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News for Students - (Weds. Morning):
World Autism Day:
Autism Day

In This Grandmother's Life, Every Day is World Autism Awareness Day
Posted: 03/31/2015 3:45 pm EDT Updated: 03/31/2015 3:59 pm EDT

In case you didn't know, April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. We are supposed to wear blue ribbons, put blue light bulbs in our porch fixtures and spend the day thinking about autism. Well, I guess it's a good idea to have a special day for autism since one out of every 68 kids in America is now diagnosed as having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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Indian Country:

Tribes and families in South Dakota win big victory in ICWA case

Tribes and Indian families in South Dakota have won a major victory in anIndian Child Welfare Act case.
Native Americans represent nearly 9 percent of the state population. Yet 51 percent of children in the foster care system are American Indian or Alaska Native.
Many Indian children are removed at hearings in state court that last just as little as 60 seconds. Indian parents and guardians, along with theOglala Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, challenged this and other practices in a case that they hope will lead to major changes in the state's child welfare system.
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A look at US Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects
By Associated Press March 30

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The federal Bureau of Reclamation oversees several large-scale projects aimed at delivering drinking water to rural communities in the West. The agency has $36 million to spend on projects during the next fiscal year — a fraction of the funds needed for the work.
Here’s a look at the projects and current allocations:

— $3.7 million. Would provide for a single water treatment plant along the Missouri River and distribution of water through 3,200 miles of pipeline in northeastern Montana.
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Though the American Anthropological Association has been a vocal proponent of indigenous rights throughout its history, the group had remained quiet on the Native American mascot debate. That changed last week when AAA released a statement on the issue.
Anthropologists have joined a long line of groups to call on professional and college sports communities to rethink their use of Native American mascots and nicknames. Except in instances where tribes or key stakeholders have been consulted (see Florida State University and San Diego State University), sports organizations should “denounce and abandon the use of American Indian” imagery, the American Anthropological Association said in a statement [PDF] released last week.
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Sherman Alexie Cancels Gigs in Indiana, Saying "Hate Laws Are Unacceptable and Immoral"
by Christopher Frizzelle • Mar 31, 2015 at 6:01 am

So... have any travel to Indiana planned?
Well, I had two speaking gigs scheduled in Indiana, at Notre Dame at the end of April and at the Kurt Vonnegut Library in Indianapolis in September. But I have cancelled them both and won't be doing any gigs in Indiana until they repeal the hate law they just passed.
The governor of Indiana insists it’s not a hate law, it’s a law to protect free "exercise of religion." What do you say to that? 
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USD Baseball


Irvine Stuns USD
Toreros fall to Anteaters, 13-4
March 31, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. - The 25th-ranked University of San Diego baseball team dropped a 13-4 decision to UC Irvine Tuesday evening in a non-conference game at Anteater Ballpark.
The Anteaters (15-10) got on the scoreboard first, as they pushed across one run in the bottom of the second inning. The UCI run came on a Cole Krueter RBI single, which scored Mitchell Holland, who had singled, to give the home team a 1-0 lead.
San Diego (16-10) then evened the score up in the top of the third inning. With two outs, Colton Waltnerlaunched his second home run of the season, a solo shot to left field, which moved the score to 1--1.
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UCLA Basketball:

UCLA basketball will have depth, more experience next season

Moments after his second season with the Bruins ended in the same way as his first, UCLA Coach Steve Alford stepped to a lectern here and talked about this season's progress.
"We've come a long way," Alford said.
There were several times this season, Alford has said, that his team could have quit, imploded. At halftime against Kentucky, Alford had to tell his team they had just set a record low for points. There was a five-game losing streak. The Bruins finished second to last in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
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