Equal Pay

President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbeter Fair Pay Act which makes it easier for workers to sue for job discrimination. It overturns a high court decision against a woman who was unaware of a pay discrepancy until the end of her career at Goodyear Tire. Seems Goodyear thought that men should be paid more than a woman for the same job.


Put down the cell phone

The National Safety Council called for the legislatures in all states to enact laws banning the use of cell phones while driving. The human brain does not allow drivers to focus on the road while talking on the phone. Using a hands free is not any safer. Studies have shown that drivers who use a cell phone while driving are four times more likely to be involved in an accident.


Greed, Greed, Greed

Wall Street employees received 18 billion dollars in bonuses paid in 2008, after receiving a bailout from taxpayers.


Exxon Mobil -Record Profit

Exxon Mobil Corp. reported a profit of 45.2 billion dollars for 2008, breaking it's own record for a U.S. Company.


Blagojevich Booted Out

Hit the road Rod and don't you come back no more, no more.


What did they do to Mr. Peanut?

It's ok to eat peanut butter from the jar, but check before eating any products made with peanut butter or peanut paste. Federal Inspectors found dirty equipment, roaches, mold and other problems at the peanut processing plant linked to a salmonella outbreak. You can check the website www.fda.gov to see if products containing peanut butter or peanut paste are being recalled. It's ok to enjoy your pb & j sandwich, just check the crackers before eating.


Till next time,


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