Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009~~Good News Stories (Margaret)

Facebook backtracks on terms of use after protests (AP)

"In an about-face following a torrent of online protests, Facebook is backing off a change in its user policies while it figures how best to resolve questions like who controls the information shared on the social networking site."

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Weed Control Without Chemicals

"'Weed control without chemicals' may conjure up unpleasant thoughts of getting down on your hands and knees in the yard on a hot day and pulling out stubborn weeds by hand. But weed control without chemicals needn't be so primitive, so mindless. In the resources to which I provide links below, I discuss a variety of weed-control components to be used in planting beds. They should be used in conjunction with each other. Weed control without chemicals can be tough work, and I want you to work smarter, not harder. No need to revert to the Stone Age!"

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Flunking out

"At long last, the federal government is set to spend a ton of money on America's public schools. The economic stimulus bill signed into law Tuesday roughly doubles, to $100 billion, emergency aid for public schools -- including more money for disadvantaged and disabled children, for Head Start, school renovation and more.

Now that Washington is spending so much to revitalize our schools, it's a good time to ask how our children are faring in the classroom compared with other youngsters around the world. The answer is: Not very well. "

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