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April 22, 1991 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gross racial slurs allegedly directed at youngsters by a teacher and coach in the isolated Northern California community of Susanville, and administrators' refusal to discipline him, have led to state charges that could force the town's two elementary schools to close. If the charges are affirmed after an unprecedented state inquiry under way in Sacramento, it could cost the schools about $3 million in state support--two-thirds of their total budget. Lassen County Supt. of Schools William P.
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April 22, 1991 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gross racial slurs allegedly directed at youngsters by a teacher and coach in the isolated Northern California community of Susanville, and administrators' refusal to discipline him, have led to state charges that could force the town's two elementary schools to close. If the charges are affirmed after an unprecedented state inquiry under way in Sacramento, it could cost the schools about $3 million in state support--two-thirds of their total budget. Lassen County Supt. of Schools William P.
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May 24, 1991 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this isolated, mountainous community, high school sports can take on the intensity of a religion. This is a town of about 7,300 people where football games generally draw more than 1,000. Football and basketball stars, their parents and their coaches are among its elite. So for many youngsters and their families, playing for the Lassen High School Grizzlies seemed far more important than protesting the actions of Ed Murin.
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