Two First Class Passengers Get Prison Sentence for Misbehaving on American Airlines Flight

First-class passengers got sentenced to jail time after admitting to physically and verbally assaulting other passengers and crew members while in the air. Kelly Pichardo and Leeza Rodriguez were on board American Airlines in February 2021. Their flight was headed to Los Angeles, California from Dallas, Texas, and they encountered some argumentation with other passengers. Ms. Pichardo and Rodriguez were reported to be spitting and shouting racial slurs at other passengers, federal prosecutors stated.

Pichardo (32) got sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with crew members followed by 36 months of supervised release. Rodriguez who spat and struck some passengers is scheduled to be sentenced on November 2, 2022. The flight ended up landing in Phoenix, Arizona instead of its intended destination, and the two troubled passengers were escorted out of the plane to be dealt with by the police.

According to the US Sun, American Airlines has banned the two women from boarding their planes in the future. Furthermore, Pichardo has to pay $9,123 in restitution to American Airlines.

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A Cup of Poem – 거울/ 김호천

거울

김호천

거울 앞에 서면

호기심 어린 내가 있습니다.

얼굴이 갸름한

내가 고개를 오른쪽으로 돌리면,

그는 고개를 왼쪽으로 돌립니다.

거부의 몸짓에 바위가 뒤틀립니다.

그가 오른쪽으로 돌리면,

나는 어느새 왼쪽을 보고 있습니다.

그가 눈을 흘기며 얼굴을 붉힙니다.

내가 고개를 숙이면,

그때야 그도 나를 따라 고개를 끄덕입니다.

부드러운 눈빛으로.

내가 머리를 들어 하늘을 우러르면,

그도 이젠 나를 다라 흉내를 냅니다.

거룩한 기도의 몸짓으로.

드디어 내가 의미 잇는 웃음을 던지자

그가 환한 꽃송이로 다가와

가슴에 불을 밝힙니다.

행복한 추석 되세요. 코리일보 독자 여러분의 가정과 삶에 한가위만 같은 축북이 있기를 기원합니다.

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County Public Official is the Main Suspect of a Journalist’s death in Nevada

Police in Las Vegas arrested a county official yesterday. Police arrested a suspect, Robert Telles (45) for the murder of an investigative journalist, Jeff German (69) by stabbing, last Saturday. The journalist was found dead from his stab wounds outside of his house.

Authorities on Thursday announced that the DNA from the crime scene and the blood-stained shoes, a straw hat of the suspect exactly matched. Those pieces of evidence were revealed by the suspect in the surveillance video. Authorities added the vehicle he drove at the crime scene and the GMC Denali which was found at Telles’s home.

The authorities stated that the Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles will be charged with one single count of murder for the killing of the journalist Jeff German. Telles attempted to commit suicide with his gun but did not succeed. His self-inflicted wounds are not life-threatening. Police arrested Telles from his home on a medical stretcher.

Telles (D) ran for re-election for Clark County Public Administrator in Nevada. Telles lost in the Democratic primary against Rita Reid by a 1.9% difference on June 14, 2022. Telles blamed his loss of the election on the journalist, Jeff German’s critical articles against his misconduct including favoritism and inappropriate sexual harassment at work, according to the New York Times.

Mr. Telles appeared in court on Thursday, where a judge ordered that he be held without bail.

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The Second Suspect of Canada’s Stabbing Killer Spree is in Custody

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced on Wednesday that the second suspect of the mass stabbing killing massacre in the James Smith Cree Reservation, Saskatchewan province is in custody. Myles Sanderson (32) was located in the vicinity of the town of Rosthern in Saskatchewan at about 3:30 p.m. local time. According to BBC, he drove a stolen Chevy Suburban. The fugitive brothers were wanted by law enforcement since the incident occurred. One of the suspects, Damien Sanderson (30) was found dead on Monday near the stabbing sites. 10 people were killed and 18 people were injured in this stabbing massacre.

Sanderson was finally arrested after 3 days of manhunt. Authorities explained that the victims might all be related. The Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service said 9 of the victims were from the James Smith Cree Nations and ages ranged from 23 to 78 years old.

The suspect, Myles Sanderson (32) has a long history of the crime and was recently released on parole in February. By May, he was wanted by law enforcement. Canadian law grants prisoners statutory release after they serve two-thirds of their sentences. Thus it is unclear whether Sanderson gets life in prison or is released at some other time.

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Liz Truss Moves into 10 Downing Street

Liz Truss is the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and moved into 10 Downing Street today. She served as a former Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs since 2021. She won the race for this special seat against Rishi Sunak.

She is a conservative party member of parliament for South west Norfolk since 2010 and Minister for Women and Equalities since 2019. As of today, August 6, 2022, she is the new resident of 10 Downing Street as a new PM in the United Kingdom. The “Kissing hands” ceremony was held in Balmoral, Scotland due to 96 years old Queen Elizabeth II’s mobility being quite hard for her; she has been staying in Scotland for the summer.

Boris Johnson, the former Prime Minister gave a farewell speech outside of Downing Street early Tuesday. He told his supporters and the nation that he will support the new Prime Minister for the country. Johnson had been unsuccessful in his term and stayed less than three years at No. 10, covered in scandals including Covid-19 rule violations and lying about his own Cabinet member’s sex scandals. Brexit was Johnson’s success, which has since brought significant economic difficulties to the British Isles. After his scandals emerged, he and 40 other government resigned. He announced that he offered his resignation on July 7, 2022, and he would stay in office until a new successor came.

Truss is now a leader of the ruling Conservative Party and she is the third female Prime Minister and 15th leader of the queen’s 70 years of reign. Truss has lots of homework to do for 67 million citizens. She announced today, that she will cut taxes and deal with energy bills, the country’s overstretched health care system, and clook into correcting the economical recession.

Boris Johnson boasted that he sought to be like the former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, but he was hardly comparable, bringing much turmoil and destruction which may take decades to correct.

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Water crisis in Mississippi Worsens

A recent climate change hit Southern U.S. harshly, especially along the Mississippi River and states bordering it, ironically leading to heavy rainfalls and floods but also leading to a shortage of drinking water.

The city of Jackson in Mississippi has been severely damaged by the heavy floods that led to the malfunctioning of the water treatment plant and lowered water pump system. As of August 31, most of the city’s 150,000 residents were out of safe water to drink, wash, and flush. The Mississippi Governor, Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency. He warned that there wasn’t enough running water “to fight fires, to reliably flush toilets and to meet other critical needs,” and ” It’s not clear when the city will have safe drinking water again,”.

The population of the city of Jackson is more than 80% black and they are living below the national poverty line. Thus, there is not much revenue for reviving these failed infrastructures.  Some elementary school students in this region go to another school due to a lack of water supply for the student’s basic needs.

Mississippi Department of Health posted on its Twitter account saying that “Jackson water is at risk for contamination. For safety, disinfect water by bringing it to a rolling boil for at least a minute, and using it when it cools for drinking, cooking, baby formula, and brushing teeth.”

The freshwater flood contains lots of unwanted blockages for the filtering system and it leads to slower flow into the water treatment system. Recent torrential rain in August flooded Mississippi’s Pearl River and Ross R. Barnett Reservoir providing the city of Jackson with bottleneck conditions. This contaminated water from the flood is not easy to treat with chemicals, and it takes a long time to get this done right.

Until then the Jackson residents have to boil water for more than 1 minute for their basic needs or wait in line to get some bottled water, that which is also seeing a shortage in supplies.

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The Moon Festival Concert is coming to DMV

The Chinese Culture Institute and Asian American Chamber of Commerce will host the mid-autumn festival concert with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the Capital One Hall in Tysons Corner, at 7 p.m. on September 17, 2022.

Most Asian countries celebrate their traditional harvest festival in the fall, similar to Thanksgiving day in the U.S. September 10 is Chusuk in Korea, and Mid-Autumn in China, Japan, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asia countries. The day is filled with celebration of good harvest, marked by special foods, family gatherings, music performances, and cultural games.

This Mid-Autumn Festival Concert celebrates families and togetherness, as well as the pursuit of harmony, joy, and unity as Asian-Americans. The featured performing groups include the Taiwanese Chamber Orchestra of the District of Columbia, JUB Cultural Center, Feitian College Middletown, Julia Meixuan Music Studio, and Cheng Song Drum.

Further information is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Chinese Culture Institute at contact@cc-i.org.

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K-Pop Group Seventeen Successfully Performs to a Full Venue in DC; Continues to Atlanta

13-Member K-Pop hit group Seventeen is currently on tour in the United States and recently performed to a full arena of fans waiving the “Carat Bong” at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D. C.

The Group’s tour is titled, “Be the Sun,” a derivative based on their newest 4th album titled “Face the Sun.”

The world tour was “hinted” by the group’s leader S. Coups (Seung-Chul Choi) during the 2022 Caratland fan meeting, which was met with ecstatic enthusiasm by its fans, “Carats” all over the world.

Seventeen first held a two-day concert in its home country of South Korea on June 25-26. Seventeen’s first location in the U.S. was in Vancouver and has performed in multiple cities across the nation, including Seattle, Fort Worth, and Chicago.

On August 28, 2022, Seventeen performed in Washington, D.C., opening with “HOT,” their title song in the “Face the Sun.”

The group performed some of their mega hits including “Rock with you,” which was awarded the Push Performance Award by the 2022 VMA awards during the Washington, D.C. concert, Very Nice, Mansae, and their first English single, “Dar+Ling.” Unfortunately, Hoshi and Joshua were confirmed positive for covid-19 and could not perform during this event.

The group is headed to Atlanta, Georgia, where their next concert will be held on August 30, 2022. Seventeen will perform in New York and Toronto afterward, before ending its US tour in Newark, New Jersey, on September 6, 2022.

Seventeen will then continue their tour in Southeast Asia.

Seventeen is a multinational group (Korean, American, and Chinese) and is comprised of 13 members in three teams: S. Coups (leader of the Hip-Hop team and the Seventeen), Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi (leader of the Performance team), Wonwoo, Woozi (leader of the Vocal team and producer of many of Seventeen’s hit songs), Dokyeom or DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.

They debuted on May 26, 2015, with the song, “Adore U,” and the EP “17 Carat” which is where the Fanclub name “Carat” originates from. Their official colors are rose quartz and serenity blue.

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Pres. Biden Cancels $10,000 of Student Loan Per Person

President Biden announced student loan forgiveness of $10,000, and other qualifying borrowers and Pell-Grants recipients to $20,000. Pres. Biden also extended the federal student loan payment pause through December 31, 2022.

Pres. Biden stated, “In keeping with my campaign promise, my administration is announcing a plan to give working and middle-class families breathing room as they prepare to resume federal student loan payments in January 2023,” on his Twitter account Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement, “Today, we’re delivering targeted relief that will help ensure borrowers are not placed in a worse position financially because of the pandemic and restore trust in a system that should be creating opportunity, not a debt trap.”
The forgiveness will apply to only those who made less than $125,000 a year as a single taxpayer and $250,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly. The borrowers must meet the income requirement. Pell Grants are the federal grants program for the students of low-income families for their higher education.

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Red Line Delayed due to Stabbing at Metro Center Station, Two Injured

D.C. Metro was delayed due to stabbing incidents that occurred around 3:18 p.m. at the Metro Center station on the 1200 block of G Street NW Tuesday. According to FOX5 news, When officers arrived at the station, a male victim was found unconscious and not breathing, and a female victim was hurt but with a non-life-threatening injury.

The two victims were transported to the local hospital for treatment. The Metro officials are warning evening commuters that Red Line trains are currently single tracking between Judiciary Square and Farragut North stations, and bypassing Metro Center due to the police investigation of the incident.

About the Red Line delay, the Twitter account of Metrorail Info stated that ” Glenmont bound trains bypassing Metro Center due to police investigation. Exit at Gallery Place for Shady Grove trains for svc to Metro Ctr.” Police are asking the public help to look out for a Black Male wearing black shoes, a dark blue short sleeve shirt, and blue jeans. He was last seen carrying a green bag, according to FOX5 news.

[Updated news]

The suspect was arrested by the D.C. Police on Wednesday. The Metro Transit Police Department announced Wednesday that Antownne Turner, 51, of Northeast was arrested in connection with the incident.

 

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