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Western Courier

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...

Spencer says funding stalemate is over

Paul Bixby

February 5, 1997

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WIU President Donald Spencer spoke to Student Government Association Tuesday about issues concerning the student body, including state funding.Spencer is hopeful WIU will receive more funds to complete planned projects now that Democrats ha...

Bulls continue to curse ‘Necks

February 5, 1997

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It was the running of the bulls in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, but it was the Leatherneck basketball team that was left standing in the dust as the 'Necks suffered an 88-81 setback to the University of Buffalo.The loss to Buffalo ...

You can’t blame the media for everything

Rahim Owens

February 5, 1997

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A recent column in the Courier criticized the media for unethical conduct in relation to the JonBenet Ramsey and Ennis Cosby death cases. While I understand the author's views, I feel the author doesn't have a grasp of the real...

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 look for revenge at YSU

January 31, 1997

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When the Westerwind basketball team goes to Youngstown State University Saturday, they will be going for a measure of revenge. The 'Winds lost to the Lady Penguins earlier in the season.The Lady Penguins are very strong offensi...

Ignorance restricts freedom

Joseph Poulos

January 31, 1997

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I read in the Daily Eastern News, Eastern Illinois University's student newspaper, last week about J.Q. Adams, the acting director of African-American Students program at WIU, challenging students at EIU to make the world better. One quote ...

Alleged child molester commits suicide in Macomb

Joseph Poulos

January 31, 1997

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Released on bond from Knox County Jail, Ralph E. Frakes ended any future court action against him with a self-inflicted .12 gauge shotgun blast to the head in the parking lot of McDonough District Hospital. Frakes, 68, of Willi...

‘Necks hope to freeze Penguins

January 31, 1997

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With tournament time just around the corner, the Leatherneck basketball team may be thinking about who they may play in the first-round of the Mid-Continent Conference tournament.Saturday, the 'Necks may get a taste of who th...

City discusses bar hours

January 31, 1997

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The Macomb City Council met last night to determine if Macomb bars should keep their extended closing hour of 2 a.m. on weekends.The council decided to extended the hours, on a 4-3 vote, from 1 to 2 a.m. on a 14-week trial basis l...

Star Wars returns

Tim Murphy

January 31, 1997

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Twenty years ago in theaters across the country, a generation experienced "Star Wars" for the first time. Even creator George Lucas couldn't fathom the stratospheric success of the space fantasy melodrama.Lucas was in Los Angeles ...

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