Friday, October 16, 2009

Storefronts come back from the dead, at least for a month or two

"Festooned with orange banners, animatronic monsters and neon spider webs, scores of makeshift Halloween stores are filling the void in recession-battered strip malls, at least for a few more weeks."

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Cheerleaders Welcome Special Needs to the Squad

Watch the cheerleaders at Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa, and you may want to stand up and cheer yourself. They don't always execute perfect routines; in fact, they may miss steps or clap off beat once in a while. But their fun is contagious.

These cheerleaders are like no others. In the Spring of 2008, cheerleaders Sarah Cronk and Sarah Herr got the idea to expand their varsity squad.

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