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Updated: Potential threat against Ohio nuclear power plant determined to be hoax

UPDATED; 14 June 2007: The purported threat against the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station was determined to be a hoax, according to a follow-up article by the Sandusky Register.


13 June 2007: An alleged threat against the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station surfaced Sunday night, law enforcement officials reported.

The potential threat was viewed as serious enough for the Port Clinton Police Department to call in the FBI Monday night.

A restaurant employee called Port Clinton police reporting two Arabic men wrote a note on a napkin while at McCarthy’s Restaurant & Pub in downtown Port Clinton, Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton said.

Complete article - Sandusky Register

Five Muslims die in accident in Canada

26 July 2006 - Yukon Territory: Five Canadian Muslims of Indian and Pakistani origin, belonging to a local Tableeghi Jamaat, died in an accident in Yukon Territory, police sources said here on Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred on a lonely stretch of the Dempster Highway when a vehicle went off the road. Another person traveling in the vehicle suffered serious injuries. His name was not disclosed by police.

Those who died were identified as Naoman Sidat, 56, and Mohammad Saeed, 33, of Toronto, Mohammad Pathan, 65, of North York, Azmat Shaikh, 38, of Markham, and Khalid Malik of White Horse.

Four of the dead were from India and one from Pakistan.

USS New York Being Built with Trade Center Steel: Its Motto – ‘NEVER FORGET’

“They knocked us down. They can’t keep us down. [i]We’re going to be back.”

14 May 2006: With its motto being “Never Forget,” it will still be about a year before the USS New York will be ready for launch. The Navy’s newest amphibious assault, however, is already a part of American history as it was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, La., to cast the ship’s bow section. Navy Captain Kevin Wensing was present during the process that took place on September 9, 2003. Captain Wensing described the scene, noting that when the molten steel from the Trace Center was poured into the molds, “those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence. It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.” Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the steel from the World Trade Center first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the “hair on my neck stood up.”

It is the fifth in a new class of warship, one that is designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore wherever needed by on-board helicopters and assault craft.

“It would be fitting if the first mission this ship would go on is to make sure that bin Laden is taken out, his terrorist organization is taken out,” said Glenn Clement, a paint foreman. “He came in through the back door and knocked our towers down and (the USS New York) is coming right through the front door, and we want them to know that.”

“It had a big meaning to it for all of us,” he said. “They knocked us down. They can’t keep us down. We’re going to be back.”