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Medford schools Superintendent Brian Shumate made a good impression on School Board members during his first eight months on the job, according to his first evaluation.In a letter to Shumate, board members praised his work toward establishing "pathways” in the district’s secondary schools, his “leadership on the question of full-day kindergarten,” his focus on improving the graduation rate and his work with the Information Technology Department to mine data...

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March 3, 1915Another special venire, the fourth, was ordered drawn by Judge F.M. Calkins of the circuit court this morning to fill the jury box in the Loris Martin trial. The state has exhausted all its pre-emptories, and...

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Why aren't all the hours and speed limits around the Medford schools consistent?— Cynthia B., MedfordCynthia, the speed limit in school zones citywide will always be 20 miles...

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Tuesday, March 3Social Benefit Dance Club: Dance to standards performed by keyboard and horn player Dave Flick from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at Rogue Valley Square Dance Center, 3377 Table Rock Road, Medford. Call 541-664-6642.Wii at...

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A friend, bemoaning the state of contemporary child-rearing, spoke of her 11-year-old granddaughter who travels to school alone on a public bus and calls or texts her mother when she boards the bus, gets off the bus and again when she...

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The climate con gameYears ago, I was taught how to recognize a confidence game by some of the slipperiest con artists ever to exist. When I read the letter from Ted Gibbs on Feb. 26, I couldn’t decide if he was a...

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When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Obama's patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like a clever formulation. "I've never asked him, so I don't know," he said. And about Obama's Christianity: "I've never...

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TIP OF THE WEEKFor teens and tweens, after school snacks can pose a bit of a problem. Many options are geared toward younger (and smaller) bellies, while others may pack too big a punch, affecting appetites for dinner. One...

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second...

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PORTLAND — Former Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman remembered Jerome Kersey as a gifted athlete who made himself a solid NBA player through hard work."He had the athletic skills; he could run, he could jump, and he was strong. Every...

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MIAMI — Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, Goran Dragic added 21 against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 115-98 on Monday night in a game that included two third-quarter altercations.Hassan...

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