Monday, May 27, 2013

Miscellaneous News

Obituary: Journalist and political writer Haynes Johnson, 81, has died of a heart attack:

Johnson was awarded a Pulitzer in 1966 for national reporting on the civil rights struggle in Selma, Ala., while with the Washington Evening Star. He spent about 12 years at the Star before joining its chief rival, The Washington Post, in 1969. Johnson was a columnist for the Post from 1977 to 1994.

Dan Balz, the Post's senior political reporter, said Johnson was already a legend before they got to work together at the newspaper.

"I don't say this lightly. He was a great journalist," Balz said Friday. "He had everything a good reporter should have, which was a love of going to find the story, a commitment to thorough reporting and then kind of an understanding of history and the importance of giving every story kind of the broadest possible sweep and context."

In other words, he was an old school journalist before tabloidism creeped into the field.

No surprise at all about Muskegon's all-charter school "district." Of course they aren't in compliance with special education laws.

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System (MHPSA), America’s first all-charter public school district, has been found out of compliance on over a dozen issues relating to its special education program. The educational crisis of the entire district is a resounding condemnation of the emergency manager system.

In investigating two complaints filed by parents, the Michigan Department of Education determined that MHPSA failed to deliver a host of services. In just 1 of 14 points it was found noncompliant in providing speech, occupational, and physical therapy.

It won't stop them, however.

When it comes to the Arias trial, if you go against the mob mentality, expect to pay the consequences.

Speaking of which, that autopsy report should prove to all the world this was actually a self-defense case, yet the obvious was lost on both the prosecution and the defense.

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