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NYC steam explosion seen as warning

NEW YORK (AP) — With a blast that made skyscrapers tremble, an 83-year-old steam pipe sent a powerful message that the miles of tubes, wires and iron beneath New York and other U.S. cities are getting older and could become dangerously unstable.

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Remember Soweto

For many years, on June 16/Soweto Day, protesters confronted the apartheid South African government at embassies and consulates around the world.

Huge protests in Peru against profiteering

Social upheaval in Peru culminated July 13 with President Alan Garcia calling upon the armed forces to join 15,000 national police in attempting to quell nationwide protests organized by the General Confederation of Peruvian Workers.

Texans grapple with pollution, chemical hazards

TEXAS CITY, Texas — Members from at least 10 unions convened at United Steelworkers Local 13-1 here July 10 to discuss how air pollutants affect health and safety. They met with Dr. Jonathan B. Ward Jr., a national authority on environmental toxicology at the University of Texas.

Baseball honors the Say-Hey Kid

Hall of Famer and baseball legend Willie “the Say-Hey Kid” Mays was honored at the 2007 Major League Baseball All Star game on July 10, at the San Francisco Giants’ waterfront ballpark.


Grab a book and read: PWW summer reading picks

PWW readers and correspondents sent in their favorite summer reading suggestions to share with you. Enjoy!

Why they migrate

It appears that none of the Republican presidential candidates have respect for the words on the Statue of Liberty, as all would take harsh measures against immigrants. It also seems that they are willing to ignore the damaging effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite the defeat of nearly every Republican candidate in races last fall in which free trade and fair trade were issues.

JULY 21: Ask the Communists

After 1929, in the midst of the Great Depression, America still retained a capitalist system. Although certain socialist-type policies such as welfare were implemented, no sweeping changes were made in an economic system that could have easily been seen at the time as a total failure. Why do you think radical changes advocated by socialists and communists failed to come about during this period?

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