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Lawyer says Tsarnaev’s friend refused a plea deal BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect said Monday that he rejected a plea deal offered to his client, who he said “knows he’s not guilty.” The defendant, Azamat Tazhayakov, and another man are accused of removing items from the dorm room of their friend, bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, days after the deadly bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Tazhayakov’s lawyer, Matthew Myers, told reporters after a pretrial hearing that prosecutors offered him a deal to plead to reduced charges but he turned it down. Myers would not disclose the terms of the offer. “He knows he’s not guilty,” Myers said of Tazhayakov. “He’s confident.” A spokeswoman for prosecutors did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Jury selection is slated to begin next week in Tazhayakov’s trial. Nicholas Wooldridge, another lawyer representing Tazhayakov, said the defense is hopeful of finding an impartial jury, but he acknowledged it could be challenging because of the impact the bombing had in Boston and the surrounding area.
Justices rebuff states effort on sports betting ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks. The justices did not comment in letting stand lower court rulings that struck down New Jersey’s sports betting law because it conflicts with a federal law that allows state-sanctioned sports gambling only in Nevada and three other states. The state’s appeal was led by Gov. Chris Christie. It argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury. New Jersey says an estimated $500 billion is bet illegally on sporting events each year. Asked for his reaction at a charity softball game at Yankee Stadium in which he was participating, Christie said the appeal was always a long-shot. “So you know, that’s the way it goes,” he said. “Nothing more I can say. They said ‘no’ so we have to move on.”
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Center now offering prenatal services Prenatal services use group care model By KAITLIN BAIN Staff Writer
The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s Larry Combest Community Heath and Wellness Center, through a model called CenteringPregnancy, is now offering prenatal services. The program, according to a Tech news release, is a maternity care service designed to integrate health assessment, education and support into a program in a group setting. Nurse-midwifery, nurse practitioner and medical students will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience through the new services, Christine Stuart, program director of nursemidwifery, said. “This offers the opportunity to see evidence-based prenatal care being given to vulnerable populations, pregnant women-the majority of which might have sociodemographic challenges,” she said. “It is also projected that there will
be multicultural patients.” Yondell Masten, professor and associate dean for outcomes management and evaluation, said students completing health-related graduate or undergraduate degrees at Tech must complete hundreds of hours of clinical learning in a variety of circumstances. This program, she said, will be another option that students can fufill their learning ours with. “For most students,” she said, “working with pregnant women and newborn babies is viewed as a joyful and, for many students, life-changing experience.” Anyone is able to visit and get care, Stuart said, as it is a Federally Qualified Heath Center, which means it accepts Medicaid, private insurance, self-pay, and sliding scale. She said she hopes the facility will become the patient-preferred center for prenatal care. PRENATAL continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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The Tech Health Sciences Center and the Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center were recipients of a grant from the Centers for Medicaid Services for its use of CenteringPregnancy and a maternity care home model. Yondell Masten, professor and associate dean for outcomes management and evaluation, was the main investigator for this grant and said the prenatal care program at the Combest Center is a dream come true. The center will offer traditional prenatal care as well as an enhanced model, she said, called CenteringPregnancy. “The CenteringPregnancy model of care is provided for a group of eight to 10 women with similar due dates,” she said. “The women learn to contribute to their own health care by performing several of the traditional health assess-
ments for themselves and participate in group discussions about having a healthy pregnancy, dealing with the discomforts of pregnancy, learning what the warning signs of pregnancy are, and how to prepare for and breast feed their new babies.” Each woman is encouraged to make her own choices, she said, like whether to bottle-feed or breast-feed her baby. The discussions are moderated and supported by a CenteringPregnancy certified registered nurse, she said, and a healthcare provider. Not only will the program help each woman in becoming a new mom, she said, but it will also develop life-long relationships for the women in the groups. “We want to help the pregnant woman and her family learn about healthy pregnancy, healthy family, healthy community,” she said, “in the process of providing enhanced prenatal care for each woman.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center hosts summer day camps for local children By KYBRE KUPATT Staff Writer
For some Lubbock area children, getting to enjoy the recreational sports Texas Tech has to offer is coming long before they step foot on campus as students. The Texas Tech Robert H. Ewalt Recreation Center is hosting Summer Youth Sports Camp 2014 for children ages 7 to 14, according to the Tech website. Brett Jackson, assistant director of intramurals and special events, said three two week long sessions are offered and 130 kids are chosen. Spaces are still open in the third session. Some activities include are archery, rock climbing, football, soccer, basketball, swimming lessons and other water activities. Swimming lessons are taught by
certified rec sports aquatic staff. “We play all sorts of different games,” Jackson said. “Our camp is very recreational based, we are not a skill based camp so we try to introduce the kids to new activities or new games that they have not had a chance to do before.” The students utilize the recreation center and the rec fields outside he said. “They are able to take advantage of all we have here at the rec,” Jackson said. “We get them up on the rock wall, we set up an archery range in the rec center so they can shoot bows and arrows as well as allow them to play other team sports like basketball, football and soccer.” The second session is underway and is going well, Kimberly Ramirez, a summer sports camp instructor and a senior English major from Little Elm, said. CAMP continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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CHILDREN PLAY HUMANS versus Zombies during a camp outside the Robert H. Ewalt Recreation Center on Monday during a session of Summer Youth Sports Camp.
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Chris Sadberry, junior left-handed pitcher, agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins, reported to the team’s spring training facilities in Jupiter, Florida, Monday. He was a sixth-round draft pick, according to a Texas Tech news release, and will most likely be headed to the Rookie New York-Penn League, Batavia Muckdogs, or the Class-A South Atlantic League, Greensboro Grasshoppers. He led Tech in starts, 17, innings pitched, 95, and strikeouts, 65, according to the release, and was the only Red Raider to start each week. Sadberry was also an All-Big 12 second team selection, and the first Tech starting pitcher to receive all-league honors ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384
since 2001, according to the release. His record during the NCAA Tournament was 1-1, according to the release, with a 1.64 ERA in four outings, REDMAN 22.0 innings pitched, 13 hits allowed, 18 strikeouts and six walks allowed. Hunter Redman, junior catcher, agreed
to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to the team’s spring training facilities in Arizona this week. According to a Tech news release, SADBERRY he will most likely be headed to the Rookie Pioneer League, Ogden Raptors, or the Class-A Midwest League, Great Lakes Loons. He was the first catcher taken by the
team in this year’s draft, according to the release, and was the 18th catcher selected in the draft, the 12th highest collegiate catcher picked. During game play he averaged a .328 batting average and was named to the All-Big 12 second team, according to the release, and was the first Red Raider catcher to earn All-Big 12 honors during his first season since 2002. He was the highest drafted Tech catcher since 2006, according to the release. Redman’s brother Reid also plays professional baseball, according to the release, currently with the Miami Marlins’ Class-A Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League. ➤➤email@example.com
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Departmental magazine introduces new technology By KYMBRE KUPATT Staff Writer
After publishing over 50 issues of the Agriculturalist, Texas Tech’s Agricultural Communications departmental magazine has made a leap into the new world of technology. This fall, the semiannually published magazine has released an app version of the magazine that is able to be purchased through iTunes. “Last year was a test run for the app, and this year it was the first year to offer the full blown app for the magazine,” Kiley Howard, senior agricultural communications major, said.
The program made versions for the iPad, iPhone, Droid and Kindle, Howard said. The magazine is the end product of ACOM 4310, one of the final classes ag comm majors are to take before graduating, David Doerfert, professor of ACOM 4310, said. “It is the capstone class that is taught during the senior year to allow students to bring what they have learned in other classes such as news writing, photography, and layout and design and bring them all together,” he said. Students are able to choose the content and design the magazine from start to finish Howard said. “Dr. Doerfert really gives the students the freedom to produce
every day.” She said the Combest Center completes the services offered at other CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 primary care centers. “I want them to come to receive Each patient, she said, can receive patient-focused, evidence-based, nurse- the full spectrum of care in the one midwifery enhanced prenatal care,” she facility with health providers and staff said. “Once the patients deliver, they she said are caring dedicated people will be able to continue women’s health, who want to make a difference in primary care, newborn, and pediatric other’s lives. “We all hope the prenatal services services at the Combest Center.” Stuart said Masten was the prin- provided at the Combest Center help ciple investigator for a grant from the the pregnant women and their families Centers for Medicaid Services to form to achieve a healthy pregnancy, prepare a model of prenatal care through Cen- the women to care for their new babies, teringPregnancy and a maternity care and develop healthy families,” she said. home model. “Another outcome of the Centering “As a women’s health nurse practi- Pregnancy enhanced model of care is tioner and a former labor and delivery development of life-long relationships nurse for many years, starting prenatal among the women in each group.” The center, Masten said, has grown care at the Combest Center is a dream come true,” she said. “My personal through word of mouth, serves 5,000 definition of nursing is being a health regular clients and 12,000 patients, provider for pregnant and parenting and care is provided Sunday through women, grandmothers included, and Friday, with extended hours Wednesday to make a difference in the live of through Friday. one woman, mother or grandmother ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
this from beginning to the end,” she said. “We are required to choose the subject, write the copy, submit a cover photo and eight to ten photos to be incorporated in the layout, a video and an infographic.” In the Fall 2014 issue Howard’s story was chosen to be the cover story. “You put so much work into that magazine it is unreal,” she said. This year the students work load increased because the implementation of the app version, Howard said. The Spring 2014 issue was the first issue to incorporate an app, but it was more of a trial run, though we completed an app for the iPad, Garrett Couts, the assistant editor
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for the Spring 2014 issue, said. “Spring 2014 edition was the first time to put it in the app form for any type of mobile device,” Couts said. “It was fully implemented for the iPad and we had an experimental version for the iPhone that was not published. They expanded on what we did. “The app version came about because of adobe changing some things with InDesign to allow creative cloud users to publish an app version of a document for free,” Doerfert said. With the new digital versions, students are having to think more about the readers experience when writing and designing, because they will not just be seeing the print ver-
sion, he said. “Right now it is more about creating a story experience because we have gone to this digital format, you can embed video, you can embed animation, you can add hyper-links, you can add all sorts of things that you cannot do with a print document,” Doerfert said. “So the students now, instead of thinking of a story that is communicated only through words, think about a story that can be communicated a number of different ways, creating a stronger experience for the reader.” Doerfert said he believes this change will affect all of the courses leading up to the magazine class. “As a designer or a photographer, you have to approach things
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Police say a helicopter plucked the three men from a courtyard of the Orsainville Detention Centre in suburban Quebec City on June 7, triggering an international manhunt. Interpol placed them on its list of the world’s most wanted fugitives. The men were found in a condo in Old Montreal at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police did not divulge details about what led them to the condo where the men were hiding out. The men were swept up in a major 2010 police operation called Project Crayfish, aimed
at bringing down a drug trafficking ring in northwestern Quebec. Denis was charged with first-degree murder, while Lefebvre and Pomerleau were charged with murder and conspiracy to murder, according to the Quebec provincial police website. Their trial on these charges, which started in April, is still continuing. Quebec provincial police were seen carrying several containers from the condo after searching it. A car was seized and police said Monday they also found $93,000 in cash in
the residence. The Quebec government has ordered an internal investigation into the jailbreak. Quebec Superior Court Justice Louis Dionne on Monday also suspended two earlier rulings that had eased the men’s conditions behind bars before their brazen escape on June 7. Dionne took away computer privileges for Pomerleau and revoked permission allowing the men to circulate together in the prison yard. The three will return to court on Thursday.
from discussing trials on social media, the nationwide lawyers group for the first time is addressing how deeply attorneys, their investigators and their consultants can probe for information that might signal leanings of potential jurors, or unearth juror misconduct during trials. Jurors’ online postings have disrupted many legal proceedings over the years, causing mistrials and special hearings over the effects of Facebook musings, tweets and blog writings about their trial experiences. Lawyers and judges have also been wrangling
over how far attorneys can go in assembling a jury with help from online research of jurors’ social media habits. A few judges have denied lawyers permission to research social media sites as overly invasive while others have allowed it. One company has gone so far as to develop a software product that promises to create a juror profile through social media posts and monitor jurors during the trial. The ABA’s ethics committee began reviewing the issue about two years ago and concluded in April that looking at Facebook
posts, Twitter tweets and other information gathered passively is ethical research. “It’s like any other publicly available information,” said Donald Lundberg, an Indianapolis, Indiana, attorney who helped draft the ABA’s opinion as an ethics committee member. Lundberg said one of the thornier issues for the committee was whether lawyers could view LinkedIn and other social media sites that notify members that they have been searched. Ultimately, the ABA committee decided a LinkedIn search was ethically sound, which runs counter to an opinion issued by the New York City Bar Association in 2010 that said any notice sent to a potential juror about a search amounts to an unauthorized communication. “We stay away from LinkedIn and similar sites,” said Leslie Ellis, a Washington D.C. jury consultant. “We don’t want to do anything that would make them uncomfortable to serve.” Ellis said her firm has been asked on occasion to conduct social media searches of prospective jurors, but only when their names are available days before they arrive at the courthouse. Ellis said prospective juror names generally aren’t available until the morning jury selections begins and that time-constraints limit what can be found online. “Social media searches are time consuming and expensive,” Ellis said. “What takes so long is confirming that you found the right person.” At least two state bar organizations have addressed online searches of potential jurors.
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Massachusetts mayor: Stop sending my city refugees outcast and refugees who say they’re being scapegoated for problems the city faced long before their arrival. “Why not talk about the problems in the city, why not talk about the houses that are unstable and in bad conditions, why only talk about the Somalis and Somali Bantus?” Mohammed Abdi, 72, said through an interpreter. Sarno, leader of the state’s thirdlargest city, first demanded last summer that the U.S. government stop sending refugees. But after recent inspections found Somali families living in overcrowded, pest-infested apartments without electricity and sometimes heat, he stepped up complaints, saying resettlement agencies
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line. Mayor Domenic Sarno is the latest mayor to decry refugee resettlement, joining counterparts in New Hampshire in Maine in largely rare tensions with the State Department, which helps resettle refugees in communities across America. The mayor is drawing criticism from those who say this country has a moral obligation to help the
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ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors’ social media sites SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors. The American Bar Association says it’s ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service — and even jurors in deliberations. But the ABA does warn lawyers against actively “following” or “friending” jurors or otherwise invading their private Internet areas. Though judges now universally admonish jurors to refrain
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differently because of the technology,” he said. “Over time I think we will see our students skills get even stronger in creating these app versions of publications because we have also evolved out base skills.” Couts said he believes this leap into the app world will prove to be beneficial to ag comm students. “For out ag comm graduates in general, I think it is great, everything is going digital and there is a digital version of pretty much any publication you can think of,” he said. “To mine and Dr. Doerfert’s knowledge we were the first ag comm department to publish our student magazine in an app version.”
3 Quebec helicopter escapees appear in court MONTREAL (AP) — Tight secu rity surro unded the arraignment Monday of three murder suspects who police say used a helicopter to break out of a Quebec prison. The men were later arrested over the weekend while hiding out in a luxury condominium. Yves Denis, 35, Denis Lefebvre, 53, and Serge Pomerleau, 49, looked weary in the prisoners’ dock as they were charged with escaping lawful custody and prison breach. The men were facing murder and gangsterism charges before the jailbreak.
are bringing in “warm-weather” refugees and dumping them into cold climates only to leave them dependent on the city. “I have enough urban issues to deal with. Enough is enough,” Sarno said in an interview. “You can’t keep concentrating poverty on top of poverty.” Hard examples and evidence for the mayor’s stance are scant. The problems in the Somali housing have largely been attributed to neglectful landlords. The government does not track the number of refugees who rely on social services. The refugee population in Springfield of about 1,500 — around 380 of them Somali — represents
about 1 percent of the city’s total of 153,000. And a 2014 report by the U.S. government found that Massachusetts ranked third in the nation for refugee employment, with 73 percent of refugees enrolled in state programs finding work. Madino Idoor, a 35-year-old Somali with seven children, spent 12 years in a refugee camp before coming to the U.S. in 2004. She works two jobs — one at Goodwill at Springfield and another as a dishwasher at the Barnes Air National Guard Base in nearby Westfield. “I can work hard and provide for my family,” Idoor said. “I do not need for the mayor to worry about me.”
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Insurgents promised Monday to honor a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president and engage in more talks to help resolve the conflict that has left hundreds dead in eastern Ukraine. The announcement came on the first day of talks between a former Ukrainian president, the Russian ambassador, European officials and the eastern separatists who have declared independence. The negotiations were launched in line with President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan, which started with a weeklong unilateral cease-fire Friday to uproot the mutiny that has engulfed the nation’s industrial east. Hundreds of people have been killed in the fighting and tens of thousands have fled their homes. Alexander Borodai, one of the rebel leaders who took part in Monday’s talks in Donetsk, said they would respect the cease-fire declared by Poroshenko, which lasts through 0700 GMT (2 a.m. EDT) Friday. The rebels, who have declared their border regions independent and fought government troops for two months, also promised to release the observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe whom they have held hostage. President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, talked on the phone Monday with President Barack Obama, urging direct talks between warring parties in Ukraine. The Kremlin said Putin underlined in Monday’s conversation that in order to normalize the situation in eastern Ukraine it’s necessary to “effectively end fighting and start direct talks between the conflicting parties.” Monday’s talks involved Ukraine’s ex-President Leonid
Kuchma, the Russian ambassador to Ukraine and an envoy from the OSCE. Poroshenko has ruled out talks with those he calls “terrorists,” so inviting Kuchma to mediate offered a way to conduct talks without the government’s formal engagement. The insurgents had previously demanded the Ukrainian military withdraw its troops from the east as a condition for any talks, so Borodai’s statement represented a softened stance that raised expectations that the cease-fire could hold. Ukraine and the West have accused Russia of fomenting the rebellion in the east by sending troops and weapons across the border, but Moscow has denied that and insisted that Russian citizens who joined the insurgents were volunteers. The Ukrainian government has accused the rebels of firing at government forces’ positions since the unilateral cease-fire was announced, while insurgents have accused the Ukrainian forces of failing to observe it. Poroshenko has said that government troops will fire back if attacked. Poroshenko’s office said Monday that he had offered Russia a chance to send its own observers to join the OSCE mission in Ukraine to see that government troops were observing the cease-fire. Kuchma, who served as president from 1994-2005, comes from the east and is an astute political player respected by both sides. His ex-chief of staff, Viktor Medvedchuk, has lived in Russia and reportedly has close ties to Putin, was also at the talks. “If both sides hopefully observe it (the cease-fire), then a normal peace process could start,” Kuchma told reporters after Monday’s talks.
US justified drone killings by citing al-Qaida law NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war, according to a previously secret government memorandum released Monday. The memo provided legal justification for the September 2011 killing in Yemen of Anwar Al-Awlaki, an al-Qaida leader who had been born in the United
States, and another U.S. citizen, Samir Khan. An October 2011 strike also killed Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, al-Awlaki’s teenage son and also a U.S. citizen. The memo, written by a Justice Department official, said the killing of al-Awlaki was justified under a law passed by Congress soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The law empowered the president to use force against organizations that planned, authorized and committed the attacks. Al-Awlaki had been involved
in an abortive attack against the United States and was planning other attacks from his base in Yemen, the memo said. It said the authority to use lethal force abroad may apply in appropriate circumstances to a U.S. citizen who is part of the forces of an enemy organization. The memo stated the Defense Department operation was being carried out against someone who was within the core of individuals against whom Congress had authorized the use of “necessary and appropriate” force. It said the
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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans. With little of the fanfare or criticism that marked his evolution into the leader Newsweek nicknamed “the first gay president,” Obama became the first chief executive to say “transgender” in a speech, to name transgender political appointees and to prohibit job bias against transgender government workers. Also in his first term, he signed hate crime legislation that became the first federal civil rights protections for transgender people in U.S. history. Since then, the administration has quietly applied the power of the executive branch to make it easier for transgender people to update their passports, obtain health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, get treatment at Veteran’s Administration facilities and seek access to public school restrooms and sports programs — just a few of the transgender-specific policy shifts of Obama’s presidency.
“He has been the best president for transgender rights, and nobody else is in second place,” Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said of Obama, who is the only president to invite transgender children to participate in the annual Easter egg roll at the White House. Religious conservative groups quick to criticize the president for his gay rights advocacy have been much slower to respond to the administration’s actions. The leader of the Traditional Values Coalition says there is little recourse because the changes come through executive orders and federal agencies rather than Congress. The latest wins came this month, when the Office of Personnel Management announced that government-contracted health insurers could start covering the cost of gender reassignment surgeries for federal employees, retirees and their survivors, ending a 40-year prohibition. Two weeks earlier, a decades-old rule preventing Medicare from financing such procedures was overturned within the Department of Health and Human Services. Unlike Obama’s support for samesex marriage and lifting the “don’t ask,
don’t tell” ban on openly gay troops, the White House’s work to promote transgender rights has happened mostly out of the spotlight. Some advances have gone unnoticed because they also benefited the much larger gay, lesbian and bisexual communities. That was the case Monday when the White House announced that Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In other instances, transgender rights groups and the administration have agreed on a low-key approach, both to skirt resistance and to send the message that changes are not a big deal, said Barbra Siperstein, who in 2009 became the first transgender person elected to the Democratic National Committee. “It’s quiet by design, because the louder you are in Washington, the more the drama,” said Siperstein, who helped organize the first meeting between White House aides and transgender rights advocates without the participation of gay rights leaders. The 2011 meeting came 34 years after Jimmy Carter’s administration made history by meeting with gay
rights groups. Obama’s Cabinet and federal agencies have followed up with actions significantly expanding transgender rights without congressional approval. For instance, Health and Human Services said in 2012 that it would apply the non-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act to investigate federally funded health plans and care providers that refused to serve transgender individuals. Earlier this year, the U.S. Education Department informed public schools that under its reading of Title IX, the 1972 law that bans gender discrimination in education, transgender students are entitled to federal civil rights protections. The information was included in a memo on schools’ obligations to respond to student-onstudent sexual violence. Obama has made clear the guidance has potentially broad implications. “Title IX is a very powerful tool,” he said last week. “The fact that we are applying it to transgender students means that they are going to be in a position to assert their rights if and when they see that they are being discriminated on their college campuses.”
Meanwhile, religious conservative groups’ opposition to transgender advocacy has trickled in. The Traditional Values Coalition has lobbied against a bill that would provide federal workplace protections for gay and transgender people by warning that it would require schools to permit teachers to remain on the job amid gender transitions. Group President Andrea Lafferty said no one should mistake the absence of vocal opposition for acquiescence. “There are other people who are concerned about these things, definitely. I think America is just overwhelmed right now,” she said. “Everybody is going to have to take a step back, and that step back is going to be this November.” The stage was set for Obama to become a champion of transgender rights when the LGBT community split over an earlier version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that Lafferty’s group is fighting. In fall 2007, openly gay Rep. Barney Frank pursued, with the blessing of the nation’s largest gay rights group, legislation prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians, but not transgender people. As Frank put it plainly, there were not enough Demo-
cratic votes to get a “trans-inclusive” law through the House. Transgender advocates who had lobbied for legal recognition of samesex relationships were livid and persuaded more than 100 civil rights groups to oppose a bill that left transgender rights for another day. “The community was forced to decide: Where are you going to stand?” recalled Diego Sanchez, who was the first openly transgender person appointed to the DNC’s platform committee and later became the first transgender staff member on Capitol Hill as Frank’s top senior policy adviser. At the 2008 Democratic convention where Obama was nominated, 28 years after the party pledged to fight discrimination based on sexual orientation, language was added to accomplish the same for gender identity. As president, Obama has embraced the task of putting that pledge into practice, said Sanchez, now national policy director at Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. “It’s easier for voices to be heard once you are already in the room,” he said. “What has changed is who is listening.”
Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. (AP) — After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares. These tiny tongues of fire burn bright against the dark prairie just beyond the boundaries of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands, where the man who later became the nation’s 26th president sought solace after his wife and mother both died unexpectedly on the same day in 1884 in his native New York. Today, the resurgent American oil industry is tapping into this rugged landscape, so the vistas that soothed Roosevelt’s grief and helped
instill his zeal for conservation now include oil rigs and flares used to burn off natural gas that comes to the surface. Oil development is strictly forbidden within the park itself, but park officials worry that the flares, lights and noise from drilling just beyond the protected area are sullying the natural spaces cherished by Roosevelt as a bespectacled young man in his mid-20s. Visitors know “that the park experience is much more than waking up inside the borders and looking around,” said Nick Lund, landscape conservation program manager at the Washington-based National Parks Conservation Association. “Things that happen outside the park really affect the experience of
visiting, both from a visitor standpoint and from an environmental standpoint.” The park of more than 70,000 acres sits atop the Bakken shale, an oil-rich rock formation that for decades frustrated drillers who could not coax anything profitable from the ground. But advances in hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling have unlocked huge amounts of petroleum here. North Dakota is now the second-biggest oil producer in the U.S. after Texas. The park’s landscape is a showcase for the state’s varied terrain. It has steep-sided barren buttes dropping into grassy valleys, as well as tall sandstone formations and rock layers that reveal tens of millions of years of natural history. The wildlife includes
bison and horses, yipping prairie-dog colonies and elusive mountain lions. In this “desolate, grim beauty,” Roosevelt found solitude and built a cattle ranch. Later in life, he said he would not have become president without the healing time spent in the Badlands. Society’s footprint has drawn ever closer to the wilderness as trailer parks are established to house oil workers and tanker trucks carrying drilling chemicals and water crowd once lonely roads. During the day, it can be difficult to spot oil development in the distance. But at night, the flares and oil field lights brighten the horizon. At times, park Superintendent Valerie Naylor says, it’s possible to see 26 natural gas flares from the park.
Report: Politics had no role in Sandusky probe HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A report released Monday detailing the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case faults police and prosecutors for long delays in bringing charges against the former Penn State assistant coach but found no evidence that politics affected the investigation. The report, commissioned by Attorney General Kathleen Kane and
written by former federal prosecutor Geoff Moulton, blamed a three-year lapse in filing charges on communication problems, an expungement of a 1998 complaint about Sandusky and a failure to take certain investigative steps early on. “The facts show an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator,” said Kane, a Democrat who had vowed to
conduct a review of the investigation while running for office. “The report documents that more investigative work took place in just one month in 2011 than in all of either 2009 or 2010.” Then-Attorney General Tom Corbett, a Republican, was in the midst of his successful 2010 gubernatorial campaign during the Sandusky investigation. Moulton said his review “revealed no direct evidence that electoral politics influenced any important decision made in the Sandusky investigation.” As a candidate in 2012, Kane said Corbett may have had a political motive to slow down the investigation, an assertion Corbett denied. The arrest of Sandusky led to the firing of longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno while Corbett was serving as a university trustee. “This investigation was never about politics,” Corbett said in a statement Monday. “It was always about the people victimized by this man.” Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys and is serving decades in prison. At a news conference, Kane said her office knows of two young men victimized in the fall of 2009, after the attorney general took the case. But the lead prosecutors at trial disputed that claim, which was not part of Moulton’s report. “It is completely false,” said Frank Fina, now with the Philadelphia district attorney’s office. One of those who testified at trial, described as Victim 9, said his contact with Sandusky ended in 2008 or 2009. As for the time delay, the report said the lead prosecutor at the time, Jonelle Eshbach, hectored her bosses about the case during a stretch in 2010 when the probe was largely dormant. Fina told reporters Eshbach agreed with others that the case would not succeed with just one victim. Her lawyer disputed that. “If that was true, why would her supervisors ask her to revise the (grand jury report) twice? Why would she repeatedly ask for permission from her supervisors to charge?” said her attorney, Ed Paskey.
Published on Jun 23, 2014