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Postal information The News Leader, 520-760, 1946-8938, is published 6 days per week excluding Saturday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (observed), Christmas Day (observed) and New Day (observed) by Gannett Media Corp, 7950 Jones Branch McLean, VA 22102. Periodicals postage paid at Staunton, VA and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Customer Service, PO Box 1387, Fort Smith, AR 72902. SNUFFY SMITH JOHN ROSE Students heard from speaker Angela Mickens, probably still best known as an athlete, one of the greatest basket- ball players to come out of the Shenan- doah Valley. Mickens was a star point guard at what is now Staunton High School, leading the school to a state championship.

She then became a star at James Madison University, playing for Kenny Brooks. More recently been working in Waynesboro with the On the Road Col- laborative, a that provides educational opportunities and hands- on career experiences to middle- and high-school youth outside of regular school hours. The mission is to provide equal access to educational opportuni- ties to area youth no matter their fam- income. VALEDICTORIAN Elaina White SALUTATORIAN Elizabeth Strickland CLASS PRESIDENT Faith Foster COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Angela Mickens remove the brewing equipment in Cro- zet and create a new bar space at that facility. extend our sincere gratitude to Skipping Rock for their vision and dedi- cation in establishing this craft beer Schoeb said in the Face- book post.

look forward to growing what started in Crozet and be- coming an integral part of the Staunton Brian Combs, who manages the mu- sic venue at Pro Re Nata, told Miller he is looking forward to expanding the music scene in Staunton with Skipping Rock and the co*ke facility. might even be bigger in Combs said. potential of the co*ke building to do music there is huge. And Skipping Rock the location is smaller, but looking for acoustic acts and Staunton is littered with great acoustic Schoeb also told Miller that he and Clarke hope to break ground on the The Steam Plant in August. As for the co*ke facility, Schoeb said the acquisition of Skipping Rock pushed the work on the North Augusta facility back but he said they are not abandoning it.

Patrick Hite is The News education reporter. Story ideas and tips always welcome. Contact Patrick at and follow him on Twitter Subscribe to us at Grads Continued from Page 1A Brewery Continued from Page 1A The class of 2024 graduates from Waynesboro High School Saturday, May 18, 2024. HEATHER NEWS LEADER Crozet-based Pro Re Nata has purchased Skipping Rock Brewery just outside of Staunton.

LAURA NEWS LEADER THE HAGUE, Netherlands The Inter- national Court of Justice will rule on Friday on South request to order a halt to Rafah in Gaza, it said Thursday. Last week, South Africa had asked the ICJ, also known as the World Court, to or- der a halt to in Gaza, and in Rafah in particular, saying this was nec- essary to ensure the survival of the Pales- tinian people. The demand for such an emergency measure is part of a larger case brought be- fore the Hague-based court by South Afri- ca accusing Israel of genocide. An Israeli government spokesman, speaking in Jerusalem ahead of the deci- sion, said power on Earth will stop Isra- el from protecting its citizens and going af- ter Hamas in ICJ decisions have in the past been ig- nored. The top U.N.

legal body has no way to enforce its decisions, but they carry in- ternational weight. A ruling against Israel could add to its political isolation after a se- ries of setbacks this week. Several European countries said they would recognize a Palestinian state and the chief prosecutor of the International Crimi- nal Court announced an application for ar- rest warrants against Prime Minister Ben- jamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, as well as leaders of Hamas. The ICC prosecutes individuals for al- leged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, while the ICJ is the highest U.N. body for disputes between states.

Israel has denounced South claim that it is violating the 1948 Genocide Convention, saying this makes a mockery of the crime of genocide. The court has previously rejected Isra- demand to throw out the case and has ordered it to prevent acts of genocide against the Palestinians, while stopping short of ordering a halt to Israeli military operations. South Africa asked for additional emer- gency measures to protect Rafah, where more than a million Palestinians have been sheltering. It also asked the panel of 15 per- manent judges and one ad hoc Israeli judge to order Israel to allow unimpeded access to Gaza for U.N. organizations pro- viding humanitarian aid, journalists and investigators.

Israel launched its assault on Gaza after Hamas-led militants stormed into south- ern Israel on Oct. 7, killing 1,200 people and seizing more than 250 hostages, according to Israeli tallies. More than 35,000 Pales- tinians have since been killed, with at least 10,000 more missing, Gaza's health minis- try says. The U.N. has resumed transporting hu- manitarian aid arriving at a U.S.-built pier the coast of the Gaza Strip after deliver- ies were halted for two days because some truckloads of aid were intercepted by needy Palestinians.

Aid deliveries began arriving at a U.S.- built pier Friday as Israel comes under growing global pressure to allow more sup- plies into the besieged coastal enclave, where it is at war with Hamas and a famine looms. The U.N. is coordinating aid distribution at the dock, but has remained ada- mant that aid deliveries by land are the viable, and way to combat the humanitarian crisis in the en- clave of 2.3 million people. The U.N. has said at least 500 trucks a day are needed to enter Gaza.

Ten trucks of aid driven from the pier by U.N. contractors were received Friday at a World Food Programme warehouse in Deir El Balah. But on Saturday, only made it to the warehouse after 11 others were intercepted. The U.N. halted transport for two days while it came up with a new route.

WFP spokesperson Shaza Moghraby said on Thursday that deliveries resumed on Tues- day with 17 trucks arriving at the ware- house, while on Wednesday there were 27 trucks. commodities have been accounted for to my knowledge and no incidents were Moghraby said, adding that some aid is for WFP to distribute, while the rest is for other aid groups operating in Ga- za. The pier operation announced by U.S. President Joe Biden in March is estimat- ed to cost $320 million and involve 1,000 U.S. service members.

But Biden made clear that no U.S. troops would set foot in Gaza. ICJ to rule on Rafah Stephanie van den Berg REUTERS.

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