The Columbia Chronicle

Teacher honored for first novel

By Luke Wilusz

March 29, 2010

The Chicago Public School system recently got a dose of prestige and honor when an English teacher at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St., won the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN award for her first novel.Brigid Pasulka, who has taught at Young for about seven years, wrote “A Long, Long Time Ago & Essentially True” over the course of several years. She was to be presented with the award at the John F. ...

Activist who refused grand jury testimony now charged with conspiracy

By By Ann McGlynn of the Quad-City Times

November 19, 2009

A Minnesota activist who refused to testify earlier this week before a federal grand jury in Davenport is now charged with conspiracy for an act of “animal enterprise terrorism” — believed to be a 2004 animal-rights vandalism act at the University of Iowa.Scott DeMuth, 22, made his initial appearance this morning on a charge of conspiracy. DeMuth was already in custody for contempt of court because of his refusal to tes...

PETA, People Embarrassing True Activists

By Steven Schnarr

February 23, 2009

In its many ridiculous attempts to encourage "humane" treatment of animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals just makes all vegetarians and vegans look like fools. But PETA's activism comes off as a sick joke when compared to the real issue behind vegetarianism.After nine years of a truce with McDonald's, PETA is back at it again with their outrageous antics and protests, according to a Feb. 16 Chicago Tribune ar...

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