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11:09 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Emphasis - May 28

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guest is Tim Wise, who is author of "Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity." Wise was one of the featured speakers at the 17th Annual Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

Wise says there has been a growing school of thought during the past 40 years that the best way to deal with racial inequity or division is by talking about it less - in other words, to be colorblind.

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WIUM Local
12:28 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Keokuk Working To Purchase Railroad Depot

Keokuk, IA – Pioneer Railcorp (Peoria) owns both Keokuk Junction Railway and the Keokuk Union Depot building. Mark Smidt with the Riverfront Implementation Committee says the city is working on a deal to purchase the former railroad depot for $1.

The building was last used as a restaurant in the late 1990's. The last time the depot was used as a depot was several decades ago.

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WIUM Local
8:44 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Establishing a Pattern of Neglect

Macomb, IL – Prosecutors could decide to file criminal charges against Massey Energy for a fatal mine explosion in April. An expert on corporate criminal prosecutions says it can be tricky to prove such cases.

Bill Maakestad said juries might be reluctant to hold a company criminally responsible for a single misstep. He said that's why prosecutors must establish a pattern of neglect. They can strengthen their case by finding workers who are willing to testify against the company.

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WIUM Local
6:27 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

No Pay Raise for SRC President

Macomb, IL – The Spoon River College Board of Trustees approved a new contract for President Robert Ritschel. He will not receive a pay raise.

Ritschel, whose salary is $144,000, said he agreed to forgo a raise for next school year because funding is tight due to a lack of support from the state.

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6:07 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

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