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GOVERNOR GETS FIRST 'REPORT CARD'

Gov. Charles W. Turnbull has a lot of work to do to improve his grades, according to Glen J. Smith, president of the American Federation of Teachers. His average grade this "marking period" is a D but Smith said "we have every reason to believe his grades will improve in the next marking period."

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SOURCE: THE INSIDE STORY

Here is a short update of what's new inside St. Thomas Source.
Op-Ed: Prepare now for disability or lack of agility, says Catherine Mills.
Op-Ed: Kirk Grybowski asks, "Why not autonomy for hospitals?"
Editorial: Make Schools After-Hours Havens.
Schools: Scholarships are available to high school seniors and college students.
Movies: What's playing beginning Thursday, April 22.
Home/Garden: Pam Jackson offers uses for local oregano, known as 'wild thyme.'

MAKE SCHOOLS AFTER HOURS HAVENS

The recent rash of rapes of children in St. Thomas has frightened people badly, but out of that fear and outrage has come a healthy dialogue about ways to protect our children. It is just a shame that it took repeated and well-publicized rapes to make us realize how vulnerable so many of our children are to evil predators.

LAW MAKES CRIMINALS OF BUSINESS PEOPLE

The law linking business licenses to tax-clearance letters has had unintended consequences and needs to be repealed, says former V.I. official Gaylord A. Sprauve.

INTERIOR'S $400,000 WON'T COVER AUDIT COST

The $400,000 committed by the U.S. Interior Department in last week's joint federal-local task force meeting to audit the V.I. government's books won't begin to cover the cost of the project, a Government House official said Monday.

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOLDS ELECTIONS

New officers were elected to League of Women Voter's board of directors on Saturday, April 18. Erva A. Denham was elected to serve as the board president, with Rhea Dowling serving as first vice-president, Corine Kropp as secretary and Debra Brown-Roumo, the outgoing league president, standing in for a one-year term as second vice-president.

TWO MEETINGS ON PROSSER DEAL CANCELED

Government House has canceled a meeting planned for Tuesday to brief senators on the Prosser land-for-taxes deal and has not said when or whether it will be rescheduled. A Cabinet meeting Monday, reportedly also to go over the deal, was canceled too.

'JUST SAY NO TO PROSSER'

"The true test of the Turnbull/James team is here, writes attorney Lee J. Rohn. "Whether they will be like most other politicians and sell the people of the Virgin Islands down the river to curry favor with Jeffrey Prosser or whether they will stand firm for the people and the generations to come and say no to Prosser."

SURPRISE JAZZ JAM

Patrons who arrived at the Grateful Deli in the Red Hook shopping plaza Sunday were met with more than the usual bill of faire. Keith Johnstone,Jazz choir director and piano lab instructor at Eudora Kean High School brought a Jazz septet to the restaurant that served up some spicy dishes.

YOUTH VIEWS IN ACTION

Individuals interested in youth affairs are invited to participate in the launching of "Youth Views in Action."
The first forum will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Emerald Beach Resort.

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