Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

(WSJ) In Georgia, a Mosque Zoning Row Draws Scrutiny

A mosque dispute in this Atlanta suburb is shining a spotlight on an antidiscrimination law increasingly pitting the Department of Justice against zoning officials across the country.

Lilburn’s city council plans to vote Tuesday whether to allow construction of a 20,000-square-foot Muslim worship center between a large Baptist church and a Hindu temple on a busy thoroughfare also lined with gas stations and strip malls.

The city council rejected zoning applications in 2009 and again last year for the center amid stiff opposition from some residents, who say the large mosque would bring too much traffic and noise and encroach on the neighborhood behind it.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * Religion News & Commentary, City Government, Economy, Islam, Law & Legal Issues, Other Faiths, Politics in General, Religion & Culture, The U.S. Government

A Former High School dropout is now excelling at West Virginia University

In high school, he didn’t do his class assignments or study for tests. Instead, he was focused on making money in the streets and hanging out with friends….

[As a result of some dramatic events] Irvin has… [been [en]during an improbable, nomadic journey that’s transformed him from a troubled teen into an undersized star defensive end for West Virginia and major college football’s top returning pass rusher entering the season

Last season, he finished second in the Football Bowl Subdivision with 14 sacks, despite not starting and primarily playing on third downs ”” about eight to 10 snaps per game.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, Education, Sports, Young Adults