As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Impact would be Catastrophic to Education says National School Boards Association
Alexandria, VA – As lawmakers reconvene to discuss alternatives to the fiscal cliff, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) continues to urge Congress and President Barack Obama to forge a bipartisan solution that puts our children’s education first and protects their future, as well as the future of our country.
With the fiscal cliff looming, more than 600 school boards have passed resolutions urging Congress to stop the across-the-board cuts that would have a detrimental impact upon their school districts through the sequestration process. «Read the rest of this article»
Blunders include Not Updating Wills and Beneficiaries, Messing up 401(k)s
Yonkers, NY – A widowed mother of two nearly lost out on $100,000 because her husband failed to update the beneficiary designations on his retirement plan after they married.
Not updating wills and beneficiaries is one of the “7 money stumbles to avoid” featured in the February issue of Consumer Reports. «Read the rest of this article»
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – The robotic arm on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity held the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera in more than 50 positions in one day to generate a single scene combining all the images, creating a high-resolution, full-color portrait of the rover itself.
A larger version of the previously released self-portrait is now available online, along with an animation video showing how it was taken, and a practice self-portrait taken earlier by Curiosity’s test-rover double on Earth.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans set out Sunday to finish their season on a high note. They did just that. With 2:14 left in the game, Josh Scobee’s onside kick went out of bounds giving the Titans the ball on the Jacksonville 49 yard line. Tennessee finished running out the clock when Collin Mooney took the ball up the middle with .34 seconds left.
The Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 in their last game of the season. Tennessee also made NFL history with two players scoring two touchdowns each on returns during the game. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Correction is being honored for its supervision of offenders on electronic monitoring. The Department’s Field Services Division received the Program of Excellence Award for its Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) tracking program.
The award was handed out at the 2012 GPS Training Institute to recognize the strength of TDOC’s supervision program.
Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist
Next week, the ISM manufacturing data and the December Employment Report will be important, helping to set the near-term economic outlook (beyond the fiscal cliff).
Seasonal adjustment can be tricky in December, but we should see a moderately strong gain in nonfarm payrolls.
The unemployment rate is expected to be flat or slightly higher.
Congress returns and we may see some leadership changes in the House. «Read the rest of this article»
Owensboro, KY – On December 30th, 2012, detectives with the Owensboro Police Department investigated a tip they received from the public.
That investigation allowed detectives to secure an arrest warrant for suspect, Weston Hurd, who lives in Henderson, Kentucky.
The warrant charged Hurd for the robbery of First Security Bank on December 28th, as well as the Kentucky Telco Bank on October 2nd. Both locations are in Owensboro.
Federal Transit Authority Grant to Assist Transit Agencies across Tennessee
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been awarded a $10 million “State of Good Repair Grant” by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). TDOT collaborated with 15 transit agencies to submit a joint application to FTA for the replacement of transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life based on years in service or mileage.
TDOT is one of only five DOTs to receive a statewide State of Good Repair Grant. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports funding available to improve Livestock Forage for Wildlife Habitat
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been informed that the Tennessee’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has recently received $778,044 in additional funding to help crop and livestock producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
Producers in areas designated as either D3 Drought, Extreme or D4 Drought exceptional on the recent July 2012 U.S. Drought Monitor maps for Tennessee are eligible to apply for selected conservation practices. These areas include Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Haywood, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, and Weakley counties. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The abundance of pecan groves that sweep across the South have made delicious favorite holiday recipes for generations: pralines, fruitcakes, a variety of cookies and the all-time holiday favorite — pecan pie. Martha White® is proud to be a part of making family traditions easy for over 100 years.
Whether you prefer classic or convenient, we have the recipes for you.
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