Monday, March 16, 2009
LEBANON, Ind. — The Lebanon school district has reversed its policy that barred a female student from wearing a tuxedo to her school’s prom.
The unidentified 17-year-old Lebanon High School senior filed a lawsuit last week. Court filings said she is a lesbian and does not wear dresses because she believes they represent a sexual identity she rejects.
Superintendent Robert L. Taylor said formal attire will be required at the prom, but the requirements won’t be “gender-based.” He said the School Board would have to vote Tuesday to accept the agreement.
American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana legal director Ken Falk, who was the girl’s attorney, told The Indianapolis Star that the teen is pleased with the decision and will attend the April prom in a tuxedo
She believes dresses represent a sexual identity she rejects. First she is only a teenager and when should she be able to dictate what she wants to wear at the school a school that has a dress code. Sorry then don't go to prom we have become a society that doesn't want to hurt kids self esteem. Life is full of disappointment and sometimes you have to do things you don't like.
Fueled by a crop of books, Web sites with countdown clocks, and claims about ancient timekeepers, interest is growing in what some see as the dawn of a new era, and others as an expiration date for Earth: December 21, 2012.
The date marks the end of a 5,126-year cycle on the Long Count calendar developed by the Maya, the ancient civilization known for its advanced understanding of astronomy and for the great cities it left behind in Mexico and Central America.
(Some scholars believe the cycle ends a bit later -- on December 23, 2012.)
Speculation in some circles about whether the Maya chose this particular time because they thought something ominous would happen has sparked a number of doomsday theories.
The hype also has mainstream Maya scholars shaking their heads.
"There is no serious scholar who puts any stock in the idea that the Maya said anything meaningful about 2012."
But take the fact that December 21, 2012, coincides with the winter solstice, add claims the Maya picked the time period because it also marks an alignment of the sun with the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and you have the makings of an online sensation.
Is it a coincidence that the world will end after Barry's first term is over I don't think so. He is the anti christ so no Im not suprised !!!
An Elgin man shot his wife in the leg when she apparently startled him as she tried to get into bed early in the morning, police said today.
Torrance Clarke, 39, of the 200 block of Elm Street shot his wife in the upper thigh around 5 a.m. Saturday, according to authorities, who said he told them he thought she was a burglar.
The woman, 42, was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. She told police she had left the home before the shooting, authorities said.
Clarke was charged Sunday with reckless discharge of a firearm, a felony, police said.
It must be the police officer in me i don't buy it that this guy thought it was a burglar . I think hes kicking himself that the placement of the shot wasn't in the chest area or head.