Possible Pot Smoking Continues to Cause Stir

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Here are some of the stories we're following today on Newsleader 9 Morning...

Parents in Talbot County, Georgia continue to speak out after their kids are accused of smoking pot at school.  School officials from Central Middle School met with one family about the investigation.  Their son will attend alternative school for the rest of the year.  Parents say they wish there had been a better resolution, because they believe their child is innocent.

Officials at Fort Benning are working this morning to stop the spread of a virus making the rounds. At least 150 soldiers in basic training on post have become sick in just two days.  Officials think the virus was food borne and spread by someone working with food.  A spokesperson says the sick soldiers  have been isolated to help prevent the spread of the illness.

We continue to follow the developing story out of Egypt.  A massive gathering for morning prayers in Egypt's Tahrir Square promises to be the last bit of quiet in Cairo this morning.   Protestors shocked by their president who is not yet stepping down, and advised by the military that there will be a response today, say they are determined to drive out Hosni Mubarak.

There's some good news for the class of 2011.  This year's college grads will receive bigger paychecks for the first time since 2008.  A survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds this spring's graduates are getting job offers with an average salary of about $50,000.  That's an increase of more than 3% from last year.

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