October 31, 2013 |
NEW YORK - In a highly unusual move, an appeals court Thursday blocked a judge's ruling that would have required changes to New York's controversial stop-and-frisk policy and also removed the judge from the case. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin had declared the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional on Aug. 12, and had ordered a court-appointed monitor to oversee a series of changes to the program. But after New York City appealed that ruling, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals placed a stay on it, in effect halting those changes.
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October 9, 2013 |
Alex Wong, a junior at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, is working hard for admission to an elite college. His resume boasts nearly straight A's in rigorous classes, a summer program experience at Stanford University, an Eagle Scout project, club soccer, school choir. But his steady progress hit an unexpected roadblock this year. Aiming to open access to college-level Advanced Placement courses, the school switched to a computer-based lottery to distribute spaces. Alex initially got shut out of all three courses he requested.
March 11, 1986
Larry Glueck, a former assistant coach at Harvard, was named head football coach at Fordham University.
February 6, 1985 |
A Metro Atlantic Conference basketball game between Army and Fordham was suspended shortly before halftime Tuesday night after a bomb threat was telephoned to the Fordham security office, Fordham athletic director Dave Rice said. Rice said a male voice, which he described as foreign, warned that a bomb would be detonated inside Rose Hill Gymnasium "because Army is playing."
February 15, 2000 |
Fordham Coach Bob Hill was reprimanded by the Atlantic 10 for calling the officiating "an embarrassment to basketball" after Sunday's loss to St. Joseph's. Hill was ejected after receiving two technical fouls. Fordham player Steve Canal, also ejected, was suspended for one game by the school.
May 17, 2013 |
If the horrific garment factory collapse last month in Bangladesh has any silver lining, it is the response from more than 30 of the world's leading apparel companies - including Benetton, PVH, Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M, Inditex (Zara), Marks & Spencer and Tesco - to sign an agreement to protect the safety and lives of that nation's workers, who make the companies' products. The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh is a historic advance over the voluntary private factory monitoring that has tragically failed to prevent the recent disasters in Bangladesh and in places around the world where clothes are stitched for the global market.
June 30, 2002 |
Everyone agrees on this much: it was a hellacious night in the 41st Precinct, back in the early '70s, with the phones ringing off the hook. Lt. Lloyd Gittens, a precinct icon, grabbed one of the calls. Within seconds, he abruptly ended the conversation: "I don't have time for that. This is Fort Apache." Gittens hung up, and a legend was launched. The 41st Precinct, tucked away on a garbage-strewn block in the crumbling South Bronx, had a new identity.