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News for Students - (Thursday Morning):

Oklahoma SAE frat member apologizes for racist chant

MARCH 26, 2015, 7:34 AM|Levi Pettit, a former University of Oklahoma student and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member who was expelled for leading a racist song, says he learned a tough lesson. Black community leaders say they accept the apology. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Indian Country:

Justice Speaks! Judge’s Racist Emails Must Be Preserved
Stephanie Woodard - 3/25/15

“Thank God for Judge Gonzales Rogers,” said Blackfeet tribal member Lita Pepion, who sits on the board of Indian People’s Action. Last year, the advocacy group and three more Native plaintiffs sued to ensure that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals preserved hundreds of derogatory emails sent by Richard Cebull, a former Montana chief federal judge. Now another federal jurist, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, has ordered the Ninth Circuit to safeguard the messages until January 2019.
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Indian COuntry

BIA expected to finalize changes to federal recognition process

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is expected to finalize Part 83 reforms to the federal recognition process in the next couple of months.
The rules have been in development for nearly two years. The comment period closed at the end of September 2014 and more than 350 responses and about 2,000 form letters were received, The Connecticut Mirror reported.
The reforms make two significant changes to the existing process. Petitioning groups only have to provide documents dating back to 1934 -- as opposed to time of first contact -- if the changes are adopted.
The proposal also allows groups that already went through the process to re-apply. But a controversial provision allows interested parties to object, which might make it impossible for state-recognized Connecticut tribes to gain recognition.
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Shooting Range

Battle over proposed gun range appears ready to escalate
Dave Marquis, KXTV12:02 a.m. PDT March 26, 2015

EL DORADO COUNTY - Residents opposing a 29-lane, outdoor gun range proposed by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians seem prepared to escalate their efforts to stop the plan.
"Those bullets will leave the property and bullets from a rifle can go a couple of miles," opponent Max Fonda said at an informational meeting attended by about 120 residents at a nearby church Wednesday night.
The outdoor range is proposed for a parcel of land the tribe owns along Highway 50 just east of Shingle Springs Road.
A sign put up by neighbors who are opposed explains, "It's not about guns - it's the location. Tell Red Hawk to be good neighbors," referring to the nearby casino the tribe owns.
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Concert features witness to toxic spill at uranium mine near Pine Ridge Reservation 
By Talli Nauman - Native Sun News

RAPID CITY –– When Nancy Kile saw the hazmat truck heading to the Chadron waste collection site, she all but panicked, dreading that the driver would dump its load of chemically contaminated soil at the place where she obtains compost to enrich her garden.
The Chadron waste collection site has been producing nutrient-laden compost from grass clippings and leaves for free distribution to customers since 1992, in what the Solid Waste Agency of Northwest Nebraska, or SWANN, calls “one of our most successful recycling programs.”
Kile, a Crawford, Nebraska native and enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, said “the idea of that soil being dumped there bugged me because I get my compost there.”
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USD Baseball


Toreros Rally Past Cougars, 5-4
USD has now won six in a row, and nine of their last 10.
March 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The 30th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team rallied for a 5-4 win over Washington State University Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Fowler Park.
With the win, the Toreros improve to 11-7 overall, have now won six in a row, and nine of their last 10 games. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 12-8 overall.
The Toreros wasted no time in scoring, as they pushed across two runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning. Kyle Holder got things started with a one-out single to left field.
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UCLA Basketball:

UCLA, beaten earlier by Gonzaga, to get new chance in NCAA tournament
By ZACH HELFAND contact the reporter

More than three months ago, when UCLA played Gonzaga at Pauley Pavilion, the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Bruins with talent and experience. UCLA kept pace offensively, but on defense it had no answers.
After the 87-74 loss, UCLA Coach Steve Alford looked at Gonzaga as a target. If his team could, in time, match the Bulldogs' play that night, then perhaps the season could turn around.
"They've been there, they've done that, they've played in games that people are giving their best shot for," Alford said at the time. "These guys haven't.
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