Sunday, February 13, 2011

Worth Repeating: February 6-12

Some of the stuff posted on my Facebook profile last week:

February 7, 2011
Districts must have new policies in place by August of this year. Under the new Georgia policy, bullying can be anything from unwanted teasing in the hallways to cyber-bullying through social networking websites or text messages. Students charged with bullying must get age-appropriate discipline or counseling, and their victims must al...

ATLANTA -- Georgia school districts are revamping policies to combat bullying based on new state guidelines, hoping to stem behavior that educators across the country say has become rampant in schools.

Congressman Austin Scott's divorce: "Now the matter is up to Tift County Superior Court Judge Bill Reinhardt to decide. Reinhardt was in court late Monday and unavailable for comment."
A request blocking the release of sealed 2001 divorce proceedings for U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., has been withdrawn, according to attorneys for both parties.
(As of Friday, the 11th, the press still couldn't get copies.)

“I think there are a lot of congressmen who are willing to be one-term congressmen,” - Congressman Austin Scott
As their class president, Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.

February 8, 2011
‎"I introduced a bill in the last two Congresses that would give the administration the authority to move more quickly in this area. It passed the House of Representatives in 2008. The Senate failed to act either time. I will reintroduce that bill in this Congress.
I can only hope that the result will be different this time." - Barrow
By John Barrow

Bibb, Peach, Pulaski, and Treutlen, to receive about $32 million this year

February 9, 2011
Coach donates kidney to player. Emory University Hospital.
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Gleen Antwoine Baker, 24; 388 Mount Olive Way, Soperton; entered 2/6/11; discharge firearm in city limits; released 2/6/11; SPD.
The following persons have been booked into Emanuel County Jail, according to Emanuel County Sheriff Tyson Stephens, on warrants obtained by one of several local law enforcement agencies, designated by each name: Drug Task Force (DTF); Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI); Georgia Department of Par

National Journal delivers the latest political news and analysis. The Blue Dog Democrats, long one of the most pivotal factions on Capitol Hill, are quickly finding out that their bark is greater than their bite.

I heard this 5 minute program this afternoon while on the way back from the VAMC in Augusta. Sounds like a good idea, putting money into broadband. Doesn't look like rural phone companies give customers a whole lot of favors from the federal subsidies we taxpayers have provided. Not calling any company names, of course.

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks to host Melissa Block about plans to convert the $8 billion federal program that provides phone service to rural areas. Under the proposal, that money would be used to provide broadband Internet to underserved areas.

Physical fitness in a non-partisan, good thing.
First lady says obesity campaign is about balance

February 10, 2011
If you're interested in translating speech to text, this looks like a pretty good deal at $50 off.

Oh, Barry, tell me it ain't so! Just as I was feeling warm and toasty, my LIHEAP is feeling the axe. LOL! But what are our Republican state officials going to do. Uncle Sam just sent the money, the state of Georgia was spending it. 
WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans wrangle over fiscal austerity and the shape of the 2012 federal budget, the White House is targeting programs in the $4 trillion budget that benefit low-income Americans. It's a sop to moderates and conservatives, and it's likely to infuriate voters who put

February 11, 2011
The article provides good information for Vietnam Veterans. Please pass it on to the veterans you know, some of whom are not using internet. I don't necessarily recommend the advertising on the page.
The test is painless and testing negative is wonderful; but if you test positive, there are benefits and treatment.

February 12, 2011
One of the best Congressmen to ever serve in Georgia. There will be a bigger story in the Macon Telegraph.
About 55 enlisted officers and civilian employees at Robins Air Force Base gathered at a luncheon Friday to thank former Congressman Jim Marshall for his service and support.

Lewis Grizzard's stepbrother.
Folksy talk-show host Ludlow Porch died early Friday, according to his website God is laughing today. Ludlow Porch passed from this

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