- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Police: Cache of explosives found in man’s home

SAN JOSE | A bomb squad detonated a cache of explosives found in a California home after authorities say a San Jose man, accused by a neighbor of shooting off guns in his backyard, was arrested on a suspicion of making criminal threats.

The discovery of the homemade bombs, along with several firearms and ammunition, at the home of Mark Sedlock, 63, led authorities to evacuate an entire neighborhood block Tuesday afternoon.

Police said four improvised explosive devices were found after Mr. Sedlock’s arrest, and they were detonated after investigators and bomb squad technicians determined the safest way to dispose of them was to set it off on the property.

Another search later Tuesday turned up a second set of four explosives, which also were detonated.

Pacific Gas & Electric shut off Mr. Sedlock’s utilities after the initial police search. No injuries were reported.


Fort, technology vanguard closing after 94 years

EATONTOWN | A military era that began in 1917 and led to advances in FM radio and radar will come to an end Thursday.

That’s when New Jersey’s Fort Monmouth will close, its thousands of jobs transferred to Fort Meade in Maryland.

The fort is one of several that fell victim to congressional budget cutting. It had specialized in communications technology, from homing pigeons in World War I to a system that translated spoken English words into Arabic dialects during the Afghanistan war. Workers there also once bounced a signal off the moon in an effort to prove the feasibility of extraterrestrial radio communication.

The American flag will be lowered at the fort for the final time Thursday afternoon.


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