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‘Mamma Mia!’ spices up Richmond

February 27, 2003 Executive Editor 0

The next musical that comes to the Landmark Theater has a great deal to live up to, being preceded by “Mamma Mia!” Who would have guessed that a laundry list of Abba songs combined with a two-day roller coaster ride about a wedding could be so entertaining and enjoyable? The songs are woven so well within the story that it’s difficult to believe they weren’t written specifically for the musical.

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To go to war or to not go to war?

February 27, 2003 Executive Editor 0

A few months ago, President George W. Bush decided that it was finally time to deploy troops to the Middle East in preparation of dethroning Saddam Hussein. The question that everyone has been asking is: Why? Why is war necessary? Shouldn’t we be focusing on al Qaeda first, thus dismissing any thought of future terrorism? The answers to the first two questions, ladies and gentlemen, I do not have for you.

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On comic-book movies

February 27, 2003 Executive Editor 0

With the release of “Daredevil” on Valentine’s Day, I’ve gotten into many a discussion about comic-book movies. It seems we are in a comic-book movie phase in Hollywood. “X-men” was a summer blockbuster a couple of years ago and this past summer was the season of “Spiderman.

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Richmond’s History Makers

February 27, 2003 Executive Editor 0

Dr. William Ferguson Reid Dr. William Ferguson Reid, a surgeon, co-founded The Richmond Crusade for Voters in 1956. It grew out of The Council to Save Public Schools, which formed to fight a 1956 law that allowed cities in Virginia the option of closing public schools rather than integrating them.

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Major in African-American studies proposed for fall semester

February 27, 2003 Executive Editor 0

For years, students wanting to major in African-American studies pursued their goals at institutions other than VCU. Now, VCU once again seeks to offer a major in that area by fall semester.

Recently, VCU’s Board of Visitors approved the revised proposal for a major in African-American studies – a proposal that is not new but one that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia could approve.