SCHOOL'S DEFINITELY OUT . . .During last week's Palo Alto school board meeting, student board member Susan Wu told those in attendance about Gunn High School's recent "Paper-Throwing Day." Apparently, graduating seniors bring all the old tests, homework, and projects they've saved over the last four years to school and engage in a massive loose-leaf cleansing by throwing the paper all over campus. "It definitely took hours to clean up," Wu said. Since Gunn was certified as a Green Business by the Bay Area Green Business Program for its efforts to reduce waste and promote energy conservation earlier this year, the seniors' papers were surely recycled.
A STAIN ON THE LAND . . . A photograph of the extent of contamination from the June 5 Romic hazardous-chemicals accident materialized on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Web site this week. The black swath spread across tracts of land into the marsh lands, and into endangered species habitat. The photograph can be viewed at http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/9e50770d29adb32685257018004d06fd/8fa2dfbbe7a5e9648525718600637b33!OpenDocument
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