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Q&A: Mexican police chief hiding in the U.S. while awaiting ruling in asylum case

Mexican police chief in hiding

What happened to the 20-year-old Mexican police chief who fled to the United States after being threatened by drug cartels in her area of jurisdiction?

Marisol Valles Garcia, the former police chief of Praxedis G. Guerrero, Mexico, is hiding in the United States while awaiting a ruling in her asylum case, CNN reported in late May.

Her attorney, Carlos Spector in El Paso, Texas, told CNN that the asylum process could take up to three years and there's no guarantee her request will be granted.

Valles Garcia told CNN: "My whole life was in Mexico. I hope Mexico becomes what it once was, a safe, fun place with life."

Layoffs at Harpo Studios

Is Oprah Winfrey going to take all her staff with her to her new channel, OWN, or will they be laid off?

Harpo Studios Inc. began laying off "an unspecific number of workers" on May 25, Crain's Chicago Business reported recently. A spokeswoman told the publication that the number could be a third of Harpo's nearly 400 full- and part-time employees.

Illinois law requires companies to give 60 days' notice of mass layoffs, which are defined as 25 or more full-time employees, if they constitute one third or more of its full-time staff, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Rosie O'Donnell plans to begin taping a national syndicated talk show in the former Oprah studio this fall.

Largest football stadiums

What are the 10 largest college football stadiums and the 10 largest noncollege football stadiums?

Michigan Stadium is the biggest college football stadium in the country, with a capacity of 109,901. It's followed by Penn State's Beaver Stadium (107,282), Tennessee's Neyland Stadium (102,455), Ohio Stadium (102,329), Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821), Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (100,119), Southern California's Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (93,607), Georgia's Sanford Stadium (92,746), LSU's Tiger Stadium (92,400) and UCLA's Rose Bowl (91,136).

The largest NFL stadiums are the Washington Redskins' FedEx Field (91,704), New Meadowlands Stadium (82,566), which is used by both the New York Jets and New York Giants, Cowboys Stadium (80,000, but expandable to more than 100,000), Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium (79,451), the Denver Broncos' Invesco Field at Mile High (76,125), the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium (75,192), the Buffalo Bills' Ralph Wilson Stadium (73,967), the Carolina Panthers' Bank of America Stadium (73,504), Cleveland Browns Stadium (73,300) and the Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field (72,928).

All college figures are from official websites; NFL figures are from The Official NFL Record and Fact Book 2010.

Q&A: Mexican police chief hiding in the U.S. while awaiting ruling in asylum case 07/04/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 4, 2011 4:30am]
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