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2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Polly Summar Journal Staff Writer A recent report by the U.S. Department of the Interior has raised concerns about safety precautions at some American Indian schools in New Mexico. In a report released last Friday, the department reviewed the safety at nine "non-statistically selected" Bureau of Indian Educationoperated schools across the nation, and three of those were in New Mexico -- the Te Tsu Geh Oweenge Day School in Tesuque, the San Ildefonso Day School at San Ildefonso Pueblo...

2008-07-23 15:00:51

A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior has concluded that the National Park Service knowingly used false scientific data to bolster its attempt to drive a local oyster company from the Point Reyes National Seashore area. The investigation conducted by the Inspector General reveals that Park Service officials made false scientific claims, misled other federal authorities and attempted to hide data that called into question the...

2008-07-21 03:00:25

By Gregory, Traci VERONA - Including Gov. David Paterson and National Grid, more than a few groups have filed lawsuits to block the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) from placing nearly 13,004 acres of Oneida Indian Nation-owned land into federal trust. On May 20, the DOI announced its decision to place the land into federal trust, a move that would eliminate state and local taxes on and regulation of that land. Information about the DOI's decision is online at...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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