MIDDAY UPDATE: Dow hits 14,000; Ed Koch dies; Bell Elementary focuses on antibullying
DOW CROSSES 14,000 MARK
The Dow stock market index crossed the 14,000 line this morning for the first time in more than five years, bringing reminders of the last time it hit that mark — almost a different era, before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. Crossing 14,000 is a rare event: The Dow has done so only 15 times in its history.
FORMER NYC MAYOR DIES
Former New York mayor Ed Koch died early today from congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Here's more from the Associated Press.
STAND UP STAND STRONG WEEK
Bell Elementary School in Tyler is holding its third annual Stand Up Stand Strong Week beginning Monday. The week focuses on anti-bullying messages and themes. The theme for this year is "Be A H.E.R.O.- Help, Encourage, and Respect Others." Students have learned about bullying and ways to be an upstander in their classroom, neighborhood, and home.
Our Focus in on dot me photo gallery of the day was taken by our Jan Barton at the Tyler Civic Theater's dress rehearsal for their production of The Miracle Worker. All of the photos are available for purchase. Visit FocusInOn.Me by clicking the link in the upper right side of the TylerPaper.com home page.
The weather forecast for the remainder of today from the Tyler Morning Telegraph mobile app for iPhone, iPad and android is for a high this afternoon of 58 under sunny skies, and a low overnight of around 45. Sunny again tomorrow, with the high near 66.
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