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2:05 pm
Tue October 22, 2002

York Goes On Offensive

Providence – Two weeks before the general election in Rhode Island the democratic candidate for governor and her party went on the offensive. Candidate Myth York raised new questions about republican Donald Carcieri's tenure as CEO of Cookson America.

The new direction of the campaign began with a new television ad over the weekend that criticizes Carcieri's record at Cookson. On Monday, York backed up the ad by distributing copies of court records and news reports about a tin mine in Brazil and a lead processing plant in Philadelphia.

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RIPR News
1:32 pm
Tue October 22, 2002

GOP Must Pull Soft Money Ad

Providence – The Rhode Island Board of Elections Monday ordered the state Republican Party to stop airing a television commercial that prominently features GOP candidate for Governor Donald Carcieri. The board found the ad constituted an illegal contribution to the Carcieri campaign. Republican leaders argued it is an issue ad intended only to highlight the party's stances on public policy. The advertising campaign is funded with soft money from the national party.

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RIPR News
2:57 pm
Fri October 18, 2002

State Orphanage Remembered

Providence – How best to take care of society's dependent children has been debated for decades. Some of the history of that debate is being reviewed as part of a project reconstructing the history of Rhode Island's first public orphanage.

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RIPR News
11:10 am
Fri October 18, 2002

Speaker Meets Constituents

Pawtucket – Amidst calls for his resignation, Rhode Island House Speaker John Harwood is
fighting back. For the first time in his 22 years at the State House, Harwood hosted a town meeting for constituents in Pawtucket on Thursday night.

About 200 people, primarily Harwood supporters, attended. Many of them praised Harwood for helping the community with projects as library improvements, arts funding, and support of social service agencies. They also mentioned assistance to individual constituents.

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RIPR News
4:16 pm
Thu October 17, 2002

Spirit of Cambodia, A Tribute

Providence – Two exhibits in Providence feature works of Cambodian artists. One is the work of Cambodians, who live in Rhode Island and other parts of North America. The other showcases the works of artists who live in Cambodia.

Headlining the show is Vann Nath, a painter who lived through the brutal Khmer rouge regime of the 1970's. Vann Nath is one of seven people who survived a prison where 14,000 people were executed as enemies of the state.

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RIPR News
3:36 pm
Thu October 17, 2002

Abuse In Homes Leads to Risky Sex For Girls

Providence – A new study conducted by Brown University sociologists suggests that teens who witness or experience violence in their home are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior. The study, based on a 1995 health survey of 710 teenage girls in two-parent, found that those who come from violent homes were at least three times more likely to have risky sex. Violence between parents has nearly the same effect as if the child were the object of physical abuse.

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Theater
11:55 am
Fri October 4, 2002

Cloud Nine

Matthew Boston as Edward, Angela Brazil as Victoria and Amy Van Nostrand as Lin.

"Cloud Nine" compares the repressive sexual mores of the Victorian age with the erotic free-for-all of the 1980s.

Providence, RI –

When "Cloud Nine" premiered in 1980, its satiric target was Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her conservative reinvention of the British Empire. Today, a liberal prime minister, Tony Blair, is in charge of the country and the progressive ideals championed by playwright Caryl Churchill look somewhat tweedy. The sexual revolution has long come and gone.

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RIPR News
11:37 am
Tue October 1, 2002

Met School Founder Wins Award

wrni – Dr. Dennis Litky, co-founder and principal of the Met School in Providence, recently won the Harold W. Mcgraw Jr. prize in education. WRNI's Deborah Becker spoke with Mr. Litky about his achievements.

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Theater
10:20 am
Mon September 16, 2002

The Skin of Our Teeth

Stephen Thorne as Henry, Nehassaiu deGannes as Gladys, William Damkoehler as Mr. Antrobus and Phyllis Kay as Mrs. Antrobus

The Trinity Repertory Company revives Thornton Wilder's 1942 comedy about mankind's knack for survival.

Providence, RI –

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2:05 pm
Fri September 6, 2002

Candidate Conversation - Joe Paolino

wrni – Joe Paolino was mayor of Providence during the 1980's when Buddy Cianci was forced to leave office the first time. Now, he is one of the democratic candidates seeking the office in this year's election. He tells WRNI's Mark Degon that his past experience running the city is an important qualification.

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