Censorship

school removes some horror books

The Idaho Statesman has a Story HERE on the removal of several books from a middle school.

Several books by prolific youth horror author Christopher Pike will not be available to students at West Middle School, because concerns were raised about violent content, Principal Jeff Read said Monday.

Read spent the weekend reading five of Pike’s novels — “Chain Letter 2,” “Midnight Club,” “Remember Me 3,” “The Star Group” and “Bury Me Deep.” He also skimmed over several more, he said, and concluded that none of them was appropriate for middle-school readers.

“I didn’t like them,” he said, explaining that they contain graphic descriptions of torture and violence, sexual innuendoes and profanity.

School pulls book from shelves

An Article from the Idaho Statesman reports on the moves made on \"The Listeners\" in an Idaho town.

A book by popular young adult horror author Christopher
Pike has raised concerns at Nampa’s West Middle School and has
been temporarily pulled from the school library’s shelves.

A group of seventh-grade teachers at the school have asked that the
book “The Listeners” be removed from the library, along with other
grisly storylines by the prolific author.

Principal Jeff Read is reading a selection of the Pike books and said
he and media specialist Dale Buzzell will make a decision whether to
permanently remove the book on Monday.

School Dumps Captain Underpants

LISnews\' very own Blake Carver used to be called \"Captain Underpants\", what an extraordinary coincidence! Anyway, check out this story. From Yahoo! News.

``Captain Underpants\'\' has proved no match for elementary school officials here, who have banished the cape-and-underwear-clad character from their library.

\"The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel,\'\' one in a series of four, features bathroom humor and two
mischievous boys.

Officials at Maple Hill School say the problem was that some fourth-graders started acting like the boys in the book.

Fighting online racism

There\'s an article on Yahoo! News about the
United Nations World Conference on Racism, Racial
Discrimination and Xenophobia, taking place in 2001. They
have a modest goal of stopping racist propaganda on the
Internet.


European leaders called for international cooperation on
Thursday to stop the Internet\'s use as a tool for spreading
neo-Nazi and other racist propaganda.

``Worse still, the Web enables those who support such ideas
to network and promote their products, books and so-called
\'scientific\' and other reports by means of e-commerce, or
even to coordinate their subversive ac -- Read More

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