September 2013

September 19th, 2013
Written by Henry C. Jackso... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday implored Senate colleagues to support a sweeping overhaul of federal sentencing guidelines, saying they disproportionately affect minorities and are reminiscent of Jim Crow laws. "There is no justice here," said the libertarian and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate. "It is wrong and it needs to change." Paul recounted from memory to a hearing of the Senate...
September 19th, 2013
Written by Francesca Biller in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
Sukiyaki ingredients
Sukiyaki, anyone? Sukiyaki is for the hearty and soulful appetite. While millions of Americans happily enjoy sushi today as a favorite mainstay and trendy treat while dining out or in, my hearty appetite still belongs to the warmer dishes my Japanese-Hawaiian mother lovingly cooked for our family of six in our well seasoned and multicultural home. Sukiyaki was our favorite traditional Japanese...
September 18th, 2013
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School Protester
House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican congressional leaders show their support for the use of vouchers for private schools when they urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to end efforts that could block Louisiana from issuing new private school tuition vouchers in some districts. The department filed a motion last month in federal court saying new vouchers should not be issued in...
September 18th, 2013
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neo-Nazis holding swastika flags
Police raided the offices of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party Wednesday after a man who said he is a party member was arrested in a fatal stabbing, the most serious instance of violence attributed to the extremist group so far. Pavlos Fyssas, 34, a hip-hop singer identified by friends as an anti-fascist activist, died in a state hospital early Wednesday after being stabbed outside a cafe in...
September 18th, 2013
Written by Jay Reeves - As... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Greek organizations and racial discrimination
Several hundred people marched Wednesday at the University of Alabama to oppose racial segregation among the school's Greek-letter social organizations. The marchers headed from the university library to the administration building, where the president's office is located. The group was gathered on the steps of the administration building, standing behind a large banner that said "Last stand in...