Monday, May 30, 2005

Fleet Week Drawing Thousands To Ships Around New York

If you haven't had a chance to catch Fleet Week events in the city, the holiday weekend is a perfect time.
More than 6,000 Sailors and Marines came into town on Wednesday for the city's annual salute to our men and women in uniform. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is hosting events every day throughout the weekend. Events included a tug of war between the services, and a search and rescue demonstration. There's a competition for the best navy chef, and a USO show. Some of the Navy's ships are open for public tours. If you want to have a look aboard, head to Pier 88 or the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, or the Stapleton Pier on Staten Island.
Fleet Week In New York

Pakistani Sailor In Town For Fleet Week Accused Of Forcing Kiss On Teen
Charges are pending against a Pakistani sailor in town for Fleet Week who is accused of kissing a 14-year-old girl against her will. Police say 30-year-old Nadeem Ahmed was talking to the teenager while walking along the east side of Central Park Friday afternoon when he allegedly grabbed the girl and forced a kiss on her. She broke away and called the police. Ahmed was nabbed after a brief search. According to a report in Saturday’s New York Post, police had already been looking for Ahmed because a missing persons report had been filed on Thursday when the sailor went AWOL from his ship, the Tippu Sultan.
The Tippu Sultan

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