News Briefs for Issue 26

By James Crowell
April 24, 2011


Global & National

Yemen president offers to leave

Yemen’s embattled president said that he would cede power if certain conditions were met, including immunity for him and his family.

Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh said that he accepted a proposal by Arab mediators that would shift power to his deputy 30 days from the signing of a formal agreement.

Read the original story on | Saturday, April 23, 2011


Dozens killed in uprisings around Syria

Security forces in Syria met thousands of demonstrators with live ammunition after noon prayers on Friday, killing at least 81 people in the bloodiest day of the five-week-old Syrian uprising.

Cries for vengeance intersected with calls for the government’s fall, marking a potentially dangerous new dynamic in the revolt. “We want revenge, and we want blood,” said Abu Mohamed, a protester in Azra, a southern town that had the highest death toll Friday.

Read the original story on | Friday, April 22, 2011


US Senator to resign amid inquiry

Sen. John Ensign announced Thursday evening that he was resigning.

The Nevada Republican was the subject of an ethics investigation related to his affair with the wife of a former top aide.

Ensign’s resignation marks the final chapter in the career of a politician who a few even thought might reach the White House, but who instead got caught up in a particularly salacious Washington scandal.

Read the original story on | Thursday, April 21, 2011


Warlord pledges to disarm forces

An Ivory Coast renegade warlord said that he was ready to lay down his arms as ordered by the new president, but that it would take time.

The warlord, Ibrahim Coulibaly, commands a heavily armed stronghold within Abobo, a poor neighborhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s largest city. President Alassane Ouattara on Friday ordered Mr. Coulibaly, who led two coups in Ivory Coast, to disarm or be forced to do so.

Read the original story on | Saturday, April 23, 2011


Economists say stimulus disappointing

The US Federal Reserve’s effort to spur a recovery has been experimental, yet most Americans are not feeling any noticeable difference.

The Fed says growth remains slow, jobs remain scarce, and with the debt purchases scheduled to end in June, the Fed must now decide what comes next.

Read the original story on | Sunday, April 24, 2011


Region & Campus

Commencement Speakers Announced

On Sunday, May 15, Cabrini College will celebrate its 51st Commencement exercises.

Sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon, co-founders of Project H.O.M.E., will receive honorary doctor of humane letters degrees at Cabrini College’s undergraduate Commencement at 10 a.m., with McConnon addressing bachelor’s degree candidates.

James Capolupo, D.M.A., superintendent of the Springfield Delaware County School District, will address Cabrini’s 3:30 p.m. graduate Commencement, and also will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

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Read the original story on | Thursday, April 14, 2011


Bill would foster city animal-control efforts

Dog owners in Philadelphia either don’t know or don’t care that the city requires them to buy a license, but a far-reaching animal-control bill that City Council is expected to pass this week aims to address those issues by making dog licensing much more common.

Read the original story on | Sunday, April 24, 2011


Easter parade is celebrated along South Street

At the 80th annual Easter Parade in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, a couple hundred adults and children turned out for the parade festivities.

Read the original story on | Sunday, April 24, 2011



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James Crowell

Senior com major at Cabrini College. Technical Director for LOQation. On-Air personality on WYBF-FM. Past News editor for The Loquitur, 2011-12. Passion for videography, tech news & quantum mechanics. Follow me @JamesCrowellJr

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