Colorado Flooding Leaves Three People Dead

In Colorado, heavy rains and scarring from recent wildfires sent walls of water crashing down mountainsides early Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 causing flash floods.

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At least three people were killed and another person is still missing.

The flood toppled buildings and stranded motorists.

Three cars fell into the creek when the bridge on a business access road at Highway 287 and Dillon Road at the Broomfield and Lafayette border collapsed.

Access to the mountain community of Lyons has been completely cut off because of by the flood.

The rains transformed Boulder Creek, into a raging torrent that spilled over its banks and flooded adjacent parking lots and streets.

St. Vrain River has also overflowed.

The city of Boulder and some other towns along the Front Range of the Rockies were especially hard hit as flood waters came down from the rain-soaked mountainsides.

The flooding was reported all along the Front Range, from Colorado Springs to north of Fort Collins but Boulder County was hardest hit, with up to 6 inches of rain falling over 12 hours.

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Photos: Fire Rages Along New Jersey Boardwalk

On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, a massive fire rages along several blocks of boardwalk and businesses in a New Jersey shore town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Photos: New Jersey’s Boardwalk Fire Aftermath

KYW reported that the fire started at Kohr Brothers frozen custard shop on the FunTown Amusement Pier around 2:15 p.m. ET.

AP reported that more than three hours after the fire started in the vicinity of an ice cream shop, television footage showed flames still leaping into the sky and thick black smoke covering a stretch of the coastline.

About 20 businesses have been burned and damaged over six blocks.

As reported by CNN, the fire was still burning along Ocean Terrace Avenue between Stockton Avenue and Lincoln Avenue Thursday evening.

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The Mystery Of The Missing Door (Chapter 8: The Meeting)

Please click here for: ‘The Mystery of the Missing Door (Chapter 7: The Message)’

On Wednesday night, Pete and Safora had an early dinner. By half past eight, they had already washed all the plates and cleaned up the dinning table. Their parents were away till the next day and their mother had prepared their meals and put them in the refrigerator for them to heat up.

“All right, we are all done,” said Pete, washing his hands. “We better check our things and get ready to go to the beach. Just think about it, we may be able to hear their plans and every thing they will discuss in their meeting!”

Less than ten minutes later, Pete and Safora arrived at the beach . They hid behind a closed stall as planned. Pete peeked through the top of the stall counter. He took out his micro listener and his night vision glasses and put them on to help him see and hear things clearly. Meanwhile, Safora was hiding under the counter  with her phone in her hand, ready to text Mic the information needed to be sent.

Mic was already at the headquarters with a laptop, his phone and a voice recorder with Reen sitting beside him. They were very excited and wished that they could go to the beach together with Pete and Safora.

It was after nine o’clock when Pete saw a few men walking to the beach. They stopped not far from where Pete and Safora were hiding and sat down on the sand. They looked around them and a few minutes later, a tall man started the meeting. 

“All right, is every body here?” started the tall man in a purple jacket in a low voice. “498, here. 767, here. 123, here. 555, here. ABC, here. And XYZ which is me, also here.”

“Now, where is 8910?” asked someone in a crooked voice.

“Never mind, that guy is always late,” said XYZ. “Maybe he’s asleep.  All right, now we’ve got three doors. The first one is from Miss Nyla’s house, then from Mr. Lonard’s house  and the third is from Mrs. Kale’s house which is not in Woodsland. We are going to steal 5 more doors, but we will do it outside of Woodsland. ABC, steal the strongest and finest door in Whitehall. 767, do the same thing as ABC in Petershall. 555, go to Mr. Pete’s, Miss Hong’s, and Mr. Luke’s house in Canary Street, Kingston and steal their doors tomorrow night. All three of them have nice doors and they will not be at home. They are now in London for a week. After you are done, bring those doors to our new headquarters at number 611 of 505 Street.”

Pete gave Safora a note to be sent to Mic saying,

“Tell our friend the police chief that doors might be stolen from Mr. Pete’s, Miss Hong’s, and Mr. Luke’s house in Canary Street, Kingston tomorrow night. Their HQ is at number 611 of 505 Street.”

Safora sent the message to Mic. Anyway she forgot to silent her phone and it made a loud beep that surprised the gang. Pete grabbed Safora’s hands and together they crept to the bushes behind the stall and after they are far enough, they ran home as fast as they could, afraid of being caught.

It was a windy night and waves made a loud sound as they crashed on the shore. Pete and Safora were lucky that the gang could not hear or see them creeping in the bushes. The gang checked their phones and asked each other whose phone was beeping. They then searched all around them and after a while one of the gang said, “This is creepy, I think we should stop this meeting and continue some other times just in case there is some body watching us.

“Disperse!” said XYZ, and all of them ran away in different directions. 

>>>  To Be Continued …  <<<

PAS’s Khalid Samad On Allah Issue

Above is the conversation between Sir ZAPA and Khalid Samad who is a PAS Member of Parliament on twitter.

May be that is why there was no PAS’s flags nor PAS’s leaders at the court yesterday.

Islam is the religion of Malaysia and the government must protect the religion.

Even if there is no word in neither the Quran nor the Hadith about the matter, that does not mean it is okay if it can cause problems to the Muslims later as what is happening in Indonesia.

For example, I jogged for an hour and I’m hot and thirsty.

After that I saw a glass full of sweet, red, cold, rose flavoured syrup with lots of ice.

I could drink it but I know that I am allergic to red artificial colouring.

So, should I just drink it even though I know that it is bad for me and could make me sick just because there is no word in neither he Quran nor the Hadith saying that a Muslim should not drink syrup?

That is just about food but this is a much more serious matter and it is sad when PAS’s leaders who always claim that they are very Islamic can become more and more liberal.

Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show/65 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung

Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung
65 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung

The 65th International Motor Show will be held from September 12 to September 22, 2013 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

The IAA or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung which is also known as Frankfurt Auto Show is the world’s largest motor show.

It is held every two years and car makers from around the world will bring their best cars to this motor show.

More than 1000 exhibitors from 35 countries will present their products during this show.

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Photos: Malaysian Court of Appeal, Sept 10, 2013

I am very sad because I could not go to the Palace of Justice for today’s hearing of the “Allah” issue since my father is very, very busy.

I was at the court on August 23, 2013 for the previous hearing.

Anyway I followed the hearing from the internet and my father’s good friend sent us up to date news from the court.

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The photos below are from Utusan and the last photo is from Uncle Azril.

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Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
A banner from UMNO. Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Barisan peguam memberi penerangan kepada orang ramai mengenai apa yang berlaku di dalam mahkamah hari ini.
Mahkamah Rayuan Putrajaya, September 10, 2013. Photo by Borhan Abu Samah, Utusan.
Gambar yg sempat dirakamkan tadi. Barisan peguam kalimah Allah sedang berehat sementara menunggu sambungan hujahan. Petang ini jam 215 peguam The Church pula akan berhujah. Photo by Arif Ridhuan.
Gambar yg sempat dirakamkan tadi. Barisan peguam kalimah Allah sedang berehat sementara menunggu sambungan hujahan. Petang ini jam 215 peguam The Church pula akan berhujah. Photo by Arif Ridhuan.

Keputusan Perbicaraan Penggunaan Nama Allah

Perbicaraan kes penggunan nama Allah pada hari ini telah selesai.

Hakim Mahkamah Rayuan memutuskan untuk menangguhkan keputusan perbicaraan hari ini ke satu tarikh yang akan diberitahu kelak, seawalnya pada bulan Oktober.

Keputusan itu diambil oleh tiga panel hakim yang diketuai Datuk Seri Mohamed Apandi Ali yang bersidang bersama Datuk Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahim dan Datuk Mohamad Zawawi Salleh yang mendengar rayuan pihak kerajaan hari ini.

“Keputusan tidak akan masa mengambil kira keprihatanan rakyat terhadap isu ini. Keputusan dijangka diumum seawalnya pada Oktober,” kata Mohamed Apandi sebaik mendengar hujah pihak kerajaan dan Herald.

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