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UIC debates 'emeritus' title for Ayers

CHICAGO, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Former Weather Underground leader William Ayers is again at the center of debate, this time at his Chicago university.

Radical turned teacher is retiring

CHICAGO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- William Ayers, former Vietnam War era radical turned education professor, will retire after two decades at the University of Illinois, a school official said.

Former radical to speak at university

LARAMIE, Wyo., April 28 (UPI) -- The University of Wyoming says it will comply with a federal court order to allow '60s radical William Ayers to speak on campus Wednesday night.

Witness drops out of doctor's molest case

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 24 (UPI) -- A prosecutor said a key witness in the child-molestation case against a California psychiatrist couldn't go through with testifying in court.

Boston students to host Ayers off-campus

BOSTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Boston College students say they will stage a lecture by William Ayers off campus after school officials banned him from speaking.

Push to fire Ayers called 'frivolous'

CHICAGO, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago educator and former 1960s and '70s radical William Ayers says an effort to fire him from his state university teaching job is "frivolous."

Bill would fire ex-Weatherman Ayers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An Illinois lawmaker says he wants to fire university professor William Ayers because of Ayers' 1960s and '70s involvement in the radical group the Weathermen.

Canada bars U.S. anti-war radical Ayers

TORONTO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- William Ayers, a U.S. education professor from Chicago with a radical past including bombings in the 1960s and 1970s, was denied entry into Canada.

Ayers talk at Northwestern postponed

EVANSTON, Ill., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A talk former 1960s radical William Ayers was scheduled to give this week at Northwestern University outside Chicago has been postponed.

Ayers: Association with Obama professional

CHICAGO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- One-time radical William Ayers said Friday the Republican Party "demonized" his militant past to wage a campaign of fear against Barack Obama.

Ayers asks what he could add to discussion

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Chicago '60s radical whose association with Barack Obama Republicans say leads to questions about the Democrat's judgment is keeping a low profile.

McCain says Ayers to come up at debate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Tuesday that Democrat Brack Obama's association with a 1960s radical will come up in their debate Wednesday.

GOP leader: Obama, bin Laden alike

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama is like al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden because they both have terrorist "friends," a GOP leader says.

McCain questions Obama's associations

WAUKESHA, Wis., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain on Thursday again questioned Democrat Barack Obama's association with former radical William Ayers.
GOP: Obama is terrorist's 'best friend'

GOP: Obama is terrorist's 'best friend'

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania Monday called Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama "a terrorist's best friend."

Palin says Obama will raise taxes

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told a Florida rally Monday Barack Obama wants to establish almost $1 trillion in new programs.
Obama unveils Keating 5 scandal campaign

Obama unveils Keating 5 scandal campaign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama Monday began hitting his Republican challenger's involvement in the 1989-90 savings-and-loan scandal.

Lieberman: McCain's Ayers ad fair

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain's camp has the right to question Democrat Barack Obama's ties to an ex-radical, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday.

Pawlenty criticizes Obama for Ayers event

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee John McCain's supporters Sunday took aim at Democrat Barack Obama's association with a "domestic terrorist."

Obama: Palin 'terrorist' jab 'offensive'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A allegation by Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin that Barack Obama has ties with terrorists is "offensive," an Obama spokesman says.

Palin attacks Obama with 'gloves off'

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, speaking at a fundraiser in Colorado, accused Barack Obama of "palling around with terrorists."

Report: Obama, ex-radical Ayers not close

CHICAGO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Although Barack Obama has played down his ties to a former 1960s Chicago radical, the men have never been close, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Michigan county singled out for attack ads

Michigan county singled out for attack ads

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A political action committee has targeted a county in the battleground state of Michigan for attack ads against Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Alaska Air to cut 850-1,000 jobs

SEATTLE, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Alaska Airlines, based in Seattle, said Friday it plans to shed between 850 and 1,000 jobs starting in November.

U of I officials debated document request

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Illinois university officials debated whether to release documents of a charity connected to Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama, records show.
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