Monday, February 05, 2007

The morning after...cont'd

I just wanted to update readers and let you know that I have a blog interview up on my sports blog, Redbirds Fun, with Springfield Cardinals broadcaster Mike Lindskog.

There's a bill in Indiana that could help lure the Super Bowl to the state.
Indianapolis may be able to get a leg up in its bid for the 2011 Super Bowl, thanks to legislation working its way through the Statehouse.

Senate Bill 500, sponsored by Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, includes a state sales tax exemption for NFL teams and the league itself during a "qualified football championship event" -- in other words, the Super Bowl.
Also, relating to the Super Bowl, and in the same article:
In the political detente surrounding Indianapolis' bid for the 2011 Super Bowl, Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels offered a small gift to Democratic Mayor Bart Peterson this past week.
No, it wasn't township consolidation.

Daniels offered Peterson a box of cookies from the Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, a Northwest Indiana city that splits loyalties between the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.

The cookies were decorated with Bears helmets.

"You can all attach your own symbolism to it as the mayor eats it," Daniels said.
Peterson took a big bite and threw in his own quip: "Excuse me, I have a little bear breath today."
I don't know how the rest of you feel in this case but this scares the heck out of me.

This also scares the heck out of me--especially considering the amount of family I have over there.

Sen. Edwards' new healthcare plan involves raising taxes.
Edwards plan would first require employers to cover their workers or help pay for their insurance. He would try to clamp down on rising costs with tax credits to help lower and middle income taxpayers pay for their plans, expanded government programs like Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and changes to insurance laws to require coverage for all regardless of pre-existing conditions or other factors. And he would create nonprofit regional purchasing pools so that consumers would have a way to buy an affordable and high quality plan.

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