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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
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Barbed bird

A SPARROW  PICKS a potentially painful perch on a barbed wire fence in Addison.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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Parents ask questions about new new VUHS grading system

October 8, 2007

By ANDY KIRKALDY

VERGENNES — A change in the way Vergennes Union High School teachers assign letter grades has sparked concerns, mostly among parents of high-achieving students, that it may be more difficult for their children to earn top grades, get onto the school’s honor roll, and get into colleges.

Four dozen parents met with VUHS Co-principal Ed Webbley last Wednesday to discuss the grading changes, the most significant of which is actually at the other end of the spectrum: Essentially, 70 is the new 60 — students now must earn at least a grade of 70 to pass a course and stay eligible for sports. At the same time, students will also have to earn a 93 to get an A, and an 85 to get a B.

VUHS administrators made that change, Webbley said, in tandem with a scheduling tweak: Students now have two 25-minute periods free daily in which they can meet with teachers to get help learning material and improving grades.

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Humane society welcomes new director, Tucker moves to statewide program

October 8, 2007

By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Humane Society (ACHS) will soon get a new executive director to replace its former leader, Jill Tucker, who recently left to help authorities take a bite out of crime against pets.

Jackie Rose, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based attorney, will officially take the helm of the ACHS on Oct. 22 after a move to Vermont. Rose recently completed a 25-year stint as executive vice president of Spectrum Programs, a nonprofit provider of substance abuse programs and mental health services in Florida.

Rose originally earned a degree in psychology and had seriously considered using that knowledge in a career caring for animals. She ended up going into law and nonprofit administration, but jumped at the opportunity to revisit her original career path when she heard about the ACHS vacancy.

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Business pros give college students a peek at the real world

October 8, 2007

By MEGAN JAMES

MIDDLEBURY — The steadily increasing number of economics majors at Middlebury College unnerves Michael Claudon. There’s nothing wrong with economics as a discipline — Claudon himself is a professor of the subject, which claims 11.9 percent of all majors — but he gets the feeling that many students choose that path because they believe it is the only way into the business world, the only way they might land a well-paying job after graduation.

This is simply not true, Claudon said. And he’s prepared to prove it with his new winter term program, MIDD CORE (Creativity, Organization, Risk and Entrepreneurship), which aims to expose Middlebury students to professionals from both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in an effort to deepen their understanding of the post-college world.

“The big picture is to help our students understand that there are all kinds of paths that you can follow to great careers and great personal lives,” Claudon said. “So whatever their passion is at the college — philosophy, Spanish, dance — they can pursue it.”

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