The Spectator

Smoking to eating not an appropriate comparison

October 7, 2001

After reading just a few paragraphs of Kerry Thomas' article "PC has a persecuted minority" in the Oct. 1 edition of this publication, I found myself with my mouth open, in a state of total shock. I was in shock because I could...

`The Onion’ mocks current events following Sept. 11

October 7, 2001

Following Sept. 11, "The Onion" had a decision to make about when it would be appropriate to resume business as usual in its news-satire publication and Web site. And judging by its actions, "The Onion" apparently has its proverbial...

Intelligent, rational thought needed for today’s issues

October 3, 2001

Normally when I read an editorial like the one written by Chris Daniels and Brent Hoeft, I kind of smile and laugh at the predictability of ignorance. I know that the compassionate and intelligent work I do will over ride all...

Past column misses mark about Afghanis

October 3, 2001

I would like to comment on the article written by Dan Necci entitled "Bystanders are not guiltless." I am glad that Mr. Necci was able to admit that he is not a scholar of Islam. I am not a scholar of that religion either. However,...

Squirrely issue not just fluff

October 3, 2001

It started out as a joke, but now they're everywhere, infiltrating my home. It started out as some immature college boys wreaking havoc on the rodent neighbors, but now it's personal. It started out as a way to pass time, but...

`Peacenik’ logic doesn’t work

October 3, 2001

One would have had to be living in a cave for the past week to not see all the signs, sidewalk chalking and finally the most uplifting of political rallies since the Rage Against the Machine drummer climbed the set at the MTV...

UW-Milwaukee out of line regarding employee’s mail

October 3, 2001

When Mary Pichelmann was hired by the School of Allied Health at UW-Milwaukee as a part-time clerk, she shouldn't have had to give up one of every American's guaranteed freedoms: the right to free speech. But that is the impression...

U.S. should use force

September 30, 2001

The bleeding heart liberalism on this campus in terms of the US - Afghani conflict has gone unopposed for too long, to the point of being absurd. Statements such as "Masturbate don't retaliate" were plastered outside the University...

City Council gives OK for upping fines for loud parties without student input

September 30, 2001

The City Council distanced itself from the students living in Eau Claire Tuesday when it increased the fine for loud parties from $212 to $335. Additional fines of $151 will be given to anyone who doesn't leave an illegal party...

PC has a persecuted minority

September 30, 2001

With all the preaching lately about tolerance, diversity, and sensitivity to minorities, there still remains one minority group in our society against whom intolerance and hatred seem to be perfectly acceptable. The members of...

POINT: Smoking ban stays in restaurants

September 26, 2001

File photo The hands of local restaurant owners continue to be tied by the city of Eau Claire as the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to uphold its current smoking ban in restaurants. The ban, which has been in plac...

News providers errored in using some graphic images

September 26, 2001

It is safe to say that anyone old enough to comprehend what happened in New York City and Washington on Sept. 11 will never forget the day. The reasons are obvious: it has been the most extreme terrorist attack in America in...

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