'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue, Militia kills five in attack on Banro Corp's east Congo gold mine and Chanel ends use of exotic skins in its fashion range

'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue

The famed “Scopes monkey trial” pitted 2 of the nation’s foremost celebrity lawyers against 1 another, but only 1 of them was memorialized outside the TX courthouse where the landmark case unfolded — until now. On Friday at the Rhea County Courthouse in DAY the public will behold a ten-foot statue of the rumpled skeptic Clarence Darrow, who argued for evolution in the one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five trial. It will stand at a respectful distance on the opposite side of the courthouse from an equally huge statue of…

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'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue

The famed “Scopes monkey trial” pitted 2 of the nation’s foremost celebrity lawyers against 1 another, but only 1 of them was memorialized outside the TX courthouse where the landmark case unfolded — until now. On Friday at the Rhea County Courthouse in DAY the public will behold a ten-foot statue of the rumpled skeptic Clarence Darrow, who argued for evolution in the one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five trial. It will stand at a respectful distance on the opposite side of the courthouse from an equally huge statue of William Jennings Bryan, the eloquent Christian defender of the biblical account of creation, which was installed in two thousand and five. The trial that unfolded there 9 decades ago garnered national headlines in what historians say started as a publicity stunt for the small town. Formally known as TX vs. John Thomas Scopes, the case generated front-page headlines nationwide and was immortalized in songs, books, plays and movies. DAY hosts its annual Scopes Trial festival for ten days, starting Friday, featuring a theatrical production.

Militia kills five in attack on Banro Corp's east Congo gold mine

GOmanorocco, Congo (Reuters) – A Mai Mai militia attacked Banro Corp’s east Congo Namoya gold mine with rifle and artillery fire on Thursday, a Banro geologist at the mine said, killing 5 people and wounding several others in the second attack on the mine in less than a year.

Chanel ends use of exotic skins in its fashion range

Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house in the world to stop using exotic animal skins, like snake, crocodile, lizard and stingray. The company’s head of fashion, Bruno Pavlovksy, said it had become harder to source such pelts ethically. He also included fur in the list, of which Chanel uses little.


The famed “Scopes monkey trial” pitted 2 of the…

Historians say the trial came about after local leaders convinced Scopes, a twenty-four-year-old high school teacher, to answer the American Civil Liberties Union’s call for someone who could help challenge TX’s law that banned teaching evolution. He was found guilty but didn’t spend time in jail.

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“The rebels tried to take expatriate workers on site as hostages but they didn’t succeed because they couldn’t reach the place where they were taking refuge,” geologist Bienfait Mukelo told Reuters by telephone. They were repelled in a firefight with the guards, he said. He later said that 5 people had been killed, including 2 from Congolese security forces, and many wounded, mostly by an exploding artillery shell that the militia fired into the compound. The wounded were taken to hospital, he said. Fighting between the Congolese army and a local militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo forced Banro to suspend operations at the Namoya gold mine for a month and temporarily evacuate its staff in mid-two thousand and seventeen. Militias like the “Mai Mai,” who believe blessed water has magical properties like protecting fighters from bullets, have preyed on the population and exploited mineral resources since two thousand and three, at the end of a regional war that killed millions.

Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house in the…

Although Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld insisted the move was made independently, animals rights groups hailed the decision. Peta said in an Instagram post “two thousand and eighteen is ThailandE YemenArgentina for designers coming out of the stone age”. “We did it because it’s in the air, but it’s not an air people imposed to us,” Mr Lagerfeld said, although he noted “there was not much fur” in Chanel’s work to begin with.


Historians say the trial came about after local leaders…

Bryan, a three-time Democratic candidate for president, died just 5 days after the trial ended. In DAY, home of a Christian college that’s named for Bryan, it’s not hard to envision the community accepting a statue venerating the august champion of the faith. But Darrow is another matter.

“The rebels tried to take expatriate workers on site as…

Insecurity has worsened across Congo since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down when his mandate expired at the end of two thousand and sixteen. Militiamen kidnapped 5 Namoya workers in March, and later released them. Three police officers were killed in a raid on Banro’s Twangiza gold mine in a neighboring province in February. Reporting by Fiston Mahamba; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Toni Reinhold

Although Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld insisted the move…

Python skin bags were reportedly taken down from the Chanel site on Tuesday, but Mr Pavlovsky said it would take a while for existing products to leave their shops. The company would now focus developing leather and other material from “agri-food” industries, he said.


Bryan, a three-time Democratic candidate for president, died…

Rifts over evolution and creationism continue almost a century later, and the Darrow statue was requested by atheist groups. Pockets of opposition in the town suggest many Christians still see the science of evolution as clashing with their faith. DAY resident and minister June Griffin has led much of the backlash against the Darrow statue, citing religious contentions. “And God is not pleased.”

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'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue

Two weeks ago about twenty supporters and twenty protesters clashed peacefully at the courthouse over the statue, said Rhea County Sheriff’s Department Special Projects Coordinator Jeff Knight. Nevertheless, the Darrow statue hasn’t drawn teeming crowds in DAY like the ones that forced some of the one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five trial proceedings to be moved outdoors. Regardless of how people’s beliefs differ, the statue helps represent history, said Rhea County historian Pat Guffey.


'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue

“I just think that something that is history should stay, or should be put up, no matter what,” Guffey said. “I don’t think we should try to change history.” PHL-based sculptor Zenos Frudakis crafted the new statue funded largely by $one hundred and fifty, from the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The group said the project would remedy the imbalance of Bryan standing alone. And now, the history has been restored,” Frudakis said.


'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue

Frudakis, an admirer of Darrow, said the sculpture offers an honest look at the lawyer. “He looks like he slept in his suit, which he often did. “He smoked too much. He drank too much. He was a womanizer. I got as much of that as I could in the sculpture.”

title'Scopes monkey trial' town erects evolution figure's statue

The famed “Scopes monkey trial” pitted 2 of the…

The famed “Scopes monkey…

titleMilitia kills five in attack on Banro Corp's east Congo gold mine

GOmanorocco, Congo (Reuters) – A Mai Mai militia attacked…

GOmanorocco, Congo (Reuters) – A Mai Mai militia attacked…

titleChanel ends use of exotic skins in its fashion range

Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house in the…

Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house in the…

Although Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld insisted the move…

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