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    Dracut school bus routes fixed after barrage of complaints

    DRACUT -- The Dracut Public School District's bus routes are back on track, say school officials, who have scheduled a special informational meeting on Tuesday for concerned parents. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Bossi added to family's legendary wrestling name

    LOWELL -- When it comes to high school wrestling in Massachusetts, the Bossi surname is synonymous with success. Full Story
    HEALTH
    (Charles Krupa)
    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
    (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
    California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    'Draft Day' turns football into gamesmanship

    The Washington Post Capsule reviews of the next week's video releases, on DVD and Blu-ray, including special features: "Draft Day" (PG-13, 109 minutes, Lionsgate): Kevin Costner plays Sonny Weaver Jr. Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Dracut girls in fine national showing

    The Visionary Basket Club's 8th Grade Premier Pinnacle Team came in third place at the United States Junior Nationals Basketball Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Remember when?

    You've heard of Hollywood legends Bette Davis and Ed McMahon coming from from Lowell, but have you ever heard of Charlita? Full Story
    COMMUNITY
    WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story
    Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. Full Story
    Made in America concert set to rock Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues. Full Story