Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor


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With, oh, about a month left in the academic year, school administrators in New London, Wis., reported to the local board of education that they've determined 60 or so elementary pupils have been reporting to the wrong buildings. The errors became apparent in a review of school boundaries. No effort will be made to address the problem now. But corrective steps will begin in time for the 2000- 2001 school year. The rural town has about 7,000 people.


Meanwhile, residents of a community in neighboring Minnesota awoke one morning last week to find themselves in a whole new place - without even venturing out the front door. And no tornado dumped them into another zip code, either. St. Augusta Township, the home of about 3,200 people, officially adopted the name Ventura, in honor of the state's governor, Jesse. But the change isn't universally popular, has been complained about, and could be undone in a special election.

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