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Your Turn Letters to the Editor: Global warning

October 2, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Dear Editor,

The progression of global warming is proceeding at a pace that is abnormally too fast. The average global temperature has increased by nearly 1 degree Fahrenheit and scientists are anticipating an additional 2- to 6-degree increase over the next century.

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From the president

October 2, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Recreational sports: Last Tuesday I met with recreational sports director Tom Diehl to address students’ concerns about accommodating the rising demand for soccer. He’s reserved certain times during the week when students can play pickup soccer at Cary Street field.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

September 28, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Celebrity politics

After addressing the UN recently to try to end the genocide in Darfur, George Clooney was asked if he would run for a political office, a question that he never really gave a yes or no to. In fact he answered like a true politician; he completely dodged the question and changed the subject.

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Opinion in Brief: Connecting the dots

September 28, 2006 Executive Editor 0

According to an intelligence report declassified by President Bush Tuesday, the Iraq war has become a “cause celebre” for international terrorists, fueling more terrorism than it has quelled.
This should not be news – in 2005, the State Department omitted data from its annual report on terrorism that reflected a greater than three-fold increase in “significant” terrorist attacks around the world from 2003 to 2004, including a nine-fold increase within Iraq itself.

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Building a legacy

September 25, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Bill Cosby came to Richmond Friday in the hopes of encouraging each American to donate $8 to a national slavery museum. The comedian and philanthropist was in town supporting the museum’s founder, Mayor L. Douglas Wilder. Each American, not just African-American, should donate to this effort.