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Political Science Professor Receives Odd Mailing

Slightly bloodied photocopies of a book on the Mossad, one of Israel's intelligence organizations, were sent to the home of a UB professor earlier this month.The package did not contain any suspicious powders or threats and does not appear to be related to the recent terrorist attacks or anthrax mailings, said recipient Erick Duchesne, assistant professor of political science.Duchesne is a public figure who often participates in media interviews and discussions on international relations.


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Bin Laden's Goal: A Radical Islamic World

Since the horrific terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. by Osama bin Laden's Islamic radicals, it has become fashionable in Arab circles and among their Western supporters to blame it all on United States support for Israel.


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Lockport Car Crash proves Fatal for UB Student

UB student Eric Vinson and Terrial Streppa, a Gasport resident, were reported missing Thursday and discovered Monday in a car which had gone off North Canal Road in Lockport into the Erie Canal.Vinson and Streppa reportedly met in a bar late Wednesday night when Vinson was asked by the bartender to drive an intoxicated Streppa home, although the two were not previously acquainted.


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Letter To The Editor

To The Editor:In the Oct. 17 issue of The Spectrum, John Jennings essentially accused me of being in favor of censorship and against religious freedom.


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Classroom Meets Courtroom

UB's law school today will call to order the nation's only fully functional state court housed on a university campus.For the first time since President William R.


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Men's Soccer Captures Shutout Victory

The Bulls relied heavily on sophomore forward Patrick Beckley, freshman Justin Higgins and goaltender Brian Wozniak to post their fifth win of the season as they defeated the Binghamton University Bearcats 2-0 in non-conference play Tuesday night.The Bulls record now stands at 5-5-1, while Binghamton's fell to an abysmal 0-11 with less than five games to go in the regular season."We just attacked, attacked, attacked," said Head Coach John Astudillo.The Bulls first score came on a Mike Peplinski cross to sophomore forward Patrick Beckley, who put the Bulls ahead at the 33-minute mark with his third goal of the season.Freshmen Justin Higgins netted the Bulls' second score - and his first collegiate goal - at the 65-minute mark on another Peplinski pass.UB dominated the Bearcats offensively, out-shooting them 15-7.


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The Cornered Beast

Cowardly is a word that has been repeatedly used to describe the terrorists that presently threaten American security.Please don't misunderstand me - I do not support the actions of the terrorists - but I don't understand how anyone could perceive men born in an impoverished desert where women and children die of starvation and dehydration as cowardly.


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Byrned to a Crisp

So the San Diego Chargers have lost two in a row the past two weeks against perennial losers Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots.


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Penn & Teller Help CFA Suspend Disbelief

Comedic duo Penn & Teller took ownership of the Center for the Arts stage Wednesday night, offering UB a chance to experience first-hand some of their most quirky and daring antics.Juggling, magic, story telling and a bit of gross humor all came together for two hours of unforgettably insane showmanship, leaving absolutely no question as to why these two wacky guys have earned such an amazing amount of success.Twenty-six year veterans of the stage, Penn & Teller know what the audience loves and deliver it in a signature style.


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Sports Calender

Friday, Oct. 19 - Thursday, Oct. 25UBFootballSat. 10/20 at Kent State, 2 p.m.Men's SoccerSun. 10/21 at Bucknell, 1 p.m.Women's SoccerFri.


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Filipino Culture

The Philippines is an island nation with nearly 70 million people speaking over 70 dialects. At UB, the Filipino American Student Association has drawn a membership of almost 100 students, 10 of whom were born in the Philippines.The CultureThe Filipino culture is based strongly on familial ties and tradition.


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Title IX

When Massachusetts high school freshman Bradley Bell wears a skirt, it's to the consternation of certain members of the Amherst-Pelham Regional High School district.


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Buffalo's School System

Here's the latest news about the decline of educational quality in Buffalo's public schools. Currently, administrators are hiring uncertified teachers in lieu of licensed instructors.


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Bulls Prepare For Kent State's One-Man Show

With the mention of the word "quarterback," football fans immediately conjure up images of a slender man shielded from human missiles by a pocket of offensive linemen while he hurls a deep pass to his wide-receiver.The image might also include actions like scrambling and dodging, but rushing doesn't usually come into play.Kent State (2-4, 1-2 MAC) has a different perception of a "quarterback," which the UB Bulls will learn when they face Joshua Cribbs and the Golden Flashes tomorrow at 2 p.m.


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UB Professor Wins Twain Story Contest

Although UB philosophy professor Carolyn Korsmeyer regularly attempts to bring to life the works of long-dead authors, her efforts have never been quite so rewarding.Korsmeyer beat out more than 700 entrants - and won a $5,000 prize - in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library's contest to complete "A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage," a short story written 125 years ago by former Buffalo resident Mark Twain.Twain initially proposed the contest 125 years ago when he moved to Buffalo, where he was an editor of The Buffalo Express newspaper.


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Women's Tennis Gets Swept

Coming off a big win over rival Canisius College last Wednesday, the University at Buffalo women's tennis team was riding on a wave of confidence into the weekend, where they faced opponents Marist and Duquesne.


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Bulls end up on both ends of a shutout over the weekend

Game 1UB traveled to Huntington, W.V. Friday to try to add another first place chapter to its MAC standing story.Marshall's resilient defensive attack gave the tale a different turn, however.The Thundering Herd was lightning quick against the Bulls, outshooting them 37-7 to tally a 1-0 overtime win.UB's lone goal hope came from Erin McGarry, who scored with 36 seconds left in the game.


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We Major In the Spectrum

"All I know is what I see in the papers."- Will RogersPeople - students, administrators, presidential cabinet secretaries, rodeo clowns - constantly stop me on the street to ask questions.


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