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By Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette | November 18, 1991
DO AMERICANS have a right to utter slurs and epithets abou another person's race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability ethnic origin? Yes, U.S. Judge Robert W. Warren ruled, throwing out a "speech code" adopted by the University of nTC Wisconsin. The code penalized students whose language created a "hostile learning environment" for other students. The code was challenged by a campus newspaper, aided by the American Civil Liberties Union.The university, one of several with similar codes, felt its restraints were legal under the "fighting-words doctrine."
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By Carol F. Rosenberg | December 31, 1990
THE YEAR 1990 had big ups and downsCausing minimal laughter and maximal frowns.Communist leaders no longer infestEastern Europe. They pulled out at Gorby's request.The Berlin Wall finally met its demiseAnd Gorbachev landed the Nobel Prize.While landsmen of his were pulling their belts inMasses of Russians voted for Yeltsin.England and France are by tunnel connected.Thatcher resigned, Mason then was selected.Nicaraguan results, to Ortega's sorrow,Gave that election to Mrs. Chamorro.Mandela at long last from prison is free.
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By Richard Rabicoff | December 18, 1990
TRAGEDY STRIKES AT THE BREEDER'S CUP HORSE RACE! DETAILS AT ELEVEN.""Oh, My God," thought I, immediately imagining the worst.Had a grandstand collapsed, with thousands plunging to their deaths? Had a tornado swept the arena, or a fire? Perhaps a jockey had tumbled to the turf, trampled by 20 thundering hooves. Or some disgruntled bettor had gone berserk and opened fire on spectators. Maybe Iraqi terrorists had blown up the place.When I hear the word tragedy, I instinctively think the worst.
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