Compiled from Courier staff reports
Groupwise's web inteface, when it works.
Ongoing troubles with the New Haven School District’s relatively new email system, called Groupwise, resulted in email being unavailable Thursday morning, and frustratingly slow and unreliable when has been available.
Principal Don Montoya took to the James Logan public address system Thursday morning to tell his staff about the outage. He announced that the system was again available at about noon.
Posted by courier at 07:29 AM. Filed under: News
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By James Oliphant
Chicago Tribune (MCT)
The Supreme Court building.
U.S. gov. photo
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to allow a lawsuit to go forward that questions the government's use of rendition, the controversial practice of capturing suspected terrorists and sending them to other countries for a more intense form of interrogation than permitted under U.S. law.
In doing so, the court implicitly endorsed the administration's use of a sweeping legal defense that prevents claims of abuse and torture at the hands of U.S interrogators from ever being heard in court.
Posted by courier at 06:57 AM. Filed under: News
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By David A. Love
Arizona's lethal injection death chamber.
Arizona Department of Corrections photo
The Supreme Court should outlaw lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.
This term, the nation's highest court has agreed to hear a case challenging lethal execution on the grounds that it violates the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Introduced in 1978, lethal injection was supposed to be a better alternative to hanging, the gas chamber, firing squad and electrocution _ a clean, clinical, painless, more humane and therefore more acceptable form of capital punishment. It is used in 37 of the 38 death penalty states. Only Nebraska still prefers the electric chair.
Posted by courier at 06:45 AM. Filed under: Opinion
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Sanjay Ashok Kumar
(October 13, 1911 – December 10, 2001) was an Indian Bollywood actor. Born and brought up as Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency (now in Bihar) and educated at the prestigious Presidency College, Kolkata, he stands apart as a cinema icon of the 20th century. He broke apart from the theatrical role playing then prevalent in Indian cinema and started a natural style of acting.
Reverently called Dadamoni (affectionate term for elder brother), he started his career in Bombay (Mumbai), albeit accidentally, with the Bombay Talkies production Jeevan Naiya in 1936. The male lead, Najam-ul-Hussain, ran off with the female lead and director's wife, Devika Rani. When discovered, the leading man was dismissed but the company needed a new hero. The director and studio head, Himanshu Rai, called upon his laboratory assistant Ashok Kumar to take the part and thus began a six-decade-long acting career.
Read more about Ashok Kumar and his career, free from indiatimes.com
Posted by courier at 12:21 AM. Filed under: In Quotes
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