Daily Archive: April 8, 2013



Amid school changes, giving voice to busing's past

DIVISIVE TIME–In this 1974 file photo, police guard while Black students board a school bus as Boston begins a school busing program. (AP Photo/Peter Bregg, File) by Bridget Murphy BOSTON (AP) — Last fall, Ginnette Powell traveled from her home in Boston’s Dorchester section to her old middle school in South Boston — a journey of just two miles, but one that covered a huge emotional distance. Finally, she was able to leave the painful past behind.



Halle Berry, Michael Kors launch Watch Hunger Stop

TACKLING HUNGER–In this April 6, 2013 photo provided by Michael Kors, Kors and actress Halle Berry pose for a photo at Kors’ Midtown office in New York. (AP Photo) by Samantha Critchell NEW YORK (AP) — Halle Berry says she’s a woman of compassion and Michael Kors says he’s a man of action. Together, they want to make a dent in the battle against hunger around the world.



Broadcasters worry about 'Zero TV' homes

EXTREME CASE–James Weitze satisfies his video fix with an iPhone. He sleeps most of the time in his truck, and has no apartment. (AP Photo/James Weitze) by Ryan Nakashima AP Business Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some people have had it with TV. They’ve had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don’t like timing their lives around network show schedules. They’re tired of $100-plus monthly bills.



Suffering from 'tattoo regret'

REGRETTABLE–Angelina Jolie endured painful laser removal procedures to fade the “Billy Bob” tattoo that was once prominently displayed on her arm. by Dr. Anthony Youn (CNN) — A few years ago I interviewed a handyman to do some work on my house. I noticed a teardrop tattoo at the top of his left cheek. Prior to hiring him, I searched online for what this design signified. My mouth dropped when I found out.



Time for U.S. and Cuba to kiss and make up

ENJOYING HAVANA–Beyonce and Jay-Z, tour Old Havana, Cuba, April 4, 2013. R&B’s power couple is in Havana on their fifth wedding anniversary. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) by Simon Tisdall(CNN) — Right-wing U.S. Republicans are up in arms over Cuba again. Their ostensible cause for concern is last week’s visit to the island by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who were photographed in Havana, apparently celebrating their wedding anniversary.



NYC is pressed to settle Central Park jogger case

WAITING FOR JUSTICE–In this Jan. 17, 2013 photo, Raymond Santana, right, stands with Kevin Richardson, center, and Yusef Salaam, center left, during a rally in Foley Square in New York on the day of a court hearing for the three men, and two others whose convictions were overturned in one of the most notorious crimes in New York City history (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) by Colleen Long NEW YORK (AP) — New York is a safer, less fearful place than it was in 1990, when murders hit an all-time high, race relations were raw and the city felt under siege from drug dealers and gangs on “wilding” sprees.