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10:47 pm
Mon November 21, 2005

Stiffer Fighting Fine Approved

Macomb, IL – Macomb aldermen have agreed to stiffen the penalty for fighting, though support for the change was not unanimous. First Ward Alderman Charles Gilbert voted against the plan, which will increase the minimum fine from $25 to $250. Gilbert says an increase is warranted, but believes this hike is excessive. The new penalty will go on the books within the next two weeks. The city believes it will serve as a deterrent. Police say there has been an increase in fighting since the beginning of the school year. Police also say the fights have been more serious.

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WIUM Local
5:03 pm
Mon November 21, 2005

Agreement to Help Morton Transfer Students

Macomb, IL – A dual-admission agreement is now in effect between WIU and Morton Community College students. It will provide an academic advisor to Morton students who want to receive their bachelor's at Western. The advisor will monitor a student's progress at both schools. WIU spokesman John Maguire says the agreement addresses a growing concern in the state regarding transfer students. This is the 28th admissions agreement between WIU and schools in Illinois and Iowa.

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WIUM Local
4:59 pm
Mon November 21, 2005

Humans Exacerbating Global Warming

Macomb, lIL – An expert on atmospheric science says humans are exacerbating the effects of global warming. Dr. Don Wuebbles of the University of Illinois says people often play down the human impact on the environment. He says a common misrepresentation is that the carbon dioxide produced by the environment nullifies the amount produced by humans in the form of transportation, industry and domestic emissions. Wuebbles says years of evidence suggest the earth is getting warmer, carbon dioxide concentrations are increasing and the planet's climate is changing.

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WIUM Local
11:15 am
Mon November 21, 2005

Talkin' About The Weather

Burlington, IA – A Google search of the word "weather" yields 618,000,000 results. It seems everyone has something to say about the topic. An audience at the Arts for Living Center in Burlington got to hear more about it from three writers who focused on prairie weather. The presentation was part of the annual Harvest Celebration done in conjunction with the Humanities Iowa "Voices of the Prairie" program. Thomas Dean's piece is titled "Confessions of A Tornado Virgin." He's lived the Midwest his entire life without ever having seen a tornado.

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11:10 am
Mon November 21, 2005

Talking About The Weather

Burlington, IA – A Google search of the word "weather" yields 618,000,000 results. It seems everyone has something to say about the topic. An audience at the Arts for Living Center in Burlington got to hear more about it from three writers who focused on prairie weather. The presentation was part of the annual Harvest Celebration done in conjunction with the Humanities Iowa "Voices of the Prairie" program. Thomas Dean's piece is titled "Confessions of A Tornado Virgin." He's lived the Midwest his entire life without ever having seen a tornado.

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