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Saturday, August 15, 2015

On a brighter note...

Iowa barber's deal for kids: Read for haircut
There wasn't any small talk between Courtney Holmes and the clients who sat in his barber chair on Saturday.

Instead, children from kindergartners to fifth-graders read books to Holmes in exchange for a free back-to-school haircut. Some children breezed through their book and reached for another, while others stumbled on words.

"The kids would come in, and I would say, "Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together," Holmes, of Dubuque, Iowa, told USA TODAY Network.

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