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10/27/2011
Renaming ceremony for "unwanted" girls
A central Indian district held a renaming ceremony for 285 girls that have been named like "Nakusa" or "Nakushi," which mean "unwanted" in Hindi.
10/20/2011
USA: City of Detroit struggles to keep lights on
Many swaths of the city remained largely dark at night after vandals destroyed transformers in nearly every streetlight pole that powers them.
10/16/2011
Saudi Arabia: Soccer-player arrested for Jesus-tattoo
Colombian-born Juan Pablo Pino was arrested by the Saudi moral police after customers in a Riyadh shopping mall expressed outrage over the sports player's religious tattoos, which included the face of Jesus of Nazareth on his arm.
10/14/2011
Italy: Short summary of the Amanda Knox case
A more objective view of the case shows two completely innocent people spending four years in prison for a crime without any evidence whatsoever and a complicit media that deliberately and willingly created "Foxy Knoxy", the "angel faced killer with ice cold eyes" which never existed.
10/06/2011
USA: Obama prefers basketball over ethics
President Barack Obama told an audience on September 27 that he was “not always the very best student” and that ethics “would not have made it on the list” of his favorite subjects.
10/05/2011
USA: Adopted son of Lesbian couple is performing sex-change to become a girl
The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young and warning that children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could face a higher risk of suicide.
10/28/2011      share:derubg

USA: Starbucks has to pay $75K for firing dwarf barmaid

This text was excerpted from: Starbucks pays $75K in suit filed by woman with dwarfism, Aaron Bracamontes, El Paso Times, 2011

The Starbucks Coffee Company has paid $75,000 to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle a lawsuit for unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to a woman with dwarfism, according to a press release.

The lawsuit was filed by the commission on behalf of Elsa Sallard, who claimed she was fired from her job as a barista because she is a dwarf and Starbucks denied her doing the job on a stool or stepladder.

Commission officials said that the settlement not only compensates Sallard, but is an agreement that Starbucks will provide training in compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act.

Starbucks pays $75K in suit filed by woman with dwarfismAaron BracamontesEl Paso Times08/19/2011
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