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Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan and your mail won’t be coming on Saturday.

Ticket sales are under review at the University of Kansas and a local doctor gives a personal review of health care reform. SIX

Butler basketball enjoys a unique home court and March Madness upsets continue to mess up your bracket betting. TEN

Obama alters student loan landscape and cities compete for Google Broadband.

Perils of plastic and calorie content to be posted at most chain restaurants.

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Postal Service edges toward cutting Saturday delivery

Calling On Karzai
Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan
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WASHINGTON -- Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may stay the nation’s letter carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, but e-mail and the recession may stop their Saturday deliveries. Under a plan to be delivered Tuesday to its regulator, the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday it would cut Saturday delivery beginning in the first half of next year. “If the Postal Service takes no action, it could face a cumulative $238 billion shortfall by the year 2020,” the service said in plans given to reporters. The Postal Service said the cutback would save about $3.1 billion in the first year and as much as $5.2 billion per year by 2020; the Postal Regulatory Commission estimated annual savings of $1.9 billion. Saturday delivery was selected for elimination because that is the lightest-volume delivery day of the week and a day when more than a third of U.S. businesses are closed. Still, Express Mail deliveries would continue and post offices that are open Saturdays would remain so, the Postal Service said. Mail volume has dropped from a peak of 213 billion pieces in 2006 to 177 billion last year, and volume is predicted to continue to fall, the Postal Service said. “Quite simply, there is much less mail to be delivered, yet costs to deliver the mail continue to rise,” it said.

STATWORTHY Mail volume has dropped from a peak of 213 billion pieces in 2006 to 177 billion last year

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WASHINGTON -- President Obama returned to the United States

NEWSWORTHY Obama’s first visit to Afghanistan as President. Reiterates US progress and commitment to fighting terror. QUOTEWORTHY “If I thought for a minute that America’s vital interests were not served, were not at stake here in Afghanistan, I would order all of you home right away.” NEWSWORTHY Experts predict that mail volume will continue to decline, eventually leading to more cutbacks similar to stopping Saturday delivery.

on Monday morning after an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where he met with his Afghan counterpart and reiterated the need to wipe out terror networks. Obama slipped into Bagram Air Base near Kabul under the cover of darkness Sunday. He met with about 2,000 troops at the U.S. base and told them their work is significant to security at home. Earlier, Obama met with President Hamid Karzai to discuss progress by the Afghan government in strengthening its ability to run the country and provide security for its people. After the 30-minute meeting, Obama said he wanted to send a “strong message” that the partnership between the nations would continue.

WASHINGTON -- Tennessee and Delaware were the only two states designated Monday to receive funds in the first round of the education funding competition “Race to the Top,” federal officials announced. Delaware will receive $100 million under the program, while Tennessee will receive $500 million. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in the announcement that one determining factor was that “both states have statewide buy-in for comprehensive plans to reform their schools. They have written new laws to support their policies. And they have demonstrated the courage, capacity, and commitment to turn their ideas into practices that can improve outcomes for students.” The states are the only two left after 40 states and the District of Columbia initially applied for the program. To receive the funds, the states had to prove that they were progressing in specific areas including turning around low-performing schools, adopting college- and career-ready standards, and using data systems to support student achievement.

NEWSWORTHY Race to the Top is an Obama administration program that is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to reward states for aggressively reforming their education systems.

QUOTEWORTHY “The sale of Volvo will allow us to further sharpen our focus on building the Ford brand around the world ”

Names Added To Supreme Court Short List
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge from Montana and the dean of Harvard’s law school are among several names being added to the short list of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, a government source said. Sidney Thomas, a 14-year veteran on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, is being vetted by the White House, said the source, who has been regularly consulted in the selection process. Harvard Law school dean Martha Minow has been on the school’s faculty since 1981. And Elizabeth Warren heads the Congressional Oversight Panel, which reviews government efforts to boost the shaky financial and private investment sector. Neither woman has judicial experience. Sources close to the selection process said the new names represent an effort to expand what had been a short list of candidates, many of them left over after last year’s court vacancy was filled by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Minow is the daughter of former Federal Communications Commission head Newt Minow. She clerked for former Justice Thurgood Marshall. In her mid-50s, Minow replaced as dean the woman considered near the top of potential high court nominees, Elena Kagan, now solicitor general. Warren is also a Harvard law professor. She has been a regular on the talk-show circuit, including CNN, to discuss the economy’s effect on families. The Oklahoma native has also co-authored two books with her daughter. Supporters of Hillary Clinton have long touted her credentials, but White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said Monday that the president “thinks Secretary Clinton is doing an excellent job as secretary of state and wants her to remain in that position.” The White House has given no indication when Obama will name a successor to Stevens, who announced Friday that he will retire this year. Stevens has been on the high court nearly 35 years and leads the four-justice liberal bloc.

Report: Airline Industry Performance Up
WASHINGTON -- The performance of the airline industry improved in 2009, compared with the previous year, according to an annual report released Monday. The 2010 Airline Quality Rating report compiles information on 18 U.S. airlines based on factors such as on-time arrivals, denied boardings, mishandled baggage and customer complaints. Overall, the airline industry recorded the thirdhighest score in the 19 years researchers have tracked their performance, the report said. Fourteen airlines improved their on-time arrival performance in 2009, though only six airlines had an on-time percentage greater than 80 percent. Customer complaints fell industrywide to 0.97 per 100,000 passengers, from 1.15 per 100,000 passengers. The Airline Quality Rating report is a joint research project by Purdue and Wichita State universities. The study is based on figures compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Compared with 2008, the airline industry scored higher in every category except for denied boardings, which shouldn’t come as a surprise, said Dean Headley, a Wichita State professor and one of the report’s authors. “You would expect denied boardings to increase as you tighten up on the number of seats that are available,” Headley said in a statement. “When you look at the past 10 years, you find that the airline industry performs most efficiently when the system isn’t stressed by high passenger volume.”

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Who might replace Stevens? Merrick Garland Jennifer Granholm Eric Holder Elena Kagan Martha Minow Janet Napolitano Deval Patrick Sidney Thomas Elizabeth Warren

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1. Hawaiian (1) 2. AirTran (2) 3. JetBlue (3) 4. Northwest (4) 5. Southwest (6) 6. Continental (8) 7. Frontier (7) 8. US Airways (10) 9. American (9) 10. ExpressJet (not ranked in 2009 report) 11. Alaska (5) 12. Mesa (14) 13. United (11) 14. SkyWest (13) 15. Delta (12) 16. Comair (15) 17. Atlantic Southeast (17) 18. American Eagle (16)

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Stevens was formerly the only judge of the current court not graduated from an Ivy League school. QUOTEWORTHY “The airline industry performs most efficiently when the system isn’t stressed by high passenger volume.”

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Mills treats around 3. Lawyers with ties to the case said the investigation was in its preliminary stages. “The transfer or resale of complimentary tickets is prohibited. QUOTEWORTHY “If they change jobs. The company announced its plans to the workforce this morning. is whether the staffers were legally selling tickets that they had acquired properly. and sold through outside channels.” Folgers has about 150 hourly employees at the plant.. One source close to the probe said it pertained to the department’s handling of NCAA Tournament tickets. The city blocks near the plant often are filled with the aroma of coffee production. Henry. people will start showing up for well-care visits that may prevent costly complications down the road.” Wagner said. was director of KU’s athletic ticket office before becoming in 2004 the assistant athletic director in charge of the Williams Educational Fund. who averaged 13.4 rebounds per game. It’s unclear how many individuals are under investigation. 41. possibly for years. is consoli dating its coffee operations in Kansas City and Sherman. is currently projected to be the No. whose employment had more than doubled from the early 2000s. one lawyer noted. who asked for anonymity because of a similar request from agents. “It is no reflection on the dedication and commitment shown by the Kansas City workforce. in a press conference at Allen Fieldhouse.4 points and 4. Instead of a costly trip to an emergency room when someone gets sick. a patient with insurance can visit a doctor for $75. said Maribeth Badertscher. confirmed the federal ticket investigation but declined to be more specific. A critical question. “It didn’t have anything to do with me. Hal Wagner of Ace Sports & Nationwide Tickets said agents had asked him not to discuss it. Mills said there will be better health-care access for the uninsured. saying that the investigation was too sensitive to discuss publicly. They offered no comment to The Kansas City Star when asked about the investigation. the Internal Revenue Service and the U. The probe appears to be focused on whether NCAA Tournament tickets. Smucker Co.” Right now.m. doesn’t have a job yet. so to speak. Texas. including funding. whose firm is representing a potential subject of the inquiry. At the time. According to KU policy.” the policy states. Kansas administrators put a top athletic department fundraiser on an administrative leave of absence. A union official confirmed the company’s announcement and said a meeting to provide more details to the workforce will be held Thursday evening. they’ll be able to keep their insurance. Will Discuss Decision LAWRENCE– Kansas freshman guard Xavier Henry declared for the NBA Draft on Wednesday afternoon and will discuss his decision at 3 p. The exact theory investigators are working under is unclear. Federal agents appear to be casting a wide net in search of witnesses. He has not responded to a letter from The Star. owned by J. the N EIG HBOR S 6 LAWRENCE– Federal authorities are investigating possibly illegal sales of University of Kansas men’s basketball tickets. sources said. The Folgers plant has been staple of downtown Kansas City since 1908. so to speak. Lawyers with clients in the case demanded anonymity.” she said. “I really don’t have any comment. The plant celebrated its 100th anniversary in June 2008.” . or one person loses a job. He believes the measure will allow families to have more stable coverage: “If they change jobs. It’s now going to be portable. Reggie Robinson. He said he was not concerned. acknowledged that he recently had received a federal subpoena. Vernon Mills shared his view of what the health care reform bill will mean for people. said an internal investigation was common practice when a staff member had been placed on leave. Thus far. 14 overall pick in the June draft by draftexpress. have been taken illegally from the university. No one answered the door at Jones’ apartment in Lawrence when a reporter recently knocked.” Mills said that the expansion of coverage for young adults will benefit his own family. “Officially we cannot comment at all. KC Folgers Plant To Close KANSAS CITY– Folgers Coffee Co. A telephone number listed for Jones last year in state corporation paperwork was temporarily out of service.M.” he said. because it is a personnel matter. the primary vehicle that Jayhawk boosters use to contribute to the athletic department and acquire game tickets. “She’ll be able to stay on my insurance. and another said the probe dealt both with season tickets and tournament tickets. But Mills also has concerns about the health care bill. A patient without coverage who walks into an ER will pay around $500. athletic department staffers can receive two complimentary season tickets to football and men’s basketball games. indicating that a layoff of about 50 employees will occur in the first half of next year. Spokespeople for the FBI. to its New Orleans plant. will close its longtime downtown plant by 2012. president and chief executive officer of the Kansas Board of Regents. Henry became the first “one-and-done” player in KU history. sources said.com.Federal And KU Inquiries Look Into Sales Of Jayhawks Basketball Tickets Doctor Gives View Of Health Care Reform Bill LEAVENWORTH– Pediatrician Dr. even declining to identify their clients during interviews with The Star. Two metropolitan area ticket brokers confirmed this week that they had spoken with federal agents investigating the KU ticket program. company and city officials were lauding the revival of the plant.000 patients. and perhaps season ticket packages. they’ll be able to keep their insurance. “This was a difficult decision that had to be made to meet the long-term needs of our consumers and customers. The university has launched an internal investigation. athletic department spokesmen have declined to discuss the reason for Jones’ suspension. Rodney Jones. who just graduated from KU. It’s now going to be portable. Folgers.” Athletic Director Lew Perkins said.S. Proceeds could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. As expected. He isn’t certain the funding formulas for this additional coverage will necessarily work the way the politicians hope. a Smucker spokeswoman.” Another ticket broker. Earlier this month. A third source. The plant will idle for good in the summer of 2012. eliminating about 180 jobs. or one person loses a job. attorney’s office in Kansas declined to discuss any investigation. how many tickets are involved and how many years are involved. “My daughter. 7 Henry Declares For NBA Draft.

9 Woman Expected To Survive After Being Shot KANSAS CITY– A woman was shot by her boyfriend Sunday afternoon but she is expected to live..” she said. Police think the victim knew his attacker. “It’s just an area that they wanted to search. home alone for nearly two days. with a high near 39 degrees. City commissioners. in the 3800 block of Ease 93rd Street. adding that he and his wife just “try to count their blessings. A new fieldhouse could be used for local sports league programs. Mike Childs. Her husband. That facility will be paid off within the next year. which was almost a record amount. Kara’s mother. The boyfriend fled the scene and has not been apprehended.Search In Kara Kopetsky Case Unsuccessful In Southern KC KANSAS CITY– A search of a wooded area in southern Kansas City today didn’t turn up any new information on the disappearance of Kara Kopetsky nearly three years ago. said they hadn’t seen their mother since Saturday. a man and a woman were sitting inside a booth when they were approached by another man who was armed with a knife. The children. Cass County Sheriff. The man with the knife immediately stabbed the other man several times in the midsection. today. Officers from Belton police. Sunday in the 3400 block of Montgall Avenue. thousand 800 Man Shot In Restuarant LEE’S SUMMIT– An unidentified man was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly stabbed a customer inside the Culver’s restaurant in Lee’s Summit. 8 Rhonda Beckford. Then it is expected to become mostly sunny. said Belton police told them last week of investigators’ intentions today. about 9 a. ages. A pricetag for the facility hasn’t been determined. A wellness center could house a variety of programs. He is described as black and 5-foot. No other information was immediately available. Blue River Police Academy and United States Marine Corps assisted. the previous record was 2. on security cameras heading for an exit. “but never a shoulderto-shoulder grid search. May 2 at the Cedar Tree Shopping Center in Belton.” “As a mother. 2. she said. with broken tables. Jim Beckford. Ernie Shaw.8 inches in 1892.” she said. said Sgt. Kansas City police. It was over about 1:30 p. 7. 2007. it’s painful.” Beckford said. The children’s mother then showed up. The city currently does not have a recreation center west of Kasold Drive.m. including nutrition classes and special exercise rooms designed for children. FBI. comes up consistently in the investigation.m. however. STATWORTHY Last year the Kansas City area saw almost 35 inches of snow. STATWORTHY The number of children that go missing in the United States each year. but City Manager David Corliss’ recommendation has been to use funds that currently are devoted to paying off the city’s Indoor Aquatic Center. Officers reported the home was filthy. a Kansas City dispatcher reported. and also could become a regular site for weekend tournaments that would attract teams from throughout the region. Police Find Hungry Children Home Alone KANSAS CITY– Police arrested a woman Sunday night for allegedly leaving her six children. have not committed to build any new center. They were playing catch with a pool-table ball and had lost it in the snow. . 3.m.” Police released the children to another relative’s care. according to police reports. More than 220 officers with law enforcement agencies started an exhaustive examination of a 400-acre area just east of the former Richards-Gebaur airport. Sunday’s forecast called for a 20 percent chance of additional snow before 1 p. According to the National Weather Service. holes in the walls and animal feces. “Just the emotional strain of not knowing pulls on you. ages 1 to 11. Snow Piles Up Into Record KANSAS CITY– Snowfall in the Kansas City area Saturday shattered the previous record for the date. said they have begun working with the Lawrence-based architectural firm Gould Evans to develop concept plans for a new community recreation center. with 6. according to police reports. According to initial reports. They said they were home alone with their younger siblings. The youngest children’s clothes were stained with urine and all the children were hungry and thirsty. The annual event is a way to honor her and keep the case in the public eye.S. This particular land. 1.7 inches recorded at Kansas City International Airport by 7 p. Missouri Highway Patrol. The shooting occurred about 2 p. Total snow on the ground from Friday and Saturday hit 8 inches at KCI. the city’s interim Parks and Recreation director. near East 155th Street and U. or why they’re doing it now. He said it’s possible authorities are going over the area to rule it out. said they did not know what led police to that area. Family and friends are planning a walk in her memory at 2 p. Lawrence Parks and Recreation leaders hope to start a new push to win support for a west-side recreation center. dense brush and woods on slopes.” said FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton. Officers saw two of the children playing in their back yard about 11 p.m. 4-inches tall with dreadlocks. Rec Center Plans Begin To Take Shape LAWRENCE– By early April. and said she had been “snowed in” at a relative’s house and didn’t have “gas money. and perhaps a larger wellness center and fieldhouse.m.” Kara was 17 years old when last seen at Belton High School on May 4.m. The area has been searched before. 8 and 11. “It’s been three years. 71.m.

without nationally renowned recruits or well-recognized coaches. the cheers spill through its cracks and its leaky roof and its high windows. In a state that cherishes small-town basketball. “Did it really happen?” he shouted outside the locker room. Butler feels more Indiana than Indiana — or Purdue. tournaments and coach four academic all-Americans?” — Coach Brad Stevens 5 Michigan st. The only time the Saint Mary’s star slowed down was to enjoy the moment. Mickey McConnell stopped and fired a 25-footer that followed the path of the Gateway Arch and banked high off the glass and in to give Saint Mary’s a 68-65 lead with 1:15 left. And oftentimes.” . Omar. somebody that appreciates history.C. those are people that appreciate team. rising above the neighboring houses at one corner of the Butler University campus.Saint Mary’s Shocks Villanova 10-Seed Advances To Sweet 16 PROVIDENCE. a Gonzaga of the Midwest. the last three years. There is no video board. BY JOHN BRANCH NEWSWORTHY Hinkle Fieldhouse served as inspiration for the film “Hoosiers. West Region 6 xavieR 3 PITTSBURGH 71 68 south Region 10 st.A. Butler’s athletic department offices are squeezed here and there in the recesses under the bleachers. Butler has become a sustained midmajor power. or Notre Dame. Saint Mary’s (28-5) went way. round 11 1 east Region 66 69 8 TEXAS 9 Wake foRest 5 TEMPLE 12 coRnell 6 MARQUETTE 11 Washington 65 66 7 CLEMSON 10 MissouRi 80 81 65 78 78 80 78 86 round 2 east Region 67 69 4 WISCONSIN 12 coRnell 11 Washington 3 NEW MEXICO 69 87 82 64 Midwest Region 8 UNLV 9 uni Midwest Region 1 KANSAS 9 uni 3 GEORGETOWN 83 14 ohio 97 QUOTEWORTHY “Where else. the SP EC TATOR S 10 INDIANAPOLIS — Hinkle Fieldhouse looks like a red-brick airplane hangar. go to three N. or any other college that garners more attention. And when a basketball game is played there. without a large fan base or much attention from even the local news media. “We won? For real?” For real. Without even the desire for a new arena. can you win 28 games a year. 85 4 MARYLAND 83 West Region 4 VANDERBILT 13 MuRRay st. finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds to lead 10th-seeded Saint Mary’s past Villanova 75-68 on Saturday and on to Houston for the South Regional’s Sweet 16. R. It’s The Bricks Hinkle Fieldhouse makes for special Butler Basketball courtesy of ESPN NEWSWORTHY The only time the Gaels advanced past the first round in the NCAA tournament was 1959 when there were only 23 teams in the field. — Omar Samhan was an unstoppable Gael force.” where the climactic final game (recast as a 1952 story about fictitious Hickory High) was filmed at Hinkle.A. Fitting for a team stocked with Australians. The locker rooms are tight and the narrow concourse congested.I. Samhan played the game of his career on basketball’s biggest stage. There are no luxury suites. Samhan’s ascension into national prominence is blasting off – and so is Saint Mary’s run in the NCAA tournament as the Gaels are improbably headed to the round of 16. MaRy’s (ca) 2 VILLANOVA 75 68 south Region 6 NOTRE DAME 11 old doMinion 7 RICHMOND 10 st. NCAA Tournament Upsets 14 upsets in the first two rounds. even for basketball programs that may not be as good. MaRy’s (ca) 50 51 71 80 QUOTEWORTHY “It’s for somebody that appreciates tradition. way long for its winning shot.

That. Votes To Change Playoff Rules For Overtime Ljubicic Tops Roddick In Final INDIAN WELLS. 7 Gonzaga. The junior forward Amber Harris. the last in 2006. everything you could possibly think of while you’re waiting to see if you’d win or lose. “The Masters is where I won my first major. the other team would get a possession and would win with a touchdown. scored the game-winning basket with 12 seconds left.L. Xavier did the quick-escape trick again.” Woods said in a statement.C. Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis said that the team with the first possession would have to consider going for a first down on fourth-and-short rather than attempting a lengthy field goal. overcoming a 10-point deficit to the Commodores late in the second half. championship game last season after New Orleans won the overtime coin toss and kicked a winning field goal on its opening drive. The crux of the rule is to make overtime outcomes less dependent on the coin flip. the game is over. approved a new overtime rule for the playoffs Tuesday that will give each team at least one possession in the extra period unless the team that wins the overtime coin toss scores a touchdown on its first possession. Ljubicic won his first ATP Masters 1000 title after three runner-up finishes. 7-6 (3). That outcome could not happen with the new rule.8 percent of the time. Cincinnati and Minnesota. and I view this tournament with great respect. 63-62. STATWORTHY At 31. beating No. the sentiment in favor of overtime reform was so strong — it passed by a surprisingly large margin.” — Xavier’s Amber Harris . Ljubicic is the second-oldest winner at Indian Wells. And the team with the second possession — knowing what it needs to win. security foremost among them. Jimmy Connors was five months older when he won in 1984. the game will revert to sudden death. a stage that he has dominated more than any other in collecting 14 major titles. If the team that has possession of the ball first scores a touchdown. But if it kicks a field goal. with no regular season to rehearse the outcomes. 28 to 4 vote STATWORTHY The sentiment in favor of overtime reform passed by a surprisingly large margin. 12 13 Xavier Women Add Midmajor Magic Add another college to the double Round of 16 club: Xavier. Jimmy Connors was five months older when he won in 1984. 28-4 — that it is possible owners will approve the rule for regular-season games in the 2010 season. 6-3. with coaches not wanting to have to grapple with a new set of decisions that were sure to be second-guessed.” The N. will return at a major championship. Tuesday in Cincinnati.” Roddick said. QUOTEWORTHY “Just a million things. It’s the first time in seven years that Xavier’s women have reached the final 16. “I just ran into a guy who served great on the big points. 7-6 (5). 28-4. which lost the N. or at least to keep the game going — would be aware of when a field goal would be enough. N. 6 Vanderbilt. Roddick’s forehand error left him trailing. In the regular season. with the team that won the toss going 7-7. When N.F. Fla.8 percent of the time and teams that lost it won the same 46.F.L. The only teams to vote against the rule change were Buffalo.” So Woods. or if both teams kick field goals.Tiger Woods Will Return For Masters An outpouring of support from peers. in overtime to reach the N. The change is expected to alter traditional overtime strategy. and I view this tournament with great respect. At 31. Their next opponent is No. then won with a serve that the seventhseeded Roddick could not return. Ljubicic is the secondoldest winner at Indian Wells. tournament field. in Sacramento Saturday.A. “After a long and necessary time away from the game. — Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia outlasted Andy Roddick. Baltimore. Calif. the Atlantic 10 player of the year. has had 14 overtime playoff games in the last 16 years. I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta. is an ideal place for his return for a number of reasons.L. 4 to 1 favorite STATWORTHY Tiger Woods was picked to be the 4-1 favorite to win the Masters by British bookmaker William Hill. They squeaked through the Atlantic 10 tournament. He had beaten Ljubicic 7 times in 10 meetings. Roddick was trying to become the first American man to win since 2001. owners arrived here. The No. “It’s a really fantastic feeling to finally have it. After years of debate. a secluded 365-acre haven. The Augusta National Golf Club.F. “I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy. Ljubicic. QUOTEWORTHY “The Masters is where I won my first major. ORLANDO.F. to win the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. If nobody scores on the first drives. Now. there did not seem to be enough sentiment to garner the 24 votes necessary to change the rule. sponsors and officials greeted the announcement by Tiger Woods that his self-imposed exile from golf would end at the Masters in April — a first step in a return to normalcy on the competitive side of his life. from 1974 to 1993. 57-55. whose primary career goal has been to break Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championship victories. “I felt like I was winning my fair share of the rallies once we got into them. but he trailed in both tie breakers. would offset the disadvantage of losing the coin toss.L. (The men will play Kansas State on Thursday night. 3-seeded Musketeers advanced in the women’s tournament in dramatic style. Although I’m returning to competition. seeded 20th.C. — The N. Ljubicic set up his winning forehand with a drop shot — a tactic that repeatedly worked against Roddick. set up his fourth match point with the last of his 20 aces. Coaches and players generally preferred no change. I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.A.” Ljubicic won the first three points of the first-set tie breaker.” Ljubicic said.F. McKay said.) The Musketeers (29-3) have shown resilience and a steady temperament the past few weeks. teams that won the toss won the game 46. beating Temple. winning their last meeting at Indian Wells in two tie breakers in 2007. they will face those decisions in the playoffs. and I am continuing my treatment.

for instance. Kansas has temporarily renamed itself Google. Last week. The response has been overwhelming. “We are totally agnostic of where people go to bank. “For almost two decades. HelloWallet’s founder and chief executive officer. Of course. NEWSWORTHY -. Besides the detailed financial planning advice." said Google (GOOG. that money was spent padding student lenders’ profits. will be delivered and collected by private companies under performance-based contracts with the government President Obama says Tuesday’s legislation is “the most significant change to finacial aid” since the GI Bill of 1944 In addition. The message that's being sent is that there's a hunger and appetite for better and faster Internet service. that could have been spent easing the burden of tuition on middle-class families. For a monthly subscription of $4. the P R OSP EC TS When President Obama put pen to paper on the final version of his health care overhaul bill Tuesday. The loans. said what sets HelloWallet apart from a site like Mint.000 subscriptions to HelloWallet to aid 10. But HelloWallet will also recommend customized financial plans for everything from saving for college to saving for retirement. For instance.” he said. And Pittsburgh's Mayor has issued a press release outlining an aggressive web marketing campaign urging community members to petition on a grassroots website to get Google to come to Steel City. The site is particularly aimed at lower.com is that it is independent from banks and doesn’t take any advertising dollars.to middle-income consumers who may not otherwise have financial advice resources. along with other cities nationwide. Topeka. Kansas. that could have been spent advancing the dreams of our children.The race to win a new. among other functions. Florida tried to make a splash too by jumping into a shark tank to gin up some press. Applications to participate in the program are due this Friday. ultra-fast broadband network from Google is heating up . thus eliminating bank subsidies. it makes money through subscriptions. a couple of new tools claim another role: financial planner.” the President told a crowd at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus Tuesday. which builds communications using high tech gear out on the water.The Rockefeller Foundation is providing funds to nonprofits for10. the US government will now be the issuing the loans through the Education Department. Boosting speeds for Internet users is good for Google too. Matt Fellowes. and the Rockefeller Foundation is providing funds to nonprofits to provide 10. Based on tuition cost trends for the particular college you expect your child to go to and your saving history.000 low-income families over the next five years.” Starting July 1st. Minnesota. it will help estimate how much you should save to buy a house using local home prices. have all been galvanized by the search giant's proposed plan to build a handful of high-speed broadband networks that offer speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.Obama Alters Student Loan Landscape BY MARK SAFFER New Tools for Financial Planning Advice AP -. HelloWallet performs the traditional budgeting and money tracking functions found at free sites like Mint. it's not just consumers who stand to gain from access to lightening-speed broadband. like having no rainy day fund or emergency savings plan. Fortune 500) spokesman Dan Martin. specifically. Cities Get Creative to Court Google Broadband NEW YORK -. however.Personal finance tools have traditionally acted as money manager and financial product advocate. he simultaneously changed the course of our nation’s student loan program. For this reason. The mayor of Sarasota. will forecast your home’s likely worth in the future. Now. 15 1st STATWORTHY Starting July 1st the government will issue student loans which will bypass traditional banks July STATWORTHY 50% of Americans 50% of Americans have less than one month of savings put aside for personal emergencies. "Sarasota businesses such as the Mote Marine Laboratory. Instead. "We didn't anticipate this kind of grass roots enthusiasm.000 subscriptions to HelloWallet for low-income Americans. He recently took a dip in the chilly waters of Lake Superior to get the search giant's attention. Other cities are trying more strategic attempts to gain attention. Instead. the government will issue student loans which will bypass the banks that have traditionally provided them. QUOTEWORTHY 14 Along with the adjustments that Congress made to the health care aspects of the new law was a revamping of the way student loans are administered. It will also identify ineffective savings vehicles you may be using. a former Brookings Institution consumer finance scholar introduced one such new service called HelloWallet. which is about 100 times faster than the average Internet connection." said Mayor Dick Clapp. could really use the connectivity to communicate with other research institutes around the world. we’ve been trying to fix a sweetheart deal in federal law that essentially gave billions of dollars to banks to act as unnecessary middlemen in administering student loans. and will identity and provide recommendations about gaps in your finances. it will give you recommendations. HelloWallet is providing the service free to at least 300. for how much to save monthly and where. “So those are billions of dollars that could have been spent helping more of our students attend and complete college. . March 26th.or cooling off if you're the mayor of Duluth.com." 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it increased the number of students enrolled in the remaining programs to as many as 250 from 100. about 45 students have put in loan requests for a combined total of about $500. offer tax-deductible interest payments for borrowers and can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. A spokesman said People Capital also follows the student loan industry standard verification processes that includes confirmation of SAT and G. and only 49 percent of the respondents expected to be able to meet that demand. corporate. Why would a student sign up for such loans? The People Capital spokesmen said the service gives students more access to capital at a time when tuition is increasing and many other sources of financing are harder to get. Only 21 percent prelists from GovernanceMetricsInternational. They each filled out a survey with items like. data by a student’s college or university. He said. Here’s how it works: Students sign up on the site and put in their loan requests. General Electric and 33 other best results. It is not a ranking.More than 40 percent of the respondents predicted that govtive leadership and tone from the top. president of People Capital. But unlike some government-backed student loans. editor of Ethis. including individual lenders. when many organizations suffered from declines in giving. “Please describe your organization’s projects and initiatives aimed at workforce sustainability and well-being.” said Clara Miller.” he said. tobacco or firearms also got the boot. Schwarz said that the fiscal year that ended in June 2009 had been very strong but that fund-raising in the second half of last year had been tough. must be a United States citizen and be at least 17 or 18 years old depending on the state. which combines variables like SAT scores and grade point averages to determine a student’s future income potential and ability to repay. that a minimum monthly interest-only payment of $50 would be about the equivalent of having a pizza a week in a dorm room. Google Named World’s Most Ethical Companies NEW YORK -. Some 80 percent of the 1. 16 QUOTEWORTHY President Obama says Tuesday’s legislation is “the most significant change to finacial aid” since the GI Bill of 1944 “Depending on their responses are.’” Unlike more general consumer loans available on other peer-to-peer lending sites. At the same time.People Capitol is offering sudents the chance to post their individual financing needs. split among five to six students. delays in government payments and increased demand for their services. have more immediate repayment mechanisms. among other requirements.dire need and the frontline organizations that serve them. Now. Ethisphere nixed any company members.P. President Obama’s plan to have the government provide loans directly to students instead of using commercial lenders was resurrected on Thursday. said two main motivations emerged in the discussions with lenders during the development of the platform: a desire to increase profits through diversification and philanthropic reasons.000 Starbucks. 100 made the cut for the first time including Ford. People Capital takes an origination fee of a few hundred dollars from the student and servicing fees of about 1 percent from the lender. a New York City think tank. To receive one of the qualified student loans.“Any recovery is not actually reaching people in dire need or the frontline organizations that serve them. a student must be enrolled in an eligible university program. Why would someone sign up to be a lender? Alan Samuels. revolutionizing the business of student loans and financial aid. FTSE for Good dicted a decrease in giving by individuals and their board and other organizations.000 and $28. compared with the 35 percent that ended 2009 with a surplus. Al Alper. could be passed in the Senate along with the health care measure by a simple majority vote.“One of the clearest messages coming out of this survey is that phere Magazine. meanwhile. They then can bid on the various loan requests from students and assess various students’ risk and ability to repay with the help of People Capital’s proprietary “Human Capital” score. The listing.” says Stefan Linssen. according to the survey by the Nonprofit Finance Fund. Starbucks. and 32 percent expected it to increase. repayments aren’t deferred until after graduation. Earlier this month. Google. Meanwhile. ‘I want to make a return.000.A new survey of nonprofit groups suggests that this year will be as challenging for them as 2009. “We’re hoping to maintain revenues at a level about flat to last year. Campbell Soup and Google 17 $50 per month Mr. foundation and United Way and other to 200 or so and then cross-checked it against governance federated giving would fall this year. while 39 percent said giving would stay the same that’s had significant legal trouble over the past five years. Adobe Systems and Camp. Ford. a charity that provides loans and other financial services to nonprofit groups. Companies that focus on alcohol.” It culled the list down ernment. The average debt for a four-year student is between $13. the loans. the five investors have lent a total of about $100. “There is definitely a profit maximizing objective — people looking at a student loan as a slightly different asset. chief executive of the fund.” the nonprofit sector.” NEWSWORTHY -. chief executive and co-founder companies have appeared on the list for all four of its years. Lenders.” NEWSWORTHY Of nearly 200 companies named to the list. The 100 companies that made the final cut include first-time recipients Ford Motor Company.The Ethisphere Institute.” he said. qualified education loans available through People Capital are private student loans that are legally compliant.” said Eric Schwarz. of Citizen Schools. the online student loan Web site People Capital began a peer-to-peer student loan service that matches students looking for loans directly with potential lenders. Instead. which had been unlikely to pass on its own. the student loan measure.000 for loans in a People Capital account.People Capital offers a new online peer-to-peer service where lenders can bid on loan requests from students. especially for students with a limited credit history. said such requirements aren’t too much of a burden to students. for instance. Only 18 percent expect to end the year above break-even financially. Three thousand companies were nominated--or nominated themselves--to be considered.000 and another 100 or so students are going through the sign-up process.” Nonprofit Groups Forsee Tough Year LOS ANGELES -. when Democratic leaders agreed to bundle it into an expedited budget package along with the health care overhaul. but I want to be doing good at the same time.” . “And there is another group of investors that say.A New Source for Student Loans AP -. To compile the data on which it bases the list. Adobe. so they are all equally winners. sign up on the site and put up at least $1. “That’s a change for us because we’ve had a history of pretty significant growth every year. As of this week. which come in various short-term and longer-term forms. “We prioritized and were able to keep growing and adding staff in the places we were doing best. like interest-only or minimum payments. we might give them more points in that category. including “Innovation that contributes to the public well-being” and “Execu.A. gives its winners an opportunity to trumpet their do-gooding ways. He adds that most companies tend to be any kind of green shoots of recovery are very slow to get to “overwhelmingly honest. STATWORTHY People Capitol offers interest only payments as low as $50/month. “Any recovery is not actually reaching people in Ethisphere evaluated the surveys and assigned the compa. STATWORTHY -. of companies with at least 100 employees and more than $50 million in annual revenue. People Capital’s chief product officer.315 nonprofit groups responding to the survey said they expected the demand for service to be even greater this year. on Monday released its fourth annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.“We are serving more students in the places that are showing the bell Soup. and takes financial institution brokers out of the loan-finding equation.” nies scores in seven different categories. Ethisphere relies mostly on the honor system.

” says the lead author of the study. celebrated 40 years ago this month. a nutritional epidemiologist at the German Institute of Human Nutrition. an ingredient in rocket fuel. flame retardants and even perchlorate. These aren’t the sorts of chemicals that come to mind when we picture pollution — huge plants spilling contaminated wastewater into rivers. has generally been a failure. director of the Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health Center. and obesity and how those behaviors affect our longevity. Americans may be sickening. Philip Landrigan. an indicator of obesity. high blood pressure. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Bruce Lanphear.1 years in women.S.” says Dr. researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington looked at four preventable health factors: Smoking. Washington has been even slower. elevated blood glucose. diabetes. while female smokers took off a little less than two years. and white chocolate no effects” . The burden of proving chemicals dangerous falls almost entirely on the government. experts say. But the green movement that was energized by Earth Day — and the landmark federal actions that followed it — changed much of that. Brian Buijsse. For best results.S. Chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates — key ingredients in modern plastics — may disrupt the delicate endocrine system. When breaking it down by each factor. the people who ate the most chocolate (slightly more than one bar per week) had a 27 percent and 48 percent reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. the researchers found. Compared with people who rarely ate chocolate (about one bar per month). while industry confidentiality privileges built into the TSCA deny citizens and federal regulators critical information about how substances are made and what their effects are. doctors found smoking cut life expectancy the most. while those with high blood glucose. and water pollution was rampant — symbolized by raging fires on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River. Now more and more doctors are saying each individual has the power to prolong his or her life. milk chocolate fewer. “But there’s an emerging understanding that kids are uniquely susceptible to environmental hazards. the water is cleaner. Those who had high body mass indexes.3 years from their lifespans. or high blood sugar. To back up these theories. But if the land is healing. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been able to issue restrictions on only a handful of chemicals and has lacked the power to ban even a dangerous carcinogen like asbestos.000 people for an average of eight years.9 years in men and 4. Rather. cancers and diabetes.5 kg) of chocolate a year. Buijsse and his colleagues followed nearly 20. “We don’t give environmental exposure the attention it deserves.” said Majid Ezzati. milk chocolate fewer. captured in a famous 1969 story for TIME. they’re discovering that even tiny quantities of toxins can have a potentially serious impact on our health — and our children’s future. The study investigators felt that by looking at how these risk factors affect mortality and life expectancy public health officials could better address how to improve the nation’s health and to reduce chronic public health conditions.” As scientists get better at detecting the chemicals in our bodies. (19 billion kg) of them per day. the chocolate should be dark. autism. A recent biomonitoring survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found traces of 212 environmental chemicals in Americans — including toxic metals like arsenic and cadmium. was a poisoned nation. the U. Dense air pollution blanketed cities like Los Angeles. if you smoke. Men who smoked took two and half years off their lives. 19 STATWORTHY The average American eats 10-12 pounds (4. and also tracked the heart attacks and strokes that occurred in the group. The researchers surveyed the study participants about their chocolate consumption (as well as the rest of their diet). associate professor of international health at the Harvard School of Public Health and senior author of the study. and white chocolate no effects.S.3 years from women who suffered from high blood pressure. the HEA LT HY 18 On the first Earth Day. Though climate change looms as a long-term threat. leading to developmental problems. Those chemicals have a habit of finding their way out of everyday products and into the environment — and ultimately into living organisms. they’re the molecules that make good on the old “better living through chemistry” promise. In the years since the TSCA became law.” If scientists were slow to arrive at that conclusion. cutting out a year and half of life from a man with hypertension and 1. in Nuthetal. cut out 1. each year from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases. That means eating right. “It’s us. pesticides. appearing in items like unbreakable baby bottles and big-screen TVs. “It’s not the environment that’s contaminated so much. In the study. a new study has found. A host of modern ills that have been rising unchecked for a generation — obesity. It just takes good health decisions and some discipline. where smog alerts were a fact of life. generates or imports some 42 billion lb. “This study demonstrates the potential of disease prevention to not only improve health outcomes in the entire nation but also to reduce the enormous disparities in life expectancy that we see in the U. the life expectancy of Americans was cut by 4.The Perils of Plastic You Can Be Your Own Fountain Of Youth Since the days of Ponce de Leon. Since World War II. They found statistics showed that when the four factors were present. The average Swiss eats 21 pounds a year.. and the U. and even the Cuyahoga is home to fish again. people have been looking for the fountain of youth and ways to live longer. QUOTEWORTHY “Dark chocolate exhibits the greatest effects. getting up off the couch and giving up cigarettes. High blood pressure was also a big factor. director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. Today air pollution is down significantly in most urban areas. the 40th anniversary of Earth Day will see a much cleaner country. Germany. Daily Chocolate May Keep The Heart Doctor Away Eating as little as a quarter of an ounce of chocolate each day – an amount equal to about one small Easter egg – may lower your risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. leaving Americans awash in a sea of synthetics. respectively. “Dark chocolate exhibits the greatest effects. The scientists picked these four factors because according to statistics they’re responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in the U.S. cut their lives by half a year in men and about three months in women. Dangerous pesticides like DDT were still in use. the 34-year-old vehicle for federal chemical regulation.” says Dr. attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder — could have chemical connections. production of industrial chemicals has risen rapidly.

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It pays for school food and other nutrition programs for lower-income children. “We can’t go from candy bars to apples in one fell swoop. Remove from the heat. The law does not explicitly say that insurers must sell insurance to families with such children this year. Ever since combinations of antiviral drugs were found to slow progression of the disease in the mid-1990s. The new. until tender. Feintuch wanted to add size and definition to his muscles.V. “But some don’t and were a waste of money. Studies suggest that in the early years of infection.O. taste and adjust seasoning. 2. Heat through.” he said. preferably overnight. the virus that causes AIDS.-Xplode — represented a $2. and pour on enough hot water to cover by an inch. Oliver is pushing.C.A.000 on fitness supplements. The answer remains in dispute. doctors and patients have wrestled with the question of when to begin a lifetime regimen of costly and sometimes toxic medicines. where the starch has settled.I. and add the wheat berries. Feintuch. vegetable stock or chicken stock Salt to taste 2 broccoli crowns. when a patient may show few signs of immune system failure. Alex Feintuch.A. more than seven million viewers watched the premiere of “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. “This is the strongest child nutrition reauthorization bill I have ever seen. W. Cook. Drain the wheat berries. spent more than $1. San Francisco public health doctors have begun to advise patients to start taking antiviral medicines as soon as they are found to be infected. Add the soaking water to the stock. take effect in September. with mixed results. Amplified Mass XXX and N. who has worked to improve school nutrition standards for 17 years. an advocacy group. but Democratic Congressional leaders and White House officials said that was their intent. choosing foods that allow their bodies to function at their best — everything from bananas to Peak bars. I’ve found many that work well. Although school food directors and the growing ranks of those seeking to improve what is served in the lunchroom are disappointed with the numbers coming out of Washington. written by an anonymous school employee in the Midwest who is spending a year eating and publishing photos of awful-looking food at her school cafeteria. Allow to cool for a few minutes. And members of the national news media discovered the “Fed Up with Lunch” blog. a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of South Carolina. until the wheat berries are tender. said the bill was still worth supporting. Bodybuilding-related products — powders and pills with names like Muscle Milk. grated 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1. health insurance companies said Tuesday that they would comply with rules to be issued soon by the Obama administration requiring them to cover children with pre-existing medical problems. to be announced next week by the Department of Public Health.I. health insurance companies said Tuesday that they would comply with rules to be issued soon by the Obama administration requiring them to cover children with pre-existing medical problems. Place in a large saucepan. stirring. and bring to a boil. Mr. Add freshly ground pepper. Wootan.V. Stir into the wheat berries. which includes mainstream items like vitamin-infused waters and energy bars. That only the N. Reduce the heat. stirring until the cheese melts. Athletes seeking peak performance are often concerned about eating right. and add the garlic and rosemary. It’s also the mechanism legislators can use to change the rules that govern those programs. percent 14 STATWORTHY American children are obese with the number growing each year. Recipes For Health: Pantry Clean-Out Broccoli and Wheat Berries 1 cup wheat berries 6 cups water. Students in Chicago showed up at a Board of Education meeting to protest the quality of their midday meals. people who have been working with the Agriculture Department and Congress to improve school food say the bill’s $4. stirring. about one minute. 20 21 Insurers To Comply With Rules On Children Under pressure from the White House. Scoop 1/4 of the cooking liquid you set aside from the bottom of the bowl. Division I men’s basketball tournament pulled in more viewers signals that the nation has an appetite for the kind of wholesale food reform Mr. In a major shift of H. Cook. allow the grains to swell in the cooking water for 10 minutes and then drain over a bowl.7 billion industry in 2008. Yield: Serves four. “Of the products that I have bought. along with the Parmesan and parsley. Young female athletes.5-billion increase is an historic improvement. rather than waiting — sometimes years — for signs that their immune systems have started to fail. treatment policy. The bill headed to the Senate floor would increase by about 6 cents the $2. minced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary and ground pepper 1 to 2 ounces Parmesan cheese. about five minutes.” The fitness supplements industry is primarily aimed at young men like Mr. 3.V. director of nutrition policy for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Add the broccoli.” In addition to the increase in financing.” said Ms.” an ABC reality series in which the British chef storms the kitchens of Huntington. The Child Nutrition Act comes up for financing every five years. until fragrant. Agriculture Department staff members said a number of less obvious changes in nutritional rules and financing for special programs will improve what is served in schools as soon as next year. I’ve found many that work well” . Place the wheat berries in a bowl. You will need some of the liquid later. City Endorses New Policy For Treatment Of H. controversial city guidelines. including a ban on “pre-existing condition exclusions” for children under 19. cover and simmer one hour. energy drinks and bars. but public health leaders here are now making a case for a change. broken into florets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup minced onion 2 garlic cloves. and add the onion..68 that schools can get for each lunch — far less than the $1-a-lunch increase that a coalition of groups seeking to change school food programs have been campaigning for. That market represented $25 billion in revenue in 2008. Behind the policy switch is mounting evidence that patients who start early are more likely to live longer. are more apt to stick with multivitamins. When The Gym Isn’t Enough Over the course of a year.” He did research and tried dozens of products.A TV Show And Congress Tackle School Lunches It’s been an unusually tough month for the people who make school lunches. Friday night. kidney failure and cancer — that plague long-term survivors. Under pressure from the White House. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large. then drain and set aside. Margo Wootan. But going the next step to taking a pill or powder elicits more skepticism. heavy nonstick skillet. doctors and trainers say.

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walk MS Kansas City Metro will take place on April 17 2010 and the location will be announced. By raising $100 by the day of walk. 2009–april 11. you join more than 200. and the walk begins at 9:00 a. fun. among others. By walking or volunteering and raising money to fight multiple sclerosis. WHERE: nelson atkins Museum Kansas City. Exploring Egypt: 19th Century Expeditionary Photography exploring egypt will present recent acquisitions to the permanent collection of the 19th century photographic rediscovery of egypt (1845-1860s). effects and moods. which will participate in teams of four. and natural spaces. Kansas WHEn: March 6. Through photographs by william Christenberry. these artists have broken with tradition to produce unexpected forms. homemakers. Kansas WHEn: March 6. Teams. professionals. food and to create a world free of MS. A key to each walk’s success is the phenomenal number of dedicated volunteers. 2010 Call 816-979-1721 or e-mailevents@eventkc. you qualify for a t-shirt ($125 after the walk). Check-in begins at 8:00 a. 2010 bonner springs. highlighting popular sites including the pyramids at Giza. Todd hido.m. Team check-in begins noon. a mini-golf round and great beer & vodka specials during the event. and the Island of Philae. the palace at Karnak. to stepping onto the stage alone to close the show at Red Rocks. while there is no registration fee or minimum pledge amount.12:00 PM 4 9 Kansas City. 2010 TIME: 1:00PM WHERE: tba . Lynn Davis. Kansas WHEn: april 10.Art Exhibitions The Poetics Of Space Inspired by french philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book La poétique de l’espace (The Poetics of Space) (1958). Pizza Bar. the exhibition reveals the mysterious and poetic worlds dwelling within domestic. urban. WHERE: nelson atkins Museum DooRS opEn: 6:30 PM tickets onsale april 10. Collaborating with workshops on the island of Murano. 2010 Walk MS Kansas City Metro walk MS participants in various stages of life . to wowing a festival crowd at outside Lands. from sharing the stage at Bonnaroo with eddie Vedder.ammerman@nmss. WHERE: Capitol federal Park at sandstone. the reason we walk is to end MS. This exhibition will guide the viewer on a visual tour of the Nile. Kansas WHEn: august 16. Yoichi ohira and Laura de Santillana.woven with passages from some of Jack’s own favorite songs (Do You Remember segues into a verse from Jimi hendrix’s “Remember”.Kansas City WHEn: april 17. The Living Room and more! A portion of the event Proceeds will go to Team TKo. It is through these early photographs that people in the western world obtained their first view of the region that would become a tourist destination in future centuries.000 Americans who will contribute more than $37 million to walk MS 2010. Join us for the walk. walker evans. will receive an event t-shirt. Contact: rachel. There will also be special giveaways at select holes for a holein-one!! The cost is $20 per person WHERE: Power & light district. 2010—July 18. and Aaron Siskind. 3 Visions In Glass explore recent pieces of the leading artists. Prizes will be awarded for first.m. teams will compete for best team name.3927 . second and third place as well as a prize for the best-dressed team. 2010. a historic glass-making center in Venice. 2010—august 15. WHERE: Kemper Museum Music Jack Johnson The 2008 world tour had a ton of special moments. to leading a massive singalong at Bercy in Paris. Kansas City. in the KC Live block in the Power and Light District. 2010 TIME: 8:00 aM . Longtime crowd favorites from Jack’s catalog are inter. and best dressed team.students. In addition.432. and golfing commences at 1 p.join together to create a world free of MS. and “Bubble Toes” dips into the Charles wright classic “express Yourself”). Check-in begins at 8:00 a. 2010 TIME: 3:30PM the n ei g hbor s Venice. walk begins at 9:00 a. Cristiano Bianchin. focus on the spatial dynamics of our architectural and natural surroundings. and this CD represents some of the finest. Jack’s “The horizon has Been Defeated” blends into Paul Simon’s “Mother and Child Reunion” in front of a mainstage headlining crowd at Bonnaroo. Teams of four will battle it out on for putt putt supremacy on nine mini-golf holes. retired individuals .m.com with any questions on registration. KC live block WHEn: april 17. we request and challenge each participant to raise at least $25. The putt putt holes will be located throughout the Live Block courtyard in front of venues including fuego.m. working in glass today.org 913. 2010 8 Special Events 5th Annual Putt Putt Pub Crawl This year’s event will be held on April 17.m. Tengo Sed Cantina.

landers’ work has been one of the most captivating enterprises in contemporary art. the v iew er s 10 if you want to subject your eye and brain to a stimulating exercise in frustration. and cinema.April 11. to the work of younger artists who have devised new ways to use appropriation. this show writes a few Pictures artists out of the picture. was one that defined the artist. this is the first u. then try to fit them together in a cohesive way. weaving stream-of-thought text or soliloquizing on lo-fi video. a starting point might be rachel harrison’s “blazing saddles” from 2003. for example. close-ups. with approximately 75 key paintings from 1985 to the present. as a practice that has long gamed sincere attempt to map the boundaries of human-nature and the self. it backtracks unnecessarily to established figures like rauschenberg. memory. starting with glenn ligon. barely makes it past the Pictures artists of the 1980s who helped appropriation — the use of existing images — achieve its current prominence. vanderbeek. photo appropriation and their offshoots. framing.May 02. notably adrian Piper.s. see “haunted: Contemporary Photography/video/Performance” at the solomon r.New York Guggenheim Museum March 26–September 6. 2010 SEAN LANDERS the Contemporary art Museum st. the overly familiar and the unknown. the book’s four main essays take lots of wonderful detours — into beckett. Louis Contemporary Art Museum St. the important and the trifling. to the reclaiming of the persona by landers’ own voice. only one is black. it swings rather listlessly between the arcane and the obvious. . poetic contrasts of different cultures and artifacts. on the other hand. and that others. Louis January 22 . robert smithson and robert Mapplethorpe. wthis is horrifying considering that more than a dozen black artists neatly fit into this show’s premise. and the mass media. and sequencing. this show traces photography. next read the show’s catalog. the museum’s curator and associate curator of photography. since the 1990s. Ms. television. the catalog. this exhibition proposes that landers’ formative body of work. retrospective for the belgian artist and the most comprehensive presentation of his work to date. together or separately. 4 11 St. and among the 60 artists it represents. combines set-up and appropriation techniques in her photographs of house-of-cards-like arrangements built from found images and small objects. louis presents the first survey of the early work of new york-based sean landers. which create delicate. from stalwarts like andy warhol and robert rauschenberg to newbies like sara vanderbeek and nate lowman. produced from 19911994. set-up and regular photography. and there are other mixed signals. warhol. bernd and hilla becher. into film pieces by douglas gordon and tacita dean and beyond. sculpture made from plastic foam and lumber painted green that serves as a pedestal for a cowboy-theme photograph of lucille ball in her “i love lucy” prime. with only a few exceptions this show doesn’t really come to life until it gets past the Pictures generation. 2010 HAUNTED San Francisco San Francisco Museum of Modern Art February 06 . landers presents the artist as an object of study: from the earliest yellow legal pads featuring as autobiographer the fictional artist Chris hamson. belong to the Post-Minimal generation that ushered both still photography and video — not to mention an extremely haunted sensibility — into contemporary art. and the conceptual conceits that he has cultivated and enriched over the course of his twenty-year career. tuymans’s paintings initially suggest relatively innocuous depictions of everyday life — but other meanings almost always lurk beneath their surfaces. organized by Jennifer blessing and nat trotman. you probably won’t succeed. luc tuymans blends filmic techniques with a mastery of painting to explore issues of history. the actual exhibition is for the most part routine and innocuous. the persona. Making ingenious use of cropping. 2010 LUC TUYMANS influenced by the northern european painting tradition as well as by photography. guggenheim Museum.

he chooses a new name -. some violence and a drug reference dragged down by the daily grind. but the teens’ stormy relationship threatens the band’s future. sexual content. a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. as any good superhero would. nudity and some drug use KiCK-ass tells the story of average teenager dave lizewski (aaron Johnson). shocking revelations. they get more than they bargained for when a case of mistaken identity hurtles them into an incredible adventure involving corrupt cops. suburbanites Phil (steve Carell) and Claire (tina fey) try to put the spark back in their marriage by visiting a trendy Manhattan bistro. festering resentments. 2010 r– strong brutal violence throughout. there’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-ass has absolutely no superpowers. become the frontwomen for the runaways -.assembles a suit and mask to wear. blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal mayhem. 2010 runtime:1 hr.the now-legendary group that paved the way for future generations of female rockers. two rebellious teenagers from southern California. meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes. his life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats.Date Night opens friday. pervasive language. april 9. a mob boss and a crazed cab driver. nr a day in the life of an american family who come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest. Kick-Ass opens april 16. ugly threats. april 9. sexual content. 12 4 13 The Runaways opens friday. .Kick-ass -. language and drug use Joan Jett (Kristen stewart) and Cherie Currie (dakota fanning). under the svengalilike influence of impresario Kim fowley (Michael shannon). 30 min. 2010 r–all involving teens. the band becomes a huge success. with Joan as the band’s hard-rocking heart. Death At A Funeral opens april 16. 2010 | Pg-13– sexual and crude content throughout. and Cherie as the sex kitten. language. and gets to work fighting crime. as mourners gather at the family home.

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It’s scary.I. and in many states such players. he says in his book. the enormously talented Ron Rash broke free of the regional writer label that had followed him for most of his career. while lower cards are better for the dealer.” Burning Bright: Grim Stories From Ron Rash by annie MurPhy Paul with last year’s marvelously sinister “Serena. to which he became helplessly addicted. possibly poisonous outcroppings. Card counting recognizes that in blackjack. $8. resort to ruses and disguises and misdirection. and it’s completely. or +1. until this trip he hadn’t been in Atlantic City since 2004. and the counter keeps a running tally of every hand he sees.976. in 2009 QuoTEWoRTHY “The key is to insert some new problem into the mind of the pit. But it’s so beautifully rendered. at times painfully honest. he describes how for five years he was part of a gambling team he calls Mossad. There were spotters. who had carefully defined roles. a shoe containing several decks) is literally stacked in his favor. “The key is to insert some new problem into the mind of the pit. and strips much of the mythology from counting. They know my entire story. funny. the kind that plunges right to the heart pensfull thriller sure to keep of a character in one vicious. “imagined towns where hungry men hung on boxcars looking for work that couldn’t be found. if they can be identified. lush but rough-edged atmosphere of Appalachia with ice. shacks where families lived who didn’t even have one swaybacked milk cow. In the first story.” set in the early 20th-century logging camps of North Carolina and containing probably the most villainous female character since Lady Macbeth. If this all sounds relentlessly grim — well. Blackjack Team of the late 1970s.000 for his team. where the floor is paved with stone to resemble the streets of ancient Rome. and to a certain extent casinos tacitly encourage it if it makes bettors flock to the blackjack tables thinking they can beat the system. breathtakingly gorgeous.7 Million STaTWoRTHY the annual revenue for the Clark County. for their part.000. what the casinos don’t like is counters who are good enough to win. who would move in and start placing large bets. addicted pathology. “Repeat until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack wars.being here. Mr. Nastiness ensues. i actually aspire to live more calmly.” Mr. In Mr. who is small and intense. yes. Mossad would hit the road for a couple of weeks at a time. you on edge until the end.’s (big players).” he juxtaposes the rights of individuals against the rights of government in the unassuming guise of a man whose forebears planted ginseng on land that’s now under federal domain. In “Into the Gorge. are evicted. new Jersey gaming Commision was $8.“burning bright” is a suspick-sharp dialogue.” he said. last week. In his memoir. waiting for a time when the deck (or.” which came out last week from the Penguin Press. he was packing $20. Axelrad estimates in the book that in a five-year career he won $700. “hard Times. he was wearing jeans. good at math.” Rash evokes deprivation so profound that the main character. REaDWoRTHY he ensures his stature as a truly national treasure with “Burning Bright.T. Jacob. invading casinos with squads of players. Counters.Sitting one afternoon recently in the lobby of Caesars casino here. it’s the reading equivalent of hiking into a cavern encrusted with stalactites and stalagmites and all manner of unidentifiable. Axelrad. unemployed and not too bright. It’s sort of heartwarming. who is 35 and has a philosophy degree from Columbia.” a collection of short stories that combine the like last year’s “serena. as he tried to explain why his bankrollers had entrusted their money to someone who was a self-confessed gambling addict. the book coming out. it’s dark. 4 15 QuoTEWoRTHY “i’m a little frantic right now -. he was not advertising that.” the author ventures into the grim lives of modern-day meth addicts and their beleaguered families. keeping track of the cards until the odds tilted in favor of the bettor.P. 14 atlantiC City -. is — or used to be — a professional card counter and blackjack player. he imagined cities where blood stained the sidewalks beneath buildings tall as ridges. “But I think my teammates understand it. so they’re worried about something else than why is this person betting this way. a T-shirt and a ford racing cap at an off-kilter angle. Mr. glorious stroke. he wore a wig on occasion.” . when Jesse tries to harvest some of that ancestral ginseng to make a little money. but this tale could just as easily have taken place.” rash’s newest novel the r ea d er s Josh axelrad is rich. controllers.000 that friends had staked him to play cards with.Repeat Until Rich Modeled after the legendary M. 0. which turns out to be less difficult than most people imagine and also a lot less glamorous. used to pretend to be drunk or on drugs. laughing nervously. face cards and 10’s are more valuable to the player. Josh Axelrad was trying to resemble someone idle. oh.

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Aim for two servings per week. Plus. SoY Soy may lower cholesterol. olive oil the hea lt hy 18 One Green Year: What You Can Do This Month By following this plan. cloth napkins to replace disposable ones. SpInacH Spinach can help keep your ticker in top shape organic: eggs this month. raspberries. fooD Switch one staple of your diet from conventional to EnERgY Set aside a weekend “green-the-house” day: enlist lowers bad LDL cholesterol and reduces your risk of developing heart disease. In addition. commute one day a week: either clear it with your boss to work from home. check the pressure when your tires are cold. laundry detergents formulated for cold water. or carpool. nuts increase fiber in the diet. leisurely bicycling. flaxSEED full of fiber and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Green Living. avocaDo Packed with monounsaturated fat. salmon can How Much Exercise Will Prevent Weight Gain? Losing weight is difficult. further reducing the carbon footprint of your diet by requiring less fuel for transport. SalMon Super-rich in omega-3 fatty acids.’ and give up. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear. even your own health—immediately and in years to come. olIvE oIl full of monounsaturated fats. which followed 34. The average weight gain over the course of the 15-year study. along with almonds and macadamia nuts. health is more than weight. Those who ate at least two-and-a-half servings of vegetables each day cut their risk of heart disease by about 25%. BERRIES Blueberries. folate. ‘Sixty minutes? I can’t do that. and black and kidney beans. improperly inflated tires cause an additional 12. was just over five pounds. ‘Sixty minutes? I can’t do that. she emphasized. and soluble fiber. 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I have to tell you that the idea for this column was suggested by a doctor-athlete." Sports Injuries: When To Tough It Out You have been playing a lot of tennis recently. There may be some biologically plausible reasons that multivitamins can increase breast cancer risk. and knees or elbows or other joints that lock or seem unstable. the study found. comparable to a proposed tax in Philadelphia — they consumed 124 fewer calories a day. we found that people would get healthier. he is talking about staying away if you have the usual sort of aches and pains that plague almost everyone who exercises regularly. Possible Reasons for Breast Cancer Risk The study could not establish cause and effect. said the study would help answer an important question.5% said they took multivitamins. Thompson. and maybe consider adding supplements that address these deficiencies over a multivitamin. so the first thing is to stop running yourself. he said. In the new study.” he said.” In fact. an ingredient in many multivitamins. Popkin said.123 young adults for 20 years. “Most docs. Musahl added a caveat. and alcohol use. or you’re a swimmer with an aching shoulder. then raising it to the level of the step again. that’s the first warning that something more is going on. you will be adding insult — the fee — to your injury. an obesity specialist at the Gillings School of Global Public health at the university of North Carolina. During about 10 years of follow-up. or how often. consumption of that item will change.” Dr. Dr.000 Swedish women aged 49 to 83. Sometimes going to a doctor for a diagnostic workup can be precarious. There are red flags that should prompt you to get medical attention.Multivitamins Linked To Breast Cancer Risk The message is hammered home every time we turn on the TV: Taking a daily multivitamin can help improve our overall health and well-being and may even protect against diseases like cancer. They also took in fewer calories over all. often even the good sports docs. There is a chance that recall bias may have affected their ability to accurately remember whether. and now you think you have tennis elbow. which collected food intake data from 12. they took multivitamins. The lower soda intake was associated with a drop in weight of more than two pounds — and a lower risk for prediabetes. doing heel drops for an Achilles tendon injury — standing on a step and dropping your heel. A cyclist with sore knees. "If you have a normal healthy diet. None of the women had cancer when the study began. The new findings appear online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” Rigorous studies have shown that eccentric contractions. "we have to get at the heart of the matter. you probably don't need to take a multivitamin. joint swelling or bruises that do not heal. in which a muscle lengthens as it works. advancing age." she suggests." says Lee. because you probably will have to make a copayment if you see a doctor. seem to speed the healing of tennis elbow and of injuries to the Achilles tendon. Nutrition: Rise In Soda Price Linked To Better Health New research provides evidence that proposed taxes on soft drinks may make young people healthier. for one. pain at rest or at night. because most general doctors don’t know a lot about running injuries. women did not provide information on what brands of vitamins they took. for example. then will just tell you to stop running anyway. may increase breast density. the new study shows. Popkin. 974 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. smoking status. adding. but it did show an association of multivitamin use and increased risk of breast cancer. The new research did show that vitamin e.” percent 19 STaTWoRTHY women who reported taking multivitamins were 19% more likely to develop breast cancer than their counterparts who said they did not take daily multivitamins. and B-6 did not appear to be responsible for the increased breast cancer risk. The studyappears in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. 25. women who reported taking multivitamins were 19% more likely to develop breast cancer than their counterparts who said they did not take daily multivitamins. and 293 of these diagnoses occurred among the 9. they simply reported whether or not they took them. “what we don’t know is whether you will buy something equally bad or worse. when he recommends staying away from doctors. QuoTEWoRTHY “the fact that experts think the taping evidence is weak means they are not seeing enough runners and is the best argument for not seeing them. A runner with pain in your heel. overall. But Dr. which could potentially stimulate the development of cancer. "I hope women don't toss all their multivitamins yet. These findings held after the researchers adjusted for other risk factors including family history. But now a new study suggests that this seemingly healthy habit may actually increase the risk of breast cancer. But the study’s lead author. when people faced an even larger increase — $1 for a twoliter bottle of soda. In the study of more than 35.017 women who reported using multivitamins. They involve. folic acid. In this case. before you read on and decide I’m a therapeutic nihilist. a marathon runner and a cardiologist at hartford hospital in hartford. people consumed 7 percent fewer calories from soda. Musahl said: pain that gets progressively worse. Calcium also appeared to provide protection from breast cancer. the researchers say. body mass index. Paul D. consumption of that item will change. And his answer to his own question? “I think most folks should not go. “Know how you typically recover. “You always know that if you reduce the cost or increase the cost of something. “when you are not recovering as you typically do." she says. The study. "have a discussion with your physician about your diet and what food or food groups you avoid. with scans that can show all sorts of apparent abnormalities and injuries that are not causing any problems. Now. found that with every 10 percent increase in the price of a two-liter bottle. C.” he said. Barry M.” . which attaches the calf muscles to the heel.” 20 4 21 QuoTEWoRTHY “You always know that if you reduce the cost or increase the cost of something.

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the states had to prove that they were progressing in specific areas including turning around low-performing schools. After the 30-minute meeting. Obama met with President hamid Karzai to discuss progress by the Afghan government in strengthening its ability to run the country and provide security for its people. Still.” federal officials announced. QUOTEWORTHY “if i thought for a minute that America’s vital interests were not served. Obama said he wanted to send a “strong message” that the partnership between the nations would continue.Postal Service edges toward cutting Saturday delivery Calling On Karzai obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan courtesy of cnn WAShingTon -.S. Postal Service announced Monday it would cut Saturday delivery beginning in the first half of next year. Obama slipped into Bagram Air Base near Kabul under the cover of darkness Sunday. WAShingTon -. And they have demonstrated the courage. but e-mail and the recession may stop their Saturday deliveries. To receive the funds. the Postal Service said. express Mail deliveries would continue and post offices that are open Saturdays would remain so. where he met with his Afghan counterpart and reiterated the need to wipe out terror networks. QUOTEWORTHY “The sale of Volvo will allow us to further sharpen our focus on building the Ford brand around the world ” . Secretary of education Arne Duncan said in the announcement that one determining factor was that “both states have statewide buy-in for comprehensive plans to reform their schools. the U.” The states are the only two left after 40 states and the District of Columbia initially applied for the program. the Postal Service said. adopting college.” NEWSWORTHY Experts predict that mail volume will continue to decline. Delaware schools to get Race to the Top funds WAShingTon -. STATWORTHY Mail volume has dropped from a peak of 213 billion pieces in 2006 to 177 billion last year 177 billion QUOTEWORTHY “Quite simply.” it said.000 troops at the U. yet costs to deliver the mail continue to rise. the Postal regulatory Commission estimated annual savings of $1. Under a plan to be delivered Tuesday to its regulator.S. NEWSWORTHY race to the Top is an obama administration program that is funded under the American recovery and reinvestment Act to reward states for aggressively reforming their education systems.Tennessee and Delaware were the only two states designated Monday to receive funds in the first round of the education funding competition “race to the Top. reiterates US progress and commitment to fighting terror.2 billion per year by 2020. base and told them their work is significant to security at home. Saturday delivery was selected for elimination because that is the lightest-volume delivery day of the week and a day when more than a third of U.1 billion in the first year and as much as $5. They have written new laws to support their policies. eventually leading to more cutbacks similar to stopping Saturday delivery. there is much less mail to be delivered. there is much less mail to be delivered.” the service said in plans given to reporters. i would order all of you home right away. capacity. and volume is predicted to continue to fall.S. on Monday morning after an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.and career-ready standards. The Postal Service said the cutback would save about $3. Mail volume has dropped from a peak of 213 billion pieces in 2006 to 177 billion last year. “if the Postal Service takes no action. businesses are closed. and using data systems to support student achievement. and commitment to turn their ideas into practices that can improve outcomes for students.” the STAT ES 2 4 3 Tennessee. while Tennessee will receive $500 million. yet costs to deliver the mail continue to rise. it could face a cumulative $238 billion shortfall by the year 2020. Delaware will receive $100 million under the program.Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night may stay the nation’s letter carriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.9 billion. “Quite simply. were not at stake here in Afghanistan. earlier. he met with about 2.President Obama returned to the United States NEWSWORTHY obama’s first visit to Afghanistan as president.

warren is also a harvard law professor. is being vetted by the white house.” The white house has given no indication when Obama will name a successor to Stevens.S. Neither woman has judicial experience. including CNN. Stevens has been on the high court nearly 35 years and leads the four-justice liberal bloc. ExpressJet (not ranked in 2009 report) 11. but white house spokesman Tommy Vietor said Monday that the president “thinks Secretary Clinton is doing an excellent job as secretary of state and wants her to remain in that position. Sources close to the selection process said the new names represent an effort to expand what had been a short list of candidates. which shouldn’t come as a surprise. US Airways (10) 9. denied boardings. Southwest (6) 6. American Eagle (16) 4 10 4 5 11 35 years STATWORTHY Stevens has been on the high court nearly 35 years and leads the four-justice liberal bloc. Sidney Thomas. harvard Law school dean Martha Minow has been on the school’s faculty since 1981. Overall.S. the report said. NEWSWORTHY Stevens was formerly the only judge of the current court not graduated from an ivy League school. The 2010 Airline Quality rating report compiles information on 18 U. according to an annual report released Monday.S. The Airline Quality rating report is a joint research project by Purdue and wichita State universities. you find that the airline industry performs most efficiently when the system isn’t stressed by high passenger volume. Report: Airline Industry Performance Up WAShingTon -. Mesa (14) 13. “You would expect denied boardings to increase as you tighten up on the number of seats that are available. elena Kagan. Minow replaced as dean the woman considered near the top of potential high court nominees. Supreme Court. Alaska (5) 12. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Names Added To Supreme Court Short List WAShingTon -. American (9) 10. SkyWest (13) 15. Atlantic Southeast (17) 18. the airline industry scored higher in every category except for denied boardings. Minow is the daughter of former federal Communications Commission head Newt Minow. a government source said. in her mid-50s. Compared with 2008. Supporters of hillary Clinton have long touted her credentials. “when you look at the past 10 years. And elizabeth warren heads the Congressional Oversight Panel. who has been regularly consulted in the selection process. to discuss the economy’s effect on families.The performance of the airline industry improved in 2009. said Dean headley.S.000 passengers.” headley said in a statement. The Oklahoma native has also co-authored two books with her daughter. who announced friday that he will retire this year. said the source. Jetblue (3) 4. now solicitor general. continental (8) 7. AirTran (2) 3. She has been a regular on the talk-show circuit. She clerked for former Justice Thurgood Marshall. a 14-year veteran on the U. a wichita State professor and one of the report’s authors. Customer complaints fell industrywide to 0. comair (15) 17.000 passengers. fourteen airlines improved their on-time arrival performance in 2009. from 1. northwest (4) 5.A federal judge from Montana and the dean of harvard’s law school are among several names being added to the short list of potential nominees to the U. The study is based on figures compiled by the U. Department of Transportation. mishandled baggage and customer complaints. which reviews government efforts to boost the shaky financial and private investment sector. airlines based on factors such as on-time arrivals. though only six airlines had an on-time percentage greater than 80 percent. Delta (12) 16. the airline industry recorded the thirdhighest score in the 19 years researchers have tracked their performance.” parenthesis indicate 2009 ranking .15 per 100. QUOTEWORTHY “The airline industry performs most efficiently when the system isn’t stressed by high passenger volume. Frontier (7) 8.97 per 100. many of them left over after last year’s court vacancy was filled by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. United (11) 14. hawaiian (1) 2.” NEWSWORHTY Who might replace Stevens? Merrick garland Jennifer granholm Eric holder Elena Kagan Martha Minow Janet napolitano Deval patrick Sidney Thomas Elizabeth Warren 2010 report STATWorThY 1. compared with the previous year.

grandparents.000 people live on the strets of Downtown.when Councilmember Tim Burgess floated his idea for a new panhandling ordinance last fall. And some. CeO of the day. Sophia Grace Krieg. But she will know about this party. A sizable percentage of Microsoft’s employees – 88.“i think they’re very strategic.” Smith said. is seven months and corporate affairs. The others? Taxes. Mayor Mike McGinn’s political opposite.S. Transportation was one of two major issues Brad Smith. the n Eig hbor S 6 SEATTLE -. The legislation ”which would make it easier for police to fine people for intimidating behavior when they’re soliciting” is still controversial. an executive said.” 160 thousand STATWORTHY An estimated 160. Ben Krieg. the family was on call with Kenmore Air in the event a heart became available. wearing “i Believe in Miracles” T-shirts. QUOTEWORTHY “if this issue means i won’t be elected. aunts.” Phil Bussey. And quality of life is one of the three major factors Microsoft takes into account when planning its growth in the United States.200 total worldwide. she will thank each and every person who attended this Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Burgess is emerging as a council leader and.” . healthy young woman. when Microsoft threw its massive weight into the debate – “Let’s get moving!” – local and state politicians were almost blindsided. it was clear he was treading into divisive territory. Microsoft’s general counsel and senior vice president for legal The guest of honor.” The guest of honor could not be there. Sophia’s parents. brought up during a roundtable with old. Burgess spent six months working on his presentation. 53. with about 200 people. in february. QUOTEWORTHY “it absolutely remains the case that washington is Microsoft’s home. told seattlepi. it seems to have enough support to become law. with h-1B visas.000 for the 17-month-old. Lots of great items to bid on. She couldn’t attend the fund-raiser held on her behalf local media friday at the University of washington. and they’re very thoughtful when they speak on an issue.” dreams as a happy. And the house was full. read more and weigh in on our forums at ThenewStandard. he couched his proposed law in promises for more housing. perhaps with children of her own. Burgess’ work on the ordinance is the latest example of his measured. West Seattle and ballard according to the recent census. Microsoft has no plans to move its headquarters. “i think that they stepped out and did it in such adult. A good ol’ fashioned island spaghetti feed. of course. Then. her mom. Take Microsoft’s unusual move in february to call a press conference on the state route 520 floating bridge replacement plan. After deciding against a run for mayor last year.not with words.” Sophia’s dad. but with her life. NEWSWORTHY The April 9th dinner raised nearly $18. he proposed it again. uncles and other relatives and friends attended the fund-raiser.” he said. but says he isn’t sure solicitors are to blame for crime downtown. social services and police officers. Lacen Krieg. “it’s really amazing how this community comes together for people.300 nationwide and 39. Camaraderie was high. and the need for work visas. he’s considered a likely opponent for McGinn in 2013. ‘Don’t walk through life alone’: About 200 Attend Fund-raiser For Tot Who Needs New Heart it was a great party. Smith said.com event -.org State Sen. ed Murray said it was like a “punch in the face. it’s as much a part of her history as the health issue that prevented her from attending. deliberate political style. he started calling the problem “aggressive solicitation” instead of panhandling. NEWSWORTHY Experts predict downtown’s growing homeless population will be a key issue in the 2013 mayoral elections. pursuing her life’s a prominent way is very powerful. Such a fine balance would make “a sustainable competitive advantage. you can help by making a donation at Sophiagrace. Seeing her as an in february. McGinn has raised concerns about Burgess’ panhandling ordinance. “it absolutely remains the case that washington is Microsoft’s home. Smith said. educaApril 9 at roche harbor Pavilion because she is waiting at tion – both basic and higher – was another. But the state’s second-largest private employer plans to be more publicly vocal about issues its leadership thinks are important. State lawmakers should focus on making washington a toptier state in education and transportation. Seattle candidates on the campaign trail picked it apart. said. it was still the right thing to do. that will be the reward. he gathered a list of supporters from the police chief and the city attorney to advocates for the homeless. But now. Smith said. while keeping it out of the top-10 for B&O taxes. But instead of giving up on the idea. wore a hospital pager. humor and laughter were abundant. The mayor supports putting more police on the street.Councilmember Tim Burgess Crafts A Deliberate Style bY EMiLY hEFFTEr Microsoft Has Political Concerns it would be naive to say Microsoft hasn’t had plenty of influence on washington politics through lobbyists in Olympia.600 in the Puget Sound region – are immigrants who are able to work in the U. in many ways.com 4 7 Transportation and education factor greatly into Microsoft’s analysis of washington’s quality of life for employees. Children’s hospital for a new heart.

even the adult entertainment industry couldn’t weather the economy. who just moved in three weeks ago. roughly four months after Seattle police and Seattle Animal Shelter staff were tipped to the property and conducted a search. some of the neighbors have been fighting to get rid Lusty Lady is. “we’d like to think that we are.A nine-year-old high-rise near downtown Seattle with hundreds of residents and dozens of retailers will soon be nothing but a hole in the city’s skyline. we made it this far. Animal Shelter enforcement Supervisor Ann Graves contacted Detective Danial Conine about the residence in the 4200 block of South Kenyon Street. expressed the sentiments of many of the building’s occupants after Saturday’s surprise meeting. A case against the alleged owner of the birds was referred to prosecutors last week. And that’s not sitting well with residents of the apartment building.” says Josh washburn of Bremer. So walk with pride. an employee. it’s been around for almost three decades. employees were told about the impending closure at a meeting.says. it’s tough not to notice the Lusty Lady. “it is very frustrating.” .‘Lusty Lady’ Closing After Three Decades High-rise Unsafe. No matter whom you ask. and it’s not the end. i’m going to miss it if it’s not there anymore. according to police documents released late friday. So walk with pride. what will turn up in its place remains to be seen.or just laugh at the oftenphotographed marquee -. the shelter received a complaint about an injured bird.” “i felt pretty betrayed. i feel like whoever just puts up these marquees is just brilliant. was there.no one can deny that the Lusty Lady has been a Seattle symbol of sorts. of it for years. but we aren’t. the Lusty Lady’s night manager. and there were many in the yard. Another resident. showing the incentives they will be given to get out by the end of the year -. he said he was told the building is “not structurally sound.” said resident Kris Melby.Boxes of cockfighting paraphernalia and at least one dead chicken were seized form a South Seattle home in the investigation of an alleged cockfighting ring. ‘heads up. News of the exotic venue’s closing is bringing out nostalgic residents -. But now it’s a landmark going the way of the Kingdome and the Seattle Supersonics. And just like all companies hurting. Of course. “They let us know that we’re not recession-proof. ‘heads up.” he said. On June 27.arousing mixed feelings among Seattleites. “The complainant stated it looked like the bird’s feathers and skin was missing on one side. On Dec.has to come down because it soon will be declared unsafe for occupancy by the city.” according to police documents. This is the first i’ve heard about it.built in 2001 -. chin up and butt out. 8 4 9 NEWSWORTHY June 27th will mark the final show for the Market’s best known exotic dancers “Deborah (a manager at the club) continued to say at the meeting.” says Olin Gutierrez of Seattle. The building’s occupants were told in last-minute meetings on Saturday that the building will have to be torn down -and the residents need to be out as soon as possible.“i felt pretty betrayed. Some people even call it a landmark. everybody knows what the in fact. ya know. we made it this far and its not the end. engineers have told the owners the building must be vacated by the end of the year -. The day before. concrete and corrosion that have become so costly to repair that it would be cheaper for the owner to tear down the building than to fix it. NEWSWORTHY Friday’s arrest marks the ninth for South Seattle residents in cockfighting arrests in the past 3 years 31 years STATWORTHY The Lusty Lady has been a staple of pike Street and the market area since 1971 NEWSWORTHY -. no matter what. the exotic dancers will take one final bow.“Deborah continued to say at the meeting. “how could something like this happen to such a big structure in downtown Seattle?” he said.leaving Seattle a little less sassy and lacking a little bit of “lust”er. residents were given a form at Saturday’s meeting. now is being told to move out. But managers say they had no choice but to close -.including three times their monthly rent if they move out by May 15. it’s always timely and creative. “in a wooden cage with its head and wing at an unusual angle.’” she “it’s an eye-catcher. no matter what. Matthew eckstein. The Lusty Lady is easily recognized for its witty and timely marquees DoWnToWn -. chin up and butt out. Hundreds Uprooted Investigators Search Home In Cockfighting Case SoUTh -. Located just south of the Pike Place Market. because i just moved in and i would’ve liked some warning. actually. 11. because i just moved in and i would’ve liked some warning. The 25-floor McGuire Apartment building at Second Avenue and wall Street -. Those involved in the case are not being named because they have not been charged. actually.” says eugenio Cano. “i walk by it every day to go to my bus stop. whether they love it or hate it -.” Graves was told there was no food or water for the bird. KOMO News has learned that the issue involves cables. we’re no different. Steve wiley. it’s not hard to figure out what goes on behind the marquee and the flashing lights. Andrea roldan. DoWnToWn -.but residents are being asked to get out as soon as possible. nearly 100 employees will be without a job -. ton. possibly a turkey.including some who have never been inside -. the Lusty Lady hasn’t been without its haters.” when the venue closes.if you hang out in downtown Seattle long enough. And then the Lusty Lady will close forever.” STATWORTHY -.

rather than pay the clubhouse and fan favorite Johnny Damon.A. Burnett. To fill a hole in their pitching rotation. from pine needles. junior golfers in the United States take modest trips. “i have nothing to lose. he likes to play under this pressure. tournament’s national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium. Both teams had been typically busy in the offseason.A.” Molinari said. the 2010 Major League Baseball season opened Sunday night with a game that always has Series-level passion: Yankees-red Sox. gA. he does not act like he is 16. FinAL FoUr | bUTLEr 52. hideki Matsui).P.438 students that is part of the horizon League. who is from Verona. fifth-seeded Butler’s magical run here has been the ultimate fairy tale for the tiny private liberal arts university of 4.” said edoardo Molinari. in the Georgia Cup. “Absolutely. he then rolled in a 35-foot putt on a razor-cut surface that was smoking fast.5 million on contracts for Teixeria. his coach. And i will gain experience. the 2010 Yankees look very similar to the 2009 world Championship roster. who had a bloody lip after the game. their celebration in this circular basketball-crazed city will continue for at least two more days. “This is why he is good at 16—the mental part. inking designated hitter Nick Johnson to a $5.” — Michigan State coach Tom izzo NEWSWORTHY butler (33-4) has won 25 consecutive games and will play in Monday’s national championship game against number one seed Duke. “we’re just excited. he has smacked golf balls across france and Spain. an italian professional who was in the gallery last week when Manassero played the United States Amateur champion Byeong-hun An. the wind of Scotland and the humidity of florida.” QUOTEWORTHY “This is why he is good at 16 — the mental part. he has skipped from time zone to time zone and custom to custom. After all. Alberto Binaghi. This may explain how Manassero can play with such aplomb and does not seem unnerved by playing in the Masters. A summer after they shelled out $423. looked the part of the seasoned player with his next swipe of the iron. Manassero. yes.A. but he has also played in the swelter of Dubai.” QUOTEWORTHY “i felt like if i was not playing. as well as under pine trees? Matteo Manassero hit out of the rough in Dubai. this is unusual. although the Yankees in less typical fashion. Granderson will be the only new face in the field. Sabathia and A. “we’ve talked about the next game all year. he was the leading amateur there and will be the youngest player in Masters history when he tees off on Thursday. which begins Thursday. the Yankees sent outfielder Melky Cabrera and some prospects to the Atlanta Braves for former Yankee Javier Vasquez. i would be a butler fan.c. in northern italy. The top-ranked amateur in the world. — Matteo Manassero found himself in a hazardous place among the pine needles behind the second green at the Golf Club of Georgia. Manassero walked to the third tee. J.” part of which was filmed in their famed hinkle fieldhouse.V. his predicament raised a couple of questions: Are there pine trees in italy? Could he play under pressure.” said hayward. i will have no expectations.” Sure enough. Playing about six miles from its campus. And i will gain experience.Butler Edges Michigan State To Reach Final n.C.” . the Bulldogs’ first appearance at the event has drawn comparisons with the movie “hoosiers. And with the Bulldogs 52-50 victory against fifth-seeded Michigan State on Saturday in the N. he flipped the ball to the green. i will have no expectations. Andy Pettite and Mariano rivera will be together again for a run at their sixth championship. and had himself a nifty par. and it stuck there. years old 16 STATWORTHY At 16 years old. Matteo Manassero from italy will become the youngest player to compete in the masters. stimping a Masters-like 13 ½ feet. General Manager Brian Cashman and the Yankees closed their checkbooks and picked up the phone. Butler’s Gordon hayward (20) grabs the ball to seal Butler’s win over Michigan State in their semifinal game on Saturday.5 million contract to bat in the two spot. the Sp Ec TATor S 10 4 11 inDiAnApoLiS — All week. and the core of Derek Jeter. Jorge Posada. he knows what it is like to get off a jet and play golf.” “i will go play the best i can but will not be nervous.A. the Yankees made a deal for Detroit outfielder and good-guy Curtis Granderson. The Yankees did make a few smaller free-agent signings. 18. Compared with Manassero. Despite the signings and the departure of a few familiar faces (namely Damon and world Series M. QUOTEWORTHY “i will go play the best i can but will not be nervous.” he said. Red Sox Lead Yankees In Season Opener Nearly five months since the Yankees’ Mark Teixeira closed his glove on the 2009 world Series.” Manassero said. “i have nothing to lose. acting as if he had been to the edge of a disastrous hole before and recovered. Manassero has chipped out of pine needles. the final four has been a homecoming celebration of Butler basketball. a 16-year-old from italy who is set to become the youngest player to compete in the Masters. MichigAnSTATE 50 courtesy of ESpn 16-Year-Old Italian Is Set To Make History At The Masters ALphArETTA. smiled and said: “he has done this before.

A. The Blue Devils handed the Mountaineers their worst loss of the season. “it’s a really good team. WEST VirginiA 57 inDiAnApoLiS — Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledged that the criticism had bugged him. “if you get fired for cheating. and I have a feeling his best years are ahead of him. As usual. roddick has not won a major title since the 2003 United States Open at age 21. 78-57. Stefanki says that with roddick’s commitment to tennis and his willingness to expand his game. who went on to great success well into his late 20s and early 30s. when royce waltman was fired as the coach at indiana State. This Duke team does not have superstars like Bobby hurley. Jon Scheyer scored 23 points and Kyle Singler added 21 as the Blue Devils (34-5) advanced to the national championship game for the first time since 2001. But With A Different Style n. and his first ATP Masters 1000 series tournament since Cincinnati in 2006. but i certainly don’t like the way this whole thing was handled. “he could sit back and say he’s older and it is what it is and just float through the tour. 12 13 NEWSWORTHY With a win over West Virginia the Duke bluedevils reach their first national championship game since 2001. held his serve. “it says nothing good about the school or the league or the state of college basketball. and i have a feeling his best years are ahead of him. On Sunday. although he has made it to four other finals.” he said. concise offense and. On wednesday. “i like it. giving the Blue Devils a chance to win the program’s fourth national title.” Duke Returns To Final.” Stefanki said.” he told the newspaper. i’m upset. “i see the ability to win the league championship next year. he grudgingly accepts the compliment. so young coaches need to bear that in mind. he gave a memorable and prophetic news conference at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. “he wants to win Slams. who stunned roger federer in the fourth round after saving a match point.A.. instead. i’m not running holy Cross.” — coach walter on how coaches get fired for having a losing record. winning 78 percent of the points on his first serve and never facing a break point. using precise 3-point shooting. he reverted to a different style. and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. . he was broken only twice during the tournament. Jay williams and Carlos Boozer from its 2001 title team. 5-9 in the league. Coach of Andy Roddick .. At that point roddick waited out Berdych. QUOTEWORTHY “He wants to win Slams. grit and a defense that hounded west Virginia all game. and he chafed at the notion that his USA Basketball coaching job impeded his ability to recruit at Duke. Cheating and not graduating players will not get you in trouble.” “i was nervous about him going there. the signs of maturation abound. “The Last Amateurs. too. Andy roddick is considered more sophisticated. Berdych. Grant hill and Christian Laettner from the early 1990s or Shane Battier.” “Someone’s career was just destroyed in a lot of ways. which is middle age in men’s tennis. but that damn losing. any recent questions about Duke dissolved. until 5-5 in the first set. Andy Roddick’s New Plan Results In A Title KEY biScAYnE. “what this really says is basketball is very important to us. “i went from the most immature person on the planet to maturity. “That’s what we’re going to try and do. Top-seeded Duke will play No. at least on the court.. he credited regan for being honest about the impetus behind the decision to fire Kearney — not winning enough. and he served out the set at love.” he said.c. playing more from the baseline and slicing and top-spinning his way to a steady 7-5. it’s like you’ve got leprosy. But with a dominant victory against No. who finally hit a forehand long to give roddick the 6-5 advantage.” Brey said of Kearney. “but obviously it was a great opportunity for Sean. it’s not my school.. i’m just upset with the whole thing. playing more physical than a west Virginia team that prides itself on its toughness. But in statements reported by The Telegram & Gazette of worcester.A.” QUOTEWORTHY “cheating and not graduating players will not get you in trouble. you can get hired right back again. where roddick has become one of the most dangerous players on the ATP world Tour. tournaments. — Now that he is 27.” indeed. but that damn losing.” holy Cross hired Kearney in June after ralph willard left to become rick Pitino’s top assistant at Louisville. he made it clear that the reason for Kearney’s dismissal was his record.” John feinstein is the author of the book. those exciting moments roddick alluded to will materialize. roddick rode his serve to victory. “if you get fired for losing. it finished 9-22. Kearney inherited a team picked to finish first in the Patriot. Stefanki said that roddick could emulate the career path of Andre Agassi.Coaches Finding No Tolerance For Losing inDiAnApoLiS — Three years ago. Duke had lost to lower seeds in six consecutive seasons. this season’s Blue Devils thrive on balance. and plays with increased savvy and finesse.” feinstein said. 6-4 victory over Tomas Berdych to win his first title here since 2004. 2 west Virginia on Saturday night in the national semifinals. perhaps most important. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point shots and held west Virginia to 19-of-46 shooting from the field.” Krzyzewski said.” which follows a year in the Patriot League. holy Cross Athletic Director Dick regan did not return multiple calls seeking comment. 5 Butler on Monday. FinAL FoUr | DUKE 78. and i felt i had to do whatever it took to get to that point. i can’t imagine what could have prompted something like this. Duke players celebrated late in the second half. FLA. he resented a reporter’s question last month about his team’s melting down in recent N. .A. More Photos » he disliked that his program was cast as a failure for not reaching the final four since 2004. “Short of a felony.C.” — Larry Stefanki. Mass.” he said.. and this was one of those latter situations. and it can do something great on Monday night. There’s a gap in life between what you would like to do and what you think you have to do.

it will also identify ineffective savings vehicles you may be using. The response has been overwhelming. QUOTEWORTHY 14 Along with the adjustments that Congress made to the health care aspects of the new law was a revamping of the way student loans are administered. for instance." said Google (GOOG. The loans. however. Besides the detailed financial planning advice. "Sarasota businesses such as the Mote Marine Laboratory. Last week." said Mayor Dick Clapp. “we are totally agnostic of where people go to bank. The florida community. specifically. .or cooling off if you're the mayor of Duluth. “So those are billions of dollars that could have been spent helping more of our students attend and complete college. And Pittsburgh's Mayor has issued a press release outlining an aggressive web marketing campaign urging community members to petition on a grassroots website to get Google to come to Steel City. could really use the connectivity to communicate with other research institutes around the world. a former Brookings institution consumer finance scholar introduced one such new service called hellowallet. Now. the US government will now be the issuing the loans through the education Department. The mayor of Sarasota. Kansas has temporarily renamed itself Google. hellowallet performs the traditional budgeting and money tracking functions found at free sites like Mint. which is about 100 times faster than the average internet connection. florida tried to make a splash too by jumping into a shark tank to gin up some press. a couple of new tools claim another role: financial planner. he simultaneously changed the course of our nation’s student loan program. “for almost two decades. Boosting speeds for internet users is good for Google too. it makes money through subscriptions. Other cities are trying more strategic attempts to gain attention.000 low-income families over the next five years. and will identity and provide recommendations about gaps in your finances. like having no rainy day fund or emergency savings plan. it will help estimate how much you should save to buy a house using local home prices. it's not just consumers who stand to gain from access to lightening-speed broadband.Personal finance tools have traditionally acted as money manager and financial product advocate. he recently took a dip in the chilly waters of Lake Superior to get the search giant's attention. But hellowallet will also recommend customized financial plans for everything from saving for college to saving for retirement. instead.” the President told a crowd at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus Tuesday. The site is particularly aimed at lower. Applications to participate in the program are due this friday. hellowallet is providing the service free to at least 300. for a monthly subscription of $4. the p r oSp Ec TS when President Obama put pen to paper on the final version of his health care overhaul bill Tuesday. Topeka. 4 15 1st STATWORTHY Starting July 1st the government will issue student loans which will bypass traditional banks July STATWORTHY 50% of Americans 50% of Americans have less than one month of savings put aside for personal emergencies. fortune 500) spokesman Dan Martin. for how much to save monthly and where.000 low-income Americans. Kansas. and the rockefeller foundation is providing funds to nonprofits to provide 10.000 subscriptions to hellowallet to aid 10. it will give you recommendations. Based on tuition cost trends for the particular college you expect your child to go to and your saving history. will forecast your home’s likely worth in the future.Obama Alters Student Loan Landscape bY MArK SAFFEr New Tools for Financial Planning Advice Ap -. for this reason.The race to win a new. for instance. ultra-fast broadband network from Google is heating up . along with other cities nationwide.to middle-income consumers who may not otherwise have financial advice resources.” Starting July 1st. will be delivered and collected by private companies under performance-based contracts with the government president obama says Tuesday’s legislation is “the most significant change to finacial aid” since the gi bill of 1944 in addition. instead. Matt fellowes. the government will issue student loans which will bypass the banks that have traditionally provided them.The rockefeller foundation is providing funds to nonprofits for10.” he said." Google says it hopes to have its first network up and running within a year. have all been galvanized by the search giant's proposed plan to build a handful of high-speed broadband networks that offer speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. March 26th.000 subscriptions to hellowallet for low-income Americans. The message that's being sent is that there's a hunger and appetite for better and faster internet service. Cities Get Creative to Court Google Broadband nEW YorK -. Of course. NEWSWORTHY -. "we didn't anticipate this kind of grass roots enthusiasm. thus eliminating bank subsidies. among other functions. that could have been spent advancing the dreams of our children. said what sets hellowallet apart from a site like Mint.com.com is that it is independent from banks and doesn’t take any advertising dollars. that could have been spent easing the burden of tuition on middle-class families. hellowallet’s founder and chief executive officer. that money was spent padding student lenders’ profits. Minnesota. which builds communications using high tech gear out on the water. we’ve been trying to fix a sweetheart deal in federal law that essentially gave billions of dollars to banks to act as unnecessary middlemen in administering student loans.

he said.” says Stefan Linssen. Three thousand companies were nominated--or nominated themselves--to be considered. To receive one of the qualified student loans.” NEWSWORTHY of nearly 200 companies named to the list. STATWORTHY -. among other requirements. ethisphere nixed any company members.” said eric Schwarz.’” Unlike more general consumer loans available on other peer-to-peer lending sites. “Please describe your organization’s projects and initiatives aimed at workforce sustainability and well-being. Adobe Systems and Camp. said two main motivations emerged in the discussions with lenders during the development of the platform: a desire to increase profits through diversification and philanthropic reasons.” Nonprofit Groups Forsee Tough Year LoS AngELES -. President Obama’s plan to have the government provide loans directly to students instead of using commercial lenders was resurrected on Thursday. delays in government payments and increased demand for their services.People Capital offers a new online peer-to-peer service where lenders can bid on loan requests from students. could be passed in the Senate along with the health care measure by a simple majority vote.A new survey of nonprofit groups suggests that this year will be as challenging for them as 2009. why would someone sign up to be a lender? Alan Samuels. At the same time. and 32 percent expected it to increase. a New York City think tank.” the nonprofit sector. when many organizations suffered from declines in giving.A New Source for Student Loans Ap -. General electric and 33 other ing the best results. People Capital takes an origination fee of a few hundred dollars from the student and servicing fees of about 1 percent from the lender.” nies scores in seven different categories. 100 made the cut for the first time including Ford. that a minimum monthly interest-only payment of $50 would be about the equivalent of having a pizza a week in a dorm room. STATWORTHY people capitol offers interest only payments as low as $50/month. compared with the 35 percent that ended 2009 with a surplus. They each filled out a survey with items like.“Any recovery is not actually reaching people in dire need or the frontline organizations that serve them. which combines variables like SAT scores and grade point averages to determine a student’s future income potential and ability to repay.315 nonprofit groups responding to the survey said they expected the demand for service to be even greater this year. 16 QUOTEWORTHY president obama says Tuesday’s legislation is “the most significant change to finacial aid” since the gi bill of 1944 $50 per month “Depending on their responses are. gives its winners an opportunity to trumpet their do-gooding ways. while 39 percent said giving would stay the same that’s had significant legal trouble over the past five years. Only 21 percent prelists from GovernanceMetricsinternational. Only 18 percent expect to end the year above break-even financially. and takes financial institution brokers out of the loan-finding equation. change for us because we’ve had a history of pretty significant growth every year. we might give them more points in that category. Now.” said Clara Miller.” he said. the loans. campbell Soup and google 4 17 Mr. Google Named World’s Most Ethical Companies nEW YorK -. about 45 students have put in loan requests for a combined total of about $500. They then can bid on the various loan requests from students and assess various students’ risk and ability to repay with the help of People Capital’s proprietary “human Capital” score. corporate. including “innovation that contributes to the public well-being” and “execu. ‘i want to make a return. said such requirements aren’t too much of a burden to students. Meanwhile. which come in various short-term and longer-term forms. fTSe for Good dicted a decrease in giving by individuals and their board and other organizations. split among five to six students.“we are serving more students in the places that are showbell Soup. tobacco or firearms also got the boot. Google. chief executive of the fund. he adds that most companies tend to be any kind of green shoots of recovery are very slow to get to “overwhelmingly honest. like interest-only or minimum payments. of companies with at least 100 employees and more than $50 million in annual revenue. offer tax-deductible interest payments for borrowers and can’t be discharged in bankruptcy.000 for loans in a People Capital account. People Capital’s chief product officer. editor of ethis. “we prioritized and were able to keep growing and adding staff in the places we were doing best. here’s how it works: Students sign up on the site and put in their loan requests. “we’re hoping to maintain revenues at a level about flat to last year.” he said. ethisphere relies mostly on the honor system. repayments aren’t deferred until after graduation. which had been unlikely to pass on its own.“One of the clearest messages coming out of this survey is that phere Magazine. why would a student sign up for such loans? The People Capital spokesmen said the service gives students more access to capital at a time when tuition is increasing and many other sources of financing are harder to get. Some 80 percent of the 1. As of this week. instead.The ethisphere institute. But unlike some government-backed student loans. The 100 companies that made the final cut include first-time recipients ford Motor Company. co-founder of Citizen Schools. have more immediate repayment mechanisms. especially for students with a limited credit history.000 Starbucks.” .A.000. chief executive and companies have appeared on the list for all four of its years. qualified education loans available through People Capital are private student loans that are legally compliant. it increased the number of students enrolled in the remaining programs to as many as 250 from 100. Schwarz said that the fiscal year that ended in June 2009 had been very strong but that fund-raising in the second half of last year had been tough. including individual lenders. a student must be enrolled in an eligible university program. Ford. it is not a ranking. the online student loan web site People Capital began a peer-to-peer student loan service that matches students looking for loans directly with potential lenders. according to the survey by the Nonprofit finance fund. a charity that provides loans and other financial services to nonprofit groups. and only 49 percent of the respondents expected to be able to meet that demand. for instance.More than 40 percent of the respondents predicted that govtive leadership and tone from the top. data by a student’s college or university.” NEWSWORTHY -.People Capitol is offering sudents the chance to post their individual financing needs. Al Alper. so they are all equally winners. Lenders. “There is definitely a profit maximizing objective — people looking at a student loan as a slightly different asset. The listing. sign up on the site and put up at least $1. when Democratic leaders agreed to bundle it into an expedited budget package along with the health care overhaul. earlier this month. To compile the data on which it bases the list. The average debt for a four-year student is between $13.dire need and the frontline organizations that serve them. the five investors have lent a total of about $100. Adobe. “Any recovery is not actually reaching people in ethisphere evaluated the surveys and assigned the compa. meanwhile. but i want to be doing good at the same time.000 and another 100 or so students are going through the sign-up process.P. on Monday released its fourth annual list of the world’s Most ethical Companies.” it culled the list down ernment. must be a United States citizen and be at least 17 or 18 years old depending on the state.000 and $28. the student loan measure. Starbucks. “And there is another group of investors that say. revolutionizing the business of student loans and financial aid. president of People Capital. foundation and United way and other to 200 or so and then cross-checked it against governance federated giving would fall this year. A spokesman said People Capital also follows the student loan industry standard verification processes that includes confirmation of SAT and G. Companies that focus on alcohol.

many nutritionists now recommend that we eat fish twice a week. ranging from 125 percent to 200 percent. or one person loses a job. a patient with insurance can visit a doctor for $75. instead of a costly trip to an emergency room when someone gets sick.D. many of the state insurance pools could probably meet the federal criteria. 1. including possible underreporting. The reasons for the decline were not entirely clear. Assessments collected from insurance companies accounted for 23 percent of the total. Kathleen Sebelius. State insurance pools often have waiting periods of three months to a year. they’ll be able to keep their insurance. all of which operate at a loss. Maryland.9 billion in claims in 2008. Ms. Premiums paid by beneficiaries accounted for 54 percent of the money used to operate the existing high-risk pools.000 patients. Sardine and Chard Gratin: A simplified version of a traditional Provençal dish that is delicious unbelievably easy to make.000 people. or one person loses a job. depression and other ailments. the sharpest decrease ever recorded in a single year. the hEA LT hY with some changes. the Obama administration announced friday that it was establishing a temporary insurance pool where uninsured people with medical problems could buy coverage at reduced rates. including funding. he believes the measure will allow families to have more stable coverage: “if they change jobs. loosely based on a Basque tuna soup. But Mills also has concerns about the health care bill. “Many factors can affect TB case counts by the states. federal health officials did not rule out the possibility that some cases went uncounted or perhaps even undiagnosed because patients did not have access to medical care. A patient without coverage who walks into an er will pay around $500. Under the new law. Sebelius said the high-risk pool could provide “immediate relief to potentially millions of people. Martha rose Shulman cooks up new ways to enjoy the health benefits of fish. 2014. Minnesota. The federal government can operate the pool directly or hire a nonprofit organization to run it in any state that does not want to do so. by Professor Karen L. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting. he isn’t certain the funding formulas for this additional coverage will necessarily work the way the politicians hope. paid a total of $1. The 2009 rate was 3.” Ms. Reeling In The Benefits Of Fish in this week’s recipes for health.” State high-risk pools. States with the largest enrollment include illinois. Sebelius can sign contracts with states to operate insurance pools meeting federal standards. along with five delicious and easy ways to prepare omega-3-rich fish like sardines. Potato and Tuna Purée: Comfort food at its finest. A recent study published by the Kaiser family foundation says that 35 states have high-risk pools with enrollment that totaled 200. said public health efforts to identify TB outbreaks earlier and interrupt transmission in hard-hit communities might have contributed to the decline. Baked Trout with Tomatoes and Olives: A Provençal staple that’s a great way to serve farmed trout. The Kaiser study. QUOTEWORTHY “If they change jobs. Premiums in the new program will be set at “standard rates. during which they will not cover preexisting conditions like cancer or diabetes. Ms. a consumer must have a pre-existing condition and must have been uninsured for the six months before filing an application. it’s now going to be portable. and the report’s lead author. Sebelius sent letters to governors and state insurance commissioners on friday asking if they wanted to participate in the new program. mackerel and tuna. pool coverage is often unaffordable for individuals.8 cases per 100. Mills treats around 3. along with demographic shifts and more aggressive screening of would-be immigrants. people will start showing up for well-care visits that may prevent costly complications down the road. when private insurers will be required to accept all applicants without varying premiums on account of a person’s medical condition. That may not be enough to provide coverage for all the people who want to enroll in the next three years. salmon. Drop In Tuberculosis Rates Is Largest In Single Year Tuberculosis rates in the United States dropped more than 10 percent last year compared with 2008. Oregon. and studies show that eating fish regularly is associated with better heart health. Vernon Mills shared his view of what the health care reform bill will mean for people.437 in that year. said the program would “help provide affordable insurance for Americans who have been locked out of the insurance market. She writes: “experts are also researching a possible role for omega-3s in boosting the immune system and protecting against hypertension.” She offers tips on finding safe and sustainable seafood.C. As a result. they’ll be able to keep their insurance.” federal health officials said the program would be available from late June of this year to Jan. an investigative arm of Congress.2 the year before. Texas and wisconsin. To qualify for the high-risk pool. a senior epidemiologist with the C. Pollitz of Georgetown University. The average claims per person totaled $9.” right now. Declines were reported among people born both in the United States and abroad.Insurance Pool To Offer Reduced-Rate Coverage WAShingTon— in one of its first steps to carry out the new health care law. according to results from the National TB Surveillance System reported in the March 19 issue of the centers’ Morbidity and Mortality weekly report. Carla winston. according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office. down from 4. The law provides $5 billion to help pay claims for people in the risk pool. state high-risk pools set premiums at a multiple of standard rates. the secretary of health and human services. But the case counts still need to be verified. As the findings continue to roll in.” 18 4 19 How Much Exercise Will Prevent Weight Gain? LEAVEnWorTh– Pediatrician Dr. adding. Mills said there will be better health-care access for the uninsured. so to speak. fish typically is a good source of healthful omega-3 fatty acids.000 at the end of 2008. Salmon Fillets With Tomatillo Salsa: Tomatillos have an acidic flavor — and color — that goes beautifully with salmon. similar to a tuna noodle casserole but dressed up and simpler.” . Tuna and Pepper Stew: A fisherman’s dish with simple origins. while state general revenues and other taxes accounted for most of the remainder. she said.” based on the average premiums charged by private insurers for similar coverage in the individual market. said: “Currently.

while Mississippi had the lowest at 13 percent. the National Alliance on Mental illness. died Tuesday in Madison.” Campaigns to encourage weight loss need to take into account the potential for healthy-food messages to backfire.” fishbach said. “i think people can train themselves to fight food temptations. people assume they won’t taste good. low-calorie salad you ate for lunch. percent 29 STATWORTHY of the population got the h1n1 vaccination. and lobbies governments on mental health concerns. only to go home and eat a big dessert.” rhode island had the highest vaccination rate at 39 percent.” Later. children and young adults. earlier this week. but they may also promote muscle relaxation. Many of these can not only help you fall asleep and stay asleep. try one of the following natural sleep remedies. Shetler helped start. Anne Schuchat. director of the CDC’s National Center for immunization and respiratory Diseases.” . who has a poster in his exam room proclaiming the importance of getting the h1N1 vaccine. wis. according to a survey from the U. researchers asked 51 college students to sample a chocolate-raspberry protein bar. according to the study. for dieters. or about 1/4 of what the average person is supposed to intake in calories in a day.” containing lots of protein. Dies At 92 harriet Shetler.” 20 4 21 Calorie Data To Be Posted At Most Chains Buried deep in the health care legislation that President Obama signed on Tuesday is a new requirement that will affect any American who walks into a McDonald’s.” Schuchat said. despite continued widespread availability of the shot. vitamins and fiber. as soon as 2011 it will be impossible to chomp down on a Big Mac without knowing that it contains over 500 calories. promotes research and education on mental illness. when asked to rate their hunger.” said senior study author Ayelet fishbach. their brain may be telling them otherwise. and an estimated 81 million to 91 million doses of the vaccine had been administered. Students were either told they were sampling “a new health bar. “They are hungrier than if they didn’t eat anything at all or if they’d eaten that food without thinking of its healthiness. a pulmonary specialist with Lenox hill hospital in New York City. try not to focus on the healthfulness of that low-fat.” Diekman said. Harriet Shetler. an estimated 72 million to 81 million Americans had been vaccinated against the h1N1 flu as of mid-february. STATWORTHY A big Mac alone contains over 500 calories. “One of the challenges in losing weight is that people tend to compensate themselves for partial success by overeating and will end up gaining that weight and more. Jane S. has affiliates in every state and more than 1. ross.” The study was published online this month in the Journal of Consumer research. The CDC also noted that just one-third of people considered at high risk from h1N1 flu — such as pregnant women. Slightly less than 25 percent of the overall population had been vaccinated by the end of January — about 37 percent of children and 20 percent of adults. “if we’d had more vaccine sooner it would have been better. People who were asked to taste food described as “healthy” reported being hungrier afterward than people who ate the same food when it was described as “tasty. eating healthy foods may allow us to believe we have made progress toward health goals but trick us into thinking we are hungrier than we actually are. QUOTEWORTHY “When people feel they are required to eat healthy food. CDC officials noted a troubling uptick in the number of h1N1 cases in several southeastern states. or a “chocolate bar that is very tasty and yummy with a chocolate-raspberry core. And even if it tastes good. a professor of behavioral science and marketing at the University of Chicago. said during a Thursday news conference.S.” Dr. “it has crowded out the seasonal flu. more than a quarter of the Agriculture Department’s 2. but i think that knowing the info should help. according to federal reports released Thursday. Today the organization Mrs. Starbucks or Burger King.” according to the study.” says Jacob Teitelbaum. Dr.” Diekman said. Although the National Sleep foundation recommends getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night. “Overall the country did an extraordinary job of responding to this new influenza strain but there is room for improvement going forward. what gives? Blame crazy schedules and.100 communities. Sleep Well. Can simply knowing that snacking on carrot sticks now will make us crave carrot cake later help people combat their urge to indulge? we don’t have clear evidence. the average American logs only six hours and 40 minutes. She was 92. Len horovitz. “These are safer and have fewer side effects than OTC medications.” “it’s as important to get this vaccine as it is to get the seasonal vaccine because h1N1 is the dominant strain circulating this year. “Just saying we need to eat healthy. and people with certain medical conditions — got the vaccine. it offers support to the mentally ill and people living with them. whose experience as the mother of a son with schizophrenia led her to help start a national organization to address mental health needs. The measure is intended to create a national policy modeled on a requirement that has already taken effect in New York City and was to go into effect in 2011 in places like California and Oregon. author of from fatigued to fantastic and medical director of the national fibromyalgia and fatigue Centers. Unfortunately. in other words.” Still. in the first experiment. her death was confirmed by her daughter. Sleep Better if sleep has plunged to the bottom of your to-do list.000-calorie daily guideline. lose weight and exercise more doesn’t work unless individuals are committed to it. “The perception that ‘healthy’ isn’t going to meet enjoyment goals is a very strong message for all of us.” said horovitz. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. particularly Georgia. “There was wide variation between states. “in general. you’re not alone. sleeping woes. The new federal law requires restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets to disclose calorie counts on their food items and supply information on how many calories a healthy person should eat in a day.” fishbach said. “healthy foods must taste good. those who ate the “health” bar rated themselves as hungrier than those who ate the identical bar described as “tasty. every big restaurant chain in the nation will now be required to put calorie information on their menus and drive-through signs.” “when people feel they are required to eat healthy food. said “the rates are way under where they should be. Overall. this survey describes great success with children and greater success with the ACiP [Advisory Committee on immunization Practices] target population than with the general population. Before you rush to the drugstore to buy an over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medication. researchers conducted several experiments to explore the impact of perceptions about the health content of food and how full it made a person feel. of course. MD. Calling A Food ‘Healthy’ May Make You Hungrier if you’re hoping to slim down. a similar decision-making process may be involved when they choose a salad instead of a burger and fries at a restaurant.Only 1 In 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine fewer Americans have been vaccinated against the h1N1 swine flu than health officials had hoped for. eating that food makes them hungry. Who Helped To Found Mental Illness Group. eating that food makes them hungry.

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Corinne Bailey rae and the Avett Brothers. Muse and Them Crooked Vultures both stitch a seam connecting progressive metal and alternative rock. Around Nothing on the roster announced this morning feels like a coup or a matter of huge debate. Scanning the list for each day is a bit like reading the menu at an artisanal “slow food” restaurant. CaliFornia -. florence & the Machine and Little Dragon. What Coachella 2010 does offer is a well-curated mid-range that will more than satisfy the iPod aesthetes who make up the festival’s core audience. singersongwriters reaching an early career peak including Sia. full of small. the xx. along with the less than reliable Sly Stone and the unflashy but always fun Les Claypool. but each would be a highlight on anybody’s Coachooser. Highlights in smaller print on the festival’s poster include indie blogger favorites such as Dirty Projectors. combining hip-hop. it’s carefully constructed. and local breakout acts the Soft Pack and edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. elder cult favorites Grace Jones and Public Image Limited. and no surprise post-punk reunion (Pavement announced its reformation last fall) to fulfill the dreams of the same crowd. rap patriarch Jay-Z.and interesting cross-currents. impressive flourishes and satisfying without overloading the palate. many thought Stephen Malkmus of Pavement held that position in the 1990s. Girls. . but the lineup is still a model for recessionary times. The big-font names offer edifying variety -. There’s no baby boomer icon to fluster Generation X purists.Rock the Clock indio.The 2010 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival might have a mogul. dance music and alternative rock styles and sounds. Thom Yorke is arguably the leading intellectual of millennial pop. None of these names evinces a startled intake of breath. on the marquee. faith No More’s arty take on frat-boy rap rock predated LCD Soundsystem’s arty take on hedonistic electro-dance. Damon Albarn’s cartoon Gorillaz connects all the dots.

Craze David Guetta -.Alana Grace -.Sia -.Dirty South -.Bad Lieutenant -.Public Image Limited -. 4 5 Gorillaz Aeroplane -. Jay has been steadily expanding his reputation.frightened rabbit -.Perry farrell vs.Corinne Bailey rae -.GIrLS -.Aterciopelados -.DJ Lance rock -.Tiësto -.flying Lotus -. The Man -.The Specials -.Klever -. Steve Porter -.As Tall As Lions -.Coheed and Cambria -.S.La roux -. this choice might have seemed slightly uninspired. If his Coachella date doesn’t feel like a singular event.fever ray Gil Scott-Heron -.Shooter Jennings & Hierophant -. on to the next one. as the rapper himself says.The Whitest Boy Alive -.Baroness -. raising objections from oasis bandleader and notorious sourpuss Noel Gallagher.Them Crooked Vultures Vampire Weekend -. his late-career success puts the lie to any distinction between so-called alternative hip-hop and the mainstream stuff.Wolfgang Gartner --Yeasayer FRIDAY.Them Crooked Vultures Vampire Weekend -.Major Lazer -.Dirty Projectors -.Gossip Hot Chip -.The Specials -.Bassnectar Beach House -.deadmau5 -.The xx -.Portugal.Wolfgang Gartner --Yeasayer SUNDAY.Hockey -. as the new Gotham City anthem.Benny Benassi -. APRIL 17 2 many DJ’s -.Camera obscura -.Mew -. it’s still one worth celebrating.Kaskade -. Steve Porter -.edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros faith No More -.Sleigh Bells --Street Sweeper Social Club -.As Tall As Lions -.LCD Soundsystem --Little Dragon -.The Almighty Defenders The Dead Weather --The raveonettes -.Baroness -.Calle 13 Ceu -.Imogen Heap -.Lucero -. Jay-Z’s rhymes are part of 21st-century pop’s lingua franca.S.Benny Benassi -.Deer Tick -.Steel Train -.Proxy -.ra ra riot She & Him -.Imogen Heap -.Grizzly Bear -.Hockey -.The Cribs The Dillinger escape Plan -.Pablo Hassan Passion Pit -.Iglu & Hartly -.LCD Soundsystem --Little Dragon -. a worthy campaign.Lucero -. More recently.Sleigh Bells --Street Sweeper Social Club -.The Avett Brothers -. though the hubris involved is somewhat offputting.Porcupine Tree -. Beyond the delicious punditry of having the man nicknamed Jay-Hova play America’s leading desert festival. he is the artist who probably can boast that every other musician named on that famous poster could spit one of his lyrics.The Temper Trap -.DJ Lance rock -. APRIL 16 Muse 4 SATURDAY.Grizzly Bear -. Since returning from faux-retirement in 2006.Jets overhead Kate Miller-Heidke -.o. -.frank Turner -.” He played the stalwartly rock-oriented Glastonbury festival in england last year.MGMT old Crow Medicine Show -.fever ray Gil Scott-Heron -. in part because he’ll play to a likely more “urban” (to use a problematic word) crowd at Staples Center just weeks before the fest.Pretty Lights rX Bandits -.ra ra riot She & Him -. .erol Alkan -.Jets overhead Kate Miller-Heidke -.Zoe C Around ACHELLA That’s why Jay-Z at Coachella is neither unexpected nor unimportant.echo & the Bunnymen -.The Cribs The Dillinger escape Plan -.deadmau5 -. APRIL 18 And then there’s Jay-Z.Band of Skulls -. And then.P. taking strong steps to adjust his place in history from the “great” category to the “legendary. -. That tiny fire allowed Jay-Z to turn the appearance into a Crusadesstyle victory for rap itself.Alana Grace -.Wale -.Pablo Hassan Passion Pit -.John Waters -.P. It’s a great song and.erol Alkan -. More than previous headliners radiohead or rage Against the Machine or wished-for 2010 possibilities like the Beastie Boys or the Smiths.” his powerhouse collaboration with Alicia Keys.Iglu & Hartly -.Wale -.Public Image Limited -.Deer Tick -.Proxy -.Jay-Z Aeroplane -.The Avett Brothers -.o.Z-Trip -.The Whitest Boy Alive -. he’s been promoting “empire State of Mind.La roux -.Tokyo Police Club White rabbits -.DeVo -.echo & the Bunnymen -.Perry farrell vs.Les Claypool -.Calle 13 Ceu -.

%x$# And they know it. Hot Chip will be bringing their explosive live show back to North America in April.HoT CHIP IS SMArTer _z! * THAN You. Event Details Hot Chip w/ special guest The xx Saturday. the ne igh bo r s =+-*/ #@!% ?/+} Hot Chip have become legendary for their unequivocally exuberant live performances. April 24 9:30 Club 815 V Street Washington. 7 p.C. helping them to become one of the world’s most original and lovable artists. The band will be playing tracks from new album as well as old favorites. To herald the release of their new album One Life Stand. D.m. .

2010 . 4 9 2010 Senior Thesis Exhibitions each year. OrganizatiOn: The University of Maryland Schedule: april 24. Some community leaders and local politicians take the time to visit schools to talk about the importance of Maryland Day. and fine art produced by members of this year’s graduating class.Art Exhibitions In The Tower: Mark Rothko The second in a series of Tower exhibitions focusing on contemporary art and its roots offers a rare look at the black-on-black paintings that rothko made in 1964 in connection with his work on a chapel for the Menil Collection in Houston. OrganizatiOn: Corcoran College of art + design Schedule: Through May 23. It features activities and tours offered by cultural and heritage sites. art exhibitions and children’s activities.m. Produced by the National Gallery of Art. to 4 p. The Senior Thesis shows culminate in May with the All-Senior exhibition. the haunting music originally composed for that space. A recording of Morton feldman’s rothko Chapel (1971). the united States. A new 10-minute film examines the career of rothko and his development of a style that fused abstract painting with emotional significance. a series of weeklong. 10 a. as well as re-enactments. Fleischman Foundation Schedule: February 21. 2011 8 Special Events Maryland Day Maryland Day is a legal state holiday in Maryland. Many schools have special activities that enable students to focus on learning about their state’s history and developments on or around Maryland Day. digital media design. Many people in Maryland commemorate the state’s history and heritage on or around March 25 each year. and other parts of Anne Arundel County. OrganizatiOn: The national gallery of art SpOnSOr: Made possible by the generous support of the aaron i. rotating shows in Gallery31 that feature photojournalism. accompanies the exhibition in the spacious east Building Tower Gallery. 2010. 2010–January 2. graphic design. the Corcoran celebrates their graduating undergraduate class with the Senior Thesis exhibitions. A special festival is held during this time of the year to commemorate Maryland Day. which provides graduates of the class of 2010 a unique opportunity to exhibit their work in a major museum setting. photography. It is a collaborative event that is held in the state’s capital. The film was made possible by the HrH foundation.m. Annapolis. the film will be shown continuously in the Tower Gallery.

2010 perFOrMance/art in celebration of the opening of dallas’s new aT&T Performing arts Center. The nightmare before Christmas. Seattle seattle art Museum May 13–september 6. 2010 tiM BurtOn Taking inspiration from popular culture. opera. moving image works. 1927. puppets. video. and graphics. which will be projected in two of the galleries devoted to these moving images. but prepare to discover equally stupendous. the v iew er s 10 4 11 Chicago The art institute of Chicago Museum March 20–June 20. the exhibition includes Polaroids. Calif. the dallas Museum of art is proud to present the work of six international and american artists who have used the forms and ideas surrounding theater. This is the first time george eastman house has included this portfolio from its collection in an exhibition. the three-screen film work Talo/The house. and installations. Finnish artist eija-liisa ahtila’s quietly intense and atmospheric evocation of an ill-at-ease mind. ed wood. 2010 andY WarhOl Media WOrKS Through a selection of andy warhol’s media works. photobooth strips and sewn photographs. photographs. the Face of half dome. Tim burton (american. and beetlejuice Dallas dallas Museum of art october 8. Mars attacks!. it brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings. . garnering for himself an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film. tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work. ca.Mount williamson from Manzanar. images such as Mud hills. a new installation work by dallas-based artists Frances bagley and Tom orr based on the spectacular sets and costumes they designed for a 2006 dallas opera production of verdi’s nabucco. storyboards. 2010 anSel adaMS ansel adams: Celebration of genius presents work from the 1920s through the 1960s. Unfolding in five of the special exhibition galleries. costumes. 1958) has reinvented hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision. stained wallpaper near alturas. sculpture. b. 1944. Many will be surprised to see that adams did not confine himself to landscapes. and performance as starting points for an exciting array of paintings. batman. or the wonderful abstract titled simply.New York Museum of Modern art november 22. Featured are many of adams’s most famous images of the american west . paintings. and Monolith. but also made portraits and other subjects as humble as fence posts into images nearly as monumental as his beloved mountain ranges. presented alongside warhol’s screen Tests. arizona or water and Foam. love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death includes works that compel us to consider the artist’s fascination with all things ephemeral. this exhibition will offer a focused and provocative experience of warhol’s photography and film portraits. concept art. including photographs and videos dating from the 1960s through the early 1980s—two decades in which the artist’s work had tremendous impact on contemporary art production and culture. California. maquettes. from beauty and youth to celebrity status. 2009–april 26. 2009–March 21. films. including an early 1927 portfolio (one of only fifty produced) of Parmelian prints (gelatin silver emulsion on parchment paper). and cinematic ephemera from such films as edward scissorhands.

with no help from his stunned friends. and based on the book by Cressida Cowell.J. with nothing left to lose. successful woman named Molly (alice eve) falls in love with him. 58 min. gerard butler. 38 min. Mike vogel. Comedy How to Train Your Dragon opened March 26. danny huston director: louis leterrier genres: Mythological Fantasy. r– language and sexual content Kirk (Jay baruchel). Children’s/Family 12 4 13 She’s Out of My League opened March 12. nate Torrence director: Jim Field smith genres: romantic Comedy. Fantasy adventure . r– pervasive language and strong crude content. relatives and ex-girlfriend. Craig (Craig robinson) is a henpecked husband. Miller. an average guy stuck in a dead-end job. 2010 | runtime:1 hr. Clark duke. Cast: Jay baruchel. rob Corddry. america Ferrera. Comedy Clash of the Titans opens Friday. T. this action comedy tells the story of hiccup. Crispin glover director: steve Pink genres: sci-Fi Comedy. get showtimes + Tickets Pg-13– some frightening images and fantasy action violence Caught amid a war between the gods. alice eve. lou (rob Corddry) is a hopeless party animal. Perseus leads a band of warriors on an adventure to keep the world at peace. Pg– some scary images. Cast: Jay baruchel. Christopher Mintz-Plasse director: Chris sanders genres: Children’s Fantasy. is helpless to save his family from hades (ralph Fiennes). 2010 | runtime:1 hr. 2010 | runtime:1 hr. Mads Mikkelsen. Cast: sam worthington. gemma arterton. god of the underworld. Kirk must face his friends ans keep the girl. Craig robinson. 44 min. brief mild language and intense action set in the mythical world of burly vikings and wild dragons. Cast: John Cusack. can’t believe his luck when a gorgeous. ralph Fiennes.Hot Tub Time Machine opened March 26. Perseus (sam worthington). liam neeson. april 2. and Jacob (Clark duke) does nothing but play video games in his room. Jonah hill. Four pals are stuck in a rut in adulthood: adam (John Cusack) has just been dumped. 2010 | runtime:1 hr. a viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic warriors. reunion Films. he sets off to make something of himself and prove to the others he is worthy of being a warrior. 40 min. the son of Zeus (liam neeson).

being here. In his memoir. as he tried to explain why his bankrollers had entrusted their money to someone who was a self-confessed gambling addict. “so they’re worried about something else than why is this person betting this way. “But I think my teammates understand it. Mossad would hit the road for a couple of weeks at a time. He tried to imagine a place worse than where he was. stuffed in wads in his pockets and stacked in a money belt around his waist. invading casinos with squads of players. He was not advertising that.7 Million StatWOrthY The annual revenue for the Clark County.” a collection of short stories that combine the like last year’s “serena. where the floor is paved with stone to resemble the streets of ancient rome. controllers.’s (big players). he was packing $20. In “Back of Beyond” and “The Ascent. who would sit patiently at a blackjack table. Josh Axelrad was trying to resemble someone idle. There were spotters.T. Jacob. which turns out to be less difficult than most people imagine and also a lot less glamorous. “repeat until rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars.000 that friends had staked him to play cards with. If this all sounds relentlessly grim — well.” he said. so they’re worried about something else than why is this person betting this way. 15 QuOteWOrthY “i’m a little frantic right now -. and strips much of the mythology from counting.000.” rash’s newest novel the r ea d er s Josh axelrad is rich. “imagined towns where hungry men hung on boxcars looking for work that couldn’t be found.000 for his team. They know my entire story. while lower cards are better for the dealer. keeping track of the cards until the odds tilted in favor of the bettor. unemployed and not too bright. it’s the reading equivalent of hiking into a cavern encrusted with stalactites and stalagmites and all manner of unidentifiable. until this trip he hadn’t been in Atlantic City since 2004. the enormously talented ron rash broke free of the regional writer label that had followed him for most of his career.P. the book coming out. a shoe containing several decks) is literally stacked in his favor. who is 35 and has a philosophy degree from Columbia. in most casinos. $8. It’s sort of heartwarming. funny. In the first story. glorious stroke. When Jesse tries to harvest some of that ancestral ginseng to make a little money.” . waiting for a time when the deck (or. he gets arrested. to which he became helplessly addicted. who is small and intense. Mr. used to pretend to be drunk or on drugs.Repeat Until Rich Modeled after the legendary M. In “Into the Gorge. is — or used to be — a professional card counter and blackjack player.710. lush but rough-edged atmosphere of Appalachia with ice. and while struggling to write his book he gave up gambling for years.976.I.” It seems to be set during the Great Depression. He was wearing jeans. In Mr. He wore a wig on occasion. new Jersey gaming Commision was $8. readWOrthY He ensures his stature as a truly national treasure with “Burning Bright. addicted pathology. He then went broke playing online poker. and in many states such players. last week. he says in his book. 0. Axelrad’s system cards are assigned a value of -1. in 2009 QuOteWOrthY “The key is to insert some new problem into the mind of the pit.” set in the early 20th-century logging camps of North Carolina and containing probably the most villainous female character since Lady Macbeth. but this tale could just as easily have taken place.” he juxtaposes the rights of individuals against the rights of government in the unassuming guise of a man whose forebears planted ginseng on land that’s now under federal domain.” Mr. shacks where families lived who didn’t even have one swaybacked milk cow. What the casinos don’t like is counters who are good enough to win.” the author ventures into the grim lives of modern-day meth addicts and their beleaguered families. Mr. for their part. it’s dark. His book is dark. he describes how for five years he was part of a gambling team he calls Mossad. Axelrad estimates in the book that in a five-year career he won $700. and it’s completely. are evicted. Blackjack Team of the late 1970s. who had carefully defined roles. face cards and 10’s are more valuable to the player. Card counting recognizes that in blackjack. He imagined cities where blood stained the sidewalks beneath buildings tall as ridges. But it’s so beautifully rendered. and the counter keeps a running tally of every hand he sees. i actually aspire to live more calmly. at times painfully honest. breathtakingly gorgeous. who had mastered odds and strategy. and B. and it’s deep. who would move in and start placing large bets. or +1. if they can be identified. Counters. laughing nervously.Sitting 14 one afternoon recently in the lobby of Caesars casino here.” which came out last week from the Penguin Press. “Hard Times. Axelrad. possibly poisonous outcroppings.” he said.“burning bright” is a suspick-sharp dialogue. It’s sober. It’s scary. aTlanTiC CiTy -. and to a certain extent casinos tacitly encourage it if it makes bettors flock to the blackjack tables thinking they can beat the system. and also be entrusted with their money. Nastiness ensues.” Card counting is not illegal. yes. “It’s very odd. and they understand how it’s possible for the same person to be in a degenerate. “The key is to insert some new problem into the mind of the pit. the kind that plunges right to the heart pensfull thriller sure to keep of a character in one vicious. resort to ruses and disguises and misdirection.” Burning Bright: Grim Stories From Ron Rash by annie MUrPhy PaUl With last year’s marvelously sinister “Serena. a T-shirt and a ford racing cap at an off-kilter angle.” rash evokes deprivation so profound that the main character. Pit bosses keep files and photographs of repeat offenders. you on edge until the end. good at math. oh. Axelrad.

Axelrad has a few stories to tell. are yoU There. even the colossal William Dean Howells.” he recalls. by aaron allston 5.99 readWOrthY Raffles’ INSECTOPEDIA is a letter-by-letter account of one man’s life and adventure with bugs.” (What’s that? It’s the “P” chapter. raffles did something more unusual. criteria for cricket excellence. by robert goolrick 4. by Karl rove 3.” his new compendium of thoughts about the creepy-crawly. “We graphic films in which small creatures (not all of them insects. the fun is in figuring out where truth stops and farce begins. What’s up with turkey-bacon by the way? That shit is whack.” from Disney’s “Pinocchio.95 Hardcover Nonfiction 1. by Michael lewis 5. Letter by Letter by JaneT Maslin Hugh raffles was taking a shower in his Manhattan apartment when a three-inch-long water bug dropped from the ceiling and landed at his feet. Mr. As a former professional card-counter and blackjack player. Its a really tough read. Its 300 pages total but half of them are stuck together. vodKa? iT’s Me. CoUrage and ConseQUenCe. The silenT sea.” readWOrthY Wednesday April 21st Author robert Goolrick hosts an online chat about his newest book A reLIABLe WIfe. by Chelsea handler 3. Just how tall a task Shenk took on is evident in his voluminous endnotes. The helP.random-house. raffles describes taking a trip with “Smush. labeled it “The unseen” and made it the “u” chapter in his fluky. arguing. u. Change yoUr brain.besT sellers How to Be Brilliant by annie MUrPhy PaUl Top 5 in 4 Categories Creepy-Crawly. There is one entry per letter of the alphabet. Its “G” chapter. will defeat any but the most dedicated Mark Twain fan. Many crickets are here. abrahaM linColn: vaMPire hUnTer. Yet David Shenk convinces his readers of The Genius in All of us that such a coup is necessary. “The Personal recollections of Joan of Arc”? “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” and “The Prince and the Pauper. by Clive Cussler and Jack du brul 4. for example. His first reaction was one that might be expected. So the general reader who picks up a biography of Mark Twain is likely to be searching for insight into that one watershed pancakes.” It’s ambitious indeed to try to overthrow in one go the conventional ideas and images that have accumulated since 1874. by stieg larsson 5.” which is are excited by the thought of being messily crushed. This involves high-stakes gambling. Professor Wants to Publish a Book on Crickets. hoUse rUles. films made for men who That’s more or less the mind-set of “Insectopedia.$15. Details at www. in brieF Quick hits on new releases 1.Bantam . Play it with your friends! 185 pages . a writer whose literary stock rose fast. The girl wiTh The dragon TaTToo. not to say that Mr. His memoir. an entire book on the breakfast food you love to hate. or pointing out the surprising fact that great talent seems to cluster geographically and temporally. Yet if not for one indisputably great book. by hugh ambrose Frederick neeson wrote a book on Mark Twain: The Ebb And Flow Of The Life Of Huckleberry Finn’s Creator by riChard waKeField April marks 100 years since the death of Samuel L. My horiZonTal liFe. “The Adventures of Huckleberry finn. “I admit it: I screamed. Jiminy shows up in “Il Parco delle Cascine on Ascension Sunday. clarity. He tells engaging stories. special equipment like the cricket couple’s “marriage box” and Jia Sidao’s “Book of Crickets. Change yoUr body. Chelsea Chelsea bang bang. But not even he is anywhere near the “C” chapter.” This last is a 13th-century book identified as “the unquestioned urtext of the cricket community. Here the author allows us to watch him working his way through the literature. He took this anecdote about the shower. of course he does: he has to.S.” But “the copyright holder wanted way too much money. “Wouldn’t you?” Then Mr. All wrote works that can still be engaging. but why does this scream/shower/big-horrible-bug story become the “u” entry? As with all of “Insectopedia. $29. lucidly explains complex research and offers fresh insights into the nature of exceptional performance: noting.” there’s no particular reason for what goes where. especially if you’re a fan of waffles. no aPology. by Chris Cleave 2. perversely appealing encyclopedia-style volume.” Most of “Insectopedia” is even buggier than that. none left anything approaching the social and literary touchstone of “Huck finn. naïveté and consolations of the American dream. raffles tells the reader that he wishes he could quote the lyrics sung by Jiminy in “When You Wish upon a Star. when francis Galton first set the words “nature” and “nurture” against each other.” “Toad Trampler” and “Clogs and frogs”: pornohis friend Dan and smoking drugs with Dan all day long. raffles’s adventure succeeded in landing him in The Shanghai evening Post as a visiting “Anthropologist Studying Human-Insect relations.’ Its one part memoir.00 4 17 Paperback Trade Fiction 1. Pantheon.” While “roughing It” has long.” delves deeply into the weird world of Shanghai’s illicit cricket fights. Three CUPs oF Tea. and has remained blue chip ever since. liTTle bee. by Chelsea handler 4. issues of biosecurity.95 Paperback Nonfiction 1. The lasT song. by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Comedian Chelsea handler beats out Karl rove (say that without laughing) for the top spot on the hardcover nonfiction list with her new collection of writings entitled ‘Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.” he would be just another of dozens of once-popular but now nearly forgotten writers of his time — Brett Harte. Hardcover Fiction 16 Mr. by nicholas sparks 3.” And he has learned that a male cricket will fight much better if pregame sex is part of his training regimen. raffles isn’t lucid and full of interesting information. The blind side. and he gets it well under way. which go on as long as the main text and are just as interesting. a PaTrioT’s hisTory oF The Us. wonderful passages. ‘“repeat until rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars” tells all about his struggles with gambling addiciton and the ins and outs of a dangerous system. Arbitrariness is part of this book’s extremely peculiar charm. “Generosity (The Happy Times). if not analytic.” because this is “one of Hollywood’s most enduringly democratic lyrics. 465 pgs. by Kathryn stockett 3.$12. So what if this oddball foray into insecto-tourism coughs up occasionally empty passages? (“What is a cricket in these circumstances without its existence in culture? What is this culture without the existence of crickets?”) Mr. for “Parco. raffles refers to sex-related insect lore as often as he can. and “Pudd’nhead Wilson. Here is an opportunity to learn about the fetish that has prompted films like “Squish. by seth grahame-smith Josh axelrad is a 35yr old graduate of New York City’s Columbia university.” he writes in “Insectopedia. 327 pages . It’s just that a creature like the cricket can pop up anywhere in this book without warning. many of Twain’s other books are almost unreadable today. by greg Mortenson and david oliver relin QuOteWOrthY “Anthropologist Studying Human-Insect relations.” At “N” (for “Nepal”). amen 4. baCKlash.S. by Jodi Picoult 2.Penguin . Less attention would be paid to “Insectopedia” if its “S” chapter were not literal-minded enough to be called “Sex.”) Mr. The PaCiFiC.$14. marveling. one part terrible lie. u. The 8Th ConFession. when he re-christened himself Mark Twain. by Chelsea handler 2. by larry schweikart and Michael allen 2. 210 pages . that profound achievements are often driven by petty jealousies and resentments. a lyric that brilliantly captures the emptiness. beginning in the mid1860s. inquiring. undermining the assumption that it’s all due to individual genetic endowments. Seriously. Ambrose Bierce. Professor Wants to Publish a Book on Crickets.” famous for their stories. Clemens. illustrated. but who’s counting?) are stepped on. a reliable wiFe. by daniel g.” “Tom Sawyer” and “Life on the Mississippi” are near-classics. by Mitt romney 5. even Jiminy Cricket.” and if the brand of sex to which it refers were not so extra-special. Chelsea.LogCabin . lived in a state of sensuous. as he wrestles a new understanding into being.com/Goolrick .

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Perfect for toting groceries. When they saw the kind of profits the popcorn sellers were turning. associated with the circus and the burlesque house. The latest trend is theaters offering "luxury" options: premium screening rooms with cocktails. though. The late '70s saw the death of the drive-in and the neighborhood theater as more multiplexes opened. owners of nickelodeons and movie palaces refused to sell food until the 1920s. according to "Shared Pleasures. Art houses.000 Starbucks stores worldwide. In most of the country. The wonderful new art of the cinema needed a refined atmosphere. showing foreign films to an urbane crowd. candy stores and street vendors set up shop nearby.and many snack counters started using slightly more healthy canola oil rather than coconut. As each new theater opened. "eco ‘brellas" from Totes will make those cloudy days a little brighter for the planet. 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Weight Loss. who is also the author of The Complete Guide to Walking for Health. says fenton: “Imagine their upright posture.000 steps (use a pedometer to monitor your walking progress)..to 7.’ “But small incremental changes in salt. Hollenberg.” Dr. natural arch in your back. suggests fitness-walking expert Sara Donovan. your calf and thigh muscles will develop more tone. an olympic sport.000 fewer heart attacks each year. Goal: Aim to walk at least five days a week. and shoulders relaxed. “That’s the reason why this intervention works better than just targeting smokers. a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Walking tips: To visualize racewalking. Routine: Speed-walking means setting about a 12-minutemile pace. Walking tips: Maintain an upright but comfortable posture. climbing stairs. is even more challenging. there would be between 54. quick steps. • Become a hiker. According to experts..) To speed up. but as your fitness improves you can always take quicker steps. Dr. Stir the beans to coat with oil.000 steps every day. ‘I’m not going to advise my patients to reduce salt because it’s too hard for patients and the benefits for any individual are small. add 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. That's not a window-shopping pace. then place whole green beans into the skillet. questioned the assertion that the benefit of salt-reduction policies would be as great as antismoking policies. a former competitive racewalker and the host of the PBS series America's Walking. "You want to cover a mile in about 20 minutes.” .” Routine: Begin by walking 10 to 15 minutes on flat ground or on a treadmill at a purposeful pace. Walking tip: Bend your arms to about 90 degrees.000 fewer deaths. stroke and heart attacks as much as reductions in smoking. there would be between 54. If everyone consumed half a teaspoon less salt per day.” Take fast steps: World-class female racewalkers maintain a blistering 200-steps-per-minute pace (or a 7. 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The report comes as health authorities at federal. Cook until the beans are bright green and slightly browned in spots. remove from heat. or you could keep your workout interesting by following these two strategies: • Intersperse 10 one-minute bursts of speed-walking or racewalking throughout a moderately fast 45-minute walk. fairly straight legs. “If we’re going to change something. Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving Calories: 97 Total fat: 6. add variety to your terrain rather than increasing time or speed. about 10 minutes. unless you continually remind your feet to move unnaturally fast.000 fewer heart attacks each year and between 44. (Wear a pedometer. such as lowering salt in tomato sauce or breads and cereals by a small amount.

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