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A 38-year-old man, unidentified in news reports, was hospitalized in Princeton, W.Va., in October 1992 with gunshot wounds.
He had been drinking beer and reported accidentally shooting himself  — three times — as he attempted to clean each of his three guns.
He said the first shot didn’t hurt.
The second “stung a little.”
And the third “really hurt,” prompting him to call an ambulance.
No conflict of
interest for Shalala!
Title IX of the federal Civil Rights Act requires universities to offer “equal” intercollegiate athletic access to females, even though finding that many serious female athletes is difficult on some campuses.
The easiest subterfuge, according to a New York Times report, is to pad women’s teams with whimsically enlisted females — and in some cases, with males.
Said former university president — and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, “Those of us in the business know that universities have been end-running Title IX for a long time, and they do it until they get caught.”
Sample dysfunctional result: When University of South Florida added football (100 male players) a few years ago, it was forced to populate more female teams, and thus “recruited” 71 women for its cross-country team, even though fewer than half ran races and several were surprised to know they were even on the team when a Times reporter inquired.
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