April 6, 2005

News You Might Have Missed

Important but underreported news from around the world — and your own backyard

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QUOTED: “Sudan doesn’t have a mechanism to show that there can and will be accountability for these crimes.”

— State Department spokesman Richard Boucher, on the unexpected U.S. support of International Criminal Court trials for Darfur suspects.
(Story #9, below.)

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TOP STORIES
[o1] “Analysis points to election ‘corruption'”
[o2] “Protesters demand police ‘spy files'”
[o3] “Egypt reins in democratic voices”

MEDIA
[o4] “Filipino journalists face brutal death squads”
[o5] “UK journalists in Zimbabwe arrest”
[o6] “Pope’s parting message for media”

WORLD
[o7] “Honduras bars gays from marriage and adoption”
[o8] “Landless Brazilians occupy farms”
[o9] “War-crimes vote ‘difficult decision'”
[10] “Chlorine-affected villagers resettled”

MINORITY TEACHERS
[11] “Schools intensify hunt for minority teachers”
[12] “Big-city life draws away new teachers”

AD MARKETING
[13] “T may install TV network to raise funds”
[14] “Marketers tap chatty young teens, and hit a hot button”

ENVIRONMENT
[15] “Closed military bases can leave behind pollution problems”
[16] “Peru’s Doe Run smelter poisoning children – NGOs”

VIEWPOINT
[17] “The Pentagon’s secret stash”
[18] “The next chapter in the Patriot Act”
[19] “NPR’s white noise”

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TOP STORIES

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[o1]

“Analysis points to election ‘corruption'”
Akron Beacon Journal (OH), April 1, 2005

Ohio election officials dismissed a statistical analysis suggesting vote discrepancies were due to inaccurate counting.

[o2]

“Protesters demand police ‘spy files'”
Florida Today, March 22, 2005

Florida police took surveillance photos of a small group of anti-Bush protesters who now want to see their records.

[o3]

“Egypt reins in democratic voices”
Christian Science Monitor, March 28, 2005

Hosni Mubarak’s promise of democratic reform is belied by his government’s crackdown on a radical political group.

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MEDIA

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[o4]

“Filipino journalists face brutal death squads”
Agence France-Presse, April 4, 2005

A Filipina reporter was murdered last week in a series of killings targeting both progressives and criminals across the country.

[o5]

“UK journalists in Zimbabwe arrest”
BBC, March 31, 2005

Two journalists for the Sunday Telegraph face jail time in Zimbabwe for covering the election without “accreditation.”

[o6]

“Pope’s parting message for media”
Broadcasting & Cable, April 4, 2005

One of the pope’s final Apostolic Letters emphasized the importance of media democracy and responsibility.

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WORLD

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[o7]

“Honduras bars gays from marriage and adoption”
Associated Press, April 1, 2005

Honduras banned gay marriage and adoption this week; evangelicals also want the government to stop recognizing gay rights groups.

[o8]

“Landless Brazilians occupy farms”
BBC, April 6, 2005

Twelve farms have been occupied by 5,000 families angry over the slow pace of land reform promised by Brazil’s leftist government.

[o9]

“War-crimes vote ‘difficult decision'”
The Washington Times, April 2, 2004

The White House supported International Criminal Court trials for war-crimes suspects from countries not party to the tribunal.

[10]

“Chlorine-affected villagers resettled”
China Daily, April 4, 2005

A chlorine tanker truck collision in China on Tuesday spread to 11 villages, killing 28 people and 15,000 heads of cattle.

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MINORITY TEACHERS

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[11]

“Schools intensify hunt for minority teachers”
Indianapolis Star, March 27, 2005

Indiana schools are recruiting teachers with the goal of better representing an incresingly diverse student body.

[12]

“Big-city life draws away new teachers”
News Leader (VA), March 27, 2005

Rural towns in Virginia are struggling to recruit and retain teachers who prefer the higher pay and diversity of big cities.

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AD MARKETING

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[13]

“T may install TV network to raise funds”
Boston Globe, March 30, 2005

A Boston plan to install TV screens in subway cars to generate ad revenue draws some objections from passengers.

[14]

“Marketers tap chatty young teens, and hit a hot button”
Christian Science Monitor, March 30, 2005

Marketers who recruit teens to create a “buzz” around their products will meet to establish a code of ethics.

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ENVIRONMENT

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[15]

“Closed military bases can leave behind pollution problems”
Scripps Howard News Service, March 29, 2005

Many military bases slated for closure are contaminated with toxic munitions, sticking communities with an enormous cleanup bill.

[16]

“Peru’s Doe Run smelter poisoning children — NGOs”
Reuters, March 30, 2005

Peru’s government has granted a U.S.-owned lead smelter extra time to modernize its facilities, while locals show signs of contamination.

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VIEWPOINT

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[17]

“The Pentagon’s secret stash”
Reason, April 2005

A columnist writes that the Pentagon has kept many Abu Ghraib photos secret, for fear of eroding public support for the Iraq occupation.

[18]

“The next chapter in the Patriot Act”
CNET News.com, April 4, 2005

CNET’s political correspondent hopes some of the more controversial, tech-related provisions of the Patriot Act will expire.

[19]

“NPR’s white noise”
St. Petersburg Times, April 3, 2005

A columnist calls for public radio to truly commit to multicultural programming.

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