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Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

March 23, 2011

By DAVID GERMAIN and HILLEL ITALIE
Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79.
    She was surrounded by her four children when she died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks, said publicist Sally Morrison.

County must replace stop signs by ’12

March 23, 2011

    By the end of this year, Adams County must replace all its "stop" signs on rural roads with signs that are more reflective, according to county Highway Superintendent Mark Mitchel.
    He told the county commissioners on Monday that he is working with the Butler, Fairman, and Seufert engineering and consulting firm in Indianapolis to seek a $50,000 grant to buy and erect the new "stop" signs.

Charters and vouchers get Bennett push

March 23, 2011

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State-funded vouchers for private schools and a shift of money to charter schools are necessary steps in the effort to improve Indiana’s education system, the state schools superintendent said Tuesday.
    Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett told the Senate Appropriations Committee that he thought the state should seize the opportunity to remake its education system at a time when neighboring states are facing school funding cuts.

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