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Name of source: AP
SOURCE: AP (7-17-07)
Jirina Garajova, head of the Jewish community in Ostrava, 350 kilometers east of Prague, said that 25 tombstones were overturned at the Jewish cemetery in the nearby town of Bohumin over the weekend. Two of the tombstones were broken, she said.
The cemetery, dating back to the 19th century, is no longer used for burials and opened to public on July 1 after renovations.
Some 400 Jews lived in Bohumin before the World War II. Only 11 survived the Holocaust.
SOURCE: AP (7-16-07)
But few can detail the division’s exploits during World War II, and fewer still how the division was born as an alpine fighting force in the mountains of Colorado or why it now calls upstate New York its home.
Fort Drum’s new Heritage Center is now providing those answers.
The century-old Museum of the Confederacy offers a more single-minded approach to the war. Red, white and blue battle flags from different Confederate troops wave from the ceiling. Three levels of exhibits feature bullet-riddled uniforms, blood-spattered letters from dying soldiers and maps generals once used to lead their men. Located in downtown Richmond, the museum bills itself as home to the world's largest collection of Confederate artifacts.
At the upstart American Civil War Center, located between the James River and downtown, visitors will find a mixture of old shackles that were once chained to slaves and musty uniforms amid modern touches. Four television displays offer presentations throughout the museum, proposing thinking points, while introducing perspectives from the Union, Confederacy and blacks.
SOURCE: AP (7-13-07)
A notice posted on the Justice Ministry's Web site this week features photos and descriptions of Brunner and Heim and offers rewards for information leading to their capture. Brunner, the most-wanted Nazi war criminal, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is described as having mutilated hands and only one eye, after reportedly being disfigured by mail bombs.
As part of ceremonies at the camp, where some 56,000 people perished behind its barbed wire fences or in incoming transports, Weimar city council members and survivors signed a statement pledging to honor victims' memories by fighting extremism.
"We are aware of our responsibility to keep the memory alive and pass it down from one generation to the next," the statement says.
Thirty years ago, as the temperatures soared and its morale plunged, New York City endured a scathing summer custom-made for tabloid headlines: A crippling July blackout, complete with arson and looting (''24 HOURS OF TERROR''); a media-savvy serial killer dubbed the Son of Sam (''NO ONE IS SAFE''); and a dysfunctional, sensational New York Yankees team (''THE BRONX ZOO'').
Name of source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
SOURCE: Globe and Mail (Canada) (7-17-07)
Educators and members of New Brunswick's Francophone community gathered at the home of Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Tuesday for the release of Histoire des Acadiens et des Acadiennes du Nouveau-Brunswick.
The glossy, 160-page book will be used as part of the social studies program for elementary francophone and French-immersion students in the province.
Maurice Basque of the University of Moncton said the book does not provide a complete, detailed history of the Acadians because it is aimed at elementary students, but he said it does go beyond just the events of history by detailing Acadian culture of the past and of today.
Name of source: Der Spiegel
SOURCE: Der Spiegel (7-17-07)
A Munich historian has called for it to be republished in Germany -- as a pre-emptive strike against any neo-Nazis who might want to abuse the text for their own fell purposes.
Horst Möller, director of the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, would like to see a "Mein Kampf" redux in the form of an academic edition with comprehensive footnotes. "As long as 'Mein Kampf' is not available in a carefully annotated edition, there will be no end to the oft simple-minded speculation about what is actually in the book," Möller said in an interview published Monday in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. "An academic edition could break the peculiar myth which surrounds 'Mein Kampf.'"
Möller said he has repeatedly asked the Bavarian Finance Ministry, which controls the copyright, for permission to produce a scholarly edition, but has always been turned down. The Bavarian government has in the past taken legal action against attempts to publish the book in other countries, such as in Sweden in 1992 and in Poland in 2005.
Name of source: Pittsburg Post-Gazette
SOURCE: Pittsburg Post-Gazette (7-17-07)
Requests from historians were turned away, and requests from survivors and their descendants would go unanswered for years. As of 2006 there was a backlog of 425,000 requests from survivors and their families; while that number has been reduced, it's still substantial. As survivors reach the end of their lives, time is more and more of the essence.
The International Tracing Service, which runs the archive, was originally conceived as an organization to help family members who had survived the war and to inform them of others who had not.
Any modification to the archive for public consumption requires unanimous consent from the 11 countries that run it. Sometimes that consent takes a long time. The agreement to open the archives to the public was finally signed in May 2006, but only nine of the 11 member countries have ratified the changes. France and Italy now remain, and are expected to ratify it by the end of the year.
Name of source: WHSV4, Harrisonburg VA
SOURCE: WHSV4, Harrisonburg VA (7-17-07)
At the first Monticello Community Gathering over the weekend, attendees discussed family ties and toured downtown Charlottesville and Monticello.
Organizer Diana Redman calls the gathering "an opportunity to get beyond the racial issues." Redman is a descendant of Madison Hemings, one of Hemings' sons.
The Monticello Association has adamantly denied membership to Hemings' descendants, citing lack of evidence that Thomas Jefferson fathered her children.
Name of source: http://www.thanhniennews.com
SOURCE: http://www.thanhniennews.com (7-14-07)
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed the provincial administration and related agencies to do research and set up a data base on the temple and some other relics from the bronze and early iron ages.
Name of source: Baltimore Sun
SOURCE: Baltimore Sun (7-17-07)
But as Frederick has grown and become more diverse, a small band of residents is looking to move, or remove, this tribute to the Supreme Court chief justice who once resided in the city, saying his racism can no longer be condoned - even in the context of history.
Name of source: Daily India
SOURCE: Daily India (7-16-07)
Eighty-four-year-old Pun, who came to Britain last week from his home in Nepal for medical treatment, recently went to see his medal on display in a case at the Gurkha Museum in Winchester.
Museum chiefs use a picture of Pun on their leaflet - but when asked if he could hold the medal, they refused.
A sad Pun was quoted by The Mirror as saying: "It is mine. I want it back. I must have it back."
Name of source: Charlotte Observer
SOURCE: Charlotte Observer (7-15-07)
But the flag, one of the most recognizable and best-selling state banners in the nation, has nothing to do with condos or beaches, smiling faces or beautiful places.
Because that's not necessarily the moon.
Nearly 150 years after it was adopted as the state flag, historians and scholars still can't agree on exactly what that doohickey in the top left corner of the flag means. It's a crescent, they concede, but what exactly it stands for is a subject of some contention.
"That's something that has been debated for years," said John Tucker, assistant director of the S.C. Historical Society. "A lot of people don't realize it goes back to the war."
Name of source: Telegraph (UK)
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (7-17-07)
Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat, compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler's later seizure of emergency powers.
"It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that," Mr Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (7-17-07)
The Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards hopes to prove this week that wealth and privilege are no obstacle to campaigning against poverty as he sets out on a three-day tour of some of the poorest parts of the US....
In a push to get the poverty issue back on the national agenda, Mr Edwards, says he is taking a break from his campaign to bring attention to poverty and deprivation.
In so doing he is associating himself with the civil rights movement, in particular Martin Luther King's Poor People's March of 1968. He is also taking a leaf from the electoral campaign of the equally telegenic and privileged Robert F Kennedy some 40 years ago. With an equally populist message of social improvement, the scion of New England traveled through the coal-mining areas of the Appalachians to expose the hunger of working people living in tar-paper shacks.
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (7-15-07)
In real life Laurence Olivier performed some bravery of his own, risking imprisonment and even assassination as an agent for Britain.
The celebrated actor, mistakenly accused by some of his contemporaries of lacking patriotism for deciding to remain in Hollywood when war broke out rather than return home and sign up, worked secretly to help secure the hearts and minds of a sceptical America during the early stages of the Second World War, it has been revealed.
Name of source: Philadelphia Inquirer
SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer (7-15-07)
"It's disturbing how secretive this has been," said Craig Crawford, whose home is next door to the park. "Why wasn't this in a township newsletter? The public is not aware of what's going on, and it seems like it's a done deal."
This anger, verging on rage, is directed at what many neighbors regard as dramatically expanded plans for the proposed American Revolution Center. The privately owned Revolutionary War museum would be the first in the nation to tell the entire history of the war, complete with an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, and other material.
Under the new plan, the complex, to be built on 78 privately owned acres within the official boundaries of Valley Forge National Historical Park, would include a 131,000-square-foot museum, a three-story hotel, a tavern and restaurant, a conference center, a dormitory for visiting scholars, a small campground, and other amenities.
"This is Valley Forge, for crying out loud," said Don Naimoli, a former officer of Girard Trust Bank and a longtime park volunteer. "What went on over there is still a national symbol, and we need to protect that heritage."
Center officials argue that much of the concern is unwarranted because it is based on misunderstandings and erroneous information. No harm is intended, they say.
"We have written an ordinance that allows a museum and the important things that go along with a museum," said Neil Sklaroff, the attorney for the project. "This is not commercialization."
Name of source: Middle East Times
SOURCE: Middle East Times (7-16-07)
"The discovery of this mask proves that the Valley of the Thracian Kings stretches from the center of Bulgaria to the east of the country," archaeologist Georgi Kitov said.
The Thracians lived in southeastern Europe, the Carpathians and the Caucasus from about 4,000 BC to the 3rd century AD.
Name of source: LiveScience
SOURCE: LiveScience (7-16-07)
The research, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that ingestion of radioactive materials—primarily from irradiated rainwater and goat’s milk—might have been a substantial contributor to public radiation exposure that was largely not accounted for.
The findings come on the 62nd anniversary of the world’s first atomic explosion and were presented at the recent annual meeting of the Health Physics Society.
Name of source: NYT
SOURCE: NYT (7-16-07)
As has become painfully evident now, that was not such a good bet. Mr. McCain’s aides kept their side of the bargain when it came to spending --high salaries for consultants, private planes for the candidate, multiple offices and Blackberries for all – but not when it came to fund-raising. Mr. McCain’s campaign is broke and his hopes of winning the nomination are, shall we say, diminished.
But was that fundamental assumption by Mr. McCain – that he would be the heir apparent for the nomination – really that misguided? The fact of the matter is that speaking historically at least (and with the caveat that one must today more than ever be careful in using political history to predict what might happen in these extraordinarily unsettled political times) Mr. McCain’s decision was certainly defensible.
Indeed, should he fail to win the nomination, one of the legacies of this election is not only what it says about Mr. McCain, but what it says about the typically well-ordered Republican Party: a departure from at least 40 years of history in which, for all the hustle and bustle of nominating contest, the party tends to anoint its successor early and stick with him. With rare exceptions, the Republican nomination goes to the vice president (George H. W. Bush), the candidate who came in second last time (Ronald Reagan) or someone who is for whatever reason clearly entitled to the nomination, because of stature or family lineage (President Bush).
Mrs. Johnson documents, perhaps too copiously, the glamour and banalities of White House life — the state dinners, her highway beautification program, her wardrobe. But the diary also documents the pressures of an ambitious administration cracking under the pressures of an increasingly unpopular war.
[The article includes excerpts from the diary.]
Nelson Warfield, a media consultant advising Fred Thompson, a likely Republican presidential candidate, said: “How are important are they? I think in a presidential race there are larger dynamics at work than some guy can fix by telling you how to part your hair.”Consultants have been around presidential candidates almost as long as there have been presidential candidates. But as news coverage of campaigns moved from the public stage to internal workings — scrutiny encouraged by behind-the-scenes books like “The Selling of the President” by Joe McGinniss about the 1968 race — operatives increasingly found themselves sharing a moment on the evening news with the candidate.
The first glimmers of this era came with Patrick Caddell, the colorful South Carolinian pollster who advised Jimmy Carter in 1976. The phenomenon was established when Lee Atwater took a high-profile role in the election of George H. W. Bush in 1988. By 1992, it seemed only natural that a documentary film portrayed the deliberations of James Carville, Paul Begala and George Stephanopoulos as they helped elect Bill Clinton.
Such concentration at the very top occurred in 1915 and 1916, as the Gilded Age was ending, and again briefly in the late 1920s, before the stock market crash. Now it is back ....
The new Gilded Age has created only one fortune as large as those of the Rockefellers, the Carnegies and the Vanderbilts — that of Bill Gates, according to various compilations. His net worth, measured as a share of the economy’s output, ranks him fifth among the 30 all-time wealthiest American families, just ahead of Carnegie. Only one other living billionaire makes the cut: Warren E. Buffett, in 16th place.
Now the subterranean structure, believed to date to the mid-19th century, is a mystery just begging to be solved. Is it as pedestrian as a root cellar? Or as storied as a stop on the Underground Railroad? Does it stretch beyond the cluster of at least nine known rooms to connect to tunnels elsewhere?
An ad-hoc group of residents, local historians and archaeologists in this Westchester County suburb is racing to figure it out before road repairs that could lead to the destruction of the rooms, which sit under a wooded area that had been part of a Victorian estate and once was owned by a Catholic church.
Tucked away inside 78,000 pages of documents from the Nixon administration, released by the National Archives earlier this week, is a little gem: a strategy memorandum from the man who would go on to become the architect of President Bush’s rise to political power.
Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday at 94, and at her funeral Saturday afternoon at the Riverbend Centre church, representatives of first families stretching back half a century to the Eisenhower administration came to pay their condolences.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, who hopes to be the first person to have served as first lady and president, sat next to her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
To Mr. Clinton’s right was Laura Bush, who like Mrs. Johnson provided comfort and support as first lady to another president from Texas leading America in an unpopular war. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, sat on Mrs. Bush’s other side.
Name of source: Independent (UK)
SOURCE: Independent (UK) (7-6-07)
The figure was revealed by Kate Pretty, pro-vice chancellor of Homerton College, as evidence of the decline in history in primary and secondary schools. Later this month, a report by Ofsted, the education standards watchdog, will reveal that seven out of ten pupils have ditched the subject by the time they are 14. Only 30 per cent go on to study it to GCSE level.
The report will also reveal that time allocated for history is now being swallowed up by the new compulsory lessons in citizenship - which aim to instil in UK children the concept of "Britishness".
Name of source: BBC
SOURCE: BBC (7-16-07)
The JRF found that households in already wealthy areas had become "disproportionately" richer compared to society as a whole.
But the number of "poor" households has risen over the past 15 years.
SOURCE: BBC (7-16-07)
Former Police Minister Adriaan Vlok and ex-police chief Johan van der Merwe are accused of plotting to kill a prominent opponent of apartheid in 1989.
Prosecutors said they and three others attempted to kill Rev Frank Chikane by lining his clothes with a nerve toxin.
SOURCE: BBC (7-12-07)
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a commemoration service marking the 90th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele.
The service at Tyne Cot cemetery, near Ypres, was also attended by Belgium's Queen Paola and around 4,000 locals.
Almost 11,000 servicemen are buried in the Commonwealth war cemetery.
SOURCE: BBC (7-14-07)
The prince, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, helped to save Dumfries House in Ayrshire.
He headed a consortium of charities and government bodies which raised £45m to buy the 250-year-old property.
SOURCE: BBC (7-14-07)
Nick Lees and his family have created an image of the movement's founder Robert Baden-Powell in the corn.
The maze, which is open to the public, has been created in a field at Bickleigh, near Tiverton.
Name of source: Guardian
SOURCE: Guardian (7-17-07)
Historians researching Nazi party archives in Frankfurt have discovered that a string of prominent Germans were among those automatically granted membership to celebrate Adolf Hitler's birthday.
Writers, a cabaret artist, scientists, journalists and politicians, including former cabinet ministers, are among those whose names are on the list.
According to records, they were part of a group of Germans born between 1925 and 1927 recruited en masse on the Führer's birthday on 20 April 1944.
Name of source: Haaretz
SOURCE: Haaretz (7-16-07)
Horst Moeller, director of the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, said Monday this would be better than waiting until 2015 when anybody could publish it after copyright in Germany lapses on the book.
The newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung quoted him saying it would be better to issue a edition now, with footnotes explaining page by page how Hitler was wrong.
The alternative would be a rush of cheap commercial editions without comments when the 1924 book enters the public domain 70 years after Hitler's death.
The legal rights to the book are held by the Bavarian Ministry of Finance, which seized all the Nazi Party publishing assets after their 1945 defeat.
For decades, Munich has used those powers to ban any re-publication of the book, which was revered by the Nazis.
Name of source: Chicago Tribune
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune (7-15-07)
"We need to continue America's forward motion toward progress, toward that more perfect union," Clinton told a large, crowded convention room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, addressing the political action committee of the American Association of Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
"In the last six and a half years we have seen a dangerous experiment in extremism in the White House," she said. "President Bush campaigned as a compassionate conservative. It turns out he is neither. He has proven that time and time again. I would argue that his is the most radical presidency we have ever had. You can look at nearly any aspect of our life here at home, in the nation or around the world."
Name of source: CBS
SOURCE: CBS (7-12-07)
"I do think it's kind of sad that the president of the United States in the moment of his greatest triumph was so angry, so peevish about the whole situation," he said. "I have no malice towards him. I didn't then, and I don't today."
[Click on the SOURCE link to watch McGovern's interview.]
Name of source: Time
SOURCE: Time (7-16-07)
Today the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk witnessed one version of what an Iraqi Tet offensive might look like. At midday, a car bomb shook the city. Then came another blast, followed by one more. The coordinated trio of explosions left at least 75 people dead and offered a horrifying glimpse of the kind of organized assaults that American officials fear could unfold nationwide. Imagine a day in Iraq when catastrophic car bombs rip through not just one Iraqi city but several. Explosions coordinated to go off nearly simultaneously in places like Baghdad, Baqubah, Ramadi, Fallujah and Mosul, all places where insurgents are actively pursuing bombing campaigns, could bring about the highest death daily death toll seen yet and leave no question about the insurgency's ability to hold the entire country in a deadly grip more or less at will. That's one version.
Name of source: Azzaman
SOURCE: Azzaman (7-16-07)
Name of source: Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE)
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) (7-16-07)
And boy, has it matured. The first computer virus to spread in the wild, Scientific American says, was “Elk Cloner,” a relatively simple piece of software created by a high-school student in Pittsburgh. Cloner didn’t attempt to destroy the data of Apple II users; it merely serenaded them with a poem:
It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes it’s Cloner!
It will stick to you like glue
It will modify RAM too
Send in the Cloner!
Name of source: New York
SOURCE: New York (7-13-07)
Name of source: PRNewswire
SOURCE: PRNewswire (7-15-07)
Following McGovern's stunning victory in the '72 Massachusetts primary, Novak began calling Democratic politicians to get their reaction. The April 27, 1972 Evans & Novak column reported an anonymous source as saying "people don't know McGovern is for amnesty, abortion and legalization of pot. Once middle America -- Catholic middle America, in particular -- find this out, he's dead." This sent Washington into a frenzy to try to figure out which Democrat was bad-mouthing one of his own.
Ironically, several months later Eagleton would be tapped as McGovern's running mate, only to be replaced after it was learned that Eagleton underwent electro-shock therapy for depression.
In his memoir of the 1972 campaign, McGovern's press secretary Richard Dougherty made a comment that implied Novak had fabricated the quote. In an attempt to set the record straight, Novak asked Sen. Eagleton for permission to disclose his name. Eagleton replied that he made the comment off-the- record and he intended it to stay that way. Mr. Novak contacted Sen. Eagleton as he was writing The Prince of Darkness and, thirty years later, still would not allow his identity to be revealed.
Former Sen. Tom Eagleton died on March 4, 2007, thus freeing Mr. Novak to reveal the source of one of the most memorable quotes in presidential campaign history.
Robert D. Novak is one of the longest-running syndicated columns in the nation and the editor of the "Evans-Novak Political Report." Now a FOX News contributor, he spent twenty-five years as a political commentator for CNN, pioneering such shows as Capital Gang, Crossfire and The McLaughlin Group.
Name of source: LAT
SOURCE: LAT (7-15-07)
Friday night, not far from the Capitol where debate over another war is an almost-daily occurrence, veterans of the McGovern campaign and others gathered at a reception to pay homage to him.
The parallels between the fight he led against the U.S. involvement in Vietnam and the effort now being waged by many in the room to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq was a major theme of the evening.
"Don't stop fighting for peace in Iraq!" activist Medea Benjamin shouted at one point above the din of chatter among the crowd of about 200.
Name of source: http://www.thestandard.com.hk
SOURCE: http://www.thestandard.com.hk (7-14-07)
Lawmakers and academics gave the US embassy in Tokyo a letter saying they were "surprised and shocked" by the pressure for a fresh apology to the "comfort women."
Shoichi Watanabe, history professor emeritus at Tokyo's Sophia University said: "If America keeps saying this is a human rights issue, then what were the indiscriminate bombings on Tokyo and other cities? What were the atomic bombings? Compared with that human rights issue, prostitution in battlefields is only a commercial act."
Name of source: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk
SOURCE: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk (7-13-07)
George Clare is furious the £5 T-shirt, which displays the dictator making a Nazi salute and a map of Europe with the heading Hitler's European Tour 1939-1945, is being sold at the area's markets.
The 86-year-old, who lives in College Crescent, Swiss Cottage, escaped the Holocaust but lost both his parents in the atrocity.
He said: "The T-shirt glorifies the biggest criminal of the last century. And why? And for what?"
Name of source: WaPo
SOURCE: WaPo (7-12-07)
That's Mary Custis Lee, Gen. Robert E. Lee's adventurous eldest daughter. In 1917, she stored these wooden trunks in the "silver vault" in the basement of Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust in Alexandria. A year later, she died at the age of 83. Her trunks sat in a dusty corner of the vault for 84 years, unclaimed, until E. Hunt Burke, the bank's vice chairman, discovered them in 2002....
A few weeks ago, [Lee Shepard, the Virginia Historical Society's senior archivist] opened the Mary Custis Lee papers to the public.
Name of source: Cronaca.com
SOURCE: Cronaca.com (7-13-07)
Name of source: Boston Globe
SOURCE: Boston Globe (7-15-07)
In October 2004, C. Nelson McNutt passed away at the age of 105 on the very acreage where he was born in June 1899. Living in a ramshackle cabin among neighboring mega-mansions in Weston, McNutt, who was the grandnephew of John Black, had two passions: saving everything and tending his vegetable garden. The rail-thin figure - a ringer for the farmer with the pitchfork in Grant Wood's American Gothic - thrived on engaging passersby with a cheery wave. He was quick to inform them that he remembered driving a Stanley Steamer, that he had been drafted into both world wars, and that a lawyer in the Sacco-Vanzetti case had been his lawyer, too. But McNutt never mentioned the stash of letters gently yellowing in the house he had built in 1934 - letters handed down to him from his mother's mother, a direct link to America's charismatic past.
Name of source: Star-Ledger
SOURCE: Star-Ledger (7-15-07)
The riot's effect left a deep gash in Plainfield that some say has not completely healed....
More than an explosion of anger, the riots were a rebellion by a disenfranchised portion of the population, said Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of "Plainfield Burning: Black Rebellion in the Suburban North," which appeared in the May issue of "Journal of Urban History," a scholarly periodical about the history of cities and urban societies throughout the world.
The riot thrust Plainfield into national prominence, Sugrue said. The overwhelmingly white power structure that existed "tried to brush the problems of blacks under the rug. They couldn't do that in the aftermath," he said.
Name of source: Seattle Times
SOURCE: Seattle Times (7-14-07)
The decision followed the Forbidden City's announcement that it wants to operate all stores inside the former imperial palace, which is now a museum.
"[W]e have respectfully decided to end our lease agreement," the Seattle coffee chain said.