Monday, October 30, 2006

You Gotta Believe

India E-News spotlights Raj.

The spotlight, however, is on five prominent Indian Americans -- Republicans Bobby Jindal and Raj Bhakta; Democrats Ajinderpal Singh Sekhon and Jay Goyal; and independent Neeraj Nigam.

Bhakta, a Republican hopeful, may pull off a shocker against incumbent Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania, according to News India Times, an ethnic Indian newspaper.

Raj, Schwartz Respond

Norristown Times Herald reprints questions and answers.

The following are responses, in their own words, to five questions that The Times Herald posed to the candidates in the 13th congressional district, Allyson Y. Schwartz and Raj Bhakta. Dead Doing His Job reports grocery store homicide.

A clerk in a small East Frankford grocery store who was known to give free milk to moms or let customers slide when they came up short was gunned down during a robbery yesterday morning when he refused to give up cash from the register, police said.

"Every time someone didn't have money for food or milk, he would just give it to you. And he never asked for anything back," said Lisa Diaz, 23, who lives behind Aurelia's Food Market at Torresdale Avenue and Orthodox Street and had been in the store a half-hour before the robbery. Philadelphia Violent Sunday chronicles bloody afternoon.

Just in time for Halloween, Philadelphia was treated to another dose of blood and gore over the weekend, bringing the city's homicide rate to a staggering 332.

Meanwhile, three other people were critically injured in violence in the city yesterday.

Daily News: Fourteen & Violent

Philadelphia Daily News documents rapist’s arrest.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with armed robbery, attempted rape, kidnapping and other offenses in connection with the alleged assault of a 16-year-old girl in South Philadelphia, police said.

The boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was apprehended at a relative's home about 3 a.m. Saturday, investigators with the Special Victims Unit said.