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L.A. Names School After Al Gore -- But Will Students Be Safe?
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 6, 2010 | Howard Blume

Posted on 09/07/2010 4:32:42 AM PDT by lbryce

L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor.

Yet there are concerns over the school -- not over Al Gore's name but because some critics fear the campus' location poses a long-term health risk to students and staff.

School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.

The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13 for about 675 students. As he was with Bill Clinton (who has an L.A. middle school named after him), Gore is second on the ticket to Rachel Carson, the late author credited with helping launch the modern environmental movement.

"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe "would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society."

Construction crews were working at the campus up to the Labor Day weekend, replacing toxic soil with clean fill. All told, workers removed dirt from two 3,800-square-foot plots to a depth of 45 feet, space enough to hold a four-story building. The soil had contained more than a dozen underground storage tanks serving light industrial businesses. Additional contamination may have come from the underground tanks of an adjacent gas station. A barrier will stretch 45 feet down from ground level to limit future possible fuel leakage.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: algore; globalwarming; lausd; toxicdumpsite
"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe "would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society."

At last, Algore's true calling.


1 posted on 09/07/2010 4:32:46 AM PDT by lbryce
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The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences

There is something very wrong about using the word Science and Al Gore in the same phrase.

2 posted on 09/07/2010 4:35:03 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: lbryce
"L.A. school officials have named a school after Al Gore, making him the first vice president to receive such an honor."

Must be a school for the severely mentally challenged!

3 posted on 09/07/2010 4:35:19 AM PDT by stumptalker
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4 posted on 09/07/2010 4:36:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: lbryce

did algore die? usually they wait for the political people to be dead before bestowing such an honor. (just saying)


5 posted on 09/07/2010 4:38:49 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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6 posted on 09/07/2010 4:39:15 AM PDT by mirkwood (FUBO)
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Sounds like the school is poison, which makes it a perfect place to name after Al Gore.


7 posted on 09/07/2010 4:40:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: lbryce
"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm"

But at the same time, somehow terribly appropriate, given the utter hypocrisy that is the modern environmental industry.

8 posted on 09/07/2010 4:42:06 AM PDT by Emile (Leftists are so 'open-minded', their brains have fallen out. -- (HT to GOPJ))
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I suspect the students are in far greater danger from the intellectual clap-trap that they’ll have to navigate than any site conditions...


9 posted on 09/07/2010 4:46:10 AM PDT by BWDog
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To: calcowgirl
ManBearPig Elementary

Hsppy Ending Middle School

Noble Piece Prize HS.

10 posted on 09/07/2010 4:47:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: television is just wrong

they already have schools named after bho. seriously.


11 posted on 09/07/2010 4:57:38 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: lbryce

I got it ,,,, BUTTHEAD HIGH ??


12 posted on 09/07/2010 5:02:04 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: lbryce; All


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 09/07/2010 5:02:09 AM PDT by The Comedian
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How about: SEX-POODLE POLYTECHNIC ????????


14 posted on 09/07/2010 5:05:53 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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How about: SEX-POODLE POLYTECHNIC ????????

... and for a mascot, they have ...

15 posted on 09/07/2010 5:16:27 AM PDT by Zakeet (Like the blond said, “I can’t be broke, I still have checks in my checkbook.”)
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... and while they're at it, why not place the Bonehead on their faculty?

16 posted on 09/07/2010 5:18:40 AM PDT by Zakeet (Like the blond said, “I can’t be broke, I still have checks in my checkbook.”)
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17 posted on 09/07/2010 5:32:46 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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unbelievable, Rachel Carson is personally responsible for the DEATHS of MILLIONS OF CHILDREN. Why are we naming public schools after Religious Cult Leaders???


18 posted on 09/07/2010 5:37:18 AM PDT by eyeamok
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Someone should open the Albert Gore Crazed Sex Poodle Training and Obedience School.

I can think of several politicians who would have benefited from such a course.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 5:41:44 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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ROMFL


20 posted on 09/07/2010 5:53:09 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLENN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: calcowgirl
There is something very wrong about using the word Science and Al Gore in the same phrase.

Even more so to use Rachel Carson's name in association with any science. She wasn't a scientist, she was a manipulator of emotions who has caused the deaths of more people than Hitler, Mao, Stalin & Pol Pot combined.

Malaria, bed bugs, West Nile, blame it on Rachel

21 posted on 09/07/2010 6:22:02 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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It isn't a good idea to name things after people who are still alive, although the US did it in naming the national capital for George Washington while he was still living, and various towns and counties were named for Revolutionary War heroes while they were still alive.

Cincinnati named a street after Pete Rose and Louisville one after Muhammad Ali.

The Soviets waited until Lenin was dead before renaming St. Petersburg/Petrograd "Leningrad," but there was a Stalingrad while Stalin was dictator and there was a Titograd in Montenegro while Tito was in charge in Yugoslavia. The dictator of the Dominican Republic renamed the country's capital after himself, Ciudad Trujillo.

A better name for the school might be Slumlord Millionire School, in honor of Al Gore's record as a landlord.

22 posted on 09/07/2010 6:33:42 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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