Headlines for Tuesday June 26 2012 - Daily Hudson Valley News

Headlines for Tuesday June 26 2012

Jun 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Headlines Off The WALL

TIME WILL TELL HOW MUCH OF A CHANGE COULD BE COMING DOWN THE ROAD IN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND EGYPT, WHO THIS WEEK GOT A NEW PRESIDENT IN MOHAMMED MORSI. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FOR ITS PART IS WALKING A FINE LINE BETWEEN PROCLAIMING MORSI’S VICTORY SUNDAY AS A MILESTONE IN EGYPT’S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY FOLLOWING THE OUSTER OF HOSNI MUBARAK IN 2011 AND REACTING CAUTIOUSLY TO STATEMENTS MORSI MADE TO FARS, THE IRANIAN NEWS AGENCY. MORSI SPOKE OF RETHINKING THE CAMP DAVID PEACE ACCORDS BETWEEN EGYPT AND ISRAEL SIGNED IN 1979.

MONDAY’S RULINGS BY THE SUPREME COURT ON ARIZONA’S IMMIGRATION LAWS RESULTED IN A SPLIT DECISION. THIS MIXED RULING FROM THE HIGH COURT MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE A PREVIEW OF WHAT COULD COME WHEN THE JUSTICES RENDER A DECISION ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT. BUT MONDAY’S RULING IS JUST THE FIRST IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE A MOMENTOUS WEEK OF DECISIONS BEFORE THE CURRENT SESSION OF THE SUPREME COURT. MONDAY’S RULING ON ARIZONA’S IMMIGRANT POLICIES MEANS THAT POLICE, ONCE THEY’VE STOPPED SOMEONE FOR WHATEVER REASON CAN STILL DEMAND TO SEE DOCUMENTATION FROM THOSE PERSONS. BUT THOSE PAPERS WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED TO BE ON ONE’S PERSON AT ALL TIMES; THAT PART OF THE ARIZONA STATUTE AND OTHERS WERE TOSSED OUT BY THE JUSTICES MONDAY. ARIZONA’S LAWS HAVE DIVIDED CITIZENS THERE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY SINCE THEY WERE FIRST IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR JAN BREWER, AND THEY LIKEWISE DIVIDED THE COURT.

WHAT THE TURKS ARE SAYING WAS AN UNARMED RECONNAISSANCE JET FLYING OVER INTERNATIONAL WATERS GOT SHOT DOWN BY SYRIAN ARMY FORCES ON FRIDAY. TURKEY IS PLAINLY CALLING THAT INCIDENT AN “ACT OF AGGRESSION” BY DAMASCUS AND IS WARNING THE SYRIANS THAT ANY MILITARY UNITS APPROACHING THE BORDER WITH TURKEY WILL BE CONSIDERED BOTH A THREAT AND A MILITARY TARGET. PRIME MINISTER TAYYIP ERDOGAN IS CHANGING THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT ALONG THE BORDER IN RESPONSE TO FRIDAY’S INCIDENT, YET ANOTHER SPILLOVER OF THE ONGOING SYRIAN CONFLICT.

FORMER PENN STATE ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH JERRY SANDUSKY  IS “DEFIANT,” ACCORDING TO AN ATTORNEY ON SANUDSKY’S LEGAL DEFENSE TEAM. SINCE HIS CONVICTION FRIDAY ON 45 OF 48 COUNTS OF SEXUALLY ABUSING 10 BOYS OVER A FIFTEEN YEAR PERIOD SANDUSKY HAS BEEN PLACED ON A SUICIDE WATCH IN A CENTRE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA JAIL CELL. SANDUSKY AWAITS A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION THAT ONCE COMPLETE WILL PLAY NO SMALL PART IN DETERMINING A SENTENCE FOR SANDUSKY WHICH IS EXPECTED TO COME NEXT MONTH.

THE CHANGE IN DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES IN NEW YORK STATE HAS PROMPTED AN EXTRA PUSH TO MAKE REGISTERED VOTERS AWARE AND ACTIVE ON THIS DAY WHEN BALLOTS ARE CAST TO DETERMINE THE MAKEUP OF RACES FOR SEATS REPRESENTING DISTRICTS ACROSS THE EMPIRE STATE. THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE NEW NEW YORK DISTRICT EIGHTEEN, WHICH ALL OF ORANGE COUNTY IS NOW PART OF. FIVE DEMOCRATS ARE VYING FOR A CHANCE TO BECOME THE CHALLENGER TO NAN HAYWORTH, THE FIRST TERM G-O-P REPRESENTATIVE OF THE 19TH DISTRICT WHO IS SEEKING RE-ELECTION TO A SECOND TERM SERVING THE NEW 18TH DISTRICT. THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN ALONG WITH NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ORANGE COUNTY WERE PART OF RETIRING CONGRESSMAN MAURICE HINCHEY’S 22ND DISTRICT, WHICH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED THROUGH REDISTRICTING. MOST OF DUTCHESS, ALONG WITH ALL OF SULLIVAN AND ULSTER PLUS MANY OTHER COUNTIES NOW MAKE UP DISTRICT NINETEEN. JULIAN SCHRIEBMAN, WHO’S GOT HINCEHY’S BACKING WILL FACE OFF AGAINST JOEL TYNER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOD IN NEW YORK NINETEEN TO RUN AGAINST CHRIS GIBSON, A G-O-P INCUMBENT REPRESENTING THE OLD 20TH DISTRICT IN THE FALL. THE ONLY STATEWIDE RACE TO BE DETERMINED TODAY WILL BE TO NAME A REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER TO SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND OF NEW YORK, WHO IS RUNNING FOR A FULL-SIX-YEAR TERM IN OFFICE.

TAHIR ATKINS, A 27 YEAR OLD MAN FROM MONTICELLO WAS SENTENCED IN ORANGE COUNTY COURT MONDAY TO SERVE FIFTEEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS CONVICTION ON FIRST DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER. IN APRIL, ATKINS ENTERED A GUILTY PLEA TO THAT MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE IN CONNECTION WITH THE STABBING DEATH IN EARLY DECEMBER OF NINETEEN YEAR OLD JAMES PARKER, JUNIOR AS THE TWO FOUGHT ALONG LINDEN AVENUE IN MIDDLETOWN. THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO CONCERNED MONEY WHICH WAS OWED TO ATKINS BY PARKER. THE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE CAME AS THE RESULT OF A PLEA DEAL REACHED IN APRIL; ATKINS COULD BE RELEASED AS EARLY AS THIRTEEN YEARS INTO HIS 15-YEAR SENTENCE.

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