Morning News (May 14)

Il_ctPrincipal IDs shooter of students on bus Tribune
Tiara Reed was sitting near her friend Blair Holt on the bus packed
with Julian High School students when the man started shooting.

Teen killed on bus acted as shield Sun Times
A bus videotape shows Blair -- the 16-year-old son of a Chicago Police
officer and fire captain -- turning his body as if to protect another

Lawsuit filed over ‘Brokeback' showing MSNBC
girl and her grandparents have sued the Chicago Board of Education,
alleging that a substitute teacher showed the R-rated film “Brokeback
Mountain” in class.

Recess not in play Sun Times
As a bill to mandate recess for Chicago public elementary school
students wends its way through the Legislature -- passing last week in
the House -- officials at most of the district's schools say recess is
impossible, according to preliminary results of a survey done last fall.

Admitted to colleges -- but no help with tuition Sun Times
Ofelia Gonzalez and her classmates at Spry High School are stuck in the worst kind of limbo.

Student lenders paid NIU Tribune

Northern Illinois University received several payments in the past year
from two banks the university recommends to students who need loans, the
Tribune has learned.

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  • In today's SunTimes article the parents of Blair Hold vow to work for more youth mentoring opportunities.

    They need help from business, churches, media, colleges. Lots of help.

    I wrote about this on my blog at

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