Fifty-one school employees in Glen Dale, W.Va., will be dividing up a $3-million jackpot they won in the Ohio Lottery. The John Marshall High School employees are part of what lottery officials say may be the largest group ever to win a major drawing.
The school workers, who have been playing the lottery together for several years, put $2 apiece into a pool to purchase what turned out to be the winning ticket. Each will net each a pre-tax sum of $2,941 a year for the next 20 years.
Tough-talking Principal Joe Clark of Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J., has decided to move into local politics.
Mr. Clark, whose flamboyant leadership style is to be portrayed in the forthcoming Warner Brothers film "Lean on Me," plans to run as a Republican for a seat on the Essex County Board of Freeholders. He will face Democrat Leroy J. Jones Jr. of East Orange.
In an effort to reduce the status-conscious rivalry that sometimes leads to violence among Detroit's inner-city youths, Principal Robin E. Oden of Mumford High School has banned gold chains, designer sunglasses, trendy jogging suits, snake-skin-adorned gym shoes, and similar fashion items.
Two teenage boys were wounded by gunfire last year after one was robbed of a sheepskin jacket.
Three years ago, a 13-year-old was shot in the chest after refusing to give his expensive pair of gym shoes to five youths who demanded them. Mr. Oden says 98 percent of Mumford's 2,500 students are adhering to his new dress code.
Vol. 08, Issue 05