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23 December 2008 @ 11:56 am
As budgets shrink, more families have to do without day care. Also, shoplifting arrests rise.

More states put road projects on hold.

And, uh, where's all that bailout money we gave to the banks?

* Reversal: another sign of the global economic crisis is the toughening of trade barriers.
* Paul Krugman on rebuilding the economy 'without bubbles.'
* Follow-up: five convicted in Fort Dix plot.
* Interpol seeks data on the Mumbai attackers.
* Rick Warren takes flak from the left and the right.
* New world order: getting a criminal's DNA from a mosquito at the crime scene.
* Box office surprises - Will Smith's streak broken, and teen vampires defeat Bond.

On Hollywood and Nazis.

Hee. Craft stores are doing well in the recession.

lizardelizardaa on December 23rd, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
As budgets shrink, more families have to do without day care.
Riverdale Park represent! :p
PMMJ: Marylandcheetahmaster on December 23rd, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
They have some sort of timeshare deal?

Edited at 2008-12-23 06:06 pm (UTC)
lizardelizardaa on December 23rd, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Nah... nothing like that. But latch key kids under the age of 13 (at least where there is no adult supervision) is technically illegal / heavily frowned upon in MD. So...

"In our small town, when we're seeing more than one case, it's enough for us to sit up and take notice," said Police Chief Teresa Chambers, who counted more than 10 cases in the past six months. Six were discovered by code enforcement officers, who must notify police.

But at the town meeting, leaders looked for ways to help those without child care. There is talk of a community center where children might be cared for, although funding is unclear.

The Rev. Ben Slye, pastor at Christian Life Center in Riverdale Park ... recalled stepping forward on behalf of one Riverdale Park family to tell child-welfare investigators: "This is not abuse. This is really the reality of where our economy is right now."

It's nice to see they RP leaders are not just blindly following the letter of the law, and looking for resolutions to boot.

Also, RP is rarely in the newspaper for something good... so this was rather nice!
squishydishsquishydish on December 24th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
I've seen numerous negative articles about Prince George's County, and this is the only one with a positive mention, so yay to the RP leaders, agreed.
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on December 23rd, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
"If he wants to diminish the office of the vice president, that's obviously his call. President-elect Obama will decide what he wants in a vice president and, apparently, from the way they're talking about it, he does not expect him to have as consequential a role as I have had during my time."
-Dick Cheney
Lizammitnox on December 23rd, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
"After all the work I did to make it a vice-presidential monarchy, this is the thanks I get."
Selkiselki on December 24th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
Some viewers may find the trailer for "Valkyrie" -- in which an eyepatch-wearing Tom Cruise plays would-be-Fuhrer-assassin Claus von Stauffenberg -- to be the funniest thing since "Springtime for Hitler." That would be unfair. "Valkyrie," from what we can tell, looks far funnier than "Springtime for Hitler."


I still think I'll give it a miss, though.

Edited at 2008-12-24 04:51 am (UTC)
PMMJ: Moviescheetahmaster on December 24th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I'm tempted, because it's a true story and all. But then a commercial comes on, and I realize Cruise isn't even *trying* to do an accent, and I crack up.

But, will it be terrible enough for a future Terrible Movie Night?
Selki: Diagramselki on December 24th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
mmmmmaybe :-)