Friday, October 16, 2009

2009-2010 Influenza Season May Be Very Serious

Based on recent reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the 2009-2010 Influenza season may be serious, at least comparable to the 2007-2008 Flu season.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Virginia to Offer $119 Million in Federal Stimulus Funds to Make Virginia's Schools More Energy Efficient

According to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 14th the State of Virginia will offer $119 million in Federal Stimulus Funds to Virginia's schools to make school buildings more energy-efficient. Schools will compete for the stimulus funds. Applications are available from the State Board of Education and the deadline for applications is November 11th.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Unsecured Creditors Prevail Over Sun Gazette Parent's New Owners

On October 7th, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey concurred with American Community Newspapers LLC's unsecured creditors and dismissed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings. American Community Newspapers LLC is the parent company of the Sun Gazette newspapers, including the Arlington Sun Gazette. American Community Newspapers LLC was purchased by General Electric Capital Credit in June. The decision leaves General Electric Capital Credit and other secured creditors obligated to pay ACN's unsecured creditors certain pre-bankruptcy debts incurred by ACN LLC and ACN Inc.

Arlington Purchasing Amateur Radio Equipment for "Arlington" Radio Club

Despite spending extravagantly for a new Emergency Communications Center and new interoperable emergency communications equipment, Arlington County is spending up to $100,000 to purchase amateur radio equipment to benefit the Arlington Radio Public Service Club, a non-profit amateur radio club that is causing consternation in the amateur radio community for using amateur radio for non-amateur purposes. Amateur radio equipment has been installed in all Arlington fire-EMS stations and a large amount of amateur radio equipment is on-order. Arlingtonians who are active in amateur radio are incensed that the membership of the ARPSC do not live in Arlington and spend much of their non-emergency time on the amateur airwaves criticizing the "socialists who control Arlington,"