YourTurn - 3/16/09

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Kyle Good, Vice President of Scholastic Books:
"(Regarding Mike Smythe's ViewPoint about Scholastic Books packaging books in their book clubs and selling them in schools with toys and other non-educational items such as video games and lip gloss).  Our Book Club and Book Fair distribution businesses provide quality, affordable books to almost every school in the country and tens of millions of families...(Smythe's) commentary misses a far larger and far more important point:  Scholastic's 88 year partnership with schools supporting reading and literacy...children live in a broad world of if we add a sticker or poster or even a lip gloss to a book it is to add an element of fun and encourage more reading.  Our mission is to get more kids reading and keep them reading.  Scholastic remains committed to helping children discover books they can't wait to read."

Christine V. Collin from Carbondale, Illinois:
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Chuck Bennett from Piedmont, Missouri:
"Capital One just sent me an increase of 8% on my (credit card).  My credit score is in the 700's.  I have never missed a doesn't take effect until February, 2010.  Who can we contact about this?

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