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Experts question level of gang activity

Neil Kessler

February 24, 1997

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Serious gang activity in Macomb might be limited now, but it has the potential of developing gang activity due to gang members in town who market drugs."Gangs do exist in Macomb and are a community problem. So any gang activity ...

Greeks under fire to reform social responsibility

Joseph Poulos

February 19, 1997

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A revision in policies by a major insurance company aims to put an end to uncatered fraternity parties across the nation. The company, FIPG, Inc., which insures most fraternities, has revised its risk management policy in a way th...

Police release crime statistics, chief is weary of results

Neil Kessler

February 19, 1997

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Some crime statistics in Macomb are up, but Macomb Police Chief Steven Williams thinks the statistics can be misleading.The statistics show complaints to the Macomb Police Department are up from 9,437 in 1995 to 13,711 in 1996. T...

Life could become peachy once again

Will Buss

February 19, 1997

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They were once the very backbone of Leatherneck and Westerwind fanfare, roaming through WIU football to basketball seasons. Clad in cheerleading garb and orange moppy headdresses and armed with plungers, these men of the WIU Veteran's...

Students focus on harmony

Lisa Lipscomb

February 14, 1997

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Students gathered in the University Union Grand Ballroom to discuss racial issues and Focus on Harmony.FOHD began Monday with "The Tunnel of Oppression" program and the film "Girls Town." After seeing video clips and watching s...

Diamond Dave’s loses karaoke

Neil Kessler

February 14, 1997

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WIU students presented over 400 signatures to the Macomb city council to keep karaoke at Diamond Dave's."We got over 400 hundred signatures of students who want Diamond Dave's karaoke night to stay open. I think that this is a gr...

No more Mr. Cupid

Will Buss

February 14, 1997

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Are you one of millions of Americans who stormed card and floral shops across the fruited plains to find the most perfect and extravagant icon of endearment for your significant other?If so, then you must know that it once agai...

Diamond Dave’s altercation could be contagious

February 14, 1997

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Diamond Dave's is being persecuted unfairly by the city of Macomb and its mayor.It is very disturbing to see so much time and energy spent on such a minor issue. Underage drinking -- a truly illegal act -- has taken a back seat ...

Vermeil rams through Macomb

Karl Phipps

February 7, 1997

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"If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it." St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermeil is trying to fix something that could possibly end the short relationship between the Rams and the city of Macomb.Vermeil got a firsthand look a...

P.S. I mizz-ou

Will Buss

February 7, 1997

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Wednesday's off day allowed me time to skip town and take care of some long-awaited business. While many were still sleeping, this student awoke before the light of day and took to the road to Columbia, Mo., the campus and headq...

Murder trial will stay in McDonough County

Rebecca Bogler

February 7, 1997

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Two Chicago men charged with the June 15 Macomb beating death of Damenion Burnett were denied their request on Jan. 30 for a change of venue.Kendall Moore and Darrell Mitchell both face charges of first degree murder and currently will st...

Racial unity rolls away

Erica Key

February 7, 1997

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February is Black History Month, but all is not well with the message of brotherhood, sisterhood and peace. The message has sometimes been lost by the messenger, i.e. black people. It is up to us to strive for the accomplishment...

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