It's All Politics
8:26 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Some Friday Political Stories Worth Following

Those aren't bags of money but they might as well be. President Obama and the DNC raised $29.1 million in January.
Susan Walsh AP

A few of the political stories worth noting this Friday:

Congressional negotiators reached agreement on extensions of the payroll tax cut as well as federal jobless benefits and a "fix" that would prevent Medicare reimbursements to doctors from being cut. But while the House's Republican leaders and the Senate's Democratic leaders were on board, Senate Republicansn weren't. Votes are expected in both chambers Friday.

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Plant closing
8:02 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Hopkins County manufacturer to close plant in May

By Cindy Roller

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Approximately 55 jobs will be phased out over the next few months as part of cuts planned at Morningsstar Foods in Sulphur Springs.

The company has announced they will close their Cultured Specialties plant located at 500 Jackson Street. Production is expected to end by May 24.

The company also operates a larger extended-shelf-life plant located at 300 E. Industrial Blvd in Sulphur Springs, which is not affected by this change.

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Monkey See
8:01 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Is There Hope In Friday Night Television's 'Timeslot Of Death'?

The Wild Ranger crew of Bering Sea Gold: Steve Riedel, owner Vernon Adkison and Captain Scott Meisterheim.
Ryan Rude Discovery Channel

Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 12:52 pm

Call it the resurrection of the time slot of death.

For years, Friday nights have carried a grisly reputation — where shows on broadcast networks are sent to die. But a certain kind of cable show has recently performed well — even really well — on Friday nights.

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The Two-Way
8:00 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Libya Celebrates Uprising, But Still A Long Way To Go

Libyans celebrated the first anniversary of the popular uprising that ousted long-time dictator Moammar Gaddafi today, but some of the very militias responsible for toppling the government have turned to terrorizing the population.

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The Two-Way
7:35 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Santorum, Romney Step Up Campaign In Michigan

On Morning Edition today, a couple of reports highlighting the run-up to the Feb. 28 Michigan primary, which is shaping up to be a close match between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, who has gained considerable momentum from wins elsewhere in the Midwest last week.

NPR's Don Gonyea reports from Michigan that Santorum's committment to conservative family values is having some resonance there.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce
7:07 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Mathematics Instructor Honored with Committee Selection

COMMERCE - Dr. Vanessa Huse, instructor of mathematics at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Navarro College campus, has been selected to serve on a committee made up of experts.

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Sulphur Springs ISD
7:02 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Minor installation remains in construction of new school

An image from Claycomb Associates Architects show installed display cases at the secondary corridor.
www.ssisd.net

SULPHUR SPRINGS - The new Sulphur Springs Middle School is now about 85 percent complete and should be ready for move in by the summer vacation. 

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Fri February 17, 2012

German President Resigns Amid Scandal

Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 6:59 am

German President Chritian Wulff has resigned amid questions about possible corruption, a move that leaves Chancellor Angela Merkel - already under pressure from the eurozone debt crisis - scrambling for a replacement.

Wulff stepped down from the largely ceremonial post two months after the German newpaper Bild published a story alleging that while he was premier of Lower Saxony, he had failed to disclose his links to powerful businessman Egon Geerkens.

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Murder case
6:52 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Murder conviction would lead to execution

GREENVILLE - Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty in a murder case that alleges the suspect fatally shot his ex-wife.

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Economy
6:11 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Does The Strengthening Economy Still Need Congress?

Employment has been rising in recent months, but most economists say Congress should keep trying to boost consumer spending.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Fri February 17, 2012 11:25 am

Congress on Friday approved legislation to continue a payroll tax holiday and extend benefits for the long-term unemployed.

The goal is to make sure Americans have enough spending money to keep the recovery from faltering. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation.

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