Monday, September 21, 2009

Odds And Ends From AOL News

Flooding in Southeastern USA:
Toddler Among 6 Killed in StormsBy GREG BLUESTEIN, AP
posted: 44 MINUTES AGOcomments: 86filed under: National News

ATLANTA (Sept. 21) – A two-year-old Georgia boy swept from his father's arms Monday was among six people killed by storms pounding the Southeast, and forecasters were calling for more rain after the historic dumping that submerged major Atlanta-area highways.
The boy, Slade Crawford, was found downstream of his family's ruined mobile home, which was split apart around 2 a.m. by a surging creek, said Ed Baskin, deputy coroner in Carroll County. The parents had been rescued as their one-year-old son clung to his mother's arms in the county southwest of Atlanta.

(Read full story: Here).
Pray for those who have lost loved ones and the safety of others.

Rapper Accused of Killing Pastor, 3 OthersBy DENA POTTER, AP
posted: 6 HOURS 28 MINUTES AGOcomments: 566filed under: Crime News, National News

FARMVILLE, Va. (Sept. 21) - Prosecutors said Monday they had to investigate hundreds of pieces of forensic evidence in their case against an aspiring 20-year-old rapper from California suspected of killing a Virginia pastor and three other people.
Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III made his first court appearance by video in Prince Edward County and was appointed attorney Cary Bowen, who was not present and said he had not talked to the suspect. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 11 because of the amount of evidence discovered.

(Read the rest of the story: Here).

A clear case of bigotry and prejudice:
Muslim teen sues Abercrombie over its 'Look Policy'
Posted Sep 20th 2009 3:10PM by Tom Johansmeyer
Filed under: Law, Abercrombie and Fitch (ANF)


Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) is being sued by a Muslim teenager who wanted to work at an Abercrombie Kids store in Oklahoma's Woodland Hills Mall. When she applied in June 2008, Samantha Elauf was told that the hijab she wears is inconsistent with Abercrombie's "Look Policy." So, the 17-year-old took her concerns to U.S. District Court on Wednesday, where a lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

(Read whole article: Here).

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