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Dr. Mike Looney Director of Schools in Williamson Co just met with media. He says this virus is on a downhill slide and running its course in Franklin. At Oakview elementary between 4-7 children (some siblings) from four households fell ill across k-5 grade levels. Those suspected viral meningitis cases were self reported and included some 'retraction cases'. One lab culture was considered 'suspicious'. The school is currently operating at a 97.9% attendance rate. Additional cleaning crews are on board to disinfect and sanitize campus. Some of those sick children initially went to the hospital with symptoms but it's unclear if any of those cases were severe enough to be held overnight. The Director of Schools says the Principal is regularly checking in with the families but is unable to give an update on the students' conditions or say how sick they are.
Two newsletters have gone home over the last two weeks to inform parents of this.
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Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.