Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 03/11/09

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News Briefs:

State budget cuts lead to lay-offs in schools
Lawmakers insist many of those laid-off students would have dropped out eventually


1 in 38 North Carolinians in jail
After meeting 38 N. Carolinians, most agree that number seems low


Will controversial Council member run for office again?
Privately, advisors confide Mumpower may abandon ‘uphill battle,’ dedicate himself to watching ‘Donnie Darko’ on endless repeat with bottomless bowl of popcorn, rucksack full of pharmaceuticals


US kids’ lead levels at all-time low
Experts fear wave of dull, predictable behavior


Texas lawmakers implement safe-sex program;
clearly marking cows that kick


Creator of Japan’s ‘Confusing Polar Bear Time Machine Island’ sues producers of ABC’s ‘Lost’


Washington State’s “Death with dignity” law denies assisted suicide to anyone dressed in a chicken suit
Detractors say unfair law takes option away from those who may need it most


College students warned about
Spring Break in Mexico No point learning Spanish phrases before trip when all the ass you get will be American anyhow

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