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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Teresa Ritenour
Eighth-grader Alicia Gonzalez hadn't missed a day of school since the first grade. So when she won her regional spelling bee earlier this year by correctly spelling "prerogative," she faced a dilemma — compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee or ruin her perfect attendance streak.
"For her to feel like she had to choose whether to mess up her perfect attendance record, that shouldn't even be an option for her," Ms. Ritenour said.