Monthly Archives: September 2001

Tunnel Fire Exposes Dangers Of Transporting Nuclear Waste

Here’s a scary thought: What if the train that burned up in a recent Baltimore rail tunnel fire had been carrying nuclear waste? It’s not that far-fetched. According to Energy Department maps that trace national railroad routes for the transport … Continue reading

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“Trust Us About Nuclear Waste!”–Says the Governmet

The equation of protest with terrorism is particularly disturbing and chilling when practiced by a public servant. In an article which allowed an official of the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety to do just that, the Champaign News-Gazette on August … Continue reading

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Tree Trimming Legislation, Becomes Illinois Law

The combined efforts of communities, citizens, organized watch groups, politicians and others have resulted in a community-friendly law that better protects trees and citizens’ rights from unnecessary utility tree clearance. On August 2, 2001, Governor George Ryan signed into law … Continue reading

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Other Diversity Training Opportunities in C-U

In addition to the Study Circles/Community Roundtables program, there are a number of other people and organizations in Champaign-Urbana that can offer discussion, training, and service experience in racial reconciliation and diversity exposure. Diversity Works, Inc. Experienced diversity educators Pauline … Continue reading

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Police Race Education to Community Roundtables!

In traveling around the Twin Cities, many of you may have noticed at least one of the three billboards advertising something called community-wide “Roundtables” on the topics of race relations, education, or police/community relations. These signs herald the latest and … Continue reading

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Has Your Child Been Tested?

Across the country there is growing pressure to require even more standardized testing in our classrooms. As an elementary teacher in the Mattoon Unit #2 school district my students (6-7 year old; first graders) are facing another year of even … Continue reading

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