Northern Star

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Test ban needed

February 5, 1987

On Feb. 5, 1987, the United States government will have another nuclear weapons test. This test will release, as usual, downwind radiation. The incidence of leukemia is 40 percent higher than normal in the communities that surround the Nevada test site. This is why I strongly support a Comprehensive Test B...

Personal choice

February 5, 1987

Jon and Marie Waldschmidt, what gives you the right to speak for all the musicians, doctors, teachers, poets, writers, scientists, world leaders, mothers and housewives of the world? The decision for a woman to have an abortion is a personal one, and not a decision to be judged by you or any governm...

Towing ordinance requires changes

February 4, 1987

Getting a car towed seems quite trivial compared to major tragedies that can occur in people's lives. But if the car was towed illegitimately and without regulations properly posted in the area, it can be a frustrating and demeaning experience. The DeKalb City Council is considering either abolishing its cu...

My kind of town

February 4, 1987

I enjoy reading Dave Tuley's column in the Star, but he recently made a comment to which I feel I must respond. The remark was made in his column of Wednesday, Jan. 28 as he somewhat begrudgingly congratulated the New York Giants on their Super Bowl triumph but reminded all that it's hard to repeat. In...

Roosevelt’s aristocracy worthy of consideration

February 4, 1987

Last Sunday as I was driving home listening to WLS, I heard one of the DJs say something that summed up the longing a lot of us now have for successful national leadership with integrity and control. The DJ was reading her daily list of that day's birthdays when she came to Franklin Delano Roosevelt...

National Guard

February 3, 1987

It appears, Mr. Lacy, that "bleeding heart liberals" are not the only myopic critics. Your defense of the National Guard activity in Honduras rests on two premises: 1) that the Guard is receiving valuable training "that they can't receive at home," road building, and 2) that this is in fact an altruist...

Students deserve a trustworthy Regent

February 3, 1987

For quite some time, there has been a student representative from each of the three Board of Regents schools sitting on the board and attending its meetings. For that same period of time, those student representatives have not had the power to vote. Now, State Rep. John Countryman, R-DeKalb, has developed ...

No illegal aliens

February 3, 1987

This letter is written in response to your editorial entitled "Alien Employment Needs Monitoring." It is very apparent that research in the area was very much lacking on your part. First and foremost is the fact that there are no illegal aliens unless you are referring to an extraterrestrial being. The...

‘I hate Ron’ fan club can stop endless witch hunt

February 3, 1987

Without a doubt, most people by now are tired of reading about the whole Iran-contra—"I hate Reagan so much, I could kill him" thing that's been going down in Washington since November. I'm tired of it too. But bear with me on this, because I've been holding my tongue too long and I'm about to explo...

No need for Americans to wander into Lebanon

February 2, 1987

When I turned 16, the most important thing in my life was getting my driver's license. I couldn't wait to borrow my father's car to go to the mall, visit my friends or just go explore all the nooks and crannies of my hometown. In my eagerness to venture out into the world, a stern warning was issued...

NIU can lend hand to AIDS education

February 2, 1987

It is estimated that in just three years, 12.5 million Americans may be infected with AIDS. Even more disturbing is that the Federal Centers for Disease Control now estimate that by 1991, more than 12,000 children will have been diagnosed as having AIDS or an AIDS-related complex; the primary victims...

Recycling station

February 2, 1987

Many students are concerned about where their student fees go. Contrary to what some believe, not all student fees are piddled away by administrators. The Student Association Recycling Station is one example of well-spent student fees. There are many reasons why student fees should be used to suppor...