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Nine-Day Month

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It seems the state wants to cram in a lot of public education about the risk from stalkers at the end of the month. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, first lady Anita Perry and Rep. Valinda Bolton, D-Austin, proclaimed January 2008 the first-ever Stalking Awareness Month in Texas.

Which sort of prompts the question: If they wanted to make this Stalking Awareness Month, wouldn't it have been a good idea to do it, say, before the beginning of the month, rather than with nine days to go? Especially since it coincides with National Stalking Awareness Month, which has been going since 2004.

Posted Monday, Jan. 21, on the Chronicle News blog, austinchronicle.com/newsdesk.

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Stalking Awareness Month, Anita Perry, Valinda Bolton

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