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November 19, 2007

Roman Catholic Order settled Sex Abuse Case.

An Alaskan Roman Catholic religious ordered agreed to pay $50 million to settle a sex abuse case Sunday, according to CNN.

There are 110 victims of sexual assault by Jesuit priests of this Roman Catholic order, according to Ken Roosa the lawyer on the case.

The people abused were alter boys, alter servers or alter girls at one point, Roosa said. When some told their story, it was recieved with "How can you say such things about a man of God."

November 11, 2007

Musharraf won't set a date to end Martial Law

Pakistan's Presdent, Gen. Pervez Musharraf has refused to give a date that will end the military's control over the admisitration of justice, Sunday according to the NY Times.

However, he did appear to give in to American pressure by restoring parliamentary elections in early January.

Elections may be difficult seeing Pakistani citizens still don't have their basic civil liberties.

Wstern diplomats dismissed the election date and question General Musharraf. How can the country have fair elections when his security forces have arrested 2,500 civilians, suspended the constitution, blocked independent news channels and banned public gatherings?

October 22, 2007

The first Indian-American Governor electecd Saturday

By Christine O'Donnell,

The first Indian-American was elected as governor Saturday in Lousiana, according to the NY Times..

The needs of Louisiana's citizens were more important that racial or ethinic concerns.

Governor Bobby Jindal, 36, is the son of an Indian Immigrant. He claims that he is a "normal red-blooded football loving Louisana guy."

After the devastation of Hurrican Katrina, Gov. Jindal plans to bring the state out of depression.

Gov. Jindal won with a 54% vote.

October 8, 2007

2 Runners die this weekend.

by Christine O'Donnell,

During the Twin Cities marathon and the Chicago marathon and the Army 10-miler race in Washington D.C. Sunday tempertures hit a record high. 2 runners died at separate races.

One runner was racingin the Army 10 -miler race and the other was in the Chicago marathon, according to USA today.

The one who died in the Army 10-miler race collapsed 200 yards from the finish line. He was a civilan. The cause of death has not been released.

The one who died in Chicago was, Chad Schieber, 35, from Michigan. He was running along the South SIde when he collapsed.
250 others from the Chicago race were taken to the hspital for heat-related problems. The race was closed early because of the heat.

October 7, 2007

Democrats Hope to Overide President's Veto.

by Christine O'Donnell,

Recently President Bush vetoed the bill for the State Children's Insurance Program.
Democrats are hoping to get enough votes to override the bill, according to the New York Times.
The public supports this bill, Representative Nancy Pelosi said. Democrats only need 14 more republican votes to override the bill.
Democrats do not want to compromise with the president.

September 30, 2007

Police hunting for Marijuana in Kentucky

In the remote Appalachian counties of Kentucky police try to find the crop before the grower's remove it, according to the USA Today.

Kentucky and California are the nations top marijana growing states. Police a huge effort to eradicate the crop, according to officials at the Office of National Drug Policy's Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA).

"We're essentially in a race with the grower to get it before he does," says state police Lt. Ed Shemelya, head of the eradication unit. This time of year, "it's not uncommon for us to be on one side of a hill eradicating, and on the other a grower is harvesting."

September 24, 2007

UAW workers about to strike GM

By, Christine O'Donnell

The United Auto Workers (UAW) are about to strike against General Motors (GM), according to the NY TIMES

The USA TODAY
reported that the auto workers and GM are about to make an agreement. Friday they made an agreement on a retiree health care trust. They decided on the creation of a VEBA or voluntary employee beneficiary association. This will transfer the automaker's responsibility of $50 billion in hourly retiree health care commitments to an independent trust.

Negotiators continue talks about resolving other core financial issues.