The Paper Trail


July 2007


$1 Crack? Not Exactly

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A West Berkeley, Calif., dollar store, which the police labeled a safe haven for drug activity, will be shut down by the city, reports the Daily Californian. According to the police, the area around the store was frequented by at least 55 known drug dealers and six convicted felons. The storeowner ...

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UC-Berkeley
California
crime

Trail Mix

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* An influx of iPhones has crashed Duke University's wireless network, Inside Higher Ed writes. Questions: Is this Apple's fault? But why only at Duke? And lastly, how come so many Duke students can afford an iPhone?

* First lesson of logic class: Correlation does imply causation. Tell that to the ...

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Duke University
Kansas State University
University of Oklahoma
North Carolina
crime
Penn State University
Kansas
Oklahoma
technology
food and drink
smartphones

Trail Mix

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*Research shows that strong NCAA football and basketball programs correlate with student athlete academic success, the Daily Iowan reports. Before all you sports-crazy schools get too excited, I have two words for you: unlimited resources. And nine more words: Maurice Clarett, 2006 Auburn football,

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sports
Brigham Young University
Utah
Ohio State University
Iowa
University of Minnesota
Auburn University
Southeastern Conference
Alabama
Ohio
Minnesota

Wreck and Roll

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Straight out of Indiana Jones, a 1,500-pound wrecking ball came loose and rumbled through Allegheny College and parts of Meadville, Pa., the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes. After the cable on a construction crane snapped, the ball began "pinballing back and forth across the street, hitting nine ...

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