- Newsmaker: Proposed Legislation to Ban Ethnic Mascots
Native Americans are insulted when schools use Indians, Chiefs, Redskins and Savages as their mascots. While New York and Minnesota have asked schools to start phasing them out, California may become the first state in the nation to actually outlaw such names altogether. Miguel Bustillo, of the Los Angeles Times, updates the bill that would put an end to a popular yet divisive tradition.
- Reporters Notebook: Pedophilia Scandal Putting Economic Strain on Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic Church is America's largest non-governmental institution, doing a myriad good works in schools, colleges, hospitals and charities. Rich, but without liquid assets, it depends on a steady flow of contributions. The sex scandal and the church's response to it have threatened those contributions. William Symonds, Boston bureau chief for Business Week, has been writing about the economic strain on the church.
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