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January 2, 1988 | United Press International
A rural school district that lost four pupils to the worst family mass murder in U.S. history has formed a task force to help other students deal with the tragedy, officials said Friday. About 20 Dover school district officials, mental health and school counselors and ministers attended the first meeting of the task force and agreed on a series of steps to help students and faculty members cope. "We've all got this for the rest of our lives," Supt.
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March 25, 1998 | STEPHEN BRAUN and J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The manicured grounds of a northeast Arkansas middle school became a lethal shooting gallery Tuesday as two armed suspects, firing handguns and rifles from a wooded area, fatally wounded four young girls and one teacher who had filed outside after a false fire alarm sounded. Two adolescent boys, clad in hunters' camouflage, were taken into custody.
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March 25, 1998 | STEPHEN BRAUN and J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The manicured grounds of a northeast Arkansas middle school became a lethal shooting gallery Tuesday as two armed suspects, firing handguns and rifles from a wooded area, fatally wounded four young girls and one teacher who had filed outside after a false fire alarm sounded. Two adolescent boys, clad in hunters' camouflage, were taken into custody.
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January 2, 1988 | United Press International
A rural school district that lost four pupils to the worst family mass murder in U.S. history has formed a task force to help other students deal with the tragedy, officials said Friday. About 20 Dover school district officials, mental health and school counselors and ministers attended the first meeting of the task force and agreed on a series of steps to help students and faculty members cope. "We've all got this for the rest of our lives," Supt.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes and even snow, pounded the nation's heartland, flooding nearly 200 roads in Missouri, closing schools in Arkansas and ripping the roofs off dozens of houses in Texas. The band of storms stretched from Colorado and Nebraska, which were expected to get up to 10 inches of snow, to Texas, where high winds and driving rain damaged homes and knocked over trucks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--will compete in football only, beginning in 1993 if the move is approved. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas.
SPORTS
May 1, 1992 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--would compete in football only. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas. The four schools would begin conference play in 1993.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | United Press International
A stubborn winter storm today spread snow from Texas to the Great Lakes region, burying the Chicago area under its worst snowfall of the season as schools and businesses were closed and Easterners were warned to look out. Snow that began falling in Chicago early Wednesday was still coming down this afternoon, piling up to seven inches in the city and 10 inches in suburban areas with more on the way.
NEWS
February 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
Bitingly cold arctic air and freezing drizzle iced highways today from the Northwest to New England and south to Texas, closing scores of schools and one state government and prompting increased aid for the homeless. The urge to play in new-fallen snow resulted in four sledding deaths in Washington. The weather also was blamed for 10 other deaths, including two by hypothermia.
SPORTS
July 16, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The expansion Carolina Panthers have signed quarterback Kerry Collins to a long-term contract that includes a $7-million signing bonus, called by his agent the largest in NFL draft history. Agent Leigh Steinberg said the complex contract is structured for seven years worth $23.18 million, or six years at $21.6 million. Collins, the fifth selection in April's draft, signed the contract Saturday night in the Panthers' main offices in Charlotte, N.C., and then drove to Spartanburg, S.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1993
Like most parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton want the best for their child. And like most parents who live in big cities, they face a difficult choice: where to send their child to school. The Clintons have chosen to send Chelsea, a 12-year-old eighth-grader, to Sidwell Friends, a prestigious Quaker-run private school in a middle-class section of Washington, D.C.
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