Mexican curriculum in Oregon schools stirs debate
Some Oregon high schools are adopting Mexico's public school curriculum to help educate Spanish-speaking students with textbooks, an online Web site, DVDs and CDs provided free by Mexico to teach math, science and even U.S. history.
The Oregon Department of Education and Mexico's Secretariat of Public Education are discussing aligning their curricula so courses will be valid in both countries.
Similar ventures are under way in Yakima, Wash., San Diego, Calif., and Austin, Texas.More here.
In the serious injury by vegetable category:
Des Moines police investigate attack by onion
A Des Moines man went to jail Wednesday afternoon for allegedly throwing an onion at his wife.
The police report begins: "(The victim) states her husband had been drinking and they got into an argument."
James Izzolena, 54, of 3515 Sheridan Ave., was charged with domestic assault causing injury. Police said he became upset with his wife, Nicole Izzolena, 27, and tossed an onion at her, striking her in the back of the head.
More, but not much more, here.
And you thought you had a bad day:
Man wakes up during his own autopsy
CARACAS, Venezuela - A 33-year-old man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.
Carlos Camejo was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly stitched up the incision on his face.More, if you can stand it, here.
And what, was this guy out of pickup lines?
Man bitten after putting snake in mouth
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth.
He was soon near death with a swollen tongue that blocked his throat. Trauma doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University saved his life.
"You can assume alcohol was involved," he said. Actually, not just beer. It was something he called a "mixture of stupid stuff."More on the stupid stuff here.
Photo, only for the stout of stomach, here.
And I don't want any weird Google searches finding me on this one so you'll have to go look at this for yourself, but I'm thinkin', "We needed help from Europe?"
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