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Monday, September 30, 1996

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  • The Last Private Old-Growth Redwood Forest in the U.S.

    HUNDREDS OF ENVIRONMENTALISTS GATHERED YESTERDAY IN ARCATA, CALIFORNIA TO PROTEST A DEAL REACHED TO ALLEGEDLY PROTECT THE LAST PRIVATE OLD-GROWTH REDWOOD FOREST IN THE U.S. THE DEAL WAS REACHED LATE FRIDAY AFTER WEEKS OF CLOSED DOOR NEGOTIATIONSENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS SAY ITS A SWEETHEART DEAL FOR PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY’S CHARLES HURWITZ, THE TEXAS FINANCIER WHO OWNS THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF ANCIENT FORESTS NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO...

  • Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Civil Rights Activist Joe Hicks Debated Affirmative Action.

    LAST WEEK, RIOT POLICE WERE CALLED IN TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AT THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT NORTHRIDGE, WHERE FORMER KKK GRAND WIZARD DAVID DUKE AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JOE HICKS DEBATED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. THE ISSUE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IS FOREMOST IN THE MINDS OF MANY CALIFORNIANS ——IN JUST A FEW WEEKS VOTERS WILL GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE FOR OR AGAINST PROPOSITION 209 -— AN INITIATIVE THAT WOULD BAN STATE AND LOCAL PROGRAMS AIMED AT PREVENTING AND REMEDYING RACE AND SEX DISCRIMINATION.

  • The National African American Leadership Summit.

    THIS WEEKEND IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, SEVERAL HUNDRED DELEGATES ATTENDED A CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT. THE MEETING WAS ORGANIZED BY REVEREND BENJAMIN CHAVIS AND THE NATION OF ISLAM, AND WAS AIMED AT GETTING CANDIDATES IN THE DEMOCRATIC, REPUBLICAN AND REFORM PARTIES TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE NEEDS AND CONCERNS OF BLACK AMERICANS.