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Arizona State University fraternity holds racist MLK Day party -- Drinking out of miniature watermelons. Yeah. If it weren't for that bit, the whole thing probably could have been plausibly denied.

Student who appeared in porn can return to school

Dame Angela Lansbury 'relieved' as Murder, She Wrote remake is scrapped -- I think her publicly expressed dismay is what doomed the project ultimately.

Let’s give pot smokers a little leeway -- Kathleen Parker wrote this?
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Hospital Won't Assist In Transfer For Brain-Dead Girl -- "The hospital 'does not believe that performing surgical procedures on the body of a deceased person is an appropriate medical practice,' [the chief of pediatrics] said."

Wait, scratch that: Hospital Says It Will Help Move Brain-Dead Girl -- Fast-moving facts in this story. I have no doubt the hospital got pushback after its announcement.

Concussions May Increase Alzheimer's Risk, But Only For Some

Experimental Tool Uses Light To Tweak The Living Brain -- optogenetics

U-M tinnitus discovery opens door to possible new treatment avenues | Neuroscience may offer hope to millions robbed of silence by tinnitus

10 classic Sesame Street moments we wouldn't show today's kids: Kermit the frog used to be a real jerk -- Most of these are pretty innocuous, though the Kermit one is a bit surprising in retrospect. (I also specifically remember the "yo-yo master & the lost kid" one. Considering that Sesame Street came out in 1969, it's not surprising that they utilized the very popular Yellow Submarine-esque animation.)

Religion as a Product of Psychotropic Drug Use

Ohio teacher suspended for telling student 'We don't need another black president': Fairfield Freshman School teacher has been suspended without pay and could be terminated | more
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Republicans, it's time to take your medicine, ObamaCare is here to stay -- This was published at Fox News, of all places.

Judge: Kentucky woman must testify against partner

Police: NYC mob attacks Sikh professor, thinking he's Muslim -- As Rebecca Savastio said over at the Las Vegas Guardian Express, "Dr. Singh is a Sikh, but was mistaken for a Muslim because many Americans are devoid of knowledge and facts, and instead choose to live their lives in constant state of vast ignorance. Thus, they cannot tell the difference between Sikhs and Muslims nor do they know it is wrong to attack anyone because of their race or religion."

Alleged racist texts ignite Coatesville furor -- "The recently resigned superintendent and an athletic director in the Coatesville Area School District exchanged numerous racist text messages about staff and students in June on school-issued cellphones, according to a published report."

More: local editorial about the controversy | the texts in question
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Arizona shooting: Bill OK'd to create buffer for funerals -- "Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill Tuesday evening, saying, 'Despicable acts of emotional terrorism will not be tolerated in the state of Arizona.'" One of the few stances by her of which I completely agree.

Palin accuses critics of 'blood libel' for blaming her for Tucson shootings -- I don't think that is called cooling down the rhetoric. Also, you know, it's all about her.

In N.C., a new battle on school integration -- "[A]s the [Raleigh school] board moves toward a system in which students attend neighborhood schools, some members are embracing the provocative idea that concentrating poor children, who are usually minorities, in a few schools could have merits - logic that critics are blasting as a 21st-century case for segregation."

Public strongly opposes debt ceiling increase: Reuters/Ipsos -- "Some 71 percent of those surveyed oppose increasing the borrowing authority, the focus of a brewing political battle over federal spending. Only 18 percent support an increase." These people are fools who obviously don't understand the implications of defaulting on our national obligations. This isn't like an individual declaring bankruptcy.

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Feb. 11th, 2010 12:33 pm
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For kicks, I picked up the Ann Arbor News education clippings folder here at the AADL for 1975 (as my birthday is coming up soon). I had no idea that area high schools once had majors and minors.

"A major sequence consists of three units (or six semesters) of study successfully completed in grades nine through 12 within a department or single field. A minor is two units," said News School Reporter Mary Jo Frank.

My school system (Airport) had a similar curriculum, but it was not described so collegiately.

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