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March 7, 1998 | Reuters
A Florida school board agreed Wednesday not to teach a controversial Bible study class, ending what would have been the first court test of the course. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the district, the Lee County School Board has agreed as part of a settlement of the case to replace the course from the National Council on Bible Curriculum with one the ACLU described as "secular, objective and neutral."
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December 23, 2005 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A high schooler's refusal to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance has sparked a constitutional battle against his teacher and the Palm Beach County School Board. Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Boynton Beach Community High School junior Cameron Frazier, 17, contended in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that he was ridiculed and punished Dec. 8 when he twice refused to stand for the pledge during algebra class.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1998 | From Religion News Service
A controversial Bible history class based on the Old Testament has been introduced in Lee County, Fla., public high schools after a ruling by a federal judge that the course could begin. The course was a target of a suit by church-state separationists. Wayne Perry, public information officer for the school district, said 153 students are enrolled in the classes. The classes began after U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich decided Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | Reuters
A Florida school board agreed Wednesday not to teach a controversial Bible study class, ending what would have been the first court test of the course. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the district, the Lee County School Board has agreed as part of a settlement of the case to replace the course from the National Council on Bible Curriculum with one the ACLU described as "secular, objective and neutral."
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December 23, 2005 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
A high schooler's refusal to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance has sparked a constitutional battle against his teacher and the Palm Beach County School Board. Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Boynton Beach Community High School junior Cameron Frazier, 17, contended in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that he was ridiculed and punished Dec. 8 when he twice refused to stand for the pledge during algebra class.
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March 28, 2006 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Georgia's Legislature on Monday passed a bill to fund elective Bible courses in public high schools, sparking concern among 1st Amendment advocates and generating praise from lawmakers worried that children are losing their grasp on one of Western civilization's most influential texts. The bill -- which still must be signed into law by Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue -- would fund separate high school courses on the Old and New Testaments in the context of history and literature.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Bank of America Corp. said Monday that it would liquidate a $12-billion cash fund for wealthy clients and institutions, the largest investment of its type to close because of losses tied to the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market. The fund, Columbia Strategic Cash Portfolio, was sold as an alternative to money-market funds, offering a higher yield by taking more risk.
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December 5, 2007 | From Times Staff and Bloomberg News
Orange County officials said Tuesday that the county's short-term investment pools held about 14% of assets in a type of IOU that some big investors had been shunning because of credit-quality concerns. The county has about $830 million of its $6 billion in fund assets in debt issued by so-called structured investment vehicles, or SIVs, said Keith Rodenhuis, a spokesman for Treasurer Chriss Street. Paul Cocking, the county's chief portfolio manager, said the debt was "all highly rated."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1998 | From Religion News Service
A controversial Bible history class based on the Old Testament has been introduced in Lee County, Fla., public high schools after a ruling by a federal judge that the course could begin. The course was a target of a suit by church-state separationists. Wayne Perry, public information officer for the school district, said 153 students are enrolled in the classes. The classes began after U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich decided Jan.
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