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Judge Rules Cheer Leading Not Official Sport. Rah! Rah! Rah!

The debate is over.

A U.S. District Judge ruled this week that a New Jersey university could not replace its women’s volleyball team with a cheer leading team because, in the judges words, “cheer leading is too underdeveloped and disorganized to be treated as an official collegiate sport,” Fox News reported on its website Thursday.

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Growing up in Shenandoah, Iowa

Do small towns or big cities provide a better place to live and raise a family?

We could discuss this question for decades and be no closer to an answer than we are when we discuss nature or nurture, or which came first: the chicken or the egg?

I can’t speak for those who grew up in sprawling, smog-covered, crime-filled, overcrowded, unfriendly, gang-infested, impersonal urban jungles, because I grew up in a quiet, peaceful small town in the heartland of America–Shenandoah, Iowa, population 5,546.

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Where have all the sandlots gone?