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Opening Arguments

Get plenty of sleep, kids

It'll be good for the little darlings:

Here's how rising fuel prices affect an organization with a fleet of 1,273 school buses: The Montgomery County school board today will consider giving Superintendent Jerry D. Weast emergency powers to make students walk farther to school, if need be, in the coming academic year.

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Currently, elementary school students walk up to a mile, middle school students 1.5 miles and high school students two miles.

Why, when I was a kid, we had to -- etc., etc., etc.


Larry Morris
Wed, 06/25/2008 - 8:12am

Yes, I remember, I was there, ... uphill both ways - in the snow !!

Wed, 06/25/2008 - 11:51am

Gah. When I went to Village Woods Elementary, I lived on Hessen Cassel - but the wrong side. I never got to even ride my bike to school because apparently I was going to get killed crossing that street.


Bob G.
Wed, 06/25/2008 - 1:08pm

Sounds like Jerry's got a plan there.


Wed, 06/25/2008 - 2:47pm

And the girls walked in skirts 'cause pants were prohibited in school.

Larry Morris
Wed, 06/25/2008 - 8:42pm

Yes, Sue, I do remember those skirts, ... not that I was looking, mind you.

Harl Delos
Wed, 06/25/2008 - 10:28pm

Too distracted from looking at the black patent-leather shoes, huh, Larry?