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Question of the Day
“The governor didn’t make these mistakes. I did,” he said in a telephone interview with Associated Press in New Orleans. “Gov. Barbour never even saw the comments. The daily news summary was transmitted electronically. He receives hard-copy of clips each day. I wasn’t trying to hide anything from the governor. That’s just the way it works.”
The comments were parenthetical remarks about events from a website listing daily historic events.
About Otis Redding’s posthumous gold record for “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” Mr. Turner wrote “(Not a big hit in Japan right now.”)
About Janet Reno’s confirmation as the first female U.S. attorney general, he wrote, “(It took longer to confirm her gender than to confirm her law license.)”
“Those were mine. And I was wrong,” Mr. Turner said.
Recreation sites under new rules
Recreation facilities across the country must become more accessible to people with disabilities under changes in Justice Department rules that implement the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The major rule changes are the first in two decades. It will add swimming pools, parks, golf courses, boating facilities, exercise clubs and other recreational facilities to the 7 million places of public accommodations protected by the law. It also covers 80,000 units of state and local government.
Those subject to the revised regulations, which went in effect Tuesday, have until March 15, 2012, to comply with them.
The Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for civil rights, Thomas E. Perez, says the amended rules usher in a new day for the more than 50 million people with disabilities.
Panel extends import duties
A U.S. panel Tuesday voted to continue import duties on shrimp from Thailand, China, Vietnam, India and Brazil for five more years in a victory for U.S. shrimpers hurt by last year’s BP oil spill.
The U.S. International Trade Commission, by a vote of 5-1, said it believed revoking the anti-dumping order would open the door for the five countries to resume selling frozen shrimp in the U.S. market at unfairly low prices.
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