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Allyson Mcbride

Science talk memorializes late professor

James P. Holland and Homer A. Neal first crossed paths in the late 1950s when they were both IU students from the same small area of Kentucky. Holland was in graduate school; Neal was a freshman. Both faced the issues with which African-American students across the country were dealing: fear and hatred.


Final presidential debate excludes third parties

While Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore make their way to St. Louis for their final presidential debate today, another candidate will air his views -- although 40 million Americans will not tune in.


Debates end with St. Louis showdown

Stakes are running high for Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush as they duel in the third and final debate which could help determine who's the next president.


Kenyan minister visits partners in Bloomington

At a coffee hour discussion at the Leo R. Dowling International Center Friday, guest speaker Rev. Reuben Keya Lubanga of Kenya gave his audience a glimpse into the realities of life half a world away in a rural region hundreds of miles from the modern capital city of Nairobi.


Poll ranks team No. 1

Internetsoccer.com picked the men's soccer team as No. 1 in its national poll Monday. The Hoosiers had been ranked fifth in last week's poll, before unranked Syracuse upset top-ranked Connecticut 1-0 Saturday. IU (11-3, 5-0 in Big Ten play) defeated unranked Wisconsin 3-1 Friday and Northwestern 4-1 Sunday to claim the regular-season Big Ten title. The defending national champion Hoosiers hadn't been ranked No. 1 since the preseason and fell from the spot after losing the first two games of the season. At that point, IU was unranked.


A disgrace in every way

No one, not even God Himself, could defend any choice of words I write beneath this paragraph that bashes the disgraceful performance "Iniana" made Saturday.



'Mental' mistakes lead to 58-0 loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It was a microcosm of one of the longest afternoons in the history of Hoosier football. Although the game was over long before the play, the exchange was representative of the problem that plagued IU all afternoon in its 58-0 loss to Michigan Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Just after the Wolverines scored their final points, junior receiver Derin Graham was returning the ensuing kickoff for the Hoosiers (2-4, 1-2 in Big Ten play). Like the team had done all afternoon, Graham hesitated at about the 20-yard line. A split second later, two Michigan players planted Graham before he could get moving again.


Rugby team dominates in tournament opener

Saturday marked the first round of the Midwest Tournament for the men's rugby team. The Hoosiers had to win Saturday -- and two more games -- to make it to the national final four. Win they did, and it was by no small margin. IU defeated Ohio University 61-8 in a game that was almost entirely on the Hoosiers' half of the field.


Sexpert

Dear Sexpert, My girlfriend and I have been dating for more than a year, and we are deeply in love. Our sex life has been and continues to be wonderful. She can have an orgasm nearly every time we make love, but it is only a guarantee in the missionary position with a pillow under her butt. This gives me the angle to hit her G-spot. Is it too much to ask for multiple positions for her to achieve an orgasm through intercourse? (It's easy to do it manually.) Or should we just shut up and enjoy the magnificent sure thing? Fishing for Positions


Ombudsman: Selling out or just the facts?

One of the dirty little secrets of journalism is reporters' and editors' enjoyment of a wide variety of "perks" provided to them by the subjects they cover. These benefits include everything from complimentary compact discs and movie passes to all-expenses-paid trips to New York City -- such as the one IDS campus editor Michael Eisenstadt recently took.


New bill stifles free speech

Not everyone has the highest opinion of the press. Reporters are often viewed as snoops, prying into things that aren't their business and spilling private secrets to the public, all in the name of "The People's Right to Know." Still, even the harshest critics of the press admit reporters need to be inquisitive so the public can remain informed. But Congress seems intent on squashing this inquisitiveness, having voted Thursday to expand criminal penalties for government employees who leak classified information. The bill, H.R. 4392, subjects government employees to up to three years in prison for willfully disclosing nearly any classified information.



A different kind of platform

The presidential election isn't far away. I know it might be a little late for this, but I'm announcing my candidacy today. I'm dissatisfied with the current choices.


Living inside a cultural bubble

This is not America Brightly illuminated upon one whole side of a city building, the words above glowed within an outline of the United States. I don't remember on what building or in what city this electronic billboard appeared because I saw it in a photograph. But I do remember my reaction: "What the hell do you mean this isn't America?"


Gore has strong education plan

Vice President Al Gore believes the greatest test of our national responsibility is found in the quality of the education we provide. Democrats have long been the champion of increasing the quality, accessibility and affordability of public education.


A vote for Nader is a vote for change

Politics doesn't have to be about a rich old boys club, glitzy dinner galas and obscene wads of money flying in from powerful corporate donors. Instead politics can be about you and your interests, regardless of who you know and who your daddy is.


Pro-life mailing offends students

As a student who lives on campus, I understand that I am often the target of direct mailings. Most of it is surface-level junk mail that I can easily recycle without even a second glance. Recently, however, both my suitemate and I received envelopes addressed to "Resident" and the given address of our dormitory. A pamphlet was inside. On the cover were such phrases as "Right to choose" and "Reproductive rights" and so on.


Boy Scout policy narrow, extreme

I agree with Ms. Darcy Lemon ("Boy Scouts don't deserve criticism," Oct. 10) that the Boy Scouts are a private organization. The Supreme Court says it is so, and so it is. Those leaders who hold the reins of power in the Boy Scouts have the legal right to use its name and resources any way they want.



Christianity about inclusiveness

Darcy Lemon raised several interesting points in her defense of the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy ("Boy Scouts don't deserve criticism," Oct. 10). Most notably, she suggested that since the Christian church and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People do not welcome atheists and white people, respectively, the Boy Scouts should not be expected to welcome the participation of gays.


Writer missed mark about Boy Scout policy

A writer stated that the Boy Scouts should not be under attack for banning homosexuals because they are a private organization, and not funded by the state ("Boy Scouts don't deserve criticism," Oct. 10). I am an Eagle Scout. I am gay. And I find what the Boy Scouts are doing as repugnant, and goes against the grain of being American or Christian.


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