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The Vox Box archive for Sept. 2007

SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 2007

Sat., Sept. 29, 2007, 11:31 p.m.

Chicago suburb shakes up stop signs

AP photoQuote the Yahoo! article:The new signs are red octagons, just like the real stop signs, but instead of just "Stop" they say "Stop ... right there pilgrim" and "Stop ... in the naame of love." Naame? Think of the drawn-out pronunciation in the hit...

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Sat., Sept. 29, 2007, 8:30 p.m.

Yay TP!

Are you ever short toilet paper? Would you go so far as to steal rolls of TP to make sure your caboose is nice and clean? Well, it seems someone is. At the Fond du Lac City County Government center someone has been taking 6...

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Sat., Sept. 29, 2007, 1:08 p.m.

Something new

Manorexia?It is what it sounds like-Men who suffer from anorexia.I was watching something about it on the teli yesterday and apparently Dennis Quaid went through it. He said that he would look at his 130 pound self in the mirror and see a 180 pound...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2007

Thu., Sept. 27, 2007, 4:42 p.m.

Is it worth it?

By 2008, we are expected to be paying 623 billion dollars with the war in Iraq.Thoughts? Are you sick of it all yet? When should it be over? Is it worth it? Save money-skip war?

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Wed., Sept. 26, 2007, 6:23 p.m.

Deep thoughts from Robbie...

Here is our second attempt at being profound for the evening. Here Megan bombards our resident curmudgeon, Robbie, with deep questions to get everyone thinking.So as you take your homework break to see what the Vox is up to, now you know... What would Robbie...

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Wed., Sept. 26, 2007, 1:34 p.m.

Streaking. On Mount Everest. Yeah...

"Last year, a Nepali climber claimed the world's highest display of nudity when he disrobed for several minutes while standing on the 29,035-foot summit with the temperature about 14 degrees Fahrenheit." -CNNYeah... uh... what's the deal? I just thought it was funny. Here's the rest...

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Wed., Sept. 26, 2007, 12:03 a.m.

The sad, human side of the SS

United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumPHOTO CAPTION: Karl Höcker, adjutant to the commandant of Auschwitz, and SS auxiliaries relaxing at a recreation lodge near the camp.Last December the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was given a photo album by a former United States Army intelligence officer.This...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2007

Tue., Sept. 25, 2007, 11:26 p.m.

Is Facebook so safe after all?

The New York attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, is investigating whether Facebook, the online social networking site, is misleading users by promoting itself as a place where high school students and younger children are safe from adult sexual predators. By Anne Barnard/NYT Full article...

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Tue., Sept. 25, 2007, 9:37 p.m.

The anarchists got some lawyers...

Oh we gotta discuss this one. Don't let me down, gang...I'm sure you remember the anarchists who were arrested on July 4. They were protesting police brutality and stopped for a picnic in the park on an American flag. There were complaints, and things got...

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Tue., Sept. 25, 2007, 8:19 p.m.

College newspaper prints a no-no.

The Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper is in trouble this week after printing an editorial that began "Taser this...F--- Bush," however their version didn't include the censorship. Editor-in-chief, J. David McSwane, plans to defend their decision in front of the Board of Student Communications today. The...

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Tue., Sept. 25, 2007, 4:50 p.m.

Oooh... Check this one out, kids...

Stop Childhood Obesity Now, a campaign from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has a new commercial it plans to start showing this week, which will excoriate Congress for taking money from the meat and dairy industry, then making it easy for schools and food assistance...

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Tue., Sept. 25, 2007, 4:35 p.m.

Poor Britney...

I dunno if I'd trust the story of a fired bodyguard who only worked for her for two months, but here is his tale of woe. He says here in this clip that he saw Brit using drugs. I hope he doesn't plan on getting...

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Tue., Sept. 25, 2007, 10 a.m.

Campaign Against Anorexia

I just had to repost this--It is originally from the Huckleberries blog just next door...Alberto Pellaschiar/AP PhotoA woman looks at a giant poster showing a naked emaciated woman, part of a campaign against anorexia by Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday. The campaign,...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2007

Mon., Sept. 24, 2007, 10:26 p.m.

Laugh of the evening...

As I mentioned, it is layout week at the Vox.It never fails that as we copy edit and design pages, someone pops up with something goofy from YouTube. (See my previous post of Andrea's video...)Here was our laugh of the evening. This, my friends, is...

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Mon., Sept. 24, 2007, 5:55 p.m.

Ahmadinejad makes waves in US visit

Ahmadinejad speaking at Columbia University (AP Photo)Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been ruffling all kinds of feathers during his visit to the United States.First, Ahmadinejad was denied a request to lay a wreath at Ground Zero. The city government would not stand for it, as...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2007

Sun., Sept. 23, 2007, 3:17 p.m.

Sorry, No Car For You

108 Chinese cities go a day every year when no one is to use their cars. Their goal is to help reduce pollution. idea I think, but living on a rather large hill, I would have a problem with it... maybe because I don't have...

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Sun., Sept. 23, 2007, 2:26 p.m.

God responds!

This is pretty funny. So earlier there was the post about the man suing God to make the point that anybody can sue anybody, well God allegedly responded. The defendant said that he was immune to some earthly laws and that the court lacks jurisdiction,...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2007

Sat., Sept. 22, 2007, 11:38 p.m.

Former Seattleite creates amazing art

If you need a bit of a break from heated discussions, why not take a breather with some amazing art?Phil Hansen, formerly of Seattle and currently in Minneapolis, has gained international renown for his unique style of creating amazing pieces of art; oftentimes he uses...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2007

Fri., Sept. 21, 2007, 10:52 a.m.

On a more serious note...

We haven't discussed the "Jena 6." AP photo Perhaps you have been discussing it in class, but for those who haven't heard, here is the condensed version:Jena is a small town in Louisiana. In early August of 2006, three (white) boys hung nooses from a...

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