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2nd District candidate runs as social liberal

SOUTH BEND As a candidate for Congress, Douglas Carpenter is counting on his local connections and liberal views on issues such as abortion and immigration reform to woo Democratic voters.

The 52-year-old South Bend man, a graduate of Penn High School and the American University of the Caribbean, is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 2nd District, which includes much of north-central Indiana.

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13 questions with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

All eyes will be on Boston on Monday as the city hosts its first marathon after last year’s bombings.

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Columbia Business School Startup Gurus To Offer 'Speed Mentoring' To Budding Entrepreneurs At NY TechDay 2014

Get answers to your most pressing business questions from leading startup experts at Columbia Business School.

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Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

By Brock Vergakis The Associated Press April 22, 2014

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Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank.

In February, a federal judge in Norfolk struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages. The decision has been stayed while it is appealed, and a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Richmond on May 13. Lawyers for both sides expect the issue to ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, either in the Virginia case or one like it from another state.

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law estimates that between 5,487 and 7,122 same-sex Virginia couples would get married within three years of a change in law. That’s based on 2010 Census figures showing Virginia has 14,243 same-sex couples and past experiences with Massachusetts after gay marriage was legalized there. At least 17 states and the District of Columbia have state laws or court decisions that allow same-sex couples to marry.

The report also estimates that Virginia has already likely lost tens of millions of dollars in spending and more than $1 million in tax revenue as same-sex couples decided to marry in Washington, D.C. and other states where it’s been legalized.

“This report clearly shows that allowing lesbian and gay couples to marry in Virginia is not only the right thing to do, but would also have a positive impact on our economy,” James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, said in a statement Tuesday.

“The ban is not only hurting loving lesbian and gay couples in Virginia – it is also hurting our economy. This report shows that all Virginians would benefit from marriage equality.”

The report estimates that same-sex couples in Virginia would spend about $7,000 per wedding, which is significantly less than the $28,000 spent on the typical wedding in Virginia. The report says the estimated price tag is lower, in part, because same-sex couples receive less support from their parents. Based on Massachusetts’ experience, the report estimates that each same-sex wedding would include 16 out-of-state guests.

The report says the increased spending on wedding arrangements and tourism would create between 459 and 595 jobs within three years. It also says spending on same-sex weddings would likely generate up to $3.2 million in state and local tax revenue.

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Columbia Business School Startup Gurus To Offer 'Speed Mentoring' To Budding Entrepreneurs At NY TechDay 2014

Get answers to your most pressing business questions from leading startup experts at Columbia Business School. Columbia Business School announced today that its entrepreneurship experts will be on hand at NY TechDay 2014 and will be using an approach modeled after speed dating to consult entrepreneurs who visit the Columbia Business School booth. The School, which has signed on as NY TechDay's …

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Mentoring group gives L.A. Unified students an extra way to connect

Joe Zeccola’s classroom at Santee Education Complex is crammed full with 43 desks. When class is in session, students occupy every seat

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Lightning wing faces DWI, cocaine counts

TAMPA, Fla. Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DWI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said.

An officer saw Malones SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, said Tampa Police Lt. Paul Lusczynski.

After being pulled over, Malone got out of his vehicle, and the officer smelled alcohol on his breath, Lusczynski said.

According to the police report, the officer also found 1.3 grams of cocaine in one of Malones pockets.

Malone refused to take field sobriety tests, but a breath test given at the jail recorded blood alcohol levels of 0.112 and 0.116 percent, Lusczynski said. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.

Malone was released from the Hillsborough County jail on $2,500 bond. Jail records didnt show whether he had an attorney. Police impounded Malones car.

2 commit to Tech

LaPorte High Schools Josh Fleming and IPFW freshman and Warsaw High School alum Jared Bloom committed to Indiana Tech mens basketball, according to the teams Twitter account. The two players are the first to commit under new head coach John Peckinpaugh.

Gray prevails in OSU spring finale

Brionte Dunn and Warren Ball ran for touchdowns to lead the Gray past the Scarlet 17-7 in Ohio States annual spring game before a crowd of 61,058 at sunny Ohio Stadium. Many of the Buckeyes big names didnt play. Quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio States All-Big Ten quarterback, sat out spring workouts after surgery on his (right) throwing shoulder.

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Three wrestlers first-team all-MVC

Three Tomah High School wrestlers who posted undefeated records in the Mississippi Valley Conference were honored as first-team selections to the all-MVC squad. Ben Linzmeier (160 pounds), Seth Fryett (182) and Jordan Reisinger (195) were the first-team picks.

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Palm Beach County promotes schools to businesses

School and economic leaders are partnering in Palm Beach County in an effort to land expanding or relocating businesses.

The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County announced an initiative Wednesday between the agency and public, private and charter schools and universities.

The partnership is critical to attracting relocations and expansions, which often are tied to the perception of the educational system, said Kelly Smallridge, the board’s president.

“We strongly believed that perception was not the reality,” she told community members at an event to launch the initiative.

The board brought together a 60-member task force to gather information about what the county’s schools and universities have to offer on a new website, PBCedu.org, created by the Business Development Board with the help of Alchemy Communications Group.

Two staff members will maintain the website, which has news feeds and videos from the schools and testimonials from executives, Smallridge said.

When CEOs come to Palm Beach County looking at relocation sites, they’re often most concerned about the quality of schools, she said.

She said the website answers decision-makers’ questions about the county’s education, such as: “What Ivy League schools do students go to?” and “When are computers integrated into the curriculum?”

Three of the county’s high schools Suncoast, Boca Raton High School and Dreyfoos School of the Arts were named Tuesday to the Washington Post’s list of “most challenging” schools.

On Wednesday, representatives from the Palm Beach County School District and universities and colleges pointed to new programs aimed at raising the education level and achievements so far:

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Gresham supporters rally against planned CPS turnaround

BY STEFANO ESPOSITO, TINA SFONDELES AND LAUREN FITZPATRICK Staff Reporters April 8, 2014 10:32AM

Updated: April 9, 2014 2:21AM

Standing in front of Chicago Public Schools Board President David Vitales spacious Hyde Park home Tuesday evening, a group of nearly 100 rallied against and questioned the proposed turnarounds of three neighborhood schools.

The CPS parents, students and administrators questioned how a man of wealth could make decisions for parents in poor communities and how the turnaround would benefit a community, while stripping it of its teachers.

To stand in front of a house we know we cant afford, for somebody to make the decisions for poor folks that constantly give to the rich and take from the poor The globalization of education cannot continue to happen in the city of Chicago, said parent Zerlina Smith, a member of the grassroots group Action Now.

Protesters, including Gresham Principal Diedrus Brown, stood in front of the two-story brick home some on the front lawn and driveway blocking rush-hour traffic for about 30 minutes and chanting against the proposed turnaround of Gresham Elementary School on the South Side, Ronald McNair Elementary School on the West Side and Dvorak Technology Academy in North Lawndale.

Angela Gordon, a Dvorak parent, asked the crowd what 170 homeless families on the schools roster will do. And where the children of convicted felons in the neighborhood will go. Ollie Clements, a grandmother of two students at Gresham said a turnaround will take away the heart of our community.

At a protest earlier Tuesday at Gresham, Gwen Herbert offered two reasons to keep Gresham the way it is: A doctor and a lawyer.

In all, Herbert said shes sent 10 of her children to the South Side school that Chicago Public Schools wants to close and reopen with all-new teachers.

I have children here now, Ive had children here in the past and my children have turned out pretty good, Herbert said Tuesday. I have a doctor. I have a lawyer. You name it, I have it, and they went to Gresham.

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