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‘Survivor’ Tina Wesson shares experiences

Kelly Whitlock

January 31, 2001

Tina Wesson is a true Survivor. The 41-year-old nurse and mother, said her neighbors could hear her screaming when she got the call saying she would be a contestant on the popular reality-TV show, Survivor 2. Wesson appeared Sunday, Oct. 21 at Oak Hills High School in Bridgetown, to tell of her Survi...

Delta layoffs were a ‘cold slap in the face’

Rick Amburgey

January 31, 2001

Stacey SuttonNearly three weeks after the unexpected layoff of all 127 employees of the on-campus branch of Delta Airlines, students are still in shock, upset, and trying to find new jobs. Many of the former employees were extremely hurt by the way Delta's corporate office handled the situation. Cind...

N. Ky. Tech offers career alternatives

Tiffany Lewis

January 31, 2001

Stacey SuttonFluid Power Lab. Does that sound like a course offered on the Northern Kentucky University campus? You're right, it's not. But it's the favorite class of Scott Mullis, a freshman this year at the Northern Kentucky Technical College Highland Heights Campus. He is aiming for an Associat...

Local Chief of Police profiles racial profiling at NKU forum

W.T. Sprankles III

January 24, 2001

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Anthany Beatty Sr., the first African-American Chief of Police of Lexington, Ky.. visited Northern Kentucky University. Chief Beatty was the guest speaker for a racial profiling forum that was hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Rho Gamma chapter. Sixty-fiv...

NKU free from Anthrax threats

Rick Amburgey

January 24, 2001

Despite multiple false alarms of anthrax in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, Northern Kentucky University has not yet received or been informed of any terrorist threats against the university. A university statement informed students, faculty and staff of precautions to take while opening mail. Th...

Local country headliner

Rick Amburgey

January 24, 2001

Local country music artist Todd Henry is enjoying the ride on the road to success. Henry said he has opened shows for artists like the Dixie Chicks and Mark Chesnutt. Even though he has done shows with major acts, he said he usually doesn't get to talk to them to get words of wisdom because of the a...

The price for convenience

Jason Dobbins

January 24, 2001

They are necessities, fashion statements, symbols of power and importance. Today, more than 700 million people, or about 12 percent of the world's population uses them. Objects so tiny, they can dangle inconspicuously on a person's key chain, until they ring, that is. Cell phones have so effecti...

Departments team up in bird rescue

Susan Bartels

January 24, 2001

Susan BartelsA rescue mission took place at Northern Kentucky University the week of Sept. 24. It didn't involve police, fire personnel or heavy equipment. What it did involve was time, nurturing and a respect for the smaller creatures of the world. In a joint effort between employees of the physical ...

Student embarrassed by the crude behavior of others

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January 24, 2001

Dear Editor, As a freshman at NKU, I have noticed that college is different than high school. Also, I thought that college students acted more mature and respectful than high school students, but I think I realized that this was not true after the Lucy Grealy speech. I, along with other students, facult...

Multifaceted speaker will promote multiculturalism to NKU students

KAren Andrew

January 24, 2001

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues, a woman with numerous years in activism will speak at Northern Kentucky University next week. Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez is a writer, activist and teacher and speaks on racism, multiculturalism, women's and other movements. She was a participant in the Black civil rights move...

WWII POWs tell it like it was:

Rick Amburgey

January 24, 2001

Some soldiers go to war and come back heroes. Some pay the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. There are still many who serve in enemy prison camps, instead of muddy trenches. Four prisoners of war during World War II spoke Tuesday in BEP 200. Frank Bates, James Blake, Lewis Grivetti, and Louis Holger were...

Mason’s latest celebrates Ky.

Rick Amburgey

January 24, 2001

Kentucky native Bobbie Ann Mason's 2001 release, "Zigzagging Down A Wild Trail", is a collection of short stories that seems to be targeted to her regional audience. The book, which has more of a connection with natives of Kentucky and Appalachia but contains a good message that can be appreciated by all. ...

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