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After flooding, jumbo-sized blowers, fans and dehumidifiers ran for days to take the moisture out of carpeting, wallboards and the air on the west side of the high school's first floor last week. Bob Burrows photo

Latest high school leak washes up bad memories

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Last week the Journal's top headline read: "Pipe cracks, school floods." Déjà vu, anyone?

Back in 2001-02 new school superintendent Boyd McLarty had to deal with a laundry list of construction flaws at the just-opened high school.

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A front-page Journal photo from Oct. 4, 2001, shows a spectacular leak -- more like a cascade -- in progress. Just after 3 a.m. on a Saturday the joint of a hot-water line in a hallway ceiling burst.

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