Daily Archive: October 11, 2013

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Entertainment

Kanye, Miley and the death of the diva

Leontyne Price (Jack Mitchell Photo) by LZ Granderson (CNN) — In the third act of the opera “Aida,” there is an aria, “O Patria Mia,” that begins, “Oh, my country, I shall never see you again.” On January 3, 1985, after Leontyne Price sang those words, the audience at the Metropolitan Opera House stopped her with a four-minute ovation. Price first performed at the Met 24 years earlier, and this night, this performance would be her last on an opera stage.

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National

2 ex-Navy football players to face court-martial

July, 24, 2013 file photos provided by the U.S. Navy Football team, show Midshipman Eric Graham,left, and Midshipman Josh Tate. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy Football team, File) by Brian WitteAssociated Press Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen will face courts-martial in an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus party while a third will not, the academy’s superintendent decided on Thursday. All three midshipmen were former Navy football players.

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National

Against his will: Female-on-male rape

Entertainer Chris Brown, recently revealed that he lost his virginity when he was 8 years old to a local girl who was 14 or 15. (CNN Photo) by Sarah LaTrent (CNN) – “Go back to sleep.” Groggy from a night of drinking, that’s precisely what James Landrith did. The next morning, Landrith – who was 19 at the time – woke up in a bed that he quickly realized was not his own. As his haze lifted, he recognized the woman who ordered him to sleep the night before as a friend of a friend.

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National

LAPD officer charged in arrest that turned fatal

In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, a person holds a snapshot of Alesia Thomas during a news conference in Los Angeles. At least five police officers are under investigation after Thomas died during a violent arrest in which an officer kicked her genitals, police officials said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) by Tami Abdollah Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an arrest in which the woman ultimately died, her attorney said.

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Generation Y

Why Malala’s bravery inspires us

Malala Yousafzai at United Nations (CNN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) by Julia Fine (CNN) — As a teenager, it’s easy to feel lost, to get swallowed up into the mob mentality and lose your voice. We’ve all been victim to that; anyone who says they haven’t is either lying or under the age of 13 years. And so when a teenage girl undertakes such an incredible task of courage, one adults cower in fear of doing, the event takes on utmost significance. This is exactly what Malala Yousafzai, a huge inspiration to me and so many other girls, did.

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Opinion

Some homosexuals confuse a crime with a ‘right’

RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—As it is written, “there is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”—Proverbs 14:12What an appropriate statement to describe the continued denigration of the moral fabric of American society. I am fed up with everyone trying to be accommodating of homosexuals when they refuse to reciprocate towards those who disagree with them. Let me explain.

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Health

Affordable Health Care is here to stay

MARC H. MORIAL (NNPA)—“Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage for $100 or less.”—President Barack Obama We fought and won a battle three years ago to improve access to affordable health care for every American and finally it’s here. Last Tuesday, a key component of the Affordable Care Act took effect when the new Health Insurance Marketplace opened for business, allowing millions of Americans to shop for a variety of quality, affordable health plans that best meet their needs.

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Metro

Larimer green Incubator gets even greener

GREEN RIBBON DAY—Larimer community volunteers join elected officials for the ribbon cutting and opening of the Environment and Energy Community Outreach Center. (Photos by Gail Manker) Even as state Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Lawrenceville, was working to turn the former Connelly Trade School into a green technology innovation center in the Hill District, he was also looking at bringing green building practices—and related job training to the city’s East End. He found the perfect symbol for such a transformation at an abandoned BP gas station on Larimer Avenue, which reopened as the Environment and Energy Community Outreach Center in June.