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Dr. Atul Gawande For Sen Ted Kennedy’s Seat?

gawande atul Dr. Atul Gawande For Sen Ted Kennedys Seat?With the passing of ex Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy, the state Governor is still deliberating on who to appoint as the next senator. And given the health care initiative of President Obama, the credentials of whoever would be appointed as the next senator could not have been more important.

In the coming weeks, a resolution is going to be passed in the MA senate which would officially give the governor of the Senate authority to appoint a new Senator. The new Senator would be temporary, until the elections can be held. The elections are scheduled for next year on Jan 19, 2010.

It is without any doubt that the newly appointed Senator, although a temp, but would still play a very important and critical role considering the ongoing debate on Health care and how dearly the issue was held close to heart by the previous Senator Ted Kennedy.

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Cash For Cars Voucher

A lot of my friends have been asking me questions about the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) voucher. So after getting tired of answering their queries n number of times, I decided I will write a post about it and send them a link to this page so that they can read about it to their heart’s content. If you have friends with similar quandary, it might help to send them this link as well.

In this page, basically I will try to make it as simple as possible following the FAQ style specifically to clear the concept of “Voucher”. Most people when they hear this word, what actually registers in their mind is “free”. That’s what they equate voucher with but in this case its not true.

How do I get a CARS voucher?

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that CARS program will not be issuing a physical voucher. So what this means is you will not be getting any piece of paper.

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Integrated Algebra Regents June 2009

While studying for taking this exam, its common to come across queries from users like – Has anyone taken the 2009 integrated algebra regents yet, if so what was on it?

My teacher didn’t really teach much me much of anything and I don’t have time to learn everything, so I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I am going to need to learn.

Items to Bring to the Exam:

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Glass Frog Information

An exploration expedition to the still undiscovered pristine forests of Ecuador near the Peruvian border uncovered about a dozen new species, including a salamander that Conservation International said looked like E.T., the alien from the Steven Spielberg film and a frog with a skin so transparent that you could see its internal organs. The frog has been christened as Glass Frog.

Glass Frog Information

The discoveries in the Nangaritza region of the Cordillera del Condor included what the researchers termed a “remarkably ugly bug-eyed salamander,” a red poison arrow frog and a frog smaller than a “pinky” fingernail. A lizard, a third frog and seven grasshoppers also were among the newly found creatures.

The findings by herpetologists in the upper Nangaritza River basin that’s geologically isolated from other parts of the Andes also featured a glass frog, so-called for its semitransparent covering that goes for skin which allows a viewer to see the internal organs, and two bird species endemic to the mountain range.

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TSUNAMI ALERT – EarthQuake In Indonesia

A massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia, sparking a tsunami warning for coastline areas within 1,000 kilometres of the epicentre, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Map Of Brea Fire

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Strong and whipped winds have pushed flames close to Brea High School and a large office park near the intersection of Wildcat Way and Lambert Road. This has led authorities to announce evacuations in Brea neighborhood.

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Hurricane Paloma Track

Hurricane Paloma has become stronger and turned categorically into a hurricane this Thursday and is now barreling its way to the Caribbean islands and towards Cuba.

National Hurrican Center has a Miami base office that reported the storm, which formed early Thursday east of the Nicaragua-Honduras border, was packing winds with a combined force of near 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), with higher gusts.

Check out more reportage of the hurricane including photos and maps here – CLICK HERE.

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Track Map Hurricane Paloma Plot Paloma Path

Tropical Storm Paloma strengthened into a hurricane Thursday as it barreled northward across the Caribbean towards Cuba, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The Miami-based monitor reported that the storm, which formed early Thursday east of the Nicaragua-Honduras border, was packing sustained winds near 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), with higher gusts.

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Little Tujunga Canyon Fire

 Little Tujunga Canyon Fire

Intense fires have been burning at Little Tujunga Canyon. A fire carried by the season’s first major winds blasted out of the foothills of the northeastern San Fernando Valley today, blackening 750 acres and destroying one house before winds shifted and the fire’s advance was largely halted.

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Tropical Storm Marco

Watch out for this one. The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Marco has kept its strength off Mexico’s Gulf Coast with maximum sustained winds near 65 mph (105 kph).

A hurricane watch is in effect for Mexico’s Gulf Coast from Cabo Rojo south to Veracruz, and a tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast from Cabo Rojo south to Punta El Lagarto.

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