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SMITH: Dresses for Easter for Kate, Dylan

New Easter finery isn't a given for 11-year-old Kate Heller of Sebastopol and her sister, Dylan, who's pushing 9.

But special plans this year necessitated a shopping trip. Both girls are pleased with their purchases.

"I got a white dress with a fake-flower belt," said Kate. And Dylan: "I got a blue dress with a white sweater."

They'll wear them Monday to the White House and the 135th Easter Egg Roll, hosted by Michelle Obama.

Their mom, Mary, has a friend at the White House who wrangled them tickets.

Their dad, Ed, and brother, Ryan, will watch for them on TV. There could be 35,000 <QA0>

people there, but how many fake-flower belts?

HERE IT'S PASSOVER and Rabbi Henry Shreibman of Sonoma State University is savoring both the holiday and 15 minutes of fame.

The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper of New York City named him one of America's 36 most inspiring rabbis.

"It took me completely off guard," said Shreibman, who teaches in SSU's Jewish Studies program. He's also a professor of comparative religion and other subjects at Dominican University.

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