Okay all this is a breaking story and it’s moving quickly.Keep in mind that the deal still requires congressional approval. Here are some highlights of what is included in the Obama / Congress debt ceiling deal: (Read more)
Graffiti is just a bit of paint, but it carries significant meaning to everyone in the community.
To the painter, it often is a form of communication among gang members. To the property owner, it is an added expense. To the passerby and the prospective business owner, it is a sign of a bigger problem. (Paid Content)
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Cell Phones Some good info 4 Things you might not have known about your Cell Phone For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.) There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: FIRST (Emergency) The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out. SECOND (Hidden Battery Power) Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time. THIRD (How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? ) To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: *#06# . A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. If your phone is stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. And Finally.... FORTH (Free Directory Service for Cells) Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE411 or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.. This is sponsored by McDonalds. This is the kind of information people don't mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends.
Former Mayor Fred Turnage has died at the age of 75.
City spokeswoman Megan Hinkle confirmed that Turnage, who served as mayor from 1973 to 2007, died early Sunday morning after a months-long battle with pancreatic cancer. (Read more)
An African-American teenage mother, Kymberly Wimberley, earned the highest GPA in her class at Arkansas’ McGehee School District.
But a lawsuit filed by the student this month alleges that her district discriminated against her and made her share the honor with a white student – because she was a black teenage mother. (Read more)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Singer and activist Harry Belafonte says President Barack Obama and his "mission" have failed because of a lack of moral courage and vision. (Read more)
It’s getting late on Capitol Hill this Saturday evening. And it’s only going to get later — the Senate vote on Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to raise the debt limit is coming after midnight, meaning members of Congress are cooling their heels and getting frustrated. (Read more)