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Eagles lay 75-78 egg on ‘Necks

Matthew Johnson

February 7, 1997

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Most teams do better at home, but that's not the case with WIU. Poor play continued to bother the Leathernecks last night in a 78-75 loss to Northeastern Illinois University.As with the past few games, WIU (12-8, 7-4) dominated...

Winds slide to bottom of barrel

February 7, 1997

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The Westerwinds basketball team was overshadowed by Northeastern Illinois University last night after suffering an 83-59 defeat.The 'Winds remained fairly competitive throughout the majority of the game with the support of senio...

Vermeil says he likes Macomb, WIU

Neil Kessler

February 7, 1997

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St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermeil visited the WIU campus Wednesday to analyze the facilities for a return of the summer training camp to Macomb."The facilities are impressive," Vermeil said. The Rams visited first with WIU ...

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...

Myers pressing for WIU money

Lisa Lipscomb

February 7, 1997

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Last Wednesday State Rep. Rich Myers, R-Colchester, introduced an amendment to House Bill 197 that would secure an additional $850,200 for repair of the boiler system at WIU.Currently, WIU owns six boilers: Three are gas-fired a...

Resolution to extend bar hours fails

Neil Kessler

February 5, 1997

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The Macomb City Council voted 4-2 to leave closing bar hours at 1 a.m. for the rest of the spring semester Monday night at its regular meeting."What is the standard we want to set in the community? Do we look at that extra hour of opening...

‘Winds continue Mid-Con slide

February 5, 1997

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The Westerwind basketball team tried a new strategy for its game against the University of Buffalo Monday.Head coach Regina Miller took out senior guard Deirdre LaFrance and put in freshman guard Bridget Oberer in the startin...

Women’s soccer joins NCAA Division I

February 5, 1997

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Seniors Robyn Mentegen, Ann Hyer and Veronica Sova, and juniors Tiffani Heidelberg and Amy Bruer are ultimately the cause of this change.Strong players of the former soccer club, they were frequently the only players at practice, rec...

Cops will soon be in shops

Rebecca Bogler

February 5, 1997

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Local liquor stores and bars alike will soon see new employees as the result of a program the Macomb Police Department has been working on to prevent illegal consumption of alcohol by minors."It (the program) is about to star...

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