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Indian Country:
Sacred Sites

Archaeological looting case illustrates threat to native culture; new collaboration tackles problem

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A new partnership to protect Lake County's rich American Indian heritage yielded results over the weekend, when a Lake County Sheriff's deputy arrested a man whose vehicle was filled with what officials say are artifacts looted from county archaeological sites.
Brian Gene Smith, 41, a transient from Santa Rosa who most recently has been in the Lower Lake area, was arrested on Saturday, according to Lt. Steve Brooks of the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Brooks said Smith was booked on felony counts of possession of American Indian artifacts and vandalism, and misdemeanors including removing or injuring any object of archaeological or historical interest, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.
Jail records indicate that Smith has since been released from jail.
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Moya-Smith: Slur 'Anchor Babies' Demonizes Children
Simon Moya-Smith - 8/27/15

I was pouring India ink on a piece of blank wove-finish calligraphy paper, watching the liquid bleed across the page like a wound, when another mainstream news machine began a report on the phrase “anchor babies.”
This time, Jeb Bush, the brother of former POTUS and warmonger George W., aimed the slur at another ethnic minority.
“Frankly,” he said, “it’s more related to Asian people.”
Donald Trump, the blathering troll and leading GOP presidential candidate, uses the generality at almost every speech to curry favor with republican voters who show up at his rallies ready to build a wall.
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Kumeyaay Nation still waiting to repatriate ancestors despite court win

A drawn-out court fight is preventing the Kumeyaay Nation in California from reburying tribal ancestors that were taken from their resting places nearly 40 years ago.
The remains were excavated in 1976 on the grounds of the chancellor’s residence at the University of California in San Diego. The ancestors -- believed to represent two individuals -- are estimated to be between 8,900 and 9,600 years old, making them among the oldest in the United States.
Their age makes them a prime target for scientific study. That's why threeUniversity of California professors filed suit in December 2011, hoping to prevent the institution from potentially repatriating the remains to their tribal descendants.
The academics didn't get too far. A federal judge dismissed the case, holding that it required the involvement of the 12 tribes of the Kumeyaay Nation and the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, a tribal entity. But since the tribes enjoy sovereign immunity, they can't be joined without their consent.
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Julianne Moore: Rename my high school
By Brandon Griggs, CNN
Updated 5:33 PM ET, Mon August 24, 2015

(CNN)The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore.
The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
Moore and Cohen both attended the school, named for a Confederate general and Virginia native who was killed in battle during the Civil War.
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USD Baseball


Rally Falls Short in 4-2 Loss to Waves
USD's season ends with a 33-22 overall record.

May 22, 2015

STOCKTON, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team's run in the West Coast Conference Tournament came to an end with a 4-2 loss to Pepperdine University Friday evening at Banner Island Ballpark.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 33-22 overall, and are eliminated from the WCC. With the win, the Waves improve to 29-27 overall and will advance onto the championship game on Saturday against Loyola Marymount.
Pepperdine got on the scoreboard first, as they managed to score four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Pepperdine runs came on back-to-back home runs, a three-run shot by Hutton Moyer and a solo home run by Chris Fornaci to give the Waves a 4-0 lead.
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UCLA Baseball:

Ninth Inning Rally Falls Just Short as UCLA Loses to Maryland, 2-1
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release: Tuesday 06/02/2015

LOS ANGELES – The Bruins rallied to put runners on the corners in the ninth, but couldn’t produce the tying run, inevitably falling to Maryland, 2-1, on Monday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The loss ends the season for UCLA and advances Maryland to the Super Regional.
The Bruins’ offense was stifled all night, totaling just three hits in the loss. Kort Peterson (2-for-4, RBI) recorded two of those hits, with Ty Moore (1-for-3, R) delivering the other.
UCLA got a great effort from the pitching staff, holding Maryland to two runs, but the performance fell just short.
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