Henley's germs keep 20 percent home

Covenant and St. Anne's-Belfield have both closed temporarily in recent weeks because of sick students, but rampant infection isn't limited to private schools. Henley Middle School had 153 students home sick last week out of 748– 20 percent of its population. "I've been here 22 years," says Susan Childress in guidance. "This is the worst I've seen." Numbers are better today: only 116 students are out sick.

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Anyone know the specific nature of the affliction? The story about STAB refers to "the flu."

Henley had 23 confirmed cases of the flu, according to Susan Childress. Thanks for reading.
Lisa Provence

MANY PEOPLE ON OUR PLANET ONCE USED DRUGS OR SMOKED MARIJUANA BIG DEAL !!! Bill Clinton Inhaled - Gov. Patterson of New York did Cocaine - The Kennedys Had smoked pot - one of them - The queen of England smoked pot - AND I CAN GO ON and ON- does that make them BAD PEOPLE the answer is NO !!!!! from NUNZIO BAGLIERE SYRACUSE N.Y. EMAIL IF YOU DIS AGREE or AGREE AT NUNZIO61@VERIZON.NET

I'm not too concerned that Obama was a druggie many years ago. I am concerned that he seems to be getting a free pass for attending a racist black liberation theology church for 20 years, and considering its racist pastor to be his "mentor and spiritual adviser." No doubt that if any other candidate (i.e. Hillary Clinton or John McCain) had attended a white racist church for 20 years, they wouldn't be elected dog catcher.

Cindy McCain stole Vicodin from Children.

Google it.

At the end of the article you refer to it as "this gem" What a crock. This essay is just the author angling for sympathy for his liberal views about drugs. The assertion that we should relax drug laws because more blacks get caught than whites is absurd. Perhaps a real solution would be to LOCK UP more whites by hiring prosecuters that can actually convict someone with a real lawyer.

If we were talkng about murder or rape would you be for freeing the black murderers and rapists currently in jail or perhaps stopping the "white" (translation: able to hire a lawyer) murderers and rapists from walking?

Legalize them all! Americans should be free to choose their recreational drugs as they wish. If you disagree that America should be full of such personal freedoms, maybe it is you who should find a more restrictive, more totalitarian country. I suggest Iran and North Korea!

"Legalize them all! Americans should be free to choose their recreational drugs as they wish. If you disagree that America should be full of such personal freedoms, maybe it is you who should find a more restrictive, more totalitarian country. I suggest Iran and North Korea!"

Sir, if you don't like the rules/laws of our great country, then it's YOU who needs to find another home. It's the fact that we respect the rule of law that has made this country great.
Go live where there's no laws....hmmmmm.. there isn't anyplace like that!
Most countries would kill you if you are caught with hard drugs.
Quite a criminal mindset you have there, what are you, in the fifth grade?

IF OBAMA HAS KEPT QUIET WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN THIS STORY? SO PLEASE LETS PRAISE THOSE WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO TELL THE WORLD I DID THIS OR I DID THAT IN THE TIME PAST,IF YOU WILL BELIEVE ME THAT SOME PEOPLE DID MORE THAT TAKING DRUGS BUT KEPT IT TO THEMSELVES.OBAMA WAS JUST TRYING TO TELL US HIS LIFE STYLE OF THE OLD, LIKE MY BIBLE TELLS ME THAT IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST HE IS A NEW CREATURE OLD THINGS ARE PAST AWAY BEHOLD ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.2COR.5VS17,WHAT OBAMA DID IS A WAY OF TELLING THE YOUTHS THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO GO ON AND ON WITH YOUR OLD LIFE THAT YOU CAN STILL CHANGE BECOME A GREAT PERSON IN THE FUTURE,SO PLS LET US SEE OBAMA AS A NEW CREATURE WHO CAN LEAD AMERICA TO THE PROMISE LAND.

Let's see some of us elected and re-elected a person who was a drunk and received a DUI. How many times did Bush not get caught driving drunk I wonder. Good thing he didn't kill a child or another person other than the 4,000+ he sent to Iraq.
I bet O didn't inhale.

Even many law abiding decent police officers are advocating an end to prohibition. Check out Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Their videos speak loud and clear - drug prohibition causes more problems than the drugs themselves. While you might not agree with the officers you will be hard pressed to say they don't have experience with the real "goings on" of the drug war. http://www.leap.cc/cms/index.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LayaGk0TMDc

Our last two presidents used drugs. It's very possible that we'll get three in a row. It's time to end the hypocrisy of the drug war waged against the powerless of our nation.

The reason some cops want and ease up on the drug laws is so they can spend more time at dunkin donuts.

Real cops want more enforcment with teeth so they can get these creeps off the streets. Anybody that thinks it will get better if we just let everyone do what they want is an idiot.

They did that with petty theft and now we all have to have alarms on our cars and houses and we still get broken into all the time.