Feedback positive for stimulus

I appreciate the positive feedback I have received on my stimulus package for Marion County.

If all 5,500 households in our county would shift even $100 per month to a local purchase versus an out-of-county purchase now being made, it would mean an additional $500,000 injected into our local economy, which would benefit everyone who lives here. Double that and it?s $ 1 million.

Let?s give it a shot.

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In the spirit of benefitting the local economy, the Free Press is introducing our Marion County Coupon Savings promotion, which will help make shopping here a very good thing.

Advertisers can qualify to run the coupons for free or at a reduced rate if certain threshholds are met with their regular advertising programs.

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Last week I flew to the Quad Cities (Davenport and Betten?dorf, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline, Ill.) for my January Midwest Free Community Papers board meetings.

In the past I have driven, but this time, because of the distance, the chance of bad driving conditions at this time of year and a cheap plane ticket, it was less expensive to fly there.

Everything was going fine until the first morning I was there. I took my shower and then reached for my hairbrush?but there wasn?t one. Have you ever combed your hair with a toothbrush?

That is precisely why a guy should always take his wife along. They would always be prepared.

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If you make a photocopy of a blank piece of paper, is it still considered a copy?

I?d say yes. It would look just like the piece of paper copied and would count as a copy if the machine is leased.

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As fast as state government is growing these days, I wonder if a $332 million ?cut? would still yield a bigger amount spent than the year before.

This is something I am going to check into when I find time. I think it may mean the government spending is still growing, just not as fast as planned.

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Super Bowl XLIII is now history, and it was one of the better games I have seen?and I?ve seen them all.

I was for the Steelers, but then sort of hoped they would lose because they had first-and-goal several times and kicked field goals twice. I think there should be a law against kicking field goals in situations like that.

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Another way we are trying to help local businesses is by offering free seminars about thriving in tough times, plus a trade show highlighting businesses that offer services businesses might need, at our Buyer?s Edge Biz Expo coming Feb. 12 at Bethel?s Memorial Hall.

I call it honest information on Abe Lincoln?s 200th birthday at no cost. All one has to do is register and attend.

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It?s been in the news that the U.S. Postal Service is losing billions of dollars annually and is considering dropping one day of mail service per week. This isn?t a new idea.

The days being considered now for no delivery are Tuesdays or Saturdays. Seems to me the least disruptive day, if necessary, would be Saturday.

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You may not be able to watch television after Feb. 17 without a converter box. With the Free Press no converter box is required. Just wait for it to arrive at your home.

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