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Morning Round-up February 1, 2007

Cafeteria Inspections Lag, Study Finds WaPo
High school cafeterias in the District, Virginia and Montgomery County routinely fail to meet federal food safety standards that require them to be inspected twice a year, according to a study released yesterday.

Reading, writing, and a roof overhead CSM
Officially, it's known as Joe's Place. But one of its first residents has dubbed the cheerful yellow house "Big Bird." It opened recently with enough space for four homeless boys who attend high school in the Maplewood Richmond Heights (MRH) district, near St. Louis.

West Virginia kids win weight-loss game USAT
Researchers plan to announce the results of a year-long study Friday that suggests playing Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) improves the health of overweight kids.

Accord on Increasing Pell Grants
The increase, announced by the chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, would raise the maximum grants, under the Pell program, to $4,310 a year from $4,050.

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