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2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Kerry Lester Imagine the scenario: A local peace group has long distributed fliers at a suburban high school. These fliers encourage students to make informed choices when joining the military. One day, an administrator decides that the peace group's is "military bashing." The group is asked to leave. Military recruiters, also distributing fliers at the school, keep making regular visits. The peace group cries foul over the school's choice. Is such a decision fair? Too rash?...

2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com A Fox Valley peace group has asked the Elgin Area School District U-46 board to give them the same access to schools as military recruiters. South Elgin resident Bettina Perillo, a member of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace, since 2006 had passed out pamphlets from a booth in Elgin High School's cafeteria. The pamphlets aim to educate students about other options outside enlisting in the military, Perillo said. Her group chose Elgin High because...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.