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  • Wednesday, April 26, 2006

     

    Metro TALK


    TWO OUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS NAMED
    CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS


    This week the California Department of Education named 377 California Distinguished Schools, with 46 of those schools in Orange County. Orange Unified had two schools on the list, McPherson Magnet and Running Springs Elementary schools. Tustin Unified received 5 Distinguished School Awards (Arroyo, Jeane Thorman, Ladera, Myford, and Tustin Memorial); Garden Grove Unified, Irvine Unified each had three distinguished schools and Santa Ana Unified had two.

    The California Distinguished Schools 2006 Awards Ceremony will be held May 26, 2006 at the Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center.

    For a complete list of this year’s California Distinguished Schools: CLICK ON http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/ap/distingyear.asp?year=2006

    For information on eligibility requirements for the California Distinguished Schools CLICK ON: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/eligibility06.asp



    Comedy Central TV Bites Orange County “Consultants”

    In case you missed it, Comedy Central TV ambushed some of Orange County’s leading political folks on March 30th including Chapman University Professor Fred Smoller who is also the OCPolitics.US information site webmaster. Sharon Underwood, President of the Orange County Federation of Republican Women was also part of the Orange County crowd lured onto the new Dog Bites Man series, a nuevo-“Candid Camera”-style reality TV news show.

    Lured to the Tustin Hills Racquet Club to help as invited “consultants” for a documentary on the fake morning show called American Eye, the unknowing Orange County political crowd met a surreal outrageous Spokane, Washington TV newscaster from a fake KSGY-TV. The Ted Baxter-like persona was played by Matt Wash (The Daily Show), one of the four improv-comedians who make up the series “news team”. Comedy Central promotes the show as “When the people reporting the story are more dysfunctional than the people they’re reporting about”.

    The series was originally developed for NBC and was called “American Lives”. Comedy Central (a division of MTV) picked it up last November. The series is set to premiere in June.

    Comedy Central Press Release on Signing Series:
    http://press.comedycentral.com/press/pressreleases/release.jhtml?f=11_16_05_american_lives.xml

    TV.Zap2it Information on series:
    http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|98652|1|,00.html


    Visit the OC Politics Website at: http://ocpolitics.us/

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