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...vacation days scheduled ? Nov. 27 and 28 - Thanksgiving; ? Dec. 22-Jan. 2 - Winter vacation; ? Jan. 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day; ? March 9-13 - Spring Break; ? April 3 - Good Friday. Early release dates for...
Bob Franken: Holidays from hatred

...wouldn't be the first time the Super Bowl was yanked out of Arizona. In 1993, after voters decided to rescind the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the NFL championship game was switched to Pasadena. The local economy lost an estimated $500 million...
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...provided January 15 - Site Council Meeting 3:45 staff lounge January 20 - Vacation day - no school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. January 22 - Early Release Day for Students ? 1:45 January 24 - Fun Fest, 3:30-5:00 p.m...
What others say: Mandela's commitment to equality rarely seen

...century have made the kind of sweeping impact for good in the way that Nelson Mandela did - think Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr. He was a charismatic man who in a non-violent way put his life on the line - and his person in prison - for...

...higher-profile events elsewhere, like attacks on the "freedom riders" throughout the South, or the arrest of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during protests in Birmingham, Ala.Donaldson has been part of a team researching the civil rights era in Columbia...
Joe, Sarah, Glenn, Richard and Barack, of course

...described him as a "credit to his race." It was polite bigotry. As we've passed the annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, and with it the annual introspection about civil-rights progression in America, it's obvious...
School news Kenai Peninsula Borough School District schools are closed today in observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Early release dates for KPBSD schools Six times throughout the academic year, on a Wednesday...
Business news

...workshops the week of Jan. 13: Monday, Jan. 20 - The Peninsula Job Center will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Tuesday, Jan. 21 - 9:00 am, Job Club ? Topic: Interviewing Skills; 10:30 am, Job Prep Wednesday...
It's boycott time

...down a long road to equality that we still are traveling.The next day, the city's blacks, led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., organized a boycott of city buses. It didn't take long before a lack of riders caused serious economic damage...

...starting to believe it now, the cold air's hitting me," Richardson said as he walked down the steps of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal courthouse after posting $5,000 bail."I'm just happy to be home," he said. "It's been a...


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