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  • Say no to the poverty draft

    Say no to the poverty draft

    January 16, 2003 By Jessica Marshall And Estevan Bassett-Nembhard

    Opinion Last week, a friend who was recruited on his high school campus was sent off to the Persian Gulf region leaving behind his wife and newborn daughter. When he joined the army reserves he never...

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  • Profits come first with Frist

    Profits come first with Frist

    January 16, 2003 By Phil E. Benjamin

    Some have said that switching from U.S. Senate leader Trent Lott (R-S.C.) to Dr. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) is like going from the frying pan into the fire. Well, that isn’t entirely true, but analyzing voting records...

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  • 4,500 Mainers rebuff racists from away

    4,500 Mainers rebuff racists from away

    January 16, 2003

    LEWISTON, Maine – Thousands of Maine residents gathered here Jan. 11 to support recent Somali immigrants who have been targeted by the hate group “World Church of the Creator.” Last November, the hate organization announced its...

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  • Unemployment: No good news

    Unemployment: No good news

    January 16, 2003

    According to the Labor Department the economy lost another 101,000 jobs in December, most of them in manufacturing industries and retail trade. Although the official year-end unemployment rate of 6 percent was unchanged from November, it...

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  • Phila. labor against war

    Phila. labor against war

    January 16, 2003

    PHILADELPHIA – At its Jan. 8 meeting the Philadelphia AFL-CIO Central Labor Council passed a resolution against the war in Iraq. The Phila. Labor Council wanted to go on record as strongly opposing the Bush administration’s...

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