*IN HEALTH CARE REFORM:
The Senate passed their version of a Health Care Reform Act before adjourning for their winter/holiday break. When Congress resumes activity, the House of Representatives edition will be merged into one bill to present President Barack Obama for consideration.
Meanwhile, those opposed to the entire concept are still continuing their attack ads, although the current crop is trying to urge Congress to scrap everything and start over! Now if they could just take all the money used to oppose Health Care Reform and use it to FIX Health Care to begin with...
For more, accurate information, just go to www.snopes.com; www.whitehouse.gov; or any reputable news agency.
*Although no numbers have been posted yet from the 2009 Christmas season, retailers are now gearing up for the (hopeful) post-holiday sales.
*Despite the fact that the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka December 26, 2004 was a real disaster, International agencies are looking into what ever happened to the financial relief aid the country was supposed to receive. Some funds have gone missing outright while other accounts were spent on anything but who they were originally earmarked to help.
*Airline (in-flight) safety procedures are undergoing review by the FAA officials, who are looking at both domestic and foreign flights in and out of the United States in the wake of an alleged bombing attempt of a flight to Detroit from Nigeria.
*A small, private funeral service was conducted for actress Brittany Murphy Christmas Eve. Our condolences to her family.
*The College Bowl season is well under way. But some question the sponsorship which results in games like The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and The Advocare V100 Independence Bowl.
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