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Creationism should be taught alongside evolution

April 25, 2001

Even today there is little agreement on teaching children in school about how life developed. You would think the matter would be settled by now. The theory of creationism - that God created the earth and humankind - was once...

Gov. McCallum wrong to cut public defender funds

April 25, 2001

One of the benefits the American legal system offers is a public defender. If someone cannot afford an adequate defense, the government will provide an attorney for free. Makes sense, doesn't it? Sure, but not to Wisconsin Gov....

COLUMN: Mixed messages should be avoided

April 25, 2001

Mixed messages surround us every day. The world is viewed in billions of colors, not black and white, and sometimes no really does mean yes. Although gray areas exist, an attempt should be made to make things make sense whenever...

Violence bad for activists' image

April 25, 2001

Doused in tear gas and decked out in bandannas, dreadlocks and gas masks, a new group on the world political scene focused the world's attention on the "Summit of Americas." Hell-bent against free trade in the Western Hemisphere,...

Mississippi should have control over own flag

April 22, 2001

The Confederate flag has once again become the center of controversy. Voters in the state of Mississippi recently voted, nearly 2-1, to keep the Confederate banner as part of the state's flag. The flag is a symbol of hatred,...

McVeigh execution should be watched by everyone

April 22, 2001

Unless you're a relative of a victim or a survivor of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, you won't be able to see Timothy McVeigh die by lethal injection. A federal judge rejected an Internet company's request last week to broadcast...

Obsession with movie grants freedom

April 22, 2001

All "Star Wars" fans are geeks. Not just the regular fans, but the ones who own all versions of the Trilogy, have all the Web sites bookmarked and camped outside for "Episode I." And I'm proud to be one of them. Go ahead, say...

Real solution to education problem often overlooked

April 18, 2001

In two recent ballots - one from the San Francisco School Board, the other from a small voter turnout in New York City - decided that a premier for-profit charter school company, Edison School, was not welcome in their municipalities. Never...

New baseball park essential part of state

April 18, 2001

I remember the lines, the broken concrete, the thousands of smiling faces. But none of those things were the one image that was, and always will be, indelibly burned into my memory until I die. There was this father toting around...

EDITORIAL: Housing should consider controllable thermostats

April 18, 2001

It's all a part of living in the dorms. Sure, the rooms are small and everyone has to share a bathroom. But one thing is often overlooked, but always is a concern to residents, is controlling the temperature. The temperature...

Council should reconsider ban on Racy's

April 18, 2001

It's been nearly one year since the Eau Claire City Council passed a ban on smoking in local businesses that receive less than 50 percent of sales from alcohol. The ordinance was adopted last February and was enacted last May....

Jonathan right; salvation is possible through Jesus

April 11, 2001

I agree with Jonathan and this is why: I was attending a Catholic high school and learning about God, but I did not have a personal relationship with him. To me, God was a being that was very far away. Sometimes I prayed to...

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