In The News @ 3:30

More Searching For Missing Capitol Heights Woman

Police are searching parts of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway again today as they try to locate a Capitol Heights woman who went missing.  Family members are also asking for the public’s help in finding 46-year-old Lisa Wyche. Wyche was last seen Saturday walking in the median of the parkway north of Route 197.  She had left her vehicle after running out of gas, police say.  Family members are distraught, and are particularly concerned because Wyche was suffering from kidney failure. 

Apache Leader Who Criticized Washington Redskins Posts Blackface Photo

A Native American leader who says the Washington Redskins name is offensive is apologizing for his blackface Halloween costume.  Last weekend, San Carlos Apache chairman Terry Rambler posted a photo of himself dressed Bob Marley.  The Arizona tribal leader’s get-up included fake dreadlocks and blackface makeup.  There’s been no shortage of criticism directed at Rambler since then, including at least one call for him to resign as tribal chairman.  He posted an apology yesterday, writing that he didn’t mean to offend anyone by dressing up as “one of my favorite musicians,” but now realizes he did offend people. 

Ben Carson Admits To West Point Gaff

Ben Carson says he never applied to West Point.  In his book “Gifted Hands,” Carson said he was offered a full scholarship to the U.S. military academy,  But Politico reports West Point has no record of Carson applying or being offered an appointment.  Today the campaign admitted that Carson was “introduced to folks from West Point” when he was in ROTC, but he did not seek admission.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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