Tovia Smith http://wrti.org en Girl Scouts: 100 Years Of Blazing New Trails http://wrti.org/post/girl-scouts-100-years-blazing-new-trails It's hard to imagine Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Lucille Ball as part of the same club. But they were all, at one time, Girl Scouts. Founded 100 years ago in Savannah, Ga., the Girl Scouts now count 3.2 million members.<p>Girl Scout cookies have become as much of an American tradition as apple pie. Fri, 09 Mar 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 1255 at http://wrti.org Girl Scouts: 100 Years Of Blazing New Trails Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk http://wrti.org/post/tough-love-reading-laws-target-third-graders There's little dispute among educators that kids are not reading as well as they should be, but there's endless debate over what to do about it. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:02:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 1127 at http://wrti.org Schools Get Tough With Third-Graders: Read Or Flunk Should Valets Be Responsible For Drunk Drivers Too? http://wrti.org/post/should-valets-be-responsible-drunk-drivers-too That old public service announcement is pretty well ingrained these days: "Friends don't let friends drive drunk." But who else should be responsible for stopping would-be drunken drivers? Bars and restaurants are already legally on the hook. Some in Boston say valet parking attendants should be, too.<p>City Councilor Rob Consalvo says he decided something needed to be done after a 23-year-old on a scooter was mowed down by a drunken driver in Boston. The driver later said he was "blackout drunk" and couldn't believe that a valet guy actually handed him his car keys.<p>"I was stunned. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 649 at http://wrti.org Should Valets Be Responsible For Drunk Drivers Too?