|Headlines for Saturday, September 15, 2001
||[Apr. 23rd, 2006|10:38 am]
Sept of the Splintered Oak - Werewolf in St. Louis
Twister rips through parking area at St. Joseph's
(St.Louis, MO) Last night the relative calm in the Saint Charles suburb of Greater Saint Louis was shattered by the violent and unexpected onset of a late season twister striking at St. Joseph's Medical Center, at 300 1st Capitol Dr in Saint Charles. Devestating no less than fifteen vehicles, including two ambulences. 4 Deaths, and 31 injuries were sustained in the twister which touched down just after midnight, tearing a jagged swath across the 'B' parking area towards the Emergency Room entrance before retreating back into the sky, as suddenly as it had appeared.
Spokespersons for the NOAA remain puzzled by the appearance of the storm ...
FBI to send more investigators to search Shinzui site
(St.Louis, MO) In the wake of Tuesday morning's devestating attacks, the local office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation suggested Friday that a renewed interest in the destruction of the Shinzui Enterprises building would be underway within the next few weeks....
Iowa City Shooter May Have Been Delusional
(Iowa City, IA) The Boat House Club Shooter, who killed five and injured fifteen, may have believed that his victims were "feeding" an alien.
Sources close to the investigation claim that the shooter, David Lynn Carpenter, was obsessed with aliens. Investigators found hundreds of UFO books, magazines, and photographs in the room he rented. They also found pictures of an unidentified individual that Carpenter appeared to be stalking. Police are attempting to contact the person Carpenter allegedly followed.
STRUGGLING AGAINST FANATICISM
By AMOS OZ (op.ed. repeated with gracious regards of the New York Times)
RAD, Israel -- A tide of religious and nationalistic fanaticism is on the rise throughout Islam, from the Philippines to Gaza and Libya and Algeria, from Afghanistan and Iran and Iraq to Lebanon and Sudan. Here in Israel we have been on the receiving end of this lethal fanatic tide: almost every day we witness the link between hateful incitement and mass murders, between religious sermons that celebrate jihad and its fulfillment in suicide bombs against innocent civilians.
Being the victims of Arab and Muslim fundamentalism often blinds us so that we tend to ignore the rise of chauvinistic and religious extremism not only in the domain of Islam but also in various parts of the Christian world and indeed among the Jewish people. If it turns out that America's dreadful ordeal results from the fact that fanatic mullahs and ayatollahs persistently portray the United States as "The Great Satan" — then America, like Israel, "The Little Satan," must prepare itself for a long, hard struggle.