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Selected Media Coverage: August 17, 2004

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

Phillyburbs.com
Kerry Getting Some Area GOP Support

Frank Colon and Ted Morgan, professors of political science at Lehigh University, were quoted in an article about how same-sex marriage could push conservative Democrats to Bush's side. Bush favors a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage; Kerry opposes same-sex marriage but supports civil unions. "People get confused on it," said Frank Colon, a political science professor at Lehigh University. Some, said Colon, think Kerry favors gay marriage, but the senator gets trapped, partially because his home state is Massachusetts, the first to issue licenses to gay couples. Ted Morgan, a professor of political science at Lehigh, says he's not surprised that a Republican group in support of Kerry would crop up in Bucks County. "Bucks (County) is kind of interesting. It's kind of progressive,” he said.
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Toledo Blade (Circulation: 138,435)
Italy Trip Weighed in Crane Fatalities

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about the I-280 bridge. A prosecutor and police investigator may soon fly overseas to “authenticate documentation” on whether the Italian manufacturer warned that failure to correctly anchor its 900-ton construction crane used in the new I-280 bridge project could result in its collapse, the article said. Among those items might be a report from Lehigh University, where specialists have studied steel fractures from the crumpled crane, or data from the crane’s computerized control box, which may have recorded critical information about the crane’s movements in the moments before its failure. Removed from the wreckage several days later, data from the control box may have been ruined by the collapse or by the weather. Four ironworkers were killed and four other men were injured Feb. 16 when the truss crane manufactured by Paolo de Nicola collapsed in East Toledo.
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Agape Press (Mississippi)
Evolution’s “Dictatorship” – Student Struggles to Get Opposite Viewpoint Heard

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh University, was mentioned in an article about the controversy surrounding his book, “Darwin’s Black Box,” a critique of the foundational underpinnings of evolution. Behe has presented his work and debated the subject at universities in the U.S. and England.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Bear Rock Café Will Enter the Local Sandwich Market

Lehigh University students are all shook up about the impending loss of the Morton Street Wawa, a popular destination for coffee and other things that fuel college students. A Wawa spokeswoman said the store is closing because it's too small. Another convenience store, Pantry One, will rent the space.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2004

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