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Household takes legal action against school district after 7-year-old loses part of his finger in class

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A family has actually submitted a lawsuit against a Detroit school district after their child lost part of his finger in class.

Camilla Barnes said a frustrated instructor at Henderson Academy knocked a door, which caught the finger of her 7-year-old son Jason Brandom.

“He is missing now a part of his finger. He’s never going to be what he was previously,” Barnes informed WDIV.

The household contends in the lawsuit versus the Detroit Public School Neighborhood District that Jason’s first-grade instructor kicked him out of the class and required him to rest on the floor. When Jason tried entering the door again, the upset instructor slammed the door, severing his fingertip.

“You should not be knocking doors. If you’re that disappointed, you shouldn’t even be dealing with kids if you are that disappointed because this is the item. My kid now has an amputated finger,” Barnes stated.

Barnes stated the school never ever called an ambulance and she needed to take a ride-share from the school to the medical facility. Once at the ER, that’s where she found part of her son’s finger was gone.

“When they unwrapped it and I saw the bone standing out, I was like ‘Oh my God, his finger is gone,'” Barnes said.

Jason’s mama worked with an attorney after, she declares, the district took no action against the teacher nor used an apology.

“And putting policies and procedures that something like this does not occur once again,” Attorney Jonathan Marko said.

The district stated it has not received the suit yet, and it’s not talking about pending litigation.

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School Message from Performing President Marta Meana

Dear UNLV Community:

As we begin the new and continue to power UNLV forward, I wanted to reach out to you in my brand-new capacity as acting president. I likewise wish to recognize Executive Vice President and Provost Diane Chase for her leadership and efforts during this shift. Thank you, Diane!

While I have actually had the pleasure of working with many unbelievable people throughout campus over the last 20 years, there are a few of you who may not know me. For those of you who do not, you’ll find my focus is always on exactly what’s finest for our university, our dedicated faculty and personnel, and our incredible students, many of whom pursue college objectives versus considerable chances. What we achieve together is truly motivating! I succumbed to this institution more than Twenty Years back when I joined UNLV as an assistant teacher of psychology in 1997. I have had the opportunity to serve in several functions, consisting of dean of the Honors College, senior advisor to the president, and associate director of scientific training for the Psychology Department.

In every function, I have found that our shared commitment to UNLV is rooted in a passion to produce significant and transformative experiences for our trainees. Together, we strive to prepare them for highly successful and socially impactful lives which, in turn, changes our neighborhood, our nation, and our world. Exactly what is more life affirming work than that!

We have much to be proud of, and much work ahead as we aim ever higher. In the coming weeks and months, I anticipate engaging with different stakeholders on school and in the neighborhood to discuss our needs, ongoing initiatives, and fresh new ideas.

We understand our neighborhood seeks to us as its instructional, cultural, and research center, and to excel in that function we must remain focused and continuously push forward and aim high. UNLV is a successful, urban research study university in the most enterprising city worldwide, and there’s nothing we cannot achieve when we interact. Thank you for all you do every day to support our trainees and propel this university to ever greater heights.

Warm concerns,
Marta Meana, Ph.D.Acting President

Soon-To-Be Vacated Plano School Could Create New '' Tradition East ' for Investors

A sprawling Plano workplace campus, which when housed H. Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems, has arrived at the market in hopes of bring in global financial investment interest to the fast-growing suburb of Dallas.

The 1.6 million-square-foot, 97-acre office school at 5400 Legacy Drive in Plano being marketed by CBRE might draw in quotes of approximately $125 million, inning accordance with Realty Alert, which initially reported on the home. The school’ sole occupant, DXC Innovation, prepares to leave the property for a “new, close-by area in 2019.”

DXC Innovation was formed in 2017 by Computer Sciences Corp. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is formerly Electronic Data Systems.

“DXC Technology is evaluating the possible sale of our Plano site and options to accommodate our regional labor force,” said Richard Adamonis, vice president of corporate neighborhoods for the innovation business. “For quite an extended period of time, the area has actually been considerably underutilized.”

Adamonis stated the company prepares to evaluate its options in the next 4 to 6 months, but those options do include keeping a workforce existence in Plano. In all, the company only uses about 40 percent of the school.

“We just recently showed our Plano employees that they will move from our present rented HPE workplace to a brand-new, nearby place in 2019,” stated Emmanuel Fyle, director of global corporate media relations for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “The North Texas area continues to be a crucial area for our business.”

Property sources said Hewlett Packard Business could be looking for 150,000 square feet of office space in the immediate location. One strong contender for the prospective lease is Dallas-based Stream Realty Partners’ first office complex in Platinum Park. The recently-delivered office complex at 6000 Tennyson Parkway has enough brand-new workplace to accommodate the firm’s realty requirements.

Last September, Hewlett Packard Business apparently decided to cut 10 percent of its workers to reduce costs as competition mounts in the market. The effects of those cuts to the Plano campus were not released.

Fyle decreased to disclose the variety of employees Hewlett Packard Enterprise has in the area, but the business has actually been underutilizing its campus for several years.

At the time the company’s Plano school was initially integrated in the early 1990s for Electronic Data Systems, it helped set the bar for sprawling business campuses in North Texas. Later, J.C. Penney & & Co. Inc. decided to trade in its city New York City digs for a Plano business school with lots of developable land that decades later changed into Tradition West.

The $3.2 billion Tradition West mixed-use development landed Toyota The United States and Canada’s corporate campus, as well as regional centers for JP Morgan Chase and Liberty Mutual Insurance. The Hewlett Packard Business campus might inspire a significant financier or developer to raze or redevelop the website.

“The present HP Enterprise website is definitely a crowning achievement area in Tradition East,” said Randy Garrett, a principal in Transwestern’s Dallas office focusing on this passage of North Texas. “It’s a prime redevelopment site, in my viewpoint, and ought to be drawing in a great deal of advancement interest from around the United States and all over the world.

“It’s simple to picture an effective Tradition East task due to the fact that of the impressive success seen in Tradition West,” he included.

CCSD budget plan reductions lead to loss of 563 school positions

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The Clark County School District revealed a budget plan reduction of about $68 million for the next year, suggesting 563 position will be lost through the schools.

The positions consist of 400 licensed positions, 104 assistance staff positions and 59.5 administrative positions, inning accordance with a press release.

“CCSD still has practically 800 open teaching positions, and we encourage teachers who are considering transferring to Clark County or others thinking about getting in the mentor profession to join our team,” Chief Human Being Resources Officer Andre Long stated. “We look forward to inviting new instructors to continue the recent momentum we have actually seen in increasing trainee accomplishment.”

About $17.6 million was minimized by high schools, $10.7 million in middle schools and $18.8 million through grade schools across Clark County.

The district stated human resources will work to position affected employees in employment opportunities that they receive.

CCEA executive director John Vellardita said while 560 positions were gotten rid of, nobody is losing their job.

“Folks were either given an opportunity to take a different position or if it was a position that was moneyed and not filled, it just got removed off the books,” he stated.

That’s the positive. However moms and dads stated they were seeing more negatives.

“The school district is producing this mess, but they are very far from the ones who have to handle the implications of it,” parent Sara Rose stated.

Rose is part of the School Organizational Team at her boy’s middle school. She said she works with other moms and dads, instructors and school leaders to set the budget plan. At her child’s school, Knudson Middle, they were required to cut more than $190,000.

“All these kids, (and) us moms and dads are going to go into next year feeling like the vice grip tightened,” she stated. “And there’s actually nothing we can do about it.”

The cuts meant removing its robotics program, the whole factor Rose’s son enrolled, and cutting an administrative position. Rose said parents are currently offering in the front workplace since they’re so short-staffed.

“It’s just unreasonable because the principal and the instructors are the ones who absorb the impact and they’re already spent,” Rose stated. Schools that saw the greatest cuts are Coronado, Rancho and Clark High Schools. The least cuts are at Goodsprings, Reid and Lundy Elementary Schools.

“This is not a great message to send out nationally or within the state, ‘Come work at Clark County, at a time when it looks like Clark County School District is removing positions,'” Vellardita stated.

Vellardita said they were currently dealing with a teacher shortage.

He said the union will be watching on classroom size and teacher spirits next year.

In addition to job cuts, CCSD validated some schools are getting rid of programs that might include foreign language, after-school programs, checking out or mathematics intervention.

Lots of moms and dads said they are not willing to sacrifice any longer.

“I suggest it’s just aggravating and if we have to end up doing this another year, I imply we may have no other choice but to move,” Rose said.

When CCSD released the numbers it included a statement, reading in part, “This is an unfortunate scenario due to increasing staff member costs and other expenses that are outmatching development in school funding. Still, CCSD has been proud of recent academic accomplishments got in spite of spending plan decreases.”

CCSD included it still has almost 800 openings in the class.

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Police: Mama caught boy in bed with middle school therapist

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Shannon Hathaway, who was a 33-year-old therapist at Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD’s Harwood Junior high, was reserved into the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, accused of improper relationship between teacher and student.

Bedford cops released a warrant Wednesday for Hathaway’s arrest for a supposed sexual relationship with a ninth-grade student. Authorities state the 17-year-old trainee’s mom walked in on her boy and Hathaway naked in bed together.

The teen had participated in Harwood Junior high school the previous school year, 2016-2017, inning accordance with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Hathaway apparently resigned from the school district before surrendering herself to authorities. She had been with HEB ISD given that 2012 and was put on administrative leave in Might, after the school district was alerted of an authorities investigation.

Parents in the district were alerted through automatic voice mail Thursday early morning, with Hathaway being described as a ‘former worker.’

The Texas State Board of Education has actually been informeded of the investigation and although the district believes this alleged physical relationship to be a separated event, parents are motivated to talk with their children.

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Austin'' s School Advantage Takes $200 Million Multifamily Portfolio

Visualized: Liv neighborhood in Seattle, among 6 student real estate neighborhoods acquired by Campus Benefit in a $200 million deal.Student real estate newcomer School Benefit has actually beefed up its portfolio with a six-property deal worth about$200 million. The Austin-based investment and home management business obtained a 714-unit portfolio, with 1,910 beds, near schools in Washington, Georgia, Oregon, Illinois and Tennessee. The deal balloons School Benefit’s portfolio of owned and handled homes to more than 34,000 beds. Campus Benefit got the residential or commercial properties from Chicago-based owner and

developer, CA Ventures. All 6 of the properties are recent-vintage projects established in the last 5 years. The trade shows the preferred qualities of student real estate: distance to big, state universities that have actually pulled back on student real estate construction, and high-end features. The homes consist of study spaces, health clubs, tanning salons, pools, and other top-shelf functions. The homes in the portfolio consist of: the LIV and Identity residential or commercial properties in Seattle, near the University of Washington; the

Evolve, in Auburn, GA, near Auburn University; Uncommon Eugene, near the University of Oregon; The Flats, in Typical, IL, near the University of Illinois; and Evolve Knoxville, near the University of Tennessee. Campus Benefit teamed with an unnamed public pension fund in the new$200 million joint venture. The company was begun in

2007 and has considering that gotten $1.5 billion in trainee real estate properties with various partners, according to its website. For more details on the transaction, please see CoStar Compensation # 4278316.

East Las Vegas elementary school instructor jailed for child abuse

Police arrested a Las Vegas elementary school teacher Friday for felony child abuse of a student. (FOX5)
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CCSD PD said a number of allegations were made against Carter, which police found to be “substantiated.”

Joshua ‘Ginger’ Monroe said among those claims originated from him. He said Carter taught the ‘KIDS’ program, a pre-kindergarten class for kids with unique needs, at Harmon Primary School. Monroe’s three-year-old child had Carter as a teacher.

” She’s gotten home with bruises on her arms and deathly scared of going to school … and come to find out it’s because she was being tormented by someone we trusted to take care of our kid,” he stated. “To find out my child is being treated by doing this, it’s appalling, it’s horrible, and it’s irritating.”

Carter was employed by CCSD in Sept. 1996 and her status with the district was noted as “appointed to house.”

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New Medical School Debuts as Anchor of Roche Redevelopment


The Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine at Seton Hall University opens on the previous Hoffmann-La Roche school located in between Nutley and Clifton, NJ.

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first new private medical school in 50 years inhabits a cutting-edge facility, inning accordance with officials. There are no big lecture halls, but rather various “finding out studios” where students will cluster in small groups, each with their own video screen. Medical students will train side-by-side with potential nurses. The anatomy lab, where dissections will be done, is light, airy and well-ventilated, not hidden away in a dark basement.

And maybe most importantly, the Hackensack Meridian School of Medication at Seton Hall University has something that older medical schools lack– great deals of electrical sockets for trainees to plug in their laptop computers, said Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp associate dean of medical education continuum for the new center.

” One of the greatest things in designing schools now, you would never ever believe,” he said. ‘There’s one factor that’s most important to trainees right now: Plugs. We went to go to a new medical school– a famous architect, amazing– trainees were incredibly unhappy because there weren’t enough plugs. So they’re being in the hall. It resembled an airport with no plugs. So we have plugs all over.” Boscamp on Wednesday conducted a press tour of the new facility following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its website– the previous business campus of global drug producer Hoffmann-La Roche. Roughly 200 individuals went to the occasion, including New Jersey Guv Phil Murphy, a large cadre of state lawmakers, along with officials from Hackensack Meridian with a network of 16 hospitals and Seton Hall, which has its primary school in South Orange, NJ.

Governor Phil Murphy speaks at the ribbon-cutting event for the brand-new school on Wednesday. Along with the medical school, Seton Hall has actually moved its College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences to the previous Roche website, which straddles Nutley and Clifton, NJ, to produce an Interprofessional Health Sciences school.

The medical school is the anchor occupant for the mixed-use redevelopment of the 116-acre Roche system, which has actually been relabelled ON3 by developer Prism Capital Partners LLC of Bloomfield, NJ.

The Hackensack Meridian and Seton Hall facilities are renting approximately 500,000 square feet, including research space, in two former Roche buildings, said Gene Diaz, a Prism creator and principal partner who was at the ribbon-cutting.

It cost approximately $75 million, largely born by the designer and the medical school, to renovate and retrofit the former laboratory buildings and prepare them for new tenants, according to Diaz. The medical school will be receiving $16.9 million in state tax incentives over a 10-year duration.

Murphy was among the speakers who predicted that the new medical school and research study center will work as a financial engine for not just Nutley and Clifton, but North Jersey and the entire state, surpassing filling deep space left when the pharmaceutical giant vacated the school. One of the governor’s top priorities is to recover its former development economy, one that is driven by innovation, life-science and health care.

” This is a big offer. This school renews a major economic center in New Jersey,” Murphy stated. “If you need an example of the more powerful New Jersey that I discuss so frequently, look no more than right here […] The school of medicine will be the heartbeat that pumps brand-new life throughout this center and throughout New Jersey’s economy.”

Prism has kept a consulting company, Benecke Economics, to do studies on the financial effect of the ON3 redevelopment on both Nutley and Clifton, inning accordance with Diaz.

Among the objectives of the brand-new medical school is to resolve the looming scarcity of physicians, an approximated 3,000, that the state faces by 2020, Hackensack Meridian co-chief executive Robert Garrett stated at the ribbon cutting. Research study has discovered that physicians often practice where they train, so Hackensack Meridian medical school alums are more likely to stay in the Garden State, he said.

The new medical school, which begins classes in July, uses a three-year program, one of just about a dozen nationally to do so, according to Hackensack Meridian authorities. The school got more than 2,000 applications for the 60 slots in its inaugural class.

Throughout the press tour, Boscamp stated that the school was designed around its innovative curriculum, consisting of the class where students will collect in groups of eight to study specific cases, rather than bearing in mind in on lecture halls. The mentor model is “not the sage on the phase, however the guide on the side,” he stated.

Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp, associate dean of medical education continuum, conducts a trip that consisted of the school’s modern anatomy lab.The new school’s anatomy laboratory is not like” a morgue setting, “according Boscamp. He remembered that when he was in med school, fellow students would move far from him when he came to the snack bar after remaining in the anatomy lab, due to the fact that he would smell of formaldehyde. But the new school’s lab is well-ventilated to avoid that kind of scenario, he explained. Prism strategies to add retail and residential elements, in addition to a

hotel, to ON3. In addition to the medical school, its occupant roster includes Ralph Lauren, bio-fabrication business Modern Meadow Inc. and Quest Diagnostics Inc. That firm will be constructing a 225,000-square-foot local lab, workplace center and a parking garage on the Clifton part of the Roche home. Prism has actually started the $10 million very first stage of its facilities improvements at ON3, that includes the addition and rebranding of streets on the east portion of the campus. Its primary road has been relabelled City Boulevard from Main Street, while the previous Fifth Avenue is now titled Ideation Way. In addition, Ideation Method is being rerouted with a brand-new connection to Kingsland Street in Nutley to provide extra access to the campus. Throughout Wednesday early morning’s ceremony, State Senator Paul Sarlo lauded the redevelopment, which is located within both Passaic

and Essex counties.” We turned this place not from a future shopping center but into something really, truly special,” he stated. Linda Moss, Northern New Jersey Market Reporter CoStar Group.

Pakistani teen killed at Texas school is buried in home town

Wednesday, May 23, 2018|9 a.m.

KARACHI, Pakistan– Thousands of individuals in Karachi participated in the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange trainee who was eliminated in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.

Sabika Sheikh was among 10 trainees and personnel slain Friday at Santa Fe High School near Houston.

She was her household’s earliest kid and began classes at the high school last August. She had actually been planning to go back to Pakistan in a few weeks for Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Her tearful daddy, Abdul Aziz Sheikh, went to the Karachi airport to receive her body early Wednesday as it showed up in her home town.

Amongst the many mourners at a city mosque was the provincial guv.

“Before her death, she was just my daughter, but now she is the daughter of Pakistan, and it is only because of the love of people, who grieved her killing,” her daddy said.

After the casket was reduced into the ground, he stated her life and the lives of others would not be squandered if actions were considered more stringent weapon control in the whole world.

Sabika Sheikh stated she had actually hoped to one day sign up with Pakistan’s foreign service and end up being a diplomat.

At a funeral in Texas over the weekend, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said she continues to be a diplomat “since even in her death, she is pulling the relationships between Pakistan and the United States, particularly the Houston area, even better.”

Cops have said the 17-year-old suspect in the shooting utilized his father’s shotgun and.38-caliber handgun. The shooting reignited the dispute over gun control in the United States.

Pakistan requires weapon owners to be accredited, however the rules are improperly imposed, particularly in the tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan. Heavily equipped militant groups have performed ratings of attacks in the last few years, including at schools.

School shooting might not bring modification to gun-loving Texas

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Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle/ AP A memorial in front of Santa Fe High School on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, where a student shot and killed 8 schoolmates and 2 instructors.

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AUSTIN, Texas– Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can freely carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual conference 2 weeks earlier. And up until Monday, the guv’s re-election site was raffling off a shotgun.

Weapons are so hard-wired into Texas culture that recently’s deadly rampage at Santa Fe High School is thought about not likely to lead to any significant limitations on access to weapons in the Lone Star State.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott reacted to the killings of 8 trainees and 2 instructors by requiring a series of roundtable conversations on school safety, beginning Tuesday in Austin. He stated last week that he wishes to discover methods to keep weapons away from those who present an “instant danger to others.”

But the state’s 20-year dominance by the Republican Celebration all but guarantees the conferences will be dominated by calls to increase school security and “harden” schools– an idea backed by the NRA– rather of demands for gun limitations, stated Cal Jillson, government professor at Southern Methodist University.

That’s in sharp contrast to the reaction to the Feb. 14 shooting rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead. 3 weeks after the bloodbath, Florida politicians defied the NRA and passed a weapon control bundle after a lobbying project led by student survivors of the attack.

” The difference in Texas is the Republican Party is in complete control. It is unchallenged at the state level,” Jillson stated. “Even the youths from Santa Fe are not full-throated supporters of weapon control to keep the children safe.”

In reality, at a church service Sunday, Santa Fe High student Monica Bracknell, who made it through the shooting, informed the guv the attack need to not be developed into a fight over gun control.

” People are making this into a political concern,” she stated. “This is not a political concern. It’s not a gun-law issue.”

Likewise, Callie Wylie, a 16-year-old Santa Fe High student who dropped off flowers Monday at a memorial for the shooting victims, stated the violence is not a “gun issue.”

” Certainly things have to change. Something needs to happen. This has actually occurred method too much,” Wylie said. “However I don’t think at this time individuals have to be pressing politics on us and telling us, ‘Oh, this is weapon control.'”

Sentiments like those could give Abbott political cover if his roundtable conversations do not cause significant modifications.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is imprisoned on murder charges in Friday’s attack. Authorities stated the Santa Fe High trainee opened fire with his dad’s shotgun and.38-caliber pistol.

Gun control advocates around the nation have long pushed for such steps as broadened background checks and a ban on attack rifles and high-capacity magazines, but such procedures would most likely have had no impact on the Santa Fe High shooting.

Abbott has said he wants the roundtable discussions to include lawmakers, educators, students, parents, gun-rights supporters and survivors of the November church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, that killed two lots people.

Tuesday’s meeting will include officials from school districts that equip some teachers or agreement with local cops for security. The guv’s workplace said most of the conference will be held in personal.

Abbott and Texas Republicans have welcomed a consistent relaxation of guns laws over the last few years. Since 2013, Texas has actually reduced the cost and hours of training needed to be licensed to carry a handgun, enabled “open carry” for handgun license holders, and permitted concealed handguns in college class and dormitories.

In 2015, Abbott tweeted that it was “embarrassing” that Texas dragged California in gun sales. In 2017, he extolled his precision with a handgun at a shooting variety.

On Monday, Abbott’s re-election project downsized its shotgun raffle in the wake of the Santa Fe shooting, replacing it with a raffle for a $250 present certificate. A picture of the governor aiming a shotgun was eliminated.

After the Florida tragedy, President Donald Trump arranged conversations on the best ways to prevent school shootings and at least mentioned the idea of limiting gun sales, however little concrete came out of those. Abbott so far has devoted to even less.

Texas holds main overflows Tuesday, meanwhile, and the Santa Fe shooting is not anticipated to be a deciding consider any significant race, simply as the Sutherland Springs massacre hardly registered as a project issue before last week.

And it’s not just Republicans. Former Dallas County Sherriff Lupe Valdez, who is favored to win Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial runoff and face Abbott in November, has required stricter background checks and closing of gun sale loopholes.

However she was quick to include: “That doesn’t imply I’m against weapons. I have actually worn a weapon over 40 years. It indicates I’m against stupidity.”

In a letter to the guv on Monday, Democratic state legislators urged Abbott to consider weapon control procedures that cannot pass in previous sessions.

Still, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, an attorney who is preferred to win a runoff for the Democratic election in a potentially flippable, Republican-held congressional district in Houston, not far from where Friday’s shooting occurred, avoided slamming the guv for refraining from doing more than arranging discussions.

” I hope that these conversations move us closer to genuine reform,” Fletcher stated Monday. “Our lives depend on it.”

Associated Press writer Claire Galofaro in Santa, Fe, Texas, contributed to this report.