Monday, February 2, 2009

Good News for February 2 from Mary Beth

Stimulus through Contraception?: Fewer Kids to Feed

"President Obama’s proposed economic stimulus plan, now past the House and on the way to the Senate, has a little bit of everything. The stimulative effect of some of the provisions, middle-class tax cuts for example, are easy to understand."

More of Mark Earley's commentary here.

Spraying the Message

"Graffitti art as gospel proclamation? It can be, according to Breakpoint Worldview Magazine."

Click here for the story and the art.

One Month On, Children’s Needs Remain Great in Gaza

"More than a month after violent conflict disrupted life in and around Gaza, Save the Children is stressing that the health and well-being of Gazan children remain under threat and that full humanitarian access to the region is required to carry out a large-scale relief effort to meet children's increasing needs."

Read about what's being done here.

President Obama Springfield, IL-bound for Lincoln's birthday

"Two years ago this month, on Feb. 10, 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president in Springfield, Ill., -- not far from the Abraham Lincoln museum. Next week, on Feb 12., President Obama will return to Springfield to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth."

More on the Presidential plans here.

Newspapers fight perceptions industry is dying

"Several newspaper executives launched a public relations campaign on Monday to counter what they call 'gloom-and-doom' reports of the industry’s demise."

Click here for more on the story.

Folsom museum explores image of African Americans in popular culture

"Some call the historic depictions of blacks in the media offensive, but for one El Dorado Hills woman, those images, and the stories behind them, need to be told.

Esther Roman, 64, has loaned her collection of black memorabilia to the Folsom History Museum for an exhibit dubbed ;The Evolution of the Black Image.' The exhibit is being shown in honor of Black History Month."

Join the discussion here.

Hope your day is filled with Good News!

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