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Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation

Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.

That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind. And she plans to. But she is also using a good chunk of the cash — $100,000 — to set up the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

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Category: Family/Kids, US News
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Oklahoma Kindergartener Banned From Wearing Michigan Shirt To School

A little boy in Oklahoma City, OK was recently made to go behind a tree and turn his shirt inside out before he would be allowed to enter school. What about this kid's shirt was so offensive? Well, it was a University of Michigan shirt, of course. What?

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Ivan Pope, Flickr
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What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? — Survey of the Day

It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past.

But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?

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Category: Family/Kids, Health
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Tiger Day At John Ball Zoo

Channel 95-7 will be broadcasting live at John Ball Zoo Wednesday starting at 11 am for Tiger Day at the Zoo. John Ball Zoo is attempting to bring a world class Tiger exhibit to Grand Rapids in 2014, and Wednesday we kick off that campaign.

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JCPenney Offers Free Haircuts for Kids in August

JCPenney is offering free haircuts to kids for the whole month of August to help out during the back-to-school season.

Kids kindergarten through sixth-grade are eligible for the free haircut at any JCPenney Hair Salon. You don't need a coupon or anything, parents should just mention the free haircut when scheduling the appointment.

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Where to Go to Fill Out Your School Supplies List – Our Top Five

Back to school shopping can get expensive, especially if you have multiple kids. I know that parents are always scouring the Sunday papers for the best deals on markers, folders, notebooks, pencils, backpacks and more

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10 Surprising Reasons Why Being a Kid Is Much Better Than Being an Adult — The Funnies

When you were a kid all you wanted was to grow up and do all of the things your mother would never allow. Adulthood seemed like a magical get out of jail free card that you just couldn’t wait to acquire.

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Coopersville High School Hula-Hooping For World Records [Video]

I've mentioned before how much I love it when people attempt to break world records. You get to watch history happen regardless if it's blowing the biggest bubble gum bubble, some sort of food eating contest or even Hula-hooping.

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It’s A Perfect World, Computers Can Cut Our Grass Now [Video]

I hate cutting the grass and I hate paying people to cut it, maybe that is why my yard looks long and dingy.  If only they could invent something that would help remedy both those problems... And, I think they have!

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4 Million Bumbo Baby Seats Recalled

After at least 95 reports of babies falling out of the very popular Bumbo baby seats, including 19 who suffered skull fractures, the company that produces them is recalling nearly 4 million of the seats in the U.S.

It's not as simple as returning the seats, however.

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New Roller Coaster Set To Debut At Cedar Point In 2013

I have to admit, I'm not a roller coaster fan, although I ride my share when I hit Cedar Point or Michigan's Adventure... Even though I have not been to either in years!

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, will be getting a new "winged" coaster in 2013. The GateKeeper will peak at 170-feet tall and reach a top speed of 64 miles per hour while traveling the length of 4,164 feet.

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Bike For Kids Winner: Austin

Channel 95-7 and West Michigan Bike & Fitness have teamed up to give away Bikes For Kids. If you know a kid that really deserves a new bike, we ask that you nominate them. This time around, our Bikes For Kids winner is six-year-old Austin. Read his story after the jump!

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