Saturday, December 22, 2007
A 14-year-old James Logan freshman died at the entrance of Barnard-White Middle School after being shot in the chest in what may be the latest episode of an ongoing race-based gang war in the community.
The freshman, whose name The Courier is withholding until it is officially released by the police department, was gunned down just outside the Barnard-White administration office, where efforts to save his life failed.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Union City Police Department at 510-471-1365.
Courier Opinion Editor and bassist David Collins,
and fellow senior Kyle Chan on lead guitar helped
entertain the crowd at the first assembly.
The talent show that Logan put on for the students the Friday before winter break began this afternoon was perhaps their best effort yet. Not only were each of the acts enjoyable to watch for all involved, they were diverse as well. From Tahitian dancers to beat boxing to amazing cover songs, the performers were talented and obviously prepared. The sound system in the Pavilion was also up to the challenge, which meant that, for once, it was actually possible to hear the acts introduced as well as to hear the performers sing (if their act involved singing).
While in past years there have been many complaints about poor acoustics, poor performances and just poor planning in general, this year gave very few things at which to nit-pick.
Frank Billings Kellogg (December 22, 1856 – December 21, 1937) was an American lawyer, politician and statesman who served in the U.S. Senate and as U.S. Secretary of State. He co-authored the Kellogg-Briand Pact, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1929.
He was born in Potsdam, New York, and his family moved to Minnesota in 1865. He began practicing law in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1877. He was city attorney of Rochester 1878 – 1881 and county attorney for Olmsted County, Minnesota, from 1882 – 1887. He moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1887.
Read Frank B. Kellogg's Acceptance Speech on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, December 10, 1929, free from NobelPrize.org.