- The Washington Times - Monday, September 26, 2011

CALIFORNIA

‘Diversity bake sale’ condemned by students

SAN FRANCISCO — A Republican group at the University of California, Berkeley has cooked up controversy with a plan to hold an “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” as a satirical way to oppose legislation that would allow public colleges to consider race and other factors in student admissions.

Students at the Berkeley College Republicans’ event set for Tuesday will be charged different prices based on race, gender and ethnicity, with white students charged the most, American Indians the least, and women receiving a 25 percent discount, according to the Facebook event posting.

“If you don’t come, you’re a racist!” the post declares. The group’s website contains a link to the Facebook page.

In response to the sale, the Associated Students of the University of California unanimously approved a resolution Sunday that “condemns the use of discrimination whether it is in satire or in seriousness by any student group.”

NEW YORK

Strauss-Kahn asks court to dismiss maid’s suit

NEW YORKDominique Strauss-Kahn is citing diplomatic immunity in asking a judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed by the New York City hotel maid who says he sexually assaulted her.

Attorneys for the former International Monetary Fund leader filed the motion in a Bronx court Monday. They say that Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s time as head of the fund gives him immunity from the civil litigation.

Sex-assault charges against the 62-year-old French diplomat were recently dismissed after prosecutors said they had lost faith in the woman’s credibility.

The maid has accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex in his hotel suite on May 14.

In a recent interview on French television, he called the encounter a “moral failing.” A French writer has accused Mr. Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in 2003.

OHIO

Fake Army general gets 2 years in prison

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