W.Va. Pol Tempers Concern Over Students' T-Shirts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. (AP) -- A Morgan County delegate has tempered his concern over high school students wearing t-shirts with messages about federal health care legislation.

Republican Daryl Cowles sent an e-mail to constituents saying that eight Berkeley Springs High School students recently wore t-shirts made by the group single payer action.

The Washington, D.C. based-group wants medical insurance for all Americans.

Its founder, Russell Mokhiber, is a Berkeley Springs resident.

In his e-mail, Cowles said debate over the issue has no place in schools.

Now, though, he says the students are "good kids" and the shirts provide a good opportunity for discussion in school.

Cowles says he was initially worried that the shirts would escalate into more disruptive forms of action.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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