Month: April 2002

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Miranda not an issue in arrest procedures

Hello, After reading a letter in a previous addition of the Western Carolinian, I want to make an attempt at explaining why the author of “Arrested without being Read My Rights” wasn’t read his Miranda Rights. I am a Criminal Justice major at WCU, and I’m currently serving an internship […]

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Virginia LaCombe wins Oxygen channel Athlete of the Month

My name is Larysa West. I am the sister of Virginia LaCombe, one of the greats on WCUs’ track team.Recently, I entered Virginia in a contest for Athlete of the Month. The contest is hosted by the Oxygen channel/Harris Teeter and Time Warner cable. Out of fifty entrants for the […]

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“What we have here, is a failure to Communicate”

‘What we have here, is a failure to Communicate’ -Lucas Jackson (Cool Hand Luke) As an observer of many things, everything to be precise, I came upon a crowd gathered around the bell-tower of Western Carolina University, April tenth, 2002. With curiosity getting the best of me, and a chance […]

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North Carolina’s Elected Officials Pose Threat to Public Health

Dear Editor: In December 2001, Governor Easley proudly presented a new prescription drug plan that will cover drugs for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for seniors with an income of less than $17,180 a year and senior couples with incomes less than $23,220. Initially many North Carolina […]

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Cats Sweep Furman in Weekend Three-Game Set

Western Carolina blew out Furman 11-3 Sunday on the strength of five Catamount home runs to sweep the Paladins in a weekend series at Childress Field/Hennon Stadium. The conference sweep was the second in as many weeks as the Cats swept Appalachian State the weekend before in Boone, the first […]

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Rugby Takes Title in Division III South Championship By Logan Walters

Two years ago when the Western Carolina men’s rugby team made it to the Southern Championship, they where proud and honored just to get the opportunity to play for the Division III South title. As the rugby team took the field in this year’s championship weekend, however, it was apparent […]

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WCU Track Rewrites Record Books in Florida Relays

The Western Carolina track and field team turned in an outstanding performance this weekend at the University of Florida Relays. The men’s 4×100, 4×800 and Sprint Medley relay teams each set a WCU record, while the women’s sprint medley team established a school record as well. In addition, Michelle Velez […]

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IM Update

WOMEN’S AND MEN’S TRACK MEET will occur Tuesday, April 16, on the WCU track. Field events will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Track events will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. Alternate date will be Wednesday, April 17. Women’s Track and Field Events: […]

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WCU Sophomore Dies Without Warning

Western Carolina University sophomore Deanna Riley, 19, of Cander, died March 28 after going into cardiac arrest in the McDonald’s parking lot on exit 9 off of I-26, near the Asheville Airport. James Quattelbaum, a WCU freshman, and the driver of the vehicle Riley had been riding in, said that […]