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Posada and Bushs war on terror jam

Cuban exile and accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is back in the news. Posada is the admitted mastermind behind the bombing of a Cubana Airlines jet, which killed 73 people in a midair explosion over Barbados on Oct. 6, 1976.

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Victory for Klamath River salmon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Native American tribes, commercial fishermen, recreational anglers and environmental groups have won a huge victory here.

North Korean test: Wide calls for negotiations, not confrontation

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) announced it tested a nuclear weapon Oct. 9, provoking international condemnation from allies and enemies alike, as well as calls for negotiations, not confrontation.

Texans get eyewitness account of Venezuelas Bolivarian Revolution

DALLAS — Here and in other Texas cities — Garland, San Antonio and Fort Worth — Communist Party national board member Elena Mora reported on her recent trip to Venezuela. Her whirlwind Texas tour in the first week of October was directly linked to the People’s Weekly World fund drive.

Joe Rody fought for justice

Joseph Rody Jr., Wisconsin’s own working-class stalwart and social justice activist, died of lung cancer, Aug. 6, at the age of 86. Rody, born Dec. 3, 1918, was the son of a coal miner and union organizer. He graduated West Allis Central High School in 1938 and was proud of his machinist and mechanic self-taught skills.

Autism and child rearing on TVs Supernanny

Raising kids can be challenging. Raising kids with special needs presents special challenges. With “Supernanny,” the hit television show on ABC originally from the UK, nanny Jo Frost brings the special challenges of raising disabled kids to a wide audience with two episodes — one concerning Down Syndrome, which aired last month, and another about autism, which will air Nov. 4.

Vowing to remember August Wilson

Admirers of playwright August Wilson vowed Oct. 8 at his funeral to ensure that future generations are exposed to the Pulitzer-prize winner’s tales of Black struggle in 20th century America. Wilson died of liver cancer Oct. 2 in Seattle. He was 60.

Vowing to remember August Wilson

Admirers of playwright August Wilson vowed Oct. 8 at his funeral to ensure that future generations are exposed to the Pulitzer-prize winner’s tales of Black struggle in 20th century America. Wilson died of liver cancer Oct. 2 in Seattle. He was 60.

Sci-fi Serenity makes its point

Science fiction, when it’s done right, is a terrific vehicle for developing ideas that apply to the real world. “Serenity” is done very well. The ideas it develops are good news for all of us — and terrible news for George W. Bush and all of them.

Bitter pills and hidden truths

Okay, I have a confession to make — I have a minor fascination with celebrity gossip. I know, it’s silly, and I’m not proud of it. When I read the Sunday paper, I always check out the “Personality Parade” by Walter Scott in Parade Magazine. There are photos of celebrities, PR flack questions, simple answers, and that gives me a gossip fix without taking up much time or money.

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