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Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Vegan teacher fired

July 29, 2008 at 04:34 PM

Here’s an interesting headline I missed yesterday but wanted to notice.

State board upholds firing of vegan teacher

FOX RIVER GROVE, Ill. (AP)—The Illinois State Board of Education has upheld the firing of a suburban Chicago art teacher who taught veganism and animal rights to students and told them not to tell their parents.

Former fishing guide 45-year-old Dave Warwak of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, spent eight years with District 3 in Fox River Grove before he was fired in September.

Warwak doesn’t eat any animal products, including meat, dairy or eggs.

Warwak says he’s disappointed with the board’s ruling and that he doesn’t plan to change his message.

School board vice president Steve Knar says the state board’s decision makes him glad for district administrators.



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