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Concerned about Haiti PDF Print E-mail
Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   
Friday, 04 June 2010
hurricane-hanna-haiti-web.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — The director of the National Hurricane Center says the potential for a new catastrophe in Haiti is his biggest concern for the upcoming Atlantic storm season.

Director Bill Read (pronounced REED) could offer little help to Haitians who have been living under flimsy tents since the Jan. 12 earthquake. He warned people to move out of low-lying areas, as Haiti's bare, mountainous landscape leaves the Caribbean country vulnerable to flooding even in strong rainstorms.

The six-month Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1.


Photo: Four storms--Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike--dumped heavy rains on Haiti in 2008.
 
PM: Jamaica plans island-wide assault on gangs PDF Print E-mail
Written by HOWARD CAMPBELL   
Friday, 04 June 2010
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica will launch a sustained assault on gangs that control poor communities across the island and fuel one of the world's
highest murder rates, the prime minister said Tuesday, June 1.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding said last week's bloody raid on the West Kingston stronghold of reputed drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke was a turning point in the government’s approach to criminal networks – many of which have benefited from ties to the two major political parties for decades.
 
$ MONEY BUZZ: 66 Years Ago: June 6, 1944 PDF Print E-mail
Written by J.R. ROSSKAMP   
Friday, 04 June 2010
jrrosskampweb.jpgWe owe our freedom today to Operation Overlord, which included “D-Day.” 

The “D” stood merely for the “day” on which the Allies (American and British troops and their supporters) would invade German-occupied France.  
 
AL CALLOWAY SAYS: Blacks must solve crime and education problems PDF Print E-mail
Written by AL CALLOWAY   
Friday, 04 June 2010
alcalloway.jpgMuch argumentation abounds, mainly between academics and politicians -- and to a lesser degree, black activists – about the chicken or the egg conundrum regarding crime and education.

There are those who advocate that crime must be resolved in inner-cities before education can be taken seriously. They readily point to the saturating drug culture that persists, even as more tax dollars for law enforcement and incarceration seem to exacerbate the syndrome.
 
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