‘Is My Son Gay?’ App Aims For Humor

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A Google Android app aimed at mothers who think their son might be gay has some gay advocates cringing, a report said.

CBS New York says the “Is My Son Gay?” smartphone app asks 20 questions such as “Does your son dress well?” “Is his best friend a girl?” and “Are you divorced?”

Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network, said the questions are “horrendous stereotypes that would be completely laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.”

The developer of the app said it is meant to be a humorous approach towards helping moms accept their sons’ homosexuality, the report said.

Nevada Sued Over Motorcycle Helmet Law

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Twelve motorcycle riders filed a class action lawsuit against Nevada’s Clark County over enforcement of the state’s helmet law, authorities said.

The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court against the county and five of its cities: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite and Boulder City, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

“Defendants, through their agents, have an ongoing pattern and practice of issuing helmet tickets to the class members that are not supported by constitutionally sufficient probable cause, thereby violating the civil rights of the class members,” the suit, filed by Las Vegas attorney Travis Barrick, charges.

The helmet law is enforced “as a pretext for invading the liberties and civil rights” of the class members, the suit says.

A number of effort have been made to repeal Nevada’s 1972 law requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets as a safety measure but all have failed, the Sun said.

The suit, if certified as a class, could represent more than 40,000 motorcycle riders in Clark County.

Bear With Internet Following Believed Shot

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A Minnesota black bear whose birth and life made her an Internet star was apparently shot and killed by a hunter this month, wildlife experts said.

Bear researcher Lynn Rogers said had been resigned to the possibility the bear, dubbed “Hope,” had been shot since she went missing Sept. 14.

Rogers said he got an e-mail Tuesday from a hunter friend who said he shot a yearling bear drawn to bait he set out, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported.

The bear wasn’t wearing the radio collar that would have identified it as a research animal, the hunter told Rogers.

Rogers said Hope had been able to get out of the collar four times before.

Hope’s death set off a flood of Facebook messages from fans expressing sadness and some expressing anger over hunting.

Rogers tried to calm the outrage with posts on Facebook and on the North American Bear Center Web site.

“The hunter is known to us and has cooperated with us in the past,” he posted. “He would never shoot a collared bear and would not have deliberately shot Hope.”

Record Hispanic Vote In 2010 Elections

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Hispanic voters comprised a record 7 percent of ballots cast in the 2010 congressional elections, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday.

The figure was the highest percentage of participation by Hispanics for a non-presidential election since the bureau began collecting such data in 1974. Hispanics made up 6 percent of the electorate in 2006.

African-American participation also increased from 11 percent in 2006 to 12 percent in 2010, matching the record high in 1998.

The full data are available in the Census Bureau’s “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010″ report.

“These statistics show that the nation’s electorate is becoming increasingly diverse,” said Tiffany Julian, of the Census Bureau’s Education and Social Stratification Branch. “The electorate looks much different than when we first started collecting these data 37 years ago.”

Asian-American participation remained constant at just over 2 percent, while the non-Hispanic white vote fell from 80.4 percent in 2006 to 77.5 percent in 2010, the bureau said.

Maine and Washington state had the highest voter turnout rates at more than 55 percent, while Texas was last at less than 40 percent.

Hog Rustling Has Minn. Farmers Worried

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Farmers in southern Minnesota say they’ll be locking their barns after nearly 750 pigs worth $130,000 were stolen from two farms.

“Four years ago, when the hog industry was losing money, we’d joke about locking the barns and walking away,” Doug Wenner told the Minneapolis Tribune Tuesday from his hog farm west of St. Peter. “Now you lock the doors and wish somebody was there 24/7.”

Police said they are investigating the theft of 150 hogs from a farm in Lafayette this month and 594 hogs in Kandiyohi County the month before.

The thieves had to know the animals had reached market size — 250 to 275 pounds — and where to take them, said Tim Waibel, who raises 24,000 hogs a year.

“This is somebody who knows hogs and knows the area,” Waibel said. “It’s not somebody from 60 miles away.”

Reuben Bode, who has raised hogs in the area for 40 years, said he thinks there were two groups of thieves involved — those who stole the hogs, and dishonest farmers who are holding them, possibly for months, before sending them to market in another state.

Prosecutors Detail Alleged Terror Plot

BALTIMORE, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A man charged with trying to blow up a Baltimore-area military recruiting center believed at least six soldiers were in the building, federal prosecutors say.

The Baltimore Sun reported what prosecutors called a “full confession” by Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussein, is detailed in a 30-page document filed in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

Martinez, 22, allegedly tried to detonate with a remote-controlled device the inert vehicle bomb, supplied by agents in a sting, after parking it outside the Armed Forces Career Center in Catonsville.

Prosecutors said a man he knew as an “Afghani brother” — actually an FBI agent — had confirmed “at least six soldiers” were in the center before Martinez allegedly tried to detonate the fake bomb Dec. 8.

Martinez, who prosecutors said was a recent convert to Islam who viewed himself as a radical “holy warrior,” is charged with the attempted murder of a federal official and the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

A confidential informant had come across Martinez’s Facebook page with “extremist views” and informed the FBI on Oct. 8 about postings on the site, including one in which he wrote of “attacking Army recruiting centers,” obtaining guns and targeting military installations, prosecutors said.

An FBI agent posing as an “Afghani brother” introduced himself to Martinez and eventually supplied the phony explosive, the document said.

Martinez’s public defenders have argued investigators induced his participation and violated his constitutional rights because they had not recorded his confession and several early conversations with an unnamed informant posing as a conspirator, the Sun said.

Pakistan Questions U.S. Commitments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Islamabad isn’t convinced that the United States is a true partner in the fight against regional terrorism, the Pakistani foreign minister said.

Ties between Washington and Islamabad are strained following the raid by U.S. Navy SEALs inside Pakistan that left al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden dead. The relationship is strained further following accusations the militant Haqqani network has ties to Pakistan’s intelligence agency.

U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers last week that Pakistan’s reputation as a “respected nation” was at stake because of suspected ties to militant groups like Haqqani.

Pakistani officials have countered that the CIA may have its own connections to terrorist organizations. Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said, in an interview with National Public Radio, that “any intelligence” agency likely has ties to terrorist groups but that doesn’t necessarily qualify as a collaborative relationship.

Victoria Nuland, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, told reporters during her regular press briefing that the Haqqani network remained a top bilateral concern.

“The United States and Pakistan, although it’s not always easy, have a vital interest in fighting counter-terrorism together,” she said.

Khar, in her statements to NPR, said she was “convinced” the issue was a common problem.

“I’m just not so convinced that your people are convinced we are in it together,” she said.

Hackers Impersonating ‘trusted’ Web Pages

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28 (UPI) — Three companies working with Web browsers to ensure the authenticity of Web pages where consumers enter sensitive information have been hacked, authorities say.

They are among more than 650 digital certificate authorities worldwide that certify that Web pages displayed by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome are authentic and not fakes trying to capture and steal information such as account logons and credit card numbers, USA Today reported Tuesday.

This summer a hacker gained access to Dutch digital certificate supplier DigiNotar and began issuing forged certificates for dozens of companies.

That led to faked pages impersonating online sites of Google, Microsoft, Skype, Equifax, Twitter, Facebook and the CIA, among others.

Two other digital certificate companies, one in the United States and one in Japan, were similarly hacked this summer, exposing weakness in Internet security.

“The infrastructure baked into the Internet, which is based on trust, is starting to fall apart,” Michael Sutton of security company Zscaler said.

The attacks demonstrated that scammers can “impersonate any site on the Internet,” Josh Shaul, chief technical officer at security company AppSec, said.

Alleged School Shooting Plot Trial Delayed

COVINGTON, La., Sept. 28 (UPI) — Missing evidence from a Facebook page has delayed the trial of three boys accused of plotting a shooting spree at a Louisiana high school, prosecutors say.

The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Tuesday prosecutors said the mother of Todd Singleton, the group’s alleged ringleader, deleted the invite-only Facebook page “Day Zero,” on which the boys purportedly planned the attack at Lakeshore High School, then destroyed her son’s computer.

The trial of Singleton, Jacob Keller and Daniel Hopkins, all 15, was to begin next week. They are charged with conspiracy to commit terrorizing and solicitation for murder.

Judge Mary Devereux granted a delay requested by prosecutors.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, which has issued subpoenas to Facebook, is working with federal agencies and authorities in California to serve a search warrant to the social media site, based in Palo Alto, Calif., the Times-Picayune said.

The boys allegedly plotted to attack during the first day of school on the Facebook page, accessible only to people invited to join the group.

Prosecutors are relying on statements the boys gave to police, an exchange of text messages, online messages between the boys and the missing Facebook page.

Police said after their arrests the boys had a detailed plan to shoot at least one student, a staff member and anyone who tried to stop them, then commit suicide.

Detective Brian Beech testified at a hearing Friday Singleton had told him Aug. 1 the boys planned to steal guns from a safe, shoot one specific student, the school resources officer and as many others as they could. Beech said he took notes but did not record the interview.

Obama: Immigrants Need Path To Citizenship

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday said “we are a nation of immigrants” and “we need a system that works for all of us.”

Speaking at an “Open for Questions” roundtable at the White House, Obama answered Yahoo!, MSN Latino and AOL Latino/Huffington Post Latino Voices readers’ questions on immigration, employment, education and healthcare.

“We are a nation of laws, but we’re also a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have … strengthened America’s economy,” Obama said, noting he was a co-sponsor of comprehensive immigration reform legislation as a U.S. senator.

“We need a system that works for all of us. … For those persons are here, we have to … provide a legal pathway so they can get out of the shadows and contribute to society,” Obama said.

The president said increased border security is an important first step in controlling immigration. He said the increase in deportations under his administration is due to more apprehensions at the border and not the result of tracking down illegal immigrants who have “put down roots here and are part of the fabric of our community.”

The president lamented there are no more Republican supporters of the Dream Act, a bill that would grant permanent residency to some undocumented students who graduate from U.S. high schools. He said he wants to “push Republicans back to where they were” a few years ago, adding, “Our enforcement priority is not to chase down young people who are going to school.”

“We’ve tried to be as fair, humane and just as we can, recognizing the laws themselves need to be changed,” he said.

Addressing questions on the struggling economy and the 11.3 percent unemployment rate among Hispanics in America, Obama said the recession that has dominated much of his administration is a “worldwide phenomenon” and put some of the blame on Europe, which he said hasn’t put its best foot forward in trying to control its banking crisis. He also blamed turmoil in the Middle East and the ensuing increase in oil and gas prices for constraining U.S. economic growth.

Obama said he is introducing tax breaks that would boost construction and education, sectors of the economy many Hispanics rely on for employment.

The president also emphasized his efforts to reform underperforming schools to mitigate dropout rates and urged American youth to “turn off the TV, stop playing the video games, do your homework.”

Teens Charged With Making Bombs

SNELLVILLE, Ga., Sept. 28 (UPI) — Five Georgia teenagers are facing felony charges after they were found setting off homemade bombs in the back yard of a home in Snellville, police said.

Authorities were called by neighbors who reported hearing at least eight blasts they thought were gunshots. WSB-TV in Atlanta reported Wednesday.

Snellville Detective Jim McDonald said when police arrived at the scene they surrounded a home on Windmeyer Court and ordered everyone inside to come out.

“We saw at least half a dozen police officers swarm our cul-de-sac with guns drawn,” said neighbor Laura Mayske.

Police went into the back yard of the home where they found five teenagers ranging in age from 16 to 19 setting off homemade bombs made of water bottles filled with bathroom cleaning fluids.

The teens are facing felony charges for possessing and manufacturing destructive devices.

Two parents were charged with unruly conduct after they told police they thought what the teens were engaged in was just “harmless fun.”

U.S. Attitudes On Homosexuality Shifting

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Public attitudes toward gays and lesbians are rapidly changing to reflect greater acceptance, particularly in younger generations, a U.S. report says.

The National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago says in addition to growing numbers of Americans who now approve of same-sex marriage, there is overwhelming support for basic civil liberties and freedom of expression for gays and lesbians, a university release said Wednesday.

Support for same-sex marriage has risen over the last two decades, going from 11 percent approval in 1988 to 46 percent in 2010, the NORC General Social Survey indicates.

The survey results show a clear “trend toward greater tolerance regarding homosexuality,” said Tom W. Smith, director of the survey.

But different age groups weighed in differently on the question, he said.

“There is a large generation gap on the issue [of same-sex marriage],” Smith said.

While 64 percent of those under 30 back same-sex marriage, only 27 percent of those 70 and older support it, he said.

The report is based on findings of the latest survey conducted in 2010 with a cross sample of more than 2,000 people.

Russia: Muslim Holiday Ruling Reversed

MOSCOW, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Russia’s top court has reversed a decision that would have made two major Muslim holidays regular working days in the Muslim republic of Bashkiria.

The Russian Supreme Court had ruled last week that Eid al-Adha and Edi ul-Fitr, traditionally public holidays in Bashkiria, should be considered regular working days after a local resident filed a complaint that the public holidays violated his “constitutional right to work,” RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

The decision was reversed after the government of Bashkiria, which adopted Eid al-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr as public holidays in 1992, sent an appeal to the Supreme Court, the report said.

Median Age Of Canadians Rises To 39.9

OTTAWA, Sept. 28 (UPI) — The median age for Canadians this year has edged up to 39.9 years, a gain of 0.2 years in the past 12 months, Statistics Canada reported Wednesday.

The annual demographic snapshot was done July 1 and showed the number of people aged 65 years or older was up 0.3 percent to 4,973,400, or 14.4 percent of Canada’s population of 34.4 million.

“The main factors explaining the aging of the Canadian population are fertility rates persistently below the generation replacement level of 2.1 children per woman and an increasing life expectancy,” StatsCan said. “The proportion of seniors will grow more rapidly in the coming years as the first generation of baby boomers is now reaching the age of 65.”

The youngest population in Canada was in the northeastern territory of Nunavut, where the median age was 24.8 years, with 31.5 percent of the population under the age of 15, the report said.

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador had the highest median age at 43.8 years and the median age in the other Atlantic provinces was also above the national average.

Ukraine Seeks Seven Years For Tymoshenko

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Ukrainian prosecutors say they’re seeking seven years in prison for Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is on trial in Kiev for alleged abuse of power.

Tymoshenko is accused of abusing her office by signing a 2009 natural gas deal with Russia that cost the government $195 million in damages.

Prosecutors say Tymoshenko should also be required to pay restitution, RIA Novosti reported.

Her defense attorneys say they’re confident she will be acquitted.

“Considering that we believe that Tymoshenko did not commit any crime, even if the prosecution had asked for a one-year suspended sentence, this would have been too much,” defense attorney Oleksandr Plakhotniuk told Interfax-Ukraine after Tuesday’s hearing. “We view the indictment itself and naturally the sentence that the prosecutors asked for as unlawful.”

Radio Free Europe said the European Union and the United States have suggested the case against Tymoshenko be dropped.

Western Pressure On Syria ‘intolerable’

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Calls by Western leaders for the Syrian president to step down are “intolerable” expressions of colonialism, a Venezuelan official said.

Mark Toner, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said in a briefing to reporters this week that Syrian President Bashar Assad “needs to step down.”

The United Nations estimates that around 3,000 people have died at the hands of Syrian security forces since the uprising against Assad began in mid March. Toner said that some members of the opposition are resorting to violence as an act of self-preservation.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro Moros told the U.N. General Assembly that Damascus was a likely a potential victim of “colonial wars.”

“It is intolerable that the powers of the world intend to claim for themselves the right to direct the lawful rulers to resign immediately,” he said. “This was the case in Libya and they want to proceed in the same way in Syria.”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during meetings with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said it was time for the bloodshed to end.

“The secretary-general reiterated his call for an end to violence and for a genuine process to fulfill the legitimate aspirations of the people for comprehensive political change,” a readout of the meeting from Ban’s office stated.

Seven Years For Tymoshenko?

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A Ukrainian prosecutor said former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko should be jailed for seven years on corruption charges and pay $195 million in damages.

Tymoshenko is on trial for corruption charges stemming for a gas deal she helped broker in 2009. The deal ended a Russian blockade on gas deliveries while she was prime minister.

The current government says the deal damaged the battered Ukrainian economy.

Prosecutor Liliya Frolova called for jail time, a $195 million fine and a ban on Tymoshenko holding a position in the public sector for three years after her release.

“We urge to sentence Yulia Tymoshenko to seven-year imprisonment,” the prosecutor was quoted by Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti as saying.

Many of Tymoshenko’s Western allies have claimed the charges against her are politically motivated.

Tymoshenko on her Web site quotes Elmar Brok, a German member of the European Parliament, as saying the case against the Ukrainian leader is being tried under criminal codes “from the days of (Soviet Premier Joseph) Stalin.”

Recall Of Ground Beef Products Announced

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Kansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling about 131,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, U.S. government officials said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it was informed of cases of E. coli illnesses in Ohio’s Butler County, and tests of leftover ground beef from the patients’ home proved positive for E. coli, a USDA release said Wednesday.

The recall covers ground beef chubs sold under the Kroger brand, Butcher’s Brand, and under a generic label, all carrying a “BEST BEFORE OR FREEZE BY” date of “SEP 12 2011″ and the establishment number “245D” printed on the package seams.

The FSIS strongly encourages consumers to check their freezers and immediately discard any product subject to this recall.

E. coli can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure.

The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to risk, the USDA said.

Russia Mulls Resumption Of Hemp Growing

MOSCOW, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A proposal to resume the cultivation of industrial hemp would cost Russia about $315 million, the head of the country’s Federal Drug Control Service said.

Russia’s State Anti-drug Committee is to decide whether to allow the planting of hemp as a source of oil, food, fibers, housing and industrial materials, which is currently prohibited in Russia, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday.

“We have already assessed the costs, they stand at approximately ten billion rubles ($135 million),” FDCS head Viktor Ivanov said.

The funds could be raised “without cutting other important [budget] expenditures,” he said.

Russia, which was the world’s leading producer of hemp until planting was outlawed in 1961, is currently one of the world’s biggest importers of hemp fibers and oil.

Russia is estimated to have at least 2.5 million acres of illegal cannabis, planted mainly in the Far East and Black Sea regions.

A revival of planting of non-narcotic varieties of hemp for industrial usage would help “to create new jobs and reduce social tensions in the regions, which are abundant with illegal wild cannabis,” the FDCS said.

Khartoum States Commitment To Peace

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (UPI) — The Sudanese government is committed to settling its border issues with the newly independent South Sudan, the foreign minister told the U.N. General Assembly.

South Sudan became an independent nation in July. Its independence was part of a 2005 peace agreement that ended the country’s bloody civil war. Ongoing disputes over oil revenue and border skirmishes, however, threaten to undermine the peace.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmed Karti told the U.N. General Assembly that Khartoum recognized South Sudan’s independence for the sake of peace. In the era of globalization, he said, it didn’t mean a “final divorce.”

Khartoum, he added, was committed to settling all of the problems related to the 2005 peace agreement, especially the border and oil revenue issues.

The Sudanese government has deflected criticism of skirmishes in Blue Nile and South Kordofan state along the border with South Sudan. Independent monitors expressed concern that much of the regional violence along the border was ethnically motivated.

The minister added that he expected U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give special credit to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for his work toward peace in the region. His actions, the minister said, were those of peace and not deserving of accusations from the International Criminal Court.

Bashir is wanted by the ICC for alleged crimes against humanity committed since 2003 in Darfur.

For-profit National College Of Kentucky Subject Of Lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 28 (UPI) — Kentucky’s attorney general has filed suit against another for-profit college accusing the institution of lying about its success in placing graduates in jobs.

The lawsuit against National College of Kentucky, Inc., is the third suit Kentucky Atty Gen. Jack Conway has filed as part of a continuing investigation of for-profit learning institutions, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported.

“National College is putting its bottom line before the hopes and dreams of students who are trying to better their lives,” Conway told a Tuesday news conference. “The reality is that more and more students are leaving for-profit schools with high debt loads and without the high-paying jobs they were promised.”

National College of Kentucky, Inc. has some 5,000 students at campuses in Louisville, Lexington, Danville, Florence, Richmond and Pikeville, Ky.

Conway said in December National College posted information saying that 96 percent of the graduates from its Louisville campus were successful in finding employment.

However, the school reported a 60 percent success rate to the accrediting agency.

“It’s just this type of misrepresentation that leads students to sign up for an education that oftentimes costs too much and doesn’t put them in their chosen field.

Chilean Student Protesters Agree To Talks

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Student organizers have agreed to discuss education reform with the government of Chile after months of strikes and demonstrations, officials said.

Student representatives met for more than 10 hours on Tuesday to discuss whether to talk to the government after Chilean President Sebastian Pinera rejected the protesters’ demands, La Tercera reported Wednesday.

The students agreed to talk after Chilean Education Minister Felipe Bulnes vowed to address their requests.

Student groups have asked the government to increase funding for public education and to freeze education bills in the Chilean Congress. The government has offered some changes and increased funding.

The students said their protests, including a national stoppage on Thursday, would continue.

Demonstrations for education reform started in April when thousands of students took to the streets across Chile.

National Frat Kappa Alpha Order Sues Former Local Chapter

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A University of Texas fraternity in Austin engaged in hazing and hired exotic dancers to recruit new members, a lawsuit filed in a state court alleged.

The national administrative office of the Kappa Alpha Order filed the lawsuit last week against its former local chapter, which left the national organization after it was suspended in June and is known as Texas Omicron, the Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday.

A spokesman for the local chapter and its alumni said adult entertainers were hired, but said the national office proffered no evidence to back the hazing allegations. The spokesman, local lawyer and alumnus Robby Alden, said alumni members have cautioned students against sponsoring adult entertainment and the students said they wouldn’t sponsor similar shows again.

The lawsuit indicated the national KA office issued a one-year suspension to the local branch June 29 after an investigation uncovered violations of the fraternity’s laws and policies, the (Austin, Tex.) American-Statesman said.

“Despite prior efforts to rehabilitate and reform the culture of this chapter … the chapter continued to engage in hazing as well as these other serious risk management violations,” the national organization said in a release.

In its lawsuit, the national Kappa Alpha Order demanded Texas Omicron surrender revenue, dues and accounts collected before July 22, as well as furnishings, artwork and equipment in the fraternity house. The suit said the property, which the headquarters estimated was worth more than $200,000, should be kept in trust for use by a future local KA chapter.