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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

September 14, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Webb ad

Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb has come under fire for his most recent television commercial. The ad, which began airing Monday, features former president Ronald Reagan praising Webb during his tenure as secretary of the Navy. A letter from former first lady Nancy Reagan’s office has demanded that the ad be pulled, calling the use of the Reagan footage “neither authorized nor appropriate.

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Opinion in Brief

September 14, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Blowing smoke

Smokers have it tough going in today’s society. In more places, from airplanes to shopping malls, they must extinguish and endure in anguish the time until they can next grab a smoke.

It is understandable, then, that students who choose to smoke would use the opportunity between classes to light up.

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Voting rights for felons in Virginia

September 14, 2006 Executive Editor 0

The saga of disenfranchisement continues.

Convicted felons in the Commonwealth are prohibited to exercise their most imperative right – voting. Virginia restricts ex-felons from voting and running or holding office for life.

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Opinion in Brief

September 11, 2006 Executive Editor 0

Date certain
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced that he will resign sometime in the next 12 months, but he refuses to say exactly when. Perhaps Mr. Blair is taking a page from his ally, President Bush, in that setting a date for his departure would send the wrong message to his enemies.

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Your Turn Letters to the Editor

September 11, 2006 Executive Editor 0

‘Coming out’ response

Thank you for putting this letter in the Times. It is so amazing the bravery of the student who wrote this. There are so many LGBTQ students here at VCU, and our story is rarely heard. Thank you for being a voice for diversity.