Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Illegals, Courts, Frat suspended, and terrorists

Hispanics Flee Pa. Town Before Crackdown
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
Associated Press Writer

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) (snip) "On Wednesday, a tough, first-of-its-kind law targeting illegal immigrants was to take effect in this small hillside city in northeastern Pennsylvania. A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the measure for at least two weeks, but the evidence suggests many Hispanics - illegal or otherwise - have already left."

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Court Keeps Ohio ID Law for Absentees
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Ohio can require absentee voters to provide proof of their identification, overturning a lower court's order suspending the new law.

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Frat Suspended Over 'Hood' Party.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Johns Hopkins University has suspended the Sigma Chi fraternity because of a "Halloween in the Hood" party that drew protests by black students.

The invitation to the party, posted on the Web site Facebook, encouraged guests to wear "regional clothing from our locale" with jewelry including "bling bling ice ice, grills" and "hoochie hoops."

The party, held Saturday night at the fraternity house, featured a skeleton pirate hanging on a noose.

Black Student Union members protested the party on Monday, saying the appearance of the image and the language on the invitation highlighted racial tensions at Hopkins and the strained relations between the university and the surrounding community.

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Yemen says arrests 8 Qaeda-linked arms smugglers.
Hat tip to LGF and Aussiemagpie.
TWO of the Australian men arrested in Yemen on terrorism charges are the sons of Abdul Rahim Ayub, the man who set up a Jemaah Islamiah cell here and fled after the Bali bombings.

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