By Greg Gordon
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Judge Royce Lamberth
WASHINGTON — The former chief judge of a secret national security court took a swipe Saturday at the administration's recently halted domestic spying program and said he insisted from the outset that the information gleaned must not be co-mingled with intelligence gathered under court warrants.
Because of that precaution, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said, he never had to rule on whether President Bush had the power to launch the separate, warrantless spying program in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Lamberth's seven-year term on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ended in May 2002.
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By Tommy Tomlinson
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
CHARLESTON, S.C. — There was no need for the invocation or the benediction.
There was no need for the national anthem sung by a trio or taps played by a lonely trumpet.
There was no need for the mayor or the governor or the dignitary who brought words from the president.
All you needed for the memorial service was what you saw Friday morning when you walked through the door and down the steps.
Nine caskets, side by side.
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By John Chau, Courier Managing Editor
Recently, Chinese University in Hong Kong provoked city-wide controversy when its Journalism students included a pornographic section in their paper. Not only did the students face heavy condemnation by the general public, their section was declared by the city government as 2nd Class Restricted Media, a classification reserved for explicit and violent material.
All arguments for civil rights and the freedom of expression aside, this incident points to more than a mere tiff between a rebellious student body and a now-beleaguered school administration. Indeed, this is a call for all journalists, particularly those in training and working for educational institutes, to return and reflect upon the morality they employ in their work. True, the freedom of expression and press are now safeguarded in much of the world, but does that mean journalists can now hop on their computers, and at random throw out uninformative and obscene materials for readership? I think not.
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From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Portrait of the Empress Joséphine, by François Gerard
Joséphine de Beauharnais (June 23, 1763 – May 29, 1814), born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, became on first marriage Joséphine, Viscountess of Beauharnais, became on second marriage Joséphine, Empress of the French, was the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte and thus became the first Empress of the French. Through her daughter, Hortense, she was the maternal grandmother of Napoleon III.
Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie was born in Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique, France, to a slave-owning family that owned a sugar plantation. She was a daughter of Joseph-Gaspard de Tascher, chevalier, seigneur de la Pagerie, lieutenant of infantry of the navy, and his wife, the former Rose-Claire des Vergers de Sanois, whose maternal grandfather was English.
Read the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's love letters to Josephine de Bauharnais, free from PBS.org.
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