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    Bye.

    By KBell in According to K

    Today is my last day at the Advocate. I have a lot to say, a lot of people to thank. My co-workers turned dear friends. My bosses who are much, much more to me than bosses. The countless people I've ...

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    Should sources be able to read a story before it's published?

    By KBell in According to K

    Quite often, sources ask me if they can read a story I've written before it publishes. It's understandable. Nobody wants to be misrepresented or misquoted. Allowing someone else to portray your thoughts is certainly nerve-racking. But there's a long-held, unwritten ...

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    Chickens find refuge in DeLeon Plaza

    By KBell in According to K

    The gods that rule over journalism can be cruel. Breaking news inevitably happens just as you're about to clock out on a Friday. That source you've been trying to reach all week calls during the few minutes you slip away ...

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    Did ALS joke go too far?

    By KBell in According to K

    "From one man to another, I hope you get Lou Gehrig's disease," Mark Wahlberg says in the Seth MacFarlane movie, "Ted." I haven't seen the movie yet, but that line seems to have offended ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, patients ...

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    Baby dies from vodka drink, father charged with murder

    By KBell in According to K

    I'm usually torn when it comes to prosecuting parents who have unintentionally killed their children. You know, the harshest punishment has probably already been levied. But unless this guy had a faucet that ran vodka, his purported 'negligence' is too ...

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    R-rated movies score record weekend

    By KBell in According to K

    Maybe all this economy needs are a few more perverted stuffed animals and male strippers. The movies "Ted" and "Magic Mike" shattered previous R-rated records by each bringing in well more than $21 million apiece over the weekend. If you ...

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    What does health care ruling mean for education?

    By KBell in According to K

    This blog by Education Week links to a wealth of information showing how health care is related to education gaps. When you think about it, it seems intuitive. Poor nutrition and hunger can lead to poor performance at school. Health ...

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    Empower Texans says VISD 'doing things right'

    By KBell in According to K

    Empower Texans, a nonprofit that promotes financial stewardship in government, has praised the Victoria school district for its stable financial outlook. The group picked up on the story after a report from Texas Watchdog that also gave props to the ...

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    From homelessness to Harvard

    By KBell in According to K

    Have you seen this story on CNN yet today? It's about Dawn Loggins, a girl who has gone from homelessness to Harvard. The story chronicles Dawn's difficult (to say the least) life and the resilience and determination that has made ...

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    Girls do it better

    By KBell in According to K

    Remember them? This was the all-girl team from Goliad High School that thrust themselves into a world usually reserved for the boys -- restoring a 1951 Ford tractor. I had so much fun spending a morning with Shanna Whitfield, McCalley ...

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