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Edition 3DCSAT 13 NOV 2004, Page 116

Only in America;Magic sponge
OWEN SLOT
SPORT
 
 


1) An 11-year-old gymnast from West Covina, California, was
suspended from school for doing cartwheels and handstands during
lunch breaks. San Jose-Edison Academy believes that Deidre Faegre,
the offending student, is a danger to other children.

2) An overenthusiastic father has been arrested for attacking his
son's American football coach. With Delran High School losing to
Florence High School in a big New Jersey derby, William Waldman leapt
over the perimeter fence, threw Pete Miles, the Delran head coach, to
the ground and jumped on him. Apparently, he didn't like the way
Miles had been talking to his son, Dan.
The Waldman family did not leave it there. On seeing the police move
in on her husband, Annette Waldman also scaled the fence and started
pulling away one of the officers. Dan, who was playing wide receiver,
took a break from the game to join in. All three Waldmans have been
charged.

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