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By Art Buchwald | August 8, 1995
I HAVE BEEN praying for some time that school prayer would not become an issue in the 1996 presidential campaign. But it doesn't look as if my prayers will be answered.Every potential Republican candidate seems to be promising a constitutional amendment to put prayer back in the class room. Not wishing to appear irreligious, President Clinton now says that there is nothing in the Constitution forbidding prayer in public schools.One of the reasons that this whole issue makes me uncomfortable is that, while this country is becoming more and more diverse in its religious beliefs, it is also becoming more intolerant.
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By Kevin Cowherd | April 15, 2004
THERE ARE 125 million people over the age of 40 in this country, and if they turn on the 11 o'clock news and watch the fighting in Baghdad and the helicopters circling Fallujah and don't see Vietnam, then we have the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of mankind. U.S. troops fighting a guerrilla war in a far-off land, Americans divided on whether they should be there at all, presidents and generals smiling and telling us everything's going great while the body-count goes up, nobody in the White House or the Pentagon with a clue about how to get the hell out - this doesn't sound vaguely familiar?
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By Michael deCourcy Hinds and Michael deCourcy Hinds,New York Times News Service | May 15, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- Amid preparations for Monday's commencement exercises, University of Pennsylvania officials spent much of yesterday dealing with the racial tension that has plagued the campus over the last semester.The university's Judicial Inquiry Office held a closed hearing yesterday to determine whether a white student who had called some black students "water buffalo" had violated the university's policy forbidding racial harassment. The policy prohibits racial epithets meant to "inflict direct injury" on people.
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By Art Buchwald | August 8, 1995
I HAVE BEEN praying for some time that school prayer would not become an issue in the 1996 presidential campaign. But it doesn't look as if my prayers will be answered.Every potential Republican candidate seems to be promising a constitutional amendment to put prayer back in the class room. Not wishing to appear irreligious, President Clinton now says that there is nothing in the Constitution forbidding prayer in public schools.One of the reasons that this whole issue makes me uncomfortable is that, while this country is becoming more and more diverse in its religious beliefs, it is also becoming more intolerant.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | May 27, 1993
Boston.--Now, at long last, we can return the water buffalo to the political menagerie. This beast of burden has been working overtime. It's carried the heavy weight of arguments about racial harassment, free speech and political correctness for five solid months. Give it a rest.In case you missed the incident, it began January 13 on the University of Pennsylvania campus when a group of African-American sorority sisters, in high spirits and high volume, disturbed some other students' peace.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | November 22, 1994
Has your child brought a BUG home from Stevens Forest Elementary School?"Being Unusually Good" certificates are given by teachers to students for exceptional behavior, a random act of kindness or being a good friend.The BUG is given at any time, and recipients will be recognized during the school's monthly assembly.*It is always a pleasure to report a good deed. Children who attended the 25 sessions of Alberta Gray United Methodist Church Bible School donated pennies each week to purchase a water buffalo for an overseas family.
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By David G. Savage and David G. Savage,Los Angeles Times | May 25, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The five black sorority sisters who were called "water buffalo" by a white freshman at the University of Pennsylvania dropped their racial harassment complaint yesterday but denounced the school, its hearing board and the press for having "failed us miserably."Their surprise move, announced just hours after a faculty-student board said it would rule on their complaint in September, left all sides saying they were dismayed and dissatisfied with the handling of this dispute.The women say they were "subjected to barrage of racial epithets and slurs" on the night of Jan. 13 and filed their complaint with the hope that a faculty-student board would quietly hear the facts and rule on whether the student code of conduct had been violated.
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By Tommy Denton | September 21, 1993
BEN Franklin has to be spinning in his grave as he contemplates the misdirected foolishness of the thought police at his beloved University of Pennsylvania.The campus high sheriffs have decided to drop disciplinary proceedings against nine African-American students accused of stealing all 14,000 copies of an edition of the campus newspaper in April. The culprits had decided that the paper was written and edited with a racist slant, so they violated university rules -- not to mention a civil statute and an ethical sanction or two -- by confiscating all the papers, thus preventing circulation within the campus community.
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By Kevin Cowherd | April 15, 2004
THERE ARE 125 million people over the age of 40 in this country, and if they turn on the 11 o'clock news and watch the fighting in Baghdad and the helicopters circling Fallujah and don't see Vietnam, then we have the worst case of collective amnesia in the history of mankind. U.S. troops fighting a guerrilla war in a far-off land, Americans divided on whether they should be there at all, presidents and generals smiling and telling us everything's going great while the body-count goes up, nobody in the White House or the Pentagon with a clue about how to get the hell out - this doesn't sound vaguely familiar?
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | July 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Now that University of Pennsylvania President Sheldon Hackney has been given unanimous endorsement by the Senate committee considering his nomination to head the National Endowment for the Humanities, he appears to have clear sailing for confirmation -- amid complaints that he has unnecessarily been dragged over the coals.Hackney is, after all, a highly regarded member of academia who on paper is eminently qualified for the job, which oversees a multimillion-dollar budget of federal grants to schools, libraries and scholars of all sorts.
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By NATALIE HARVEY | November 22, 1994
Has your child brought a BUG home from Stevens Forest Elementary School?"Being Unusually Good" certificates are given by teachers to students for exceptional behavior, a random act of kindness or being a good friend.The BUG is given at any time, and recipients will be recognized during the school's monthly assembly.*It is always a pleasure to report a good deed. Children who attended the 25 sessions of Alberta Gray United Methodist Church Bible School donated pennies each week to purchase a water buffalo for an overseas family.
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By Tommy Denton | September 21, 1993
BEN Franklin has to be spinning in his grave as he contemplates the misdirected foolishness of the thought police at his beloved University of Pennsylvania.The campus high sheriffs have decided to drop disciplinary proceedings against nine African-American students accused of stealing all 14,000 copies of an edition of the campus newspaper in April. The culprits had decided that the paper was written and edited with a racist slant, so they violated university rules -- not to mention a civil statute and an ethical sanction or two -- by confiscating all the papers, thus preventing circulation within the campus community.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | July 15, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Now that University of Pennsylvania President Sheldon Hackney has been given unanimous endorsement by the Senate committee considering his nomination to head the National Endowment for the Humanities, he appears to have clear sailing for confirmation -- amid complaints that he has unnecessarily been dragged over the coals.Hackney is, after all, a highly regarded member of academia who on paper is eminently qualified for the job, which oversees a multimillion-dollar budget of federal grants to schools, libraries and scholars of all sorts.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | May 27, 1993
Boston.--Now, at long last, we can return the water buffalo to the political menagerie. This beast of burden has been working overtime. It's carried the heavy weight of arguments about racial harassment, free speech and political correctness for five solid months. Give it a rest.In case you missed the incident, it began January 13 on the University of Pennsylvania campus when a group of African-American sorority sisters, in high spirits and high volume, disturbed some other students' peace.
NEWS
By David G. Savage and David G. Savage,Los Angeles Times | May 25, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The five black sorority sisters who were called "water buffalo" by a white freshman at the University of Pennsylvania dropped their racial harassment complaint yesterday but denounced the school, its hearing board and the press for having "failed us miserably."Their surprise move, announced just hours after a faculty-student board said it would rule on their complaint in September, left all sides saying they were dismayed and dissatisfied with the handling of this dispute.The women say they were "subjected to barrage of racial epithets and slurs" on the night of Jan. 13 and filed their complaint with the hope that a faculty-student board would quietly hear the facts and rule on whether the student code of conduct had been violated.
NEWS
By Michael deCourcy Hinds and Michael deCourcy Hinds,New York Times News Service | May 15, 1993
PHILADELPHIA -- Amid preparations for Monday's commencement exercises, University of Pennsylvania officials spent much of yesterday dealing with the racial tension that has plagued the campus over the last semester.The university's Judicial Inquiry Office held a closed hearing yesterday to determine whether a white student who had called some black students "water buffalo" had violated the university's policy forbidding racial harassment. The policy prohibits racial epithets meant to "inflict direct injury" on people.
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By Spc. T. Ann McElroy and Spc. T. Ann McElroy,Special to The Sun | December 30, 1990
17-Dec-90. 0900.We've been in Saudi Arabia for over 24 hours now -- it's like livinin a dust bowl. Chalk everywhere. . . . If you had any misconceptions about what's going to take place, or what the U.S. forces and the other allied forces were building up for, the moment you stepped off the plane, the cold reality of prewar tTC preparations hits you in the face like a brick wall. Every form of noisemaker, gun, anything that would make an explosion and harm humans was represented. Reality set in. . . . We drove to the company's "new" site, "Trailer Park."
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February 3, 2012
It was with great sadness that I saw the photos in The Sun of hunters posing triumphantly next to the carcasses of the animals that they had shot and killed in Africa ("Africa calls adventurous hunters," Jan. 29). Included in the photos were a dead water buffalo, lion, nyala, oryx and elephant. Isn't there a way for people to derive enjoyment from these magnificent animals' existence without causing their often painful demise? In Africa, there are safaris that offer tourists the opportunity to photograph wildlife in preserves and parks in their natural habitat.
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By Spc. T. Ann McElroy and Spc. T. Ann McElroy,Special to The Sun | December 30, 1990
17-Dec-90. 0900.We've been in Saudi Arabia for over 24 hours now -- it's like livinin a dust bowl. Chalk everywhere. . . . If you had any misconceptions about what's going to take place, or what the U.S. forces and the other allied forces were building up for, the moment you stepped off the plane, the cold reality of prewar tTC preparations hits you in the face like a brick wall. Every form of noisemaker, gun, anything that would make an explosion and harm humans was represented. Reality set in. . . . We drove to the company's "new" site, "Trailer Park."
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