Friday, December 7, 2007

Saddest School News of the Week

A local vollyball star signed a contract to play in exchange for a scholarship at a 650-student school about an hour northeast of here named Webber International University. Her photo leads newspaper's local front, showing her posed over the contract, pen in hand, surrounded by seven mentors, including parents, coaches and the school principal. Here's what she has to say about her choice:

"It's small like Arcadia, but the whole entire school is all athletes, and I'll be able to know everyone. [...] The coach is really nice, and it's small and it's right next to the lake -- it's perfect."

So much for college as an opportunity to broaden one's horizons.

And the next story down the page announces the opening next week of a new Italian restaurant in town.

The owner-chef's self review seems ominous: "The food is to die for," Hoover said.

Don't make any reservations for me!

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