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OPINIONS
Wednesday September 10, 2003
photo Issue of the Week: How should we commemorate Sept. 11?

Tomorrow morning, several campus groups will host a ceremony on the UA Mall to commemorate the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. We asked our

columnists: Is it appropriate to continue to formally memorialize the event, or should we privately try to move on?

It's time for ceremony to become history

We don't need memorial services to remember Sept. 11, 2001. Every day, Americans feel the aftermath of a tragedy that will go down in the history books; heightened airport security, terrorist threat levels and troops overseas constantly remind us that even a world power is vulnerable. On Sept. 11, the impossibility of danger within our borders became a shocking reality. [Read article]

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Time to stop holding the football stadium over UMC

Did everybody see our football team get creamed by LSU last week? Did anybody stop to think about the even more dreadful loss that surrounds the very stadium in which the game was played?

For those who are already confused, here's the story:

In 1974, before the new or at least newer part of the football stadium was added, the university needed to raise $5.5 million for the construction quite a chunk of money in those days. [Read article]

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Mailbag

Illogical to compare underage drinking with murder, theft

In regards to the C.M. Mitchel response titled "Underage drinking illegal akin to murder, theft:" I would have to say that Mr. or Ms. Mitchell's logic is just as absurd as the title.

Yes underage drinking is illegal, and it can be a public nuisance or worse, but to liken it to murder and theft is horribly flawed. Although an intoxicated person can harm others, the danger is consensual, unlike murder and theft. To liken self-intoxication to killing and stealing is narrow-minded and incendiary. [Read article]

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