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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 31, 2004
LONDON - In one of the largest antiterrorism operations since those that followed the Sept. 11 attacks, 700 British police officers swept through London and parts of southeast England yesterday, arresting eight men suspected of preparing a terror attack. Police were holding the suspects, all reported to be of Pakistani origin, without charge. In searches conducted at two dozen homes and properties, the authorities found a cache of about 1,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer in a commercial storage locker near central London.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 31, 2004
LONDON - In one of the largest antiterrorism operations since those that followed the Sept. 11 attacks, 700 British police officers swept through London and parts of southeast England yesterday, arresting eight men suspected of preparing a terror attack. Police were holding the suspects, all reported to be of Pakistani origin, without charge. In searches conducted at two dozen homes and properties, the authorities found a cache of about 1,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer in a commercial storage locker near central London.
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By San Francisco Chronicle | April 20, 1995
The ingredients in the deadly terror bomb that blasted the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City are so easy to obtain that almost anyone could make a lethal explosive, posing virtually insoluble problems for law enforcement, experts said.Federal investigators at the scene disclosed that the principal chemical in the bomb -- apparently carried in a car or truck -- was ammonium nitrate, an extremely stable nitrogen compound widely used in fertilizers. It explodes violently when packed in a tight container and detonated electrically.
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By Lianne Hart and Lianne Hart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 23, 2004
McALESTER, Okla. - Terry L. Nichols' state murder trial got under way yesterday, with lawyers alternately describing him as a key player in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building and as a victim set up by right-wing conspirators who remain at large. Nichols had "strong, bitter feelings" toward the government, prosecutor Lou Keel said in his opening statement, and he worked closely with Timothy J. McVeigh to buy, store and test the explosives needed to bring down the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
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By Lianne Hart and Lianne Hart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 23, 2004
McALESTER, Okla. - Terry L. Nichols' state murder trial got under way yesterday, with lawyers alternately describing him as a key player in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building and as a victim set up by right-wing conspirators who remain at large. Nichols had "strong, bitter feelings" toward the government, prosecutor Lou Keel said in his opening statement, and he worked closely with Timothy J. McVeigh to buy, store and test the explosives needed to bring down the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
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By Dennis Bishop and Dennis Bishop,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 2, 2001
Q. We have several trees that look a little scrawny and are growing unusually slowly. We would like to fertilize them. Is this a good time to fertilize? And what is the best way to apply the fertilizer? A. It sounds like your trees might benefit from fertilization. Most experts would agree that this is a good time to do so. What they might not agree on is the method to use and the type of fertilizer. If it were my tree, I would simply sprinkle the fertilizer on top of the ground in a ring around and just beyond the drip line of the tree.
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By Carl T. Rowan | July 5, 1996
WASHINGTON -- You don't fully appreciate a great piece of police work because the bombs never went off in Phoenix and you aren't reading grim headlines about relatives planning a hundred funerals.One brave Arizona lawman hooked up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and infiltrated a little group called the Viper Militia, which had detailed plans and the weapons with which to blow up buildings housing the bureau, the IRS, the Secret Service and other federal agencies. One man's undercover work led to the arrest of 12 men and women whose activities ought to wipe away all doubt that an eerie kind of terrorism has come to America -- from within America.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 2, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities arrested yesterday 12 people they said were members of an Arizona paramilitary group, and charged them with conspiracy to blow up a number of federal buildings and the Phoenix Police Department.The authorities called it the largest roundup of members of a paramilitary group on serious charges. They said that those arrested were members of the "Viper Militia," a small, little-known paramilitary organization whose activities have, so far, been confined to Arizona.
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March 22, 1998
I'm from North Carolina, love sweet potatoes and want to grow them in my garden. Last year I couldn't find any slips (what Northerners call transplants). Can't I just grow my own from sweet potatoes I brought up last year from North Carolina?Yes, you can. Sweet potatoes are just large storage roots, unlike white potatoes, which are tubers. You can grow slips two ways indoors. First, scrub your potatoes well to remove anti-sprouting chemicals applied after harvest. Then, cut a potato in half and suspend each half in a bowl so that the bottom third of the root is underwater.
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June 8, 1997
I am so disappointed that my lilacs didn't bloom this year. They bloomed beautifully last year but were so overgrown that I had to cut them back in the fall. I fertilized them, and I don't see any pest problems.Did my pruning damage these lovely shrubs?Your pruning work didn't damage your lilacs, but it removed the buds that would have produced this year's blooms. Your plants will come back and flower next year, however.Many types of lilacs do require yearly pruning to keep them productive and manageable.
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By Dennis Bishop and Dennis Bishop,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 2, 2001
Q. We have several trees that look a little scrawny and are growing unusually slowly. We would like to fertilize them. Is this a good time to fertilize? And what is the best way to apply the fertilizer? A. It sounds like your trees might benefit from fertilization. Most experts would agree that this is a good time to do so. What they might not agree on is the method to use and the type of fertilizer. If it were my tree, I would simply sprinkle the fertilizer on top of the ground in a ring around and just beyond the drip line of the tree.
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March 22, 1998
I'm from North Carolina, love sweet potatoes and want to grow them in my garden. Last year I couldn't find any slips (what Northerners call transplants). Can't I just grow my own from sweet potatoes I brought up last year from North Carolina?Yes, you can. Sweet potatoes are just large storage roots, unlike white potatoes, which are tubers. You can grow slips two ways indoors. First, scrub your potatoes well to remove anti-sprouting chemicals applied after harvest. Then, cut a potato in half and suspend each half in a bowl so that the bottom third of the root is underwater.
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June 8, 1997
I am so disappointed that my lilacs didn't bloom this year. They bloomed beautifully last year but were so overgrown that I had to cut them back in the fall. I fertilized them, and I don't see any pest problems.Did my pruning damage these lovely shrubs?Your pruning work didn't damage your lilacs, but it removed the buds that would have produced this year's blooms. Your plants will come back and flower next year, however.Many types of lilacs do require yearly pruning to keep them productive and manageable.
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By Carl T. Rowan | July 5, 1996
WASHINGTON -- You don't fully appreciate a great piece of police work because the bombs never went off in Phoenix and you aren't reading grim headlines about relatives planning a hundred funerals.One brave Arizona lawman hooked up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and infiltrated a little group called the Viper Militia, which had detailed plans and the weapons with which to blow up buildings housing the bureau, the IRS, the Secret Service and other federal agencies. One man's undercover work led to the arrest of 12 men and women whose activities ought to wipe away all doubt that an eerie kind of terrorism has come to America -- from within America.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 2, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities arrested yesterday 12 people they said were members of an Arizona paramilitary group, and charged them with conspiracy to blow up a number of federal buildings and the Phoenix Police Department.The authorities called it the largest roundup of members of a paramilitary group on serious charges. They said that those arrested were members of the "Viper Militia," a small, little-known paramilitary organization whose activities have, so far, been confined to Arizona.
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By San Francisco Chronicle | April 20, 1995
The ingredients in the deadly terror bomb that blasted the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City are so easy to obtain that almost anyone could make a lethal explosive, posing virtually insoluble problems for law enforcement, experts said.Federal investigators at the scene disclosed that the principal chemical in the bomb -- apparently carried in a car or truck -- was ammonium nitrate, an extremely stable nitrogen compound widely used in fertilizers. It explodes violently when packed in a tight container and detonated electrically.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 24, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A virulently racist book that fosters hatred of the federal government and depicts a car bombing of FBI headquarters using ammonium nitrate fertilizer -- the type of explosive used in the Oklahoma City attack -- has circulated among some of the nation's most extreme right-wing groups for almost two decades.The bombing portrayed in "The Turner Diaries" bears a striking resemblance to what happened in Oklahoma City, according to some experts who study hate groups. For example, in the book -- which the FBI has called "a blueprint for revolution" -- the bombing takes place at 9:15 a.m., almost precisely the time of day of the Oklahoma City explosion.
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October 25, 2007
Prince George's man charged in tanker theft A Prince George's County man was arrested and charged yesterday with hijacking a diesel fuel tanker truck from a Curtis Bay fuel depot last week. Willie Orlando McKinnon, 43, of the 4800 block of 66th Ave. in Hyattsville was arrested by Prince George's County and Baltimore police in the 4800 block of Ravenswood Road in Hyattsville about 3:30 p.m. on a warrant charging him with armed robbery, hijacking and theft. Cpl. Arvel Lewis, a Prince George's police spokesman, said McKinnon's arrest came after police received reliable information from concerned citizens.
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