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Woman shakes up South Africa's racial politics PDF Print E-mail
Written by CLARE NULLIS   
Friday, 12 June 2009
helen_zille_web.jpgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Helen Zille has a sharp tongue and a short fuse, and she doesn't dodge a fight. In apartheid times, she enraged South Africa’s white rulers, and lately she has ruffled South Africa’s black political establishment.

Having won plaudits as mayor of Cape Town, she is now leader of the main opposition and her province's premier – a striking example of democracy at work in a country that is ruled by blacks but leaves room for white politicians like Zille.
 
Gunman shoots, kills, guard at Holocaust Museum PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) _ An elderly gunman, said by authorities to have a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past, stepped inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, opened fire with a rifle and fatally wounded a security guard before being shot by other officers.

 
NAACP sets deadline for Confederate flag ban PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2009

confederate-flag_web.jpgHOMESTEAD _ Civil rights groups on Thursday put city and business leaders in Homestead on  a 30-day notice that unless they meet a list of demands – including a ban on the display of the Confederate flag at taxpayer-funded events – they will be subjected to protests and boycotts.

 
Willie Gary girds up for battle at Opa-locka airport PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2009

willie_gary.jpgOPA-LOCKA – Standing on the tarmac of Opa-locka Executive Airport, Stuart-based legal heavyweight Willie E. Gary characterized the Miami-Dade Aviation Department as Goliath, but said, “We have a history of dealing with giants.”

About 50 members of the clergy, the press and civilians braved the early-morning heat to attend the press conference.

 
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