Monthly Archives: October 2003

Garden Poem

The news reports don’t say Why garden gnomes don’t play Beneath suburban trees anymore. But if I were a plastic goose I’d be looking at all the flags set loose Thinking of when there were lawn decorating jobs galore.

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Strike yields travel advisories at downtown Chicago hotel

 ’      any time soon, you may run across warnings about too-good-to-be-true rates at one hotel on Michigan Avenue overlooking Grant Park. Accommodations at the 580-room hotel are renting at winter prices – $99 a … Continue reading

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Reports from the WTO Protests in Cancun, Mexico

Mohammad al-Heeti, owner and manager of the popular World Harvest international food store at 519 E. University Avenue in Champaign, was born in Heet, Iraq, a small and very old city on the Euphrates River, west of Baghdad. This past … Continue reading

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A Visit to Baghdad

We understand that the US forces have wanted to control everything, out of their fear for the Saddam and Baathist loyalists. They dissolved the Iraqi army, fired all the police and many government workers and sent them all home with … Continue reading

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The Legacy of GirlZone

 ’      . Dragged to a GirlZone skateboarding workshop by her mother, Chloe had no real intention of learning to skate. A half hour later, though, she was swooshing down the ramps, seated, on her … Continue reading

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IMC Fest Raises Over $1,500 for the UC-IMC

,  ’    at the Canopy Club (produced by the IMC’s booking group) was a resounding success. With the help of twelve bands, two feature films, one filmmaker, a ‘zine slam, lots of volunteers, and an enthusiastically … Continue reading

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