Students fight for free press

NEW YORK -- The student newspaper at Freeport High School won a fight to retain the free-press guidelines it has operated under for 30 years in November.

After The New York Times published a commentary criticizing the school board's attempt to establish administrative control over the newspaper and a camera crew from the Freedom Forum showed up at one of their meetings, the school board relented and decided to drop its efforts to eliminate the free-press guidelines.

University suspends student leader for sending death threats to editor

\nNORTH CAROLINA -- "Everything that comes out of your\nwork is a lie," began an e-mail message sent to the editor\nof the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's student newspaper.

"It will be a pleasure to watch you bleed to death!!"\nthe message continued, "Prepare to die!!!"

The message, which threatened University Times editor\nJillian McCartney with explicit physical and sexual torture, was\ndetermined by an administrative board at the university to have\nbeen sent to McCartney by the school's former student body president.\n

The board suspended Nicholas Mirisis in September for at least\ntwo years.