Moms' Hunger Strike Ends

DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Two South Florida moms who staged a weeklong
hunger strike to protest cuts to public education funding have
ended their protest.

Malexys Morales and Bibiana Salmon hadn't eaten since Jan. 12
and were camped out near Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School,
trying to draw attention to cuts in education funding with their

The two got news they'd been waiting for Monday: Miami-Dade
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho pledged not to cut arts and music
or drop a program that allows high school students to take
additional electives.

The school district says its intention all along has been to
preserve programs that are important to parents and students.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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