DART Releases Video From Inside Paratransit Van During Wreck DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Hours after the DART paratransit van driver who caused a five-car pileup last month on the Dallas North Tollway was fired, transit officials released video ... crash. The June 29 wreck sent two people to the hospital and shut ... 07/9/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets.
There was racism in Rhodesia, too, but it was nothing like the institutionalized code in South Africa that made blacks subhuman — the system that Nelson Mandela later fought to bring down.
Black people were called "Africans," we were "colored" to designate our mixed race, and whites were called "Europeans."
The only black professionals were teachers, like my mother; nurses and doctors who could only treat blacks; and lawyers, the profession chosen by Mandela, who once believed he could end apartheid by reasoning and legal argument.
On the train ride to London, seeing whites doing menial work, I exclaimed to my mother: "But those are Europeans — picking up dustbins!" It was so alien.
To my surprise, I realized that Johannesburg was not made up of dusty, treeless suburbs with poor homes crowded onto small plots overlooked by dumps.
White people lived in green neighborhoods with paved roads and sidewalks, in lush homes with gardens, swimming pools and tennis courts.
Black people who worked in those suburbs had to have permission to live in the "boy's quarters" at the bottom of the garden — such approval was stamped into much-hated "passbooks."
In Cradock, a South African town in the eastern Cape where she was living when apartheid was legalized in 1948, my English-speaking mother struggled with her studies after new laws sought to entrench white superiority through the Afrikaans language.
Opposition to Afrikaans as "the language of the oppressor" led to the 1976 uprising in Soweto, when police opened fire on 15,000 students marching in a peaceful protest.
A first-quarter fumble by Toby Gerhart, when his knee appeared to touch the snow-covered field before the ball came loose, was upheld by replay review.
The Vikings were also upset by two pass interference calls that aided each of Baltimore's fourth-quarter scoring drives.
The young Cuban raft boy who was the subject of a high-profile international custody dispute more than a decade ago is making his first trip overseas since he was reunited with his father in 2000.
Cuban state media report that Elian Gonzalez is in Ecuador as part of a delegation to the 23rd World Festival of Youth and Students.
Harmless lung cancer? A provocative analysis suggests the world's top cancer killer isn't as deadly as doctors once thought, finding that almost 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.
In testimonials, patients often say lung cancer screening via CT scans cured them, but the study suggests that in many cases, "we cured them of a disease we didn't need to find in the first place," LeFevre said.
Half of them got three annual low-dose CT scans — a type of X-ray that is much more sensitive than the ordinary variety — and half got three annual conventional chest X-rays.
The new analysis suggests that for every 10 lives saved by CT lung cancer screening, almost 14 people will have been diagnosed with a lung cancer that would never have caused any harm, said Dr.
Americans' wealth reached an all-time high this summer, buoyed by record-setting stock prices and a healthy recovery in home values.
Net worth reflects the value of homes, stocks, bank accounts and other assets minus mortgages, credit cards and other debts.
Adjusted for inflation, net worth is still about 1 percent below its pre-recession peak.
 both the stock market and home prices have continued to increase in the current October-December quarter.
Americans are also holding more consumer debt outside of mortgages, in the form of student loans, auto loans and credit cards.