2012-09-27 E-Edition

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Still wondering about Mitrice

Thank you for reminding our neighbors about Mitrice Richardson. She was not found “dead.” She was murdered. The evidence suggests she was strangled. Her body was stored and then buried deep enough so that animals would not dig it up. Rains washed enough of the hillside away to expose the bones a year later. Whoever murdered Mitrice is likely still […]

Keep on truckin’ with tasty treats

Students test their math skills

Mathnasium of Oak Park will host its second annual National TriMathlon on Sat. and Sun., Sept. 29 and 30 at the Mathnasium learning center at 630 Lindero Canyon Road. The event will also take place at 150 participating centers across the United States. Registration is free and open to all students in third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades attending public, […]

Walking tofind cure for Alzheimer’s

Robbie Starr

Local agent Robbie Starr with Troop Real Estate provides alternatives for homeowners facing foreclosure. Starr has earned the designation as a Certified Distressed Property Expert. Her website listed below contains valuable information describing several opportunities for homeowners to avoid the negative financial impact of foreclosure. This community resource is available on her website and defines foreclosure alternatives including short sales, […]

Time to throw the bums out

Congratulations to T. Randolph Catanese for an exceptionally well-written letter to The Acorn last week (“America he loves”). I agree 100 percent with you: Have faith, work hard and work together. The state and federal politicians have created an adversarial attitude in government. Sadly, some people follow their lead. Incumbents that have divided our country should not be rewarded with […]

Expo helps families with preparedness

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oak Park will host an emergency expo to help people prepare for a variety of emergencies, including fires, earthquakes and other unforeseen disasters. The free event is open to the public. “We’ve always, as a church, been community-minded and a self-reliant type of people,” said Jim Doolan, public affairs director for […]

Assistant superintendent publishes second book on special education

Despite her hectic schedule as assistant superintendent of Las Virgenes Unified School District, Mary Schillinger has managed to knock out a second resource book for special education personnel nationwide—and possibly abroad. Called “Write On! A Guide to Compliant Documentation of Special Education Policies and Procedures,” the book outlines how teachers should handle assessment reports, parent requests, waivers, individual education plans […]

Get answers to medical questions


Health insurance isn’t the easiest thing to understand. But if you have Medicare, there’s a variety of resources you can turn to for help. One is Medicare’s toll-free help line, 800-MEDICARE (800- 633-4227). Trained representatives are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to answer your questions about your Medicare coverage. All people with Medicare receive a […]

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