Archive for October, 2011
To the editor: The purpose of this letter is two-fold -- to clear up some misconceptions about funding for the proposed charter school and to urge your support of the school district's request for a mill levy override. I spoke with Steve Towne, the school district's director of business services, and discovered that even if the charter school is ultimately approved, (1) no additional revenue generated by the override is earmarked for the charter school and (2) no district money ... Full Story
By John W. Whitehead October 3, 2011 "Sometimes I feel like I'm actually on the wrong planet, and it's great when I'm in my garden, but the minute I go out the gate I think: 'What the hell am I doing here?'"--George Harrison By the time he was 21 years old, George Harrison--along with John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr--had conquered the pop world. Within a few years, when the so-called "Summer of Love" swept over the world, the Beatles had invaded Western ... Full Story
The Social Security Institute's Questionnaire For Presidential Candidates by Lawrence Hunter The more the presidential candidates talk, the less we seem to know about their views on Social Security. For example, does Mitt Romney really believe, “There are (sic) one of two ways you can make Social Security work forever:” Raise the retirement age or means test the program by “having slower growth in inflating the benefits of higher-income of (sic) Social ... Full Story
To highlight the importance of reading aloud to children, Thompson School District will celebrate Read Aloud Day on Tuesday, November 8. Community members are being invited to read to classes in elementary schools. The time commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Various schools and time slots are available. Contact Chris Ingold, 613-5072 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by Oct. 14 to sign up.