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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The State of the World

Search me, since I can't remember where, but I thought I heard some scuttlebutt recently about things getting a little rough at the Basement recently, and now the accusations be flying.

Allegedly two females in attendance at the Passa Passa event on January 19 got into it, with witnesses claiming a male police officer [campus or city isn't specified] slug one of the women in the face. Things got worse from there as security tried to clear the bar out, resulting in congestion by the coat check exit and ending in six arrests when people hung around in the main floor refusing to leave.

One of the arrested, third-year comm studies major Bright Kyereme, says the cops pummeled on him for over five minutes. A number of witnesses have come forward on record to back the allegations.

Peep the full story in the above link. I would love to see the minutes from the UWSA meeting where the incident was discussed, but they aren't on the website. Shock. And. Horror.

In other news, Volkswagen announced plans today to have a new minivan built in Windsor, which will add some work for Chrysler employees already building Dodge and Chryselr minivans, but won't be enough to replace the Pacifica, which got took off their plate last year.

Now what to do with all of those 'Out of a job? Keep buying foreign!' stickers...

And because the bitter always follows the sweet, the Essex aluminum plant is closing.

Over the border, Super Tuesday all but clinched John McCain the Republican nod, but nothing's been settled between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama on the Democratic side. This will be a close one for awhile yet.

Ted Haggard, the Colorado preacher who got caught in a gay sex scandal last year and claimed he needed to be reprogrammed back to heterosexuality, quit the process yesterday.

Because really, when you're a billionaire, why not make plays at teenaged girls all day. Oh, because it's crazy illegal, that's why.

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