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WORLD
January 12, 2003 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
Jose Alperovich has the credentials to become the next governor of the province of Tucuman. He is a federal senator, a rising star in the ruling Peronist party and a protege of the current governor. He is also Jewish. And that, a number of prominent voices here say, disqualifies him from becoming Tucuman's chief executive under Article 80 of the provincial constitution, which requires the governor to take a Christian oath.
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BUSINESS
August 14, 2002 | Associated Press
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret saying that a shop in Langhorne, Pa., didn't honor a promise to give a Baptist saleswoman most Sundays off so she could attend church services. The EEOC suit also accused store managers and employees of subjecting the woman, who is black, to racist comments. A spokesman for Limited Brands Inc., the Columbus, Ohio-based parent of Victoria's Secret, declined to comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2002 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Religious institutions cannot be held liable for discriminating against employees on the basis of religion, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The state high court threw out a lawsuit by an evangelical Christian who was fired from a Catholic medical foundation after he proselytized to other employees. The court held that the U.S.
NEWS
January 17, 2002 | From Associated Press
The military government scrapped an electoral system that discriminated against religious minorities, announcing a major reform Wednesday that frees non-Muslims to vote along with the Islamic majority. The government also dramatically increased the number of seats in the National Assembly, the powerful lower house of parliament, to broaden representation, the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan reported. It quoted Tanwir Hussain, chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Results of an independent probe into allegations that an Orange Coast College instructor vilified his Muslim students are expected to be released this week, with findings certain to draw intense scrutiny nationwide from Islamic groups and watchdogs for academic freedom. The Orange County Department of Education has been conducting the investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, two thoughts have become increasingly clear to Thousand Oaks engineer Nabil Mohamed: He hates Osama bin Laden and he hates the Taliban. Both sentiments were on his mind Friday as he finished Ramadan prayers at the Islamic Center of Conejo Valley and headed back to work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County supervisors placed County Administrator Michael F. Brown on a two-week, unpaid leave because at a managers' meeting Nov. 2 he reportedly referred to all Muslims as terrorists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California affiliate of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group, held a protest Wednesday outside the Saddleback Valley Unified School District headquarters, decrying the district's decision to ban service clubs in order to avoid recognizing a Christian group. "It's outrageous," said state Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside), who called on school board members to reverse the decision or step down.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2001 | Associated Press
A federal jury on Monday awarded $100,000 to a fired BellSouth Corp. employee. BellSouth said Jeffrey Bander was fired in 1999 because he failed to follow proper procedures for taking time off. But Bander, an Orthodox Jew, claimed he was fired for growing a beard and wearing a yarmulke in January 1998 as part of the mourning ritual after his son was killed by a drunk driver.
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