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"New WSU coach aims team in new direction"

New head football coach Paul Winters is profiled in a feature story. The Warriors' eighth head coach and first black coach says "I'm looking to have a team that competes hard and tries to find a way to win. The biggest thing is I don't want to accept excuses on why we can't win. There are no excuses for losing. It's my job to turn it (the program) around with a change of attitude. And with that, results will come." Winters has solid credentials, from playing and coaching in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to coaching under Barry Alvarez at the University of Wisconsin. A sidebar with the 2002 game schedule is included on the page.

Debating a plan for a blacks-only fund to finance an 'Africa Town' in Detroit

Robin Boyle, professor of urban development in the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, says the proposed "Africa Town" project in Detroit is born out of frustration. According to the proposal, a fund would be established that would lend city money to entrepreneurs, but only if they are black. "But this idea is quite unreal. There's a lot of posturing here." Boyle says such a fund would be not only bad policy but illegal.