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San Jose Unified officials stepping up efforts to prevent Ebola spread


    Infection control efforts are being increased in the San Jose Unified School District in the very remote chance a student has the Ebola virus.
    The district already has precautions in place to deal with the flue, whooping cough and the enterovirus.
    But officials say concerns about Ebola has led to them doing even more.
    The temperature of each student who comes into the nurse's office at a district school is now being taken, even in they came in for a minor scrape.
    The district is also identifying rooms to isolate sick students, should that be required in the future by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
    This last happened during the spread of the H1N1 flu virus in 2010.
    Finally, school officials have been reminding students and parents to regularly wash their hands.  Full Story
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SJSU hosts Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor


    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spent much of yesterday at San Jose State, touring the campus and then speaking to a packed auditorium of students.
    The justice was there at the invitation of SJSU social science professory Maria Alaniz.
    Sotomayor spent much of her speech yesterday on her life story that led up to here Supreme Court nomination in 2009.
    She did not speak much on the court's recent decisions and docket, only once mentioning her dissent of a court decision to uphold the Michigan ban on affirmative action in higher education.
    Sotomayor told the audience her dissent was to make a point about the country still needing to address racial issues, adding "you can't wish it away."  Full Story

Name of former SJSU player to be worn by four college teams this weekend


    A former San Jose State football player in a battle for his life will be honored on the College gridiron this Saturday.
DQ: Those two letters will be on the helmets of players from four college football teams. 
    They are the initials of David Quessenberry, a former San Jose State offensive lineman, and current Houston Texan. 
    He was diagnosed in June with a form of non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and is currently undergoing his seventh round of Chemotherapy. 
    San Jose State and Navy will carry his name on to the field, as will UCLA and Colorado. 
    Quessenberry's younger brothers play for Navy and UCLA, and a host of ex-SJSU coaches during Quessenberryy's time now coach in Colorado.  Full Story

Google adding mood music feature


    October 21, 2014--SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other Internet music services. 
    The feature being released today is an update to Google Play's music subscription service, All Access, which costs $10 per month. 
    Google picked up the mood-melding technology in its July acquisition of a free music service called Songza.  Full Story



 
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