June 6th, 2004

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Eek, I say, eek...

Okay, so this is a bit bizarre. We've been hearing various sirens go flying by the house toward the east, and wondering what's going on. Now I am told by my mother that apparently they've stopped a train (we live right by the B&O railroad, for what it's worth) down at Mexico Farms (which I think is technically a section of Cumberland, it's a couple miles from my house). The story is that there are terrorists on board, and they've seized some sort of package, though they're not saying what it is.

Of course, the first thing I'm wondering is where my mother found this out, and how reliable it is. Knowing some of the track record of these sort of stories, it could be anywhere from very accurate to just shy of a total fabrication. So now I'm waiting and wondering what the real story is... *something* is obviously going down, but I really wanna know what.
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Update from the Rumor Mill...

Well, I still can't find actual news on this, but the word conveyed from the OBNS (Old Biddy News Service) is that they've removed four bombs and two people from the passenger train, and a third person escaped. (Friggin' joy.) And apparently they're bussing the other passengers on the train to the Holiday Inn here in Cumberland, to get a new train or some other forms of transportation to their destination, I'm not sure what.

Well, it should all blow over smoothly. I hope.
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Sheesh

So, according to the news tonight, there were two "suspicious" men taken into custody, but they were questioned and released, and it was determined that they did nothing wrong.

According to the rumor mill (spiced with whatever our next door neighbor heard over the Police Scanner), however, there were four men and one woman taken into custody, and they pulled four bombs off the thing.

Slight discrepancy there. So either the rumor mill is way outta whack (quite possible), or there's some serious lying going on in the media (or before the media really gets the whole story). I'm leaning more toward the former. It just seems weird though that there's *such* a discrepancy. Blah.
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