Wednesday, April 9, 2008

News Roundup, 4/9/08

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Charlotte judge on probation for DWI: Superior Court Judge Karl Adkins entered a guilty plea without admitting guilt, which is considered the "Alford" plea to his DWI charge in March. Adkins was arrested in October on speeding and DWI charges. Court records stated he had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent, which is the starting percent of the illegal alcohol level in N.C. when driving.

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Tibetan monks disrupt press tour in China: Some may find it hard to associate Buddhist monks with protesting, but that is exactly what happened April 9 when a visiting journalist entered a monastery in western China. The monks had an emotional protest in asking for the return of their exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama, according to a reporter at the event.

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Navy SEAL paid ultimate price to save buddies: When the grenade hit the floor near his fellow troops, Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor sacrificed himself to save his military brothers. During the presentation of the Medal of Honor to Monsoor's parents President Bush quoted one of the SEALS he saved, "Mikey looked death in the face that day and said, 'You cannot take my brothers. I will go in their stead.'"

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