Retired college teacher Ruth Hooke, 82, a member of the Amherst, Mass., Town Meeting championed a resolution that passed on a voice vote to resettle cleared Guantanamo detainees. She is shown here Nov. 6, 2009 posing on front of the Town Hall off the common, just days after the college town became the first in the nation to rebuke Congress' ban on bringing detainees from the base in Cuba to the United States for any other purpose but trial.
Retired college teacher Ruth Hooke, 82, a member of the Amherst, Mass., Town Meeting championed a resolution that passed on a voice vote to resettle cleared Guantanamo detainees. She is shown here Nov. 6, 2009 posing on front of the Town Hall off the common, just days after the college town became the first in the nation to rebuke Congress' ban on bringing detainees from the base in Cuba to the United States for any other purpose but trial. MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Retired college teacher Ruth Hooke, 82, a member of the Amherst, Mass., Town Meeting championed a resolution that passed on a voice vote to resettle cleared Guantanamo detainees. She is shown here Nov. 6, 2009 posing on front of the Town Hall off the common, just days after the college town became the first in the nation to rebuke Congress' ban on bringing detainees from the base in Cuba to the United States for any other purpose but trial. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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