Myrick to vote yes on bailout

Sue MyrickLast week, Rep. Sue Myrick voted “no” on the bailout package proposed by Congress. This week, she’s going to vote yes–a sign the package will get passed. From Myrick’s office:

“I don’t want to have to vote for this bill, and I’m not defending it. It’s full of things that I don’t believe in.

But, we’re on the cusp of a complete catastrophic credit meltdown. There is no liquidity in the market. We are out of time. Either you believe that fact, or you don’t. I do.

If we don’t act now, we’ll see devastating unemployment.

I did the best I could to get things in this bill to protect the taxpayer. Some of what I wanted is in there. Most is not. We are simply out of time. I’m voting yes.”

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VFW and VFD barbeque Saturday

[singlepic=185,220,140,,right]The semi-annual Veterans of Foreign Wars and Volunteer Fire Department barbeque is only two days away. The event is 11 am to 7 pm Saturday at the VFW post on Bain School Road. Proceeds from the barbeque are divided between the organizations. Funds going to the VFD are used to support needy families, and the VFW uses the money for its operating expenses.

The organizations have sold barbeque as a fundrasiser for the past 30 years.

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Boykin, Blanton impressive at next level

jarrett-boykin.jpgVirginia Tech wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, a former Butler player, has started to stand-out to his new coaches, according to an article in The Virginian-Pilot. Boykin is the No. 3 receiver on the Virgina Tech roster.

Boykin isn’t the only former Butler standout making waves this year. Notre Dame cornerback Robert Blanton returned an interception for a touchdown against Purdue. Blanton and Boykin graduated from Butler earlier this year.

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Former Miss USA and Big I grad dating Twins star

Chelsea Cooley

Chelsea Cooley, born in Mint Hill and an Independence High School grad, is rumored to be dating Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins. Mauer, whose Twins played the Chicago White Sox last night for a chance to reach the playoffs, was the American League batting champion two of the last three seasons. Cooley has appeared on David Letterman and Deal or no Deal in addition to winning Miss USA in 2005. She now is a partner in Standout Productions, a leadership consulting firm.

Cooley and Mauer have not offically announced they are dating, but the chatter on Twins message boards would suggest they are an item.

Last year, former Butler student and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker began dating tennis superstar Andy Roddick.

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Home prices fall

It’s not enough Washington needs to bailout Wall Street, Wachovia has been gobbled up by Citigroup, and we have to wait in line to pay $4 a gallon for gas. The Charlotte Business Journal reports home prices for the Charlotte market fell 1.8 percent in July from the same month last year.

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