Fran Quigley

June 29, 2003


Last week, the members of Amnesty International's local chapter, Group 317, sat down at a North-side Indianapolis church for their monthly meeting. The agenda included planning action they could take to put pressure on a rogue country engaged in a frightening assault on human rights:

  • Ominously, this government is making plans for a courtroom and an execution chamber at the military base where these prisoners are being held. "We're getting ready so we won't be starting from scratch," says the Army general overseeing the plans.
June 15, 2003


When former President Ronald Reagan called the Earned Income Tax Credit "the best antipoverty, the best pro-family, the best job creation measure to come out of Congress," he was thinking about Alicia Young.

June 1, 2003


There is a not very well-kept secret about the $22.7 billion budget passed last month by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Frank O'Bannon.

It doesn't add up.

May 25, 2003

Articles of Impeachment from the Democratic Party

Evans Bayh III, junior senator from the State of Indiana, is impeached for conduct unbecoming a member of the Democratic Party, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the court of Democratic voters of the State of Indiana and the United States of America:

May 18, 2003


A Franklin Pierce College poll released last week shows former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean tied for the Democratic presidential primary lead in New Hampshire with U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Dean has been outspoken in challenging Democrats to confront President George W. Bush on issues ranging from tax cuts to the war in Iraq. A physician, Dean has also made universal health care one of his top campaign issues. Dean will be speaking at the Indiana Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on Saturday, May 17. He spoke with NUVO last week.

May 11, 2003


Freedom is God’s gift to every person in every nation,” President Bush said last week, explaining what he claimed to be the ultimate goal of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

April 27, 2003


Last June 14, at about 8 in the evening, James Campbell drove his car over to visit his friend Kimo Parham, who lived in the 3400 block of North Colorado Avenue. As Campbell, a 31-year-old transportation supervisor for Perry Township schools, exited his car, Indianapolis Police Department Officer Frank Miller confronted him. Miller pointed his gun and ordered Campbell to lie face-first on the sidewalk.

April 20, 2003


Minority- and women-owned firms don't always get the business from prime contractors that state agencies are told they do, a prominent state lawmaker and an African-American contractor say.Indiana House Ways and Means Chairman William Crawford (D-Indianapolis) and Jimmy Beard of Indianapolis' J. Beard Management say prime contractors often increase their chances for state business by promising to provide sub-contract work to minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs), but routinely fail to deliver.

April 5, 2003


Millions of people worldwide have taken to the streets to protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The White House has been flooded with angry calls and faxes. In Indianapolis, hundreds of people have joined anti-war demonstrations, while nine activists were arrested at a sit-in at the offices of war-supporting Sens. Lugar and Bayh.

March 22, 2003


George W. Bush is the most self-consciously Christian president in recent history. He routinely invokes God in his speeches, wears his faith in Jesus as a badge of moral and electoral honor and is known to spend time daily either reading evangelical texts or studying the Bible.

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