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ISSUE 118 VOL 10 PUBLISHED 12/3/2004

Opinions

WCAL waves goodbye

What do St. Olaf Choir Director Anton Armstrong, composer Dale Warland, former St. Olaf Board of Regents chair Leonard Hoeft, Minnesota State Sens. John Marty and Tom Neuville, 25 members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and former St. Olaf College President Mel George have in common?

Mission accomplished?

After 87 years of broadcasting excellence, St. Olaf’'s WCAL signed off for the final time on Nov. 21. It was a sad and bitter note for the radio station'’s end.

Iraq needs mythology

It’'s safe to presume that almost everyone in America, regardless of political affiliation, believes democracy to be the most effective, fair and efficient form of government. Why, then, does democracy work so well in the United States and other Western countries, yet finds harsh resistance in the Middle East?

Arafat legacy conflicted at best

The bitter cries and shotgun blasts of heartbroken Palestinians echoed throughout the Middle East on Nov. 11, 2004, as “Mr. Palestine” himself –- - Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Quda al-Husseini, known to world as Yasser Arafat – died in a secluded Paris hospital.

Artest incites basketbrawl

On the night of Friday, Nov. 19, the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons took the court in what promised to be a highly competitive and physical matchup between two elite Eastern Conference rivals. What wasn’t promised was the physical matchup between fans and players.

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