Archive for November, 2009

TUANZ against taskforce suggestion to suspend govt broadband plan

The 2025 Taskforce has drawn the ire of the TUANZ for suggesting the government’s broadband plan be put on hold (1 min ago)

GOP senator says health care bill can’t be fixed

WASHINGTON The No. 2 Republican in the Senate is urging his Democratic colleagues to start over in crafting a bill to overhaul the health care system. (1 min ago)

Death toll from floods in Saudi reaches 106

A Saudi official says the death toll from the unusually heavy rains that hit western SaudiArabia has reached 106. (1 min ago)

Past Awards

An NHBR awards program that honors small-business owners. (58 secs ago)

Community college students simulate life in poverty

The Chen family was struggling before they started falling behind on their mortgage. Dad was unemployed, and his 16-year-old daughter was eight months pregnant. Everyone in the Chen home, including an 8- and 10-year-old, depended on Mom’s full-time job. (44 secs ago)

Quick quotes about smoking bans

Lake Saint Louis Alderman John Pellerito, Ward 3, has begun talks of an ordinance that would ban smoking in public places in the city, similar to a recently passed smoking ban in St. Louis County. (24 secs ago)

Abu Dhabi plans new mega sports stadium

Construction firms have until Dec 12 to submit preliminary bids for the 65,000 capacity stadium. (35 secs ago)

County taking H1N1 vaccine appointments

State Health DepartmentMedia Release State health officials announced Tuesday that all Oklahomans who want to reduce their risk of H1N1 infection are now eligible to receive H1N1 influenza vaccine. While vaccine supplies remain limited, demand from priority groups has dipped to a point where all Oklahomans can begin to receive vaccine. (27 secs ago)

Biden Says Senate Handed Obama A Big Victory

DES MOINES, Iowa — Vice President Joe Biden told Iowa Democrats on Saturday that the Senate handed the president a big victory with its decision to move forward with debate on sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system. (33 secs ago)

SUNY Cortland says no thanks to big tobacco

Studies show 18 to 25-year olds have the highest rate of tobacco use at 18 percent nationwide, and it’s the only group whose numbers are not going down. (59 secs ago)