Monthly Archives: August 2001

Independent Media and the Right to Communicate

by Paul Mueth Article 19 of the U.N. General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) says: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive … Continue reading

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Local Troupe Brings Street Theater to Urbana

by Sehvilla Mann A local performance troupe will bring theater, games, and local merchants to the streets of downtown Urbana in August. The Prompting Theater, a group comprised of adults with developmental disabilities who write and perform original shows, is … Continue reading

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Urbana Police Await COPS in Schools Grant, City Council Awaits Police Equity Report

The police are awaiting word from the US Justice Department as to whether they will receive funds distributed under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in Schools program, which has allotted a total of $70 million in grants to communities seeking to hire and train school resource officers. Continue reading

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Wal-Mart and the Environment

by Lindsay Robinson The following article details some of Wal-Mart’s environmental abuses in the United States. Look for future articles about Wal-Mart’s labor, human rights, and community development policies in upcoming issues of this paper. As people in the Champaign-Urbana … Continue reading

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Media Monopoly in Champaign-Urbana?: Consolidation, Absentee Ownership Both on the Increase

by Paul Riismandel and John Wason Ever wonder why local news coverage on TV actually adds up to only a few minutes a day? Curious why there seems to be little difference between ‘extreme’ rock, ‘modern’ rock, and ‘mix’ rock … Continue reading

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Non-Patients Need a Bill of Rights

The system of managed care — getting our health care through HMO’s and other large insurers — has failed. Continue reading

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