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  • Tragedy strikes the Baraka family

    Tragedy strikes the Baraka family

    August 22, 2003

    On Aug. 13 the city of Newark, N.J., woke up to the shocking news of the death of Shani Baraka, 31. Shani is the daughter of Amiri Baraka, award-winning playwright, civil rights and political activist, and...

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  • The Thrill and the Agony…This week in sports

    The Thrill and the Agony…This week in sports

    August 22, 2003

    Perfect in Pawtucket I rarely have the opportunity to see a major league baseball game in person. The Baltimore Orioles played about an hour north of where I grew up in Virginia. Now I live in...

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  • Who is Hugo Chavez?

    Who is Hugo Chavez?

    August 22, 2003

    I have to admit, before I saw this film, I’d only followed the situation in Venezuela on a cursory level. I knew Hugo Chavez was better than the presidents who had preceded him in Venezuela, but...

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  • The 1937 Memorial Day Massacre: A community remembers

    The 1937 Memorial Day Massacre: A community remembers

    August 22, 2003

    On Memorial Day 1937, hundreds of steelworkers and supporters, led by the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, attempted a peaceful picket of Republic Steel in Chicago. They were met by several hundred Chicago police who, unprovoked, charged...

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  • Desperately seeking Arnold

    Desperately seeking Arnold

    August 22, 2003

    Big as he is, it’s not easy to find Calif. gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger. If you dial 411, his campaign office is not listed. Use the Google search bar on your computer and you can’t find...

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