I was surprised at the messages I received today. My heart nearly dropped
to read about the vandalism of Bluestruth's school, death of the honors
student, and the rape of two others. It is amazing what you have all been
through, and even more amazing that you are all hanging in there.
This has opened my eyes to what happens in some of our Nation's schools
and what some of you must face every day. I am struggling for the words to
say how thankful I am for all of you to be a sounding board, peer, and
May the New Year bring you all peace and joy,