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Airmen Combat Isolation, Apathy

They might be decorated war heroes, but the Tuskegee Airmen were not fully recognized by their own country, a panel of former airmen told an awestruck audience of about 80 Shaw University students and alumni Thursday night.The black division of the Army Air Corps was established during World War II, when the U.S. forces were still segregated. "When we came back from World War II, we didn't have a parade down Fifth Avenue," said retired Army 1st Lt. Wilson Eagleson. "We were ignored.

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Web Site Allows Youths To Scrutinize Face-Offs

When Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush and Democratic candidate Al Gore spar in their first debate tonight, young people nationwide will be rating them moment-to-moment on the Internet. The National Youth Meter, devised by political activist organizations Youth Vote 2000 and SpeakOut.com, will allow 18- to 30-year-olds to rate each second of the candidates' performances as the debate unfolds at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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