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florida to replace confederate statue in us capitol


tallahassee, fla. (ap) — florida’s governor has ordered a statue of a confederate general at the u.s. capitol to be removed and replaced with one of an african-american woman.gov. rick scott signed the bill (sb 472) making that step official monday.the bill removes a statue of confederate gen. edmund kirby smith and replaces it with a statue of mary mcleod bethune. she founded a school that would eventually become historically black bethune-cookman university in daytona beach, florida.bethune’s statue would be the first african-american woman in statuary hall.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weekscongress allows each state two statues in statuary hall. florida’s other one is of john gorrie, whose inventions led to modern-day air conditioning.






florida senate votes to replace statue of confederate general in u.s. capitol wi


the vote was unanimous because state sen. dennis baxley (r-ocala), a self-described descendant of a confederate soldier who voted against the bill in committee, changed his vote. baxley said he was pleased an amendment was inserted last week to ensure smith's statue would be returned to the florida department of state.






confederate statue replacement blocked: no disney, no statue


tallahassee, fla. — a state representative who opposed removing a statue of a confederate general from the u.s. capitol is now blocking its replacement, apparently because he isn't happy that walt disney won't be representing the state of florida.republican rep. scott plakon blocked a bill to replace the statue gen. edmund kirby smith with one of marjory stoneman douglas, who wrote "the everglades: river of grass" and is credited with helping create the national park that preserves 1.5 million acres of wetlands in southern florida.why? he said the process to pick a replacement was flawed."my personal preference would be is we hit the reset button and look at all the options again," said plakon, who last year voted against the bill to remove the smith statue. "if it's only up to me, i would






confederate statue replacement blocked: no disney, no statue


tallahassee, fla. (ap) — a state representative who opposed removing a statue of a confederate general from the u.s. capitol is now blocking its replacement, apparently because he isn’t happy that walt disney won’t be representing the state of florida.republican rep. scott plakon blocked a bill to replace the statue gen. edmund kirby smith with one of marjory stoneman douglas, who wrote “the everglades: river of grass” and is credited with helping create the national park that preserves 1.5 million acres of wetlands in southern florida.why? he said the process to pick a replacement was flawed.“my personal preference would be is we hit the reset button and look at all the options again,” said plakon, who last year voted against the bill to remove the smith statue. “if it’s only up to me, i






officials in florida debate fate of confederate statue


orlando, fla. — commissioners in a major florida city are discussing whether a statue recognizing confederate veterans should be removed from a downtown park.some protesters waved confederate flags outside orlando city hall on monday before commissioners discussed what to do with the 116-year-old statue nicknamed “johnny reb.”local media reported that orlando mayor buddy dyer suggested moving the statue to a nearby cemetery, where there already is an area set aside for confederate soldiers.the question of what to do with confederate statues has been faced by city officials in at least two other cities in recent weeks. in new orleans, workers have removed two of four statues honoring confederate-era figures. last weekend, a scuffle broke out at a statue of a confederate general in charlotte






officials in florida debate fate of confederate statue


orlando, fla. (ap) — commissioners in a major florida city are discussing whether a statue recognizing confederate veterans should be removed from a downtown park.some protesters waved confederate flags outside orlando city hall on monday before commissioners discussed what to do with the 116-year-old statue nicknamed “johnny reb.”local media reported that orlando mayor buddy dyer suggested moving the statue to a nearby cemetery, where there already is an area set aside for confederate soldiers.the question of what to do with confederate statues has been faced by city officials in at least two other cities in recent weeks. in new orleans, workers have removed two of four statues honoring confederate-era figures. last weekend, a scuffle broke out at a statue of a confederate general in char






‘johnny reb’ confederate statue has a new home in florida


orlando, fla. (ap) — a confederate statue removed from the downtown park of a major florida city now has a new home.wftv-tv reported wednesday that the statue nicknamed “johnny reb” now stands in orlando’s greenwood cemetery.the 106-year-old memorial was removed in july following public outcry that the monument is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.it was moved to a nearby cemetery where there is already an area set aside for confederate soldiers.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.newspapers, a confederate flag and confederate states of america dollar bills were among the items inside a time capsule that was found at the base of a memorial when the statue was moved.






after public outcry, florida city moves confederate statue


orlando, fla. — city workers on tuesday started moving a confederate statue called "johnny reb" from a park in the heart of downtown orlando, florida, to a nearby cemetery, following renewed public outcry that it is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.the city workers started taking apart the statue, which has been in orlando since 1911. unlike other cities where confederate statues have been removed, there were no protesters at the site tuesday morning. police squad cars had closed off access to streets leading to the statue.once the monument is disassembled, a new base will be built for it. it will be reassembled and re-erected in a confederate veterans section of a municipal cemetery not far from where it had stood in lake eola park, city spokeswoman cassandra lafser said in a statem






st. louis mayor wants confederate monument removed


st. louis (ap) — st. louis may soon join the growing list of cities removing monuments to the confederacy.city officials said tuesday that mayor lyda krewson wants the 32-foot-tall monument in forest park removed as quickly as possible, and is looking into engineering options to take it down. it will likely be placed in storage since previous efforts to find a museum to house it have been unsuccessful.other cities are grappling with what to do about confederate monuments and statues.new orleans recently removed two of four statues honoring confederate-era figures. plans are in place to remove a statue of a confederate general in charlottesville, virginia, leading to a scuffle over the weekend. and commissioners in orlando, florida, are discussing whether to remove from a downtown park a st






us confederate monuments: what is the debate about? | racism


story highlightsprotests against the removal of a statue of confederate general robert e lee in charlottesville turned violent on august 12, when white supremacists clashed with counterprotesters.the incident triggered a national debate about other such confederate monuments.below we answer the most asked questions.what was the confederacy? the confederate states of america, also known as the confederacy, was a group of 11 southern states that seceded from the union in 1860. the confederate states were south carolina, mississippi, florida, alabama, georgia, louisiana, texasvirginia, arkansas, tennessee, and north carolina.the desire of these states to preserve the institution of slavery was the primary motivation for secession and the main cause of the subsequent american civil war. the ec






truck rams confederate statue at ole miss


the confederate statue that overlooks the entrance to the area known as "the circle" at ole miss was hit by a pickup saturday night.        






head knocked off confederate soldier statue in ohio cemetery


columbus, ohio (ap) — police say a confederate soldier statue at a cemetery in ohio has been damaged by vandals who took its head.columbus police say vandals appear to have climbed on an arched memorial at camp chase confederate cemetery and toppled the statue atop the monument to the ground.the soldier’s head and hat were knocked off. police say the vandals took the head but left the hat.police say the vandalism occurred early tuesday at the cemetery where around 2,000 soldiers are buried.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.confederate statues around the country have been targeted in the weeks following a white-nationalist rally to protest the removal of a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee in charlottesville, virginia. a counterprotester was killed.police in o






duke university removes statue of confederate general


durham, n.c. (ap) — duke university has removed a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee days after it was vandalized.the university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early saturday morning from duke chapel amid a national debate about monuments to the confederacy. a statue of lee was at the heart of a violent protest in charlottesville, virginia, that turned deadly a week ago.university president vincent price said in a letter to the campus community that he consulted with faculty, staff, students and alumni about the decision to remove the statue. officials discovered early thursday that the statue’s face had been damaged by vandalism. lee was among 10 historical figures depicted at the chapel.on monday in downtown durham, a bronze confederate statue was torn down by demons






us confederate statues: what is the debate about? | racism


story highlightsprotests against the removal of a statue of confederate general robert e lee in charlottesville turned violent on august 12, when white supremacists clashed with counterprotesters.the incident triggered a national debate about other such confederate monuments.below we answer the most asked questions.what was the confederacy? the confederate states of america, also known as the confederacy, was a group of 11 southern states that seceded from the union in 1860. the confederate states were south carolina, mississippi, florida, alabama, georgia, louisiana, texasvirginia, arkansas, tennessee, and north carolina.the desire of these states to preserve the institution of slavery was the primary motivation for secession and the main cause of the subsequent american civil war, which






tennessee statue of former confederate general painted pink


nashville, tenn. (ap) — a confederate statue on private property along an interstate in tennessee has been painted pink in the latest act of vandalism there.the tennessean reports the statue of nathan bedford forrest seems to have been painted late tuesday or early wednesday. the statue portrays the early ku klux klan leader and former confederate general riding a horse.owner bill dorris said the statue has been “shot at six times,” among other acts of vandalism. he said he plans to leave the pink paint, which he expects will turn red in sunlight and attract more attention to the statue along interstate 65 south of downtown nashville.dorris said as many as a dozen cameras are posted on his property. he is waiting for assistance reviewing footage to try to identify who is responsible for th






judge rules suit over charlottesville lee statue can proceed


charlottesville, va. — a judge in virginia says a lawsuit over charlottesville's plans to remove a confederate statue should go forward.local media reported wednesday that judge richard moore ruled against the city's request to drop the lawsuit.a group of plaintiffs sued after charlottesville's city council voted earlier this year to remove a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee. among other things, they say doing so would violate a state law that protects memorials for war veterans.controversy over the statue sparked an august rally of white nationalists that descended into violent chaos. charlottesville has since shrouded the monument with a black shroud as a symbol of mourning for the woman who was killed.the city council has also since voted to remove another statue of confederate






memphis asks judge to rule on removal of confederate statue


memphis, tenn. (ap) — a tennessee city is asking a court to overrule a commission’s decision that prevents the removal of a confederate statue from a public park.the city of memphis filed a petition in davidson county chancery court on monday. officials are asking for judicial review of the tennessee historical commission’s oct. 13 denial of a request to remove a statue of confederate-era leader nathan bedford forrest from health sciences park.forrest was a slave trader, confederate general and ku klux klan leader who became influential in the city’s growth after the civil war. cities have tried to remove confederate monuments following the racially motivated murders of nine people at a black church in south carolina and a violent white supremacist rally in charlottesville, virginia.






judge denies request to halt confederate statue’s removal in new orleans


a louisiana judge on wednesday denied a request for an injunction blocking the city of new orleans from removing a statue of a confederate general at the entrance to a local park.        






confederate monument supporters gather at beauregard statue


new orleans (ap) — supporters of preserving confederate monuments in new orleans have gathered around one of the statues to protest the city’s plans to take it down.the protesters held a news conference tuesday at the statue of confederate gen. p.g.t beauregard. the statue is one of four that city officials agreed to remove amid a national wave of opposition to confederate symbols in 2015, when an avowed white supremacist gunned down nine black parishioners in a south carolina church.new orleans officials haven’t said when the massive beauregard statue will come down. but parking restrictions were imposed in the area tuesday evening. and police barricades were visible nearby.monument supporters called on louisiana’s senate to approve a house-passed bill preventing local governments from re






rep. barbara lee proposes legislation to remove confederate statues from the u.s


on the heels of a clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in virginia last month, rep. barbara lee wants statues of confederate heroes removed from the u.s. capitol.the oakland democrat filed legislation thursday that would require that all statues of people who voluntarily served the confederate states of america be removed from the capitol's statuary hall. sen. cory booker (d-n.j.) filed similar legislation in the senate, which is co-sponsored by california's democratic sen. kamala harris.furor over the removal of confederate statues from public spaces grew after a protest about a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee in charlottesville, va., became violent.each state is allowed to place two statues of state figures in the united states' national statuary hall collecti






removal of 2nd confederate statue in new orleans to begin


new orleans — a city news release says workers are preparing to take down a statue of confederate president jefferson davis in new orleans, the second of four monuments to confederate era figures the city council has voted to remove.officials had refused to give advance public notice of thursday morning's removal, citing threats of violence against contractors and workers involved in the effort. the davis statue has been the scene of protests by supporters and opponents of the monuments' removal.late last month, the first monument — a 35-foot-tall granite obelisk — was removed by masked workers under cover of darkness. the obelisk was a tribute to whites who battled a biracial reconstruction government installed in new orleans after the civil war.also slated for removal are statues of conf






st. louis mayor wants confederate monument removed


st. louis — st. louis may soon join the growing list of cities removing monuments to the confederacy, city officials said tuesday.mayor lyda krewson wants the 32-foot-tall monument in forest park removed as soon as possible, and is looking into engineering options to take it down, said eddie roth, the city's director of human services.the mayor's spokesman, koran addo, said there is no timetable for removal of the statue, but the mayor wants it done soon. he said the mayor's office doesn't believe the removal needs the board of aldermen's approval. krewson, a democrat, was elected and took office in april.other cities also are grappling with what to do about monuments and statues honoring the confederacy and its soldiers and leaders.new orleans recently removed two of four statues honoring






statue of general lee coming down in new orleans on friday


the city of new orleans is taking down a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee, completing the southern city’s removal of four confederate-related statues that some called divisive.lee commanded confederacy armies against the united states in the civil war, and is a revered figure among supporters of the old south. but the louisiana city will take down a prominent statue of lee on friday.city officials are trying to divorce new orleans from symbols celebrating the confederacy. many southern areas have done the same since nine black parishioners were fatally shot in 2015 by an avowed racist at a charleston, south carolina, church.new orleans has already removed statues of confederate president jefferson davis and confederate gen. p.g.t. beauregard and a monument memorializing a deadly 18






statue of confederate president jefferson davis comes down in new orleans


the confederate-era memorial is the second to be removed. two more are slated for removal.        






nathan bedford forrest stays in tennessee capitol, panel decides


a statue of the controversial confederate general and kkk leader won't be moved to the state museum.        






florida county debates whether to move confederate statue


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man sues to stop new orleans from removing confederate statue


a new orleans preservationist on monday sued to stop the city from removing a statue of a confederate general that critics say glorifies the era of slavery in the u.s. south.the lawsuit, filed by richard marksbury in orleans parish civil district court, says the city cannot legally take down the statue of confederate states army general p.g.t. beauregard because it does not own the memorial or the land it’s on.“if that monument is removed, then they (the city) would open themselves up to some legal action,” said marksbury, who is a member of the monumental task committee, a volunteer group that works to preserve monuments in new orleans.city officials were not immediately available for comment.marksbury’s lawsuit is the latest legal challenge to the city’s decision in 2015 to remove beaure






removal of 2nd confederate statue in new orleans to begin


new orleans (ap) — a city news release says workers are preparing to take down a statue of confederate president jefferson davis in new orleans, the second of four monuments to confederate era figures the city council has voted to remove.officials had refused to give advance public notice of thursday morning’s removal, citing threats of violence against contractors and workers involved in the effort. the davis statue has been the scene of protests by supporters and opponents of the monuments’ removal.late last month, the first monument — a 35-foot-tall granite obelisk — was removed by masked workers under cover of darkness. the obelisk was a tribute to whites who battled a biracial reconstruction government installed in new orleans after the civil war.also slated for removal are statues of






remove confederate statues from u.s. capitol


as the movement to remove confederate statues grows around the country, a bay area democrat is bringing the debate to the u.s. capitol.rep. barbara lee (d-oakland) introduced a bill thursday to remove confederate statues from the capitol building, and sen. cory booker (d-nj) introduced the same legislation in the senate.twelve statues in the capitol depict confederate leaders or generals, including gen. robert e. lee and president jefferson davis. they’re part of the national statuary hall collection, 100 statues of “illustrious” americans that encircle the opulent capitol rotunda and are arranged around the capitol building. each state contributed two figures, and they now stand guard over swarms of tour groups and congressional aides rushing between the house and senate chambers.lee’s bi






charlottesville council votes to move 2nd confederate statue


charlottesville, va. (ap) — the charlottesville city council in virginia has voted to remove a second confederate monument from a public park.local news outlets report the council’s vote tuesday night on the statue of gen. thomas “stonewall” jackson was unanimous. it comes weeks after a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violence.the rally was sparked in part by the city’s decision earlier this year to remove a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee.the council had initially planned to leave the jackson statue in place but reconsidered in light of the violence.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.both statues will remain for now while a lawsuit over their removal plays out. the city has draped them both with black tarps as a symbol of mourning for hea






the latest: mayor: statue removal will allow city to heal


new orleans — the latest on the removal of confederate-related monuments from new orleans (all times local):10:45 a.m.new orleans mayor mitch landrieu says taking down a prominent statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee will allow his city to "heal and become the city we always should have been."lee's statue comes down friday, the last of four confederate-related statues to be removed from public property in the louisiana city.landrieu plans to address city residents later in the afternoon. he says in an interview with the associated press that "we don't want these statues in places of reverence; they need to be in places of remembrance."three other confederacy-related statues were removed at night. the mayor says the lee statue is coming down in the daytime because officials couldn't gua






vigil vs. removal of statue of confederate president jefferson davis in new orle


new orleans -- a group that sued the city to stop it from removing jim crow-era monuments to confederate figures began a vigil early monday at one of them, reports the cbs affiliate here, wwl-tv.the monumental task committee started the vigil at a statue of confederate president jefferson davis.mayor mitch landrieu’s administration recently began reviewing a bid for the take down the davis statue as well as those of confederate generals robert e. lee and p.g.t. beauregard. a fourth monument, known as the battle of liberty place monument, wasn’t included in the proposal.a city hall spokesman issued a statement sunday saying the city is “committed to taking down the confederate monuments,” but didn’t say when it would happen.scene very late on april 23, 2017 at statue of confederate presiden






confederate gen. p.g.t. beauregard statue is 3rd new orleans monument to be take


still awaiting removal is the statue of robert e. lee.        






statue of confederate president jefferson davis comes down in new orleans


dozens of vocal opponents and proponents of confederate-era monuments gathered amid a large police presence        






duke university removes statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee


the statue had been vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the confederacy.        






naacp asks for removal of confederate statue from courthouse


chattanooga, tenn. (ap) — a tennessee chapter of the naacp is urging officials to remove a statue of a confederate general from in front of a courthouse.the chattanooga times free press quotes naacp chattanooga president elenora woods as saying the group will write letters to county commissioners asking them to remove the statue of confederate lieutenant general alexander p. stewart from the hamilton county courthouse lawn. woods said wednesday that such monuments don’t belong at government buildings. she is recommending the statue be relocated to the chickamauga and chattanooga national military park or a war museum.jim ogden is a staff historian for the national military park. ogden says the statue erected in 1919 honors steward’s role as a historian and park commissioner, and doesn’t gl






could this be the samsung galaxy s8’s official press render?


thursday and friday brought a lot of news from the galaxy s8 rumor stack including a leaked live-image and a full list of alleged specs, including a strange resolution that ends up being higher than the lg g6’s. but anyway, the following is an image of what is believed to be an official render of the samsung galaxy s8.now, if you compare the render to the live image we saw on thursday, they coincide pretty well. the proportions of the era module next to the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor look spot-on in the image.if we look at the front of the render, and then look back at the supposed front-gl panel for the galaxy s8, the two aren’t consistent with the leaks we are getting. so either this is fake, or that gl is.more will reveal itself in the coming weeks. we are still looking at a march