MS. SIMPLICITY Get Ready For Summer By Being Prepared
The last days of school are upon us and the trees are almost all leafed out! Finally the calendar and Mother Nature are in alignment! I am shocked as always how fast a school year goes. I ... Posted on 5/24/13 at 9:57 AM
IN THE BLACK Custom College Guide
Dave Ramsey has a new product for students that are planning on attending college. The Custom College Guide will show you how to go to college debt free.
The Custom College guide is personalized ... Posted on 1/1/13 at 9:06 PM
STAFF BLOG ON THE RECORD WITH BEN Farm Aid: A review complete with videos
I drove and drove and drove and drove and on Saturday morning I finally arrived at Miller Park in Milwaukee for Farm Aid 25: Growing Hope For America.
The show kicked off at 1 p.m. but I was hungry ... Posted on 10/7/10 at 10:25 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND New federal laws for student debt
A news release from the office of Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D.:
A new law that takes effect tomorrow will strengthen assistance for higher education, allowing more North Dakotans to pursue a college... Posted on 6/30/10 at 12:45 PM
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, signaling that the job market might be stronger than March's weak month of hiring suggested.
A scaled-back search party took advantage of a break from stormy weather Saturday to hunt for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected in three killings, using heat-sensing helicopters and fanning out in fresh snow as vacationing families and weekend skiers frolicked nearby.
The Jan. 26 Rotary meeting was presided over by President Tom Boerger. Dan Buchanan gave the invocation, Mark Sherfy led the group in the national anthem, and Duane Dunn collected numerous “Happy Dollars” for Rotary projects.
Student guests were Melissa McMillian and Marta Fitzer.
The world still can’t get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty one week after an earthquake shattered Haiti’s capital. The airport remains a bottleneck, the port is a shambles. The Haitian government is invisible, nobody has taken firm charge, and the police have largely given up.
By Jonathan M. Katz, The Associated Press
, January 20, 2010
The staggering scope of Haiti’s nightmare came into sharper focus Monday as authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the quake-ravaged heart of this tragic land, where injured survivors still died in the streets, doctors pleaded for help and looters slashed at one another in the rubble.
By Alfred de Montesquiou and Mike Melia, The Associated Press
, January 19, 2010
Doctors and search dogs, troops and rescue teams flew to this devastated land of dazed, dead and dying people Thursday, finding bottlenecks everywhere, beginning at a main airport short on jet fuel and ramp space and without a control tower.
The international Red Cross estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people were killed in Tuesday’s cataclysmic earthquake, based on information from the Haitian Red Cross and government officials. Hard-pressed recovery teams resorted to using bulldozers to transport loads of dead.
By Jonathan M. Katz and Tamara Lush, The Associated Press
, January 15, 2010
Some Southern lawmakers are seeking billions of dollars in emergency aid for farmers after recent natural disaster declarations in at least 20 states.
A farm disaster program authorized by Congress last year still isn’t fully in place, and even if it was, some lawmakers say its design could keep many farmers with losses this year waiting for help until January 2011.
By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
, December 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from dairy-producing states announced agreement Wednesday on $350 million in aid for struggling milk farmers.
Some $290 million would go for direct support of dairy farmers under a program to be devised by the Agriculture Department, according to Rep. David Obey and Sen. Herb Kohl, both Wisconsin Democrats. An additional $60 million would cover purchases of surplus cheese and other dairy products in hopes of raising prices. Food banks and other nutrition programs would get the goods.
The House voted Thursday in favor of the biggest overhaul of college aid programs since their creation in the 1960s — a bill to oust private lenders from the student loan business and put the government in charge.
By Libby Quaid, The Associated Press
, September 18, 2009
The state Emergency Services Department’s final report on the impact of 2009 spring floods and other severe weather in North Dakota says 7,357 people have applied for federal disaster aid and more than $19 million has been approved. And the bills are still coming in.
Fannie Mae says it needs an additional $10.7 billion in government aid after posting a loss of $15.2 billion in the second quarter as the taxpayer bill from the housing market bust keeps growing.
The mortgage finance company, seized by federal regulators last September, posted a quarterly loss of $2.67 per share. That compares with a loss of $2.6 billion, or $2.54 per share, in the year-ago period.
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