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S o you've celebrated the 4th with a bunch of grilled food, maybe some swimming, and a lot of fireworks gazing. While you're recovering from too much food, your sunburn, and your eye-strain consider this week's stories...

From the Weekly Alibi, Jessica English reports on the state of students' constitutional rights. The ACLU is on the case and you get their point of view on how things stand presently. Think about it. These are children, but they're also U.S. citizens. What message do individual schools, school districts, and state governments send them in regard to their "unalieniable rights"?

In Boston, African-American art collector and dealer, Derrick Beard has brought forward the 167 year old autobiography of Omar Ibn Said , a muslim nobleman brought to this country as a slave. Scholars are hard at work at a new translation of his Life. Beard has been instrumental at not only bringing forth this book, but also promoting it as new data to correct history.....a truly fascinating story.


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Volume II, Issue 2
July 6 - July 13, 1998  
 
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Reading, Writing, Rights [2]
What about Constitutional rights in public schools?
— Jessica English, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Bound & Gagged [3]
Has book-banning become the quietest form of censorship?
— Blake de Pastino, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
Owning Omar [4]
The long-lost autobiography of devout Muslim and Southern slave Omar ibn Said has collector Derrick Beard on a crusade to rewrite history.
— Ellen Barry, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

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Odds & Ends [5]
Timed-release news capsules from the flipside.
— Devin D. O'Leary, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Canadian Menace! [6]
Angry young man or cranky old fart? You decide!
— Cap'n O, WEEKLY ALIBI
 
The Ugly Truth [7]
U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno is perhaps the most successful female lawyer of all time, and yet all we ever hear about is that she is too tall, too gawky, and just plain unattractive.
— Tom Danehy, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Beauty Shop Talk [8]
"I need a makeover like the Creamy Queen needs a beer license." Texas humor columnist deals with jealousy & siblling rivalry.
— Vicki Charmaine Bunch, FW WEEKLY
 

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