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ROY KIDS TELL CLINTON A THING OR 2

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Roy Elementary school children gave President Clinton a piece of their minds - and a photo or two - in a cross-country project to involve schoolchildren in political issues.

The Zip-Across-America bus, which began in Washington, D.C., stopped in Roy on Wednesday to collect the students' letters and pictures on a Zip drive, a computer storage device manufactured by Iomega Corp.When the bus winds up its tour before Clinton's second inauguration, he'll get a Zip drive and a disk holding messages from youths in nearly 20 cities. Roy, the home base of Iomega, was the 12th stop on the tour.

Bridgette Norris, a second-grader, asked Clinton to "Please make laws that help control gangs, violence, guns and weapons. Please continue to fight against drugs and violence on TV. Please make laws for clean energy."

The top issue for students throughout the country has been crime, said Katie Grendahl, one of the coordinators of Zip-Across-America.

One young girl in Atlanta wrote to tell Clinton about her mother and sister who died in a drive-by shooting last year.