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  • Campus Conservatives Demand Real Diversity

    08/18/2003 9:30:31 AM PDT · by Hobsonphile · 3 replies · 138+ views via Front Page Magazine ^ | August 18, 2003 | Jane Stancill
    Conservative students who unleashed the protest against UNC-Chapel Hill's reading program will sit down today with Chancellor James Moeser, but they won't be debating "Nickel and Dimed." The students, who earlier this year formed a group called the Committee for a Better Carolina, have a broader agenda. They say conservative students are uncomfortable and intimidated on a campus that is overwhelmingly liberal, and they want the university to commit to big changes. First, they will ask Moeser to include political affiliation and ideology in the university's official nondiscrimination policy. They also want the university to devote more money to bring...
  • New York City Smokers Say 'Bye-Bye Bloomberg!'

    02/25/2003 6:38:44 PM PST · by Max McGarrity · 26 replies · 312+ views
    Business Wire ^ | 2/25/2003 | Taneshia Nash Laird
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2003--On March 30, 2003 the Bloomberg smoke-ban arrives in New York City, and the smokers depart. They're heading for a Bye-Bye New York City Bash at Hoboken's famous Frankie & Johnnie's Steakhouse, a place that earned its fame as a speakeasy in the '20s. Smokers who've had it with being banned are deciding to vote with their feet. †"We're going where the bars and restaurants like our company and the welcome mat's the only thing that's tossed outside the door," says an upbeat Audrey Silk, the organizer and founder of New York City C.L.A.S.H. That's Citizens...
  • Philippines army claims rebel town

    02/14/2003 5:14:55 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 141+ views
    BBC ^ | February 14, 2003
    The Philippines army says that it has captured a key rebel stronghold as part of a major offensive on the southern island of Mindanao. Colonel Cardozo Luna, head of the 602nd Infantry Brigade, told the Associated Press that they had captured the village of Kabasalan, saying that the village contained "all the combined elements of darkness". But a spokesman for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) denied that they were on the run, and said that they had simply changed tactics. Casualty figures are also hotly disputed. The government claims to have killed at least 140 rebel fighters, but rebel...
  • "THE PULSE": The city's battle over the insect's habitat will be featured tonight on television.

    02/06/2003 10:54:15 AM PST · by jokar · 5 replies · 383+ views
    The Press - Enterprise ^ | 2/06/03 | By ELLEN BRAUNSTEIN
    COLTON - It was the swat heard 'round the world. An angry mayor mashed a giant fly swatter against a podium at a news conference in September. The mayor, Deirdre Bennett of Colton, declared war on a federally protected fly that many say is exterminating the city's economy by halting development projects. The story had wings. National media seized on the news of a mayor challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, saying her city would no longer try to provide the healthy habitat for the only fly on the endangered-species list. Colton's battle with the protectors of the Delhi...
  • DeLay: Democrats Talking Down Economy

    07/24/2002 2:14:29 PM PDT · by hchutch · 6 replies · 184+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 7/24/2002 | Tom DeLay
    DeLay: Democrats Practicing Politics of Economic Destruction Leaders Should Restore Confidence, Not Talk Down Economy To: National Desk Contact: Stuart Roy or Jonathan Grella 202-225-0197 WASHINGTON, July 24 /U.S. Newswire/ -- House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas) spoke out against the Democrats' strategy of 'talking down' the stock market and slow-walking corporate accountability and pension security legislation -- actions that hurt working Americans' retirement savings. Democrat leaders have said that through these tactics they can possibly reap political benefits in November. "Now is the time for leaders to help instill confidence in our economy and confidence in our markets so...
  • School Districts Crack Down on School Choice Scofflaws

    03/24/2002 4:27:50 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 363+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 3/22/02 | Christine Hall
    hat happens when a school district catches parents illegally exercising school choice? The school superintendent in Linwood, N.J. hired a $200-an-hour private investigator to determine the real address of students after some parents allegedly lied about where they live in order to send their kids to a better school. In Englewood, N.J., the school board hired an outside management firm to root out illegally enrolled students and force them to pay tuition or attend schools in their home districts. It's a similar story in other school districts across the country. School boards cite burgeoning class sizes and free loading as...