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Those close to CMU, Mount Pleasant reflect on details, life lessons of 9/11

There might be small details that bring us back to that day — a parent’s grimacing facial expression, the smell of something burning or the simple display of an American flag. Close to 3,000 people died on 9/11 in a […]
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Barack Obama pledges to stand up for collective bargaining, unions in Labor Day speech

By Kathleen Gray and Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press (MCT) DETROIT — In perhaps some of his strongest words of support for organized labor, President Barack Obama on Monday told a riverfront crowd of thousands in Detroit that “As long […]
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Big changes in university programs since 9/11 attacks

By Scott Gold Los Angeles Times WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A few weeks ago, 24-year-old Amanda Stirrat completed her master’s degree in public health at Purdue University. Most of her peers struggled to find work. As for Stirrat? “The job […]
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East Coast death toll rises; flood risk grows as Irene leaves New York City

By Martin Merzer, Kate Howard and Erika Bolstad NEW YORK — Already a killer storm, Irene sloshed through the New York metropolitan area Sunday, briefly flooding parts of the city and severing power to a million people but not provoking […]
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Libyans fight on, but rebuilding could be bigger challenge

By David Goldstein McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The would-be leaders of a new Libya say they want to be good neighbors and participants in the world community. But after four decades of misrule by Moammar Gadhafi, the rebels who are […]
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First quake, now Irene, but engineers urge calm

By Adam Sege MCT Campus WASHINGTON — Hurricane Irene already was threatening the East Coast when a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia on Tuesday, so it didn’t take long for many property owners to call in an expert. The phone […]
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Soaring gas prices make bus service more popular

As gas prices rise and parking spaces become minimal, more off-campus students are using the Isabella County Transportation Commission system. Fruitport junior Amber Halverson said the shuttle could save her as much as $60 in what she would spend on […]
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Central helping victims

A number of organizations on campus are making an effort to provide support for the Golf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina. By accessing the Volunteer Center’s Web site, www.stulife.cmich.edu/volunteer, people can lend a hand to victims through the CMU Chapter […]
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Fuel costs skyrocket

The sheer distance from the Gulf Coast couldn’t prevent Michigan residents from feeling the effects of Hurricane Katrina. As numerous fuel refineries suspended operations in Louisiana and Mississippi, motorists around the state saw unleaded gas prices soar on average of […]
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Campus organizations light up night

No one can forget what happened. Many campus organizations want to honor the memory of the victims, survivors and family members of loved ones lost in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. At 7:30 p.m. today, Residence Life will […]
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One year later …

Sept. 11, 2001, began as a sunny, clear day in Mount Pleasant — a normal Tuesday filled with early semester exams, lectures and events. Today, one year later, the eyes of many CMU students have dried, but the memories of […]
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ROTC Chairman Manville recounts Pentagon story

When American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, he was standing 300 feet away, watching the destruction of the twin Trade Center Towers in New York City on CNN. The morning of Sept. 11 Lt. Col. David Manville, commanding […]


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