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Shahzad’s wife is American born from Boulder

More detail is emerging about NYC car bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad. His American born wife’s name is Huma Mian, a CU Boulder graduate in accounting. Huma Mian lived in Boulder with her sisters and father, and were described as friendly neighbors. Faisal Shahzad married Huma Mian on October 20, 2008.  Faisal Shahzad and Huma Mian have two children. Huma Mian and the children are believed by the FBI to be in Pakistan.

She grew up with her parents and at least two siblings in Aurora. Mian attended the University of Colorado in Boulder from 2000 to 2004, CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard told TheDenverChannel.com. Mian lived in Hallett Hall on campus and graduated May 7, 2004 with a business-accounting degree.

Faisal became a citizen April 17, 2009.  News reports say Shahzad’s path to citizenship was no doubt eased by his marriage to the American Mian.

Mian’s online photo gallery includes a photo of Shahzad smiling as he drives with a Bluetooth earpiece. “What can I say …. he’s my everything,” she wrote in a doting photo caption. She describes herself as a “not political” individual who likes to “party every night.” But also declares on her Facebook page “Im (sic) a Muslim & Im (sic) Proud!” and “I LOVE ALLAH.” She speaks “English (US), Pashto, Urdu, French,” according to her online profile.

UPDATED:  Another interesting detail –

Pakistani authorities have arrested several members of the family of Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, including his father-in-law, Iftikhar Mian. News reports in the US initially suggested a possible Colorado connection between Shahzad’s wife, Huma Mian, and Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan national who pleaded guilty to a foiled New York subway attack.

Posted:  05.05.10

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Times Square New Year’s Eve 2008

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The new Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is a 12 foot geodesic sphere, double the size of previous Balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds.  Covered in 2,668 Waterford Crystals and powered by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDS, the new Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant colors and billions of patterns producing a spectacular kaleidoscope effect atop One Times Square.

The organizers also announced that the new Ball will become a year-round attraction above Times Square in full public view January through December.

The first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square was in 1904.

For the 37th consecutive year, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009 will lead America into the New Year when Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest host specials starting at 10:00 p.m., ET, Wednesday, December 31 on the ABC Television Network.

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