Western Courier

Diamond Dave’s altercation could be contagious

February 14, 1997

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Diamond Dave's is being persecuted unfairly by the city of Macomb and its mayor.It is very disturbing to see so much time and energy spent on such a minor issue. Underage drinking -- a truly illegal act -- has taken a back seat ...

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...

Rec Center to open Fall 97

Kristy Judycki

February 7, 1997

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Students anticipating the opening of the new student recreation center and remodeled areas of Western Hall should mark their calendars for the beginning of fall semester 1997.According to Jim Barnett, director of the Physical Pl...

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 ...

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...

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