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Paging the SBI, at last: "[T]his is the first time [District Attorney Peter] Gilchrist has asked the state for help. Perhaps Gilchrist has finally gotten the message that people are fed up with trigger-happy police 'protection.' More likely, though, considering his history of ignoring police-caused deaths, Gilchrist is responding to pressure from the rising level of tensions and anger in the city's African American community over fatal police shootings."

CL fashion tips: "If your diet consists of beer, more beer and the sporadic light beer, that tight tank top is probably not going to work on you, Mr. Bar Food Man."

Foreign correspondence: "South Africa is on fire. Xenophobia is raging through a country that is just finding its legs. Having forgotten the lessons of the past, many of the downtrodden are tearing away the future by turning on foreign nationals who have come to become a part of a new South Africa. Old habits die hard. The United States might want to pay attention to the real consequences of manufacturing of fear."

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