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Saturday, December 30, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

Taken from the Google News Alert for rural education.

China forks out over 90 million dollars to avoid fat kids
DailyIndia.com - Jacksonville,FL,USA

... In Jiangsu Province, plans are afoot to fund the training of 2,500 physical education teachers for rural schools during the next five years. ...[See all stories on this topic]

Modern farming push
Xinhua - China

... In addition, free education for 148 million rural primary and junior high school students, minimum living allowances and a co-operative medical care system in ...

Blue book: Medical costs China's top social concern
China Daily - China

... had risen to 11.8 percent of household consumption in China, surpassing expenditure on education and transportation ... Most rural dwellers have no medical insurance ...

Naveen paints a rosy picture at NRI meet
The Statesman - Kolkata,India

Expressing happiness over the fact that Non Resident Oriya’s were already investing in health, education and IT sectors in the state, Mr Patnaik urged upon ... [See all stories on this topic]

Spanish speakers find help in small-town school
Beatrice Daily Sun - Beatrice,NE,USA

... And many Hispanic students who have flooded some rural districts often begin school without knowing English and with gaps in their education because of a ...

Stage set for school funding feud
Dickson Herald - Dickson,TN,USA...

9 — is shaping up to be a tussle between urban and rural school districts over funding. The Basic Education Program funding formula for K-12 schools is being ...

Education issues in Yemen
Yemen Times - Sana'a,Yemen

... It said there are more than 80 suspended education projects, the cost of ... that school projects are not fairly distributed between cities and rural areas and ...

Survey will help gauge knowledge, attitudes about meth
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States

... really didn't know where to turn," said Kelly Guertzgen, health education coordinator for the ... just as much likelihood finding a meth house in a rural farm area ...

Education blueprint hinges on proper implementation
New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia

... said there should also be plans for the involvement of PTAs in the education system. The quality of teachers and the infrastructure gap between rural and urban ...

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

 

Happy Holidays

A happy holidays to you and your's from everyone inolved with the Rural Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

The Google News Alert for rural education.

Mozambique: Meeting On Gender And Education
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... the education system, so the percentage of girl pupils diminishes. He blamed this largely on "family and cultural factors", notably the fact that in rural ...

Public education chief's statements in dispute
OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA

... appointment, Hansen said. Soon after, in April 2003, Paige named Luna director of a newly formed Rural Education Task Force, he said. ...

Small schools fading away with rural populations
CNN Student News - USA

... Shafer and many rural Nebraskans for years have watched people leave, businesses dry up ... An anomaly in some states, they remain a pillar of education systems in ...

A richer China grapples with widening wealth gap
Xinhua - China

...The benefits will be expanded to other rural areas next\nyear, covering nearly 150 million students, said Minister of Education Zhou Ji. ...

Idaho schools chief embellished federal resume
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune - Casper,WY,USA

... Press. Soon after, in April of 2003, Paige named Luna director of a newly formed Rural Education Task Force, he said. Elaine Quesinberry ... [See all stories on this topic]

Superintendent-elect embellished resume
The Spokesman Review - Spokane,WA,USA

... Press. Soon after, in April 2003, Paige named Luna director of a newly formed Rural Education Task Force, he said. Elaine Quesinberry ...

Namibia: Libraries Must Be Relevant - Mbumba
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

... Education Nangolo Mbumba has said as long as an information divide exists between the rich and the poor, development will continue at a snail's pace in rural ... [See all stories on this topic]

Govt may raise new cadre of health workers
Times of India - India

... doctors before they get their permanent licence will be difficult to implement, an 11-member taskforce on medical education for National Rural Health Mission ...

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Friday, December 22, 2006

 

Reminder of Graduate Student Research Excellence Award

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to AERA_DIVISION_C-ANNOUNCE@listserv.aera.net

Call for Applications

2007 Graduate Student Research Excellence Award
by Sue Lasky and Sherri Brown, Graduate Student Research Excellence Award Committee Chair and Co-Chair

Division C will again present its research excellence award for the best paper accepted for presentation at the 2007 AERA annual meeting by a current or recent graduate student. This award represents Division C's continuing efforts to promote and support the professional development of its graduate students and to recognize graduate research excellence. The award winner will be recognized at the annual business meeting of the division at the AERA conference in Chicago, where he or she will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque. The 2006 winner, Colleen C. Hawkins from the University of Sydney accepted the award for her paper entitled, "Perfectionism: Clarification of multidimensionality and perfectionist typology using the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale." The paper selection criteria include: (1) new knowledge contribution to the field, (2) significance of the problem/question, (3) theoretical and/or practical importance of the research findings, (4) originality, (5) quality of the research design, (6) APA V formatting, (7) clarity of presentation, (8) innovative implications and directions for future research, (9) adequate & relevant references, and (10) overall future promise of the researcher. We at Division C strongly encourage all potential contributors to accept this significant opportunity for professional growth by entering the competition.

Enthusiastic participation in this award program has served to promote the professional development of our newest scholars. We are pleased to report that three recent winners of this award have gone on to become assistant professors at major research universities.

This competition provides current or recent graduate students the challenging, yet rewarding task of presenting a clear, concise, journal-length rendering of their research in a compelling manner. Receiving this award is acknowledgement for conducting outstanding research, and of course, the award represents the attainment of a very significant professional and personal milestone.

To be eligible for the competition, several criteria must be met. Papers must first be officially accepted for presentation at the annual meeting in Chicago. The research must have been conducted while still a graduate student during 2005 or 2006. In the case of the co-authored paper, the candidate also is required to be the primary researcher and first author. The deadline for submission of the application is January 30, 2007. Only a hard copy of the application can be accepted; thus, do not submit your work via e-mail or by fax. Per convention, the paper must be written in APA V style with an absolute maximum of 30 pages, including text, references, appendices, tables and figures. Papers exceeding this specified length or not meeting the other guidelines will not be considered for the award.

The application must include the following: 1) four hard copies of the paper; 2) cover sheet with the paper's title; 3) author's name, address, phone, and email; 4) research advisor's/mentor's name, address, phone, and email; 4) brief letter from the research advisor/mentor acknowledging that the author was the primary researcher, and that the student's research was conducted during 2005 or 2006; and 5) photocopy of the AERA Division C acceptance letter for the April 2006 annual meeting in Chicago.

Please send materials to:

Sue Lasky, Ph.D., Chair
AERA Graduate Research Excellence Award Committee
331 Education Building
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Sue Lasky at (502) 852-0634 or by e-mail at sue.lasky@louisville.edu.

I would also like to announce that we have a new co-chair. Sherri Brown is an assistant professor in the University of Louisville's Department of Teaching and Learning. Her areas of research include Science education, science teacher content knowledge, and gender, social, and racial equity. Sherri and I will work together this year, and she will move into the chairship next year.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Review

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu

Education Review is an open access electronic journal publishing reviews of books in education. The Education Review has published 1,680 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanishand Portuguese as well as in English. The following books has just been reviewed:


Dwyer, Carol Anne. (Ed.) (2005). Measurement and Research in the Accountability Era. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.

Reviewed by Gerald Blankson.

Iram, Yaacov. (Ed.) (2006). Educating Toward a Culture of Peace. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Reviewed by Brian J. Trautman, Fielding Graduate University.

Scott, Janelle T. (Ed.) (2005). School Choice and Diversity: What the Evidence Says. NY: Teachers College Press.

Reviewed by Anthony H. Normore, Florida International University.

Lichtman, Marilyn. (2006). Qualitative Research in Education: A User's Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Reviewed by Donald K. Sharpes.

These reviews can be accessed under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage http://edrev.asu.edu.

Education Review has also inaugurated a new section of peer-reviewed essay reviews, and welcomes submissions to this new department. Essay reviews are special peer-reviewed articles that examine in depth one or more recent books of particular significance on a single topic. Essay reviews are generally between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length,although longer reviews are welcome. For instructions on submitting a manuscript for possible publication, see the website.

Education Review has just published the following essay review:
Theory Resurrected: An Essay Review Rocco J. Perla UMass
Memorial-Health Alliance Hospital Mount Wachusett Community College

James Carifio University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Review of Geelan, David. (2006). Undead Theories: Constructivism,
Eclecticism and Research in Education. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense
Publishers. Pp. 157 $49 (papercover)
ISBN 90-77874-31-3

Citation: Perla, Rocco J. & Carifio, James. (2006, December 19). Theory
resurrected: An essay review. Education Review, 9(8). Retrieved [date] from http://edrev.asu.edu/essays/v9n8index.html

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Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

 

Call for Nominations - Graduate Student Research Excellence Award

A message from Barbara L. McCombs (barbara.mccombs@du.edu) to AERA_DIVISION_C-ANNOUNCE@listserv.aera.net.

The Chair of this award for Division C has requested nominations for the upcoming graduate student research excellence award. Submissions are down this year and we are asking that nominations be sent to:

Sue Lasky

Email: Susan G Lasky [sue.lasky@louisville.edu]
Assistant Professor
Leadership, Foundations, and Human Resources Education
College of Education and Human Development
University of Louisville
(502)852-0634

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

Google News Alert for rural education.

Rural students get exemption
Shanghai Daily - Shanghai,China

CHINA will exempt all rural students from tuition and incidental expenses for their nine-year compulsory education, said Zhou Ji, Minister of Education. ...

New AIDS funds may help bring transportation to rural patients
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus,GA,USA

... Patients living with HIV/AIDS in rural parts of ... According to estimates from the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, North Carolina ...

Future is urban for rural India
Peninsula On-line - Qatar

... With their education, they will not get a job here,” said Neeraj Singh, a burly 25 ... to many of India’s 600,000 villages, and is adding to rural disaffection. ...

Parents raise £1m to save school
Times Online - UK

... Primary School, nestling in a beautiful Highland glen with views of the Nevis mountain range, seem an unlikely battleground for the future of rural education. ...

FRED grant providing computers to GV school
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - Ashtabula,OH,USA

... Third graders at Grand Valley Elementary School will soon have eight new computers to use thanks to a $5,000 Foundation for Rural Education and Development ...

Liberia: Small Arms Campaign Goes To Rural Areas
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

The Center for Peace Education and Democracy (COPE) has concluded a three-day awareness and education workshop for rural dwellers on the danger and ...

South Africa: KZN Establishes Education Rural Education Centres
AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA

About 120 centres supporting rural education are to be established in KwaZulu Natal, in a bid to bring resources and services closer to rural schools. ...

Auditor blasts online schools
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA

... are based in rural districts, which have a smaller tax base and a larger portion state funding. Auditors also criticized the department of education for giving ...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

 

Resenas Educativas/Education Review publica resena

A message from Gustavo Fischman (fischman@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu.

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review es una publicación académica con formato electrónico de reseñas de libros sobre educación. Reseñas Educativas/Education Review, se creo en 1998 y desde entonces ha publicado mas de1,650 reseñas. Todas las reseñas pueden ser consultadas gratuitamente em la siguiente dirección http://edrev.asu.edu

Reseñas Educativas/Education Review publica reseñas enespañol, portugués e inglés. El siguiente libro acabade ser reseñado:

Flores-Crespo, Pedro (2005). Educación superior y desarrollo humano. El caso de tres
universidades tecnológicas. México: ANUIES.

Reseñado por Jorge Alberto Ramírez R. Universidad Tecnológica de Hermosillo, México

Defrance, Bernard (2005). Disciplina en la escuela. Madrid, España: Morata/Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.

Reseñado por Analía Elizabeth Leite, Universidad de Málaga, España

Sagastizabal, María de los Ángeles (Coord.) (2006). Aprender y enseñar en contextos complejos. Multiculturalidad, diversidad y fragmentación. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Novedades Educativas.

Reseñado por Ana Inés Heras, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy y & Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Reseñas Recientes en la homepagede la revista: http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html
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Editor para Español y Portugués
Gustavo E. Fischman
Arizona State University
Laboratorio de Políticas Públicas (UERJ)
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Editor General (inglês)
Gene V Glass
Arizona State University

Editora de Reseñas Breves (inglês)
Kate Corby
Michigan State University
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Education Review is an electronic journal publishing has published over 1400 reviews since its inception in 1998. All reviews are freely accessible on the internet at http://edrev.asu.edu

The Education Review publishes reviews in Spanish and Portuguese as well as in English. The following book has just been reviewed:

Flores-Crespo, Pedro (2005). Educación superior y desarrollo humano. El caso de tres universidades tecnológicas. México: ANUIES.

Reseñado por Jorge Alberto Ramírez R. Universidad Tecnológica de Hermosillo, México

Defrance, Bernard (2005). Disciplina en la escuela. Madrid, España: Morata/Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia.

Reseñado por Analía Elizabeth Leite, Universidad de Málaga, España

Sagastizabal, María de los Ángeles (Coord.) (2006). Aprender y enseñar en contextos complejos. Multiculturalidad, diversidad y fragmentación. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Novedades Educativas.

Reseñado por Ana Inés Heras, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy y & Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero, Argentina

This review can be accessed as the first item under Recent Reviews on the journal homepage. http://edrev.asu.edu/indexs.html
___________________________________________________
Gustavo Fischman
Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu

Gene V Glass
Editor
glass@asu.edu

Kate Corby
Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

From the Google News Alert for rural education.

MP’s date at Calabash...thanks to Bennett
The Swazi Observer - Mbabane,Swaziland

MBABANE businessman Walter Bennett has pledged to assist Sithobela’s Rural Education Centre by sponsoring five trainees in the coming year. ...

Lions Club adopts 101 Govt. schools in AP
Hindu - Chennai,India

... Pradesh government to adopt 101 schools in the city to provide better education facilites and ... should step in to work for the uplift of schools in rural areas. ...

5 things entrepreneurs must do to succeed
Rediff - India

... in every district in the country which provides as good an education as a leading school in the city could offer to children in the rural areas irrespective of ...

Government unveils plans for schools
4ni.co.uk - UK

... a full education for their pupils. The Review recommends that the minimum enrolment for primary schools should be 140 in urban areas and 105 in rural areas. ... [See all stories on this topic]

Xavier Education Trust (R) - an Appeal
Daijiworld.com - Mangalore,India

... was to start a training institute to provide underprivileged youth with technical education. ... to meet the needs of the underprivileged and the rural youth so ...

University of Saskatchewan Program Gets USD$150,000 Boost from ...
CCNMatthews (press release) - Toronto,ON,Canada

... funding to programs that focus on science and agricultural education; agricultural awareness; leadership and development opportunities for rural youth; and ... [See all stories on this topic]

Alaskana: Education first
Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage,AK,USA

... set up regions along cultural and linguistic borders. These became the model for today's Alaska Rural Education Attendance Areas. ...

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

 

Education Review Publishes Brief Reviews for December 2006

A message from Gene V Glass (glass@asu.edu) to EDREV@asu.edu.

Education Review is an open access all-electronicjournal of book reviews residing at http://edrev.asu.edu.Education Review publishes brief reviewsof new books monthly, and has just publishedbrief reviews for December 2006.These reviews can be accessed directly at http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/index.html

The books reviewed and their reviewers are as follows:

Recent Reviews - December 2006

Au, Kathryn Hu-Pei (2006). Multicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Reviewed by Tadayuki Suzuki, Western Kentucky University.

Blevins, Wiley (2006). Phonics from A to Z: A Practical Guide, Grades K-3. Second edition. New York: Scholastic Teaching Resources. Reviewed by Guy Trainin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Brand, Max & Brand, Gayle (2006). Practical Fluency:Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers. Reviewed by Renee Murley, University of Memphis.

Bresser, Rusty & Holtzman, Caren (2006). Minilessons for Math Practice: Grades K-2. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions. Reviewed by Anthony J. Gabriele, University of Northern Iowa.

Brownlie, Faye; Feniak, Catherine & Schnellert, Leyton (2006). Student Diversity: Classroom Strategies to Meet the Learning Needs of All Students. Second edition. Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers. Reviewed by Meeri Hellstén, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia.

Cerra, Cheli & Jacoby, Ruth (2006). Homework Talk!: The Art of Effective Communication About Your Child's Homework. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by Christopher Palmi, National-Louis University.

Darling-Hammond, Linda (2006). Powerful Teacher Education: Lesson From Exemplary Programs. New York: Teachers College Press. Reviewed by Sharon Naylor, Illinois State University.

Delany, Marcia (2006). Fluency Strategies for Struggling Readers: Classroom-Tested Oral Reading Strategies That Help Build Comprehension, Grades 1-3. New York: Scholastic. Reviewed by Sandy Thomas, Snow Rogers Elementary School, Gardendale, Alabama.

Duncan, Marilyn (2006). Literacy Coaching: Developing Effective Teachers Through Instructional Dialogue. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen Publishers. Reviewed by Patricia A. Gross, University of Scranton.

Felux, Carolyn & Snowdy, Paula, editors (2006). The Math Coach Field Guide: Charting Your Course. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions. Reviewed by Zafer Unal, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

Fornshell, Antoinette Cerulli (2006). Best Practices for Planning Reading & Writing Instruction, Grades 3-5. NewYork: Scholastic. Reviewed by Gabriela Silvestre, University of Pittsburgh.

Fry, Edward B. & Kress, Jacqueline E. (2006). The ReadingTeacher's Book of Lists. Fifth Edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Reviewed by by Lee Allen, University of Memphis.

Justice, Paul W. (2004) Relevant Linguistics: An Introduction to the Structure and Use of English for Teachers. Second edition. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications. Reviewed by Jaya S. Goswami, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Kinash, Shelley (2006). Seeing Beyond Blindness. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Reviewed by Kathleen S. Cooter, University of Memphis.

Leograndis, Denise (2006). Fluent Writing: How To Teach the Art of Pacing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Reviewed by Chris Cicchetti, University of La Verne, California.

Magner, Laura (2005) Researching Adventures: Challenging GLYPH-Making Activities. Marion, IL: Pieces of Learning. Reviewed by Julie Malcolm, UNC Greensboro.

Matteson, David M. & Freeman, Deborah K. (2006). Assessing and Teaching Beginning Readers: A Picture is Worth 1000 Words. Katonah, NY: Richard C. Owen Publishers. Reviewed by Patrick Groff, San Diego State University.

Mathews, Sandra K. (2006). Between Breaths: A Teacher in the Alaskan Bush. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Reviewed by Lucy DuPertuis, University of New Mexico.

Popham, W. James (2005) America's "Failing" Schools: How Parents and Teachers Can Cope With No Child Left Behind. New York: Routledge. Reviewed by Darlene Bruner, University of South Florida-Tampa.

Willis, Jerry W. & Kim, Seung (2006). Using Computers in Educational and Psychological Research: Using InformationTechnologies to Support the Research Process. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Reviewed by Michael K. Barbour, University of Georgia.

_____________________________________________
Kate Corby, Brief Reviews Editor
corby@msu.edu

Gene V Glass, Editor
glass@asu.edu

Gustavo Fischman, Editor for Spanish & Portuguese
fischman@asu.edu
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Saturday, December 02, 2006

 

Rural Education in the News

The Google News Alert for rural education.

Millions of Africans not in school
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia

... care and education, also told delegates at the presentation of the African regional report that "80 per cent of unschooled children live in rural areas". ...

Former Chinese vice education minister raises 260 mln yuan to ...
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China

... to award those who have made contributions to the development of education in China ... Chinese premier Li Peng, while the smallest sum came from a rural student in ...

Democratic Congress unlikely to sway fate of rural aid program
The Register-Guard - Eugene,OR,USA

... "The face of the national coalition that is supporting (the payments) is driven primarily by rural education, not by the counties," Bieda said. ...

Society-industry alliance necessary for social transformation ...
DailyIndia.com - Jacksonville,FL,USA

... and Rama Rao, founders of Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources (RIVER) which develops multigrade, multi-level methodology for rural education; and S ...

Hishammuddin On Shortage Of Pupils In Chinese Schools
Bernama - Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

... rural and urban areas, provide adequate quality teachers, improve school infrastructure especially in the rural areas, and provide access to quality education. ... [See all stories on this topic]

A riot in China over deteriorating public health care
Asian Tribune - Bangkok,Thailand

... Healthcare, education and housing have become heavy financial burdens for working people ... in the official China Daily reported a new saying in rural China: "nce ...

Senior Chinese official urges financial support for rural ...
People's Daily Online - Beijing,China

Local governments should make every effort to guarantee investment in rural education and strictly supervise the use of the funding to ensure it was properly ...

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Friday, December 01, 2006

 

Statistics for November

As of this moment there are 6622 hits to this blog based upon the straight counter. It read 5972 on the end of October.These hits came from 616 unique visitors: 579 first timers and 37 repeat offenders for an average of 21 visitors a day.

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Until next month...

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