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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Kate Marshall
Tens of thousands of Nevada kindergarteners are getting a jump start on saving for college, thanks to a state initiative that has gone statewide.
While the Republicans' surprising win in New York's 9th Congressional District race drew most of the attention, it was the GOP's second victory on Sept. 13 that could have even bigger ramifications for President Obama's re-election bid.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry used much of his keynote speech at a Republican fundraiser Wednesday to attack the policies of President Obama, firing up the party faithful who turned out for a glimpse of the GOP presidential front-runner.
Republican Bob Turner pulled off a stunning upset Tuesday to win a special election to fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner, reversing decades of Democratic control in the New York City district.
The score after two 2011 special congressional elections: Democrats 2, Republicans 0. But Republicans have a chance to even the score with two more special elections, both scheduled for Sept. 13.
State Treasurer Kate Marshall says accounts with $50 in them will be set up for about 35,000 kindergarteners this year.
Marshall says studies have shown that even small college savings accounts can improve a child's determination and preparedness to pursue higher education.