Northwest Herald from Woodstock, Illinois on December 6, 2003 · Page 16
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Northwest Herald from Woodstock, Illinois · Page 16

Woodstock, Illinois
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Saturday, December 6, 2003
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Nation Northwest Herald - nwheralmom ILiiH&2iE55i lyer says pofea if dsefiers pSfeSy ustafeJ By JILL BARTON The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Rush Limbaugh on Friday poked fun at the investigation into whether he bought painkillers illegally, hours after his attorney accused investigators of political motives. The conservative radio host compared search warrants for his medical records to calls for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean to release political records from his, years as Vermont governor. "I bet you what, if I had been treated by Dr. Dean, I bet you Democrats in certain parts of this tion painkillers. His brief reference to the investigation came during his three-hour broadcast, which he has used over the past weeks to defend himself. Earlier Friday, Limbaugh attorney Roy Black accused the Palm Beach state's attorney of investigating Limbaugh only for political reasons. Black said Limbaugh was not a target of State's Attorney Barry Krischer's investigation until the National Enquirer quoted Limbaugh's maid in October saying she had illegally sold Limbaugh such medications. ' . "Suddenly, an elected public offi cial could not ignore the name Rush Limbaugh," Black said on NBC's "Today" show. "They are looking to publicly embarrass him and affect his radio program. ... Why is Rush Limbaugh the only person treated like this in America?" Black also is a paid NBC commentator. He did not immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press. Krischer's spokesman, Mike Ed-mondson, said Friday that the prosecutor stands by an earlier statement that Limbaugh's rights have been scrupulously protected. Krischer said Thursday, "Whether Mr. Limbaugh is subject to prosecution for any crimes is still under investigation. Me. Limbaugh is presumed innocent." ' Krischer's office began investigating Limbaugh 10 months before the Enquirer story, after prosecutors met with the former maid, Wilma Cline. She told them she sold Limbaugh "large quantities of hydrocodone, Oxycontin and other pharmaceutical drugs in Palm Beach County over the course ,of many years." Cline provided investigators with e-mails and answering machine recordings t,o support her claims. country would be demanding his records," Limbaugh said from his South Florida studio. Palm Beach investigators recently obtained search warrants for the offices of Limbaugh's doctors and alleged Thursday that Lim Limbaugh baugh engaged in illegal drug use and went "doctor shopping" for prescrip- Page 14A - Saturday, December 6, 2003 Schools try later classes to wake up students By RICHARD FAUSSET The Los Angeles Times LANCASTER, Calif. - The most vexing problem Jason Hemsath faced in his freshman geometry class was that it started at 7:30 a.m. "No matter how hard 1 tried," he said,,'I always fell asleep." Now the Antelope Valley High School senior says he rarely dozes at his desk in his first-period class. It starts at 8:30. The change at the Lancaster campus is part of an emerging national consensus that early morning school bells can take a heavy toll on adolescent learners. Auditors insisted that Antelope Valley High begin classes later, as part of the reforms they recommended for the underperforming school. In the last decade, school districts in 20 states from Alaska to Florida have pushed back starting times. Their actions were influenced by research suggesting that teenagers simply are not cut out to wake up early, due to the peculiarity of their developing bodies. Those studies have prompted the National Sleep Founda tion in Washington, D.C., to issue a "wake-iip call" to America's educators, asking them to address the "silent problem" of teenage sleep deprivation. Sleepy adolescents, the foundation asserts, "are more prone to increased use of stimulants, negative moods, behavior problems and difficulty controlling emotions, all of which are critical to school success." Hemsath's mother thinks the later start time might help improve his grades. "Sometimes, Jason is up doing homework till 12 o'clock at night," Lyngay Hemsath said. "Now he's getting better sleep and more sleep, and I'm all for that." To a large degree, America's high schools still operate around the traditional rhythms of agrarian life, with first bells generally ringing at 7:30 a.m. and dismissal occurring around 2:30 p.m. It is unclear if the latest sleep research could alter the nation's traditional patterns. The new emphasis on school accountability - along with overcrowding and traffic congestion - has prompted some high schools to start their days even earlier. Keeping your financial goals in mind is how we Ca. brine vou ... -tommunity Banking at its Best! ft- .J FDIC Pyott Road & Oak Street Lake In The Hills 847-65-4848 Q NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FOR MARENGO PARK DISTRICT I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax levy increase for the Marengo Park District for 2003 will be held on the 17th day of December, 2003 at 7:00 p.m., at the Marengo Park District, 825 Indian Oaks Trail, Marengo, Illinois. 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