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This page features brief excerpts of news stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used. Because most of our readers read the NYT we usually do not include the paper's stories in HIGHLIGHTS.
Name of source: NYT
SOURCE: NYT (10-7-07)
On the one hand, the majority in the 5-to-4 decision said journalists had no First Amendment protection against grand jury subpoenas. On the other, Justice Powell, who joined the majority, wrote a separate opinion calling on judges to strike the “proper balance between freedom of the press and the obligation of all citizens to give relevant testimony” — whatever that means....
“We should not establish a constitutional privilege,” Justice Powell said, referring to one based on the First Amendment. Such a privilege would create problems “difficult to foresee,” among them “who are ‘newsmen’ — how to define?”
But, he added, “there is a privilege analogous to an evidentiary one” — like those protecting communications with lawyers, doctors, priests and spouses — “which courts should recognize and apply” case by case “to protect confidential information.”
SOURCE: NYT (10-7-07)
Disaster seemed a safer choice.
Defense Secretary Robert McNamara was a logical candidate to speak the truth to his boss. Mr. McNamara told the historian and Kennedy confidant Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and the economist John Kenneth Galbraith in January over dinner and drinks that he regarded a military solution as impossible, according to Mr. Schlesinger’s diaries, which have recently been published as “Journals: 1952-2000.” A sensible objective, Mr. McNamara told them, would be “withdrawal with honor.” Seven months later, the defense secretary was still publicly urging a widening of the war....
“The rule of thumb is never tell the president what he doesn’t want to hear,” said Richard Reeves, who has written histories of the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan administrations. “As David Halberstam made clear, there was one similarity between Mao Zedong and Douglas MacArthur: Neither of their staffs ever told them a thing they didn’t want to hear.”
Perhaps, but some of the best American presidents encouraged robust debate, heated rivalries even, in hopes of threading a path to a tough decision. Lincoln was comfortable with discord.
SOURCE: NYT (10-6-07)
They live today in rural poverty, many without running water or heat, nearing the end of their lives. So Patrick Desbois has been quietly seeking them out, roaming the back roads and forgotten fields of Ukraine, hearing their stories and searching for the unmarked common graves. He knows that they are an unparalleled source to document the murder of the 1.5 million Jews of Ukraine, shot dead and buried throughout the country.
He is neither a historian nor an archaeologist, but a French Roman Catholic priest. And his most powerful tools are his matter-of-fact style — and his clerical collar.
The Nazis killed nearly 1.5 million Jews in Ukraine after their invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. But with few exceptions, most notably the 1941 slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews in the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev, much of that history has gone untold.
Although charges relating to tax fraud had been brought against his wife and son and two other associates earlier, it was the first time that such a large group of his inner circle had faced such charges.
In a 60-page ruling, Judge Carlos Cerda said the 23 people benefited from at least $20 million withdrawn from discretionary funds allotted to the presidency, the office of the commander in chief, and the Casa Militar, a body created in 1981 that consisted of the dictator’s closest advisers. Judge Cerda stated that the funds were transferred to private accounts abroad, often under imprecise or false names.
When Daimler-Benz and the Chrysler Corporation were negotiating their merger in May 1998, Daimler offered to drop the Benz hyphenate if Chrysler agreed to take a back seat in the name DaimlerChrysler.
Nine years later, with their corporate divorce papers safely filed, DaimlerChrysler lopped off the name of its American ex at a shareholders’ meeting in Berlin on Thursday. The only remaining issue was whether to bring back the Benz, and Benz boosters were again disappointed.
Tracy, who asked that her surname not be used for security reasons, is a member of the first Human Terrain Team, an experimental Pentagon program that assigns anthropologists and other social scientists to American combat units in Afghanistan and Iraq. Her team's ability to understand subtle points of tribal relations — in one case spotting a land dispute that allowed the Taliban to bully parts of a major tribe — has won the praise of officers who say they are seeing concrete results.
Colonel Martin Schweitzer, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division unit working with the anthropologists here, said that the unit's combat operations had been reduced by 60 percent since the scientists arrived in February, and that the soldiers were now able to focus more on improving security, health care and education for the population.
SOURCE: NYT (10-3-07)
Lawyers for Assicurazioni Generali, an Italian insurance company at the center of the dispute, interpreted the court’s decision as limited. But the lawyer who brought the appeal said it cleared the way for renewed arguments about many issues regarding insurance claims and Holocaust victims.
SOURCE: NYT (10-3-07)
Much of the cliff where the working lighthouse sits has been eaten away by storms, threatening to send it plummeting into the Atlantic Ocean.
The only original lighthouse left on Nantucket — two others were destroyed and rebuilt — the Sankaty tower with the red band painted around it is viewed by many as a symbol of the island. In keeping with its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, its supporters say, it needed to be preserved, and moving it 405 feet northwest to another site was the only way.
SOURCE: NYT (10-2-07)
The memorial, the African Burial Ground National Monument, designates the burial site of the remains, which were discovered in 1991 by workers excavating the foundation for the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway.
Commissioned by the federal government in 2005 at a cost of $5 million, the monument stands on a fraction of the 6.6 acres of burial ground where, according to historians and archaeologists, 15,000 to 20,000 people of African descent were laid to rest in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is the oldest and largest such burial site in North America, according to the National Park Service. Last year, President Bush proclaimed the site a national monument.
The monument will open to the public with a ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, followed at 8 p.m. with a candelight procession from Battery Park to the monument at Duane and Elk Streets.
Name of source: Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of religion at Swarthmore College, in an op ed in the NYT
The Mandeans are the only surviving Gnostics from antiquity, cousins of the people who produced the Nag Hammadi writings like the Gospel of Thomas, a work that sheds invaluable light on the many ways in which Jesus was perceived in the early Christian period. The Mandeans have their own language (Mandaic, a form of Aramaic close to the dialect of the Babylonian Talmud), an impressive body of literature, and a treasury of cultural and religious traditions amassed over two millennia of living in the southern marshes of present-day Iraq and Iran.
Practitioners of a religion at least as old as Christianity, the Mandeans have witnessed the rise of Islam; the Mongol invasion; the arrival of Europeans, who mistakenly identified them as “Christians of St. John,” because of their veneration of John the Baptist; and, most recently, the oppressive regime of Saddam Hussein, who drained the marshes after the first gulf war, an ecological catastrophe equivalent to destroying the Everglades. They have withstood everything — until now.
Name of source: WaPo
SOURCE: WaPo (10-6-07)
The group of World War II veterans kept a military code and the decorum of their generation, telling virtually no one of their top-secret work interrogating Nazi prisoners of war at Fort Hunt.
When about two dozen veterans got together yesterday for the first time since the 1940s, many of the proud men lamented the chasm between the way they conducted interrogations during the war and the harsh measures used today in questioning terrorism suspects.
Back then, they and their commanders wrestled with the morality of bugging prisoners' cells with listening devices. They felt bad about censoring letters. They took prisoners out for steak dinners to soften them up. They played games with them.
"We got more information out of a German general with a game of chess or Ping-Pong than they do today, with their torture," said Henry Kolm, 90, an MIT physicist who had been assigned to play chess in Germany with Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess.
SOURCE: WaPo (10-3-07)
VINDEX, Md. You could say that this old town is just a memory now, but even that might be giving it too much credit.
Actual memories of the place, from back when it had a school, two churches and a row of flimsy houses built by the coal company, are scarce now. The people who saw it that way are almost all gone.
nd here, even in the center of Vindex, there are almost no traces of it left. The tallest standing structure is a short flight of concrete steps, which once led up to the company store. They now sit, odd and alone, in the middle of an Appalachian forest.
"This is it," said Dan Whetzel, a local historian, whacking through underbrush to reach them. "This is the heart of town."
Vindex is a Potomac River ghost town, one of about 11 coal-mining villages that sit abandoned near the river's headwaters in Western Maryland and West Virginia. They make for scenes that don't seem to belong within a few hours' drive of Washington: foundation holes, broken-backed bridges, mossy stairs that look like part of a jungle ruin.
Name of source: NBC News
SOURCE: NBC News (10-5-07)
Name of source: AHA Blog
SOURCE: AHA Blog (10-3-07)
Name of source: Newsweek -- cover story
SOURCE: Newsweek -- cover story (10-8-07)
Name of source: Atlantic Monthly
SOURCE: Atlantic Monthly (11-1-07)
Name of source: AP
SOURCE: AP (10-3-07)
Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states such as Vermont to be able to secede peacefully.
That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence.
"We believe that an independent South, or Hawaii, Alaska, or Vermont, would be better able to serve the interest of everybody, regardless of race or ethnicity,'' said Michael Hill of Killen, Alabama, president of the League of the South.
Name of source: Lawrence Journal World & News (KS)
SOURCE: Lawrence Journal World & News (KS) (10-5-07)
That’s long been the rallying cry at Haskell Indian Nations University each year as Columbus Day — which is Monday — approaches.
But now, Haskell students want city commissioners to also shine a spotlight on the subject. Members of Haskell’s American Indian Studies Club have asked city commissioners to proclaim Monday as Indigenous Peoples Day, instead of celebrating it as Columbus Day.
“It (the holiday) is in essence celebrating our genocide instead of celebrating our survival,” said Willow Bonga, a Haskell student and club member. “It was a time when it decimated our populations and brought the natives to the ground. It only was by our pure strength that we were able to rise up and still be in existence today.”
Name of source: http://www.praguemonitor.com
SOURCE: http://www.praguemonitor.com (10-4-07)
Paradoxically, the two paratroopers, along with their colleagues within the anti-Nazi resistance, who all finally committed suicide in a cache before the Gestapo could catch them alive, are buried in Dablice along with Karel Curda, a traitor who reported their cache to the Nazis, the daily writes.
High-ranking German and Czech pro-Nazi officials who were executed as war criminals after the war are also buried in Dablice, as well as victims of the Czechoslovak communist coup of 1948, the paper says.
Name of source: Boston Globe
SOURCE: Boston Globe (10-4-07)
Plymouth backers acknowledge that Jamestown was indeed founded 13 years earlier, but say the colony begun by the Pilgrims in 1620 proved more important to the founding of the American nation.
To settle the argument, a mock trial - conceived as half educational and half fun - was held last weekend at Marshfield's Winslow House, with experts on both sides addressing the question.
The symposium ended in an official draw after members of the largely local "jury" decided not to vote on a verdict.
Name of source: BBC
SOURCE: BBC (10-4-07)
Fanum Voltumnae, a shrine, marketplace and Etruscan political centre, was situated in the upper part of the Tiber river valley....
Fanum was already famous in antiquity as a religious shrine and a meeting place where the 12 members of the Etruscan League, a confederation of central Italian cities, used to gather every spring to elect their leader.
Fourteen councillors have successfully petitioned for the plans to be debated at a meeting next month.
The council's planning team originally voted in favour of the development, which will be in the Osney Mead area.
The ceremony in Cardiff's civic centre marked 25 years since 255 British servicemen died retaking the islands.
The monument was created from five tonnes of Mount Harriet granite rock, located by veteran Andy "Curly" Jones, from Libanus, near Brecon, Powys.
The decision followed a plea by Cadw to keep the tip because of its importance to the "appreciation of the development of north east Wales."
Wrexham's planners recommended removing the 6m tonnes of shale, which could be sold on to the building industry.
Older writers from Aberdeen and Regensburg combined to launch the book recording their experiences of World War II.
Representatives from both countries launched Connections - Verbindungen at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen on Tuesday.
The memoirs are written in both German and English.
The project began after English tutor Frank Cefali from Regensburg suggested to his class of senior citizens in May 2005 that they write about their wartime memories.
Name of source: channelwebnetwork
SOURCE: channelwebnetwork (10-3-07)
The only problem? No such IT contractor exists, according to sources close to the investigation of a possible violation of the Federal Records and Presidential Records acts.
White House Office of Administration (OA) Deputy General Counsel Keith Roberts told the House Oversight Committee on May 29 that "an unidentified company working for the Information Assurance (IA) Directorate of the Office of the Chief Information Officer was responsible for daily audits of the e-mail system and the e-mail archiving process," according to committee chair Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. That briefing came about after it was confirmed by the White House in April that millions of e-mails had vanished from Executive Office of the President (EOP) archives from 2003-2005.
"Mr. Roberts was not able to explain why the daily audits conducted by this contractor failed to detect the problems in the archive system when they first began," wrote Waxman in an Aug. 30 letter to White House Counsel Fred Fielding. In that letter, Waxman requested that the White House provide the committee by Sept. 10 with an internal Executive Office of the President report on the e-mail system it said it prepared following the discovery of the missing e-mails, as well as the identity of the contractor responsible for daily audits and archiving. That deadline has come and gone with no response from the Bush administration on Waxman's request.
Name of source: Media Matters (Liberal media watchdog group)
SOURCE: Media Matters (Liberal media watchdog group) (10-4-07)
Name of source: Breitbart
SOURCE: Breitbart (10-4-07)
Name of source: oregonlive.com
SOURCE: oregonlive.com (10-4-07)
The so-called Shanghai tunnels have been immortalized by travel writers, television shows and even by the Portland Oregon Visitors Association, which dangles the story as a lure to out-of-towners.
The only problem is that the stories, as beloved as they have become, seem to be more fiction than fact.
Portland-area historians have found virtually nothing in their research to back up the notion that hustlers used a tunnel network for kidnapping men. A few question whether tunnels, beyond some simple connections among basements, ever existed.
Name of source: Washington Times
SOURCE: Washington Times (10-4-07)
The ex-professor was back on campus Tuesday at the invitation of students to teach an unsanctioned course, "ReVisioning American History: Colonization, Genocide and Formation of the U.S. Settler State."
Always a popular figure on campus, Mr. Churchill, 52, was met with applause by the 30 or so students and well-wishers who attended the first session.
"This course is an entirely voluntary exercise for all parties involved," Mr. Churchill said. "It carries no credit, fulfills no institutional requirements, involves payment of no tuition, entails no paycheck to its instructor."
Student organizers reserved a classroom at the Eaton Humanities Building for the unofficial course. According to the syllabus, Mr. Churchill will teach every Tuesday evening through the month of October, with class topics to focus on colonialism, genocide and racism.
Name of source: New York Sun
SOURCE: New York Sun (10-4-07)
Some or all of the records could emerge in the coming months as Senator Clinton presses her bid for the presidency.
Historians, journalists, authors, and watchdog groups have complained that the review process for records stored at presidential libraries is taking too long. The critics also contend that an executive order Mr. Bush issued in 2001 exacerbated the problem.
Last week, an unexpected figure added his voice to the chorus of those griping about the delays: Mr. Clinton.
"I want to open my presidential records more rapidly than the law requires, and the current administration has slowed down the opening of my own records," the former president said at a press conference held to discuss his philanthropic efforts. "I am not afraid of disclosure and I hope that people will find, among other things … some of the mistakes we made and why."
Name of source: WSJ
SOURCE: WSJ (10-4-07)
Name of source: Earth Times
SOURCE: Earth Times (10-1-07)
The documentary detailed how Guenther Quandt, who died in 1954, owned battery factories which were kept going by press-ganged or concentration-camp labour during the Second World War.
His son, Herbert Quandt, who died in 1982, obtained control of BMW in 1959. His heirs, who own nearly 47 per cent of BMW, are one of Germany's wealthiest families. They keep out of the celebrity limelight and manage BMW discreetly.
Both historians and survivors set out the war allegations. The only family member seen in the documentary was Sven Quandt, grandson of the founder, who said children are not guilty of their fathers' acts.
Name of source: http://www.zawya.com
SOURCE: http://www.zawya.com (10-2-07)
Conqueror Real Estate used an image of the Führer alongside the strapline: "The World Is Yours".
And yesterday the firm's general manager admitted he authorised use of the image to attract attention to his firm.
But his choice has been criticised by experts and residents, who have branded the advert insulting and of bad taste.
Hitler's policy of creating a German empire triggered the Second World War and led to the deaths of millions of people. Dutch national Hink Huisman said: "It is absolutely insulting. It only shows the support of a certain community for Hitler's cause, without realising what they are supporting, or what they think they are supporting.
Name of source: Telegraph (UK)
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (10-4-07)
SOURCE: Telegraph (UK) (10-3-07)
Graham Hoyland has spent years researching a story he was told as a boy: Mallory, who took part in the first three British expeditions and who is widely accepted as having just failed to reach the summit, did in fact succeed and was on his way down when he died.
Mallory and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, both went missing somewhere high on the north-east ridge during the final stage of their attempt to make the first ascent of the world's highest mountain in June 1924.
The pair's last known sighting was only 800ft from the summit and Mallory's body lay undiscovered for 75 years. It has never been proved whether they were on their way up, or had completed the climb and were on their way down.
Name of source: Fox News
SOURCE: Fox News (10-3-07)
At least one parent complained and the teacher, who is white, apologized to the parents of her students, said Donald Johnson, principal of Sequatchie County Middle School.
Johnson said the teacher obtained the crossword from a Web site, edHelper.com, a membership Web site that offers reading lessons, puzzles and other materials for teachers to download for use in class.
No phone number or contact name was listed on the Web site. An e-mail seeking comment Tuesday was not immediately returned.
Name of source: Secrecy News, written by Steven Aftergood, is published by the Federation of American Scientists
"I'll lead a new era of openness," he said.
"I'll turn the page on a growing empire of classified information, and restore the balance we've lost between the necessarily secret and the necessity of openness in a democratic society by creating a new National Declassification Center."
The Obama campaign said the proposal was based upon a recommendation of the 1997 Moynihan Commission on Secrecy, and that the Center would"serve as a clearinghouse to set rules and regulations for declassification for federal agencies, and to make declassification secure but routine, efficient, and cost-effective.""We'll protect sources and methods, but we won't use sources and methods as pretexts to hide the truth. Our history doesn't belong to Washington, it belongs to America," Sen. Obama said.
This appears to be the most extensive discussion of secrecy and transparency issues in the presidential campaign to date. The subject was briefly addressed by Senator Clinton in her online campaign literature (Secrecy News, 07/23/07).
As far as could be determined, no Republican candidate has spoken out against current secrecy policy or advocated increased transparency. However, former Senator Fred Thompson issued a report on government secrecy that urged greater openness when he was chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in 1998 (Sen. Rept. 105-258).
Name of source: Lee White at the website of the National Coalition for History (NCH)
SOURCE: Lee White at the website of the National Coalition for History (NCH) (10-3-07)
H.R. 1255 would revoke Executive Order 13233 that was issued in 2001 by President George W. Bush broadening the ability of former presidents, their heirs and former vice presidents to withhold the release of records. When Democrats sought to bring the bill to the floor on September 24, Senator Bunning (R-KY) objected to its consideration.
Earlier this week, a federal district court judge partially invalidated Executive Order 13233. The court revoked the authority under the order for former presidents to indefinitely delay the release of their records.
“While I am pleased that the court struck down a troubling section of this Executive Order, the ruling underscores the need to replace the entire order with a process that provides greater public access to presidential records,” Lieberman said. “Only then can we ensure that the public’s right to an open government is maintained. “This bill was offered in the spirit of the First Amendment and the principle of freedom of information upon which our nation was founded. I call on my colleagues to refrain from procedural roadblocks and allow the public access to the important historical records of their elected leaders.”
The legislation overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives in March and cleared the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in June. Senator Lieberman has already compromised with Republican opponents to the bill. A Lieberman amendment, which was negotiated after the June mark-up, extends the review period to a maximum of 90 days for former and incumbent presidents after the Archivist of the United States has given notification that records are ready for release. The White House has threatened to veto the bill should it pass the Congress.
The National Coalition for History asks that historians, archivists and researchers call Senator Bunning’s office and demand that he lift his hold on this bill. Senator Bunning’s direct phone number is (202)224-4343.
Name of source: History Today
SOURCE: History Today (9-27-07)
SOURCE: History Today (9-28-07)
Name of source: Reuters
SOURCE: Reuters (10-1-07)
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the U.S. Archivist's reliance on the executive order to delay release of the papers of former presidents is "arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and not in accordance with law."
Criticized by historians, the November 2001 order allowed the White House or a former president to block release of a former president's papers and put the onus on researchers to show a "specific need" for many types of records.
Name of source: Anita Hill in an op ed in the NYT
SOURCE: Anita Hill in an op ed in the NYT (10-2-07)
I stand by my testimony.
Justice Thomas has every right to present himself as he wishes in his new memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.” He may even be entitled to feel abused by the confirmation process that led to his appointment to the Supreme Court.
But I will not stand by silently and allow him, in his anger, to reinvent me.
In the portion of his book that addresses my role in the Senate hearings into his nomination, Justice Thomas offers a litany of unsubstantiated representations and outright smears that Republican senators made about me when I testified before the Judiciary Committee — that I was a “combative left-winger” who was “touchy” and prone to overreacting to “slights.” A number of independent authors have shown those attacks to be baseless. What’s more, their reports draw on the experiences of others who were familiar with Mr. Thomas’s behavior, and who came forward after the hearings. It’s no longer my word against his.
Justice Thomas’s characterization of me is also hobbled by blatant inconsistencies. He claims, for instance, that I was a mediocre employee who had a job in the federal government only because he had “given it” to me. He ignores the reality: I was fully qualified to work in the government, having graduated from Yale Law School (his alma mater, which he calls one of the finest in the country), and passed the District of Columbia Bar exam, one of the toughest in the nation....
Name of source: Editor & Publisher
SOURCE: Editor & Publisher (10-1-07)
Print circulation of the papers that have agreed to carry the articles tops 700,000 -- it "the largest GLBT media promotion in the history of the gay press," according to Segal.
In its inaugural year last October, 16 GLBT papers participated in the project.
Among the feature articles included in this year's project is a piece by U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin entitled "Leaning Toward Justice," in which she compares the gay-rights struggle with that of the civil-rights movement of the 1960s.
"Local gay newspapers are the most complete, comprehensive record of LGBT history; no individual, organization or traditional medium has the knowledge and experience that make up our almost 40 years of coverage," said Segal, who is also a founder and former president of the National Gay Newspaper Guild, and current member of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.
Name of source: International Herald Tribune
SOURCE: International Herald Tribune (10-2-07)
In recent years, fresh ills have befallen the tree: fungi have turned almost half its trunk to white rot, and a moth infestation has attacked its crown. The German news magazine Der Spiegel reported last year that botanists had spent months running tests and observing the tree, but their efforts did not improve its condition significantly. So local officials said it had to be felled.
But now, endless administrative procedures appear to have given the tree, which has stood for a century and a half, a fresh lease on life.
Name of source: NJ Star Ledger
SOURCE: NJ Star Ledger (9-23-07)
Early in his tenure, McGreevey was stung by the revelation that a key staffer on his transition team was an ex-convict. But there is no record of anything that occurred at McGreevey's transition office.
There are no gubernatorial calendars, no day-planners or no briefing memos dealing with the crisis of the moment or the key issues for each week. Nor is there anything detailing the work of his transition team, either of his two chiefs of staff or their deputies, or a written record documenting the agendas or discussions of Cabinet meetings held while he was governor from 2002 to 2004.
Name of source: Chicago Tribune
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune (10-2-07)
The documents also suggest that the U.S. government, anxious to spare Israel's reputation and preserve its alliance with the U.S., closed the case with what even some of its participants now say was a hasty and seriously flawed investigation.
In declassifying the most recent and largest batch of materials last June 8, the 40th anniversary of the attack, the NSA, this country's chief U.S. electronic-intelligence-gatherer and code-breaker, acknowledged that the attack had "become the center of considerable controversy and debate." It was not the agency's intention, it said, "to prove or disprove any one set of conclusions, many of which can be drawn from a thorough review of this material," available athttp://www.nsa.gov/liberty .
Name of source: Baltimore Sun
SOURCE: Baltimore Sun (9-30-07)
For more than 10 years, Lee has advocated for establishing a museum dedicated to African-American history in Harford County.
"We haven't had anything that our people can really associate with and feel good about, where people can look and say 'That's my uncle, my grandfather,' and make them feel proud and really learn the history," said Lee, a 64-year-old Havre de Grace resident.
To bring awareness to African-American history in the county, Lee is holding an exhibit of historical items today at the Holiday Inn in Aberdeen from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Lee, who works part time as a security officer at the hotel, will show 40 to 50 historic photographs of the county's African-Americans and their churches and schools. Many of the photographs were used in his self-published biography of Percy V. Williams, a prominent Harford County black educator.
Name of source: Times (UK)
SOURCE: Times (UK) (10-2-07)
The remains of the 15-year-old girl known as the “Llullaillaco Maiden” and the seven-year-old “Llullaillaco Boy” revealed that their diets changed markedly in the 12 months up to their deaths, shedding new light on the rituals of the ancient Andean civilisation.
The research, by a British-led team, suggests that the children were fed a ceremonial diet before being marched to a shrine 82ft (25 metres) from the top of the 22,110ft (6,739 metres) volcano Llullaillaco, where they were suffocated or left to die from exposure.
Name of source: AFP
SOURCE: AFP (9-27-07)
By a curious twist of history and geopolitics, Hong Kong has become the legitimate outlet for ill-gotten treasures of Chinese history, a legal market for illegally obtained objets d'art that can and do command huge sums.
On Hollywood Road, Hong Kong's famed strip of art and antique outlets, the shopfronts provide a veritable tour of Chinese and Asian history, selling everything from Tibetan temple carpets and centuries-old Chinese wedding cabinets to giant Cambodian and Burmese Buddhas that arrive in wooden crates.