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Selected Media Coverage: March 19, 2004

**Lehigh in the News** {online press clippings from other news sources}

Washington Post (Circulation: 796,637)
Tri Valley Herald (California) (Circulation: 43,587)

Economic Activity Returning to Baghdad, But Messy Start to Democracy
Henri Barkey, chairman of Lehigh University's International Relations department, commented on democracy and economic activity in Baghdad. "What's impressive -- and maybe more credit goes to Iraqis than to us -- is that economic activity has picked up. Clearly, there's money out there. People are going to jobs and working," he said. But Iraqi democracy has proved messy in the making. The Pentagon abruptly jettisoned the State Department's plans for assembling a post-Hussein government and started from scratch -- a move from which analysts believe the United States has not recovered. "Because we didn't have anything concrete to put in place the day after, it left a vacuum," Barkey said.
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WTGV - ABC Affiliate in Toldeo, Ohio
Ohio News Network
Toledo Blade (Circulation: 138,435)
Analysis Continues of Crane Accident

John Fisher, professor emeritus of civil engineering, was mentioned in an article about an analysis showing cracks found in the steel from a bridge that collapsed over a Toldeo interstate didn't cause the accident. He says that doesn't mean the steel has been ruled out entirely. Fisher says investigators still are studying another section of steel that helped move equipment from one pier to another. Steel from the February 16 collapse was sent to Lehigh for analysis. Fisher says it was quickly apparent that cracks found in some sections were caused by the collapse. The engineers will continue to search for other causes.
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WAEB (Lehigh Valley talk radio)
Sharon Friedman, professor of journalism and communication at Lehigh University, was interviewed on WAEB discussing the 25th anniversary of partial meltdown at Three Mile Island. She said “We’re probably no better prepared to discuss public risks than we were 25 years ago.” Friedman was a member of the Public's Right to Information Task Force of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island.
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**Athletics in the News

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Circulation: 286,939)

Officials are Grappling with Wrestling Cuts at College Level
Each of the country's 10 top-ranked freestyle wrestlers has a connection to a college program. For example, Kerry McCoy, a 2000 Olympian and still the top-ranked heavyweight, entered the coaching ranks immediately after he graduated from Penn State in 1997. He stayed at his alma mater for a time, and he's now an assistant coach at Lehigh. "I don't even think the USOC resident program existed until a year or two after I graduated," McCoy said. "I can't imagine what I would have done without the opportunity to stay and coach."
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Circulation: 286,939)
Sights and Sounds: NCAA Wrestling Championships

NCAA Wrestling Championships highlights, including match ups, brackets and results.
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Circulation: 248,176)
The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Lehigh Advances Four to Quarters

Mario Stuart is halfway there. So are three of his Lehigh University teammates.
Stuart, an All-American wrestler in his freshman season of 2001, proceeded to all but disappear from the national scene over the next two seasons. He never went away, though. Thursday, he resurfaced in dramatic fashion at the NCAA Championships, winning his first two bouts at 125 pounds to reach the quarterfinals at the Savvis Center.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Four to be Inducted into L.V. Hall of Fame

Lehigh University athletic director Joe Sterrett is the keynote speaker and the highlights of the night include the announcement of two scholarship winners and the presentation of four new inductees — Doug Snyder, Dave MacLaughlin, Stacey Paukovitz and Curt Steigerwalt — into the Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Posted on Friday, March 19, 2004

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