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Marilee J. Layman

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06:43 pm: Fewer Sports
Several of the local counties have to cut their school budgets and are thinking of taking freshman sports away. I think that's probably a good thing, much better than closing a library. But parents on TV keep saying that sports keep the kids from drugs and alcohol. I think that's the parents' job.

I'm still in a lot of pain and after not sleeping for two hours in the bed, I came out and slept with Spirit in the recliner for five hours. I woke up with my right hand and foot numb, and spent the last hour in the bed. When I drove, my hand hurt from moving the signal lever, but it's the podiatrist I see tomorrow.

I took two DVDs to the post office and got a very small batch of groceries at a good price due to sales and coupons.

I'm washing cat blankies and preparing the printout with the labs for tomorrow (after the podiatrist).

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From:kaffyr
Date:January 26th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
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The part which makes me truly sad is that parents don't automatically think that libraries, cultural and academic activities won't keep the kids from drugs and alcohol. I hope you have better sleep tonight!
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 26th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
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Yes, you have to run around and get concussions to stay straight!

Thanks! I hope so, too. I'm pretty close to thinking of a nap.
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From:kaffyr
Date:January 26th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
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"Yes, you have to run around and get concussions to stay straight!"

*snort*
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From:ann_totusek
Date:January 26th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
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The one thing I will say on behalf of school sports is that they may allow decent-though-not-stellar students who otherwise might not be able to afford college to do so through scholarships.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 26th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
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They're only talking about stopping freshman sports, so there's more years to try for a scholarship. These are some of the wealthiest counties in this area and while they have poor sections, a lot of people think they deserve everything.
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From:soon_lee
Date:January 26th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
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Best if both could be retained, what with increasing illiteracy & obesity; both have long-term consequences. It's like having to choose between keeping your arm or your leg.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 26th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
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Sports rarely accept obese kids, and it's just freshman sports -- there's three more years.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 27th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
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I can tell you (from experience) that sports do not keep kids off drugs.
There are schools around here that have had to resort to charging for letting kids play sports. Maybe not such a bad idea? At least, at minimal contribution.
Of course, I'd like to see both libraries open and sports continued. "But you can't always have what you want."
Hope you won't hurt so much very soon,
Doris
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