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America: the world’s FEMA

Tray Smith

January 20, 2010

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In 2005, politicians, reporters and storm survivors all heaped criticism on the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its slow and ineffective response to the flooding Hurricane Katrina unleashed in New Orleans. One afternoon...

‘Our View’ on McGwire pointless

Josh Veazey

January 20, 2010

Filed under OPINION

Answer true or false for the following statements: I have a right to regulate what an athlete puts in their own body. My values and my understanding of what is good for an athlete are superior to those of said athlete. When...

Our View: King’s call for justice still rings

Our View

January 19, 2010

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote in his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” in August 1963. His words transcended his era, for even today, we still have to deal wi...

Help for Haitians

Our View

January 15, 2010

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The United Nations reports that about 3 million people in Haiti, the hemisphere’s poorest nation, may need aid after Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. Three million people – a third of the Haitian population – would fi...

Lessons of another quake

Will Tucker

January 15, 2010

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An earthquake tore through the capital city, leveling most of it and killing thousands of inhabitants. The disaster displaced almost 50 times that number. Additionally, it left the capital with only 10 percent of its infrastructure ...

Ahhhh! And how are you?

Debra Flax

January 15, 2010

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With the storm of opinions circling my mind, here are a couple of observational questions I developed over the break and during the last few days. Why do teachers believe that we, their students, are only taking their class and...

2009 squad deserves more

Letter to the Editor

January 15, 2010

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In 1992, the Alabama Crimson Tide football team claimed the program's 12th national title. That team was honored with a sparkling championship reception at Coleman Coliseum, a massive pep rally on the Quad and then a colorful an...

I hope the felons win

Alan Blinder

January 15, 2010

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For an unfathomable reason, we in the media have drawn battle lines on how the political parties approach law and order issues. Republicans are allegedly the ones who will protect children from harm. Their campaign advertisements ac...

Coming clean

Our View

January 14, 2010

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At 3:00 p.m. Monday, The Associated Press wire carried a statement from Mark McGwire, the one-time baseball star whose 1998 race against Sammy Sosa for the home run record brought out the best of American sports. So we though...

Dems shouldn’t rest on laurels

Jonathan Reed

January 14, 2010

Filed under OPINION

There are two ways to lose. In our culture, one way is immortalized. The other is vilified. One way is to go down swinging. The idea of valor in defeat is everywhere in American culture. In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus F...

Winning attitudes: on, off field

Will Thomas

January 13, 2010

Filed under OPINION

As some of you may be aware by this point in time, our football team had the opportunity during our winter break to go to Pasadena, Calif., and win the 13th national title in our school’s history. While it’s great that we w...

Bryce sale appropriate

Our View

January 13, 2010

Filed under OPINION

On Dec. 30, the University got what it has wanted for some time: the 177 acres that make up the Bryce Hospital facility on the northeast corner of campus. The University will pay $60 million – $50 million of it in cash – ...

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