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  • Teacher removed for 'dangerous' science projects; supporters rally

    04/15/2014 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Howard Blume
    A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus scheduled for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page. Schiller was ordered to report daily to a district administrative office pending an investigation...
  • A 10-year-old boy was suspended after he pretended to shoot an imaginary

    12/11/2013 1:54:48 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 December 2013 | LOUISE BOYLE
    A 10-year-old boy was suspended after he pretended to shoot an imaginary bow and arrow at his classmate, the family's attorney said this week. Johnny Jones was disciplined after he playfully responded to his friend's imaginary gun duel during class in October, by making an imaginary bow and arrow using his pencil. Johnny was reported by a girl in his class at the South Eastern School District West in Pennsylvania.Following a lecture by their teacher, Johnny and the other boy were suspended for one day under the school district's zero-tolerance policy against weapons and their school records marked to say...
  • Two Navy admirals suspended amid mushrooming bribery, prostitution scandal

    11/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/13 | Kristina Wong -
    The Navy has suspended two admirals in a broadening bribery scandal that already has ensnared three senior naval officials. Involving charges of prostitution and payoffs, the scandal is the U.S. military’s highest-profile case of officer misconduct this year — part of a trend that has caused deep concern among Pentagon officials. The number of substantiated cases of misconduct has increased steadily since 2008, according to statistics by the Defense Department’s inspector general. The Navy is investigating Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, on accusations of “illegal and improper relations”...
  • Richie Incognito suspended by team (Miami Dolphins bully)

    11/04/2013 2:52:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 64 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-4-13 | By James Walker
    The Miami Dolphins have suspended starting guard Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team. Incognito was being reviewed by the Dolphins, the NFL and the NFL Players Association for harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week following a lunchroom incident. "The Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team," the team said in a statement released late Sunday night. "We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result we believe this decision is in the best interest of the organization at this time. Incognito, who...
  • Autistic kid suspended indefinitely for this terrifying PICTURE of a bomb

    10/16/2013 5:47:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-16-2013 | Eric Owens
    Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything like a real weapon. This time it’s an autistic middle school student in South Carolina who was suspended until further notice after he brought a cartoonish drawing of a bomb he drew to school, reports local NBC affiliate WYFF. The student, 13-year-old Rhett Parham, showed his drawing to some older students at Hill Crest Middle School in Greenville. They reported it to school officials. They boy said he got the idea to draw the bomb from a video game called Bomberman Hero....
  • 143rd ESC command team suspended pending investigation

    10/15/2013 6:22:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Patriots for America ^ | 10/14/13 | Michelle Tan
    The top officer and enlisted soldier for the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command have been temporarily suspended, officials announced Monday. Brig. Gen. Bryan W. Wampler, the commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Don B. Jordan were suspended Oct. 10 pending an ongoing investigation, said Maj. Thomas Campbell, a spokesman for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command. The 143rd ESC falls under the 1st TSC. Campbell said he could not discuss the ongoing investigation, but he did say it is not related to any criminal misconduct. The 143rd is currently deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Wampler took command of the 143rd in January,...
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • Nuts… Second Grader Suspended for Holding a Pencil Like a Gun (Video)

    05/07/2013 9:36:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-7-2013 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal insanity continues… Little seven-year-old Christopher Marshall was suspended from school for holding a pencil like a gun. He was pretending to be a Marine. That’s not allowed at his school. [video] The boy has good grades and has never caused any problems in classes before. FOX 43 reported, via Legal Insurrection: A Suffolk school suspended a second grader for pointing a pencil at another student and making gun noises. Seven-year-old Christopher Marshall says he was playing with another student in class Friday, when the teacher at Driver Elementary asked them to stop pointing pencils at each other. “When...
  • Teacher Asking Students to Think Like Nazis Suspended

    04/13/2013 9:56:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    BJL ^ | 4/13/13 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. - A high school English teacher in New York state who had students pretend to be Jew-hating Nazis in a writing assignment has been placed on leave. The teacher at Albany High School caused a storm of criticism after having students practice the art of persuasive writing by penning a letter to a fictitious Nazi government official arguing that "Jews are evil." District Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard held a news conference Friday to apologize for the assignment. The Times Union newspaper reported on Saturday that the teacher was not in class on Friday and had been placed on...
  • Liberals Suspend 2nd Grader for A Gun Shaped Pop Tart (I love this guy!)

    03/17/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Mar 7, 2013 | E.T. Williams
    Liberals Suspend 2nd Grader for A Gun Shaped Pop Tart, People are losing their minds, what in the hell is wrong with the damn teachers, what in the hell is wrong with our schools http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW393Hs0J-A
  • British MP Suspended Over 'Jewish Conspiracy' Comments

    03/14/2013 1:58:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/3/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Britain's Labor Party suspended Pakistan-born Muslim peer Nazir Ahmed on Thursday over reports that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment over a fatal car crash. Ahmed, who was imprisoned for dangerous driving after sending multiple text messages shortly before the accident, had blamed his jail sentence on pressure placed on British courts by Jews "who own newspapers and TV channels", the Times of London reported. He allegedly told a Pakistani television station that the judge who jailed him for 12 weeks was appointed after helping a "Jewish colleague" of former prime minister Tony Blair during a case, according...
  • 7-Year-Old Suspended, Teacher Says He Shaped Pastry into Gun (w/video)

    03/02/2013 8:50:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 3-1-2013 | Fox45
    <p>Children at Park Elementary School went home with a letter today explaining there was a disruption in school. Seven year old Josh Welch, and his father, say the disruption lead to a two day suspension for the second grader in Brooklyn Park.</p>
  • Zakaria suspended for copying other writer's work (Time and CNN suspensions for 'lifting' content)

    08/10/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/12/12 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Time editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both the magazine and the network for lifting several paragraphs by another writer for his use in a recent Time column. Zakaria apologized Friday, declaring in a statement he made "a terrible mistake," adding, "It is a serious lapse and one that is entirely my fault." In a separate statement, Time spokesman Ali Zelenko said the magazine accepts Zakaria's apology, but would suspend his column for one month, "pending further review." "What he did violates our own standards for our columnists, which is that their...
  • Suspended reporter tweeted: Racism ‘secret sauce in the Politico sh*tburger’

    06/25/2012 9:48:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/12 | David Martosko
    Joe Williams, the White House correspondent whom Politico suspended last week after he made racially insensitive remarks about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, tweeted about his employer on the evening of March 30 that “what’s most irritating is the overlay of blatant racism. that’s the secret sauce in the Politico sh**burger.” The Daily Caller has obtained an archive covering several months of Williams’ Twitter activity. In a tweet nine minutes before that comment, Williams wrote that “we’re supposed to be about justice and the truth, but we’re mostly about posturing, arcane rules and CYA [Cover Your Ass]. annoying.”
  • Bankia SA : Spain's Bankia shares suspended: regulator (Spain's Largest Bank!)

    05/25/2012 12:18:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Thomson Reuters ^ | 5-25-12 | Tracy Rucinski
    Trading in the securities of Spanish lender Bankia has been suspended "due to circumstances that may affect the normal share trading," stock market regulator CNMV said on Friday. Bankia will ask the state for more than 15 billion euros ($19 billion) to bail it out when its new management team presents a restructuring plan on Friday, a financial sector source said late on Thursday.
  • Egypt Says Gas Agreement 'Suspended, Not Cancelled'

    04/22/2012 9:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    nn ^ | 4/22/12 | Elad Benari
    Gas Pipeline Gas Pipeline Reuters A senior official in the Egyptian army said on Sunday the agreement of supply of gas between Egypt and Israel was not cancelled but only suspended. According to a report on Army Radio, the official said that the suspension came about following a dispute regarding the transfer of funds. Earlier, Channel 2 News reported that Egypt had informed Israel that it is unilaterally cancelling the agreement. The announcement was made to EMG, the firm that receives the gas from Egypt. Egypt’s natural gas company declared, according to the Army Radio report, that the gas agreement...
  • IDF Suspends Officer who Hit Anarchist

    04/15/2012 3:11:32 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Elad Benari
    The IDF has decided to suspend Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, the IDF officer who was videotaped striking a Danish anarchist with his gun. In an updated statement released late Sunday evening, the IDF Spokesman's Unit said, “The Head of Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, has ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident in which Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner, Deputy Commander of the Bik'a Brigade, was seen hitting protesters in the Jordan Valley yesterday. After an initial inquiry conducted this evening (Sunday) by the Commander of the Bik’a Brigade, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon decided to adopt the recommendation of the...
  • Limbaugh Drops Company That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks

    03/08/2012 3:38:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 177 replies
    the blaze ^ | 3/8/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke. The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.” In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy. “Thank you for your requests last week and this week...
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chicken Nugget Incident

    03/05/2012 8:07:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 3/5/2012 | Sara Burrows
    School district official says substituting a preschooler’s lunch was against district policy RALEIGH — The teacher involved in “supplementing” a preschooler’s lunch with chicken nuggets in Hoke County has been suspended indefinitely. Parents of students in the Pre-Kindergarten program at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford got a letter from Assistant Superintendent Bob Barnes last week saying a substitute teacher would take over the preschool class until the “issue” is resolved. It remains unclear why the teacher’s actions violated district policy. State officials responsible for monitoring homemade lunches for preschoolers have told Carolina Journal that the Jan. 30 incident that...
  • Paul Gomille: Champion for Modesty

    03/03/2012 8:39:12 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 3, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the National Post, Matt Gurney tells us that, 'Last month, on Valentine’s Day, student Paul Gomille circulated 136 copies of a speech that he had written. He passed them out in the cafeteria of his Toronto-area Catholic high school. The speech was on the topic of a woman’s inner beauty — Mr. Gomille, 17, clearly believes that many of his female peers do not treat each other, or themselves, with due respect, and he wishes that everyone would focus more on how wonderful they are on the inside and not how attractive they can make themselves on the...
  • Suspension gap riles St. Paul school board

    11/28/2011 2:36:46 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 11-25-11 | DAAREL BURNETTE II
    About 15 percent of black students in St. Paul were suspended at least once last year, compared with 3 percent of whites. To address the problem, the district decided in 2009 to spend about $450,000 of $58 million it received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to institute the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The program requires administrators and teachers to periodically evaluate their school rules and determine which ones call for suspensions and which call for lesser punishments. They're also encouraged to be more explicit about what is expected of students in order to be successful...
  • 73 get suspended terms for Israel embassy attack (Egyptian military court acquits two others)

    10/31/2011 1:06:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/31/11 | AFP
    An Egyptian military court on Monday handed down six-month suspended jail sentences to 73 people accused of involvement in an attack on the Israeli embassy in September, a military source said. Two other people were acquitted. The September 9-10 attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo by a crowd angered by Israel's killing of Egyptian policemen on the border forced the evacuation of staff including ambassador Yitzhak Levanon. Three people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded, including 300 policemen, in clashes between protesters and security forces outside the embassy.
  • Yankee Stadium vendor punished for ‘harassing’ Boston pitcher

    10/05/2011 6:59:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Oct 03 2011 | David Brown
    That will teach beer vendor Steve Lazarus to get jocular with the jocks. No doubt under pressure by Major League Baseball's fraternization police, the New York Yankees recently threw down the dragnet on Lazarus, who got a little too chummy with the team's oldest and most-hated rival. -snip- Lazarus, 53, also works as a stand-up comedian when he's not vending, but he wasn't laughing after being humiliated and punished for doing, he says, nothing wrong. Lazarus was standing with co-workers near a freight elevator on the terrace level when they heard the clacketty clack of cleats on the floor. They...
  • Bethany Golf Team Suspended Over Controversial Photo (Proud of their putters)

    08/23/2011 3:36:36 AM PDT · by tlb · 16 replies
    KAKE ^ | August 22, 2011 | Deb Farris
    Bethany College men's golf team has been suspended from three tournaments because of a team picture. Golf coach Jon Daniels says all 15 members of the men's team were involved in taking a picture on a hilltop with nothing on. The men posed with the head of their golf club covering their private parts. The picture was then posted on facebook with the title Men's Bethany Golf Team. The coach says the boys were inspired by pictures of the UCLA men's players who posed with a bucket of golf balls in front of their private parts. Those pictures were published...
  • Interior allows some suspended drilling to resume

    01/03/2011 1:29:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/3/11 | Associated Press, by Matthew Daly
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says 13 companies whose deepwater drilling activities were suspended last year may be able to resume drilling without detailed environmental reviews. Companies will be allowed to resume work at previously drilled wells, as long as they meet new policies and regulations. The director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Michael Bromwich, says the new policy will accommodate companies whose operations were interrupted by the administration's five-month moratorium on deepwater drilling, while ensuring that the companies can resume previously approved activities.
  • Teacher Suspended After Being Caught In Sex Act With Teen ($500,000 bond - faces 46 years in prison)

    12/21/2010 5:30:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies · 5+ views
    CBS Local ^ | 12/21/10
    Teacher Suspended After Being Caught In Sex Act With TeenDecember 21, 2010 6:41 PM BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore City teacher has been suspended after police say they caught him in a sex act with a teenage boy. Mike Hellgren has more on how the teacher met the young boy. **SNIP** The teacher told police the boy looked like a very young 18-year-old and he tried to verify his age on his online profile. He said the boy also sent him a text message saying he was 18. Charging documents detail a variety of sex acts the teacher and teen...
  • 2 House ethics attorneys suspended

    11/30/2010 7:19:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    politico ^ | 11/30/10 | John Bresnahan
    Two attorneys for the House ethics committee have been placed on indefinite “paid administrative leave” stemming from serious problems within the secretive panel. Morgan Kim, the deputy chief counsel and the lead attorney on the case of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), is one of the attorneys placed on leave, said several sources familiar with the controversy. Stacy Sovereign, another committee lawyer, was also put on leave, these sources said. Blake Chisam, the chief counsel and staff director for the ethics panel, initially sought to fire Kim and Sovereign on Nov. 19, but was unable to do so.
  • 2 House ethics attorneys suspended (includes lead attorney on Maxine Waters case)

    11/30/2010 7:19:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/30/10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    2 House ethics attorneys suspendedBy JOHN BRESNAHAN Updated: 11/30/10 9:21 PM EST Two attorneys for the House ethics committee have been placed on indefinite “paid administrative leave” stemming from serious problems within the secretive panel. Morgan Kim, the deputy chief counsel and the lead attorney on the case of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), is one of the attorneys placed on leave, said several sources familiar with the controversy. Stacy Sovereign, another committee lawyer, was also put on leave, these sources said. Blake Chisam, the chief counsel and staff director for the ethics panel, initially sought to fire Kim and Sovereign...
  • Bullying dispute erupts at Wayne school over ‘Taliban’ comment (NJ)

    11/16/2010 8:29:48 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 27 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 11/12/2010 | ANDREA ALEXANDER
    WAYNE — On one side, a Wayne Valley High school student claims that his use of the word “Taliban” was innocent, mentioned in a conversation about a video game, according to his mother. But to a Muslim student who overheard it at school on Thursday, it was upsetting. And she had perceived that he had looked at her when he said it, Principal Robert Reis said.
  • N.J. teacher is suspended, denied pay raise after being filmed on hidden video at NJEA conference

    11/13/2010 5:44:56 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 21 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11-nov-2010 | Jeanette Rundquist
    — An unflattering video made during a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference this summer has had repercussions for at least one union member
  • Kieth Olbermann Suspended by MSNBC

    11/05/2010 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 5, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Donations to Democratic candidates violated the network's ethics policy... (I didn't know they even had one!)First his "Worst Person in the World" bites the dust... walls closing-in fast now on this talentless hack Kieth Olbermann: Keith Olbermann has been suspended indefinitely without pay from MSNBC for making donations to three Democrats in violation of NBC's ethics policy. "I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night," Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement. "Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay." Olbermann, who does not hide his liberal views, has acknowledged...
  • Horse riding teen suspended from school

    11/02/2010 12:39:41 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | no byline
    HAMILTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A teen's spirit week stunt has landed him in hot water. Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Senior Dan Depaolis, dressed in medieval garb, rode a horse into the school's parking lot as part of spirit week. What he, and his parents, thought was a good-natured stunt, the school deemed dangerous. Depaolis was suspended from school for two days. The vice principal allegedly suspended the 17-year-old even after the boy’s father explained that the horse was brought in on a trailer and that no one was in danger. The father tells FOX25 the school compared the...
  • Mobile phone number suspended after three users die in 10 years

    05/25/2010 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 789+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 25, 2010
    A mobile phone company has suspended the number 0888 888 888 – after every single person assigned to it died in the last 10 years. The first owner Vladimir Grashnov – the former CEO of Bulgarian mobile phone company Mobitel which issued the number – died of cancer in 2001 aged just 48. Despite a spotless business record there were persistent rumours that his cancer had been caused by a business rival using radioactive poisoning. The number then passed to Bulgarian mafia boss, Konstantin Dimitrov, who was gunned down in 2003 by a lone assassin in the Netherlands during a...
  • (Not) Howie Carr thread week of Apr 17-25, 2010

    04/17/2010 1:04:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 52 replies · 1,248+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 4/17/10 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week--note that Howie Carr has been suspended by WRKO/Entercom for the week of Apr. 19 due to his badmouthing the station. Various fill in hosts. If there are any Howie columns they will appear here. Things have gotten ugly at the "sneaker building" (the New Balance bldg in Brighton where WRKO is) as WRKO management has finally had enough of Howie's on-air digs at him. Stay tuned here for commentary on this, the usual fun, and so on
  • 3 former UK ministers suspended amid new scandal

    03/22/2010 8:09:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 260+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/22/10 | Raphael G. Satter - ap
    LONDON – Three former Cabinet ministers have been suspended from Britain's ruling Labour Party over allegations that they tried to trade access to government officials for cash, as the country's Parliament faces a new set of ethics scandals. Former defense secretary Geoff Hoon, former transport minister Stephen Byers, and ex-health secretary Patricia Hewitt have all been suspended from Britain's Parliamentary Labour Party, the party said in a statement late Monday night, only hours after a documentary caught them apparently boasting of their influence to a fictional U.S. lobbying firm. Byers was filmed by an undercover television documentary crew apparently offering...
  • AP source: Edwards won't be suspended

    03/09/2010 9:09:38 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 233+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/10 | Jenna FRyer - ap
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR will not suspend Carl Edwards for intentionally wrecking Brad Keselowski's car during last weekend's race at Atlanta. There had been a loud cry for NASCAR to punish Edwards for returning to the track Sunday after an earlier wreck with Keselowski and then deliberately causing a crash. The contact sent Keselowski's car flying into the air, and it bounced on its hood off a retaining wall. No one was injured. A person familiar with NASCAR's discussions said Edwards will not be suspended for his actions.
  • Peru officer suspended over human fat killers 'lie'

    12/02/2009 4:31:27 AM PST · by darkside321 · 298+ views
    Peru's police chief has suspended a top investigator for saying he had caught a gang who were murdering people to sell their fat. Last month, top organised crime investigator Felix Murga said police had arrested four suspects who confessed to murdering up to 60 people. He said they were selling their fat for thousands of dollars a litre. But the macabre tale now appears to be nothing more than a tall story - or a big fat lie. 'Sold-on' In an extraordinary press conference, police showed two bottles of what they said was human fat and a photo of a...
  • New settler home permits suspended as moratorium bites

    11/26/2009 9:36:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 308+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/26/09 | TOVAH LAZAROFF AND HERB KEINON
    A day after the security cabinet announced a 10-month moratorium on housing starts in the settlements, Defense Minister Ehud Barak moved swiftly on Thursday to order the most dramatic crackdown on Jewish West Bank construction in the history of the settlement movement. Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Barak suspended all permits for building projects in the settlements where contractors have not yet broken ground. The order, valid for 10 months, is intended to enforce the Security Cabinet's decision to restrict settler-home building in this period to the 3,000 housing units that are already under construction.
  • Republican in NY House race suspends campaign (Dierdre Scozzafava)

    10/31/2009 8:06:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies · 640+ views
    WTOP FM ^ | October 31, 2009 - 10:36pm | VALERIE BAUMAN
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fighting plunging support, Republican Dierdre Scozzafava abruptly suspended her campaign Saturday in a special election for a U.S. House seat that has exposed a rift among national factions of the party. Campaign spokesman Matt Burns said Scozzafava is essentially withdrawing from the race, although her name will remain on Tuesday's ballot. She thinks stepping aside is best for the party, he said. "It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support," Scozzafava said in a written statement. "Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported...
  • Jefferson's law license suspended (Billy Jeff RAT-La convicted of 11 felonies two months ago)

    10/17/2009 5:42:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 651+ views
    WAFB ^ | 10/17/09
    Jefferson's law license suspendedUpdated: Oct 17, 2009 10:19 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of taking bribes and racketeering has had his law license suspended. An order issued Wednesday by the Louisiana Supreme Court says William Jefferson is suspended from practicing law pending another order by the court. In August, a federal jury in Virginia convicted the New Orleans Democrat on 11 of 16 counts. Prosecutors said Jefferson received more than $500,000 in bribes and solicited millions more in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa. His sentencing is set for...
  • IL: Driver suspended for wearing pink tie for cancer

    10/15/2009 4:42:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,100+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/09 | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Springfield Mass Transit District bus driver has received a one-day unpaid suspension for wearing a pink necktie to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The driver, 46-year-old William Jones, had to serve the suspension, but his action led the transit district to agree that employees could wear pink on Fridays October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Jones, who said he planned to file a formal grievance, said he has had a number of relatives who have battled cancer, including a grandmother, a sister, several cousins and a niece.
  • Cash for Clunkers' Runs Out of Gas

    07/30/2009 5:07:43 PM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 111 replies · 4,535+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 30, 2009 | By ANDREW GROSSMAN and KATE LINEBAUGH
    'Cash for Clunkers' Program Blasts Through Funds
  • Student Suspended After Needle Pricks

    12/05/2008 4:04:47 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 5 replies · 402+ views
    wlky.com ^ | 12/03/08 | Ann Bowdan/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A first-grader was suspended from school after bringing a package of medical needles to class and several other students and a teacher ended up being pricked. Watch The Story It's not known where the 6-year-old student got the needles. It's all a part of the investigation. But for now, the school is working with the health department, making sure every student and staff member is safe and aware, and getting the word out to parents. "My No. 1 job is to make sure that everyone is safe," said Wheatley Principal Robert Wagner, who has trained to keep...
  • Plastic gun gets 4th grader suspended

    09/24/2008 4:39:06 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 8 replies · 238+ views
    kob.com ^ | 09/23/08 | kob.com
    A Santa Fe elementary school student has been suspended for the rest of the week after bringing a toy gun to school. Sheriff’s deputies say the fourth grader’s mother purchased the plastic BB gun for her son because he wants to be a cop when he grows up. But she says that she had no idea her son put the gun in his backpack and took it to school. Administrators at Agua Fria Elementary say even if it’s not a real gun, the policy for bringing it to school is very clear. “What we made clear to the student that...
  • 5th Grader Suspended For Anti-Obama Shirt

    09/23/2008 2:14:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 32 replies · 407+ views
    MyFOXColorado.com ^ | Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | Fox
    <p>AURORA (MyFOXColorado.com) - An 11-year-old in Aurora says his first amendment rights are being trampled after he was suspended for wearing a homemade shirt that reads "Obama is a terrorist's best friend."</p> <p>The fifth grader at Aurora Frontier K-8 School wore it on a day when students were asked to wear red, white and blue to show their patriotism.</p>
  • Teacher suspended for 'punishing children who did not pray to Allah'

    07/09/2008 6:10:40 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 38 replies · 201+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 08/07/2008 | Staff
    A teacher has been suspended amid claims she punished two children who refused to worship Allah during a Religious Education lesson. Alison Phillips, head of RE at Cheshire's respected Alsager High School, allegedly disciplined the Year 7 duo claiming they were disrespectful for refusing to kneel down and pray. After giving the two boys detention the school was believed to have received several complaints from parents about the long-standing teacher. Today, a school spokesman said she was suspended over the allegations - but also for "ongoing inquiries centred around other practical issues". Joan Feenan, director of Cheshire County Council's children's...
  • FR Should Have an Appeals Process

    06/14/2008 10:03:59 PM PDT · by Soliton · 133 replies · 396+ views
    06/14/2008 | Soliton
    I have been a member since 1999. I have been suspended at least twice and kicked off "for good" once. I deserved to be suspended once. I believe that FR is a force for good in the world. Debate between people who consider themselves conservative, right or wrong, is a good thing. I believe that FR would prosper more, that more would donate, if they really believed that they had a stake in the site. The risk, that I now expose myself to, that you can be booted forever for speaking your honestly conservative mind in accordance with the rules,...
  • Larry Sinclair: Obama Accuser’s Attorney Montgomery Sibley Suspended By Florida Bar

    05/15/2008 2:44:58 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 10 replies · 113+ views
    DBKP ^ | May 15, 2008 | Ginn
    Obama accuser Larry Sinclair's "prominent" attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, has been suspended by the Florida State Bar for a period of three years. According to the web site, Overlawyered.com, Sibley's suspension is also reciprocal in Washington, D.C.. Sibley has been representing the man who accused Senator Obama of nights of alleged illicit gay sex and illegal drug use in the back of a rented limo and a motel in Gurnee, Illinois in November of 1999. ALSO at DBKP.com: Larry Sinclair: DBKP LIBRARY of Stories and Videos Over 25 Stories and videos chronicling the exploits of Larry Sinclair, the gay man...
  • Tenured Fresno State professor suspended for alleged remarks

    05/06/2008 4:11:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 262+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/08 | AP
    California State University, Fresno are investigating allegations by two students that a tenured professor threatened to bring a gun to class and start shooting. Meanwhile, the school has suspended 64-year-old Joe Parks, who has taught education at Fresno State for 10 years. A student said in a police report that during a discussion of a school shooting, Parks said he wished he could bring his gun to class and "shoot all of you." Parks denies making that statement during a teacher-preparation class in February, but concedes that he tends to be controversial in his remarks. Other students in the class...
  • 3rd Grader Suspended (3 days) for Sniffing Shirt with Permanent Marker

    04/04/2008 4:55:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies · 456+ views
    My Fox Clorado ^ | 4/04/08 | SEAN TOBIN
    3rd Grader Suspended for Sniffing Shirt with Permanent MarkerBy SEAN TOBIN, Reporter Last Edited: Friday, 04 Apr 2008, 4:08 AM MDT Eight-year-old Eathen Harris was suspended from school after writing on his shirt with a permanent marker and then sniffing it. April 3, 2008. WESTMINSTER - Eight-year-old Eathen Harris says it happened in writing class last week. That's when he colored a stripe on his shirt with a permanent magic marker. But, it's what this 3rd grader did after he colored that landed him in hot water. "I smelled the marker," Harris said. But, what this 8-year-old doesn't know is...