Western Courier

Edgar ensures WIU money

Lisa Lipscomb

March 7, 1997

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Gov. Jim Edgar passed several bills that were approved by the Illinois State Legislature which will ensure funds for WIU.The first bill Edgar passed was a bonding authority bill which will fund the renovation of Simpkins Hall...

The right to bear harm

Will Buss

March 7, 1997

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President Bill Clinton began to sharpen his quill when he took steps to ban ammunition sales to foreigners who haven't lived in the country for at least 90 days. But what the president needs to do is refile his pen and reload on ...

Sallee Hall closes from power outage

Brian Plath

March 7, 1997

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Sallee Hall closed down Tuesday morning due to a blown circuit breaker which controlled the air-conditioning system on the third floor."We noticed this problem about a week ago, when the circuit breaker was burning warm," Jerry ...

‘Winds get swept away by Lady Trojans

February 24, 1997

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The Westerwind basketball team engaged itself in quite a dogfight Saturday afternoon while confronting Troy State University in Western Hall before suffering an 83-63 defeat.The 'Winds had an explosive first half as they stri...

Courier takes nine awards at ICPA convention

February 24, 1997

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For the second straight year the Western Courier brought home nine awards, matching the newspapers previous best, at the Illinois College Press Association convention in Chicago Saturday."We were hoping to top last year's recor...

The Whitewater overseas

February 24, 1997

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Just as the air around our nation's capitol seemed to blow over an unsettling plain, as it frequently has throughout President Bill Clinton's terms in office, someone has finally voiced some sense with regard to the political plagu...

‘Necks lock-up #3 seed for tourney with TSU win

Dewain Hulett

February 24, 1997

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It seems to be a reoccurring theme for the WIU Leathernecks basketball squad: Every time it appears they can be counted out, they come back with an outstanding performance to silence the critics.The Troy State University Trojans ...

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...

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