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Dec 14, 2012 It's 'slime' time in college football

QUOTE: Western Kentucky, a school with mediocre athletics and apparently, sub-mediocre standards, has turned to a person who lied to his last employer about the nature of an accident involving the mistress he allegedly hired to a university position she was unqualified to hold.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Aug 19, 2011 Deal Frees ‘West Memphis Three’ in Arkansas

QUOTE: While many were convinced of the guilt of Mr. Echols, the alleged ringleader, others were immediately skeptical, believing he was singled out for being an outsider in a small town.

New York Times
Jun 15, 2011 Around Tornado Deaths, a Nagging Tale of Shelter Denied

QUOTE: a bit of nastiness better forgotten, or judged never to have occurred at all....he says that he and his mother, Annette Singleton, both black, were turned away from a church shelter by a white woman on the afternoon of April 27, the day of the tornadoes.

New York Times
Feb 05, 2011 A Dot on the Map, Until the Earth Started Shaking

QUOTE: “They took advantage of people’s ignorance,” said Greg Hooten, the superintendent of the local water utility, who now worries about the effect of the drilling on the groundwater. Nonetheless, Mr. Hooten had signed an agreement for drilling on his property. “Who’s going to stop the gas and oil companies?” he asked.

New York Times
Feb 28, 2010 Civil rights-era killings yield secrets to FBI probe

QUOTE: Three years after the FBI pledged to investigate more than 100 unsolved civil rights killings, the agency is ready to close all but a handful. Investigators say they have solved most of the mysteries behind the cases, but few will result in indictments, given the passage of decades, the deaths of prime suspects and the challenge of gathering evidence.

Washington Post
Mar 26, 2008 This Land: A Boy the Bullies Love to Beat Up, Repeatedly

QUOTE: Bullying is everywhere, including here in Fayetteville...A decade ago a Fayetteville student was mercilessly harassed and beaten for being gay. After a complaint was filed with the Office of Civil Rights, the district adopted procedures to promote tolerance and respect — none of which seems to have been of much comfort to Billy Wolfe.

New York Times
Aug 28, 2006 Pollution in the Water, Lawsuits in the Air: With Damage to Ecosystem Jeopardizing Tourist Industry, Oklahoma Fights Back

QUOTE: Frustrated that nearly four years of talks failed to produce a solution, Oklahoma is now suing eight firms on the grounds that the chicken waste applied to crops near the river contains hazardous chemicals...Across the country, states and localities are suing efforts to curb air and water contamination that respects no borders.

Washington Post
Sep 08, 2005 Bird's Advocates Challenge Corps

QUOTE: Today the National Wildlife Federation and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation are filing a lawsuit in federal district court in Little Rock, challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plans to spend $319 million to take water from the White River and give it to farmers.

Washington Post
Oct 19, 2003 Right to an Attorney Comes at a Price: Minnesota Law Requiring Fees for Public Defenders Is Challenged

QUOTE: Minnesota is one of a growing number of states facing enormous budget deficits that are beginning to charge indigents for their constitutional right to legal representation.

Washington Post
Mar 25, 2003 Arkansas School Is Accused of Harassing a Gay Student

QUOTE: ...the school has continued to harass Thomas [McLaughlin] because of his homosexuality. The teachers and administrators who outed Thomas last year now want to silence him, the McLaughlins say, by telling him not to discuss homosexuality in school and disciplining him for doing so.

New York Times
Dec 19, 2002 Republicans Are Still Playing the Race Card

QUOTE: Democrats could refrain from any further role in making Lott the poster boy for smarmy Republican racial politics. In return, Republicans could quit the smarmy racial politics.

Aug 13, 2002 A Long Road of Broken Promises for Black Farmers: USDA Fights Claims After Landmark Deal

QUOTE: ...many thousand other farmers have had their claims rejected, the totals of payouts and forgiven loans are far short of what was projected, and the battling almost every claim filed.

Washington Post