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I always had some doubts about body mass testing. I have still more about the Beebe compromise to do it every two years and to allow an opt-out, plus exempting juniors and seniors in high school. If it's to be done, annual tracking of a universal population seems likely to be a more reliable indicator of progress or lack of.

It's clear enough that we are more addicted to sweets than good health from Rep. Shirley Walters latest numbskullery, to legalize the use of sweets by teachers as rewards in the classroom. Talk about a bad message, even if there is a calorie limit. Next she'll introduce the Beta Club Coke party exception. Whatever happened to grades as a reward?

Shame on the Senate for the 32-3 vote to cripple impact fees in Rogers.

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