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News for Students - (MondayMorning):

Virus hitting Midwest could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says
By Michael Martinez, John Newsome and Elizabeth Cohen, CNN
updated 9:55 AM EDT, Mon September 8, 2014

(CNN) -- A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say.
The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Viral Diseases.
"We're in the middle of looking into this," he told CNN on Sunday. "We don't have all the answers yet."
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Indian Country:

Legislation Would Deny Funding To Schools With Unauthorized Native American Mascots
September 7, 2014 9:04 PM

DENVER (CBS4) - Schools that use nicknames based on Native American names or imagery must seek tribes’ permission or lose funding under a bill proposed by a Colorado lawmaker.
Joseph Salazar, a House Democrat from Thornton, said the measure will help get rid of unauthorized mascots at Colorado’s public schools.
“There are people out there who still reside in the world of ignorance or who still reside in the world of being very stubborn,” Salazar said.
He said mascots like the Savages of Lamar High School on the state’s eastern plains are offensive.
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Sex, Drugs and Blood Money on the Rez
By Ruth Hopkins

As a judge for the Spirit Lake Nation and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and a new resident on southwestern North Dakota, I’m witnessing a frightening trend in Indian country. The oil boom is harming Native communities far beyond the Bakken.
Impoverished reservations are flooded with cash thanks to lease money distributed to land beneficiaries on the Fort Berthold Reservation and their descendants living in outlying Native communities.
Western society would tell us that this influx of money should solve all our problems. Native communities in the Dakotas are plagued with extreme poverty and financial support is desperately needed, but on the whole the dirty money spewing from oil wells and flowing onto local reservations is not being invested.
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Two Alaska Native artifacts return home after clandestine auction bid by nonprofit
Sean Doogan - September 3, 2014

Two Alaska Native artifacts have been returned to local Native organizations after some behind-the-scenes intervention from the U.S. State Department and a clandestine buy at a European auction by a Los Angeles-based nonprofit foundation. The artifacts -- a small wooden mask believed to have been carved by members of the Chugach tribe, and part of a wooden box believed to be from the Chilkat Tlingit tribe -- were returned to Alaska in August after being purchased at a Paris auction house.
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USD Football


USD holds on to beat Mustangs 23-17
The Toreros started hot but cooled off late in the game

By Stefanie Loh 9:51 P.M.SEPT. 6, 2014

With a new offense rebuilt around running back Jonah Hodges and athletic dual-threat quarterback Keith Williams, the USD Toreros (1-0) opened their season Saturday night at Torero Stadium with a close 23-17 win over Division II Western New Mexico.
Division II or not, the Mustangs (0-1) have gotten into the habit of scaring the Toreros on opening night, and this edition of the matchup fell right into that script.
“I’ve been here three years now, and every time we play them, it ends the same way, with us hanging on to win, and then with the ball getting ready to score,” said USD coach Dale Lindsey, whose squad edged WNMU 38-35 in 2013.
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UCLA Football:

Watch: UCLA Football vs. Memphis Offensive Highlights
By uclaluv on Sep 7 2014, 1:00p

 On Saturday, we got a chance to see some weapons we had been waiting to see.  Brett Hundley got the arm going with 396 passing yards.  He was 33 for 44 with 1 very costly interception.  Considering there were at least four dropped passes that I counted, he had a really good game.  The highlights for me were seeingThomas Duarte and Kenneth Walker on the receiving end of some beautiful passes.  Thomas Duarte stepped up yesterday and was the weapon some of us have been anticipating.  He had a bad drop to start the game, but then got into rhythm. 
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