By Jamie Maxfield and Krystal Henderson
, Courier Staff Writers
A botched teachers' union election last month has pitted former rivals for the presidency of the union against each other once again.
In September, the New Haven Teachers Association (NHTA), the local branch of the California Teachers Association, which represents Logan's teachers, held an election to choose a representative to the state council of the CTA. The current NHTA president, Charmaine Kawaguchi, a Logan computer science teacher, won the state council seat against Teri Hawkins, an Alvarado Middle School teacher who ran against Kawaguchi for the presidency of the local in 2006.
The state council representative election did not go smoothly.
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LUNCH: Cheeseburger, Milk, Fresh Fruit, Fun Chips
Main Cafeteria Pizza: Pork Sausage, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, Fresh Tomato, and Olives
Any girls interested in playing softball must attend a meeting tomorrow in the P.E. Classroom at 3:35 sharp.
If you signed up for wrestling and you’re not in a fall sport, you must turn in your paperwork by Friday at the latest in order to practice next Monday.
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National Institute of Health imageBy Delthia Ricks
NEW YORK — The rising incidence of drug-resistant staph infections has prompted a bipartisan federal measure that would provide $5 million in emergency funding to combat a potentially lethal agent that increasingly is emerging in schools, gyms and even daycare centers.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called on President George W. Bush to remove his threat of a veto from a bill that provides money for public education campaigns aimed at preventing the spread of MRSA — methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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Jenny Nguyen, (left) Jackie Ho, By Jennifer Torres, Courier Staff Writer
Crystal Kwong, Kirstin Pacis
and Coach Shawn Dolgin.
Jennifer Torres/Courier Photo
The girls tennis team played their last game of the season Friday against Washington, ending their season on a high note beating Washington seven games to zero.
In singles,Shirley Cheung was able to defeat her opponent 6‑4, 6‑3. The number one doubles team Jenny Nguyen and Crystal Kwong beat their opposition 6‑2, 6‑3.
Unfortunately this conquest of Washington was not enough to propel the Lady Colts to first place in their league. With a record of eight games won and four games lost the girls tennis team placed third behind Mission San Jose (2nd) and Irvington (1st).
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By David McLemore
The Dallas Morning News (MCT)
Iraq war veteran Alex Horton
chronicles his experiences as a soldier
on his blog, "Army of Dude," in Frisco,
Texas,October 16, 2007.
(Courtney Perry/Dallas Morning News/MCT
FRISCO, Texas — Three years ago, Alex Horton joined the Army knowing he would go to war and hoping he'd find adventure. He did. The high school kid from Frisco who quoted dialogue from Patton verbatim learned quickly that it was nothing like the movies.
During his 15 months in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade, Spc. Horton, 21, faced sniper attacks, improvised explosive devices, moments of horror and the age-old tedium and Catch-22 absurdities of military life. He chronicled what he saw in his blog, Army of Dude, a Web-based journal that, in simple, eloquent prose, depicts the war as seen from a front-row seat.
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By Billy O'Keefe
McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
For: Nintendo Wii
Previously available for: Sony PSP, Playstation 2
From: Ignition Entertainment
ESRB Rating: Everyone
It took a year, but "Mercury Meltdown" is finally in its rightful place. What was a great game on the control-challenged PSP and a slightly greater game on the slightly more capable PS2 is now one of the few year-old ports that not only belongs on the Wii, but feels like it was designed for it all along.
Posted by courier at 05:06 AM. Filed under: Entertainment
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Elizabeth Madox Roberts
(October 30, 1881 - March 13, 1941) was a Kentucky novelist and poet, primarily known for her novels and stories about the Kentucky mountain people, including The Time of Man
(1926), The Great Meadow
(1930) and A Buried Treasure
(1931). All of her writings are characterized by her distinct, rhythmic prose. While she was a major influence on Robert Penn Warren and a contemporary of the Southern Renaissance writers, Roberts has been neglected in recent years of critical attention.
Read Elizabeth Madox Roberts' book of poetry, Under the Tree, free from the library at the University of North Carolina.
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