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New Agriculture Bill Shorts the Family Farmer PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 07 May 2002 18:00
Legislation that sets federal agriculture policy for the next six years is close to becoming law, and large agricultural producers will gain even more advantages over the small family farmer because of it. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the 2002 Farm Bill on Wednesday, May 8, and it’s expected to pass, according to Seth Boffeli, a spokesperson for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairperson Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

 
Major Recommendations of the Commission on Capital Punishment PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 April 2002 18:00
In its report, the Commission on Capital Punishment condensed its recommendations into a summary of 10 items. These are taken from the report’s preamble. • We recommend videotaping all questioning of a capital suspect conducted in a police facility, and repeating on tape, in the presence of the prospective defendant, any of his statements alleged to have been made elsewhere.

 
Debating Death PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 April 2002 18:00
Too often in Illinois, police and prosecutors have seemed hell-bent on convictions – not justice – when it comes to serious crimes. “Too often” is once if it means the death penalty, but at least 13 times the state has sent somebody to death row who was later discovered to be innocent.

 
Tied in Knots About Tying the Knot PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 April 2002 18:00
In opening her presentation at a Quad Cities appearance on April 12, Maggie Gallagher explained what the “Marriage Movement” is not. Gallagher, an affiliate scholar with the Institute for American Values, said the Marriage Movement is not a polarizing political issue or a set of political initiatives.

 
What Options Has the School Board Been Given? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 April 2002 18:00
If the members of the Davenport Community School District board take their jobs seriously, they have a lot of information to sort through between now and April 22, when they’re scheduled to vote whether to close Johnson and Grant schools.

 
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