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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A New York State appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Le Moyne College was wrong to dismiss a student who wrote a paper in support of corporal punishment in elementary school classrooms. Scott McConnell was dismissed from the graduate education program in January 2005 because of a paper he wrote two months earlier that advocated "corporal punishment," including spanking, as an effective means to create an ideal learning environment.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A federal judge in Maryland has upheld the University of Maryland's policy of restricting outside groups from demonstrating or advertising on the College Park campus.The university, a public institution, bars outside organizations from speaking or leafleting in all but two areas of the campus in an "attempt to preserve the campus primarily for the University community," university attorney Diane Krejsa said in a press release.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Asterisks substitute for derogatory term in 8th paragraph)(CNSNews.com) - Sellers on the Internet auction site eBay may no longer "use offensive words and phrases ... in the title or description of their listing, even if that word is part of the proper name or trademark of the item." Exceptions are being made for books, movies and films, which might contain objectionable words in their titles but would still be available by name on eBay.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative legal group is threatening to sue a Michigan school district over the administration's confiscation of several copies of a science book that teaches the theory of intelligent design in tandem with the theory of evolution.The Gull Lake Community School District in Ann Arbor, Mich., ordered that seventh grade science teachers only present the theory of evolution and that copies of "Of Panda and People," be confiscated, according to the Thomas More Law Center.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - College students trust the United Nations more than they trust the federal government, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Harvard University Institute of Politics.The survey, the latest in a series of college surveys conducted by the IOP, found that 52 percent of college students "trust the United Nations to do the right thing all or most of the time." Forty-four percent felt the same way about the United States government. Even fewer, 39 percent, said they trust President Bush to do the right thing all or most of the time.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A handful of union critics on Monday picketed outside the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the AFL-CIO with a 15-foot dinosaur balloon to protest what they described as the "criminal practices of the labor movement."Individuals from the Center for Union Facts (CUF) used the dinosaur to symbolize their belief that unions are "relics of the past." Pro-union protesters have in the past used large, inflatable rats to criticize non-union construction projects.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: Some language in the following article may be offensive to readers.)(CNSNews.com) - A group of motorcycle riders who attend U.S. soldiers' funerals to protect them from anti-homosexual protestors on Saturday surpassed the 10,000-member mark.The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) escort families of fallen soldiers to funeral services and stand between the funeral proceedings and protestors from the Westboro Baptist Church, who picket the ceremonies with anti-American and anti-homosexuality slogans.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Women's Health Services Clinic in Wichita, Kan., famous for providing late term abortions, has lost another employee. Yolanda Yoho, a nurse at the clinic run by controversial abortionist George Tiller, quit her job several weeks ago after being targeted by Operation Rescue West's "Year of the Rebuke" campaign.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The American Civil Liberties Union Friday came under attack for challenging a Virginia law that prohibits juveniles from walking around naked at nudist camps without the presence of a parent or guardian. That case is pending, but the ACLU also attracted attention this week for settling a lawsuit against the Pentagon, the conditions of which mean that U.S. military bases will no longer be able to publicly sponsor Boy Scout troops.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(Editor's Note: The following article contains descriptions of graphic images that some readers might find offensive.) College Park, Md., (CNSNews.com) - Students at the University of Maryland in College Park on Wednesday experienced what some called the graphic realities of discrimination in a display called the Tunnel of Oppression. Others called it vulgar.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Jewish group that describes its mission as combating anti-Christian bias wants the "politically correct" to know that it's okay to say "Merry Christmas."The Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation (JAACD) is joining the annual debate over whether retailers should say "Merry Christmas" or switch to the more inclusive "Happy Holidays" to avoid offending consumers who might celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The top-grossing film of 2005 made more money in ticket sales than all five of the year's Best Picture nominees combined, according to data provided by Box Office Mojo.The five nominees - "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Crash," "Munich" and "Good Night, and Good Luck" -- grossed a combined total of $236 million in 2005. "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" grossed $380.5 million alone.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John F. Kerry's promise to meet with people who disagree with him has prompted several conservative groups to take him up on his offer.Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, sent a letter to Kerry Campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill last Friday, inviting the senator to participate in one of ATR's "Wednesday Meetings," a weekly gathering of representatives from center- and right-leaning organizations.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Often referred to as the "Christmas Tree wars," the annual clashes are about to resume between lawyers from pro-Christian groups on one side and attorneys determined to keep any religious references out of public life on the other side.The conservative Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) reports that it has notified more than 3,600 school districts nationwide about the rules regarding the school-sponsored celebration of Christmas. It's part of the ADF's Christmas Project, initiated last year.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A cancer prevention coalition, asserting that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, is publishing a document Monday charging that scientists, including those from the National Cancer Institute, used "fraudulent research" to cover up the link.Dr. Joel Brind, president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, is publishing an article in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, criticizing another article on the abortion-breast cancer issue that appeared last year in the British journal, The Lancet.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of activists on Monday announced plans to boycott some of the nation's largest banks for their alleged roles in the 19th century slave trade. The activists are demanding that the banks spend hundreds of millions of dollars on reparations and provide the descendants of slaves 200 years of free higher education.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A part-time professor at Century College in Minnesota is under fire from students and the school administration for posting copies of the now-infamous Mohammed cartoons on a college bulletin board.Karen Murdock, an adjunct professor of geography, first posted the cartoons on a community board on Feb. 7, along with related newspaper articles about the controversy and blank paper for students and faculty comments.According to Murdock, the cartoons were torn down repeatedly, and she was told by college administrators not to repost them.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Christian Defense Coalition yesterday announced a national campaign to have God represented on the brand new World War II memorial."In this beautiful memorial ... there is not one reference to God, not one reference to prayer, not one reference to faith, not one reference to religion," Rev. Patrick Mahoney told reporters at the memorial Tuesday."I do not think that we are stretching history to say that one of the critical factors in winning the war against Germany and Japan was the collective faith of our people and our leaders."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Pro-life demonstrators, arrested three years ago by Kansas City, Mo., police officers for carrying signs that showed an aborted unborn child, hope their First Amendment complaint in the case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court."This is an important case involving the constitutional rights of those who oppose abortion to be able to speak out freely without being punished," said Francis J. Manion, senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, the legal group representing the pro-life demonstrators.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Roanoke, Va., morning radio show is selling part of a broken statue of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in order to raise funds for a memorial to salute American soldiers who have died in the war in Iraq.The WXLK show, "K92 Mornin' Thang," is auctioning off a piece of the statue of Saddam that fell in Baghdad square on April 9, 2003. The incident attracted a global television audience and immediately became the visual image of the U.S. military's overthrow of the Iraqi dictator.