Western Courier

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 ...

Daniels pleased with win over EIU

Collin VanBusKirk

September 16, 1998

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On Friday, the WIU women's soccer team claimed its own page in the program's history by defeating Eastern Illinois University, 1-0, at John MacKenzie Alumni Field.In a month already loaded with significant moments in sports histo...

Applications for award are available

William Lee

September 16, 1998

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WIU's Travel and Study Abroad Office is accepting applications for the J. William Fulbright Scholarship for the 1999-2000 academic year.The Fulbright Scholarship is a post-World War II federal grant for mature college students to...

Program awarded $149,999 grant

Scott Owens

September 16, 1998

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Federal government agencies recently issued grants to fund two programs at WIU that are using technology to better the lives of the people with whom they work.The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Macomb Projects group a ...

Luncheon set for Founders’ Day

Bradford Nadziejko

September 16, 1998

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WIU students and the rest of the university community are encouraged to attend the WIU 1998 Founders' Day luncheon Sept. 23 in the University Union Grand Ballroom.Started by President Donald Spencer, Founders' Day is celebrated to ...

OPS works to improve safety

Rob Carroll

September 16, 1998

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Making everyone on campus feel safe is no easy task. Currently, the Office of Public Safety is trying to improve the situation."Most of the students are 19, 20, 21 years of age, and they need to remember that even though they...

Children are aware of scandal

September 16, 1998

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Throughout the past several months, everyone has been buzzing about the Bill Clinton scandal, trying to figure out what his next move will be to retrieve his reputation. But many have failed to take a closer look at what affect ...

Tanner obtains Ethernet access

Shauna Allen

September 16, 1998

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During the past few years, WIU has undergone a few facelifts in order to attract more students to the campus.Some of these projects were not just for recruitment purposes, but also for the betterment of the living conditions i...

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