By Terry McColloughRetired Dispatch PublisherHigh school graduation season is fully upon us, and this rite of passage is being marked by balloons ? often in school colors ? across the countryside, noting the site of family gatherings to salute the graduates. Somewhat less conspicuous are celebrations for college grads, perhaps in part because, if they used student loans to finance their studies, they have an average debt of $25,000 to go with their diplomas.
JENKINS - The Jenkins City Council on Monday unanimously rejected a 1 percent lodging tax, a tax that would only affect one business in the city.
...excesses land her in rehab. Directed by Betty Thomas and co-starring Steve Buscemi and Diane Ladd. April 14. "Where the Money Is": Paul Newman plays a bank robber who fakes a stroke to get out of prison only to find a new warden, his caretaker...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - University of Minnesota officials expect tuition to increase 5 to 6 percent next fall, mainly to cover an increase in faculty pay.
Capsule film reviews from The Associated Press:
A new Paul Newman movie is always an occasion, whether the results are good (''Nobody's Fool'') or not so good (''Twilight''). Happily, the old pro has taken time out from mixing salad dressing and brewing lemonade to engage in another caper, ''Where the Money Is.''
The opening question was one that appeared to strike a chord with many builders:
Brainerd School District residents will be seeing Superintendent Jerry Walseth for another three years.
As tax rebate checks began arriving in the mail, religious leaders were campaigning with a flurry of e-mail, letters, fliers and pitches from the pulpit to persuade the faithful to earmark at least a portion of the rebate for God.
Congress was right to double to $40 billion the amount the White House had requested to help the nation recover from this week's terrorist attacks and for counter-terrorism measures. Spending oversight is also warranted.
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