News Briefs Issue 7

By Victoria Tarver
October 19, 2011

U.S. urge inspectors to release classified intel to isolate Iran

The Obama administration is now pressing United Nations nuclear inspectors to release classified intelligence information showing that Iran is experimenting with nuclear weapons.There is an evident American effort to isolate and increase pressure on Iran after accusing them of a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. China and Russia have resisted further sanctions.

Read the original story in | Oct. 15, 2011


Treatment of brain trama is studied

New research is being done to treat psychological lapses from traumatic brain injuries for the troops who suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan. The research has been helpful but is not receiving any scientific support from the government. So far there are two types of treatment for injuries: one focuses on memory, while the other on social skills. The treatments are being studied to provide full rehabilitation and overall functioning for the patients.

Read the original story in | Oct. 11, 2011


Luxury carmakers adjust their values

People want bigger, faster and more stylish vehicles. With new environmental regulations in place, luxury carmakers are trying to instill a more possible set of values. Now vehicles are being downsized and made into hybrids or 4-cylinder vehicles to save the earth. Dealers are now examining how many people actually downsize for a smaller car when they could still get a bigger vehicle for the same price.

Read the original story in | Oct. 13, 2011


California Inmates End 3-Week Hunger Strike

Harsh conditions of prolonged isolation led to the three-week eating strike of prisoners throughout the state of California.  Policies are now being reviewed for placing inmates in security units.  “Most importantly, the department had agreed to review the cases of all prisoners already in isolation because of validate gang affiliation,” Carol Strickman, a lawyer from Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, said.

Read the original story in | Oct. 13, 2011


Thousands honor MLK at new memorial

Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial was attended by thousands in Washington, DC. Obama credited King for paving his way to presidency. King’s children recited his famous speech to teach the new generation. 1.5 million people were estimated to have visited the 30-foot statue of King.

Read the original story in | Oct. 16, 2011


SEPTA train hits car on tracks in Delco

A Norristown high-speed line train struck a car in Haverford Township on Thursday, Oct. 13.  A total of 24 passengers were injured. Police stated that the driver of the car was drunk and made a wrong turn on the railroad track. Brian Manning, 24, was charged with driving under the influence.

Read the original story in | Oct. 13, 2011



Philadelphia school police not policed


Police officers for the Philadelphia School District have found to be in trouble with the law. More than 12 school police officers have been arrested on drug, assault, theft and other charges in recent years, either before they were employed by the district or while they were on active duty at local schools. One reason the district often does not flag cases against its officers is that some of them have been put in a pre-trial diversion program under the supervision of the probation department.

Read the original story in | Oct. 13, 2011


Art exhibit visualizes self awareness, identity

Cabrini College will host “Permission,” an art display by Laura Velez, that aims to look at identity, self-awareness and mental perceptions. The exhibit will run from Oct. 22 until Nov. 20 on the second floor of the Holy Spirit Library. Velez teaches drawing at the Fairmount Art Center and her artwork has won several local and national awards.

Read the original story in | Oct. 16, 2011

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