Sept. 10

                
  • Venezuela exports solidarity: Citgo sponsors Puerto Rican festival

    Venezuela exports solidarity: Citgo sponsors Puerto Rican festival

    September 9, 2005

    CHICAGO — Fiesta Boricua, the annual Puerto Rican community festival in Humboldt Park here, got a lifeline from an unusual source. Venezuelan-owned Citgo donated $100,000, half of the festival’s cost, so the show could go forward...

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  • By George, hes done it: Clooneys movie takes on McCarthyism  past and present

    By George, hes done it: Clooneys movie takes on McCarthyism past and present

    September 9, 2005

    Actor-director George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” won critical acclaim at the Venice Film Festival last week for its portrayal of broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow and his fight against the anticommunist paranoia sweeping 1950s...

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  • Musicians rally to save cultural mecca

    Musicians rally to save cultural mecca

    September 9, 2005

    “They call it Stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad,” East Texas bluesman T-Bone Walker sang in 1947. “Wednesday’s worse, and Thursday’s oh so sad.” In that same year, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday performed “Do...

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  • Republicans fleeing Bush on Arctic drilling issue

    Republicans fleeing Bush on Arctic drilling issue

    September 9, 2005

    Two dozen House Republicans, including three committee chairmen, have directly opposed the Bush administration’s effort to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling by sneaking it through the budget approval process. “An effort...

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  • R.I. janitors, hotel workers demand justice on Labor Day

    R.I. janitors, hotel workers demand justice on Labor Day

    September 9, 2005

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s capital city has been recently lauded as “America’s Renaissance City,” with several new downtown development projects — upscale hotels, a high-end shopping mall and a handful of relocated corporate offices. City...

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