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Question of the Day
Once teachers are granted tenure, they cannot be fired without an administrative hearing.
Teachers union President Michael Mulgrew says he is concerned the decisions may not have been based on individual teacher performance.
Unmanned Army blimp crashes in woods
NEW FREEPORT — An unmanned reconnaissance blimp launched from Ohio by defense contractor Lockheed Martin crash-landed Wednesday in the woods of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Lockheed Martin spokesman Keith Little told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the remote-controlled airship took off from Akron, Ohio, shortly before 6 a.m.
Mr. Little said the high-altitude ship was being tested as a communications relay for the Army and was supposed to climb to 60,000 feet. The blimp made it 32,000 feet, but a problem kept it from rising higher.
The ship was put into a controlled descent and came down in Greene County, about 45 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
Man sentenced in gas, oil auction hoax
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah environmental activist has been sentenced to two years in prison for derailing a 2008 government auction of oil and gas leases near two national parks.
Tim DeChristopher was also given three years of probation and fined $10,000 on Tuesday. He was taken into custody immediately.
He was convicted of interfering with and making false representations at a government auction in March. The maximum sentence was 10 years in prison.
The 29-year-old former wilderness guide is the first person to be prosecuted for failing to make good on bids at a lease auction of Utah public lands. He ran up bids on 13 parcels totaling more than 22,000 acres near Arches and Canyonlands national parks.
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