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22 01, 2007

News 180

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Police dishonor Brazos County sheriff By: Travis Holland Issue date: 1/22/07 In an effort to keep from offending unidentified Brazos Valley residents, local police have done an injustice to a fallen comrade. This month, a police honor guard was removed from former Brazos County Sheriff Bobby Yeager's funeral, solely because there was a Confederate flag displayed on his coffin. This was a shameful public relations move and an insult to the deceased [...]

22 01, 2007

News 179

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Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes By JERRY PATTERSON Special to the Star-Telegram Any attempt to judge our history by today's standards -- out of the context in which it occurred -- is at best problematic and at worst dishonest. For example, consider the following quotations: "So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished." "[T]here is a physical difference between the [...]

22 01, 2007

News 178

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Let's learn from the Civil War, not fight it again By Bob Ray Sanders Star-Telegram Staff Writer Can we please stop fighting the Civil War? Let us study it, lament it, commemorate those who fought in it. But, for God's sake -- and ours -- let's end the battles over a conflict supposedly settled more than 140 years ago. It seems like every other year or so there is a major flare-up [...]

22 01, 2007

News 177

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Speaker shares flags of confederacy with Lions By Angie Long Wednesday, January 17, 2007 Flags are state and national symbols that conjure up feelings both positive and negative, says Dr. Mike Daniel, history professor at LBWCC-Greenville. Patriotism, love, fear, controversy. All are deep emotions stirred by flags throughout history, whether it's the Nazi emblem, the Lone Star of Texas, the Stars and Stripes, or the Confederate Battle Flag. In honor of General [...]

22 01, 2007

News 176

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Jaime Castillo: Nugent's Confederate flag get-up didn't faze Perry backers at ball Web Posted: 01/19/2007 San Antonio Express-News Ted Nugent, the "Motor City Madman" whose electric guitar-laden music has had a "Stranglehold" on classic rock radio stations since the 1970s, is worthy of a new nickname. "Teflon Ted," it seems, can wear a symbol many Texans consider a distasteful reminder of the South's slaveholder past, and no one in the state's highest [...]

22 01, 2007

News 175

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Basketball game called off because of dispute over Confederate symbol EASTERN KENTUCKY BUREAU PRESTONSBURG — Officials at two Eastern Kentucky schools involved in a controversy over the use of Confederate emblems have postponed Friday night’s scheduled basketball game, school officials said. David School, whose coach had attempted to boycott the game, and the Allen Central High School Rebels, will reschedule the game at a later date, Floyd County Schools Superintendent Paul Fanning [...]

19 01, 2007

News 174

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Blacks Object To Lee Honor By MARK HOLAN The Tampa Tribune Published: Jan 19, 2007 TAMPA - A Hillsborough County proclamation honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has angered some black leaders. "That's a slap in the face to every African-American, Hispanic, and every minority in the county," said Curtis Stokes, president of the Hillsborough chapter of the NAACP. The proclamation, marking today's 200th anniversary of Lee's birth in Virginia, also has [...]

19 01, 2007

News 173

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Battles erupt over Confederate Heroes Day By JAY ROOT STAR-TELEGRAM AUSTIN BUREAU AUSTIN — The Civil War ended more than 140 years ago, but on the eve of Confederate Heroes Day, new battles erupted over the meaning of the Old South, statues honoring its defenders and even a controversial stage act at Gov. Rick Perry’s inaugural ball. The ongoing flashpoints highlight the raw emotions conjured up by the mere mention of the [...]

19 01, 2007

News 172

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Confederate flag won't be hanging for game Friday By Lee Mueller EASTERN KENTUCKY BUREAU MARTIN - Unless somebody brings one to the game, the Confederate flag will not be hanging over what has become a controversial high school basketball game Friday in Eastern Kentucky. To defuse a flap over display of the flag in the Allen Central Rebels' gymnasium, officials have agreed "to remove any opportunity for there to be any distraction, [...]

18 01, 2007

News 171

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Nugent creates a stir at inauguration 01/18/2007 Associated Press Hours after Gov. Rick Perry kicked off his second full term in office, rocker Ted Nugent helped him celebrate at a black-tie gala, but not all attendees were pleased by the performance. Using machine guns as props, Nugent appeared onstage as the final act of the inaugural ball wearing a cut-off T-shirt emblazoned with the Confederate flag and shouting offensive remarks about non-English [...]