Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Article excerpt

NATION ROSA PARKS ATTACK Rights Pioneer's Neighbors Nab Suspect

The man suspected of attacking civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in her Detroit home Tuesday night was captured Wednesday by several neighborhood residents who held him until police arrived, authorities said.

Deputy police chief Benny Napoleon said the man, who had not been charged, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon after police distributed descriptions and composites of the assailant.

Parks, 81, is called a "mother of the civil rights movement." She sparked the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott in 1955 by refusing to surrender her seat to a white man.

A man broke into Parks' home Tuesday night, demanded money and struck her several times, police said. Compiled from news services LAS VEGAS Bobbitt Going To Jail For Battery

John Wayne Bobbitt, who made headlines last year when his penis was severed by his now ex-wife, was found guilty Wednesday in Las Vegas of domestic battery in beating a dancer and model he had lived with for five months.

Bobbitt, who had pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge, was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 45 days suspended, meaning he will serve 15 days behind bars. Reuters GEORGIA SCHOOLS End Moment Of Silence, Judge Is Asked

A high school teacher, suspended for defying a Georgia law that requires a moment of silence in public schools, asked a federal judge Wednesday to declare the law unconstitutional.

Brian Bown, a social studies teacher at South Gwinnett High School, contends that the law is too vague and violates the separation of church and state set down in the Constitution.

Bown filed the suit in U.S. District Court last week after school officials suspended him with pay for lecturing on the Protestant reformation during a 40-second moment of silence on the first day of classes. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.