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POSTED September 12, 2013 9:12 p.m.

BAY AREA SCHOOL TO NAME LIBRARY FOR SLAIN AMBASSADOR: PIEDMONT  (AP) — A Northern California high school will name its library after the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by insurgents in Benghazi last year.

School board trustees approved naming Piedmont High's library the Ambassador Chris Stevens Memorial Library.

Stevens, a 1978 graduate of Piedmont, was a student newspaper editor at the school near Oakland.

School board president Rick Rauschenbush says the library naming recognized Stevens' "global citizenry" and service to his country and Libya.

A special halftime commemoration will take place Friday during the school's football game.

On Sept. 17, social science teachers will discuss Stevens' life and its relevance to current events.

Stevens, who was killed in a raid Sept. 11, 2012, had been dispatched to Benghazi during heavy fighting to work with the Libyan opposition.

 CA WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTACKING SINGER ARRESTED: HAYWARD . (AP) — A woman charged with attacking R&B singer Lester Chambers at a San Francisco Bay Area blues festival has surrendered to authorities.

Alameda County Sheriff's officials said 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews-Potter of Barstow turned herself in Thursday, a month after she was charged with assault and elder abuse.

Chambers is a member of Chambers Brothers, best known for their 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today."

He said he was performing the Curtis Mayfield song "People Get Ready," which he dedicated to Trayvon Martin at a Hayward blues festival when a woman jumped on stage and shoved him to the ground. The 73-year-old singer called the July 13 attack a hate crime.

Andrews-Potter told police she had a stress disorder and that a repetitive part of the song caused her to snap.

 

 

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