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  • Disasters always create opportunities for scammers

     
    Today's Morning Call report about the fundraising efforts for victims of last month's suspected natural gas explosion in Allentown notes the state attorney general's office is warning people to be cautious about possible scams that sadly seem to pop up......
  • Local man will attempt to land in the clown's nose of history (updated)

     
    Update -- Cullen reports playing at a record-breaking 14.8 seconds/hold pace in practice sessions! Attempt to start Monday -- viewable here. (Original March 8 entry) This news release, from a man in whose annual mini-golf tournament I played 10 years........
  • Budget Update -- With Reaction From Lawmakers.

     
    College Students, Schoolchildren And State Employees ... ... will bear the brunt of much of the cuts in Corbett's first budget proposal as the Republican looks to close a $4 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. Ripping a page from......
  • IRS advice for giving to Japan quake relief funds

     
    The Internal Revenue Service is already out with a bulletin on tax advice for people who wish to make contributions to relief agencies and organizations helping Japanese earthquake victims. First, consult Disaster Relief -- Resources for Charities and...
  • Gear up for the 6th annual Race to Wrigley 5k Run

     
    Shine up your favorite pair of Nikes and get ready to make a run for it ... to Wrigley Field....
  • Villaraigosa leads rally opposing GOP-proposed cuts to social service and housing programs

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a rain-drenched downtown rally Wednesday opposing Republican-proposed federal budget cuts that he says would slash jobs, social services and other needs. Addressing several hundred activists, Villaraigosa blamed a “...
  • New DPW Boss Stresses Reforms, Welfare-to-Work To House Panel.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett's Pick ... ... to run the Department of Public Welfare told a state House panel Wednesday that he’s committed to ferreting out waste, fraud and abuse at the agency, which is one of the three biggest expenses......
  • 'Celebrity Apprentice' recap: Marlee Matlin's million-dollar — er, $986,000 — night

     
    The teams on "Celebrity Apprentice" — led by Marlee Matlin and John Rich — brought in more than a million dollars for charity. As good as the money may do, though, the show's not about charity — it's still about the competition....
  • Online votes could bring $500,000 to Central Florida arts groups

     
    Central Floridians can help steer money toward our local arts groups by a simple vote on Facebook. United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports arts institutions such as the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Museum of Art and Mad Cow...
  • bin Laden can get you from the dead through computer scams

     
    Just because he's dead doesn't mean Osama bin Laden can't continue disrupting the lives of ordinary Americans. Since he was blown away by elite U.S. troops on Sunday, we've been dying for details of how it happened. That thirst for......
  • Disney Friends for Change Games begin airing June 24 on Disney Channel

     
    Disney Friends for Change Games, the successor to the 2007 and 2008 Disney Channel Games filmed in Orlando, will begin airing June 24. The games were taped in Los Angeles in March. Viewers can expect a format similar to the 2007 games with Friends for...