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The Vox Box archive for Jan. 2008

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2008

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2008

Spokane schools close for the week

Ok, now I know one of you sacrificed SOMETHING... A little brother or sister? Did a pagan anti-finals dance in the snow? Updated at 4:11 p.m. on"After a decade without a snow day, Spokane school kids now are getting a snow week. Spokane Public...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2008

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2008

Atlanta students paid to study with tutors

An initiative by some Atlanta schools is raising eyebrows across the nation. Two schools are launching programs that will pay struggling students 8 dollars an hour to study with a tutor.Forty students at Bear Creek Middle School and Creekside High School, both in the Atlanta...

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Sicko of the Day

A man wanting his son to be the toughest cage fighter ever was convicted of using a stun gun more powerful than a law enforcement tazer on his 18 month old son.See?Two big issues: child abuse, and parents imposing their dreams on to their kids.This...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2008

Freedom of speech?

"...the court has ordered the husband to stop posting blog items about his wife and their crumbled marriage, possibly turning an ordinary divorce into a much broader battle over free speech on the Internet."Read the full article here.Do you think it was fair that the...

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Columnist: Ledger Ruined My Love Life

Ledger is a massive loss in pop culture, especially to my generation. It seemed like every girl I liked in high school had a "thing" for the star of "10 Things I Hate About You." I'm convinced his wavy blond hair and dreamboat Aussie accent...

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Do you feel schools are preparing you for the world?

This article in the New York Times describes new graduation requirements in Pennsylvania. The article says they are similar to Wash state's:By Sean D. Hamill Four additional states — Arkansas, Maryland, Oklahoma and Washington — will require graduation exams by 2012, two years before the...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2008

Heath Ledger found dead at 28

Wow. I didn't see this coming.... MSNBC News ServicesNEW YORK - Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence in a possible drug-related death, police said. He was 28. Again, wow. Hasn't anyone figured out by now that drugs can kill you,...

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MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2008

The Mystery of Woman

So why are you women so complex? Is it a lifestyle choice or a personality defect? Or is it a personality perfection? Could it be that K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid/sweetheart/son/stanly) has been the worst advice ever given, and that women know that so they...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2008

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2008

FRIDAY, JAN. 11, 2008

The "Juno" craze...

A colleague went and saw "Juno" this past weekend and found himself to be one of only about two adults in a teen-packed theatre. He said he thought, "Great" and figured everyone would be noisy and texting the whole time, but said all were completely...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2008

What we call the news...

This was sent to me today. I laughed since Britney is back in the news...What We Call the News | Funny Jokes at JibJabQUESTION: Do you agree? Is our media too entertainment-based?

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Which Star's For You?

Male respondents (to Redbox's Best of 2007 movie survey) selected “Good Luck Chuck” star Jessica Alba as the movie star they would most like to date and marry. Female respondents, however, apparently seek different traits. While women chose Orlando Bloom, star of “Pirates of the...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2008

Too much perfume is for depressed women

Read the full article here.According to Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, women who are depressed are also losing their sense of smell, and may overcompensate by using more perfume.Shoenfeld thinks that physicians need to focus more on smell in relation to a person's health.What do you think?...

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