The Albemarle Supervisors and the County School Board are pledging to do a better job next year on crafting a new budget. There were tensions last winter when the school division sent the supervisors a spending plan that was several million dollars higher than the known revenues. School Board member Steve Kolaszar calls it a perfect storm when the school board was faced reduced state allocations and other setbacks. Eric Strucko wants his fellow school board members to consider a multi-year budget plan.
President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.
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