THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR
Tom Corbett (R) vs� Dan Onorato (D)
THE RACE FOR SENATE
Pat Toomey (R) vs� Joe Sestak (D)
THE STATE’S DANGEROUS-DOG LIST
There are 335 dogs on the state’s list of most dangerous. What is the list and how does a dog end up on it?
I deemed guilty o having a dan-gerous dog by a district justice,the owner must:
Pay $500 plus an administra-tive ee each year to the Depart-ment o Agriculture to register thedog as dangerous�
Keep the dog enclosed andpost a sign warning people o thepresence o the dangerous dog�
Keep the dog muzzled andleashed i it goes outside�
Spay or neuter the dog�
Post bond or buy $50,000liability insurance to pay orinjuries inficted by the dog�
Source: Pennsylvania Departmento Agriculture
BY ROBYN SIDERSKY
Joker’s best years were theones he spent racing in Day-tona, Fla.These days, he’s lucky just toget out o his owner’s house inLower Paxton Twp.Ater an incident with anoth-er dog, the 100-pound grey-hound landed on the state’sdangerous-dog list. Severalcourt proceedings later, Jokerisn’t considered dangerous andhis name is o the list. But hisowner, Sharon Davis, remainsextremely careul with himaround other dogs.The state maintains adangerous-dog list through theDepartment o Agriculture.The purpose: to get dogswho are deemed harmul toother people or animals undermore stringent watch, decreas-ing the chances that the dogdoes harm, said Justin Flem-ing, spokesman or the stateDepartment o Agriculture.There are 335 dogs on thestate’s list. York County has17 dangerous dogs, DauphinCounty has seven, Cumberlandhas ve, and Lebanon Countyhas three. Perry Countydoesn’t have any. Owners o 21dogs on the list are appealingtheir status, according to theDepartment o Agriculture.A dangerous dog is one thathas attacked, inficted severe
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Ofcialswarn pastorwho plans tourn Quran
Despite concerns that destroying theIslamic holy book could endangerAmericans, the Rev. Terry Jones sayshe’ll go through with the burning.
BY MITCH STACY
The Associated Press
The U.S. govern-ment has turned up the pressureon the pastor o a small Floridachurch who plans to burn copieso the Quran on Saturday.It warned the Rev. Terry Joneson Tuesday that doing so couldendanger U.S. troops and Ameri-cans everywhere.But Jones insisted he will goahead with his plan to protest theSept. 11 terrorist attacks, rebu-ing criticism rom the top U.S.general in Aghan-istan, the WhiteHouse, the StateDepartment anda host o religiousleaders.Gen. David Pe-traeus warned inan e-mail to TheAssociated Presson Tuesday that“images o theburning o a Quranwould undoubtedly be used byextremists in Aghanistan — andaround the world — to infamepublic opinion and incite vio-lence.” Jones, pastor o the DoveWorld Outreach Center — ithas about 50 members, is in-dependent o any denomina-tion and espouses an anti-Is-lam philosophy — respondedthat he’s also concerned, but“wondering, ‘When do westop?’” He reused to cancelthe protest.
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A look at dogs rom the midstateon the danger list
CV adds4th-gradeclass atMonroe
The school board moves to easeconcerns about overcrowding and a‘cluster’ class or acceleratedstudents at the elementary school.
BY LIAM MIGDAIL-SMITH
All seven o Cumberland Val-ley School District’s elementaryschools select the highest-per-orming students in the third,ourth and th grades or an ac-celerated “cluster” class in eachgrade.But when there are only twoclasses or each o those grades,like at Monroe Elementary School,students see “a smart class anda dumb class,” parents told theschool board Tuesday night.It was standing room only asmore than 30 people, many othem Monroe Elementary par-ents, crowded into the district o-ce board room.School board members oereda solution or the ourth-gradeovercrowding and the “cluster”class issue or that grade. Theyadded an extra ourth-grade classor this year because the school’s58 ourth-graders were more thanthe district’s recommended limito 28 students per class.With the new class, ourth-graders will be redistributed intotwo mixed-ability classes andone accelerated class in-stead o the two ourth-grade classes the schoolhas now.The school board voted4-3 to hire a teacher or thethird ourth-grade class. District
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