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Lori Duffy Foster

... write to think; think to write.

PARENTS ONCE AGAIN
Iris and Elihu Cohen dream of visiting Israel in their retirement. They have enough money. Their health is good at 67 and 70 years old.

DEBATING THE MERITS OF CHOCOLATE MILK
"Katherine Bohn drinks mostly white milk at home, but that changes when the 7-year-old Roxboro Road Elementary School student has a choice."

POORER SCHOOL DISTRICTS POINT STUDENTS ON PATH TOWARD COLLEGE  
Lucas DeStevens lifted his hand about a foot off the kitchen table. That's how high the stack of college recruitment letters - including one from Harvard - grew over the summer.

HEAD TRAUMA SURVIVORS REACH OUT
Charles Serway shook his head as best he could when he learned his sister was proud that he had shopped alone.

DEPUTY'S SHOT ENDS SUICIDAL SPIRAL
Timothy Whitley's family was alarmed after they learned he'd swallowed 18 tablets of Valium Friday. Their worries were just beginning.

KIDS GET HEART SMART TEACHERS AND STUDENTS USE HIGH-TECH HELPERS TO LINK FITNESS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
"Santina Chiodo and Stacey Atkins stopped their physical education teacher after class Friday at North Syracuse Junior High School. They wanted to know, is gymnastics a good cardiovascular workout?""It's interesting to know,"" Atkins said, fiddling with a watch on her wrist that kept track of her heart rate. ""We both do gymnastics. We want to be coaches."""

"NOW, THAT'S ITALIAN!"
Leo Bertozzi assumed the woman he met at Italy's Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory 10 years ago was of Italian heritage

SHOOTING SPARKS CONCERNS ABOUT ROLE OF LATIN KINGS
"Richard Osorio found little to care about when he moved to Syracuse from Boston in 1994. The streets were the same: filled with aimless, bored kids who often sought trouble."

SKATING IN LINE WITH RUNNING
Runners: Make peace with those in-line skaters who weave in and out of your path at Onondaga Lake Park. They are working just as hard as you are.