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July 17, 2002
IN THOSE early televised pictures from Afghanistan, he was the American Taliban. John Walker Lindh, a scruffy, bearded Californian who had converted to Islam as a teen-ager, became our terrorist after his capture with Taliban forces last year. And Attorney General John Ashcroft reminded all that "history has not looked kindly" upon those who forsake their country and fight against their countrymen. Mr. Lindh's date with history arrived Monday when he pleaded guilty to providing services to a terrorist group (the Taliban)
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July 23, 2013
The North St. John's dive team closed out another undefeated regular season with a pair of convincing victories. The team defeated the Five Oaks Barracudas on the road July 11 and then the St. Andrew's Dive Team at home. Special tributes were given to the team's three graduating seniors Matt Kohler, Sean Kelly and Nick Lucchesi. The team finished the regular season 6-0 and now will turn its focus to the Central Maryland Dive League Championships at Waugh Chapel on July 28. North St. John's 75; Five Oaks 14 North St. John's results: 6-UG: 1. Rylee Donnell, 31.80; 2. Emily Simcock, 27.10; 3. Isabelle Perry, 26.6; Bella Pitrone, 24.5.
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September 29, 2009
On September 25, 2009, ALBERT JOHN WALKER, SR.; beloved husband of Grace Walker. On Friday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES,
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September 29, 2009
On September 25, 2009, ALBERT JOHN WALKER, SR.; beloved husband of Grace Walker. On Friday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES,
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December 20, 2000
The student: Andy Walker, 16 School: Oakland Mills High School Special achievement: Andy, a freshman special education student, took a bronze medal at the Special Olympics four-day National Golf Tournament held in October in Nashville, Tenn. He was chosen to carry the Maryland flag in the parade of athletes. Special Olympics golfers play alternate holes with a partner. Andy's father, John Walker, was his partner in the competition. More than golf partners: Andy and his father spend a lot of time together.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
I'll certainly forgive the Lindhs for still loving their child. And I'll excuse Susan Reimer for feeling sorry for them. I feel sorry for them, too. But I cannot take the comparisons Ms. Reimer draws in her column "Lindh rage gives way to sadness" (July 23) without comment. Ms. Reimer paints the Lindh case as another case of youthful idealism gone awry. And she compares his parents' experience to that of the parents of the kids killed at Kent State or while working in the voter registration drives in the South, or those beaten and harassed protesting the Vietnam War. Ms. Reimer writes, "All of these families learned a lesson the Lindh family now understands.
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By Susan Reimer | July 23, 2002
THE CASE OF John Walker Lindh has been resolved to the apparent satisfaction of both parties. The U.S. government put this smallest of Taliban small fry away for at least 17 years without having to gin up a courtroom spectacle out of the meager evidence of his culpability. And the boy who went from Marin County, Calif., to the mullahs avoided the life sentence this angry nation was ready to lay upon him in the early days of our holy war against al-Qaida. Perhaps now it is safe for me to say what I believe many parents have been thinking since we first saw the television pictures of this dazed, filthy and wounded ragamuffin: There but for the grace of God goes my smart, quirky seeker.
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By Richard A. Serrano and Lee Romney and Richard A. Serrano and Lee Romney,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 29, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO - Buoyed by the impending release of accused enemy combatant Yaser Hamdi, attorneys for John Walker Lindh filed a request for clemency with the Bush administration yesterday, asking that his 20-year sentence, the second-longest term handed down in the war on terror, be commuted. Lindh, a 23-year-old from Marin County who gained worldwide notoriety as the "American Taliban," has been in U.S. custody since late 2001 when he surrendered while fighting in Afghanistan. Captured alongside him was Hamdi, another young American whose experience shouldering a rifle for the Taliban closely mirrored Lindh's military journey through Central Asia.
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By Ellen Goodman | December 16, 2001
BOSTON - At 20, he's already had an assortment of monikers. Doodoo@hooked.net. Suleyman Al-Lindh. Abdul Hamid. But the label that he'll carry for the rest of his life is this one: American Taliban. An American Taliban? Is that the ultimate oxymoron? The handle for a brainwashed cultist? A latter-day Benedict Arnold? The clash of two cultures personified in one man? John Walker was born John Walker Lindh in 1981, named after a Beatle, John Lennon, and a chief justice, John Marshall.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 14, 2002
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - John Walker Lindh pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he conspired to kill Americans and aided Osama bin Laden's terrorist network as the parents and widow of the first American killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan watched intently from the packed courtroom. In a quiet, polite voice, Lindh said, "Not guilty, sir," when U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III asked how he wanted to plead to the 10-count federal indictment against him. His attorneys requested a jury trial, which was tentatively scheduled to begin in late August.
NEWS
By Richard A. Serrano and Lee Romney and Richard A. Serrano and Lee Romney,LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 29, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO - Buoyed by the impending release of accused enemy combatant Yaser Hamdi, attorneys for John Walker Lindh filed a request for clemency with the Bush administration yesterday, asking that his 20-year sentence, the second-longest term handed down in the war on terror, be commuted. Lindh, a 23-year-old from Marin County who gained worldwide notoriety as the "American Taliban," has been in U.S. custody since late 2001 when he surrendered while fighting in Afghanistan. Captured alongside him was Hamdi, another young American whose experience shouldering a rifle for the Taliban closely mirrored Lindh's military journey through Central Asia.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
I'll certainly forgive the Lindhs for still loving their child. And I'll excuse Susan Reimer for feeling sorry for them. I feel sorry for them, too. But I cannot take the comparisons Ms. Reimer draws in her column "Lindh rage gives way to sadness" (July 23) without comment. Ms. Reimer paints the Lindh case as another case of youthful idealism gone awry. And she compares his parents' experience to that of the parents of the kids killed at Kent State or while working in the voter registration drives in the South, or those beaten and harassed protesting the Vietnam War. Ms. Reimer writes, "All of these families learned a lesson the Lindh family now understands.
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer | July 23, 2002
THE CASE OF John Walker Lindh has been resolved to the apparent satisfaction of both parties. The U.S. government put this smallest of Taliban small fry away for at least 17 years without having to gin up a courtroom spectacle out of the meager evidence of his culpability. And the boy who went from Marin County, Calif., to the mullahs avoided the life sentence this angry nation was ready to lay upon him in the early days of our holy war against al-Qaida. Perhaps now it is safe for me to say what I believe many parents have been thinking since we first saw the television pictures of this dazed, filthy and wounded ragamuffin: There but for the grace of God goes my smart, quirky seeker.
NEWS
July 17, 2002
IN THOSE early televised pictures from Afghanistan, he was the American Taliban. John Walker Lindh, a scruffy, bearded Californian who had converted to Islam as a teen-ager, became our terrorist after his capture with Taliban forces last year. And Attorney General John Ashcroft reminded all that "history has not looked kindly" upon those who forsake their country and fight against their countrymen. Mr. Lindh's date with history arrived Monday when he pleaded guilty to providing services to a terrorist group (the Taliban)
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 16, 2002
WASHINGTON - John Walker Lindh, the American-born Taliban fighter who was captured in Afghanistan in November, pleaded guilty yesterday to two charges of aiding the terror-sponsoring regime in a surprise deal that lifted the threat of a life sentence. The plea agreement, announced on the first day of what was to be a week of pretrial hearings in federal court in Alexandria, Va., carries a maximum 20-year prison term. The chief prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Paul J. McNulty, called the plea agreement "an important victory for the American people."
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 14, 2002
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - John Walker Lindh pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he conspired to kill Americans and aided Osama bin Laden's terrorist network as the parents and widow of the first American killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan watched intently from the packed courtroom. In a quiet, polite voice, Lindh said, "Not guilty, sir," when U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III asked how he wanted to plead to the 10-count federal indictment against him. His attorneys requested a jury trial, which was tentatively scheduled to begin in late August.
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By LARRY STURGILL | March 24, 1993
Although the recent snowstorm caused more than a little disruption in the lives of most people, there are some members of the Columbia community who deserve special accolades.I received calls from John Walker, the director of community relations at Howard County General Hospital, and Pam Karwan, the assistant vice-president of public relations and marketing at HCGH. Both wanted to express their thanks to the hundreds of citizens who contacted the hospital offering help during the recent blizzard.
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July 23, 2013
The North St. John's dive team closed out another undefeated regular season with a pair of convincing victories. The team defeated the Five Oaks Barracudas on the road July 11 and then the St. Andrew's Dive Team at home. Special tributes were given to the team's three graduating seniors Matt Kohler, Sean Kelly and Nick Lucchesi. The team finished the regular season 6-0 and now will turn its focus to the Central Maryland Dive League Championships at Waugh Chapel on July 28. North St. John's 75; Five Oaks 14 North St. John's results: 6-UG: 1. Rylee Donnell, 31.80; 2. Emily Simcock, 27.10; 3. Isabelle Perry, 26.6; Bella Pitrone, 24.5.
NEWS
By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 25, 2002
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - John Walker Lindh, the 20-year-old American who authorities say left a wealthy San Francisco suburb to fight on a scorched desert battlefield alongside the Taliban, made his first public appearance here yesterday to face charges that he conspired to kill Americans in Afghanistan. Wearing a dark-green prison jumpsuit with his arms at his side, Lindh answered quietly but clearly, "Yes, I do," when U.S. Magistrate Judge W. Curtis Sewell asked whether he understood the charges against him. Asked whether he had any questions, Lindh replied, "No, sir, I don't have any questions."
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By Michael Olesker | January 22, 2002
THE CONNECTION arrived slowly in Michael Kleinman's head. The first news reports said a 20-year-old American had been captured among the al-Qaida forces. A fundamentalist Muslim from California, the reports said. Kleinman thought dimly: I knew a kid like that. Then came the name: John Walker Lindh. "Oh, my God," Kleinman declared, loud enough for his roommates to hear. He is a law student at Harvard now, 25, a native of Northwest Baltimore and an alumnus of the Gilman School who earned a history degree at Yale and took a few Arabic-language courses "on a whim."
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