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Archive for July, 2012

SC scientists discover new species of sharks

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — South Carolina scientists have discovered 79 new species of sharks by comparing DNA with existing species.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Monday that scientists working at the Hollings Marine Laboratory at Fort Johnson say the 79 are in addition to the more than 1,200 species of sharks and rays already known to exist.

Biologist Gavin Naylor says that the new species are so-called “cryptic” species. That means that they are pretty much the same as existing sharks except their DNA does not match exactly.

Naylor is a biologist who works jointly for the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina. He says the studies of genetic sequencing might show keys in shark DNA that provide clues as to how organisms evolve.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NY Chinese-Americans decry soldier’s death

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese-Americans in New York are decrying the suicide of a soldier who allegedly was hazed because of his ethnicity.

About a dozen held a news conference Monday in Manhattan before leaving for a North Carolina court martial. The group included community members, elected officials, and others who are making a documentary on the case.

Military officials say Pvt. Danny Chen shot himself last year in Afghanistan after weeks of physical and emotional abuse.

The court martial for Sgt. Adam Holcomb of Youngstown, Ohio, starts Tuesday at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Holcomb is one of eight soldiers charged. He faces nearly 18 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Chen’s parents left for North Carolina on Sunday.

A supporter, Vassar College student Julia Chung, says that when she learned about Chen, she was “really, really angry.”

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Third-party candidate wants NC write-in status

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A former Virginia congressman is a third-party candidate for president trying to get write-in votes count for him this November in North Carolina.

Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode said he plans to visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Monday to turn in paperwork and petition signatures so that he’s a certified write-in candidate.

Goode said North Carolina’s ballot access laws made it almost impossible to get his name on the ballot. A political party or independent candidate needed more than 80,000 signatures.

A write-in candidate for a statewide race needs just 500 signatures from qualified voters to ensure votes are counted.

Goode served as a Democrat, Republican and independent at different times during his 22 years in Congress.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Charlotte mall to reopen Tuesday after flooding

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Officials at a Charlotte mall expect to reopen after flooding rains from last week.

SouthPark Mall officials said they think all of the stores affected by Friday’s flooding will be able to reopen Tuesday. Heavy rain from the storms collapsed parts of the ceiling.

There were no injuries. Emergency crews evacuated the mall.

There also were reports of flooded vehicles in the mall parking lot.

A number of stores already have reopened.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Penn State fined $60M, wins vacated from ’98-11

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

RALPH D. RUSSO
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno’s victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, and the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the staggering sanctions Monday at a news conference in Indianapolis. Though the NCAA stopped short of imposing the “death penalty” – shutting down the Nittany Lions’ program completely – the punishment is still crippling for a team that is trying to start over with a new coach and a new outlook.

Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was found guilty in June of sexually abusing young boys, sometimes on campus.

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