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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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Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert at country fest
May 24, 2013 18:26 GMT
By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The sounds of country music take over the City of Baton Rouge as the Bayou Country Superfest brings some of the genre's biggest names to LSU's Tiger Stadium for a Memorial Day holiday jamfest.
Headlining Saturday are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker and Aaron Lewis, the former frontman for rock band Staind. The two-day festival concludes Sunday with performances by Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan and The Band Perry.
Festival producer Quint Davis says the talent and free fan fest held before the nightly concerts help to entice attendees. In its fourth year, the festival drew 75,000 people last year.
Visit Baton Rouge executive vice president Renee Areng says Superfest has encouraged people to travel to Baton Rouge on a traditionally sleepy weekend.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- It isn't exactly to curry favor with your restaurant customers -- even if your specialty isn't curry.