Thursday, March 27, 2008

News Roundup, 3/27/08

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Chicago battles rise in teen murders: Since March 7, 120 students from the Chicago, Ill. ABLA Homes public housing development have been unable to attend Cran Tech High School for fear of being shot and killed. In 2007 Chicago's homicide rate reached a record low, but murder among the youth is out of control. Twenty Chicago Public Schools students have been killed since September. This week "Operation Safe Passage" began, which provides the ABLA Home students escorts to school to curb this violent epidemic among the Chicago youth, the sickness of gun play.

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Los Angeles Times apologizes for Shakur story: The shooting that started the biggest feud in hip-hop music, turning East and West Coast rappers against one another and leaving Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G dead, is now having the truth come out. The LA Times apologized to Sean "Diddy" Combs for alleging he was connected to the shooting of Shakur outside of that now infamous New York recording studio. The Editor of the LA Times said the story was based on an unreliable document fabricated by a want-to-be rapper prison inmate.

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Light-rail station now take plastic: If you are one of many who do not like to carry money around, then the Charlotte Area Transit has a treat for you. The light-rail ticket machine now accepts credit or debit cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo. This may reduce the problem of the ticket machines running out of coins. They have been testing the credit/debit card machine for two weeks.

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