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  • Attorney working for Immigration agency arrested for taking bribes

    06/27/2008 11:08:56 AM PDT · by AuntB · 7 replies · 186+ views
    The Law News Network ^ | June 26, 2008 | Law News Network
    LAWFUEL - A senior attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was arrested today after allegedly taking a $20,000 bribe from an immigrant seeking documentation to remain in the United States. ICE Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas, 38, and his wife, Maria Kallas, 39, both of Alta Loma, were arrested this afternoon by special agents with ICE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They were arrested at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, where they allegedly accepted a bribe payment from an immigrant. The couple is expected to make their...
  • Highland Bagpipe Is A Recent Invention For Nostalgic Scotish Emigrés, Expert Claims

    04/19/2008 7:19:17 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,589+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-19-1008 | Patrick Sawer
    Highland bagpipe is a recent invention for nostalgic Scotish émigrés, expert claims By Patrick Sawer Last Updated: 9:34am BST 19/04/2008 Whisper it if you dare, but the age-old Highland bagpipe - beloved of sentimental Scots and American tourists in search of their Highland roots - is in fact a recent invention. Queen Victoria appointed a 'personal piper to the sovereign' A controversial new study has claimed that far from being the time-honoured instrument which led the clans into battle against the Auld Enemy, the bagpipe as we know it was developed in the early 1800s. It now seems that, like...
  • Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds Push Back Farming, Trade In Highland Peru

    03/05/2006 3:43:23 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 1,116+ views
    Science News ^ | 3-5-2006 | Bruce Bower
    Week of March 4, 2006; Vol. 169, No. 9 , p. 132 Ancient Andean Maize Makers: Finds push back farming, trade in highland Peru Bruce Bower Nearly 4,000 years ago, large societies emerged in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru that would culminate 1,500 years later in the rise of the Inca civilization. Now, scientists have the first evidence that these Inca predecessors cultivated maize and imported plant foods from lowland tropical forests located 180 miles to the east. HIGH TIMES. Researchers excavate Waynuna, a site in Peru's Andes Mountains that has yielded evidence of early agriculture and food...
  • S.F.'s stance on military gains enemies: City bans trips to land of 'kooks'

    02/18/2006 9:09:38 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 35 replies · 2,765+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/18/06 | Peter Fimrite
    Highland, San Bernardino County -- The faded sign outside Kay's Cafe in the city of Highland sports a cartoon caricature of a grinning chef holding a frying pan. City officials, who use the drab yellow diner as a kind of impromptu town center, are looking a lot like the diminutive chef on the sign these days as they hold San Francisco's feet to the fire. The prod that woke this bedroom community at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, whose 2005 population city officials estimate at 50,860, was a decision by San Francisco voters to pass an advisory measure...
  • Johnny Highland Woodland ME. on FOX Now!!! (vanity)

    12/05/2004 10:23:35 AM PST · by Capn TrVth · 4 replies · 423+ views
    Sorry for the vanity, wanted to send a heads up,
  • Affordable-housing law OKd

    08/27/2003 9:47:27 AM PDT · by TastyManatees · 7 replies · 295+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/27/03 | Amanda Vogt
    Affordable-housing law OKdHighland Park puts requirement on developers By Amanda Vogt, Tribune staff reporter. Freelance reporter Julie Ewart contributed to this report August 27, 2003 Prompted in part by complaints that young people cannot afford to raise families in the community where they grew up, the North Shore city of Highland Park has approved what an observer called a "precedent-setting" zoning ordinance requiring a portion of new multifamily developments to be reserved for affordable housing. The ordinance, passed unanimously by the City Council Monday night, requires 20 percent of new multifamily residential construction with five or more units to be...
  • Victims of Iraq Suicide Bombing Mourned

    03/31/2003 10:02:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 333+ views
    AP | Monday, March 31, 2003
    Victims of Iraq Suicide Bombing Mourned .c The Associated Press Army soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq were remembered by their families as heroes in the fight for freedom. Sgt. Eugene Williams, 24, of Highland, N.Y., one of four soldiers killed in Saturday's attack, had a 3-year-old daughter and was going become a father again in June, his wife said Monday on NBC's ``Today'' show. Fighting back tears, Brandy Williams said she would tell her children that their father gave his life for his country, ``and that even though he's not here, he loves them with all his...
  • Pentagon defends its war strategy: US troops inch toward capital as bombs drop [Globe Alert]

    03/31/2003 5:44:43 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 16 replies · 297+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | March 31, 2003 | Anne Barnard and Anne E. Kornblut, Globe Staff,
    <p>CAMP SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- Facing mounting skepticism about their strategy in Iraq, senior Pentagon officials launched the fiercest defense yet of their decision to send in limited ground forces, dismissing reports yesterday of discord between US political and military officials over how to prosecute the war.</p>