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Ten Questions: Sago Mine disaster hearings, Bolivia nationalizes natural gas

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(CNN Student News) -- May 3, 2006

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. Where is the Sago Mine located? What tragedy occurred at this mine in January?

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2. What is the purpose of the Sago Mine hearings?

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3. According to West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, what changes in safety have been made as a result of the Sago Mine tragedy?

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4. When does the Atlantic hurricane season begin? What new hurricane preparedness plan did New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin recently reveal? What is your opinion of the plan?

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5. Why were schools in Rhea County, Tennessee closed on Monday?

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6. According to the segment, what are some of the pros and cons of closing these schools? How do you think that the closings might have impacted working families and local businesses?

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7. Do you think that your state should adopt a similar school closing policy? Why or why not?

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8. According to the segment, why did Bolivian President Evo Morales want to nationalize Bolivia's natural gas fields?

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9. What does this new policy mean for the foreign energy companies in Bolivia?

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10. What concerns do you think that these foreign energy companies might have regarding the new policy?

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