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  • Epstein philanthropy since sex plea included all-girl school

    07/12/2019 12:05:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    AP ^ | July 12, 2019 | Bernard Condon
    The Associated Press found that the wealthy financier's donations included $15,000 to the exclusive Hewitt School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, $35,000 to the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland, and $25,000 to the Ecole du Bel-Air grade school in Haiti — all after he pleaded guilty in 2008 to charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Epstein's donations through his charitable foundations, though not in violation of his status as a sex offender, were nonetheless awkward for some recipients. They were also, at times, difficult to trace. It wasn't until later, when they realized a...
  • God of Chaos Asteroid Apophis is Headed for Earth—and NASA is Excited

    04/30/2019 11:31:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4/30/19 at 6:29 AM EDT | By Aristos Georgiou On
    On April 13, 2029, a 1,110-foot-wide asteroid known as 99942 Apophis will speed past our planet at an estimated distance of around 19,000 miles, potentially coming closer to the surface than some orbiting spacecraft. Despite being a decade away, this future close encounter is causing quite a stir within the asteroid research community. So much so that it is the focus of a session Tuesday at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland, during which scientists will discuss everything from potential observation strategies to hypothetical missions that could explore the object itself. On the day of the close...
  • Beltway, I-270 toll lane plan to move forward next week

    04/29/2019 11:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 29, 2019 | Max Smith
    Toll lane plans for parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 are set to move forward next week, including plans for improvements to the American Legion Bridge. Maryland’s Board of Public Works — Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot — is set to formally designate the planned toll lanes as a public-private partnership on May 8 and to support plans for separate phases of construction. Once the public-private partnership designation is approved, the state expects to quickly issue a request for qualifications from private companies so that a short list of the private firms or...
  • Breaking: Non-Citizen Voting Reversed in College Park

    09/16/2017 11:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 16, 2017 | Larry Provost
    On Friday night, the City of College Park, Maryland reversed its city council decision that allowed non-citizens of the U.S., including illegal aliens, the right to vote. This was due to council conveniently forgetting that such massive changes to the College Park City Charter require the vote of a supermajority on council as opposed to a simple majority. Ironically, the law that mandated a supermajority to pass changes to the city charter was enacted just this summer while the proposal to allow illegals and other non-citizens to vote, and was passed 4-3, was voted on only a few months later...
  • College Park, Maryland won't allow non-citizens to vote in local elections after all

    09/16/2017 6:45:27 AM PDT · by iontheball · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 16, 2017 | Caitlin Yileck
    The College Park City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday night to allow legal permanent residents and illegal immigrants to participate in municipal elections. One council member did not vote."For most Council actions, a simple majority of Councilmembers present must vote in favor of an item for it to be adopted," the city said in a news release. "However, changes to the Charter have a different requirement. The City Charter was amended in June to require the affirmative vote of six elected officials to change the Charter."
  • Maryland city mulling over idea to let illegal immigrants vote

    08/07/2017 2:51:14 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 07, 2017
    A D.C. suburb in Maryland is considering a plan that would give undocumented immigrants the right to vote, making their city the largest in the Old Line State to do so. The city, which is home of the University of Maryland’s main campus and nearly 30,000 residents, is weighing approval of the new measure to let noncitizens cast ballots for mayor and City Council, The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday.
  • Amid immigration battles, College Park considers giving noncitizens voting rights

    08/06/2017 8:44:10 PM PDT · by TChris · 31 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Aug 6, 2017 | John Fritze
    Officials in College Park are weighing a plan that would make their city the largest in Maryland to give undocumented immigrants a right to vote in local elections, a long-standing practice elsewhere in the state that has drawn new scrutiny amid the simmering national debate over immigration...
  • Maryland Students Demand Ban of ‘American Sniper’

    12/27/2016 5:05:47 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 57 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 14, 2016 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    A coalition of 25 student groups at the University of Maryland have issued a letter to the school’s administrators containing 64 demands to help “marginalized student populations” feel more welcome on campus. Among the demands is a ban on public screenings of the film “American Sniper.” The group, who call themselves ProtectUMD, sent the letter in the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, according the Diamondback student newspaper Monday. In response to Trump’s election, the student coalition demanded additional support and protection for minority groups — particularly the Muslim, illegal immigrant, pro-Palestinian, and LGBT communities. The Muslims students especially wished...
  • Muslim University of Maryland students demand prayer rooms in every major building and ask that

    12/22/2016 12:02:54 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 12/22/16 | Jennifer Smith
    full title....................Muslim University of Maryland students demand prayer rooms in every major building and ask that their names be kept from Donald Trump........................Muslim students at the University of Maryland are asking for prayer rooms to be built in every major campus building as part of a lengthy list of demands to staff. They also want bus shuttle services to local mosques to be laid on by the university and are asking for their names to be kept from President-elect Donald Trump if he creates a nationwide Muslim registry. Their requests were among dozens issued by 'marginalized' students to the university's...
  • Ex-teacher sentenced in terror aid case ("Virginia jihad network" , al-Huda school)

    08/25/2006 10:38:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 316+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/25/06 | Matthew Barakat - ap
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A former third-grade teacher at a Muslim school was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for providing support to a Pakistani terrorist organization. Ali Asad Chandia, 29, who taught at the al-Huda school in College Park, Md., is one of 11 Muslim men convicted in what prosecutors called a "Virginia jihad network." The network involved a group of men who played paintball in the Virginia woods in 2000 and 2001 as a means of training for global holy war. After the Sept. 11 attacks, some group members turned their efforts against the United States, traveling to...
  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    01/15/2014 4:43:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1/11/2014 | Carrie Wells
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms vying to cover the roughly 3,100 students who use the university health plan have been asked to structure proposals to cover sex reassignment surgery. The university expects to choose an insurance provider for the 2014-2015 school year this month. Transgender-rights advocates say that because surgical gender reassignment is so rare, offering the benefit comes with minimal cost and could be a powerful recruitment...
  • Barack Obama will attend Maryland vs. Oregon State

    11/15/2013 7:30:20 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | 11/15/13 | Daniel Martin
    President Barack Obama will be in attendance Sunday evening when Maryland takes on Oregon State at Comcast Center in College Park, White House press secretary Jay Carney announced at a briefing with the media on Friday afternoon. Obama, publicly acknowledged as an avid fan of basketball, is the brother-in-law of Oregon State head coach Craig Robinson. -snip- Robinson has coached at Oregon State since 2008 and is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama. During Robinson’s time with the Beavers, he has amassed a record of 77-88 and has yet to make an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
  • Buy Guns Cheap in College Park, Ga, 9 Feb, 2013

    01/28/2013 4:50:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Another gun turn in will be conducted at College Park, Georgia on February 9th, from 11 am to 5 pm. The turn in will be conducted at 3631 Main Street. $20,000 of public funds has been allocated for this political theater designed to delegitimize armed citizens, defraud ignorant gun owners, and increase the demand for new firearms by decreasing the supply of used ones. As is happening across the country, private citizens are likely to be on hand to pick up a bargain gun, while offering more than the city will for good quality guns. Others will be scouring...
  • Dangerous Dog Ordinance in College Park

    06/08/2011 11:09:07 AM PDT · by Immerito · 27 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | June 6, 2011 | Jean Ross
    College Park (WAOK) Saying it’s acting in the interest of public safety, College Park officials will enact a “dangerous dog” registry next month that some critics say is very close to canine profiling. Residents owning dogs that have, without provocation, bitten someone during the last 12 years, will be required to register their pet with the city clerk’s office. Pit bull, Doberman, Rottweiler and German shepherd owners, will also have to register their dogs whether they have ever attacked someone or not. Registration will cost a $25 annual fee. Those who fail to register their dogs will face fines and...
  • Plans still in place to close Campus Drive (UMD)

    05/14/2010 10:10:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 231+ views
    The Diamondback ^ | May 13, 2010 | Derby Cox
    Although a plan to close Campus Drive this summer has drawn sharp criticism from on- and off-campus groups, administrators have said changing the plan could conflict with the spirit of the trial. The experiment, which calls for Campus Drive to be closed to traffic except emergency vehicles and two internal bus routes from June 19 to Aug. 13, was formed to allow the university to test the goals of its Facilities Master Plan as it prepares an updated version, Vice President for Administrative Affairs Ann Wylie wrote in an e-mail. Although Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Frank Brewer said...
  • (Video) Police Attack U Md Student

    04/15/2010 12:13:00 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 9 replies · 726+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | April 15, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    (Video) Police Attack U Md Student Bethany Stotts, April 15, 2010 At the University of Maryland an alleged case of student-on-police violence turned out to be quite the opposite, reported the Washington Post on April 13. Recently-released video footage instead shows three police officers in riot gear attacking an unarmed student. “Charging documents say [John J.] McKenna and [co-defendant Benjamin C.] Donat provoked the beating by attacking officers on horseback,” Ruben Castaneda writes for the Washington Post. “The video clearly shows the officers rushing McKenna and beating him, although the teenager had not touched any of the mounted units.” “The...
  • U of MD Conservative Students ROCK!! Obama’s DeathCare Speech Protested, Sept. 17,2009

    09/18/2009 7:13:59 AM PDT · by trooprally · 38 replies · 3,001+ views
    Sept. 18,2009
    To be sure that we had a parking space close to the Comcast Center, [Mrs] T and I arrived around 7:20AM. And our timing worked. We got a spot within 500 feet of our protest of Obama’s speech at this liberal bastion of “education”. Attendees had already lined up waiting for the doors to open. And the media was all around just waiting to “media” someone. We were there to oblige. By our count, there was at least 15 different media outlets (domestic & foreign) interviewing the groups that eventually showed up. BELOW: Several media outlets waiting for us to...
  • (Len) Bias Death Still Ripples Through Athletes' Academic Lives

    06/19/2006 11:56:32 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies · 669+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, June 19, 2006 | Amy Goldstein and Susan Kinzie
    The frantic 911 call from a University of Maryland dormitory came in at 6:32 a.m. June 19, 1986. A 22-year-old campus hero -- the finest basketball player in the Terrapins' history, just two days earlier the second player chosen in the NBA draft -- was sprawled on the floor between two narrow beds, unconscious, without a pulse. "It's Len Bias. . . . He's not breathing right," one of his closest friends, a Maryland dropout named Brian Tribble, told the dispatcher in a shaky voice. "You've got to bring him back to life." Bias was rushed to a hospital less...
  • College Park: Cradle of Aviation

    09/09/2003 7:07:36 AM PDT · by jae471 · 3 replies · 223+ views
    One hundred years ago this year, in Kitty Hawk, NC, two brothers prepared to break the constraints that held mankind to the ground. December 17, 1903 at 10:35 AM, the Wright Brothers lifted their Flyer into the air for twelve seconds, covering a distance of 121 feet. Although this event is well known, many do not know the important role that College Park played in the foundation of the aeronautical field within the United States. Although December 17, 1903 was one the most important dates in man’s attempts to master the elements, it went relatively unnoticed at the time. Only...
  • Ryan Spiegal: Blair incident sign of the times

    05/14/2003 11:25:42 AM PDT · by randog · 9 replies · 320+ views
    The Diamondback ^ | May 13, 2003 | Ryan Spiegal
    Ryan Spiegal: Blair incident sign of the times We have an epidemic on our hands, and I'm not talking about severe acute respiratory syndrome. The scourge of plagiarism seems to be everywhere these days. For me, the scandal exposed at The New York Times involving former university journalism student Jayson Blair, whom I knew from my days in College Park, is the straw that broke the camel's back. If the Times' allegations are true, and they appear to be, then Blair - former editor in chief of The Diamondback and darling of the journalism college - managed to con even...