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  • Boy Scouts face setback in Supreme Court

    10/17/2006 7:11:14 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 104 replies · 2,068+ views
    Six years after the Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts could ban gay leaders, the group is fighting and losing legal battles with state and local governments over its discriminatory policies. The latest setback came Monday when the high court without comment refused to take a case out of Berkeley, Calif., in which a Scouts sailing group lost free use of a public marina because the Boy Scouts bar atheists and gays. The action let stand a unanimous California Supreme Court ruling that the city of Berkeley may treat the Berkeley Sea Scouts differently from other nonprofit organizations because of...
  • 'Chewbacca' Actor to Become U.S. Citizen

    10/12/2005 4:38:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,392+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/12/05 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a Wookiee named Chewbacca growled and howled his way through "Star Wars" movies. On Monday, the actor who played him will take the oath to become an American citizen. British-born Peter Mayhew will be among 441 people from 77 countries who will become naturalized Americans in a ceremony in Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Mayhew, 60, played the fur-covered warrior Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy of the 1970s and 1980s, and the latest movie, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." "I got married to a...