Western Courier

Men’s tennis gets underway

Rachel Hand

September 18, 1998

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This weekend, the men's tennis team will play host to a singles tournament at WIU, competing against the University of Chicago and Bradley and Lindenwood universities. Each college will have eight men competing, except for WIU, ...

A salute to patriotism is seen in soldier’s eyes

Holly M. Anderson

September 18, 1998

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I've never been more proud of my brother or my country than I am at this moment. Last week Pvt. 2 Benjamin J. Anderson graduated from basic training.My family and I traveled to Fort Lenardwood, Mo., to recognize my younger brothe...

United we stand, divided we fall

Leslie Gray

September 18, 1998

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"You cannot build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his (or her) own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty...

Generate a winning attitude, support WIU athletic teams

Janine Cavicchia

September 16, 1998

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In my heart and mind, I've been a WIU Westerwinds fan and supporter for the past 13 years, but you wouldn't necessarily know it by my only occasional attendance at volleyball, softball and basketball games. I've never been to a ...

One year later, dual-rape case still unsolved

Josh Monninger

September 16, 1998

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It's been over half a year since two female students were abducted at knifepoint from Higgins Hall parking lot and raped near Spring Lake.After getting the car stuck in the mud, the attacker fled on foot, leaving the two women locked...

‘Winds leave Orland Park tourney 4-2

Jeff Reynolds

September 16, 1998

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The Westerwinds softball team traveled to Orland Park, Ill., over the weekend to compete in a tournament involving various universities, colleges and junior colleges throughout the region.In the opening game on Friday, the 'Wi...

Johnson leading new era of baseball

Jeff Reynolds

September 16, 1998

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New Leatherneck baseball coach Kim Johnson knows he has a tough conversion to make, coming from Illinois Central College in East Peoria to take over the WIU baseball team, but by the time the season gets underway, he may be h...

Burn the American flag, not freedom

Steve Sonneveld

September 16, 1998

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Next week the United States Congress will vote on an amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit flag burning. This is the third time within a decade such a measure has been suggested, and has been defeated on all prior occ...

Students get harassing calls

Danny Davis

September 16, 1998

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She was an ordinary freshman, dealing with her first time away from home. One night she got a call that made her feel uncomfortable.In today's university atmosphere, students have to deal with obscene callers, insistent callers and ...

SGA working to promote general student welfare

September 16, 1998

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Students of WIU, today is a great time to be a member of the WIU community. As you might know, 99 years ago this month, Western Normal and Training School was founded. From the original "Main Building," which was later named She...

Slow, rewarding road to ‘Winds first win

Karl Phipps

September 16, 1998

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Who can forget what transpired a week ago yesterday when St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire made baseball history by hitting his 62nd home run, thus surpassing New York Yankee great Roger Maris for the all-time single-seaso...

SGA announces student fees increase for fiscal year 2000

Heather Esrig

September 16, 1998

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At last night's Student Government Association meeting, it was announced that there will be a 6.19 percent increase in fees for the fiscal year 2000.Two guest speakers, Gary Johnson, vice president of Student Activities, and Al ...

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