• BOB MAINDELLE: Rapidly falling water temperature requires adjustment | Outdoor Sports
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    BOB MAINDELLE: Rapidly falling water temperature requires adjustment | Outdoor Sports

    Since the strong line of storms that tore through Central Texas on Veterans Day, we have not had even a single hour of time where the air temperature has been warmer than the water temperature on the surface of our two local lakes. This has led to a rapid cooling of Belton and Stillhouse Hollow lakes. Before going into this weekend, the surface temperature on both bodies of water hovered near 60 degrees, a temperature we normally do not fall to until the second or third week of December. In some years, we have not reached a 60 surface temperature until after New Year’s Day. Although decreasing water temperatures are…

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  • Philadelphia School District still requires some students to be vaccinated
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    Philadelphia School District still requires some students to be vaccinated

    The Philadelphia School District has changed its mandatory vaccine policy for some — not all — student athletes. The shifts come as the spring sports season begins and the School District lifts its mask mandate. And it comes after some athletes, parents, and coaches asked Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. to relax a policy that said unvaccinated students could not play, no exceptions. Now, students who play outdoor sports with low- or intermediate-COVID-19 risk, including baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, and tennis, can apply for medical or religious exemptions, according to an email sent this week and obtained by The Inquirer. But those who play indoor sports, including badminton…

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