Western Courier

WIU welcomes record number of new faculty

Danny Davis

August 28, 1998

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WIU, including the Regional Center in Moline, Ill., has hired 80 new faculty members in the last year, with additions to each of the departments.Between this year and last, there have been more than the average number of faculty hired, with t...

HE SAID

Zed Bartlow

August 28, 1998

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It seems to me cosmetic surgery in this day and age has moved into the emergency room.You know what I'm talking about. You have all seen them - breast implants. I personally think breast implants are totally unnecessary. Why w...

Insurance office addresses students’ needs

Rebecca Bogler

August 28, 1998

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An examination of students' medical needs has resulted in a reevaluation of the student health insurance offered by the university.The revised policy includes new and additional covered services, an increase in maximum benefit cover...

iMac, just how good is it

Lisa Lipscomb

August 28, 1998

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With 30 million Macintosh users on the planet, the introduction of the iMac is rocking their world harder than a 7.0 Los Angeles earthquake.You may have seen the advertisements on television or in magazines such as Newsweek, Time or ...

Deadline approaches for insurance waivers

Rebecca Bogler

August 28, 1998

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To ensure students have adequate medical coverage, the university has changed its insurance waiver policy requiring students to have equal or better coverage than what the university offers.Therefore, everyone who previously had...

Stecker’s knee could be ready for opener

Jeff Reynolds

August 28, 1998

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When word came out Wednesday morning that the 'Necks could be without senior running back Aaron Stecker, there was no need to panic, but definitely cause for concern."It was just a mild sprain," 'Necks head coach Randy Ball sa...

Unsafe mail once again

August 26, 1998

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Not since the Unabomber has there been such a scare about the mail, but this time the person allegedly responsible for the deadly letters is a 50-year-old cancer patient.Kathryn Schoonover was arrested in California after she w...

Intramurals offer chance to get involved

Karl Phipps

August 26, 1998

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With the attraction of the new Campus Recreation Center and the addition of more physical and social activities, the WIU intramurals program is becoming more popular than ever among on- and off-campus students.In recent years, par...

Religious Freedom Restoration Act is misleading

Steve Sonneveld

August 26, 1998

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"Religion is not helped by establishment, but is hurt by it."James Madison.The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a bold-faced lie. This dangerous piece of legislation currently in committee in the Illinois State Con...

Wilson’s outgoing personality touches others

Stefanie Frazier

August 26, 1998

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Stephanie Wilson died last week of an asthma attack. She would have been a senior this year at WIU.When I first heard of her death I couldn't place her face. I thought it was sad, but it didn't hit home with me at first. One classm...

New safety program rewards students for buckling up

Karl Phipps

August 26, 1998

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With the changes being made to the Illinois Vehicle Code, Illinois State Police District 14 has already stepped up its efforts to prevent traffic violations and accidents in McDonough County and the surrounding area.Last year, ...

Legislators make changes to state driving laws

Karl Phipps

August 26, 1998

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Recently, a new state law was passed by the Secretary of State's office which would affect the number of moving violations Illinois drivers under the age of 21 could have before their driving licenses are suspended.Under the revi...

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