Last November, voters gave a resounding thumbs-down to a District 11 request for a $29 million increase in property taxes. A year later, D-11 faces an $8 million to $12 million budget shortfall for 2000-2001, and the district is again asking voters to approve a mill levy override, this time to the tune of $26.9 million. The district, however, claims it learned a critical lesson from last years drubbing.
Huxley's 1932 Brave New World vision inched a little closer last week with the news that a Colorado couple designed a baby using genetic tests a baby who would, in turn, help save their desperately ill daughter.
This much-anticipated star vehicle for Sixth Senses Haley Joel Osment is surprisingly moving and satisfying, right up to the end when the script and the directors ambitions eat (and ruin) all that has gone before.