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...Volume 29, issue No. 9, October 17, 2005

Top Stories

Lakers return to Hawai'i

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 101-93 in a preseason exhibition game in front of 7,307 fans at the Stan Sheriff Center on Oct. 11. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 28 points despite sitting out the fourth quarter in order to allow the younger, less experienced players more playing time and opportunities to prove themselves. [More]

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New IC director supports all students

“Elfi Stephenson has always helped me” (Marcin Ryczak, 25).
“ It is great to have a contact person speaking German” (Diana Fries, 20).
“ My e-mails were answered very quickly and precisely” (Ingmar Hoetschel, 28). [More]

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Katrina caused private security flood

Private security companies have, for a number of years, been one of the secret weapons of wealthy individuals, private corporations, and government agencies in chaotic and troubling situations. In addition to the National Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Border Patrol, local police from around the country and every other government agency with badges being deployed to New Orleans, private security companies such as Blackwater USA are also being called in for their “expertise” in securing areas in times of distress. Michael Ratner, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights told The Nation, in an October, 10, 2005 article titled “Blackwater Down,” that “The vigilantism demonstrated the utter breakdown of the government.” [More]

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Past injustices should make Kamehameha a special case

Can you imagine the people of some other country, let’s say China, coming here, integrating with the local population, and slowly taking over? They make us speak their language, eat the kind of food they eat, live the way they live. Before you know it, the land no longer belongs to us. They claim it to be theirs. They take down our American flag and raise their red Chinese flag over our government buildings. Then we become people under a communist rule. George W. Bush gets confined to one room in the White House. Then we have to start speaking Mandarin. If we speak English, we are harshly punished. And on top of all that, more than 100 years go by, and the Chinese want to take one of the last things we call your own, our school. [More]

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Military moms, protestors face unpatriotic label

ICeleste Zappala’s voice is calm and rational. She talks in a sincere tone, with no hint of inner anger coming through her voice, but rather sadness. She seems to pull her words from somewhere deep inside, from an inner heartache, a place where she keeps her pain. Zappala isn’t the mother-of-all protestors, she isn’t the save-the-world mom, she is simply a mother who had lost her son to the war in Iraq. “Losing a child is hard, it ages you,” Zappala said. [More]

 
 
 
 
 
 

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