More Head Start Problems, 7-Eleven Murder Reward

PG School Board Will Not Appeal Head Start Ruling

Federal money for local schools is being taken away and there’ll be no attempt to get it back. The Prince George’s County School Board last night voted against appealing the loss of six-and-a-half-million-dollars for its Head Start program. The Health and Human Services Department took away the money over abuse allegations in the program. The board also voted against ordering an external investigation into the abuse claims. Board members did vote to conduct an internal investigation. They also say the Head Start program will continue.

Reward In 7-Eleven Murder Could Rise Again

The reward in the murder of a 7-Eleven clerk in Clinton may go up for a second time. Community members tell the “Washington Post” they will spend tomorrow morning trying to raise another ten-thousand dollars in their effort to help police catch the killer of 31-year-old Taiwo Oduwole of Upper Marlboro. If successful, there would be a 60-thousand dollar reward linked to this past Saturday morning’s shooting death on Brandywine Road. Donations will be accepted at the Safeway on Branch Avenue, BK Miller Meats and Liquors on Old Branch Avenue and on a corner near the 7-Eleven where the murder took place.

McAuliffe Addresses Big Funding Gap

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe says he is trying to address a one-point-five-billion dollar funding gap. The governor told state lawmakers today that he will use money from the rainy-day fund and accept more federal Medicaid in an effort to fill the hole. The budget deficit also means no pay increases for teachers and state employees. McAuliffe says lower-than-expected revenue is largely responsible for the problem.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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