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  • History  The month of October

    History The month of October

    October 17, 2003

    Oct. 1, 1949. 500,000 steel workers in 29 states struck for pensions and wage increases. Oct. 11, 1987. National Coming Out Day established at National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights. Oct. 12, 1492,...

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  • The Thrill and the Agony  This week in sports by Chas Walker

    The Thrill and the Agony This week in sports by Chas Walker

    October 17, 2003

    Rushing the quarterback What did ESPN expect? On their “Sunday NFL Countdown” pre-game show on Sept. 28, newly-hired commentator Rush Limbaugh offered his “analysis” of Philadelphia Eagles star quarterback Donovan McNabb, who is Black. “Sorry to...

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  • Elizabeth Hall dies at 94

    Elizabeth Hall dies at 94

    October 17, 2003

    Elizabeth Hall, a leader in the Communist Party USA and widow of Gus Hall, head of the CPUSA for over four decades, died Oct. 8 at the home of her daughter, Barbara Conway, with whom she...

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  • Mellencamps Trouble No More targets Bush

    Mellencamps Trouble No More targets Bush

    October 17, 2003

    Music review Trouble No More, by John Cougar Mellencamp, Sony, $18.98 “And he wants to fight with Many; And he say it’s not for oil.” Those are the words in “To Washington,” a song written by...

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  • Confession of a union buster

    Confession of a union buster

    October 17, 2003

    Book review Confessions of a Union Buster, by Martin Jay Levitt, Crown Publishers Inc., 302 pp., hardcover, $25. Martin Jay Levitt joined the union-busting business in 1969. He was 25 years old, divorced, living with his...

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