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Model Congress

Gulf High School’s second annual Model Congress was held today, with the Senate meeting in the chorus room and the House meeting in the band room. Guest speakers were former U. S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis and current Pasco County Administrator John Gallagher. Mrs. Alwood reports that bills passed and signed into law by President Pam Maldonado dealt with requiring student athletes in state competitions to be tested for steroids and other drugs, breathalyzer test technology in new cars, teaching foreign language in elementary schools, driving tests for persons 65 and older, limiting appeals for death row inmates, a national recycling program, tougher sentencing for child molesters, closer monitoring for welfare fraud, and incentives for private industry to become more environmentally conscious.

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