Friday, March 4, 2011

Former CFO Alan Davis Shares Insights On U.S Federal Govt. And The 2012 Budget

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11 Year Old Boy Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Bullies

March 3, 2011

YUBA CITY (CBS13) – A Yuba City father is outraged after his 11-year-old son is arrested, photographed, and finger printed, all for what he calls standing up for himself.

Jose Peraita was still enraged Thursday, days after learning his 11-year-old son, Brenton, was arrested this past week for allegedly threatening three students.

“He’s been punched and abused for a year and a half, and the day he finally stands up for himself and says ‘I wish you bullies were basically out of my life’, he gets arrested,” said Peraita.

Peraita says his son, a child who enjoys playing the guitar and classic rock, has been the target of bullying for more than a year at Riverbend Elementary School.

“They call me Brentina, homo, and some say ‘go make out with your boyfriend’,” says Breton.

Brenton also says that the school has done nothing to help.

“We’ve had zero results,” says Peraita.

The Yuba City Unified School District says despite claims, they were not made aware of the ongoing problems with Brenton, but do take bullying seriously.

“I would like to get to the bottom of this also, and work them out for him, but I think this may have been blown out of proportion,” says Bruce Morton, Yuba City Unified School District.

The Yuba City Police Department arrested the three alleged bullies a day after Brenton’s arrest, and charged them with making comments that may incite violence. But, they still maintain the arrest of Brenton was justified.

Periata says the arrest of his son is ridiculous, and the arrest of the three bullies comes way too late.

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California: County Tells Man He Can't Park Truck In His Own Driveway

SACRAMENTO, CA - Never mind the twin infant seats in the back-- a plumber who parks his heavy-duty pickup truck in his driveway has been told by Sacramento County to find someplace else to put it.

"I think it's crazy," said Jonas Clark, the sole proprietor of US Trenchless, who received a code enforcement notice warning against commercial activity in a residential zone. Clark lives in the unincorporated Arden Arcade community.

According to the Sacramento County Zoning Code, unlawful activity in a residential zone includes parking commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 pounds.

Clark's Ford F-450 Lariat has a rated capacity nearly twice the county's limit, but it's also his family vehicle. The notice said he would be liable for a $470 inspection fee if the violation is not corrected, with additional penalties for continuing violations.

The county code exempts heavy vehicles that are not used in commerce or agriculture, such as heavy pickups that tow camping trailers.

Sacramento County Code Enforcement program manager Tammy Derby said company markings on Clark's truck and a pipe rack in the back clearly identify the vehicle as a work truck, regardless of its other uses.

"He's going to have to locate that vehicle somewhere else," she said.

Derby said enforcement is complaint-based, and that the county does not actively search for heavy commercial vehicles in driveways.

Clark said he planned the sell the F-450 and buy a smaller vehicle that he could park at home.

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Texas: Pastor Found Dead And Ministry Assistant Injured At Church

CNN) -- An employee was found dead and another seriously injured inside a church in north Arlington, Texas, police said early Friday.

Authorities have not officially identified the victims. The Arlington Police Department said it will need to consult with the medical examiner's office before doing so.

However, church members who gathered outside NorthPointe Baptist Church after the discovery Thursday afternoon said the 29-year-old pastor of the church had been killed and his 67-year-old ministry assistant wounded, CNN affiliate WFAA reported.

A family member of one of the victims contacted police after not being able to reach their loved one. A friend who went by the church saw a person lying on the the floor motionless through a church window, police said.

Police arrived a short time later and discovered the two victims inside.

Police said a car belonging to the ministry assistant is missing and may have been taken by a suspect or suspects in the case.

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Lybia Soldiers Open Fire On Peaceful Protestors

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- "Indescribable" and deadly violence rippled through the Libyan city of Zawiya on Friday, according to a witness who said pro-government forces gunned down peaceful protesters.

The eyewitness said battalions of forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi attacked the protesters with mortars and machine guns as they were demonstrating in the city's Martyrs Square, and they assaulted an ambulance and killed people who fell wounded.

"Civilians were killed but we can not say how many. We buried nine people so far," the witness said. "The attack was indescribable. Direct gunfire was opened on people."

It is unclear who has control of the city.

People in Zawiya, west of Tripoli, and "their public leadership have secured and took control over the city from the 'armed terrorist elements,'" state TV reported. Libyan government spokesman Majid al- Dursi told CNN that "Zawiya has been captured, Zawiya has been liberated."

However, the eyewitness said protesters have some control inside the city, even though security forces have been surrounding Zawiya.

At least 15 people died and 200 others were injured in the city, according to one doctor, who said "there is a river of blood" at the hospital where the wounded are being treated. He said "the situation is very bad," with the facility running out of medical supplies.

It is not clear if the casualties stem from the Martyrs Square confrontation. The doctor said wounded people started arriving at the hospital Friday morning, and most of the wounds are from gunshots.

This is the latest of several confrontations that have convulsed the oil-rich North African nation and sparked an exodus of refugees.

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University To Investigate Professor For Allowing Students to Watch Sex Demonstration

The Associated Press
Thursday, March 3, 2011; 5:21 PM

CHICAGO -- Northwestern University's president said Thursday that he is "troubled and disappointed" that a psychology professor allowed a couple to engage in a sex act involving a motorized sex toy in front of dozens of students, and he is calling for an investigation.

Hours after accounts of the Feb. 21 class appeared in local newspapers - including the university's defense of Professor John Michael Bailey's decision to allow students to witness the act - Northwestern President Morton Schapiro strongly criticized the lecturer.

"I feel it represented extremely poor judgment on the part of our faculty member," Schapiro said a statement issued by the Evanston university.

A guest lecturer had been discussing bondage and sexual fetishes during Bailey's human sexuality class. According to published reports, a couple at the lecture decided that a video the students were watching on the female orgasm was not realistic and gave a live presentation involving the sex toy.

Schapiro said it did not matter that the incident occurred after the class was over, that attendance was voluntarily and that the students were warned of the explicit nature of what they were about to see.

"I have recently learned of the after-class activity associated with Prof. Michael Bailey's Human Sexuality class, and I am troubled and disappointed by what occurred," he said.

"I simply do not believe this was appropriate, necessary or in keeping with Northwestern University's academic mission," he said.

Evanston police say it will be up to the school to determine if the demonstration violated any local ordinances.

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Pakistan's Only Christian Cabinet Member Assassinated

March 3, 2011
Shahbaz Bhatti, the minority affairs minister, is the second top Pakistani official to be killed over his opposition to a blasphemy law that critics say is often misused to persecute minorities.

Gunmen killed the only Christian member of Pakistan's Cabinet on Wednesday in Islamabad, the second assassination this year of a top official who had opposed the country's controversial blasphemy law and championed the rights of its beleaguered minorities.

The slaying of Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, 42, underscored the reach of extremism in Pakistan, a Muslim country founded on the principles of minority inclusion but increasingly unable to counter the influence of hard-line Islamist parties and clerics.

Bhatti, a Roman Catholic, was an outspoken critic of Pakistan's blasphemy law, which makes it a crime to utter any derogatory remarks or insult in any way the prophet Muhammad, the Koran or Islam.

Critics of the law say it can be exploited to settle scores against adversaries or persecute minorities. A Christian woman, Asia Bibi, 45, faces execution for allegedly violating the blasphemy law.

Bhatti had spoken out against the sentence handed to Asia Bib, as had another top Pakistani liberal, Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer. On Jan. 4, Taseer, 65, was assassinated in Islamabad by a 26-year-old police commando assigned to guard him. The officer, Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, has said he killed the governor because of his opposition to the blasphemy law.

When Qadri appeared in court, lawyers kissed him on the cheek and showered him with flower petals, a reaction that caused many liberals here to worry that support for extremism had begun to seep into the mainstream.

Ali Dayan Hasan, South Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, called Bhatti's assassination "a grave setback for the struggle for tolerance, pluralism and respect for human rights in Pakistan."

"An urgent and meaningful policy shift on the appeasement of extremists that is supported by the military, the judiciary and the political class needs to replace the political cowardice and institutional myopia that encourages such continued appeasement despite its unrelenting bloody consequences," Hasan said."

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani called Bhatti's death a profound loss "at a time when the whole nation was trying to build bridges between the believers of different faiths and sects."

Christians, who make up less than 5% of Pakistan's population of 180 million, occupy the lower rungs of society and are largely relegated to menial jobs. They are not the only oppressed group; Shiite Muslims and other minority Muslim sects are frequent targets of suicide bombings, kidnappings and homicides.

Bhatti was in his black Toyota Corolla with his driver, on his way from his mother's house to work, when the mid-morning attack occurred.

Witnesses and police said three or four gunmen in a white Suzuki stopped Bhatti's vehicle, getting out and spraying it with gunfire. One witness, shopkeeper Mohammed Fayaz, said more than 50 shots were fired.

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