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Students offended by opinions on gays, divorce

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — The principal of a Catholic high school has apologized for bringing in a speaker whose opinions on divorce and homosexuality offended students, parents and faculty.

Prout School Principal David J. Carradini says he invited the Rev. Rocky Hoffman to speak on April 4. Carradini says Hoffman’s mix of personal opinion and church teaching caused offense.

Hoffman is a host at Relevant Radio, a Catholic radio network.

The Providence Journal reported that several people called on Carradini to resign. He said in a letter to parents that resigning is not in the best interests of Prout School, a high school run by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

The diocese called the matter “deeply regrettable.”

A message on Sunday for Hoffman at Relevant Radio in Green Bay, Wis., was not immediately returned.


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538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
1054 - Pope Leo IX escapes captivity & returns to Rome
1088 - Odo of Lagery elected as Pope Urban II, succeeding Victor III
1144 - Gherardo Caccianemici elected Pope Lucius II, succeeding Callistus II
1350 - Orvieto city says it will behead & burn Jewish-Christian couples
1365 - University of Vienna founded
1455 - First record of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before
1496 - Jews are expelled from Syria
1572 - Luis Vaz de Camoes publishes “Os Lusíados” in Portugal
1594 - Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
1597 - England routes troops to Amiens
1609 - Bermuda becomes an English colony
1619 - Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
1622 - Ignatius of Loyola declared a saint
1642 - Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand

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1270 - Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (d. 1325)
1336 - Eduard, Duke of Gelre (1361-71) husband of Catharina of Bayern
1479 - Giuliano de’ Medici, monarch of Florence
1515 - Caspar Othmayr, composer
1607 - Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
1613 - André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
1620 - Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
1626 - John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
1637 - Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (d. 1671)
1647 - Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
1672 - Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
1685 - George Berkeley, Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne
1710 - Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)
1718 - Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
1755 - Georges Couthon, French politician

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604 - Gregory I the Great, Pope (590-604), dies at 64
1209 - Djamal al-din Abu Mohammed Iljas Nizami, Persian poet, dies
1289 - King Demetre II of Georgia (b. 1259)
1374 - Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan (b. 1336)
1447 - Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (b. 1377)
1471 - Dionysius the Carthusian/van Rijkel, Dutch scholastic theologist, dies
1496 - Johannes de Lapide, [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies
1507 - Cesare Borgia, cardinal/soldier/politician, killed in battle at 31
1563 - John Bull, composer of British natl anthem (God Save The King), dies
1570 - Jacob van den Eynden, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies
1608 - Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)
1628 - John Bull, English organist/composer, dies
1648 - Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63
1681 - French van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch genre painter, dies at 45

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1377 - Mass execution of population of Cesena, Italy
1451 - Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1488 - Bartholomeus Diaz discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)
1509 - The Battle of Diu, between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire takes place in Diu, India.
1576 - Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
1591 - German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
1653 - Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
1660 - General Moncks army reaches London
1690 - 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
1740 - Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily
1743 - Philadelphia establishes a “pesthouse” to quarantine immigrants
1752 - Dutch States-General forbid export of windmills
1781 - Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British
1783 - Spain recognizes US independence

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1525 - Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer
1648 - Louis Bouteiller, composer
1655 - Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized
1677 - Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)
1690 - Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
1721 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)
1736 - Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer
1740 - Guillaume Lasceux, composer
1747 - Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)
1755 - Florido Tomeoni, composer
1763 - Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author
1784 - John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
1795 - Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)

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1547 - Russian czar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova
1994 - Actor Jean-Claude van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok
2006 - “The Science Guy” Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
2006 - Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine
2007 - Winner of “Strictly Come Dancing and “Eastenders” actress Jill Halfpenny (31) weds actor Craig Conway (32) at St. Andrew’s Church in Newcastle
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619 - Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury
699 - Saint Werburgh
865 - Ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies
1014 - Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of Denmark, Norway and England (1013-14), dies
1014 - King Sweyn I of Denmark
1116 - King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
1399 - John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58
1428 - Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)
1451 - Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies
1468 - Johann Gensfleisch Gutenberg, printer, dies
1536 - Garcia de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies
1558 - Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies
1566 - George Cassander, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1602 - Paul Melissus, [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62

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In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 photo, New York Police Department officers police walk in front of a high-rise apartment building where they said a 35-year-old man and a child died after plummeting from the building in New York.  JULIE WALKER, AP

NEW YORK – A man embroiled in a custody suit threw his 3-year-old son from a Manhattan apartment building Sunday and then jumped to his own death, police said.

Authorities said they received an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the 52-floor building on the Upper West Side around noon. Officers responding to the scene found the man and the child on the rooftops of two separate nearby buildings.

The man, identified as Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene. The child, Kyrill Kanarikov, was rushed to nearby St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, police said.

“Measures were taken to try to save the boy immediately, being so close to where it happened. However, he died in the emergency room,” hospital spokesman Donald Maxton told CBS New York.

Kanarikov was involved in a custody dispute with the boy’s mother, who had legal custody. Kanarikov had visiting rights and was supposed to turn Kyrill over to the mother at a police precinct Sunday afternoon.
Authorities said the father did not live in the building, listed as South Park Tower. It is a short distance away from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center.

It was not clear how Kanarikov got into the building.

“I’ve lived here seven years,” one resident of the tower told CBS Radio station 1010 WINS. “I’ve never heard anything at all like that.”

In March, a woman clutching her baby son in her arms plunged eight stories out of a Harlem apartment window to her death, but the 10-month-old survived. Authorities found a suicide note in her home.

 

 


 

Image: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom in New York in April 2012.

Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom are ending their marriage after four years. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star filed divorce papers in Los Angeles on Friday, TODAY has confirmed.

Citing “irreconcilable differences,” Kardashian, 29, also requested that her former name be restored and that she not be required to pay spousal support, according to the documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Odom, 34, and Kardashian met while he was playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers and they married in Beverly Hills on Sept. 27, 2009. Odom spent seven seasons with the Lakers and won two NBA titles. He has since played with the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers.

Like failed reality TV couples before them (Jessica and Nick, Britney and Kevin, Bobby and Whitney), Kardashian and Odom chronicled their love and lives together in two seasons of the E! series “Khloé & Lamar.”

The couple have reportedly been estranged in recent months and the subject of split rumors after Odom was arrested for DUI and spent a day in a rehab facility.

On Thursday, Kardashian took to Instagram to share some inspirational wisdom.

 

 

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