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2/10/2009 4:27:25 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--Major Changes to Child Product Safety Rules

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Topics for February 10, 2009:

1. Commission Announces Major Changes to Child Product Safety Rules
2. Bookseller Borders' Discount Applies to Homeschoolers
3. Bright Spots: Families Make Historical Epic Movie
4. Patrick Henry College Wins Home NFA Tournament
5. 'Home School Heartbeat': An Interview with Liz Curry
6. Generation Joshua Book Club: "Darwin on Trial"

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1. Commission Announces Major Changes to Child Product Safety Rules

After meeting with Consumer Product Safety Commission officials, Home
School Legal Defense Association is satisfied that new children's
product regulations will not harm family businesses.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6085


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2. Bookseller Borders' Discount Applies to Homeschoolers

HSLDA urges members to take advantage of discounts being offered at
Borders bookstores March 19-25. As part of Educator Appreciation week,
Borders will offer homeschoolers in-store discounts of 25% off most
items. Just show your HSLDA membership card (if you've misplaced it,
click here to print a new one: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6086
).

For more information:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6087

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http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6088


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3. Bright Spots: Families Make Historical Epic Movie

Unaware that it's impossible to film an epic movie on a micro-budget,
the Burns family did it anyway. Although everyone contributed, the
vision and work was driven by the cousins of both families.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6089


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4. Patrick Henry College Wins Home NFA Tournament

Patrick Henry College hosted its first National Forensic Association
debate tournament this Saturday, competing against three other schools
for the 16 available National qualifying slots. PHC students performed
"beyond expectations," said Dr. James Tallmon, Director of Debate,
earning 12 of the available positions and numerous speaker awards.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6090


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5. 'Home School Heartbeat': An Interview with Liz Curry

Have you ever thought that homeschooling could never work for your
situation? Think again! This week's guest shares from her heart--and
years of experience--about the benefits of homeschooling and how you
can do it . . . whether you're a single parent, a homeschooling parent
with a full-time job, or simply trying to stretch your finances to
include curriculum.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6091


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6. Generation Joshua Book Club: "Darwin on Trial"

For February, the GenJ book club is reading "Darwin on Trial" by
Phillip E. Johnson. This controversial book sent shockwaves through
academia by presenting a compelling, logical case against the theory
of evolution. The online book chat will take place Wednesday, February
25 at 1 p.m. (EST). All GenJ members are welcome to participate! For
questions about how you can join the book club, please visit the book
club webpage or contact Amy Lynne Howlett at
generationjoshua@hslda.org .

Visit the book club webpage:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6106


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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February 9: Star-Banner, Ocala, Florida
Girl Hopes to Make a Splash at Westminster Dog Show
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6093

February 8: The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia
Raleigh Group Offers Support to Homeschooling Families
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6094

February 7: The Sunday Times, Perth, Australia
Homeschooling Rise, as Parents become Teachers
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6095

February 5: Deutsche Welle Radio, Bonn, Germany
Homeschooling Asylum
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6096

February 5: WRAL-TV Channel 5, Raleigh, North Carolina
Homeschool Growth
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6097

February 5: WorldNetDaily.com
Homeschoolers Under Attack--Again!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6098

February 5: WorldNetDaily.com
United Nations' Threat: No More Parental Rights
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6099

February 4: KTAR 92.3 FM, Phoenix, Arizona
Flagstaff Teen to Steer Dog Sled in Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6101

February 4: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
Homeschooler, 7, Wins Writing Contest Using Baseball Theme
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6102

February 3: Material Handling Management
Eleven-year-old Wins Bubble Wrap Competition
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6103

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