EDITORIALS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2003
For the good of diversity
In two key affirmative action rulings Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said that achieving racial diversity on college campuses is in society's best interest. This is good news. Broadening access to secondary education for all, and especially historically underrepresented minority students, is one of the best ways to strengthen society, both socially and economically.
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GUEST COLUMNIST - RONALD A. CRUTCHER
Colleges face new confusion with court's guidelines
The U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in the University of Michigan cases have provided additional - if somewhat confusing - guidelines on affirmative action admission policies for colleges and universities. At this point, one thing seems certain - the issue isn't going away.

Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.
LOCAL VOICES
Local voices: Affirmative action ruling
On Monday afternoon, we asked our Local Voices panel this question: "The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that minority applicants may be given an edge when applying for admissions to universities, but limited how much a factor race can play in the selection of students. Do you think this is a step forward or a step backward in achieving the goal of equality in our country?"
FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2003
Their cheating hearts: Why did they do it?
Chicago Cubs baseball star Sammy Sosa is hitting homeruns again. After serving a seven-game suspension for using a corked bat, one of baseball's all-time good guys returned last week to boos at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park.

Local Voices: Ranking our rank behavior
We asked our Local Voices panelists this question: On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the worst kind of rule-breaking, how would you rank each of the following, and explain your answer.
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Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
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How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.