    It seems that the University of San Francisco -- a college in the "Catholic" and "Jesuit" tradition-- is now in the business of referring students to Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills. See for yourself: http://www.usfca.edu/shep/pregnancy.htm (click on Source URL)
  • Goose Creek update: 15 years for jihad video creator (Univ. of S.Fla)

    12/19/2008 11:43:38 AM PST · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 940+ views
    MichelleMalkin ^ | 12-19-08 | Michelle Malkin
    Ahmed Mohamed, one half of the Goose Creek two, received the maximum sentence yesterday for creating a jihad video that was to be used by Muslim “martyrs” fighting American soldiers in Arab countries. He and his apologists still insist on painting Mohamed as a regular college guy. The judge didn’t buy it. Good: ~~~ Former University of South Florida student Ahmed Mohamed received a maximum 15-year federal prison sentence Thursday for providing material support to terrorists. In court, U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday pondered the 27-year-old’s potential aloud, gazing at the former engineering doctoral student and teaching assistant who...
  • Mohamed gets 15 years in terrorism case

    12/18/2008 2:52:08 PM PST · by Dawn531 · 29 replies · 809+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | December 18, 2008
    TAMPA -- Former University of South Florida student Ahmed Mohamed got a 15-year sentence today for providing material support to terrorism. "I still wonder why this young man in front of me at his age, at his intelligence, how he has become committed to this path," said U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday, who gave Mohamed, 27, the harshest penalty allowed by law
  • Former USF Student To Be Sentenced In Weapons Case

    07/14/2008 8:55:52 AM PDT · by I still care · 26 replies · 116+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | Juley 14, 2008 | Tampa Tribune
    TAMPA - A former University of South Florida student will be sentenced today for holding a rifle at a shooting range for less than three minutes. Karim Moussaoui was convicted in April of a federal weapons charge of possessing a firearm in violation of his student visa. The Moroccan native and engineering student had gone to the Shoot Straight Tampa shooting range with a friend, Youssef Megahed, last summer and posed for pictures holding a .22-caliber rifle Megahed had rented. Because Megahed is a legal, permanent resident of the United States, he was allowed to posses and rent the weapon....
  • USF terror suspect agrees to plead guilty

    06/14/2008 2:51:38 AM PDT · by dawn53 · 19 replies · 149+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2008 | Kevin Graham and Rebecca Catalanello,
    Former University of South Florida engineering student Ahmed Mohamed agreed Friday to plead guilty to a federal charge of providing material support to terrorists. For their part, prosecutors plan to drop six other charges against Mohamed, 26, when he is sentenced. Among the counts to be dropped are charges of illegally transporting explosive material, possessing an unregistered destructive device, and a student visa violation for possessing a firearm. "This plea agreement was at the request of our client after a very long and agonizing decision by both him and his family, and it was his decision to resolve this matter...
  • Translations Of Mohamed, Megahed Dialogue Released (Goose Creek case)

    04/18/2008 9:20:18 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies · 142+ views
    TBO.COM ^ | 4-18-08 | Elaine Silvestrini
    After Youssef Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed were arrested in South Carolina, deputies recorded the men talking to each other in Arabic in the back of a patrol car. Megahed's attorneys want a judge to limit the use of the recording at the men's upcoming trial, arguing that the recording largely is unintelligible. Consequently, they argue, transcripts of translations of the conversations are so limited that any comments that are intelligible are out of context. Megahed and Mohamed were arrested Aug. 4 after deputies found pipe bombs in the trunk of their car, authorities said. The defense has filed different transcripts...
  • Indictment Revises Charges Against Mohamed, Megahed (Goose Creek)

    04/17/2008 3:11:08 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 78+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 4-17-08 | Elaine Silvestrini
    Twelve days before they were scheduled to go on trial, two former University of South Florida students are facing new charges handed up by a federal grand jury. The new seven-count indictment adds terrorism and weapons charges against one of the defendants, Ahmed Mohamed. It also includes a new charge against Mohamed and Youssef Megahed relating to the devices found in the trunk of their car when they were arrested Aug. 4 in South Carolina. It replaces a two-count indictment handed up last year. Experts say the new indictment shows the prosecution trying to ensure success at trial by offering...
  • USF Dons Have Gone from National Champs to National Chumps (Eddie Sutton)

    02/27/2008 1:23:10 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 4 replies · 105+ views
    SF Weekly ^ | 2/27/08 | Ron Russell
    It's a gloriously sunny afternoon, and Eddie Sutton has slipped away from his tomblike office at the University of San Francisco to return a phone call from the relative quiet of the lobby inside the aging War Memorial Gymnasium. The hoopla over Sutton has masked deep discontent among influential alumni and donors of the athletics program, unhappy over the manner and timing of Evans being jettisoned, and its potential effect on important efforts to recruit top-quality basketball players to a program that is clearly faltering. Much of that discontent centers on USF's new athletics director, Debra Gore-Mann, whose inconsistent explanations...
  • USF Student's Arrest Linked To Explosives Case (Goose Creek Goons)

    12/14/2007 12:17:18 AM PST · by STARWISE · 14 replies · 1,168+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12-14-07 | Elaine Silvestrini
    Two days before he was to graduate, a University of South Florida student was arrested Thursday on a weapons charge in connection with a case against two other students accused of transporting explosives. Karim Moussaoui, 28, went to a shooting range with the two other students, Youssef Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed, on July 11, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court. Moussaoui told the FBI he took pictures and didn't fire any weapons, the complaint states. Mohamed, 26, and Megahed, 21, both Egyptian nationals, were arrested in South Carolina on Aug. 4 and charged with having explosives in...
  • Megahed Stays In Jail As Judge Reviews Bail Arrangement (Goose Creek)

    10/08/2007 10:36:41 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies · 642+ views
    970wfla.com ^ | 10-8-07
    One of two Muslim USF students facing federal explosives charges continues to wait to be released on bond By 970WFLA.com Friday, October 5, 2007 TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) – A federal judge will take his time on ruling whether or not one of two Muslim University of South Florida students will be allowed out on bail while awaiting trial on charges he transported explosives across state lines without a license. U.S. prosecutors filed appeal following a federal magistrate judge allowed Youseff Samir Megahed, 21, to be released on $200,000 bond. Megahed and his alleged co-conspirator, Ahmed Mohamed, were arrested in...
  • Video tape raises new questions about jailed students (Video at Source)

    10/05/2007 7:35:18 PM PDT · by DocRock · 34 replies · 1,507+ views
    MyFoxTampaBay ^ | 05 Oct 2007 | Channel 13 Tampa Bay
    An odd video raises new questions about the USF students who caused a national security scare. Ahmed Mohamed and Yousef Megahed are already charged with driving explosives across state lines. Now prosecutors say Megahed's brother tried to send a sinister code through a jail-house camera.
  • Stress Takes Toll On Megahed's Family

    10/04/2007 7:35:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 15 replies · 577+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | October 4, 2007 | Elaine Silvestrini
    As his son appeared in federal court on explosives charges, Samir Megahed struggled with the overwhelming strain of the prosecution and family problems. 'We're under big stress,' the 60-year-old said in a telephone interview. Megahed said he is recovering from a heart attack he suffered 11 days ago. 'I am good now,' he said. On Monday, he said, his 68-year-old brother died in Egypt. Samir Megahed is unable to travel to be with his brother's family because he is hoping his son, Youssef, will be released on bail. One of the conditions of a bail order is that the entire...
  • Stress Takes Toll On Megahed's Family (Goose Creek terrorists)

    10/03/2007 11:22:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies · 537+ views
    TBO.com/Tampa Tribune ^ | 10-4-07 | Elaine Silvestrini
    TAMPA - As his son appeared in federal court on explosives charges, Samir Megahed struggled with the overwhelming strain of the prosecution and family problems. 'We're under big stress,' the 60-year-old said in a telephone interview. Megahed said he is recovering from a heart attack he suffered 11 days ago. 'I am good now,' he said. On Monday, he said, his 68-year-old brother died in Egypt. Samir Megahed is unable to travel to be with his brother's family because he is hoping his son, Youssef, will be released on bail. One of the conditions of a bail order is that...
  • YouTube Bomb Video Brings Scrutiny Terrorism Suspect Allegedly Gave Tips on Using Detonator

    10/01/2007 10:09:04 AM PDT · by khnyny · 10 replies · 98+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2007 | Peter Whoriskey
    MIAMI -- On a video posted to YouTube.com this summer, a man speaking Egyptian-accented Arabic instructed viewers how to convert a remote-controlled toy car into a bomb detonator. The 12-minute lesson was referenced on the popular video-sharing Web site under the search terms "detonator from a distance," "suiciders" and "martyrdoms." A detonator could "save one who wants to be a martyr for another day, another battle," the man told viewers, according to federal prosecutors. Last month, authorities identified the instructor as Mohamed Ahmed, 24, a graduate engineering student at the University of South Florida. An Egyptian national, he'd been stopped...
  • Breaking…Mystery at Goose Creek update: Making bombs to save a “martyr” (9-14-07)

    09/17/2007 9:19:36 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies · 162+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 9-14-17 | Michelle Malkin
    The plot thickens. Read the St. Petersburg Times: (Hat tip - reader Lynne) Well, well, well: PVC pipe filled with homemade “low-grade explosive mixture” and a videotape instruction for turning a remote-controlled toy car into a detonator were among the items found in the car driven by two University of South Florida students arrested in South Carolina and now facing federal explosives charges, according to a federal prosecutor. An assistant U.S Attorney outlined the evidence confiscated from the car driven by two suspended USF students — describing a container and three pipes filled with a low grade explosive mixture. The...
  • USF student Youssef Megahed granted bail

    09/14/2007 7:07:18 PM PDT · by devane617 · 13 replies · 770+ views
    BayNews9.com ^ | 09/14/2007
    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- USF student Youssef Megahed has been granted bail on federal explosives charges and could be released on house arrest next week. Bail was set at $200,000. The government has filed an appeal. A U.S. District Court Judge is expected to review that appeal next week. Megahed will remain in jail until that time. Megahed, 21, and fellow USF student Megahed Ahmed Mohamed, 26, were arrested in August after being pulled over for speeding near Charleston, S.C. Police said the pair had pipe bombs and other items in their car. The students have said they...
  • Car's explosive contents revealed at hearing for USF students

    09/14/2007 3:59:11 PM PDT · by dawn53 · 59 replies · 2,091+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | September 14, 2007
    TAMPA -- PVC pipe filled with homemade "low-grade explosive mixture'' and a videotape instruction for turning a remote-controlled toy car into a detonator were among the items found in the car driven by two University of South Florida students arrested in South Carolina and now facing federal explosives charges, according to a federal prosecutor...The list also included a videotape that instructs viewers on how to convert a toy electric car into a detonator. Defendant Ahmed Mohamed has admitted making the tape, and in it he says he intended the instruction "to save one who wants to be a martyr for...
  • S.C. Defers to Feds in Pipe Bomb Case {USF terror supporters in Goose Creek}

    09/04/2007 12:22:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,577+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/4/7 | BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press Writer
    Charleston, S.C. (AP) -- With a federal indictment in place, state charges will be dismissed against two Egyptian-born students who were stopped last month with what authorities said were pipe bombs, a prosecutor said Tuesday. "I plan to dismiss the charges in favor of federal prosecution," said Scarlett Wilson, state prosecutor for Charleston and Berkeley counties. Ahmed Abda Sherf Mohamed, 24, and Yousef Samir Megahed, 21, both students at the University of South Florida in Tampa, were arrested on state charges of possession of an explosive device following an Aug. 5 traffic stop in Goose Creek.
  • Father: Indicted son no terrorist

    09/03/2007 7:45:10 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 51 replies · 1,749+ views
    Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2007
    The father of a University of South Florida student accused of transporting explosives across state lines along with another student facing a terrorism-related charge says his son is not a terrorist. "It's killing me," Samir Megahed said Saturday. "We have no charge like this in my family for 400 years. It's killing all my family in Egypt." Engineering students Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, were indicted Friday on federal charges of carrying explosive materials across state lines. Mohammed also faces terrorism-related charges of teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives. The students, both born...
  • Federal Bombing Charges Against Florida "Students" Arrested in South Carolina

    09/01/2007 6:05:00 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 5 replies · 735+ views
    National Review "The Corner" ^ | Saturday, September 01, 2007 | Andy McCarthy
    Remember those two Egyptian "students" arrested in South Carolina back in early August for possessing what CAIR spokesman Ahmed Bedier claimed were fireworks but turned out to be pipe bombs according to state authorities?  They've now been indicted by the Justice Department in Florida.Ahmed Mohammed is charged with teaching and demonstrating how to use explosives in support of terrorism.  Both he and his sidekick, Youssef Megahed, are charged with transporting explosives across state lines.  They had already been charged in South Carolina with possessing pipe-bombs.  At the time of their arrest, they were in Goose Creek, about seven miles away...
  • South Florida Students Face Indictment for Carrying Explosives Across State Lines [Indicted]

    08/31/2007 10:31:06 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 167 replies · 5,286+ views
    FNC/AP ^ | 8-31-07
    Two Egyptian students at the University of South Florida were indicted Friday for carrying explosive materials across states lines and one of them was charged with teaching the other how to use them for violent reasons. Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching assistant at the Tampa-based university, faces terrorism charges for teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives. He and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, an engineering student, were stopped for speeding in Goose Creek, S.C., on Aug. 4, where they have been held on state charges. The two men were stopped with pipe bombs...
  • Arrested USF student rents home with connection to Sami Al-Arian

    08/13/2007 11:52:39 PM PDT · by I still care · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Tampa Bay 10 News ^ | August 14, 2007 | Dave Balut
    Temple Terrace, Florida - One week after USF students Youseff Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed made their first court appearance in South Carolina, authorities still haven't said exactly what material was in the trunk of Megahed's car. The students told deputies it was fireworks, the prosecutor called it a pipe bomb. But after visiting him in South Carolina, the Megahed family says they're even more convinced of his innocence. Mariam Megahed, Defendant’s Sister: “Youssef promised us he didn't have any bad intentions and once the true nature of the evidence is displayed, he will be exonerated.” On Sunday, real estate investor...
  • Muslim Student Terrorists' Terror Ties and Terror Search

    08/12/2007 11:09:43 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 13 replies · 1,482+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 08-12-07 | Atlas
    They said it wasn't terror, but it was. Muslim student pipe bombers with mysterious liquid (fireworks, my ass)  tied to terror search and Ramadan Shallah and Tarik Hamdi (hat tip Bill Warner) RAMADAN ABDULLA IS FBI MOST WANTED TERRORIST Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah is wanted for conspiracy to conduct the affairs of the designated international terrorist organization known as the "Palestinian Islamic Jihad" (PIJ) through a pattern of racketeering activities such as bombings, murders, extortions, and money laundering. Shallah was one of the original founding members of the PIJ and is presently the Secretary-General and leader of the organization, which...
  • House search part of inquiry: FBI removes items from home

    08/13/2007 4:48:26 AM PDT · by dawn53 · 13 replies · 843+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 13, 2007 | CATHERINE E. SHOICHET
    TEMPLE TERRACE - One of the University of South Florida students accused of carrying explosives in a car near a South Carolina naval base last week had planned to move into a home FBI investigators searched Saturday. But Noor Salhab, a Realtor who owns the house at 12402 Pampas Place, said Sunday that he had not yet performed a background check on Ahmed Mohamed or received a rent check from the graduate student.
  • Mystery at Goose Creek: Who are the accused Pipe Bomb Boys? (Update)

    08/12/2007 9:19:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 3,012+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 8-12-07 | Michelle Malkin
    I checked the title, and didn't find it posted. ~~~~~~~~~ Update: Yahia Megahed’s Hi5 profile is gone 6:20pm Eastern. Eeenteresting. Via Dan Riehl, Yahia Megahed’s Hi5 profile has now been removed: *** Last weekend, I noted the arrest of Yousef Megahed, 21, and Ahmed Mohamed, 24, in the vicinity of the Naval Weapons Station, located in Goose Creek, South Carolina. National media scrutiny since the men were charged with possession of pipe bombs has been scant. Some MSM reports read like CAIR press releases. The AP dispatch carried in the Miami Herald concludes: “Some have suggested the men were targeted...
  • Agents raid Temple Terrace house, seeking ties to arrested students

    08/12/2007 10:49:43 AM PDT · by sandbox · 10 replies · 660+ views
    My Fox-Tampa. Fla. ^ | 8/11/2007 | Editor
    Authorities executed a search warrant at a Temple Terrace home Saturday in connection with the arrest of two USF students earlier this week.The search took place at 12402 Pampas Place in Temple Terrace. Multiple agencies were at the scene, including the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the FBI, ATF, Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • FBI Search Linked To Jailed Students

    08/12/2007 5:50:35 AM PDT · by devane617 · 21 replies · 1,154+ views
    TampaTrib.com ^ | 08/12/2007 | CHRIS ECHEGARAY
    TAMPA - The FBI searched a Temple Terrace home Saturday morning in connection with the two University of South Florida students jailed in South Carolina on charges of possessing a pipe bomb. Authorities had a search warrant for 12402 Pampas Place, FBI special agent Dave Couvertier said. He would not say what authorities were looking for, what was removed or how the house is connected to the two students. The house is owned by Noor and Ana Salhab, according to the Hillsborough County property appraiser's Web site. Ahmed Bedier, executive director of the Tampa office of the Council on American-Islamic...
  • FBI Seizes Tape, PC In USF Case (Goose Creek, SC explosives case)

    08/09/2007 6:57:23 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 98 replies · 2,550+ views
    TampaTrib/TBO.com ^ | 8-9-07 | Valerie Kalfrin
    FBI agents are reviewing surveillance video from a Wal-Mart store in connection with the arrest in South Carolina of two University of South Florida students, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said. Agents also have seized a computer from the family home of one of the students, said a local advocate in contact with the family. Youssef Megahed, 21, and Ahmed Mohamed, 24, both of whom are enrolled at the university, were charged Monday under South Carolina statutes with possession of an incendiary or explosive device. Both were being held in a Berkeley County jail Wednesday. Mohamed's bail was set at $500,000 and...
  • Authorities: Men Had Pipe Bombs in Their Car

    08/06/2007 5:13:49 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 80 replies · 2,999+ views
    wltx ^ | 8/6/07
    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say two Middle Eastern men arrested near a Navy base had several pipe bombs in their car. Authorities say 24-year-old Ahmed Abda Sherf Mohamed and 21-year-old Yousef Samir Megahed were charged Monday with possession of an incendiary device. An FBI spokeswoman says a joint state-federal investigation is under way to see if there was any terrorism connection but no link had been found yet. The Navy base is the site of a brig where enemy combatants have been held. According to an affidavit with his arrest warrant, Mohamed admitted he made the pipe bombs...
  • Felony Charges {Egyptian students with pipe bombs in car}

    08/07/2007 6:23:56 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 126 replies · 3,761+ views
    Charleston Post and Courrier ^ | August 7, 2007 | Dave Munday, Glen Smith
    MONCKS CORNER — Two Florida students accused of having pipe bombs in the trunk of their car when they were pulled over in Goose Creek are "confused and scared," their attorney said Monday. Yousseff Megahed, 21, and Ahmed Mohamed, 26, both Egyptian citizens, were calm and polite in Berkeley County bond court. They were charged Monday with carrying explosive devices, which is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The weekend arrest drew national attention, because the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig, a military prison where enemy combatants are held, and the Naval Weapons Station are nearby. An...
  • SC: Two Muslims apprehended with bombs and bomb-making materials, FBI says no known link to terror

    08/06/2007 8:07:23 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 264 replies · 6,355+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 6, 2007
    Goose Creek - Two men are being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center after police find explosive making devices in their car. The quantity of explosive making materials in that vehicle is unclear. The FBI (website) reports that there is no known link to terrorism. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office believes that among materials in the car's trunk were a bomb and bomb making materials that include chemicals, fuses, and igniters. The men 21-year-old Yousef Megahed and 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed were pulled over Saturday evening during a routine traffic stop near Myers Road and Highway 176. Few details about...
  • USF Students Charged With Having Explosive Near S.C. Navy Station

    08/06/2007 11:27:50 AM PDT · by Lexington Green · 74 replies · 3,729+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 8/06/07 | ADAM EMERSON
    TAMPA -- The two men detained in South Carolina over the weekend after police said they found a suspicious item in their car are University of South Florida students, officials said. At a 1:30 p.m. news conference today, USF Spokesman Ken Gullette said Yousef Megahed is an undergraduate student and Ahmed Mohamed is a civil engineering graduate student. Mohamed is originally from Kuwait and completed his undergrad education in Cairo. He has been at USF since January and was registered for six hours during summer session, Gullette said. Megahed, originally from Egpyt, has been enrolled at USF since 2004 and...
  • SC: Men Charged With Having an Incendiary Device (followup)

    08/06/2007 1:04:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 98 replies · 3,158+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | Aug 6, 2007 | Greg Hambrick
    The two Middle East-born men held in Berkeley County after explosive devices were found in their car have been charged with one count a piece of possession of an incendiary device. Police denied that the two were pulled over because they were of Arabian decent, stating that they acted suspiciously when pulled over for speeding on Hwy. 176 in Goose Creek. Both now living in Tampa, Fla., Yousef Samir Megahed, 21, originally from Egypt, and Ahmed Abda Sherf Mohamed, 24, originally from Kuwait, were going at least 15 miles over the posted speed limit when pulled over, according to the...
  • 2 Fla. students charged with having incendiary device in S.C.

    08/06/2007 2:41:05 PM PDT · by Baladas · 27 replies · 960+ views
    Bradenton.com & AP ^ | August 06, 2007 | BRUCE SMITH
    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. --Two Middle Eastern men arrested near a Navy base after police found a suspicious item in their car were charged Monday with possession of an incendiary device, authorities said. A joint state-federal investigation was under way to see if there was any terrorism connection but no link had been found yet, said FBI spokeswoman Denise Taiste. The Navy base is the site of a brig where enemy combatants have been held. Ahmed Abda Sherf Mohamed, 24, and Yousef Samir Megahed, 21, both students at the University of South Florida in Tampa, were being held Monday pending a...